It’s that time of year again that B3SCI hooks-up you mad scientists with some seriously cray tricks and treats for your speakers of choice. We invite you to cram your Halloween playlists with this spooky heap of fright-night favorites and freshly minted bangers! Get down to the monster jams below and let’s celebrate everyones favorite time of year for scantily clad gatherings, inebriated celebration and mischievous spelunking.
James Brown – The Bells
MJ – Thriller (Futurewife Remix)
2Pac – Dunwich (Feat. Nas) (Prod. Cookin Soul And DJ Whoo Kid)
The Orwells – Halloween All Year
The Mallard – Ants
PAPERCUTZ – Where Beasts Die (Sweater Beats Remix)
Project 46 – Jigsaw (Project 46 Rework)
The Raveonettes – Evil L.A. Girls
The Cramps – Surfin Dead
Modest Mouse – Sleep Walk (Santo & Johnny Cover)
The Fresh & Onlys – I Would Not Know the Devil
Child’s Play – Theme (ETC!ETC! Rework)
Bananaconda – The Monster Mash
James Brown – The Bells MJ – Thriller (Futurewife Remix) 2Pac – Dunwich (Feat. Nas) (Prod. Cookin Soul And DJ Whoo Kid) Suicide – Ghost Rider The Orwells – Halloween All Year The Mallard – Ants PAPERCUTZ – Where Beasts Die (Sweater Beats Remix) Project 46 – Jigsaw (Project 46 Rework) Ghost Ark & Zaika – Darkness Falls The Cramps – Surfin’ Dead The Fresh & Onlys – I Would Not Know the Devil The Raveonettes – Attack of the Ghost Riders Modest Mouse – Sleep Walk (Santo & Johnny Cover) Dirty Beaches – Lone Runner Child’s Play – Theme (ETC!ETC! Rework) 2pac and Eazy E – Halloween Bananaconda – The Monster Mash Those Darlins – Summer’s Dead Tea Cozies – Muchos Dracula Psychic Blood – Strain Cults – The Curse The Raveonettes – Evil L.A. Girls Radiohead – The Amazing Sounds Of Orgy Oasis – Headshrinker Candice Gordon – Cannibal Love
*Download the full mixtape HERE
Also, check out past Halloween mixes here.
Some tracks you just can’t stop listening too. The lead track off The Raveonettes new Observator album has been wearing through our hard drive (if that’s possible). “Young and Cold” yields one of our favorites to date from the Raves with it’s simple duet and singalong a caliber melody. Do yourself a favor and check out the full hauntingly sweet spectrum of the Raveonettes latest Observator album.
The Raveonettes – Young and Cold
Everyone’s fave Danish duo ring in a decade of hauntingly sweet records with their forthcoming and impressively solid seventh studio album Observator. The album of which was recorded in an incredible seven days with producer Richard Gottehrer (credits include Blondie, Go-Gos, Richard Hell), holds true to The Raveonettes signature sound and prolific pop song appetite. New single “The Enemy” previewed here, particularly showcases the bands affinity for those glittery guitar songs, harkening bands from The Smiths to The Beatles, and those between (plus we’re sure some NME puns intended).
The Raveonettes – The Enemy
What might that Richards/Taylor guitar work on “Gimme Shelter” look like if it lurked in the night as some sort of docile pill induced zombie? Moments in The Raveonettes new single “Observations” feel harmoniously possessed by the iconic track’s six string weepiness. The song, from The Raveonettes forthcoming and sixth studio album Observator premiered today on Rolling Stone, and has a certain duality in addition that soul chilling pocket the band explore so well. Hat tips to the Danish duo yet again.
The Raveonettes cast their line out into the tempest that is the holiday song. Originally recorded in 2001, “The Christmas Song” (I expected this to be a Mel Torme cover too, but sadly, no.) doesn’t exactly sound like your typical Christmas song, it sounds much more like your typical Raveonettes song (+ some jingle bells). So we’re offering this simple phrase for Raveonettes fans from 1 to 92, MERRY CHRISTMAS.
The Raveonettes – The Christmas Song
Oh Hi. The Raves join BRMC on the Batman: Arkham City video game! soundtrack with “Oh Stranger”. The track plays mostly by The Raveonettes numbers with a pulsing synth rhythm, faraway female harmonies, and gritty overdriven guitar. Imagine now, Gotham City, a rainsoaked Joker collapsing into Batman’s arms to the dulcet tones of Sune Rose Wagner. Ah.
The Raveonettes – Oh Stranger
Here’s the second track to surface from the Dum Dum Girls’ Only In Dreams, and so far so good. Producer Richard Gottehrer worked with people like Blondie and The Go-Gos, and this track will take you back to some of the finer 80′s tunes. After a promising EP earlier this year, this album drops September 26. It was produced by Richard and Sune Rose Wagner of The Raveonettes.
