Best new Indie Rock albums, songs & artists in 2016



In the 2000’s, indie rock became huge. But how to define ‘indie rock’ nowadays? Well, we think these are bands and songs are worth checking out, whether they’re indie rock in original sense of the word or not.
The Vore selects the top best Indie Rock albums of 2016. Who are the new Pavement, Built To Spill & Yo La Tengo in the Indie Rock genre?
Indie Rock2016
Popular artistsDeerhunter, Unknown Mortal Orchestra & The Maccabees
Most listened to songs:Breaker - Deerhunter, The Maccabees - Marks To Prove It & Sleater-Kinney - A New Wave

Top 10 new Indie Rock albums out now in 2016

Recent Indie Rock albums with reviews, ratings, similar artists, best songs & soundcloud streams.

  1. Mystery Jets - Curve of the Earth (15-01-2016)
  2. Indie Rock artist Mystery Jets
    Curve of the Earth - a 15-01-2016 album by Mystery Jets who also made Radlands . Music fans who enjoyed The Shins should check out Curve of the Earth. It is Indie Rock with Progressive Rock, Psychedelic Rock, and more influences. The best track on Curve of the Earth is (soundcloud below).
    Keywordsrock • dynamic •
    CountryUnited Kingdom •
    Length48:18
    Coolest VideoclipBubblegum
    LabelCaroline
    Official websiteMystery Jets
    Listen onAmazon or iTunes



  3. LVL UP - Return to Love (23-09-2016)
  4. Indie Rock artist LVL UP
    Return to Love - a 23-09-2016 album by LVL UP who also made Hoodwink’d. Music fans who enjoyed Dinosaur Jr. should check out Return to Love. It is Indie Rock with Alternative Rock, Grunge, and more influences. The best track on Return to Love is Hidden River (soundcloud below).

    Pitchfork Review7.3%
    Keywords
    CountryUnited States •
    Length40:52
    Coolest VideoclipThe Closing Door
    LabelSub pop
    Official websiteLVL UP
    Listen onAmazon or iTunes



  5. Shearwater - Jet Plane and Oxbow (26-01-2016)
  6. Indie Rock artist Shearwater
    Jet Plane and Oxbow - a 26-01-2016 album by Shearwater who also made Animal Joy. Music fans who enjoyed Okkervil River should check out Jet Plane and Oxbow. It is Indie Rock with Folk, Synthpop, and more influences. The best track on Jet Plane and Oxbow is Quiet Americans (soundcloud below).

    Pitchfork Review7.5%
    Keywordspolitical • bombastic •
    CountryUnited Arab Emirates •
    Length52:00
    Coolest VideoclipQuiet Americans
    LabelSubpop
    Official websiteShearwater
    Listen onAmazon or iTunes



  7. Deerhunter - Fading Frontier (October 12, 2015)
  8. Indie Rock artist Deerhunter
    Fading Frontier - a October 12, 2015 album by Deerhunter who also made Halcyon Digest. Music fans who enjoyed Atlas Sound should check out Fading Frontier. It is Indie Rock with Dream Pop, Shoegaze, and more influences. The best track on Fading Frontier is (soundcloud below).
    Pitchfork Review84%
    Keywordsdreamy • eclectic • weird •
    CountryUnited States •
    Length36:02
    Coolest VideoclipBreaker
    Label4AD
    Official websiteDeerhunter
    Listen onAmazon or iTunes



  9. Unknown Mortal Orchestra - Multi-Love (May 26, 2015)
  10. Indie Rock artist Unknown Mortal Orchestra
    Multi-Love - a May 26, 2015 album by Unknown Mortal Orchestra who also made Unknown Mortal Orchestra & II. Music fans who enjoyed Tame Impala should check out Multi-Love. It is Indie Rock with Funk, Psychedelic Rock, and more influences. The best track on Multi-Love is Multi-Love (soundcloud below).

    Pitchfork Review71%
    Keywordsfunky • psychedelic •
    CountryNew Zealand •
    Length41:09
    Coolest VideoclipNecessary Evil
    LabelJagjaguwar
    Official websiteUnknown Mortal Orchestra
    Listen onAmazon or iTunes



  11. The Maccebees - Marks to Prove It (July 31, 2015)
  12. Indie Rock artist The Maccebees
    Marks to Prove It - a July 31, 2015 album by The Maccebees who also made Given to the Wild. Music fans who enjoyed Arctic Monkeys should check out Marks to Prove It. It is Indie Rock with Post-Punk, Rock, and more influences. The best track on Marks to Prove It is Marks to Prove It (soundcloud below).

    Allmusic Review70%
    Keywordscatchy • energetic •
    CountryUnited Kingdom •
    Length41:17
    Coolest VideoclipMarks to Prove It
    LabelFiction
    Official websiteThe Maccebees
    Listen onAmazon or iTunes



  13. The Dodos - Individ (January 19, 2015)
  14. Indie Rock artist The Dodos
    Individ - a January 19, 2015 album by The Dodos who also made Visiter. Music fans who enjoyed Animal Collective should check out Individ. It is Indie Rock with Folk, and more influences. The best track on Individ is Competition (soundcloud below).

    Pitchfork Review72%
    Keywordsgroovy • acoustic •
    CountryUnited States •
    Length38:48
    Coolest VideoclipCompetition
    LabelPolyvinyl
    Official websiteThe Dodos
    Listen onAmazon or iTunes



  15. Balthazar - Thin Walls (September 25, 2015)
  16. Indie Rock artist Balthazar
    Thin Walls - a September 25, 2015 album by Balthazar who also made Applause & Rats. Music fans who enjoyed dEUS should check out Thin Walls. It is Indie Rock with Folk, Rock, and more influences. The best track on Thin Walls is The Silence (soundcloud below).

    Allmusic Review90%
    Keywordsaddictive • violin • relaxed •
    CountryBelgium •
    Length40:07
    Coolest VideoclipBunker
    LabelPIAS
    Official websiteBalthazar
    Listen onAmazon or iTunes



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Upcoming new 2016 Indie Rock albums

Best upcoming Indie Rock albums with release dates.

  1. Need Your Light • by Ra Ra Riot
  2. Ra Ra Riot is signed with Barsuk in 2016
    Release Date: February 19, 2016 // Label: Barsuk
    Previous releases: The Rhumb Line
    Associated genre: Indie Rock Electropop • Indie Pop • .
    Official website


  • A Coliseum Complex Museum• by The Besnard Lakes
  • The Besnard Lakes is signed with Jagjaguwar in 2016
    Release Date: January 18, 2016 // Label: Jagjaguwar
    Previous releases: The Besnard Lakes Are the Roaring Night
    Associated genre: Indie Rock Folk • Rock • .
    Official website


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