Boo! It’s Halloween! Throughout October, HollywoodLife is on the go The sound of Halloween, where some of your favorite friends from music, movies, television and pop culture pick songs that should be on your Halloween 2022 playlist. As we enjoy the last full week before Halloween, we’re doubling your joy with a full-sized treat of TSOH. Today, it’s a double bill of awesomeness as The lucky fit drop by, before their tour with Telephone boy.
The Happy Fits – cellist Calvin Langmanguitar player Ross Monteithand drummer Luke Davis — are basking in the glow of the release of “Little Ones,” the most recent single from their 2022 album, Under the shade of green. Following “Around And Around,” Dance Alone,” and Changes,” “Little One” is an ode to the band’s future children, inspired by singer-songwriter Tom Rosenthaldedicated many of his songs to his daughter. When Calvin has kids, expect him to go all out when October rolls around.
“So my parents didn’t buy me candy when I was growing up. I remember that for my birthday I would be able to go to the grocery store and pick out one box of “sugar cereal” for my present; mostly Trix. Halloween was the one day of the year that was my loophole,” he says Hollywood Life. While sharing his love for Count Chocula/Frankenberry/Booberry, Calvin also chose some classic tracks for The Sound Of Halloween and which modern horror movie will haunt his mind on his band’s upcoming tour (dates below.)
The Happy Fits Halloween Playlist Songs
Bobby ‘Boris’ Pickett, “The Monster Mash by Bobby Pickett”
This is the ultimate Halloween Jam in my opinion. It includes all the ghouls and goblins AND it’s sung by real vampire?!? It doesn’t get any more Halloween than this.
[Editor’s Note: Since we have the Bobby Pickett, Vincent Price, Misfits, and Don Hinson & The Rigamorticians’ versions on TSOH playlist, we’ll add John “Zacherley” Zacherle’s rendition.]
Carnival of the Animals – Fossils by Camille Saint-Saens
Besides Carnival of the Animals being a completely epic opus, Saint-Saens’ creativity using the Xylophone to mimic the sounds of skeletons is second to none. I absolutely love this piece and it always makes me crave candy.
Bach, “Toccata and Fugue in D Minor”
I think it’s the fact that this piece was written like 400 years ago that makes it so damn spooky. When you hear this music playing from someone’s house while trick-or-treating you just KNOW they mean business.
HollywoodLife: What is your most prominent Halloween memory? Like, when someone says “Halloween,” what’s the first thing that pops into your mind from your past?
So my parents didn’t buy me candy when I was growing up. I remember that for my birthday I would be able to go to the grocery store and pick out one box of “sugar cereal” for my present; mostly Trix. Halloween was the one day of the year that was my loophole. I would stock up on candy like this on Halloween, I would literally map my route around town to get the most candy in the shortest amount of time. The houses with kettles (unattended vans) are the houses you want to hit as soon as possible. Kettles with king-sized candy bars were the cream of the crop. One year I ended up collecting 14 pounds of candy. I thought it would last me all year, but it was basically gone by December.
What do you think will be the most popular Halloween costume this year? What SHOULD be on your mind?
I think Vecna last name strange things will probably be the most popular Halloween costume. If I had to pick which HAS to be the most popular, I’d probably go with a Nudist on Strike. My friend and I did this one year when we were lazy and didn’t want to dress up – and I think lazy Halloween is the vibe this year. The costume is simple – just wear clothes.
Do you have any particular October/Halloween traditions?
We go to a party every year with our friends, the Policastros. I think they spend at least 2 weeks decorating their place so nothing matches the energy of their crib this time of year.
If you were given a budget and free range to do whatever, what horror movie would you star in? You can remake any movie from the past, or you can create your own.
I absolutely LOVED it It follows. To me, this would be the most fun horror movie to recreate. I like to think since I’m on tour all the time, It will find it difficult to follow me.
What’s in store for October for you – and the rest of the year?
We have just finished our first ever UK/EU tour and are about to embark on a 6 week tour of the US. We just dropped a music video I produced for one of my favorite tracks ‘Little One’ on our latest album Under the shade of green. We have a follow-up music video coming out soon that I also produced for our song “In The Lobby”, which is probably my favorite track we’ve ever made.
Tour datesNovember 8 – Burlington, VT – Higher Ground November 9 – Hamden, CT – Space Ballroom November 11 – Washington DC – Union Stage November 12 – Pittsburgh, PA – Spirit Hall November 13 – Columbus, OH – Newport Music Hall November 15 – Detroit, MI – El Club November 16 Indianapolis, IN – Deluxe November 18 – St Louis, MO – Delmar Hall November 19 – Chicago, IL – Metro November 20 -Minneapolis, MN – First Ave November 22 – Denver, CO – Summit Music Hall November 23 – Salt Lake City, UT – The complex November 25 – Portland, OR – Wonder Ballroom November 26 – Seattle, WA – Neptune Theatre November 29 – San Francisco, CA – August Hall November 30 – San Diego, CA – House of Blues December 1 – Los Angeles, California – The Fonda December 5th – Dallas, TX – Trees December 6 – Austin, TX – Scoot Inn December 7 – Houston, TX – White Oak Music Hall December 9 – Orlando, FL – The Plaza Live December 10th – Atlanta, GA – The Masquerade December 11th – Nashville, TN – Basement East December 13 – Carrboro, NC – Cat’s Cradle December 16 – Boston, MA – The Paradise Rock Club December 17 – New York, NY – Webster Hall December 18 – Philadelphia, PA – TLA