J's Indie/Rock Mayhem

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Thursday, April 24, 2008

J's Indie/Rock Mayhem - 23rd April 2008


[Welcome to another great edition of J's Indie/Rock Mayhem. So much great music in rotation and floating about right now. Plus tonight was the broadcast of my interview with Kathleen Edwards. So an endless supply of great stuff.

Congratulations to Christopher who answered tonight's question about the interview and won himself a $15 gift certificate to BB's New and Used CDs and DVDs. We give that away every week right around the 6:30 mark, so tune in to win.

Now, before I get some random Orrin Hatch song stuck in my head, let's go. Onward.]

J's Indie/Rock Podcast: 23rd April 2008 Show

Theme Song - Peaches - "Rock Show"
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My Morning Jacket - "Evil Urges" [the title track from their forthcoming album, due out in early june. you can go hear it/download it yourself via aquarium drunkard. the consensus on it has yet to form (read the comments over there to see), but i'm liking it a lot.]
the Beastie Boys - "Hey Ladies" [from paul's boutique. and as is usually the case when i play a song from that album, here's a link to the wonderful paul's boutique sample and references list. may people never forget the power of sampling.]
the Kills - "U.R.A. Fever" [from the new album midnight boom. i enjoy this song a lot, personally. i haven't listened to the record much since my review, but that's not for lack of liking it. i need to get back on it.]
Dizzee Rascal - "Bubbles" [huzzah! maths + english finally gets its american physical-CD release via definitive jux records along with a bunch of bonus tracks so that, you know, those of us who paid to download it can buy it again. but you know what? an album this good is worth it.]
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Blair - "Androgynous" [a really nice cover of the replacements' classic. blair is busy at work on her forthcoming LP and you know you'll hear chunks of it here first when it comes down the line. i keep telling her to come to north carolina. here's hoping. you can check out this song over at her myspace along with some other fantastic ones.]
the Twilight Singers - "Esta Noche" [from blackberry belle. last week's notes from underground was about mixtapes and all that jazz. so i put together an impromptu trio of songs i thought went really well together because of telephone imagery - both visual and audio. this song features a fun little keyboard rhythm that mimics what it sounds like to call someone in europe and hear it ringing.]
Blondie - "Hanging on the Telephone" [from parallel lines. the song opens with the sound mimicked in the twilight singers song, so it felt like a fitting connection. plus this is just such a great song. jeez.]
the Replacements - "Answering Machine" [from let it be. the first four replacements albums got the royal re-issue treatment this week, so you'll be hearing a lot of the bonus tracks in weeks to come. as it is, this song is just about one of the finest they ever did.]

[Here's where my interview with Kathleen Edwards was played. Kathleen and I talked about her work since 2005, the writing of the title track as well as a few other songs off the new album, Asking for Flowers. We also talked about her recent work with John Doe, touring with Dan Wilson and great hockey thrashers. All in all a delightful talk. The transcript of the interview was posted earlier this week at Aquarium Drunkard, so if you prefer to read things, go check it out.]

Interview - Kathleen Edwards
: Click here to listen.

Kathleen Edwards - "Asking for Flowers";"Oh Canada";"I Make the Dough, You Get the Glory" [these are the three songs played during the interview. you can read my review of the album by clicking here.]

Cut Paste - "Unforgettable Season" [from in ghost colours. i haven't given this album a full listen yet, but this song jumped out at me immediately. well structured indie-rock pop that gets in your head.]
Sun Kil Moon - "Harper Road" [by request. from april. the CD started skipping in the middle, so i did the professional thing and fast-forwarded it in order to get past it. it sounds great - no kidding. this song, however, is gorgeous.]
El Perro Del Mar - "Somebody's Baby" [from from the valley to the stars. this song didn't grab me by the throat the way "god knows.." did last year, but i'm still listening.]
the Ramones - "Rock and Roll High School" [from end of the century. rock and roll high school is truly a bizarre film, if you've ever seen it. well worth it if you're a ramones fan. my personal favorite moment is when they cruise up in the convertible to play an impromptu rock show for the kids waiting in line to buy tickets for their show. rockin' out all hard with no instruments plugged in anywhere. i just love that it's some alternate universe where the ramones really were great pop superstars.]
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the Raconteurs - "Many Shades of Black" [from consolers of the lonely which i reviewed this week. the album's strong points, and this song is one of 'em, have really grown on me. this could creep into my top 25 albums list of this year.]
Velocity Girl - "Sorry Again" [the lead track from simpatico! which i reviewed last week. a somewhat lost classic of c-86 and 90s indie-rock.]
Wye Oak - "I Don't Feel Young" [from if children which i reviewed the other week. a really gorgeous record that is just aging wonderfully.]
Dawn Chorus - "Dust" [from the forthcoming florida st. serenade. listen, this song absolutely would not leave my head. dawn chorus is from here in greensboro and, not to put too fine a point on it, is amazing. check out their myspace to download this song and check out others from the new album.]
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Someone Still Loves You Boris Yeltsin - "Glue Girls" [from pershing. i have to say that the grammar teacher side of me is always going to twitch a bit at the fact that there is no comma before boris yeltsin in this band's name. it's a direct address, people! sheesh. that said, this is a pretty nice song.]
Citified - "KL Gala" [from the meeting after the meeting. even more fantastic greensboro music. how amazing.]
the Broken West - "Down in the Valley" [from i can't go on i'll go on. one of the best songs of 2007. it'll come into my head for no reason every now and again. that's the mark of a great single. and this is truly a great single.]
Lou Reed - "Waves of Fear" [from the blue mask. lou is playing, along with melt banana (yeah, you read right) at the carolina theatre in durham, north carolina, next monday, april 28th, at 8pm. i first discovered this album when robert quine died as it was one of the last lou reed records he played on. quine was a rare guitarist and he's in rare form on this song as well.]

That'll do it for this week. I'll be back on Friday with Notes from Underground. The Now Departing review is taking a break next week since I'll be at a very dear friend's wedding in Florida this weekend, but Return Trip will come on its regular day. Until then, take care.

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