ObviousPopCast 50th Episode!

OPC50thEpisodeLogoThis is it! The 50th Episode of the ObviousPopCast! In this "very special" episode, we have an exclusive interview with Terry Scott Taylor and a sneak peak of 2 new rough mixes from his forthcoming new album This Beautiful Mystery. Terry is best known for his work with the bands Daniel Amos (DA), The Lost Dogs and Swirling Eddies, as well as his solo career and writing and production. We also introduce a brand new theme written and performed by Ian Tanner just for the 50th episode! Then we get into some new music featuring Sparks, Semisonic, The Mommyheads, Sports Team, Joywave and more! It's chock full of fun! Also, we list our supporters and friend of the show that helped get us this far.

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EPISODE 50 TRACK LISTING

Song – AlbumArtist (this list is in the order played)

Obvious Pop 50th Theme (Full Mix) - Obvious Popcast 50th Themes - Ian Tanner

Music Bed - Hot and Beefed (The Zipkicker) - The Music of Armikrog - Terry Scott Taylor

Terry Taylor Interview Part 1

Ave Eva! - This Beautiful Mystery (Rough Mix) - Terry Scott Taylor

Terry Taylor Interview Part 2

The Meek - This Beautiful Mystery (Rough Mix) - Terry Scott Taylor

Terry Taylor Interview Part 3

Music Bed - Return of the Beat Menace (instrumental) - Darn Floor Big Bite - Daniel Amos

Mutual Enemy - Future You - The Mommyheads

Music Jingle - ObviousPop Jingle - Joe Lynch

Made In Heaven - See You See Me - The Dowling Poole

M5 - Keep Walking! EP - Sports Team

Music Bed - Look Alive - Look Alive - Unwed Sailor 

I Wanna Write You a Symphony - I Wanna Write You a Symphony Single - Bleu

Like a Kennedy - Possession - Joywave

Ain't Nothin' New - Floor It!!! - The Texas Gentlemen

Music Bed - Sandviken Stradivarius - Sandviken Stradivarius Single - Wintergatan

Lighthouse Spaceship - Threesome Vol. 1 - The Lickerish Quartet

You're Not Alone - You're Not Alone EP - Semisonic

Music Link - Overture - Origins - M-Opus    

Self-Effacing - A Steady Drip, Drip, Drip - Sparks

Music Bed - The Light - The Light Single - Wax Tailor

Music Jingle - ObviousPop Jingle (A Capella) - Joe Lynch


ObviousPopCast Episode 49 - OH NO! The Bruce Brown Takeover!

OPCtakeoverlogoIn this episode, the magical musical curator Bruce Brown, known for his vast musical knowledge and his weekly online music mixes, takes over the ObviousPopCast! He sent us some amazing songs, quirky liners and a slew of cool background instrumental tracks that he's uncovered from the far corners of the music world. From brand new music to the rare and obscure, this show is not to be missed. Featuring songs from Pugwash, Field Music, Peelgreems, Ex Norwegian and more!

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EPISODE 49 TRACK LISTING

Song – AlbumArtist (this list is in the order played)

Sentimental - Sentimental (single) - Vanilla

On a Night Like This - Mystik Knights of Tacoma - Vanilla

Fear Backwards - Hue Spotting - Ex Norwegian

You Can Build a House on Love - The Olympus E.P. - Pugwash

I'll Never Tell - I'll Never Tell (single) - Trolley

Record Collection - Record Collection - Cloud Eleven

Mint Condition - Spread The Feeling - Pernice Brothers

Turntable Turntable - Gathered Out Of Thin Air - Half-handed Cloud

Everything Begins Here - Lovers, Thieves, Fools & Pretenders - Chris Taylor

Tsuruuchi - Big Adventure - Peelgreems

Wonderful Feeling (West Coast Edition) - Native Tongue - Switchfoot

Money is a Memory - Making a New World - Field Music

 


Top 12 Songs of 2019

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In this episode of the ObviousPopCast we countdown our picks for the top 12 songs of 2019! We haven't had this many great new releases in one year for a long time. The top 12 is packed with great songs from Foals, Guster, The Dowling Poole, Jeff Lynne's ELO and more! I also list my top 12 albums of the year AND we announce the winner of our contest from last episode! Listen in to hear our favorite songs of the year and more. Please leave a comment here or on Facebook and let us know what you think and thank you for listening.

