- Saw plenty of concerts, including: Crystal Fighters and Portugal. The Man; Smallpools, St. Lucia, and Two Door Cinema Club; Noah and the Whale; and Autre Ne Veut.
- Featured an interview with ZZ Ward over on The Quarterlette.
- And continued to celebrate Halloween over and over again.
"Temple" - Kings of Leon
This jam from KOL's latest album has been in my head all October and I'm 100% okay with it.
"Lose Your Soul" - Dead Man's Bones
Somehow this song seems simultaneously creepy (um, hello) and swoon-worthy (Ryan Gosling is lead singer.)
"Wildwood" - Chatham County Line
The only way Chatham County Line would be more better is if they were from Chatham, Massachusetts. I guess Chatham County, North Carolina will do.
"Sonsick" - San Fermin
San Fermin has completely impressed and enchanted me this month. Definitely keep this band on your radar.
"Roar" - Boyce Avenue feat. Bea Miller
I have to give it up to the boys from Boyce Avenue. They take my guilty pleasure songs and make me love them even more.
"Paddling Out" - Miike Snow
I could not stop bopping along to this song during World Series commercials...
"3005" - Childish Gambino
I think it's scientifically impossible to listen to this song less than once in a row.
"New Strings" - Miranda Lambert
There's something so wistful and autumnal about this song. It never gets old.
"Head On" - Man Man
These quirks feature Wolf Blitzer in a song. I love them.
"Get Like Me (feat. Pharrell and Nicki Minaj)" - Nelly
So glad Nelly recognizes that the secret to a successful comeback is adding Pharrell to the equation.
"I've Been Waiting" - The Intermission Project
Fair warning: these little British whippersnappers will put you under a spell as they sing.
"Mary Anna" - The Wood Brothers
Yet another bluegrass band of brothers. I think I may have a problem...
"Black Out Days" - Phantogram
Halloween is our favorite season for playlists and this new jam from Phantogram is a standout this year.
"Better Off Dead" - ZZ Ward
Is it fair to say that I want to be like ZZ when I grow up? She's a badass.
"Patience Gets Us Nowhere Fast" - Capital Cities
This is the most perfect walk-to-class jam.
Keep on reliving October over on Spotify!