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Wednesday, September 24, 2008

J's Indie/Rock Mayhem - 24th September 2008

[Welcome to another edition of J's Indie/Rock Mayhem. Sadly, Tiny Meteors had to back out of coming up tonight, but they are still playing tomorrow night at the Green Bean as the next installment of the Dotmatrix Project concert series. It's at the Green Burro downtown and is free! I'll be there, so you should be as well.

Gonna cut to the chase, cos today has been a weird one. Onward.]

J's Indie/Rock Podcast: 24th September 2008 Show

Theme Song - Peaches - "Rock Show"
Matthew Sweet - "Let's Love" [from sunshine lies. actually my favorite track off of the album thus far. fuzzy and heavy and really blisteringly catchy. good job, matthew.]
the Flashing Lights - "High School" [from where the change is. i've only met two other people ever who knew who these guys were. and i only own this one album and have no clue about anything else. but hey, canadian power pop is canadian power pop. excellent.]
the Gaslight Anthem - "The '59 Sound" [the title track from their latest. this song is ridiculously infectious and i can't get it out of my head. thank you, kylie.]
Drive-by Truckers - "Where the Devil Don't Stay" [by request. from the dirty south. monday, november 3rd at the lincoln theatre in raleigh. these boys and the hold steady. rock. and. roll.]
the Rosebuds - "Life Like" [the title track from their forthcoming album due out in a few weeks. pretty good. sounds like a good mix of old and furies rosebuds. that last album threw me at first, but slowly grew on me quite a bit.]
Urge Overkill - "Sister Havana" [from saturation. picked this up for two bucks the other day. if you like your alternative rock really 90s, and i mean really 90s, this is your band.]
the Broken West - "Ambuscade" [from now or heaven. gas shortages around here are keeping me from making the trek to chapel hill to catch them tomorrow night at local 506. someone go and have fun for me.]
Adam Thorn - "Where's the Freedom?" (live on J's Indie/Rock Mayhem) [this is from two years ago and this song eventually became the title track on adam thorn and the top buttons' album. adam will be one of my guests next week as he's playing the opening night of greensborofest 2008. he'll be playing us some new songs, so tune in.]
Dead Confederate - "Goner" [from the excellent wrecking ball. do you like your rock loud and just a bit gloomy and loud? of course you do.]
Two Ton Boa - "Comin' Up From Behind" [from their self-titled EP. i love the instrumentation on this song. and of course marcy playground covered it on the cruel intentions soundtrack, interestingly enough released before two ton boa's EP. it's not on the same level of genius, but this is sort of like how the flying burrito brothers released the first version of "wild horses," rather than the stones who wrote it.]
Marcy Playground - "Sherry Fraser" [from their self-titled debut. you are most likely not to ever hear marcy playground again on the show, but this song is their tribute to two ton boa's front woman and main songwriter, sherry fraser. it's a sweet, small tune and i like it.]
Birdmonster - "Lost at Sea" [from their album from the mountain to the sea. i like this song, so we'll have to hear more.]
Le Switch - "Tell Me" [from and now...le switch. this l.a. band has their new album coming out on autumn tone records, the label run by aquarium drunkard founder, satisfied '75. my obvious biases revealed, this is a really great record and well worth hearing.]
Joy Division - "Disorder" [from unknown pleasures which was the subject of one of my most recent posts at aquarium drunkard. i'm proud of it.]
Bodies of Water - "Under the Pines" [from their album a certain feeling. impressive, but i was really bothered by a lyric that referred to the "boring mist." when is mist boring? i don't know. rubbed me the wrong way. good song though.]
Steely Dan - "Barrytown" [from pretzel logic. yeah, i play the dan on qfs. what of it? this is a great, great song and steely dan is a great, great band. besides, it gets referenced in high fidelity. the book, man, the book.]
Deerhunter - "Never Stops" [from the forthcoming microcastle. i liked this song so we'll hear more.]
Giant Sand - "Without a Word" [from proVISIONS. a very good album.]
Dawn Chorus - "Carly Anchovy" (live on J's Indie/Rock Mayhem) [this song is originally from florida st. serenade, but here it is performed live from a few weeks ago on the show. i like this version a lot.]
Jay Farrar - "Heart on the Ground" [one of my absolute favorites from terroir blues and, you know, i love this record. i know people weren't sure what to make of it. it's certainly one of farrar's more abstract stabs at album formatting and sequencing, but the songs on it are just breathtaking. especially this one.]
Jolie Holland - "Mexico City" [from the living and the dead. makes me want to go. to mexico city. or something.]
the Felice Brothers - "Frankie's Gun" [from their self-titled album. they'll be at local 506 in chapel hill next tuesday, september 30th, along with this man...]
A.A. Bondy - "Lovers' Waltz" [from american hearts. bondy is married to the felice sister, so it makes sense they'd tour, but it's quite an immaculate pairing and i, for one, am very excited to see them. you may remember my interview with bondy from back in march of this year.]
Wolf Parade - "Call it a Ritual" [from at mount zoomer. not bad. at all.]
Blitzen Trapper - "Furr" [the title track from their latest. so, so good. my interview with eric of blitzen trapper will be up on aquarium drunkard later this week.]
Horse Feathers - "Working Poor" [from house with no home. holy god this is a gorgeous, gorgeous song. we will hear much, much more of this band.]
T. Rex - "Mambo Sun" [from electric warrior. get up and dance, boys. get up and dance.]

That'll do it for this week. I'll be back on Friday with Notes From Underground (promise!) and next week with our GreensboroFest interview and much more new music. Until then, Go Panthers! and take care.



  • At 1:36 AM, September 25, 2008, Blogger Satisfied '75 said…

    this gas crisis is nuts. while in Nashville over the weekend, it was reported that 80 percent of the cities gas stations were empty.

  • At 7:07 AM, September 25, 2008, Blogger J. Neas said…

    I heard that that happened largely due to wild rumors about shortages. But true to some extent. Here, a station close to my house has been out for a week while others have slowly been shutting down their pumps. The station where I always stop for a soda before my show is down to just some regular and a lot of premium, no mid-grade. Although they said things ought to be back to normal by middle of next week. We'll see.

  • At 9:28 AM, September 29, 2008, Blogger Johnny said…

    Great show Josh -- with an underlying history of "good" music: Barrytown and the T. Rex tune are as infectious today as they were in 70's (wasn't that the "college" rock of its day -- deeper cuts on albums that may have had a "hit"?); throw in the Joy Division to bridge to the 80's, Urge Overkill into the 90's and the Matthew Sweet and Broken West to prove that the best music is still possibly yet to be made. Thanks as always for the show.


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