We haven’t heard from fan favorite Echo Park Jimmy in a while. He calls in with a vengeance, talking about Vampire Weekend, Red Hot Chili Peppers, country music, Yeah Yeah Yeahs, more Vampire Weekend, TV recommendations; you know how it works.
In January, Patrick was digging new music by Vampire Weekend and Hank Wood & the Hammerheads. Plus, a Bobbie Gentry cover by Mercury Rev with Lucinda Williams.
Patrick goes first on the new music from last month. He’s been digging the beauty of Spiritualized and the intensity of Pig Destroyer. Plus, a cover of a Vampire Weekend song by Ezra Furman.
We wrap up this Fan Mail Week with an assortment of correspondence, including “new” Joe Strummer music, a Vampire Weekend cover by I’m With Her, talk about ticket stubs, and comments about Wax Fang’s “Majestic” as featured on the “American Dad” TV show.
Add another song to the Perfect Pop playlist. Our friend Jodi Gersh makes her pick, an ’80s synth pop track by Book of Love.