Modest Mouse, Coldplay, Rostam, etc.
Independent music has grown to include so many. It’s not just music that comes out on independent labels, it’s about an aesthetic that deviates from the norm and follows its own bizarre heart. It 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 does about the people who do.
Each week Uproxx brings together the best new indie music from the past seven days. This week we had a long awaited new track from Modest Mouse, the anticipated collaboration between Health and Nine Inch Nails, and the awesome debut album from Chloe Moriondo. Check out the rest of the best new indie music below.
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Chloe Moriondo – Blood rabbit
Chloe Moriondo has regularly released new music over the past few years, but now the 18-year-old songwriter has focused all of her energy into a dazzling pop-punk debut. Blood rabbit is a departure from the sound of Moriondo’s previous work, employing an entire band to create absolutely alternative rock songs with biting lyrics and impressive arrangements.
Weezer – Van Weezer
After a few delays, Weezer has finally unleashed his tribute to the glory days of glam rock. Van Weezer is packed with huge riffs, arrowhead hooks, and guitar solos, making it a fun listen that fits well into Weezer’s versatile catalog.
Squid – Light green field
We have the impression that Squid gave us the taste of their first album forever. Now British post-punkers have delivered Light green field, featuring experimental and spastic arrangements and complex instrumentation. If you are looking for an album that really takes you on an adventure, look no further.
Modest mouse – “We are between”
For the first time in six years, Modest Mouse is preparing a new group album. The golden coffin is due on June 25 and is premiered by “We Are Between”, an exciting number and anthem that fits into some of the band’s most accessible tracks.
Rostam – “From the back of a taxi”
Rostam’s second solo album Change in phobia is scheduled for release early next month, and we’ve heard a handful of songs already. The latest offering is ‘From The Back Of A Cab’, an electronic driving number that really lets Rostam’s ethereal voice shine.
Coldplay – “Higher Power”
While Coldplay has yet to officially announce a new album, that hasn’t stopped them from sharing a brand new song. “Higher Power” is what Caitlin White called Uproxx a “stage-ready bop,” and showcases the group’s refined pop sensibility.
Health & Nine Inch Nails – “Not everyone”
After a few days of teasing, the collaboration between Health and Nine Inch Nails is finally here. “Isn’t Everyone” combines the complementary strengths of the bands, featuring “the harsh, electronic and industrial sound that both bands are known for,” writes Derrick Rossignol for Uproxx. Health was pretty straightforward in their accompanying statement: “It’s f * cking Nine Inch Nails. It speaks for itself. You don’t need a smart quote to encapsulate it. “
Kennyhoopla – “Hollywood Sucks”
When I spoke to Travis Barker a few months ago, he sang the praises of a promising new pop punker named Kennyhoopla. Barker has worked with Kennyhoopla on a few tracks to date, but “Hollywood Sucks” is sure to find the duo on its own for an invigorating pop-punk act that will surely stay in your head for the rest of the day.
Hurry – “It’s dangerous”
It’s been almost three years since we last heard from Hurry. The band’s new album Misconceptions comes out next month and features some incredibly pretty and catchy pop rock songs that instantly conjure up some of the biggest and longest lasting indie rock, ”according to Steven Hyden, a recent issue of the Indie Mixtape newsletter.
Madi Diaz – “Nervous”
On her third single for ANTI, Nashville-based songwriter Madi Diaz recognizes unhealthy coping mechanisms. “Nervous” is an excellent alternative rock number combining elements of folk and indie rock to welcome you to the unique world of Diaz.
Second-hand sound – “Dominos”
Also from Nashville, Secondhand Sound takes a more distorted approach, inspired by Pixies and other ’90s rockers. “Dominoes” has the young quartet cranking up their amps for dramatic swells as they tell the story of a night out. summer drive with a crush in the passenger seat. We’ve all been there.
Some of the artists covered here are artists from Warner Music. Uproxx is an independent subsidiary of Warner Music Group.