Not to harp on the weather, but it seems like we’ve reached Deep Fall: that cold snap before the holidays where everything’s gray and nothing is snowy. It sucks. But did you know that Ejecta is back as Young Ejecta, that Jessica Pratt has offered the first glimpse of her second LP, and that José González has returned after a seven-year absence? Did you know that CoSigned youngsters the Districts have announced a debut album and premiered a single to go with it? It’s all true, and it’ll help take the edge off of your vitamin D withdrawal — just don’t forget to take your multis.
10. Young Ejecta – “Welcome to Love”
The new single from Young Ejecta (formerly Ejecta, until a threatened lawsuit turned back the clock on their age) is just barely sweet enough to get you sick. The first taste from the duo’s second album, “Welcome to Love” sets Leanne Macomber’s voice on full display as she traces delicate melodies against a coiling bass and cascades of synth bells. “I don’t want to live my dreams/ I’ll just go die,” she sings teasingly. The song launches into a full chorus, then drops away to nothing but Macomber and the subtle beat behind her; it offers you sap and then leaves you digging at dry bark. “Welcome to Love” gives a promising glimpse at The Planet, which arrives on Driftless Recordings January 27th. –Sasha Geffen