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Bill’s Indie Basement (2/28): the week in classic indie, college rock, and more

This week in the Basement: reviews of new albums by Caribou, Real Estate, The Orielles, Juniore, Cold Beat and Pictish Trail, plus a look at one of the more obscures album in the discography of David Roback (Mazzy Star, Opal, Rain Parade).

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David Roback’s cause of death revealed; Opal reissues in the works

The New York Times talked to the Mazzy Star, Opal and Rain Parade co-founder's mom. Variety talked to Kendra Smith's manager.

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Susanna Hoffs, Steve Wynn, Colin Meloy, J Mascis & more pay tribute to Mazzy Star’s David Roback

Anton Newcombe (Brian Jonestown Massacre), Carl Newman of The New Pornographers, Jennifer O'Connor, Craig Wedren, The Pastels, Mercury Rev and Modern Nature are among other musicians who have paid tribute to the late Mazzy Star co-founder.

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Mazzy Star’s David Roback has died

Mazzy Star Rain Parade, Opal and Rainy Day co-founder David Roback has died at 61, according to a representative of the band. No cause of death has been given.

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