Join us weekly as we make our way through the Indie Anthology and resurface some of the best archived tunes indie has to offer.
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Pixies – “Gigantic”
The full lineup for the 2021 Mad Cool Festival has been released, and it sees the Pixies headlining, so we’re celebrating by listening to “Gigantic” this week! Madrid’s Mad Cool Festival has added more than 20 artists to its 2021 line-up, including Phoebe Bridgers, HAIM, Anderson .Paak and the Free Nationals, and more. Check out the full lineup here!
New Order – “True Faith”
New Order have released previously unseen footage of them performing “Temptation” in Lüneberg, Germany in 1984, so to celebrate we’re resurfacing another New Order track. You can learn more about the resurfaced performance here, but in the mean time, take a listen to “True Faith.”
Bay City Rollers – “Saturday Night”
This week, legendary Toronto music store Ring Music, which serviced music legends like Bay City Rollers and Gordon Lightfoot, closed after 51 years. In memory of the renowned guitar repair shop, we’re encouraging you to take a listen to Bay City Rollers’ “Saturday Night.”
Depeche Mode – “Just Can’t Get Enough”
Last week, Depeche Mode’s Martin Gore announced a new EP and released a single “Mandrill.” “The first track I recorded had a sound that wasn’t human,” Gore explained of The Third Chimpanzee. “It sounded primate-like. I decided to name it ‘Howler,’ after a monkey. Then, when it came time to name the EP, I remembered reading the book The Rise and Fall of the Third Chimpanzee. It all made sense to call it that, as the EP was made by one of the third chimpanzees.” In addition to the new track, which you can check out here, take a listen to Depeche Mode’s “Just Can’t Get Enough” above.
Elvis Costello – “Pump It Up”
Revisit Elvis Costello’s “Pump It Up” in anticipation of David Lynch’s upcoming virtual benefit concert. The David Lynch Foundation’s “Meditate America” will feature performances from Costello, Graham Nash, Sting, and Kesha, in addition to Hugh Jackson interviewing Katy Perry about meditation and motherhood.
Stream our Indie Anthology playlist below.