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
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