Best New Indie

Turn your attention to the NEXT year's (potential!) Coachella lineup with the following tracks from TR/ST, Coucheron, FIDLAR, James Blake, Kendrick Lamar & SZA, and much more.
If this playlist is at all indicative of what's to come over the next 12 months, then something tells us that we're in for one HELL of a year for indie music! Hit play on the following 10 tracks from Cigarettes After Sex, Allie X, SZA, San Holo, VÉRITÉ, and LOTS more!
There are few artists as confident as Kyan Palmer, which is probably why his contribution to our Indie Christmas compilation is so sweet. Palmer clearly isn't afraid to experiment with his pristine vocals, which may explain why he's filling BIG blue suede shoes this winter season.
We'll see you in 2018 for what's going to be our most exciting chapter to date, but in the meantime, we'll leave you with the final edition of New Indie Music of 2017, featuring Franz Ferdinand, Moby, Unlike Pluto, Hundred Waters, Billie Eilish, and more!
AlternativEDM. Just coined a new genre. Done. Easy. Or Unlike Pluto did and I’m just the vessel from where the words come. I mean he did all the real work after all in creating a song that fits as casually with early 2000’s alterna-grunge as it does with late 2010’s electro-future.
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.

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