18 Songs Perfect For The First Days Of Fall

18 Songs Perfect For The First Days Of Fall

COIN, Passion Pit, and The Royal Concept will be making their way into your playlists this autumn.

The first days of fall are the best days of the season. The summer sun is still shining here and there, but a cool breeze makes leggings and a light sweater totally acceptable. The most important thing is that it's just warm enough to keep driving with your windows down. And to do that, you need a good playlist to rock out to. Here are 18 songs perfect for just that.

18. "I Don't Wanna Dance" - COIN

If you know me, you also know that listening to COIN is more or less my favorite daily activity. Their latest album is full of feel-good jams, but this just might be the greatest.

Best Line: "I don't wanna let you down / no no no no / But I don't wanna dance!"

17. "Best Friend" - Foster The People

Last Monday, Foster The People rocked Philadelphia on their promotional tour for their new album, Sacred Hearts Club. While it's full of great music, their sophomore album, Supermodel, has more music that can easily be deemed great for dancing. "Best Friend" is a great example of that.

Best Line: "When your best friend's all strung out / You'll do everything you can 'cause you're never gonna let it get 'em down."

16. "Go For It (Shallou Remix)" - CRUISR

CRUISR has been teasing new music for quite some time but in the meantime, we can still chill out with some classics by them. Opting for the Shallou remix over the original gives it a little something extra, and this is the greatest song to drive to.

Best Line: "Bali or Timbuktu / Marianas or the moon / I'll be waiting for you."

15. "I'm Perfect" - Passion Pit

Passion Pit's new album, Tremendous Sea of Love, can feel a little "out there" sometimes, but "I'm Perfect" is truly the perfect dance track for you and your friends to party to.

Best Line: "Thank you, and thank you again / You're brutal, you're honest, you're my very best friend."

14. "Roll Up" - Fitz and the Tantrums

My friend Lisa describes this song as "the feeling you have when you walk out of a final and you don't really care how you did but you're feeling good regardless." That pretty much sums it up.

Best Line: "I don't care, I don't care if I'm losing my way / I'll be waiting for you as the night fades away / So roll up."

13. "Killer Whales" - Smallpools

Smallpools is the indie-electronic dance band you never knew you needed until your first listen. If "Killer Whales" is the first Smallpools song you've ever heard, you're in for it.

Best Line: "I keep my chest locked tight till the minute you come around / How did you reach my soul?"

12. "Was It Me" - Colony House

That '60s rock feeling is somehow encapsulated by this indie rock quartet from Tennessee. After seeing them (and writing about it) earlier this year, this quickly became one of my favorite songs.

Best Line: If this won't fix our problem / At least we know we tried."

11. "Trojans" - Atlas Genius

For some reason, this song works for everything. From workouts to long drives, this song is the cure.

Best Line: Write a song, make a note / For the lump that sits inside your throat."

10. "Tonight You're Perfect" - New Politics

New Politics have never repeated the amount of success that followed the release of "Harlem" but if any song deserves it, it's "Tonight You're Perfect."

Best Line: "Tonight you're perfect / I wanna fall in love with the stars in your eyes."

9. "San Francisco" - The Mowgli's

I know people who literally dislike every song by this band except "San Francisco." I think it's impossible not to feel good about life when you're listening to this song.

Best Line: "I've been in love with love / And the idea of something binding us together / I think that love is strong enough."

8. "Tell Me Tell Me" - courtship.

courtship. is an L.A.-based synth-pop duo with the perfect feel good sound. "Tell Me Tell Me" encapsulates what they're about in the perfect fashion.

Best Line: "Tell me you'll be my baby / and tell me again

7. "Be Impressive" - The Griswolds

The Griswolds are cool. Like straight-outta-Australia, indie-pop, undeniably cool. Every time I see them in concert they get better, and this song never gets old.

Best Line: "I'm never strong on my own / but you and I, we belong / We are young and we are free."

6. "You're The One For Me" - Great Good Fine OK

Not only is Great Good Fine OK an amazing name for a band, but this song is just awesome. Good vibes all around.

Best Line: "Hit them with a little bit of crazy / Hit them with a little bit of love."

5. "Don't Take The Money" - Bleachers

Bleachers is important to me, and this song is lyrically some of Jack Antonoff's best work. At a show, everyone is jumping around and dancing to this song, screaming the words. And that's the sign of a feel-good song.

Best Line: "You steal the air out of my lungs / You make me feel it."

