What song from 2013 should more people know?
“Platoon” by Jungle. It’s so catchy, it makes me want to fall to the floor and convulse.
Jonathan Wilson – “Dear Friend”
Ellery James Roberts – “Kerou’s Lament”. It is the dude from WU LYF and it sounds like a great WU LYF song and feel like it got ignored by many.
“Delicate Cycle” – The Uncluded
the first song on Money’s debut album The Shadow of Heaven technically was out in the world a while ago but I still think it’s a beautiful track that never got a ton of circulation. it’s called “So Long (God Is Dead)” and it’s sort of like if the Antlers wrote about theology.
Fifth Harmony’s “Miss Moving On”. Athletic, unapologetic pop.
“Summer 720” by Bored Spies
Zach Hart (We Listen For You)
Young Hunting – “Baby’s First Steps”
Okkervil River – “Pink Slips”
“Why” by MAS YSA
Anything from the Queens of the Stone Age album
Jeremy D. Larson
Protomartyr – “Jumbo’s”
Reflective songs about mortality will always have an audience, but few prove to be as beautiful as “Dropla”. From the ambient four-note refrain to his repetitive chorus of “you’ll never die,” a dark song has never been so damn charming.
Laura Marling’s “Master Hunter”
“Song for Zula” by Phosphorescent. The quiet intensity is absolutely pulverizing. It’s in my DNA now, like The Graduate or “The Dead” by James Joyce or a handful of Dylan Thomas or Wilfred Owen poems. I couldn’t be without this song now that I’ve heard it.
This song came out before 2013, but Mom + Pop re-released it once this band signed with them earlier this year so I’m including it here. Wild Cub’s “Thunder Clatter” is incredible. I fell in love with this song. It so sweetly describes falling in love and all the spinning, earth-shattering confusion that comes with it.
Ducktails – “Under Cover”
Moderat’s “Let In The Light”
Big Harp: “Waiting For Some Drunk”
Connan Mockasin’s “I’m The Man, That Will Find You”. Between him and Blood Orange, this is the year Indie rediscovered sex appeal. (Who do I need to talk to about getting the two of them to tour together?)
Judson Claiborne – “Doors”
“Don’t Wanna Be Your Girl” – Wet