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TOP 12 SONGS OF 2019

12. Jessica WJ - Real Life - Cayucas

11. Awake - The President of Make Believe EP - Henry Chadwick

10. Don't Go - Look Alive - Guster

9. Sing Along - Sound & Fury - Sturgill Simpson

8. Balisong - Balisong Single - Phantom Planet

7. The Runner - Part 2 Everything Not Saved Will Be Lost - Foals

6. WDMCF - 1000 Hands - Jon Anderson

5. Harmony Hall - Father of the Bride - Vampire Weekend

4. Tokyo - FIVE - White Lies

3. Keeping The Stupid Stupid - Keeping The Stupid Stupid Single- The Dowling Poole

2. Time of Our Life - From Out of Nowhere - Jeff Lynne's ELO

1. Mourning Dove Meets The Mayflower - Birds - Bryan Scary

The rest:

Something New - 1929, Pt. 1 - KONGOS

Back to the Start - Retaliation Vacation - Hollerado

The Way I Feel - Cause and Effect - Keane

Young & the Guilty - China - The Parlotones

Antidote - China - The Parlotones

Only In A Man’s World - Making A New World - Field Music

The Surprise Knock - In The Morse Code of Brake Lights - The New Pornographers

 

TOP 12 ALBUMS OF 2019

12. The Parlotones - China 

11. The New Pornographers - In The Morse Code of Brake Lights

10. Kenner - 8Ball City

9. Foals - Part 2 Everything Not Saved Will Be Lost

8. Guster - Look Alive

7. Elbow - Giants of All Sizes

6. Sturgill Simpson - Sound & Fury

5. Vampire Weekend - Father of the Bride

4. Jeff Lynne’s ELO - From Out of Nowhere

3. White Lies - Five

2. Jon Anderson - 1000 Hands

1. Bryan Scary - Birds

 

Winner of the Episode 48 Contest: David G. Danglis


ObviousPopCast Episode 48 - Henry Chadwick Interview, Contest, New Music and More

OPCepisode48This is the big one! We have an interview with the brilliant up-and-coming artist Henry Chadwick. He's a talented songwriter, producer and multi-instrumentalist with a brand new EP. We talk with Henry and play a couple of tracks. Also, in addition to some other great new music, we have our very first OPC Contest and Giveaway! You could win a CD and Vinyl copy of the new Jeff Lynne's ELO album, From Out of Nowhere!

The OPC Contest and Giveaway Rules and Info:

In every episode I play "bed music" underneath my talking breaks. Usually some quirky instrumental, prog or jazz. In this episode I have 5 breaks where I play bed music and there's a "theme" that ties them together. The first person to email or PM me with the theme, the song title and the artist will win! Do NOT use Shazam! No cheating! You can use the internet, just don't resort to Shazam. There may be no one that gets them all, so whoever gets the most right wins. My email is obviouspop (at) gmail dot com.

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EPISODE 48 TRACK LISTING

Song – AlbumArtist (this list is in the order played)

Intro

Music Bed #1

Time of Our Life - From Out of Nowhere - Jeff Lynne's ELO

Music Bed #2

Interview with Henry Chadwick Part 1

Never Say No - The President of Make Believe EP - Henry Chadwick

Interview with Henry Chadwick Part 2

Awake - The President of Make Believe EP - Henry Chadwick

Music Bed #3

Making It Better - Shipwrecked: Eggers Songbook Vol. 1 - The Nines

Back to the Start - Retaliation Vacation - Hollerado

(Fast Times At) Space Mountain - Last Import - Last Import

Music Bed #4

Sing Along - Sound & Fury - Sturgill Simpson

The Runner - Part 2 Everything Not Saved Will Be Lost - Foals

The End of the Game - Van Weezer - Weezer

Music Bed #5

Behind the Disguise (Closing) - Tales of the Forgotten Melodies - Wax Tailor

Either Or - True False - Negativland


ObviousPopCast Episode 47

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We are back with another new episode...in almost a timely fashion! Episode 47 of the ObviousPopCast is chock full of brand new music and artists from Erk, Slumberjet, The Choir, Kaiser Cheifs, Elbow and more! If you want to discover some great new music this is the podcast for you.

