J's Indie/Rock Mayhem

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Friday, January 31, 2014

J's Indie/Rock Mayhem - 29th January 2014

[Welcome to another edition of J's Indie/Rock Mayhem. Another great episode this week - 2014 is off to a cracking good start in terms of new releases, so it's pretty great to listen to a lot of it.

If you're a Triad area person and would be interested in volunteering to become a DJ at WQFS, our spring semester meeting for new DJs is tomorrow, Saturday, February 1st at 3:30 PM in upstairs Founders Hall on the Guilford College campus. Come on in and become a part of something pretty excellent.

Now, before the snow melts, onward.]

J's Indie/Rock Podcast: 29th January 2014 show

Theme Song  - Peaches - "Rock Show"
Big Ups - "Goes Black" [from eighteen hours of static. interesting track from this band's new album. we'll probably hear more.]
the Geraldine Fibbers - "You Doo Right" [their cover of the can classic from the album butch. i feel silly for having never known that nels cline was a member of the geraldine fibbers, but it explains how explosive i always thought this record was.]
Pontiak - "Ghosts" [from their new album innocence. this is a torrential song. love the pummeling beat of this thing. we'll be hearing more.]
Sleater-Kinney - "Turn It On" [from dig me out. i love how this song segued into the pontiak. i consider this opening set a huge success.]
Hospitality - "Rockets and Jets" [from their new album trouble. great to hear more music from this band. we'll hear more.]
Jarvis Cocker - "Black Magic" [from his self-titled debut solo album. jarvis and co. have had a great knack for slightly re-purposing songs over the years. this one takes from "crimson and clover," of course, and does it justice.]
Uncle Tupelo - "Graveyard Shift" [from no depression. this seminal record is getting its second reissue - this time in the legacy edition format with unreleased demos from 1988. pretty awesome stuff for a great, great record.]
Michael Penn - "Figment" [from resigned. yeah, i'm back to being obsessed with this record again. well, it's awesome, what can I say?]
Wye Oak - "The Tower" [from their forthcoming album shriek which will be out on april 29th. the new wye oak record is, allegedly, guitar free, so this first single is a good preview for that. we'll hear more when the album gets closer.]
Sleeper - "Feeling Peaky" [the lead track from the american version of the IT girl. just such a great opening album track.]
Morgan Delt - "Obstacle Eyes" [from their new self-titled album. interesting stuff and we'll hear more.]
the Replacements - "Askin' Me Lies" [from don't tell a soul. a song that i've grown to like a lot more over the years. kind of silly, but a lot of fun.]
Dum Dum Girls - "Rimbaud Eyes" [from too true. so, i'm not sure what i think of this album yet. i really enjoyed the last record by dum dum girls, but this one is a bit of a different animal. we'll see.]
the Stone Roses - "Begging You" [from second coming. i'm one of the few people in the world that actually thinks this album is pretty good. i'm on a crusade to change minds.]
Roman Candle - "Not Strangers Anymore" [from debris. still enjoying the new record from roman candle a good bit.]
Cloud Nothings - "No Future, No Past" [from attack on memory. these guys have a new record coming out on april 1st, so we'll be hearing new music from them soon. exciting.]
Jack Name - "Out of Sight" [from light show. pretty interesting record, the more i listen to it. we'll hear more down the line.]
Del Amitri - "Medicine" [from some other sucker's parade. i love this record pretty thoroughly. del amitri wrote great pop music.]
Lambchop - "Up With People" [from nixon. my interview with kurt wagner of lambchop is up at aquarium drunkard where we discuss the re-issue of nixon. check it out.]
Nico - "I'll Keep It With Mine" [her cover of the dylan classic from chelsea girl. nico's version of this dylan song is mesmerizing.]
Shy Boys - "Keeps Me On My Toes" [from their self-titled debut. this record is pretty intriguing. love the vocals on this song especially.]
Summer Cannibals - "Wear Me Out" [from last year's no makeup. still one of my favorite out and out rock records from last year.]
Cheap Time - "Slow Variety" [from exit smiles. new music from this tennessee band.]
Suede - "Trash" [from coming up. classic suede and new suede are equally great as last year proved.]
Wilco - "Hate It Here" [from sky blue sky. haven't played any wilco in awhile - especially not later wilco, but this album has grown on me over the years.]
Pete Seeger - "Last Night I Had the Strangest Dream" [pete seeger passed away this week at the age of 94. it's impossible to fully talk about what affect he had on american folk and music in general. it's just appropriate to say goodbye and thank you. this performance is from pete seeger's rainbow question show. check it out.]
Pete Seeger - "Guantanamera" [this song was used to perfect effect in don mckellar's last night in the late 90s. it's since been my favorite seeger song.]

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

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