J's Indie/Rock Mayhem

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Tuesday, May 20, 2014

J's Indie/Rock Mayhem - 14th May 2014

[Welcome to another edition of J's Indie/Rock Mayhem. I'll tell you right now that this week's episode is fantastic - lots of great song pairings and new stuff. It was a joy to listen to as it unfolded live in the studio, so I hope you like it as much as I do.

I won't be here next week as I will be, well, somewhere else, but I'll have someone good filling in for me, so don't worry. The next podcast will be in two weeks, so hang tight until then.

Now, while the going's good, onward.]

J's Indie/Rock Podcast: 14th May 2014 show

Theme Song - Peaches - "Rock Show"
Clear Plastic Masks - "So Real" [from their new album being there. my stumbling bill lambier joke aside, i really dig this song and this record so far. hate that i couldn't get to see them up in chapel hill last week.]
Mansun - "Negative" [from six. one of my go-to songs for the second-song-slot of the show, but it still holds up. the first two mansun albums are really, really superb.]
the Horrors - "Jealous Sun" [the lead track from their new album luminous. the horrors' development as a band is so interesting - it has such a chronological feel to it, that it's almost like a course syllabus in rock and roll. i like that. it appeals to the music historian and critic side of myself.]
Superchunk - "Late-Century Dream" [from here's to shutting up. this album doesn't always get remembered as much, it seems, but i love this song (and most of this album) a lot. it has such a grand, swelling feel to it.]
Guided by Voices - "Cool Planet" [the title track from their new and sixth(!) album since their 2012 reunion. diminishing returns? maybe. something seems to have really lit a fire under these guys. even more so than normal, it feels like. but every GVB record always has a handful of great songs and this one is no exception.]
the Undertones - "Jimmy Jimmy" [from their self-titled debut. oh, undertones. a band that deserves to be heard so much more than they are.]
Deleted Scenes - "Landfall" [from lithium burn. i'm really digging this album a lot and the video for this song is pretty unnerving. in a good way.]
Television - "Carried Away" [from 1978's adventure. such a ridiculously good song.]
Circulatory System - "If You Think About It Now" [from their forthcoming album - only the third in the band's long existence - mosaics within mosaics. it ought to be a doozy, as they all have been.]
the Suburbs - "Baby Heartbeat" [from 1980's in combo. one of the more curious bands to emerge from the minneapolis scene of the 70s and 80s. good stuff.]
Swans - "A Little God In My Hands" [from their new album to be kind. they'll be at the neighborhood theatre in charlotte on tuesday, july 1st. go see them. do yourself a massive favor and go see them.]
the Teardrop Explodes - "Ha Ha I'm Drowning" [from their 1980 debut kilimanjaro. good, good stuff.]
Yuck - "Another One" [from their new southern skies EP. i'm a fan of the new version of yuck. i must say.]
Weezer - "No One Else" [from their self-titled debut. so, the blue album turned 20 years old this past saturday and i found myself re-listening to it and enjoying how incredibly well it's held up over the years. but i also remember how atrocious this song is, lyrics wise. i mean - it's so sing-along and catchy and so horrific at the same time. i don't always know how to handle it.]
Mirah - "Oxen Hope" [from her new album changing light. i haven't played any mirah on the show in a long time, but this is good. we'll probably hear more.]
Thee Oh Sees - "Toe Cutter / Thumb Buster" [by request. from their 2013 album floating coffin. i love when i get really good requests like this. great song.]
Sturgill Simpson - "Turtles All The Way Down" [from his new album metamodern sounds in country music. holy crap, people. get this record. get it now.]
the Velvet Crush - "One Hundred Years From Now" [their cover of the gram parsons classic - a b-side from the "hold me up" 12" single from their teenage symphonies to god album. one of my favorite finds in a record store the last time i was in london.]
PAWS - "Tongues" [from their new album youth culture forever. pretty good song, plus they got into a spat with morrissey, so that's worth something, right?]
Nico - "I'll Keep It With Mine" [from chelsea girl. maybe my favorite dylan cover of all time. i just love how nico handles the singing in this song. it still slays me every. single. time.]
Wooden Wand - "Uneasy Peace" [from the new album farmer's corner. good to hear j. jackson toth back yet again. i'm enjoying his prolific nature a lot more than uncle bob's of late.]
the Wonder Stuff - "Astley in the Noose" [originally the b-side for the "it's yer money i'm after baby" single, it was eventually added as a bonus track for the album the eight legged groove machine. this song is a bit dated and a bit harsh of poor rick, but it's still a good song.]
Sharon Van Etten - "Taking Chances" [from her forthcoming album are we there which is out later this month. really enjoying the album so far.]
Pop Will Eat Itself - "Preaching to the Perverted" [from this is the day...this is the hour...this is this. i love this song because the very first line of the song calls out the wonder stuff's "astley in the noose" and it doesn't let up from there. good stuff.]
Quilt - "Arctic Shark" [from their album held in splendor. really good stuff that i should play more of even though it's from a bit earlier this year.]
Dave Edmunds - "Queen of Hearts" [from repeat when necessary. i grew up with juice newton's version of this, naturally, and i remember being flabbergasted the first time i heard edmunds. love his quite a bit.]
Lydia Loveless - "Chris Isaak" [from her album somewhere else. one of my favorites of this year, unquestionably.]
T. Rex - "Mambo Sun" [from electric warrior. how can you not go out well on some t. rex? exactly.]

That'll do it for this week. I'll be back in two weeks with some more great new and classic songs. Until then, take care.


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