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Wednesday, February 02, 2011

J's Indie/Rock Mayhem - 2nd February 2011

[Welcome to another edition of J's Indie/Rock Mayhem. It was a really solid night - the first just two hours of music in a few weeks. The next couple of weeks will see us with guests each week. On February 9th, Cold Water Shave will be joining us in studio. On February 16th, tentatively, Caleb Caudle will be joining us again for what has become a yearly visit from the Winston-Salem musician and on February 23rd, Ryan Snyder from YES Weekly will be joining us for our monthly Indie/Rock Roundtable discussion of new albums. It's going to be an awesome February here on the show.

Now, while we can, onward.]

J's Indie/Rock Podcast: 2nd February 2011 show

Theme Song - Peaches - "Rock Show"
Birds of Avalon - "Xarardheere" [from their new self-titled album. this is some seriously good stuff and we'll be hearing a lot more.]
Girls Against Boys - "Cruise Your New Baby Fly Self" [the title track (sort of) from their 1995 album cruise yourself. i rarely hear people discuss this band anymore, but it's a shame, because this and the two records that flank it chronologically, are some of the best heavy indie-rock of the 90s.]
Abe Vigoda - "Crush" [the title track from last year's stellar album. they'll be playing at legitimate business here in greensboro, courtesy of WQFS, next wednesday along with the similarly awesome wild nothing. going to be a great night.]
the Clash - "Janie Jones" [from the clash. there's a reason john cusack's character in high fidelity checks this as one of the top five side one-track ones of all time. cos it is.]
Lucinda Williams - "Buttercup" [from the forthcoming blessed due out in early march. have a phone interview with her set up for early next week. stay tuned.]
the Stone Roses - "She Bangs the Drums" [from their self-titled debut. been hearing this stuff a lot lately, so i figured i ought to dig it out.]
Black Pistol Fire - "Silent Blue" [from their self-titled record. we dug into these guys last week on the show as part of the inaugural Indie/Rock Roundtable feature. pretty good stuff.]
the White Stripes - "Icky Thump" [the title track from what, apparently, is going to be their final studio album of new material. the band announced today, via their website, that the band is now officially no more.]
Apex Manor - "The Party Line" [from the year of magical drinking. bound, surely, for my best singles of 2011 show in december.]
the dB's - "A Spy in the House of Love" [from like this. a long time listener requested this once and i was really blown away, having not heard it before at the time.]
Jim White - "Rambler" [from jim white presents: sounds of the americans. jim is going to be at SECCA in winston-salem on saturday, february 19th. cannot wait.]
Pulp - "Babies" [from his 'n' hers. a friend specifically requested some pulp this week, so i went with one of my favorite jarivs songs of voyuerism, shagging and borderline anti-social behavior.]
Telekinesis - "Please Ask for Help" [from the forthcoming 12 desperate straight lines. seriously. does this song not sound like "just like heaven" to you? i mean, in a completely good way. but still. the new record drops february 15th.]
Dinosaur Jr. - "Just Like Heaven" [from the fossils 12" EP. now, i wasn't paying attention and this 12" record was 45 RPM. since it was a 12", i assumed it was 33 RPM and played it as such. you should enjoy the results. i did.]
the Smith Westerns - "Weekend" [the lead track from dye it blonde. this is bound for the best singles show, too.]
Echo and the Bunnymen - "Heaven Up Here" [the title track from their 1981 album. the band is coming stateside later this year to play a series of shows where they play crocodiles and heaven up here in their entirety. ought to be awesome.]
the Veils - "The Wishbone" [from troubles of the brain. check out my review of it over at aquarium drunkard. a really great EP from this awesome band.]
Slint - "Good Morning Captain" [from spiderland. over at aquarium drunkard there was also a piece on this album's cover art. slint is a handy name to remember for 'name a band from this state' games. the answer is kentucky.]
the Love Language - "Heart to Tell" [from libraries. the band will be at the new blind tiger here in greensboro on friday, february 4th. put on your dancing shoes.]
the Staple Singers - "Masters of War" [from how many roads: black america sings bob dylan, a really awesome collection of black artists covering dylan. aquarium drunkard did a post about it and you can hear this song plus one other over there.]
Fleet Foxes - "Helplessness Blues" [the title track from their sophomore LP which will be out in may. start salivating now, folks.]
Futurebirds - "APO" [from hampton's lullabye. they'll be at king's in raleigh on tuesday, february 22nd along with..]
Filthybird - "Leaving Trail" [from songs for other people. this has to be one of the most joni mitchell sounding things on this album and i mean that in all the best ways possible. lead singer, renee, played this song live on the show back in april of 2009. check it out.]
T. Rex - "Planet Queen" [from electric warrior. can this record really get any better? any opinions on how this album stacks up against other t. rex albums? i'm a bit ignorant.]
Greater Pacific - "Distance" [from their forthcoming EP rainfall. the band contains two members of the excellent travel by sea, so we'll hear more.]
Blur - "There's No Other Way" [from leisure because, well, it's awesome.]
Josh Ritter - "Wolves" (acoustic) [this is from the forthcoming expanded edition of the animal years. ritter re-recorded the entire album as a solo acoustic record and is including that on a bonus disc, along with four b-sides from the era, with a new edition of his breakthrough album.]

That'll do it for this week. Be safe on Super Bowl Sunday and until next week, take care.



  • At 10:47 PM, February 02, 2011, Anonymous Satisfied75 said…

    re: T Rex. the Slider is just at good. you'll love it.

  • At 3:36 PM, February 03, 2011, Anonymous pinebox said…

    the slider all the way. electric warrior is great, and everyone's first taste of t-rex but the slider holds up as everyone's favorite

  • At 9:41 AM, February 08, 2011, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    You asked about T Rex. Well, you can't go wrong with about anything off of "The Slider", very much in the same vein as "Electric Warrior", and not really a week song on the whole LP. I've played several songs off of it on my shows on WQFS. M. Kiser.

  • At 11:51 AM, February 12, 2011, Blogger Justin said…

    The slowed version of Dinosaur Jr.'s "Just Like Heaven" cover was weird and wonderful.


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