J's Indie/Rock Mayhem - 9th April 2014
[Welcome to another edition of J's Indie/Rock Mayhem. I thought this week might be a bit lackluster, with a slower release class this week, but I was wrong and I think this week's show was pretty darn enjoyable. Hope you feel the same.
Just a reminder that I'll be gone in two weeks, so no show the week of April 23rd.
Now, while the beautiful spring weather is still with us, onward.]
J's Indie/Rock Podcast: 9th April 2014 show
Theme Song - Peaches - "Rock Show"
Eternal Summers - "A Burial" [from the drop beneath. really digging this record. maybe a contender for the year-end best of.]
Placebo - "You Don't Care About Us" [from without you i'm nothing. there's something about this record that has really held up for me over the years. dig this band a lot still.]
Protomartyr - "Scum, Rise!" [from under color of official right. i have no idea what's going on with that album title, but this does remind me of a slightly smoother pop. 1280. well probably hear more.]
Sleater-Kinney - "Get Up" [from the hot rock. probably among my favorite sleater-kinney singles of all time. love when the song finally builds to its all-too-quick resolution of the twin shouts of "get up!"]
the Whigs - "Hit Me" [from their new album modern creation. the whigs will be at the blind tiger in greensboro this saturday night, april 12th. it's been just over seven years since the band joined me live on the show after the release of their first album and now they're on number five. pretty good clip.]
Matthew Sweet - "I Wanted to Tell You" [from girlfriend. really enjoyed the vagabond saints society cover show of his stuff the other week. really good.]
White Hinterland - "Metronome" [from baby. more good music from casey dienel and company.]
R.E.M. - "7 Chinese Brothers" [from reckoning which, as frank pointed out to me, turned 30 years old on the night of the show. ah, how time flies.]
Cloud Nothings - "Now Hear In" [from the new here and nowhere else. really promising stuff from an increasingly good band.]
Paul Westerberg - "33rd of July" [a bonus track on the japanese edition of suicaine gratification. always has been one of my favorite westerberg non-album tracks.]
the Hold Steady - "The Only Thing" [from teeth dreams. jeez this record is growing on me a lot. i think it's really, really superb.]
the Dream Syndicate - "The Days of Wine and Roses" [the title track from their debut. this song is not one second too long, even at seven and a half minutes. just so recklessly good.]
EMA - "When She Comes" [from the new album the future's void. i'm still wrapping my head around this album. it's good in spots though. why does it remind me so much of courtney love? in a good way.]
the Streets - "Sharp Darts" [from original pirate material. always loved this short song. good stuff.]
De La Soul - "Dilla Plugged In" [from the new smell the Da.I.S.Y. which is available for free download on bit torrent and around the web. it's an album of songs featuring the production of the late j. dilla. very worth hearing.]
Midnight Oil - "Feeding Frenzy" (live) [this is from their mtv unplugged performance of this track, originally from their earth and sun and moon album. honestly, i like it better than the studio version, but i also think their unplugged performance is among the best there ever was on the show. just superb.]
the Afghan Whigs - "Lost in the Woods" [from the new do to the beast which is out this week. really enjoying this record, per my discussion with ryan snyder last week.]
Jesse Sykes and the Sweet Hereafter - "LLL" [from like, love, lust and the open halls of the soul. a record i still enjoy an awful lot.]
Mac DeMarco - "Treat Her Better" [from the new salad days. a good song from a good album and we'll be hearing more.]
Ryan Adams - "Come Pick Me Up" [from heartbreaker because, well, it's maybe the best song he ever wrote. i hate to pigeonhole, but it's true.]
Don Chambers - "Which One is Worse" [from disquietude which is available through is bandcamp page. quite a good album and we'll still be hearing more later.]
Supergrass - "Late in the Day" [from in it for the money. seriously - do you like great rock and roll? have you not heard this album? then get on it. and give yourself something really enjoyable for once.]
Simone Felice - "The Gallows" [from his new album strangers. this song is pretty good. well, i like it a lot at least.]
Nickel Creek - "Destination" [from the new reunion album a dotted line. love this song - really infectious. nickel creek have come back a winner, i think, guys.]
the Brothers and Sisters - "I Shall Be Released" [from a recently re-issued album called dylan's gospel. originally recording in 1969, light in the attic records has re-issued this record of gospel dylan covers that, frankly, is really, really amazing.]
That'll do it for this week. I'll be back next week with more great stuff. Until then, take care.