Apples in Stereo
This week in Indie Basement: reviews of new releases from Pynch, audiobooks, Cindy, Nicole Yun (Eternal Summers), John Vanderslice, The Hidden Cameras, and more
Including Animal Collective, Anohni, Belle & Sebastian, Neu!, Vashti Bunyan, Neutral Milk Hotel, Keith Hudson, Galaxie 500, Cornelius, Sun Ra, Vampire Weekend, Anti-Pop Consortium, Magnetic Fields, Cluster, El-P, The Fall, The Monks, Sharon Van Etten, Yo La Tengo, The Strokes, William Basinski, Serge Gainsbourg, Matana Roberts, TV on the Radio, The National, Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Os Mutantes, and more.
Sound of Ceres, the new band from Candy Claws’ Karen Hover and Ryan Hover, that also features The Drums’ Jacob Graham and Apples In Stereo’s Ben Phelan, will release their second album, The Twin, will be out October 6 via Joyful Noise Recording Company. The album was produced by Alex Somers (Sigur Rós, Julianna Barwick)
Lexington, KY’s Big Fresh have been making tuneful, quirky pop for a decade now, led by John Ferguson (who is also a member of Apples in Stereo). The band have a new EP, Fall Preview, due out June 2 via Desperate Spirits. They’ll be touring as well.
The 2017 edition of Athens Popfest takes place in Athens, Georgia from August 9 – 12 at four venues in the city (the Georgia Theatre, 40 Watt Club, Little Kings, and the World Famous).
A memorial service for Olivia Tremor Control’s Bill Doss, who passed away on July 30, went down at the 40 Watt in Athens on August 4th. Friends and family, like Jeff Mangum, Julian Koster, Robert Schneider, Bryan Poole, Jason NeSmith, Derek Almstead, and Eric Harris, gathered to tell stories and perform songs in tribute to their Elephant 6 brother…