J's Indie/Rock Mayhem

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Friday, April 12, 2013

J's Indie/Rock Mayhem - 10th April 2013

[Welcome to another edition of J's Indie/Rock Mayhem. Listen, this week's show is bangin'. There's just no other way to put it. Sometimes I feel like new releases line up to create a perfect storm of awesome new stuff and then yours truly lays fills in the gaps with good classic stuff. Every week is like creating a new mix tape, so I love it when I feel like it's something that I would really enjoy listening to again myself. That's what this week felt like, so I hope y'all dig it as well.

Now, onward.]

J's Indie/Rock Podcast: 10th April 2013 show

Theme Song - Peaches - "Rock Show"
the Thermals - "Born to Kill" [from their forthcoming album desperate ground which is out next week. i guess i missed their 2011 record. i really enjoyed the 2009 album a lot - was the last one good? feel weird that that got past me.]
Liz Phair - "Supernova" [from whipsmart. i played "big tall man" from whitechocolatespaceegg about a month ago on the show, so liz has been floating in my head a bit. it's been 20 years, this year, since the release of exile in guyville.]
the Black Angels - "Indigo Meadow" [the title track from their latest. digging it so far. would still love to see these guys live.]
P.O.S. - "Bumper" [from we don't even live here. this song and album have been back in my brain quite a bit lately because of some thinking i've been doing about its lyrical themes. i really love this record.]
Yeah Yeah Yeahs - "Under the Earth" [from their new album mosquito. i'll admit to being fairly indifferent about this band, but i like what i've heard of the new album so far. we'll hear more.]
Fugazi - "Instrument" [from in on the kill taker. my favorite fugazi album. and this song still is just thrilling.]
Wire - "Doubles & Trebles" [from change becomes us. the new wire album is tremendous, by the way. just tremendous.]
Thunderclap Newman - "Something in the Air" [from hollywood dream. i first heard this song via tom petty's cover of it on his mid 90's greatest hits collection. good stuff.]
Bleached - "When I Was Yours" [from ride your heart. uh, yeah. okay. i'm now officially digging this record a lot, largely thanks to this song.]
Uncle Tupelo - "Graveyard Shift" [from no depression. son volt is going to be at the cat's cradle this saturday night. sadly, i can't be there.]
Suede - "Barriers" [from bloodsports. this record is excellent, so if you're a suede fan, fret not and just go get it.]
Adam Franklin - "Surge" [from spent bullets. former member of swervedriver and a record i got out of the dollar bin at ed mackay's. pretty good.]
Born Ruffians - "Needle" [from birthmarks. a band whose name i've known, but haven't followed at all. couple of really solid pop songs on this record though. this one and we'll hear another next week, most likely.]
Travis - "The Line is Fine" [from good feeling. mad dog's favorite travis song from their debut. still a good rock record.]
White Fence - "Pink Gorilla" [from cyclops reap. interesting record and we might hear more.]
Lucinda Williams - "Steal Your Love" [from essence. this record has grown on me a lot over the years, but my initial reaction to it following getting into ms. williams via car wheels on a gravel road was kind of uncertain. glad i've changed my mind.]
the Dead Tongues - "Depression" [from desert. excellent north carolina band that i hope to be hearing a lot more from in the coming years.]
Red House Painters - "I'm Sorry" [from take me home: a tribute to john denver. i've always liked john denver. he's a bit sappy and sentimental at times, but boy, mark kozelek gives just an amazing reading of this song and all of a sudden, denver's writing is really opened up.]
the Flaming Lips - "Sun Blows Up Today" [from the terror. i'm still turned off of the flaming lips. will this album change my mind? probably not, but we'll see.]
Steve Earle - "I Still Carry You Around" [from el corazon. featuring del mccrory and his band on the track.]
Kurt Vile - "Snowflakes are Dancing" [from wakin on a pretty daze. this is a great record. unfortunately, the best songs are all 8 or 9 minutes long, so you probably won't be hearing them on the podcast, but man, just a great album.]
the Meat Puppets - "Plateau" [from II. my roundtable partner, ryan snyder, saw these guys in nashville last night. i'll have to ask him how they were when he returns for the next roundtable in two weeks - april 24th.]
Implodes - "Necronomics" [from recurring dreams. this is an album we will definitely be hearing more of. man, it's good.]
the Ramones - "Pinhead" (live) [by request. from it's alive. same caller who wanted to hear shonen knife last week. can't go wrong with the ramones.]
William Tyler - "Last Residents of Westfall" [from impossible truth. anyone go see him in durham last night? how was it? love this record.]
Television - "Marquee Moon" [the title track from their 1977 debut. the man who produced this album, andy johns, died last week at the age of 61. while johns was a master producer and engineer who worked with led zeppelin, the rolling stones, free, l.a. guns, jimi hendrix and a ton more, it's this record that is closest to my heart. while messrs. verlaine, lloyd, ficca and smith are the true reasons behind my love of the record, it's the sound of marquee moon that comes off the record and that's in no small part because of johns. i go into this a bit on the podcast, so i'll let that speak for me, but rest in peace, mr. johns, and thank you for all you gave to so many people in your work.]

That'll do it for this week. I'll be back next week at the usual 8 PM spot for more new and classic stuff. Until then, take care.


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