Top Songs of 2013

best songs ath 2013We’ve put our pretty little heads together ladies and gentlemen to bring you our favorite songs from this past year.  It was a difficult task with our ever growing staff, but we feel like this list best represents the diverse taste of our staff.  Love it or hate it, it’s ours to call our own.  Hit play and put your head down or dance or shimmmy or drool or whatever works. Most of all we hope you hear something you missed, something you want to buy or something you want to see live.

Scroll past the playlist for full the run of the bestest songs ever this year.

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New Atmospheric Pop From The Belle Game

bellegame-600-1365682226When scouring the internet for music, it’s rare that a song catches my ear like this new song “Blame Fiction” from Canadians The Belle Game.  It’s a gorgeous pop tune that could be likened to Beach House with a fuller sound and more belting style vocals.  I’d assume most readers of the site can get behind something like so have a listen below and tell us what you think.

The band have a debut full length entitled Ritual Tradition Habit due out May 14th on Boompa.

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Download: The Belle Game – Blame Fiction [MP3]

New Pop Gem from The Belle Game

Those of you who are fans of well constructed pop songs that are full of extra instrumentation and catchy guitar lines are really going to love this new tune from Vancouver’s The Belle Game.  While the band prepare for the release of their latest effort, Ritual Tradition Habit, which comes out on October 9th via Boompa Records, they’re offering up a single to tease our ears.  While the soulful vocals soar, you can’t help but listen for bits of horns hiding behind the indie percussion section, with the band going in and out of focus on different instruments.  It’s a fairly exuberant track and I hope you enjoy it.

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Download:The Belle Game – Wait Up For You [MP3]