Pela is a pretty name. And little baby Pela, with her wispy blond hair and beguiling smile, is a pretty baby. Her parents are music lovers Jessica and Luke Ivey. But they’re not your usual indie rock fans. In fact, they share a story about how the band Pela helped save their marriage.
Baby Pela’s Dance Party Mix:
|Waiting on the Stairs||Pela|
|Dancing on our Graves||Cave Singers|
|Bag of Hammers||Thao with the Get Down Stay Down|
|Pretty much the entire Arular album||M.I.A.|
|Daft Punk is Playing at My House||LCD Sound System (“We usually have to repeat this one at least three times!” says mom, Jessica Ivey)|
|Home||Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros|
|Cats and Dogs||The Head and the Heart|
Also, read an interview with Billy McCarthy and Nate Martinez.
Music used in this piece: “Drop me off” by Pela.
Hey! There are even more stories in the Why Music Matters story series for you to hold and cuddle!
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