Many of us have had our calendars marked for this week's release of Florence + the Machine's new album, Ceremonials.Â The time is thankfully upon us, and to celebrate, Florence Welch has created a mixtape for NYLON inspired by just about any momentous occasion you can think of...
For a Funeral:
SPIRITUALIZED - HOLD ON
I love Spiritualized so much. Everything Jason [Pierce] sings he sings with such craft and world weariness you believe him, really pure.
To walk down the aisle:
QUINDON TARVER - EVERYBODY'S FREE
This is the song they walk down the aisle to in Romeo + Juliet.
For the wedding disco:
HARRY BELAFONTE - JUMP IN THE LINE (SHAKE SHAKE)
This is my favorite party song to dance to. (Beetlejuice's too.)
For an exorcism:
WOLF EYES - THE DRILLER
This is a good choice because of the intensity of the noise it's literally just noise.
For my ascendance into heaven:
MANFRED MANN - BLINDED BY THE LIGHT
My friend and I chose theme songs for each other, and she chose this one for me.
For my eventual descendance back into hell:
THE ROLLING STONES -I CAN'T GET NO (SATISFACTION)
This would be a pretty good song to go down to.
For my Burning Man pre-freakout ritual:
ARTHUR BROWN - FIRE
For my divorce party:
ZORBA THE GREEK - ZORBA'S DANCE
For ritual ex-boyfriend possession burning:
ALANIS MORISSETTE - YOU OUGHTA KNOW
For a rain dance:
JIMMY HENDRIX - THE WIND CRIES MARY
For casting spells:
HOLE - VIOLET
Listen while wearing your '90s witch cover-alls and channeling Fairuza Balk.