J's Indie/Rock Mayhem

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Friday, June 21, 2013

J's Indie/Rock Mayhem - 19th June 2013

[Welcome to another edition of J's Indie/Rock Mayhem. Lots of really good stuff on the show tonight including a short tribute to the late Slim Whitman who died this week. Tons of other great stuff as well, so let's get to it. Onward.]

J's Indie/Rock Podcast: 19th June 2013 show

Theme Song - Peaches - "Rock Show"
Vampire Weekend - "Diane Young" [from modern vampires of the city. enjoying this record, though it's not blowing me away precisely.]
the Replacements - "Something to Dü" [from sorry ma forgot to take out the trash. this got in my head the other day when i starte re-listening to this album. very excited about the upcoming shows by the band since it probably (hopefully?) means they'll tour and come to NC as well.]
Wax Idols - "Sound of a Void" [from discipline + desire. pretty good song from a pretty good record. we'll hear more.]
the Wonder Stuff - "Grin" [from the eight legged groove machine. been stuck on the wonder stuff a bit lately, so you've heard a good bit of them. not a bad thing, i think.]
Oblivians - "Little War Child" [from desperation. i'll admit to  not knowing of the oblivians before this new album, but when i saw that greg cartwright of the reigning sound was a member, i knew i was on board. and i was right.]
Girls Against Boys - "Cruise Your New Baby Fly Self" [from cruise yourself. very excited to hear the new record, though who knows what that's going to sound like exactly.]
the Black Angels - "Evil Things" [from indigo meadow. big, pounding evil sounding rock and roll is always a good thing.]
Drive-by Truckers - "Marry Me" [from decoration day. mike cooley of the truckers is going to be at the visulite theatre in charlotte tonight and tomorrow night at local 506 in chapel hill. meanwhile, next friday and saturday, the truckers are doing a two-night stand at ziggy's in winston-salem. awesome time to be a truckers fan.]
Night Beds - "Ramona" [from country sleep. this is one of this year's finest songs, absolutely.]
Bruce Springsteen - "Used Cars" [by request from lis. from nebraska. lis, i hope you were wanting low-key springsteen cos nebraska was the only thing i had on me at the time.]
Waxahatchee - "Brother Bryan" [from cerulean salt. a friend posted this song to facebook saying he was glad someone was holding it down for old-school liz phair and the deal sisters. i get what he's saying.]
the Boo Radleys - "Barney (...and Me)" [from giant steps. a band i've heard of but never listened to over the years until this past week, so apologies if you get inundated with them in the coming weeks.]
Beady Eye - "Soon Come Tomorrow" [from BE. still no american release date for this record - which i guess doesn't surprise me, but it's quite good.]
Slim Dunlap - "Just for the Hell of It" [from the old new me. the next single in the songs for slim series has john doe of X covering this little tune. i do love the original.]
Surfer Blood - "I Was Wrong" [from pythons. really enjoying this new album from these guys.]
Toad the Wet Sprocket - "Good Intentions" [from in light syrup. so the story goes that this song was originally intended for what would become toad's first platinum album, '91's fear, but they pulled it at the last second, despite label objections - they thought it'd be a hit - and put on "all i want" instead. intriguing.]
Jason Isbell - "Stockholm" [from southeastern. loving this new album. he's going to be at the lincoln theatre in raleigh on tuesday, july 2nd and the next night, wednesday, july 3rd at the visulite in charlotte.]
Vic Chesnutt - "Degenerate" [from about to choke. a caller wanted to know if this was cat stevens. interesting.]
King Khan and the Shrines - "Born to Die" [from the forthcoming debut for merge records, idle no more. so king khan is on merge now - maybe that means he'll come through chapel hill. digging this song.]
Shana Falana - "Tragic" [from last year's in the light EP, it was my #24 album of last year on my year-end list, saying "echoing contemporaries like Wye Oak and a mix of old Slumberland and 4AD records, Shana Falana created a mesmerizing EP that makes me very interested in what else she has coming." she's at the milestone in charlotte tonight, june 21st; krankie's in winston-salem tomorrow the 22nd; and pinhook in durham on sunday the 23rd.]
Case Studies - "Everything" [from this is another life. another release from sacred bones which has been one of my favorite record labels in recent years. we'll hear more.]
Tom Waits - "Picture in a Frame" [from mule variations. the sweet and sad songs off of this album never fail to hit me in the right place.]
Aye Nako - "Start Talking" [from unleash yourself. power-pop punk and there's not enough good version of that anymore.]
Rob Nance - "Hands Like Mine" [from lost souls and locked doors. from durham, north carolina. we might have rob up on the show later this year, so stay tuned.]
Ttotals - "Sometimes You Just Art" [from the spectrums of light 7". twin lakes records has put out some good stuff in recent years - including our old friends myty konkeror. so good to hear more stuff.]
Syl Johnson - "I'm Talkin' 'Bout Freedom" [from is it because i'm black? am a new listener when it comes to syl johnson, but this stuff is amazing.]
Radical Dads - "Marine Layer" [from their new album rapid reality. enjoying this band's album quite a bit.]
Caitlin Rose - "Pink Champagne" [from the stand-in. don't know why i woke up with this song in my head the other day, but i did, so here it is.]
Slim Whitman - "Indian Love Call" [slim whitman died this week at he age of 90. he was part of a clearly, more or less extinct type of singer in country music - the yodeler. of course we think of people like jimmie rodgers and bob wills when you think of this, but it extended over into more mainstream singers like hank williams sr. as well and while there's a bit of hokeyness to it sometimes, there's also something truly beautiful about the people who could do it well. slim whitman's voice could be downright eerily beautiful at times, so it's worth noting his passing. rest in peace, slim.]

That'll do it for this week. I'll be back next week with more new and classic stuff. Until then, take care.


  • At 8:28 PM, July 12, 2013, Blogger Justin said…

    That Jason Isbell record is just tremendous.

    I love it when you play Vic Chesnutt. I really need to dig in deep there.

    That Ttotals song was pretty good, as was the Syl Johnson.

    After a great run of "episodes" with great sound quality, it's been mixed again the last two weeks. It's not like it stops me from listening, of course.


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