Interview by Drew Pearson and Paul Salfen
Masters of macabre melody, LVCRFT stands as a haunting testament to the combined powers of GRAMMY Award-winning giants Evan “Kidd” Bogart, Amanda “MNDR” Warner, and Peter Wade. Each member of this spectral trio, acclaimed for their musical contributions to industry luminaries like Beyoncé, Mark Ronson, and Madonna, has individually amassed billions of streams. Together as LVCRFT, they’ve taken Halloween from an annual night’s revelry to a year-round rhythmic ritual. They have partnered with global platforms like Apple, Tik Tok, Amazon Prime, and Netflix. Their standout single ‘Skeleton Sam’ surged as Hocus Pocus 2’s lead track, dominating the #8 spot on Shazam’s national chart. They’ve painted the airwaves with soundtracks for Netflix’s “Hubie Halloween” and Freeform’s “31 Nights of Halloween,” and even crafted spooky echoes for “Chilling Adventures of Sabrina.” Their 2022 album ‘Scream Warriors’ saw them collaborating with horror-film maestro, Christopher Young (Hellraiser, Pet Semetary), employing cutting edge spatial sound technology to create a truly immersive and frightening listening experience. Their recent banger, “Scream for Halloween,” became the official song for Mid-Summer Scream (The Comic-Con of Horror), and listeners should prepare for chills from “Kids In America,” which is featuring in the TV series “Chucky” on Syfy-USA Network.
As they gear up for their second consecutive year at Shaqtoberfest, complete with their very own DJ stage, they’re also venturing into new eerie territories, including HUSH in Detroit and the Sacramento Scream Park. Praise from the crypt includes Nylon’s acclaim, “their passionately creepy tunes have shaken the industry,” GQ’s recognition of their 2019 debut as being on par with classics like “The Monster Mash & Thriller!”, and Paper Magazine’s praise for their 2020 album, highlighting it as the handiwork of “a musical coven of hitmakers.
Truly embodying their mantra, “Spooky NEVER sleeps,” with LVCRFT, the haunt goes on and on..