J's Indie/Rock Mayhem

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Wednesday, January 27, 2010

J's Indie/Rock Mayhem - 27th January 2010

[Welcome to another fantastic edition of J's Indie/Rock Mayhem. The new music is flying fast and furious in tonight's show, so a lot of great stuff to hear.

Tonight's show is retroactively in memory of Howard Zinn. You'll hear me talk about his death during the show as the information was coming over the web while I was broadcasting. Zinn's The People's History of the United States is one of the most formative books I've ever read and probably one of the truest 'life-changing' books I've ever read. He will be sorely missed.

The problem involving last week's podcast has been resolved, though the podcast has not been re-uploaded. I'll let you know via Twitter when that happens. Make sure you're following me on Twitter so that you can pick up on this stuff. Just sayin'.

Now, without further ado, onward.]

J's Indie/Rock Podcast: 27th January 2010 show

Theme Song - Peaches - "Rock Show"
Decoration Ghost - "Father's Fists" [from the forthcoming the haze of wine and age. some great greensboro rock and roll. they'll be at the green bean this friday night along with athens, georgia's part bear and winston-salem's the tallboys. woo, rock!]
the Jayhawks - "I'm Gonna Make You Love Me" [from smile. this record took awhile to grow on me, mostly because it was one of the slicker things the jayhawks ever recorded, but it's a great, great, great pop record. i think my younger self was a little snubby about them touring opening for matchbox 20 when pushing this album. ah, the haze of youth.]
Chuck Prophet - "American Man" [from let freedom ring! i'm enjoying this record and we'll hear quite a bit more. didn't like this song as much as "sonny liston's blues," but that's a whale of a track to open an album with.]
Lake Inferior - "Johnny B" [from the excellent pegasaur EP which is out now. you own a copy, yes? yes? what? you're dead to me.]
Surfer Blood - "Swim" [from the new astro coast. first heard this on the first aquarium drunkard radio show mix that came out last late fall, but this record is stellar. we'll hear a lot more.]
Uncle Tupelo - "Gun" [from still feel gone. an underrated record in UT's catalogue that gets unfairly overlooked between the awesomeness of their debut and the greatness of the third and fourth albums. i liken it to the clash's give 'em enough rope which hardly ever gets its due as a great record squeezed in between the self-titled debut and london calling.]
Spoon - "Written in Reverse" [from transference. hey, hopefully this won't get my podcast pulled down this week. things seem to have been worked out. here's hoping, at least.]
Blur - "No Distance Left to Run" [by twitter request! from 13. this album has been coming up a lot lately - maybe it's finally going to get its due respect in the blur catalogue as well.]
Blair - "Rampage" [from die young. you can check out my review of this excellent album over at aquarium drunkard. really can't wait to finally see her live one of these days. probably not going to make it to SXSW, sadly.]
X - "Your Phone's Off the Hook, But You're Not" [from los angeles. this goes out to my trivia buddies at lindley park filling station last night who were excellent partners for dominating the game and winning it all. one expressed his love for X, so how could i resist?]
the Roadside Graves - "Far and Wide" [from my son's home. they'll be at nightlight in chapel hill this saturday night, january 30th. so amazing live. make sure you get out to see them, folks.]
Interpol - "Stella Was a Diver and She Was Always Down" [by request. from turn on the bright lights. and hey! speaking of trivia, this was a request from one of the members of the quiz bowl team i coach at the high school where i teach. he obviously has good taste.]
the Happy Hollows - "Faces" [from spells, another new album out on the autumn tone record label, alongside the new blair album. these guys..rock. wow. we'll be hearing a lot more.]
Midnight Oil - "The Dead Heart" [from diesel and dust. heard this over the speakers during trivia last night and was moved to play it. i will go to bat for midnight oil any day of the week. what a band.]
Massive Attack - "Pray For Rain" [from the splitting the atom EP. this track features tunde adebimpe from tv on the radio and while it's low key and wandering at times, it's pretty righteous. looking forward to hearing their new full length later this year.]
Built to Spill - "You Were Right" [from keep it like a secret. this song was one of the highlights of seeing them at the pitchfork festival last year. such a great song from an amazing album.]
Los Campesinos! - "In Media Res" [from their new album romance is boring. i disagree, but this song is certainly not boring. we'll be hearing a lot more.]
the Church - "Reptile" [from starfish. this is one of my all-time favorite church songs. first heard it on WQFS years ago on chuck carrol's radio show. i called in to ask who it was and upon learning, ran to my local indie record shop and bought the album immediately. i miss our stores.]
Caribou - "Odessa" [from the forthcoming swim which will be out in april. this is quite a bit of a departure from the beach-boys-fuzzed-out-gorgeousness of 2008's andorra but it promises to be pretty interesting.]
P.O.S. - "Low Light Low Life" [by twitter request! from never better. this was my #1 single of last year and for good reason. jeez louise, what an amazing song.]
the Tallest Man on Earth - "King of Spain" [from the forthcoming the wild hunt, due out in april on dead oceans. you can download this song over at aquarium drunkard. and wow. have i said how amazing this song is? he's playing here at guilford on april 27th, so stay tuned for details about that.]
Josh Rouse - "Feeling No Pain" [from under cold blue stars. josh has a new record dropping in march and i'm pretty stoked to hear it. so i dug out one of my all time favorites of his. we'll hear some more scattered in the lead up to his latest.]
Susu - "Calling" [from r and r and r. yes, it's still awesome. get used to it. looking forward to writing this one up.]
Ben Lee - "New Song" [from something to remember me by. certainly my favorite ben lee album - he's slipped away from me over the years, but i do still enjoy digging back and enjoying the fruits of his early albums. everything up through breathing tornadoes i think is quite sharp.]
the Replacements - "Talent Show" (live) [by request from someone who told me to play my favorite replacements song. hard to do, but this is probably my favorite live song of theirs - every live version i've ever heard is fantastic. and let's face it - how is this performance not just stupid great? exactly.]

That'll do it for this week. I'll be back next week with more great new music. Until then, hit up your local music shows this week and have a blast. Go Heels! and take care.



  • At 8:22 AM, January 28, 2010, Blogger Justin said…

    New Rouse in March? Yes!

  • At 9:50 AM, January 28, 2010, Blogger J. Neas said…

    Yeah, the new one, El Turista, drops March 9th on NC's own Yep Roc Records. Apparently (can't look at the link currently) you can check him out playing some of the new stuff on the really awesome Take Away Show over at Blogotheque - http://www.blogotheque.net/Josh-Rouse,5234


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