Any holiday that encourages the wearing of crazy costumes is all right by me. That’s probably why Halloween has always been my favorite holiday: the addition of pumpkins, cool decorations, and free candy puts it over the top on the awesomeness scale. And while I’m not currently loving the music from the Halloween party across the street (I don’t want to learn how to “dougie”, thanks), here are some creeptastic alternatives.
Andrew Bird, “Not a Robot, But a Ghost” (Youtube, live in St. Malo, France)
Animal Collective, “Banshee Beat” (Youtube)
Beirut, “In the Mausoleum” (Youtube, from La Blogotheque)
Bombay Bicycle Club, “Ghost” (Youtube)
Bon Iver, “Creature Fear” (Youtube)
Bowerbirds, “Ghost Life” (Youtube)
Department of Eagles, “Phantom Other” (My friend made this video!)
Eugene McGuinness, “Monsters Under the Bed” (Youtube, official video)
Fanfarlo, “Ghosts” (Youtube, live at SXSW)
First Aid Kit, “Ghost Town” (Youtube, official video)
Florence and the Machine, “My Boy Builds Coffins” (I saw this video when it first came out!)
Girls, “Ghost Mouth” (Youtube, live in Dublin)
Laura Marling, “Night Terror” (official videos one one and two)
Matthew and the Atlas, “Deadwood” (Youtube, live in Belfast)
The Middle East, “Blood” (Youtube, beautiful fan video)
Noah and the Whale covering Daniel Johnston, “Devil Town” (Youtube, live in LA)
St. Vincent, “Laughing with a Mouth of Blood” (Youtube, official video)
Summer Camp, “Ghost Train” (Youtube, official video)
Talking Heads, “Psycho Killer” (Youtube)
Timber Timbre, “Demon Host” (Youtube, official video, and worth the repeat from my last playlist)
Also check out Peggy Sue’s very appropriate “Horror Move Marathon”–especially if that’s what you did this weekend.
Hello delightful readers,
I have to apologize for the massive blog post shortage over the past few weeks. Besides the ridiculously heavy work load for school, I’m also moving–which means most weekends find me putting baby pictures in boxes and throwing away six year old movie ticket stubs. I’ve now realized that there isn’t a whole lot that separates me from the people on Hoarders.
Anyway, I’m supposed to be reading about freak shows right now (we rhetoric majors have all the fun), but expect increased activity in the next few days.
In the meantime, enjoy this short playlist of study jams du jour.
The Acorn, Restoration (Four Tet Remix) (YouTube)
Anais Mitchell, Wait for Me (feat. Justin Vernon) ( YouTube)
Arcade Fire, Rococo (YouTube)
Beach House, Used To Be (YouTube)
Broadcast 2000, Rouse Your Bones (YouTube)
The Drums, Down By the Water (YouTube)
Johnny Flynn, Churlish May (demo) (YouTube)
Laura Marling, Don’t Ask Me Why (from album #3!) (YouTube)
Left with Pictures, June (YouTube)
Mumford & Sons, Nothing Is Written (YouTube)
Of Montreal, I Feel Ya Strutter (YouTube)
Peggy Sue, Lover Gone (YouTube)
Ra Ra Riot, Keep It Quiet (YouTube)
Stornoway, Watching Birds (YouTube)
Timber Timbre, Demon Host (YouTube
Wild Nothing, Golden Haze (YouTube)
Happy studies and happy listening!