Get a dose of the creepy crawlies with spooky lyrics and haunting tunes in this week’s Halloween mix.
1) The Pierces, “Secret (Nightcore Remix)”
The Pierces is a duo that consists of sisters Catherine and Allison Pierce, who are famously known for “Secret”, the track that all fans of Pretty Little Liars should know by heart. Check out this remix (and the disturbing visuals as well) that emphasizes their impish, creepy vocals, making it a more haunting package.
2) CocoRosie, “Lemonade”
If you find CocoRosie’s style familiar, it’s because the duo has trained with the same vocal coaches in Bjork’s camp. This track pairs airy, distorted, and child-like vocals with twinkling keys fused with electronic elements, making it a perfect prelude to a night of horror movie streaming.
3) Immortal Technique, “Dance With The Devil”
Now you are going to want to approach this with caution, because this has got to be one of the most violent rap tracks in all of hip-hop history. While on the surface, trigger warnings include drugs, rape, and murder, Immortal Technique himself has said this about the track: “I made myself more of a part of it when I wrote the song, and it eventually became an urban legend, and what’s sick is that people thought it was about rape [when] it was really about how we are killing ourselves and destroying the most valuable resource that the Latino/Black community has: our women.”
4) Preoccupations, “Anxiety”
Well this seems to be exactly what nightmares are made of; a haunting tune laid over a post-punk mix played so slowly that it conjures feelings of dread. Accompanied by freaky visuals, this track is a death march straight to the part of the brain where dark, twisted thoughts lie.
5) Radiohead, “A Wolf At The Door”
With a slow and steady progression that’s almost hypnotizing, “A Wolf At The Door” is a tune that continues to have a strong presence since its release in 2003. If Thom Yorke’s somber vocals don’t set a dark and depressing tone, we don’t know what does.
Tira Lee is Straatosphere’s resident aux cord heaux. She’s in-charge of pulling together nifty mixes each week to spread dope tracks and good vibes to the public. In her free time, she partakes in something distressingly referred to as academia and often experiences an existential crisis of sorts. She’s also paid to put pretty clothes on pretty people sometimes.