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Friday, January 10, 2014

J's Indie/Rock Mayhem - 8th January 2014

[Welcome to the first J's Indie/Rock Mayhem of 2014. It's still early in the year, so we're a bt short on new releases yet, but that will start ramping up in coming weeks. In the meantime, I get to do a bit more exploring with deeper catalogue stuff. Or, you know, whatever came up on random on my mp3 player over the break. More new releases will be coming in the next few weeks - including a couple of awesome re-issues that I talk about below, so have no fear.

So, let's get started. Onward.]

J's Indie/Rock Podcast: 8th January 2014 show

Theme Song - Peaches - "Rock Show"
Brendan Benson - "I Don't Wanna See You Anymore" [from you were right. this came out in early december, but it's still a relatively recent release. enjoying it, as usual, from mr. benson.]
the History of Apple Pie - "Tug" [from out of view. i went back and forth about whether this or "mallory" should be on my year-end singles list, so here's this one since the other won out.]
the Bayonets - "She's Not Failed Me Yet" [from driver. going back to the last bayonets record for this great song. caleb caudle is getting ready to put the finishing touches on is new solo record for later this year. excited to hear it.]
School of Seven Bells - "Windstorm" [from disconnect from desire. benjamin curtis of school of seven bells passed away on new year's eve after a long struggle with cancer - he was 35. really young to die of that. rest in peace, benjamin.]
Stephen Malkmus and the Jicks - "Cinnamon and Lesbians" [from wig out at jagbags. digging the new malkmus album so far. we'll hear more.]
Stereolab - "I'm Going Out of My Way" [from transient random-noise bursts with announcements. my mp3 player gifted me with this one back to back with the next track which was a nice segue, actually.]
Wire - "The 15th" [from 154. yeah, i tought these two went well together. so there you go. classic wire.]
the Replacements - "Talent Show" [from don't tell a soul. and one of the best songs written by westerberg, so quite a set here.]
Sharon Jones and the Dap Kings - "Stranger to my Happiness" [from give the people what they want. sharon jones returns from her own battle with cancer for this new record. sounding good so far.]
Jim White - "Rambler" [from sounds of the americans. this song still cracks me up whenever i listen to it. good stuff from jim white.]
Tom Waits - "Chocolate Jesus" (live) [from the vh1 storytellers concert. this is the story and performance of the song from waits' appearance on storytellers back in 1999 or so.  you never see this replayed, but he tells some awesome stories. whether they're true or not is another story.]
Patterson Hood - "Disappear" [from heat lightning rumbles in the distance. one of my favorite singles of 2012. still am mightily moved by this song.]
Toad the Wet Sprocket - "The Moment" [from new constellation. the new single off of their album from last year. it builds a little slow, but i like where it ends up.]
the Chameleons - "Perfume Garden" [from what does anything mean basically? if you don't love the chameleons, well, go get on it. you've got some great albums to listen to.]
De La Soul - "Eye Know" [from three feet high and rising. so tre mason scored a touchdown for auburn in the national championship game the other night. had no idea he was maseo from de la soul's son. i'm feeling old.]
J's Indie/Rock My First Time - Kurt Wagner: [A rebroadcast from my interview with Kurt back in 2008. I'll be talking with him next week about the upcoming reissue of Lambchop's Nixon later this year.]
Lambchop - "If Not I'll Just Die" [from mr. m, the most recent lambchop record from 2012. good, gorgeous stuff.]
Roman Candle - "Every Time" [from debris. we heard one song off of this record a bit in the later part of last year, but here's another from their excellent latest.]
T. Rex - "Seagull Women" [from their self-titled album. can't argue with t. rex showing up on your mp3 player.]
Blur - "All Your Life" [from the expanded version of their self-titled record from the 21 box set. this was originally a b-side for the "beetlebum" single. one of the greatest blur songs not to make an album.]
Richard Hawley - "Valentine" [from lady's bridge. richard hawley's voice is just without peer. there's nothing quite like it.]
Lucinda Williams - "Side of the Road" [from her self-titled album. the reissue of this album is due out later this month. just tremendous stuff.]
Speedy Ortiz - "Tiger Tank" [by request from major arcana. always love twitter requests that i can fulfill live on the show.]
the Decemberists - "January Hymn" [from the king is dead. thought this would be appropriate what with it being january and all.]
Vic Chesnutt - "Debriefing" [from north star deserter. was thinking about vic of course over christmas where it's been four years since he took his life. i miss his music greatly, but what he left behind is still amazing.]
Vashti Bunyan - "Lately" [from lookaftering. from her 2005 comeback album. have a friend on facebook who has been wigging out over her lately so it got kind of in my head. so there you go.]
Bruce Springsteen - "Youngstown" [from the ghost of tom joad. i disagree with steven hyden and think this is a remarkable record, but to each their own.]

That'll do it for this week. Next week I'll be back with more new music and classics as well. Until then, take care.