Really, you should be listening to music every day, but thanks to Twitter, Monday has become the best day of the week to discover new songs, show some love to the tune currently dominating your iPod playlist and quietly judge the listening habits of your closest friends. Yes, it's #MusicMonday, one of Twitter's most enduring trending topics. Hence "MTV News' #MusicMonday," a weekly look at the songs your favorite stars are currently crushing on.
This week, Plain White T's invite you to hop on board with AM Taxi.
The men of Plain White T's know what it's like to score a gigantic hit, and they'd like to be able to pass that along to some friends and colleagues. That's why when they stopped by the MTV News office last week to chat about their new album Wonders of the Younger and their new single and video "Rhythm of Love," they kept their #MusicMonday endorsement close to home.
"The band AM Taxi, from Chicago," frontman Tom Higgenson told MTV News. "They just put a record out on Virgin and they were on Warped Tour all summer. They've been friends of ours for a while and they just really blew me away with this record. It's amazing."
Higgenson later favorably compared AM Taxi's brand of rugged, sweaty, passionate punk to similar work by the Gaslight Anthem, the New Jersey-based critics' darlings who are equal parts Hüsker Dü and Bruce Springsteen. AM Taxi (originally known as American Taxi) began as a side project of Lucky Boys Confusion, and their debut album We Don't Stand a Chance dropped in June and is one of the most underrated records of the year.
What's your #MusicMonday jam? Let us know in the comments!