Yet another amazing weeks for new tunes, indie lovers!
We’ve gotten a stacked week filled with releases from renowned acts like Sufjan Stevens, Soccer Mommy, Christine and the Queens, Orville Peck, and more!
Check out this week’s Best New Indie below.
Sufjan Stevens – “America”
Sufjan Stevens has released a 12-minute single called “America.” The lengthy tracks marks the closer to his forthcoming album The Ascension, which is set for release on September 25th. “America” was originally written from the Carrie & Lowell recording sessions, but Stevens later rerecorded it.
Soccer Mommy – “Drive (The Cars cover)”
Soccer Mommy has shared a cover of The Cars’ “Drive” as part of the final installment of the Soccer Mommy & Friends Singles Series. “I’m really glad to get to release this cover of drive,” Soccer Mommy explains. “It’s a song I’ve loved for a long time that I started covering pretty recently. It was nice to get to record one last thing in the studio before everything got shut down.”
Christine and the Queens – “Eyes of a child”
Christine and the Queens has shared a new track called “Eyes of a child.” The song was written for the Amazon Prime original TV series HANNA. The track is haunting in its stark instrumental line, with a simple, echoing piano as Héloïse Letissier’s driven vocals take the lead over the reverb-heavy background.
Orville Peck – “Smalltown Boy (Bronski Beat cover)”
Orville Peck has shared a cover of Bronski Beat’s queer 1984 hit “Smalltown Boy.” The cover is part of Spotify’s Pride Singles series, which includes a cover by Rina Sawayama.
Dizzy – “Roman candles”
Oshawa’s Dizzy have shared a video for their new single “Roman candles.” “‘Roman Candles’ is about how insecure I feel being someone who’s pursued music as a job,” vocalist Katie Munshaw explains. “I’ve often felt jealous of friends who’ve taken more traditional paths in life. Some have gone to university and have 9-to-5 jobs already and have to buy funny things like lawnmowers and cutlery. I know that sounds silly, but I have a real fear I’ll never own a home or be able to support a family because of the decision I’ve made, so of course that’s scary.”
The Zolas – “Come Back To Life”
The Zolas are continuing with their “Summer of Z Days” today by sharing a video for their new single, “Come Back To Life.” The collection is made up of a series of apocalyptic songs that The Zolas will be sharing each month this summer, including previously released single “Energy Czar.”
U.S. Girls – “Overtime (Alex Frankel Remix)”
Holy Ghost!’s Alex Frankel has shared a remix of U.S. Girls’ “Overtime.” Frankel’s remix of the Heavy Light track was made by working with the original live-recorded tracks of the song. The dance remix is definitely a song of the summer, with a catchy, driven beat and Meg Remy’s silky vocal lines taking the lead.
Listen to our Best New Indie playlist below!