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Best New Indie: 10 songs you need to discover this week

We’ve got some new tunes for you to brighten up this rainy day.

This week, we’ve gotten some amazing fresh cuts from renowned artists like Arkells, Modest Mouse, Sleater-Kinney, Bombay Bicycle Club, Ralph, K.Flay, Tom Morello, and many more!

Check out this week’s Best New Indie below.

Arkells – “All Roads”

The Arkells have shared a video for their new single, “All Roads.” “As we start to find out footing on a road back to some normalcy in our lives the sentiment ‘all roads lead me back to you’ is about trying to find your way back home,” frontman Max Kerman explains. “Home could be a person, a place, or a personal truth – the goal is to keep moving, keep learning, and you’ll find your way.”

Modest Mouse – “Leave A Light On”

Modest Mouse are readying their forthcoming album, The Golden Casket, and today they’ve shared its second single, “Leave A Light On.” “Leave A Light On,” which follows the recently released “We Are Between,” comes packed with similar synth-driven instrumentals and anthemic vocals, offering up a catchy hook that’s sure to get stuck in your head.

Sleater-Kinney – “High In The Grass”

Sleater-Kinney are gearing up for the release of Path of Wellness, which is out on June 11th, and today they’ve shared a video for their new single, “High In The Grass.” The upbeat new track builds into an explosive lines with gritty guitars and catchy lyrics like, “The spring night came alive and we lost our minds/ And danced to no music like fools.” The accompanying video is an animated hybrid with colourful graphics that see people dancing with their heads removed from their bodies.

K.Flay – “TGIF (feat. Tom Morello)”

K.Flay has collaborated with Tom Morello on hew new track, “TGIF.” The song, which comes from her forthcoming EP, Inside Voices, is an anthemic, blistering nu-matic tune that sees K.Flay delivering perfectly unhinged lines like, “The world is run by lunatics/ So who gives a fuck?”

Bombay Bicycle Club, Flyte – “Terrapin Station (Grateful Dead cover)”

Bombay Bicycle Club have decided to celebrate World Turtle Day with a cover of The Grateful Dead’s “Terrapin Station.” “Happy World Turtle Day everyone,” BBC explain. “As our most hardcore fans know, we go way back with the turtles starting with our Tour for Lulu. This year we decided that quietly celebrating this day just the 4 of us wasn’t enough. So here is our cover of The Grateful Dead’s epic ‘Terrapin Station’ featuring some beautiful vocals from our friends in Flyte.”

Ralph – “Love Potion”

Toronto pop artist Ralph is readying her forthcoming EP, Gradience, and today she’s previewed the collection with a campy video for her new track, “Love Potion.” Alongside the video, she’s announced a 10-date Canadian tour with support from Alex Porat. The new track sees Ralph blending her friends’ stories into a sort of fantastical blur atop dreamy synths and groovy, disco-inspired instrumentals. The accompanying video for “Love Potion” sees Ralph as a captain, traveling through the galaxy in a sort of retro-futuristic trek to “Planet Nipply” to find her lover.

Dooms Children – “Flower Moon”

Alexisonfire’s Wade MacNeil is collaborating with Daniel Romano on a new psych project called Dooms Children, and today they’ve shared a video for their new single, “Flower Moon.” The project features multi-instrumentalist Ian Romano and guitarist Patrick Bennet. Recorded live-off-the-floor, “Flower Moon” comes packed with wailing, reverb-drenched guitars and dreamy, raspy vocal lines. The accompanying Brian Shannon-directed video follows pro street skateboarder Annie Guglia as she does a slew of tricks.

Ellis – “what if love isn’t enough”

Hamilton, Ontario’s Ellis is readying her forthcoming EP, nothing is sacred anymore, which is set for release on June 25th, and today she’s shared a visualizer for her new track, “what if love isn’t enough.” “I mean, this is a question I’ve asked myself a bunch, usually when I’m being a little bit dramatic which happens to be often,” Ellis, aka Linnea Siggelkow, explains. “But I’ve also seen relationships fizzle out even when two people seem to really love each other. We place so much emphasis on love but I guess I just wonder about all the other stuff needed to make it last forever. I’m a hopeless romantic at heart but sometimes I’m just hopeless.”

Squirrel Flower – “Flames And Flat Tires”

While readying her new album, Planet (i), which is set for release on June 25th via Polyvinyl, Squirrel Flower has shared a video for her new track “Flames and Flat Tires.” The relatable tune, on the surface level, sees Squirrel Flower singing of driving too fast in a run-down car that’s ready to give, but when you delve deeper, she looks at the cycle of self-destruction. The accompanying video sees Squirrel Flower singing along to the tune with cinematic shots of her inside a car, interspersed with shots of a junkyard

Boyish – “Howls”

Brooklyn indie duo Boyish have shared their new track, “Howls,” which was inspired by the 2004 film, Howl’s Moving Castle. “We wanted it to feel sonically like we were in the meadow with Howl as he eats a fallen star,” Boyish explain. The dream pop track comes packed with reverb-drenched guitars and silky, bedroom-style vocals that you’ll find yourself revisiting again and again.

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