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Bill’s Indie Basement: Favorite Albums of 2018

This week in the Indie Basement: Bill's favorite albums of 2018, focusing on classic indie, college rock, and more.

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BrooklynVegan Blog Radio on SiriusXMU: Playlist for December 10, 2018

On this week's edition of BrooklynVegan Blog Radio on SiriusXMU, we paid tribute to Pete Shelley, looked back on Yo La Tengo's Hanukkah shows, and played lots of new music...

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The Dandy Warhols’ Peter Holmstrom tells us about his Top 10 LPs of 2018

Plus: watch the new video for Dandy Warhols’ ”Be Alright” from their forthcoming LP ’Why You So Crazy.’

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Bill’s Indie Basement (12/7): the week in classic indie, college rock, and more

This week: the terrific debut from Liverpool psych band The Fernweh, plus 'Killing Eve' soundtrackers Unloved, reviews of LPs by Mr. Twin Sister, Les Big Byrd and Suede, and the best Buzzcocks song ever.

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10 New Songs Out Today

Janet Jackson takes on NYC in her new video, plus listen to new songs by Young Thug, Les Big Byrd, Cumulus, Shortly, Mercy Union (members of The Gaslight Anthem and The Scandals), and more.

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Bill’s Indie Basement (5/25): the week in classic indie, college rock, and more

This week in the Indie Basement: influential C86 comp gets another sequel; the crisp-but-melted pop of Chicago's Deeper, plus new singles from Smokescreens (members of Terry Malts), Sweden's Les Big Byrd, and Arp.

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Sweden’s Les Big Byrd releasing new single (listen)

Swedish band Les Big Byrd, which features Joakim Åhlund (Caesars, Teddybears) and Frans Johansson (Fireside), are back with their first new music in two years, a single that's out digitally this week...

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BNLX released ‘Good Light’ (listen), playing NYC shows with Swedish band Les Big Byrd this week

Minneapolis' arch noisepoppers BNLX are back with a new album, Good Light, which is out now on Susstones. As usual, Ed and Ashley Ackerson are not shy about their influences (mostly of the '80s college radio / UK indie variety) but they're canny songwriters and load the songs up with hooks (even if sometimes they're, like on "Flextime," New Order and Echo & the Bunnymen's hooks)...

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Les Big Byrd ready new EP (stream a track), touring around Austin Levitation & Desert Daze fests, including 2 NYC shows

Sweden's Les Big Byrd, which features Joakim Åhlund (Caesars, Teddybears) and Frans Johansson (Fireside), will release a new EP, titled Stockholm Death Star, on May 4 via Anton Newcomb's A Recordings...

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Les Big Byrd (ex-Caesars) released debut LP on Anton Newcombe’s label, touring Europe w/ GOAT (dates, streams)

Swedish musicians Joakim Åhlund and Frans Johansson each had their own careers going when they started making music. Frans was in post-grunge band Fireside; while Joakim spent time in both Caesars (remember "Jerk it Out") and Teddybears (remember them too...

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