You’re in for another great week of new tunes!
We’ve gotten some unbelievable fresh cuts from renowned acts like Bon Iver, Robyn, SG Lewis, Blink-182, PUP, The Zolas, and more!
Check out this week’s Best New Indie below.
Bon Iver – “AUATC”
Bon Iver have shared a video for their new track “AUATC,” which stands for “Ate Up All Their Cake.” “Each and every person on earth deserves to live fully with dignity, equity, justice, and joy,” Bon Iver explain of the track. “Instead, our capitalistic societies have created a world that is most supportive of the wealthy and the elite, and the predatory corporations and policies that drive their disproportionate success.”
SG Lewis – “Impact (feat. Robyn, Channel Tres)”
British electronic artist SG Lewis has teamed up with Robyn and Channel Tres for a new track called “Impact.” “The chemistry between Channel and Robyn is so powerful, and creates something so unique,” SG Lewis explains. “Channel is an artist I believe will go on to create a musical legacy as important as the one Robyn has already created, and to have the two of them on this record together is insane. I hope it provides some release and euphoria in a time where it’s hard to come by.”
Blink-182 – “Quarantine”
Blink-182 have shared “Quarantine,” a two-minute anthem about life in lockdown. The track comes packed with a chugging verse that explodes into a huge chorus with a political edge, as Mark Hoppus sings snarky lines like, “It’ll disappear in April, just like a miracle/ We don’t need social distance, we don’t need old people/ So throw the shop doors open/ Save our economy/ We don’t need ICU beds or PPE.”
PUP – “A.M. 180 (Grandaddy cover)”
Toronto punk outfit PUP have shared a cover of Grandaddy’s “A.M. 180” from their 1997 album Under the Western Freeway. The cover was recorded by PUP bassist Nestor Chumak and mixed by Dave Schiffman. “Grandaddy are one of the unsung hero bands of indie rock,” says PUP’s drummer Zack Mykula in a release. “A best kept secret. I mean, forgive me for going ham, but this song is like a lily in an otherwise barren valley. An outstanding piece of songwriting, doing more with less than most any other song of the same caliber. So, that’s why we decided to cover it.”
Beabadoobee – “Sorry”
Filipino-British indie rocker Beabadoobee has detailed her forthcoming debut album Fake It Flowers, which is set for release on October 16th. Additionally, she’s shared a video for her new single, “Sorry.” “Sorry” sees Beabadoobee moving further into a full-band rock instrumentation, as her stark vocal lines loom overtop. catchy guitar riff and violin lines. The track serves as an apology to a friend that’s breaking down.
Cut Copy – “Like Breaking Glass”
While gearing up for the release of Freeze, Melt, Cut Copy have shared a new track called “Like Breaking Glass.” “It is about the conflicted feelings of a relationship that has begun to unravel,” frontman Dan Whitford explains to Rolling Stone Australia. “Where sometimes against all logic, you discover that affections run deep just as a breakup becomes inevitable.”
The Zolas – “Ultramarine”
The Zolas have shared a lyric video for “Ultramarine,” the third installment of their Z Day releases. “‘Ultramarine’ is a psychedelic fantasy about throwing our phones off a bridge and going out to look for real connection,” The Zolas explain. “In 2020 we’ve all been feeling the aches of internet addiction more than ever. It’s like an abusive marriage we can’t quite quit. Our brains aren’t evolved to process the knowledge of every human rights injustice happening on earth at this moment.”
Listen to our Best New Indie playlist below!