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Thursday, June 10, 2010

J's Indie/Rock Mayhem - 9th June 2010

[Welcome to another edition of J's Indie/Rock Mayhem. A great collection of old and new stuff tonight. Going to keep the introduction short 'cos there's tons to talk about. Now, onward.]

J's Indie/Rock Podcast: 9th June 2010

Theme Song - Peaches - "Rock Show"
the Love Language - "Heart to Tell" [from the forthcoming libraries. i think this song is to this new album what "lalita" was to me on the last one. just a perfect slice of uptempo, dancey rock and roll.]
Del Amitri - "Won't Make It Better" [from some other sucker's parade. how many of you out there have noticed that you have a tendency to like the first record you ever heard by a band the most? this album has always been my favorite del amitri record despite loving all their others quite a bit. it was the first.]
Decoration Ghost - "Father's Fists" [from the haze of wine and age. greensboro rock and roll that is ridiculously good.]
Jason and the Scorchers - "White Lies" [from lost and found. i'm in the process of reading mark kemp's fantastic dixie lullaby and i've reached the part where he starts talking about the bands of the early 80s like jason and the scorchers. so i had to pull out this stone cold classic.]
Teenage Fanclub - "When I Still Have Thee" [from shadows, their latest. my review at aquarium drunkard is basically a big sloppy piece of love for this album and let me tell you, it deserves it.]
the Ramones - "Danny Says" [from end of the century. one of my favorite ramones songs of all time and, really, this album is way up there as far as i'm concerned. i might've been their last truly great album if it wasn't for the excellent too tough to die about 7 years later.]
Delta Spirit - "Golden State" [from the excellent new history from below. these guys snuck up on me the other year with the fantastic ode to sunshine. this one didn't take me by surprise. i knew it was going to be awesome.]
Wire - "Pink Flag" [the title track from their debut album. 1977 sure was a great year for music, don'tcha think?]
the Mynabirds - "L.A. Rain" [from what we lost in the fire, we gained in the flood. more fantastic piano driven pop from the awesome laura burhann. this record is gold, jerry, gold.]
Loudon Wainright III - "Grey in L.A." [from the knocked up soundtrack, a pretty great pairing with the previous song. at least, via title. i like playing that game.]
Woods - "Time Fading Lines" [from at echo park. i need to spend more time with this record, but everything i've heard so far is really fantastic. this band has been getting tons of attention. deservedly so, it seems.]
the Modern Lovers - "I'm Straight" [by request from twitter! from their self-titled debut album. really fantastic music that i still find myself humming on a regular basis out of the blue.]
Arcade Fire - "The Suburbs" [the title track from their forthcoming record, due out in august. this is going to be a big year for merge records with all these great, great albums they're dropping.]
Paul Westerberg - "Things" [from 14 songs. at my record club on sunday, we got into a bit of a discussion about this record. it's, honestly, never been one of my favorites of his solo records. but i'm a bit heretical in that sense.]
the National - "England" [from high violet. i saw people talking this track up all week and sure enough, it's gorgeous. seriously.]
the Suburbs - "Rattle My Bones" [from ladies and gentlemen, the suburbs have left the building. great, minneapolis post-punk.]
Nada Surf - "Life Goes On" [from the palindrome-titled if i had a hi-fi covers album. this one is a cover of a song by the go-betweens. hey, another scottish band this week! awesome. thanks for the correction on nationality, justin.]
the Pains of Being Pure at Heart - "Young Adult Friction" [from their 2009 self-titled album. the band will be at the cat's cradle next tuesday, june 15th, along with surfer blood. oh, jeez, is that going to be an awesome show.]
Let's Wrestle - "We Are the Men You'll Grow to Love" [from in the court of wrestling let's, a great, cheeky album title from a great, cheeky three-piece. we'll be hearing a lot more.]
Television - "Carried Away" [from adventure. i've been playing a lot of stuff off of this album lately. Hm.]
the Black Keys - "Everlasting Light" [the lead track from their new album brothers which i like quite a bit, honestly. dig it.]
That Petrol Emotion - "A Million Miles Away" [from manic pop thrill, one of the great over looked albums of post-punk. this record is so, so good. and this song really, really sounds to me like "almond kisses" by spacehog at times. this song is older, so draw what conclusions you will.]
Local Natives - "Shape Shifter" [from gorilla manor, an album i missed earlier this year but am making up time on. we discussed it at record club this week and i'm pretty into it now that i've given it a few listens.]
the Afghan Whigs - "True Love Travels on a Gravel Road" [from the uptown avondale covers EP. got this recommended through listener frank who linked me to the captains dead blog and their write-up on it. good stuff.]
Josh Ritter - "Lantern" [from so runs the world away. one of my very favorite songs from the new one. it's growing on me, ever so slowly. this reminds me of how the animal years came on for me.]
Surfer Blood - "Twin Peaks" [another new one from their self-titled album. they'll be playing next tuesday at the cat's cradle along with the pains of being pure at heart. awesome stuff.]
Bent Bolt and the Nuts - "The Mechanical Man" [one of my favorite internet finds of of the last few years. a great, lost kooky song about, well, robots.]
the Replacements - "Can't Hardly Wait" [by request. from pleased to meet me. thanks to caleb for calling that one in. great song.]

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



  • At 7:26 AM, June 10, 2010, Anonymous illicitizen said…

    See this works great. I request, you play; I listen the next day at work. Kudos on the Jason & the Scorchers. As someone who got to see them live a few times "White Lies" was always a crowd pleaser.

  • At 11:16 PM, June 14, 2010, Blogger Justin said…

    I think I'm going to have to grab that Mynabirds record from eMusic soon. Man, the stuff you've been playing from it has been great.

    "Can't Hardly Wait" is one of my favorite songs ever.

    By the way, the Go-Betweens are from Australia, not Scotland.

  • At 11:46 PM, June 14, 2010, Blogger J. Neas said…

    @Justin - Thanks for the correction. Not sure where I got them turned around. Ah, well.

    Yeah, that Mynabirds record is officially awesome. You're not the only person who has commented to me that they've been diggin' on it via the show. I love hearing that about bands.


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