J's Indie/Rock Mayhem

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Wednesday, September 08, 2010

J's Indie/Rock Mayhem - 8th September 2010

[Welcome to another edition of J's Indie/Rock Mayhem. This week and next are training weeks for our new DJs. I had the pleasure of being joined by long-time listener Frank and a former student of mine, Anthony, who are both going to become new members of the QFS family. They did a good job tonight and will do a fine job on their respective shows in the future.

Tomorrow kicks off the Hopscotch Music Festival in Raleigh and yours truly will be there for each of the three nights. Follow me on Twitter for my live tweeting and I should be doing some coverage over at Aquarium Drunkard as well. It will be a blast. Can't wait to get there.

Now, while the going's good, onward.]

J's Indie/Rock Podcast: 8th September 2010

Theme Song - Peaches - "Rock Show"
Antony and the Johnsons - "Thank You For Your Love" [the title track from their new EP. this song is also going to be on the new LP, swanlights, which is due out in october. exciting time of the year for antony fans.]
Midnight Oil - "U.S. Forces" [from their 10, 9, 8, 7, 6, 5, 4, 3, 2, 1.. album. i meant to play this the other week in commemoration of the 'end' of fighting forces in iraq, but dropped the ball. well, there you go.]
Arcade Fire - "We Used to Wait" [from the suburbs. more great stuff from the great new album.]
Dukes of Stratosphear - "Vanishing Girl" [from psonic psunspot. if you're an XTC fan and didn't know these guys, this is, essentially, XTC under a pseudonym and recording one of their two releases in this psych-pop vein. this album and another EP released as this band were truly highlights of their career. great stuff.]
Lower Dens - "Hospice Gates" [from twice-hand movement. a great song from a band we'll be hosting here on guilford campus, friday, september 17th in front of the hege-cox art building. they'll be playing along with this band..]
Secret Message Machine - "In the Dust" [from orphanville. from right here in greensboro, playing stuff off their fantastic new album. going to be quite a show. and free to boot! get thee down there!]
Teenage Fanclub - "Baby Lee" [from shadows. i can't say enough how much i love teenage fanclub, so i'll just let the music do the talking. so sweet.]
Bloodkin - "Tennessee Williams" [from out of state plates. hadn't played any bloodkin in a hot minute here on the show, but i got this slice of perfection stuck in my head the other day, and here it is. athens rock doesn't get much better.]
Superchunk - "My Gap Feels Weird" [from the forthcoming majesty shredding. i have not stopped listening to this record over the past week, and honestly it takes quite a record to make me do that these days. granted, i'm biased because i love this band, but this album is really, really good.]
Marah - "It's Only Money, Tyrone" [from kids in philly. one of my favorite albums of the past decade and it only gets better with age.]
Autolux - "Supertoys" [from transit transit. accidentally played this again, but you know, hey, i'm excited about their forthcoming sophomore album and you should be, too.]
Nine Inch Nails - "Ruiner" [from the downward spiral. got this in my head earlier today and i so rarely..well..really hardly ever play nine inch nails on my show. so why not? this is another album that, honestly, has aged pretty well considering. doesn't sound dated to me.]
the Love Language - "Heart to Tell" [from libraries. it might be time to retire this record until later in the year, but this is certainly important since the band is playing at hopscotch. so is former love language members in the light pines.]
Cornershop - "Sleep on the Left Side" [from when i was born for the 7th time. cornershop is coming to the cat's cradle in carborro in november. yeah, you heard that. i think i want to go.]
the Rosebuds - "Stayin' Alive" [one of the two songs recorded to help promote the hopscotch festival, this cover of the bee gee's classic is really good. gutsy, i say.]
Josh Ritter - "The Curse" [from so runs the world away. one of the lovelier songs from his latest. this record is starting to grow on me a bit, but it's a slow one.]
the Thermals - "I Don't Believe You" [from the new album personal life. their latest dropped yesterday and the reviews so far have been middling. hard to believe considering how great this song is, but apparently it's an outlier on the album. thoughts, anyone who's heard the whole thing?]
the Didjits - "Gold Eldorado" [from the fantastic hornet pinata. a band i wish i could've seen in their prime. these records are so ridiculously awesome.]
Burnt Ones - "Gonna Listen to T. Rex (All Night Long)" [from black teeth, golden tongues. got a call asking about this band - apparently one caller dug it. this is a really solid album from a great band.]
Sixteen Horsepower - "Outlaw Song" [from folklore. i revisited this album this week - the final album of their tenure as a band - and forgot how eerily low key it is at times versus the rest of their oeuvre. but in a really, really good way.]
Wavves - "Mickey Mouse" [from king of the beach. hadn't played this track off the album yet, but really dug it. does disney go crazy when you use names of licensed characters in songs? like when they go threaten to carpet bomb elementary schools that paint pictures of characters on cafeteria walls?]
Bad Religion - "Frogger" [from the 80-85 compilation of their early work that collects their debut album how could hell be any worse? along with various singles and so forth. a pretty good look at the earlier, more lo-fi version of the band.]
Avi Buffalo - "What's In It For?" [from their self-titled major-indie debut. a great song that is about a minute and a half too long. boy, you could make a killer edit of this thing.]
the Handsome Family - "Weightless Again" [from through the trees. one of my all time favorite songs, period. not just for its reference to moby dick, but the killer chorus. perfection in writing and tone.]
Megafaun - "Heretofore" [the title track from their forthcoming new EP. by request from sara who wanted to hear new megafaun last week. i'm a week late, but here you go. they'll be playing saturday night at hopscotch. excitement.]
Public Image Ltd. - "Poptones" [from second edition. one of those albums that defies explanation and time and description. it's not something you'd throw on every day, but sometimes it's the best thing in the world. and on some distant world, this was a major radio hit.]

That'll do it for this week. I'll be bumming around the Hopscotch Festival in Raleigh this weekend, so say hi if you see me. And hey, Sunday kicks off the pro football season, so get ready for me to be obnoxious on a regular basis. Go Panthers! Until then, take care.



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