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Autumn playlist: Morgan Enos

Autumn in LA is finally here... which means temperatures in the 70s during the day and the 60s at night, and though that is a tame autumn by most standards, there's still something about the cooler weather that makes me want to listen to folk songs and acoustic guitars.

Enter Morgan Enos: 16-year-old boy wonder from Atascadero, CA with a warble that reminds me of very early Conor Oberst, set to the tune of one guitar and the occasional awesome harmonica riff, keyboard, or echoing drums (all played by Enos himself). There's something charming about songs like, "In Which St. Wolfgang Meets The Devil"; clocking in at just under 1 1/2 wonderfully lo-fi minutes, it still has all the tape hiss intact and sounds like a secret being sung to you over the phone.

You can check out 5 of the songs off of Lucky Stars for free at the Morgan Enos MySpace page. Start with "A Bird and A Wire" and soon you'll have another artist to add to your autumn playlist.

What band finds are helping you ease into the chillier days?

OK - you said the magic password: early C.O. (who was GREAT on Craig F the other night btw).

I giggle at his MySpace next show entry:
secret show (that is not really secret!) (or a show!)
atascadero, California

Yo La Tengo's "Autumn Sweater" is sublime

I just listened to the new Saeta -- it's all Galaxie 500 with flowy reverb and aching vocals. Perfect for the chilliness.

I'm really loving the song from Friendly Fires "Jump in the Pool"

Even though it's more summer than Autumn...

If I may be just a wee bit self-promotional (or at least -referential) . . . I've been putting together the Autumn 2008 volume of Ball of Wax this week, and it really is quite a nice fall mix, if I may say so.

i think morgan enos is the greatest musician, if not human, of all time. he deserves his own national holiday and baskin-robbins flavor.

-morgan enos

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