Self Help Radio on 12/29/20

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Indiepop A To Z # 64
Indiepop A To Z # 64

In 2005, when Self Help Radio was airing on a radio station in Austin with the call letters K O O P, pronounced ko-op, not "coop," it aired a program with the theme "Indiepop A To Z # 1."

The genre of indiepop had not yet begun to be discussed as "independent pop," meaning music made by unknowns that sounded like whatever the current pop music on the radio is.  Instead, it was a genre that came into being in the mid-90s in the UK which was a kind of ramshackle pop more in the still of bubblegum or motown than the current "hits" then on the radio.  It blossomed & spread around the globe, although never entirely becoming famous or mainstream except in exceptions like Belle & Sebastian.  In 2005, the show thought it might be able to feature this "indiepop a to z" as an occasionally recurring feature, & used the band list at twee.net as a kind of outline.  The idea was to be a bit more complete & perhaps also to feature bands that influenced indiepop as well.

Now, at the end of 2020, we're at the 64th installment.  We're on the letter P.  We honestly thought we might be done by now.  We know now we may never finish.

It may seem strange to the casual listener, since Self Help Radio only began on KBOO a couple of months ago.  But the show has existed since 2002.  & different episodes of the "indiepop a to z" series have appeared on every station that has aired Self Help Radio.

Please enjoy indiepop bands from Pale Sunday to the Pastels.  If this is your first introduction to the genre, we hope you'll enjoy it.  If it isn't, we hope you'll be kind when thinking what we might have missed.  If you'd like to listen to previous installments, many of them are available at the show's website, accessible at this link.

Apologies if the last Self Help Radio of 2020 is a bit confusing.  But then 2020 was a lot confusing.  So really you should expect that by now.

