Indie Basement is a weekly column on BrooklynVegan focusing on classic indie and alternative artists, "college rock," and new and current acts who follow a similar path. There are reviews of new albums, reissues, box sets, books and sometimes movies and television shows. I've rounded up October's best music, highlighting my favorite songs and albums, plus links to relevant features and news, a monthly playlist, and more.
October was an absolutely bananas month, both for albums released -- including three from King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard -- and announced, making for an embarrassment of riches. Of all the stuff that came out this month, I picked my 10 favorite songs and wrote about them, and also made a playlist featuring those and 50 more.
I reviewed over 40 albums in October in Indie Basement, and whittled those down to my favorite five, but some of the runners up include Dry Cleaning's Stumpwork, Honey Harper & The Infinite Sky, Sloan's Steady, Lesser Evil's Subterranean, Sorry's Anywhere's Better Than Here, and The Orielles' Tableau.
Head below for all of Indie Basment's Best of October 2022 picks.
More from the month: Pavement's reunion tour hit NYC for four shows at Kings Theatre and opened a Pavement Museum; and documentary Meet Me in the Bathroom, about the early-'00s NYC scene, is finally getting a proper release.; and Happy Mondays are finally returning to the US (we'll see).
A reminder that there's an Indie Basement section of the BV shop whose virtual shelves are stocked high with vinyl and merch from Mogwai, The Flaming Lips, King Gizzard, Pavement, Wet Leg, Parquet Courts, Arctic Monkeys, Beach House, Broadcast, Stereolab, Belle & Sebastian, Talking Heads, Spoon, Lilys, Cocteau Twins, Can, Dinosaur Jr and lots, lots more.
Head below for Indie Basement's Best of October...