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.
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.
This week in the Basement: Super Furry Animals frontman Gruff Rhys, shouty UK punk from Dog Chocolate and Slumb Party, aggressively loud Australian band Deaf Wish, and a very smooth cocktail of Brazilian soft-rock disco.
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...
"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.