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

New tunes from Beck, Charly Bliss, Maggie Rogers, and more!

With the crazy weather this week, you probably want to kick back inside and listen to some new tunes. Lucky for you, there have been tons of great fresh songs released throughout the week.

In fact, there have been rad fresh cuts from indie stars like Beck, Charly Bliss, Maggie Rogers, Nick Cave, and more. There have also been some great new tunes from up and coming musicians like Homeshake, Hush Pup, World News, and more.

Check out the best new indie tracks from this week below.

Beck – “Super Cool (feat. Robyn and The Lonely Island)”

Beck has just released a new track called “Super Cool,” which features Robyn and The Lonely Island. The song plays during the credits for The LEGO® Movie 2: The Second Part, which is set for release next weekend. “Super Cool” is perfectly pop, with a happy balance of each of the three artists’ skills.

Charly Bliss – “Capacity”

New York-based outfit Charly Bliss have just announced they’ll be releasing their sophomore album Young Enough this year, and as part of the announcement, they’ve released a video for their first single “Capacity.” The new track revolves around frontwoman Eva Hendricks’ distinctive high-pitched, slightly electronic vocal lines, which are laid atop an upbeat fuzzy melody.

Homeshake – “Another Thing”

The groovy new track follows Mac DeMarco guitarist Peter Sagar’s vocals as they trinkle atop a dreamy 80’s arcade-style synth and drum sample. The sweet, silky melodies are soft and wispy, fitting with Sagar’s peculiarly laidback combination of pop, R&B, and indie perfectly. The slow burning, twinkly, and catchy track matches the versatility of Helium, which won’t be restricted to a certain set of sounds, textures, or instruments, giving it a pure and unmatched sense of vulnerability.

Sloman – “Ratso (feat. Nick Cave)”

Author-writer-actor Larry “Ratso” Sloman is releasing his forthcoming album Stubborn Heart in April, and he has just released “Our Lady of Light,” which Nick Cave sings on as well. The slow-building duet is set on an easy tempo, with dreamy, crooning, 50s-style vocals and a powerful instrumental. An organ lulls in the background of the track while Sloman and Cave sing of a captivating woman at a wedding.

Maggie Rogers – “I Wanna Dance With Somebody (Whitney Houston cover)”

Maggie Rogers recently performed a somber rendition of Whitney Houston’s iconic 80s smash “I Wanna Dance With Somebody” on the latest episode of The Strombo Show. Rogers frequently concludes her shows by exiting the stage to the classic track. “This song comes on after we finish playing our last song,” Rogers explains. “It’s been really special to see the crowd sort of turn into a dance party on its own with this song.” Rogers strips back the track, focusing on her voice and an acoustic guitar for a melancholic, almost sobering experience.

Hush Pup – “The Hours”

“The hours is a song about kindness,” Hush Pup explains to Indie88. “It’s about being sweet and slow as a practice. Inspired by a scene from an Allen Ginsberg documentary where he conducts a workshop integrating spirituality into artistic practice.” The track is accompanied by an intimate video featuring romantic images like flowers in either black and white or desaturated colour.

World News – “A Bit More Mellow Back Then”

Toronto psychedelic synth duo World News have just released a trippy new video for “A Bit More Mellow Back Then.” The warm, yet natural electronic song is “an attempt to convey the feeling of the great outdoors and the inner freedom, simplicity and warmth that those moments can bring,” band member Will Bembridge tells Indie88.
Lead photo courtesy of Olivia Bee.