Indie Basement (4/16): the week in classic indie, college rock, and more
This week in Indie Basement: Wand's Cory Hanson goes solo, Jarvis Cocker and LA's Automatic make remix albums, Hooverphonic reissue their debut album, and The Catenary Wires (ex Heavenly) announce their third LP.
Caged Animals announce new LP, share “The Ghost of Jesus”
Frontman Vincent Cacchione calls ‘Underneath The Spell' Caged Animals‘ "first genuinely 'band' album which we managed to complete during the least band-friendly moment."
Mark Lanegan & Kris Kristofferson duet on Moby’s new version of “The Lonely Night”
Who will win the Most Gravelly Voice prize? It's from Moby's upcoming orchestral album, ‘Reprise.‘
Benedict Cumberbatch playing Morrissey on Smiths-inspired ‘Simpsons’ episode this Sunday
Benedict Cumberbatch plays Lisa‘s imaginary friend, “a depressed British singer from the 1980s,“ in Sunday‘s episode which is titled “Panic on the Streets of Springfield.“ The songs in the episode were co-written by Bret McKenzie of Flight of the Conchords.
Poco cofounder Rusty Young, RIP
Rusty wrote Poco‘s biggest hit, “Crazy Love,“ and his pedal steel was intrinsic to their country rock sound.
Duff McKagan’s pre-GnR punk band The Living share “Live By The Gun” from “lost” debut
The Living, the early-’80s Seattle punk band that featured Duff McKagan and Greg Gilmore before they respectively joined Guns N' Roses and Mother Love Bone, release their lost debut album this week.
Daniel Avery announces new LP ‘Together in Static’ (listen to “Endless Hours”)
“I feel it’s some of my best work and I’m gassed for you all to hear it,“ says Daniel. The album's out in June via Phantasy + Mute.
Justice’s Gaspard Augé announces solo debut, shares “Force Majeure” video
The very cool video for ”Force Majeure” was filmed at Istanbul's Bosphorus cymbal factory.
From Joy Division to Massive Attack, six great covers by José González
Swedish singer and guitarist José González is an accomplished songwriter but he's equally known for reworking other artists' songs in his delicately finger-picked, hushed but emotive singing style. From Joy Division to Massive Attack, here are six of his best.
John Andrews & The Yawns share “River of Doubt,” tell us about the influences behind new a…
John Andrews, who's played in Quilt, Woods, Hand Habits and more, will release his third record with The Yawns in May via Woodsist and just shared new single “River of Doubt.“