Lifestyle’s weekly Spotify playlist #31


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By Lifestyle staff

Weekly Spotify playlist: 

Jacob’s picks 

  1. Frozen Soul – “Crypt of Ice”
  2. Sanguisugabogg – “Perverse/Deranged” 
  3. 200 Stab Wounds – “Slave to the Scalpel” 

Frozen Soul’s brand of frigid death metal stands alone among the death metal underground. “Crypt of Ice” is unforgiving and the riffs are as sharp as a butcher’s knife. Like much of Frozen Soul’s discography up till this point, “Crypt of Ice” excels at creating a sub zero atmosphere. 

“Perverse/Deranged” by death metal band Sanguisugabogg was released earlier in their discography, the song still is one of their best. The guitar riffs are methodical and primitive, and the vocals are pure filth. Not to mention, the second half of the song is just as good as the first. 

200 Stab Wounds is newer to the underground death metal scene. “Slave to the Scalpel” is laced with infectious guitar slides and puncturing vocals. The production on “Slave to the Scalpel” is much improved since their last EP. Some may not like that, but the vocals are a different breed of grotesque. 

Madelaine’s picks

  1. Vundabar – “Cotton Kid”
  2. Freak Slug, niquo – “Radio”
  3. John Vincent III – “City Rain”

Indie rock band Vundabar is severely underrated, especially for those who enjoy indie rock. “Cotton Kid” comes off of the band’s 2015 album “Gawk.” Every song that Vundabar releases is a hit, with “Cotton Kid” being one of their best songs yet. This song features a nice blend of heavy guitar and vocals, but still has a calming feeling to it. “Cotton Kid” would be perfect for listening to when driving at night or when watching the snowfall this winter.

“Radio” is a song by bedroom and dream pop artists Freak Slug and niquo released in 2020. The song is a perfect blend of light, dreamy vocals and an alternative rock guitar and drum instrumental track.

John Vincent III is an indie folk artist that delivers catchy and rhythmic guitar riffs and strong, clear vocals with every song. “City Rain,” which comes off of the artist’s 2019 album “Songs from the Valley,” is no exception, as the song is full of Vincent’s soulful vocals.

Daija’s picks

  1. Adele – “My Little Love”
  2. Atta Boy – “Walden Pond”
  3. Arin Ray – “Reckless” 

“My Little Love” is a track off Adele’s recent release “30” and details how her son has kept her afloat through her divorce. This song is unique as it features recordings from Adele and her son’s conversations where she explains to him that she is a complicated woman. The instrumental has a sexy ‘70s groove vibe with smooth and airy backing vocals. 

“Walden Pond” is not only a song by Atta Boy, but it is also where Henry David Thoreau wrote his book “Walden.” The song uses ideas of nature, youthfulness and love as a way of reminiscing about a past lover. It has romantic ideals of people seeking more in life and going to new places to find it.

“Reckless” is an R&B/soul party anthem with a mix of ‘70s groove that can make anyone start dancing. The song is about ditching your everyday responsibilities and going out to have fun and be reckless. Ray is ready to live it up and isn’t waiting for anyone to follow him.