MIXTAPE: FLORENCE WELCH
these are the songs florence welch thinks you can play at an exorcism, and more.
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.