theWorst + 13 best indie rock bands pt.1

theWorst + 13 best indie rock bands pt.1

If we can say that the pandemic brought anything good, it was the boom of new indie rock bands and, especially, new music that seems to sprout around the world. And now that the pandemic seems to have taken a break, we have a brand new crop of great artists, ready to revamp the music market. In this list, I bring some of them, at least some that I truly believe in.


Hailed by Alternative Press as the “…glorious love child of Joan Jett & Kurt Cobain,” theWorst has been on a meteoric rise since their inception.  Led by bandleader and true survivor, Brooke Binion, the band has gained a reputation as a one-of-a-kind raucous live act, fueled by an aggressive raw sound, anthemic songs and a brutally honest lyricism that is rare in today’s highly commercial and often fabricated mainstream music scene .  Having toured nationwide and coast to coast since 2016, the theWorst, who are comprised of Binion on lead vocals and guitar, alongside Will Bradford (SeepeopleS) on bass and Craig Sala (Paranoid Social Club, Kurt Baker, Planeside) on drums, earned wide critical acclaim with the release of their debut album Jane Doe Embryo, and the recent release of their new single, ‘Blacksheepish,’ all produced by by Will Holland (Pixies, Fall Out Boy) and recorded at the legendary Chillhouse Studios in Boston, MA. Recently, the band dropped a new single for charity, entitled ‘Lifer,’ on the non-profit record label CommunityZ RecordZ, with all the proceeds going to the local Maine charity, Maine Trans Net, an organization that supports transgender people and the challenges they face in today’s world.  Currently theWorst are finishing their second full length album with Will Holland, entitled Yes Regrets, which features guest musical contributions from the likes of Dana Colley (Morphine, Vapors of Morphine), Tony Bevilacqua (The Distillers), Nikki Glaspie (Beyoncé, Nth Power, Maceo Parker), and Nate Edgar (Nth Power, John Brown’s Body) and is slated for release on RascalZRecordZ in the spring of 2021. 

Take a look at some other great names of indie rock right now:


Kevin the Persian


Trauma Cat


Widows Gold

The Forever Now

The Mars McClanes


Rook Monroe

Night Talks

Mei Emrys

Thea & The Wild

Bonus: Evaporated Souls

Now that you’ve made it this far, we want to know which artist you liked the most. And which one, in your opinion, deserved to be on this list.

Marcos Tadeu

Marcos Tadeu

Jornalista, idealizador e apresentador do Rock Cabeça na 100,9 FM, Rádio Inconfidência FM (MG) desde 2016. Acima de tudo, um fã de rock gringo.