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 2020. Who are the new Pavement, Built To Spill & Yo La Tengo in the Indie Rock genre?
Indie Rock 2020
Popular artists Deerhunter, 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 2020

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).
    Keywords rock • dynamic •
    Country United Kingdom •
    Length 48:18
    Coolest Videoclip Bubblegum
    Label Caroline
    Official website Mystery Jets
    Listen on Amazon 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 Review 7.3%
    Keywords
    Country United States •
    Length 40:52
    Coolest Videoclip The Closing Door
    Label Sub pop
    Official website LVL UP
    Listen on Amazon 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 Review 7.5%
    Keywords political • bombastic •
    Country United Arab Emirates •
    Length 52:00
    Coolest Videoclip Quiet Americans
    Label Subpop
    Official website Shearwater
    Listen on Amazon 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 Review 84%
    Keywords dreamy • eclectic • weird •
    Country United States •
    Length 36:02
    Coolest Videoclip Breaker
    Label 4AD
    Official website Deerhunter
    Listen on Amazon 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 Review 71%
    Keywords funky • psychedelic •
    Country New Zealand •
    Length 41:09
    Coolest Videoclip Necessary Evil
    Label Jagjaguwar
    Official website Unknown Mortal Orchestra
    Listen on Amazon 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 Review 70%
    Keywords catchy • energetic •
    Country United Kingdom •
    Length 41:17
    Coolest Videoclip Marks to Prove It
    Label Fiction
    Official website The Maccebees
    Listen on Amazon 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 Review 72%
    Keywords groovy • acoustic •
    Country United States •
    Length 38:48
    Coolest Videoclip Competition
    Label Polyvinyl
    Official website The Dodos
    Listen on Amazon 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 Review 90%
    Keywords addictive • violin • relaxed •
    Country Belgium •
    Length 40:07
    Coolest Videoclip Bunker
    Label PIAS
    Official website Balthazar
    Listen on Amazon or iTunes



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Upcoming new 2020 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 2020
    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 2020
    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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