Vampire Step-Dad / Songs to Haunt a House To
Halloween, the greatest of all holidays, is almost upon us. Swooping down out of the night sky like the Jack Skellington of synthwave, Vampire Step-Dad has gifted us all with a bone chilling collection of tracks. Don’t let the title confuse you, Songs to a House To is far more than your run-of-the-mill “scary tracks” compilation you find at your local Halloween store (that’s probably taken up shop in the newly vacated Toys-R-Us building in your town). Oh no. This is a Vampire Step-Dad album…and Dad doesn’t skimp on quality. Ever.
In what is easily the darkest record in his discography, Songs to Haunt a House To is a legitimate goosebump inducing collection of original horror themed tracks. Don’t let the tongue-in-cheek track titles like “Behind the Furnace” and “Beneath Your Stairs” confuse you, this record is stacked with songs culled straight out of your worst nightmares. Let me put it to you this way, if these songs were the original scores from 80’s horror films we would be debating their legendary status here in 2018, fighting over which one was best. I’ll end any debate right here, right now. They’re all cinematic and atmospheric masterpieces.
If you’re looking for new ways to scare the neighbors this Halloween, look no further. Vampire Step-Dad has just released the high water mark for all future “Haunted House” themed records. Or, if you’re a horror junky like me, you can pump this through your headphones while you’re at the gym, cooking dinner, or reading your favorite book. There’s a lot to love here, with the nuanced songwriting you expect from Vampire Step-Dad, and the dip into full dark, no stars territory, Songs to Haunt a House To leaves you wanting more (though you might want to check the closet and under the bed before you hit play…just in case).
For the record, “Between Your Floor Boards” is officially my new favorite Vampire Step-Dad song AND the best song to never score a real horror film but totally should. Gives me the chills every time I listen to it!
As far as I’m concerned, this is the official soundtrack for the month of October