J's Indie/Rock Mayhem

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Thursday, May 06, 2010

J's Indie/Rock Mayhem - 5th May 2010

[Welcome to another edition of J's Indie/Rock Mayhem. The music season is really getting ramped up as new release after new release has been dropping in the past few weeks - it's going to be an interesting year when we get to the end for the Top 25 Albums show. I think this week's show is pretty chock full of winners.

I'd also like to quickly thank all of you who voted for me in Yes! Weekly's Triad's Best awards for Best Broadcast DJ. I finished as runner-up which is amazing. I beat out plenty of competition over at other commercial stations and since I'm only on the air two hours a week, that's an awesome showing. It really made me feel amazing and I can't thank y'all enough for voting for me.

Now, before my head gets any bigger, onward.]

J's Indie/Rock Podcast: 5th May 2010 show

Theme Song - Peaches - "Rock Show"
Sharon Jones and the Dap-Kings - "The Game Gets Old" [the lead track from their newest, i learned the hard way. they're playing next tuesday night, may 11th, at the cat's cradle in carborro, north carolina. guaranteed to be a dance party and a half. you'll probably get laid. it's that kind of music. just sayin'.]
the Minutemen - "Corona" [from double nickles on the dime. it seemed rather obvious i needed to play this for cinco de mayo. though later on a caller rightfully called me out for not playing liz phair's "cinco de mayo" and i'll have to make it up next week.]
the Love Language - "Heart to Tell" [from the forthcoming libraries. is this band ridiculously good or what? if they keep writing songs like this, there won't be an end to how great their music is.]
Ryan Adams and the Cardinals - "Let It Ride" [from the second disc of cold roses, a close second behind heartbreaker as my favorite adams solo album. this song got stuck in my head earlier this week, as songs often do, so it nestled its way into the playlist.]
the New Pornographers - "Silver Jenny Dollar" [from the excellent new album together. you can read my review of the album over at aquarium drunkard. this is probably my favorite dan bejar song on the album and it's full of some awesome tunes.]
For Squirrels - "8:02 PM" [from example. i'm doing a series of posts at aquarium drunkard this month about 90s one-hit wonders and the first piece is about for squirrel's "mighty k.c." it's a tragic story and well worth reading about if you don't know it. not to mention hearing their great music.]
Broken Social Scene - "World Sick" [from the new forgiveness rock record. i'm not a huge broken social scene fan. more of a fan of the offshoot bands than the main group, but i'm digging this song from the new album. looks like i'll have to give the new album a run through.]
the Breeders - "The She" [from title t.k. kind of by request as i had a caller ask for some breeders, though i already had this on the agenda. i'll give him half credit. there you go, danger dan.]
Josh Ritter - "The Curse" [from so runs the world away. i'll give half credit for the request to @sarae on twitter as i already had this one cued up as well. josh will be at the carolina theatre in durham, north carolina on tuesday, may 11th. more great music.]
the Velvet Crush - "Time Wraps Around You" [if you've never heard teenage symphonies to god, you're missing out on a classic, classic album. so go fix that right now if you can even easily find a copy. sad.]
Caribou - "Odessa" [from the new swim. i was unsure what to make of this song when i first heard it, but i'm digging it more and more as i listen to it.]
Midnight Oil - "My Country" [from earth and sun and moon. this song lept into my head on the way to the car after work today. now if that's not a last minute addition to the show, i don't know what is. great, great australian rock.]
the Hold Steady - "We Can Get Together" [from heaven is whenever. the title of the album comes from this song and this ignited a whole minneapolis themed set as this song also references the following song..]
Husker Du - "The Girl Who Lives on Heaven Hill" [from new day rising. one of my favorites from this, one of the husker's best albums as well. minneapolis rock and roll, y'all.]
Atmosphere - "Painting" [from when life gives you lemons, you paint that shit gold. one of the many amazing hip-hop groups emerging from a vibrant twin cities hip-hop scene over the past five plus years.]
Tommy Womack - "The Replacements" [from circus town. over at aquarium drunkard i talked about this song while linking to my podcast interview about the 'mats that went up last week. probably as good a summary of the band's work as jim walsh's full-length book. both great in their own ways.]
the Radio Dept. - "A Token of Gratitude" [from clinging to a scheme. the more i listen to the songs on this record, the deeper i'm getting into it. pitchfork was right, it seems. good call, guys.]
Health - "Morning Sigh" [from where ya been? this is the now-defunct greensboro band health - not the noisy california band. of the two, i prefer this health. miss these guys.]
Jews and Catholics - "Fevers" [from who are? we think we are! if you didn't catch last week's show, then you missed the live interview and performance by jews and catholics here on the show. the live tracks are well worth hearing, so go check it out.]
the Germs - "Lexicon Devil" [from (gi). the west coast punk scenes of the early 80s were never my cup of tea. i got into bad religion when i was a teenager, but i was always way more into the outliers - bands like X - that bucked the sound of the scene in general. so i finally downloaded the germs' debut album this week - my first real listen to them. it's a pretty amazing record. i kind of enjoy 'discovering' well known bands for myself long after i should have in the first place. it's a fun exercise.]
Futurebirds - "Megachills" [from their self-titled EP. they'll be at local 506 in chapel hill next tuesday, may 11th, opening for jessica lea mayfield. can't wait to see these guys in action.]
Black Grape - "Reverend Black Grape" [from it's great when you're straight. yeah! though it caused nowhere near the same ruckus as the record i'm about to compare it to, this album is every bit the equal to the happy mondays' pills 'n' thrills and bellyaches. shaun ryder really did have a second coming (that just as quickly evaporated), but every artist should be so lucky as to create two equally classic, fun, thrilling records.]
the Mynabirds - "What We Gained in the Fire" [from what we lost in the fire, we gained in the flood. we're going to be pulling our way through this record week by week, i imagine, the same way i did georgie james' debut LP. this is immaculate pop.]
Teenage Fanclub - "Star Sign" [from bandwagonesque. i heard that teenage fanclub has a new album (finally) dropping. it's been a bit of a wait, so here's some classic stuff to whet the appetite.]
John Prine - "Long Monday" (live) [from in person & on stage. another track from the forthcoming live release. this guy is a certifiable legend for good reason.]

That'll do it for this week. I'll be back next week with more fantastic new stuff. Until then, take care.



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