Monday, January 16, 2012

music monday #13

i'm back like backstreet y'all! and what better way to kick off the new year than with music monday? is that, literally, music to your ears? speaking of the classic tune backstreet's back, it came up on my iphone at the gym the other morning and it put me in the best mood. mostly because i couldn't stop laughing. thanks heather's workout mix... you never disappoint me. maybe because i made you? but i digress. there will be no more talk about backstreet after this, except to encourage you to add it to your own workout playlist. you won't regret it. especially at 6am.

check out two {free!} albums i'm digging right now...

here are a few things i know about jessie baylin... she has the best leather jacket i've ever seen on stage. she also has a new record coming out tomorrow called little spark. she recently moved to nashville - a transition she writes about on her new album. she's married to nathan followill, the drummer-brother from kings of leon. her wedding photos were taken by one of my favourite photographers, tec petaja. she sang on the matt wertz track "back in june". she's been friends with scarlett johansson - who directed the upcoming music video for "hurry hurry" - since childhood. she co-wrote for her new album with another of my favourite nashville artists, thad cockrell. she's got a great blog. oh and she's wearing the aforementioned leather jacket on the cover of her new album.

{download or stream pleasure center EP here}
*to download, click the downward-facing arrow at the right edge of each track line

here are a few things i know about paper route... they also live in music city, usa. they've called themselves "the black sheep in nashville". their new album, the peace of wild things, will be out early this year. one of their songs was featured in the film 500 days of summer. they've toured with lights, owl city, paramore and passion pit. oh and they've been in my itunes library for a good six years.

{download or stream absence here}
*to download, provide your e-mail address & postal code, then check your inbox

PS. unlike every highrise building, i refuse to skip #13. thus, music monday #13, coming out mere days after friday the 13th. trivia: there are three friday the 13ths in 2012, and they're each 13 weeks apart. i bet that just improved your day. unless, of course, you suffer from paraskevidekatriaphobia - the fear of friday the 13th - in which case things just took a turn for the worse. but fear not! look on the bright side! i ask you what could be terrible about a day that birthed mary-kate and ashley olsen?

PPS. i know i said i wouldn't mention them again, but i lied. who was your favourite backstreet boy? it says so much about a person. confessing your favourite backstreet boy was the best personality identifier pre-sex and the city "i'm a carrie/samantha/charlotte/miranda" craze. let the record show: i was a brian. and a carrie.

[top photos via jessie baylin & andy barron]

1 comment:

Luella and me said...

Me too! Brian and Carrie.