Best New Indie

Is it me, or does it feel like the GRAMMYs were a century ago? Maybe it's because we as a nation were subjected to another Big Televised Event™ last night – although I'll admit I didn't tune into the halftime show. It's nothing against Jennifer Lopez or Shakira (...)
It's that awkward time of year when I have to act like I've seen the GRAMMYs, when in reality I'm writing this on Sunday morning before the ceremony has even aired. Just know I'll only be tuning in for ROSALÍA's performance and Vampire Weekend (...)
Now the music industry is properly back up and running (Who's excited to see Big Thief win their first Grammy on Sunday?!), there were A LOT of songs for me to get through over the last seven days. It was actually one of those weeks where (...)
If you thought 2019 was a glitch in the simulation, well, 2020 is turning out to be a full-on piece of malware. Donald Trump is leading us into World War III, Australia is burning, and the British royal family have all but called it quits. It can be no (...)
World War III is upon us, but at least I may finally get to see Frank Ocean before being drafted into Donald Trump's Space Force. Between the President going psycho at Iran and Coachella dropping its lineup – not to mention Australia and the (...)
This is it, you guys! The final edition of We Are: The Guard's New Indie Music of 2019. From Norman Fucking Rockwell! to MAGDALENE to Father of the Bride, it goes without saying that it's been an absolutely fantastic year for indie (...)
There are nine days and counting until Christmas, but don't think that I'm letting you off the hook JUST yet! The food, gifts, and decorations may be stacking up around us, but we've still got a whole bunch of new music to get through (...)
If your Spotify Wrapped has got you fearing for your own taste in music, don't worry as We Are: The Guard is here to help you fix that with the latest edition of Best Indie Songs. Even fans of the inscrutable pop rap or, worse, Van Halen (...)
Whether we like it or not, Christmas is coming. Now that Thanksgiving is out of the way, we just have to face facts – it's only a matter of time before Saint Nick will be squeezing his sack into our chimneys. Personally, I'm beyond (...)
Happy Thanksgiving, everyone! That's right, it's that magical time of year when families up and down the country gather to “gobble, gobble” glorious food, show gratitude, and, of course, argue about the impeachment hearings (...)
In the competition for most serenely beautiful vocals backed by experimental, if not even caustic production, Moses Sumney has now entered the arena once ruled unchallenged by FKA twigs (and basically invented by Bjork). “Virile” (...)
The news is an absolute sh*tshow at the moment. If you're looking for a break from the rolling coverage of the impeachment hearings, then you're in the right place. That's not to say that the music in this latest edition of We Are: The Guard's (...)
Mura Masa gets grimey on "Deal Wiv It" in collaboration with Slowthai. There's something particular about British hip-hop. The rasping brogue of Northern accents seem made for ranting, raving, waxing poetic on small slivers of life (...)

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