Friday the 13th may be upon us, but Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross take a detour from Camp Crystal Lake to spend some time in Haddonfield with their haunting cover of John Carpenter's Halloween theme music, and Sacred Bones Records has released the must-listen track online for all to enjoy.
Packed with paranoia, sinister synthesizers, and a beat that will have you wanting to bust a move on the dance floor while keeping one eye behind you for the boogeyman and his butcher blade, Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross' cover of Carpenter's iconic Halloween theme song can be listened to below, and you can also stream or download it here.
The track comes as both a celebration of the Halloween season and the perfect companion piece to Carpenter's upcoming new album, Anthology: Movie Themes 1974–1998, featuring themes from 13 of his films. The album will officially be released by Sacred Bones Records on October 20th, and Carpenter is gearing up for a live music tour beginning October 29th.
Reznor and his band Nine Inch Nails recently appeared on the third season of Twin Peaks as one of the groups that played in the Roadhouse, their eerie sounds superbly complementing David Lynch and Mark Frost's mind-bending narrative.
Celebrate Friday the 13th by embracing Halloween early and listening to the creepy cover below. Just be sure to dim the overhead lights and turn on the strobes.