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Saturday, December 26, 2015

Best of 2015 - Singles & EPs


This is the Happyoblivion Best of 2015, part 1 of 2 this week.  We will go over the best singles & EPs, including the 20 best singles/EPs for 2015.  Some singles are off of LPs that didn't make the cut for best albums, but just happen to be good enough to stand on their own.  Oh, and just a couple releases from late 2014 as well (Jangleberries--November 2014, Shin Rizumu--December 24, 2014).  First part of the show features songs in no particular order, but the latter part of the show we do our top 20 countdown!

Part 2 will be next week and we will look back at the best LPs (full length albums) of 2015!

tame impala ~ the moment "currents" [interscope]
tv girl - natalie wood
soft science - breaking (7" release)
bodyheat - sleep on it (Scotland)
jens lekman - postcard #33 (Sweden)
shin rizumu - if you hear a bell (Japan)
the luxembourg signal - dying star (cirrus)
la bien querida - vueltas (Spain)
hearsays - talking across the room (Japan)
the chandler estate - flash
simon love - the meaning of love
nic hessler - do you ever
the treasures of mexico - stars
kensei ogata - golden hair (Japan)
cristina quesada - just like honey (Spain)
the saint valentine state (lost tapes + wallflower) - moments are moments
death by unga bunga ~ stare at the sun "tell me why" [jansen]
coughs - waking and sleeping (Japan)
double françoise - les french chanteuses (France)
the jangleberries - boyhood heroes (Australia)
HINDS - bamboo (Spain)
the arctic flow - daffodils
giorgio tuma with laetitia sadier - through your hands love can shine
aloha aloha - l'odyssée (France)
and summer club - in your bed (Japan)
los bonsais - hijo del senor (son of a gun) (Spain)
club 8 - late nights
wave and so - today we meet (Thailand)
boyish - second summer love (coming back!) (Japan)
20. kero kero bonito - picture this (UK)
19. humsikk - i can always be around you (Indonesia)
18. gypsy & the cat - can't stop me now (Australia)
17. seagull travels - kaleidoscope girl (Japan)
16. the muscadettes - i'm in love (Canada)
15. kid wave - best friend (UK)
14. gardens & villa ~ fixations "music for dogs" [secretly canadian]
13. obedient wives club - that boy (Singapore)
12. red sleeping beauty - always (Sweden)
11. axolotes mexicanos - infectados (Spain)
10. deep fields - leonidas
9. attic lights - war years (reworked by la casa azul)
8. gomes the hitman - Seikimatsu no Koronbusu [century of columbus] (Japan)
7. youthmemory - raspberry (Japan)
6. french pop dream - now would be a good time (UK)
5. moscow club - band of outsiders (Japan)
4. star tropics - swept away
3. the golden eaves - no other (Germany)
2. wallflower - feverfew (Japan)
1. alpaca sports - just like them (when you need me the most EP) (Sweden)

Saturday, December 19, 2015

Welcome to the Happyoblivion Holiday Special, Part Two!  Thanks for tuning in to all the best indie pop/rock and surf tunes for the holidays.  Happy Holidays to you all!

metro jets - jingle jangle christmas
xtc - thanks for christmas
the very most - little saint nick
shonen knife - space christmas
best coast & wavves - got something for you
the raveonettes - christmas song
fitness forever - Su Šventom Kalėdom
helen love & friends - the townhall band
red sleeping beauty - christmas
edine avec lisle mitnik et son orchestre - x-mas song
tesco chainstore mascara - santa baby
velocity girl - merry christmas, i love you
belle & sebastian - santa claus
my teenage stride - is it christmastime already?
sunturns - would you
paradise - peace on earth
september girls - i want you back (for christmas)
modular - el viaje magico de santa claus
yo la tengo - it's christmas time
karibean - xmas vibrations (Italy)
curumi chronicle - white sweet cake
fireflies - x-mas song
haruca hinata - the christmas song
dent may - holiday face
the weddings - christmas morning
belle & sebastian - santa, bring my baby back to me
1:20pm Santa's Surf Set
bitch boys - jingle bells
aqualads - we wish you a merry xmas
the wave benders - do you hear what i hear
los straitjackets - a marshmallow world
surfaris- surfer's christmas list
bonesharks - little drummer boy
the ventures - santa claus is comin' to town
urban surf kings - we three kings
the mobsmen - Så Går Vi Rundt Om En Enebærbusk
surfites - santa claus goes surfin'
parker lewis & matilda berggren - all alone on christmas
the magnetic fields - everything is one big christmas tree
the marbles - christmas song
tiny fireflies - snow
the soft city - snow keeps falling
the magic theatre - christmas lights
the mynabirds - all i want is truth (for christmas)
beanpole - let it snow
the new mendicants - a very sorry christmas
tacocat - snow day
the very most - away in a manger
softies - snow like this
daydream cycle - christmas is here (Philippines)
summer cats - plastic christmas trees
theoretical girl - wonderful christmastime
slow club - christmas (baby please come home)
popguns - in red and white
asobi seksu - merry christmas (i don't wanna fight)
pizzicato five - snowflakes
tramgirl karaoke club - an eighties christmas song demo
it happens - fudge (christmas issue)
homecomings - winter bargain
carousel - christmas time with you
the hopefuls - holiday
stormclouds - cosmic christmas
frank delima - filipino christmas

Saturday, December 12, 2015

Yes, it's that time of year! Holiday indiepop music on the Happyoblivion Show today and next week, too.  Happy holidays to you all!

Many thanks to Ross Jackson for subbing last week's show for me.

the hit parade - christmas tears
northern portrait - leave the trees alone
red sleeping beauty - merry christmas, marie
les bicyclettes de belsize - the advent calendar
the school - let me be the fairy on your christmas tree tonight
tesco chainstore mascara - last christmas
squirrel nut zippers - sleigh ride
the icicles - snowman
strawberry whiplash - santa needs a holiday
the primitives - you trashed my christmas
gomes the hitman - deck the halls
attic lights - why should christmas be so hard?
the very most - this year, christmas came november 4th
the silhouettes - under the mistletoe
wallflower - looks like snow
boyish - love affair (Christmas version)
jens lekman - run away with me
Hiroshi Morishima - Christmas Mood
helen love - hark the herald angels sing
french pop dream - silver bells
axolotes mexicanos - te espero en navidad
tender trap - leaving christmas day
fountains of wayne - i want an alien for christmas
the jigsaw seen - snow angels of pigtown
moscow club - the c s (christmas song)
1:20pm Santa's Surf Set
the ventures - blue christmas
the hollyberries - i wanna go surfin' with santa
the takeoffs - santa claus is coming to surf...!
the excelsiors - good king wenceslas
the surfites - staffan var en stalledrang 
jon & the nightriders - sleigh ride
neptunas - mistletoe twist
mel-tones - silent night
lunatics - rocknuts
nullsleep - silent night
guille milkyway - holding hands around the world
the garlands - christmas song
irene - christmas on the beach
the orchids - mr. scrooge
sunturns - the axial tilt
kurakin - snow
acid house kings - christmas
yo la tengo - rock n roll santa 
math and physics club - it must be christmas
bubblegum lemonade - white noise christmas
remington super 60 - here comes christmas 
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
some gorgeous accident - snowfall
au revoir simone - fallen snow
the bird and the bee - carol of the bells
misterfireflies - snow begins to fall
fandaze - (all we need) for the special day
all-star united - i wish it could be christmas everyday
sally shapiro - anorak christmas (club mix)