Drawing by April Lee "Elemental Game," (detail) 2007. Watercolor, pencil, and marker on paper. 18 x 24 in. (45.7 x 61 cm). Courtesy of the artist.
You begged. You pleaded. And, well, we're here to tell you that the wait was worth it—here is (at long last), our latest Playlist for fall. If you're like us, as the sun begins to set earlier and earlier, you definitely start to become a bit of a homebody, and listening to music is a big a part of that. So, we hope these 16 tracks inspire you to have some friends over and pass around the sounds of some of these incredible bands, including Flying Lotus and Final Fantasy. And, as always, downloads are our fall freebie to you.
1. We Have Band
"You Came Out" [MP3]
Kind of like if an early '80s post-punk group decided to get rid of all their equipment and just use a Casio keyboard. Yes it sounds like ESG, but we still like that these guys are doing it now. Buy this album
2. Leila—Blood, Looms & Blooms
"Little Acorns (featuring Khemal and Thaon Richardson)" [MP3]
We wish that more Iranian women would make weirdo hip-hop tracks. Is there some government department we could write to about that? Buy this album
3. Flying Lotus—Los Angeles
"Parisian Goldfish" [MP3]
We always thought that Parisian goldfish just smoke Gitanes and hang around county fairs. It turns out they also make drum and synthesizer future jams...learn something new every day. Buy this album
4. Morgan Geist —Double Night Time
"Ruthless City" [MP3]
It's all about the bassline in this one. Perfect for headphones and aimless wandering around Manhattan. Buy this album
5. Air France—No Way Down
"Collapsing At Your Doorstep" [MP3]
We were going to keep this one off the Playlist because it's so hard not to put it on repeat. "Sorta like a dream...no...better." Buy this album
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