J's Indie/Rock Mayhem

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Thursday, July 29, 2010

J's Indie/Rock Mayhem - 28th July 2010

[Welcome to another edition of J's Indie/Rock Mayhem. A bold plethora of new music tonight, so I hope you enjoy the show. I got a really nice email about last week's show just saying that they enjoyed the summer rock goodness. I'm glad the shows are coming across that way - the weather is certainly an inspiration right now.

I occasionally get up here in the main mast of the post and encourage you to go see a show and this is one of those times. This Friday, July 30th, at Snug Harbor in Charlotte, Athens, Georgia's Futurebirds are playing. You've heard me play them quite a bit on the show of late and having seen them a couple of times live, I really can't recommend this show enough. Make an evening of it, go down and enjoy the great Plaza Midwood area of Charlotte and take in a great show of rock and roll. And say hi to me!

Now, onward.]

J's Indie/Rock Podcast: 28th July 2010 show

Theme Song - Peaches - "Rock Show"
the Joy Formidable - "Austere" [from their a balloon called moaning. this record actually got its UK release last year and i think i might have played something off of it on the show last year as well. it got its US release earlier this year and here we go. good caustic rock and roll. no better way to open the show.]
Jim White - "Handcuffed to a Fence in Mississippi" [from no such place. i know he only put out a new record a year or so ago, but i keep jonesin' for new jim white music. or at least for him to tour through here again. been too long since i've seen him live.]
Frightened Rabbit - "Swim Until You Can't See Land" [from the winter of mixed drinks. i know i keep cycling back and forth between two songs from this record for singles, but the record is a low key one and these two are among its highest points energy wise.]
the New York Dolls - "Looking for a Kiss" [aw, i haven't played anything off of their self-titled record in awhile. next week it'll probably be something off of too much, too soon. hey, chatterbox.]
the Roots - "The Fire" [from the new how i got over. this track features a great chorus sung by john legend and the video for this song is pretty amazing in its own right. check it out.]
Julie Ocean - "My Revenge" [from long gone and nearly there. sadly, their only album. this band created such a perfect blast of power pop, it was really sad to see them wrap it up so quickly. but maybe that's completely appropriate also.]
Delta Spirit - "911" [from history from below. bound for my end of the year list. i'm digging this album a lot.]
the Stone Roses - "Love Spreads" [from second coming. it could be because this was the first stone roses album i ever heard and that i wouldn't hear the first one for some time after, but i am a great defender of this album. and i'll put this song up against just about anything on the debut. it's seriously that good.]
Menomena - "TAOS" [from the new mines. glad to hear this band back finally and check out the review at aquarium drunkard where you can download this song. haven't heard the rest of the album yet, but really want to.]
the Cure - "In Between Days" [from the head on the door. i love this song, but you should definitely check out superchunk's cover of it for the a.v. club undercover series. they knock it out of the park. i hope they start playing it live.]
J. Tillman - "Three Sisters" [from singing ax. tillman is one of the main songwriters behind fleet foxes and he's been more busy with his solo work in the past years, it seems, than he has with fleet foxes. his stuff is right gorgeous.]
Superchunk - "Beat My Guest" [from cup of sand. while we're talking about superchunk doing covers, here's their awesome version of the adam and the ants classic.]
Stornoway - "Zorbing" [from beachcomber's windowsill which i can't get enough of. seriously. what a great, great album.]
Caleb Caudle and the Bayonets - "DLMG" [from snake river canyon. saw the new, upgraded version of the band last saturday over at the werehouse with their new pedal steel player. just a dynamite set and if you get a chance to see caleb and co. live, do it.]
Casual Curious - "Body & Air" [from their new self-titled record. saw these guys open for lake inferior last thursday and what a great night of music that was. enjoying their new album.]
Paul Westerberg - "33rd of July" [a bonus track from the japanese version of suicaine gratifaction. i've always really enjoyed this song - most of all because the 33rd of july (august 2nd, i guess) is my parents' wedding anniversary. also the anniversary of the date the constitution was actually signed by the continental congress in 1787. just sayin'.]
Futurebirds - "Johnny Utah" [from the excellent hampton's lullabye which finally dropped this week on autumn tone records. you can read the review over at aquarium drunkard. they're playing this friday at snug harbor in charlotte. i'll be there. you should be, too.]
Jens Lekman - "The Opposite of Hallelujah" [from night falls over kortedala, one of my favorite records of 2007. i saw on pitchfork that he dropped a new track today. it's about time, jens. jeez.]
the Rosebuds - "Stayin' Alive" [yeah, that's right. a bee gees cover. and it's brilliant. one of two new songs the rosebuds put up for download over at the hopscotch music festival sight as a promo for what is undoubtedly going to be the best musical experience in north carolina this year.]
Afghan Whigs - "John the Baptist" [from 1965. only greg dulli could get away with titling a song this and going on to sing about what he does. love that man. he's going on solo tour this fall, sadly no north carolina dates. see him if you can.]
Twin Sister - "Lady Daydream" [from the color your life EP. i can't tell you how amazing i thought this band was when i saw them up in chicago the other week. i'm really entranced. we're going to hear a lot more.]
Oakley Hall - "Rue the Blues" [from i'll follow you. here's another band that needs a new album out, post-haste. love these guys.]
Conrad Plymouth - "Metamora" [from their self-titled EP which is going to be out on vinyl on the new label run by muzzle of bees. this EP is gorgeous and very, very worth picking up.]
Hum - "I'd Like Your Hair Long" [from you'd prefer an astronaut. i did a piece on the big single from this album, "stars," over at aquarium drunkard including a partial interview with album producer keith cleversley. it's a good read, i think.]
Ryan Adams - "Revelator" [from the sessions that would eventually begat heartbreaker, this is adams, backed by gillian welch and david rawlings, going through gillian's classic title track from her own album time (the revelator). love this version, too. go grab it over at aquarium drunkard.]

That'll do it for this week. Until next week, I'll see you at Snug Harbor this Friday night for Futurebirds and then again next time on the show. Take care.



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