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

Required weekly listening from MGMT, Bahamas and more

It’s a record-breaking cold week here in Toronto! While we’re huddled inside celebrating the New Year like a group of hermits, we’re lucky enough to be gifted with some awesome new tracks from some of our favourite indie artists.

Here are the best new indie tracks of the week:


MGMT – “Hand It Over”

MGMT have unveiled another song from their forthcoming record Little Dark Age. “Hand It Over” is more of the psych-rock goodness that the band flashed with “When You Die” late last year.


Titus Andronicus – “Number One (In New York)”

This week, New Jersey rock group Titus Andronicus announced plans for their forthcoming record A Productive Cough coming March 2nd. The announcement came with an impressive new single “Number One (In New York).”

The Vaccines – “I Can’t Quit”

The Vaccines said they will “return to their roots” for their upcoming album Combat Sports. Expect the same fuzzed-out indie rock sound mixed in with a little power-pop. Take a listen to the first sample, “I Can’t Quit” above.


The Go! Team – “All The Way Live”

English garage-rockers The Go! Team shared a third track from their upcoming album Semicircle, due out January 19th. Listen to “All the Way Live” above.

Superorganism – “Everybody Wants To Be Famous”

East London-based collective Superorganism are set to release their self-titled debut album on March 2, via Domino. The eight-piece band made waves their single “Something For Your M.I.N.D.” last year, and they’ve delivered a new video to tide us over until their forthcoming record arrives.


BORNS ft. Lana Del Rey – “God Save Our Young Blood”

Garrett Borns said he was trying to “achieve a state of enlightenment” while writing songs for his forthcoming sophomore album, so it’s no surprise he enlisted Lana Del Rey’s voice for the new single “God Save Our Young Blood”.


First Aid Kit – “Fireworks”

Swedish pop-folk outfit First Aid Kit have shared a new video ahead of the release of their forthcoming record Ruins. “Fireworks” is the second single from the record, and it features the band decked out in 1980s-themed prom gear.


Bahamas – “Bad Boys Need Love Too”

The latest from Afie Jurvanen’s album Earthtones, due out January 19th. “Bad Boys Need Love To” follows “Way With Words” and “No Wrong” from late last year.