4. "Sun Shy" - Dresses

Dresses is definitely an underrated band, and they produce the perfect music for a fun night out. "Sun Shy" is an electro-pop take on living your best life when the sun goes down.

Best Line: "Why are your eyes still closed? Can't do much when we're sleepin'."

3. "Sunshine (The Knocks Remix)" - POWERS

This is the epitome of sunshine and good times. Also, POWERS deserves to be played at every darty you go to.

Best Line: "Good times are gonna come now, look 'round / Baby it's true."

2. "Texas" - Magic Man

Magic Man never fails lyrically or musically, which is rare for a band. My favorite line from this song, written below, always reminds me of a perfect fall night. Blast this at your next bonfire.

Best Line: "So cover my skin with your sunkissed light / There's a bonfire burning tonight / We could be alright."

1. "Gimme Twice" - The Royal Concept

The ULTIMATE feel good song. No questions asked. The opening chord progression alone always makes me smile.

Best Line: "Say it, come and say it out loud / So they all can hear / I'm the one for you."

Here's to hoping your autumn playlsit just got that much better.

Cover Image Credit: Diego Sullivan on Unsplash

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50 Quotes from the Best Vines

If you're picturing the vines in your head, you're doing it right

In 2017 we had to say goodbye to one of the best websites to ever roam the internet: Vine. In case you have been living under a rock since 2013, Vine was -(sad face)- a website and app that took the internet and the app store by storm in Winter 2013. It contained 6-second videos that were mostly comedy- but there were other genres including music, sports, cool tricks and different trends. Vine stars would get together and plan out a vine and film it till they got it right.

It was owned by Twitter and it was shut down because of so many reasons; the viners were leaving and making money from Youtube, there was simply no money in it and Twitter wanted us to suffer.

There's been a ton of threads on Twitter of everyone's favorite vines so I thought I'd jump in and share some of my favorites. So without further ado, here are some quotes of vines that most vine fanatics would know.

1. "AHH...Stahhp. I coulda dropped mah croissant"

2. "Nate how are those chicken strips?" "F%#K YA CHICKEN STRIPS.....F%#K ya chicken strips!"

3. "Road work ahead? Uh Yea, I sure hope it does"

4. "Happy Crimus...." "It's crismun..." "Merry crisis" "Merry chrysler"

5. "...Hi Welcome to Chili's"

6. "HoW dO yOu kNoW wHaT's gOoD fOr mE?" "THAT'S MY OPINIONNN!!!.."

7."Welcome to Bible Study. We're all children of Jesus... Kumbaya my looordd"

8. Hi my name's Trey, I have a basketball game tomorrow. Well I'm a point guard, I got shoe game..."

9. "It's a avocadooo...thanks"

10. "Yo how much money do you have?" "69 cents" "AYE you know what that means?" "I don't have enough money for chicken nuggets"

11. "Hurricane Katrina? More like Hurricane Tortilla."

12. "Hey Tara you want some?" "This b*%th empty. YEET!"

13. "Get to Del Taco. They got a new thing called Freesha-- Free-- Freeshavaca do"

14. "Mothertrucker dude that hurt like a buttcheek on a stick"

15. "Two brooss chillin in a hot tub 5 feet apart cuz they're not gay"

16. "Jared can you read number 23 for the class?" "No I cannot.... What up I'm Jared, I'm 19 and I never f#@%in learned how to read."

17. "Not to be racist or anything but Asian people SSUUGHHH"

18. 18. "I wanna be a cowboy baby... I wanna be a cowboy baby"

19. "Hey, I'm lesbian" "I thought you were American"

20. "I spilled lipstick in your Valentino bag" "you spilled- whaghwhha- lipstick in my Valentino White bag?"

21. "What's better than this? Guys bein dudes"

22. "How'd you get these bumps? ya got eggzma?" "I got what?" "You got eggzma?"

23. "WHAT ARE THOSEEEEE?" "THEY are my crocs!"

24. "Can I get a waffle? Can I please get a waffle?"

25. "HAPPY BIRTHDAY RAVEN!" "I can't sweem"

26. "Say Coloradoo" "I'M A GIRAFFE!!"

27. "How much did you pay for that taco?" Aight yo you know this boys got his free tacoo"

28. *Birds chirping* "Tweekle Tweekle"

29. "Girl, you're thicker than a bowl of oatmeal"

30. "I brought you Frankincense" "Thank you" "I brought you Myrrh" "Thank you" "Mur-dur" "huh...Judas..no"

31. "Sleep? I don't know about sleep...it's summertime" "You ain't go to bed?" "Oh she caught me"

32. "All I wanna tell you is school's not important... Be whatever you wanna be. If you wanna be a dog...RUFF. You know?"33. "Oh I like ya accent where you from?" "I'm Liberian" "Oh, my bad *whispering* I like your accent..."

