Best New Indie: 7 Tracks You Need To Hear This Week

Required Weekly Listening

Every Friday we scour the internet for the ripest new indie tracks released throughout the week. So if you’re in the market for some new tunes, get ready for some real tasty treats. We freshly squeeze on the best of the best out there.

Father John Misty – “Pure Comedy”

Social commentator Father John Misty announced his upcoming record Pure Comedy, with the release of its title track this week. Unquestionably a response to Donald Trump’s swearing in as president and the overwhelming protests and responses worldwide, the video and lyrics describe Trump as a natural disaster, mashing together footage of explosions, forest fires and Trump’s speeches and rallies.
 

Mount Eerie – “Real Death”

Phil Elverum made a pledge to his fans to return with new music, saying “I will re-enter the world and go on tour and everything,” after the passing of his wife and frequent collaborator Geneviève from cancer. “Real Death”, is a gut-wrenching song about real loss and the devastating effects it has on close family.
 

New Pornographers – “High Ticket Attractions”

Expect the seventh record from B.C. rock troupe New Pornographers, Whiteout Conditions coming April 7th. They made the announcement this morning with it’s first single “High Ticket Attractions.”
 

ANOHNI- “Paradise”

ANOHNI is following up last year’s HOPELESSNESS with the more optimistic PARADISE EP on March 17th. The announcement came along with the title track “Paradise,” available to stream above.
 

Mastodon – “Sultan’s Curse”

Mastodon are going on tour with Eagles of Death Metal this spring, and if that wasn’t news enough, they’ve shared the first new single from their upcoming record Emperor of Sand. Take a listen to “Sultan’s Curse” above.
 

Tei Shi – “Keep Running”

Tei Shi premiered “Keep Running” today from her upcoming album Crawl Space, accompanied by a hypnotic music video. Take a gander for yourself above, and expect to see her new record on shelves March 31st.
 

The Luyas – “Dream of Love”

Montreal-based six-piece The Luyas are set to release a new full-length, titled Human Voicing, next month via Paper Bag Records. The follow-up to 2016’s excellent Says You was recorded at Breakglass Studios in Montreal with Jace Lasek of Besnard Lakes.