Monthly Mixtape: Indie Halloween

Tuesday, October 30, 2012

I've always been a huge lover of seasonal music, (to the extent that I begin playing Christmas music even before Thanksgiving...I know, I know, judge away.) Halloween music has always sort of bored me (how many times can a radio station play the Monster Mash before you're ready to rip your ears off,) so this month I decided to take on the challenge to find fun and modern music for my Halloween festivities. I'm not even gonna lie kids, I think this turned out to be my favorite playlist I've EVER created. I'm very into folk and indie rock artists as a general rule, so you'll find a lot of that here, singing some creepy, spooky and sometimes funny songs for the Day of the Dead. (Bonus points if y'all can figure out which band features the always dream Ryan Gosling!) I hope you enjoy listening to these as much as I do! Happy Spooking! xoxo Fearsy 

 *Side note: My only gripe about 8 Tracks is that they don't let you see the entire playlist until you've listened through, so I'm listing the 19 tracks below as well for you, my wonderful readers. I'd love to hear who sings your favorite songs for All Hallows Eve!
*Double secret sidenote... 8 Tracks somehow isn't working appropriately, so I've attached another player that should work now...sorry about that friends!! An Indie Halloween by Ashley Fears on Grooveshark


Beetlejuice image via the amazing Fab Ciraolo

An Indie Halloween
1. Devil Town - Bright Eyes
2. Red Right Hand - Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds
3. Seven Devils - Florence and the Machine
4. I Put A Spell On You - The Kills
5. The are Night Zombies!! They Are Neighbors!! They Have Come Back From The Dead!! - Sufjan Stevens
6. Blue Blood Blues - The Dead Weather
7. My Body's A Zombie For You - Dead Man's Bones
8. Howlin' For You - The Black Keys
9. Fresh Blood - Eels
10. Alone With The Beast Folk - Birdengine
11. A Wolf at the Door - Radiohead
12. Scarecrow - Beck
13. The Ghost Who Walks - Karen Elson
14. Graveyard - Chan VanGaalen
15. Casper the Friendly Ghost - Daniel Johnston
16. The Curse - Cults
17. Ghosting - Mother Mother
18. Dig Gravedigger Dig - Corb Lund
19. Scary Monsters (& Super Freaks) - David Bowie

2 comments:

  1. I'd love to hear your Indie Halloweenmusic, but it seems I can't see the playlist... It just says "pick a tag" :(

    But: does Ryan Gosling play in a band?!

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    1. Oh goodness, technology is sometimes so annoying! I've attached a new player if the 8tracks one doesn't work. Sorry about that! Also, YES Ryan Gosling is the perfect man, he and a friend wrote a whole musical as the band, Dead Man's Bones!

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