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

Required Weekly Listening from Sorority Noise, Father John Misty and more

The best part about Fridays now isn’t just that the weekend is close by, but that it’s New Music Friday.

A bunch of great artists dropped records today including Charlotte Day Wilson’s Stone Woman EP and Vance Joy’s Nation of Two. This week had a number of historical milestones such as Radiohead’s Pablo Honey turning 25, and The Postal Service’s one and only album Give Up turning fifteen.

Now on to the good stuff, here’s our favourite new tracks of the week:

Manchester Orchestra and Julien Baker – “Bad Things To Such Good People”

Manchester Orchestra and Julien Baker took a piano-led twist on Pedro The Lion’s 2000 song “Bad Things Happen To Good People.” The collaboration comes shortly after the announcement that Pedro The Lion are working on a new record and are touring again.

Father John Misty – “Mr. Tillman”

Last week at a show in Japan, Josh Tillman aka Father John Misty unveiled his first new track, “Mr. Tillman” from his next untitled album. This week he leaked the official version of the song that details his hostile encounter with a hotel concierge; it’s a total delight.

Superorganism – “Reflections On The Screen”

With one week away from the release of their self-titled debut album, London-based collective Superorganism shared a bouncing new track “Reflections On The Screen.” Listen above!

Wye Oak – “It Was Not Natural”

Alternative rock duo Wye Oak shared a hypnotic new track, “It Was Not Natural,” from their upcoming record The Louder I Call, the Faster It Runs. In the song, Jenn Wasner sings about finding something peculiar in the woods, and tries to determine it’s material.


Sorority Noise – “Chelsea Hotel No. 2”

Connecticut-based rock group Sorority Noise put out a brilliant record last year, You’re Not As _____ As You Think. The band emerged again this week, taking a bit of a different pace to cover Leonard Cohen’s “Chelsea Hotel No. 2.” Listen and enjoy above!

Nathaniel Rateliff – “Coolin’ Out”

Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats enlisted the help of Lucius for their latest song “Coolin’ Out” from the band’s forthcoming album Tearing At The Seams due out March 9th.

Young Galaxy – “Catch Your Breath”

Montreal’s electro-pop duo Young Galaxy announced the upcoming release of their first fully independent, self-described “punk spirit” album Down Time earlier this year. According to a statement from a band, their latest track “Catch Your Breath” was written about the the “rise of nationalism in so-called democratic countries” and finding a place “outside the wave of fear, corruption, and capitalist greed we are used to living within.”


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