Valentine’s Day isn’t only for lovers. It’s also the day where people are anti-love. Or maybe, they’ve been in a relationship far too long so Feb. 14 is just another day that doesn’t deserve any special attention. Whatever your feelings are towards cupid, a mix-tape makes anything better. Listen to our picks of best indie-rock love songs for Valentine’s Day.
And if you need more Valentine’s Day playlists check out the best love songs and best anti-love songs.
10) Nada Surf “Always Love”
Nada Surf’s lead man, Matthew Caw, has a vocal earnestness that is one of the most endearing qualities behind the “Popular” Barsuk band. It doesn’t hurt when the Caws preaches that “always love, hate will get you every time,” because you believe it every time.
9) Matt Pond PA “Love to Get Used”
In relationships, there’s a giver and a taker. If you’re lucky, the love is reciprocated, you know, to have the “love to get used” go in both directions. Matt Pond’s punchy lyrics brings love and birds together.