Halloween Jam of the Day | Ariel Pink’s Haunted Graffiti – Fright Night (Nevermore)

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If you’re looking for a fresh and freaky addition to your Halloween party playlist, a track to get the hipster ghouls and goblins swaying while they sip their PBR, look no further than “Fright Night (Nevermore)” by Ariel Pink’s Haunted Graffiti. Before you even get into the tune, from the recent 4AD release Before Long, you have “Haunted,” “Fright” and “Nevermore.” Classic linguistic creepery in the band’s name and track title.

The jam is a synth-fueled groove starting with lyrics straight out of Steven King’s nightmares. “Sleep walking in the dead of night / Ooooooh… / Black cat crosses your path… / Until you petition the Lord” / “…I used to talk to demons with my ouija board but / Not anymore…” The Halloween imagery doesn’t let up as the track stalks on… “I’m a necro-romantic / I’m-a suck on your blood / Are you ready for Freddy / Yeah, knock on the door.”

The lyrics stand out to achieve a distinctively creepy theme, but they don’t reach the level of seasonal novelty. This is a jam suited for anytime of year, Halloween or otherwise. Nevertheless, this weekend in particular, throw on your costume and throw on some Ariel Pink… You won’t be disappointed.

Listen to “Fright Night (Nevermore)” below. Buy APHG’s Before Long HERE.

Have a safe and happy Halloween weekend. Boo.

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