Best New Indie: 8 Tracks You Need To Hear This Week

Required Weekly Listening

The promise of 2017 has remained very much alive with another week of big name releases and some treasures along the way.

This week brought us a stunning new record from Austra, new tracks from Father John Misty and Mac DeMarco, and a mix of local, Canadian and International talent. Take a listen to the best new indie tracks of the week:
 

London Grammar – “Big Picture”

London Grammar teased their upcoming sophomore album with the release of “Big Picture”, following “Rooting For You” back in December.
 

K.Flay – “Black Wave”

K.Flay has shared another blistering, grungy-pop track “Black Wave”, which sounds like it could have been produced by Nine Inch Nails.

 

Mac DeMarco – “This Old Dog”

This Old Dog” comes from Mac DeMarco’s forthcoming album, This Old Dog, out May 5th, 2017, and was released concurrently with “My Old Man”.

 

Future Islands – “Ran”

Future Islands is back into the swing of things, releasing new music since their album Singles in 2014. The anticipation is REAL. Take a taste of their upcoming album The Far Field with their latest track “Ran.”

 

Cold War Kids – “Love Is Mystical”

Cold War Kids marked their return with a new single and music video for “Love Is Mystical”, the first taste of their upcoming record L.A. Divine.
 

Father John Misty – “Ballad of the Dying Man”

“Ballad of the Dying Man” follows Father John Misty’s recent releases “Two Wildly Different Perspectives” and the title track “Pure Comedy” from his upcoming album Pure Comedy, due out April 7th.
 

Thundercat – “Show You the Way” ft. Michael McDonald & Kenny Loggins

If you listen to only one track from this entire list, make it “Show You The Way” by Thundercat. It features legendary singers Michael McDonald and Kenny Loggins (yes, the “Danger Zone” guy), and boy is it a treat.
 

Austra – “I Love You More Than You Love Yourself”

Austra released her dystopian future focused record Future Politics this week. It’s hard to pick a favourite from this album, but the band put out a brilliant video for “I Love You More Than You Love Yourself” for you to enjoy.

Compare that to her stripped-down version in the Collective Arts Black Box, she performed this week as well: