J's Indie/Rock Mayhem

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Wednesday, April 22, 2009

J's Indie/Rock Mayhem - 22nd April 2009

[Welcome to another edition of J's Indie/Rock Mayhem. Tonight's show is jam packed with 30 songs! Always excited to pack that much into one two hour show.

Don't forget that next week, Greensboro's Filthybird will be joining us live in-studio for some chatter about next week's Dotmatrix Project show and playing some live music. We also might be joined by the opener band, Greensboro's Albina Savoy. Here's hoping.

Don't forget that I'm Twittering! Come follow along!

Now, while I can still tweet, onward.]

J's Indie/Rock Podcast: 22nd April 2009

Theme Song - Peaches - "Rock Show"
P.O.S. - "Low Life Low Light" [from never better. i received a recommendation for the title track off this record, but didn't get it until after the show. i should check facebook more often. never thought i'd say that. so in the meantime, here's one of the best single songs i've heard this year.]
Drive-by Truckers - "Let There Be Rock" [from southern rock opera. patterson hood has a new solo record due out shortly. we'll probably be hearing some of that soon, so in the meantime, here's some classic truckers. this song is always a highlight of the live shows.]
Superchunk - "Knock Knock Knock" [from the leaves in the gutter EP which i reviewed over at aquarium drunkard. can't wait to see these guys at the merge anniversary fest this summer.]
Radiohead - "The Trickster" [from the my iron lung EP which has been included on the bonus disc of the new expanded edition of the bends. well worth picking up, even if you already own it, from what i've heard.]
Sonic Youth - "Sacred Trixter" [new sonic youth! from the forthcoming the eternal, their first album for matador records, due out june 9th. i say something about july in the podcast, so just ignore that. in the meantime, if you want to snag this song, go check out aquarium drunkard for the hookup.]
Filthybird - "Fightsong" [from southern skies. filthybird, as mentioned, will be live with us next week talking about their upcoming dotmatrix project show. ought to be some great stuff, so tune in.]
PJ Harvey and John Parish - "Sixteen, Fifteen, Fourteen" [from a woman a man walked by. the main criticism levelled at this record has been its scattered feeling, but i like how it feels almost like an overview of a lot of the styles harvey has channeled over the years. i think that works for it.]
Television - "Carried Away" [from 1978's adventure. this album rarely gets mentioned when talking about television's legacy, but i think it works so well as a more subdued and nuanced refinement of the sound television crafted on marquee moon. in a lot of ways, it's every bit as visionary and engaging.]
Art Brut - "Alcoholics Unanimous" [aw, get excited. art brut vs. satan is finally here. and it's quite good. i might be writing a review in the coming week or so, but if not, you'll hear plenty of it here. i have my qualms about art brut, but they are heavily outweighed by everything else. what a band.]
the Twilight Singers - "What Makes You Think You're the One?" [from she loves you. dulli and company's take on the fleetwood mac classic.]
Citified - "Landlocked" [from the forthcoming absence EP. the CD release show is on saturday, may 9th at the flat iron here in greensboro. yours truly will be doing a DJ set, so bring your dancing shoes.]
Warren Zevon - "Carmelita" (1974 demo) [a bonus track from the remastered edition of his self-title album. i like this version more than the eventual album track, i must say.]
the Thermals - "When I Was Afraid" [from now we can see. hook after hook on this album. seriously, people. this is a good, good record.]
Big Star - "September Gurls" [from radio city. another goof on my part. on the podcast i'm fairly sure i claimed this was off of #1 record. that's what you get for buying the single disc collection that pulled the two albums together. you never really quite understand a separation between the two.]
the Streets - "David Hassles" [mike skinner has been releasing new songs via twitter this past week and this was the best of the lot. you can still go grab the download over here. this song actually has some of the nuanced wit of early streets. hmm.]
Tommy Keene - "Goodbye Jane" [from in the late bright. another sharp song from this power pop legend. i'm starting to ponder a 'jane' themed song set. suggestions?]
the Breeders - "The Last Time" [from the new fate to fatal EP. we'll be hearing more next week, but this song. oh, my. it's the breeders fronted by mark lanegan. and yes, it's as good as it sounds. on paper. sounds better in the song.]
Pulp - "A Little Soul" [from this is hardcore. potentially one of my favorite pulp songs of all time. i have to pull it out with some regularity.]
Lake Inferior - "(I Have) Night Terrors" [from their excellent self-titled EP. the fine folks with good taste who read aquarium drunkard really latched onto the EP when i wrote about it the other week.]
Beck - "Girl Dreams" [from one foot in the grave which got a HUGE reissue this week with an expanded edition that has unearthed 16 bonus tracks, 13 of which are previously unreleased. simply put, if you're as big a fan of this album as i am, go get it.]
Steve Earle - "To Live is to Fly" [from the forthcoming townes, earle's tribute to the late townes van zandt. a whole album of earle covering van zandt's work. this is good and i imagine the rest is too. right up steve's alley.]
the Only Ones - "Another Girl Another Planet" [from their self-titled debut. a classic of the post-punk/new wave mess that was the late 70s/early 80s. i learned of this, naturally, through the replacements.]
the Felice Brothers - "Chicken Wire" [from yonder is the clock. this is the second week in a row i've played a felice brothers song with the word 'chicken' in the title. i think i read that this album was recorded in an old chicken shack. whether it belonged to jimmie, i don't know. j's indie/rock mayhem apologizes for the lameness of that joke.]
John Doe and the Sadies - "I Still Miss Someone" [from country club. here doe and the sadies take a good shot at this johnny cash classic.]
the Damnwells - "Like It Is" [from one last century, still, i believe available for download for free over at paste magazine's site. but as of my typing, i can't get paste's website to work. we'll see.]
Ryan Adams - "Firecracker" [from gold. this album always tended ot underwhelm me a bit, but this song is forever in my top five favorite adams songs list. seriously, it's just a really well written and catchy song.]
the Monks - "Monk Time" [from the new reissue of their debut album black monk time. if you head over to aquarium drunkard, you can still get your name in the drawing to win a copy of the reissues on CD and vinyl.]
Akron/Family - "River" [from the new set 'em high, set 'em free. gorgeous music. this akron/family is going places. wow, it's getting late.]
Josh Ritter - "Golden Age of Radio" (acoustic) [this is from the bonus disc of the new deluxe edition of ritter's second album, the golden age of radio. the second disc includes some b-sides from the "come and find me" single, but it also includes a complete re-recording of the album with just josh and an acoustic guitar. this is from that part of the bonus material.]
Matthew Sweet - "Devil with the Green Eyes" [from altered beast. aside from being named after (with no fact checking on this by me) one of the best games for sega genesis ever, this album really is one of sweet's overlooked masterpieces. it's the dark album, to be sure. that said, this song has been in my head for days. now it's exercised.]

That'll do it for this week. Tune in next week for my interview with Filthybird and hopefully Albina Savoy and until then, Go Panthers (in the draft!), and take care.



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