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This week’s recommendations brought to you by a freezing, hot chocolate drinking, SAD syndrome affected Brandon Weight

With the temperature dropping, sunset happening earlier,  and hot chocolate season all coming into full effect, it’s time to hibernate under massive IKEA blankets and stare out of a window at bare trees. Your SAD syndrome mix:

“Unluck” – James Blake

Because James Blake.



“Girl from the North Country” – Bob Dylan & Johnny Cash

Because the fingerpicking in the original edition was cool and all, but Bob Dylan felt so sad he stopped smoking cigarettes while recording this album.



“Nearly Midnight, Honolulu” – Neko Case

Because Neko Case going a capella makes for haunting music.


“Runaway” – Kanye West

Because this weather wants me to run away.



“The District Sleeps Alone Tonight” – The Postal Service

Because drum machines can be sad too.


“Rembihnútur” – Sigur Rós

Because I don’t know Icelandic, but the Google Translation leads me to believe that “I wiped my eyes / then tried once again” feels pretty sad and winter-like.


“Twilight” – Elliott Smith

Because I’m already somebody’s baby.