Finally, it’s starting to feel like spring. As the ground thaws out, so too do new releases that have been popping up like cherry blossoms. This season has been even too fruitful for some, Grizzly Bear’s Ed Droste blaming the packed release calendar as the reason that the band won’t share their new album anytime soon.
It’s been a big week for some artists returning from lengthy layoffs, with The National and HAIM releasing their first new material since 2013. There’s also Fleet Foxes, who have shared a second new tune since breaking their six year hiatus recently. Check them out for yourself below, here are the best new indie tracks of the week:
Fleet Foxes – “Fool’s Errand”
What else can you expect from this seminal indie band but lush harmonies, pondering lyrics and woodsy imagery? Fleet Foxes shared this second new single today accompanied by a gorgeous video directed by frontman Robin Pecknold’s brother, Sean Pecknold. The new album, Crack-Up arrives June 6th.
Bleachers – “Everybody Lost Somebody”
This is the third song from Bleachers forthcoming album Gone Now, out June 2. It’s a big, stadium-sized synth song. Check out “Everybody Lost Somebody” above.
The National – “The System Only Dreams in Total Darkness”
After a week of teases and confirming their album release, The National gave us the first song off the forthcoming album Sleep Well Beast and a slew of Tour Dates that we can start to salivate over, including a December 9th Toronto Show. The new album will be out September 8, 2017 and is the first record since The National’s 2013’s Trouble Will Find Me.
HAIM – “Right Now”
Late last month, HAIM claimed their return, releasing a live off the floor video performing a new song, “Right Now.” This week, they dropped the song’s official audio and it’s a hell of an earworm. The new LP Something To Tell You is set for release July 7, 2017
Baio – “Philosophy!”
If you loved what Chris Baio had to offer on his first, full solo record under his BAIO moniker, The Names, then you’re in for a treat. The Vampire Weekend bassist, released this funky track, made complete with cheesy synth horns and a great drum groove. Check out “PHILOSOPHY!” above.
Mappe Of – “Cavern’s Dark”
There’s a sense of mystery surrounding the release of two songs from from experimental artist Mappe Of. Tracks “Cavern’s Dark” and “Nimbin” surfaced this week, offering a glimpse into the ethereal arrangements explored on the forthcoming debut record A Northern Star, A Perfect Stone, which arrives on July 28 via Paper Bag Records.