LA punks The Paranoyds are back for the spooky season. Following 2019’s Carnage Bargain, Pet Cemetery is their forthcoming EP, from which we’re premiering the creepy title track that’s as immersive as a haunted house.
“When your honeymoon phase has the strength to extend to the underworld—’Pet Cemetery’ will be playing,” says Staz Lindes. “If you are lucky enough to experience the type of love that feels deep enough to follow you underground with you and your lover—you know what ‘Pet Cemetery’ is saying. It is the ultimate love song with a message of passion strong enough for both life and afterlife.”
For FLOOD, Staz and bandmates Lexi Funston and David Ruiz all contributed to make the perfect Halloween playlist. Listen to “Pet Cemetery” below, and check out the playlist underneath. The EP is out November 27 via Suicide Squeeze. The band will be holding a livestream performance—or, rather, a 72 hour exclusive extravaganza—on October 30 along with Honey Child. Mark your calendar.
Stonefield, “Dead Alive”
I just discovered this band a month ago and am so obsessed. This is such a good driving song, it reminds me of Rush meets The Kills meets all these other awesome bands.
The Organ, “Basement Band Song”
What to listen to after Morrissey—and by some extension, The Smiths—have been “cancelled”? The Organ! I love the keys and guitar in this song.
Electrelane, “Only One Thing Is Needed”
Hypnotic, disco beat with a saxophone solo that sounds like a seriously pissed off elephant—what’s spookier?
Chunky bass intro, mmm, yes please. Love the ups and downs to this track.
Every time I listen to this song I rewind the first 26 seconds over and over. Blows my mind every time.
Madlib, “Stepping Into Tomorrow”
Just a good, long song with heavy tight pockets groove. Feels good every time.
Labi Siffre, “I Got The…”
I love any song that evolves into others.
The Ray Conniff Singers, “Alone Again (Naturally)”
I enjoy this version more that the original. The choir arrangements are beautiful and really softens the sad message that the song delivers.
The Jones Girls, “Nights Over Egypt”
I’m a sucker for long intros and drum fills.
The Cramps, “I Was a Teenage Werewolf”
An all-year-round Halloween classic. So hard to pick just one Cramps song. But my heart just goes out to Lux on this one—he’s looking for sum wolf love!
Bo Diddley, “Prisoner of Love”
I love Bo Diddley. Love the ragtime honky-tonk piano in this track coinciding with the panic of love in desperation.
Gino Washington, “Puppet On a String”
This whole album by Gino is perfect. Here is another “I am yours to do whatever you like” track. A bit spooky, but love gets like that.
The Untouchables, “Crawlin’ (The Crawl)”
A great, raunchy ghost-creepin’ instrumental for October. Ghost strip tease? Ghouls, ghouls, ghouls?
Charles Sheffield, “It’s Your Voodoo Working”
Can you tell I find October to be the most romantic month? Valentine’s day is crap, I want zombie wicked voodoo love! Nothing like a man on his knees with a bleeding heart due to a charming spell!
Gray Bartlett, “Haunted Guitar”
Title says it all. Another beautiful, wincing instrumental track featuring a heartbroken guitar with a tragic story to tell.