It’s hard to admit that it’s time to start on a fall playlist. We’ve had an unusually gentle transition to autumn here.

New records from Alvvays (Blue Rev) and Alex G (God Save The Animals) seem perfectly timed for inclusion in this season. Earlier releases, like Big Thief’s Dragon New Warm Mountain I Believe In You from February and Kaitlyn Aurelia Smith & Emile Mosseri’s I Could Be Your Dog/I Could Be Your Moon from May, may be even better in this season.

I’ve tried to make selections that still maintain a little hope through the cooling weather, a little warmth for comfort, and some cooler tunes.

The playlist is still in progress, but you can listen to it on Apple Music or Spotify. Tweet at me if you have any other suggestions.

I shot the cover photo in September around Lake Minnewasta on iPhone X.

sunlight breaks through trees in green, yellow, and red leaves