It appears, God willing, our seemingly never-ending run of 100-degree days was mercifully ushered out of Arizona on Monday with some very welcome rain. Ninety degrees? Open the windows! I’m still waiting for that first chill, when I can walk our bulldog without fear of him succumbing to overheating. It’s the small things.
In the meantime, I welcome any and all signs that portend fall’s anticipated arrival. So it seems fitting to receive a new track from The Autumn Defense, the band headed by John Stirratt and Pat Sansone, who also have somewhat notable gigs as bassist and multi-instrumentalist, respectively, in Wilco.
Once Around, the group’s fourth LP, will be put out by Yep Roc on Nov. 2. Check out the first single, Back of My Mind, a warm piece of piano pop that I can envision soundtracking a cool night on the back patio – whenever that might be.