Posts tagged goth

Crystal Castles - Plague

Plague” by Crystal Castles // Plague (2012)

And suddenly there’s a new Crystal Castles single to ravage ears and move bodies. “Plague” is more than likely the first taste of the forthcoming new album (possibly another self-titled affair), then again, it could just be a one off release to prime appetites for more new material. It’s packing a typically sinister, pulsating beat and fractured vocals that reverberate in and out of the witch-house-y atmospherics. If you’re a Crystal Castles fan, then you’re surely not going to be shocked by any new direction here, but it’s a great way to get you excited about new music. It’s also surely going to belong on many a Halloween Party mixtapes this year, with it’s darkwave house beats. Good stuff.

(download) "Plague" by Crystal Castles (via CC Soundcloud page)

A Great Design

"A Great Design" by Black Marble // A Different Arrangement (Out 9.9.12 on Hardly Art)

Black Marble are coming off of the release of their excellent EP, “Weight Against the Door”, and now, only 10 months later, they’re going to be releasing a full length by the name of “A Different Arrangement”. The first taste from that release is the killer new jam, “A Great Design”, which takes the focused, dark energy of that first EP and brings some new treats to the table in the form of a surprisingly bouncy synth line and an absolutely infectious melody. Instead of the sole post punk atmosphere of those earlier tracks, here you can’t help but feel the dreamier pop sounds of early New Order and (mid-era) The Cure. Whatever it is, it’s working because I’m now eagerly awaiting the release of “A Different Arrangement”. Highest recommendation for fans of Little Girls,  Minks, and Exitmusic

(download) "A Great Design" by Black Marble (via Hardly Art)

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THE GHOSTS OF HALLOWEEN /// PART|ONE
I’m starting off the Halloween season a week or so early with this, the first in a series of mixtapes bridging new and old tracks that have similar vibes and that fit together for your future Halloween parties. I wanted to connect some of the classic eerie rock tracks with some darker electronic numbers and all of the post-punk and goth pop in between. By no means are these intended to be a list of essential Halloween cuts. I’ve scattered some obvious choices with some less obvious ones and if you think I’m missing something, chances are they will appear on a later part of the series. 
I hope that you enjoy the Halloween vibe and the darker atmosphere of the songs that would make for a solid listen with or without a blacklight-lit Halloween party behind them. Thanks for listening. 
Featured Music: (click the name for band info)
Siouxsie and the Banshees - Halloween
M83 - Graveyard Girl
The Fresh & Onlys - I Would Not Know the Devil
Dead Man’s Bones - In the Room Where You Sleep
The Ramones - Pet Semetary
Jay Reatard - My Shadow
Wolf Parade - Fancy Claps
Joy Division - Dead Souls
Pictureplane - Goth Star
Chealsea Wolfe - Mer
Evangelicals - Skeleton Man
Daestro - The Shaded Forests
Ghostland Observatory - Dancing on My Grave
TV on the Radio - Wolf Like Me
Crystal Castles - Vanished
The Whigs - In The Dark
Cults - The Curse
Radiohead - The Amazing Sounds of Orgy
Bat for Lashes - A Forest
Echo & the Bunnymen - The Killing Moon
North American Halloween Prevention Initiative - Do They Know It’s Halloween?
Modern Witch - Ghosts of You
Bauhaus - Bela Lugosi’s Dead 
(download) THE GHOSTS OF HALLOWEEN /// Part|One  (mediafire)
(stream) The Entire Mix @ 8Tracks
(photo credit) Found @ Flickr
Please support the artists that you find and enjoy. Buy their music, merchandise and tickets to see their shows. Supporting them is the only purpose in doing this blog. Contrary to the opinions of some, music blogs are a great way to discover new music, but there will only be so much new music to go around if these artists can’t afford to support themselves through their art and commerce. Only use these mixtapes as a guide to find something to throw your (financial and emotional) support behind.

THE GHOSTS OF HALLOWEEN /// PART|ONE

I’m starting off the Halloween season a week or so early with this, the first in a series of mixtapes bridging new and old tracks that have similar vibes and that fit together for your future Halloween parties. I wanted to connect some of the classic eerie rock tracks with some darker electronic numbers and all of the post-punk and goth pop in between. By no means are these intended to be a list of essential Halloween cuts. I’ve scattered some obvious choices with some less obvious ones and if you think I’m missing something, chances are they will appear on a later part of the series. 

I hope that you enjoy the Halloween vibe and the darker atmosphere of the songs that would make for a solid listen with or without a blacklight-lit Halloween party behind them. Thanks for listening. 

Featured Music: (click the name for band info)

  1. Siouxsie and the Banshees - Halloween
  2. M83 - Graveyard Girl
  3. The Fresh & Onlys - I Would Not Know the Devil
  4. Dead Man’s Bones - In the Room Where You Sleep
  5. The Ramones - Pet Semetary
  6. Jay Reatard - My Shadow
  7. Wolf Parade - Fancy Claps
  8. Joy Division - Dead Souls
  9. Pictureplane - Goth Star
  10. Chealsea Wolfe - Mer
  11. Evangelicals - Skeleton Man
  12. Daestro - The Shaded Forests
  13. Ghostland Observatory - Dancing on My Grave
  14. TV on the Radio - Wolf Like Me
  15. Crystal Castles - Vanished
  16. The Whigs - In The Dark
  17. Cults - The Curse
  18. Radiohead - The Amazing Sounds of Orgy
  19. Bat for Lashes - A Forest
  20. Echo & the Bunnymen - The Killing Moon
  21. North American Halloween Prevention Initiative - Do They Know It’s Halloween?
  22. Modern Witch - Ghosts of You
  23. Bauhaus - Bela Lugosi’s Dead 

(download) THE GHOSTS OF HALLOWEEN /// Part|One  (mediafire)

(stream) The Entire Mix @ 8Tracks

(photo credit) Found @ Flickr

Please support the artists that you find and enjoy. Buy their music, merchandise and tickets to see their shows. Supporting them is the only purpose in doing this blog. Contrary to the opinions of some, music blogs are a great way to discover new music, but there will only be so much new music to go around if these artists can’t afford to support themselves through their art and commerce. Only use these mixtapes as a guide to find something to throw your (financial and emotional) support behind.

the soft moon - CIRCLES

In the track “Circles”, The Soft Moon throws all caution to the wind and creates the most neo-goth / post-punk track on their album. It’s dark, screeching, but ultimately danceable stuff. Not my favorite track on the very good self-titled debut, but the first with an officially sanctioned video. Enjoy.

Fuck. Even the visuals are Bauhaus-y and goth as fuck.

The Soft MoonDead Love

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the soft moon - DEAD LOVE

Take Bauhaus’s rhythm section and mix it with some early The Cure guitar work (and Robert Smith howls) and top it off with hushed, haunted vocals reminiscent of Calla and you’ve got a great track. This is that track. Give it a goth as fuck name like “Dead Love” and you’re even closer to black clothed romantic misery. Just fucking make sure you haven’t seen the sun in a couple of months or else you might miss the subtle tones of macabre love hidden deep in the pit of despair that is this achingly lovely song.

Did i win the goth description contest yet?

Seriously though. This song rips ass. It’s fucking excellent.