Bands You’d Take Home to Your Mother

What better way to surprise Mom on Mother’s Day than introducing her to your latest crush –musical crush, that is! Many musicians might not fit the bill to bring home to dinner, so we’ve gone ahead and picked a few of the most mom-appropriate indie musicians, whom from their well-groomed appearance to well-behaved reputations would get the go-ahead from mom!

You’re headed back home to the parents’ house and decide to drive to the beat of one of your all-time faves, Belle and Sebastian’s “Funny Little Frog”.

Meet Andrew Bird in “Imitosis”. He’s cute, plays violin and guitar, and seems to know his calculus.

If you’re spending the day inside, “What is Happening,” by Alphabeat, proves that staying in can be a party filled with music, maracas, and dancing!

Lastly, end the day with a little She & Him. No matter who you’re bringing home, “In the Sun” proves that everything will be alright!

What musician would you recommend bringing home on Mother’s Day?


About Julianne

Julie is a modern day Renaissance woman and die-hard bloody mary enthusiast. When she’s not sprinkling magic fairy dust onto ModCloth’s social media channels, you can find her eclectic point of view on food, fashion, music, and DIY documented here!

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    Stephanie 05/09/2010 at 11:07 am #

    All my favorite bands are on this list! I just saw Vampire Weekend in concert three weeks ago. They definitely know how to rock hard without causing a scandal. Plus, they’re all adorable! 😉

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    Liz 05/09/2010 at 11:39 am #

    love Vampire Weekend! ;o)

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    Andrea 05/09/2010 at 3:20 pm #

    the video above is super cute. definitely a way to make a mom smile. also, the videos by the youtuber below are also short, simple, and cute.

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    Sara 05/09/2010 at 5:01 pm #

    lol cute post!

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    Jo 05/09/2010 at 8:02 pm #

    Vampire weekend and She and Him are amazing bands!!!! XD Love this post!! XD

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    Gloria 05/09/2010 at 8:46 pm #

    Thanks so much for this post!

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    kristar 05/09/2010 at 10:15 pm #

    vampire weekend i’ll take all of you guys home to my mama! and zooey deschanel can come along too…but, she better bring ben gibbard with her too. 😛

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    Sophie 05/10/2010 at 1:10 am #

    ooh Vampire Weekend! They played at my school and they were fab! My mama would approve 🙂

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    Becky 05/10/2010 at 7:56 am #

    Good list! Andrew Bird is one of my favorites anyway–and in addition to calculus, he also has an extensive vocabulary!

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    Samantha 05/10/2010 at 4:01 pm #

    i was already in love with Vampire Weekend and now i love She & Him as well :DD good picks for sure!!!

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    Elyse 05/10/2010 at 11:31 pm #

    I dunno, my mom would hate all of those bands unfortunately. She actually LIKES Neko Case and First Aid Kit, though. My dad personally is much more open-minded. He is madly in love with Regina Spektor, Conor Oberst, and Alela Diane haha. =)

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    Lauren 05/13/2010 at 6:08 pm #

    showed this video to my mom and she loved it 😀

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    Meghan 05/16/2010 at 1:11 am #

    All of my favourite bands, great choices!

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    Hazel 05/17/2010 at 12:35 pm #

    wonderful !

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    Kiana 05/24/2010 at 11:46 pm #

    LOVE vampire weekend! i saw them in concert! best time of my life! thank you ezra, chris, chris, and rostam!

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    Nichole 05/25/2010 at 5:27 pm #

    I definitally looove all of these bands!! they’re all totally great!!
    I was soo excited wheh i saw you posted Vampire weekend, and my favorite song by them to: “A-Punk”

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    Kelly-Ann 06/28/2010 at 9:01 pm #

    All of these Bands are great, but to be honest my Momma prefers stuff like Band of Horses and Dead man Bones (which I’ve introduced to her) but I think that all of these are great songs to listen to in general. In particular Belle & Sebastians Funny Little Frog
    it’s a classic and you can never have to many classics to listen to.

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