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19 OF MY FAVORITE AUTUMN/FALL/PUMPKIN SPICED TUNES

Even “Brace Yourself” memes don’t make me laugh anymore.  You see it every year:  BRACE YOURSELF:  Statuses about pumpkins spice flavored everything and the enjoyment of sweaters are coming.

It was funny the first time.  It was the second time.  Fuck it, it’s still kind of funny, but the most depressing thing about Fall, is that Summer, the season with that godly every-day-feels-like-paradise feeling, is gone.  And it’s not coming back for a long, long, loooong ass time. 

Before it returns, expect to have stubbed your toe at least once during the winter months.  What’s he talking about?  Oh?  Let me refresh your memory. 

You return home after a drab, dark, freezing—boring day no less, at work, and you proceed to maneuver through your apartment with familiarity as one would naturally do.  Except for today, your frigid body inconspicuously throws off the calculations of your spacial awareness by just millimeters, and you smash your pinky toe into the edge of your coffee table.  You fall to the ground clutching your appendage doing whatever it is that you normally do, to ease the discomfort in these moments.  You writhe in pain, you curse, and you simply wish summer would just come back.

Stop drop and roll my friends.  Stop, drop, and roll.  It is the only thing you can do.

Anyway, back to Fall.

FAACK YOU.

But seriously, the leaves start to make their descending journey, an 18-degree-high day is like a god send… and… whatever.  Enough of my comical-via-truths tropes.  This is starting to sound like one of those shitty pseudo-intellectual Pitchfork articles.

Here is a list of my favorite songs to listen to during the season of Autumn.

The list is based on songs that are mid-tempo, with either an acoustic guitar or piano present at some point, and possess at least a minute sense of despair, perfect for those dreary subway rides/walks from your work day into your shitty Ikea-furnished-empty-vessel of a home.

HA!  I’m so fucking EMO.

Ah whatever.

Note:  Last 3 tunes in the list are by indie artists, so naturally, they couldn’t be found on Grooveshark.  I however, blogged them in the past on Tunes I Dig, so I just linked to those posts that currently exist.

Alright.  Now get listening, and get sad.

- Marco Pitino

1.  Dashboard Confessional - “Thick As Thieves” - Buy

Thick As Thieves by Dashboard Confessional on Grooveshark

2.  Dashboard Confessional - “Where There’s Gold…” - Buy

Where There’s Gold by Dashboard Confessional on Grooveshark

3.  Death Cab For Cutie - “The Sound Of Settling” - Buy

The Sound of Settling by Death Cab for Cutie on Grooveshark

4.  Death Cab For Cutie - “Summer Skin” - Buy

Summer Skin by Death Cab for Cutie on Grooveshark

5.  Jack’s Mannequin - “The Resolution” - Buy

The Resolution by Jack’s Mannequin on Grooveshark

6.  Jack’s Mannequin - “Crashin” - Buy

Crashin by Jack’s Mannequin on Grooveshark

7.  Raine Maida - “Yellow Brick Road” - Buy

Yellow Brick Road by Raine Maida on Grooveshark

8.  R.E.M. - “Strange Currencies” - Buy

Strange Currencies (Album Version) by R.E.M. on Grooveshark

9.  Treble Charger - “Red” - Buy

Red by Treble Charger on Grooveshark

10.  Bruce Springsteen - “Streets Of Philadelphia” - Buy

Streets of Philadelphia by Bruce Springsteen on Grooveshark

11.  Coldplay - “A Message” - Buy

A Message by Coldplay on Grooveshark

12.  Box Car Racer - “There Is” - Buy

There Is by Boxcar Racer on Grooveshark

13.  Something Corporate - “Cavanaugh Park” - Buy

Cavanaugh Park by Something Corporate on Grooveshark

14.  Smashing Pumpkins - “The Celestials” - Buy

The Celestials by The_Smashing_Pumpkins on Grooveshark

15.  Stars - “Your Ex-Lover Is Dead” - Buy

Your Ex-Lover Is Dead by Stars on Grooveshark

16.  College - “A Real Hero” - Buy

A Real Hero by College feat Electric Youth on Grooveshark

17.  Bell X1 - “Starlings Over Brighton Pier”

18.  Iain Nabil - “Socialite”

19.  Tortilla Pass - “When Sun Is Here”

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'When Sun Is Here'

Tortilla Pass

Spirrows (2011) - Buy (Free Download)

I just blogged a song that sounds like this song.  So now I’m listening to this.  Such a nicely done track.  Really just takes you.

- Marco Pitino

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'When The Sun Is Here'

Tortilla Pass

Spirrows (2011) - Buy (Free Download)

It’s the end of the year, and I don’t know how I feel; I feel off-put.  Typically, abstract music takes me out of the funk, or at the very least, aids me while I crawl out of it somehow.  If you’re wondering what a ‘spirrow’ is—look no further!  It has no meaning.  Checked all the dictionaries, urban dictionary, and a performed a Google search—nada.

- Marco Pitino