Last year, we provided you with a nice list of songs that guaranteed some serious after dark action on Valentine's Day. But perhaps your 2013 sweetie is a different type of gal. Maybe you met her at listening party for the new Postal Service release or a Cat Power concert or on Record Store Day.
Sure, you could probably play her some D'Angelo or R. Kelly, ironically, of course.
But, she might be more impressed if you whip out some deep cuts from
your music collection (pun intended?). We're guessing the sound of
Ben Gibbard's voice will make her swoon. Here's a few songs that you might want to include on the mixtape for your indie girl crush.
5. "Our Way to Fall" - Yo La Tengo
No one but the xx does indie sexy better than Yo La Tengo. This song, off of their 2000 release And Then Nothing Turned Itself Inside Out, will have your sweetheart's thick rimmed frames fogged up recalling the good old days of making out in cars, movie theaters, and if you grew up in South Florida, your mom's jacuzzi. And there's no better way to put little Lisa Frank hearts in an indie girl's eyes than with the hope of new love?
4. "Home" - Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros
This track is 99% guaranteed to make a girl's heart swell with music-based love purely based on the romantic story of singers Alex Ebert and Jade Castrinos. Maybe you and your date can even do the call and response, mating call part.
3. "When I'm With You" - Best Coast
For the female of the species, any song that references the two of you having fun and being together, like forever, is a winner. But, you might want to stray away from taking her out on a date dressed up as ol' Ronald McDonald... Unless she's a Juggalette.
2. "First Day of My Life" - Bright Eyes
This is definitely the quintessential go-to sensitive indie guy song to put on a mixtape for your crush. Fair warning, playing this in the bedroom might make your lady fantasize that she's with Conor, not you. No offense.
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1. "Closer" - Tegan and Sara
"Closer" literally talks about getting physical. No reading between the lines here with this track. It's a Valentine's day Urban Outfitters panty dropper.