#0053 – File under: This is the Way the World Ends


Aaron “Not with a whisper, but with a bang.” Heavily inspired by the post-punk sounds included in the oeuvre of director Richard Kelley in movies such as Donnie Darko and Southland Tales, this mix goes wonderfully dark without being frightening. This is a playlist I like to bike long-distances to, imagining I ride towards destiny.

  1. Echo and the Bunnymen – The Killing Moon
  2. Pet Shop Boys – West End Girls
  3. INXS – Never Tear Us Apart
  4. The Pixies – Wave of Mutilation
  5. Tears for Fears – Head Over Heels
  6. Depeche Mode – Walking in My Shoes
  7. Curve – Horror Head
  8. Siouxsie & The Banshees – Cities in Dust
  9. Moby – Chord Sounds
  10. The Cure – Fascination Street
  11. Thom Yorke – Black Swan
  12. Roxy Music – More Than This
  13. The Church – Under the Milky Way
  14. Peter Murphy – Cuts You Up
  15. Wang Chung – To Live And Die In L.A.
  16. Joy Division – Love Will Tear Us Apart
  17. The Killers – All These Things That I’ve Done

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    9 thoughts on “#0053 – File under: This is the Way the World Ends”

    1. If there was ever a mix requiring “End of the World Party” by Medeski, Martin & Wood, it’s this one. Well, maybe that song is a little too bubbly.

      You can’t go wrong kicking things off with Echo & The Bunnymen though.

    2. Thanks, brother. I’ve had this mix stewing for ages — it’s pretty much my standard biking mix, though it’s been tweaked and abbreviated from my three-hour riding mix.

      I bike slowly, but with great foreboding.

    3. You bike for 3 hours at a time? I get tired after playing video games for 3 hours.

      How many wheelies can you pop over that kind of time?

    4. Not as many as I used to… my gut throws off the center of gravity making it hard to sustain a good wheelie on this bike.

      What I need is an adult-sized banana seat and if I could ride my bike chopper-style, I’ll bet I could pull off some insane wheelies.

    5. Have you seen Southland Tales? Really weird movie with an interesting cast, but it’s funny because I rented it the other day and it opens with “This is the way the world ends.”

    6. Yup. Totally saw it. Funny thing is, that’s how Donnie Darko begins, too. Hence you get the influence on this episode 😉

    7. Excellent mix Aaron. I don’t think you needed to worry about that Peter Murphy track; I think it’s pretty strong and it fits right in. Also The Killing Moon and Under The Milky Way are amazing; I haven’t thought about those songs in a while. Thanks!

    8. Thx, brutha. I biked about five hours today just warming up for Bike the Drive. Apostasy and Strong on His Mountain followed by a good dose of this mix and the Greensburgh Rap Mix fueled my ride the whole time.

    9. Listened to this one this morning. Perfect mix for a week of non-sleeping child, pounding work pressure, and legions of microoganisms building cities in my throat. Cuts you Up is one of my favorite songs, as is Peter Murphy one of my favorite artists. He’s one of the best shows I’ve ever seen, at the 930 club in DC. nice mix capn. Post a pic of you doing a wheelie.

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