Fall Playlist: 12 Amazing Songs To Download!

"Untitled" collage on paper by Hisham Akira Bharoocha.
Lately, we've been stockpiling great new tracks like little music squirrels, but can you blame us? This fall, we're loving all the fresh female voices, so we decided to make you a playlist featuring some of the best artists around. From indie-rock royalty to YouTube sensations and brand-new discoveries, these are the songs that'll make you hit repeat. Don't worry, we didn't forget the bros —though, the testosterone is toned down, and you'll probably hear more synthesizers than guitars on this mix. Yeah, this playlist might not soundtrack your next dance party, but it should help you find a new favorite band. Enjoy!
Download each song individually—or—for continuous listening, download the entire Refinery29 fall 2011 playlist mixed by Night Plane.
To download tracks, right-click on the link and save the file.
01-winter-beatsI Break Horses—Hearts
"Winter Beats" [MP3]
Not to generalize or anything, but Swedish bands seem to always take all the things we like about a musical genre, and warp it so that it becomes something otherworldly. Here, '90s shoegaze gets a Swedish massage, with arpeggiated synthesizers taking the place of hazy guitars. Buy this album
02-staircaseRadiohead—The King of Limbs (Singles)
"Staircase" [MP3]
We were bugging when we saw Radiohead with two drummers recently, and this track makes good use of both of them. Buy this album
03-eyes-be-closedWashed Out—Within and Without (Bonus Track Version)
"Eyes Be Closed" [MP3]
Lush doesn't even begin to describe this track. It's like swimming in a warm pool in slow motion. Buy this album
04-answerCANT—Dreams Come True
"Answer" [MP3]
A moody, atmospheric song-poem from Grizzly Bear's Chris Taylor . . . at least until the big drums kick in and it becomes an unexpected dance jam. Buy this album
"Hold On" (feat. Sampha) [MP3]
We didn't see it coming, but with James Blake and now SBTRKT, dubstep is turning out some legitimately great R&B jams. Buy this album
06-im-not-going-anywhereNika & Rory—I'm Not Going Anywhere
"I'm Not Going Anywhere" [MP3]
You can't recognize it right away, but this is Nika of Zola Jesus fame (or infamy). Here, she turns out the kind of uplifting and beautiful auto-tune-pop we knew she was capable of, but totally didn't expect from her. Buy this album
All music is for sampling purposes only. Please go out and buy the artists' records. If you would like for us to remove a track, please email us at feedback@refinery29.com.
Purity Ring—Belispeak
"Belispeak" (Single) [MP3]
This Canadian duo manages to split the difference between dubstep and electro-pop, so you can nod your head as you sing along. Buy this album
08-ritual-unionLittle Dragon—Ritual Union
"Ritual Union" [MP3]
The title track from this Swedish group's third album is like a lost Prince B-side; soulful, tense, and unforgettable. Buy this album
09-star-fire-powerGardens & Villa—Gardens & Villa
"Star Fire Power" [MP3]
We like the chugging propulsion in this track. It keeps driving until the only logical conclusion is to listen to it again. And again. Buy this album
10-blue-jeansLana Del Rey—Video Games
"Blue Jeans" [MP3]
We'll skip over the whole internet debate about Lana Del Rey's image and videos, and focus on the music. Because we dig the poppy Mazzy Star thing she has going on here. Buy this album
11-bobbyYouth Lagoon—The Year of Hibernation
"Bobby" (Bonus Track) [MP3]
This is one of the most emotionally gripping tracks we've heard in a while. It blows our mind that it was made by a college kid from Boise. Buy this album
"Anti-Pioneer" [MP3]
We've been waiting patiently for this one and it was completely worth it. Something about Feist's voice against the sparse instrumentation just slays us. Buy this album
All music is for sampling purposes only. Please go out and buy the artists' records. If you would like for us to remove a track, please email us at feedback@refinery29.com.

More from Entertainment

We know what you're thinking: Gee, I really could use more Kardashian-Jenner-West coverage on TV. Just kidding. The only people who think that are E! ...
On Monday's Dancing With the Stars, Amber Rose moved to J.Lo's "Booty" with professional dancer Maksim Chmerkovskiy, and there was some backlash from judge...
In the middle of American Honey, there's a stirring Mazzy Star moment. The dirty, rat-tailed, but still handsome Jake (Shia LaBeouf in his best role in ...
It’s pretty obvious that movie and television characters don’t look the way most of us do, and that it's a problem. But rarely do we actually talk about ...
Word to the wise: Should you ever become acquainted with any of the Kardashians, don't give out your phone number. Better yet, pretend you're on The Wire ...
Try as we may to separate the man from his work, it feels disingenuous to write about a Woody Allen project without so much as mentioning the personal ...
Everyone has that song that makes their blood rush, their face flush, and their pulse quicken. It's the jam you always have queued up when there's even the...
(Paid Content) When a movie like Disney's Queen of Katwe comes out, you know award season is upon us. The inspiring new film has all the makings of an ...
Imitation may be the sincerest form of flattery, but try telling that to Britney Spears. The pop star didn't seem all that impressed when a London radio ...
We're less than two months away from the Netflix premiere of Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life on November 25. In the meantime, Rory and Lorelai thought ...
Two episodes into the third season of How To Get Away With Murder, we're one step closer to finding out who dies in the fire at Annalise's (Viola Davis) ...
The Final Five are national treasures. They're basically a collection of perfect, perfectly happy humans. And who wouldn't be, especially after turning in ...
We've written extensively about how all the American Horror Story seasons are linked. But we didn't realize that Roanoke would be the Rosetta Stone through...
Lip Sync Battle just released a clip to promote its next season, and it features a pretty impressive performance. A large cast of celebrities including ...