BEST NEW MUSIC: INDIE, ALT POP, CHILL

We’re still riding on our high from last night’s first ever branded night at The Echoplex in Los Angeles. It was fun, it was great, and we can’t wait to do it again. I hope the city of Los Angeles is ready for some hotness coming their way. Speaking of hotness we have 10 of the latest and best curated pop songs from the past week.
Real heads know my stance on covers, that you need to present the song in a new light in order for it for it to be worth anyone's while beyond a single listen. California duo slenderbodies took note and transformed “Toxic” into a nu disco-chill wave hybrid that is mesmerizing.
Sometimes an artist arrives at the right place at the right time to be the voice of a moment. 26 year old Chicagoan Noname, born Fatimah Warner, has more than enough talent to fit the bill and holy shit does the shoe fit.
Now that it's fall, I love nothing more than to spend my days snuggled up by my imaginary fire and creeping on my faves on social media. Luckily for you, I'm a generous person who's happy to share the results of these daily stalk seshes, hence We Are The Guard's 10 Twitter Moments.
Some celebrities, like these famous people below, were probably a little too egocentric and thought they had something they actually didn’t. Come down to memory lane with me and see 10 celebrities who failed at a music career.
I am a Narcotics Officer for the LAPD and you are all under arrest for reading this article. Don’t you dare think for a second that we don’t know what you music loving hippies are up to in your spare time. You think you’re being so cute with your clever nicknames and subtle references, but we're not as stupid as we look.
While most “meh” musical algorithms leave me with a flatline, this human-curated playlist is packed full of so many thrills, it was inevitable that it'd get my blood pumping! If you're also searching for an adrenaline boost, look no further than the following tracks from Gorillaz, HEALTH & Soccer Mommy, HOLYCHILD, Thom Yorke, and more.
Hello and welcome to the gift that keeps on giving — We Are: The Guard’s ‘Best of Instagram’ column, where we offer you the creme of the crop posts on social media this week. Why? Because I know your focus stayed on this Cardi B/Nicki Minaj fight this whole week. No, it’s okay. I totally understand. *cough* #TeamCardi
Featuring all of the freshest soothing, calming sounds to hit the blogosphere over the last seven days, this playlist is sure to ease you into the forthcoming weekend in style. It's time for you to check out the following relaxing, peaceful vibes from Lana Del Rey, Bob Moses, Tash Sultana, ZHU, Clairo, and more.
Novo Amor is a Welsh singer/songwriter as well as an accomplished multi-instrumentalist and producer who makes some of the most beautifully haunting indietronic folk music I’ve ever heard. And that is in a genre that is exclusively populated by beautifully haunted music.

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