Independent music has grown to include many. Not only is the music released on independent labels, but it speaks to an aesthetic that deviates from the norm and follows its eccentric heart. It can come in the form of rock, pop, or folk. In a sense, he says as much about the people who are drawn to him as he talks about the people who make him.
Every week, Uproxx collects the best new indie music from the past 7 days. This week we got new albums from Jack White, Father John Misty, Orville Beck, Wet League and more.
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Jack White – Fear of dawn
The last album we got from eclectic Jack White 2018 Getting to the boarding house. But with the latest version of LP Fear of dawn, White both swings and leans to his experimental side. Some songs like “Eosophobia” and “Fear Of The Dawn” are full of frenetic guitars while other tracks like the Q-Tip collaboration “Hi-De-Ho” experiment with a new sound.
Father John Misty – Chloe and the next twentieth century
Over the past decade or so, Father John Misty has carved a space for himself in indie music with folk stories and tongue-in-cheek social commentary. Now he’s back with his fifth album Chloe and the next twentieth centuryFJM continues to satirize modern life while drawing inspiration from dozens of bleak films.
Orville Beck – Bronco
Famous country singer Orville Beck has officially dropped his album Bronco This week, which he released as a series of (EPs). The 15-track project continues its recording of sensual country songs, trading sparse instrumentation for bold productions and colorful rhythm.
wet leg – wet leg
UK band Wet League has proven that they live up to the hype with their highly anticipated debut album, wet leg. Overall, the album is fun and infectious, combining sparkling chords with bouncy beats and really funny songs.
Linda Lindas – growing up
Teen (and pre-teen) rockers Linda Linda became a must-watch after her performance of “Racist, Sexist Boy” went viral. Now signed to Epitaph, The Linda Lindas has released her debut album growing up. All 10 tracks are a way for Linda Linda members to get rid of their anxiety of tearing up chords and catchy choruses.
good looks – problem year
Good Looks four-piece album based in Austin problem year She is dreamy and honest. Describing themselves as “blue-collar bad boys blatantly vulnerable”, the band reckons to loss and depression using jagged guitars, faded strings, and melancholy lyrics.
Florist – “Red Bird Pt. 2”
Los Angeles-based band Florist shared the touching song “Red Bird Pt. 2” this week, a tender rumination of love, loss, and the natural world. The song officially announces Florist’s self-titled LP, which according to singer Emily Sprague is “an album journey about celebrating the people in our lives and the immense importance of connection.”
Hovvede – “Town”
It hasn’t been that long since the duo Hovvdy released their 2021 album true loveHowever, they continued to release new music with the nostalgic single “Town”. The melodic track purposefully focuses on its instrumentation rather than its lyrics, with band member Charlie Martin saying, “With ‘Town’ I wanted the instrument to do the heavy lifting, with less emphasis on storytelling.”
Charlie Hickey – Dandelions
Songwriter Charlie Hickey, choreographed by Phoebe Bridgers, has proven to be worth a watch with his recent singles. Now called the tender track “Dandelions,” Hickey delivers a thoughtful song to a gentle, rolling beat.
Giant waste of man – “wetsuit”
LA indie rock band Giant Waste Of Man has dropped effortlessly stylized “Jumpsuit,” their second single after their 2019 album. lonely politics. The song begins with warm, cheerful notes before exploding into a medley of mystical guitars.
Porridge Radio – “The Rip”
Follow up to the 2020 Mercury Music Award Nominee Superb Album all badPorridge Radio previews its upcoming LP Waterslide, diving board, ladder to the sky With a bunch of exciting tracks. “The Rip” is no different, combining urgent lyrics, fearsome distortion of guitar and explosive bridge to create a moving song.