Indie music has grown to include so much. It’s not just music that is released on independent labels, but speaks to an aesthetic that deviates from the norm and follows its own weirdo heart. It can come in the form of rock music, pop, or folk. In a sense, it says as much about the people that are drawn to it as it does about the people that make it.
Every week, Uproxx is rounding up the very best of the indie releases from the past seven days. This week saw (Sandy) Alex G return with new music that’s like, “we get it, you worked with Frank Ocean” (in a good way), Japanese Breakfast unveil a beautifully intimate ’80s cover, and Bon Iver share their first new music since 2016’s 22, A Million in the form of a pair of super collaborative songs. Lots of indie darlings sharing new music this week!
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