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Thursday, April 01, 2010

J's Indie/Rock Mayhem - 31st March 2010

[Welcome to another edition of J's Indie/Rock Mayhem, the last one for March. Already one-third through 2010. The month of April is going to be dominated by interviews on the show - I'm hoping to get someone on the show each week, but right now we have two for certain. Caleb Caudle will be returning to the show for his second visit on April 14th to talk about his new album. Winston-Salem's Jews and Catholics will be joining us on April 28th to talk about their new album as well.

Now, before the April Fools jokes begin, onward.]

J's Indie/Rock Podcast: 31st March 2010

Theme Song - Peaches - "Rock Show"
Sharon Jones and the Dap Kings - "I Learned the Hard Way" [the title track from their forthcoming album. they'll be bringing the funk to the cat's cradle in carborro on may 11th. excitement abounds.]
the Afghan Whigs - "Gentlemen" [the title track from their 1993 masterpiece. if you've never listened to them, well, you should. now. seriously. put the podcast down and go to it.]
Harlem - "Friendly Ghost" [from the hippies album that has been tearing up my digital record player. it's raucous, great stuff.]
Mclusky - "To Hell With Good Intentions" [from the equally, if not more so, raucous do dallas, the album that got me into these hellions and eventually lead me to the awesome future of the left as well. great post-punk.]
Jews and Catholics - "Who Are We Think We Are" [the title track from their forthcoming album due out later in april. great winston-salem rock and roll.]
Unrest - "Make Out Club" [from perfect teeth. teen beat records legends and in a lot of ways the cross-town brethren to slumberland records' noisy, pop chaos. this album is just amazing, honestly.]
Frightened Rabbit - "The Lonliness and the Scream" [from the winter of mixed drinks. they'll be at the cat's cradle in carborro on sunday, april 25th. a great cap to the WQFeSt weekend on friday and saturday, april 23rd and 24th.]
the Plimsouls - "A Million Miles Away" [from everywhere at once. peter case, a member of excellent jittery punk band the nerves, put himself out there with this band. this is, probably, their best known song and for a reason. it's amazing, that's why.]
the National - "Bloodbuzz Ohio" [from the forthcoming high violet. a great song that the band had been playing out live for some time, now the lead released track from their new record. sounding good.]
DJ Lobsterdust - "It's Fun to Smoke Dust" [a mash-up combining a sermon by a preacher about the evils of queen and the queen classic "another one bites the dust." the best part, by far, is how the preacher's statement of what it sounds like the song is saying when played backwards is not that far fetched. a great creation here. grab it for free from lobsterdust's excellent mash-up blog.]
Drive-by Truckers - "Santa Fe" [from the big to-do. this is my favorite song on the new album. i'm at odds with a friend of mine, for whom it's her least favorite, but we both agree this is a fantastic album.]
For Squirrels - "The Mighty K.C." [from example. i go off occasionally about how good this album is, but i still rarely run into people who remember just what a minor hit this song was for the band. the video got regular play on mtv and the song was an alt-rock radio staple for a minute after the tragedy of half the band's death in a van accident. the video actually uses touching footage of the late band members in various candid situations. a sad shame as the album is a solid piece of REM/grunge inspired rock.]
Titus Andronicus - "Theme From 'Cheers'" (incomplete) [from the monitor. so, i did a poor job of vetting this song and didn't listen to it properly ahead of time, otherwise i'd have noticed the multiple FCC violatin' words. so, i had to fade it out mid-song to avoid further doing damage and read the apology. i'll get it set up for next week. apologies to listeners and to the band for not getting through the whole thing.]
Bear in Heaven - "Lovesick Teenager" [from beast rest forth mouth. one of the bands announced for the inaugural hopscotch music festival in raleigh september 9th - 11th. tickets go on sale tomorrow morning, thursday, april 1st, and this thing is looking amazing.]
Slade - "Cum On Feel the Noize" [from slade smashes. the original which i think smokes quiet riot's cover which smooth's out the blues vamps and hooks of this version. slade is an awesome band.]
Blair - "Rampage" [from die young. blair has been racking up some awesome plays on radio across the country, so why not add to it? she's taking off.]
Blur - "Badhead" [from parklife. by request from a few weeks ago and this goes out to the requestor, chris, who is still recovering from having his wisdom teeth out. hope your badhead becomes less painful soon.]
Stripmall Architecture - "Pripyat" [from feathersongs for factory girls. a band that landed in my inbox today. an interesting song - named after the current ghost town that was home to the chernobyl nuclear disaster. we'll probably hear more.]
Wilco - "Thirteen" [from big star small world. a really lovely version of the big star classic. jeff tweedy's voice just seems made for the heartbreak of this song.]
Erykah Badu - "Window Seat" [from new amerykah part two. the video for this song has been stirring up controversy and good. not that mtv ever prevented people from making creative videos - it just prevented a lot of them from being seen. the internet has truly liberated artists in that regard. music videos made still have a place in the industry.]
Lambchop - "National Talk Like a Pirate Day" (live) [from live from XX merge. a run through of one of the best songs from OH(ohio). if you haven't picked this album up and are a fan of lambchop, or even if you aren't, go get it.]
Futurebirds - "Megachills" [from their self-titled EP. this is an excellent band that, apparently, tore it up at south by southwest a week or so ago. i want to get a chance to see them live myself.]
Portugal the Man - "The Dead Dog" [from the forthcoming american ghetto. man, i'm seriously digging this record. we're going to hear a lot more.]
Dwight Yoakam - "A Thousand Miles From Nowhere" [from this time. this became lodged in my head last week sometime as i spent a friday evening listening to nothing but dwight yoakam. one of my favorite yoakam songs.]
Jeff Buckley - "Kanga Roo" (live) [from mystery white boy. one of my favorite big star covers. buckley's version of this, all nearly 9 minutes of it, takes one of the great big star songs and puts every one of buckley's great tricks to work to its advantage. awe inspiring.]

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



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