J's Indie/Rock Mayhem - 13th March 2013
[Welcome to another edition of J's Indie/Rock Mayhem. I love interviews, but three weeks in a row makes me long for two hours of uninterrupted music. So here it is. I mean, other than me talking on and on about the songs.
We're on temporary schedule for spring break, so next week I'll be on at 6 PM EST instead of the normal 8 PM time slot, so adjust accordingly or, you know, just wait for the podcast.
J's Indie/Rock Podcast: 13th March 2013 show
Theme Song - Peaches - "Rock Show"
Smith Westerns - "Varsity" [from their forthcoming album soft will which is due out in june. we probably won't hear this again for awhile - that's still a ways off - but man, digging this song and very excited for the full length.]
Verbena - "Six White Horses" [from the is the alabama boys choir EP. i tweeted last week that a band i was watching made me miss verbena. i do miss verbena. hell, i could go for a new a.a. bondy record. that'd be plenty.]
the Joy Formidable - "Maw Maw Song" [from the excellent new wolf's law. this song goes on a bit, but i liked it too much not to play it.]
Helmet - "Unsung" [from 1992's meantime. i've always been more partial to betty, but this is the album that flung helmet into so many people's ears and for good reason.]
the Kingsbury Manx - "Future Hunter" [from the new album bronze age. it's been awhile since i've listened to these north carolina folks, but i'm digging this new record.]
that dog. - "Never Say Never" [from retreat from the sun, their final album. can i just say that i love that dog? that is all.]
Ex Cops - "The Millionaire" [from the new true hallucinations. i probably need to ease up on this record soon, but it'll be back come year-end time for sure.]
the Box Tops - "You Keep Me Hanging On" [from cry like a baby. since we talked about alex chilton a good bit last week with chris stamey, i figured i ought to actually play some chilton.]
Chris Stamey - "You n Me n XTC" [probably my favorite song, still, from his new album lovesick blues. if you missed last week's interview, well, get on it.]
Tin Huey - "I Could Rule the World If I Could Only Get the Parts" [from 1979's contents dislodged during shipment. as my friend described them, like a more pop version of pere ubu. tin huey was another akron, ohio band from that amazing punk scene in the late 70s.]
David Bowie - "(You Will) Set the World on Fire" [from the new album the next day. i like it quite a bit so far. we'll hear more, most likely.]
Pere Ubu - "Caligari's Mirror" [from dub housing. seriously a record that still sounds tremendously ahead of its time. and another late 70s ohio creation.]
the Cave Singers - "Have to Pretend" [from their new album naomi. liking what i hear so far, so we'll hear more.]
Tiger Bear Wolf - "An Entire City of Mesh-Back Hats" [from their first album - which i've always been confused about the name of for years. great rock and roll. miss you guys.]
Wooden Wand - "Dungeon of Irons" [from blood oaths of the new blues. just a tremendous album.]
Smoking Popes - "Need You Around" [from 1995's born to quit. just seemed about the closest i could come to an appropriate thing to play following the election of pope francis.]
Son Volt - "Down the Highway" [from the new honky tonk. like this song quite a bit. i'll be honest - last time i saw son volt - and i say this as a long time fan of jay farrar - it was kind of boring. are you going to win me back when you come to the cradle, son volt? please?]
Futurebirds - "Megachills" (live) [from the seney/stovall live album. their new LP is due out in april (check out the first single video here) and they're going to be playing at the blind tiger here in greensboro on march 27th. can't wait.]
Josh Ritter - "A Certain Light" [from the beast in its tracks. love the thematic connection between this song and the song i played last week from this album. you won me over pretty hard with that, josh. he'll be at the cat's cradle in may.]
Bjork - "Hyperballad" [from post. so i stretched the limits of this being a concert calendar set with bjork, but she will be playing at pitchforkfest in july this year, so there you go. head to chicago, folks.]
the Replacements - "I'm Not Sayin'" [from the songs for slim EP, a cover of the gordon lightfoot classic. the EP is available for digital purchase now and on vinyl in april.]
Liz Phair - "Big Tall Man" [from whitechocolatespaceegg. ten years ago was the one and only time i have been to south by southwest (ask me about my fun car story sometime) and the only time i ever saw liz phair. she was about to debut her first album in some time. her first following this one. i like to think of this one as her last album. i love this album.]
Waxahatchee - "Coast to Coast" [from cerulean salt. i missed out on her first record, but this one is catching my ears. we'll hear more.]
Nanci Griffith - "Lookin' for the Time (Workin' Girl)" [from the last of the true believers. great, classic nanci griffith.]
Young Dreams - "Fog of War" [from between places. not bad. i'll have to listen some more and see if it grows on me.]
Joni Mitchell - "Both Sides, Now" [from clouds. seriously one of the finest songs ever written. yeah.]
That'll do it for this week. We're on temporary schedule for spring break this week, so next week i'll actually be on at the old 6 PM EST slot instead of 8. Another two hours of music next week, so tune in and enjoy. Until then, take care.