Hey, everybody, and welcome to the latest edition of We Are: The Guard's New Indie Music. That's right, while you've been enjoying your time off this President Cardi B Day, the team and I have been busy filtering through the blogosphere in search of all of the best indie songs.
BEST NEW MUSIC: INDIE, ALT POP, CHILL
If anyone here deserves a Ph.D. certificate it is me and you because if you are here reading this column then I know for sure that you’ve invested as much time, if not more, like me in extensive research and studying of the lives of famous musicians on Instagram.
When RL Grime drops the first track off his new label, we should probably pay attention, right? “Arcus” from RL Grime and Graves is as good (if not better) than anything either artist has released up to this point. That’s like saying better than the best.
Is there anything sexier than R&B? The sultry grooves, the laidback swagger, the ecstatic vocals … it's like every R&B song was made before, during, or about the act of physical love. Here are 10 of our favorite modern R&B love songs for getting it on. And Happy Valentine's Day from We Are: The Guard!
Fix Me has Francis teaming up with the Chicano mumble crooner Cuco, an LA icon in his own right. This sound is a departure for both artists, with Cuco’s usual lo-fi bedroom sound getting a major overhaul from a relatively restrained production by Francis standards.
Last fall the iconic UK electronic duo The Chemical Brothers announced their ninth studio album, No Geography. This week Got to Keep On was unveiled to the world complete with a music video directed by siblings Michel and Olivier Gondry.