You wanted a bitchin’ playlist? We got you one. Curated by the fine folks here at DestroyTheCyb! This fall has got us in a weird place, musically. Check it out below!

Andrea Francois

Honeyblood – “Killer Bangs”

Sometimes the curated Spotify playlist is crap, other times it’s gold. This song was a gem on an otherwise mediocre playlist and it’s been buzzing around in my head for a few weeks. The duo has worked with a lot of favorites including Sleigh Bells, Courtney Barnett, and Foo Fighters – and with good reason. The scuzzy Scottish duo fills out the room easily with their positive vibes.

Sex Bob-Omb – “Threshold”

Apparently it’s a fuzzy rock month for me. And I wish Sex Bob-Omb were a real band. (For the uninitiated, you can see our fearless leader’s breakdown of the entire Scott Pilgrim series here)


Kali Sluyter

Declan McKenna – “Brazil”

I stumbled upon this song by happy accident and haven’t been able to get it out of my head since.  Apparently Declan McKenna is only 16 years old, but his talent far exceeds his years and I look forward to hearing whatever else he has in store.

Hamilton OST – “Cabinet Battle #1”

Lin-Manuel Miranda wrote a hip-hop musical about the life of Alexander Hamilton, the “Ten-Dollar Founding Father”, and if that doesn’t sound like the most amazing thing in the world, you can get out right now.  Basically the whole thing is perfect and super-informative, but I particularly like this song because Thomas Jefferson proves he’s the hottest MC in the game.  Or something like that.


Phil Chester

Moon Hooch w/ Alena Spanger – “Contra”

I can’t say enough how much I love Moon Hooch’s sound. Two sax players and a drummer that somehow sound like acoustic dubstep (and waaaaay better than regular dubstep). In this song, they feature a vocalist and one of the guys plays a contrabass. It’s better for you to listen to it, than for me to try to describe how it sounds. Trust me.

Yael Naim – “Toxic”

One of my favorite Spotify hobbies is finding great covers, especially ones that jump genres. And this song definitely qualifies. Yael Naim’s take on Britney Spears’ “Toxic,” is wonderfully weird and haunting in it’s dissonance and creative instrumentation.


Rene Rodriguez

Neck Deep – “Can’t Kick Up the Roots”

This is one of the new pop punk bands that really makes me glad I’ve continued listening to the genre. Neck Deep is harsh, catchy, and energetic, which is everything I love about pop punk. This song particularly talks about staying where you’re from and how it affects who you are as well as your decisions. It’s a bit corny and a tad cliche but it rocks so hard that I don’t even care about those other bits.

State Champs – “All You Are Is History”

Straight from the band’s newest album, Around the World and Back, this song has become one of my latest jams. It’s fun, catchy, and has some really great lyrics. While it took a little bit for me to get into it’s poppier side, I’ve recently been unable to stop listening to it.


Mike Rapin

OK Go – “Needing/Getting”

I was showing a friend of mine the video for this song a few days back, and it reminded me just how fantastic Of the Blue Colour of the Sky is as an album. I listened to it on repeat for a day and got my fill of OK Go for the year. As much as I didn’t like this album when it was originally released, I have really grown to love it, namely because of songs like this one.

Red City Radio – “Two Notes Shy of an Octave”

The same friend I showed “Needing/Getting” traded me a band to listen to, and she turned me on to Red City Radio. This song has that warm, neo-pop-punk sound that I’ve been drowning myself in as of late. The vocals on this track strike a chord in my heart that harkens back to freshman year of high school and going to shows at dingy venues. This band’s discography is killer, as well.


Jonathan Francois

Big Gigantic – “Blue Dream”

I just recently discovered Big Gigantic and it changed my damn world. If you need music to get stuff done to, this is it. It’s groovy and upbeat and everything I want out of my music. This song, in particular, is the song that I put on the speakers when I’m doing something, anything, around the house.

Daft Punk – “Derezzed”

Whatever you feelings were about the new Tron movie, you have to admit that the soundtrack is absolutely amazing. This song is what computers would cut loose to if they went to underground dance parties in the dead of night.


Matt Brier

Carbon Leaf – “The Boxer”

Having seen the band live when they were in Louisville a few weeks ago, I’ve been listening to their music a lot since. This is probably one of the best loved songs by many fans of the band and it is easy to see why. Catchy and upbeat with just a hint of Celtic influence.

Joan Shelley – “Over and Even”

This is the title track from her new album. It is a great representation of the album as a whole. Joan’s music has been described as late 60’s folk with occasional glimpses of old country music. This song, and the rest of the album, are perfect listening on a cool autumn day.

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About The Author

Andrea is currently the Site Administrator and Music Editor at DestroyTheCyborg!, and in real life works as a corporate drone for a mid-west retailer. Like most people, she did not go to school for any of those things. In her spare time, she plays her musical things, video games, and occasionally goes outdoors. She loves beer and wine, and avoids dirtying dishes at all costs.
Andrea is the wife of video game and comic reviewer, Jon Francois, and together with their cats, have a life goal of ruling the world (or just sort of hanging out, whichever proves to be easier).

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