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You’re welcome: We’ve made finding new songs by rising bands easy. Each week, we’re gathering the best from the underground and offering it to you in one, concise list. Scroll to the end and check out our Spotify Discover playlist, featuring these tracks and more!

In return, we want to hear your favorite. Let us know what track you’ll be spinning for the rest of the weekend in the comments!

1. DREAMERS – “Die Happy”


Celebrating the kickoff to their tour with You Me At Six, we can “Die Happy” after hearing this new song from DREAMERS. The new jam holds a whimsical sound along with another stuck-in-your-head hook that we’ve come to expect from the trio. The new track follows the release of two EPs, Launch and Fly, last year. You can catch the new song here and check out upcoming dates on the Back Again tour here.

2. Unturned – “Headrush”

Channeling the best of emo rockers who came before them, Unturned are keeping the scene alive with “Headrush.” Flying in hard with power chords and emotion-packed lyrics, this one will have you belting out the chorus too. Sunk drops March 22, and you can preorder the band’s upcoming EP here.

3. If Only, If Only – “No Place”


If Only, If Only celebrated the announcement of their new EP with a fresh single, “No Place.” The song’s heartbreaking is balanced out by screeching guitars and echoing drumlines that will keep listeners grounded. You can preorder the band’s upcoming self-titled EP here, due out March 8.

4. Dream Ritual – “Stones”

Not only ’90s kids will like this new single from Dream Ritual. Described as rock ’n’ roll revivalists, the band connect heavy guitar riffs with roaring vocals for a grungy, throwback sound. Their upcoming EP, Trips Around The Sun, drops March 22, with preorders available here. The band will also be hitting the road with information available here.

5. FINNEAS – “Claudia”

FINNEAS comes through with a soft yet upbeat love song in honor of his girlfriend with new single, “Claudia.” Don’t let the floating intro fool you: The indie-vocalist offsets his soft tone by belting out a strong, drawn-out chorus in between whispers. You can grab the new single here.

6. Selfish Things – “Drained (feat. William Ryan Key)”

Selfish Things bring former Yellowcard frontman William Ryan Key along for an emotional roller coaster in “Drained.” A constant, chugging bassline gives way to breakdown after breakdown, providing a setting we’re not used to seeing Key sing over. You can grab the new single here. The band are currently touring in support of Key on his Virtue tour, and dates and tickets are available here.

7. Jon Haggerty – “Backbone”

Jon Haggerty unplugs for a soulful new song, “Backbone,” to kick back to this weekend. Gritty acoustic chords lead the way for silky smooth lyrics and an infectious hook. You can stream the new single here.

8. Nightly – “No Call, No Reply”


If you’re looking for your weekly heartbreak anthem, it’s arrived. Ambience with a twist of flair, Nightly present a satisfying alt-pop jam with “No Call, No Reply.” The band recently kicked off their headline tour, and you can grab tickets here.

9. PAWS – “Not Enough”

PAWS tone down for their new single, “Not Enough.” A far cry from their usual upbeat sound, the band put together a heartfelt anthem through longing vocals and soft chords. The trio’s upcoming album, Your Church On My Bonfire, drops April 26, with preorders available here.

10. Reside – “Replace Me”

Reside tackle issues of grief and acceptance with “Replace Me.” Relaxed strums quickly elevate into a triumphant ballad discussing moving past pain and growing from it. You can stream the new single here. The band’s upcoming EP, The Light That You Saw, is set to release March 29.  

11. talker – “Passive”

Describing her feelings toward indifferent attitudes of others, talker delivers a lilting performance with “Passive.” The track is taken off her Horror Films EP, which dropped Friday and is available for purchase and streaming here.