24 Mar
2015

Exercise music for the cold of heart and the sluggish of blood.*
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Track List:
Zombie ,Natalia Kills | Shallow Grave, The Birthday Massacre | Phantasmo, Asmodeus | Run For Your Life, The Creepshow | Coffin Rocket, Dead Vampires | Tonight, There Will Be No Survivors, Zombina and the Skeletones | Maneater, The Koffin Kats | Tomb Of The Zombie Queen, Sasha & The Shamrocks | Blind, DANCE WITH THE DEAD

I am having a difficult time putting together a workout playlist because I pretty much can’t stand the artists and lyrical content of most music that’s good for making the blood pump faster. Ideally I want music that *sounds* (beatwise, I guess?) like Ke$ha, or Lady Gaga or Rhianna, but they should be singing about hexes and mummies and changelings and poison gardens and grave robbing.  Why does this not exist? Not everybody wants to hear songs about being all up in the club, or whatever.

SO this is what I have got so far, but it’s not even close to what I want, and I would love suggestions. Also, I’m sure people are going to mention bands like The Cramps, and they’re great, but I mostly try to keep my playlists current to artists within the last 10 years or so.
You’ll notice that I have included a fair amount of psychobilly/horror punk (I guess you could call it), but I am not overly attached to that genre; it’s just that these folks are the only ones singing about the things I want to hear.

Criteria: must be fairly recent (last 10 years or so), must have a driving beat that would make someone want to propel themselves forward, must have a macabre/monstrous/witchy vibe.

Let me know what you’ve got!


Jantine says

I enjoy synthpop/futurepop when I go running, it's not that witchy though. My favorites are TRST, Apoptygma Berzerk and Covenant.

JW says

Is within the last 15 years ok? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4DA-Oz3MUAc

S. Elizabeth says

That works! Just wasn't looking for older-older stuff...if that makes any sense!

JW says

There could be something suitable on The Weirdest Band in the World blog too...https://weirdestbandintheworld.com/

Idolon says

Have you heard ego likeness? Their sound is what I think of as gothic electronica. The album Breedless is really good and they have a new album coming out in June. I'll second TRST as worth checking out, particularly the first album.

I like that song by Indradevi, hadn't heard of them before so thanks for that!

S. Elizabeth says

I have not heard of ego likeness - thanks! Will check 'em out. And I actually just learned of Indradevi the other day when I asked the same workout music question on facebook! Someone mentioned them to me and once I heard them I knew I had to add them to the playlist right away. I love having friends so ready to share! Thanks again :)

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