If you’ve know me for any amount of time, you may notice that I neglected to release the fourth in the Pumpkin Spice Latte Mixtape series, the fall playlist I’ve released every year for the past three years. It wasn’t for lack of trying, but other things piled up, life happened, and here we are halfway to winter with no mixtape, and honestly not much inspiration.
Worry not, dear readers. I have for you instead, the first installment of the winter themed playlists; titled Good Winter. It’s a snow (or, as I realized later, blood) themed playlist perfectly designed for cold snowy (or rainy) days inside next to the fire with a blanket, a french press, and an old book. For when you come back in from playing in the snow to a smooth cup of hot chocolate, the feeling of blood rushing back into your fingertips, and the smell of evergreen.
We Are the Battery Human — Stornoway
Old Pine — Ben Howard
Blood — Middle East
Put There By The Land — Great Lake Swimmers
Angel in the Snow — Elliot Smith
Fuel for Fire — M. Ward
Winter Fawn — Matt Pond PA
Some Day Soon — Alexi Murdoch
Atlas Hands — Benjamin Francis Leftwich
Blood on the Snow — Horse Feathers
Without a Doubt — Isbells
Casimir Pulaski Day — Sufjan Stevens
Faded from the Winter — Iron & Wine
Noah’s Nameless Wife — Bryan John Appleby
Blood Bank — Bon Iver
Garden — Noah Gundersen
To Build a Home — The Cinematic Orchestra
I hope you enjoy what I’ve constructed here. I hope this finds you warm and well. Listen to this on those cold days inside or on the road, and there’ll be a good chance that I’m somewhere listening right along with you.