Best Songs 2013

Year: 
2013
  • Brent Amaker and the Rodeo – “Death Is Always Near” - Year Of The Dragon (Fin)
  • Bleached – “Guy Like You” - Ride Your Heart (Dead Oceans)
  • Brothers Comatose – “Pie For Breakfast” - Respect The Van (S/R)
  • Clairy Browne and Bangin’ Rockets – “Frankie” - Baby Caught the Bus (Vanguard)
  • Camera Obscura – “Break It to You Gently” - Desire Lines (4AD)
  • Camper Van Beethoven – “La Costa Perdida” - La Costa Perdida (429)
  • Manu Chao“Helno Est Mort” - Siberie M'etait Contee (Because)
  • Katherine Cole – “Hymn In E” - There Is No God (S/R)
  • Deborah Crooks“KALX Hesitation Blues” – KALX Live! (KALX)
  • Defibulators – “Pay For That Money” - Debt'll Get'Em (Pig Cow)
  • Devil Makes Three – “Worse Or Better” - I'm A Stranger Here (New West)
  • Steve Earle and the Dukes – “Love's Gonna Blow My Way” Low Highway (New West)
  • FIDLAR“Gimme Something” – S/T (Mom + Pop)
  • Four Bitchin' Babes – “The History Of Cheese” - Mid Life Vices (Hem And Haw)
  • Foxygen – “San Francisco” - Century Ambassadors of Peace and Magic (Jagjaguwar)
  • Johnny Fritz – “Shut Up” - Dad Country (ATO)
  • Max Gomez – “Never Say Never” - Rule the World (New West)
  • Good Luck Thrift Store Outfit – “The Very Best” - Old Excuses (Heckabad)
  • Joan Jett – “Make It Back” – Unvarnished (Blackheart)
  • Mark Knopfler – “Privateering” – Privateering (Verve)
  • Lisa Le Blanc – “Cerveau Ramolli” - S/T (Bonsound)
  • Little Fuller Band – “When the Devil Sings” – Leftovers (S/R)
  • Lost Luvs – “Double Shot” - S/T (S/R)
  • Mavericks – “Back In Your Arms Again” - In Time (Valory)
  • Mayya – “Morning Time” - Tea And Chocolate (S/R)
  • Mexican Dubwiser – “Trouble In My Soul” - Revolution Radio (Kool Arrow)
  • Kacey Musgraves – “Follow Your Arrow” - Same Trailer, Different Park (Mercury)
  • Of Montreal – “Fugitive Air” - Lousy With Sylvianbriar (Polyvinyl)
  • Orchestra Maneuvers In the Dark – “Metroland” - English Electric (BMG)
  • Josh Ritter – “Bonfire” - The Beast In Its Tracks (Pytheas)
  • Lia Rose – “Snake In The Water” - Bricks And Bones (S/R)
  • Brother John Rydgren – “Here Lies The Church” - Silhouette Segments (Omni)
  • She And Him – “I've Got Your Number Son” - Volume Three (Merge)
  • Shovels And Rope – “Birmingham” - O Be Joyful (Dualtone)
  • Laura Stevenson – “Runner” – Wheel (Don Giovanni)
  • Thao and the Get Down Stay Down – “The Feeling Kind” - We The Common (Ribbon)
  • The Creak – “I'm Johnny Lee” - Here Hold This (S/R)
  • Those Darlins – “Ain’t Afraid” - Blur The Lines (Oh Wow Dang)
  • Tim Timebomb – “She's Drunk All The Time” - Special Lunacy (Pirates Press)
  • Veronica Falls – “Waiting For Something To Happen” - Waiting for Something to Happen (Slumberland)
  • Violent Vickie – “Yr Plan” - Monster Alley (S/R)
  • Emily Yates – “A Northern California Love Song” - I've Got You Folk Songs Right Here (S/R)
  • Yeah Yeah Yeahs – “Mosquito” – Mosquito (Interscope)
  • Dwight Yoakum – “Close Up The Honky Tonks” - 21st Century South Bronx Rock Star (New West)

Special Thanks to those who appeared live on KALX with Meatypaws in 2013

  • Brent Amaker and the Rodeo – (all six appeared in black with cowboy hats)
  • Laura Benitez and Heartache – (the heartache was Michelle Kappel Stone)
  • Dum Spiro Spero
  • Female Trouble – (lotsa trouble)
  • Happy Clams
  • Lily Holbrook
  • Little Fuller Band – (from way up in the mountains)
  • Old Belle
  • Lia Rose – (sweetest voice west of the Caldecott)
  • Those Darlins
  • Tom Vanden Avond – (story and song writer from back east…. Oakdale)