Quarterly Report: WRVU Picks 2015’s Best Songs So Far

It’s hard to believe it, but 2015 is already a fourth of the way done. It was not a light musical quarter by any means: in the past month we’ve seen high-profile releases from Sufjan Stevens, Kendrick Lamar, Death Grips, and many more. But what tracks stood out above the rest? We asked our staff to tell us a little bit about their pick for favorite song of 2015 so far. Read on for their selections, and be sure to check them all out in the Spotify playlist at the end.

Dan Deacon — “Feel the Lightning”

“Feel the Lightning” by Dan Deacon makes you do just that — feel an electrifying force pass your entire body. It is the perfect mixture of upbeat and hypnotic, catchy but complex, and successfully maintains the typical “Dan Deacon vibe” of collectively bizarre, yet intriguing electronic music.
–Julia Anderson

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Springtime Study Jams

Ah. Spring is in the air, the birds are singing, and the ferocious Nashville ice storms have ended at long last. You look out the window, watching your fellow students frolic about the quad, carefree in the warm springtime sunshine. All you can think about is that beautiful weather, Rites of Spring, summer vacation… but wait… what’s that? What did the professor just say? Midterm next week? Final soon? Shit.

Once you return from your daydream to the sad reality of midterms, you may ask yourself, “What’s a student to do to get through this ridiculous amount of work?” Obviously, you need a playlist of cool springtime study vibes to get through all your nasty homework. Fortunately for you, you’ve stumbled upon the illest and chillest of study vibes. From KAASI to Karma Kid, this playlist is filled with all the relaxing fuel you need to get through the season of school work.

Spring’s Sweet Bits

WRVU loves the springtime so much that Apple Q [Thurs 6-8pm] has collected an hour of slushmelting bumps and beats just for you. These are short, sweet bedroom tracks that you can serve at a picnic or even enjoy right at home! They fit right in your pocket, so you can keep up with your busy lifestyle without having to pick up the phone or order from a clumsy catalogue. Fit in with your friends, gain the confidence of your superiors, and lose weight quick — no questions asked and no strings attached. Including new tracks from Nikobeats, beatboxbandit, and Melo-Zed. Lean back and listen now.

Summer Songs to Beat the Winter Blues

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The past few weeks in Nashville can pretty much be summed up in one word – cold. If you’re anything like me, you are beginning to have trouble remembering what it was like before the icepocolypse and finding it hard to believe that there was a time not so long ago that we were all wearing shorts. Between the cold weather and midterms, most of us are feeling pretty down. Here’s my playlist of songs to put you in the summer mood, and remind you that spring and warmth are just around the corner!