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Wednesday, May 04, 2011

J's Indie/Rock Mayhem - 4th May 2011

[Welcome to another edition of J's Indie/Rock Mayhem. Great show tonight, digging into the vaults for some favorite classics and some new favorites as well. Was a good show all in all.

Let's keep it short and simple. Onward.]

J's Indie/Rock Podcast: 4th May 2011 show

Theme Song - Peaches - "Rock Show"
Obits - "Shift Operator" [from moody, standard and poor. i love this slower, chugging riff of a song. i really hate that i missed obits live up in raleigh before the record dropped.]
Mansun - "Taxloss" [from attack of the grey lantern. i really meant to play this back close to tax day, but blanked on it. i rarely run into people who remember mansun, but i'm a huge fan of their first two albums, both of which are some pretty awesome pieces of electronic and prog influenced rock and roll from britain in the 90s.]
Wye Oak - "The Altar" [from civilian. bound for the year-end best-of without question. this album is stellar. while you're at it, check out their cover of danzig's "mother" over at the a.v. club's undercover series.]
Girls Against Boys - "Rockets are Red" [from venus luxure no. 1 baby. on twitter i called this "a steamroller of a song" and i have felt that way since high school. i love, love, love these guys and miss them quite a bit.]
the Henry Clay People - "California Wildfires" [from the new this is a desert EP. i really dig these guys live, so if you get a chance, go catch them.]
the Church - "Unified Field" [from uninvited, like the clouds, one of the best latter-day albums by the band. my copy had disappeared for awhile and i found it the other day and have been driving around to it since.]
Hammer No More the Fingers - "Shark" [from the excellent black shark which, honestly, i can't say enough good things about. really one of my favorite records this year so far.]
Paul Westerberg - "Stain Yer Blood" [from besterberg: the best of paul westerberg but originally from the friends: music from the television series soundtrack. oh, paul.]
Fleet Foxes - "Montezuma" [from the new helplessness blues which finally dropped this week. really amazing stuff so far, we'll hear more. check out the review over at aquarium drunkard.]
Saint Etienne - "Nothing Can Stop Us Now" [from fox base alpha, their debut. i'm always interested in the dancier side of british pop from the early 90s. even blur had its dancey, madchester-esque feel on leisure and saint etienne is another facet of all that stuff.]
The Don Isaac Ezekial Combination - "Ire" [from the new nigeria 70 compilation featuring long lost rock music from nigeria in the 70s. pretty awesome stuff. we'll hopefully hear more.]
the Breeders - "Divine Hammer" [from last splash. seriously. this album is so, so good. i love the breeders. more than the pixies. there. i said it.]
Richard Buckner - "Traitor" [from the forthcoming our blood which will be out in early august. pretty excited to hear some new richard buckner, that's for sure. download the track over at aquarium drunkard.]
That Petrol Emotion - "It's a Good Thing" [from manic pop thrill. one of those vinyl bin finds that forever becomes one of your favorite albums. love this record.]
Telekinesis - "Please Ask for Help" [from 12 desperate straight lines. truly an excellent record. hey, michael, come back to north carolina soon, man. we need more rock shows like yours. in the meantime, check out their cover of belle and sebastian's "like dylan in the movies" over at the a.v. club undercover series.]
Del Amitri - "Won't Make It Better" [from some other sucker's parade. great scottish pop music. a favorite genre of mine.]
Twilight Singers - "Blackbird and the Fox" [from dynamite steps. they'll be at the cat's cradle this saturday night, may 7th. a truly great live show and the new album will be well worth hearing in a live setting, no doubt.]
Jew(s) and Catholic(s) - "Bandits" [from god's trash. they're going to be opening for hammer no more the fingers at the garage in winston-salem on friday, may 27th. this is some older j&c stuff, but still raucous. they've got a live drummer now! can't wait to see it.]
Birds and Arrows - "Time Alone" [from we're gonna run. their album release show is this saturday, may 7th at local 506 in chapel hill. saw them live once a year or so ago, so it's cool to hear these recorded tracks.]
Jonny - "Candyfloss" [from their self-titled debut. going to be at the cat's cradle on tuesday, june 14th along with apex manor. power pop, ahoy! check out my interview with norman blake over at aquarium drunkard.]
Royal Bangs - "Faint Obelisk Two" [from flux outside. might be time to retire this record for a bit, but man, we'll hear more of it at the end of the year, at least. great album.]
the Charlatans UK - "Can't Even Be Bothered" [from between 10th and 11th. as much as i love me some brit-rock, i've never gotten onto the charlatans. i've had several friends gently chide me for this over the years, but maybe picking this album up recently is finally going to bring me around. mad dog says telling stories is the way to go - any suggestions?]
the Sea and Cake - "Up on the North Shore" [from moonlight butterfly. check out the review of this over at aquarium drunkard. good stuff.]
Verbena - "All the Saints" [from la musica negra. whenever i start listening to an album again for the first time in awhile, songs usually make an appearance for at least two weeks. so here's the second verbena song in three weeks. love this album.]
the Mountain Goats - "Damn These Vampires" [from all eternals deck. one of my favorite tracks off the new album.]
Swirlies - "Jeremy Parker" [from blonder tongue audio baton. there's a story about how i got into swirlies. about a t-shirt randomly given to me. about years of wondering what it meant. about finding random cds. but really, it's about how everyone should own a copy of this album and appreciate it as one of the best american indie albums of the last 25 years.]

That'll do it for J's Indie/Rock Mayhem this week. I'll be back next week with more fantastic music, so until then, take care.



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