J's Indie/Rock Mayhem - 7th March 2012
[Welcome to another edition of J's Indie/Rock Mayhem. I was joined again by the always insightful Ryan Snyder of YES Weekly for our monthly Indie/Rock Roundtable. We talked about new records from Frankie Rose and School of Seven Bells. Plus I got into some great new music all around.
Also, I'd like to say thanks for all of you. This makes the 600th post here at the blog - that's a minor accomplishment for some blogs, but for me, it's a lot of work. Each post doesn't represent a show - some of you may have been with me long enough to remember the days before I wrote for Aquarium Drunkard when I did new and classic music reviews and a weekly column here on the blog. But it does represent a lot of work on my part that is all about a sincere, deep and unceasing love for pop music in the broadest and best sense of the phrase. I appreciate each and every one of you who download the show or come here to the blog and I can't thank you enough for all the kind words, posts, music conversations and suggestions from over the years. Thanks.
Now, before I get too sappy, onward.]
J's Indie/Rock Podcast: 7th March 2012 show
Theme Song - Peaches - "Rock Show"
[We had to start the show off with the Roundtable tonight as Ryan had to scram a bit early, so we kicked off with the new Frankie Rose album Interstellar and followed it with School of Seven Bells' Ghostory. Our votes were as follows: Frankie Rose got a thumbs up from me and a sideways thumb from Ryan. School of Seven Bells got thumbs up from us both. Check out the songs in the podcast to make up your own mind.]
Frankie Rose - "Know Me" [from interstellar.]
Frankie Rose - "Moon in My Mind" [from interstellar.]
School of Seven Bells - "The Night" [from ghostory.]
School of Seven Bells - "Low Times" [from ghostory.]
the Men - "Turn It Around" [the lead track from their latest, open your heart. seriously awesome rock and roll. we'll hear a lot more.]
Radiohead - "The Trickster" [from the my iron lung EP. one of my favorite non-album tracks by the band.]
Sharon Van Etten - "Warsaw" [from tramp. okay, this is almost certainly bound for my year-end list. for real.]
Loose Ends - "Taxman" [a cover of the beatles' classic in this freakbeat mode. dig it.]
Heartless Bastards - "Simple Feeling" [from arrow. i'm really digging this new album - seriously rocking, which the band usually is, but still.]
Mark Lanegan Band - "St. Louis Elegy" [from the new album blues funeral. i dig this song quite a bit, though i've heard the rest of the album isn't quite as strong. we'll see.]
Bear in Heaven - "The Reflection of You" [from their forthcoming album i love you, it's cool. their last album was one of my favorite records in a long time, so we'll be hearing a lot more from this.]
the Replacements - "Within Your Reach" [from hootenanny. felt like it fit after the bear in heaven song quite well, i thought.]
White Rabbits - "Temporary" [from milk famous. haven't heard the whole thing yet, but i really enjoyed their last album, so there you go.]
Luna - "Chinatown" [from penthouse. can't wait to see dean wareham and britta phillips at SECCA on march 30th doing their warhol screen tests music. did an interview with wareham that will go up on aquarium drunkard soon. keep your eyes peeled.]
the Tremors - "Screamin' Mimi" [from demon boogie fever. by request. they played at the blind tiger this past weekend at an autism society of north carolina fundraiser by the beard and moustache club of NC.]
the Bayonets - "She's Not Failed Me Yet" [from driver. really continuing to dig the new bayonets record. if you missed last week's show then you should check it out and then come catch the band on saturday, march 31st at the green bean.]
Bowerbirds - "Tuck the Darkness In" [from the clearing. really enjoying their new album as well. we'll hear a lot more.]
Horse Feathers - "Fit Against the Country" [from cynic's new year. been awhile since we've heard from horse feathers, but this song is good omen for their new one.]
Jim White - "Why It's Cool" [from where it hits you. one of my favorite tracks from his latest record. seriously, one of my favorites of this year.]
Alabama Shakes - "I Found You" [from boys and girls. can i please see these guys live soon?]
Jay Farrar, Will Johnson, Anders Parker, Yim Yames - "Hoping Machine" [from new multitudes. the opening track from the new album. more guthrie goodness.]
Louis Prima - "I Wan'na Be Like You" [from the jungle book. one of the co-writers of this song, robert sherman, passed away this past week. i couldn't help myself. hope you enjoy.]
That'll do it for this week. I'm taking next week off again (sorry, folks), and the fantastic Kim will be filling in for me again. Make sure you tune in live if you can to catch her. Until next time, take care.