IMHB’s Best of 2013/Favorites/Happy New Years (EVE)

You guys! It’s almost 2014! I really feel 2013 was a great year for indie music. A lot of great bands put out new music (Phoenix!, Lorde,Pacific Air). I grew into liking some bands that I didn’t necessarily like before this year (The National, Cults, Young The Giant, Arcade Fire..still no hope for Mumford & Sons YUCK!). There was also a lot of really amazing bands/artists that made it to the spotlight (Lorde, Haim, Chvrches, The Royal Concepts, New Politics). Of course I made a playlist for my 2013 favorites (what kind of music blogger would I be if I didn’t?!). A handful of the tracks on the playlist really stuck out for me this, basically meaning that I may or may night have been so excited at first listen that I teared up and put the song on repeat for that entire week. I also had a bunch of favorites as in favorite song I heard on TV, favorite live show I saw, favorite album, etc. so here those are:

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Alright – Sydney Wayser

If you like singers like Feist or Cat Power BOY are you in for a treat!! ;p. Seriously though, everytime this song comes on I try to guess who the singer is and I always think it’s Feist! Crazy! She’s got a beautiful voice and this song is REALLY catchy!

Fun Fact: Sydney is French-American (from NY), her father is a songwriter, and her musical influences include – Edith Piaf (LOVE), Charlotte Gainsbourg (LOVE), and Jacques Brel (no clue who that is but I am sure I’d love them too!).

Check out more by Sydney, if you like what you hear! Happy listening =)!