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Saturday, March 03, 2012

J's Indie/Rock Mayhem - 29th February 2012

[Welcome to another edition of J's Indie/Rock Mayhem. In the last few years, it really hasn't been a February without Caleb Caudle stopping by and he did just that, here to talk about the new Bayonets album, Driver, and their CD release show this Saturday night at the Garage in Winston-Salem. Caleb played a couple of songs and talked new album and was a great guest as always. I'm sure you all will enjoy it.

Now, while the gettin's good, onward.]

J's Indie/Rock Podcast: 29th February 2012 show

Theme Song - Peaches - "Rock Show"
Sharon Van Etten - "Serpents" [from tramp. her fantastic new album which i really can't get enough of. hey, sharon, you have an open invite to be on my show, too.]
Steve Wynn and the Miracle 3 - "Resolution" [from northern agression. the most recent record from the former dream syndicate frontman and his more recent band. really great rock and roll.]
Corrosion of Conformity - "Your Tomorrow" [the venerable north carolina metal outfit returns with its really quite good new self-titled record. we probably won't hear more - just a bit outside what i normally do here on the show - but i had to throw the home-state boys a bone.]
Neutral Milk Hotel - "Holland 1945" [from in the aeroplane over the sea. with the recent vinyl boxset of the band's complete output, i've been itching to play some more. so here we go. one of my favorites.]

[Here's where my interview with Caleb Caudle of the Bayonets begins. We talked about the recording of the new record, the shift in writing style for the band, touring and a lot more. Check out the live performances below as well.]

the Bayonets - "Tail Lights" [from the new album driver.]
Caleb Caudle - "Flickering Lantern Low" (live) [another track from the new album performed live by caleb. click here to listen.]
Caleb Caudle
- "New Song" (live) [a song written after the recording of the album; so new it doesn't have a name and i stuck this on it. click here to listen.]
the Bayonets - "Whiteout" [from driver. a pretty raucous song from the new record. can't wait to see this live on saturday night.]
Dare Dukes - "Some of Them Are Old" [a cover of the brian eno classic that is floating around as a free download now. pretty good, i'd say.]
- "Milkman" [from past life martyred saints. EMA will be performing, for free, sponsored by WQFS at the blind tiger here in greensboro on sunday, march 18th. ought to be a great show.]
Alabama Shakes - "Hold On" [from boys and girls. really digging this new record, even though i'm a bit behind on getting on their bandwagon.]
Jay Farrar, Will Johnson, Anders Parker, Yim Yames - "V.D. City" [from the new multitudes record. this is an astounding album that ought to sound familiar. woody guthrie lyrics that never had music written - now provided with music by some lights of the alt-country movement. and let me tell you, it's awesome. we'll be hearing more.]
the Damnwells - "I Am a Leaver" [from air stereo. one of my favorite songs by this band. and, well, that's about it.]
Frankie Rose - "Gospel/Grace" [from interstellar. really enjoying this record and we'll have to hear a lot more as well.]
Stephen Malkmus - "Jenny and the Ess-Dog" [from his self-titled solo debut. still love this song. especially the dog named 'trey.']
Perfume Genius - "Dark Parts" [from the new album put your back n 2 it. despite its name, this is simply one of the most gorgeous albums i've heard in some time. we'll hear a lot more.]
Joni Mitchell
- "All I Want" [the lead track from her masterful blue. for my snail.]
Shana Falana
- "Tragic" [from the in the light EP. still really enjoying this stuff.]
Slim Dunlap - "Hate This Town" [from times like this. the former replacements' guitarist suffered a stroke last week. here's hoping he recovers well. all the mats' fans thoughts are with you, slim.]
Chairlift - "Sidewalk Safari" [from something. really like this song. my descriptions this week are pretty weak, eh? well, yeah. sorry.]
the Heartless Bastards
- "Parted Ways" [by request from the new album arrow. sorry to repeat songs, but we'll hear some more next week.]
Jim White - "My Brother's Keeper" [from the awesome where it hits you. seriously loving his latest.]
the Monkees - "Daydream Believer" [in memory of the monkees' lead singer, davy jones, who died this week at the age of 66. thanks for being such an important part of so many wonderful songs, davy. rest in peace.]

[That'll do it for this week. Tune in next week - I think we'll be doing the Indie/Rock Roundtable - and until then, go Heels, and take care.]

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  • At 11:02 PM, March 16, 2012, Blogger Justin said…

    Quick hits:
    I'm ready for the Alabama Shakes record.

    Every time you play something from The Damnwells, I think I need to get an album.

    I liked that Slim Dunlap tune.

  • At 4:37 PM, March 19, 2012, Blogger J. Neas said…

    Quick replies:

    Alabama Shakes = the shit.

    I'd suggest either Air Stereo or Bastards of the Beat to start off with for the Damnwells. The former is a bit slicker, but if you like either one, you'll dig all their stuff, I'd imagine. Great power pop songwriters.

    Slim's two solo records are awesome. If you're like me and basically are a Replacements collector (yes, I have all four Chris Mars' solo records), then they're more than worth tracking down. They're really solid.


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