Best New Indie

There are only a few weeks left of 2019, but it doesn't appear as though the music industry is planning on slowing down anytime soon. While Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year are all lingering on the horizon, artists from every corner (...)
Hello, everyone! How are you? How was your Halloween? Did you spend it screaming “Helena” by My Chemical Romance at the top of your lungs, because SAME? My inner emo has been officially reawakened by the news that Gerard Way and company (...)
Praise be to God! JESUS IS KING is finally here, which *hopefully* means that we can all stop talking about Kanye West for a hot minute? Anyways! If you came here looking for some drama-free music this Monday, then I'm pleased to say that you're (...)
This time of year can kind of feel like the calm before the storm. Next week is Halloween, and then before we know it, it's full steam ahead to Thanksgiving and – *deep breath* – Christmas. Oh – and don't forget Black Friday and Cyber Monday (...)
In the words of reality-television star, self-made billionaire, and future Grammy Award-winner Kylie Jenner: RiIIIse and shiIIIne. It's Monday, which can only mean one thing: It's time for the latest edition of We Are: The Guard's New Indie (...)
Hi, everyone! How was your weekend? Did you go out to any gigs? Or did you stay at home and watch El Camino? I haven't got around to checking that out yet, so no spoilers please, bitch! If you're wondering why I'm not prioritizing seeing (...)
There was *so much* new music released over the last seven days, but there was only one song that the Internet really cared about: “LOOK AT THIS PHOTOGRAPH!!!” Truly, this wasn't the Nickelback redemption arc that I was (...)
Kanye may have clowned us by failing to drop Jesus Is King on Friday, but it's all good as there was plenty of other music to sink our grills into over the last seven days. Okay, so I'm not entirely sure if any of the songs featured in this week's (...)
Hey there you! Did you have fun at the most important event of the year, Alienstock (Storm Area 51)? Of course you didn’t ... because you, like us, didn’t go. Aliens or no aliens the government has that place on lockdown and no (...)
From Charlie's Angels to Charli XCX, it's safe to say that it's been a pretty iconic seven days for pop culture! I'm not sure that I'll ever get tired of seeing Lana Del Rey wielding a rotisserie chicken while Ariana Grande and Miley (...)
Hello, everyone, and thanks for joining me for the latest edition of We Are: The Guard's Best Indie Songs! While most people are still basking in the afterglow of Norman F*cking Rockwell! (okay, well, most people except Ann Powers), (...)
Just in time for Labor Day, Lana Del Rey returns with the perfect soundtrack to bid farewell to summer to. Norman F*cking Rockwell! is a F*cking Masterpiece! and I'd feature every song on the album here if I could. I mean, have you HEARD (...)
Whew! What a week! It feels like everyone who's anyone released music over the last seven days. Keeping up with all of these new sounds being beamed to your smartphone is no mean feat, of course, which is where the latest edition of (...)

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