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Best New Indie: 9 Songs You Need to Hear This Week

Take a listen to our weekly roundup of the very best in independent artists. This weeks highlights include new music from The Shins, The xx, and San Fermin. Check it out for yourself below:

Hollerado – “Born Yesterday”

The first new track from Ottawa-born indie pop-rock troupe Hollerado since 2015’s 111 Songs. Hollerado will be releasing their fourth studio record in the coming months.


The Shins – “Name for You”

Following their Halloween themed, “Dead Alive”, The Shins have shared a new single from the upcoming record Heartworms, called “Name for You” with an accompanying lyric video. The new record drops March 10th.


The xx – “Say Something Loving”

Another huge drop from U.K.’s The xx from their upcoming record I See You, following the irresistible tune “On Hold“.

San Fermin – “Open”

With promise of a new album on the horizon, Brooklyn’s baroque pop group San Fermin have shared track, “Open”, which songwriter Ellis Ludwig-Leone called the “keystone” of the new record.

Flaming Lips & Miley Cyrus – “We A Family”

We’re only a few days away from the release of The Flaming Lips’ new album Oczy Mlody, which arrives January 13th. Take a listen to “We a Family” with Miley Cyrus above!

Austra – “Future Politics”

Austra shared “Future Politics” a politically charged track from their upcoming album by the same name on January 20th.

Jazz Cartier – “Tempted”

Toronto rapper has marked his upcoming record Fleurever with a blistering new tune “Tempted”.

Elliot Smith – “I Figured You Out”

On the 20th anniversary of the much beloved Elliot Smith LP Either/Or, an expanded version will be released. The March 10th release date will see five new live tracks and four unreleased rarities that have been dug up.


Julien Baker – “Funeral Pyre”

Julien Baker has signed to Matador Records this week, a fitting home for indie rock royalty. The 21-year-old shared her first song under the Matador banner, “Funeral Pyre”.

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