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Saturday, December 27, 2014

The Best of 2014 (Singles & EPs)

The Happyoblivion Best of 2014, part 1 of 2 this week!  We will go over the best singles & EPs (and random tracks that I decided to add in) this week, including the 20 best singles/EPs for 2014. Okay, so I miscounted and really it is 21 tracks, but they are all good anyways.

Part 2 will be next week and we will look back at the best LPs (full length albums) of 2014!

12:00pm
super furry animals - juxtaposed with u
cozy catastrophes - pillow fight
imaginary pants - creaking gates
the saint valentine state (lost tapes + wallflower) - moments are moments
love dance - bergen, again (Norway)
tape waves - i can tell
12:20pm
paellas - cut out (in the blue shirt remix by ryo arimura)
she sir - kissing can wait
phantogram - celebrating nothing
red sleeping beauty - just for fun
trick mammoth - baltimore
youth memory - dreamin' (Japan)
12:40pm
malish kamu - like the sun (Russia)
tsuchiyamakoto - why don't you come (Japan)
boyish - 1990 (Japan)
pale lights - boy of your dreams
brideshead - the loneliest boy in the world
neleonard - podemos (Spain)
1:00pm
the vestals - life without love
close lobsters - now time
young romance - pale
why we love - all good things must drown
pretty sad - wish you knew
1:20pm
lost tapes - blame it on rio
palms on fire - cars (Russia)
helen love - make up, break up
third mirror - briller comm des etoiles (the pirouettes remix)
theatre royal - doubt
kensai ogata - bunny girl (spitz cover) (Japan)
1:40pm 
kyohei yonemitsu - choking down (Japan)
the silent love - downhill (days cover) (Indonesia)
cooper - entre girasoles (Spain)
20. Constantin Veis – sweet hill observatory (Greece)
19. Gingerlys - summer cramps (Jumprope EP)
18. A novel resort – turning to ashes (Denmark)
2:00pm
17. Linda Guilala – Verano (Spain)
16. Belle Ghoul – Around for the Weekend
15. Tahiti 80 – Crush! (France)
14. Simian ghost – echoes of songs (for trish keenan)
13. Lia Pamina - Whirlwind (Verano EP) (Spain)
12. When Nalda Became Punk – a secret plan (Indiepop or Whatever EP) (Spain)
2:20pm
11. The Arctic Flow – without her (January Stars EP)
10. Capitán Sunrise - Tardes de café con leche (Spain)
9. Doggy - jamais aussi loin (Tour De Boisseuil EP)
8. Letting up despite great faults – ride (Neon EP)
7. The Very Most – Things Too Obvious To Sing (Things Too Obvious To Sing EP)
6. The School - Just Let Me Be
2:40pm
5. Strange Babes – Holiday
4. Shin rizumu – in the mood for surfing (superfine EP)
3. Brideshead – the mermaid (Germany)
2. Parcel Post – Centimetres
1.(tie) teen runnings – high school love (Japan)
1.(tie) Marine Life – Big Sur (Fool of a Kind EP)
marine life - the young and the free

Saturday, December 20, 2014


Welcome to the Happyoblivion Holiday Extravaganza, Part Two!  Thanks for tuning in to all the best indie pop/rock and surf tunes for the holidays.  If you missed last week's show, or you want to listen the show again, you can download with the link above.  Enjoy!

12:00pm
tiki joe's ocean - jingle bells
edine avec lisle mitnik et son orchestre - x-mas song
the raveonettes - the christmas song
dent may - holiday face
xtc - thanks for christmas
tesco chainstore mascara - santa baby
daydream cycle - christmas is here (Philippines)
12:20pm
the very most - little saint nick
louis armstrong (verve remixed christmas) - 'zat you, santa claus? (the heavy remix)
tacocat - snow day
the soft city - snow keeps falling
popguns - in red and white
beanpole - let it snow
betty & the cavaleros - love will come back to you
modular - el viaje magico de santa claus
12:40pm
velocity girl - merry christmas, i love you
asobi seksu - merry christmas (i don't wanna fight)
the magic theatre - christmas lights
red sleeping beauty - christmas
carousel - christmas time with you
tramgirl karaoke club - an eighties christmas song demo
1:00pm
wallflower - looks like snow
the very most - away in a manger
fireflies - xmas song
softies - snow like this
theoretical girl - wonderful christmastime
homecomings - winter bargain
helen love - hark the herald angels sing
1:20pm Santa's Surf Set
death valley - carol of the bells
surfaris- surfer's christmas list
los straitjackets - a marshmallow world
aqualads - we wish you a merry xmas
the wave benders - do you hear what i hear
bonesharks - little drummer boy
space cossacks - christmas island
bitch boys - jingle bells
the ventures - santa claus is comin' to town
urban surf kings - we three kings
surfites - santa claus goes surfin'
the mobsmen - Så Går Vi Rundt Om En Enebærbusk
1:50pm
big al carson - santa claus is comin' to town
serenades - come home
tiny fireflies - snow
2:00pm
yo la tengo - it's christmas time
camera obscura - little donkey
stormclouds - cosmic christmas
squirrel nut zippers - santa claus is smoking reefer
fountains of wayne - the man in the santa suit
julian casablancas - christmas treat
2:20pm
fitness forever - Su Šventom Kalėdom
pizzicato five - snowflakes
glo-worm - holiday
joy electric - lollipop parade (on christmas morn)
bmx bandits - let's make christmas love
metro jets - jingle jangle christmas
nixon - snow day
2:40pm
the late greats - sleigh ride
it happens - fudge (christmas issue)
karibean - down before xmas (Italy)
the hopefuls - holiday
the jigsaw seen - what about christmas?
xmas massacre - last christmas
frank de lima - filipino christmas

Saturday, December 13, 2014

Welcome to the Happyoblivion Holiday Extravaganza, Part One!  We will bring you the best 6 hours of holiday music you will hear anywhere, this week and next week.  If you missed any part of the show, you can download it on the link above.  Enjoy!

