J's Indie/Rock Mayhem

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Wednesday, November 01, 2006

j's indie/rock mayhem - 1st november 2006

[firsts: they really are amazing things. the first time anything happens is a special, memorable moment. thus, tonight. the first time i had a repeat guest on the show. stunning really. tonight i was joined by chris jackson and mike cates of citified. this is chris' second appearance on the show. citified has a show this saturday at the flying anvil here in greensboro and they came up to talk about that, their forthcoming album, touring, their favorite records of 2006 and a load of other things.

Big News: the j's indie/rock podcast is now available on ITunes! you can set it up so it downloads automatically for you when a new podcast is posted, or just download them individually each week. and yes, the podcast is still free. just head over to ITunes and search for "qfsmayhem" or "J's Indie/Rock Mayhem" and you'll head right there. i'll update the site with direct links to the podcasts in ITunes as soon as I get a chance.

next week i'll be broadcasting my interview with oakley hall, so make sure that you tune in for that. in the meantime, let's get on with the music. onward.]

J's Indie/Rock Podcast - 1st November 2006 Show

Theme Song - Peaches - "Rock Show"
the Hold Steady - "Same Kooks" [from the fantastic boys and girls in america. a strong contender on the forthcoming j's indie/rock top 25 albums of 2006 list. as i mentioned, i made my preliminary list of albums to revisit (up through the end of october) and it numbers 70 albums. this is going to be some weeding process. click here to download.]
the Velvet Underground - "White Light/White Heat" [the title track from the VU's second album.]
Josh Rouse - "It's the Nighttime" [from nashville. the first time i heard this song, the held out "looooove" at the end of the song nearly killed me. i was driving down new garden road and nearly ran off the street. a great song.]
the Jayhawks - "I'm Gonna Make You Love Me" [from smile. one of the best pure pop songs gary louris has ever written, and he's written a handful to say the least.]

[here's where the interview with Citified begins. to get all the lowdown, check out the podcast. i mentioned some of the topics we discussed, but you should definitely listen to the podcast if only for the wicked, accapella rendition of the talking guitar solo from "do you feel like we do" that errupts later in the interview. again, thanks to chris and mike for taking the time to come by and talk. it's always a pleasure to have them up. the following are the songs that were played during the interview segments.]

Citified - "Read Like a Number" [from their forthcoming, currently unnamed album, as are all the songs played tonight. click here to download.]
Citified - "Line the Streets"
Citified - "Weddings" [i commented on how i felt this song sounded like depeche mode a bit. chris said he'd more often heard the cure. either way, a great song.]
Citified - "Bled in an Ocean" [the final song of the evening from citified's new album due out in 2007.]
Daniel Hutchens - "Blood from the Rock" [from the former bloodkin frontman's new solo album, lovesongs for losers. good southern style rock has champions again. click here to download.]
Fischerspooner - "The 15th" [their cover of wire's classic. from the album #1. fischerspooner released a sophomore album, but honestly i never heard it. did any readers? what did you think of it? they were the next big thing the year this record dropped but afterwards..disappeared.]
M. Ward - "Chinese Translation" [the beautiful single from his latest, post-war.]
Richard Buckner - "Lucky" [from his new album meadow. he'll be at the evening muse in charlotte on friday, november 10th and here in greensboro at the flying anvil on saturday, november 11th. click here to download.]
the Church - "All I Know" (live) [previously unreleased, this song is only available on the tin mine collection which gathers a song or two from the church's mid-90s to current albums. a really beautiful song, as is most of their stuff.]
White Whale - "We're Just Temporary Ma'am" [from WWI. they'll be at local 506 in chapel hill next tuesday night if you'd like to catch them. i'm a huge fan of this song and the record is quite something as well. click here to download.]
Sonic Youth - "The Empty Page" [from 2002's murray street. the youth are bound to make it the third album in a row to make it into my top 25 albums list. this year's rather ripped is really sharp and definitely worth a listen.]
Oakley Hall - "Second Guessing" [the title track from their first album released this year. just a teaser for my interview with them which will be broadcast next week. click here to download.]
Kathleen Edwards - "In State" [from the outstanding back to me. i still think about how edwards' debut, failer, would not leave my cd player and how, even though i heard it in march of that year, knew that it would be my top record of that year. sure enough, it was. since then, i've rarely had it so easy picking my #1 record of any year. this year won't be easy either.]
Various - "Hater" [not the type of artist you'll hear often on my show. but the connections to grime are there and that's a genre you'll hear sprinklings of from time to time. 'dubstep,' as supposedly this genre is called, puts the bass to the front and it's obvious. but there's something coldly enamouring about the vocals and detached music here. see for yourself. click here to download.]
Spank Rock - "Rick Rubin" [from yoyoyoyoyoyo. this album took awhile to grow on me, or rather, for me to get used to it. but it's good stuff.]
Nada Surf - "Blonde on Blonde" [from let go, the album that took everyone and their mother by surprise and had people, the college radio world over going "wait...nada surf?" having listened to blonde on blonde recently, i thought it'd be a nice show closer. so enjoy.]

That'll do it for this week. I'll see you out at the Citified show this Saturday. By the way, if you want a chance to win a QFS t-shirt and a guest pass to see Citified this Saturday, submit your suggestions for what they should call their new album. If they like your suggestion the best, a QFS t-shirt and a ticket for the show is yours. Submissions must be in by Friday afternoon at 4 PM Eastern and winners will be notified by email. You can leave your suggestion in the comments here or click the email link in the upper right hand corner of the blog and fire away. Good luck and I'll see you next week. Take care.



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