Best New Indie: 6 Songs You Need To Hear This Week

Required Weekly Listening

In the tradition of Black Friday, welcome the idea of over-consumption and binge the following list. Though it was a quieter for music releases, The Weeknd stole the spotlight leading up to the release of Starboy, and the music world obsessed over Kanye West’s breakdown this week.

Take a listen to what tracks stood out:
 

The Microphones – EARLY TAPES, 1996-1998

Great news for fans of Phil Elverum’s lo-fi indie rock perfection under his The Microphones banner. The Washington-based songwriter is set to release a collection of 16 songs on December 9, called The Microphones EARLY TAPES, 1996-1998”. Stream the song “Compressor” above.

 

Cloud Nothings – “Internal World”

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This Cleveland post-punk troupe is set to release their forthcoming record Life Without Sound January 27th. They’ve shared another fuzzed-out wistful track, following “Modern Act” a couple weeks back.
 

Father John Misty – “Holy Hell”

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If there’s anyone we can expect some high-octane political commentary from, it’s none other than Father John Misty. Take his latest anti-Trump ballad “Holy Hell”, that incites his listeners to take political action.
 

Flume ft. Isabella Manfredi – “TRUST”

The critically acclaimed electronic artist Flume marked his return today with the release of the Skin Companion EP I. Take a listen to “TRUST” featuring Isabella Manfredi from Australian rock band The Preatures.

Mother Mother – “Love Stuck”

This week Mother Mother announced a whole string of tour dates to coincide with the release of a new record early next year. Their sixth studio LP No Culture is set to release on February 10th.
 

The Weeknd ft. Kendrick Lamar – “Sidewalks”

There’s no question The Weeknd has dominated music news outlets for the past couple weeks while the anticipation grew for his new record Starboy. Check out the latest with Kendrick Lamar that dropped with the new record today.
 
 

Half Moon Run – Stiegl Hidden Studio Session

As a bonus, Beloved Montreal band Half Moon Run brought their out-of-the-box songwriting to the Stiegl Hidden Studio, for a very special performance of “Full Circle” and “I Can’t Figure Out What’s Going On”.