Best New Indie

All I want for Christmas is a Garage-Dance alt-pop cover of Nat King Cole’s veritable Christmas classic. DENM wows with a modern reinvention of a song that I thought I’d never be able to hear again without stapling my ears closed to the side of my head.
If you're still in search of that perfect song to record your Animoji Karaoke to this Monday, then the following tracks from Slowdive, Ariel Pink, Benjamin Clementine, Young Fathers, Overcoats and five other favorites are sure to provide you with plenty of options to choose from.
TYSM’s Ghost White Dress is a transmission from the afterlife of romance. Ghost White Dress reminds us that that what’s dead does not always stay that way, as TYSM evokes a vengeful specter, bent on taking you with her.
Have you been missing chvrches as much as we have? The Scottish trio are proving powerful enough to influence a few newcomers. Yes, Plya is another trio with a love of electronics and a female lead singer with an angelic, pillowy voice. Despite their very evident similarities, we're not complaining.
We Are The Guard always have your back when it comes to digging for those musical gems. So to start the week off on a high note let’s jump straight into ten delicious songs that will carry you smoothly into Friday.
After a long hiatus, Aesop Label signee Jens Kuross returns with a brilliantly composed track called Spiraling that is folky and experimental wrapped into a cornucopia of good vibes without the usage of recreational drugs. We Are The Guard tries to unpack and layout this very interesting piece of work by Kuross.
On Woodes’ gorgeous new single, Dots, the Melbourne singer/songwriter goes questing with elegant strings, powerful beats and, of course, Woodes’ haunting vocals. Epic is an understatement - Dots is dripping with reverb, grandiose and larger than life, while still retaining a whispering, goosebump-inducing intimacy.
Here are the Top Indie Songs of Week 43 from MGMT, Toro y Moi, St. Vincent, Matt Maltese, Kan Wakan, and five other favorites.
Primavera has a completely original lush lo-fi soul sound unlike anything I’ve ever come across before. A.CHAL, fresh off his debut album Gazi, lends his unconventional, enchanting RnB songwriting to sensuous future soul production from Hansaa and soso.
Kailee Morgue is a young pop singer from Phoenix that gained more retweets with a bedroom version of her new single than I have ever gotten in my Twitter lifetime. Morgue got a viral hit, a record deal, and now ten months later, a solid single. Listen to the fantastical Medusa below.
While the rest of internet has had quite the love/hate relationship with MGMT over the years, I’ve never had anything but the utmost affinity for the indie psych pop heroes. Little Dark Age, the newest somber single from the duo, is the first song off their fourth record.