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

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Gearing up for the oncoming festival season, this week marked the return of some of our favourite artists who are prepping for big releases and summer tours.

Mount Eerie released a devastating album dedicated to his late wife, and New Jersey’s Real Estate dropped their brand new album In Mind. This week also saw the release of Spoon’s highly anticipated album Hot Thoughts. Included in our the Best New Indie tracks of the week is Feist’s official return after six years of silence, and a summer anthem from Weezer.

Angel Olsen — “Who’s Sorry Now”

Updating Connie Francis’ 1958 track, Angel Olsen shared her cover of “Who’s Sorry Now” this week. It will be featured on the upcoming Resistance Radio: The Man In The High Castle Album soundtrack, due out available April 7.


Kasabian — “You’re In Love with a Psycho”

Kasabian took the opportunity to announce their forthcoming record For Crying Out Loud with the release of “You’re In Love With A Psycho.” Stay tuned for the full album, due April 28.

The Junction — “Who Am I”

Toronto’s The Junction shared this seriously groovy new song “Who Am I,” coming from their new album City Nights, out May 19th via Culvert Music.

Feist — “Pleasure”

After dropping a cryptic tease and generating buzz for the past couple of weeks, Feist’s first new song in six years is here. Listen to the title track of her forthcoming album Pleasure, due out on April 28.

Weezer — “Feels Like Summer”

As Weezer prepares to release their eleventh studio album (believe it or not), a new single has been thrust upon us. “Feels Like Summer” is the band’s way of bypassing spring and skipping right to the good stuff, according to the song’s description.

Cold War Kids — “So Tied Up” ft.Bishop Briggs

“So Tied Up” is the latest song from Cold War Kids’ forthcoming album LA Divine. This version, “So Tied Up (Los Feliz Blvd),” features an alternate arrangement with a string quartet and more prominent vocals from Bishop Briggs recorded live at Sonora Recorders in Los Feliz.


Julien Baker — “Distant Solar Systems”

The B-side from Julien Baker’s 7-inch “Funeral Pyre” came today, “Distant Solar Systems” which is a previously unreleased track from her Sprained Ankle album.