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

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

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) He is the Director for Dundas Street Festival, and a promoter for select events in London Ontario, Toronto, Canada and beyond. When Aaron's not working on Indie Underground, going through all the music submissions and working with the Contributors, you'll usually find him at a concert or DIY event. He's a sucker for glow in the dark bracelets, delicious vegetarian noms and the company of his cat, Charlie.