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Thursday, December 08, 2011

J's Indie/Rock Mayhem - 7th December 2011

[Welcome to another edition of J's Indie/Rock Mayhem - the last regular show before our two weeks of year-end countdowns. Next week is the Top Singles of the Year show and then, in two weeks, it's the 10th annual J's Indie/Rock Top 25 Albums of the Year. Going to be a lot of fun the next few weeks, so make sure you catch all the action.

Let's get to it. Onward.]

J's Indie/Rock Podcast: 7th December 2011 show

Theme Song - Peaches - "Rock Show"
Blitzen Trapper - "American Goldwing" [the title track from their latest. not top 25 bound, but still a pretty solid record. just feels like they're spinning their wheels a bit on this one. give me furr any day though.]
the Modern Lovers - "Roadrunner" [the lead track from their self-titled debut. with the road theme of the first song, thought i'd keep it up.]
Jesse Sykes and the Sweet Hereafter - "Ceilings High" [from marble son. i've enjoyed this record quite a bit. wish jesse and her crew would come touring around here again though.]
Echo and the Bunnymen - "The Killing Moon" [from ocean rain. so i own this record and crocodiles and here's where i admit my ignorance: where else should i go?]
Doomtree - "Beacon" [from no kings. the doomtree collective is coming back to local 506 in chapel hill on sunday, february 12th. i cannot wait.]
the Jayhawks - "I'm Gonna Make You Love Me" [from smile. a classic and leftover from last week's wedding reception playlist.]
Stephen Malkmus and the Jicks - "Senator" [from mirror traffic. i wish i'd liked this record near as much as i did real emotional trash. ah, well.]
Blur - "Chemical World" [from modern life is rubbish. one of the first records by blur i owned. this is the exact kind of record that, back in the 90s, you were probably on your own listening to at your high school. well, at least i was. college was a saviour, that's for sure.]
Los Campesinos! - "Hello Sadness" [the title track from their latest. i'm enjoying more and more of this album as we work through it. we might still hear more.]
Fugazi - "Turnover" [from repeater. dischord records, the label founded by fugazi's ian mackaye, just launched the fugazi live series site this week where you can purchase all manner of officially recorded fugazi bootlegs from their entire career. it's set to eventually house close to 800 live shows. the minimum price for each is a dollar with a suggested price of five, but wouldn't you love to own a copy of all the fugazi shows you were at? yeah, me, too. you can also read a great interview with mackaye about the bootleg site and other stuff over at pitchfork.]
Atlas Sound - "Te Amo" [from parallax. a lot of people are raving about this album. maybe i'll come around some day about messr. cox.]
Jim White - "Heaven of My Heart" [from Wrong-Eyed Jesus (The Mysterious Tale of How I Shouted). jim's got a new album due out in february on yep roc records. really can't wait.]
the Black Keys - "Lonely Boy" [from el camino. one of the two new records that came out this week that annoyed me with how late in the year they dropped. not giving me enough time to properly consider them for year-end stuff. still. good new stuff from the black keys. we'll hear more.]
the New York Dolls - "Lonely Planet Boy" [from their self-titled debut. as i said on twitter, how could i not follow the previous song with this one? yeah. i couldn't not.]
Bombadil - "One Whole Year" [from all that the rain promises. fantastic stuff from their latest.]
49 Admiral - "The Art of Giving Up" [from this will leave a mark. one of only a few bands that got in touch with me on myspace back in the mid-00s and ended up being really good. love this song still.]
the Roots - "Kool On" [from undun. the other record that came out this week and muddled my year-end outlook. really good so far. we'll hear more.]
the Afghan Whigs - "Somethin' Hot" [from 1965. the afghan whigs were announced yesterday as headliners for both the u.k. and u.s. versions of next year's all tomorrow's parties. the u.s. version is being curated by greg dulli, too, so there you go. ought to be awesome. might need to go.]
Smashing Pumpkins - "Daydream (Old House Demo)" [from the new gish reissue. one of the more interesting tracks from the deluxe edition - this was an early demo of the album's closing track, here sung by billy corgan rather than..who sings on the album? d'arcy, i think? sure. d'arcy.]
Adam Thorn and the Top Buttons - "Life's a Bummer" [from last year's self-titled record. ah, one of last year's best singles, without question.]
Estrangers - "L'Avventura" [from black ballroom. pretty awesome little song from a pretty stellar record. check out their bandcamp site to download the album.]
Uncle Tupelo - "Chickamauga" [from anodyne. first time i saw son volt, they tore through this. been a favorite of mine ever since. yes, i got into son volt before i'd ever heard uncle tupleo. that's the way of things.]
Glen Campbell - "Hold On Hope" [from ghost on the canvas. campbell's cover of the guided by voices classic. one of my favorite covers of this year. probably should have saved it for next week. ah, well.]
Josh Rouse - "Late Night Conversation" [from dressed up like nebraska. i know i haven't played anything off of rouse's debut in a long time, so there you go. great record.]
Joan as Police Woman - "The Magic" [from the deep field. a great single, though a middling album. still dig this song quite a bit.]
the Suicide Commandos - "Burn It Down" [from make a record. minneapolis punk rock from the late 70s.]
the Church - "Lost" [from starfish. one of my favorite songs from a truly gorgeous album.]

That'll do it for this week. I'll be back next week with the Top Singles of 2011, so make sure you tune in for all the fun. Until then, take care.



  • At 11:29 AM, December 31, 2011, Blogger Justin said…

    I'm behind on podcast listening, so I just finished this edition. Just wanted to say how much I like that Adam Thorn song and I appreciate you playing it over the last few months.

    Looking forward to listening to the 2011 wrap-up shows!


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