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Food has been a little boring.

Peanut butter, honey and banana on a gluten-free Trader Joe’s frozen waffle. I am loving using these as an alternative to toast in the morning. Thanks to whoever recommended the TJs brand. I like it better than Van’s.

Leftover Mexican Quinoa. I can’t get enough. This stuff is so addicting and reheats so well.

Perfect eggs.

What has not been boring lately is music. There is so much good stuff out and more coming! Here are some current faves and things that I’m excited about.

The Avett Brothers have a new album coming out coming out on September 11, The Carpenter. Today on Facebook the Avett’s shared a link to NPR’s “First Listen” of the new album and I’ve already listened to it two times through. I am in love. It feels so much more true to their style/sound and not as poppy and overproduced as the last album. The video above is one of the new singles.

This song was recommended by iTunes when I downloaded another song and I can’t stop listening to it. I’ve been playing it in all of my classes…and dancing around the room and singing.

Muse has a new single out and it is crazy catchy. They are just badass.

One more because once I get going, I can’t stop! I love Ellie Goulding and listen to her all the time and play it in my classes.

Also coming out with new albums this fall…Mumford & Sons, Dave Matthews Band, The Killers, Band of Horses, The xx, Matchbox 20, will.i.am, Nelly Furtado and Ne-Yo. Can’t wait!!!

What songs are you loving right now? What new albums are you excited about?

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  • Christie August 30, 2012, 3:35 pm

    <3 Anything could happen.

    Love your music. Makes me jealous of your yoga classes. Maybe someday I'll get to the east coast and join 😉

  • Emily August 30, 2012, 4:06 pm

    I’m loving the music recommendations! Keep them coming. I just listened to the new Passion Pit album; I definitely like a few songs, but unsure about it overall. I also just starred the new Yeasayer album on Spotify, but haven’t listened to it yet. Haha not so helpful- sorry!

    • Jen September 3, 2012, 8:28 pm

      thank you! i’m glad to hear you enjoy it. you’re the second person to mention yeasayer. i will have to check that out!

  • ashley August 30, 2012, 4:12 pm

    Love your picks! Isn’t Leela James great? And I think I’ve listened to the Carpenter at least 3 times through today. 🙂

  • Holly August 30, 2012, 6:13 pm

    I love Nelly Furtado, esp when she was pairing up with Timbaland. I really hope her new album is the same style!

  • Lee August 30, 2012, 8:05 pm

    I like that new Muse song too.

  • Alaina August 30, 2012, 8:30 pm

    I love Matchbox 20! Probably one of the best concerts I’ve been too. It was back in 2003 and they had Maroon 5 and Sugar Ray open for them.

    I downloaded the new single from Linkin Park and I love it! Now I’m looking forward to getting the whole album.

    • Jen September 3, 2012, 8:27 pm

      i love that new linkin park song too. i hope the album is good!

  • Julianna @ Julianna Bananna August 30, 2012, 9:48 pm

    my current favorites are the rascal flatts album change, and chris brown’s don’t wake me up.

    i’m really looking forward to taylor swift’s new album coming out in october!

    • Jen September 3, 2012, 8:27 pm

      i have been playing that chris brown song in my classes and listened to it on my run today!

  • Courtney @ Fitness With A Fork August 30, 2012, 11:00 pm

    I have wayyy too many songs/artists that I like to list! However, I will listen to ANYTHING other than country. I.hate.it. Sorry, I’m not sorry! Right now I am really liking my Metric album that I just downloaded 🙂

    • Jen September 3, 2012, 8:25 pm

      i am so not a country fan either. i love folk/bluegrass but not american country. i really like metric! 🙂

  • Kaitlyn August 30, 2012, 11:18 pm

    peanut butter, banana WAFFLES for breakfast definitely trump toast anyday. 🙂

    glad you also posted about some of your latest favorite music. reminds me im in serious need of an ipod update!

  • brandee August 31, 2012, 2:25 am

    New album I just found from NPR…Selah Sue. Raggamuffin is a great song and the album is good too!

    • Jen September 3, 2012, 8:25 pm

      cool – thanks for the recommendation. have not heard of selah sue!

  • Lauren August 31, 2012, 8:58 am

    I keep listening to Maroon 5’s Overexposed on repeat. I can’t wait for the DMB and Taylor Swift albums to release this Fall.

  • robfiasco @ run2thehills August 31, 2012, 1:27 pm

    i’ve been trapped in a prison of gentle grooves. yacht rock all the way. Michael McDonald, Christopher Cross, Steely Dan, Doobie Brothers…can’t get enough

    I think I might listen to the newest Animal Collective album which is on NPR’s First Listen as well. And maybe the latest Yeasayer album.

    Actually the new Minus The Bear record is pretty awesome.

    other than that, not really excited about anything new coming out.

    • Jen September 3, 2012, 8:24 pm

      i have not heard of minus the bear. will check it out!

  • jennyv August 31, 2012, 4:29 pm

    I love when you put up new music! I always share it with my husband and he thinks I’m amazing… but then I have to share that I found it on your blog and I didn’t just discover it myself 🙂

    • Jen September 3, 2012, 8:23 pm

      haha! so happy that i can help your music cred with your husband 🙂

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