Best New Indie: 8 Songs You Need To Discover This Week

Required Weekly Listening from Alt-J, MGMT and more

The holidays are imminent, so why not gift yourself with the treat of new music!

If you haven’t already, first check out emerging Oshawa group, Dizzy’s Collective Arts Black Box session, as well as Hamilton rock duo Whitehorse’s stellar Stiegl Hidden Studio Session!

Now onto the good stuff, here are our picks for the best new indie tracks of the week:

Sylvan Esso – “There Are Many Ways To Say I Love You”

North Carolina dance duo are already following up their great sophomore record What Now from earlier this year with new music. Listen to their latest, a folky- rendition of the hit from PBS kids show Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood above.

alt-j – “Hares On a Mountain”

A slow burner from U.K. based alt dance group Alt-J, “Hares On A Mountain” isn’t the only track on our list from the brand new Netflix special Bright.

River Tiber – “Patience”

Our “Patience” has been rewarded. It’s’s been over a year since Toronto producerTommy Paxton-Beesley aka River Tiber put out new music. He returned today with this gorgeous new tune.


The Decemberists – “Ben Franklin’s Song”

The Decemberists teamed up with Lin-Manuel Miranda for a new track as part of the #HamDrops project that will share previously unreleased songs for the smash Broadway hit Hamilton. Miranda wrote the lyrics, and Decemberists’ Colin Meloy wrote the melody, listen above!

Portugal. The Man – “Cheer Up”

Another great tune from the upcoming Netflix-produced, Will Smith Film Bright, this time from the Lords of Portland themselves, Portugal. The Man.

MGMT – “When You Die”

MGMT have confirmed a February release for the new record Little Dark Age, sharing a new song “When You Die” with trippy visuals this week.


King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard – “Beginners Luck”

So far King Gizzard & the Lizard Wizard have delivered on their promise to release not one, not two but five records in 2017. The experimental psych rock group are on track to release their fifth by year’s end, sharing “Beginners Luck” and “All Is Known” this week.


Corey Gulkin – “All the Things I’ll Forget”

Montreal-based songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Corey Gulkin will release her sophomore record All the Things I’ll Forget on January 26. Earlier this week she premiered a new song and video for the title track.