Happy August! This week in Indie Basement: Ty Segall drops a surprise album and, no surprise, it's great; Liars drop an apple on their best album in a while; Sonny & The Sunsets add pedal steel to great effect on New Day With New Possibilities; San Francisco's indiepop tradition continues with The Umbrellas' debut album; members of Joanna Gruesome form new band The Tubs and release their debut EP; and Jim Noir says you can keep his football but check out his cinematic new mini album.
There is more going on this week, of course, and Andrew looks at albums by Laura Stevenson, Catbite, Foxing, Lingua Ignota and more in Notable Releases. Other recent Basement approved stuff: we talked to Damon & Naomi about their new album A Sky Record; Guided by Voices announced a new album (of course they did); so did Hand Habits; and Duran Duran's new single features CHAI, Graham Coxon and Erol Alkan. Crazy.