Best New Indie: 7 Songs You Need To Discover This Week

Required Weekly Listening from Pinegrove, Gorillaz, Born Ruffians, and more

There’s two reasons why we can confidently say Friday’s are the best: it means the weekend has arrived, and with it a bunch of great new music!

If you aren’t too busy checking out The Beaches’ incredible Steigl Hidden Studio Session, Billy Raffoul’s Collective Arts Black Box Session or auctioning for Mac DeMarco’s old couch, make sure you check out our weekly roundup of the best new music from the week.

Born Ruffians – “Love Too Soon”

Born Ruffians marked their return since 2015’s RUFF, with “Love Too Soon” this week. The Toronto-based indie rockers completed the package with a Leah Fay Goldstein and Peter Dreimanis (of July Talk) directed video.


Young Galaxy – “Elusive Dream”

Montreal duo Young Galaxy returned with a new song that serves as “intimate commentary on current social and political landscapes.” The new track, “Elusive Dream,” sees the indie dream-pop outfit return to its original two-person lineup of Catherine McCandless and Stephen Ramsay, and features long time collaborator Dan Lissvik’s return to production duties.

Pinegrove – “Intrepid”

New Jersey-based emo/indie-rock darlings indulged fans this week, sharing a new song that they’ve been playing live during their live sets recently. Listen to “Intrepid” above.


Fever Ray – “IDK About You”

On the long-awaited follow-up to her 2009 self-titled debut, Karin Dreijer has abandoned her role as the voice for alien beings, while still keeping things perfectly weird. The first single from Plunge, “IDK About You,” is heavy dose of adrenaline served at 160bpm.


John Maus – “Touchdown”

Maus’ first record since 2011, Screen Memories, is more of the ’80s-inspired synth greatness we’ve come to expect. The video for “Touchdown” will feed the nostalgia-seeking set with its fuzzed-out footage featuring football players and coaches.


Gorillaz – “Garage Palace”

Gorillaz shared this bonus track from their Humanz vinyl box set. “Garage Palace” features Little Simz, who Damon Albarn says is “just not part of a scene, which is great for her” in an interview with Zane Lowe.

Bossie – “Solsbury Hill” (Peter Gabriel Cover)

Toronto glitter indie pop artist Bossie announced this week plans for a new single “Strawberry Moon,” coming December 1st. The announcement was made with her cover of Peter Gabriel’s “Solsbury Hill.” Take a listen above!