Playlist: Falling Leaves

Cover for October 2012 Falling Leaves playlist

Summer is undeniably gone. Although much of our Northwest forests are evergreen, we still have our share of deciduous trees presaging the slide from summer to winter as their branches turn bare.

This 2012 autumn mix sighs with nostalgia for summer. At first defiant, the mood turns to resignation as the shift proves inevitable. Indie rock, baroque pop, and britpop form a playlist seasoned with the joy of the brilliant colors, the excitement of change, the sadness of the last clinging leaves.

Celebrate the season and listen to the early fall Cascadia Inspired mix on Spotify (free, requires program): Falling Leaves

Listen to individual tracks on Spotify:

  1. Band of Horses – Factory*
  2. M83 – Reunion
  3. Grouplove – Tongue Tied
  4. Yellow Ostrich – Hold On
  5. Florence + The Machine – Dog Days Are Over
  6. Tennis – It All Feels the Same
  7. Of Monsters And Men – Little Talks
  8. Arcade Fire – Neighborhood #3 (Power Out)
  9. Neko Case – Things That Scare Me*
  10. The Dears – Lamentation
  11. Modest Mouse – The Stars Are Projectors*
  12. Cursive – Driftwood: A Fairy Tale
  13. Modest Mouse – Dramamine*
  14. The Velvet Teen – Into the Open
  15. Doves – Someday Soon
  16. Wolf Parade – Modern World
  17. Elliott Smith – A Fond Farewell*
  18. Travis – Side
  19. Bright Eyes – Sunrise, Sunset

* indicates PNW artist

About Tracy Durnell

Seattle-area graphic designer and SFF writer inspired by the Pacific Northwest, crafting a sustainable and intentional life.

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