It's a big week for new releases, probably the biggest of 2022 and Indie Basement has three major ones: Matt Sweeney & Bonnie 'Prince' Billy's long-awaited second album, Superwolves, Teenage Fanclub's first album in five years, Endless Arcade (which is also their first since Gerard Love left the band), and Guided by Voices' best record in ages, Earth Man Blues. Plus, former Auteurs frontman Luke Haines delivers his best album in 15 years, Róisín Murphy's terrific Crooked Machine, and Pottery drummer Paul Jacobs does just fine on his own on his latest solo album.
Meanwhile, for those whose lust for new albums is not satiated by those five, Andrew reviews a whopping nine in today's Notable Releases, including Leon Vynehall, The Alchemist, Manchester Orchestra, Dawn Richard and more. Still need more? Some albums that are worth checking out but not reviewed here include the self-titled debut album by Beachy Head (members of Slowdive and The Casket Girls), and the posthumous Tony Allen album (featuring Damon Albarn, Skepta, Sampa The Great and more), and Liverpool's The Coral have a new double album that I haven't heard yet and may review next week.