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Bill’s Indie Basement (11/9): the week in classic indie, college rock, and more

This week: cult group Part Time, superior French garage rock from Cathedrale, Allah-Las guitarist Pedrum Siadatian goes solo; plus Montreal mutant punks Priors, Winter & Triptides and a killer comp of vintage German post-punk.

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Guy Blackman (Chapter Music) releases solo compilation ‘Here Pieces’ (listen)

Guy runs Australian label Chapter Music and makes music himself. If you dig literate, shy, sensitive, sometimes wobbly indiepop like The Pastels, The Cannanes, Beat Happening and other groups who might be labeled "twee," Guy fits into that universe.

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Cat Power playing ‘Moon Pix’ 20th anniversary show at fest with Mazzy Star, Solange, more

The show is part of Australia's VIVD LIVE festival at the Sydney Opera House, and she'll be performing the album in full for the first time backed by her original collaborators on the record (Dirty Three members Jim White and Mick Turner).

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Bill’s Indie Basement (1/12): the week in classic indie, college rock, and more

This week in the Basement: Australia's Totally Mild, The Green Child (members of Total Control and Grass Widow), Unlikely Friends (BOAT + Math & Physics Club), and more.

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Courtney Barnett at Loews Jersey Theatre in 2017 (more by P Squared)
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Courtney Barnett made a tour playlist (listen)

The playlist includes music by Big Thief, Camp Cope, Lizzo, Waxahatchee, Torres, St. Vincent, Bjork, Aldous Harding, Sheer Mag, Vagabon, Angel Olsen, Joni Mitchell, and more.

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Wand release rarities comp for charity; Cory Hanson tells us his Top 10 of 2017

Wand will also be on tour in the UK and Europe in 2018.

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Bill’s Indie Basement (12/15): the week in classic indie, college rock, and more

This week: a premiere from Jorge Elbrecht, the man behind Lansing-Dreiden and Violens, the return of Total Control, long-awaited Brainiac vinyl reissues, new Melbourne band RVG, and a look back at Carl Newman's pre-New Pornographer's past.

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photo: Traianos Pakioufakis
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David West (Rat Columns, Total Control) preps solo LP, playing shows

The album features Mikey Young of Total Control, Raven Mahon on Grass Widow and more.

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Mikey Young (Total Control, ECSR) releasing solo synth record, shares “Socks”

Mikey Young has been a creative force in a lot of Melbourne bands -- Total Control, Eddy Current Suppression Ring, Ooga Boogas among them -- but he's never put out a solo record. He's about to, though...

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Total Control’s Mikey Young unearths Australia’s ’60s/’70s soft rock underbelly on ‘Follow the Sun’ comp (streams)

"I don’t idealize these as the ‘good times.’ Those kind of bubbles also create closed minds and shitty attitudes, but some great music is made when it's restricted to its own small universe." - Mikey Young.

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