Best New Indie: 6 Songs You Need to Hear This Week

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It’s been another week of exciting comebacks, new music announcements and releases as we head into the warmer weather.

There’s more than a fair share of new albums to stream as of today, including Said the Whale’s As Long as Your Eyes are Wide, Goldfrapp’s Silver Eye and a brand new record from Jamiroquai called Automation. We’re excited about Toronto’s house band Broken Social Scene returning with new music and the announcement of The Black Keys / The Arcs frontman Dan Auerbach sharing the first taste of his upcoming solo album

Check out the best new indie tracks of the week:

Bleachers – “Don’t Take the Money” ft. Lorde

After releasing his debut album in 2014, Jack Antonoff went on a songwriting tear. In a few years, he has songwriting credits for Grimes, Troye Sivan, Sia, St. Lucia, Fifth Harmony, Zayn & Taylor Swift and more. Now he’s back with a song with a big, bold new 80s sounding track “Don’t Take My Money” with a guest collaboration from Lorde.

Broken Social Scene – “Halfway Home”

A new Broken Social Scene record is on the way, their first since 2010’s Forgiveness Rock Record. Emily Haines and Jimmy Shaw of Metric and Amy Millan and Evan Cranley of Stars as well as Feist, have all been confirmed as contributors on the upcoming album. They premiered “Halfway Home” on the Late Show with Stephen Colbert on Thursday.

Alt-J – “In Cold Blood”

British alt-rockers Alt-J have shared a second song from their upcoming album, a cutting, groovy new track called “In Cold Blood.” The band are set to release their third studio album Relaxer on June 9.

Dan Auerbach – “Shine on Me”

Frontman to both The Black Keys and The Arcs, Dan Auerbach has made a career out of writing catchy blues-infused pop tunes for the masses. Now he’s back with what will soon be a solo record, called Waiting on a Song. Listen to “Shine on Me” from the upcoming album.

The Low Joy Ceiling – “Minor Threat And Morrissey Walk Into A Bar”

After reading an ad on a bulletin board at Long & McQuade, members from Library Voices, Rah Rah, and Karpinka Brothers came together to form an indie supergroup. They call themselves The Low Joy Ceiling and are gearing up to release their debut EP Crooked Bangs in the coming months. Here’s the first single from that album, “Minor Threat And Morrissey Walk Into A Bar”.

The Kooks – “Be Who You Are”

To celebrate the forthcoming release of the band’s career-spanning compilation album, the UK band shared the first of two new songs to be released, “Be Who You Are”.