Episode Playlist

  • Time
    12:03
    Artist
    Pale Sunday
    Song
    The Girl With Sunny Smile
    Album
    A Weekend With Jane - EP
    Label
    Matinée Recordings
  • Time
    12:07
    Artist
    The Palindromes
    Song
    Happy & Oblivious
    Album
    Muy Muy Pop Yum Yum
    Label
    Twee Kitten
  • Time
    12:10
    Artist
    The Palisades
    Song
    Knight In Gale
    Album
    A Month Too Soon: 1985-1989
    Label
    Egg Records
  • Time
    12:18
    Artist
    The Palm Songwriters
    Song
    Brenda Walsh
    Album
    You Make Me Smile (A Shelflife Records Collection)
    Label
    Shelflife Records
  • Time
    12:21
    Artist
    Palomar
    Song
    How To Beat Dementia
    Album
    All Things, Forests
    Label
    Misra
  • Time
    12:25
    Artist
    Panax
    Song
    The Garden
    Album
    2000 Teenbeat Sampler
    Label
    Teen-Beat
  • Time
    12:28
    Artist
    The Pancakes
    Song
    Patronage
    Album
    Pancakes Can Panick
    Label
    Rewind Records
  • Time
    12:30
    Artist
    Panda Pops
    Song
    Pillar Box
    Album
    Bristol Fashion
    Label
    Elefant Records
  • Time
    12:37
    Artist
    Panda Riot
    Song
    Ghosting
    Album
    Infinity Maps
    Label
    Panda Riot
  • Time
    12:42
    Artist
    Panel Of Judges
    Song
    Beatrice Was Her Name
    Album
    Captain Circus! Chocolat Art Returns Compilation Vol. 1
    Label
    Chocolat Art Returns
  • Time
    12:45
    Artist
    The Pansies
    Song
    Barely There
    Album
    Feel Easy
    Label
    Poko Records
  • Time
    12:49
    Artist
    Pants Yell!
    Song
    Alison Statton
    Album
    Alison Statton
    Label
    Soft Abuse
  • Time
    12:51
    Artist
    Papa Go Riot
    Song
    On My Way
    Album
    ...What's This?
    Label
    Self-Released
  • Time
    12:58
    Artist
    Papa Topo
    Song
    Lo Que Me Gusta Del Verano Es Poder Tomar Helado
    Album
    Oso Panda
    Label
    Elefant Records
  • Time
    1:01
    Artist
    Papas Fritas
    Song
    Way You Walk
    Album
    Buildings & Grounds
    Label
    Minty Fresh
  • Time
    1:04
    Artist
    Papas New Faith
    Song
    Shine
    Album
    Papas New Faith
    Label
    Garbage 27 Records
  • Time
    1:08
    Artist
    The Paper Merchants
    Song
    The Lovers
    Album
    A Friend Of Mine
    Label
    Den Mänskliga Motsvarigheten
  • Time
    1:12
    Artist
    Paper Moon
    Song
    Falling
    Album
    Intercontinental Pop Exchange No. 2
    Label
    Endearing Records
  • Time
    1:19
    Artist
    The Paperbacks
    Song
    A Northern Allowance
    Album
    Intercontinental Pop Exchange No. 1
    Label
    Endearing Records
  • Time
    1:22
    Artist
    The Paperboys
    Song
    This Is How I Feel
    Album
    This Is How I Feel - Single
    Label
    Music Corp
  • Time
    1:26
    Artist
    Papercuts
    Song
    Chills
    Album
    Fading Parade
    Label
    Sub Pop Records
  • Time
    1:30
    Artist
    Paperfangs
    Song
    The Fastest Planes
    Album
    ePop006
    Label
    Eardrums Pop
  • Time
    1:34
    Artist
    The Parachute Men
    Song
    Sometimes In Vain
    Album
    Sometimes In Vain - Single
    Label
    Fire Records
  • Time
    1:41
    Artist
    Parachutes
    Song
    Tree Roots Turn To Forts
    Album
    Tree Roots
    Label
    Self-Released
  • Time
    1:44
    Artist
    Parade
    Song
    Metaluna Moroder
    Album
    Metaluna
    Label
    Spicnic
  • Time
    1:47
    Artist
    The Parallelograms
    Song
    Without You
    Album
    1 2 3 Go!
    Label
    Cloudberry Records
  • Time
    1:50
    Artist
    Parasites
    Song
    Burnt Toast
    Album
    Shreds Volume 3: American Underground '95
    Label
    Shredder
  • Time
    1:52
    Artist
    The Parcels
    Song
    If I Ever Get The Chance Again
    Album
    One
    Label
    Shelflife Records
  • Time
    1:58
    Artist
    Parekh & Singh
    Song
    Me & You
    Album
    Ocean
    Label
    Peacefrog Records
  • Time
    2:02
    Artist
    The Pariahs
    Song
    Going Down Niagara Falls
    Album
    Tightrope Walk
    Label
    Civic Dust Company
  • Time
    2:05
    Artist
    Paris Angels
    Song
    All On You (Perfume)
    Album
    All On You (Perfume)
    Label
    Sheer Joy
  • Time
    2:10
    Artist
    The Paris Work-In
    Song
    Painted World
    Album
    Hi-Five! Eardrums Pop's 5 Year Anniversary Compilation
    Label
    Eardrums Pop
  • Time
    2:12
    Artist
    Parsnip
    Song
    Adding Up
    Album
    Adding Up - EP
    Label
    Anti Fade Records
  • Time
    2:18
    Artist
    The Part Time Losers
    Song
    Sapphire
    Album
    Sometimes The Nice Boy Wins
    Label
    North Of January
  • Time
    2:20
    Artist
    The Particles
    Song
    The Trumpet Song
    Album
    Tales From The Australian Underground, Vol. 2: 1977-1990
    Label
    Feel Presents
  • Time
    2:25
    Artist
    Partnerships
    Song
    Pacific Love State
    Album
    Double Love Suicide
    Label
    Blackbean & Placenta Tape Club
  • Time
    2:29
    Artist
    Pas/Cal
    Song
    I Wanna Take You Out In Your Holiday Sweater
    Album
    The Handbag Memoirs - EP
    Label
    Le Grand Magistery
  • Time
    2:33
    Artist
    Passing Clouds
    Song
    Into Hole
    Album
    Creation's Happy Reel EP
    Label
    Bite Back
  • Time
    2:42
    Artist
    Passengers
    Song
    Sometimes
    Album
    The Sound Of Leamington Spa Volume 3
    Label
    Firestation Towers
  • Time
    2:45
    Artist
    The Passions
    Song
    I'm In Love With A German Film Star
    Album
    Thirty Thousand Feet Over China
    Label
    Great Expectations
  • Time
    2:49
    Artist
    The Passmore Sisters
    Song
    Every Child In Heaven
    Album
    The Original Rock 'n' Roll Chair
    Label
    Vegetable Records
  • Time
    2:52
    Artist
    Pastel Collision
    Song
    Wherever You Go, Take Me With You
    Album
    Wherever You Go, Take Me With You - Single
    Label
    Siesta Records
  • Time
    2:55
    Artist
    The Pastels
    Song
    Baby Honey
    Album
    Truckload Of Trouble: 1986-1993
    Label
    Fire Records

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