Best New Indie

If you told me that dark, dirge-y electropop group MXMS tried their hand at recording a Christmas cover song, I would have laughed at you. But they’re totally part of We Are The Guard Indie Christmas compilation, and they chose such a fitting, epic song for the holidays that it could be the best indie Christmas song of the whole bunch.
Gabriel Black’s sound is relatable; it’s genuine, DIY indie, and he groups it with videos of his unique sketches, personalizing his music even further. Hurricane presents itself as a stark emo anthem; the guitar riffs churning along the track are just the right amount of pop punk and fit well with the themes of the song: love sucks.
As Christmas and New Year edges ever closer, the following sounds from Pale Waves, The Wombats, Father John Misty, Sir Sly, The Presets, and five other favorites are sure to help you see out your 2017 in style!
Janelle Kroll is just one of the many artists who have taken their own spin on the holiday classics, but from the very first moment of her Last Christmas remix, we can already tell it's one of the good ones.
Only several months remain in 2017, as We Are The Guard turn our attention to some of the best new tracks of the year. Riley Pearce's new single called Misplaced has already received ample attention for the past several months.
Rather than bringing you another generic blog post extolling the virtues of, say, 100 albums that you have heard this 2017, we're, as ever, shining the spotlight on the music that perhaps you haven't in this edition of Best Indie Songs.
We Are The Guard readers, let me present to you the quiet, entrancing monolith that is Amy Milner’s brand new song, Heal. Listen below.
Happy belated Thanksgiving from all of us here at We Are The Guard, as this newest song from Mines Falls called My New House will make those dramatic moments at the dinner table erase from your memory. So, digest those turkey leftovers and dive right into something that will pluck at your heartstrings.
If you're struggling to shake off those final remnants of your holiday weekend hangover (not to mention food coma!), then the latest edition of We Are The Guard's New Indie Music is sure to lend you a pick-me-up this Monday. Just hit play on the following songs from Lauv, EDEN, Yaeji, Aquilo, Dan Farber, and plenty of others.
Thanksgiving is almost upon us here at We Are The Guard, and the chill we feel is probably due to the drop in the thermometer and the debut release from Loma called Black Willow.
Before we head home to eat our body weight in carbohydrates and express gratitude for elasticated pants this Thanksgiving, We Are The Guard has once again filtered through the blogosphere to bring you the latest edition of Top Indie Songs for your listening pleasure.