Category Archives: Indie Rock

8 Songs 1 Show 3 Months Later

ep 78 – 8 songs 1 show 3 months later

I apologize for the lengthy absence, but I cannot say that it will not happen again.
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I’ve got a lengthy show for you, to make up for lost time, a bit. I wrote an article on some of the best albums of 2013 so far and I’m going to play some songs from those very albums (and perhaps some that were not mentioned). So, here’s the list:

I Come From the Mountain by Thee Oh Sees off the album Floating Coffin
You’re Different in Person by Pissed Jeans off the album Honeys
Teasin Ass Bitch by A Giant Dog off the album Bone
You Don’t Turn Down by Marnie Stern off the album The Chronicles of Marnia
 
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In Between by The Growlers off the album Hung at Heart
For Goodness Sake by Shannon and the Clams off the album Dreams in the Rat House
Heart by Gap Dream off the album Gap Dream
Before We Run by Yo La Tengo off the album Fade

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Speedy Ortiz – Plough


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ep75 Speedy Ortiz – Plough

Speedy Ortiz is getting some love, and rightfully so. . . their album “Major Arcana” is very, very niiiice. The melodies attach themselves to your medulla oblongata and deposit gritty pebble sized guitar notes that you’ll have a difficult time srubbing clean. Be prepared to foster their grunge pop into your life for the foreseeable future, you will not be disappointed.

their bandcamp ——> here
their fb ——–> here
carpark records ——–> here

The Visibles – Trestled in Trees


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ep71 The Visibles – Trestled in Trees

A return to the music! The Visibles, a SF bay area band, released their self-titled debut LP this May and they open Season 4 of 1 Song 1 Show. Tucked away in the evergreens of Fairfax CA, The Visibles are a local favorite; and they have put out an impeccably produced album, hopefully one of many to come.

Check out their site The Visibles
and their bandcamp

Thee Oh Sees – Toe Cutter Thumb Buster


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ep69 Thee Oh Sees – Toe Cutter Thumb Buster

SF band Thee Oh Sees are off and running again, releasing another album on April 16th, and personally I hope they’ve got another one lined up for the end of the year. I love them.

their website ——–> here
castle face records ——–> here
their fb ———> here

Wild Yaks – Last Tear


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epi59 Wild Yaks – Last Tear

Wild Yaks released Million Years last November on the Ernest Jenning Record Co. As their fb states they have no management and no booking agent so if you are either of these please contact them asap.

their fb ——–> here
their stuff ——-> here

Happy Jawbone Family Band – Book of Fire


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ep57 Happy Jawbone Family Band – Book of Fire

Happy Jawbone Family Band is as quirky as their name implies, and if I’ve learned anything about creative people, I’ve learned that they absolutely adore the moniker “quirky”. HJFB is not quirky, they are good. It is music that evokes and emotes. It puts me in a place distinctly within my mind and soul, a familiar place, a place that is comfortable, that is me- quirky. what.

their site ——–> here
thier fb ——–> here
their bandcamp ——-> here

Unknown Mortal Orchestra – Faded In the Morning


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ep56 Unknown Mortal Orchestra – Faded in the Morning

Unknown Mortal Orchestra released II this year and are on the road until forever, check their site for when they’ll be in your town, and pick up the album because it needs you. They are groovy New Zealanders with a lo-fi psychedelic coating of awesome.

their website ——–> here
their fb ——> here

Cy Dune – Move the Room


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ep53 Cy Dune – Move the Room

Seth Olinsky from Akron/Family has a side project called Cy Dune, and it’s a bit heavier and fuzzier. Definitely worth keeping an ear open for more stuff from Cy Dune and Akron/Family.

Cy Dune blog ——–> here
Cy Dune fb ———> here
Family Tree Records ——–> here
Midheaven Records ——–> here

Yo La Tengo – Ohm


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ep44 Yo La Tengo – Ohm

Long time, good time band Yo La Tengo is releasing their one billionth album “Fade” in January. Here’s a listen to the first track – Ohm
Their site ——> here
their label ——–> Matador

Dan Mangan – We Want to be Pleasantly Surprised Not Expectedly Let Down


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Dan Mangan – We Want to be Pleasantly Surprised Not Expectedly Let Down

Canadian Dan Mangan is making the rounds this year, and should be releasing a full length LP sometime early next year. Check out his folksy indie pop flavored stylings on the 7″ Radicals

Suuns – Edie’s Dream


Suuns – Edie’s Dream

From Montreal, the Suuns are set to release a full length album in March of 2013. “Edie’s Dream” is a dreamy tune, and the first single released for the next album. (i think)

Thresholder – Beyond the Far Horizon



Thresholder – Beyond the Far Horizon

Thresholder have a 7″ that may or may not still be free for the taking- send an email to neilson133 AT gmail DOT com and ask for yours today.
They’ve also got a tumblr—> here.

Paws – Tulip

Paws – Tulip
Paws is a lo-fi garage pop band out of Glasgow. Their latest album “Cokefloat” is available now. Check em out —–> here

Menomena – Capsule


1Song #019 – Menomena “Capsule” ~9 minutes

The return of 1song 1show! I’ve come back to hopefully do a weekly show, which will truly be 1 song in 1 show. I’ll play a song, hopefully give you a slice or two of some pertinent information about the band and their current whereabouts/whatabouts; then we’ll move onto the next one. I have another hour long podcast “Feed Your Headcast“, go check it out if you like.

