HAPPY FALL SEASON FROM KXLU’S 2022/23 STUDENT DIRECTOR TEAM.
The KXLU Director Team share their favorite spooky songs for the season! Listen to the playlist on Spotify HERE.
“Devil in Me” by Pretty Sick
I will be honest, I picked this because of the title. The music is not sonically spooky or witchy but it mentions devils and angels and that’s enough for me. – Lauren Cassiano, General Manager
“In the Afternoon” by MGMT
A Cure inspired macabre masterpiece. Although the lyrics are spooky, you’ll find it impossible not to dance along to the music, as if you’re being possessed. – Lana Katnich, Program Director
“Baggy Trousers” by Madness
Nothing too spooky about big pants right? Wrong. Close your eyes and imagine a gaggle of well-dressed skeletons with bad teeth singing this to you. – Angus Johnson, Music Director
“Found Love in a Graveyard” by Veronica Falls
The eery lyrics in this song are what makes it feel very Halloween themed to me, and paired with the foreboding cover, it definitely fits the holiday feeling. – Brendan Baehr, Promotions Director
“Witches” by Alice Phoebe Lou
The buzzy intro to this song reminds me of a witch flying around on her broomstick on a Halloween night. Alice Phoebe Lou’s voice is bubbling (like a witch’s cauldron!) and mesmerizing (like a witch’s spell)! To me, this is quintessential Halloween/fall listening. – Maddie Chang, Social Media/Web Director
“STORY OF BLOOD” by John Cale & Weyes Blood
One listen and you’re transported to a vampire’s lounge nearing sunrise. Weyes Blood’s haunting vocals follow John Cale’s hearty voice in the same manner a spirit would a person. A beautiful song to ‘swing your soul’ to. – Isa Johnson, KLMU Co-Director
“Scarecrow” by Beck
A rambling nightmare of lyrics, Beck’s scarecrow provides some chill but grounded Halloween vibes through its use of guitar and Radiohead-esque soundscape. – Thomas Davies, KLMU Co-Director