Listen, News, Watch — December 23rd, 2013

Boompa’s Best of 2013

Team Boompa has many album, song, music video and concert favourites this year. Read on and enjoy the many links. If you’re on Rdio, listen to the Boompa staff’s album and song picks here. If you are more partial to YouTube, you can enjoy our favourite songs and music videos here.  Let them be your new library of music, which you can enjoy in front of your faux fire this holiday season.

Bo2013_Rob
ROB – follow @robertwcalder

Top 5 Songs:
“River” – The Belle Game
“State of the Art (A.E.I.O.U)” – Jim James
“Get Lucky” – Daft Punk
“The Wire” – Haim
“Line of Fire” – Junip

Top 5 Music Videos:
“River” – The Belle Game
“Bring The Noize” – M.I.A.
“Overgrown” – James Blake
“Lover You Don’t Love Me” – The Lad Mags
“I’ll Be Around” – Yo La Tengo

Top Concerts:
Prince @ The Vogue
Haim @ SXSW
The Belle Game @ The Vogue

Bo2013_Don
DON – follow @DonHitchen

Top 5 Songs:
“I Can’t Tear It From Me” –  Rae Spoon
“Instant Crush” –  Daft Punk
“Away” –  Hello Moth
“A Mirror” –  Aidan Knight
“Axis” –  Pet Shop Boys

Top 5 Music Videos:
“The Horses Are Stuck” –  Jordan Klassen
“Robin Song” –  Woodpigeon
“River” – The Belle Game
“Desert” –  Nuuka
“A Mirror” –  Aidan Knight

Top Concerts:
Pet Shop Boys @ The Queen E
Rae Spoon @ The Rickshaw
Prince @ The Vogue

Bo2013_Kate
KATE – follow @TonicRcrds

Top Songs:
“Gold” – Macklemore & Ryan Lewis
“Wanna Be On Your Mind” – Valerie June
“Step” – Vampire Weekend
“State of the Art” – Jim James
“Come to Admire” – Gold and Youth
“You Got Me” – Generationals
“Go Slow” – Haim
“Uncertainty” – Jagwar Ma
“Furthest Thing” – Drake
“Creep in a T-Shirt” – Portugal, The Man
“Heaven Faced” – The National
“Birthday” – Royal Canoe

Bo2013_Shannon

SHANNON  follow @indieartscanada

Top 5 Songs:
“Don’t Give Up” –  Washed Out
“Doin’ It Right” –  Daft Punk
“Pegasus” –  GEMS
“Bugs Don’t Buzz” –  Magical Cloudz
“Wanted To Say More” – On an On

Top 5 Music Videos:
“Bugs Don’t Buzz” – Magical Cloudz
“Lillies” –  Bat For Lashes
“Full of Fire” – The Knife
“Asleep On The Bus” – BESTiE
“Our Deal” – Best Coast

Top Concerts:
Prince @ The Vogue
Godspeed You! Black Emperor @ The Vogue
Savages @ The Bowery NYC
Humans @ Ponderosa
Holy Fuck @ Rifflandia

Bo2013_Leo
LEO  follow @OSOSVERDES101

Top 5 Songs:
“After All Is Said and Done” – Junip
“Pineapple” – BESTiE
“River” – The Belle Game
“The Road” – The Matinée
“Queenie Eye” – Paul McCartney

Top 5 Music Videos:
“Hot Blooded Man – Live at Ponderosa Music Festival” – Bend Sinister
“Queenie Eye” – Paul McCartney
“Get Lucky” – Daft Punk
“River” – The Belle Game
“Robin Song” – Woodpigeon

Top Concerts:
Bend Sinister @ Ponderosa Music Festival
The Belle Game @ The Vogue
Foy Vance @ Squamish Valley Music Festival
Sigur Ros @ Deer Lake

Bo2013_Chris
CHRIS  follow @HiddenTowers

Top 5 Music Videos:
“The Next Day” – David Bowie
“Dying Breed” – Slam Dunk
“Bathroom Laughter” – Pissed Jeans
“Jubilee Street” – Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds
“Don’t Play With Guns” – The Black Angles

Bo2013_Danny
DANNY   follow @dstello

Top 5 Songs:
“Rock and Roll” –  Dr. Dog
“Katachi” –  Shugu Tokumaru
“Afterlife” –  Arcade Fire
“Graceless” –  The National
“Stronger” – The Dodos

Top Music Videos:
All of the Public Records music videos. 

Top Concerts:
Sigur Ros @ Deer Lake Park
Braids @ Rifflandia
DRALMS @ The Vogue
The National @ PNE

Bo2013_Margot
MARGOT    follow @apronsforgloves

Top Songs:
“Latch” – Disclosure
“Rhye” – Woman
“Take A Fall For Me” – James Blake (feat. Rza)

Top Music Videos:
“The Grove” – Brasstronaut

Top Concerts:
Drake @ Rogers Arena
A$Ap Rocky @ The Vogue
Prince @ The Vogue

Bo2013_Tony
TONY  follow @TonyYacowar

Top 5 Songs:
“The Wire” – Haim
“Reflektor” – Arcade Fire
“Are You Satisfied” – Reignwolf
“You Don’t Love Me” – The Lad Mags
“Wish You Well” – Sophia Danai

Top 5 Music Videos:
“Lover/ You Don’t Love Me” – The Lad Mags
“Shake It” – The Harpoonist & The Axe Murderer
“Like A Rolling Stone” – Bob Dylan
“River” – The Belle Game
“Desert” – Nuuka

Top Concerts:
Death From Above 1979 @ Rifflandia
Shad @ The Vogue
Prince @ The Vogue

Bo2013_Kali
KALI  follow @Kali_Malinka

Top 5 Songs:
“Keeps Me Up At Night” – The Belle Game
“Hate The Night” – Luke Lalonde
“Waltz #3/Sunrise” – Johnny de Courcy and the Death Rangers
“What We Done?” – Austra
“Promise Not To Think About Love” – Basia Bulat

Top Music Videos:
“Robin Song” – Woodpigeon
“Perpetual Surrender” – Diana
“Wait Up For You” – The Belle Game

Top 5 Concerts:
Neko Case @ The Orpheum
Devendra Banhart @ The Commodore
Top Less Gay Love Techno Party @ Venue
Rae Spoon @ The Rickshaw
Austra @ The Commodore