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

In these turbulent times, if there’s anything we can rely on, it’s good music. This week’s harvest of Best New Indie brought a number of new releases from indie’s most prolific artists.

New albums from Mother Mother and Jesca Hoop dropped, along with a couple out-of-the-blue surprises from UK Rapper M.I.A. and multi-instrumentalist Ty Segall.

Check out our selection of Best New Indie tracks from the week of February 6th:

Dirty Projects – “Cool Your Heart ft. Dawn”

In two weeks time, you’ll be able to hear what Dirty Projectors have been up to since 2012’s Swing Lo Magellan. Check out “Cool Your Heart ft. Dawn” above from the record that drops February 24th.

M.I.A. – “POWA”

Following M.I.A.’s recent album AIM this past September, the UK artist is already back with new music. This week she shared “P.O.W.A.” with a beautiful accompanying video.


The Black Angels – “Currency””

Given the climate of the world, psych rock group The Black Angels seems to be going dark as hell again. Their new record Death Songdrops April 21.

Jesca Hoop – “Memories Are Now”

“Memories Are Now” arrives via the eponymous album Memories Are Now, released today. If you like what you hear, to check it out in full here.

Leif Vollebekk – “All Night Sedans”

Expect more tunes like this once Montreal singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Leif Vollebekk releases his new album Twin Solitude on Feb. 24.

Mother Mother – “Free”

Mother Mother’s delivered their sixth studio album today, No Culture and it’s full of gems like this. Take a listen to “Free” above.

Mikal Cronin – “I Don’t Mind”

Frequent Ty Segall collaborator and band member, Mikal Cronin, shared this shimmering new single “I Don’t Mind” along with “Blue Eyed Girl” Friday. If you’re a fan of Paul Simon, this might be right up your alley.

Ty Segall – “Pan”

“Pan” is the first track from Ty Segall’s upcoming double-A-sided release Sentimental Goblin. Segall also took to Late Night With Seth Meyers for a rousing performance of “Break a Guitar”, which is definitely worthwhile.


Said the Whale – “Heaven”

Said the Whale are gearing up for the release of their new record As Long As Your Eyes Are Wide March 31, 2017. “Heaven” follows their last release, “Step Into The Darkness”.

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