J's Indie/Rock Mayhem

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Thursday, November 20, 2008

J's Indie/Rock Mayhem - 19th November 2008

[Welcome to another edition of J's Indie/Rock Mayhem. Tonight's show was full of great stuff including an interview with Greensboro's own The Bronzed Chorus who are playing tomorrow (Thursday) night as part of this month's installment of the excellent Dotmatrix Project concert series down at the Green Burro. They're playing along with Durham, NC's Hammer No More the Fingers. Ought to be a fantastic show - you know I'll be there.

Time to get on with the fun - onward.]

J's Indie/Rock Podcast: 19th November 2008 Show

Theme Song - Peaches - "Rock Show"
King Khan and the Shrines - "Welfare Bread" [from the supreme genius of.. king khan and the bbq show are playing at square one here in greensboro (on the corner of glenwood and grove) next monday night along with hollow stars. the show is FREE and is co-sponsored by WQFS and WUAG. free king khan? you better be there.]
the Geraldine Fibbers - "Toy Box" [from butch. my friend brad (also drummer for my second high school band) gave me this copy of butch for some reason. he said he didn't care because he had made a tape copy. that still befuddles me. all the same, a great, raucous and alternatively beautiful album of chaotic, raw, waits-ian world and word play - a howling good time in all.]
the Subways - "Girls and Boys" [from all or nothing. okay. after talking with anna tonight i'm just going to have to stop. there is no way this album is going on my top 25 list for the year, let alone going anywhere near the top like mad dog thinks it should. this is an okay album at best. i might play "strawberry blonde" again on the year end singles show, but that's it.]
Kula Shaker - "Hey Dude" [from K. i wrote an argument for this being a pretty good album a bit over a year ago. and i stand by that - especially these singles. i've never bothered with any of their other albums - maybe i'm missing something there as well?]
the Moondoggies - "Changing" [from don't be a stranger. man this song rocks. end of story.]
the Clash - "Brand New Cadillac" [from london calling. to me, it's always been somewhat surreal that the clash were as big as they were at their peak. i guess it's just as hard to picture just how big the jam were in their day too. british radio is weird. or maybe american radio is just boring.]
Pavement - "Harness Your Hopes" [from the newly expanded edition of brighten the corners which is due out in early december - just in time for the holidays. i'm excited for this reissue as i almost certainly feel brighten the corners is my favorite pavement album and the expanded stuff has been really interesting and good for all of these reissues. the question about whether there'll be a terror twilight reissue is more like 'why bother?']
Delta Spirit - "Trashcan" [from ode to sunshine. sorry. i know i played this last week but god this song is great. seriously great.]
Vic Chesnutt, Elf Power and the Amorphous Strums - "Bilocating Dog" [from dark developments. the initial reviews i read of this album called it dark - and lyrically it probably is - but musically it's a lot sunnier than last year's north star deserter. this is a fun record and relaly enjoyable for fans of chesnutt, but this isn't going to dethrone about to choke or anything. or, for that matter, north star deserter which was quite brilliant.]
Horse Feathers - "Rude to Rile" [from house with no home. horse feathers put on a gorgeous show at the green bean last night, sponsored by WQFS. my interview with justin ringle of horse feathers was broadcast earlier this week and the transcription will be going up in a few days. see this band live. seriously.]
Bon Iver - "Skinny Love" [by request. from for emma, forever ago. one of the best albums of this year? get ready. the j's indie/rock annual top 25 albums list is less than a month away.]
Pop Will Eat Itself - "Wake Up! Time to Die" [from this is the day..this is the hour..this is this. released the same year as the beastie boys' paul's boutique, another record of equally brilliant pop culture mashing and recontexting, the album rewards constant relistening as you catch onto different references lyrically and musically and sample wise. it's a rollicking good time and a really fun album.]
Crooked Fingers - "Modern Dislocation" [from forfeit / fortune. this is probably my favorite song from the album and it's quite a ravishing single to boot.]
All the Saints - "Regal Regalia" [from fire in corridor x. this atlanta band is seriously sharp - loud, epic riffs and dreamy almost shoegaze/psychedelic singing. we'll be hearing a lot more from this band and this album.]
Verbena - "All the Saints" [from la musica negra. makese sense, right? see? i love this song. plus..]
A.A. Bondy - "Black Rain, Black Rain" [from american hearts. bondy, verbena's front man, will be playing at local 506 in chapel hill on monday night. he's an amazing live show and well worth seeing. especially to hear him sing this song. "but love it don't die / it just goes from girl to girl / town to town, rose to rose / all around the world / like a ghost on a breeze / in a land of elegies." haunting stuff.]
Ryan Adams and the Cardinals - "Go Easy" [from cardinology. new ryan adams. good stuff.]

[Here is where the interview with Adam Joyce and Brennan O'Brian of the Bronzed Chorus began. They're playing tomorrow night, along with Hammer No More the Fingers, as part of the Dotmatrix Project concert series at the Green Burro downtown in Greensboro. We talked about the band's origins, whether instrumental bands like themselves face audience prejudices, the difference between Deerhunter and Deerhoof, touring and more. They also brought some rough masters from their forthcoming second album due out in February on Athens, Georgia's Hello Sir records, home to fellow Greensboro band, and all around good eggs, Tiger Bear Wolf. Hope you enjoy.]

the Bronzed Chorus - "Underpass Sunrise," "Hiding in the Woods" and "Tiny Oxen" [all three of these are from their forthcoming album and i wouldn't be surprised if you heard most of them tomorrow night as well. obviously.]
Catherine Wheel - "Black Metallic" [from ferment. i wrote about this song over at aquarium drunkard and made bold pronouncements trying to elicit a good argument/conversation. it failed. that said, some people agreed with me and i enjoyed that. this is, after all, a magnetic song.]
Belle and Sebastian - "Like Dylan in the Movies" (live) [from the new live at the BBC collection that collects the band's john peel sessions and various other BBC related live performances. i was always very fond of this song, from if you're feeling sinister, so thought i'd go with that.]

That'll do it for this week. Next week I'll be on the air from 4pm - 8pm - covering the Democracy Now slot on that day and then carrying out the usual Mayhem from 6-8 with the annual Thanksgiving show. The podcast will be the normal 2 hour show. Until then, Go Panthers! Go Heels!, and take care.

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