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 a surprise EP from Portland rockers Strange Ranger, an ominous Bird Box tune from Trent Reznor, and Japanese Breakfast having the most fun on New Year’s Eve. It was a quiet week for new indie music, but still a good one.