fall listening list…

the weather has turned and it turned fast.  we went from 97˚ to 60˚ overnight.  the chill in the air makes me want to cozy up and drink tea and i’m scrambling to unpack my sweaters.  i’m also listening to some pandora radio stations that i haven’t tuned into for a while.  here are my favorites.


Mazzy Star station ~ if you are not familiar with mazzy star, first things first, “mazzy” is not a person.  kind of like how pink floyd is not a person.  mazzy star will stun you with the ethereal vocals of Hope Sandoval and the bluesy, melancholy, sldey-steel (yes, that’s my term for it) guitar of David Roback. they’ve been one of my favorite bands since the early 90s and they just released their first album since ’96 called Seasons of Your Day.  it’s beautiful.  buy it.  and since i’m talking about the pandora mazzy star station, you get to hear things like Portishead, Hope Sandoval and the Warm Inventions, Gotye, Bob Dylan and so many others that evoke that haunting, warm-cozy feeling of autumn.  this is one of my favorite stations.


Mumford and Sons station ~ the kick drum in this band makes me so happy.  the deep beats and bluegrass strings touches something in me that just brings a smile to my face, even though so many of the songs are a bit sad.  this station always plays an assortment of bands like The Lumineers, and Old Crow Medicine Show.  these bands make me think of smoke from chimneys, leaves falling and chilly winds blowing through your bones.


Valerie June station ~ her voice reminds me of macy gray and eartha kit. soulful music with a strong girl-power vibe. and i love that her website says “organic moonshine roots music.” i couldn’t describe it better.  the Pushin’ Against a Stone album is fantastic and was co-produced by Dan Auerbach from The Black Keys, so you know it’s awesome.   there are so many female artists on this station it’s such a pleasure to listen to.

what do you like to listen to when the weather changes?




3 thoughts on “fall listening list…

  1. i have lost my ability to find new music since having babies, so i am happy you are sharing these! we listen to renee & jeremy on pandora every morning which (i’m a bit ashamed to say) is a kid’s station – but a really nice one. and when i have a chance to listen to anything else it is npr. i will check out valerie june, i haven’t heard of her.

    1. Pamela,

      i have to say that we listen to the They Might Be Giants (regular and kid) stations regularly as well as to NPR. the boys heard the word “abolish” on NPR the other day and i had to explain what it meant to three year olds! i’ll keep posting some of our regularly listened to stations and albums. i am so glad you liked this post 🙂

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