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ObviousPopCast Episode 22 - All New Music!

ObviouspopcastEpisode22 Episode 22 of the ObviousPopCast is here! It's all new music and you can listen to it right now. This episode features brand new music from Devo, SELF, The Candle Thieves, Jeremy Messersmith and more! This is easily one of the best episodes yet and it can be streamed or downloaded as a high quality MP3, and best of all, it's free!

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EPISODE 22 TRACK LISTING (includes intro track and music bed songs)

Song Title - Album – Artist


The Code - Travellers in Space and Time - The Apples In Stereo

ObviousPopCast Main Theme (Full Version 3) - unreleased - Ian Tanner

Hello Earth - A Night In Starlight - Alternativa

Invent It All Again - New Medium - Faded Paper Figures

Rocketship 2010 (Radio Edit) - Rocketship 2010 EP - Shiny Toy Guns

No Vacation - Travellers in Space and Time - The Apples In Stereo

Town Mouses – Tommy - Dosh

What We Do - Song Study EP - Devo

We're All Gonna Die (Have Fun) - Sunshine and Other Misfortunes - The Candle Thieves

Lazy Bones - The Reluctant Graveyard - Jeremy Messersmith

Cafe De La Jungle - Looking For Saint Tropez' - Telex

Stars and Stripes - Permalight - Rogue Wave

Bang Pop - Stuck On Nothing - Free Energy

Daisy - Fang Island - Fang Island

Cyborg - Dead Cities, Red Seas & Lost Ghosts - M83

10,000 Midnights – Realities EP - The Spill Canvas

Later - Shame, Shame - Dr. Dog

Could You Love Me Now? - Could You Love Me Now? Single - Self

House Lights - Night Train EP - Keane

Party With Children - Party With Children Single – Ratatat

New Music Reviews – It’s about time!

For the first time this year I’m surrounded by a plethora of great new music and I want to make sure everyone in ObviousPopLand don’t miss out on all of the fantastic albums and songs I’ve been hearing. Here are short blurb reviews and links for you… Don’t miss these!

Jeremymessersmithreluctantcov First off is Minnesota’s own Jeremy Messersmith with his brilliant new release The Reluctant Graveyard. Don’t let the title fool you into thinking this is a morbid affair because it’s an artistic power pop masterpiece. It’s hard for me to pick a favorite track but you might as well start with the upbeat “Lazy Bones." --

Yeahyou'scover Candlethievescov What’s my favorite new release of the year so far? Right now it is a tie between The Yeah You's and The Candle Thieves. Both are UK bands of course and both have killer hooks and quirky power pop songs that will get stuck in your craw and stay there for days, weeks, months…No one knows how many licks it will take to get to the center of these lolly pop masterpieces but they are both brilliant! “Getting Up With You” by The Yeah You's is my favorite song of the year so far, followed closely by the wow-inducing melodic pop of “We’re All Gonna Die (Have Fun)” from The Candle Thieves. You absolutely have to hear both of these albums…ever single song. -- --

Keanenighttraincov There’s a new Keane CD! This is not your parent’s Keane though… this 8 song EP called Night Train takes on a very different spin from their previous releases with a new sound that is definitely fresh. There are more keys and more pop hooks, so I love it, but I’m not sure all long-time fans will be along for the ride. A word of warning… there is rap on a couple of tracks and I am not sure it fits that well. Make sure you listen to “Back In Time” and “My Shadow." --

MinusomnicovMinus The Bear… I love these crazy kids! What in the world is this band all about? They have a brand new album called Omni with excellent packaging and stunningly wonderful 70’s influenced alt rock. This one really blows me away…Cool production; great songs, fun synths and most importantly, they’ve got the rock. How about that! Check out “Secret Country” and “My Time." --

Take Care Of Me - Cover Rick Altizer has consistently delivered great power pop and I’ve always been a big fan. He takes an adventurous turn on his brand new album Take Care of Me – The Rise and Fall of $am. This is not all the light and fun power pop you would expect from Rick. It is a politically charged concept album with a more serious twist and even some Pink Floyd influence poking through the hooks. He has always made great power pop music, but this is his most consistent and artistic yet featuring the best hooks and melodies of his career. Check out “Feed Me” and “I Want My Whatever." --

There is even more great new music on the horizon with new albums on the way from Devo, The Lost Dogs, Crowded House and more. Stay tuned for the next all new ObviousPopCast coming soon!