Indie Anthology: Week of January 15th


Join us weekly as we make our way through the Indie Anthology and resurface some of the best archived tunes indie has to offer.

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Pixies – “Debaser”

The Pixies have shared a live album of their 2004 Coachella reunion set. After more than a decade apart, the Pixies first returned in 2004 at Coachella, and now a high-quality recording of the set has been shared on streaming services. The album sees Frank Black, Kim Deal, Joey Santiago, and David Lovering sounding as great as ever, performing hits like “Here Comes Your Man” and “Debaser.” To celebrate, we’re resurfacing “Debaser,” so take a listen above or check out the live album here.


Sex Pistols – “Anarchy in the U.K.”

Trainspotting director Danny Boyle is set to helm a biopic series that tells the story of UK punk icons the Sex Pistols, according to Deadline. The six-episode limited series made for FX is based on guitarist Steve Jones’ memoir Tales from a Sex Pistol, and it’s written by Craig Pearce (Moulin Rouge) and Frank Cottrell Boyce (24 Hour Party People). The cast will see Anson Boon playing Johnny Rotten, Toby Wallace as Steve Jones, Louis Partridge playing Sid Vicious, Jacob Slater as Paul Cook, and Fabien Frankel as Glen Matlock. In honour of the forthcoming series, revisit Sex Pistols’ “Anarchy in the U.K.” above.


David Bowie – “Fashion”

On what would have been David Bowie’s 74th birthday, a whole slew of musicians joined forces to celebrate him in a livestream. Curated and hosted by Mike Garson, A Bowie Celebration: Just For One Day! featured Smashing Pumpkins’ Billy Corgan covering “Space Oddity,” Trent Reznor and his Nine Inch Nails bandmate Atticus Ross and wife Mariqueen Maandig performing “Fantastic Voyage” and “Fashion,” and more. Revisit Bowie’s “Fashion” above, or check out some of the performances here.

Gang of Four – “Natural’s Not In It”

The tracklist for their 20-song Gang of Four tribute album, The Problem of Leisure: A Celebration of Andy Gill and Gang of Four, has been revealed. The double album, which is set to arrive on May 14th, is set to feature renowned acts like Red Hot Chili Peppers’ Flea and John Frusciante, IDLES, Helmet, Gary Numan, the Dandy Warhols, and more. The album was conceptualized by Andy Gill prior to his untimely death in February 2020, and it will feature the previously released Morello and Tankian cover of “Natural’s Not in It.” To celebrate, take a listen to Gang of Four’s “Natural’s Not In It” above.


Aretha Franklin – “Respect”

We’ve put together a list of the most anticipated films of 2021, which you can check out here, and it features the forthcoming Aretha Franklin biopic, RESPECT. Jennifer Hudson has made her return in what may be her most difficult role yet, Aretha Franklin. The teasers for Respect show the return of Marlon Wayans as Franklin’s manager and husband Ted White, and Marc Maron playing the role of Jerry Wexler. Hudson absolutely kills it in the previews, delivering a stunning rendition of Franklin’s catchy hit, “Respect.” Check out the original tune above!

Stream our Indie Anthology playlist below.


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