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Sunday, July 12, 2009

J's Indie/Rock Mayhem - 8th July 2009


[A really awesome episode of J's Indie/Rock Mayhem that, unfortunately, was mightily delayed as far as posting goes. I pay for so much upload space per month on my podhosting service, and I thought I had accounted for enough for the additional Extra Mayhem podcasts over the summer. Well, I didn't. This coming week's Indie/Rock Mayhem will also be delayed by a day or two, but after that, everything should be back on schedule since this week's Extra Mayhem will be the last during the month of July.

Also, Extra Mayhem will be on early again this week - from 8pm - 10pm Monday night covering The Garden of Good and Evil for DJ Midnightt. I appreciate her giving me the opportunity to get on earlier. It ought to be a blast. Her show is always worth listening to, so tune in weekly for her.

This Thursday I'll be heading to Chicago to do coverage of the Pitchfork Music Festival for Aquarium Drunkard. I'll be trying to do as much day-of blogging as I can after the festival is done each day over at Drunkard, but if you want to follow along with some more live action, you can follow the J's Indie/Rock Twitter for more frequent updates. I'm sure I'll have plenty of enlightening things to say. Probably mostly about how I'm really craving a Chicago style hot dog. Just sayin'.

Now, since it's late enough, onward.]

J's Indie/Rock Podcast: 8th July 2009 Show

Theme Song - Peaches - "Rock Show"
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Spoon - "Got Nuffin" [a new single released this past week with three new songs. meant to tide over until the new LP drops, whenever that is. not bad, though. i mean, it is spoon.]
Fountains of Wayne - "No Better Place" [from welcome interstate managers. my friend sara, whom i complain about on the podcast, got to see a live acoustic performance from fountains of wayne the night this show aired, up in madison, wisconsin. i'm mightily jealous as i've never seen them and they're a favorite of mine. le sigh.]
Obits - "Milk Cow Blues" [from i blame you. their version of the classic tune. man, this album is seriously good. i mean. really good.]
the Pains of Being Pure at Heart - "Ramona" [the b-side to the newly released single for "young adult friction" from their self-titled album. a really awesome song and i can't wait to see these guys at pitchfork.]
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Citified - "Landlocked" [from absence. i'm a bit late with this, but like i did on the podcast, i wanted to wish citified's chris jackson and his wife, emily, a happy 10th wedding anniversary.]
the High Back Chairs - "Share" [from curiosity and relief. i do so love this song. this is the type of rock i can listen to over and over for ages. hooky, great sing-along chorus, yet still tough and thick.]
the Bronzed Chorus - "Hiding in the Woods" [from i'm the spring. i'm not always a bit instrumental music person, but i do love the bronzed chorus. it's invigorating stuff.]
Dinosaur Jr. - "Over It" [from farm. yes, this record is really, really good. better than beyond i'd say. sometime, we should have a contest over what 'reunited' band made the best reunion album. thoughts?]
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Oneida - "The River" [from the new rated o which is quite good from what i've heard. i do like oneida quite a bit though.]
That Petrol Emotion - "It's A Good Thing" [sort of by request, from manic pop thrill. caller wanted to hear a song they thought was on this record, but apparently it isn't. still a great album.]
The Roots with Erykah Badu - "I Wanna Be Where You Are" [this was recorded before a visit from badu to jimmy fallon's show where the roots are the house band. this is a cover of a michael jackson song from his 1972 debut solo album, got to be there. and, as you might expect from this group, they tear it up.]
Grizzly Bear - "Cheerleader" [from veckatimist. yeah, this record is pretty amazing. i imagine it's going to be in the running on a lot of people's best-of '09 lists.]
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Megafaun - "Worried Mind" [from the forthcoming gather, form & fly. i finally got my full advanced copy and we'll be hearing lots more. because this band is amazing. hands down.]
New Order - "Sunrise" [from low-life. this was a song that was contemplated and then ditched for last week's theme hour. but it's such a good song, that i moved it over to this show.]
Future of the Left - "You Need Satan More Than He Needs You" [from travels with myself and another. here's a band i wish i could see again, though they were mighty awesome when they came to greensboro with against me last year.]
Sonic Youth - "No Way" [from the eternal. this is bound to start a conversation, if people even look this far into these posts, but what sonic youth albums are actually your favorite? there are a lot of different camps amongst sy fans.]
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Hope Sandoval and the Warm Inventions - "Blanchard" [from the forthcoming through the devil slowly which will be out in september. exciting to see the amazing singer and songwriter back for more. i'm a little biased cos, well, i love mazzy star.]
the Rain Parade - "Blue" [from explosions in the glass palace. this was their first release minus founding member dave roback (who would later work with hope sandoval in mazzy star - connection! ka-kow!) and it's an amazing EP, honestly.]
New Numbers - "Islands" [the title track from their new EP. not a bad little song and certainly worth hearing more of.]
Great Lake Swimmers - "Pulling on a Line" [from lost channels. this is a band i've heard a lot about, but have never followed up on and now i'm regretting that. great stuff.]
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the Low Anthem - "To Ohio" [from oh my god, charlie darwin. i haven't listened to all of this yet, but we're in for some amazing music, i think.]
the Church - "Pangaea" [from untitled #23. so, is this the brit-english spelling of pangea? i've always spelled it without the extra a, but this could be a brit-english thing since they're australian. or is it aussie-english? or am i just wrong?]
Egyptian Lover - "I Cry (Night After Night)" [from on the nile. big, big thanks to jay for tipping me off to this guy. did you ever wonder what people in the 80s who were musicians and big fans of prince and kraftwerk were doing with their artistic ideas? well, now you do. you can thank me later.]
Son Volt - "Cocaine and Ashes" [from american central dust. it's the story of keith richards, like you've never heard it before.]
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Rock Plaza Central - "Don't You Believe The Words of Handsome Men" [from the astounding in the moment of our most needing.. i'll be getting my interview with them up soon.]
Television - "The Dream's Dream" [from adventure. no one ever spends a lot of time talking about this album, but i love it, in some ways almost as much as marquee moon. i understand why that album overshadows adventure in so many ways, but man this record is good. unquestionably so.]

That'll do it for this week. I'll be back with Extra Mayhem tomorrow night - we're going Britpop for the Wholesale album of the week and there will be a theme, though it's not decided yet. Until then, take care.

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