It's a pretty killer week here in Indie Basement. We've got: The bonkers new album from No Joy, Motherhood; Dent May is his usual charming self on Late Checkout; Guided by Voices' drop their 30th album; and Barry Dobbin of underappreciated '00s band Clor returns as Barringtone. Plus worthy new reissues from Jonathan Richman and The Fall. That's a good week!
If you need more reviews of new albums, this week is kind of a bonanza and Andrew looks at Bright Eyes, Bully, The Killers and more in Notable Releases. Neither Andrew or I review them this week but there are also new albums from Secret Machines, Erasure,The Lemon Twigs, Bent Arcana (members Oh Sees, TVOTR, Gang Gang Dance), and more. It's a big week.
Speaking of The Fall, I wrote a primer on the group and also ranked their best covers (of which there are a lot). In other Basement-related news, Cabaret Voltaire just announced their first album in 26 years, and Huggy Bear's Chris Rowley has a new band.
Ok, that's enough for now. Head below for this week's reviews.