Best Songs of 2013

The Best Indie / Alternative Tracks for 2013 According to Indie Underground

There are some songs you won’t recognize and others you absolutely will.

The 3 main ingredients that comprise this list:

  1. I listen to new songs and albums every day that I either, A) find myself, or B) have people / media outlets send to me. I do this so I can find the best music to post on the Indie Underground blog.
  2. I’ve currently seen 218 “good” bands in 2013 – many of those coming from festivals like, CMW & NXNE, Osheaga, & Supercrawl but also many coming from local London Ontario bars like Call The Office or in Toronto at Wrongbar, The Danforth Music HallPhoenix Concert Theatre and so on.
  3. Running / DJing Indie Underground (No Cover) Wednesday at Call The Office gives me unbelievable opportunity & experience to beta test the music that I do research on for a live crowd.

Stream this list via Indie Underground Soundcloud.

The songs are listed in alphabetical order. Don’t see a song that you think that should be included in this list? Comment below!

Also Listen:
- Best Songs of 2016
- Best Songs of 2015
- Best Songs of 2014
- Best Songs of 2012

!!! (Chk Chk Chk) – Slyd

Arcade Fire – Reflektor

Bleached – Dead In Your Head

Blood Cultures – Indian Summer

Blood Orange – You’re Not Good Enough

Born Gold – Hunger

Born Ruffians – Needle

Caveman – In The City

Chvrches – Gun

Chvrches – Recover

Crystal Castles – Affection hugsnotdrugs edit

Cut Copy – Free Your Mind

Daft Punk – Lose Yourself To Dance

Dale Earnhardt Jr Jr – If You Didn’t See Me Then You Weren’t On The Dance Floor

Daughter – Get Lucky

Disclosure – When A Fire Starts to Burn

Empire Of The Sun – Alive

Empire Of The SUn – DNA

Fitness Club Fiasco – Goldmine

Franz Ferdinand – Love Illumination

Fyfe – Solace Jeremy Summer Camp Remix

Gallant – Manhatten

Ghost Beach – Close Enough Feat Noosa

Gold & Youth – Jewel

Gold & Youth – Youngblood

Haerts – All The Days

Haerts – Hemiplegia

Haim – Falling (Duke Dumont Remix)

Haim – If I could Change Your Mind

Haim – The Wire

Holy Ghost – Dumb Disco Ideas

Hooded Fang – Ode to Subterrania

I break horses – Denial

Jagwar Ma – Come Save Me

Jagwar Ma – That Loneliness

Jagwar Ma – THe Throw

Janelle Monae – Dance Apocalyptic

Josef Salvat – Every Night

Karl X Johan – Never Leave Me

Ketamines – Teenage Rebellion Time

Little Daylight – Glitter And Gold

Little Daylight – Overdose

London Grammar – Strong

London Grammar – Wasting My Young Years (Kids of the Apocalypse Remix)

Lord – Royals

Lorde – Million Dollar Bills

MIA – Bad Girls

MIA – Exodus (Feat The Weeknd)

Magic Man – Every Day

Mikky Ekko – Kids (Monsieur Adi Remix)

Misun – Battlefields

MNDR – Feed Me Diamonds (RAC Mix)

MO – Pilgrim (MS MR Remix)

MSMR Fantasy (NICITA Remix)

Odesza – My Friends Never Die

Oliver – Mechanical

On An On – The Hunter

Palma Violets – Best Of Friends

Panama – Destroyer

Party Supplies – New York 2017

Phoenix – Trying To Be Cool (The Chainsmokers Remix)

Phosphorescent – Song For Zula

Portugal. The Man – Purple Yellow Red and Blue

Prince Innocence – Dissipate

Prince Innocence – Golden Hour

Ra Ra Riot – Beta Love

Said The Whale – I Love You

Scenic – Shockwaves

Shout Out Louds – Walking In Your Footsteps

Silkken Laumann – Obvious Water Yer a Kitten

Silver Firs – Motherland

Small Black – Free At Dawn

Small Black – No Stranger

Smallpools – Dreaming (Magic Man Remix)

Snowden – The Beat Comes

St. Lucia – Elevate

Still Corners – Fireflies

Sundays – World We Own

Tegan and Sara – Closer
http://youtu.be/0_dHbT3qZ_0

Telekinesis – Ghosts and Creatures

Temples – Mesmerise

The Airplanes – Radio Dirge (Demo)

The Colourist – Little Games (St. Lucia Remix)

The National – Sea Of Love

The Royal Concept – World On Fire

The Ruby Suns – Dramatikk

The Spasms – How To Tame a Wildebeest

Tiger High – Leave It Alone

Tov Lo – Habits

Two Door Cinema Club – Handshake (Ryan Riot Remix)

UN – Sex Vampire
(unavailable)

Wampire – The Hearse

Washed Out – All I Know

We Were Lovers – Jealous Lovers

Wild Belle – Keep You

Wild Smiles – Tangled Hair

Wormwood – Jawbone

Yeah Boy – Can’t Get Enough

Young Galaxy – Crying My Heart Out Edit

Young Galaxy – Pretty Boy

Also Listen:
- Best Songs of 2016
- Best Songs of 2015
- Best Songs of 2014
- Best Songs of 2012

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Aaron McMillan

Aaron is the Founder / Chief Editor and curator of Indie Underground (Est. 2012). Also, he just tried Franks Red Hot a couple months ago for the first time.