Drea is a music junkie. She loves indie rock, rockabilly, some punkier stuff, and some
really good country. You can think of the songs below as Drea's internal playlist -
and you can treat it as a companion to The Blood Lust. Listen along with Drea,
guided by quotes from the book. xxx, LPH
"Middle Distance Runner"
Sea Wolf
"The summer the Vampire Murders began was a
turning point for me..."

"Make Your Bed"
Neko Case
"Typically, our post-work conversations center
around finding a bar that's open at 7 AM and willing to serve
two exhausted forensic anthropologists who reek of decomp and
want to stack the jukebox with Neko Case tunes..."

"So What"
"Some female pop singer was wailing on the shitty
juke box about getting wasted and starting a fight..."

"Why Bother?"
"All people are shit bags, and all people
do shitty things to each other, especially when they like
each other, so why even bother?"

"Great Expectations"
The Gaslight Anthem
"It's the Secret of Life..."

"I Bleed"
The Pixies
"Oh, you didn't know? My research disproves the existence of vampires..."

"It’s Martini Time"
The Reverend Horton Heat
"Hanging out at a martini bar with a giant
spinning wheel of drink specials...that sounded mighty fine to us."

The Yeah Yeah Yeahs
"Beautiful Rich Gray. It sounded like a blend of tea.”

"Drinkin’ and Smokin’ Cigarettes"
The Reverend Horton Heat
"Andy and I bought a pack of Parliament Lights
and indulged on the steps outside, giggling like we were a
couple of bad girls smoking into the vent of the high school bathroom..."

"Call it Off"
Tegan and Sara
"Drea, do you remember the time I made
you come with me to that Tegan and Sara concert???"

"Too Drunk to Dream"
The Magnetic Fields
"When I'm drunk, I don't dream..."

"In Your Wildest Dreams"
The Reverend Horton Heat
"My dreaming began with the unsettling sensation
that someone was summoning me..."

"Once a Day"
Connie Smith
"I felt a little bit like that old country song..."

"Letter from an Occupant"
The New Pornographers
"Three tallboys later, I was unpacking cheerfully
and wailing along with Neko and her friends..."

"Rosie Won't You Please Come Home"
The Kinks
"I don’t know where she is, but I’m going to find out.
And you’re going to come with me."

Indigo Girls
"My cell phone started playing an Indigo Girls song.
Andy’s ring..."

"Cemetary Gates"
The Smiths
"Keats and Yeats are on your side," I sang my best sotto voce
impression of Morrissey, "Wilde, Wiiiilde is on mine..."

"Car Wheels on a Gravel Road"
Lucinda Williams
"The sound was unnerving, like car wheels on a gravel road..."

Fiona Apple
"I felt the dusky opening strains of that old Fiona Apple
song vibrate through my mind–it was like I was listening
to the music at full volume, though I knew it was only in my head..."

"Love Like Winter"
"It’s sort of a guilty pleasure of mine, I guess. And hell,
it’s vampire music, right?"

"Me and the Devil Blues"
Robert Johnson
"This is vampire music..."

"More Than Life"
"You don’t see what it has to do with anything? It has
everything to do with everything!"

"The Cave"
Mumford & Sons
"I have to figure out how to be me first..."

"Tattooed Love Boys"
The Pretenders
"...She was a party girl, hung out at dark clubs..."

The Yeah Yeah Yeahs
"Let them watch," he said, "I don’t care. Do you?"

"Song for the Dead"
Sea Wolf
"I’m pretty sure that’s illegal," I snapped, horrified
to my dead-people-loving core. "Not to mention disrespectful
to the dead."

"Little Ghost"
The White Stripes
"I recognized her face. Her pale skin and dark hair.
The bites on the side of her neck..."

"King of Hearts"
Lucinda Williams
"Maybe...just maybe...the chance for love..."

"Black Dirt"
Sea Wolf
Eala þeodnes þrym huseo þrag gewat genap under niht helm swa heo no wære.
The Blood Lust: The Songs
Listen to all of these awesome artists before you buy
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Happy listening, folks!