Spotify Weekly: Alternative Picks

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Thalia Rodriguez, Staff Writer

This playlist mixes soft, mellow tunes to help you underwind and upbeat, party-ready tracks that are sure to suit any mood:

Astronaut (Something About Your Love) — Mansionair
This track mixes soft angelic vocals with electronic backup vocals.

Broken — Lovelytheband
“Broken” is  a heartwarming love song that embraces that humans are perfectly imperfect.

Severed — The Decemberists
The Decemberists frontman Colin Malloy describes “Severed” as an “apocalyptic dance party.”

Lost Coastlines — Okkervil River
This duet was originally written as a going away song and explores the difficulty of keeping the band together.

Don’t Make Me a Target — Spoon
This tune off of Spoon’s critically acclaimed album Ga Ga Ga Ga Ga is a criticism of former president George Bush.

Citizen — Broken Bells
The crown jewel off their self-titled debut album, “Citizen” is a slow tune that is perfect to unwind to.

Diane Young — Vampire Weekend
Even though Vampire Weekend uses a play on words to describe “dying young,” this track is perfect for an indie party.

Biscuit Town — King Krule
Off of King Krule’s latest album The Ooz, “Biscuit Town” is a beautiful blend of R&B instrumentals with an alternative twist.

Tangerine — Beach Fossils
This cool tune features Slowdive’s Rachel Goswell, perfectly blending her outstanding vocals.

Hanging on the Telephone — Flowers Forever
“Hanging on the Telephone” is sure to make you want to get up and dance like no one is watching.