J's Indie/Rock Mayhem

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Friday, November 04, 2011

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

[Welcome to another edition of J's Indie/Rock Mayhem. A fantastic show, chock full of good stuff, so I hope you enjoy. Next week, I should be graced by the presence of Durham, North Carolina's Bombadil. They'll be stopping in to play a few tunes from their new album, All That the Rain Promises, which is out next week. It'll be great to finally have them stop in and should be a good time.

Now, before things get crazy, onward.]

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

Theme Song - Peaches - "Rock Show"
Surfer Blood - "I'm Not Ready" [from the new EP, tarot classics. will be great to finally catch them live next tuesday opening for the pixies at war memorial auditorium.]
the Buzzcocks - "Harmony in My Head" [from singles going steady. just a fun bunch of songs, this record.]
Battles - "My Machines" [from gloss drop. this single features gary numan on vocals and, even better, has a kickin' video. check it out.]
Pixies - "Here Comes Your Man" [from doolittle. since the pixies are doing this classic record in its entirety next tuesday, i thought i'd shake out one of the songs we get to hear. exciting.]
Crooked Fingers - "Typhoon" [by request. from the new breaks in the armor. a pretty solid outing from bachmann and company.]
the Darkness - "Black Shuck" [from permission to land. i pulled this album out for the first time in awhile this week and couldn't help myself. it's a really, thoroughly enjoyable rock and roll album.]
St. Vincent - "Cheerleader" [from strange mercy. really enjoying this album and over at the av club's new one track mind feature this week, annie clark performs "surgeon" also from the new album. check it out.]
the International Submarine Band - "Luxury Liner" [from safe at home. i told you to expect a full-blown assault of parsons. so here you go. more and there will be more, no doubt.]
Real Estate - "Younger than Yesterday" [from days. a perfect follow up to parsons considering he had a stint in the byrds and this song shares its name with a byrds album. not one parsons played on, but come on, allow me to stretch a bit.]
Pulp - "A Little Soul" [from this is hardcore. seriously one of the best songs jarvis has written and i love it. pulp (and jarvis solo) were always good at grabbing bits of songs and making them something different. this one uses "tracks of my tears" to great effect.]
Richmond Fontaine - "The Chainsaw Sea" [from the high country. we should hear more off of this as it sounds pretty good.]
Jurassic 5 - "Day at the Races" [from power in numbers. i always really enjoyed this song. any song usually benefits from big daddy kane and percy p guest spots anyway.]
the King Khan Experience - "Hammer Ich Vermisse Dich" [from the new self-titled EP. this is a cover of the late jay reatard's "hammer i miss you." a tribute to khan's late friend.]
Lou Reed - "Vicious" [from transformer. in the wake of the release of reed and metallica's lulu this week (which chuck klosterman took on in epic fashion), i wanted to remind us of reasons we like lou reed. i think we need reminding.]
Sandro Perri - "Changes" [from the really excellent invisible spaces. this is an album you seriously need to track down. not much makes me eager to play 7+ minute songs on the show, so there you go.]
XTC - "Respectable Street" [the lead track from black sea. xtc is a music geeks band, isn't it? shouldn't they be more well known than they are? just a question.]
Frightened Rabbit - "Scottish Winds" [from the new a frightened rabbit EP which you can download for free online. go get it.]
the B-52's - "Planet Claire" [from their self-titled debut. kate pierson of the band did an interview with the av club this week where she talked about a litany of classic 52's tracks. go take a read.]
Dare Dukes - "Meet You at the Bus" [from the forthcoming thugs and china dolls. dare is hopefully coming our way early next year and we'll be hearing more on the show in the coming months leading up to the album release.]
Josh Ritter - "Lawrence, KS" [from the golden age of radio. it's so amazing to go back and listen to this album now and hear how ritter has progressed as a singer. and for the better. he's still a bit wobbly and over-emotive on this and his self-titled debut, but starting with the next record, he hit his marks and never looked back.]
Tom Waits - "Kiss Me" [from the excellent bad as me. reminds me of blue valentines-era waits and that is never a bad thing.]
Robert Bradley's Blackwater Surprise - "Once Upon a Time" [from their self-titled record. this was a buzz bin video on mtv back in the day and i'm still totally entranced by this song. the record isn't as amazing, though it has its high points, but this song is still an awesome part of my growing up.]
Bombadil - "Laundromat" [from the forthcoming all that the rain promises. looking forward to having these guys on next week.]
Track a Tiger - "Glad to Be Scattered" [from woke up early the day i died. i believe this was my number one single track of 2006. still just an incredible song.]
Class Actress - "Weekend" [from rapproacher. enjoying this record quite a bit so far and this is a great friday song.]
Phonte - "Gonna Be a Beautiful Night" [from charity starts at home. not one of the songs that ryan and i played in reviewing this record last week, but it's one of my favorites from the album.]
Portishead - "Magic Doors" [from my number one album of 2008, third. hate that their recent u.s. tour didn't bring them anywhere around here, but that's living in the south for you.]

That's going to do it for this week. I'll be back next week with the guys in Bombadil and more fantastic new music, so until then, take care.



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