J's Indie/Rock Mayhem

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Wednesday, February 03, 2010

J's Indie/Rock Mayhem - 3rd February 2010

[Welcome to another edition of J's Indie/Rock Mayhem. A stellar cavalcade of cavorting rock choruses and canoodling tonight. We're finishing up temp schedule for training this week and will be in our fixed spring timeslots by next Monday. I should be in my usual spot, so just check out the blog and the Twitter feed to make sure it's the case.

Now, before the shine is off the shoe, onward.]

J's Indie/Rock Podcast: 3rd February 2010 show

Theme Song - Peaches - "Rock Show"
Vampire Weekend - "Holiday" [from contra. perhaps i should put together a vacation/holiday themed podcast at some point. i'll be doing another j's indie/rock theme podcast before the end of the month, so stay tuned for that.]
Spacehog - "Cruel to be Kind" [from resident alien. haters, step away. i've got muzzle of bees on my side regarding this one. love this record.]
Chuck Prophet - "Sonny Liston's Blues" [from let freedom ring! i loved this track when i played it a couple of weeks ago, so thought i'd let it repeat.]
King Khan and the Shrines - "Torture" [from the supreme genius of.. they'll be at the cat's cradle on monday, march 29th. i've heard nothing but amazing things about this live show, so get on it.]
Charlotte Gainsbourg - "Heaven Can Wait" [from IRM, her new album produced by beck. beck also plays a heavy vocal role in this song. as if you couldn't tell. great record and check out the video for this track.]
Stevie Wonder - "Higher Ground" [from innervisions. someone was asking me about playing stevie wonder the other week and, well, here you go. the man himself.]
Califone - "Polish Girls" [from the fantastic all my friends are funeral singers. i really can't say enough good things about this album.]
Okkervil River - "Plus Ones" [from the stage names. the cleverness here never gets olds - neither does playing 'name the allusion' with the lyrics, either.]
Los Campesinos! - "Romance is Boring" [the title track from their latest. thanks to podcast listener and twitter follower, lis, i was corrected in my statement last week that these folks were scottish. they are, in fact, welsh. thanks, lis!]
Rilo Kiley - "The Moneymaker" [by request. so, caller wanted to hear a track from the execution of all things, but our copy is long gone. so, the best i could do. he later called back to tell me i'd broken his heart. fragile, man.]
Twilight Singers - "When Doves Cry" [from the purplish rain tribute album put out by spin magazine - artists covering songs from the purple rain album. this twilight singers cover of "when doves cry" is, put simply, amazing. seriously.]
Dr. Dog - "The Ark" [by twitter request! from fate. @sarae is pondering going to see dr. dog live and i told her i'd heard fantastic things about their live show. good records, too.]
Surfer Blood - "Floating Vibes" [another winner from the awesome astro coast. they'll be playing at snug harbor in charlotte on monday, february 22nd. i'm pondering going, definitely.]
the Lemonheads - "Rudderless" [from it's a shame about ray. evan dando is playing a solo show in charlotte at tremont music hall on tuesday, february 9th. the head lemon himself.]
Decoration Ghost - "Thick Tan Rope" [from the haze of wine and age, the excellent new album from one of greensboro's own. they're playing saturday, february 20th along with citified at the blind tiger here in greensboro.]
Mary Lou Lord - "Lights Are Changing" [from her self-titled album - an earlier more raw take on the nick solomon song she would do again on got no shadow. very, very good stuff.]
Midlake - "Rulers, Ruling All Things" [from the courage of others. listen. i'll be honest. i was underwhelmed by the trials of van occupanther, even though "roscoe" was a pretty winning song. but everyone and their mother (hi, moms) have been raving about this new one and...it is good, so far. we'll hear more.]
Wilco - "Impossible Germany" [by request. from sky blue sky. another failed request as caller wanted to hear something from another wilco record we didn't have either. theft, kids. it kills requests. still, love this song.]
Phoenix - "Sad Eyed Lady of the Lowlands" [yup - it's phoenix covering bob dylan and the results are lovely. got hipped to this through georgia's blog. thanks, gal!]
Wire - "Outdoor Miner" [from chairs missing. there are times where i'm fairly sure this is my favorite wire album. i think it reaches a lovely balance between the arty punk of the first record and the art post-punk of the third.]
Gil Scott-Heron - "Me and the Devil" [from i'm new here. the man himself will be at the carolina theatre in durham this friday, february 5th. and weather permitting, so will i. super excited.]
Noahjohn - "Ballad of William Roy" [from water hymns. ever since i wrote about this album for the aquarium drunkard decade series, i'd been meaning to pull this one out for the show. a slow-burning, haunting song.]
Blair - "Die Young" [the title track from her new album. seriously great stuff. i like this title track - it's an insidious song, slowly working its way into your brain. or at least, that's how it has treated me.]
the Monks - "Monk Time" [from black monk time. blair and i had a small discussion via twitter about the monks a couple of weeks back, so i thought it appropriate to follow her up with the lead track from, essentially, their only album. protean punk.]
Happy Hollows - "Death to Vivek Kamp" [from the new spells. awesome song. check out the video for it as well. come to NC!]
the Mamas and the Papas - "California Dreamin'" [from if you can believe your eyes and ears. i have talked a lot about how amazing i think this song was and still is - it's really one of the songs that truly shows how deep pop music can be while still painting an amazing aesthetic canvas. these songs are rare.]
Garfunkel and Oates - "Sex with Ducks" [this is one of my favorite songs by the comedy song duo of riki lindhome and kate micucci. they have a number of great songs, but this one tops my list if only for its fantastic video.]
Vic Chesnutt - "Everything I Say" [from north star deserter. this was the record that really got me into vic a few years back and i'd become a pretty devoted listener from that point on and it was songs like this one (and the equally amazing "debriefing" from that album) that did it to me.]

That'll do it for this week. I'll be back next week with more great music, so until then, take care.



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