Music On Monday: Marlaina Kamikaze

I am always, always, always looking for music for my runs that is also in the alternative/folk genre and doesn’t use auto-tune. The Zolas popped up in iTunes as a suggestion (oh iTunes, you know me so well) and I was immediately drawn to their sound. I love the strength of the lead singer’s vocals, I love the plethora of instruments I heard on their albums, I love the creativity of the lyrics. Also, as a rule I love any band that includes at least one beard and two hoodies. Check and check. Once I had purchased a few of their songs I hit up their website and found they are, wait for it, CANADIAN. What is my deal!? Musically inclined Canadian men with facial hair are like my Achille’s heel!

This video is a fun one-take version of a song that is now in heavy rotation in the daily playlist of my life. I love videos like this because you can truly see the talent of the musicians and I feel like I get a small glimpse in to how much fun they have making music. But if I’m honest, once they really started jamming on the hotel bed I immediately thought: ‘I hope the people in the next room don’t have a sleeping baby.’ Oh. My. God. I am old and lame. Never invite me to a party at your house, I’ll be passing out coasters.

P.S. A fellow runner, music lover and blogger has been inspired my M.O.M. posts (I’m so flattered!) and has started his own on-going series ‘Sounds, Suds and Cinema’…the first installment does not disappoint, check it out here!

M.O.M. Past:

Sarah Harmer

Timbaland ft. The Hives

Rene and Jeremy

Elvis Perkins in Dearland

Brendan Benson

The White Stripes

Janelle Monae

They Might Be Giants


The Frames

Great Lake Swimmers

The Who

Andrew Bird

Cold War Kids

Michael Buble ft. Shania Twain

Butterfly Boucher

Hey Rosetta!/Said the Whale

Tracy Chapman

White Rabbits

Jack Johnson

Nerina Pallot

Lauryn Hill



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