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From Tom Waits to Florence and the Machine, 66 of the spookiest, creepiest songs for Halloween

Thursday, October 29th, 2015

jack--0-lanternPeople think that horror movie-makers have the corner on creep, but the music world has thousands of songs that will make your hair stand on end.

From Tom Waits to Bauhaus, the Pack A.D. to Pink Mountaintops and Radiohead to Nick Cave, CBC Music has unearthed 66 of the creepiest, spookiest tracks, and created a playlist that will make your Halloween even scarier. (more…)

First Play: Library Voices, Lovish

Thursday, October 29th, 2015

You shouldn’t judge a book by it’s cover and you shouldn’t judge a date by their shoes. A natural leap suggests that you shouldn’t judge a song by it’s opening lyric, right? So, “Oh Donna”, the first song on the new Library Voices record, Lovish, was chosen to hold down that spot because of it’s wonderfully scuzzy, fuzzed-out, lazy swing? The sexy bass b-section, perhaps? Or could it be the ever-singable gang vocals on the chorus?

Maybe, just maybe, it was that killer opening lyric. Perhaps one of the best Side 1, track 1s of 2015. And the album gets even better from there.

We’re streaming Lovish until Nov.5. You can pre-order the album here. The band is currently touring western Canada.