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

New cuts from The Dirty Nil, Interpol, La Force, Kandle, and more

Don’t head into the final weekend of August without a serving of the latest and greatest new tunes on the indie circuit. This week saw the release of another new cut from The Dirty Nil’s highly-anticipated sophomore full-length Master Volume, as well as singles from J Mascis, La Force, Kandle, and more.

Here are seven songs you need to hear this week.

The Dirty Nil – “I Don’t Want That Phone Call”

The Dirty Nil will release their sophomore full-length, Master Volume, on September 14 via Dine Alone Records. The band has already unveiled singles “Bathed in Light” and “Pain of Infinity” ahead of release day, and today they’ve followed up those tracks with the release of “I Don’t Want That Phone Call.”

J Mascis – “See You At The Movies”

While J Mascis is known for his ability to melt faces with his work in Dinosaur Jr, he can also put together some rather beautifully arranged stripped-down work as a solo artist. The indie rock veteran is set to release a new solo album, Elastic Days, on November 9 via Sub Pop. This week, he’s shared a new single titled “See You At The Movies.”

Interpol – “If You Really Love Nothing”

Interpol’s sixth studio album arrived today. Earlier this week, the band rolled out a stylish new video. Director Hala Matar has Paul Banks in sultry red lighting with hints of blue, all while performing with a lit cigarette in hand. Female heroine Kristen Stewart takes over the music video with a companion in one hand and drink in the other, as she floats through dark rooms and companions.

Boygenius – “Stay Down,” “Bite the Hand,” and “Me & My Dog”

A trio of songwriters have come together to form indie rock Voltron. Julien Baker, Phoebe Bridgers, and Lucy Dacus are Boygenius, and they have shared three songs ahead of an EP release and North American tour.

Kandle – “Broken Boys”

Kandle has unveiled her new video “Broken Boys” from her forthcoming record, Holy Smoke, out via Sleepless Records on September 28th. “Broken Boys” is directed by Lauren Graham and features Kandle searching for love with a blow-up doll in L.A.

La Force – “TBT”

La Force, a.k.a. Ariel Engle of Broken Social Scene, will release her self-titled debut album on September 7, 2018 via Arts & Crafts. This week, she shared a fourth track from the upcoming release. Check out “TBT” above.

Petra Glynt – “Surveillance”

Petra Glynt’s new album My Flag Is A Burning Rag Of Love will be released by Toronto’s Pleasence Records on September 7th. The single “Surveillance” was written in reaction to the ongoing data hack scandals of Facebook and Cambridge Analytica.