This week in the Basement: reviews of new albums from Shopping, former Belle & Sebastian member Isobel Campbell, Basic Plumbing (the late Patrick Doyle of Veronica Falls), and Montreal's Double Date with Death, plus a vinyl reissue of The Boo Radleys' Everything's Alright Forever.
”After many twists and turns, trials and tribulations I am back on boogie street,” says onetime Belle & Sebastian member Isobel Campbell who has just announced she'll release ’There is No Other,’ her first solo album in over 13 years, on January 31, 2020.
Union Park had to be evacuated for bit mid-afternoon due to thunderstorms (Kurt Vile didn't get to play), but Pitchfork day 2 still included Belle & Sebastian playing 'If You're Feeling Sinister' in full, Stereolab, The Isley Brothers, Parquet Courts, Freddie Gibbs and more.
For a band whose persona is shy and bookish and whose live shows once reflected that, Belle & Sebastian have become reliable, crowd pleasing live band over the last 20+ years, capable of entertaining festival crowds and big rooms like NYC's Brooklyn Steel which they played Wednesday evening...
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