Best New Indie: 9 New Songs You Need to Hear

Essential Weekly Listening

Solid week of BNI releases including the first taste of the new Weaves record, which has us salivating for more. Toronto indie stalwarts Elliot Brood are back with new material and The War on Drugs have shared another pure gem from their forthcoming record. Throw in new music from Stars plus some surprises and you’ve got the perfect listening experience to start your long weekend. Enjoy friends.

Stars – “Fluorescent Light”

“Fluorescent Light” was released earlier this week, marking the third new single from Stars this year, as well as the confirmation that the band’s new album There Is No Love In Fluorescent Light will be released in October via Last Gang Records / eOne.
 

The War On Drugs – “Pain”

“Pain,” the latest song TWOD have shared and it’s a treat. The new record titles A Deeper Understanding will be released on August 25th:
 

Weaves – “#53”

Weaves have announced a new record, Wide Open, arriving October 6 via Buzz Records (Can), Kanine (US) & Memphis Industries (RoW). The band shared a new song titled “#53” on Wednesday. Wide Open follows Weaves’ 2016 self-titled debut.
 

The Barr Brothers – “It Came To Me”

This week saw The Barr Brothers release the first single, “It Came To Me,” from their forthcoming album Queens of the Breakers, out October 13 on Secret City Records.
 

Common Deer – “WAIT!”

Toronto-based orchestral indie rock outfit Common Deer have shared the first single, “WAIT!,” off their second EP, II, which arrives on September 8, 2017.
 

Chelsea Wolfe – “Vex”

Chelsea Wolfe will release Hiss Spun on September 22, “Vex” is the latest single from the queen of doom.
 

Elliott Brood – “‘Til the Sun Comes Up Again”

Hamilton-based band Elliott Brood will release Ghost Gardens on September 15 via Paper Bag Records. “‘Til the Sun Comes Up Again” is our first taste of what’s to come.
 

The Kents – “Is There Anyone?”

Toronto-based rock outfit The Kents surprised us with a mid-summer release this week. You can catch The Kents playing “Is There Anyone?” live this month at both Wolfe Island (August 11) and Big Festival (August 18).
 

Metz – “Drained Lake”

Post-post-punk heavyweights Metz will release Strange Peace on September 22 via Royal Mountain Records. “Drained Lake” is the latest single from the forthcoming record, and it rips like all hell.