True Blood fans are anxiously counting down to the much-anticipated season premiere of the popular HBO series on Sunday night. To get you in the mood, I've compiled a weekend playlist on Rdio that is chock full of bloody tunes, swamp songs, fearie grooves and immortal vampire anthems that is inspired by the sights, sound and story of the hit show. (Listen and download)
"Bad Things" by Jace Everett - The spirited opening theme of True Blood that will have you on the edge of your seat the moment it hits.
"Nothing But the Blood" by Randy Travis - A breezy, honky-tonk tune that will transport you right to hot and humid surroundings of the Louisiana swamp.
"Bones" by The Killers - Whether you're human, witch, shifter, faerie or another otherworldly creature, all it takes is some twisted bone on bone action to get any heart pumping.
"Blood Like Lemonade" by Morcheeba - It's that darn V juice that tastes like lemonade and gets you hooked everytime. (Or this is simply a tune to sink your fangs in.)
"Louisiana Blues" by Muddy Waters - Nothing beats this Muddy Waters classic that packs soul for miles and miles, and will have you Fall In Love all across the thick summer air of Louisiana.
"Supreme Illusion" (Nickodemus Remix) by Thievery Corporation - This groovy remix will have you trippin' even without a fresh dose of V.
"Paradise Circus" by Massive Attack - Haunting and hallucinogenic, Massive Attack's "Paradise Circus" is set to the beat of the freaky vampire underground ruled by the thirsty, no mercy vampire queen.
"Lake Charles" by Lucinda Williams - A timeless homage to the Louisiana lake that is rumored to be filled with mermaids, faeries and other wild pixies.
"Keep This Party Going” by The B-52s - Merlot isn't a party without some stomping tunes by The B-52s.
"How To Become Clairvoyant" by Robbie Robertson - A soulful, sassy tune that will have you look at the world in a whole new way.
"Trouble" by Ray Lamontagne - True Blood stirs trouble. Sookie knows best. And if I look in my crystal ball I see that she and Bill are in for heaps of trouble in Season 4.
(Note: Rdio player will only work in North America at this time.)