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Bill’s Indie Basement (3/2): the week in classic indie, college rock, and more

This week in the basement: the return of Ladytron, a wigged-out new single from Wand; Memphis punk cult legends The Klitz; the jangly slacker style of San Francisco's The Love Birds; and Gwenno asks an important question on her terrific new album.

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Once and Future Band prep new EP (listen to “Destroy Me”) playing “Castlemania” UK shows w/ Oh Sees & more

Oakland, CA's Once and Future Band make music that sounds like its been transported from 1977, along with a deep shag rug. Thick funk mingles with orchestral outer space soft rock for the perfect soundtrack to your next fondue party. Needless to say they are not your typical band on Castle face, the label co-owned by Oh Sees main man John Dwyer...

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Sonny Smith talks working w/ Dan Auerbach on new album, upcoming tour & more (BV Q&A ++ LP stream)

In addition to his great new album Rod for Your Love, Sonny's also working on a web sitcom about a touring indie rock band where his mom plays the drummer.

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Kelley Stoltz on tour, playing rare East Coast shows

Kelley Stoltz is a prolific musician -- last year's Que Aura is terrific -- but, apart from his time in the live lineup of Echo & The Bunnymen, he a less frequent tourer, especially on the East Coast.

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Bill’s Indie Basement: Favorite LPs of 2017

This week it's the Indie Basement picks for best LPs of 2017, tilting heavily to classic indie, college rock, and more.

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SAVAK released new 7″ (listen), list their favorite LPs of 2017, touring

SAVAK will be on a short tour in January featuring The Effects (members of Faraquet and Beauty Pill) and North Carolina's fierce, nervy Patois Counselors .

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MOJO’s Top 50 Albums of 2017

Best of the Year Season continues, having begun last week with Rough Trade Shops' list...

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Kelley Stoltz playing in Echo & The Bunnymen, preps ‘Que Aura’ (stream “Same Pattern”)

Kelley Stoltz musical life has come full circle. One of his first releases was Crockodials, a song-for-song remake of Echo & The Bunnymen's debut album, and he also fronted a tribute band of the same name that included Pavement's Spiral Stairs and Shayde Sartin (later of The Fresh & Onlys and Sonny & The Sunsets). For the last year or so, he's put his fandom to more formal use as a touring member of the actual Echo & The Bunnymen...

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Echo and The Bunnymen at Ford Amphitheater at Coney Island Boardwalk
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Echo & The Bunnymen and Violent Femmes played Coney Island (pics, setlists, video)

Plus: Amanda Palmer joined Violent Femmes for "Kiss Off" (video).

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Oakland, CA band RAYS releasing debut LP on Trouble in Mind (watch “Made of Shadows” video)

The group's dystopian jangle has a lot in common with the first Modern Lovers LP, '80s Flying Nun and the current crop of Australian bands that circle around Mikey Young.

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