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10 Indie Songs That Will Make You Fall In LOVE

  • February 12, 2014
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Happy Valentine’s day AudioFUZZ-ers! There are several cheesy love songs that we all know but when it comes to indie love songs, can you name 5? 10? more? Let us help kick-start (or recharge) your love life with this FUZZ-a-licious list full of indie gems that will make your heart go boom. <3

10. Meiko – “Stuck On You”

From the boom of the drum (heart) in the beginning to the finger snapping (happy feeling) to softly sung lyrics (smitten), we slip instantly into this cute, happy feeling of love (or at least we desire to)!

9. Belle & Sebastian – “Funny Little Frog”

Belle sings “you’re my fashion tip, a living museum, I’d pay to visit you on rainy Sundays, I’ll maybe tell you all about it someday…” An incredibly sweet love song about being in love with the girl in the picture on his wall. Creepy? No, we think it’s adorable and how many of us haven’t fallen in love with the image we have of someone anyway!?

8. Devendra Banhart – “Lover”

Some may say that Devendra Banhart isn’t really talking about “love” in this song but despite the myriad of sexual innuendos, we do feel that this is a person that is really in love, or lust, with someone else. Banhart sings “I’m gonna build a bond, I’m pullin’ out my wand, feels so right it can’t be wrong.” Hey at least he pulled his wand out.

7. The Lumineers – “Ho Hey”

Love has it’s share of ups and downs and the Lumineers catch that quite beautifully in “Ho Hey,” which tells the story of a man in angst after his girlfriend (or wife) leaves him. His plea for her to come back and vow of love is stated triumphantly, “I belong with you, you belong with me, you’re my sweetheart.”

6. Damien Rice – “Blower’s Daughter”

This is a tear-jerker but it’s also one of the more beautifully written song stripped of it’s dramatics revealing love in its pure form.

5. Temper Trap – “Sweet Disposition”

That song from ‘500 Days of Summer’ that nearly everyone on the planet has heard about now. It could be about many things but given its context we lean towards the idea that we never really change when we’re in love, we kind of always act and feel the same; and that’s okay.

4. The Maccabees – “Toothpaste Kisses”

There’s something about the banjo that is so endearing when played with a love song. The Maccabees “woo” you into the idea of living with the one you love and giving each other “toothpaste kisses” every night at bedtime. It’s dreamy. :)

3. Rogue Wave – “Eyes”

One of the quintessential indie rock love songs sung by the California-based rock group Rogue Wave. This song speaks of the requited love two people living a distance apart have for each other. Simply sung, “I can handle a lot but one thing I’m missing is in your eyes.”

2. Regina Spektor – “Us”

You ever see that cute couple that annoys you? Well that’s not this. This is about that cute couple whose love is so contagious that it spreads and inspires others. Spektor sings, “they made a statue of us, the tourists come and stare at us.” Immortalize yourselves in a statue; now there’s a thought.

1. Jose Gonzalez – “Heartbeats”

While this isn’t Jose Gonzalez’s song, his version is sung with a haunting beauty in comparison to the first, which was written and sung by the Knife. Jose Gonzalez’s hypnotic voice paired with his beautiful acoustic guitar is magnetic to the ears. It won’t take you long to realize the sadness that comes with this lost love, but we’re left remembering how deep the love was.

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Chris Ryan

Chris Ryan is an accomplished promoter, event planner, producer, activist, counselor, poet and blogger. Within the course of two and a half years Chris Ryan has worked with some of NYC's most established promoters/event planners, been named 2007′s GaySocialite of the year, granted a promoter of the year award from NYC's most famous gay establishment, Splash. He's worked in some of NYC's top venues including; Avalon, Capitale, Cipriani, Cielo, Pacha, Element, Le Poisson Rouge, XL, G Lounge, Plumm, Hilton Hotel, Indigo Hotel, Spirit, Myst/Quo, Splash, The Ritz, Vlada, Roseland Ballroom, Heaven, etc. In 2008, Chris Ryan has begun to unveil some of the most innovative & unique parties New York City has ever seen. The Fusion events "fuse" together all disciplines of art into an event that remains diverse yet cohesive at the same time. ChrisRyanNYC.com won best gay promotions website from NYC Event Patrons in 2008 & he was granted an award from the Jim Owles Liberal Democratic Club, Gov. Patterson & Michelle Clunie (QAF) saluting him for his hard work in nightlife. Chris Ryan has also begun working with many renown companies, including; doctors, lawyers, physicians, modeling agencies & more. Chris Ryan has been responsible for wide-scale promotions for all these companies & generating tremendous business. Chris Ryan has even started to become National with events taking place in LA & Miami this year. In May of 2009 Chris Ryan received the very prestigious honor of being named a "40 Under 40″ Gays in America by the Advocate Magazine. He also created three successful parties that generated over 1,500 patrons each. In January of 2010 Chris Ryan was featured as one of the top promoters to look out for in Noize Magazine Chris Ryan joined forces with legendary promoter/event producer, Lee Chappell and created one of the most talked about events of all 2010, Desire @ Capitale. Chris Ryan and Lee featured one of the most outstanding artists NYC has ever seen, "Oh Land." Her performance coupled with an exquisite and unforgettable set design added to this extravagant event that held over 1,000 patrons in one of NYC's most successful PRIDE events! Chris Ryan then joined forces with legendary Pacha promoter, Rob Fernandez in addition to Jake Resnicow and Tommy Marinelli to bring one of the largest and most successful parties worldwide to NYC, MATINEE. The event on Governor's Island saw over 2,000+ attendees and one of the most ambitious productions ever. In 2011 Chris Ryan started Emerge Music Promotions with business partner Darren Melchiorre. Emerge Music promotions began signing artists with plans to develop and market the artists to the community at large. Emerge Music promotions has big events planned for 2012 and 2013. Chris Ryan debuted the IMAGE events which took place on top of two of NYC's most beautiful rooftop venues, Rare View and Indigo Hotel. The events were blogged everywhere and featured the fashion designs of several clothing designers, artists and photographers. Chris Ryan felt that fashion and art should be displayed at every event and attracted the likes of Malan Breton, Calvin Klein and even Katy Perry. Chris Ryan began an extremely successful event which incorporated the concept of a house party into a nightclub atmosphere. The event Twist'D at G Lounge has been one of the most talked about events in NYC and allows it's audience to play nearly-naked Twister, beer pong, flip cup & more with other attendees. Chris Ryan was granted an excellence in volunteering award from AVP (Anti-Violence Project) for all his efforts in supporting the organization. 2013 has a very promising landscape on the horizon and Chris Ryan is complacent in saying "you haven't seen anything yet!"

3 Comments

  • Love some of these songs! Especially Damien Rice and Regina Spektor and the ‘Heartbeats’ cover.

    My list would include: Oasis -‘Champagne Supernova’, Yeah Yeah Yeah’s – ‘Maps’, Jens Lekman – ‘Arms Around Me’, Radiohead – ‘True Love Waits’, Erasure – ‘A Little Respect’ and How to Dress Well – ‘&itwasU’

  • Hi JT!

    Thank you so much for commenting. I can’t believe I forgot Erasure, Oasis and Radiohead’s songs!! Thank you for adding these to the list!

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