Hello, friends. Like some louche, peripatetic bohemian from your university days who still blows into town periodically, wearing that same shabby coat and recounting tales of adventure to mask his chronic heartache, Gray Days and Gold is here again to fill your head with romantic, hazy, slightly sad notions. It’s another hour of new discoveries and old favorites in the usual blend of orchestral pop, dreamy psychedelia and unique singer-songwriters, seasoned with more than one allusion to falling leaves and the onset of winter. (If you’re just discovering Gray Days and Gold, here’s an introduction that explains the show’s raison d’être.)
You can listen via the embedded player just below in this post—if you don’t see it, try turning off your ad-blocker then reloading the page—or on the Mixcloud website, via the Mixcloud mobile app, on your Sonos system, etc.
For those who prefer Spotify, there’s also a more bare-bones iteration of this episode’s playlist there (minus my commentary, as well as any songs that are missing from Spotify’s library).
- Meer, “Across the Ocean” (2020) • BUY
- Kevin Godley, “The Ghosts of the Living” (2020) • BUY
- Stephen Duffy feat. Nigel Kennedy, “Galaxy” (1993) • BUY
- Beverly Glenn-Copeland, “River Dreams” (2020) • BUY
- Dungen, “Vara Snabb” (2010) • BUY
- Loma, “Breaking Waves Like a Stone” (2020) • BUY
- Brendan Eder Ensemble, “HOP” (2020) • BUY
- The Clientele, “Lunar Days” (2017) • BUY
- Its Immaterial, “Downriver” (2020) • BUY
- Patrick Watson, “Lost With You” (2020) • BUY
- Camoufleur, “Scaphandriers” (2020) • BUY
- Mottron, “Run” (2020) • BUY
- Claude Lombard, “Les vieux comptoirs” (1969) • BUY
- Molly Drake, “I Remember” (195?) • BUY
- Shmu, “Astral” (2020) • BUY
As always, thanks for listening. If you’d like to receive these posts via email, you can sign up for my newsletter here. I’ll see you again soon.