J's Indie/Rock Mayhem

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Wednesday, June 30, 2004

j's indie/rock mayhem - 30th june 2004

[and a happy end to the month of june! the summer is flying past. i feel like i've barely had one thus far, although i've been spending plenty of time doing nothing. i'll be back at work before i know it. but in the meanwhile, some glorious new music for you. onward.]

Theme Song - Peaches - "Rock Show"
Beastie Boys - "It Takes Time to Build" [one of the more blatantly political numbers from the new to the 5 boroughs but it has some great lines and i like it quite a bit.]
Verbena - "White Grrls" [stuck in my head all afternoon. ahh, exorcisms feel good.]
Wilco - "I'm a Wheel" [from the fantastic a ghost is born.]
Marah - "Pigeon Heart" [i was duly un-impressed with marah's last album, but this song was pretty solid. good, boss-esque rock. i may have to give them a second listen.]
the Tragically Hip - "Vaccination Scar" [from their new album in between evolution. it seems a touch different from past hip releases. for one, the songs are uncommonly short. very few cross into the 4 minute mark. but it's good.]
Hayden - "The Hazards of Sitting Beneath Palm Trees" [i wanted to play as many canadian artists in this block as i could. the station's copy of hayden's new album elk-lake serenade was missing, so i pulled this gem from his second album the closer i get instead.]
Geraldine Fibbers - "California Tuffy" [from one of 1997's best albums, butch.]
Kathleen Edwards - "Six O'Clock News" [kathleen edwards and the tragically hip are now label mates, at least as far as united states distribution goes. both are on zoe records.]
Avett Brothers - "At the Beach" [woo! north carolina representin'...nay! cabarrus county, representin'! i know one of the avett's and he's quite the musician. some home town pride on my part. wonderful stripped back americana/old-time/country.]
Ryan Adams - "World War 24" [from the recently re-issued as one cd, love is hell.]
the Coral - "Liezah"
RJD2 - "Since We Last Spoke" [hachi machi, this guy is one fire. great, great instrumental hip-hop dj.]
A.C. Newman - "On the Table" [from the amazingly infectious solo debut. a.c. newman is the main man behind the songwriting of the new pornographers, and his solo work is every bit as good.]
Eric B. and Rakim - "I Ain't No Joke" [i love this song. love. it.]
Bad Religion - "The Empire Strikes First" [by request.]
the Replacements - "I'm In Trouble" [their first ever single from 1981's sorry ma, forgot to take out the trash.]
Jim White - "Buzzards of Love" [from the absolutely beautiful new album, drill a hole in that substrate and tell me what you see. most of the songs run 6+ minutes, but it is quite a listen. a wonderful addition to jim's already rich cannon.]
Jay Farrar - "Doesn't Have to Be This Way" [one of the two new songs included on the new live album, stone, steel and bright lights.]
the Damnwells - "What You Get" [infectious power-pop with country twangs here and there. opening for juliana hatfield next monday at the cat's cradle.]
Mclusky - "Falco vs. The Young Canoeist" [more noisy, throttling post-punk from one of the most exciting acts around.]
Jesse Sykes and the Sweet Hereafter - "Oh, My Girl"
Joanna Newsom - "Bridges and Balloons" [this song was raved about in pitchforkmedia the other day. it's a beautiful, beautiful recording.]
Of Montreal - "You Feel You Must Go, Don't Go!" [by request. we have seven of montreal albums. meanwhile, everything else gets stolen. yet of montreal remains unscathed. i'm not sure what to think really.]
the Cure - "The End of the World" [from the new self-titled album.]
Dawn Chorus - "Blue" [i'm anxiously awaiting this greensboro band's full-length.]
Jesse Malin - "Mona Lisa" [jesse is coming to go studios in carborro in july! i'll be there.]
the Wallflowers - "6th Avenue Heartache" [i normally don't play really over exposed bands (or try not to), but i adore this song and it was too much to resist. besides, it's been since 1996. i guess we've had enough time to get over it.]
the Streets - "Dry Your Eyes" [i'm heading off to d.c. tomorrow to see the streets live along with dizzee rascal! i'm tremendously excited.]
the Pixies - "Crackity Jones"

Thanks and see you guys next week!


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