There's no pumpkin in pumpkin spice

Have you ever considered how “pumpkin” is a really strange word if you type it out enough times? I have, right now. No special guest this week, but for the playlist I made that's too long. Let's see how this goes.

Our album of the week comes from Yeah Yeah Yeahs, whose 2009 record It's Blitz was the subject of some obsession on my part when it first came out. It saw them successfully channel the dance-tinged aspects of their punk sound into synthesizers, and still rock out. It's fun to highlight records from bands that aren't necessarily the “go-to” (that would obviously be YYY's debut Fever to Tell.) And hey, it includes a song named “Skeletons”, we're dipping our toes fully into the season, over here.


  1. Feeling Good by Eels on Oh What a Beautiful Morning (SKG)
  2. Noses in Roses, Forever by Desert Sessions on Desert Sessions Vol. 11 (Matador)
  3. Show Me by Mikal Cronin on Seeker (Merge)
  4. Break
  5. Dreams by Multimagic on Move On (Multimagic Music)
  6. Wash Off by Foals on Everything Not Saved Will Be Lost Part 2 (Warner Music UK)
  7. Dull Life by Yeah Yeah Yeahs on It's Blitz (DGC)
  8. Break
  9. Kintail by Mappe Of on The Isle of Ailynn (Paper Bag)
  10. Killjoy by Anna Meredith on FIBS (Moshi Moshi)
  11. Darkest Hour by Low Roar on Darkest Hour (Tonequake)
  12. Hysteric by Yeah Yeah Yeahs on It's Blitz! (DGC)
  13. Break
  14. The Half Light by Simona Castricum on The Half Light (Self Released)
  15. Brightest Lights (feat. POLIÇA) by Lane 8 on Brightest Lights (This Never Happened)
  16. Violence by Editors on The Blanck Mass Sessions (PIAS)
  17. Break
  18. Party Time is Scary by Oscar + Martin on For You (Two Bright Lakes)
  19. Last Nite I Met A Costume by Glass Candy on B/E/A/T/B/O/X (Italians Do It Better)
  20. Pumpkin (feat. Alison Goldfrapp) by Tricky on Maxinquaye (Island)
  21. Hungry Ghost by STRFKR on Reptillians (Polyvinyl)
  22. Skeletons by Yeah Yeah Yeahs on It's Blitz! (DGC)
  23. Break
  24. Ambulance by Battles on Juice B Crypts (Warp)
  25. You Look Certain (I'm Not So Sure) (feat. Andrea Balency) by Mount Kimbie on WXAXRXP Session (Warp)
  26. Everybody by Sinkane on Gettin' Weird (Alice at Spacebomb Studios) (Spacebomb)
  27. Glorious by Sudan Archives on Athena (Stones Throw)
  28. Break
  29. LesAlpx by Floating Points on Crush (Ninja Tune)
  30. Holy One by Sandy on Traces (Geographic North)