FAVORITE INDIE POP: WEEK 39

9/27/17
Photo by Erik Lucatero

We’ve been working tirelessly this week to bring to your attention the importance of highlighting good music, like this here Indie Pop playlist. You see, if were to completely disregard indie releases we would be “basic,” and the only thing we accept as basic around here are the ones who drink Pumpkin Lattes. This week the internet has graced us with new tunes from Wolf Alice, Kesha, Billie Eilish, and a few other acts that are no strangers to We Are: The Guard. Time to turn over your attention to 10 songs that are more than worth it.

 

NOAH CYRUS - AGAIN FEAT. XXXTENTACION

Leave it to the Cyrus clan to give people reasons to talk about them. In the case of the most recent material of the depressed child, Noah Cyrus, “Again” is a delicious industrialized pop production that demonstrates immense talent featuring the controversial rapper XXXTentacion who surprisinlgy sings very well. But controversy seems to be what pushes many people to badassery, and this is what this video is, it’s bada** to the max.

 

WALK THE MOON - ONE FOOT

Walk The Moon is back with a grandiose pop sound we can’t get enough of. Their release of “One Foot” comes ahead of their new album What If Nothing, dropping on Nov. 10. Get those feet ready and stretch out your hips because once you press play their is no stopping your body from elevating into cheerier spirits and dancing till you can’t dance nomore.

 

MACKLEMORE FEAT. KESHA - GOOD OLD DAYS

The collaboration between Macklemore and Kesha is perfect. They deliver a beautiful message that really comes to life with Kesha’s monstrous vocals. It’s the perfect track to start the Fall season with a bang. Play this one loud and get ready to go down memory lane and be sure to catch Macklemore’s solo album Gemini, available now.

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ZHU, NERO - DREAMS

ZHU and Nero’s collaboration for “Dreams” is everything, but the video can be easily summed up with three letters: WTF!!!?? Prepare to be mesmerized as much as confused, or aroused or freaked out...I’m not sure. I’m not sure what to say, except caution when you watch.

 

WOLF ALICE - HEAVENWARD

From aggression to glam to ethereal shoegaze, Wolf Alice is an act that keeps everyone on their toes by delivering tracks that are each different from one another. In the case of their single “Heavenward” taken from their new album Visions Of A Life, the vibes are so chill you’ll want to quit what you’re doing and jump on that tour bus with them. If you’re loving the track be sure to support the album.

 

MANE - WHAT IF THE LOVE DIES

FACT: Never light anything up while blindfolded, you will burn yourself. Here’s another Fact: One of the most exciting things to recently come from Australia is pop act MANE. The songstress with the robust sultry vocals channels some blues influences with the freshness of electro-pop beats that leave listeners craving for more. It’s not often we listen to an act are are immediately captivated. We expect many great things to come from MANE.

 

NINA NESBITT - THE BEST YOU HAD

Surprises are a great thing, especially in music. They serve to remind us that just when you thought you would never look twice at something again, you’re proven wrong once you’ve the five second mark of a new single. Nina Nesbitt is just that, a surprise that was worth the listen. Some second chances are worth taking. Thoughts anyone?

 

KYGO - THIS TOWN FEAT. SASHA SLOAN

Kygo and Sasha Sloan pair up to help us mentally escape from the madness for a brief moment. “This Town” forms part of Kygo’s most recent EP release Stargazing, whose additional tracks feature vocals from Ellie Goulding and Justin Jesso. One thing to keep in mind it that you can easily lose yourself in the soothing beats that Kygo has perfected.

 

LUNICE - DROP DOWN

A huge bravo to Lunice for coming out with a jaw dropping single unlike anything that’s been heard as of late. If you’re looking for something that contorts your brain and ears then add this “Drop Down” to your musical menu. This is a special one and something that isn’t heard often.

 

BUTTER - LIFTED

soundcloud It’s tasty, it’s good, it makes you drool, it’s BUTTER.  Yep, I’m talking about Butter, the latest act to step into the bubble gum pop scene, a genre that is topped by extravagant personalities. The songstress debuts her presence with the intoxicating track “Lifted.” Produced with the help of OMEGA, the single above firmly marks BUTTER’S territory, and with an artist name like Butter, we are 100% sure she will have endless success.

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Thanks for stopping by another edition of the top indie pop songs. You all stay safe and sane. See ya next week.

Photo by Erik Lucatero is licensed under CC0.

Beca Arredondo is easily unamused with all things not related to her interests.  On her good days you can catch her avoiding the California sun and glued to her Mac plotting the next big thing. If you happen to run into her on the street and notice her wearing headphones do NOT disturb her. She is not responsible for any possible damage. Aside from the above she's very sweet and perky and responds well to good music and food.