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listen to David Berman tribute LP ft Dean Wareham, Adam Green, Jeffrey Lewis, more

The tribute also includes Silver Jews/Purple Mountains covers by Pete Astor (The Loft), Robert Scott (The Bats), Jad Fair, Business of Dreams, Kyle Forster (who played on the Purple Mountains album), Jeremy Jay, Diane Cluck, Daisies, Holy Wave, Caged Animals, Bill Baird, and more.

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Bill’s Indie Basement (7/27): the week in classic indie, college rock, and more

This week: Swervedriver's best and least heard album gets a much-deserved reissue; plus Anna Calvi, new Slumberland band Peel Dream Magazine; Chilean psych duo The Holydrug Couple; UK indiepop megagroup THe Fortuna Pop All-Stars, and more.

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Bill’s Indie Basement (12/8): the week in classic indie, college rock, and more

This week: a lost album from Television Personalities, former The Loft frontman Pete Astor, the debut solo album from Jackson MacIntosh of Sheer Agony, and LP #3 from Scotland's The Spook School.

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Pete Astor of The Loft releasing new solo album made with James of Ultimate Painting, shares “My Right Hand”

Pete Astor was in NYC earlier this year playing NYC Popfest with his old band The Loft. That band (and his other '80s band, The Weather Prophets) worked in a jangly, post-VU style that still sounds good today...

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Cold Beat playing East Coast shows, including NYC Popfest (win tickets to whole fest!)

San Francisco's Cold Beat, the band featuring Hannah Lew (Grass Widow) and Bianca Sparta (Erase Errata) who made one of my favorite albums of 2014, will be playing their first East Coast shows next week...

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