It's another excellent week for new music in Indie Basement with five album I like a lot: Michigan's Major Murphy deliver their own brand of heartland rock on their second album; Chicago's Moontype make instantly winning guitar pop on their debut album; La Femme are back with their third album; UK group Dry Cleaning make the mundane visceral on their John Parish-produced debut album; and Glenn Donaldson (Skygreen Leopards, The Art Museums) is back with his wonderfully mopey third album as The Reds, Pinks and Purples.
For more new record reviews, Andrew takes on the new Godspeed! You Black Emperor and more in Notable Releases. Other stuff from this week that I don't write about but are worth checking out include The Natvral (aka Kip from TPOBPAH) Ryley Walker's Course in Fables, and Flock of Dimes (aka Jenn from Wye Oak). What else: I reviewed Shoplifters of the World, the movie about the Morrissey fan who makes a hard rock radio DJ play The Smiths; Beak> have a new song, as do Working Men's Club.; and you should watch Adam Curtis' new documentary Can't Get You Out of My Head for the existential dread but stay for the killer soundtrack.