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Thursday, February 12, 2009

J's Indie/Rock Mayhem - 11th February 2009

[A really awesome show tonight. I had some wonderful calls including a really complimentary call from a self-proclaimed long time listener; I think the songs tonight really flow well and all-in-all made for some great music.

Next week on the show I'll have Winston-Salem's Caleb Caudle live in-studio talking about his forthcoming album Stay On. He's playing a CD release show at the Werehouse on Thursday, February 19th, the night after the interview. He'll be playing some live music for us as well, so I'm really looking forward to it.

Now, while I listen to the UNC/Duke game on the radio, onward.]

J's Indie/Rock Podcast: 11th February 2009 Show

Theme Song - Peaches - "Rock Show"
Silver Jews - "My Pillow is the Threshold" [from lookout mountain, lookout sea. so, david berman called it quits back in late january. i'm sure he takes this stuff a lot more seriously than ryan adams, but still. a shame that he's decided to lay out right after such a fantastic album.]
Girls Against Boys - "Let Me Come Back" [from venus luxure no. 1 baby. i was lucky enough to see girls against boys a couple of times in their later days, but i can't even imagine what it was like to see them in the roaring early days.]
the Yardbirds - "Stroll On" [from having a rave-up. i'll admit that i've never spent a lot of time with the super groups of the 60s or a lot of that time period of music in general. i cast it all under 'classic rock' at some point (no comments about how wrong that is) and never looked back. but drunkard posted this awesome video of the yardbirds in this film and i loved the song. 'nuff said.]
Holy Ghost Tent Revival - "Down the Street" [from so long i screamed. more great music from this north carolina band.]
the Mighty Underdogs - "Warwalk" [from droppin' science fiction. featuring a few guest rappers including chali2na, formerly of jurassic 5. not bad.]
Pulp - "Razamatazz" [i first heard this as a hidden track on the U.S. version of his 'n' hers. but it originally appeared on the pulpintro: the gift recordings singles collection. this is one of cocker's sharpest (and bordering on mean) songs from the period. endlessly good.]
M.I.A. - "20 Dollar" [from kala. i love this song and i thought i'd throw it up in honor of her performance on the grammys on sunday. plus it quotes the pixies and listener brooke, who called in to request for her husband jason's birthday, said she always enjoyed when i played the pixies. quasi-fulfillment.]
the Smiths - "Bigmouth Strikes Again" [by request. from the queen is dead. happy birthday, jason!]
the Pains of Being Pure at Heart - "Stay Alive" [from their self-titled debut. seriously. why haven't you gotten this album yet? go get it. now.]
Marah - "It's Only Money, Tyrone" [from kids in philly. i don't think i was speaking out of school when i called this one of the best roots-rock albums of the past 20 years. it's their masterwork. without a doubt. their other albums are good. kids in philly is amazing.]
Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit - "The Blue" [from their forthcoming self-titled record which is out next tuesday. they're playing at the lincoln theatre in raleigh on friday, february 20th and i'll be there.]
That Petrol Emotion - "It's a Good Thing" [from manic pop thrill. post-punk has these gems scattered all over its lifespan. bands that burned brightly for one moment, then had bursts of creativity and later nothing. i love this record.]
Charlie Louvin - "Ira" [from his self-titled 2007 album. right before this i played an excerpt from my phone interview with charlie louvin. you can read the transcript over at aquarium drunkard. it really was a fascinating and interesting talk. he's playing at the berkeley cafe in raleigh on friday, february 27th and at the evening muse in charlotte on saturday, february 28th.]
Uncle Tupelo - "Acuff-Rose" [from anodyne. the first louvin brothers song i ever heard was uncle tupelo's cover of "great atomic power." so, since louvin talked about roy acuff being the first concert he ever saw, i thought i'd play this classic ode to the man himself.]
Animal Collective - "My Girls" [from merriweather post pavilion. and let me tell you (and brynn). i think i finally get it. i love this record.]
the Replacements - "Sixteen Blue" (live) [by request. from the shit hits the fans. long time listener (and caller) frank's oldest daughter is turning 16 tomorrow. and he wanted to hear this, originally from let it be. so naturally i couldn't find a copy. so i ended up going to the most infamous of replacements bootlegs - the one where they're so drunk that they barely make it through any of the songs. i have a treasured copy of the album from its original cassette run, but thankfully someone made me a CD copy a long time back so that i don't have to play that one. so i hope this worked, frank. a great song, even when the band is completely in their cups.]
Lake Inferior - "Spiders" [from their self-titled EP. lake inferior was the first band signed to the UNC-chapel hill student record label, vinyl records. and a good pick they were. we'll be hearing more. in the meantime, head over to their myspace for more.]
the Delays - "Hey Girl" [from faded seaside glamour. note perfect pop.]
Caleb Caudle and the Bayonets - "When the Moment Comes" [from stay on. his album is out locally next thursday after his release show at the werehouse. we'll have him up on the show next week and i'm sure he'll play us some more new stuff.]
Guided by Voices - "Bulldog Skin" [from mag earwig! this was the first GBV song i consciously remember hearing - saw the video on 120 minutes. i'm rather fond of this album.]
Jim White - "Stranger Candy" (live) [from the funny little cross to bear live EP. this is one of the previously unreleased songs from the EP and one of the most lyrically devastating, i think. it's an astounding performance.]
Del Amitri - "Tell Her This" [from twisted. i neglected to do much valentine's related stuff on the show this year, so this is my sop to that. one of my favorite love songs of all time. "tell her something in my heart / needs her more than even clowns / need the laughter of the crowd." beautiful.]
Foreign Exchange - "Daykeeper" [from leave it all behind. when pitchfork finally got around to reviewing this, they gave it a pretty positive review. it's growing on me as well, though it's interesting since it's a completely different album from their awesome debut. but it's solid. really solid. ignore the weird drop-out in the midst of the song's beginning. with all the wind whipping around tonight we experienced a momentary power surge and lost power for a split second.]
the Smithereens - "Strangers When We Meet" [from especially for you. classic smithereens from their debut LP.]
Olson and Louris - "Saturday Morning on Sunday Street" [from ready for the flood. they played tonight at the carborro arts center. sure it was a good show. anyone go?]
Oakley Hall - "Angela" [from i'll follow you. i'm not sure why this song appeared in my head over the last week, but here i exercise it. for some period of time. oakley hall is too good to keep out of your head for long.]

That'll do it for this week. By the time I was done with this, the Heels finished stomping Duke 101-87. What a night. I'll be back next week with Caleb Caudle live in-studio and a lot of other great new music. Until then, Go Heels! and take care.



  • At 12:32 PM, February 15, 2009, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    I just got the Marah album Kids in Philly...and wow...im completely blown away.


  • At 12:47 PM, February 15, 2009, Blogger J. Neas said…

    That's because you're a man of immaculate taste. :)

    But I'm glad you like it. It's an amazing record. Worth an absurd number of repeat spins.

  • At 4:21 PM, February 15, 2009, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    Yea at the moment Im listening to it for the third time today...straight through. and honestly I dont know what I would do (musically) without your blog. haha. Ive discovered most of my favorite bands, not from pitchfork, but from here [!]



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