After last, Big Ass Show, Saturday one thing is clear: Summer is over. It's gone, baby. We are now in the season of reverence, thoughtfulness, self-reflection, warm beverages and too-soon festive decorations lining store shelves.
So, in the spirit of the changing leaves and chilly air I have assembled 25 songs that I think fit the season. It's probably not the cheeriest of playlists, but there is some great stuff here. Some of it you may know and some not so much. Some of the songs are new and some old. And yes, the list leans a little hipster - tis the season of scarfs, after all.
Feel free to leave some of your own suggestions in the comments.
(Note: This is a playlist, so hit play and let it roll).
1. Radiohead "How to Disappear Completely"
2. Yeah Yeah Yeahs "Skeletons"
3. Julian Casablancas of The Strokes "I'll Try Anything Once"
4. Jeff Buckley "Hallelujah"
5. Alt-J "Warm Foothills"
6. Arcade Fire "Rococo"
7. Mando Diao "How We Walk"
8. Foo Fighters "Walking After You"
9. Death Cab For Cutie "Cath"
10. Fleet Foxes "White Winter Hymnal"
11. Perfume Genius "Queen"
12. Interpol "My Blue Supreme"
13. Phantogram "The Day You Died"
14. Stars "In Our Bedroom After the War"
15. Beck "Waking Light"
16. Jenny Lewis and the Watson Twins "Melt Your Heart"
17. Smashing Pumpkins "To Shelia"
18. Young the Giant "Mind Over Matter"
19. Incubus "Stellar"
20. Blood Orange "It Is What It Is"
21. Reptile Youth "Shooting Up Sunshine"
22. Spoon "Let Me Be Mine"
23. Nine Inch Nails "The Great Below"
24. Alkaline Trio "Help Me"
25. Joey Cape and Tony Sly "International You Day"
Once again the future does one thing really good: it makes it so we don't have to wait for the future to hear new music. Though Alt-J's new album isn't due out until next week, the future has made it possible for you to hear it now.
The downside is the stream is on Spotify, so by the time you actually hear any of the album it may actually be next Tuesday and you can just buy it. Spotify works okay on my phone, but I only open it on my desktop when I feel like crashing my computer.
If you manage to hear it, let us know how it is.
Alt-J will be performing at The Complex on October 27th. Get your tickets for that show here.
Their music slightly rusty, but in a good way and literary in verse. They are named after a keyboard shortcut. Their first single, "Fitzpleasure" is based on a novel called "Last Exit to Brooklyn" that isn't exactly family-friendly - nor mainstream. Somehow, beyond all those reasons many people found Alt-J to be something unique and interesting, which is not an easy feat these days. Pop music has taken over like weeds in the modern rock's garden.
Alt-J is following up their fantastic album, "An Awesome Wave" with "This Is All Yours" on September 22nd, which you can pre-order here.
alt-J – Tessellate
Gus Unger-Hamilton (of alt-J) sits down with Richie T for an interview after X96's private performance and their concert later that night at The Complex on April 22nd!
alt-J Private Performance: CLICK HERE!
alt-J Meet & Greet: CLICK HERE!
alt-J @ The Complex: CLICK HERE!