Friday, December 20, 2013

Favorite Non-Album Tracks of 2013

Good songs, released in the year of our lawd 2013:

Ducktails - Letter of Intent (the Mark McGuire 'Road Chief Remix')
The feels. The feels! I can't move!

Phoenix - Trying to Be Cool (Breakbot remix)
DJ go-to all year. Works well right before "I Want You Back"

Sufjan Stevens - Take Me
I'm excited for Sisyphus. Serengeti and Son Lux are good for Sufjan's health.

Nils Frahm - You (Teen Daze rework)
Minimalist classical music and minimalist electronic music, making love.

The Range - Promises (edit)
Strap those fuckin' headphones on and fuh. kin. vibe.

Laurel - Blue Blood (demo)
How is this even a demo. Just leave it, it's perfect.

Tycho - Awake
Does this not count since it'll be on an album next year? I don't care!

Sigur Ros - Rafstraumer (Cyril Hahn remix)
I don't want to listen to Sigur Ros anymore, now I want to listen to Cyril Hahn.

Charli XCX - You (Ha Ha Ha) (Goldroom remix)
Get that tired old Gold Panda beat outta here, let Goldroom do it.

Dale Earnhardt Jr. Jr. - If You Didn't See Me (Then You Weren't On the Dancefloor) (Chad Valley remix)
The best song on the new Dale Earnhardt Jr. Jr. album, made even better by Chad Valley.

Poolside - If We Make It
Still a pretty big "if."

Jens Lekman - Olivia and Maddy
Hurricane Sandy grounded Jens Lekman in NYC, but strangers Olivia and Maddy offer a car ride to Boston, so he writes a song about/for them. BEST DUDE.

Miguel - Do You… (Cashmere Cat remix)
Cashmere Cat is my favorite DJ/producer right now.

Rhye - Open (Ryan Hemsworth remix)
You know what? We're ok.

Chela - Romanticise
You're so unsurprised it hurts. Video because look at her.

Chela - Romanticise (Official Music Video) from Chela on Vimeo.

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