Jean Ritchie, “Skin and Bones.”
The Mountain Goats, “Rain in Soho”
Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds, “Red Right Hand.” Sometimes the classics are still the best.
Nancy Sinatra, “Bang Bang (My Baby Shot Me Down)”
Prayers, “Gothic Summer.” Not quite seasonal but somehow right. Also the video for this is great.
The Heavy, “Can’t Play Dead.” (some cussing in lyrics)
The Cramps, “Human Fly”
J. Geils Band, “Fright Night”
The Mountain Goats, “As Many Candles as Possible”
Johnny Cash, “Ain’t No Grave.”
Bat via Wikimedia Commons.