J's Indie/Rock Mayhem

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Wednesday, May 18, 2005

j's indie/rock mayhem - 18th may 2005

[i had a wonderful time interviewing and talking with chris jackson from citified tonight. sadly, i had plans to transcribe the interview for posting, but our cassette recorder was on the blink, so i cannot. hopefully you were tuned in as it was a good time. some great new music as well so let's go. onward.]

Theme Song - Peaches - "Rock Show"
[tonight i interviewed chris jackson from citified. we had a discussion about his origins, prior work, citified's background, the recording process of their self-titled EP, the brevity of some of the songs, drum machines versus live musicians, past and current musical influences and so on. citified played tonight at ace's basement and will play tomorrow night, thursday, may 19th, at college hill at 9pm along with mortar and pestle and fist fight. that's a free show so a great chance to check them out. inbetween chatter i played songs off the new EP.]

Citified - "Overseas," "Secret Knock," "Going Places," "Springtime Parade," "I've Seen You Older," "Stopping the Clock" [all of these songs are off the self-titled EP. the music reminds me in turns of so many great 80s indie rock (the smiths, echo and the bunnymen, my bloody valentine, the cure). there will be a full fledged review of the EP up soon. thanks again to chris for coming by.]
Velvet Underground - "I'm Waiting For the Man" [classic velvets from the velvet underground and nico.]
Wilco - "Muzzle of Bees" [from a ghost is born. the word is they're starting work on their new LP soon. very exciting.]
John Doe - "Hwy 5" [by request. from the new forever hasn't happened yet album. a great song as it was co-written by doe and exene cervenka (former band members in X) and where it's always lovely to hear doe and cervenka put their trademark vocals together, neko case steps in for cervenka and wow! dynamite.]
Tiger Bear Wolf - "I Bed Down" [this song is amazing and is just another stellar track off of their amazing self-titled album. go greensboro rock.]
the Smithereens - "Strangers When We Meet" [by request. from the especially for you LP. great power pop rock.]
the Perceptionists - "Memorial Day" [the incindiary track from the excellent black dialogue. "please, mr. president, tell us something..."]
Drive-by Truckers - "Carl Perkins' Cadillac" [the endlessly listenable the dirty south is still driving me crazy nearly a year later. this song, especially, is unreal.]
Sleater-Kinney - "Wilderness" [well, here it finally is. the brand new sleater-kinney album the woods. i eschewed the recommended tracks from the reviewer and found this gem on track 2. the album drops in stores next tuesday. you best know i'll be there.]
Spoon - "Sister Jack" [i've heard some mixed reviews about the new album, gimme fiction, but this song is hot. great rave up guitar rock. spoon can be oh so good.]
Willie Nelson - "Crazy" [by request. my mother very rarely gets to hear my show, but while up visiting my grandmother just above pilot mountain, they were able to pick up the show tonight. so, i played them this version of "crazy" from the crazy: the demo sessions album. this is the demo recording of "crazy" that was played for patsy cline when she decided to record it herself. magic.]
Lyle Lovett - "Family Reserve" [from joshua judges ruth. the country version of "people who died." it's a great song.]
the Nein - "Faint Sounds" [more great NC rock. off the brand new nein LP the wrath of circuits. the nein have a sound uniquely their own and they're running with it. challenging and rocking.]
Peter Bruntnell - "You Won't Find Me" [from the excellent normal for bridgewater. something very loverly about that opening line: "you won't find me after dark/propping up the bar.."]
Verbena - "Six White Horses" [from the somewhat rare radio EP is the alabama boys choir. this is my favorite song on the EP, one of several that didn't make it onto the full length la musica negra. big, bluesy, dirty rock.]
Archer Prewitt - "O, KY" [from the new solo album wilderness. archer's brand of orchestrated, grand pop is something to behold. no one really creates records like this.]
Aimee Mann - "Going Through the Motions" [from her new album the forgotten arm. the reviews have been mixed, but this song is nice. we'll see how the rest holds up.]
Brian Eno - "Burning Airlines Gives You So Much More" [i love brian eno. this album especially. it's called taking tiger mountain (by strategy). you should hear it. that is all.]
Glen Phillips - "Duck and Cover" [from the excellent winter pays for summer. this song is especially sharp. god bless great songwriting.]
the Jam - "Standards" [from the wonderful this is the modern world. figured i'd go out with some style. think it worked?]

Thanks for listening. I'll be back next Wednesday of course, same time, etc. Hopefully with the new Stephen Malkmus album in tow as well. It also receives a release next Tuesday. Huzzah. Take care.



  • At 3:49 PM, May 27, 2005, Anonymous elizabeth said…

    Here's an interesting note not really related-- I've been working with Robert from the Nein for the past couple months before he left to go on tour- nice guy and a guilco grad as well.


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