Best New Indie

The Guard presents the latest music tracks and the best of indie for the week. New songs from jj, Memoryhouse, Edward Sharpe, Japandroids, Big Sir and more.
Grimes recently headed to the KEXP studio to perform three tracks: "Symphonia IX," "Genesis" and "Be a Bodyher." Watch Claire Boucher web her pixie magic on a floor fullah' synths, samplers and other dorky gear.
It is no surprise modern day electronica is struggling with the matter of sustenance when old skool sonics like Ferry Corsten's "Rock Your Body, Rock" still sound as fresh as my Grandma's home made bread.
The Guard's Blogs on Music brings you it's latest installment of the best pop songs of 2012. Up this week are the latest from Hoodie Allen, JLo, The Hives, Garbage and Dada Life...Click to listen!
Elastica's "Connection" still rocks us mega (even if that infamous lick was swiped from Wire's "Three Girl Rhumba" and transposed a sneaky semitone). Check it out here!
Check Out Nine Inch Nails Closer by Trent Reznor, one of the best indie songs ever recorded not to mention the best video along with the lyrics.
The Guard's Best of Indie Comin' at ya faster than Madonna can say "insert joke about drugs here." This week's indie register includes Trust, Sigur Rós, Japandroids, The Flaming Lips and Bon Iver and more
Having spent the last four years in a snow cave in Iceland penning CAPTCHAs, Sigur Ros return on May 28th with their sixth studio album, Valtari (Icelandic for "steamroller"). Check it out here!
From out of nowhere, Toronto duo, TRST, creep up behind their fellow Canadians, Crystal Castles, and snatch the boy-girl electro-goth beacon straight from their dirty hands.