Voting for 2009's Slacker Chic of the Year just wrapped up, crowning Katherine Moennig as the new Queen of Cool. However now that it is the new year it's time to shuffle the board and search high and low for next year's successor. Kicking things off as 2010's very first Slacker Chic of the Week is the incredible, the talented, the stylish Amanda Blank.
Although she may look young, at 26 Amanda has collaborated with bigger names than most artists can ever dream. M.I.A., Santigold, Rye-Rye (we love her) and Ghostface Killah are just some of the many musicians that this little white jawn from Philly has laid tracks with. However while Amanda is always mixing it up creatively with new artists and styles, one group that she has maintained close ties with over the year is rap group Spank Rock who she frequently chooses to work with. It's her own work that Amanda is most known for though-especially her latest record, 2009's "I Love You" which boasts some of the sickest beats and flows I have heard in a while. Songs like "Make It Take It", "Something Bigger, Something Better" and "Gimmie What You Got" (also featuring Spank Rock) are true standouts, and honestly some of my hands down favorite songs of the year.
Up next for Amanda is more touring, including jam packed tour dates all over the country throughout the next few months. But if you can't catch her live, be sure to mosey on over to iTunes, where they are selling "I Love You" at a steal for $7.99. (Best money under $10 you can spend). In the meantime congrats to Amanda. She's a talented, cool chick whose style, brains and imput make her not only one valuable asset to the world of music, but our Slacker Chic of the Week.
"Something Bigger Something Better"
"Gimmie What You Got"
"Make It Take It