J's Indie/Rock Mayhem

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Thursday, January 20, 2011

J's Indie/Rock Mayhem - 19th January 2011

[Welcome to another edition of J's Indie/Rock Mayhem and boy, howdy, what a night. We were lucky enough to have the fantastic Megafaun drop by to talk and play some music and it was an incredibly fun time as it always is with those guys. Read more about it below and check out the live performances.

Next week will mark the debut of the Indie/Rock Roundtable on the show as Ryan Snyder of YES Weekly and I start our monthly discussion about new releases. Ought to be a lot of fun, so get ready for that next week as well. Plus, I was featured in YES Weekly this week in their Triad DJ profile. Check it out!

Now, while it's still good, onward.]

J's Indie/Rock Podcast: 19th January 2011 show

Theme Song - Peaches - "Rock Show"
Apex Manor - "Teenage Blood" [from the forthcoming the year of magical drinkingwhich will be out next week. this is a must grab for power-pop fans. it's ridiculously good.]
The The - "Dogs of Lust" [from dusk. this is probably my personal favorite the the album, though i know people love them some mind bomb.]
MYTY KONKEROR - "Whitewash" [from i miss the future. really great noisy rock and roll and a great opening set song.]
the Feelies - "Fa Ci-La" [from crazy rhythms. it was announced today that the first new feelies record in two decades, here before, is coming out in march. revel in the indie goodness.]
the Decemberists - "Don't Carry It All" [the opening track from the king is dead which is really, really quite good. i've missed the singles-oriented version of the decemberists and it's back in fine form here.]
Fountains of Wayne - "Hey Julie" [from welcome interstate managers. when are they dropping a new album again? sometime this year? 'bout time.]
James - "Crazy" [from the night before and the morning after. really still digging this song, no matter how many times i've played it.]
Wipers - "Is This Real?" [the title track from one of the earliest wipers albums. this is one of those bands that is more a legend, in some ways, than a band, but seriously, the first three albums are just classic post-punk.]

[Here's where I interviewed the guys from Megafaun. We talked about their busy year in 2010, a new album, how Heretofore was made, upcoming shows and whether Conrad Plymouth members should grow bangs and get flu shots. This was so much fun. Talking with Joe, Brad and Phil is always like sitting down with three people you've known a long time already and are just shooting the enthusiastic breeze with. Check out the live performances below.]

Megafaun - "Bonnie's Song" (live) [a song from heretofore performed in studio. click here to listen.]
Megafaun - "Volunteers" (live) [another heretofore song performed live. click here to listen.]
Megafaun - "Carolina Days" (live) [the last of the live performances; one of my favorite songs from heretofore. click here to listen.]
Megafaun - "Heretofore" [the title track from their latest. we used it to play them out. they're playing shows this friday and saturday at the new kings barcade in raleigh. going to be amazing.]
the Smith Westerns - "Weekend" [from the new dye it blonde. we're going to be hearing a lot more of this. man.]
Destroyer - "Savage Night at the Opera" [from kaputt which is out next week. going to cover this on the roundtable next week as well.]
Broadcast - "Unchanging Window" [from the noise made by people. founding member and lead singer trish keenan died this week at the age of 42 from pneumonia complications. rest in peace.]
Telekinesis - "Car Crash" [from the forthcoming 12 desperate straight lines. so excited to finally hear the sophomore album from michael learner. what a guy.]
Yo La Tengo - "Mr. Tough" [from i am not afraid of you.... playing two shows this weekend - saturday and sunday nights at the cat's cradle in carborro, north carolina. they're doing their spin-the-wheel-and-we'll-play-that game. sounds awesome.]
Now You See Them - "It Could Be Worse" [from things change in a day. they'll be at the green bean in greensboro on friday, january 28th.]
Filthybird - "Pick You Up" [from songs for other people. this is without question one of my favorite songs from this album.]
Masters of the Hemisphere - "Volcano" [thanks to the fine folks at you ain't no picasso, the first song off the new album by the newly reunited masters of the hemisphere has been leaked. very, very exciting.]
Lovett - "The Fear" [from their self-titled record. we might be hearing more. good stuff.]
Wire - "Please Take" [from the new red barked tree. can wire come to north carolina already, please?]
Archers of Loaf - "Web In Front" [our original 7" single. in celebration of their first show together in 13 years or so this past weekend. man, i wish i'd been there.]

That'll do it for this week. Thanks again to Megafaun for coming by the show - hopefully they'll come back when their new album drops in the fall. Until next week, take care.

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