Chelsea Wolfe Hiss Spun, image by Bill Crisafi

Aural Fixation: September 2017

Here’s what Haute Macabre writers have been listening to recently! Sarah: Myrkur, Mareridt. I’m fairly certain Amalie Bruun, performing as Myrkur, is supposed to fall under the black metal umbrella (despite how much the angry bro metal guys might whine about this classification, and apparently they do a lot )…and while I like the idea […]


Aural Fixation: July 2017

Sarah Lust For Life, Lana Del Rey I am an unapologetic Lana Del Rey fan, and I don’t believe in guilty pleasures, so I’m not even going to go there. (“Fuck guilt,” someone famous once said. I think it was Queen Elizabeth.) I’ve loved Lana from the very moment that someone told me I was […]

Chelsea Wolfe

Aural Fixation: June 2017

image via Chelsea Wolfe’s Instgram Chelsea Wolfe’s new single, 16 Psyche, is available for your pleasure here. Sarah Chasing an Illusion by Larkin Grimm “Through this music I strive to be free,” Larkin said in a statement about the album. “Free from suffering, free from shame, free from inhibitions, free from language, free from hatred, […]

H.B.I.C. Kim Boekbinder by Clayton Cubitt


Despite my usual aversion to all pop music, Sarah Elizabeth passed a link to Kim Boekbinder’s new music video to me this morning, Head Bitch In Charge, and I was totally mesmerized. Synchronicity reared its head with a reminder of an image of Clayton Cubitt’s I had saved yesterday on Instagram popping up in the […]

Unexplained Podcast

Aural Fixation: May 2017

Sam: Unexplained Podcast I’ve been on a podcast binge this month, and my favorite thus far has been Unexplained. It’s filling all of the empty needs that Lore leaves (I listen to Lore, but I can’t get past the mental image I’ve constructed of the narrator wearing khakis at all times. I don’t know why […]

Haute Macabre Aural Fixation

Aural Fixation: April 2017

photo via Samantha’s Instagram: @samanthamacabre Here’s what Haute Macabre has been listening to lately Sarah: Royal Thunder Wick While I thought I was predisposed to love anything that these purveyors of bluesy, southern sludge and darkness throw at me, I’m still not 100% sold on 2017’s Wick yet. Mlny Parsonz’ impassioned voice still howls with […]

King Woman

Aural Fixation: March 2017

image by Becky Munich Here’s what Haute Macabre writers have had on heavy rotation recently Sonya TANIS  I have spent more time obsessively streaming TANIS than listening to music this month, so I can’t not include it. Made by the same people who do The Black Tapes and the just-launched Rabbits, TANIS is the podcast […]


Aural Fixation: February 2017

image by Becky Munich Here’s what Haute Macabre writers have had on heavy rotation S. Elizabeth is currently swooning over… Citizens of Glass: Agnes Obel All of Agnes Obel’s efforts are stark, fragile, breathtaking affairs and her latest album, Citizen of Glass, is no different in that respect. Exploring the German concept of gläserner bürger […]


Twin Peaks Original Score Vinyl Re-issue

With lush cinematography, bizarre characters, surreal dialogue and dense, murky mythology–David Lynch scratched several of our dark and strange thematic itches with his marvelously bold and enigmatic show, Twin Peaks, in the early 1990s.  And even if, like me, you did not watch Twin Peaks when it first aired (but instead saw it 18 years later, […]