Riff2's Best New Music of 2013


Riff2's Best New Music of 2013:

Well, as 2013 is wrapping up there are a lot of memories that come to mind. Some awesome & others not so much. Something that always seems to help us get through life though is the music to our ears. Literally. 2013 was a great year in music and it was tough for us to narrow down our favorite tracks from the past 365 days. 

Riff2 hit the year hard and covered tons of shows, festivals & events. Some of our favorite memories included another year of our new music show The Undercover Sound System as well as a full year of Inside the Circle Pit & the start of our new local show, The Local Lowdown. All that will continue in the new year. We also covered festivals all across the Midwest. We started the year in festivals at the Metro Times Blowout which showcased hundreds of Detroit's finest local talent. After that we jumped right into the Detroit Electronic Music Festival and Metallica's Orion Fest which stood firm on Belle Isle. We traveled across the state to Rothbury, Michigan for Electric Forest & helped out in Cincinnati's Bunbury Fest. We wrapped up the festival season at the grand daddy of them all.. Lollapalooza in Chicago, IL. 

Yeah, 2013 was pretty rad for us here at Riff2 and we're super excited to continue on our musical journey in 2014. With that being said here is the playlist from The Undercover Sound System's best of 2013 show. We hope you enjoyed it as much as we did and we're looking forward to seeing you all in 2014! Check out the list below! It's in no particular order, these are just the 31 songs we thought were the cream of the crop in 2013!


Riff2's Undercover Sound System Playlist 12.30.13:

1. Empire Of The Sun - "Alive"

2. Pickwick - "Hacienda Motel"

3. Jessica Hernandez & The Deltas - "Caught Up"

4. Arctic Monkeys - "Do I Wanna Know?"

5. Foals - "My Number"

6. MS MR - "Hurricane"

7. Grouplove - "Ways To Go"

8. Shreddie Mercury - "We Go"

9. NONONO - "Pumpin Blood"

10. Portugal. The Man - "Modern Jesus"

11. Vampire Weekend - "Diane Young"

12. Paramore - "Still Into You"

13. Bear Hands - "Giants"

14. Brick + Mortar - "Old Boy"

15. GRiZ - "Hard Times"

16. Bastille - "Pompeii"

17. Phoenix - "SOS In Bel Air"

18. The Wombats - "Your Body Is A Weapon"

19. Eminem - "Rap God"

20. Pretty Lights - "Around The Block"

21. Kid Karate - "Two Times"

22. Capital Cities - "Safe and Sound"

23. City And Colour - "Thirst"

24. The Features - "The New Romantic"

25. Haim - "The Wire"

26. New Politics - "Harlem"

27. Dale Earnhardt Jr. Jr - "If you Didn't See Me"

28. Dr. Dog - "Broken Heart"

29. Young The Giant - "It's About Time"

30. Queens Of The Stone Age - "My God Is The Sun"

31. Man Man - "Head On"


We look forward to seeing you all in 2014!












by: Jade Springart

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