Welcome to Indie Update! As this is the first installment of what will soon become a recurring Rubble column, a description is definitely in order.

Tower Hill students seem to have a fascination with new, up-and-coming, and unknown artists, ranging in genres from rock to dance to hip-hop. Let’s face it, nearly every Hiller has an extensive indie playlist somewhere on their computer! Yet, what many of our students forget is just how constantly new music is released, especially by young, talented independent artists.

That’s where Indie Update comes in! Each Friday, we’ll bring you seven fresh indie songs, one for each day of the next week. Every song on the list either comes from a new album release — within the last month — or is a deep cut from an older indie album — like that unreleased single B-side you never knew existed. Rest assured, every song is hand-picked by the Rubble’s staff for your listening enjoyment, so you’re bound to find at least one new song — and maybe even a new band — to add to your favorite indie playlist.

This week’s Indie Update includes tracks fresh off of new albums from Panda Bear, The Decemberists, Belle and Sebastian, and Viet Cong, as well as some older works from Real Estate, Saint Motel, and Big Data.

Hillers, here’s Indie Update’s official playlist to get you through this week! We’ll see you next Friday.

Panda Bear, “Boys Latin”, Panda Bear Meets the Grim Reaper
The Decemberists, “Carolina Low”, What a Terrible World, What a Beautiful World
Belle and Sebastian, “The Party Line”, Girls in Peacetime
Viet Cong, “Silhouettes”, Viet Cong
Real Estate, “Blue LeBaron”, It’s Real (Single B-side)
Saint Motel, “My Type”, My Type EP
Big Data, “The Business of Emotion”, The Business of Emotion

Got suggestions? Contact a Rubble Editor to get your picks considered for next week’s update!
Editor’s Note: We’re working on an embedded Spotify playlist for this feature in the future. Stay tuned!