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Bill’s Indie Basement (7/13): the week in classic indie, college rock, and more

This week: mutant punks The Intelligence, Melbourne, Australia's Terry, a new EP from Jorge Elbrecht (Violens, Lansing-Dreiden), Jane Church (ex-Spires), and Ben Stiller's high school post-punk band (not a joke).

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Lars Finberg clones himself in “Benevolent Panic” video

The Intelligence's Lars Finberg has a new video for "Benevolent Panic" from last year's great solo album, Moonlight Over Bakersfield. Conceived by Lars and directed by Ryan Daniel Browne, a six quadrant split screen divides things into individual instruments with Lars at the helm of everything, but then things change.

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watch Lars Finberg’s twisted video for “Ambiverts,” catch him on tour w/ Mike Donovan

The video, from The Intelligence frontman's solo debut, was directed by Matt Ingebretson, who co-created and stars in Comedy Central's pitch-black capitalism satire, Corporate, and it stars Bridger Winegar (The Late Show w/ Craig Ferguson) and the two of them came up with the concept together.

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welcome to Bill’s Indie Basement: the week in classic indie, college rock, and more

This week we've got a new singles compilation from the mighty The Fall, the solo debut from The Intelligence's main brain Lars Finberg, synthy krautrock from Switzerland, a spooky new video from Grooms, and more.

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Unnatural Helpers releasing “lost” EP (listen to “Long List of Complaints”)

The EP is from the first, early-'00s era of the band which featured main man Dean Whitmore backed by Lars Finberg (The Intelligence) and Jed Maheu (Zig Zags).

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Remembering Cake Shop (pics, video, tributes)

The Lower East Side indie rock venue closed on New Year's Eve weekend.

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this week BrooklynVegan Blog Radio on SiriusXMU celebrates Gonerfest (playlist)

Gonerfest bands past and present make up this week's edition of our SiriusXMU Blog Radio show.

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John Waters hosting Burger Boogaloo again in 2016 (lineup); Burger Hangover Fest happening after SXSW in San Antonio

The party animals at Burger Records have a lot coming up in 2016. They've just announced details for their annual two-day Burger Boogaloo which will happen June 25 & 26 at in Oakland, CA's Mosswood Park...

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Franz Ferdinand & Sparks were FFS at Terminal 5 with openers The Intelligence (pics, setlist)

"There are not two bands on stage tonight," proclaimed Alex Kapranos to the Terminal 5 crowd on Tuesday night (10/6). "There is only FFS...

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The Intelligence released ‘Vintage Future,’ added to Franz Ferdinand/Sparks tour (dates, LP stream)

The warped minds at The Intelligence released their new album, Vintage Future, last week and it's another winner, offering up killer art-damaged garage rock and the funny, strange worldview of Lars Finberg...

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