As the year reaches its midpoint and the extended July 4 holiday lurks right around the corner, we here at indie617 felt it was high time to explore some of the best songs of 2019 — so far.

So that was the topic of today’s Quesday discussion, where we polled and played a handful of the year’s finest tracks, working in Local Natives, Orville Peck, Sleater-Kinney, Stella Donnelly, Clairo, Charly Bliss, Hatchie…. ahh hell, let’s just plug the show’s entire playlist from Morning Glory.

Hit the discussion via Twitter, and scan through our fave tracks — and some listeners suggestions — after the jump.

Local Natives photo by Jonathan Chu.



Morning Glory: Quesday, Best of 2019 playlist, 8 a.m. to 10 a.m. on Tuesday, June 25, by Michael Marotta

Hot Chip, “Spell” 

Temples, “Hot Motion” 

IDLES, “Mercedes Marxist” 

Clairo, “Bags” 

Miss June, “Best Girl” 

Salem Wolves, “Queen” 

Alex Lahey, “Don’t Be So Hard On Yourself” 

Ladytron, “The Island” 

The Futureheads, “Jekyll” 

Orville Peck, “Turn to Hate” 

Tame Impala, “Patience” 

RIBS, “1992” 

Stella Donnelly, “Tricks” 

Mannequin Pussy, “Drunk II” 

Sleater-Kinney, “Hurry On Home” 

Local Natives, “When Am I Gonna Lose You” 

Billie Eilish, “Bad Guy” 

Wallows featuring Clairo, “Are You Bored Yet?”

Johnny Marr, “Armatopia” 

The Raconteurs, “Now That You’re Gone” 

SWAY, “Planet Earth” 

Charly Bliss, “Capacity” 

Hatchie, “Without A Blush” 

Warbly Jets, “Propaganda” 

Hembree, “Culture” 

DIVVISIONS, “Surrender” 

Big Thief, “UFOF” 

Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds, “Black Star Dancing” 

Drab Majesty, “Ellipses”