J's Indie/Rock Mayhem

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Friday, April 04, 2014

J's Indie/Rock Mayhem - 2nd April 2014

[Welcome to another edition of J's Indie/Rock Mayhem. I hate that last week's show went missing as I had a great interview about Phuzz Phest going on this week in Winston-Salem. Sadly, the recording gods thought it was not to be. On the plus side, this week's episode with Ryan Snyder of YES Weekly went as planned. We talked new music from the Afghan Whigs and the Hold Steady and a little bit about why the new Pixies album annoys me and Ryan talked me back from the ledge. It's all pretty fun listening, so I hope you enjoy.

Just as an advance notice, there will be no podcast the week of what would be the April 23rd show. I'll be skipping that week. I'll also be missing another show in mid-May, but I think you guys can handle it. Right?

Now, onward.]

J's Indie/Rock Podcast: 2nd April 2014 show

Theme Song - Peaches - "Rock Show"
Future Islands - "Back in the Tall Grass" [from singles. digging this record quite a bit so far, so well hear more. good to see these guys really taking off. they deserve it.]
the Clash - "Brand New Cadillac" [from london calling. between this and "safe european home," the "clash song for the second song of the night" slot is pretty well locked up on my show, clearly.]
EMA - "So Blonde" [from the forthcoming the future's void. this is out next week and we'll see how i feel about the whole thing. i like the hole vibe on this song though.]
Whiskeytown - "Yesterday's News" [from stranger's almanac. my favorite whiskeytown album. period.]

[Here is where I was joined by Ryan Snyder to do the Indie/Rock Roundtable. We discussed new albums from both the Afghan Whigs, Do to the Beast which is out next week, and the Hold Steady, Teeth Dreams which was out last week. As always, the discussion is pretty fun, so make sure you listen, but the final results: Afghan Whigs - Ryan and J: thumbs up. The Hold Steady - Ryan and J: thumbs up. But there's a lot more than just general likes here - I think we had a pretty good discussion about all of it.]

the Afghan Whigs - "Matamoros" [from do to the beast.]
the Afghan Whigs - "It Kills" [from do to the beast.]
the Hold Steady - "The Ambassador" [from teeth dreams.]
the Hold Steady - "On With the Business" [from teeth dreams.]
the Coathangers - "Shut Up" [from suck my shirt. i played this on last week's show, but since it went missing, i thought it was worth a replay.]
Grandpaboy - "Ain't Done Much" [from the debut self-titled EP. paul westerberg's geriatric(?) alter-ego's debut. still a fun EP.]
Posse - "Shut Up" [from soft opening. i enjoy that two new records both have songs called "shut up" on them. amusing.]
the Damnwells - "Kiss Catastrophe" [from bastards of the beat. i also played something off of this record last week, but changed up the song this week. i miss the damnwells.]
Mac DeMarco - "Let Her Go" [from salad days. ryan and i debated getting into this album for the roundtable, but decided not to. we'll hear more as i'm enjoying it.]
the Tills - "Who Wants You" [by request. from mixtape volume 1. asheville, north carolina band tearing it up with their garage goodness.]
the War on Drugs - "An Ocean in Between the Waves" [from lost in the dream. man, i have to say, i'm really digging this record. almost feels like a fall record, but it's working well for my spring time as well.]
Son Volt - "Back Into Your World" [from straightaways. i learned how to play this on a guitar back in high school and made a girl leave a coffee shop in tears. true story. up to you as to whether it was because i did so well or so terribly.]
Cloud Nothings - "Psychic Trauma" [from the new here and nowhere else. we'll get into more of this next week, but excited to hear new music from them.]
Against Me! - "Transgender Dysphoria Blues" [the title track from their latest. this is bound for my year-end best singles list. god this song rocks.]
Nickle Creek - "Rest of My Life" [from a dotted line. new nickel creek! i actually reviewed their last new album for WQFS - which I really enjoyed - but it's very nice to hear them back. we'll hear more.]
White Hinterland - "Ring the Bell" [from baby. played this single a month or two ago, and now the album is out so we'll hear more new stuff from this next week.]
Liz Phair - "Baby Got Gone" [from whitechocolatespaceegg. an underrated liz phair record, if i do say so myself.]

Alright, that'll do it for this week. I'll be back next week with more great tunes, so until then, take care.

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