24W: Best Songs of 2013 Playlist
Its that time of year again…when everybody starts to bombard the interwebs with their ‘best of’ lists. We’re no exception. Here are the top 5 songs that each of us couldn’t get out of our heads in 2013. Enjoy!
1: Arctic Monkeys - Why’d You Only Call Me When You’re High
2: Magic Man - Paris
3: St. Lucia - All Eyes on You
4: Vinyl Thief - Smooth
5: Haim - Forever
Honorable Mention: Local Natives “Heavy Feet” | Smallpools “Heavy Feet” | The Preatures “Is This How You Feel” | Dale Earnhardt Jr. Jr “Hiding” | Cage The Elephant “Halo”
1: Olafur Arnalds - For Now I Am Winter
2: TOKiMonsta (f/ MNDR) - Go With It
3: Bibio - You Won’t Remember
4: !!! - One Girl / One Boy
5: Eric & Magill - We’re The Ghosts
Honorable Mention: Purity Ring “Grammy” | Joshua Radin “Cross That Line | Bonobo (ft. Grey Reverend) “First Fires | Ace Reporter “Untouched and Arrived” | Justin Timberlake “Mirrors”
1: Panama Wedding - All of the People
2: The National - This is The Last Time
3: Mac Miller (ft. Action Bronson) - Red Dot Music
4: Arcade Fire - Reflektor
5: NK - Vacation Days
Honorable Mention: Flatbush Zombies “New Brooklyn” | Joey Bada$$ “My Yout” | John Mayer “Waiting On The Day” | Mansions on the Moon “Its Not Too Late” | Justin Timberlake “Mirrors” | Vinny Vegas “Sleeping Cliffs”
GET TO KNOW OUR CLIENTS: APSPDR+
There is a phenomenon known as chromesthesia where people possess a mental connection between sounds and colors. Anything from music to dog barking to a clap of thunder conjures up images of a particular hue. This correlation is very much real, and has been mentioned in the works of Newton, Aristotle and even Plato. This being the case, the diverse soundscapes created by APSPDR+ must cause a kaleidoscopic visual for people with chromesthesia that could only be matched by a very long, strange trip on some exceedingly heady acid.
Most recently, APSPDR+ has fixed his creative efforts on his own debut LP, The Color of Sound. The Color of Sound is a diverse, sonically refreshing album that while takes its chances, does not venture far enough away from the norm as to scare your average listener. As Brent puts it, The Color of Sound is full of “good vibes, sweet melodies, hard snares and precise features; all leaning a little to the left”. From the sultry, electronic R&B anthem “Bed” (featuring SZA) to the abstract chill-wave stoner hop and Genesis-esque drums of “Window”, APSPDR+ gives a diverse performance on The Color of Sound that will continue to solidify his role as a go to producer for any artist looking to blur genre lines and bring out their best artistic abilities.
The Color of Sound will be available in early 2014, and feature guest spots from SZA, R.O.B, Euro League, Audubon & Kris Kasanova among others. In the meantime, look for new remixes and other content from APSPDR+ this fall, as we get closer to therelease of The Color of Sound and APSPDR+’s inevitable acceptance into the upper echelon of the musical production world.
Why Listening to John Mayer Doesn’t Make You A Dick…(Via Playlist)
If there is one thing that stands out above John Mayer’s prodigious guitar playing and knack for crafting beautiful pop songs…its that he’s a dick.
I can’t personally attest to his dickheadness, having never met him, but word on the street seems to be that rumors of him being a tool are, in fact, NOT greatly exaggerated.
Well guess what. If John Mayer is in fact a toolbag, he’s in pretty good company. Eric Clapton was a cokehead…who stole his best friend George Harrison’s wife. Then he wrote “Tears In Heaven” and the theme song for a John Travolta movie and he’s a good guy all of the sudden.
Billy Joel has more DUIs than the entire Sheen family. But guess what, I’m still going to sing every word to “Captain Jack” when it comes on the radio.
Bruce Springsteen…well…he seems like a good dude.
The bottom line is John Mayer is a phenomenal songwriter/musician, and if he happens to be a dick so be it. That doesn’t make you one for listening to his music.
Plus, who knows? Maybe he’s not as sucky of a person as he’s made out to be.
After all, how could the guy who made this video be a tool?
So sit back and listen to some of our favorite John Mayer songs that we put together in this nifty little playlist for you, knowing damn well that doing so will have absolutely no bearings on how big of an *sshole you are.