Seventh Block Pop: A Mini Playlist

 

Spring brings a huge influx of new music. Below is a -mini- playlist of five new spring 2017 releases. Enjoy!

123 by Girlpool

Listen to this when you’re getting up Saturday or Sunday morning

 

Flowing Over by Palehound

Listen to this en route to 7/11

 

Full Screen by Adult Mom

Listen to this song when you are waiting for your friends to meet you in Worner for Rastall brunch

 

Baybee by Jay Som

Listen to this when you are sitting on a quad not doing your homework

 

Caught in a Lie by Chastity Belt

Listen to this when you’re waiting in line to get your mail

Unpredictable February Weather Playlist

 

  • Humans Become Machines by Aristophanes

Aristophanes is a Taiwanese rapper best known for her collaborations with Grimes. However, in 2017 she is planning on releasing music independently of the collaborations. This is the first of many releases of the year.

 

  • Tummy Ache by Diet Cig

Tummy Ache is the single released off of Diet Cig’s upcoming full-length coming out in April. Compared to their last 7” Tummy Ache is a little less punk and a bit more alt rock. Nevertheless, Diet Cig’s guitarist Alex Luciano and drummer Noah Bowman keep the energy high, keeping fans tied over until the full album release later this spring.

  • Told You I’d Be With the Guys by Cherry Glazerr

Although this is less lo-fi than some of Cherry Glazerr’s prior work, the upbeat tempo ties the song together for me. Good song to walk to class to in the unpredictable February weather.

  • Nighttime (feat Izzy True) by Sammus

Nighttime is a track off of NY rapper Sammus’ 2016 album “Pieces in Space.” Her work deals with topics such as sexuality, race, and womanhood as well as references to the digital age, mentioning Netflix, Siri, and Nintendo. Definitely an artist to keep your eye on in 2017.

  • Inside Edition by Sneaks

The newest single released by Sneaks as part of her upcoming album in March. In this single, Sneaks maintains her lo-fi sound while adding a much more prominent house tempo. Although only a minute in length, this song stands on its own. You will probably want to replay this song after your first listen.

  • Human by Sevdaliza

Sevdaliza’s work is reminiscent of that of Fka Twigs, with an experimental eerie overtone. 94% chance this song will put you into a daze.

  • Tomboy by Princess Nokia

Tomboy is a single off of Princess Nokia’s (Destiny Frasqueri) 2016 album 1992. This song like most others on her album is one of self-proclamation and power. The album as a whole serves as a celebration women of color, witchcraft, and the Harlem/Bronx community. If you haven’t already listened to all of 1992, I would highly recommend going to her Soundcloud page and doing so right now.

  • Good as Hell by Lizzo

Although this song was released in 2016, Lizzo is not an artist to look past. This song will give you the pick me up you’ve needed every day since the election in November.

PLAYLIST-MOD POD BLOCK 2

https://open.spotify.com/user/1220764536/playlist/3HGvoOXjL4hFqWUAA8mdrD

I have a love hate relationship with the mod pod. I love the bright orange exterior because it is so ridiculous. I hate the bright orange exterior because it is also TOO much to look at most days. But when you spend 16+ hours in the mod pod in a single day during fourth week because the library is closed, you just need some good music to listen to. Below is your very own mod pod playlist for block 2. Enjoy!

 

“Making Breakfast” by Twin Peaks

Besides my blatant affinity towards punk rock bands, I am also quite sick of the classic “all male identified rock band because it’s cool and hip” vibe that has been a constant trend since forever. Nevertheless, this song is an exception to my feelings towards these bands. I love how this song builds up in volume. It’s a perfect song to begin your trek to the mod pod to, where you will inevitably do your homework, an activity that most are not fond of.

“Healthy Punk” by Chastity Belt

This is a fantastic song to bike, walk, or listen to while strolling into the mod pod. 10/10 would recommend. The tempo also makes you feel like a badass. You know?

“Coat of Shellac” by Ava Luna

This song gives me the vibes of Courtney Barnett combined with  “buckle down because you really need to do your homework now.” If there were a song written so that you would feel the need to take your notebook and reading out of your backpack, this would be it. The beat is also low key enough that you can also start the very reading you pulled out of your bag while finishing the rest of the song.

“E.V.P.” by Blood Orange

When I listen to this song, I want to get shit done. Every song on this album, Freetown Sound, is incredible. Dev Hynes is a genius and brilliant artist. So if you need a playlist longer than 20 minutes for your trip to the mod pod (which you probably do unless you’re just going for the printer), put this whole album on your queued list for the afternoon.

“Phenomenal Woman” by Laura Mvula

Ok so you’ve made it through one Blood Orange song or the entire new album and now you’re starting to get antsy but still need to finish your work. Good thing Laura Mvula exists. This song will make you want to kick ass in every way.

“Loner” by Mykki Blanco

So now you need the actual last push to finish your work. Good thing Mykki Blanco just released a new album too. This album inspires speed-reading like no other. Get out of this bright orange trailer. If you need more, the whole 13-song album is on Spotify.

 

“Bitch” by Lolawolf

You finished your homework and/or just decided that it was time to leave the mod pod. Congrats! You are a badass bitch. Just listen to Zoe Kravitz as you stroll out of the mod pod feeling better than ever whether you finished all of your homework or only did 5 pages of reading in 2 hours. Pay attention to the chorus. Trust me.