Yesterday I spent the whole day musing on they why’s and the how’s of what makes Mondays so miserable for so many millions of people. From the second I woke up, to the conversations I had with friends on the way to work, to the conversations I had during work, and the conversations I had on my way home from work — it seemed everybody was thinking the exact same thing: Mondays suck shit. Adding to this was the fact that around noon I began to realize that yes, indeed, I was fighting a cold. So last night after braving the biting Montreal cold and blowing snow, I managed to make it to my local grocery store where I stocked up on the ingredients for my favorite chicken soup recipe — as well as some lavender oil, some epsom salts, and some other trusted cure-alls. So after taking good care of myself I curled up in bed to listen to Rachel Zeffira‘s brand new LP, The Deserters. Rachel is a classically-trained Italian-Canadian singer, who happened to stumble into a ’60s-throwback group with Fraris Badwan of The Horrors, known as Cat’s Eyes. You can get the full story of Rachel’s evolution, and stream The Deserters in full by visiting FADER.com. And for all things Rachel Zeffira be sure to follow her on Facebook and Twitter. The Deserters is set for release on March 12th, but you can pre-order your own copy right now via Rachel’s label Paper Bag Records.