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

Get ready for some amazing fresh cuts this week!

We’ve been gifted some amazing new tracks from renowned acts like Stevie Nicks, Dave Grohl, The Dirty Nil, Anderson .Paak, Lykke Li, Smashing Pumpkins, and more!

Check out this week’s Best New Indie below.

The Dirty Nil – “Blunt Force Concussion”

While gearing up for the release of Fuck Art, which drops on January 1st, 2021 via Dine Alone Records, The Dirty Nil have shared a new single called “Blunt Force Concussion.” “Y’all ever felt yourself sliding down the greasy hill of love? Down, down, down you pathetically slide until you reach the bottom,” frontman Luke Bentham explains. “Finally, you find yourself hanging from the cliffs of sanity, above the fiery hell of romance. We present to you ‘Blunt Force Concussion…’ We pulled out all the stops on this one: banging’ ass drum fills, booty shakin’ bass lines, big boi geetars and a thousand dollar chorus. If you don’t like this song, fuck you and the horse you rode in on.”

Stevie Nicks – “Show Them The Way”

Stevie Nicks has made her return with a video for her first solo song in six years, “Show Them The Way (feat. Dave Grohl).” The powerful new protest song sounds like classic Stevie Nicks, and it was co-written with The Bird and the Bee’s Greg Kurstin. Dave Grohl also drums on the track, while Eurythmics’ Dave Stewart plays guitar. The accompanying Cameron Crow-created video comes packed with black-and-white photography of protests from the past and present. “I hope that this song and its words will be seen as a prayer ~ a prayer for our country ~ a prayer for our world,” Nicks explains.

Anderson .Paak – “Jewelz”

Anderson .Paak is back with another new single called “Jewelz.” .Paak’s new single sees him teaming up with Timbaland, who coproduced “Jewelz” with the Breed and Shucati. Throughout the sunny funk track, .Paak sing-raps in a high speed squeak as he uses a fake British accent.

Smashing Pumpkins – “Anno Satana,” “Birch Grove”

While gearing up for the release of their upcoming double album Cyr, which is set for release on November 27th, Smashing Pumpkins have shared two new tracks, “Anno Santana” and “Birch Grove.”

Both songs are set for release on the band’s 11th studio album, but “Anno Satana” comes accompanied by an animated music video. The clip serves as the third episode in Smashing Pumpkins’ five-part animated series, In Ashes.

Lykke Li – “BRON”

Lykke Li has made her return with her first new track in two years, “BRON.” The track, which is sung entirely in Swedish, was written as a collaboration between Li and fellow Swedish artists, Little Jinder and composer Ludwig Göransson. “BRON” marks the first new music from Li since 2019’s Still Sad Still Sexy EP, which was an extension of 2018’s So Sad So Sexy.

Buck Meek – “Second Sight”

Big Thief guitarist Buck Meek has announced his forthcoming solo album Two Saviors, which is set for release on January 15th. As part of the announcement, Meek has dropped “Second Sight.” “The value in our world is built by the labour of love – a currency that accrues no debt, enriching both the giver and receiver,” Meek explains in a statement. “This wealth provides the vitality needed to lift a hammer, to raise a roof, and to lay upon the eaves in silent awe of nature and civilization and the culmination of universal effort. Magic (the left hand of love?) arises from attention, and is accessible to all without prejudice. A creation from nothing, from some uncaused cause, some eternal unmoved mover.”

Cœur de Pirate – “T’es belle”

Cœur de Pirate has shared a video for her new single “T’es belle.” The powerful new track is a feminist album, protesting against “a suffocating patriarchy that dictates what womxn must do and how,” a press release explains. With subversive lyrics, a sunny pop groove, and a country tinge, this catchy, direct track is definitely a must-listen.

Porches – “I Miss That”

Aaron Maine has made his return with a lyric video for his new video as Porches “I Miss That.” The catchy, snare-driven track sees Porches delivering heart wrenching lines like, “I couldn’t believe what I had/ So I threw it away I was bad/ Just thinking I like that, I like that, I like that/ I miss that, I miss that, I miss that.”

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