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I have a pretty serious confession to make; When Adele released her new song and video for Hello, I waited a week before I listened. A WHOLE SEVEN DAYS, YOU GUYS.

Hold up?! So the girl who always tries to listen to everything before the cool kids probably listened to Hello after your mom, dad, and nerdy little brother? Absolutely, your family is cooler than me. Laugh it up. Adele’s 21 was such an important album and I was concerned that the first single wouldn’t live up to the hype. I sat and watched nearly evvvvvveryone I respect on social media re-post the video before I decided it was worthy of a listen. Surprise surprise, Adele nailed it yet again and the video is stunning. I missed a week of binge listening so it has been on repeat ever since and I’ve been searching for every cover available. I heard Stephen’s incredible upbeat version last week but decided that I shouldn’t post his tracks on back to back playlists so today is the day his cover makes its appearance.

This Adele love has me delving back into other albums with strong female vocals and wondering why some ladies aren’t famous yet. Seinabo Sey’s album continues to get me singing at the top of my lungs and doing rapid Drake hands when she gets real so why don’t more people know who she is? A video for my favorite track off the album called Poetic came out recently and it gives me those Adele feels. I have a feeling Adele will bring Seinabo on her world tour for 25 and she’ll blow up and you’ll all be saying, “Remember when I heard that new Adele song long before Jenna but she made up for it by predicting the fame of some relatively obscure artist whose name I can’t pronounce?” Just Wait And Scene and enjoy this week’s playlist.

xo

-Jenna

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Happy New Year, everyone!! Oh, it’s the 12th … alright so it took me a while but Wait And Scene is back in the mix. I have all kinds of plans for my 2014; I’ve been cooking up a storm with healthy new recipes, I’ve decided to (sometimes) embrace my naturally curly Kenny G-esque locks, and I’m trying to get back at this writing and sharing music thing. I’ve also started tweeting again, and this morning I hashtagged the word toots so I think that alone is worth a follow. That’s actually one of three criteria for who I will follow on social media; Is fart humor a running theme? Do they keep selfies to a minimum? Do they post a socially acceptable number of pictures of their cat(s)? For the record, I think one cat pic a month is plenty, maybe two if it’s a kitten. Anyways, if your life isn’t a snoozefest and you meet these three criteria, consider yourself followed!

Enough about me and my disinterest in your internet glamor shots, back to the music and the sharing. I may be late on my discovery of these guys because apparently they’ve been making music for a few years but YES! SO MUCH YES! Actually NO, the band is called NO. This handle is terribly annoying for Googling/Soundcloud/Spotify/YouTube and general internet discovery purposes but anyways this band is amazing so I took the time to post all the links below so you don’t have to go through the Nancy Drew-ing that I did.

NO is a Los Angeles based indie band whose sound has been described as “post-hymnal anthematic” by someone who knows more music adjectives than I ever hope to…. oh and fwhy, since we were all thinking it, the lead singer shockingly has no relation to The National’s Matt Berninger. I’ve obsessively listened to their entire online library four times over this morning; the stunning ‘Leave The Door Wide Open’ is the first single off their new album ‘El Prado’ set to be released through Arts and Crafts on February 18th.

We make some noise inside a room and call it art.

It feels good to be back! Tell your friends!

-Jenna

Website: http://nomusicfor.me/
Twitter: https://twitter.com/NO
SC:  https://soundcloud.com/nolosangeles
FB: https://www.facebook.com/NOLosAngeles

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