Dum Dum Girls – Bedroom Eyes
Our favs, Scottish dreamrockers Glasvegas, flip the script on Giana Factoy’s “Rainbow Girl” from last year. Nice fact: Giana Factory’s singer Loui Foo is the sister of The Raveonettes Sharin Foo, which is cool because this refashioning of the track is totally Raves, especially latter day Raves, or is it Glasvegas are totally Raves? Don’t ask us to decide. Peep the track below via RCRD LBL
Giana Factory – Rainbow Girl (Glasvegas Remake)
T-minus 28 days, 4 weeks, 1 lunar cycle to Seapony’s new LP Go With Me‘s release on Hardly Art. We can hardly wait! “Blue Star” sounds a bit like what The Raveonettes might have sounded like had they broke in 2011 instead of 2003, loud hazy overdriven guitar layers, vapor-like male v. female vocals, a pulsing slomo 1-2 rhythm. Yeah, kinda like that!
Seapony – Blue Star
The Raveonettes rolled into Boston’s Paradise rock club this past Thursday blowing out an approximately 70 minute set that featured heavily tunes from the band’s new Raven in the Grave LP. The Raveonettes are loud. Really loud. Maybe it was the venue, the soundman, the soundsystem, or some combination but the band came of extraordinarly loud, at times a bit to the detriment of the material. We heard guitars, we heard distortion pedals, we heard noise and feedback, but, some of the time, we couldn’t hear the voices, we couldn’t hear the songs.
Sune and Sharin were backed up this time by two side men who alternated between drums (both live and electronic) and guitars and bass. The beefed up rhythm section aided in giving the better songs a strong rhythmic punch.
What we’ve heard from Raven in the Grave we love. This slightly darker, slightly shoegazier sound from The Raves plays brilliantly on record. Recharge & Revolt, War in Heaven, Evil Seeds all draw from and synthesize on the best influences and sounds in The Raveonettes universe (MBV, Ride, etc).
Second song “Evil Seeds” was particularly jarring. The bass in the beat just rips into you. The atmospheres of guitar distortion pull at you further. That intersection of emotive interaction (to the music) and an intense physical reaction (to the actual sounds), it was really powerful.
Sharin would give wry smile to Sune or Sune would sort of shake his arms otherwise there was sort of stoicism from the band, a kind of blankness but it sort of worked. You felt pulverized in sort of systematic way, a sort of monolith of sound. It fit.
“Heart of Stone”, from 2009′s excellent In and Out of Control, was a highlight. The song bounced, jittered, and shook. Sune’s tuneful picking in lockstep to Sharin’s kinetic bass.
We love The Raveonettes. We love Raven in the Grave. The performance… conceptually, it worked. If a concert experience were solely transacted in ideas, this would have been a great show. Technically (venue acoustics, soundman, mixing, levels, etc) it left something to be desired.
The Raveonettes – Evil Seeds
Yesssssss. We caught The Raveonettes @ Boston’s Paradise on Thursday Night (review forthcoming!) and “Evil Seeds” was the second song in their set, and wow, the song (which we hadn’t heard yet) just immediately grabs on to you, pulls at you on the most visceral of levels, literally, like when the beat drops and that main guitar figure plays out from Sune Rose Wagner’s guitar you feel like your insides are being ripped out of you. It’s really some feeling. There’s a darkness, a visceral quality to The Raveonettes’ music that’s there to be found if you want to find it; beneath all the pop song melody, jangly guitars, it’s there.
The Raveonettes – Evil Seeds
Yet another permutation of The Raveonettes sound on this demo for new tune “Recharge & Revolt”. The Raves sound like a bunch of other bands, stylistic mutation to stylistic mutation, they liberally pillage any number of influences (Jesus and Mary Chain to MBV to ’60′s Pop) yet they always sound like The Raveonettes. “Recharge & Revolt” feels a bit more from the MBV, Ride territory of influence but is still 100% (pure love) Raveonettes. Great melodies, great male-female harmonies, excellent guitar layering and arranging all the hallmarks of good quality Raves shit. Raven in the Grave, the band’s upcoming LP is due in April. Psyched!
The Raveonettes – Recharge & Revolt (Demo)
Verbal & Yoon drop some dope visuals for their cover of The Runaways classic jam “Cherry Bomb”. We were pretty stoked on the track when we reviewed it last month. And the vid pretty much takes it all the way there. So yeah we won’t front, we’ve been pretty psyched on this Dr. Martens Covers Series. We featured The Raveonettes killer Stones Roses cover a couple months ago and feel like this track for Cherry Bomb is right on level w it. Our connects at Dr. Martens HQ have pssst secreted to us that The Noisettes (who do awesome covers!) and N.A.S.A. (yeah! outer space!) are among the artist features! Hello Mom, Hello Dad, It’s b-b-b-b-b-b3sci!
