• Madeline Haynes

What We're Listening to

This Month brought WIDR’s rotation rack a number of different indie-pop records that are guaranteed to keep you going this semester. Our WIDR staff picked some of their favorites for an upbeat playlist full of dance grooves.

1. "Gym Birds." by Pope: This first song on our playlist is an indie rock down tempo jam. The kind of jam that you can wear a hoodie, sit somewhere, and bob your head to.

2. "In Undertow." by Alvvays:

Great indie pop jam with beautiful vocals and great lyrics. This song details two lovers discussing their lost love, which becomes apparent to them that it very well is lost. This song brings a feeling a nostalgia for love and what's been lost.

3. "New Friends." by Pinegrove:

This song has it in the title...it's all about new friends and connecting yourself to new people. This jam is off of Pinegrove's 2015 album 'Everything so Far.' It kind of has a sad feel to it talking about how he's messed up things with his old friends, so he has to resort to making new ones.

4. "This Year." by Beach Fossils:

This song is from the band's first single from their third LP "Somersault." It's all about making this year a better one. It's repetitive in terms of lyrics, but definitely a jam.