There haven’t been a lot of new releases this week, but what has been dropped has been amazing.
We’ve gotten some amazing new tunes from renowned acts like The Streets, BROCKHAMPTON, Elvis Costello, Half Moon Run, and more!
Check out this week’s Best New Indie below.
Half Moon Run – “All At Once”
Montreal indie outfit Half Moon Run have shared a “Live From Isolation” video for their new single “All At Once.” Half Moon Run say that the new tune is “about observing and appreciating the present moment but also acknowledging the meaninglessness and impermanence of the present in a universal context.”
The Streets – “I Wish You Loved You As Much As You Love Him”
The Streets have collaborated with Donae’o and Greentea Peng on a new single called “I Wish You Loved You As Much As You Love Him.” The new track, which features on Mike Skinner’s upcoming mixtape, follows his Tame Impala collaboration on the collection. With a soulful touch and a UK funky beat, this track is a must-listen.
Brockhampton – “chain on / hold me (feat. JPEGMAFIA)” and “fishbone”
Some members of BROCKHAMPTON have been in quarantine together, and they’ve been hosting a weekly password-protected livestream called Technical Difficulties Radio, where they share new material every broadcast. This week, BROCKHAMPTON shared “chain on / hold me (featuring JPEGMAFIA)” and “fishbone.” “fishbone” features most of the members of BROCKHAMPTON except for Matt Champion.
“chain on / hold me” is definitely a stand out and could easily be two tracks, and it features samples of Wu-Tang Clan’s “C.R.E.A.M.,” KRS-One’s “Mad Crew” and “Sound of da Police,” and Gil Scott-Heron and Brian Jackson’s “We Almost Lost Detroit.” JPEGMAFIA’s verse on the track references Dua Lipa, Street Fighter, That’s So Raven, professional wrestlers, and Vine.
Rolling Blackouts Coastal Fever – “Cameo”
Australian five-piece Rolling Blackouts Coastal Fever are gearing up for the release of their new album Sideways to New Italy on Friday, and today they’ve teased it with a new track called “Cameo.” “This is a love song,” the band’s Fran Keaney explains of the track. “It’s about reaching through time portals. The lyrics were pieced together over about a year like a little puzzle. I found the first pieces in Rushworth, and the last pieces in Darwin.”
Elvis Costello – “No Flag”
Elvis Costello has shared a new track called “No Flag,” which comes accompanied by an illustrated lyric video from Eamon Singer and Arlo McFurlow. Costello recorded the track in Helsinki, Finland, where he worked for three days back in February at the Suomenlinnan Studio. Recorded by Eetu Seppälä and Tim Mikkola, Costello explains of the track that he “wanted to go somewhere nobody knew me. So, this is ‘The Helsinki Sound.’”
Listen to our Best New Indie playlist below!