Best New Indie: 8 songs you need to discover this week

Featuring Matt Berninger, HAIM, Phoebe Bridgers, and more!

What a week for new music!

Your playlists are sure to be stacked this week with fresh cuts from indie giants like The National’s Matt Berninger, HAIM, Phoebe Bridgers, Bombay Bicycle Club, IDLES, and more!

Check out this week’s Best New Indie below.

Matt Berninger – “Serpentine Prison”

The National’s Matt Berninger has finally released details following his new solo album titled Serpentine Prison. The album will be released on October 2nd, 2020 through Book Records with producer Booker T. Jones. Berninger has also released a music video for the album’s title track “Serpentine Prison.” The video was directed, shot, and edited by his brother Tom Berninger and Chris Sgro.

HAIM – “Don’t Wanna”

While gearing up for the release of Women in Music Pt. III, sister trio HAIM have shared a new track called “Don’t Wanna.” The song, which was co-written by the Hair sisters and Rostam, is an upbeat, guitar driven song, as HAIM deliver lines like, “I don’t wanna give up on you.” “This song rolled off the tongue,” HAIM says in a statement. “It’s sexy, flirty, and hopeful.”

Phoebe Bridgers – “I See You”

Phoebe Bridgers has shared a new track called “I See You,” and along with the release, she has announced a virtual world tour. The new track bursts into a skittering introduction before Bridgers’ silky vocals come to the forefront, as she delivers lines like, “I used to light you up/ Now I can’t even get you to play the drums/ Cause I don’t know what I want, until I fuck it up.” Bridgers says the track is about her ex-boyfriend and current drummer Marshall Vore, who co-wrote the tune.

Bombay Bicycle Club – “Lose You To Love Me (Selena Gomez cover)”

British indie outfit Bombay Bicycle Club have shared a cover of Selena Gomez’s “Lose You To Love Me” for the Spotify Singles series. They’ve also released a reimagining of their recent single “I Can Hardly Speak.” The track, which was recorded at London’s Abbey Road Studios, features Rae Morris on vocals, as they make their way through an energetic, synth-based instrumental line.

IDLES – “Mr. Motivator”

Bristol punks IDLES have released a video for their new single “Mr. Motivator.” The keep-fit anthem sees the group returning to their distinctive relentless, rowdy sound, with a driven guitar line as frontman Joe Talbot wails over top. The quirky accompanying video sees clips of people staying fit while social distancing.

Khruangbin – “So We Won’t Forget”

Texas psych-rock group Khruangbin have just released a new music video for their new song “So We Won’t Forget.” The track is featured on their upcoming album Mordechai which will be released on June 26th 2020. The cinematic video was directed by Scott Dungate. “Memory is a powerful thing,” Khruangbin explain of the track. “Now more than ever it’s important to tell the people you love that you love them, so that they don’t forget.”

Tim Baker – “Survivors”

Tim Baker has announced a new five-track EP called Survivors, which is set for release on July 10th, 2020 via Arts & Crafts. As part of the announcement, he’s shared the collection’s title track. The new track sees Baker marvelling at how much resilience humans have just to be able to make it to the present moment.

Rich Aucoin – “Reset”

Rich Aucoin has announced his fourth studio album, United States, which is set for release September 18th. As part of the announcement, Aucoin has shared a video for his new song “Reset.” “I wanted to really see the states alone as an observer with lots of time to process the experience,” Aucoin explains of the album. “I’ve loved touring there and was interested in how such a progressive country could elect their current president.”

Listen to our Best New Indie playlist below!