Indie-licious Tues Aug 20th 2013

1. See-Saw Girl – Totem
2. Needles – Invisible Days
3. Weight – Mikal Cronin
4. Corners – HAP
5. Harvest – HIGHS
6. Roll Around – The Khanz
7. Cereal – Hits of Ocean
8. Some Other Life – Lost on Purpose
9. You Gotta Move – The Backhomes
10. Angeline – Bombadil
11. Dear Abbey – The BB Guns
12. Rabbit Trails – Southern Boutique
13. Indian Summer – Lyon

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It’s my 25th birthday. Here are my favourite 25 songs of 2013!

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i’ll never be this kewt again

In no particular order, here are my favourite 25 tracks from 2013. You may have heard some of them on my radio show or seen them featured on the blog. These songs make me so happy to belong to the musical community of the Y generation – such wonderfully multi-faceted, dynamic, creative, hardworking individuals who deserve so much credit for what they’ve accomplished with limited resources and heavy competition. It’s so easy to sit back and press play and make a judgement call about a track without thinking about the hours of songwriting, recording, mixing, merchandising, marketing, social media maintenance, negotiations, legalities, and frugalities associated with the entire process. I’m guilty of doing that all the time. Judging art is a by-product of cultural over-saturation – there’s so much creative content available on the internet that music consumers are required to flip through files quickly as per our taste preferences to see what we want to sink our teeth into. Sometimes great tracks can pass you by.

It’s incredible to think that the music we listen to at vulnerable moments translates into an immeasurable, significant impact on the person you grow up to become. Thank god for cool roommates, good friends, and weird boyfriends who turned me onto new bands when I was in the midst of post-teenage angst and university study sessions. All of these tracks are all a part of me – they’re my birthday gift to you, dear reader. If you find a new favourite track, that will make me the happiest birthday girl in the world.

1. Ode To Subterrania by Hooded Fang (May 2013 / Full Time Hobby / Toronto) Twitter

 

2. Holy Fool by O Emperor (June 2013 / Self-Released / Waterford) Twitter

 

3. I Want What’s Best by Outfit (May 2013 / Double Denim Records / Liverpool) Twitter

 

4. Put a Light On by Generationals (April 2013 / Polyvinyl Records / Louisiana) Twitter

 

5. Stars by Javelin (March 2013 / Luaka Bop / Brooklyn) Twitter

 

6. Marijuana by Chrome Sparks (March 2013 / Self-Released / Brooklyn) Twitter

 

7. Two Prongs by Lion Bark (June 2013 / Self-Released / Brighton) Twitter

 

8. Pennie Lane by The BB Guns (May 2013 / Marineville Records / Toronto) Twitter

 

9. Waiting by Alice Boman (May 2013 / Adrian Recordings / Malmö) Facebook

 

10. Flashed Junk Mind by Milky Chance (April 2013 / Lichtdicht Records / Germany) Facebook

 

11. Painful Like by Austra (May 2013 / Paper Bag Records / Toronto) Twitter

 

12. Shout It Out by Mikal Cronin (May 2013 / Merge Records / San Francisco) Twitter

 

13. Pretty Boy by Young Galaxy (April 2013 / Paper Bag Records / Vancouver) Twitter

 

14. Thousand Year Old Child by Pure X (May 2013 / Acéphale / Austin) Twitter

 

15. Emma by Ponctuation (March 2013 / Bonsound / Québec) Bandcamp

 

16. Demon Dance by Surfer Blood (March 2013 / Warner Bros Records / West Palm Beach) Twitter

 

17. A Dancing Shell by Wild Nothing (May 2013 / Captured Tracks / Blacksburg) Twitter

 

18. Bros by Wolf Alice (May 2013 / Chess Club Records / North London) Twitter

 

19. Dropla by Youth Lagoon (January 2013 / Fat Possum / Boise) Twitter

 

20. Cut To Black by Lemâitre (April 2013 / Substellar / Olso) Twitter

 

21. Berlin Lovers by Still Corners (February 2013 / Subpop / London) Twitter

 

22. Kemosabe by Everything Everything (January 2013 / RCA Victor / Manchester) Twitter

 

23. Lucky Ones by Wynter Gordon (January 2013 / The Flying Unicorn / Los Angeles) Twitter

 

24. Varsity by Smith Westerns (March 2013 / Mom+Pop / Chicago) Twitter

 

25. In A Dream by High Highs (January 2013 / Fine Time / Sydney) Twitter

Indie-licious Tues June 25th 2013

1. Man On Fire (Little Daylight Remix) – Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros
2. It All Feels Right – Washed Out
3. Zero – Chela
4. Safe With You – Alex Metric & Jacques Lu Cont feat. Malin
5. On Top feat. T.Shirt – Flume
6. Stayin Alive – Capital Cities
7. Coffins – MisterWives
8. Spins in Circles – Dinosaur Bones
9. Waiting – Alice Boman
10. Home – Austra
11. Glitter And Gold – Little Daylight
12. Sunday Nights to Infinity – Amity Beach
13. Only Really Care About Us – SolarSolar
14. Am I Wrong – Mikal Cronin
15. The Infanta – The Decemberists

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Indie-licious Tues June 18th 2013

1. Born Again – D I A N A
2. Gun – CHVRCHES
3. Older Together – Black Light Dinner Party
4. Railroad – Will Currie and the Country French
5. Without A Map (Sam Roberts Band cover) – Zeus
6. What A Fool – Dr. Dog
7. Hallelujah (Leonard Cohen cover) – Doe Paoro
8. Go Your Own Way (Fleetwood Mac cover) – Lissie
9. Without This – Chico No Face
10. Shout It Out – Mikal Cronin
11. Done With You – Shannon and the Clams
12. BOTH DIE – SPHINXS
13. goes without saying (acoustic) – wickedwitches
14. Pennie Lane – The BB Guns
15. Heavy Shit – Colleen Green
16. The Waiting – Angel Olsen

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