Best Songs of 2013: The SoundCloud Edition

Posted July 3

I’m sure you’re still reeling from the deluge of mid-year “best of” album lists published as we begin the second half of the year. I must admit that I’ve found my collection of favorite songs to be a bit more obscure. Enter, the best of SoundCloud best of list.

Far from the big advertising budgets of Mumford and Sons, bands like Alessi’s Ark make brilliant music just waiting to be heard by the masses. Honestly, I find most of my new bands by listening to songs that cross my 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.

It seems that every year, we discuss how much bigger SoundCloud has gotten. There is no better way to find new music, well ahead of the curve. To that end, here is my list of the best songs of 2013, knowing full well these will probably end up on the mainstream “Best Albums” list of many by years end.

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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