This week in the Indie Basement: some long-overdue Teenage Fanclub vinyl reissues, the return of Australian post-punk/proto-grunge band The Scientists, a new EP from Melbourne's Fall-esque The Shifters, a great new EP from UK band Ulrika Spacek (who will tour North America this fall), plus Montreal's very fun Anemone, and a great new Amber Arcades single.
Thursday night (11/16) in Montreal was cold and rainy/snowy, that yucky "wintery mix" that is not so fun to be out in. On the plus side, I saw one of the best new things I've seen at M for Montreal in a while...or NYC for that matter. Corridor are the kind of band I'm prone to like, drawing influences from the warped pop of the post-punk era...
Among the just-announced acts are Andrew WK, Basement, Boy Harsher, The Dwarves, Moon King, Mothers, Palm, Porches, Pure Bathing Culture, Shame, and Tancred. SXSW Music Festival happens March 12 - 18 in Austin, TX.
Montreal band Anemone took their name from a Brian Jonestown Massacre song, and like it, they make melodic psych pop. Led by songwriter Chloé Soldevila, the quintet also features a couple members of Elephant Stone, and there's a bit of sun-dappled baroque in the arrangements.
Mild High Club just released that collaborative album with King Gizzard & The Lizard, Sketches of Brunswick East. The mellow Californians' laid back style is the peanut butter to King Gizzard's hyperactive chocolate, making for a tasty combo
The 2016 edition of M for Montreal is coming up later this month (November 16 - 19) and the full lineup has been released and includes Spencer Krug’s Moonface, Baauer, Martha Wainwright, Elephant Stone, Nobunny, The Appleseed Cast, Leif Vollebekk, Tasseomancy and more.
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