Aug 31

eternal night: the playlist

Have you all downloaded your copy of Eternal Night yet? I’ve been so pleased with the response! I was scared to read any reviews at first, but even the criticism has been really cool to read. It’s like getting to sit in on an honors English class picking apart something that I wrote. (Though I won’t feel like I succeeded until someone writes erotic fan fiction, but whatever. We all have our measures.)

Anyway, I was asked to put together a playlist for Eternal Night. These are songs I listened to while writing, songs that inspired me, or songs I could hear as a soundtrack to the Eternal Night movie playing in my brain. A lot of them are specific to certain characters or scenes — see if you can guess which ones.  I linked to YouTube versions, but some of them aren’t awesome, so you should download them on iTunes and support the people that made my life suck less while I wrote.


1. Vampire Weekend – Unbelievers (YT)
girl, you and i will die unbelievers, bound to the tracks of the train

2. The Damnwells – Let’s Be Civilized (3. Dame – Holy Moly (YT)
call me when you’re at the right time in your life, i’ll be here

4. Wakey! Wakey! – War Sweater (YT)
i’m in the mood to say shit that will change people’s minds

5. Brett Young – Don’t Panic (YT)
please don’t think i don’t know what we stand to lose

6. Noah Gundersen – Ledges (YT)
i drink a little too much, it makes me nervous
i’ve got my grandfather’s blood

7. Tyler Hilton – Loaded Gun (YT)
i’m gonna be your next tattoo

8. Matt Hires – Restless Heart (YT)
i wish i had seen what was coming for me
but you wear such a lovely disguise

9. Tegan and Sara – Burn Your Life Down (YT)
nothing is lost in the end when you burn, burn, burn your life down

10. Matt Nathanson – Earthquake Weather (YT)
i’d kill anyone who’d treat you as bad as i do

11. OneRepublic – Something I Need (YT)
in this world full of people, there’s one killing me
and if we only die once i wanna die with you

12. Taylor Swift – Treacherous (ACOUSTIC) (YT)
i’ll do anything you say if you say it with your hands

13. The Damnwells – Texas (YT)
you’re cheating on the weather with me

14. Sara Bareilles – Chasing The Sun (YT)
it’s a really old city, stuck between the dead and the living
so i thought to myself sitting on a graveyard shelf

15. Stephen Kellogg & The Sixers – Dying Wish of a Teenager (YT)
i know it doesn’t seem like i’m trying
mostly ’cause i feel like i’m dying

16. Something Corporate – I Woke Up In A Car (YT)
i met a girl who kept tattoos for homes that she had loved
if i was her i’d paint my body until all my skin was gone

17. The Killers – Flesh and Bone (YT)
we are the descendants of giant men

18. Augustana – Hurricane (YT)
you can only pray when you’re waiting out the hurricane

19. Amy Kuney – Appreciate Your Hands (YT)
you’re a hero gone to waste, untouched, unused
but i’ve never been this beautifully rescued

20. Dawes – When My Time Comes (YT)
i thought that one quick moment that was noble or brave
would be worth the most of my life