Halloween Indie/Pop Play List

Putting together a list of pop and indie music should really be a group effort!  Moving beyond the obvious (Monster Mash, Thriller), here are some songs I came up with — what are your suggestions? Please put them in the comments, and I’ll add them to my Halloween playlist…

  • Help, I’m Alive by Metric
  • I Put A Spell On You by Bryan Ferry
  • Werewolves of London by Warren Zevon
  • Obituary by Agent Ribbons
  • Building a Mystery by Sarah MacLachlan
  • Hunting for Witches by Bloc Party
  • Werewolf by Cat Power
  • The Killing Moon by Echo and the Bunnymen

Oh, boy!  Bonus Music Videos with Mary’s Scintillating Commentary!

I discovered Metric when Pandora played it on my station and I love their Fantasies album. Of course, everybody probably already knows about them but I don’t have a TV and I miss a lot 🙂  I’m pretty sure she’s NOT talking about zombies, but that’s what this song makes me think of, anyway.

I discovered the indie band Agent Ribbons a few years ago when they came to town to open for Cake.  I love them, and not just because they’re clever, sexy, catchy-singable, and a girl band. Oh, okay, that IS why I love them.  They’re not super-famous yet, so no great video available for this graveyard song.  Get their CD for better sound 🙂

Sarah’s not exactly scary but I love her charitably worded send-up of poseurs. Enough Halloween words in this song to make the list 🙂

In Bryan Ferry’s video world, all the players are women 🙂 And that was the 90s.  Love this song.

Wow, don’t you just (still) love the 80s? 🙂 I never saw this video before, but the song always gave me chills.


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