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Thursday, May 21, 2009

J's Indie/Rock Mayhem - 20th May 2009

[Welcome to another edition of J's Indie/Rock Mayhem. This week was bananas! Seriously, a whole crop of new music landed in my lap this week - with new releases this week from a bunch and some advance copies of some really awesome music coming my way as well. I didn't get to everything this week, so there'll be plenty more next week.

Except that next week I'll be having the excellent Eating the Invaders up live in the studio. They'll be playing at the Dotmatrix Project show next Thursday, May 28th, at the Green Burro in downtown Greensboro. We might, though it's a long shot, have the other Dotmatrix band, the Subterranean Bums, up with us as well, but a scheduling conflict might keep that from happening. But some guaranteed live music and great conversation next week. Make sure you tune in.

Now, while we can, onward.]

J's Indie/Rock Podcast: 20th May 2009 Show

Theme Song - Peaches - "Rock Show"
P.O.S. - "Goodbye" [from never better. my interview with p.o.s. went really well and should be getting up later this week or early next. he was a fun cat to talk with.]
Girls Against Boys - "Cruise Your New Baby Fly Self" [from cruise yourself. there is never any doubt in my mind why i loved this band so much in high school. and still do. pure. rock.]
the New York Dolls - "Muddy Bones" [from 'cause i sez so. another excellent track from the second really solid reunion record. so few bands have come back to make really awesome records, but you can throw the dolls in with mission of burma and wire in that regard, i think.]
Talib Kweli - "Broken Glass" [from the beautiful struggle. i always enjoyed this song a lot back when this album came out. i've been sort of luekwarm on kweli's music since.]
Jarvis Cocker - "Angela" [from the excellent further complications which i reviewed this week over at aquarium drunkard. this is one of my favorite releases of 2009 so far. it's that good, kids.]
Oakley Hall - "Angela" [from i'll follow you. and yes, basically, since the jarvis record came out, i've been waiting to pair these two up. this is one of my favorite oakley hall songs from this album and it's a lovely counterpoint to the cocker song.]
PJ Harvey and John Parish - "Black Hearted Love" [from a woman a man walked by. one of the best songs on this album and a bona-fide rock song.]
Big Black - "Colombian Necktie" [from songs about fucking. i threw this in since steve albini produced the new jarvis cocker album. and because i love this song. and just in case you don't know...here.]
St. Vincent - "Laughing With a Mouth Full of Blood" [from the actor. i heard about, but paid no attention, st. vincent's first album. so now that the new one has landed in my lap, i may have to fix that. i've listened to half of it and have really enjoyed what i'm hearing. composed pop with some creative construction.]
Telekinesis - "Coast of Carolina" [by request. from their self-titled album. to finally set myself straight from the podcast, they'll be playing thursday, june 18th at local 506 in chapel hill. there we go.]
Passion Pit - "Sleepyhead" [from manners, though it was originally available on their chunk of change EP from last year. they played at the monolith festival in denver last year, but i passed on seeing them. my mistake.]
Scott H. Biram - "Sinkin' Down" [from something's wrong / lost forever. scott biram is a really fascinating character. a one-man band of awesome, dirty blues and punkish-country that is really awesome.]
Megafaun - "The Fade" [from their forthcoming album gather, form & fly which is due out july 21st. in the meantime, check out this post over at drunkard where you can snag this song. i'm salivating, guys.]
Jason Lytle - "Rollin' Home Alone" [from yours truly, the commuter. if you missed it, check out my interview with the ex-grandaddy front-man.]
John Doe and the Sadies - "Help Me Make it Through the Night" [from country club. their take on the kristofferson klassic. every time i hear this song, i can't help but think of pinkard and bowden though. is anyone else haunted by the never ending repeat of the television commercial for their gettin' stupid album that was on every day for years in the 80s? sadly i can't find a youtube video of that commercial, but "help me make it through the yard" is out there somewhere, i'm sure.]
Husker Du - "New Day Rising" [the title track from their 1985 album. there's some new 'punk rock' application on facebook and i saw my friend andrew receive a copy of this album through that application for his birthday. so, here it is again. happy birthday!]
the Church - "Anchorage" [from untitled #23. the new church album has been getting some awesome reviews. my jury is still out as i've only given it one proper listen, but stay tuned for more.]
Ben Lee - "Pop Queen" [from granpaw would. ah, the young ben lee. his lyrics sounded so much more appropriate then..]
the Veils - "Sit Down by the Fire" [from sun gangs. i'm telling you. this album is going to end up in my year-end top 25 yet. it's a grower.]
Hayden - "Hollywood Ending" [from elk-lake serenade. i enjoy the absurdity of this song. hayden is good at alternating horrifically sad and absurd stories on his albums.]
Wilco - "One Wing" [from the forthcoming wilco the album due out june 30th. we'll be hearing a lot more. don't worry.]
the Felice Brothers - "Chicken Wire" [from yonder is the clock. they'll be playing this sunday, may 24th, at the garage in winston-salem. get excited.]
Crocodiles - "I Wanna Kill" [from summer of hate. such violence in these crocodiles.]
Built to Spill - "I Would Hurt a Fly" [from perfect from now on. i love this song and hope desperately that they play it this summer at the pitchfork festival write the night show.]
White Rabbits - "Rudie Fails" [from the new it's frightening. the new album was produced by britt daniel of spoon and, man, it's really good. much better than their interesting but ultimately meh debut.]
Del Amitri - "Always the Last to Know" [from change everything, the title of which i totally forgot on the podcast. forgive me, del.]
John Vanderslice - "Fetal Horses" [from the new romanian names. i really like what i've heard off of this record. seriously good stuff.]
Rock Plaza Central - "(The World Is) Good Enough" [from the forthcoming at the moment of our most needing, or if only they could turn around, they would know they weren't alone. yes, you read that right. due out on june 16th, i'm excited.]
the Ramones - "I Wanna Be Your Boyfriend" [from their self-titled record. joey ramone would have been 58 yesterday. happy birthday, joey.]

That'll do it for this week. I'll be back next week with Eating the Invaders live in-studio and a lot of other fun, so until then, Go 'Canes!, and take care.



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