J's Indie/Rock Mayhem

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Friday, July 26, 2013

J's Indie/Rock Mayhem - 24th July 2013

[Welcome to another edition of J's Indie/Rock Mayhem. This should mark the return to timely Friday uploads for the weekly podcast. I appreciate your patience over the past couple of months and should be making the Friday update a consistent thing now. That's thanks in large part to the people who have contributed so far to the fundraiser for the podcast. Don't forget that if you donate money by August 21st, you will receive one of the gifts based on your level of donation. We're still about a fifth of the way to the goal, but any and all donations are great and highly appreciated.

Now, onward.]

J's Indie/Rock Podcast: 24th July 2013 show

Theme Song - Peaches - "Rock Show"
the Love Language - "Calm Down" [from ruby red. this is the lead track off their new album which just dropped this week. fantastic sounding album so far. their album release show is this friday at the cat's cradle.]
the Posies - "Solar Sister" [from frosting on the beater. i say this just about every time i play something off this record, but if you're a power pop fan and you don't own this album, remedy that immediately.]
Dessa - "Skeleton Key" [from parts of speech. more good stuff from the new dessa album. really digging it so far.]
Yo La Tengo - "Ohm" [from fade. a great animated video for this song debuted earlier this month and it's one of my favorite singles of this year, for sure.]

[Here's where I broadcast my interview with Glen Phillips of Toad the Wet Sprocket. You can check out the transcript in the previous post, or you can listen on the podcast as well. Enjoy.]

Toad the Wet Sprocket - "New Constellation" [the title track from their forthcoming album, out in september. also check out this lyric video for the song which was shot in greensboro. glen was working on editing it when i first came onto their tour bus when i interviewed him.]
Toad the Wet Sprocket - "Crowing" [from all you want, the album of re-recorded versions of older songs that the band put out in 2011.]
Robert Pollard - "I Killed a Man Who Looks Like You" [from honey locust honky tonk. really digging on this record. up there with the latest GBV records in my humble opinion.]
Jackson Scott - "Sandy" [from melbourne. debut album from a north carolina musician. we'll definitely hear some more as i'm digging this.]
the Mountain Goats - "The Best Ever Death Metal Band in Denton" [from the new re-issue of all hail west texas. the first mountain goats album i ever heard, remastered and re-released on merge records. still love this album quite a bit.]
Grant Hart - "Is the Sky the Limit" [from the argument. the new grant hart album is a concept album based around john milton's paradise lost and the crazy part is how good it is.]
Destroyer - "Chinatown" [from kaputt. this record wears well, even though we're only two years out from its release, but i like it still.]
Mark Mulcahy - "He's a Magnet" [from dear mark j. mulcahy i love you. it's always a pleasure to hear mark mulcahy's voice because, frankly, there's none quite like it.]
Rickie Lee Jones - "We Belong Together" [from pirates. i can never hear this song enough. just a tremendous song and album and artist.]
Speedy Ortiz - "Pioneer Spine" [from major arcana. i really can't say enough good things about this album and i'm going to keep cranking it for awhile, for sure.]
Fountains of Wayne - "Amity Gardens" [from utopia parkway. there are some astounding songs on this album, even though i think it ranks as one of the band's weaker efforts, but this song is on my personal best-of collection for sure.]
Yuck - "Rebirth" [the new single from the band. you can go hear and download the new track for free over at the band's site.]
Royal Bangs - "Faint Obelisk Two" [from flux outside. they're going to be playing at king's in raleigh on august 12th, so a chance to catch the creators of my # 7 album of 2011.]
Salvia Plath - "House of Leaves" [from the bardo story. interesting band (and i love puns), so we'll hear more of this.]
Spacehog - "Mungo City" [from the chinese album. the band is back together and has a new album coming later this year. they'll be at the cat's cradle opening for psychedelic furs on july 30th.]
John Murry - "California" [from the graceless age. we're going to be hearing a good bit more of this, because this album is absolutely stunning.]
Bombadil - "Escalators" [from metrics of affection. hey, the north carolina boys are back and their new album is out now. their album release show is this friday at the lincoln theatre in raleigh, so check it out.]
Fuck Buttons - "Sentients" [from their new album slow focus. really like this kind of stuff, even if it doesn't make it onto the show too often.]
Let's Active - "Ring True" [from cypress. sadly, founding member of the band and bass player faye hunter died this past weekend of what appears to be suicide. she was 59. i always feel a bit weird when people that far along in life kill themselves and it seems especially sad because of hunter's talent, skill and contributions to indie-rock both here in north carolina and all over. i hope you found your peace, faye.]

That'll do it for this week. I'll be back next week with the usual awesomeness, so until then, take care.

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