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

What a wild week for new music.

The lineup of new tunes this week has been STACKED. With fresh cuts from indie giants like Green Day, Weezer, FKA twigs, Cold War Kids, Angel Olsen, Holy Fuck, Perfume Genius, Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds, and more, your playlists are going to be filled to the brim with rad new tracks.

Check out the best new indie tunes from this week below.

FKA twigs – “holy terrain (ft. Future)”

After announcing her forthcoming album Magdalene earlier today, FKA twigs has dropped a video for her new collaborative track with Future, “holy terrain.” “holy terrain” was co-produced by FKA twigs, Skrillex, and Jack Antonoff. The silky tune comes packed with a smooth groove and ambient instrumental lines as FKA twigs’ soft falsettos weave in and out of the dynamic melody.

Green Day – “Father Of All…”

Green Day have announced a new album called Father of All…, which is set to drop on February 7th, 2020. Today, the band has released the title track from the forthcoming record. The raucous new tune is definitely a new sound for Green Day, with gritty guitar lines, a rowdy drum beat, and grainy, processed vocal lines as frontman Billie Joe Armstrong sings lines like, “Come on honey/ Count your money/ What’s so funny.”

Weezer – “The End Of The Game”

Green Day, Weezer, and Fall Out Boy have announced that they’ll be heading out on a joint tour called THE HELLA MEGA TOUR next year. As part of the announcement, each of the bands have released a new track. Weezer has also released a video for their new tune, “The End Of The Game.” The new pop rock track comes with distorted power guitar lines, an energetic drum beat, and frontman Rivers Cuomo’s slightly processed vocals.

Cold War Kids – “Waiting For Your Love”

Following the release of “Complainer” and “4th of July,” Cold War Kids have announced their forthcoming album, New Age Norms 1, which will be the first volume of a three-album trilogy. As part of the announcement, the Long Beach-based band have released a new track titled “Waiting For Your Love.” The new track is an upbeat, bounce-worthy anthem filled with soft, brooding keys, a catchy bass riff, groovy guitar lines, and fun, jazzy vocals.

Angel Olsen – “Lark”

Angel Olsen has released a gloomy video for her new track “Lark.” “Lark” is a slow-building tune, opening up with sparse, melancholic instrumental lines before exploding into a powerful, all-encompassing ballad. The accompanying video is a dark tale of a breakup, as Olsen makes her way through city streets, rolling hills, and expansive fields.

Holy Fuck ft. Hot Chip’s Alexis Taylor – “Luxe”

Canadion electro-indie outfit Holy Fuck have just released a new track called “Luxe,” which features Hot Chip’s Alexis Taylor. The song, which marks the band’s first new tune since 2017’s Bird Brains, sees Holy Fuck recruiting Taylor to add vocals to the gritty, almost eerily futuristic track. “Luxe” was recorded on Jack White’s vintage Voice-O-Graph at Third Man Studio, and the track originally started out as an encore on tour, until Four Tet’s Kieran Hedben urged the band to give the number a full release.

Perfume Genius – “Eye in the Wall”

Perfume Genius has shared a striking nine minute composition called “Eye In The Wall” off a forthcoming collaborative music and dance project called The Sun Still Burns Here, which has been created in collaboration with choreographer Kate Wallich and dance company YC. The disorienting, almost cyclical track truly has a calculated, yet freeing feeling at its core. The nine-minute experimental tune feels almost manic, with a powerful, yet hidden drum line, eerie whispers, and brooding instrumentals.

Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds – “A Dream Is All I Need To Get By”

While gearing up for the release of This Is The Place, Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds have unveiled a new song called “A Dream Is All I Need To Get By.” The jangly new track is a smooth, groove-worthy slow-burn. “To my ears it sounds like one of those iconic B-sides by The Smiths, only obviously not as good,” Gallagher explains in a statement. “A song that was born very quickly which is always a good sign… like it’s always existed… somewhere… Manchester probably.”

Lucy Dacus – “Dancing in the Dark (Bruce Springsteen cover)”

Lucy Dacus has dropped a cover of Bruce Springsteen’s “Dancing in the Dark,” which serves as the latest instalment in her holiday-themed series she’s been sharing throughout the year. The thrilling, anthemic cover is an upbeat, energetic tribute to both The Boss and Dacus’ father, with driven guitar lines and Dacus’ smooth vocal lines taking the lead. “Happy early birthday to The Boss,” Dacus wrote of the track on Facebook. “And happy birthday to my dad, the biggest Bruce fan I know.”

Half Moon Run – “Flesh And Blood”

Half Moon Run have announced their forthcoming album A Blemish in the Great Light, which drops on November 1st, and as part of the announcement they’ve released a new single called “Flesh And Blood.” “I think this album still has the sound people expect from us, balanced with more experimentation,” drummer and multi-instrumentalist Dylan Phillips explains in a statement. “We’ve been diving deep into some styles that we haven’t necessarily explored before. Things get a little heavier, a little harder.”

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