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Best New Indie: 10 Songs You Need to Discover This Week

Another week gone by and we’ve been treated to a number of great indie releases!

Some notable artists put out full records today — The Preatures and Guided By Voices which you should no doubt be checking out. Honourable mention goes out to The War on Drugs for their cover of Warren Zevon’s “Accidentally Like a Martyr” and Radiohead’s tribute to the “Rhinestone Cowboy” Glen Campbell.

Now for what you’re here for, here are the best new indie tracks of the week:

Queens of the Stone Age — “Evil Has Landed”

Stoner rock royalty, Queens of the Stone Age have shared a second new single from their upcoming album Villains. Listen to “Evil Has Landed,” that follows “The Way You Used To Do,” above.

Birds of Bellwoods — “Catching Up”

Two years after the release of their debut EP The Fifth, Birds of Bellwoods are ready to release their first full-length album. The new record will be called Victoria, and will feature their moving new single “Catching Up.”

The National — “Carin at the Liquor Store”

The National have gone blue with their new video for single “Carin at the Liquor Store.” It’s the latest from the band’s upcoming album Sleep Well Beast, which will be out September 8 via 4AD.


Cut Copy — “Standing In The Middle Of The Field”

Cut Copy have announced their next album Haiku From Zero, and shared their first new track in four years. Check out the “Standing in the Middle of the Field” to tie you over until the album is released September 22nd.

Electric Guest — “Oh Devil”

Electric Guest have a knack for writing fresh, summer-friendly tracks. The latest “Oh Devil” is no exception. Keep your eyes peeled until the end of their new music video for a guest appearance from Will Forte!

Danielle Duval — “Undercover”

The latest from Toronto-based artist Danielle Duval comes as an electric, LCD Soundsystem inspired track produced by Gus Van Go.

The Dodos — “Mirror Fake”

The Dodos are the latest indie band to contribute to Philia: Artists Rise Against Islamophobia. Proceeds of the project will benefit the work of Unity Productions Foundation, a nonprofit educational organization that specializes in combating Islamophobia. The tune is a throwback to their earlier work and is a must-listen for fans of the band.


Liam Gallagher – “For What It’s Worth”

“For What It’s Worth” is the third single to be released from Liam Gallagher’s upcoming album As You Were, following “Chinatown” and “Wall of Glass.” Check out the lyric video for “For What It’s Worth” above.


Alice Glass – “Without Love”

Ex-singer of Crystal Castles, Alice Glass, marked her return today, sharing the first track since her 2015 solo effort, “Without Love” today.

Wolf Alice – “Don’t Delete The Kisses”

London’s Wolf Alice will release their second album Visions Of A Life on September 29. In the meantime, the band has shared a new music video for single “Don’t Delete the Kisses.”

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