01/07/2013 08:44 BST | Updated 28/08/2013 06:12 BST

The Best Songs of 2013, So Far...


Best song nominees The History of Apple Pie. Photo by Matilda Finn

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.

The History of Apple Pie- See You (Interview)

The Woolen Men- Mayonaise (Interview)

Fear of Men- Seer (Interview)

PINS- Stay True

Suzy Blu- Heartbreaker, Lose Your Head

The Sudden Death of Stars- Free and Easy

Sumie Nagano- Let's Get Lost

Tempel- Departure

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

Virals- WAX-WORK

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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