While the "Best Albums" list I published earlier in the week had a lot of familiar names, I've found my collection of favorite songs to be a bit more obscure. Far from the big advertising budgets of a band Black Rebel Motorcycle Club, bands like Pins make brilliant music, just waiting to be heard by the masses. I'll be honest, we find a lot of our new bands by listening to songs that cross our path on SoundCloud. It doesn't matter if you recorded it in your bedroom and you don't have an album out yet. If it's good, I'll fall in love at the drop of a hat. Thus, here is my lengthy list of the best songs that I've heard in 2013.
PINS- Stay True
Suzy Blu- Heartbreaker, Lose Your Head
The Sudden Death of Stars- Free and Easy
Sumie Nagano- Let's Get Lost
Potty Mouth- The Spins
Alessi's Ark - The Rain
Cherry Glazerr - Teenage Girl
Fawn Spots - Watered Down
Splashh- Feels Like You
Veronica Falls - Buried Alive
The Memories - I'm Easy
Traumahelikopter - Down In The City
Glitz - Sugar
Tashaki Miyaki - Keep Me In Mind
Shark? - California Grrls
Human Eye - Gettin' Mean
Tweens - Rattle&Rollin'
Kids On A Crime Spree - Creep The Creeps
TRAAMS - Mexico
SISU - Light Eyes
Street Gnar - Twenty Two, Twenty Two
New Mendicants - This Time
HK119 - Iceberg
The Resonars - Riding Backwards (On The Moon)
Feeding People - Native
Bass Drum of Death - Crawling After You
Jacuzzi Boys - Double Vision (single edit)
Lockets - Surrender (Sun Glitters Remix)
Ólöf Arnalds - Af Stað
Kool Head - Ryan Gosling [Interlude]
You can listen to the entire set of songs (including a few that weren't embeddable) here!
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