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

Required Weekly Listening

You’ve come to the right place in you’re in the market for some new tunes.

To start things off (sad), be sure to give Mount Eerie’s devastating new record Now Only a spin, and for a bit more pep check out The Decemberists I’ll Be Your Girl that also dropped today. For some extended viewing, Arcade Fire dropped a 15-minute short film titled ‘Love + Money’ that’s a must watch.

Now on to the good stuff, here are the best new indie tracks of the week:

 

Courtney Barnett – Need A Little Time

As though she could feel our anticipation, Courtney Barnett released yet another track from her forthcoming record Tell Me How You Really Feel, titled “Need a Little Time.” On May 18th, the full album is to be released via Mom + Pop, Milk! Records and Marathon Artists. Once all that has gone down, Courtney Barnett will be on the verge of a world tour.

 

Leon Bridges – “Bad Bad News”

Leon Bridges is back and better than ever with two new songs, “Bad Bad News” and “Bet Ain’t Worth the Hand.” These are the first songs to be released from his upcoming album Good Thing, public on May 4.
 

Rich Aucoin – “The Dream”

Rich Aucoin shares a new track titled “The Dream” from his brand new EP Hold this week. Highlighted by dreamy synths and an insistent baseline, Aucoin says the new track is “about the contentment we can feel at an individual level when daydreaming or imagining a different world.”

 

Stef Chura – “Degrees”

Detroit-based indie rocker Stef Chura has released a new single, “Degrees,” and it’s a good bet to land on the best of 2018 lists nine months from now. “Degrees” was born out of a recording session between Chura and Car Seat Headrest frontman Will Toledo.

 

EELS – “Premonition”

California rockers EELS shared a new track this week from their forthcoming album The Deconstruction, out April 6th. Listen above!

 

Rivers Cuomo – “Medicine for Melancholy”

Weezer frontman Rivers Cuomo surprised fans this week with a brand new single, presumably from his next solo album, following his collaborative album ニマイメ released last year with fellow band member Scott Murphy.
 

We Are Scientists – “Your Light Has Changed”

Brooklyn-based outfit We Are Scientists shared a punchy new single this week from their next studio album MEGAPLEX, out April 27.

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