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EPISODE 47 TRACK LISTING

Song – AlbumArtist (this list is in the order played)

(Theme from) Our Street - (Theme from) Our Street Single - Slumberjet

Golden Oldies - Duck - Kaiser Chiefs

Malibu Beach's In Berlin - When Night Meets Day - Erk

Antidote - China - The Parlotones

This Is the Place - This Is the Place Single - Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds

Dexter & Sinister - Dexter & Sinister Single - Elbow

Panama - Interpreting The Masters Vol. 2 (A Tribute To Van Halen) - The Bird and the Bee

In the Air Tonight - In the Air Tonight Single - The Choir

Eleonora - Phantoms - Marianas Trench

Working For Google - Content - Hey Geronimo

Another Chorus - Hotel Last Resort - Violent Femmes

Falling Down the Stairs of Your Smile - In the Morse Code of Brake Lights - The New Pornographers

Pop Muzik (Rob Quickenden Remix) - Pop Muzik: The Remix Album - M & Robin Scott


ObviousPopCast Episode 46

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So much new music, so little time... Fear not! Episode 46 of the ObviousPopCast is the solution! We're back with brand new music from Phantom Planet, Bryan Scary, Keane, Rob Watson, Dhani Harrison and more! This fantastic mix of music and mayhem is brought to you by Ronco!

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EPISODE 46 TRACK LISTING

Song – AlbumArtist (this list is in the order played)

Introduction - 1981 Extended Play EP - iDK HOW BUT THEY FOUND ME

Wren - Birds - Bryan Scary

Mourning Dove Meets The Mayflower - Birds - Bryan Scary

E G B D F - The Cymbal Crashing Clouds - Ben Shive

The Way I Feel - Cause and Effect - Keane

Balisong - Balisong Single - Phantom Planet

Choke - 1981 Extended Play EP - iDK HOW BUT THEY FOUND ME

Good Place to Start - Blood - Collective Soul

Motorways (Erase It) - Motorways (Erase It) Single - Dhani Harrison

Superclean - Broke - Scott Lavene

Young & the Guilty - China - The Parlotones

Changing Me Now - The Graylands - Rob Watson

Second Skin - Content - Hey Geronimo

An Owl - Out Loud - Boom Boom Satellites


ObviousPopCast Episode 45

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Great music is in the air! ....or in the podcast? Either way, Episode 45 of the ObviousPopCast is here with new music from Vampire Weekend, White Lies, Willie Wisely, Starflyer 59, Cayucas and more. This is an eclectic music mix, give it a listen! Please leave a comment here or on Facebook and let us know what you think. Thank you for listening.

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EPISODE 45 TRACK LISTING

Song – AlbumArtist (this list is in the order played)

Don't Go - Look Alive - Guster

Harmony Hall - Father of the Bride - Vampire Weekend

Hey, Are You Listening? - Young In My Head - Starflyer 59

Tokyo - FIVE - White Lies

Something New - 1929, Pt. 1 - KONGOS

WDMCF - 1000 Hands - Jon Anderson

Jessica WJ - Real Life - Cayucas

Blood and Rockets: Movement I - South of Reality - The Claypool Lennon Delirium

Map the Channels - Songs for Birds and Bats EP - doubleVee

Video Killed the Radio Star - Single - Walk Off the Earth & Sarah Silverman

She Talks Too Much - Day Trip to Narnia - Cats in Space

Fall Inside Your Eyes - Face The Sun - Willie Wisely

Erika - The Art of Pretending - Glove Compartment


Top 12 Songs of 2018

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In this episode of the ObviousPopCast we countdown our picks for the top 12 songs of the year! 2018 was a great year and you can definitely hear that here. This one is not to be missed, with artists from Bleu (not a typo!) to Paul McCartney to Jukebox The Ghost and more! Please leave a comment here or on Facebook and let us know what you think and thank you for listening.

