We’re now down to the final 20 songs! Ah! Enjoy.
20) :Minks – Margot: I know some folks weren’t a fan of Minks cleaning up their sound, but I thought it was an alright move. This song in particular is great and reminds me of early 2000s indie pop. From Tides End.
19) :Okkervil River – It Was My Season: As I said when this made my Austin Essentials list, it’s that one song Okkervil River seem to have on every album that I can’t get enough of. From The Silver Gymnasium.
18) :Parquet Courts – You’ve Got Me Wonderin’ Now: To be honest, I totally didn’t get all the love for Parquet Courts until this song came along. I appreciate its adequate amount of snarl. From the Tally All The Things That You Broke EP.
17) :A Giant Dog – All I Wanted: Austin’s finest pop punk band is A Giant Dog, and I think this is their best song. It rocks and does well to show off Sabrina Ellis’ stellar voice. From Bone.
16) :Wavves – Demon To Lean On: I didn’t at all think Wavves would ever turn into a 90s-esque alt-rock band, but here they are doing it and doing it well. I approve. From Afraid Of Heights.
15) :White Denim – At Night In Dreams: The heaviest song on White Denim’s 2013 effort is also my favorite from it. I don’t know how many times I’ve tried to blow out my speakers via this track. From Corsicana Lemonade.
14) :Swearin’ – Watered Down: I love any sort of indie rock that feels lifted out of the 90s, so I was hooked on this pretty much immediately. Be warned, Swearin’ will make you want to dig up tons of old records. From Surfing Strange.
13) :Four Fists – MMMMMHMMMMM: POS and Astronautalis as one act? Yes. Forever. If we’re lucky, this rad track is just the beginning of something awesome. From Four Fists’ self titled 7″ single.
12) :Polica – Chain My Name: Earlier this year I couldn’t wait to get a hold of Polica’s sophomore effort, and it was largely because of this track. It’s super dancey and completely set on never leaving your head. From Shulamith.
11) :Courtney Barnett – Avant Gardener: This wordy number from Courtney Barnett was a favorite of mine before I was even done listening to it for the first time. She’s a fantastic storyteller. From the A Sea Of Split Peas EP.