The Theory of Everything: Mix Tape Week – “Delirious Dusk”

All this week, we are featuring guest posts from Kari Luna, author of The Theory of Everything — spotlighting playlists/mixtapes featured in the book, and giving you a chance to win an amazing prize pack!

“Dad loved walking around New York City at night… That was why he made a soundtrack to go with it, full of brooding music that was dark, like the fading night, but inspiring – Tones on Tail, Bauhaus, The Jesus and Mary Chain. It featured driving guitars to match the driving thoughts in my brain.”

Delirious Dusk


There’s definitely a dark side to having a dark side. That’s what this tape is all about. Sure, Sophie’s Dad made it to listen to while walking around at night. But I think it’s a perfect mix for anytime. Especially Halloween! This is the music I listened to the most in high school, the music that made me feel the most understood. Bauhaus. Love and Rockets. The Cure. I’d run in my room, slam the door, put on a record and listen to it – loudly – until the world seemed right again. These are also some of my all-time favorite songs. Sophie likes them, too! So whether you’ve had a fight with your sweetheart/Mom/the world or not, take a walk. Or hole up in your car or room and press play. If you’re not feeling good by Haunted When the Minutes Drag, we need to talk.

Delirious Dusk
Cities In Dust – Siouxsie and the Banshees
Atmosphere – Joy Division
The Hanging Garden – The Cure
Socrates The Python – Peter Murphy
She’s In Parties – Bauhaus
Happiness – Tones on Tail
My Little Underground – The Jesus and Mary Chain
Haunted When The Minutes Drag – Love and Rockets

Listen to this playlist on Spotify!

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