Indie music has grown to include so many things. It’s not just music that comes out on independent labels, but speaks to an aesthetic that deviates from the norm and follows its own quirky heart. This can take the form of rock, pop or folk music. In a way, that says as much about the people who are drawn to it as it is about the people who make it.
Every week, Uproxx rounds up the best new indie music from the past seven days. This week we received a ton of new albums as well as new tracks from Soccer Mommy, Beabadoobee and Fontaines DC.
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Destroyer — Labyrinthitis
Destroyer may have been releasing records for over two decades, but the band’s new album Labyrinthitis proves that they still have a penchant for creating excellent avant-garde melodies. Dan Bejar recently told Uproxx in an interview that he originally planned to make a techno record, but the end product falls somewhere in the vein of The Cure/New Order inspired music.
Aldous Harding— Warm Chris
Aldous Harding only released a few singles before releasing his fourth album Warm Chris. But now that it’s out, the New Zealand songwriter shows the heartwarming, folk-leaning LP was worth the wait. Across ten captivating tracks, Harding crafts nostalgic songs that address themes of apathy, relationship anxieties, and the act of being perceived.
Caracar — New Concerns
Caracara recently became the hottest band in Philadelphia right now, and their album New Concerns show why. The album swings between catchy ballad-like tunes like “My Thousand Eyes” and propelling numbers like “Strange Interactions In The Night,” making it a project that’s sure to take the band from regional favorites to the next. big emo group.
Talkative – In fear of insignificance
Los Angeles-based songwriter Talker is no stranger to being in other bands, but with his brilliant EP In fear of insignificance, she is emerging as a talented solo artist. The EP delivers the perfect mix of emotional and dance-ready tracks, creating a cathartic release that tackles themes of mental health and personal growth.
Camp Cope— Run with the hurricane
Australian rockers Camp Cope have released the highly anticipated album Run with the hurricane this week, their first full album since their acclaimed second album in 2018. The album as a whole is confessional, tender and sincere. Over shimmering folk-inspired chords, Camp Cope describes misogyny in the music industry, sexual assault and bereavement.
Barrie Lindsay released his second album Barbaric this week, his premiere as a solo artist. The 11-track album was written as a way to allow yourself to feel your feelings, resulting in a shimmering 11-track effort that combines sparkling indie-rock tunes and ethereal pop-leaning tracks.
Beabadoobee – “Talking”
British indie musician and former Uproxx cover star Beabadoobee made a triumphant comeback with “Talk” this week, a pop-punk-inspired single. The glam rock hunk has officially announced their new album beatopia and gives a taste of the fast-paced music she has in store. “Usually it’s about doing things that aren’t necessarily healthy or good for you, but you can’t help but indulge yourself. It’s like this unavoidable feeling that you have,” Beabadoobee told about the single: “You can’t get rid of it, and you know it’s bad, but you really love it, and that’s bullshit, so you do it anyway.”
Soccer Mommy – “Shotgun”
Soccer Mommy is another indie favorite who made a comeback with a new song and album announcement this week. Following his excellent second album Circle the drainSoccer Mommy Shares Fuzzy, Melodic Song “Shotgun,” Officially Announces Third Studio Album Sometimes forever.
Fountains DC—”Skinty Fia”
Fontaines DC is about a month away from releasing his next album Lean fia, and have already previewed the effort with a handful of singles. This week, the Dublin post-punk band returned with the effort’s title track, a rhythmic single highlighted by metallic guitars and vocalist Grian Chatten’s buzzing lyrical delivery.
Puppy – “Totally Fine”
Toronto emo rockers Pup shared the latest pre-album single “Totally Fine” this week, highlighting what is sure to be another solid effort from the four-piece band. In true Pup fashion, the song injects just the right amount of humor and morbidity into an absolutely heartbreaking track.
Hatchie – “Lights On”
All eyes are on Australian singer Hatchie as she prepares to release her second indie-pop album give the world. This week, she shared the angelic track “Lights On,” a song that takes inspiration from late ’90s bands like The Corrs and The Cranberries.
Dehd — “Stars”
Chicago indie rock trio Dehd dropped the wonderfully carefree track “Stars” this week. The song features their forthcoming fourth studio album blue skies and fits right in with the rest of their catalog with pensive lyrics and twangy guitars.
Let’s Eat Grandma – “Levitation”
Let’s Eat Grandma’s “Levitation” is disco-inspired indie pop music with a message. The song should appear on the duo’s album two ribbons and boasts a dance-ready beat and thoughtful verses. “It’s about feeling everywhere, escaping into your imagination, and being in a disorienting, surreal mental state, which can be both frightening and uplifting,” band member Rosa Walton said. about the single.