Did you go to the record store yesterday? No? Well, if not, go today. Why? It's pictured above. Keep Reachin' Up by Nicole Willis & the Soul Investigators is the latest release from our budding local powerhouse Light In the Attic and it is one the best modern soul records ever made. For anyone who came into soul via Amy Winehouse, this is the record you'll want to purchase next. Willis doesn't have the typically powerful voice it seems most associate with soul music, but she triumphs because every time she opens her mouth, soul just pours out. It's in her blood. Smooth, romantic, and wild! Plus her backing band is more versatile than most, covering several eras of R n' B with equal success. Incidentally, I'll be on KUOW sometime next week to discuss this record, and our own Karla Starr will have more to say on Willis in an upcoming issue. But for now...go buy this record.