Last Halloween, we presented the 10 best Misfits songs. This Halloween, Superchunk has your Misfits fix covered. “Children In Heat” didn’t crack our list, but the Merge Records braintrust’s rousing reading of the song makes a good case that maybe it should have. Also, the cover art, which seems to feature bassist Laura Ballance rocking the devilock, is really funny. Hear them rage below.
You get a free download of “Children In Heat” when you sign up for Or Thousands Of Prizes, the new 7-inch box set Merge is selling as a subscription singles club to commemorate the label’s 25th anniversary throughout 2014. The series includes new music from 25 Merge artists including Mikal Cronin, Mount Moriah, the Mountain Goats, the Clientele, Destroyer, King Khan & The Shrines, and Lambchop. Other subscriber goodies include a T-shirt, CD, and digital versions of the series, a surprise bonus 7-inch, an updated e-book of The Merge Records Companion, and an actual box for the set. All proceeds support Oxfam America‘s fight against poverty, hunger, and injustice.