Playlist for 12/29/13 show (The faves of 2013 edition!)

Damien Jurado playing guitar, December 2013

2013 was the year I saw Damien Jurado live. In PARIS! In a really small black box theater called La Loge. I sat so close to him that I could see that he wears polka dotted socks. His new album comes out at the end of January. It could be a fave of 2014 :)


Today it’s like we’re listening to songs together 50 years from now! Because these are the songs I anticipate listening to and loving forever. 

8:00am (+ 8:00pm!)

Haim: The Wire (I’m shocked that I included this but I know that whenever I hear it I’m going to think…I remember when that came out in 2013 and I didn’t want to like it but I did!)
The Blow: Make It Up
Cayucas: East Coast Girl (Total sucker for any song referencing my beloved east coast.)
Jake Bugg: Lightning Bolt (I almost didn’t include this song because of it’s extreme pop appeal but I double checked it’s awesomeness with this video and confirmed with myself that there’s something special to it.)
Bleached: Searching Through The Past (All year I’d play songs from this band knowing that I’d include them in this list.)
Phosphorescent: Ride On / Right On (Same with this song…I knew all year it would be one of my bests. I listened to it first thing one morning and it made me actually dance in bed.)
Valerie June: Workin’ Woman Blues (This was the song and album I listened to the most in 2013. And it only came out in July! I really, truly can’t wait for what she does next. Her Tiny Desk concert only deepened my awe of her.)
Okkervil River: Stay Young (Not so sure about loving this one forever but I know that I’ll be listening to Okkervil River albums for years to come so I’m including this because I know it will be a part of my life in some way.)
Foals: My Number
Eleanor Friedberger: Stare At The Sun (In a perfect world I would’ve played this whole album on today’s show. It’s one of my favorites of 2013 as a whole.)
Bombino: Amidinine
MaryLeigh Roohan: Coward (This song is so catchy that I dream of it being on top 40 radio all over the country.)
Shannon And The Clams: Hey Willy
Veronica Falls: Tell Me
Califone: Frosted Tips (Another song that really is just part of my list of best albums.)
Hand Habits: Mynt (This little album is a gem. I listen and enjoy it any time of day.)

9:00 (+ 9:00pm!)

William Onyeabor: Atomic Bomb
Night Beds: Even If We Try
Foxygen: Shuggie (One of my favorite songs to sings along to.)
Camera Obscura: This Is Love (Feels Alright)
Cass McCombs: Brighter!
Sam Amidon: My Old Friend (His performance at the Troy Savings Bank Music Hall this past fall was my favorite show of the year. Even listening to his album gives me the same shudders and goose bumps I had that night. Keep your eye on All Over Albany this week for my full list of favorite shows of 2013.)
Rhye: Open
Devendra Banhart: Never Seen Such Good Things
Willy Mason: Talk Me Down
Magnolia Electric Co.: Don’t Fade On Me (This song didn’t come out this year. It came out in 2006. It’s here because the lead singer isn’t any more, he died in 2013. It’s not often that I feel the absence of a singer as much I feel with him.)
James Blake: Retrograde
Soko: I Just Want To Make It New With You
Denison Witmer: Keep Moving Brother, Keep Moving Sister
Jim Guthrie: The Sound Of Wanting More (This whole album is so fantastic that it was hard to pick just one song to play. Definitely a new classic in my life.)
Alela Diane: I Thought I Knew
Veronica Falls: Shooting Star

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