07. i like it like that.

I know it’s not Thursday, but I’m having a serious throwback moment.

It all started on Saturday, when my roommates and I somehow went from listening to 500 Miles (someone was convinced it was the ultimate St. Patrick’s day anthem), to the Backstreet Boys, to… Hot Chelle Rae.

DO YOU REMEMBER HOT CHELLE RAE?  Honestly, iconic.  It turns out they only have two good songs, both of which you probably heard on the radio back in the day, but if you’re looking to revisit your scene hair days then those two songs are enough.  Tonight, Tonight is the classic, but personally I prefer I Like It Like That.

You’re welcome.

If you’re interested in something a little less 2011 Hot Topic, might I remind you that The Wombats released a new album recently?  I am reminding because I also forgot, and am just giving it a listen right now — it is a masterpiece.  Beautiful People Will Ruin Your Life is the painfully relatable name, and it is full of all the usual sassy lyrics and pop/rock sensibility of any and all their previous recordings.  It’s a little less electronic than 2015’s Glitterbug, leaning more toward an indie rock vibe; definitely full of songs that will be bangers live.

what are you listening to lately — is it a throwback ting, or are you always about the new new?  Do you like how I just casually threw in some trendy toronto slang that I have never used in my life?  All important questions, so please get back to me asap.

04. peach

My boy Leo, new tunes from waterparks, and of course the superbowl halftime show (because I’m relevant…..right?)

Happy super bowl sunday, pals!

I have spent my entire day avoiding my responsibilities and watching confusing Leonardo Dicaprio movies (Shutter Island, which tbh I didn’t find that confusing but apparently the internet did, and now Inception, which let’s be real, doesn’t make any sense at all).  I’m taking a break from this epic marathon to watch the halftime show and eat some chicken wings, because that feels like the right thing to do.

During the approximately 10 minutes of studying I did today I threw on the new Waterparks album, Entertainment, and honestly I am in love.  Truthfully I’ve found these guys to be a little hit-or-miss in the past (I’m obsessed with the songs I like, but the songs I don’t… well, I just don’t).  So far though this album has me hooked; I’m into it.  And Peach (Lobotomy) is especially fun.

wp-entertainment

They also just have such a strong aesthetic, and I can’t pretend I’m not a sucker for aesthetics.

ANYWAY, now that my love for Justin Timberlake has been officially reignited and the underdogs are #thriving (right?  I think that’s what’s happening?  I don’t understand football.) I think it’s time for me to throw on a face mask, make a cup of tea, and get down to business.

Please please please share any and all thoughts you may be having on the halftime show, the new waterparks album, or literally anything else!  I would love to hear from you.