We close out Indie Basement's September with another strong week, including reviews of new albums from Lambchop, Pixies, The Intelligence, Melody's Echo Chamber, Fujiya & Miyagi, 2nd Grade, and Mamalarky.
Meanwhile, it's a massive week in Notable Releases with Andrew reviewing two of the fall's majorest anticipated albums (Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Bjork) and a dozen more. Need more? LCD Soundsystem just released their first new song in five years (and 20 more Brooklyn Steel shows); The Flaming Lips announced a massive Yoshimi Battles the Pink Robots 20th anniversary box set; Supergrass' Gaz Coombes has a promising new solo album on the way; I went to see Pet Shop Boys and New Order at Barclays Center; and the Don Letts documentary Rebel Dread is screening in NYC and L.A. (and Don will be there).
Also: Pavement's reunion tour hits NYC this weekend for four shows and they're celebrating with a Pavement Museum in the Lower East Side that looks worth visiting. On that note: it's another insane Friday of shows in NYC. What are you going to see?
Be sure to visit the Indie Basement section of the BV shop, that's stocked with vinyl and merch from Beach House, Broadcast, Stereolab, Pavement, Wet Leg, Parquet Courts, Belle & Sebastian, Talking Heads, Spoon, Cocteau Twins, Can, Dinosaur Jr and lots, lots more.
See ya in October -- head below for this week's reviews.