Your playlists are going to be stacked this week, indie lovers!
With fresh cuts from big name indie artists like Jimmy Eat World, Foals, K.Flay, and Said The Whale, you’re in for a treat! There were also two new tunes from up-and-coming indie pop duo Overcoats that you’ll definitely have playing on repeat all weekend long.
Check out the best new indie tunes from this week below.
Jimmy Eat World – “All The Way (Stay)”
Jimmy Eat World have announced their 10th studio album Surviving, which is set for release on October 18th via RCA. As part of the announcement, they’ve released a music video for their new track “All the Way (Stay).” The new track revolves around a gritty guitar line, driven drum beat, and wailing vocal lines. The accompanying video for “All The Way (Stay)” sees a man and woman bowling, playing pool, and even flying a plane.
Foals – “Into The Surf”
Foals have released another new single called “Into The Surf.” The glimmering new tune revolves around a cold, eerie instrumental line with effect-heavy ambient noises below frontman Yannis Philippakis’ deep, silky vocals. “There are threads that run through all these [final] songs, and on ‘Into the Surf’ there’s this shadow of death, of someone not returning from a voyage,” Philippakis explains to DIY Magazine.
K.Flay – “Not in California”
K.Flay has released a new video for “Not in California,” and the clip is a call to action about climate change. K.Flay dropped the video on the same day as the United Nations’ global climate summit, showing off a world where heaps of trash are the norm, addressing “our collective inaction on climate change, and the sense of disbelief that I think so many of us feel,” she explains in a statement.
Said The Whale – “Time Since The First Time”
Said The Whale have announced they’ll be releasing a deluxe edition of Cascadia, which will feature five additional tracks. As part of the announcement they’ve released a video for the album’s closing track “Gambier Island Green” alongside a new tune called “First Time Since the First Time.” “This song ended up on the cutting room floor a few years ago and unfortunately we never found a home for it in the context of any of our recent albums, but we’ve always loved this song and wanted to find a way to release it,” the band explains in a statement.
Bradford Cox and Cate Le Bon – “Secretary”
Singer-songwriter Cate Le Bon and Deerhunter frontman Bradford Cox have announced a forthcoming collaborative EP called Myths 004, which is set for release on November 1st. As part of the announcement, the pair have released a new track called “Secretary.” The new track is a tribute to 9-to-5 office workers. “Secretary” is an eerily smooth track, with warping bell-like instrumentals, intimate horn sections, reverberating keys, and Cox and Le Bon’s silky harmonies.
Overcoats – “Leave If You Wanna” and “Keep the Faith”
Brooklyn indie-pop duo Overcoats have shared two new tracks called “Leave If You Wanna” and “Keep the Faith.” The new tracks mark the band’s move toward more of an electronic synth-pop sound, with nostalgic, energetic vibes that carry their way through both tunes. “Leave If You Wanna” sees the duo harmonizing as they sing lines like “Control, killjoy/ Heartless decoy/ Calling the kettle black.”
“Keep The Faith,” on the other hand, is more of a ricocheting tune, bouncing and maneuvering its way through driven, yet sparse drum lines and glimmering instrumentals.