I don't know about where you live, but here in Brooklyn, it's been hot. Very hot. So here's some cool new music this week: Fontaines D.C.'s highly anticipated (and very good) second album; The Psychedelic Furs' first album in 29 years; Astrel K, aka the solo joint from Ulrika Spacek's Rhys Edwards; and three albums of groovy, soft sounds from the 1970s (two curated by members of Saint Etienne, and the other the latest in Light in the Attic's "Pacific Breeze" Japanese City Pop series).
If you need more new album reviews, Andrew has you covered with Notable Releases. I also like, but didn't review, Purling Hiss frontman Mike Polizze's solo debut that he made with Kurt Vile and which goes down very easy. If you need more Basement-approved stuff from this week, there's: a new documentary on the way about Cleaners From Venus' Martin Newell; there's a new Ohsees album on the way; and I'm excited that we're just months away from a new Miranda July movie.
See you in August. Head below for this week's reviews.