Best New Indie: 9 songs you need to discover this week

Fresh cuts from Tame Impala, Haim, Taylor Hawkins, and more!

What a week for new indie tracks!

There are so many unbelievable new tunes you’ll want to be listening to all week long, with fresh cuts from indie giants like Tame Impala, Haim, Foo Fighters’ Taylor Hawkins, and Dan Deacon. There were also some pretty rad releases from up-and-coming indie acts like Pinegrove, Caveboy, and Sorrey. Check out the best new indie tunes from this week below.

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Tame Impala – “It Might Be Time”

Tame Impala have just dropped a powerhouse new single called “It Might Be Time.” With blistering explosions of psychedelic instrumentals, this all-encompassing track comes packed with glitching synths, blistering sirens, and perfectly layered drum lines. Time and time again, the track will fool you into thinking it’s ended before it pops into its dynamic chorus as frontman Kevin Parker sings, “It might be time to face it.”


Haim – “Now I’m In It”

Haim have released an emotional video for their new song about battling with depression, “Now I’m In It.” “‘Now I’m In It’ is about going through it,” the band wrote on Instagram. “A depression. Not leaving the house type of shit. For my sisters and I, there have been times in our lives where we have felt like we are stuck in a dark hole. This track speaks to that emotion.” The energetic, synth-based instrumental lines mask the fragile vulnerability in the track’s lyricism.

The Darcys – “Melodramatic”

The Darcys are back with another new tune, “Melodramatic.” “Melodramatic is about how the theatrics of a bad relationship can lead to an all consuming and irrational madness,” the Toronto-based two-piece told Indie88 via email.

Taylor Hawkins & The Coattail Riders – “Middle Child (feat. Dave Grohl)”

While gearing up for the release of his new album Get The Money, Foo Fighters drummer Taylor Hawkins has dropped a new track “Middle Child (feat. Dave Grohl).” “Middle Child” is an intensive rock track packed with a gritty guitar line, a powerfully-driven drum beat, and wailing harmonies. The track revolves around Hawkins’ raucous vocal lines as he sings lyrics like “How I love you middle child/ I see angels when you smile/ When I look into your eyes/ I could stay forever with you while the day turns into night.”

Dan Deacon – “Sat By A Tree”

Experimental artist Dan Deacon has made his return with a video for a new track called “Sat by a Tree.” He’s also announced a new album, Mystic Familiar, which will drop on January 31st. The first track from the record, “Sat by a Tree,” is a psychedelic tune revolving around an energetic, dynamic instrumental line and silky, soft vocals.


Pinegrove – “Phase”

Pinegrove are back with a new track called “Phase.” “The song ‘Phase’ is more or less about insomnia,” frontman Evan Stephens Hall explains in a statement. “Trying to sleep but things racing in your mind, looking around your room, looking at things from the perspective of your bed, seeing all the things you could do or should be doing, enumerating tasks, making lists in your head, moving through anxieties & eventually, hopefully, into sleep.”

Caveboy – “Silk For Gold”

Caveboy have dropped a new Brittpaperscissors-directed lyric video for “Silk For Gold.” “This song is about liberation, and the moment when you wake up one morning and realize that you’re okay after feeling trauma or having a hard time for a while,” the band explains to Billboard. “It’s that moment where you suddenly realize that you’ve been set free from that pain and suffering. When we had written the song originally, it always felt like this palace-y vibe.”

Sorrey – “Full Bloom”

Prince Edward Island’s Sorrey have released a new retro video for “Full Bloom.” The dream-pop track revolves around an intimate guitar line, a dynamic drum beat, and silky vocals as frontwoman Emilee Sorrey wears her emotions on her sleeve, singing lines like, “Pencil in, only thoughts worth watering/ In time you’ll have a garden to breathe in.”

CROOK – “my bf (kinda)”

Irish-born Berlin-based indie artist CROOK has dropped this perfect mix of do-it-yourself pop track that comes bubbling with nostalgia. The silky indie pop track comes with a bubbly, yet dynamic instrumental lines with perfectly processed vocals, as CROOK sings lines like, “I don’t want his love/ I don’t know what to do with it/ It’s not like I could give it back/ But he’s kind of my boyfriend.”

Listen to our Best New Indie playlist below!