It's the first day of fall and that means it's time to kick off my Autumn Music Series once again. The fall is my favorite time of the year. Easily the most romantic of the seasons, the autumn cradles me with nostalgia and swirls my mind with memories of the past. The music I have listened to in the fall seems to resonate with me more than other times of the year.
There is something about the days turning darker and the cool breezes that put me into such a mood. "Wasted" by Glass Rock captures this feeling perfectly. This NYC/Detroit band was actually a one off merging of two other bands (Tall Firs and Soft Location). Their album, Baby Baby Baby, came out in 2011 and is truly one of those lost indie gems. The cover, seen below in the video, is the type of photo I would have taken. It sort of looks like a "last call for summer" type of image combined with a sexy, unknown woman drinking vibe.
The song is wistful...yearning...and it brings me back to my college days at the University of Minnesota. The autumn always does that anyway but "Wasted" is a soothing jolt of that first term melancholy. And, of course, it has the requisite echo-y guitar, so essential for any harvester tune.
I can practically feel the leaves crunching beneath my feet as I walk along East River Road....