We've noticed a major uptick in people from all around the country searching for indie wedding songs and never the type to deny the whims of others, we're here to offer even more indie wedding music ideas. You can see our previous posts on the subject here and here. First, let's share a few that were posted in a comment left by one groom who wanted to give us his actual indie wedding song picks:
Arcade Fire – The Suburbs Camera Obscura – French Navy Jens Lekman – Black Cab Real Estate – Beach Comber Department of Eagles – No One Does It Neko Case – That Teenage Feeling She & Him – Black Hole Spoon – I Turn my Camera On Hercules and Love Affair – Blind Justice – DVNO Cut Copy – Time Stands Still
All great choices, especially that Department of Eagles song!
Now, as previously stated, it's awesome that more and more couples are choosing to set the tone of their wedding through highly personalized music choices and we hope that trend continues indefinitely BUT when it comes to indie wedding music, you have to be very careful not to alienate your guests by filling your playlist with unknown songs no one can dance to. This is why cocktail hour is the best place to put your favorite indie songs! Sure you can slip a few into the dancing portion of your reception but swanky indie tunes do best during cocktails or dinner when you are going more for atmosphere and feel than energy.
Let me stop blabbering and consult an expert, our own Anthony Simpson. "Indie music at weddings is a very slippery slope - if you use just enough of it in the right place(s), it can really set the tone and make for a memorable, unique wedding; if you use too much of it or have it be the focus of the dancing, most people will not dance and might even leave early!" Trust his opinion, he's spun approximately 1 bazillion weddings (give or take) in his many years as a wedding DJ, the guy knows what he's talking about.
Anyway, here are a few more indie wedding song ideas for your listening pleasure. Remember, this is your chance to get creative and include songs that may not seem "wedding-appropriate" but are awesome none-the-less. If you have any to add, please do so in the comments!
Gotye - Somebody That I Used To Know M83 - Midnight City Holy Ghost! - Wait And See Noah and the Whale - 5 Years' Time Lowen & Navarro - Baby It's Cold Outside The Magnetic Fields - Book of Love Rogue Wave - I'll Never Leave You Kyle Andrews - I'm Comin 2 Get U Trabant - The One The Knife - Heartbeats Over The Rhine - Trouble Röyksopp - Happy Up Here Hey Ya! - Sarah Blasko Lisa Hannigan - What'll I Do Milagres - Glowing Mouth House of Wolves - Ageless (I would love to see this used as a first dance song!) The Antlers - Tongue Tied Tom Vek - Someone Loves You Superhuman Happiness - Oh, Tatiana Austra - Shoot the Water Sleeping States - Rivers Best Coast - I Want To The Maccabees - Precious Time Flunk - See You
Is this song not absolutely chilling? I could listen to it all day long.
Looking for something a little more upbeat? Can't beat Tom Vek!