Shoegaze Music for Fall Weather

Now that September is already here, I’m actually looking forward to the cooler weather and crisp, colored leafs that will soon arrive. There really won’t be any signs of autumn in my neck of the woods until maybe mid-October, but I’m in the mood for a change. Late spring and summer is actually my favorite time of the year, so the transition into fall is often bittersweet. While I anticipate the change, I know I must let yet another wonderful summer end.

There are a couple things I love about fall, though. One is I get to bring out the boots, jackets, and pretty scarves in my closet that have been neglected for too long. It probably didn’t surprise you I’d bring up the fashion aspect of it. The other thing is all the amazing music I associate with fall weather. I’m wondering, do any of you associate certain songs or styles of music with fall? It makes me think of atmospheric, ambient music, folksy songs, alt-country, or something that’s a bit pensive and sad. Mellow and bittersweet might be good ways of describing autumn music.

I decided to compile a list here of a few songs which always seem to remind me of fall. The reality might be that I’ve listened to some of these songs during a particular fall and now associate the song with the season. I should also point out that only about half this list is shoegaze music, but I hope every one of you will enjoy something here. If any of you have songs that remind you of fall, feel free to share them.

1. Feedback Song – Flying Saucer Attack

2. Drake – Beth Gibbons & Rustin Man

3. Wickerman – Pulp

4. Into Dust – Mazzy Star

5. Crescent Moon – Cowboy Junkies

6. She Is the Daylight – Flying Saucer Attack

7. Catch the Breeze – Slowdive

8. Take It Easy – Air Formation

9. We’re an American Band – Yo La Tengo

10. Painbirds – Sparklehorse