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Your ultimate fall playlist is here—download it now.

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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.



fall08_wehaveband_130x130 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




fall08_leila_130x130 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




fall08_flyinglotus_130x130 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




fall08_morgangeist_130x130 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




fall08_airfrance_130x130 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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april_lee_playlist_drawing
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.



fall08_palms_130x130 6. Palms—It's Midnight In Honolulu
"Der Koenig" [MP3]
There's a weird hypnosis that occurs when you listen to this song loud enough. Buy this album




fall08_matthewdear_130x130 7. Matthew Dear—Asa Breed Black Edition
"Deserter" [MP3]
This stuff makes us want to smoke 2 packs of cigarettes on a gray day and brood. Buy this album




fall08_deerhunter_130x130 8. Deerhunter—Microcastle
"Nothing Ever Happened" [MP3]
This reminds us of a great Byrds song. Except this time the drums are harder and the guitars are distorted all to hell. Buy this album




fall08_ofmontreal_130x130 9. Of Montreal—Skeletal Lamping
"For Our Elegant Caste" [MP3]
It really isn't that hard to party to this song. Try it. Buy this album





departmentofeagles_130x130 10. Department of Eagles —In Ear Park
"No One Does It Like You" [MP3]
There's a song in a Mac commercial that kind of sounds like this song except it's not good. We always wish it was this song. Buy this album





fall08_benoit_130x130 11. Benoit Pioulard—Temper
"Ragged Tint" [MP3]
This is kind of the perfect fall-into-winter song. Nice fingerpicked guitar but with a distant, cold quality to it. Buy this album




All MP3s are for sampling purposes only. Please go out and buy the artists' records. If anyone would like for us to remove a track, please email us at feedback@refinery29.com.
april_lee_playlist_drawing
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.



fall08_chadv_130x130 12. Chad VanGaalen—Soft Airplane
"Molten Light" [MP3]
Imagine finding a shoebox of old cassette tapes at a garage sale someplace out in the country. How great would it be if you put the first cassette in your tape deck and this song came on? Buy this album




fall08_shugo_130x130 13. Shugo Tokumaru—Exit
"Parachute" [MP3]
Listening to this guy always makes us think we could get into J-Pop. But then we actually listen to J-Pop. Buy this album





fall08_finalfantasy_130x130 14. Final Fantasy—Spectrum, 14th Century
"The Butcher" [MP3]
It's nice juxtaposing these next two songs. Final Fantasy feels like the inheritor to the weird string section avant-pop crown that Arthur Russell currently holds. Buy this album





fall08_arthurrussel_130x130 15. Arthur Russell—Love Is Overtaking Me
"Love Is Overtaking Me" [MP3]
And randomly, just when you think you know Arthur Russell, there's another posthumous release, and you realize that now he's the best folk-pop performer you never heard. Buy this album




fall08_fleetwoodmac_130x130 16. Fleetwood Mac—The Pious Bird of Good Omen
"Albatross" [MP3]
Don't get us wrong, we love the Stevie Nicks/Lindsey Buckingham version of Fleetwood Mac. But when we heard "Albatross" while watching Man on Wire recently, we realized that they probably never topped the utter beauty of this track. Buy this album




All MP3s are for sampling purposes only. Please go out and buy the artists' records. If anyone would like for us to remove a track, please email us at feedback@refinery29.com. Your ultimate fall playlist is here—download it now.