While it wasn’t an awesome week for Ontario politics, it was for indie music listeners. This week we celebrated the 10 year anniversary of Fleet Foxes self-titled debut record, one that reinvigorated the folk revival. We also saw the release of Hamilton band Ellevator’s Collective Arts Black Box session, which we’d highly recommend for your viewing pleasure.
Now take a look back at some of the best new music of the week, here are our picks for Best New Indie:
Interpol – “The Rover”
Interpol will release their sixth studio album, Marauder, on August 24th via Matador Records. They rolled out the lead single “The Rover” on Thursday.
The Dirty Nil – “Bathed in Light”
Hamilton’s The Dirty Nil have unveiled plans to release their follow up to 2016’s Higher Power. Master Volume is due out on September 14 via Dine Alone. They shared a new single, “Bathed In Light,” this week.
Bob Moses – “Heaven Only Knows”
Grammy-winning duo Bob Moses unveiled a new track, “Heaven Only Knows,” along with fall touring plans. The single hits digital formats, as well as 12” vinyl, with remixes from Matthew Dear and FaltyDL this summer.
Gorillaz – “Sorcererz”
Damon Albarn has begun sharing more music along with the announcement of another full-length Gorillaz record this summer. Last week Gorillaz premiered two new songs, “Humility” and “Lake Zurich”, following them up with a smooth new track “Sorcererz” Thursday.
Stars – “One Day Left”
Stars have been on quite a roll since dropping There Is No Love In Fluorescent Light last October. They churned out a new song, “Ship To Shore,” in March, and today they’ve delivered another fresh single with the sweeping “One Day Left.”
Lost Cousins – “Mindmaker”
Indie-psych rock outfit Lost Cousins followed up a mysterious social media campaign with the formal arrival of a new single, “Mindmaker.” “‘Mindmaker’ is the first song we wrote after coming to grips with the transition of moving to a new city,” the band said in a release. “It’s about overcoming the stresses and struggles of adjusting to a different community.”