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Wednesday, January 06, 2010

J's Indie/Rock Mayhem - 6th January 2010

[Welcome to the first edition of J's Indie/Rock Mayhem of 2010. First off, I'll have to apologize for the Best of 09 Album show not having made an appearance yet. I'm way behind on writing it up and playing catch up with a lot of work in general. I'm going to go ahead and throw this week's show up though just to stay on top of that. Keep your eyes peeled for the Top 25 Albums show coming soon.

Now, before I fall over, onward.]

J's Indie/Rock Podcast: 6th January 2010 Show

Theme Song - Peaches - "Rock Show"
Obits - "Fake Kinkade" [from i blame you. a great record and still worth playing. even if it is a new year. oh, rock and roll.]
Pulp - "Joyriders" [from his 'n' hers. i think it's time to spend a few weeks digging back through the pulp archives. what do you say?]
Spank Rock - "Touch Me" [from yoyoyoyoyo. on new years, i had the joy of running into someone who actually knew these guys. awesome since every time i bring them up, i'm usually met with blank stares. here's hoping for a new album eventually.]
the Raveonettes - "Heart of Stone" [from in and out of control. my #2 song of 2009 is hard to put away. it's oh so good. their best album since the debut.]
Susu - "Calling" [from r and r and r. i'm liking this new susu record. y'all will too, i have no doubt, when it drops.]
Kathleen Edwards - "Summerlong" [by request. from back to me. any kathleen edwards request will almost certainly always be filled by me, but any request for "summerlong" will most definitely be fulfilled. possibly my favorite of her songs.]
J's Indie/Rock First Times - Vic Chesnutt [this was recorded last august when i interviewed vic. i played it back then, but thought i'd bring it out again in his memory. don't be surprised if there's a full on in-memorium show here on the site before the end of the month.]
Vic Chesnutt - "Panic Pure" [from west of rome. i saw this song mentioned in a lot of in-memorium pieces, and it is an amazing tune, without question. rest in peace, vic.]
Arctic Monkeys - "Crying Lightning" [from humbug. this album never grabbed me as much as either of their previous efforts, but it wasn't for lack of trying. they're still quite a great band.]
the Whigs - "In the Dark" [the title track from their forthcoming album due out in march. if you get a chance to see these guys live, do yourself a favor and do it. now. if you can.]
the Breeders - "The New Year" [from last splash. seemed appropriate, right? i mean. first show of the new year. the new year, you know? yeah. great song, too.]
Bob Mould - "Poison Years" [by request. from workbook, an album we talked about over at aquarium drunkard this week. i've never spent a lot of time with bob mould's solo work, to be honest. i need to rectify that, don't i?]
Califone - "Polish Girls" [from all my friends are funeral singers, easily one of my favorite albums of last year. just layered and subtle and gorgeous.]
Rogue Wave - "Good Morning" [from the forthcoming permalight. i'm not sure what i think of the sonic direction that rogue wave has taken, but it might appeal to folks who enjoy..i don't know...what...the postal service? i never cared much for them, to be frank. we'll see if the rest of the record sounds the same.]
Rise Against - "My Life Inside Your Heart" [by request. from the unraveling. not the type of stuff i'd typically play on the show, but the guy asked so nicely. oh well.]
Cymbals Eat Guitars - "Some Treest (Merritt Moon)" [from the excellent why there are mountains. they'll be at local 506 in chapel hill on sunday, march 7th with Bear in Heaven. I'll be there.]
Sleater-Kinney - "Get Up" [from the hot rock. this and "the size of our love" constantly battle as probably my all-time favorite sleater-kinney songs. there's something about that album.]
Vampire Weekend - "Horchata" [from contra which will be out a little later this year. i admittedly paid these guys no attention on that first album. saw them live in 2008 and enjoyed their set - but still wasn't sure what to make of the album. we'll see if i change my mind.]
Warren Zevon - "Roland the Headless Thompson Gunner" [from excitable boy. i was talking zevon a month or so ago with a musician here in greensboro and he mentioned his love for this song. i love it, too.]
Marah - "Round Eye Blues" [from kids in philly, a record i totally forgot to write about for our best of the decade stuff over at aquarium drunkard and i'm deeply ashamed. this song lyrically matched up well with "roland.." so i threw it on. great, great stuff.]
Yo La Tengo - "Cherry Chapstick" [from and then nothing turned itself inside out. this ranks so highly on my list of all-time best yo la tengo songs. it's such an outlier on a pretty quiet and subdued record, though. still, YLT's best of the 00s as far as i'm concerned.]
Conor Oberst and the Mystic Valley Band - "Big Black Nothing" [from outer south. admittedly, i'm bad about creating a prejudice for an artist and sticking with it. i did that with oberst years ago and just never gave the poor guy a second chance. but the more i open myself up to what's going on on this record, the more open minded i might become. we'll see.]
Teenage Fanclub - "About You" [from grand prix. meanwhile, one of my absolute favorite power-pop bands of all time. this is probably my favorite teenage fanclub album as a whole. they really are more of a single band, but this album is packed to the gills with great songs.]
Pop Will Eat Itself - "Wise Up! Sucker" [from this is the day..this is the hour..this is this! i've been in the mood to watch the warriors again lately, so obviously this album is going to work its way into the mix for awhile. get set.]
Bombadil - "Oto the Bear" [from tarpits and canyonlands. one of my favorite records of this past year and one of my favorite north carolina bands. just great music, really.]
Wye Oak - "Tattoo" [from the knot, another of my favorite albums of last year. and man, is it. a really surprisingly great sophomore effort from these guys.]
Swirlies - "BELL" [from blonder tongue audio baton. can i talk about how much i love swirlies? yes? well. just go get this album and everything else they ever recorded and just gorge yourself. seriously. shoegaze, punk and noise and just everything vital and great about the 80s and 90s together. a caller called in and loved it - another fan converted.]
Tiny Vipers - "Dreamer" [from life on earth. there's something almost kurt wagner-esque about the vocal delivery here. i'll have to hear more - i know i slept on this one last year.]
the Lemonheads - "If I Could Talk I'd Tell You" [from car button cloth. gotta love the dictator-related puns. "your place, or mein kampf," being my particular favorite.]
the Modern Lovers - "Roadrunner" [from their self-titled debut. jonathan richman will be at the cat's cradle in carborro on tuesday, february 9th.]

That'll do it for this week. Until next time, take care.



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