The Raveonettes do their take on the madchester classic, “I Wanna Be Adored” by The Stone Roses. we think king monkey might be proud but you never know.. either way we’ve been waiting… and waiting to hear this cover for quite some time.
this Dr. Martens’ artists cover classic tracks from the last 50 years thing has produced pretty awesome results (get familiar here). Cass Bird and Molly Schiot direct The Raveonettes video for the track. and while we’re on the topic, check out our b3sci Manchester mixtape HERE.
woooooo rock and roll friday. on this fresh new remix of “let’s go surfing”, the raves make the drums tune a fave, by owning the shit out of the sustain function/pedal/button on their guitars/amps/rock and roll soundboards/laptops. we’re feeling it.
miami on fire. get that weak stuff outta here! throw the hammer down! cut chemist slices and dices to cut lebron james a new one on this “adidas to addis track”. given the choice, we’re not sure which we’d choose. nice beats, instrumentals, check it out.
right, so here it goes. although now relocated (LA BOS), (and if we haven’t given it away by now!) the b3sci crew is cleveland-born and bred. blah blah blah, anyway, this shit’s been all over the internet the last 24 hours/entire summer/last 3-4 years/since bron was first drafted. but anyway, miami is way cooler than cleveland, no shit. we get that. but to punk out your hometown on natl tv? bron, please. and the whole akron/cleveland thing is bullshit. all that really separates ak and cle is 30 miles of I-77. it’s like asking someone from texas if he’s from dallas, and dude replying, “fuck nah! i’m from fort WORTH!” (accent on worth). or “nah, dude, you thought WRONG! i rep that g-a-r-l-a-n-d (garland, tx) “minneapolis? fuck what ya heard! st. paul is in the building!”. keep it classy in mia, lbj
b3science counts down our choice top 40 tracks of 2009! have a happy new year, and we’ll see you suckas in 2010! check the original posts for a synopsis on the track as well as artist and purchaseinfo.
Eddy Current Suppression Ring – Which Way To Go The Dead Weather – Are friends Electric Bombay Bicycle Club – Magnet The Arctic Monkeys – Crying Lightening The Horrors – Whole New Way Diving With Andy – Sugar Sugar Winston Audio – Hey Anne Fanfarlo – I’m A Pilot The Vicounts – Broken Britain Wale – Beautiful Bliss (Feat. Melanie Fiona and J. Cole) Birdman – Money to Blow (Feat. Drake and Lil’ Wayne) Magistrates – Make This Work Little Black Dress – Robin The Ruling Class – Marian Shine Reigning Sound – Call Me The Cribs – We Share the Same Skies Lyrebirds – Closer Basement Jaxx – A Possibility (Feat. Amp Fiddler) White Rose Movement – Cigarette Machine Mos Def – History (Feat. Talib Kweli) Nas – Film Print – Reserved for the Cool Kids We Were Promised Jetpacks – Ships with Holes Will Sink De La Soul – La La La Airship – Kids She Keeps Bees – Gimmie Pete Yorn and Scarlett Johansson – Relator O. Children – Dead Disco Dancer Brakes – Don’t Take Me To Space (Man) Fenech-Soler – Lies Asaf Avidan – weak The Stevenson Ranch Davidians – Feelin Good Reigning Sound – Call Me Depeche Mode – Wrong White Rabbits – Percussion Gun Sergeant – K-OK Machine Gun Kelly – Cleveland State of Mind (Feat. Bravo & Ashley Simpson) Grizzly Bear – Two Weeks Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros – 40 Day dream Doves – Kingdom of Rust Justin Towns Earle- Midnight At The Movies Cornershop – Who Fingered Rock ‘n’ Roll Alberta Cross – Rise From the Shadows Holly Miranda – Waves Kev Brown – Hennessy Rap Pt. 3 (Feat. Kenn Star and Raheem DeVaughn) Kings of Conveniece – Renegade DJ Deckstream – Life is Good (Feat. Mos Def) AFTA-1 -Love Suite 2 (Sit Still) Omarion – I Get It In (Feat. Gucci Mane) The Kid Daytona – The Engine The Phenomenal Handclap Baby – Baby if you want more, then you should read our blog
b3science counts down our choice top 20 albums of 2009! the top 40 tracks of the year drop tomorrow. dr. oz is straight PSYCHED!!
2. Yeah Yeah Yeahs – It’s Blitz! Yeah Yeah Yeahs – Zero Yeah Yeah Yeahs on b3sci Electric Wire Hustle on b3sci A Place to Bury Strangers on b3sci The Raveonettes on b3sci Kasabian on b3sci Kid Cudi on b3sci buy the Lungs LP
9. The xx – The xx The xx – Night Time The Temper Trap on b3sci Raekwon on b3sci Moby on b3sci Jack Penate on b3sci Depeche Mode on b3sci The Obits on b3sci The Cribs on b3sci Gliss on b3sci Mayer Hawthorne on b3sci The Maccabees on bsci The Kid Daytona on b3sci download the Come Fly With Me LP for
awwwww no we didn’t! awwww yeah we did! we’re totally on about this new raveonettes record, “in and out of control”. the LP, from which “gone forever” and “d.r.u.g.s.” are both excerpted, is one of our fav records of 2009. “in and out of control” sees the danish duo on, if not the best material of their career, the band’s best in several years. we like the raveonettes best at their more darker moments (ie. lust from 2007′s “lust lust lust” record). both “gone forever” and “d.r.u.g.s.” realize that darker, minor key, rhythmically driven, melodically syncopated sound; a sound that’s not only infinitely listenable but cool as fuck too. get into it.