BEST NEW MUSIC: INDIE, ALT POP, CHILL

Let’s take a listen to what the fine curators and staff at We Are: The Guard have filtered for you. You can leave your opinion on our Instagram feed or send us a Tweet, or Facebook us, we’ll read your fan and hate mail and respond to you accordingly. Now … to the music!
Isn't it possible to have smart, socially-aware music that still bangs and grooves? Kayo Genesis is here to tell you that it is, in fact, possible. The Palmdale, CA artist has been steadily rolling out singles with a social conscience but also a personal voice and perspective.
Dark pop duo, or more specifically, funeral pop duo MXMS, do not mind diving deep into the innermost feelings of the heart and declaring bold empowerment as they establish themselves as a talent that is far from the norm with their single “Gravedigger.”
Hi, guys, and thanks for joining me for the latest edition of 10 Twitter Moments, We Are: The Guard's weekly column dedicated to the home of the #10YearChallenge, the Frasier theme song in the style of The National, and the cheese sandwich that brought down the entire Fyre Festival.
Thank you for sticking by us over the last 10 years, and feel free to join us in raising a glass to another decade of making your playlists pop. Here are the Top Indie Songs of Week 4 from James Blake, Panda Bear, Broods, HEALTH, Karen O & Danger Mouse, and more.
Not only is it Coachella’s 20th Anniversary, but also our 5th year writing these Best of Coachella Small Print articles for you. We’ve made some major claims-- most of which we stand by-- but each year we’ve ended up being completely surprised by a different batch of artists.
Knock Me Off My Feet is an infectious little ditty that will get your heart pumping, feet tapping, and eventually burrow its way deep into the recesses of your mind. Accompanying the song is a beautiful and transfixing video.
If you're starting to feel a touch of the winter blues, then fear not, as We Are: The Guard is here to help you hunker down and get through the next few weeks of cold weather with the chillest vibes to arrive on the blogosphere over the last seven days.
After almost a year since we started our Spotify Weekly Chart, it is hard to imagine life without this playlist. Back in 2018, we started this playlist to feature the new and most exciting music found on Spotify and thanks to you guys we’ve grown to almost 10k followers.

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