Editor's Note: This content appeared in its original format in the Winter 2014 issue of Variance. Click here for the full version.

Our Winter 2014 Mixtape is here!

Featured in our new Winter 2014 issue of Variance, this playlist is culled from a combination of readers' suggestions and new tunes, and as most of the country is experiencing frigid temps and icy weather, these songs are sure to heat things up for you.

The playlist, which can be heard below via Spotify, includes new offerings from Foster the People, Lily Allen and Beyoncé, as well as tons of up-and-comers such as Parade of Lights, X Ambassadors, Betty Who, Sampha, Rhodes, Vancouver Sleep Clinic, IYES, Streets of Laredo and more.

Take a listen below.