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Wednesday, April 15, 2009

J's Indie/Rock Mayhem - 15th April 2009

[Welcome to another edition of J's Indie/Rock Mayhem. Another jam packed night of good music ahead. So pile on, me mates.

First, a reminder of what I posted below: J's Indie/Rock is Twittering away. Just come follow me at http://twitter.com/jneas81. It'll be largely music related, but probably a lot of nonsense as well. But that's the fun of Twitter, eh?

Now, while I'm recovering from a day of watching people teabagging on television, onward.]

J's Indie/Rock Podcast: 15th April 2009 Show

Theme Song - Peaches - "Rock Show"
Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit - "Seven-Mile Island" [from their self-titled album. i'll be honest. i've been pretty underwhelmed by this record. a shame considering how good a songwriter isbell can be. but this record has left me pretty cold. there are some good songs, but it really falls flat compared to his first solo record.]
the Jayhawks - "Waiting for the Sun" [from hollywood town hall. i worked up a cover of this and played it at open mic night last night. a kind of minor-key version of the classic. so i thought i'd play the original. such a great song.]
PJ Harvey and John Parish - "Pig Will Not" [from a woman a man walked by. raucous, shouty harvey at her best. i've honestly still never heard the early, pre-to bring you my love albums and i would really like to at some point. unfortunately eMusic pulled dry from download in the u.s. right before i was able to grab it.]
Richard Hell and the Voidoids - "Love Comes in Spurts" [from blank generation. has anyone ever heard the second voidoids record, destiny street? i've never took the time to track down a copy - it takes a bit of work to do so.]
Superchunk - "Learned to Surf" [the lead track from the new leaves in the gutter EP which i reviewed this week over at aquarium drunkard. it's a solid piece of work. and this song in particular.]
Midnight Oil - "Stars of Warburton" [from blue sky mining. when i bought my copy of this album through BMG many moons ago, i opened the case and three copies of the CD fell out. i forget, honestly, what i did with them. but this album is still quite good. i'm a sucker for midnight oil.]
P.O.S. - "Graves (We Wrote the Book)" [from never better. i need to get a hold of this album. badly.]
Foreign Exchange - "Take off the Blues" [from leave it all behind. they'll be at the cat's cradle this friday night in carborro, but also at the double door inn in charlotte on sunday night for a free show sponsored by myspace. i pick one weekend to leave town and everything happens. c'est la vie. i love this song.]
Lake Inferior - "How the Wars Are Won" [from their self-titled EP that i reviewed this week over at aquarium drunkard. people are responding really positively to this band. they're bound for good things if they keep this kind up with this kind of music.]
the Vaselines - "Jesus Wants Me For a Sunbeam" [from enter the vaselines, the new 2-disc retrospective being put out by sub pop due out in early may. all of my knowledge of this band is through nirvana's many covers, but that's about to change.]
the Decemberists - "The Hazards of Love 1 (The Prettiest Whistles Won't Wrestle the Thistles Undone)" [from the new the hazards of love. i still haven't listened to this album through yet, so bear with me, but i like this song.]
Tubeway Army - "Down in the Park" [from replicas. the last album before gary numan ditched the tubeway army moniker and became a new man. (hah! get it?) the foo fighters covered this song (really?), but my favorite cover was done by marilyn manson as a b-side to the "lunchbox" single. manson knew how to do this song justice.]
John Doe and the Sadies - "Night Life" [from the new country club album. a great collection of country classics done right by john doe with the sadies as his backing band. john doe's side project, X, will be at the cat's cradle on tuesday, june 9th, as part of the total request live tour, playing requests from ticket holders.]
Paul Westerberg - "Whatever Makes You Happy" [from suicaine gratifaction. i love this song. "i'm fallin' down the stairwell / callin' farewell, anyone.."]
Her Space Holiday - "The New Kid Revival" [from xoxo, panda and the new kid revival, their new LP. i like this song. we'll hear more.]
Bob Dylan - "Queen Jane Approximately" [by request. from highway 61 revisited. no lie. a dude called me from a payphone to make this request. i know because he told me and because our caller ID read "payphone." that's some dedicated request making. i actually didn't answer the first time he called because i was on voice break. then he called back from inside a lowe's home improvement store. i know that from the caller ID also. i assume lowe's is playing WQFS over the loudspeakers now?]
J's Indie/Rock First Times - Jason Lytle - Click to Listen [i spoke on the phone today with jason lytle, former frontman of grandaddy, about his forthcoming solo album. that interview will be up on aquarium drunkard later this week. but here jason talks about the first concert he ever went to - cheap trick! a good story about reckless youth.]
Jason Lytle - "Rollin' Home Alone" [from yours truly, the commuter. i didn't remember that this was the song i played last week. sorry for the repeat. good song, though.]
Filthybird - "Sunshine" [from southern skies. filthybird will be live in-studio on the show in two weeks in prep of their dotmatrix project show this month. also, just in time, are some videos of the band over at monkeywhale. very good stuff. go check it out.]
the Veils - "The Letter" [from sun gangs. this may be my favorite song on this album. it's going to get a good bit of play from me this year, that's for sure.]
Son Volt - "Mystifies Me" [from trace. their cover of a ron wood song. next week we'll hear the original because, well, it's quite good too. i as re-obsessed with trace earlier this week and for good reason. i've never been anything less than in love with this record since i first heard it 14 years ago. meanwhile, here's my post at aquarium drunkard comparing this cover to the original.]
the Felice Brothers - "Run Chicken Run" [from yonder is the clock and i'll go ahead and tell you guys to look for this record on the year-end list. it's an amazing record. and i thought their self-titled was a piece of work. this one's even better.]
Califone - "Trout Silk" [from roomsound. i was late on the califone bandwagon, but i'm really getting into them now. i like what i've heard of red red meat, too. any thoughts?]
Tommy Keene - "Hide Your Eyes" [from in the late bright. this song could be on my year-end singles list because, well, it's really, really good.]
the Thermals - "How We Fade" [from now we can see. more great music. i could run through this whole record, playing a different track each week, and be pretty satisfied. truly.]
Yo La Tengo - "Cherry Chapstick" [from my personal favorite yo la tengo album, and then nothing turned itself inside out. there's something about this song. please tell me they'll play it at the 'write the night' thing at the pitchfork festival. pleeeaasseee.]

That'll do it for this week. Don't forget to come follow me on Twitter and absorb the asinine things I tweet about. I've done it at least once while I've been sitting here typing this. Until next week, take care.

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