J's Indie/Rock Mayhem

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Friday, October 11, 2013

J's Indie/Rock Mayhem - 9th October 2013


[Welcome to another edition of J's Indie/Rock Mayhem. I had a really excellent day this Wednesday, and excellent days usually spill over into excellent sets and this week's show is no exception. Really great segues, great songs - both new and old - and just a lot of fun on the whole. I hope you guys enjoy it as much as I do.

This week, good music lost a great member of the tribe in Philip Chevron at the age of 56. Not only was he a crucial member of the Pogues in their prime and reunion, but also an important member of Irish post-punk in general. I made a small tribute to his memory at the end of the show. Rest in peace, Philip.

If you haven't already liked the Facebook page for the show, you should do that. I'm on day three of revisiting every new record that has come out in 2013 that I've played something off of on the show. This is my way of giving all of them a fair shake as we close in on roughly two months until the annual Top 25 Albums list. And every day I'm posting what records I listened to, along with some You Tube links, up via the Facebook page. So go like it and get in on the fun of revisiting what has, honestly, been a pretty great year in music so far.

Now, onward.]

J's Indie/Rock Podcast: 9th October 2013 show

Theme Song - Peaches - "Rock Show"
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Speedy Ortiz - "Tiger Tank" [from major arcana. i'm going through the 2013 albums in a rough chronological pattern, so it'll be awhile before i get to this record, but it is excellent.]
the B-52s - "52 Girls" [from their self-titled debut. i spoke last week about songs i use over and over in this key spot on the show and this is another one of them.]
Parquet Courts - "Descend (The Way)" [from their second release of 2013, the new EP tally all the things that you broke. it's a nice way to follow up their excellent LP from earlier this year.]
Teenage Fanclub - "Sparky's Dream" [from grand prix. i go off a bit about how they used to play this on commercial alt-rock radio back in the 90s and just the serious 180 that has happened in commercial music since then. just crazy.]
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Albert Hammond Jr. - "Rude Customer" [from the new AHJ EP. pretty strokes-esque. but then again, he is a member of the strokes. good on you, albert.]
Bjork - "Army of Me" [from post. i really liked the segue between these two songs. plus, "army of me" is just an awesome song.]
Yuck - "Middle Sea" [from the excellent new album glow and behold. so many really excellent songs on this album.l]
Tubeway Army - "Listen to the Sirens" [from their self-titled debut. this, of course, is really the first gary numan album, just still under his band's name. check out my interview with gary numan over at aquarium drunkard. it's great.]
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Connections - "Summer Creeps" [from their album body language, their second this year. the GBV comparisons aren't far off - but not in a bad way.]
Sixteen Horsepower - "Hutterite Mile" [from folklore, their last album as a band. man, i forgot that this record is a eleven years old and that it's awesome. really.]
the Foreign Exchange - "Call It Home" [from love in flying colors, their newest album. good to hear them back again. and not the last time we'll hear phonte on this show.]
Failure - "Stuck on  You" [from fantastic planet. i will say that i believe this to be another fantastic segue between songs. i was on a roll.]
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Quasi - "You Can Stay But You Gotta Go" [from their new double album mole city. so, quasi has been around longer than any other band that janet weiss is known for being in, right? it even predates sleater-kinney? amazing.]
Bruce Springsteen - "Adam Raised a Cain" [from darkness on the edge of town. got to thinking about this song the other night because my friend pat started singing it at me. devious minds.]
Yuppies - "Hitchin a Ride" [from their self-titled album. i like the sound of this. we'll see how the rest of the record pans out.]
Public Image Ltd. - "Swan Lake" [from second edition. this album still sounds so far ahead of its time, it's not even funny. seriously. maybe the best post-punk album ever? thoughts?]
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the Love Language - "Calm Down" [from ruby red. they'll be at the southeastern center for contemporary art on thursday, october 17th as part of the crossroads series along with estrangers. ought to be a fantastic show.]
Richard Buckner - "Beautiful Question" [from his new album surrounded. he was at pinhook in durham last night. anyone check it out?]
Of Montreal - "Sires of Your Toxic Spirit" [from lousy with sylvanbriar. i'm really digging this record so far. any others got your thoughts about it? they'll be at the cat's cradle on tuesday, october 22nd. also, check out their lagniappe session over at aquarium drunkard with the band covering the kinks and billy nicholls.]
Roseland - "Long Hard Way to Fall" [from their self-titled record. charlotte folks, they'll be at the evening muse along with caleb caudle on thursday, november 7th.]
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Polvo - "Old Maps" [from their new album siberia which is really, really good by the way. sheesh.]
the Afghan Whigs - "Going to Town" [from black love. i will stick up for this album and on some days i actually like it more than gentlemen even though i know that's sacrilege.]
RJD2 - "Temperamental" [hah! you were waiting for it. and i wouldn't be surprised if you thought i was playing the foreign exchange again. this is from RJD2's new album more is than isn't and yes, that's phonte singing on it. really good song, too.]
Mazzy Star - "California" [by request from their new album seasons of your day. really good song and album.]
the Pogues - "Thousands Are Sailing" [from if i should fall from grace with god. you know, i've played this song for years on my show and it probably really is my favorite pogues song. so it makes me really sad that the man who wrote it is now gone from this plane of existence. listen to my in memoriam on the show, but definitely rest in peace, philip chevron. and thanks for the music.]

That'll do it for this week. Tune in next week when I'll have more fantastic stuff - and I'll actually be on the air from 4 PM to 8 PM, so tune in for an extra (non-podcast) hour of music from 4  to 5 PM via the webstream. Until then, take care.

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