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The Best of Lists for NewBandDay 2013 & The Final Thoughts

31 Dec
The year is over and here are our lists

The year is over and here are our lists

Wow, this was an amazing year for music. Too many bands, too many songs and not enough minutes in the day. I hope you’ve enjoyed our Hummingbird Awards and now we present our best of lists. The final cherry on top of 2013. The Arizona Turk and I want thank each and every one of our readers. We love music, because it’s takes talent that we don’t have. Keep playing, keep making COMPLETE albums and let us help you find more fans. Don’t forget to favorite, follow, like and listen to our favorite best new artists! They need your support to keep making great music.

THAT’S A WRAP!

Russ “NBD Editor In Chief”
The Arizona Turk “Music Curator and Still a CD Buyer”

Russ The Editor’s 13 Favorite Songs of 2013:
1. Mutual Benefit “Let’s Play/Statue of a Man”
2. Yuck “Middle Sea”
3. Bill Ryder-Jones “Hanging Song”
4. Vampire Weekend “Step”
5. Blood Orange “Time Will Tell”
6. London Grammar “Wasting My Younger Years”
7. The War On Drugs “Red Eyes”
8. Autre Ne Veut “Play By Play”
9. Kurt Vile “Walking on A Pretty Day”
10. Holograms “Lay Us Down”
11. Volcano Choir “Comrade”
12. Conan Mockasin “Caramel”
13. Local Natives “Heavy Feet”

Russ The Editor’s Favorite Albums:
1. Deerhunter Monomania
2. Bill Ryder-Jones A Bad Wind Blows in My Heart
3. Mutual Benefit Love’s Crushing Diamond
4. Autre Ne Veut Anxiety
5. Yuck Glow and Behold
6. Blood Orange Cupid Deluxe
7. Dustin Tebbutt The Breach EP
8. London Grammar If You Wait
9. Diane Coffee My Friend Fish
10. Jonathon Wilson<Fanfare
11. Califone Stitches
12. Rhye Woman
13. Daughter If You Leave

Arizona Turks Favorite Songs:
1. Breton “Envy”
2. London Grammar “Metal & Dust”
3. Telegram “Follow”
4. Crystal Fighters “Bridge of Bones”
5. Holograms “Meditations”
6. Toy “Endlessly”
7. Hausu “Gardenia”
8. Holy Milk “Born and Die”
9. Eagulls “Nerve Endings”
10. Deafheaven “Vertigo”
11. Swim Deep “King City”
12. Mikal Cronin “Shout It Out”
13. Sub Focus “Endorphins”

Arizona Turks Albums
1. London Grammar If You Wait
2. Dustin Tebbutt The Breach EP
3. Hookworms Pearl Mystic
4. Holograms Forever
5. Forest Swords Engravings
6. Hausu Total
7. Daughter If You Leave
8. Savages Silence Yourself
9. Haim Days Are Gone
10. Speedy Ortiz Major Arcana
11. Rudimental Home
12. Rhye Woman
13. Disclosure Settle

These are Bands of 2014:
Eagulls
Dustin Tebbutt
All Dogs
The Bohicas
The Amazing Snakeheads
Holy Milk
Breton (They will crack the US in 2014)

Best Reissue:
Cabaret Voltaire: Collected Works (1983-1985) The 4 LP 6 CD 2 DVD version….an amazing history lesson!

Hummingbird Awards – ALL YOUR BEST NEW BANDS FROM 2010, 2011, 2012 and 2013:

Hummingbird Awards 2013 RECAP – The Definitive Best New Artist List
#13 MS MR
#12 Swim Deep
#11 Holy Milk
#10 Mutual Benefit
#9 Diane Coffee
#8 Haerts
#7 Holograms
#6 Autre Ne Veult
#5 Hookworms
#4 Blood Orange
#3 Dustin Tebbutt
#2 London Grammar
#1 Bill Ryder-Jones

Hummingbird Awards 2012
Hummingbird Awards 2011
Hummingbird Awards 2010

Best New Bands of 2013 HUMMINGBIRD AWARD #4: Blood Orange

27 Dec
Record of the year and our #4 Best New Band of 2013

Record of the year and our #4 Best New Band of 2013

Best New Bands of 2013 HUMMINGBIRD AWARD #4: Blood Orange

Devonté Hynes deserves the Hummingbird for his tenacity and perseverance. He just kept recording in bands like Test Icicles or as Lightspeed Champion, and year after year he just kept collaborating with big names. His eye for taste put him right next to Jay-Z’s Rocawear. When you collaborate with the likes of Britney, Skye and our fave bands Foals you tend to get left behind, but his songwriting could not be denied. He shuttered Lightspeed, stitched his toe back on after an on stage accident with Test Icicles and brought his Blood Orange talents to the studio in 2011 to record Coastal Grooves with Solange. That EP brought him some mild success but it wasn’t until he released Cupid Deluxe that the world turned for him. It wasn’t until mid-2013 when the buzz started around Blood Orange’s track “You’re Not Good Enough” that we all turned our heads and asked who the hell this was. He’s on everyone’s top everything list this year, because he does one thing really really well. He blends Chillwave and hip-hop smoothly together. He brings Prince style vocals to a minimalist Radiohead/XX background sound. This is the album that will start and end many relationships. It’s sexy as hell and I can’t stop listening to it.

Founded: 20?? as Blood Orange 2011
Hometown: New York and LA
Members: Devonté Hynes
Sonic Soulmates™: Prince, The Weeknd,
Trackables™: The album released in 2013Cupid Deluxe
Listen to “Time Will Tell” & “It Is What It Is” & “You’re Not Good Enough”

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Hummingbird Awards – ALL YOUR BEST NEW BANDS FROM 2010, 2011, 2012 and 2013:

Hummingbird Awards 2013 RECAP
#13 MS MR
#12 Swim Deep
#11 Holy Milk
#10 Mutual Benefit
#9 Diane Coffee
#8 Haerts
#7 Holograms
#6 Autre Ne Veult
#5 Hookworms
#4 Blood Orange

Hummingbird Awards 2012
Hummingbird Awards 2011
Hummingbird Awards 2010