Sunday, November 13, 2016

Autumn Music Series: Bon Iver

Driving between my place in Minneapolis and my mom's house in Racine, Wisconsin, good music has always been a fantastic way to pass the time. The autumn months demand a good play list and what's better than the song "Minnesota Wisconsin" by Bon Iver.

Taken from their self titled 2011 album, it's almost as if these indie darlings followed by prescription for a good autumn track. Right from the start we hear the echo-y guitar and mellow sounding vocals so we know it's time to gaze wistfully at the leaves as the fall from the tree.

I'd recommend the whole record as it's a world wide tour of a variety of cities. Each track manages to capture the feel of the city for which they are showcasing.


Sunday, November 6, 2016

Autumn Music Series: Beaumont

It's an Indian summer here in the North Woods with temperatures topping out in the 70s. This happens pretty much every year now in the first week of November and it's truly magnificent.

A great tune to listen to as you are strolling through the leaves and enjoying a a later afternoon stroll would be "Heartfelt" by UK indie band Beaumont. This track, from the mid noughties, has a nice banjo and the requisite echo on the guitars and vocals that are necessary for a good fall song.

I can't find a YouTube video so if you want to check out the track click here on iTunes to preview and then download.