A mere 48 hours into September and I’m already driving away friends and family with my annual premature over-enthusiasm for any and all things remotely reeking (s/o to the pumpkin candle I’ve already had going for the past week) of Autumn. But, sorry I’m not sorry. Even if it is still hitting 80+ highs, my mind has now officially fixated itself upon some crisp and chilly dreamworld where everything is orange and nothing is sweaty. Now, it’s only fitting that I soundtrack this new mindset as appropriately as I can. AND I HAVE.
If you’re still clinging to those Summer pearls, this might not be the mix for you, but if you’re already having daydreams of leaf piles and hot cider, then you’re in good company. This month’s mix is mostly comprised of old favorites, but pay attention to a pair of new songs from Little Big League (Philly!, ex-Post Post) and Bent Shapes (Boston!, used to be called Girlfriends). Both just released seriously GREAT debut LPs, so get on it!!!!
- Velocity Girl “Warm/Crawl”
- Throwing Muses “Not Too Soon”
- Scrawl “Prize”
- Fuzzy “Almond”
- Little Big League “My Very Own You”
- Manhattan Love Suicides “Don’t Leave Me Dying”
- Ride “In A Different Place”
- Cuffs “Privilege”
- Spent “Ready OK”
- Slumber Party “You’ve Gone Too Far”
- Flowers “All Over Again”
- The Springfields “Tomorrow Ends Today” (Primal Scream cover)
- Bent Shapes “I Was Here But I Disappear”
- Rose Melberg “Golden Gate Bridge” (Live, Allston, MA, 2006)