J's Indie/Rock Mayhem

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Friday, March 23, 2012

J's Indie/Rock Mayhem - 21st March 2012

[Welcome to another edition of J's Indie/Rock Mayhem. Hopefully last week will be the last of my absences leading up to our departure from the air waves next month. I'll have details before too long about how my podcast is going to function while WQFS is off the air. It will continue to happen, though probably in a reduced format. I still have to hammer out the details and all that stuff.

Tonight's show was pretty spectacular, I think, so I hope you guys enjoy it as much as I did. Now, onward.]

J's Indie/Rock Podcast: 21st March 2012 show

Theme Song - Peaches - "Rock Show"
the Men - "Open Your Heart" [the title track from their latest and, honestly, i think i now officially think this record beats its predecessor. seriously. the men are awesome.]
Sunny Day Real Estate - "In Circles" [from their debut, diary. i don't know how well sunny day's music holds up to new ears, but for me, this stuff still sounds pretty awesome. how about for the rest of you? what about the 3rd and 4th albums?]
Motel Beds - "Moondazed" [from the new tango boys and sunfried dreams sampler that we received. i really enjoyed this, so we'll hear more.]
Archers of Loaf - "Harnessed in Slums" [from the new re-issue of vee vee. okay. i'm done playing old archers for now. the song just wanted to be free..]
Andrew Bird - "Eyeoneye" [from break it yourself. i'll be honest. i've liked a lot of andrew bird songs, but the longer i go, the less i find his music to really draw me in in a sincere way. this record sounds just as good as the prior ones, but it just doesn't make me feel much anymore.]
the Ramones - "Howling at the Moon (Sha-La-La)" [from too tough to die. i will go to the mat for this record any day of the week as a latter-day great ramones record. probably their last truly great album, too, circa 1988. if you're one of the people who've confined themselves to only the first few records - first, go listen to end of the century immediately - and then get this one. you will thank me.]
the Bayonets - "Tail Lights" [from driver. the bridge in this song ramps up my internal energy every time i hear it. man, it's good.]
Jeffrey Dean Foster - "Little Priest" [by request. from million star hotel. good to get a request for something off this record as it's a pretty great standout amongst north carolina rock and roll in the last decade.]
M.I.A. - "Bad Girls" [from her forthcoming record due this summer. does this album have a name yet? i'm loving this song so much. it's going to have to go on lockdown for now, though. we'll resurrect it later.]
Ryan Adams - "Firecracker" [from gold. as much as i'm still kinda wishy-washy on this album, this song still hits all the right notes for me.]
Bear in Heaven - "The Reflection of You" [from i love you, it's cool which is out here soon. really excited to see these guys live again, too. just too much enjoyment.]
Josh Ritter - "Right Moves" [from the historical conquests of josh ritter. one of those songs that just soars when josh and his band do it live.]
Bowerbirds - "Stitch the Hem" [from the clearing. really enjoying this gorgeous new record. one of the six north carolina bands featured on the show tonight. i love this state.]
Bill Callahan - "So Long, Marianne" [a cover of the leonard cohen classic from the new mojo magazine cohen covers record. really quite stellar.]
Liz Phair - "Divorce Song" [from exile in guyville. the older i get, interestingly or appropriately, the more i can sympathize with some of phair's heavier songs, this one included. it's held up really, really well.]
First Aid Kit - "Emmylou" [from the lion's roar. seriously ought to end up on my year-end singles list. we'll see.]
Sea Lions - "Grown Up" [from everything you always wanted to know about sea lions but were afraid to ask. an interesting little song. we will probably hear more.]
Gene Clark with the Gosdin Brothers - "Tried So Hard" [from gene clark with the gosdin brothers. one of the first releases by clark following his departure from the byrds. great music.]
Midtown Dickens - "Cross My Heart" [from the new album home which has been getting some good press. more great north carolina music.]
the Bevis Frond - "Lights are Changing" [from triptych. you've heard me play mary lou lord's version of this song endlessly over the years, so it's about time i finally played the original.]
Nite Jewel - "One Second of Love" [a pretty great song - the title track from her latest. we'll have to hear more.]
Talking Heads - "Born Under Punches (The Heat Goes On)" [from remain in light. this song is so ridiculously cool, even now. i might get roasted for saying this, but as much as i love the talking heads, a lot of their stuff hasn't always aged well. but this song is just funky and awesome, still.]
Hot Snakes - "Hi-Lites" [from audit in progress. are they seriously playing the all tomorrow's parties festival this fall? man, will they tour, please?]
Field Spirit - "In a Well" [field spirit is nasir from lake inferior's new solo project. long time listeners of the show know how much i adored lake inferior, so their breakup hurt me a bit. good to hear the members kicking in new stuff. check out his bandcamp page to download this song.]
Hospitality - "Friends of Friends" [from their self-titled record. love the horn breakdowns on this song.]
Perfume Genius - "AWOL Marine" [from put your back n 2 it, one of the most lovely records released so far this year.]
Jeff Buckley - "Mojo Pin" [from grace. been re-visiting this album a good bit lately. well worth it, as always.]<br>
That'll do it for this week. I'll be back next week with more great new and classic music, so until then, Go Heels! And take care.<br>


  • At 10:46 PM, March 30, 2012, Blogger Justin said…

    I haven't listened to Grace in a long time..might be time to dust it off.

    Think I might like Mary Lou Lord's version of "Lights Are Changing" better than the original, though that could just be from hearing you play it off and on.

    Also, the more I hear songs from The Bayonets, the more I think I need that album.

  • At 5:08 PM, March 31, 2012, Blogger J. Neas said…

    Grace is one of those albums that just resurfaces at the right times for me, it seems. It has the advantage of sounding very much like something recorded out of time - it doesn't age at all and that attests to its strengths and longevity.

    I'll probably agree with you about Mary Lou Lord vs. Bevis Frond, but I also listened to MLL for a long time before I ever heard Bevis Frond and you still have to give mad props to Solomon for writing such a fantastic song.

    Yes, you absolutely need the Bayonets album. Just saying. Great band. Heading out to see them tonight!


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