Beck – Que Onda Guero

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Beck is a king, or a very powerful lord at the least.  I could have thrown a dart at his body of work and pricked a winner, so I chose one that makes me smile.  I also included a couple songs from the Beastie Boys as tribute to the passing of MCA, may he rest in peace.  Hope you enjoy. Beck – Que Onda Guero ~63 minutes 

the list:

Beck – Que Onda Guero

Beastie Boys – Professor Booty; Shake Your Rump

Fishbone – Freddie’s Dead

Funkadelic – Hit It and Quit It

Soul Coughing – 4 Out of 5

Urban Dance Squad – The Devil; No Kid

Eels – Baby Loves Me; Oh So Lovely

Mikal Cronin – Apathy

Dr. John – Locked Down

Cibo Matto – Spoon

Tera Melos – The Skin Surf

Pixies – Hey

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Hey! This week’s episode is brought to you by The Pixies! Their songs were melodic and vicious, well structured and violent; they exuded emotional exuberance.  I wish I had more time to choose other bands that convey a similar passion, but I feel most bands strive to achieve the type of raw expression within the boundaries of song as the Pixies were able to capture repeatedly.  I went back through the file folders digging up some songs that struck me at first listen but whom I never explored further- mixed in with some new stuff and some old.  There will be more Pixies, of that you can be sure. Pixies – Hey ~65 minutes 

the list

Pixies – Hey

First Aid Kit – The Lion’s Roar

DeerTick – The Bump

Hot Whiskey – Ka-tet vox mix

Two Gallants – Nothing To You

Gauntlet Hair – Keep Time

Future Virgins – No Echo

geeks – The End

The Delgados – 4th Channel

Bunky – Chuy

Boats – T.V. Scientist

His & Her Vanities – What It Is

I Heart Hiroshima – Surgery

Boston Spaceships – Ready To Pop

Random Song of the Show

Hayden – Bad as They Seem

David Bowie – Five Years

I have a scrapbook of David Bowie images in my head. Ziggy Stardust – the vampire in The Hunger – singing Christmas carols with Bing Crosby – the Goblin King in Labyrinth – duet with Tina Turner.  Then there’s that whole Tin Machine thing.  I don’t know much about the man, but I got a pretty good feeling he’s pretty much a total bad-ass.  I threw a bunch o songs on this one, somewhat haphazardly, thanks to Pascal for turning me on last minute to Seventeen Evergreen.  Also, I finally included Thee Oh Sees, after threatening to play them in at least 2 maybe 3 episodes previously, a San Francisco Bay Area band (Seventeen Evergreen are also locals).  A handful of older songs show up in the mix, hope you like it: David Bowie – Five Years ~63 minutes

the list:

David Bowie – Five Years

Psychic Ills – Mind Daze

The Horrors – Endless Blue; Changing The Rain

Seventeen Evergreen – Angels

Beat Happening – Indian Summer

Built to Spill – Car

Thee Oh Sees – The Dream

Jay Reatard – My Shadow

TV on the Radio – DLZ

Portugal, The Man – Senseless; Head Is A Flame (Cool With It); So American

Random Song

The Tambo Rays – Draggin Our Bones

Thao & Mirah – Eleven

Part Four of the Best of ’11. “Eleven” was released in 2011, unbeknownst to me before starting to record this show. Apparently Thao & Mirah are solo artists that got together for a bit and played some music.  I found this song on a free 20 song sampler from their label, Kill Rock Stars. I highly recommend checking out the KRS website and browsing their store, lotsa good bands in there.  Also, as I was searching for images to include in this post I came across an article at NPR which claimed that the singer of Tune-Yards, Merrill Garbus, whom I had also chosen for this podcast actually wrote this song.  As has happened while putting each show together, I choose a song and other songs follow; then, after I’ve recorded everything, I start flipping around the interwebs and come across all sorts of info that probably should have been in the show.  Some of it relevant, some of it interesting and some of it neither, but show-worthy nonetheless. Thao & Mirah – Eleven (right click to download the show) ~45 minutes

Playlist (with links to the artists’ websites):

Thao & Mirah – Eleven

Eurythmics – Regrets

St Vincent – Northern Lights; Cruel

Tune-Yards – Gangsta

WILDFLAG – Romance

Lykke Li – I Follow Rivers; Love Out Of Lust; Get Some

Random Song of the Show:

The Thermals – Here’s Your Future, and the video (not the same song though) with Carrie Brownstein of WILDFLAG

Pinback – AFK

Once again I have chosen a song not released in 2011 as the link to my best of 2011. I’m compiling (with a little help from my friends) a list of songs that are worthy of a slot on the best of 2011 list, so I’ve decided to shove a few in here and there where I can. I’m pretty sure “AFK” would’ve made my best of list for the year it was released, so I’ve grouped it in with a number of songs that have similar characteristics- well as similar as I can make them in my own mind. I’ve always had a bit of trouble trying to identify or specify distinguishing characteristics of artists that fall under the giant yellow umbrella that is “indie-rock”. For some reason the label Indie always conjures images of 8-track cassette recordings with xeroxed cover art folded into the case. While indie-rock is not quite mainstream, it has permeated into all areas of our lives, from Levi commercials to Starbucks counter-tops. The spectrum of “indie-rock” is much wider than even I want to consider trying to categorize, so I will just say, there is a shit-ton of music I consider to be indie-rock, and here is some of it. . . Pinback – AFK, the show
~77 minutes

Playlist:

Pinback – AFK 

Mister Heavenly – Bronx Sniper 

Wilco – Art of Almost

Gregg Allman – I Can’t Be Satisfied

White Denim – Is and Is and Is; At The Farm; Drug

Random Song of the Show:

GoblinCock –  Stumped

Stuff to check out:

Pascal’s band: Angel Island

very cool video Mister Heavenly – Bronx Sniper