J's Indie/Rock Mayhem

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Wednesday, September 01, 2010

J's Indie/Rock Mayhem - 1st September 2010


[Welcome to another edition of J's Indie/Rock Mayhem. Tonight's show was, to say the least, bonkers. I was joined by the members of the Alcazar Hotel who proceeded to give me one of the most energetic interviews I've had in a long time. I hope y'all enjoy it. They're playing at the Flatiron this Saturday, September 4th as a celebration show for the release of their new 7" single. Check it out and I'll see you at the show.

Now, while the frosting cools, onward.]

J's Indie/Rock Podcast: 1st September 2010 show

Theme Song - Peaches - "Rock Show"
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Dead Confederate - "Giving It All Away" [from the new album sugar which came out last week. they'll be at the cat's cradle in carborro on september 30th and snug harbor in charlotte on october 1st.]
Sugar - "Gee Angel" [from file under easy listening. i thought of playing them because of dead confederate's album title. hah! i'm a genius. or not. great song, all the same.]
Delta Spirit - "Bushwick Blues" [from history from below. i'm really digging this album still, so you should check it out if you haven't already.]
Sleater-Kinney - "Turn It On" [from dig me out. a very favorite of mine from 1997. can't wait to hear corin tucker's full-fledged solo album soon.]
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Autolux - "Supertoys" [from the forthcoming album transit transit. they're going to be at the cat's cradle in carborro this friday, september 3rd. i, sadly, probably won't be there, but you should be. i mean, seriously.]
the Posies - "Love Letter Boxes" [from frosting on the beater. the band has a new record coming out this month and will be at the cat's cradle in carborro with brendan benson on thursday, november 18th. a prodigious evening of power pop.]
Carissa's Wierd - "Die" [from the new they'll only miss you when you leave compilation collecting a lot of the work of this seattle band that was a precursor for band of horses and sera cahoone's solo work. really great song. i need to hear more.]
Avett Brothers - "Pretty Girl at the Airport" [by request. from mignonette. this is probably my all time favorite avett's song and it still just gets me.]
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Lower Dens - "Completely Golden" [from twin-hand movement. this band will be playing on guilford college campus on friday, september 17th in front of the hege-cox art building. going to be a great show, for sure.]
XTC - "The Mayor of Simpleton" [from oranges and lemons. a fun, poppy song in the vein of everything great XTC ever did. yeah.]
Futurebirds - "APO" [from hampton's lullabye. i love this song and cannot wait to see these guys live again. west coast, get ready, they're on their way out your way now.]
Secret Message Machine - "Cover the Cross" [from orphanville. they're going to be opening for lower dens at our WQFS show here at guilford. can't wait.]
Prince - "The Cross" [from sign o' the times. when i knew i was playing the secret message machine song, this was the natural fit to follow it. what can i say?]
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Superchunk - "Rosemarie" [from the forthcoming majesty shredding and oh, my, god, this album is ridiculously good. this is one of my favorites, but we'll hear a ton more.]
Nanci Griffith - "I'll Move Along" [by request. from blue roses from the moon. this was my introduction to nanci and, man, i love it.]
Mynabirds - "The Numbers Don't Lie" (live) [from their session over at daytrotter which is, seriously, awesome. love this band.]
Girls Against Boys - "Rockets are Red" [from venus luxure no. 1 baby. is it time to revisit this band and decide how awesome they are again? critics? hello?]

[Now came my interview with Edward, Adam, Brad and William of the Alcazar Hotel. This was, literally, one of the most manic interviews I've ever conducted in the station and it was an absolute blast. They're playing this Saturday at the Flatiron with the Old One Two and Matty Sheets and the Blockheads as a premiere for their new 7" single which you really ought to come pick up. Why not? Check out the interview and the songs played below.]

the Alcazar Hotel - "Suicide King" / "Stupid Feeling" [these are the two songs that make up their new 7" single.]
the Alcazar Hotel - "In Between the In Between" (live) [this was the first of two live songs they did in studio. really good stuff. click here to download.]
the Alcazar Hotel - "We're Called the Alcazar Hotel" / "Tomorrow" [the first is an original and the second is a cover of a morphine song recorded for a morphine tribute album. check out the video for the cover that the fine folks at monkeywhale did.]
the Alcazar Hotel - "I Wanna Be Your Drummer" (live) [this was the second of the two live songs they performed. equally great as the first. click here to download.]
the Alcazar Hotel - "The Walk of Wiley Foster" [last recorded track of the interview.]
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Vic Chesnutt - "Granny" [from at the cut. there's an awesome video of a show in canada recorded in late november of last year, about a month after i last saw vic here in north carolina. i hope the complete concert sees the light of day on DVD, because it looks absolutely amazing. this is for erin, who i hope continues to find something in it that matters. i know this was a bit of a buzzkill after the energy of that interview, but i really wanted to fit this in this week. hope y'all don't mind.]

That's going to do it for this week. I'll be back next week, perhaps with trainees, but definitely with more hot music. Thanks again to the Alcazar Hotel for stopping by. Until then, Go Panthers! and take care.

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