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Best New Indie: 7 Songs You Need to Hear This Week

With the New Year comes new indie and we are pleased with 2017’s initial offerings. Some big names and great local bands released new music this past week.

Check of the best of the best with these 7 tracks from 2017.


Rural Alberta Advantage – “Beacon Hill”

Canadian rock band The Rural Alberta Advantage have unveiled another new track, titled “Beacon Hill”. Inspired by the wildfires that tore through Fort McMurray, AB, last year, “Beacon Hill” holds a special place in Nils Edenloff’s heart with Fort McMurray being his hometown.


The Wooden Sky – “Swimming In Strange Waters”

The Wooden Sky are set to release their fifth full-length record, Swimming In Strange Waters, on April 7 and if the title track is any indication then we’re in store for a foray into psychedelic territory from the Toronto-based band.


Japandroids – “No Known Drink or Drugs”

Vancouver duo Japandroids have shared a second song from their forthcoming release Near to the Wild Heart of Life, titled “No Known Drink or Drug”. Fans may recognize the song from the Vancouver rockers’ 2016 mini-tour and from several clips of those shows that popped up on YouTube. Here’s a taste of the studio version of the track.


Clap Your Hands Yeah – “Fireproof”

For a decade now Alec Ounsworth has been consistently releasing record after record largely by himself as the indie band Clap Your Hands Yeah. CYHSY is preparing to release a follow-up to 2014’s Only Run with The Tourist next month, sharing “Fireproof” via their Soundcloud. Take a listen below:


Grandaddy – “Evermore”

The upcoming Grandaddy album Last Place is coming soon and now the band has released “Evermore,” a synth-pop piece of nostalgia.


San Fermin – “Bride”

San Fermin announced their new album Belong, which will be released April 7, and shared new songs “Open” and “Bride”.


Foxygen – “On Lankershim”

With new album Hang set to drop, Foxygen released a new video for “On Lankershim”.


WHY? – “Proactive Evolution”

We will be getting a new album from WHY? in March and Proactive Evolution” is the second release. Yoni Wolf’s innovative production style and dead-pan vocal delivery is always fun.

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