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Wednesday, November 18, 2009

J's Indie/Rock Mayhem - 18th November 2009

[Welcome to another edition of J's Indie/Rock Mayhem - the last before the holiday season gets into full swing next week. I'll be doing my annual Thanksgiving show next Wednesday night, but will also be holding down the fort in the 4pm - 6pm slow that afternoon also. So tune in for some Early Mayhem from 4pm - 5pm, Democracy Now! from 5pm - 6pm and J's Indie/Rock Mayhem at the usual time of 6pm - 8pm. And, tentatively, in two weeks time we'll have the guys from Lake Inferior up here finally. So lots of good stuff coming your way in the next few weeks.

Let's cut to the chase. Onward.]

J's Indie/Rock Podcast: 18th November 2009 Show

Theme Song - Peaches - "Rock Show"
A Place to Bury Strangers - "It Is Nothing" [from exploding head. one of the loudest shows i've seen in some time. and quite a great stage show for a small venue, too. not something bands always go all out on in smaller clubs.]
the Love Language - "Lalita" [from their self-titled debut. just found out this week that the love language will be playing here at guilford on saturday, december 5th. get excited as we're working on a great opener as well. stay tuned.]
the Undertones - "Teenage Kicks" [from their self-titled debut. i didn't play it seven times like john peel did the first time, but man, it still warrants that kind of play. what a song.]
Liam Finn and Eliza Jane - "Honest Face" [from the champagne in seashells EP. don't know if they're out touring for this right now or not, but i'm definitely excited for finn's proper follow-up to his i'll be lightning album.]
the Clientele - "I Wonder Who We Are" [from the excellent bonfires on the heath. i know i've said this before, but their consistency is so rewarding, it's crazy. every album has a different feel, but without huge changes in their sound. it's awesome.]
Sharon Jones and the Dap Kings - "How Long Do I Have to Wait?" [another song from the daptone gold collection from daptone records. these songs are so ridiculously good.]
the Church - "Metropolis" [from gold afternoon fix. not always my favorite church album, but this song is way up there on the list. as are a good number of others from this album.]
the Avett Brothers - "The Perfect Space" [from i and love and you. the brothers are on late night with jimmy fallon tonight, so tune into your local NBC affiliate to see some home grown north carolina music in action.]
the Mountain Goats - "Psalms 40:2" [from the life of the world to come. i haven't seen the mountain goats but once and it was a mostly solo show from darnielle. still, i'd love to see him in these recent years with this span of fantastic albums, this one not excluded.]
Obits - "Fake Kinkade" [from i blame you. one of the most rocking records of this year. i have to tip my hat to joe g. for raving/ranting about this record for a good bit before i heard it.]
Drive-by Truckers - "Carl Perkins Cadillac" [from the dirty south, one of this week's decade picks over at aquarium drunkard. go and read my piece on it. this is my favorite truckers' album and it was my co-#1 album of the year back when it came out. the other #1 was my other album pick this week. coming up in a bit.]
the Rosebuds - "Boxcar" [by request. from birds make good neighbors. good to hear people requesting the old rosebuds stuff, too, 'cos it's fantastic. seriously. what a band.]
Bear in Heaven - "Wholehearted Mess" [from beast rest forth mouth. wow. i just got this record this week and while i haven't made my way through it yet, this song is serious. we'll be hearing a lot more, for sure.]
Vic Chesnutt - "Society Sue" [from skittering on take-off, the second new album this year from chesnutt. this one was recorded with jonathan richman (yes, that jonathan richman) and is pretty good from everything i've heard.]
Egyptian Lover - "I Cry (Night After Night)" [from on the nile. like "prince meets kraftwerk" read the review i read. that's so dead on that it's painful. oh, my god, this stuff is awesome.]
the Heartless Bastards - "Early in the Morning" [from the mountain, a record that has gotten the band quite a bit of press this year. good for them as they are very, very deserving.]
Califone - "Funeral Singers" [from all my friends are funeral singers. i'm a late-comer to califone, but their 2007 album roots and crowns won me over in a serious way. this one is doing the same all over again.]
the Streets - "Dry Your Eyes" [from a grand don't come for free, my other decade pick this week over at aquarium drunkard. go and read my piece on it. it's a really astounding record, all in all.]
Hope Sandoval and the Warm Inventions - "Trouble" [from her newest, through the devil softly. she sure takes her sweet time with music anymore, but man, this is seriously good. well worth tracking down for fans of mazzy star, obviously.]
the Replacements - "I'll Be You" [by request. from don't tell a soul. the only replacements song to ever crack the top 40. you guessed it. at #40. still one of my favorites, even if i still think some of the lines are alternatingly clever and trite.]
Real Estate - "Fake Blues" [from their self-titled debut. one of the new albums that pitchfork has been flipping their wigs over. pretty good, honestly. we'll be hearing more.]
Lambchop - "National Talk Like a Pirate Day" [from OH (ohio). the main reason i played this is because the phenomenal lambchop show from the merge records 20th anniversary festival this summer is being released as a CD and DVD. here's a sneak at their closer - and yes, that's my quote at the beginning. hah!]
Autolux - "Turnstile Blues" [from future perfect, another of the decade picks from drunkard this week. go and read the piece on it. i, admittedly, had never heard these guys before and i was completely blown away. i might just have a new addition to a list of my favorite bands of this decade. jeeze, louise.]
Of Montreal - "Faberge Falls for Shuggie" [from hissing fauna: are you the destroyer? yet another of montreal album from the drunkard decade list. go and read the piece on it. i'm not a huge fan of of montreal, but these songs are catchy. if i like egyptian lover, i should dig this, right?]
Blair - "Kamikaze" [from the forthcoming die young which will be out at the beginning of next year. i do so love this particular song, you know.]
Sufjan Stevens - "Chicago" [from come on feel the illinoise, another of the drunkard decade picks from this week. go and read the piece on it. i've always had a hard time getting into sufjan stevens also, honestly, but this is a pretty good song. i just have a hard time getting deep into it. oh, well. i'm not perfect. you heard it hear first.]

That'll do it for this week. I'll be back next week with the traditional Thanksgiving show and lots more goodness - on extra early starting at 4pm until 8pm next Wednesday night. Until then, Go Panthers!, and take care.



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