Jay Autom@tticus’ “Going Bump in the Night” Halloween Mixtape

Well, we haven’t posted all that much recently, but it’s Halloween and the occasion is beckoning so here’s a special mixtape from us to you. It’s a “classic” kind of Halloween party mix, most of the songs being circa 1980s. There are admittedly a few questionable selections (it’s probably the only time ever you’ll find us posting a Hall & Oates tune), but shameless or no we feel this captures the spirit of the season. So please download, share, enjoy and happy Halloween!


Alice Cooper – “Welcome to My Nightmare”

The Cramps – “Teenage Werewolf”

The Cramps – “Zombie Dance”

Dead Kennedys – “Halloween”

Misfits – “Horror Business”

Misfits – “Halloween”

The Kinks – “Wicked Annabella”

Eels – “Fresh Blood”

Bauhaus – “Bela Lugosi’s Dead” (Tomb Raider Mix)

The Damned – “Dr. Jeckyl & Mr. Hyde”

David Bowie – “Scary Monsters (and Super Creeps)

Talking Heads – “Psycho Killer”

Oingo Boingo – “Dead Man’s Party”

Hall & Oates – “Maneater”

Rockwell – “Somebody’s Watching Me”

Ministry – “Everyday is Halloween”

Ugress- “Ghost Von Frost”

Micah P. Hinson – “Diggin’ a Grave”

Timber Timbre – “Bad Ritual”

Henry Mancini – “Experiment in Terror”

Dead Man’s Bones – “Werewolf Heart”

Steve Gray – “New Orleans Funeral”

Ween – “Cold Blows the Wind”

Tom Waits – “Dead & Lovely”

The Orwells – “Halloween All Year”

King Dude – “Eternal Night”

DecibelCast Vol. 9 “Doin It In A Haunted House”

Halloween has been my favorite holiday for as long as I can remember, probably because it’s two days after my birthday so I’ve always associated the two.  It’s a special birthday this year—the big three oh—so I decided to make an extra special, haunted mix for all you freaky zombies.  After starting this project I realized there were way too many scary awesome songs out there that needed to be heard. So instead of getting rid of some of the them, I decided to split them into a two headed monster mix.

Side A is the party side to get all you ghouls and ghosts bumping in the night.  First and foremost on the mix is Yvonne Gage‘s Doin It In A Haunted House (1984), which is such an amazing, hilarious, blatant ripoff of Micheal Jackson‘s “Thiller” that it deserves to have an entire DecibelCast named for it.  I also found some pretty ridiculous remixes of other classics like the Monster Mash remixed by HOORAY! and the out of control “Ghostbusters” remix by none other than LMFAO(?).  A couple of fresh semi-relevant dance tracks were thrown in there as well—one from 2 Bears, a side project of Hot Chip member Joe Goddard, and one new track that came out just this week from Holy Ghost!.  All in all the mix should get you shaking it harder in your costume than a kid hopped up on Halloween candy.

Side B is more of an indie rock, after party, winding down affair with a couple of monster jams in the beginning, but a lot of chill, brain eating tracks after that, because if you’re really gonna “do it” you might wanna slow it down a little.  My second favorite find, after the title track, is Do They Know It’s Hallowe’en? (2005) by The North American Hallowe’en Prevention Initiative (or NAHPI). It’s a strange charity project song for UNICEF that features Arcade Fire, Beck, Feist, Thurston Moore, Devendra Banhart, Karen O and David Cross doing a parody Do They Know Its Christmas?.  The rest of the tracks on this side are pretty self explanatory, with titles like “Graveyard Girl” and “Vampire,” but they all fit very eerily together.

So there you have it, two full CDs worth of pumpkin-smashing, egg-tossing, toilet-paper-throwing, trick-or-treating jams to help you celebrate Halloween in all its glory.  Hope you all have a seriously haunted Halloween!

Check out the tracklists and download each zip file below:


Side A:   [Download]

Yvonne Gage – “Doin It In A Haunted House”

Bobby “Boris” Pickett – “Monster Mash” (Remix by HOORAY!)

Diplo – “Must Be A Devil”

The 2 Bears – “Ghosts & Zombies”

LMFAO – “Bustin Makes Me Feel Good” (Ghostbusters Remix)

Kanye West feat. Jay-Z, Rick Ross, Nicki Minaj & Bon Iver – “Monster”

Holy Ghost! – “It Gets Dark”

Clap Your Hands Say Yeah – “Satan Said Dance”

Brothertiger – “A House Of Many Ghosts”

Whodini – “The Freaks Come Out At Night” (Mr Doris Reboogie)

The Budos Band – “Ghostwalk”

D’Angelo feat. Fat Joe, Raekwon & INI – “Devil’s Pie”

Andre 3000 feat Kelis – “Dracula’s Wedding”

Parliament – “Hideous Mutant Freekz”


Side B:  [Download]

North American Hallowe’en Prevention Initiative – “Do they Know Its Hallowe’en?”

Islands – “Creeper”

Wolf Parade – “Ghost Pressure”

Harlem – “Friendly Ghost”

Beck – “Scarecrow”

M83 – “Graveyard Girl”

Broken Bells – “The Ghost Inside”

Polica – “Dark Star”

The National – “Conversation 16”

The White Stripes – “Little Ghost”

Dead Man’s Bones – “My Body’s A Zombie For You”

Sonny & The Sunsets – “Bad Vibes & Evil Thoughts”

Chad VanGaalen – “Graveyard”

Cat Power – “Werewolf”

James Blake – “The Wilhelm Scream”

Bon Iver – “Creature Fear” (Daytrotter Version)

Pink Mountaintops – “Vampire”

Sufjan Stevens – “Enchanting Ghost”

Explosions In The Sky – “Welcome, Ghosts”