[AFTER THE BOMB] is a writing mix about gray skies, gas masks, and a nuclear winter that will end everything as we know it. The wind stops, the sea is still, and the earth has begun to rot. Our world is… dying.

This playlist contains 17 of my favorite tracks for writing post- apocalyptic settings, abandoned cities, and radioactive wastelands. You remember the bomb and the first nuclear snow. It seemed so harmless back then, when it was just snowflakes and soot. The world has changed, though. You venture out of your safe house. You attempt to travel to the city, with the hopes of finding an answer to the question that has been killing you faster than the cold and the starvation. You venture past corpses in the snow and the skeleton of a skyscraper. The world is deathly quiet, and you know why. You’re living through the last winter. But, you think there is a way to undo the poison that is killing the planet.

Let’s hope it doesn’t kill you first.

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A R M Y  OF  K I N G S |  very short fantasy fanmix.  a small collection of songs - instrumental, lyrical, theatrical - meant to transport the listener to an alternate realm, even for a passing moment.   

01. star of earendil (lotr the musical) 02. lovers, flower garden (house of flying daggers) 03. greensleeves (remix) 04. farewell to gwen (merlin) 05. title sequence (outlander) 06. nottingham burns (marc streitenfeld) 07. you win or you die (karliene) 08. dragonborn (jeremy soule) 09. sirens (sinbad, legend of the seven seas) 10.lothlorien (lotr the musical) 


find your chill


1. one - ed sheeran // 2. you swan go on - mount eerie // 3. coins in a fountain - passenger // 4. tenenbaum - the paper kites // 5. light year - gregory alan isakov // 6. fever to form - nick mulvey // 7. i see fire - ed sheeran // 8. old pine - ben howard // 9. flaws (acoustic) - bastille // 10. down in the valley - the head and the heart // 11. autumn leaves - ed sheeran // 11. don’t let me go - harry styles // 12. home - mumford and sons // 13. don’t let me go - harry styles // 14. all i want (cover) - ellie goulding // 15. the great escape - patrick watson // 16. where we gonna go from here - matt kearny // 17. from gold - novo amor // 18. put on cologne - donovan woods // 19. another story - the head and the heart // 20. ghost - folly and the hunter // 21. once in a lifetime - landon austin // 22. suck it and see (acoustic) - arctic monkeys // 23. mrs cold - king of convenience // 24. welcome home - radical face // 25. tee shirt - birdy // 26. april - imaginary future // 27. pictures - benjamin francis leftwich // 28. towers - bon iver // 29. featherstone - the paper kites // 30. 1957 - milo greene

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You’re going to be okay.

For when your world is crashing down, everything is going to be alright.

001. fix you – coldplay // 002. even my dad does sometimes – ed sheeran // 003. oblivion – bastille // 004. iris – sleeping with sirens // 005. who you are – ed sheeran // 006. don’t go – rae morris // 007. be alright – justin bieber // 008. begin again – taylor swift // 009. blood – the middle east // 010. breathe me – sia // 011. gotta get out (acoustic) – 5 seconds of summer // 012. i see fire – ed sheeran // 013. warrior – demi lovato // 014. the woods – daughter // 015. through the dark – one direction // 016. everything has changed (feat. ed sheeran) – taylor swift // 017. look after you – the fray // 018. clarity (feat. foxes) [zed union remix] - zedd // 019. tenerife sea – ed sheeran // 020. lost and found – a rocket to the moon

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POZ Playlist: Light Years


Light Years are out on a tour with Turnover. The band just released Temporary, and PropertyOfZack is doing a Playlist for the tour and release. Check out the songs and listen along to the Playlist below.

Related Stories:
Turnover, Light Years Announce Fall Tour 


The Get Up Kids - Overdue
For some reason this band is a very “Fall” band for me. Maybe it’s a Midwest thing. They sound the best to me when I have jeans on and the days are starting to get shorter. (That was the most emo sentence I’ve ever uttered.) 
Saves The Day - Sell My Old Clothes, I’m Off To Heaven
Luckily I was able to see them play this more than a few times over the summer on Warped Tour. One of my favorites by one of my favorites. 
Taking Back Sunday - Error: Operator
That Bass intro. That chorus. I miss Fred. 
The Story So Far - Navy Blue
Cool finger picking guitar work on this chill song from the acoustic record. Makes me feel… blue. 
BANE - Final Backward Glance
The final song off the final Bane record. “I’ve never been much good at saying goodbye.” That line hits me hard… 
New Found Glory - Oxygen
Arguably one of the best NFG songs of all time. Maybe I’m all growed up, but this is usually my go to NFG record of late.

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Chill ☆ Video game music to relax to

The Wish - Super Mario Galaxy ☆ Aryll’s Theme - The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker ☆ Shrine Maiden’s Prayer - Bravely Default ☆ 1AM - Animal Crossing: New Leaf ☆ You May Call Me Marth - Fire Emblem: Awakening ☆ Snowbelle City - Pokemon X/Y ☆ 1AM - Animal Crossing: City Folk ☆ Family - Super Mario Galaxy ☆ Silence of the Forest - Bravely Default ☆ 7PM - Animal Crossing: New Leaf ☆ Medli’s Awakening - The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker ☆ You Have Power… Like Mine - Fire Emblem: Awakening ☆ Game Sync - Pokemon X/Y

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I Wanna Be Yours
  • I Wanna Be Yours
  • Arctic Monkeys

Arctic Monkeys | I Wanna Be Yours

I wanna be your vacuum cleaner
Breathing in your dust
I wanna be your Ford Cortina
I won’t ever rust
If you like your coffee hot
Let me be your coffee pot

I turn 18 tomorrow and i’m not really feeling it so i made a playlist of songs about being 17


1) Seventeen- Heathers The Musical | 2) Anthems For A Seventeen Year Old Girl- Broken Social Scene | 3) Seventeen- Marina And The Diamonds | 4) Edge Of Seventeen- Stevie Nicks | 5) Norgaard- The Vaccines | 6) 17- Sky Ferreira | 7) Dancing Queen- ABBA | 8) Seventeen (Reprise)- Heathers The Musical

hello autumn


01. Autumn // Paolo Nutini 02. End Of The Affair // Ben Howard 03. Sweetheart, What Have You Done To Us // Keaton Henson 04. Santa Monica Dream // Angus & Julia Stone 05. Country Song // Jake Bugg 06. Ragged Wood // Fleet Foxes 07. Leaves In The River // Sea Wolf 08. Angel // Jack Johnson 09. Let Me In // Gabrielle Aplin 10. My False // Matt Corby 11. All Those Nights // Chase Coy 12. Set My Heart // Sons & Lovers 13. Autumn Sweater // Yo La Tengo