Best New Indie: 7 songs you need to discover this week

Featuring Gorillaz, The Flaming Lips, and more

Get ready for a whole slew of tunes to add to your new music playlists.

This week, we’ve gotten some amazing fresh cuts from renowned acts like Gorillaz, The Flaming Lips, Andy Shauf, Metz, Sylvan Esso, and more.

Check out this week’s Best New Indie below.

Gorillaz – “PAC-MAN (ft. ScHoolboy Q)”

Gorillaz have shared a video for their new collaboration with ScHoolboy Q, “PAC-MAN.” The new track comes as part of Gorillaz’s Song Machine project, which has seen Gorillaz collaborating with slowthai, Slaves, New Order’s Peter Hook, Georgia, Fatoumata Diawara, and Octavian.

The Flaming Lips – “You N’ Me Sellin’ Weed”

The Flaming Lips have shared a video for their new track “You N’ Me Sellin’ Weed.” The new track stays true to the soft psychedelic energy of previously released American Head singles “My Religion Is You,” “Dinosaurs On The Mountain,” and “Flowers Of Neptune 6.” The accompanying video was shot in Oklahoma and directed by Wayne Coyne and George Salisbury.

Andy Shauf – “Judy” and “Jeremy’s Wedding”

Canadian singer-songwriter Andy Shauf has shared two new tracks, “Judy” and “Jeremy’s Wedding.” The new tracks didn’t quite make the cut of his most recent album The Neon Skyline.

“‘Judy’ and ‘Jeremy’s Wedding’ were outliers to the narrative of the album,” Shauf explains. “They fit a little bit outside the timeline, as I was trying to keep everything to a single night. They were also slightly different arrangement wise, so I decided that they might be best released together, apart from the album.”

Metz – “A Boat To Drown In”

Toronto noise-rockers Metz have announced that their dropping a new album on October 9th called Atlas Vending. As part of the announcement, the band have shared a video for the album’s closing track, “A Boat To Drown In.” The lead single sees Metz exploring their more melodic side, as the layers of noise conform into a droning harmony.

Sylvan Esso – “Ferris Wheel”

Sylvan Esso have announced their new album Free Love, and as part of the announcement, they’ve shared a video for their new track “What If.” The new single is quintessential Sylvan Esso, and it’s “about discovering your power and awkwardly figuring out how to wield it. It’s for the summer, it’s for you, we hope you like it.” The accompanying clip was shot on a Ferris wheel at an abandoned amusement park in South Carolina.

Le Couleur – “Désert”

Montreal trio Le Couleur have shared a video for their new track “Désert.” The groove-heavy new track revolves around a catchy bass line, dreamy synths, and silky guitars alongside smooth vocals. The track sees Le Couleur leaning into their quintessential disco-influenced tracks, while staying true to rich vocal harmonies for a lighthearted, danceable bop.

Listen to our Best New Indie playlist below!