J's Indie/Rock Mayhem

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Thursday, November 18, 2010

J's Indie/Rock Mayhem - 17th November 2010


[Welcome to another edition of J's Indie/Rock Mayhem. I'm still working my way slowly through the problem with my podcast host - apparently it's something I did that I didn't even realize I had done. Oh, well. Either way, it'll be another week before regular Wednesday night uploading to the podhost/iTunes will return, as opposed to weekend uploads. Until then, please remember to come here to the blog and download the podcast using the link below.

Now, it's late, so, onward.]

J's Indie/Rock Podcast: 17th November 2010 show

Theme Song - Peaches - "Rock Show"
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Urge Overkill - "Effigy" [their first new music in over fifteen years, this song is a teaser for a new album that 2/3rds of the original lineup are working on with two new members that will probably be out next year. if you don't normally read the a.v. club, then you really ought to check out this series of articles that have been rolling out this past month or so. i'd start with the second one, personally. it makes the first one, which is just a touch weak (and exposition heavy) easier to get through and makes the series much more enticing - a great look at the explosive 'alternative' music boom of the 90s.]
Pulp - "Party Hard" [from this is hardcore. it was announced this past week that pulp is going to reform to play some dates next year over in england. i'm not holding my breath for an american tour, but hey, maybe some big festival date or something. that might actually drag me out to bonaroo or coachella for a change.]
Brendan Benson - "Eyes on the Horizon" [from my old familiar friend. brendan is playing tomorrow night, thursday, november 18th at the cat's cradle in carborro, nc along with the posies. can't wait for that show.]
Soundgarden - "Rusty Cage" [from badmotorfinger. since i was thinking of those awesome alternative articles posted above, i figure i'd throw on another soundgarden track from this record. second in about three weeks or so. i think i've passed my soundgarden quota for a year or two now.]
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Belle and Sebastian - "The Ghost of Rock School" [from write about love, their latest. i haven't gotten a proper listen to the whole album yet, but we'll hear more, i'm sure.]
the Church - "Spark" [from starfish. i hate that i missed them last time through with their 30 year retrospective set. the one time i saw the church years ago was a weird set of circumstances. i'd like to see them again and fix that.]
Telekinesis - "Game of Pricks" [from parallel seismic conspiracies. a cover of the guided by voices classic. good stuff. can't wait for the new album next year.]
that dog. - "Minneapolis" [from retreat from the sun. one of my all time favorite that dog songs. pretty much everything this band did, as far as i'm concerned, is fantastic. any agreement out there?]
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Horse Feathers - "Drain You" [a new single and yes, that's a cover of the nirvana song from nevermind. you can check out a post about this and the b-side over at aquarium drunkard. good stuff. here's an interview i did with horse feathers' justin ringle last year as well.]
Bob Dylan - "Summer Days" [from "love and theft". still not sure why the quotation marks are included in that album title, but whatever. bob can do what he wants. hard to believe this album will be ten years old next year.]
the Foreign Exchange - "Maybe She'll Dream of Me" [from authenticity. great track from a great album. i really love the first FE record, but these last two records and their r&b detours have been really enjoyable.]
Bjork - "Army of Me" [from post which, honestly, is one amazing record. been re-listening to it for the first time in ages and i'm loving it just as much as when it blew me away for the first time in high school. sorry, sandra. i still have your copy.]
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Glasser - "Apply" [from the album ring. really continuing to dig this stuff. we'll have to hear even more next week maybe.]
the Streets - "David Hassels" [a one-off single released via twitter last year on mike skinner's twitter account. if i read his tweeting correctly last week, the streets have a new album out in the UK? is that right? i see they have a whole slate of UK tour dates in february of next year, so maybe that makes sense? hope it's better than the last two is all.]
the Limousines - "Internet Killed the Radio Star" [from get sharp. this is a fluffy, stupid pop song but it's addictive and dancey and it has one hell of a great video and it's rare that i watch a video more than once anymore. good job.]
the Posies - "Take Care of Yourself" [from blood/candy. can't wait to see them for the first time tomorrow night.]
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Sharon Van Etten - "Peace Signs" [from epic. sharon will be at the cat's cradle next monday, november 22nd, along with junip, the new band from jose gonzales. pretty awesome show, no doubt.]
Public Image Ltd. - "Public Image" [from public image: first issue, their debut. ironically i decided to play this because of seeing a video of pearl jam covering this song live. it left me wanting, to say the least, so i dug up the original for better play. much better.]
Wild Nothing - "O Lilac" [from gemini which is a really, really great record and i hate i haven't played more off of it this year. top 25 bound, most likely.]
Paul Westerberg - "Whatever Makes You Happy" [from suicaine gratifaction. i missed out on securing a copy of the mr. f single release the other week. i'm upset and sad to say the least. i'll find a copy one day.]
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Adam Thorn and the Top Buttons - "Life's a Bummer" [from their sophomore self-titled release. i don't know what it is about this song that gets to me, but it's a really gorgeous song and kind of hits a sharp, self-effacing point. westerbergian and dylan at the same time. i like it. we'll hear more.]
the Shop Assistants - "It's Up to You" [from the C-86 compilation. one of the loveliest songs from the legendary NME compilation. if you've never heard this thing, it's well worth hunting down just to hear a world of post-psychedelic, post-punk and twee all sort of wrapped into a big bundle.]
the Corin Tucker Band - "Pulling Pieces" [from 1,000 years. if you haven't already caught my interview with corin tucker over at aquarium drunkard, well, go to it.]
Brilliant Colors - "I Searched" [from introducing. a friend mentioned this band on facebook this week and i'd forgotten how much i'd enjoyed the couple of songs i played earlier this year. problem rectified.]
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Travel by Sea - "Eventually" [from two states and the blindness that follows. this new album is really fantastic. a great late-year entry into the battle for this year's best-of lists.]
Lissie - "In Sleep" [live from the aquarium drunkard sessions. this is just a truly gorgeous song and i hope i get to catch lissie live sometime soonish. soonish being within the next year or so.]

That'll do it for this week's show. Join me next week for the annual Thanksgiving Extravaganza and if you're at the Posies/Brendan Benson tomorrow night, do say hello. Until then, Go Panthers! and take care.

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