Fall Music Playlist

It’s been quite some time since I’ve shared a playlist on Scissors & Sage.  On Friday, I left you with a Picking Favorites to send you off into your weekend.  Now, I’m here to help ease your way back into the work week with some music!

I’ve been listening to some great tunes lately, both in person and through my headphones.  Anne and I went to WXPN’s 3-day music festival this summer and had the time of our lives.  It was just the musical reawakening that I needed.  Some artists on this mix played at the festival (see: The Districts, Lake Street Dive, and Lucius), and others I’ve been listening to on the radio.

Jeff Tweedy and his son Spencer collaborated for their first Tweedy record, Sukierae.  Their music video for “Low Key” is pretty fantastic, and has cameos from Melissa McCarthy, Conan O’Brien and Andy Richter, Mavis Staples, Steve Albini, Chance the Rapper, and Wilco’s drummer, Glenn Kotche.  Jeff Tweedy also wrote “You’re Not Alone” for Mavis Staples in 2010 (track 7).  Watch them play it together here.

Lucius is a band that I’ve been seriously enjoying recently.  The two frontwomen match both their outfits and their voices impeccably.  You’ll never hear one singing without the other, as they’re either in harmony or in unison.  I can’t seem to get enough of them.  Good thing they sing backup vocals on Sukierae, too!

“‘Cause In Better Light, Everything Changes”

  1. Holocene – Bon Iver
  2. Funeral Beds – The Districts
  3. Better Than – Lake Street Dive
  4. Low Key – Tweedy
  5. Don’t Just Sit There – Lucius
  6. Saturday’s Song – Hiss Golden Messenger
  7. You’re Not Alone – Mavis Staples
  8. Kentucky, I – Molly Parden
  9. Destination – Nickel Creek
  10. Rainbow – Robert Plant
  11. Bluebird – Corinne Bailey Rae
  12. Two Of Us On The Run – Lucius

Valentine’s Day Playlist

Whether you are at home, traveling to and from work, or sipping wine over dinner, this mix is here to accompany you!  There are old standbys from The Temptations, Joni Mitchell, and The Rolling Stones, as well as newer tracks from Wild Cub, Bruno Mars, and Lianne La Havas.  Happy Valentine’s Day, everyone!

“You’re The Love of My Life (The Love of My Life)”

  1. Thunder Clatter – Wild Cub
  2. I Feel It All – Feist
  3. From – Dr. Dog
  4. I’d Like To – Corinne Bailey Rae
  5. Don’t Stop – The Rolling Stones
  6. Kiss – Prince
  7. Wildfire – John Mayer
  8. You Turn Me On I’m A Radio – Joni Mitchell
  9. Age – Lianne La Havas
  10. You and I (feat. Feist) – Wilco
  11. Ain’t Too Proud To Beg – The Temptations
  12. Treasure – Bruno Mars
  13. Dream – Alice Smith
  14. Let’s Get It On – Marvin Gaye

Special Edition: Holiday Playlist

Get your cheer on with this holiday mix!  Listen on the go, while you’re at work, or when you’re writing up those last few Christmas cards.  (Or let’s be real, when you start writing up those Christmas cards.)  This mix is has some oldies (see: Chuck Berry) and some goodies (see: Sufjan Stevens).  Let me know what you think.  I hope to create more seasonal mixes in the future!

“It’s Coming On Christmas”

  1. Merry Christmas Baby – Otis Redding
  2. Christmas (Comes But Once A Year) – Amos Milburn
  3. Run Rudolph Run – Chuck Berry
  4. Jingle Bells – Frank Sinatra
  5. Sh-Boom – The Chords
  6. Just Like Christmas – Low
  7. Ooh La La – The Faces
  8. All That I Want – The Weepies
  9. Ring Them Bells – Sufjan Stevens
  10. River – Joni Mitchell