So many indie artists are rounding off the summer with new tunes!
It’s been a big week for music this week, with fresh cuts from major indie artists like Milky Chance, Bombay Bicycle Club, Iggy Pop, and Angels & Airwaves. There have also been tons of unreal new tracks from up-and-coming musicians like Pinegrove, !!! (Chk Chk Chk), and Birds of Bellwoods.
Check out the best new indie tunes from this week below.
Milky Chance – “Daydreaming (Feat. Tash Sultana)”
Milky Chance have announced their forthcoming third album Mind The Moon, which drops on November 15th. As part of the announcement they’ve dropped a video for their new track titled “Daydreaming (feat. Tash Sultana).” “It’s not just a daydream, it’s more like a vision of how things could be and where you could go,” lead singer and guitarist Clemens Rehbein explains in a statement. “It’s about those mechanisms that starts working when you don’t know how to deal with reality.”
Bombay Bicycle Club – “Eat, Sleep, Wake (Nothing But You)”
Bombay Bicycle Club have made their return with “Eat, Sleep, Wake (Nothing But You),” their first new track since 2014’s So Long, See You Tomorrow. The new track is quintessential Bombay Bicycle Club, with emphatic, triumphant instrumental lines, a heavy rhythm, and silky, processed vocals as frontman sings lines like, “Us on the bed/ Half a metre apart/ Awkward hearts beating faster and faster/ Faster and faster.” The guitar-led pop track marks a perfect return for the British band’s fans, with an energetic, dynamic tune you’ll be playing on repeat.
Iggy Pop – “Sonali”
Godfather of Punk Iggy Pop has dropped an eerie new song called “Sonali” from his upcoming album Free, which will be released on September 6th. “Sonali” is the second track to be released from the new album. The song is produced by Leron Thomas and composed by Ruby Sylvain, and it sees Iggy Pop exploring new sonic landscapes with jazzy beats and a peculiar sound.
Angels & Airwaves – “Kiss & Tell”
Yesterday, Angels & Airwaves kicked off their first tour in seven years. To celebrate, the band has released a new song called “Kiss & Tell.” “The beginning of the song is really an ode to The Beach Boys,” frontman Tom DeLonge says. “It opens with three-part harmonies to create an introduction with multi-dimensionality. We wanted to create a sound that had electronic elements right alongside classic rock and pop-punk melodic structures. Lyrically, this song is specifically about balancing on the edge of a razor blade. Doing something you’re not supposed to be doing, and although you might die while doing it, it’s still very much keeping you feeling alive.”
Cigarettes After Sex – “Heavenly”
American rock band Cigarettes After Sex have announced their second studio album, Cry, which drops on October 25th. As part of the announcement, they’ve also released a track off the upcoming album called “Heavenly.” “‘Heavenly’ was inspired by the overwhelming beauty [he] felt watching an endless sunset on a secluded beach in Latvia one summer night,” frontman Greg Gonzalez explains in a statement.
Pinegrove – “Moment”
Indie rock band Pinegrove has released a new song, which was originally supposed to be out in 2017 but the album was put on hold for a year because the band went on hiatus. The song was released under a new label that the band has been signed to, Rough Trade Records. “‘Moment’ for me was a way of thinking about gratitude in the context of chaos or tedium,” frontman Evan Stephens Hall explains. “This last stanza says directly what I say more obliquely in the verses, zeroing in after a meandering route.”
!!! (Chk Chk Chk) – “Couldn’t Have Known”
While gearing up for the release of their new album Wallop this Friday, August 30th, !!! (Chk Chk Chk) have shared a peculiar, colourful animated video for their new track, “Couldn’t Have Known.” “Couldn’t Have Known” is an energetic, electric banger with a heavily produced instrumental line, and disco-tinged vocals that are sure to get you dancing. The accompanying Cheng-Hsu Chung-directed club follows a delightfully bizarre red figure as he makes his way through ominous tunnels, eccentric museums, and strange tunnel systems.
Birds Of Bellwoods – “Easy”
Toronto’s very own Birds Of Bellwoods have released a new single titled “Easy.” “‘Easy’ is a diary of how far we’ve come and a recognition of how far there is left to go: a point of reflection on a never-ending journey,” the band explains in a statement. “It’s bigger, bolder, and brighter than anything we’ve released so far, and we can’t wait to share it with our flock.”