An MMS Indie Halloween

Our #Tubesday selections on this Hallows Eve are indie songs with a supernatural bent. We kick things off with Shakey Graves and Esmé Patterson and their hilarious video for "Dearly Departed". Their jaunty handclaps and silken harmonies belie their spectrally bad influence on a couple on the skids.

Next up is a live performance of "Anyone's Ghost" by The National in an abandoned castle overlooking the Hudson River. The tragedy of this song is more metaphor than metaphysic, as our unnamed narrator feels like an afterthought in a relationship with a divide that's internal rather than physical.

We wrap up our indie Halloween with Band of Horses' "Is There A Ghost". This song is legendary is in its economy, a shade over 3 minutes with 2 repeated lines of lyrics. I've no idea what it means, but it's a great song for group sing-a-longs or indie karaoke.