Fall doesn't mess around. The first Indie Basement of autumn and we have our most bountiful harvest ever, with reviews of 10 new albums, including records from Absolutely Free (their first in seven years), Cold Beat, college radio greats The Connells (first album in 20 years!), Pop. 1280, Public Service Broadcasting, and Film School, not to mention the star-studded I'll Be Your Mirror tribute to The Velvet Underground (Michael Stipe! Courtney Barnett! Iggy Pop! Sharon Van Etten! More! Exclamation! Points!). There's also the 30th anniversary edition of Pixies' Trompe Le Monde, a compilation of dub covers curated by Don Letts, and a lost album by mid-'80s obscurites Magic Roundabout.
For those who feel like 10 is not enough, Andrew reviews another five in Notable Releases, including Sufjan Stevens & Angelo De Augustine, The Body and BIG|BRAVE, and more. If you still need more: The Wrens' Kevin Whelan finally gave up on Charles Bissell and is releasing his songs as Aeon Station; members of Dirty Three, Tropical Fuck Storm and The Necks formed cool new trio Springtime; UK duo King Hannah are back with new music; Charlotte Adigery is back too (and now officially a duo with Bolis Pupul); so are Man or Astro-Man? and Uffie; Cocteau Twins guitarist Robin Guthrie has a new EP; and who would not want to watch an animated Jarvis Cocker singing in French in a new video directed by Wes Anderson?