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First off, we’d be remiss if we didn’t mention Broken Social Scene’s new album Hug Of Thunder that came out today. If you’re feeling somewhat nostalgic, read our Broken Social Scene From A-to-Z post. Slightly unrelated, we’d also recommend checking out the new Baby Driver film if you’re a fan of great old fashioned rock ‘n’ roll hits and in need of something to do this weekend.
And if none of that interests you, check out the best new indie tracks of the week, because let’s face it: That’s what you’re here for.
Mappe Of – “Cavern’s Dark”
Mappe Of will release his debut record A Northern Star, A Perfect Stone on July 28, via Paper Bag Records. The artist released a hauntingly beautiful live video to launch Massey Hall’s Ghost Light Sessions, performing “Cavern’s Dark”. Check out Mappe Of when they come to town Mappe Of – “Cavern’s Dark”
Rhye – “Please”
Rhye marked their return after four years with the release of not one but two new tracks, “Please” and “Summer”. Listen to the former above.
Wolf Alice – “Don’t Delete the Kisses”
London-based foursome Wolf Alice have released the second single, “Don’t Delete The Kisses,” from their forthcoming sophomore record Visions of a Life, arriving September 29 via Dirty Hit/RCA Records.
Japanese Breakfast – “Road Head”
Japanese Breakfast surely are fans of the horror film genre. The band shared a second single from Soft Sounds from Another Planet, a frightening “Road Head”. Listen above!
Broncho – “Get In My Car”
BRONCHO is back with their first new track since their 2016 album, Double Vanity. Right in time for summer, “Get In My Car” is a super poppy jam that will be perfect for those windowless road trips.
Yi – “Not So Dead”
Yi was formed in the winter of 2015 by Jordan Allen (Rolemodel) and Jesse Crowe (Beliefs) after the pair worked together on the song “Until” for the Jordan’s Rolemodel EP. This week the duo shared “Not So Dead” from their first of two upcoming EPs.
Illyin Pipes – “Waking Up”
Toronto band Illyin Pipes is celebrating summer with a new single called “Waking Up” from their upcoming EP Spaces, which is set to release in August. The song’s accompanying video sees Illyin Pipes’ lead singer Jill frolicking through wildflower fields, saluting a lake on a warm evening, and reaching high among countryside cliffs.
White Hot Guilt – “Little Things”
Change served as a catalyst to bring July Talk’s Josh Warburton and producer Thomas D’Arcy (Small Sins/BROS./Tommy Hawkins) together for their new side project White Hot Guilt. Taking a break from their respective gigs led to the pair readying material for a July 21st release date for their self-titled debut EP (TDM Inc.). White Hot Guilt have shared the EP’s first single, “Little Things,” and it’s a whole lot of fun.
Will Butler – “Anything You Want”
Arcade Fire’s Will Butler shared a new song via Soundcloud this Independence Day, called “Anything You Want.” This release marks his first solo work since his live album, Friday Night, a year ago. Though the subject matter is politically oriented, Will tweeted a disclaimer after releasing the track, “It’s about George Washington, and my family, and America. It wasn’t written for the 4th of July, but it feels appropriate.”
The Dears – “Taking It To The Grave”
Montreal baroque-pop group The Dears shared “Taking It To The Grave” this week, ahead of Times Infinity Volume Two set to release July 14th. Take a listen to the new track above.