J's Indie/Rock Mayhem

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Wednesday, June 20, 2007

j's indie/rock mayhem - 20th june 2007

[and another tremendous night on the show. i loved tonight's playlist - lots of great new music. the end of year list is going to be hell to draw up. good music keeps popping up everywhere.

congratulations to adam boseman. he correctly filled in the blank of the jason isbell-drive by trucker's song lyric in order to win tonight's $15 gift certificate to BB's new and used CDs and DVDs. we give that away each week, so listen in right around 6:30, at the beginning of the third block, in order to win.

this may be the last j's indie/rock mayhem i do for the next three weeks. i'm waiting to hear for certain, but long story short: i was diagnosed earlier this year with sleep apnea. and being that i'm not old or obese, the doctors think there's a good chance that removing my already abnormally large tonsils and adnoids and such could be a solution. having your tonsils out as an adult is a bit more recovery than as a young'un, so i'll be knocked out of about two weeks of wednesday and sunday shows. i'll definitely have updates here on the blog as to when i'll be back, and definitely have great DJs filling in for me, but i'll be very anxious to get back. might even sound a bit less nasally. that'd be nice.

in the meantime, let's celebrate with a bit of rock and roll. onward.]

J's Indie/Rock Podcast - 20th June 2007 Show

Theme Song - Peaches - "Rock Show"
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Arctic Monkeys - "D is for Dangerous" [from favourite worst nightmare. the more i listen to the monkeys, the more i find them to definitely be on their own in the crop of european/english rock bands to come surging over in the past 4 or 5 years. it's a very good things.]
the Geraldine Fibbers - "I Killed the Cuckoo" [one of my favorites from 1997's butch. this album got quite a bit of critical positivity, but you really didn't hear much from them afterwards. a shame.]
New York Dolls - "Chatterbox" [the johnny thunders classic from their second LP, too much, too soon.]
the Veils - "Calliope!" [from nux vomica. definitely a top ten albums contender for this year already. easily one of my favorite albums thus far.]
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Blitzen Trapper - "Miss Spiritual Tramp" [from the new wild mountain nation, a record pitchfork described as being an indie-genre feast akin to pavement's wowee zowee. after listening to it, i can hear the genre mashing and mixing all over the place. it's a pretty fun record which will doubtless stack up to repeated listens.]
Big Black - "Colombian Necktie" [from songs about fucking. since the previous song mentioned columbian neckties, i threw on one of my favorite big black songs.]
the Flaming Lips - "Turn It On" [the lead track from transmissions from the satellite heart. this was the record that got me into the lips - and this era (including the brilliant subsequent album, clouds taste metallic) is still my favorite lips music.]
You Am I - "Gunslingers" [i really like this song quite a bit - from their convicts album. the guitar line is pleading and hooky at the same time. the metaphors are great. just a great rock song from australian rock and roll royalty.]
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Jason Isbell - "Dress Blues" [from the forthcoming sirens of the ditch. i can't say enough amazing things about this song. it's just a tremendously moving and amazing song and i can't wait for this album to come out. aquarium drunkard has the track up to sample and download, so cruise over there and check it. you won't be the same.]
the National - "Squalor Victoria" [from the mesmerizing boxer, another contender for top ten album status.]
Spank Rock - "Rick Rubin" [from the still thoroughly entertaining yoyoyoyoyoyo. praise emusic for making the edited version of this available.]
Lusk - "Backworlds" [from 1997's free mars. this is the project of paul d'amour, tool's original bass player who left them right before the making of their aenima album. this is an interesting record - actually sounds like some indie-rock that came about in the 2000s, but with a seriously proggy (read: Pink Floyd) feel to some of the songs. i like it.]
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Dizzee Rascal - "Sirens" [from the brand new maths + english. i really like this album a lot. emusic already has it up for download - and i assume itunes does as well. it's different in a lot of ways from his first two albums. expanding beyond the grime sound he helped push to the mainstream, but in a really good way. we'll be hearing plenty more of this.]
Boris with Michio Kurihara - "Shine" [another from the new rainbow album. i wasn't as impressed with this song, but it's a lot more subtle and listening at home, i'd probably like it. it just didn't make for great radio single play.]
the White Stripes - "Rag and Bone" [by request. from the new icky thump. this song was pretty amusing, lighthearted and fun. i like it.]
John Doe - "Hotel Ghost" [another track from the new a year in the wilderness. this one features former-blaster/one-time X member dave alvin playing guitar on it and it's a pretty rockin' song. i like this album quite a bit. if you're a fan of doe's last few solo albums, there's a lot to be enjoyed here.]
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49 Admiral - "The Art of Giving Up" [a fantastic band from boston that i've been following since earlier this year. their new full length, this will leave a mark, is now finished and they were nice enough to send me a copy. a really solid record. look for a review in coming weeks.]
the Amps - "I Am Decided" [from the one and only album, pacer. this was one of kim deal's post-pixies projects. a really fantastic, lo-fi, sloppy record that is a joyous ode to the music going on around them at the time (1995) and the velvet underground and others of there ilk. quite a listen.]
Ryan Adams - "Two" [from the forthcoming easy tiger which i believe is due out next week.]
Adam Thorn and the Top Buttons - "People Get Ready" [by request. from where's the freedom. jack, if you're reading, adam is playing this saturday night at 2 art chicks here in greensboro. a chance to catch him live.]
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Art Brut - "Direct Hit" [from the new it's a bit complicated. the talking-mocking tone of the lyrics and the right-on rock riffs are superb. i was way late discovering this band's debut earlier this year, and now am right on time for the new album. britain is making some exciting rock and roll.]
the Church - "Spark" [from 1990's starfish. a great, building rocker.]
Dukes of Stratosphear - "Vanishing Girl" [from psonic psunspot, their second release. the dukes were a pseudonym for, more or less, XTC, while recording some decided psychadelic leaning music in a side project. it's really tremendous stuff.]
Sonic Youth - "Touch Me, I'm Sick" (live) [one of the bonus tracks on the second disc of the new daydream nation re-issue. there's a lot to be excited about on this re-issue, even if you already own the album. and if you've never heard it, well, get on it.]
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Track a Tiger - "Light" [a gorgeous track off of their latest, we moved like ghosts. please come to north carolina.]
Lyle Lovett - "Flyswatter / Ice Water Blues (Monte Trenckmann's Blues)" [from joshua judges ruth. i'm a bit of an odd bird, but this is my favorite lyle lovett album and this song that is one of the closing tunes blows me away each and every time. this album is decided darker than a lot of lovett's other full albums, but it's an amazing record of music.]
the Damnwells - "Heartbreaklist" [i couldn't stay away from this album for too long. from 2006's air stereo.]
Jesse Sykes and the Sweet Hereafter - "LLL" [haven't played this in awhile. from the excellent like, love, lust and the open halls of the soul. a top 25 bound album, for sure.]
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Randy Newman - "Political Science" [and the wholesale album teaser for this sunday. yup, it's randy newman. a lot of people are rolling their eyes already, but i have a record in store for you that more people should hear. it might change people's minds about mr. newman in general. if your only experience with randy is via disney soundtracks, this is a must listen for you. so tune in sunday night on j's extra mayhem for randy newman's good old boys in its entirety.]

That's going to do it for this week. Come back on Friday for this week's Notes From Underground article and I'll see you on Sunday for Extra Mayhem. Take care.

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