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THE SOUNDS OF HALLOWEEN // a mixtape for The Halloween Empire
It’s the last weekend before Halloween so naturally, there will be many a party taking place this evening. I’m cutting it a little close here, but I thought it would be a good time to break out some longplay mixes that offer a special soundtrack for a spooky night on the town. This particular mix originated on a Halloween themed blog that I helped with a couple of years back and given the timelessness of many Halloween favorites, I thought it might still be worth a listen. The entire mix is filled with classic Halloween themed surf rock go-go jams, eerie post punk tracks, haunting dream pop gems, and all sorts of other goodies. The tracklist is not up at the Soundcloud link, but if i remember correctly, you’ll hear treats from:
Cults // The Fresh & Onlys // Jay Reatard // Wolf Parade // Joy Division // Pictureplane // Grimes // Ariel Pink’s Haunted Graffiti // Ghostland Observatory // Crystal Castles // Ministry // Siouxsie & The Banshees // The Ramones // Dead Man’s Bones // Echo & the Bunnymen // Bauhaus // North American Halloween Prevention Initiative
Share the Halloween goodness and send the mix to a friend or reblog for all to enjoy. Get out there and have a tremendous time. Be safe and make sure there’s no razor blades in your cocaine or heroin in your candy apples. HAPPY HALLOWEEN!
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.
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This is actually going to be the start of a new weekly series until Halloween. I’m going to be compiling good old timey Halloween music. Obvious choices as well as songs that just contain that creepy Halloween vibe. Some of these tracks have been posted on some of my previous mixes, but i figured i would just get them out in the open in Volume One of the Halloween Mixtape series.
As always, click the title to get individual track downloads, or get the whole mix here.
Like always, I’ll put up some listenable posts later on in the event you’d like clicking PLAY more than DOWNLOAD. During these posts I will try and explain my reasons for some of these choices as a number of them are very personal. Enjoy.