This blog entry is NOT meant for:
- men with beards and assertive eye wear
- ironic drinkers of canned Pabst Blue Ribbon
- anyone who bought clothes from American Apparel in the month of October and it WASN’T for a Halloween costume.
This blog post is not for contrarian hipsters. I fear their judgment and/or mocking of this list. Listen, hipsters! I may be slightly over 30, but I got street cred. Phoenix was on my first generation iPod 5 years before they were featured in that commercial. Besides being a photographer, I fancy myself a singer and a music aficionado. See that top image? Those are records. Jazz records. Yeah, they’re mine. I can see that you’re impressed. It happens. Just in case you’re not, I once wore a tee shirt that says “I listen to bands that don’t even exist yet” to Brooklyn while wearing skinny jeans and plastic framed glasses. Okay, I might have made up that last bit.
Originally, this list swelled to the point of ridiculousness. Paring down became essential. I then cross referenced lyrical content and found many titles were not the happy, lovely dove-y messages that I thought they were. So, without further adieu...the much debated…overly analyzed….longest blog idea to ever execute…my top 5 favorite indie songs for weddings:
We had a contest on Facebook to generate more song ideas for this list.
Like marble columns, a string quartet adds instant class to your wedding. Want a really unique song to walk down the aisle? Check out “VSQ Film School: Cult Classics and Indie Favs” by the Vitamin String Quartet for ideas. Their classical interpretations of popular songs are perfect for weddings. I recommend “Falling Slowly” from the movie Once. And although mentioning Coldplay anywhere near the word “indie” will get me shunned by any self-respecting hipster or worse, my Spin subscription revoked, you might be interested in the Vitamin String Quartet tribute album to Coldplay.
And finally, I want to mention an up and coming singer / songwriter, Rock Rock. Her video for “How” showcases a haunting voice paired with lovely lyrics.
Happy dancing, friends!
Full-Time Photographer, Pretend Rock Critic