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Wednesday, May 13, 2009

J's Indie/Rock Mayhem - 13th May 2009

[Another edition of J's Indie/Rock Mayhem. I want to thank all the folks who came out to the Citified EP release show last Saturday. I had an awesome time DJing and hopefully I can do it again at some point. I had to borrow all that equipment and all it did was put a serious itch in me to own some myself. It was worth it just to have someone enthuse to me that they thought they were the only person in the world who remembered "Lucas With the Lid Off" until I played it.

A reminder that this Friday, May 15th, I'll be playing my guitar music (as opposed to DJing) at the Flat Iron along with Morgan McPherson and Mystkdog. I'm the opening-opening act. Show is at 9pm and I'd love to see you there. Make sure you say howdy if you do.

Now, so I can get back to finishing Invisible Man, onward.]

J's Indie/Rock Podcast: 13th May 2009

Theme Song - Peaches - "Rock Show"
Art Brut - "Demons Out!" [the quasi-title track from the new art brut vs. satan. the title phrase appears in the song, not in the title, but this song is either one of the funniest, snarkiest and sharpest eviscerations of indie culture i've heard recently, or eddie argos is a jerk. and either way, i love it.]
the Tears - "Autograph" [from here come the tears. one of my favorite songs of all time. there's just nothing wrong with it.]
the Veils - "The Letter" [from sun gangs which got its release last week. this could, after awhile, become my favorite veils record in the same way that sound of lies is my favorite jayhawks album - the sleeper, darker record without any immediate, throat-grabbing singles.]
Superchunk - "Art Class (Song for Yayoi Kusama)" [from here's to shutting up. long one of my very favorite 'chunk songs and probably my favorite from this album as well.]
the Thermals - "How We Fade" [from now we can see. they're at local 506 in chapel hill tomorrow night, thursday, may 14th. i won't be there, but go have a blast for me.]
Television - "See No Evil" [from marquee moon. i finally bought a copy of please kill me to read, so don't be surprised if the 70s punk stuff goes overboard on the show here in the next month or so.]
Her Space Holiday - "Sleepy Tigers" [from xoxo, panda and the new kid revival. they'll be at local 506 next monday night, may 18th. i will be there, so come say howdy.]
the Smithereens - "Beauty and Sadness" [by request. the title track from their debut EP. a great song, no doubt.]
J's Indie/Rock First Times - Jeremy Enigk - Click to Listen [part of an interview i did with jeremy enigk for aquarium drunkard. you can read the whole interview over at drunkard, but this story is a pretty awesome one. if only we could track down that breakdancing footage for jeremy.]
Jeremy Enigk - "Mind Idea" [the lead track from OK bear. i'm enjoying this record a right tidy bit. this song, especially, reminds me of the best aspects of enigk's work with sunny day real estate, just toned down a bit volume wise.]
Wilco - "I Got You (At the End of the Century)" [from the first disc of being there. the forthcoming wilco album, wilco (the album), is available for streaming over at wilcoworld, so go check it out. i've listened to the first four tracks and am really digging "one wing," especially.]
A.C. Newman - "Like a Hitman, Like a Dancer" [from this year's get guilty. catchy and probably bound for the year-end best singles show.]
the Church - "Almost With You" [from the blurred crusade. the church dropped a new album this week, untitled #23, and it is winging its way to me currently. we'll hear some next week.]
P.O.S. - "Graves (We Wrote Back)" [from never better. i'll be doing an interview with p.o.s. tomorrow, so keep an eye open for that on aquarium drunkard next week, but in the meantime, check out my piece about the song "savion glover" that i played on the show last week.]
the Posies - "Solar Sister" [from frosting on the beater. ah, man. i might as well send you back to the review i wrote about this album back when i was doing regular reviews here.]
Robyn Hitchcock and the Venus 3 - "Hurry for the Sky" [from the new goodnight oslo. i like the title track of this album a lot. we may re-visit that next week. did anyone go see him when he was in chapel hill? i heard good things.]
the Didjits - "Under the Christmas Fish" [from hey judester. i love the didjits. seriously. really. i've never really had a conversation about them with anyone though. any other fans out there?]
Jarvis Cocker - "Leftovers" [from further complications, jarvis' second solo album. this song is so chock full of great puns and typical jarvis-ness that i'll just let it speak for itself. oh, man, this album is good.]
Josh Ritter - "The Bad Actress" [from hello, starling. josh will be at the cat's cradle in carborro on saturday, may 30th. i'll have to break out some of the live in-studio stuff he did for us next week.]
Steve Earle - "Pancho and Lefty" [from townes, the new townes van zandt tribute album that earle has recorded. really, is there anyone better suited for taking on a whole bunch of van zandt's music? probably not.]
the Meat Puppets - "Oh Me" [from II. the meat puppets have a new album out and they'll be at the cat's cradle in chapel hill on sunday, june 14th. in the meantime, just because it's unavoidable, go re-visit nirvana's version of this from the unplugged performance. it's really good. duh.]
the New York Dolls - "Better Than You" [from 'cause i sez so. i like this song. a lot. it's sweet and menacing at the same time. i'm enjoying the hell out of this record.]
Citified - "Landlocked" [from absence. the EP gets officially released on eskimo kiss records here in a couple of weeks.]
the High Strung - "Standing at the Door of Self Discovery" [from ode to the inverse of the dude. i'm not quite sure what i think of this song - the title is a bit awkward to sing. but we'll hear more because i like the high strung.]
the Reigning Sound - "You're Not as Pretty" [from time bomb high school. the best record of 2002 that i didn't hear until 6 years later. jeez louise. the songs on this album never get old. at all.]
the Breeders - "The Last Time" [from the new fate to fatal EP. mark lanegan sits in on vocals on this one. kim deal is confident enough in her power. my long pause when trying to say her name in the voicebreak later on is because i thought i was mis-remembering which indie-rock 'kim' i was talking about. looks like i'll be playing mary lou lord's "his indie world" next week.]
the Felice Brothers - "The Big Surprise" [the lead track from yonder is the clock. they'll be at the garage in winston-salem on sunday, may 24th. i will most likely be there myself, especially since the next day is memorial day.]
Horse Feathers - "Working Poor" [from house with no home. they'll be at local 506 in chapel hill on friday, may 15th. so you have your choice of me or horse feathers that night. life is good sometimes.]
Rock Plaza Central - "Are We Not Horses?" [the title track from their second album. their forthcoming album, at the moment of our most needing, or if only they could turn around, they would know they weren't alone, is due out june 16th. this band is quite good. really, quite good.]

That'll do it for this week. I'll see you Friday night at the Flat Iron, but if not, until next week, Go 'Canes!, and take care.

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  • At 1:15 PM, May 18, 2009, Blogger BetweenLoveandLike said…

    do you know all about the teaches of peaches, yah, whaaaat? :)

    Dude, you me and Monolith again this year? Cause it's so on (with hopefully more than Starfucker b/c then I'd have to reconsider). But talk to those AD kids, tell them to hook you up! :)


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