Best New Indie: 11 Songs You Need To Discover This Week

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Fall is around the corner, and you know what that means: the turn of the weather. Seeing as this might be the last summery week of the year, you’ll most likely want to get outside and stay there as long as possible. And hey, while you’re at it, you might want some fresh tunes to accompany you.

Luckily for you, this week there’s no shortage of great new music. Emily Haines & the Soft Skeleton and Foo Fighters dropped new albums Friday, so be sure to drop that into your iPod classic.

For more, take a listen to the best new indie tunes that came out this week:

The Elwins – “Don’t Walk Away From me”

The latest from Toronto foursome The Elwins’ upcoming album Beauty Community. Check out their Collective Arts Black Box session.


Scenic Route to Alaska – “Slow Down”

Like previous efforts, their new single “Slow Down” showcases the band’s ability to churn out music that’s both flush with substance and accessible. “Slow Down” is the first song from Scenic Route to Alaska’s newly finished and soon to be self-titled LP, which will be released in early 2018.

Weezer – “Beach Boys”

Take a listen to Weezer’s ode to Brian Wilson and gang with their summery new song “Beach Boys” from the upcoming album Pacific Daydream out October 27th.

Frightened Rabbit – “How It Gets In” ft. Julien Baker

Memphis indie rocker Julien Baker lends her voice to this stripped down new track from Frightened Rabbit. Check out “How It Gets In” above.

The Weather Station – “Kept It All To Myself”

Tamara Lindeman, the triple threat singer, songwriter and actress that goes by the name of The Weather Station has shared a new single from her upcoming self-titled album coming October 6th.

Mo Kenney – “Unglued”

Mo Kenney is back with her first new album since 2014’s In My Dreams. The artist, hailing from Nova Scotia, is getting ready to release her upcoming album The Details on September 29. The album features this new single “Unglued,” check it out above.

The Killers – “Some Kind of Love”

The latest track comes from The Killers forthcoming album Wonderful Wonderful, a slow moving, ethereal, Brian Eno sounding track. Listen to “Some Kind of Love” above.

Bjork – “The Gate”

After much anticipation, Bjork has released the first single from her upcoming album coming November. In previous interviews she has called the unnamed LP her “Tinder Record” because the songs are “about being in love.” Shouldn’t it be about being single and alone then? Oh well, take a listen to “The Gate” above.

Emily Haines & the Soft Skeleton – “Nihilist Abyss”

Just in case you needed another reason to give Emily Haines’ (& the Soft Skelton) new album Choir of the Mind, out today.

BADBADNOTGOOD – “Confessions Pt. III” ft. Colin Stetson

Toronto quartet BADBADNOTGOOD have dropped the third installment of “Confessions” songs from previous albums IV and III. In this entrancing yet soothing new track, the band enlisted master of the sax Colin Stetson who’s worked with artists like Arcade Fire, Bon Iver and Tom Waits.

Wavves – “The Lung”

As part of Adult Swim’s 52 weeks of free music “Singles Program”, Wavves has shared a new single “The Lung”. Previous artists from the program include Run The Jewels, Tanya Tagaq, Flying Lotus and more.