J's Indie/Rock Mayhem

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Wednesday, March 03, 2010

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

[Welcome to another edition of J's Indie/Rock Mayhem. Let's cut to the chase.

So we can announce this week a date for the WQFeSt 40th Anniversary show - Saturday, April 24th. Details will be announced slowly, but keep an eye here for bands that will be appearing and other things going on. Hey, at the bare minimum you'll have a chance to meet yours truly. What more could you ask for? Naught, I say. Naught more.

Now, before my ego explodes, onward.]

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

Theme Song - Peaches - "Rock Show"
OK Go - "This Too Shall Pass" [from out of the blue colour of the sky. i honestly wrote these guys off a few years ago as a gimmick, but their new album has been getting great reviews and, honestly, the songs are good. i'm now not only forced to give them credit as a band, but as possibly the best promoters of the thought-dead art of the music video. check out the two versions of this song on video.]
Killing Joke - "The Wait" [from their self-titled 1980 debut. quasi-metal industrial dance music to choreograph your next post-apocalyptic uprising. a great, great band.]
Arctic Monkeys - "Crying Lightning" [from last year's humbug. they'll be at disco rodeo in raleigh, north carolina on tuesday, april 6th. better get your hands on some tickets and check what i think is one of the best british bands of the 00s.]
Ron Wood - "Mystifies Me" [from i've got my own album to do. i first heard this song as covered by son volt on trace, but the original is an excellent piece of languid, mid-70s blues-influenced trad rock.]
Frightened Rabbit - "Nothing Like You" [from the forthcoming the winter of mixed drinks. seriously, y'all. this record is amazing and so is this band. can't wait to see them on sunday, april 25th at the cat's cradle.]
Pavement - "Range Life" [originally from crooked rain, crooked rain but also from the forthcoming best-of, quarantine the past. they played their first reunion show in australia this week and from all reports, it was awesome. check out some footage.]
the Tallest Man on Earth - "King of Spain" [from his forthcoming the wild hunt. he'll be headlining the upcoming WQFeSt, our 40th Anniversary Festival on Saturday, April 24th along with Nurses, Future Islands and more. Stay tuned for more information - you won't want to miss this.]
Iggy Pop - "Nightclubbing" [from the idiot, but also from the amazing soundtrack to the film trainspotting which i talked about this week over at aquarium drunkard. i love that soundtrack so, so much.]
Free Electric State - "Six is One" [from their forthcoming album caress. free electric state is from durham and i hadn't heard them until this week. wow is all i can say. they're at the pour house in raleigh this friday night along with decoration ghost and a rooster for the masses.]
Adam Daniel - "Her Shake" [from blue pop. i will never stop thinking this is one of the finest pop songs ever written. adam daniel, wherever you've disappeared to, i salute you.]
Caribou - "Odessa" [from the forthcoming swim. a pretty funky little song with a video that attracted some attention because some freudian watchers could've sworn they saw a penis in it. just a girl in a hoodie. oh, well.]
Malcolm McLaren - "Buffalo Gals" [from malcolm's first solo record, duck talk. it's an interesting document of hip-hop and mash culture of the time and, honestly, it's a lot of fun even if it sounds horribly dated now.]
Drive-by Truckers - "Daddy Learned to Fly" [the lead track from the big to-do which is out next week. i'm still trying to decide what i think of it. those of you who've heard it - thoughts?]
Josh Ritter - "Snow is Gone" [from hello starling. since, well, after our freak snow storm last evening, hopefully the snow is gone for the year. he'll be at the carolina theatre in durham on may 11th supporting his forthcoming album. great live show.]
Futurebirds - "Red Top Girl" [from their self-titled EP. a great athens, georgia band that we'll be hearing a lot more of in the near future.]
Guadalcanal Diary - "Always Saturday" [from flip-flop. one of my favorite songs by this band - a winning, slightly goofy and catchy piece of jangle rock.]
Robert Pollard - "Silk Rotor" [from we all got out of the army. another really solid solo record from pollard. he got off to a bit of a rough start following his retirement of the guided by voices moniker, but he's been tearing it up in the last year or so. another winner.]
Bear in Heaven - "Lovesick Teenager" [from beast rest forth mouth. they'll be at local 506 on sunday night along with cymbals eat guitars. i cannot wait to see them.]
Happy Hollows - "Under the Milky Way" [their cover of the church's classic. not from their new album spells, but a great take of a song by one of my favorite bands of all time. still, i wish people would cover some other church songs from time to time. i've heard this song done quite a few times.]
Minus the Bear - "Knights" [by request from planet of ice.]
Brilliant Colors - "I Searched" [from introducing. another great addition to the slumberland records roster. we'll be hearing more.]
Clem Snide - "Denver" [from the meat of life. a follower on twitter was raving about this song the other week and she's right: it's sadly gorgeous. we'll be hearing more from their new one in the coming weeks.]
Caleb Caudle and the Bayonets - "So Gone" [from snake river canyon. best production of any of caudle's records i've heard so far and this song is, as D.L. put it, epic. yes, yes. we'll be hearing more. going to have him up on the show in april around the record's release.]
Best Coast - "Make You Mine" [the title track from their EP. another one of the many awesome lo-fi pop bands to surface in the last few years. i love this aesthetic. i'm glad so many bands are running with it and creating such gorgeous stuff.]
Lambchop - "Give It (Once in a Lifetime)" (live) [from live at XXmerge. the closing track from lambchop's stunning and revelatory performance from last summer. check out the video and yes, that's a quote from my review of the show at the beginning. it really was a show for the ages.]

That'll do it for this week. See you Sunday night at Bear in Heaven/Cymbals Eat Guitars and until next week, take care.



  • At 8:18 PM, March 05, 2010, Anonymous Dropnamer said…

    Great write up on the Trainspotting soundtrack. I was just thinking about it the other day when the Olympics were on and the ads kept running with the snowboarder jumping to Lou Reed's "Perfect Day".

  • At 1:42 PM, March 10, 2010, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    really enjoying the new Drive By Truckers. havent listened to it enough to decide where it fits in compared to other DBT albums, but there are some great individual songs...



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