J's Indie/Rock Mayhem

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Wednesday, August 01, 2007

j's indie/rock mayhem - 1st august 2007

[finally! after a month of frustration j's indie/rock mayhem is back on the air. and you could hear the excitement in my voice, to be sure. i love doing the sunday night show, but wednesday night is my baby. so it's good to be home.

i'll be starting back with the BB's new and used CDs and DVDs gift certificate giveaway next week. i hadn't had a chance to talk with my friends over there to get things back on track, so tune in next week as we start giving away schwag again.

let's not wait. onward.]

J's Indie/Rock Podcast: 1st August 2007 Show

Theme Song - Peaches - "Rock Show"
Jason Isbell - "Shotgun Wedding" [this song features jason's former bandmate, patterson hood, jumping in and helping out. another of the fantastic tracks off the new sirens of the ditch. jason's coming to amo's southend in charlotte on monday, august 20th and to local 506 in chapel hill on thursday, september 6th.]
Hüsker Dü - "The Girl Who Lived On Heaven Hill" [from 1985's new day rising. a grant hart classic. half the vocals are obliterated in the shrapnel guitar sounds and yet it's a sing-a-long. who knew.]
Queens of the Stone Age - "Sick Sick Sick" [from the new era vulgaris. i'll have to get on some other songs on this album soon, but i still like this single a lot. no one really sounds like the queens in modern commercial music.]
Mansun - "Wide Open Space" [from attack of the grey lantern, one of those cases where the UK edition is worth hunting down. the songs flow together from track to track and the US version is chopped up, mixed around and even has one song replaced with another. if you have a taste for suede, but with less disaffection and more prog-rock feel, mansun is your band.]
Art Brut - "Pump Up the Volume" [the lead track from the new it's a bit complicated. when i first listened to this album, i wasn't sure what to think of this song until it launched into the soaring bridge. i almost lept out of my car in excitement.]
Hank Williams III - "7 Months, 39 Days" [the lead track from his second album, lovesick, broke and driftin'. hank will be playing opening for reverend horton heat at the lincoln theatre in raleigh on saturday, november 10th.]
Soundgarden - "Jesus Christ Post" [by request. from badmotorfinger. i hated audioslave so much. but you know what? i still love soundgarden and this album is still just as visceral as it ever was.]
Black Rebel Motorcycle Club - "Berlin" [one of the many, many great slabs of rock and roll populating their latest, baby 81. apparently allmusic hates it, but whatever. i know what i like.]
the New Pornographers - "Myriad Harbour" [played this on sunday and it was too good to not do again. another great dan bejar composition from the forthcoming challengers which is due out august 21st.]
the National - "Start a War" [from the really astounding boxer. they're coming to the cat's cradle in chapel hill on friday, september 7th. oh, and then oakley hall is playing at local 506 on saturday, september 8th. so now i've got three shows in a row to go to that week. killer.]
Adam Thorn and the Top Buttons - "Separate Us" [more greensboro rock and roll from the excellent where's the freedom?]
Citified - "Read Like a Number" [and new citified, more greensboro rock. this will be on their forthcoming LP whenever that's completed. while i was doing surgical recovery citified and adam thorn played at the flat iron together, so good pairing here.]
Josh Ritter - "The Temptation of Adam" (live) [recorded live two weeks ago in studio when josh visited us. this song is from his forthcoming album the historical conquests of josh ritter which is due out on august 21st. if you still haven't caught the interview, here's a link to the post and podcast. you can also download these songs at that post.]
Josh Ritter - "When I Paint My Masterpiece" (live) [josh also, apparently in a really good mood, asked to play another and laid this bob dylan cover on us. now that's a WQFS exclusive.]
Teddy Thompson - "Tonight Will Be Fine" (live) [this is one of the many great covers of leonard cohen songs that grace the soundtrack from the concert documentary i'm your man. since i played cohen's version on the sunday show, i thought i'd pull this one out. i really like thompson's version a lot. if you're a cohen fan, that soundtrack is a must own - especially for antony's version of "if it be your will." stunning.]
Spoon - "Rhthm & Soul" [i don't know what's up with britt daniels' purposeful misspellings on the new record, ga ga ga ga ga, but whatever. actually reminds me of my favorite piece of now-gone graffitti from inside the station: "old folks lack rhthym" followed by "young folks can't spell." classic.]
Josh Rouse - "Nice to Fit In" [from the new country mouse, city house. i'm still getting my bearings on this record and what i think of it. i've been a little bit less interested in each of rouse's releases since nashville and this one just isn't jumping out at me as much. but i do love this song at least.]
School of Fish - "King of the Dollar" [this song rules simply for it's big, 90s guitar stomp and that unbeateable "satisfaction"-breakdown in the second verse. when josh clayton-felt sings "and he can't understand why he gets no satisfaction," and the guitars wail into the classic stones riff? that's a great rock and roll moment.]
Liz Phair - "Big Tall Man" [from whitechocolatespaceegg. as i said, this is the teaser for this coming sunday's wholesale album of the week: liz's debut album, exile in guyville. in its entirety. sunday night. 10pm - midnight on WQFS.]
the Stranglers - "No More Heroes" [and as a nod to this past week's album, the song that elastica so skillfully hijacked for their song "waking up." this is the title track from the stranglers' second 1977 album. any song that mention's trotsky and his ice pick is pretty good to me.]
Blair - "Kamakazee" [a new song from our friend in new orleans that was just exclusively posted today to aquarium drunkard. he also did a live interview/performance with her on his radio show. and it'll be posted soon. so keep an eye on his blog. every day. always. his radio show and mine actually overlap by an hour, of course he's on 2-4pm PST, which is 5-7pm EST, so i never get a chance to listen live, but i catch the podcasts and they're spectacular.]
the Decemberists - "Summersong" [i finally re-found my copy of the crane wife and pulled out this shimmery gem. i love literate pop music.]
Jonny Polonsky - "Love Lovely Love" [from hi my name is jonny. tomorrow, august 2nd, 2007, is my parents' 38th wedding anniversary. so my mom called in and requested i play something for them. so there you go, guys. i know that, obviously the last 25 (almost 26 on the 21st) years of your marriage have been the best, what with me being around, but i'm honored to have parents who've been together as long as you have. i love you both.]
Jarvis Cocker - "Heavy Weather" [from his latest, jarvis. a sure fire top 25 album contender. boy, this year's running is going to be crowded.]
John Doe - "The Golden State" [featuring kathleen edwards on duet vocals. admittedly, i love kathleen edwards way, way too much, but i think she sounds fantastic here with doe. this is from doe's latest, a year in the wilderness.]
Blitzen Trapper - "Wild Mountain Nation" [the title track from their fantastic new album. they'll be playing at local 506 in chapel hill, opening for the two gallants, on monday, october 8th.]
Pavement - "Father to a Sister of a Thought" [from wowee zowee. i've sort of been re-exploring these records and it's always so great when a song can overwhelm you for the nth time the way "pueblo" did in my driveway tonight as i sat in awe of it. musical moments are everywhere.]

That'll do it for tonight. I'll be bringing the Notes from Underground articles back this Friday and be back on Sunday with Liz Phair's Exile in Guyville as the Wholesale album of the week on J's Extra Mayhem. Until then, take care.



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