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Thursday, December 06, 2012

J's Indie/Rock Mayhem - 5th December 2012

[Welcome to another edition of J's Indie/Rock Mayhem. Tonight, I was pleased to have the return of Ryan Snyder from YES Weekly for the Indie/Rock Roundtable. Always a pleasure to have Ryan up and I think we had a fun time discussing both of the releases and Ryan's picks for 2012's best albums. Check out the podcast and below for more info.

Next week is the annual Top Singles of the Year show. It ought to be a blast. And two weeks from now is the annual Top 25 Albums of the Year show, which really ought to be a blast as well. Stay tuned for both.

Now, as we creep closer to Mayan armageddon, onward.]

J's Indie/Rock Podcast: 5th December 2012 show

Theme Song - Peaches - "Rock Show"
the Babies - "Get Lost" [from our house on the hill. this band features members of woods and vivian girls and man, this record is pretty sharp.]
Soul Asylum - "Gravity" [from delayed reaction. not a bad song from our old friends in soul asylum.]
the Raveonettes - "Curse the Night" [from observator. i just really wanted to play the raveonettes tonight, but have another song of theirs slated for next week, so went with this still pretty awesome song from their latest.]
the Breeders - "The New Year" [from last splash. that'll be the last breeders i play for awhile, probably. at least three weeks.]

[This is where Ryan Snyder joined me for Indie/Rock Roundtable. We took at look at the Evens' new album, The Odds, and Mike Cooley, of the Drive-by Truckers, and his first official solo release, the live record The Fool on Every Corner. Take a listen to the podcast, as I think we get into some fun conversation about both, but as for the votes: The Evens - Ryan and J: thumbs up. Mike Cooley - Ryan and J: thumbs down.]

the Evens - "Broken Finger" [from the odds.]
the Evens - "Let's Get Well" [from the odds.]
Mike Cooley - "3 Dimes Down" (live) [from the fool on every corner.]
Redd Kross - "Dracula's Daughters" [from researching the blues. i was late getting to this album this year and late getting to how great this song is, otherwise i probably would have saved it for next week. still could, i guess.]
16 Horsepower - "Brimstone Rock" [from low estate. a standard of my show if you've been listening long enough. is there ever not room for david eugene edwards on my show? nope.]
Bad Brains - "Into the Future" [the title track from their newest. i'm just not sure what i think about this. any long time bad brains fans heard this and wanna chip in?]
Alejandro Escovedo - "San Antonio Rain" [from big station. alejandro has been on a streak, i think, especially with this album and real animal the other year.]
Guided by Voices - "Walking Up the Stairs" [from the bears for lunch. so, name me the last time a band put out three records in one calendar year and every one of them was pretty darn solid.]
Caleb Caudle - "Tobacco Town" [the title track from his latest solo album. there's a great video of caleb performing this one solo up on youtube. go check it out.]
Scott Walker - "Phrasing" [from bisch bosch. scott walker records are an experience. if you've never heard the drift, well, i don't know whether your life is better or just far less weird.]
Maffitt and Davies - "Landscape Grown Cold" [from the rise and fall of honesty. really love this song.]
Jessica Pratt - "Buschel Hyde" [from her self-titled album. i'm really starting to dig this jessica pratt record. we'll hear more.]
Tom Waits and Crystal Gayle - "Take Me Home" [from the one from the heart soundtrack. this song breaks my heart every single time i hear it.]
T0W3RS - "Möbius Strip" [from wyatt. more great north carolina music from ex-lake inferior member derek.]
Pavement - "Starlings of the Slipstream" [from brighten the corners. i've always enjoyed this song an awful lot. of course this is most likely my favorite album of theirs, too.]
Floating Action - "Alpine Shadow" [from fake blood. shuffle magazine named this their best album from the carolinas of 2012. go check out that list as it's a great compilation of some awesome music from north and south carolina this year.]
Modern Lovers - "Government Center" [from their self-titled debut. well, we got a lotta lotta lotta great desks and chairs. uh-huh. at the government center.]
Tame Impala - "Feels Like We Only Go Backwards" [from lonerism. where is this going to end up on my year-end list? we shall see. high up, you can know that much.]
Brian Eno - "Burning Airlines Gives You So Much More" [from taking tiger mountain (by strategy). eno actually has a great new album called lux out that is a lot like his older ambient work. sadly it's broken up into four 19+ minute songs, so no radio play, but well worth hearing.]
Mary Lou Lord - "The Wind Blew All Around Me" [from baby blue. this album would be so much better if it had the punch and fuller band arrangements of got no shadow. there are some awesome songs on this record. mary lou, you have an open invite to be on my show anytime, by the way.]

That'll do it for the show this week. Join me next week for the top singles of the year and in two weeks for the Top 25 Albums of the Year. Until then, take care.


  • At 2:17 PM, December 06, 2012, Anonymous Frank said…

    To answer your question about GBV; who put out three great albums in the same year? I'll throw out Ty Segall, this year. One as Ty Segall/White Fence(Hair), the Ty Segall Band (Slaughterhouse) and under Ty Segall (Twins). All very good. The question is could he pick the band he used 18 years ago and do what GBV did, probably not. A reminder, "English Little League" is suppose to release in March 2013 making 4 albums in 14 months. Amazing.

  • At 10:00 PM, December 07, 2012, Blogger Justin said…

    I've always been a big fan of Cooley's songs on DBT albums but that was not an appealing version. Going to need to listen to Brighter Than Creation's Dark to scrub it out.

    I have slept on Tame Impala and Ty Segall, a fact I will soon remedy.


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