J's Indie/Rock Mayhem

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Monday, August 01, 2011

J's Indie/Rock Mayhem - 27th July 2011

[Welcome to another edition of J's Indie/Rock Mayhem. Quite a great show which included a first for me - an international phone request! Lis, long time listener and Twitter acquaintance, called up to request a song for her husband's birthday. I was only too happy to oblige, especially given the song. More on that down below.

I was a guest on the Instant Depths podcast this week as we talked about a few documentaries that you can watch on Netflix through their instant streaming option. A pretty fun time was had and it's a really fun podcast in general, so go check it out.

We had to postpone the Indie/Rock Roundtable this week, but Ryan should be with us in two weeks, so look forward to that.

Tons of new great stuff, so lets get started. Onward.]

J's Indie/Rock Podcast: 27th July 2011 show

Theme Song - Peaches - "Rock Show"
the Beastie Boys - "Don't Play No Game That I Can't Win" [from hot sauce committee pt. 2. this track features santigold and there's a new video out for it as well directed by their legendary video partner spike jonze. check it out.]
Jim White - "Handcuffed to a Fence in Mississippi" [from no such place. i needed something with at least a somewhat funky, driving drum beat to follow up that beasties song and jim fit the bill.]
EMA - "Milkman" [from past life martyred saints. really dug this track and we'll need to hear a lot more.]
Minor Threat - "Steppin' Stone" [from their self-titled EP. a cover that was probably done by just about every punk band throughout the late 70s and early 80s. a staple to be sure.]
Sloan - "Beverly Terrace" [from the new the double cross which is really just as excellent as it's sounded all these weeks on the show. go get it.]
Archers of Loaf - "Web in Front" [from icky mettle which i believe gets its big re-issue on merge records next week. can't wait for their back-to-back shows at the cat's cradle in carborro on august 19th and 20th also.]
the Raveonettes - "I Wanna Be Adored" [from 50 years of dr. martens. a really great compilation featuring some awesome covers. we'll hear a lot more. really dig this cover of the stone roses classic.]
the Replacements - "Here Comes a Regular" [by request from lis, all the way over in scotland, and by phone no less, for her husband's birthday. too cool. from tim, naturally.]
Cults - "Never Heal Myself" [from their self-titled debut which is really quite good. we'll keep hearing more.]
K-os - "B-boy Stance" [from joyful rebellion. i pull this track out every so often just for how awesome it is, but it also helps that i recently recorded a podcast with the guys at instant depths about music documentaries you can watch on netflix instant streaming. one of them was the freshest kids: a history of the b-boy. so check it out.]
Fountains of Wayne - "Cemetery Guns" [from sky full of holes, their latest which will be out in august. this is the album's closing track and a right good one, i'd say.]
the Minutemen - "The Price of Paradise" [from 3-way tie for last. one of the other documentaries we talked about on the podcast was the amazing we jam econo: the story of the minutemen. a great film worth seeing if you have the chance.]
the Wandas - "Forever and Ever" [from their self-titled debut. a nice song i picked up over at ryan's smashing life, a great boston/national music blog that you should read.]
the Smithereens - "House We Used to Live In" [from green thoughts. i love this song and do love pulling it out on occasion. the whole album is worth picking up. and if you've never heard the smithereens before, well, get crackin'.]
Gillian Welch - "The Way It Goes" [from her first album in nearly 8 years, the harrow & the harvest. sounds good so far. we'll hear more.]
Hammer No More the Fingers - "Shark" [from black shark. sadly i thnk i'm going to the night of archers of loaf that these guys aren't opening. oh, well.]
Bon Iver - "Michicant" [from the new self-titled record. he played this past friday night at the raleigh amphitheater along with the rosebuds. anyone catch the show?]
Toad the Wet Sprocket - "Way Away" [from their 1989 debut, bread and circus. they'll be playing at the cat's cradle on wednesday, august 10th.]
New Riders of the Purple Sage - "Glendale Train" [from their self-titled debut. they played this past thursday the 28th at the lincoln theater in raleigh.]
Josh Ritter - "Kathleen" [from hello starling. he played last wednesday the 27th at the cat's cradle. anyone read his new novel yet?]
Times New Viking - "It's a Culture" [the lead track from their latest, and best, dancer equired. seriously. a great album.]
Pulp - "The Birds in Your Garden" [from we love life. this fall marks a decade since this, the last pulp album. oh, how i miss you guys.]
Alessi's Ark - "Maybe I Know" [a cover of the lesley gore classic from the forthcoming time travel which will be out in september. we'll be hearing more from this album.]
Citified - "Read Like a Number" [from 2008's the meeting after the meeting. great greensboro rock and roll.]
Joan as Police Woman - "The Magic" [from the deep field. i'm digging this track so we'll have to hear more in the future.]
the Byrds - "You're Still On My Mind" [from sweetheart of the rodeo, an album i've listened to over and over the last week. thee's a reason i didn't get into the byrds until i was older. i know i wouldn't have appreciated this any sooner than i did.]
Peter Bruntnell - "By the Time My Head Gets to Phoenix" [from normal for bridgewater. what's peter up to these days? haven't heard much from him in awhile, though that's probably my fault, not his.]
the Velvet Crush - "Why Not Your Baby" [from teenage symphonies to god. a cover of a song by gene clark, formerly of the byrds, that is just spectacular. if you've never heard this album, dig it up now.]
Randy Newman - "Marie" [from good old boys. another album that just simply should be heard. seriously. go do it.]

That'll do it for this week. I'll be back next week with more new music. Until then, take care.



  • At 5:10 PM, August 16, 2011, Anonymous harlan said…

    Just wanna throw my two cents on about the Velvet Crush. Never heard of them before I started reading your blog/listening to the occasional podcast. Downloaded the album - LOVE IT. Cannot agree with you more. Constantly playing it for my wife and friends...no success yet, but I'll convert them yet!


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