Popular With Me 2013: My ‘Favorite 40’ local songs, on tonight’s L.A. Buzz Bands show on KCSN



It was so much fun last year that I’m doing it again. Tonight, on a special “deluxe” edition of the L.A. Buzz Bands Show on KCSN, I’ll be counting down my “Favorite 40” L.A. songs of the year. Join me at 9 p.m. on KCSN (88.5 FM, streaming at KCSN.org) for a two-plus-hour installment of my weekly show, which will feature the songs I’ve found stickiest during what has been a very robust year for southern California music. Stay tuned to my Twitter feed for special shout-outs.

And after the jump, I’ll be updating the playlist as the show progresses:

40. Fonda, “Seeing Stars”
39. The 88, “I Saw the Light That Day”
38. Wildcat! Wildcat!, “Garden Grays”
37. Warships, “Heater”
36. Cold War Kids, “Miracle Mile”
35. Broken Anchor, “Never Leave Me Alone”
34. The Record Company, “Baby I’m Broken”
33. Tyler Lyle, “Werewolf”
32. Gliss, “The Sea Tonight”
31. In the Valley Below, “Peaches”
30. Nightmare & the Cat, “Goodbye So Many Times”
29. Conway, “Big Talk”
28. The Moth & the Flame, “Sorry”
27. Wages, “Unity”
26. Hands, “Brave Motion”
25. Jonathan Wilson, “Love to Love”
24. Western Lows, “Last Known Rivers”
23. Jenny O., “Good Love”
22. Papa, “Young Rut”
21. Victory, “System Strange”
20. Hot As Sun, “The Desert Song”
19. Army Navy, “Crushed Like the Car”
18. The Lonely Wild, “Banks and Ballrooms”
17. Salt Petal, “Pico”
16. Beat Club, “Something Better”
15. Banks, “Fall Over”
14. The Cold and Lovely, “Ellis Bell”
13. Moses Sumney, “Alchemy”
12. Superhumanoids, “So Strange”
11. The Bronx, “Youth Wasted”
10. Big Black Delta, “Side of the Road”
09. Body Parts, “Desperation”
08. Hanni El Khatib, “Family”
07. Gap Dream, “Shine Your Light”
06. Rhye, “The Fall”
05. Haim, “Falling”
04. Dream Boys, “Born Yesterday”
03. Kan Wakan, “Moving On”
02. LA Font, “Diving Man”
01. Cillie Barnes, “Brainwash”