Best New Indie

Coronavirus is scaring the sh*t out of everyone right now, and it'd appear not even our little music community is safe. SXSW is officially canceled, and rumors are swirling Coachella is up next. Basically, it's looking like we're going to be (...)
The world is slowly dying, but at least we have Lady Gaga to save us from our earthly demise. I've already booked my one-way ticket to Chromatica, and I'm not sure about you guys, but I can't wait to join the Kindness Punks and spend the rest (...)
I won't lie – I've spent more time than I care to mention binge-watching Friends over the last couple of days. There were points where I thought I'd get literally nothing else done, but I'm pleased to say I've finally managed to peel myself off my couch to (...)
Hi, guys! How are you? How was your Valentine's Day weekend? Did you spend it with anyone special? As for me, I spent the last couple of days falling in love with Tame Impala all over again. Genuine question: Is it too early to call The Slow Rush (...)
It was the Oscars last night. I was too busy compiling the latest edition of We Are: The Guard's New Indie Music to tune in, of course, but I'd like to think Billie Eilish beat 1917 to Best Picture and there were tacky Cats jokes aplenty (...)
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 (...)

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