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Bill’s Indie Basement (4/12): the week in classic indie, college rock, and more

This week: reviews of new albums from Sonny & The Sunsets, Unlikely Friends and Holiday Ghosts, plus new Slumberland band Jeanines, more Wannadies reissues, and a British synthpop comp.

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Calvin Johnson’s new LP produced by Black Keys’ Patrick Carney (stream a track)

The first single "Kiss Me Sweetly" features Michelle Branch.

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Selector Dub Narcotic (Calvin Johnson) touring in support of debut LP

Beat Happening frontman and K Recs domo Calvin Johnson is hitting the road under his Selector Dub Narcotic guise, where he mixes dancehall, soul, punk, garage, R&B, rock steady, bubblegum and rockabilly into a sound distinctly his own...

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Rough Trade’s 40th Anniversary is the subject of BrooklynVegan Blog Radio on SiriusXMU (playlist)

In honor of Rough Trade’s 40th anniversary, this week’s edition (8/10) of BrooklynVegan.com Blog Radio on SiriusXM is dedicated entirely to the long running label and record shop. Over the course of the two hour show, songs will be played from throughout Rough Trade’s entire 40 year run

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Kurt Cobain’s 50 favorite albums

Via Buzzfeed & Laughing Squid, comes this handwritten list Kurt Cobain made, as published in Journals in 2002. Read the whole thing typed, below...

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