This week in Indie Basement: Super Furry Animals' Gruff Rhys has made one of his best-ever albums with Seeking New Gods; Japanese band CHAI mellow out just a little on their first album for Sub Pop; Chicago trio FACS make their best record yet; No Joy go orchestral; and Soulwax brothers David & Stephen Dewaele celebrate their label DEEWEE's 50th release with an awesome new compilation.
If you need more new record reviews, Andrew tackles a whopping 10 (!) in Notable Releases. Other records that I like but don't write about this week include the spare, near ambient new Lambchop album Showtunes, and Mdou Moctar's Afrique Victime. As for other Basement-approved stuff from this week: this new posthumous U-Roy album sounds very promising; I like the new LoneLady single; Arizona duo Trees Speak make cool komische-inspired instrumentals; and My Bloody Valentine's EPs are finally on streaming services.