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Thursday, June 25, 2009

J's Indie/Rock Mayhem - 24th June 2009

[Welcome to another edition of J's Indie/Rock Mayhem. It's a bit late, but I blame that on listener Heather inviting me out for trivia night at the Green Burro. I can't resist trivia - that's the Quiz Bowl player/coach in me. Tonight's show is chock full of goodness though.

If you haven't started checking out Extra Mayhem yet, please do. This week's was a humdinger of an episode with the theme of "green" and Big Star's Radio City played in its entirety. One whole classic album and a bunch of connected songs. How can you go wrong? Monday nights/Tuesday mornings at midnight on WQFS.

Now, while we can, onward.]

J's Indie/Rock Podcast: 24th June 2009 Show

Theme Song - Peaches - "Rock Show"
Future of the Left - "Arming Eritrea" [from travels with myself and another. this album has been getting crazy good reviews and it looks like, on their sophomore effort, they've truly found their rhythm as a band. curses was good, but this is phenomenal.]
Mansun - "Negative" [from six. it takes some patience with prog rock ideas, but i love the first two mansun albums. this song is way up on my list of their best.]
Sonic Youth - "No Way" [from the eternal. if you didn't catch them playing this live on jimmy fallon earlier this week, go get it. it's an excellent performance.]
Patterson Hood - "Pollyanna" [from the new murdering oscar (and other love songs). this is one of my favorites - it's interesting to hear patterson's "solo" stuff with a full backing band.]
J's Indie/Rock First Times - Jay Farrar - Click to Listen [i did an interview last week with son volt's jay farrar and here he talks about his first concert. if you'd like to read the whole interview, head on over to aquarium drunkard for the goods.]
Son Volt - "Down to the Wire" [from the forthcoming american central dust which is, seriously, really, really good. not been a big fan of son volt version 2.0 so far? this album might bring you back to the fold.]
Guided by Voices - "Glad Girls" [from isolation drills. one of the most sheer moments of pop abandonment in the GBV catalogue. ah, singles.]
Citified - "Dutiful Scout" [from the absence EP. such good stuff, this citified. i'm an unapologetic fan.]
Rock Plaza Central - "The Hot Blind Earth" [from in the moment of our most needing.. which just came out this week. i did an interview with the band which will be up on aquarium drunkard within the next couple of weeks. stay tuned.]
Dinosaur Jr. - "Your Weather" [from farm which dropped this week. this is one of the lou barlow songs from the album and this record is fantastic. better than beyond. seriously.]
the Damnwells - "What You Get" [from bastards of the beat. what an awesome band these guys are. every album is solid and fantastic.]
the Bronzed Chorus - "Underpass Sunrise" [from i'm the spring. a seriously great song and i'm telling you, these guys are something. check out their myspace for more.]
the Minus 5 - "The Disembowlers" [from killingsworth which is due out in early july. it's a solid record - i'm not sure i'm as big on it as i was down with wilco and the self-titled record, but it's still really good.]
Polvo - "Beggar's Bowl" [from the forthcoming in prisms which is due out in september. back on merge records and man, they sound good. check out the song over at stereogum.]
the Afghan Whigs - "I Keep Coming Back" [from gentlemen. a cover of the tyrone davis stone classic. the original is awesome, but dulli treats it right, that's for sure.]
Akron/Family - "River" [from set 'em high, set 'em free. just got word that they're going to be playing an awesome music festival, transfigurations, up in asheville, north carolina, august 13th through the 15th. mount eerie, bonnie 'prince' billy, the books, brightblack morning light and a few others. ought to be awesome.]
Kurt Vile - "Freeway" [from constant hitmaker. kurt will also be at the transfiguration festival. amazing.]
Spiral Stairs - "Maltese Terrier" [from the forthcoming the real feel. spiral stairs, aka scott kannberg, formerly of pavement, is releasing his first official solo record - as opposed to the preston school of industry records he's been doing since pavement. the album's not out until october, but the matador records blog has this song up for download now. go snag it.]
Matthew Sweet - "Where You Get Love" [from blue sky on mars. you know, there are some solid singles on this record. would i recommend it to anyone who isn't a pretty big sweet fan? absolutely not.]
Fruit Bats - "My Unusual Friend" [by request. from the ruminant band. i like the email requests i get during the week. if there's something you want to hear, fire away: qfsmayhem -at- hotmail dot com.]
the Church - "Anchorage" [from the solid untitled #23. i'm really enjoying this record. they're playing up in maryland this weekend. closest they're coming to NC unfortunately.]
the Roadside Graves - "Anthony's Gate" [from my son's home. this is definitely one of your must-hears for 2009. it's a solid, loping record that seems way too big (18 tracks) but by the time you're done, feels just right. amazingly crafted.]
Liz Durrett - "Wild as Them" [from outside our gates. aquarium drunkard is sponsoring a show at athfest this weekend. liz durrett will be playing there along with another band we'll see here in a second..]
Frankel - "Anonymity is the New Fame" [the title track from his new album. amazing stuff. fans of elliot smith and just well crafted, subdued pop music, come hither.]
Circulatory System - "Symbols and Maps" [from their self-titled album. they'll be playing at the AD sponsored athfest show this weekend AND at the aforementioned transfigurations fest up in asheville in august. super exciting.]
Grand Archives - "Silver Among the Gold" [by request. from mind frankenstein. i need to hear a lot more of these guys, 'cos this song is...amazing.]
Samantha Crain and The Midnight Shivers - "Songs in the Night" [the title track from their latest. beautiful music that is well worth hearing.]
Jim White - "Jailbird" (live) [from a funny little cross to bear EP. i've been enjoying this live version especially since this EP came out. beautiful, sorrowful stuff.]

That'll do it for this week. I'll be back Monday night for Extra Mayhem. Until then, take care. RIP, Michael Jackson.

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