34. "Next Please" "Hello" "Sir, this is a mug shot" "A mug shot? I don't even drink coffee"

35. "Hey did you happen to go to class last week?" "I have never missed a class"

36. "Go ahead and introduce yourselves" "My name is Michael with a B and I've been afraid of insects my entire-" "Stop, stop, stop. Where?" "Hmm?" "Where's the B?" "There's a bee?"

37. "There's only one thing worse than a rapist...Boom" "A child" "No"

38. "Later mom. What's up me and my boys are going to see Uncle Kracker...GIVE ME MY HAT BACK JORDAN! DO YOU WANNA SEE UNCLE KRACKER OR NO?

39. "Dad look, it's the good kush." This is the dollar store, how good can it be?"

40. "Zach stop...Zach stop...You're gonna get in trouble. Zach"

41. "CHRIS! Is that a weed? "No this is a crayon-" I'm calling the police" *puts 911 into microwave* "911 what's your emergency"

42. "WHY? WHY? WHY? WHY? WHY? "

43. *Blowing vape on table* * cameraman blows it away* "ADAM"

44. "Would you like the spider in your hand?" "Yea" "Say please" "Please" *puts spider in hand* *screams*

45. "Oh hi, thanks for checking in I'm still a piece of garrbaagge"

46. *girl blows vape* "...WoW"

47. *running* "...Daddy?" "Do I look like-?"

48. *Pours water onto girl's face" "Hello?"

49. "Wait oh yes wait a minute Mr. Postman" "HaaaAHH"

50. "...And they were roommates" "Mah God they were roommates"

I could literally go on forever because I just reference vines on a daily basis. Rest in peace Vine

Cover Image Credit: Vine

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Fans Are Ruining The Things They Love

The toxicity in fandoms need to end.


I have been coming across a lot of troubling articles relating to pop culture lately. Instead of seeing articles that praise "Batwoman" finally being represented on screen, I learn that the actress portraying her has quit Twitter due to the backlash of it. Instead of people excited to see what a live action "Teen Titans" could be like, Anna Diop was all but chased off of Instagram. This has led me to the conclusion fans are ruining the very thing we hold dear. The fandom has become a disease that is spreading, and that is not okay.

I have talked briefly in the past about how some fandoms such as "Star Wars" can have a bit of a toxic following, but that toxicity is spreading to other genres now. These actresses are just the latest in a long line of people who have done a comic book, fantasy, or sci-fi film and tv that have been harassed like this. Earlier this year Kelly Marie Tran deleted her Instagram page because of the backlash she got from "The Last Jedi."

Obviously, there is no way to satisfy everyone, and I can be a fan that is occasionally hard to please. However, that is in no way a reason to bully anyone, and that is what these "fans" are doing. Bullying. It doesn't matter if they are celebrities, directors, actors, musicians, or millionaires, bullying is and will always be wrong. I have heard the argument that they are artists and performers and should learn how to handle criticism, but I don't buy it. Criticism comes positives and negatives, and it is supposed to be objective. "I hate Ruby Rose as Batwoman because she is not Jewish," is not criticism. Just because you dislike the casting of a film or tv show does not give you or anyone the right to harass a person regardless of how famous they are.

That also does not mean you have to like the casting choice of everyone or certain characters in any way. Personally, I line with several people in not being a huge fan of the "Titans" trailer that was released. I think there was poor casting on all parts, but I have not seen the actual show yet, so there is really no way to tell who is talented in it and who isn't. Plus, I know for a fact that each and every actor is that show will give a way better performance than I ever could. I do not mean to say I have a better moral compass than anyone else. I just wanted to use myself as an example that shows you don't have to like everything Hollywood does with your favorite comic.

I know that can be hard as well. I know there are lots of these characters that fans are extremely passionate about it, and I know when you are passionate about something, it is easy to critique and overly judge it because you love it and want it to be perfect. The truth is that it will never be perfect because things always have to change when being put into film and tv. That doesn't mean it will not be good. Any comic fan out there knows Hugh Jackman is too tall for the comic Wolverine, but his performance is great and so are his movies. Keep an open mind, and there could be some surprises that come out of it. The new movie or tv show could flop as well, but do not take it out on the people involved. The actors and crew really wanted to make something good, but sometimes mistakes are made. That is still no reason to bully someone.

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