Do you have a Halloween party approaching, but no music to accompany it? Are you bored of the generic Halloween CDs sold at Party City that feature stereotypical sound effects of doors creaking, werewolves howling and damsels-in-distress shrieking? If so, The Lutrinae has you covered!
With more than nine hours of “Beach Goth,” spooky surf rock and creepy classics, this playlist will surely be a hit among partygoers that will keep them dancing under the moonlight all night long.
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1. “Graveyard’s Full” by The Growlers
The Growlers are a self-described “Beach Goth” band from Costa Mesa, perfectly capturing the essence of surf-rock and creepy that’s enjoyable to listen to year-round. The band has also hosted a Halloween themed festival by the same name for the past seven years.
2. “In The Room Where You Sleep” by Dead Man’s Bones
Dead Man’s Bones is a band comprised of famous actor, Ryan Gosling, and his friend whom were inspired by their mutual fascination with ghosts and Disneyland’s Haunted Mansion ride. This song was even featured in “The Conjuring.”
3. “Monster Surfing Time” by The Deadly Ones
The Deadly Ones are a band from the 1960’s that only released one album called, “It’s Monster Surfing Time.” After the success of Bobby “Boris” Pickett’s “Monster Mash” in 1962, other surf-rock bands, such as The Deadly Ones, also tried to capitalize on the novelty.
4. “Be True To Your Ghoul” by The Ghouls
The Ghouls were also influenced by the 60’s fascination with surf-rock and campy monster movies, releasing their only album, “Halloween With The Ghouls,” in 1964. The album features songs such as “The Little Old Lady from Transylvania” and “Monsterbilly Heaven.”
5. “Witch Stomp” by Guantanamo Baywatch
Guantanamo Baywatch are another modern surf-rock band from Portland, Oregon that is reinventing the sound of traditional rock and roll by emphasizing the forgotten elements of being carefree and raw with your sound.
6. “Dead Ghosts” by Dead Ghosts
Dead Ghosts are a garage-rock band from Vancouver, British Columbia that have been compared to artists such as the Black Lips and King Khan. Their discography features songs such as “Haunted House” and “B.A.D.”
7. “Ghost” by The Frights
The Frights are a surf-punk band from San Diego that are an integral contribution to current trends in “skate rock” culture. With songs such as “Freaking Me Out” and “Afraid of the Dark,” they’re sure to give you a fright!
8. “Haunt Me” by Surf Curse
From Reno, Nevada, Surf Curse also embody the surf-punk sound that is once again “making waves” in the indie music scene. Though some of their material can feel somber and slow, some of their other spooky songs include “Freaks” and “Goth Babe.”
9. “Winks and Smiles” by The Buttertones
The Buttertones are a band from Los Angeles whose genre is hard to label, though they are definitely appropriate for Halloween. With songs such as “Bats on the Ceiling” and “Ghost Safari,” they execute post-punk rock with suavity and a vintage essence.
10. “Creepy Part 2” by Los Straitjackets
Los Straitjackets are an instrumental rock band from Nashville, Tennessee that have been making music since 1988. Their songs “Rockula” and “All Back To Drac’s” are certain to be a hit at your next Halloween party!