J's Indie/Rock Mayhem

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Thursday, July 08, 2010

J's Indie/Rock Mayhem - 7th July 2010

[Welcome to another edition of J's Indie/Rock Mayhem. I'm really excited about this week's show - some great pairings, some great new stuff, some great requests. Next week's show ought to be a humdinger also as I do a large chunk of preview stuff for the Pitchfork Music Festival in Chicago. I'll be traveling to the fest again this year to cover it for Aquarium Drunkard and you can follow me on Twitter while I'm there and also see daily updates over at AD. More about that next week.

A reminder that WQFS is now, finally, streaming live on the web. So, if you're outside of the area and want to catch all the goodness WQFS has to offer, then go check it out. I have my own personal favorite shows, but all are worth listening to if you haven't before.

Now, since we've survived when the sevens clash, onward.]

J's Indie/Rock Podcast: 7th July 2010

Theme Song - Peaches - "Rock Show"
Teenage Fanclub - "When I Still Have Thee" [from shadows. this is probably my favorite song on the new album - it's wistful and harmonious and gorgeous.]
Michael Penn - "Try" [from resigned. i'd love to hear some new michael penn music, even though i was a touch underwhelmed by his last record. but he's hit far more often than missed, so i still await more.]
Arcade Fire - "The Suburbs" [the title track from their forthcoming album. this song is growing on me. i wasn't quite sure what to make of it at first - and admittedly i'm still really curious as to what the whole album is going to sound like - but i'm liking it more and more.]
Neutral Milk Hotel - "Holland 1945" [from in the aeroplane over the sea. i've shied away, i think, from playing things from this record in the past number of years. in a way it's such a well known (and yet, unknown) album that it just seemed well worn. but that doesn't keep it from being amazing.]
Megafaun - "Carolina Days" [from the new heretofore EP. this release is amazing. i'm just constantly overwhelmed by this band.]
Egyptian Lover - "I Cry (Night After Night)" [from on the nile. i'll be forever in debt to my friend jay for introducing me to this guy. "like prince meets kraftwerk" indeed.]
Burnt Ones - "Sunset Hill" [from the forthcoming album black teeth, golden tongues which is being released on the roaring colonel record label run by the founder of my old kentucky blog. good stuff and we'll be hearing more.]
the Tragically Hip - "Fireworks" [from phantom power. for sara, who mentioned it on twitter earlier this week, and as a late ode to the 4th of july. one of my favorite hip songs.]
the Love Language - "Wilmont" [from libraries. lead singer stu mclamb told me that he felt this song was his attempt to create something like beach house and i can hear what he means. still, it's very much the love language. this record is so solid it hurts.]
Yo La Tengo - "Tom Courtenay" [from electr-o-pura. this song got stuck in my head earlier this week and simply would not leave. i'd never seen the video before, so i found it on you tube and man, it's awesome.]
the National - "Afraid of Everyone" [from their latest, high violet. this went out as a birthday dedication for danielle, but afterwards i thought of what a dreary birthday song it was. so..]
Lou Reed - "Andy's Chest" [from transformer. this is a little better. enjoy a song about andy warhol's chest.]
John Grant - "Sigourney Weaver" [from queen of denmark. john grant is the former lead man of the czars and here, backed by midlake, he releases his first solo record. this song is full of some mildly silly lyrics played dead straight. interesting stuff and we'll hear more.]
the Streets - "Sharp Darts" [from original pirate material. one of my favorite short songs to pull out and play every now and again.]
Futurebirds - "Ski Chalet" [from hampton's lullaby. both times i've seen futurebirds recently they used this song to excellent effect as a closer for the show. it's a totally awesome song live and here in this version from their forthcoming album.]
Supergrass - "St. Petersburg" [from road to rouen. i was bummed to hear that the band called it quits earlier this year, but they left us with quite a bit of amazing music. this song, for instance, from a gorgeous album.]
Stornoway - "Watching Birds" [from beachcomber's windowsill. i probably won't stop until i've played every song on this record over the coming weeks. you wait and see.]
the Stone Roses - "Sally Cinnamon" [from the sally cinnamon single. one of the absolute best stone roses songs that was never on a proper album.]
Avi Buffalo - "Remember Last Time" [by request from their self-titled album. a great, long, loping affair with some great guitar work.]
Wild Nothing - "Rabbit Feet" [from gemini. this is all i've heard so far, but i've been told the rest of this record is excellent as well. we'll be hearing more.]
Johnny Dowd - "Yolanda" [from his latest, wake up the snakes. dowd is a master of gothic murder ballads and dark country, so this is just par for the course from this excellent writer.]
Tyrone Davis - "I Keep Coming Back" [from turn back the hands of time. a classic soul song from one of chicago's finest.]
Best Coast - "When I'm With You" [the title track from their 2009 single. by request. this band can really do no wrong and they just seem to be getting better.]
Afghan Whigs - "I Keep Coming Back" [from gentlemen. their cover of the tyrone davis song. so, so dulli-esque. it's perfect.]
Decoration Ghost - "Camera Bag and a Back Pack" [from the haze of wine and age. they'll be playing this saturday, along with midtown dickens and filthybird, at legitimate business here in greensboro. show starts at 7pm.]
the Hold Steady - "Hurricane J" [from heaven is whenever. i don't know what it is about the storm metaphors this year, but they keep coming in really well-written ways. this was the first i heard and still one of the best.]
Caleb Caudle and the Bayonets - "Heat Lightnin' Heat" [from snake river canyon. one of my favorite songs from the new album.]
Prince and the Revolution - "Computer Blue" [from purple rain. since prince announced this week that the internet is over, i thought this song would be fitting.]

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



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