J's Indie/Rock Mayhem

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Wednesday, April 13, 2005

j's indie/rock mayhem - 13th april 2005

[a fantastic show with some rave requests and great music. a ton of new stuff was in rotation this week so let's get to it. and thanks to those who helped put the j's indie/rock blog over the 5,000 hit mark this week. you are the best. onward.]

Theme Song - Peaches - "Rock Show"
Glen Phillips - "Duck and Cover" [from his latest, the quite strong winter pays for summer. i went and saw him in charlottesville, va. this past weekend and he put on a stellar performance. live the songs really come alive off this record.]
Son Volt - "Drown" [from their debut trace. c'mon, son volt. let's see that reunion record.]
Beck - "E-Pro" [the lead track (and single) off the new guero album. hot shit, my friend.]
Placebo - "Nancy Boy" [hot nu-glam from their debut self-titled album.]
Tiger Bear Wolf - "You Play Guitar" [wow. well, i, for one, love tiger bear wolf. they are one of greensboro's greatest assets, and their forth coming self-titled album is quite amazing. this is off of that. their cd release party is friday april 29th at gate city noise downtown. click here to test drive "rats" from their new album.]
Hot Snakes - "Braintrust" (live) [from the peel sessions 7" that is somewhat rare. originally from their album audit in progress.]
Depeche Mode - "Policy of Truth" [from violator. apparently depeche mode are working on a new album, so i thought i'd drag out some of their classic work.]
Bloc Party - "Like Eating Glass" [by request. from their full length silent alarm. bloc party : NME and british music rags in 2005 :: the arcade fire : american music rags in 2004. make sense? but the hype is real and this song is good. dancey, brit post-punk. click here to hear a live version of "she's hearing voices" (also from silent alarm) from this year's south by southwest.]
Iron and Wine - "Jezebel" [from the woman king EP. this one takes some explaining. today while watching roman polanski's version of macbeth, i noticed that he has lady macbeth jumping to her death from a window. in the play shakespeare only mentions that lady macbeth commits suicide, not how she does it. i have a feeling that polanski was making a comparison between lady macbeth and the character of jezebel from the bible, who was thrown to her death from a window. both character share some qualities: powerful women who are married to kings and through their influence cause havoc for others. so, sam beam's ode to that biblical character seemed very much appropriate for the show. click here to hear the title track from the woman king EP.]
Pavement - "Silent Kit" [by request. from the ever so wonderful crooked rain, crooked rain.]
John Doe - "Heartless" [from the new forever hasn't happened yet. this track features both dave alvin and grant lee phillips and wow. this is some of the best john doe work i've heard since, well, X. big, booming drums and vintage rock and roll sounds so good in his hands.]
Sleater-Kinney - "O2" [from their latest, one beat. their new album comes out in late may and man i'm excited.]
the Decemberists - "16 Military Wives" [from the new picaresque album. colin meloy and his merry group of story-telling minstrels have put together quite another set of music. if words aren't your thing, stay away. click here to hear "the engine driver," also off picaresque.]
Handsome Boy Modeling School - "Breakdown" [by request. this song features jack johnson and really isn't that bad. white people has taken a bit of slack compared to their stellar debut from 4 years ago, but it's got some amazing songs on it.]
Iggy Pop - "The Passenger" [from lust for life. this was on some random "great driving songs" compilation on MSN or some other time wasting website the other day. i must admit, for cruising along in warm weather with the windows down, this song would do the trick.]
Josh Rouse - "Straight to Hell" [a cover of the clash classic. this has appeared on a couple of magazine compilations (i have two, myself), but does not appear on any of josh's official releases.]
Brendan Benson - "Spit It Out" [power pop out the yin yang from this fellow who's been getting some glowing press, depending on where you're reading. he's very much a somewhat glossier peer of the new pornographers and their ilk, so if you're into that brand of power-pop, this guy's up your alley. from the alternative to love. click here to preview "spit it out."]
the Perceptionists - "Memorial Day" [from the amazing black dialogue. need we say more? "where are the weapons of mass destruction? we've been looking for months and we ain't found nothin'. please, mr. president, tell us something. we knew from the beginning that your ass was bluffin'.." click here to listen to "memorial day."]
Dinosaur Jr. - "Gargoyle" [from the lovely merge records re-issue of their debut album dinosaur. while nowhere near the epic maelstrom that the follow up you're living all over me was, this is still quite a slab of noisy indie rock.]
Television - "Marquee Moon" [when the muse blesses you with having this song lodged in your head all week, you don't question that it's nearly 11 minutes long. you just play it. the title track from their 1977 debut masterpiece.]
Kathleen Edwards - "Summerlong" [more rootsy goodness from back to me. if you haven't heard this album yet, do yourself a favor and introduce yourself to one of alt-country/folk/rock's finest songwriters around. visit her site to hear the title track from back to me play automatically on the front page.]
Citified - "Stopping the Clock" [from the self-titled album. greensboro rock that reminds me of something, but i haven't quite put my finger on it yet. it's something really, really good though. at the band's official site you can hear "going places" from the new album.]
the Replacements - "Alex Chilton" [from pleased to meet me. what a song. it saved my sunday morning once. ask me sometime.]
Mclusky - "She Will Only Bring You Happiness" [from their latest, and now unfortunately their swan song, the difference between you and me is that i'm not on fire. how very, very sad.]
Bob Dylan - "Talkin' John Birch Paranoid Blues" (live) [from the bootleg volume 6: live 1964 album. this song doesn't appear much of anywhere else in dylan's catalogue but is a hoot to say the least.]
John Lennon - "Instant Karma (We All Shine On)" (live) [by request. from the live in new york album. i figure that a notion of instant karma is pretty good when you're dealing with people who send you looking for weapons that don't exist and never did..]

That'll do it for this week. Next week I may be running a wee bit late, but the show will still be on. I hope to talk to you then. Until then, take care.



  • At 4:07 AM, April 14, 2005, Blogger sara said…

    when are you going to start recording your shows, then offering the recording online, hmm?

    or at the very least, offering me mp3s of the songs i don't know. there is no josh on my local station.

  • At 7:39 AM, April 14, 2005, Blogger Josh said…

    a decent question, sara. i'm not sure of the legality of re-posting my shows. certainly WQFS has the ASCAP/BMI rights to play whatever we want, but that's over the airwaves. If I were re-broadcasting (as offering recordings would essentially be), then I might be subject to the CARP legislation and the fees that go along with it.

    As for offering MP3s, my good friend Steve up at WXDU sort of showed me the light by hunting up free MP3s of artists on their respective websites. I will try to start linking to them in the future.

  • At 4:28 PM, November 24, 2005, Blogger daniel said…

    Long live noise! Tarpit is my favorite Dinosaur Jr. song of all time.



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