Brooklyn-based New Zealand quintet Streets of Laredo put together today’s playlist to help us kick off the weekend. Starting off with the eerie, synthy Stranger Things theme music and weaving through stories of witches, black magic and ghostbusting, this mix is sure to set the mood for your Halloween party. Make sure to check out the group’s latest release, Wild, via Dine Alone Records, and enjoy!
–Dave Lucas, Talkhouse Marketing Manager
Kyle Dixon – “Stranger Things”
I’m obsessed with this show. It has all the right ingredients: mystery, drama, kids, BMX and aliens.
Magic Wands – “Black Magic”
This song is the jam.
Screamin’ Jay Hawkins – “I Put a Spell on You”
His voice is spooky as hell.
Eagles – “Witchy Woman”
My girlfriend loves this song, but she ain’t a witchy women. She’s actually quite lovely.
Fleetwood Mac – “Black Magic Woman”
I like this song and it happens to be the name of our America’s Cup yacht.
Electric Light Orchestra – “Strange Magic”
This was our tune while we were on tour in Europe.
Ray Parker Jr. – “Ghostbusters”
Fat Boys & Freddy Kruger – “Are You Ready for Freddy”
A Nightmare on Elm Street freaked me out.
Michael Jackson – “Thriller”
This song and record changed everything.
Patricia Quinn/The Rocky Horror Picture Show – “Time Warp”
I saw this show when I was in New Zealand and this song always stuck with me.
The Cramps – “Surfin’ Dead”
I like surfing and the guitar riff is spooky.
The Specials – “Ghost Town”
I’m from New Zealand; where I grew up was kind of a ghost town. Nobody was around.
The Cranberries – “Zombie”
My older sister used to play this song heaps growing up; she was going through her angsty teenage phase.
(Photo credit: Jessie Sara English)