As mentioned earlier this week in our roundup of albums you need to hear in October, one of our favorite discoveries for the month is the self-titled debut by Brooklyn band ERAAS. If you like your rock ‘n’ roll laden with lots of heavy percussion and spooky atmosphere, we highly recommend checking it out — it’s been on heavy rotation round Flavopill’s way of late. In view of this — and, of course, with Halloween 0n the horizon — we thought we’d round up a selection of some other genuinely spooky records that have been among our favorites over the years. Let us know if there’s anything in your collection that you think twice about playing late at night.
Snowman — Absence
When we heard the ERAAS record, it reminded us instantly of this, the third and sadly final album by excellent Australian quartet Snowman. The band always had a way with a creepy theme — their first EP was called Zombies on the Airwaves of Paris and featured a song with the memorable refrain “They’re coming through the roof!” — but this was their crowning glory, an album of goth-influenced atmospherics that was as beautiful as it was mildly disconcerting.