Title pretty much says it all! I’m looking for more suggestions on alt/indie songs that are approrpriate for a wedding. For example, I’m walking down the aisle to Radiohead’s Paranoid Android (covered by our string quartet) and our first dance is probably either Ray LaMontagne’s Hold You in My Arms (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rSLQMNFdEf0) or Band of Horse’s No One’s Gonna Love You (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fBiuQlW9tR4).
But I’m looking for MORE! I like Indie over Alternative, but I’d love to hear your suggestions! I wouldn’t consider myself an offbeat bride but I definitely don’t want to hear any Michael Bolton unless it’s played ironically. Because I’m hipster like that. Not really, but you catch my drift.
If I weren’t so out of it right now I could be better help. All I have in my head right now is “Plastic Stars” from Freezepop. Not really indie, but it’s certainly different. I always figured I’d have it at my wedding. Also “Question” from the Old 97’s is super sweet. The Avett Brothers have some good songs, too.
When I wake up a little I could probably think clearer and throw out some more suggestions.
We’re using these during the time the guests wait for the ceremony to start:
Toothpaste Kisses — The Maccabees
We all Know — Devendra Benhart
Our Way to Fall — Yo La Tengo
Built for This — Ben Sollee
Love and Some Verse — Iron and Wine
Some songs we have during the reception:
Your Happiness — The Compulsive Gamblers
Wreck My Car — Scott H. Biram
Sophisticated Honky — Orgone
Here Comes the Sun Again — M. Ward
We made a decided effort to tone down our “indieness” during the reception, and to use a wide variety of music. We were able to do this without resorting to anything underwhelming or overplayed. (Our goal is to get a diverse group of people of different ages, tastes and backgrounds to dance, and much of the music we really love would have had most people shuffling around uncomfortably…)
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