Gray Days and Gold September 2021

Hello, friends. Here at GrayDays Gardens, autumnal music is the house specialty and so September can only mean one thing: a lovingly-curated hour of songs that are the sonic equivalent of the scent of burning leaves on the breeze, or a sun-faded photograph—soft-edged, wistful, probably with no small amount of tape hiss, and guaranteed this month to exceed our ‘M4’ pledge of maximum melody and moderate melancholy.

You can listen to this episode 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.

There’s also a more barebones iteration of this episode’s playlist on Spotify (minus my commentary, as well as songs that are missing from their library).

If you like what you hear, please support the artists. You’ll find buy links to all the tracks in the bulleted list below.

Gray Days and Gold, September 2021

  1. Trevor Sloan, “Touch of Sorrow” (2021) • BUY
  2. Sir Orfeo, “War Is Done” (2020) • BUY
  3. Marta Del Grandi, “Amethyst” (2021) • BUY
  4. Genevieve Dawson, “Garden” (2020) • BUY
  5. Arthur Verocai, “Caboclo” (1972) • BUY
  6. Hamish Hawk, “This, Whatever It Is, Needs Improvements” (2021) • BUY
  7. Alex Pester, “Never Be That Way / (goldfish bowl)” (2021) • BUY
  8. Nina Savary, “Les Regards” (2021) • BUY
  9. The Cleaners from Venus, “Blue Swan” (1988) • BUY
  10. Evan Wright, “Sound from Out the Window” (2021) • BUY
  11. Shannon Lay, “A Thread to Find” (2021) • BUY
  12. A Girl Called Eddy, “Life Thru the Same Lens” (2004) • BUY
  13. D. Rothon, “Adieu à L’Écurie” (2021) • BUY
  14. Sir Orfeo, “Proof” (2020) • BUY
  15. Afternoon Bike Ride, “It’s OK, I’m Here” (2021) • BUY


Autumn Music: 5 Pop/Rock Albums That Sound Like Fall

In this episode I mentioned a blog post from a few years back in which I rounded up some favorite autumnal pop/rock albums; you can find that post here.

Megan Foldenauer Creative

Also mentioned in this episode is my friend Megan Foldenauer who, among other artistic endeavors, makes tiny photorealistic paintings. You can learn more about her art here.

As always, thanks for listening. If you have questions, suggestions, etc. please feel free to contact me. And if you’d like to receive these posts via email, you can sign up here. Take care.

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