There is nothing quite like relaxing on a rainy day with a warm blanket, a good book, and the soothing sounds of an indie album playing in the background. Indie music has the unmatched ability to calm the mind and soothe the soul with its mellow tones and gentle melodies. So, the next time you are stuck inside due to stormy weather, give one of these six amazing indie bands a listen.
The Civil Wars
The Civil Wars is an indie folk band made up of two incredible artists, Joy Williams and John Paul White. While this is the only band on this list that is no longer together, they still have two amazing albums you can enjoy. Here are some song recommendations for you:
- From The Civil Wars: Same Old Same Old, Dust to Dust, and Oh Henry.
- From Barton Hollow: Falling and Dance Me to the End of Love.
Indie pop band Oh Honey features vocalists Mitchy Collins and Danielle Bouchard. They also have three touring musicians, Ian Holubiak on guitar, Robbie Ernst on drums, and Shaun Savage on bass. Listen to songs from the album, With Love, like Be Okay and I Love You Will Still Sound the Same.
While this band is less famous than the others on this list, The Hunts are a vastly talented indie-alternative-folk family band. This group consists of seven siblings. Although they all sing, it is Josh and Jenni who do the lead vocals. Here are all the members and what instruments they play:
- Josh Hunt: Guitar
- Jenni Hunt: Violin
- Jonathan Hunt: Keys
- Jordan Hunt: Drums
- Justin Hunt: Bass Guitar
- Jamison Hunt: Mandolin
- Jessi Hunt: Viola and Banjo
Some great rainy day songs from The Hunts include:
- From Those Younger Days, Make This Leap and This Is Love.
- From Darlin’ Oh Darlin’, Darlin’, Along the Way, and Oh Darlin‘.
The Oh Hellos
The Oh Hellos is eclectic folk-rock band with siblings Tyler and Maggie Heath. When it came time for their first tour, they gathered their friends and family to fill out their touring band. Some mellow rainy day songs include:
- From Through the Deep, Dark Valley, Like the Dawn, I Was Wrong, and The Truth Is a Cave.
- From Dear Wormwood, Bitter Water, This Will End, and Soldier, Poet, King.
A Fine Frenzy
While still a band, A Fine Frenzy is the name for solo artist Alison Sudol. Sudol no longer releases music under this name, but her albums under the name, A Fine Frenzy are still available. She has since released other albums under her own name. Interestingly, Alison Sudol is now known best for her role as Queenie Goldstein in the Fantastic Beasts film series. Listen to the following on a stormy day:
- From One Cell In the Sea, Lifesize.
- From Bomb in a Birdcage, Electric Twist and Happier.
The Paper Kites
Australian indie rock-folk band The Paper Kites consists of Sam Bentley, Christina Lacy, Dave Powys, Josh Bentley and Sam Rasmussen. Sam and Christina formed the group after writing songs and playing them together in high school. They later added the remaining three members. Rainy day song recommendations include:
- From Woodland: Bloom.
- From Twelvefour, Neon Crimson and A Silent Cause.
These are the six best Indie bands to listen to on a rainy day. Although you probably won’t see them performing at the Super Bowl, they are globally popular. Which ones are your favorite? All you have to do is find a good book, sit back and enjoy. For sure, they will relax and entertain you.