These days, it ain’t easy being Mephistopheles. As the Lucifer henchman responsible for rounding up the souls of those already perceived to be damned, he’s got his work cut out for him. (And that’s not even getting into the whole drama of that cheesy ‘90s ska band abusing his not-so-good name.) But ol’ Meph appears to have struck up a fancy on our local streets, finding himself constantly up in the grill of Noel Kelly. The Hush Now frontman pleads his case for the hoofed soldier of damnation to chill the eff out in the band’s Halloween single, “Please Mephistopheles (Leave Me Alone),” a bluesy cocktail number that evokes the ghosts of Tom Waits and Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds. Look for a Christmas number from the Hush Now in the coming months — in the meantime, look over your shoulder, say a little prayer for Kelly, and grab the spooky MP3 down below. Hush Now photo by Adam Quane.
DOWNLOAD: The Hush Now "Please Mephistopheles (Leave Me Alone)" [mp3]