12:00pm
the hit parade - christmas tears
northern portrait - leave the trees alone
les bicyclettes de belsize - the advent calendar
the icicles - snowman
the school - let me be the fairy on your christmas tree tonight
tesco chainstore mascara - last christmas
12:20pm
squirrel nut zippers - sleigh ride
red sleeping beauty - merry christmas, marie
the new mendicants - a very sorry christmas
attic lights - why should christmas be so hard?
the primitives - you trashed my christmas
strawberry whiplash - santa needs a holiday
12:40pm
the very most - this year, christmas came november 4th
the silhouettes - under the mistletoe
wallflower - looks like snow
boyish - love affair (Christmas version)
Hiroshi Morishima - Christmas Mood
moscow club - the c s (christmas song)
1:00pm
tender trap - leaving christmas day
the jigsaw seen - snow angels of pigtown
fountains of wayne - i want an alien for christmas
the garlands - christmas song
jens lekman - run away with me
guille milkyway - holding hands around the world
1:20pm Surf Set
the hollyberries - i wanna go surfin' with santa
the takeoffs - santa claus is coming to surf...!
the ventures - blue christmas
the excelsiors - good king wenceslas
the surfites - staffan var en stalledrang
jon & the nightriders - sleigh ride
mel-tones - silent night
lunatics - rocknuts
1:40pm
nullsleep - silent night
irene - christmas on the beach
yo la tengo - rock n roll santa
the orchids - mr. scrooge
math and physics club - it must be christmas
bubblegum lemonade - white noise christmas
remington super 60 - here comes christmas
2:00pm
saint etienne - i was born on christmas day
la casa azul - los anillos de alcyone
band a part - donde todo sigue igual
the school - you're coming home tonight
the yearning - i just wanna hold your hand (on christmas day)
the specimen - wish it would snow
2:20pm
some gorgeous accident - snowfall
au revoir simone - fallen snow
the bird and the bee - carol of the bells
misterfireflies - snow begins to fall
acid house kings - christmas
sally shapiro - anorak christmas (club mix)
2:40pm
axolotes mexicanos - te espero en navidad
my teenage stride - is it christmastime already?
best coast, wavves - got something for you.
shonen knife - space christmas
mynabirds - all i want is truth (for christmas)
parker lewis & matilda berggren - all alone on christmas
edine avec lisle mitnik et son orchestre - x-mas song

Saturday, December 6, 2014





Welcome to December!  This is the last regular show for 2014.  December 13 and 20 will be the holiday special shows, and then the show after that will highlight the best of 2014.  Enjoy!


12:00pm
super furry animals - juxtaposed with u
Capitán Sunrise - Tardes de café con leche (Spain)
the ACBs - ocean
what we did on our holiday - a world apart
the groovy cellar - ask mr magic (Germany)
soft science - blue
12:20pm
wool strings - let's get away from it all (Japan)
half-moon - song of trying to live (Japan)
oj law - start stop (Malaysia)
fabric 70 - standing in the way (Japan)
movienite - lame duck (Sweden)
we - puzzle (Thailand)
12:40pm
curumi chronicle - white sweet cake (Japan)
cooper - hipsters (Spain)
the lodger - the story's over
working - can't wait for summer
the fin. - without excuse (Japan)
pretty sad - swim
cj ramone ~ pitstop "last chance to dance" [fat wreck chords]
1:00pm
ariel pink ~ one summer night "pom pom" [4AD]
the pains of being pure at heart - the real world
tahiti 80 ~ crush! "ballroom" [human sounds] (France)
belle ghoul - around for the weekend
cheerleader - new daze
1:20pm Surf Set
shadowy men on a shadowy planet - rover and rusty
the surfites - gnarly charlie brown
the kilaueas - luna tiki
nebulas - ichabob crane
freddy countryman - back up and push
men in grey suits - pipeline
1:40pm
plastic girl in closet - new view (Japan)
kid wave - gloom
gruff rhys ~ iolo "american interior" [turnstile]
johnny marr ~ the trap "playland" [new voodoo]
theatre royal - doubt
why we love - all good things must drown
lush - for love
2:00pm
the arctic flow - lost wishes
milk film - old bookshop named saturdays (Japan)
heavenly - wrap my arms around him
cub - i'm your angel
softies - snow like this
au revior simone - more than
2:20pm
cape canaveral - oblivious (galaxie 500 cover)
some gorgeous accident - stating the obvious (Philippines)
camera obscura - swans
the school - baby won't you stay with me tonight?
the primitives ~ follow the sun down "spin-o-rama" [elefant]
2:40pm
helen love - where dylan thomas talks to me
the wedding present - softly softly
stereolab - brittle
the dentists - gas
the jesus & mary chain - rollercoaster
ride - twisterella
3:00pm
the charlatans uk - the only one i know
pulp - do you remember the first time
the trash can sinatras - only tongue can tell