I recently heard of this band from California called Bog Oak when the St. Louis band, Fister, played with them earlier in October. I heard they had a bitchin’ cover of the Phantasm theme. So, I checked them out on Soundcloud and what I heard was correct. They had a bitchin’ cover of the Phantasm theme. After hearing that and playing it a couple of times, I decided to follow them on Soundcloud.
On Halloween, they posted a new cover of the track “First Chase” from Halloween III: Season of the Witch (last month’s Late Nite Grindhouse). I gotta say, while I dig their non-cover stuff, this might be my favorite track by them. I’m a huge Carpenter fan when it comes to his music and with everyone covering, ripping off the synths that became popular by the man, this cover is a breath of fresh air. It is truly haunting. Some may cry that it is a bit repetitive but they are covering a theme/piece that is repetitive in of itself. If you are suffering from a Halloween hangover and don’t want to let go of the holiday yet, this track should help.
“First Chase” from HALLOWEEN III: SEASON OF THE WITCH
Also, for good measure, check out their cover of the Phantasm theme here: