J's Indie/Rock Mayhem

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Friday, June 07, 2013

J's Indie/Rock Mayhem - 5th June 2013


[Welcome to another edition of J's Indie/Rock Mayhem. This week we were visited by Ryan Snyder of YES Weekly for the Indie/Rock Roundtable. We talked about new albums from Portugal. The Man and Queens of the Stone Age as well as the upcoming Mosaic Festival here in Greensboro. We had a great time as always, and I hope you enjoy the record insight as well.

Next week on the show, I'll be joined by members of Winston-Salem's Estrangers. Their new album, Season of 1000 Colors, will be out next week and they'll be playing their album release show at the Garage in Winston-Salem on Friday, June 14th. Ought to be a fun interview.

Now, before the flood waters carry me away, onward.]

J's Indie/Rock Podcast: 5th June 2013 show

Theme Song - Peaches - "Rock Show"
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No Joy - "Prodigy" [from their album wait to pleasure. dave, one of my longtime listeners, emailed me the other week to express his particular enjoyment of this song on a previous podcast, so this one is for you, man.]
Sunny Day Real Estate - "In Circles" [from their debut diary. still a pretty awesome record.]
Twin Peaks - "Baby Blue" [from their forthcoming album sunken. all the members of the band are under the age of 20, i think. youth rock and roll.]
the Posies - "Dream All Day" [the lead track from 1993's frosting on the beater. if you've never heard this album, for real, you should.]

[So this is where Ryan Snyder and I discussed the new records for Indie/Rock Roundtable. We discussed Queens of the Stone Age's ...Like Clockwork and Portugal. The Man's Evil Friends. The results - Queens of the Stone Age: J and Ryan - thumbs up; Portugal. The Man: J and Ryan - thumbs up. Uniformly positive outing this time. Take a listen to the podcast for the nuance, however. I think we had some good thoughts.]

Queens of the Stone Age - "Kalopsia" [from ..like clockwork.]
Queens of the Stone Age - "Smooth Sailing" [from ..like clockwork.]
Portugal. The Man - "Creep in a T-Shirt" [from evil friends.]
Portugal. The Man - "Atomic Man" [from evil friends.]
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Savages - "City's Full" [from their excellent new album silence yourself. check out their performance of this, as a web extra, from jimmy fallon - really awesome.]
the Suburbs - "Black Leather Stick" [from their 1980 debut LP, in combo. one of those bands that gets sadly overlooked in the minneapolis pantheon of post-punk, but god, they were good.]
Talib Kwel - "Intro"/"Human Mic" [the two lead tracks from his latest, prisoner of conscience. i like the occupy movement intro bit especially.]
Black Grape - "In the Name of the Father" [from the torrentially wonderful it's great when you're straight...yeah! seriously, fans of the happy mondays, if you don't own this, why?]
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Eleanor Friedberger - "When I Knew" [from her new album personal record on which she did some co-writing with the great john wesley harding. we'll be hearing more.]
Fountains of Wayne - "I've Got a Flare" [from their self-titled debut. Still one of the best power-pop records of the last 20 years.]
Rogue Wave - "No Magnatone" [from their latest nightingale floors. really good song. we'll have to hear more.]
His Name Is Alive - "Where Knock Is Open Wide" [from 1993's mouth by mouth. this band is not everyone's cup of tea, but boy, their records are something else.]
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Camera Obscura - "William's Heart" [from their new album desire lines. good to hear the scottish band back in action.]
Silver Jews - "Suffering Jukebox" [from lookout mountain, lookout sea. those last couple of silver jews albums were really spectacular.]
the Radio Reds - "Southern Belle" [from their forthcoming album memory loss. a video for this song was just released this week, so check it out.]

That'll do it for this week. Tune in next week for my interview with Estrangers and more great new and classic music. Until then, take care.

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