Party Playlist: An Indie Rock Halloween

Say “sayonara” to the Monster Mash. The playlist for your costumed fete doesn’t have to be campy to capture the spooky spirit of Halloween.

Here are 16 carefully curated tracks from indie rock and alternative artists (with a few vintage rockers thrown in) that feel haunting and creepy without mentioning Frankenstein or Goblins.

Rama Lama (Bang Bang) – Róisín Murphy

Are You The One? – The Presets

People C’mon – Delta Spirit

Convinced of the Hex – The Flaming Lips

Brian Eno – MGMT

She’s Not There – The Zombies

People are Strange – The Doors

I Cut Like a Buffalo – The Dead Weather

Heads Will Roll – Yeah Yeah Yeahs

Satan Said Dance – Clap Your Hands Say Yeah

Don’t Sit Down ‘Cause I’ve Moved Your Chair – Arctic Monkeys

Psycho Killer – Cage the Elephant

Wicked Anabella – The Kinks

Hang You From the Heavens – The Dead Weather

Big Black Smoke – The Kinks

What More Can I Do – The Zombies

Head to iTunes, grab these tracks and let’s get wicked!


  • October 17, 2013 3:38 pm

    It’s so incredibly refreshing to finally come across a list not loaded up with the same 5 songs the rest of the Internet recommends. 🙂

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