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Bill’s Indie Basement (9/7): the week in classic indie, college rock, and more

This week: another Fall reissue, Luna's Dean Wareham teams with Cheval Sombre for an album of "western dreampop," JEFF the Brotherhood entirely reinvent themselves on their new LP, plus new singles from Swiss duo Klaus Johann Grobe and L.A. punks Flat Worms.

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Bill’s Indie Basement (8/31): the week in classic indie, college rock, and more

This week: more Fall reissues; Jarvis Cocker-approved teenagers Honey Has; Montreal chanteuse Munya; Irish power-poppers Music City; synthpop duo Landline; and a reissue of Rose McDowall's Sorrow LP.

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Stephen Malkmus talks The Fall & more in new interview, expands Jicks tour

Upcoming dates include a LA show with Courtney Barnett and a just-announced NYC show in 2019.

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Bill’s Indie Basement (6/29): the week in classic indie, college rock, and more

This week: great indiepop label Slumberland Records is doing a singles club for its 30th anniversary; an essential Fall compilation is getting its first-ever U.S. vinyl release; plus The Brian Jonestown Massacre, Kelley Stoltz, and Warm Drag (Oh Sees / K-holes).

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PJ Harvey made a new playlist called “Death Singing” (listen)

It features Patti Smith, Aldous Harding, The Fall, Jimi Hendrix, Weyes Blood, Howlin' Wolf, David Byrne, David Bowie, and more.

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Parquet Courts’ A. Savage shares cover of The Fall’s “Frightened”

It's a pretty straight up cover of the opening song from The Fall's debut album, but he does it with passion and it makes for a nice tribute to Mark E Smith who died just a few weeks ago.

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brawl breaks out at Mark E Smith’s wake: “Total disrespect, he’d have loved it.”

“The wake, however, didn’t last half an hour before bottles were thrown and drinks poured over people. Total disrespect, he’d have loved it.” - Fall guitarist Ben Pritchard.

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Jonny Greenwood on Mark E. Smith: “the voice of my teenage years”

"When I think of myself, my bedroom, it’s Mark E. Smith, talking, ranting through something, completely."

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we pay tribute to The Fall’s Mark E Smith on this week’s BrooklynVegan Blog Radio on SiriusXMU (playlist)

The world lost a true original voice last week, Mark E Smith of The Fall. We paid tribute to him on this week's edition of BrooklynVegan Blog Radio on SiriusXMU.

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Bill’s Indie Basement (1/26): The all-Fall Mark E. Smith Tribute Edition

It's your granny on bongos and other Fall ephemera as we pay tribute to the one and only Mark E. Smith.

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