Adding a refreshing update to our favorite moody tones

We all love to have that friend who can tell us the latest music on the indie scene, but we don’t always have them nearby. So here’s an upbeat playlist to share with you some fresh tracks from the past year that may not have yet made it to your ears. Featuring some recent work by familiar 90s names like Beck and Smashing Pumpkins, to current trusty bands like Head and the Heart and Vampire Weekend, to new artists you’ll be hearing for the first time—this list promises to add an apt lyrical transition for the cooler fall weather.