Best New Indie: 10 Songs You Need To Hear This Week

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Winter feels like it’s finally struck up here in Canada, and what’s better than staying indoors, making a hot beverage, and listening to some stellar new music.

Here are our picks for best new indie of the week.

Run the Jewels – “Legend Has It”

Killer Mike and El-P are back at it and in full swing. The rap duo announced RTJ3 is on it’s way for 2017. Listen to “Legend Has It” here.

Future Peers – “Craft”

Under the mentorship of Broken Social Scene’s Kevin Drew and Charles Spearin, with producer Shawn Everett (Alabama Shakes, Weezer) this rising Toronto band have shared “Craft” from their brand new record out today.

Ryan Adams – “Do You Still Love Me”?

Ryan Adams revealed plans to release a new record Prisoner for February with the release of this heartfelt ballad “Do You Still Love Me?”.

At The Drive-In – “Governed by Contagions”

After 16 long years, At The Drive-In have shared new music. The band have just unveiled a batch of tour dates, to make up for the ones that were cancelled earlier this year amid health troubles with Cedric Bixler-Zavala’s vocal chords.

Electric Guest – “Dear To Me”

L.A.-based alternative pop group Electric Guest have shared a brand new single featuring the HAIM sisters on backup vocals. You might also notice a cameo from Brooklyn Nine-Nine‘s Andy Samberg in the video.

The Jesus and Mary Chain – “Amputation”

The Jesus and Mary Chain took 18 years to release a new single, but we’re not exactly complaining. “Amputation” arrives ahead of the group’s record Damage and Joy.

Austra – “Future Politics”

This Toronto electro-indie band shared this politically-charged single visualizing a dystopian future. Austra will release a new record in 2017.

Little Scream – “People”

Laurel Sprengelmeyer, aka Little Scream’s latest work is a protest against the flow of hatred and misinformation that’s spread online in recent months. All the proceeds from “People” will be donated to Planned Parenthood.

Conor Oberst – “Tachycardia”

As if Conor Oberst’s brand new record Ruminations wasn’t enough, the critically acclaimed folk songwriter shared two new songs on a 7” Black Friday release, “Tachycardia” and “Afterthought”. Listen to the former above.

Russian Futurists – “Keep This Love Alive”

The mastermind behind the Russian Futurists, our very own Morning Show’s Matt Hart dropped this doozy today. It’s one of many that belongs to a backlog of songs Hart has recorded over the years. He plans on releasing more in the New Year.