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October 1, 2020

Silver Pumpkins from the Summer

After a sun filled Summer, Fall brings in some overcast sounds with “Peaches” leading the soundtrack for this playlist.

Don’t be fooled by the beachy alternative rock vibe this list has to offer. This playlist personifies a relationship from the perspective of a yearning shadow of depression. The rock influence of this list hides the dismissive nature in us to keep rocking out despite our sadness.

In songs like “A Lack of Understanding” and “Our Deal”, twist in meaning for this playlist and make you listen to all these songs with a different context in mind, not mention a new way of experiencing the popular song “Maps”.

Moving deeper into the playlist “Where Is My Mind” and “Hallucinogenics” numb the downcast feelings of life and enter you into a grungy vibe with oldies like “1979” and “Lazy Eye”.

As the soundtrack ends “Seventeen” takes you down feelings of a distant past and lead you into a brighter future with “Bright Lights”.

But somehow the ups and downs of depression may never leave you, like the song “Breezeblocks” sings, it ‘eat[s] you whole’. ///

Peaches - In The Valley Below
10 Lovers - The Black Keys
A Lack of Understanding - The Vaccines
Our Deal - Best Coast
Hand Me Up To Drive - Cold War Kids
Maps - Yeah Yeah Yeahs
Tyler- Toadies
Where Is My Mind? - XFM Live Version - Placebo
Hallucinogenics (feat Lana Del Rey) - Matt Maeson, Lana Del Rey
Everlong - Foo Fighters
1979 - The Smashing Pumpkins
The Beast Live in the Same Place - Corrina Repp
Lazy Eye - Sliversun Pickups
Seventeen - Sharon Van Etten
Bright Lights - Placebo
Breezeblocks - alt-J