2020 is off to a great start for indie lovers!
It’s been a huge week for new tunes, with fresh cuts from indie giants like St. Vincent, Tame Impala, Grouplove, Deap Lips, Bombay Bicycle Club, and more. We’ve also gotten some rad new tunes from up-and-coming artists like Georgia, who released her new album today.
Check out the best new indie tracks from this week below.
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Beck, St. Vincent – “Uneventful Days (St. Vincent Remix)”
St. Vincent has released a remix of Beck’s recent single, “Uneventful Days.” The funky new rendition sees Annie Clark taking the track and interpreting it through a Herbie Hancock style, plugging in some killer lead guitar and truly adding a new groove to “Uneventful Days.” “I remixed Beck’s new song, ‘Uneventful Days!’ I guess I was listening to a lot of ’70s Herbie and WAR at the time and wondering how much funk was inside me, too,” St. Vincent wrote in a statement.
Tame Impala – “Lost In Yesterday”
While gearing up for the release of The Slow Rush, Tame Impala have dropped a new track called “Lost In Yesterday.” With a groovy bass line, shimmering synths, and a driven beat, this catchy track is sure to get you dancing as frontman Kevin Parker sings clever lines like, “And you might’ve missed somethin’, don’t say/ ‘Cause it has to be lost in yesterday/ And you’re gonna have to let it go someday/ You’ve been pickin’ it up like Groundhog Day.”
Grouplove – “Deleter”
American indie outfit Grouplove have made their return with a video for their new single “Deleter.” The new Dave Sitek-produced track marks their first new music since 2016’s Big Mess. With a crisp, rowdy return, “Deleter” is a raucous, energy-packed track with wailing instrumental lines and grainy vocals. The accompanying fun-loving clip sees the band performing in orange suits in front of a series of projections as they bop along to the upbeat tune.
Deap Lips – “Home Thru Hell”
Deap Lips, which is the collaboration between The Flaming Lips and lo-fi rockers Deap Vally, have released their second single, “Home Thru Hell.” The new track takes the crunchy guitars of Deap Vally and elevates them into a sort of nuanced psychedelia. While Lindsey Troy sings the track, “Home Thru Hell” has lyrics that are more reminiscent of The Flaming Lips.
Bombay Bicycle Club – “I Can Hardly Speak”
While gearing up for the release of Everything Else Has Gone Wrong, Bombay Bicycle Club have shared a lyric video for their new track, “I Can Hardly Speak.” The dreamy, psychedelic new track revolves around a sliding guitar line and a beat that will get you bopping along as frontman Jack Steadman sings lines like, “I got that ego/ What do I know?/ It don’t mean much to me/ Fall away now/ On my way down/ It’s all I know and I can hardly speak.”
Nathaniel Rateliff – “And It’s Still Alright”
Nathaniel Rateliff has announced his first new solo album in seven years, ,em>And It’s Still Alright, which is set to drop on February 14. As part of the announcement, Rateliff has released a music video for the album’s title track. The slow song features simple yet gentle guitar chords as Rateliff’s deep vocals permeate the track with a somber grace.
Nada Surf – “So Much Love”
Alternative rock band Nada Surf has released a new single called “So Much Love” off of their upcoming LP Never Not Together, which is out on February 7. A light, catchy song, with soft piano and a pop-inspired beat, “So Much Love” focuses on remaining positive in light of all the love in the world. This single follows the release of “Something I Should Do” and “Looking For You.”
Wolf Parade – “Julia Take Your Man Home”
Canadian indie rock band Wolf Parade has released “Julia Take Your Man Home” ahead of their LP Thin Minds, which is out January 24th via Sub Pop. The energetic, drum and guitar-led song closes out with “To say that he loves you would be unfair towards you, and/to say that he needs you would be unfair towards you, too,” reminding Julia that her self-absorbed man only cares about himself.
Jenny Lewis – “Under the Supermoon”
Jenny Lewis has shared a video for her new track “Under the Supermoon,” which is a collaboration with Malian artist Habib Koité. The new track comes off of the forthcoming benefit record Let The Rhythm Lead: Haiti Song Summit Vol. 1, which is in support of non-profit organization Artists for Peace and Justice. Lewis’ track “Under the Supermoon” is a heartwrenching ballad that comes packed with an impactful guitar with a hint of a soft bongo line.
Georgia – “24 Hours”
Georgia has released her new album Seeking Thrills today, and earlier this week, she shared a new single called “24 Hours” alongside a Joseph Connor-directed video. The pop-centric track revolves around Georgia’s experience of the party scene in Berlin, and through both the music and the video, Georgia captures a euphoric night in Europe’s dance capital.
Destroyer – “Cue Synthesizer”
Canadian indie rock band Destroyer has released a new single “Cue Synthesizer,” which comes accompanied by a music video. This is the third single for their upcoming album Have We Met, following the singles “Crimson Tide” and “It Just Doesn’t Happen.” The dark, gloomy video features raincoat-clad people wrapping various items in plastic wrap within a dark warehouse, intercut with shots of plastic-wrapped trees and bushes in desolate suburbs.