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ObviousPopCast Episode 44 - Summer of 2018

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This is the sound of summer! Episode 44 of the ObviousPopCast is here with new music from Cheap Trick, Paul McCartney, Electric Light Orchestra, Derri Daugherty, Jukebox The Ghost and more! This one should set you free! I know there is a lot of stuff out there demanding your attention, but please leave a comment here or on Facebook and let us know what you think and thank you for listening.

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EPISODE 44 TRACK LISTING

Song – AlbumArtist (this list is in the order played)

Intro: Oh Well/ OPC Theme

Bed Music: March Of The Swivelheads - B.P.M. - The Beat

Make America Great Again - Be More Kind - Frank Turner

Jumpstarted - Off To The Races - Jukebox The Ghost

Come On To Me - Egypt Station - Paul McCartney

Bed Music: Travels - The Grape Prophet - L.S.U.

Summer of '76 - Astral Drive - Astral Drive

The Summer Looks Good On You - (Single) - Cheap Trick

Still Summer - Still Summer - Matt Pond PA

Bed Music: Cecilia Ann - Bossanova - Pixies

Vivid Colours - While You Were Away - We Came From Space

Chemistry - Passages - Jesus Jones

Unhypnotized - The Color Of Dreams - Derri Daugherty

Bed Music: Theme For An Ultimate… - No Room For Humans - Servotron

So Long, & Thanks For All the Fish - Eat the Elephant - A Perfect Circle

Round the Houses - Pants - Chris Difford

Endless Lies (2018) - Secret Messages - Electric Light Orchestra

Bed Music: To Be Listed (Speech Pattern…) - Spare Parts - Servotron 

Outro Bonus: Electric Light Orchestra - Epilogue (with A Day In The Life Ending)


ObviousPopCast Episode 43

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Just when you thought it was safe to wade back into the waters of the web...We're back! It's 2018, so that means I need to get a new podcast out, right?! Episode 43 of the ObviousPopCast is full of fantastic new music. Thank you for your patience and I hope you enjoy this one. The first set has three of my favorite songs and in my opinion is the best set of three songs in a row we've played. Its' personal preference of course, so please let us know what you think.

New stuff from Sparks, The Candle Thieves, Jeremy MessersmithDaniel Amos, Beck and more! Listen and enjoy! As always, let us know what you think! You can stream or download it right now as a high quality MP3, it's free and easy, just the way you like it!

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EPISODE 43 TRACK LISTING

Song – AlbumArtist (this list is in the order played)

  1. Me and the Androids - Chemicals of the Imagination - The Candle Thieves
  2. Stay the Night - Stay the Night (Single) - Jukebox the Ghost
  3. So Tell Me Mrs. Lincoln Aside from That How Was The Play? - Hippopotamus - Sparks
  4. Purple Hearts - Late Stage Capitalism - Jeremy Messersmith
  5. Terror - Terror (Single) - Starflyer 59
  6. Octavius - Moog Maximus - The Bongolian
  7. Fairy Tale - Other Marvelous Mysteries (H.D. Reissue) - Daniel Amos
  8. Down - Recording in Progress EP - Matthew Bryson
  9. In the Moment - In the Moment (Single) - The Weeklings
  10. Your Love Is My Favourite Band - Combat Sports - The Vaccines
  11. Dear Life - Colors - Beck
  12. Miracle Man - Here Come the Runts - Awolnation
  13. Isotype - The Punishment of Luxury - Orchestral Manoeuvres In the Dark
  14. Sky Show - The Reflection Wave One Soundtrack - Trevor Horn
  15. Count It Up - Open Here - Field Music
  16. The Last Refugee - Is This the Life We Really Want? - Roger Waters