Groove to new Belle & Sebastian, Jon Spencer Blues Explosion and Pond on tonight’s Indie Rock Hit Parade!

Belle And Sebastian | Photo by Søren Solkær
Belle & Sebastian | Photo by Søren Solkær

The Indie Rock Hit Parade returns tonight at 11pm on XPN! What should you expect to hear? Nothing but the best in new and classic indie stuff, of course! On tonight’s show, we’ll spotlight the newly released (and downright terrific) ninth album from Belle & Sebastian, Girls In Peacetime Want To Dance. We’ll also get to a these tracks, hot off the presses:

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Photo Gallery: SXSW standouts

If you haven’t gathered from our volume of posts about it these past several days, there is no shortage of live music at Austin’s annual South by Southwest conference. Here is a gallery of five performances that stood out to me as I darted back and forth across town: the wild southern-fried rock of Pond (who plays Johnny Brenda’s tonight); quick snaps of Titus Andronicus holding their own in a feisty set just before The Jesus and Mary Chain took the stage; an insane, irreverent performance by Barcelona’s Za! wherein two dudes with various instruments had a bonkers, Trout Mask Replica-inspired freakout; a solid afternoon showing by Brookyn’s White Rabbits; and a breezy evening performance by Creed Bratton, founding member of The Grass Roots, who you might also know as that guy from NBC’s The Office.


Stream the debut album from Pond (playing at Johnny Brenda’s on March 20th)

Matthew Saville

Australian psychedelic rockers Pond release their new album Beard, Wives, Denim on March 6th. Pond includes members of another Australian psychedelic rock band, Tame Impala. The band is playing at Johnny Brenda’s on Tuesday, March 20th, along with Oberhofer and Philly’s White Birds. Below, stream Pond’s forthcoming album in its entirety (via Hype Machine):