Popular With Me 2012: Finale of Buzz Bands LA’s favorite local songs of the year (today on Moheak)


pwm2012logo-e1355117281667Now that we’re all still alive, it’s time for the Top 40.

Buzz Bands LA today wraps up the countdown of Popular With Me 2012 as I spin my Top 40 local songs of the year on Moheak Radio. Special early start time for today’s extra-long show: 10:20 a.m. It’s the finale of my annual three-week review of the made-in-L.A. songs that frequented my playlists the most this past year, which has been a bountiful one indeed. Who’s in the Top 10? What’s No. 1? Tune in at 10:20, it’ll be fun. And thanks for listening … After the jump, today’s playlist:

40. Silversun Pickups, “The Pit”
39. Rademacher, “State of CA”
38. Local Natives, “Breakers”
37. Brian Whelan, “Decider”
36. IO Echo, “When the Lillies Die”
35. Robert Francis, “Some Things Never Change”
34. Blonde Summer, “Slow Days Fast Company”
33. Edward Sharpe & the Magnetic Zeros, “Man on Fire”
32. Blondfire, “Where the Kids Are”
31. Warships, “Sleeper Hold”
30. Deap Vally, “Gonna Make My Own Money”
29. Paw City, “Lonely Machine”
28. Delta Spirit, “Tear It Up”
27. Poolside, “Harvest Moon”
26. Dot Hacker, “Order Disorder”
25. Father John Misty, “Only Son of a Ladiesman”
24. The Dead Ships, “You Were Young”
23. Harlan, “1984”
22. Ariel Pink’s Haunted Graffiti, “Only in My Dreams”
21. Kitten, “G#”
20. PAPA, “Put Me to Work”
19. FIDLAR, “No Waves”
18. Soft Swells, “Summer Song”
17. The Record Company, “Medicine Man”
16. Nite Jewel, “One Second of Love”
15. The Deadly Syndrome, “Maine”
14. Beachwood Sparks, “Forget the Song”
13. Saint Motel, “Benny Goodman”
12. Meg Myers, “Adelaide”
11. Robert DeLong, “Global Concepts”
10. Everest, “Rapture”
9. Haim, “Forever”
8. Lord Huron, “Time to Run”
7. Youngblood Hawke, “We Come Running”
6. The Henry Clay People, “EveryBandWeEverLoved”
5. Gliss, “Weight of Love”
4. Kan Wakan, “Forever Found”
3. DWNTWN, “See My Eyes”
2. Redd Kross, “Stay Away From Downtown”
1. The Neighbourhood, “Sweater Weather”

Weeks 1 and 2 playlists, recapped

101. The Jealous Sound, “This Is Where It Starts”
100. JJAMZ, “Heartbeat”
99. Death to Anders, “Handshakes and Earthquakes”
98. Electric Guest, “This Head I Hold”
97. Soft Pipes, “Unpaid Holiday”
96. Earlimart, “10 Years”
95. Dreamers Dose, “She Is Good”
94. Abandoned Pools, “Sublime Currency”
93. Best Coast, “The Only Place”
92. Line & Circle, “Roman Ruins”
91. Tsar, “Police Station”
90. Yellow Alex & the Feelings, “Lisa Lisa Lisa”
89. Paper Pilots, “Catch the Lamplight Low”
88. The World Record, “Freeway Special”
87. Gangi, “Gold”
86. Draemings, “Reno”
85. Nick Waterhouse, “(If) You Want Trouble”
84. Standing Hawthorn, “Worlds Away”
83. Michael Davis With Lions, “Real Love (Bandages)”
82. Audra Mae & the Almighty Sound, “The Real Thing”
81. Go West Young Man, “High School”
80. Allah-Las, “Don’t You Forget It”
79. Of Verona, “Castles”
78. WALK, “Icebreaker”
77. The Breakups, “Better Off Alone”
76. Dead Sara, “We Are What You Say”
75. Aaron Embry, “Your Heart and Mine”
74. Black Apples, “Cover Up”
73. Meiko, “Leave the Lights On”
72. Louis Friend, “Evolver”
71. Miner, “Hey Love”
70. Francisco the Man, “Tiger”
69. Hands, “Warm Night Home”
68. Nightmare Air, “Escape”
67. Sea Wolf, “Kasper”
66. Max and the Moon, “Out of My Head”
65. Great Northern, “Holes”
64. Dante Vs. Zombies, “Natural Disaster”
63. So Many Wizards, “Lose Your Mind”
62. Auditorium, “Did Your Herat Shake Like This Song”
61. Electric Flower Group, “Eclipsed”
60. Chasing Kings, “Do It To Myself”
59. Pacific Air, “Float”
58. NO, “What’s Your Name”
57. The Donnies The Amys, “Boxer + Clover”
56. The Peach Kings, “Fisherman”
55. Drive He Said, “Real Full-Time Guy”
54. United Ghosts, “Unhypnotized”
53. Love on a Real Train, “Pointed Into Zoom” (feat. Inara George)
52. Harriet, “I Slept With All Your Mothers”
51. Shiny Toy Guns, “Lost You”
50. Fatal Jamz, “Another Crystal Morning”
49. Goldroom, “Fifteen (ft Chela)”
48. Lavender Diamond, “Oh My Beautiful World”
47. The Soft Pack, “Saratoga”
46. Blacks&, “The Race Is On”
45. Superhumanoids, “Too Young for Love”
44. Regal Degal, “Winning + Breaking”
43. Wildcat! Wildcat!, “Mr. Quiche”
42. Jutty Ranx, “Don’t Let Me Down”
41. Torches, “I Want Something”