J's Indie/Rock Mayhem

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Monday, February 10, 2014

J's Indie/Rock Mayhem - 5th February 2014


[Hey, folks, welcome to another edition of J's Indie/Rock Mayhem. There's a lot of great music this week, though I'm going to have done a bit of editing to the show. I had some trainees in for the week - and they did a great job - but there are a number of things I wanted to talk about with the music that I wasn't able to, so I'm re-recording the voice breaks later on so that I can do that. Hope it isn't too disruptive and just adds to things.

Now, while they're still putting down the sod in Sochi, onward.]

J's Indie/Rock Podcast: 5th February 2014 show

Theme Song - Peaches - "Rock Show"
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Dum Dum Girls - "In the Wake of You" [from the new album too true. this is a pretty snazzy song. this record is growing on me - we'll hear more.]
Jarvis Cocker - "Further Complications" [the title track from his second solo album. really great song, needless to say.]
Against Me! - "Fuckmylife666" [from transgender dysphoria blues. the band was on letterman this week and did a great version of this song.]
the Modern Lovers - "Roadrunner" [from their self-titled debut. i'll probably never get tired of playing this song. why would i?]
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Pontiak - "It's the Greatest" [from innocence. this album is growing on me quite a bit as well, though it hit me over the head a bit more directly from the go. i want to see these guys live.]
Kula Shaker - "Hey Dude" [from their debut album k. did anyone ever hear the record the reunited band put out the other year? any good?]
Dot.s - "Dot.s 3" [from their self-titled EP. a former wqfs manager is involved in this and it's pretty interesting stuff.]
Royal Baths - "Darling Divine" [from better luck next life. still just a great, twisting, dirty rock and roll song.]
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Stephen Malkmus and the Jicks - "Lariat" [from wig out at jagbags. i don't know how much longer i'll be playing things off this record, but it is really good.]
R.E.M. - "Finest Worksong" [from document which is still, in a lot of ways, my favorite album by them.]
Sun Kil Moon - "Ben's My Friend" [from the new album benji. i'm not sure what i think of mark kozelek's lyric writing sometimes, but this song is at the very least fairly amusing.]
Television - "See No Evil" [from marquee moon. because you can never get enough television in your life.]
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Doug Paisley - "To and Fro" [from strong feelings which is a really great album. it kind of reminds me of elements of good 80s country and just stellar songwriting from all across the place.]
the Reigning Sound - "Stormy Weather" [from time bomb high school. j. gage, i'm forever grateful to you for hipping me to this record. it just never gets old.]
Gem Club - "Speech of Foxes" [from in roses. this isn't the most upbeat record of the year (understatement), but it is fairly pretty. we might hear more.]
Simple Minds - "Speed Your Love to Me" [from sparkle in the rain. hey, it's simple minds and it's good stuff as well. plus it was produced by steve lillywhite who, honestly, i love as a producer.]
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Warpaint - "Love Is to Die" [from their new self-titled album. this is growing on me a good bit. maybe it's flood's production? kidding. but, still, good album.]
Sebadoh - "Defend Yr Self" [the title track from their latest album defend yourself. they were in chapel hill last week - anyone go?]
Shana Falana - "I Have a Date" [from her shana falana sings herself to sleep cassette which you can purchase as part of her indiegogo campaign to raise money for a european tour. head over there and take a look at the things she has as incentives. it's a worthy cause considering how good the music is.]
Girls Against Boys - "Tucked In" [from cruise yourself. did that new ep of theirs come out yet? i fall behind on things.]
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Hot Fudge - "To Be One Ask One" [a new single from this athens, georgia band. seriously - this song is like the high, cranked vocals of some elephant 6 bands mixed with the high, punchy energy of supergrass' first album. i can't wait to hear more from them. in the meantime, you can buy the song for just a dollar from their bandcamp page.]
Rickie Lee Jones - "Rainbow Sleeves" [from jones' girl at her volcano EP this is a song written by tom waits that he (to my knowledge?) never recorded himself for release. beautiful stuff.]
Marissa Nadler - "Was It a Dream" [from her newest album july. interesting stuff. we'll probably hear more.]
Vic Chesnutt - "New Town" [from about to choke. still one of my favorite vic records and just a masterful album all in all.]
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Orca Orca - "OK, Lost" [from a 7" single called the shallows. pretty interesting dream pop stuff. we might hear some more. i'm running on the same slogans this week, obviously.]
the Church - "Antenna" [from starfish. you know my love of this band, so i don't need to encourage you to buy all their stuff, but you should.]
Olivia Tremor Control - "I'm Not Feeling Human" [from the peel sessions EP that was released recently. good to hear some more of their stuff.]
Susu - "Anarchitect" [from the win EP. miss this band. they were good.]
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Hiss Golden Messenger - "Straw Man Red Sun River Gold" [from the recent re-release of hiss golden messenger's 2009 debut, bad debt. great north carolina music.]
Glen Campbell - "Any Trouble" [from his 2011 album ghost on the canvas. this is one of a couple of songs written for campbell by paul westerberg. you can tell because of how the lyrics to the bridge were lifted from westerberg's "it's a wonderful lie." i like it when westerberg lifts lyrics from his songs.]

That'll do it for this week. Next week I'll have trainees again and lots of good music as well. Until then, take care.