my fall playlist

Fall tends to make me particularly nostalgic.


I don't know what it is--the change from sun to gloom, the chill in the air, people heading back from vacations and the look toward work and home... Autumn a time of great change and excitement, but also a time I tend to reflect on past years. I think about where I was at this time one year ago, two years ago, five years ago; the progress I and everyone I know has made and how far we've come...


Regardless, fall is my favorite time of year by far. We are finally able to layer on the scarves and cardigans and bring out the boots. We can carve pumpkins and drink ginger peach tea and eat hot apple cider donuts. We can enjoy the glorious weather on the sunny days and curl up in bed on the not-so-glorious ones. I turn to acoustic indie tracks to set the mood as I partake in these activities. A particularly nice walk from the metro is even better with great music.


Here are a few of the tracks I've been listening to at the moment, as well as a few from the autumns of past years that I can't seem to rid myself of.

The Tallest Man on Earth -  1904

The New Pornographers - Challengers

Harlowe and the Great North Woods - Roses

Quarter Inch Collective - Cars, and Other Observations

Kurt Vile - Runner Ups

Codaagency - Pictures

Real Estate - Municipality

Iron & Wine - Jezebel

Shelby Sivo - Are You Devo

The Tallest Man on Earth - Love is All

Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros - Home

Family of the Year - Chugjug

Wye Oak - Civilian

Sufjan Stevens - For the Widows in Paradise, for the Fatherless in Ypsilanti

Say Hi to Your Mom - Dots on Maps

I've made almost all of these tracks are available through the Hype Machine. This is my favorite music-sharing websites. They compile blogged music from around the internet in an easy-to-use format; you just set up an account and can "love" any songs you come across and set up your own playlist. I've gotten almost all of my music from this website over the past couple of years. There's not only good indie music, but a lot of great electronic music as well. Feel free to follow/friend me on Hypem at aylwardg.

Hope you are all enjoying the lovely fall weather we've had recently.

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