This made my Monday – She & Him’s upcoming release of Volume Two.  There’s just something spectacular about syrupy/sunny pop music when it’s done well.  Thank you M. Ward and Zooey Deschanel.

Here’s one of my fave songs from Volume One.

And, to jump genres, a new-to-me but not new Trina song that I heard during a spin class – and I love it.  A good female rapper is hard to come by, fo’ sho’.

For some West Side (Cali)love, I discovered these guys last week: Local Natives.  Check them out at Maida Vale.

Speaking of Maida Vale studios, one of my fave DJ Sasha sets was recorded there.  I only wish our radio programming was like BBC’s Radio 1.