HAPPY JUNE! I’ve had writers’ block and ended up being incredibly busy the last two months, thus ignoring this blog – but I’m determined to blog once a day this month… and this hopefully won’t end like my monthly yoga challenges, where I’m great until halfway through the challenge when life gets in the way and I end up not continuing nor finishing…
Anyway, I’m slightly obsessed with The Wombats at the moment. I was introduced to the band through BBC Radio 1 (because that’s really all I listen to anymore), and I’m actually quite disappointed that I hadn’t heard of them until now. The band has recently released their third album (Glitterbug), and it’s kind of seriously awesome. I had the album on repeat for a good two weeks – I’m pretty sure anybody that came to my desk during those two weeks can tell you.
But if you haven’t heard of The Wombats and their awesomeness yet, just check out their Live Lounge cover of “I Really Like You.” It’s pretty fun.
So it’s almost the end of March… even if it doesn’t quite feel like Spring just yet. But seriously – where how are these days flying by? It’s like the days are slow, but the months and years are way too fast.
Anyway, March definitely felt a lot busier than my calendar marked it being – it’s so funny how time works. This month’s playlist is filled new music from some of my favorite artists… Mostly British artists. I’m not sure why I’m listening to more British artists than American – maybe it’s because of all the Radio 1 I’ve been listening to. I should start listening to American radio again… (Hopefully the new iTunes Radio, headed by the awesome Zane Lowe, will be my new go-to.)
James Bay, one of my favorite new artists, has finally released his first album, Chaos and the Calm. I say finally because I feel like I’ve been waiting for this to happen for years. In reality, I think it’s only been since last year – but it’s felt like a year. I have all his EPs, so I’ve been really looking forward to listening to the final version of his EP songs and to some new music from him. And I definitely wasn’t disappointed… no matter what some critics have been saying. (I mean, he won the Critic’s Choice BRIT award for a reason people. Stop hating.)
Anyway, if you somehow still haven’t heard of James Bay (he’s really been blowing up lately, especially post-album release & SXSW), then you’ve obviously haven’t been reading my blog. Anyway, here’s one of my favorite James Bay songs (and it seems like everybody else’s favorite song too).
I’ve been a big fan of Krysta Rodriguez since The Addams’ Family. She was a pretty perfect Wednesday Addams, especially when she was paired with Wes Taylor. They were magical on (and off) stage together… and pretty hilarious.
But then I saw her in First Date. And she was AMAZING. Like, I wanted to be her. She was just so cool and nonchalant… and the show was really entertaining. I mean, she’s even in character and super awesome in the recording booth. Where nobody will see her. (Let’s ignore the fact that this was recorded so people could see it.)
One of my favorite bands, Circa Waves, is finally releasing their debut album (titled Young Chasers) later this month and I’m so excited I’m bouncing as I type this. I’ve put their songs in quite a few of my monthly playlists, but the debut album means two things for me:
New music and song from one of my new favorite bands
MORE AWESOME MUSIC THAT I CAN DANCE CRAZY/BOB MY HEAD/AIR GUITAR/PRETEND TO DRUM TO.
Because I actually am that much of a nerd. And I will bob my head or dance in my seat in public places… or as I walk home.
And now I’m going to dance in my room to my new happy song – T-Shirt Weather. Since it will totally be t-shirt weather soon. I totally recommend you guys listen this song and dance along too.