Best New Indie: 7 Songs You Need To Hear This Week

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It’s been another stellar week of music releases, with new material from the likes of The Weeknd, Childish Gambino, Justice, and more. Factor in hints about upcoming releases from Vampire Weekend, and Fleet Foxes there’s a lot for music fans be happy about.

Check this week’s best new indie.

Childish Gambino – “Redbone”

Last week, Donald Glover released “Me And Your Mama” under his Childish Gambino moniker and it turns out all the hype was totally worth it. Glover recently said his upcoming record …Awaken, My Love! is inspired by Funkadelic, and it makes total sense.

A Tribe Called Quest – “We The People”

Fans didn’t know what to expect upon the return of A Tribe Called Quest following the death of founding member Phife Dawg. We Got it From Here…Thank You 4 Your Service seemingly picked up where 1998’s The Love Movement left off. The new album was recorded prior to Phife’s death.


Ty Segall – “Orange Colour Queen”

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California-based Ty Segall is set to release his ninth(!) album under his own name on January 27 via Drag City. Check out “Orange Colour Queen” from the forthcoming record above.


Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats – “Parlor”

New music from the man that brought one of the catchiest tunes of 2015. “Parlour” is one track from a collection of bonus material Nathaniel Rateliff shared online this week called A Little Something More From.

Justice – “Fire”

Another banger coming out of France from electro-dance group Justice’s brand-spanking new record Woman. The full album is available now.

Barr Brothers – “Widows Lawns”

On a different note, Montreal folk troupe Barr Brothers shared this doozy of a song out of nowhere. There’s no mention of a new record anywhere…but we’d put our money on that announcement coming soon.

The Weeknd ft. Daft Punk – “I Feel It Coming”

The Weeknd has been consistently dropping new tracks recently. With one last hard push a week before his new record Starboy is released, the Toronto native turned mega-popstar shared two new tracks. Oh yeah, and he got a little help from Daft Punk.

Bonus: “Party Monster”