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Thursday, April 07, 2011

J's Indie/Rock Mayhem - 6th April 2011

[Welcome to another edition of J's Indie/Rock Mayhem. This week was a full-on rock party, no question, with some great new music and some fun older stuff as well. I'm not even going to spend a lot of time talking. Onward.]

J's Indie/Rock Podcast: 6th April 2011 show

Theme Song - Peaches - "Rock Show"
Yuck - "Get Away" [from their self-titled debut. undoubtedly bound for my year-end best singles show. the guitar leads on this song are just too ridiculously good.]
Helmet - "Biscuits for Smut" [from betty. i've been re-listening to the older helmet records lately, though i'm not sure why. teenage angst returning to me, perhaps? the records have aged well in some respects, not in others.]
the Decemberists - "Rox in the Box" [from the king is dead. i'm all about this record, by the way. i think it's one of the finest things to come out this year so far. also the best REM record released this year. ahem.]
Uncle Tupelo - "Gun" [from still feel gone. always funny to think about in-retrospect super groups. i worry that tweedy's obvious win in the post-band success contest has really overshadowed how well he and farrar wrote together, especially since jay's work has been a mixed bag at times.]
Royal Bangs - "Fading Obelisk Two" [from flux outside. i put this record on and ended up listening to it twice in a row this past week. really good and we'll hear a lot more.]
the Afghan Whigs - "Fountain and Fairfax" [from gentlemen. truly one of the best songs ever written in rock and roll. try and prove otherwise.]
Toro Y Moi - "New Beat" [from their latest, underneath the pine. i've really enjoyed everything i've heard by this band, so we should hear ore.]
Dave Edmunds - "Queen of Hearts" [from repeat when necessary. i, of course, grew up with juice newton's version of this song, so i was borderline shocked when i ran across edmunds' version some years ago. good stuff.]
the Sea and Cake - "Up on the North Shore" [from the moonlight butterfly EP which will be out soon. the sea and cake has an odd place in my musical collection. i have way more of their records than i could really name - and really who is an incredibly passionate fan of a band this mellow overall? - but i still really, really like them.]
Egyptian Lover - "I Cry (Night After Night)" [from on the nile. i will never be able to repay my friend jay for introducing me to this record. prince meets kraftwerk, indeed.]
Destroyer - "Savage Night at the Opera" [from kaputt. destroyer, along with the war on drugs, will be at the cat's cradle in carborro on thursday, april 7th, so get thee to that show.]
George Lindsey - "96 Miles to Bakersfield" [the title track from his second record. this one is played pretty straight and full of country stuff. really not bad. i'm a huge fan of the andy griffith show, and though i definitely knew about jim nabor's singing career, i don't think i knew about lindsey's.]
the Pains of Being Pure at Heart - "Anne with an E" [from belong. the more i listen to this album, the more i'm digging it. i definitely love the more full production. good on you guys.]
Teenage Fanclub - "Ain't That Enough" [from songs from northern britain. a request from my good friend. he left it up to me, but i know this is his personal favorite teenage fanclub record, so there you go, man.]
Fleet Foxes - "Helplessness Blues" [the title track from their forthcoming sophomore LP. i'm pretty excited to hear this, because this song is pretty awesome, all told.]
Modern Skirts - "Yugo" [from all of us in our night. modern skirts have a new record out, but i bought this used the other week and got really into this song, so i had to play it. hopefully it'll still encourage you to check out their new stuff, too.]
the Mountain Goats - "For Charles Bronson" [from the new all eternals deck. i really like this song a lot and think it's one of the sweeter songs on the record, certainly. way to give a great story to a really interesting and enigmatic actor, too. they'll be at the cat's cradle in carborro, along with megafaun, this friday, april 8th.]
Jonny - "Goldmine" [from their forthcoming self-titled record. they'll be at the cat's cradle on tuesday, june 14th. features norman blake from teenage fanclub who i hopefully will be interviewing soon. stay tuned.]
Bombadil - "Sad Birthday" [by request. from tarpits and canyonlands. sadly bombadil isn't playing anytime soon, but i couldn't turn down such an excellent request from a listener. love this NC band.]
J. Mascis - "Can I" [from several shades of why. i really like this song and its subtle, loping lead line throughout the darker parts of the song. i really am digging on this album.]
Futurebirds - "Wicked Game" [from the forthcoming via flamina EP. yes, it's a cover of that "wicked game." and yes, it's awesome.]
Beth Orton - "I Wish I Never Saw the Sunrise" [from trailer park. i've always loved her version of this classic song. had a caller call up absolutely in love with it. always happy to hear people fall in love with a song.]
Hammer No More the Fingers - "The Agency" [from black shark. already possibly one of the best north carolina records to drop this year. really good stuff.]
the Replacements - "Unsatisfied" [from let it be. yeah, i don't always play the big replacements songs on my show, but that's only because i save songs like this for very special times. jeez, this song still kills me.]
Dirty Gold - "Sea Hare" [from the new roar EP. newly out on autumn tone records and well worth picking up. a bunch of high school kids making some damn good music.]
the Emergency - "Lie Detector" [from doo-lang doo-lang. i do wish i'd been able to catch these guys live back in the day. morgantown, west virginia, represent.]
Joni Mitchell - "Blue" [the title track from her legendary album. for melissa, who loves this record.]

That'll do it for this week's show. I'll be back next week with more fantastic new stuff and some classic things as well. Until then, take care.



  • At 8:59 AM, October 04, 2011, Anonymous Dig Me Out Podcast said…

    Check out a podcast review of Uncle Tupelo's album Still Feel Gone on Dig Me Out at digmeoutpodcast.com, a weekly podcast dedicated to reviewing the lost and forgotten rock of the '90s.


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