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Happy Happy Birthday To Me Records

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Happy Happy Birthday To Me Records is an American independent record label based in Athens, Georgia. Its catalogue features indie rock, indie pop and hip-hop music, with several of its artists associated with or influenced by The Elephant 6 Recording Company.

Happy Happy Birthday To Me Records
Founded1999 (1999)
FounderMike Turner
GenrePop/Rock/Hip-hop
Country of originU.S.
LocationAthens, Georgia
Official websitehttp://hhbtm.com

Contents

HistoryEdit

The label began as a compilation album, Happy Happy Birthday To Me Volume 1, before it expanded into a 7" singles club, which released records by Of Montreal, Marshmallow Coast, The Essex Green, Great Lakes, and Masters of the Hemisphere, while also releasing several tape and CD compilations. The singles club was noted for its individuality, with each individual record by an artist often being different. For example, each copy of The Essex Green's single came with a different original photograph on the sleeve, while Marshmallow Coast's were hand-drawn by school children. The label then began to release full-length CDs for the first time, the first of these being Birddog's A Sweet and Bitter Fancy. The label also continued to release 7"s, compilations and T-shirts, as well as a video compilation DVD, and a further singles club featuring Bunnygrunt, Casper and the Cookies, and Andy From Denver. There are currently over nearly 200 releases on the label, and an even larger catalog of distributed titles. Today, its catalog has expanded to span several genres.

Happy Happy Birthday To Me Records founder Mike Turner also founded the annual Athens Popfest, which routinely featured many of the bands on the label's roster, as well as many Elephant 6 artists, other Athens luminaries, and national artists. 2005's Popfest was headlined by bands including Pylon, Circulatory System and of Montreal. The 2006 Popfest featured headliners Deerhoof, The Apples in Stereo, The Mountain Goats and Circulatory System. The 2007 Popfest lineup included Daniel Johnston (backed by Athens band Casper and the Cookies) and Ted Leo. Athens Popfest 2007 is most remembered as the breakout performance for Jacksonville band Black Kids,[1] resulting in a storm of blogs, interviews, and international magazine write-ups. Popfest 2008 was headlined by Roky Erickson, Elf Power and, in a rare and much-anticipated performance, The Music Tapes. 2010 included Mission of Burma, The Wedding Present, and Apples in Stereo. 2011 featured Throwing Muses, Bob Mould, Oh OK, Olivia Tremor Control, Man or Astro-Man?, and the Dead Milkmen. The festival's return in 2016 featured Deerhoof, Love Tractor, Ought, Shopping, and Elf Power. Popfest 2017 was headlined by The Apples in stereo, ESG, Laetitia Sadier, and Superchunk. The 2018 event was headlined by The Mummies, Man or Astro-man?, Ex Hex, Dean Wareham, His Name Is Alive, and Guided By Voices.[2]

RosterEdit

DiscographyEdit

  • HHBTM 001 - Various Happy Happy Birthday To Me Volume 1 (CD, Comp, Ltd) 1999
  • HHBTM002 - Kingsauce - Singles Club #1 (7", Ltd) 1999
  • HHBTM003 - Marshmallow Coast - Singles Club #2 (7", Ltd) 1999
  • HHBTM 004 - of Montreal - Singles Club #3 (7", Single, Ltd, Num) 1999
  • HHBTM 005 - Various Hey, It's My Birthday (Cass, Comp, Ltd) 1999
  • HHBTM 007 - Vince Mole & His Calcium Orchestra - Singles Club #4 (7", Ltd, Num) 2000
  • HHBTM008 - Plastic Mastery - Singles Club #5 (7", Single, Ltd) 2000
  • HHBTM 009 - The Princeton Reverbs Colonial - Singles Club #6 (7", Single, Ltd) 2000
  • HHBTM010 - Great Lakes - Singles Club #7 (7", Ltd) 2000
  • HHBTM013 - Flink - Have You Seen Me? (Cass, MiniAlbum) 2000
  • HHBTM015 - Essex Green - Singles Club #8 (7", Single, Ltd) 2000
  • HHBTM016 - Masters Of The Hemisphere Silence, Raindrops (7", Single, Ltd) 2000
  • HHBTM017 - Various Happy Happy Birthday To Me Volume 2 (CD, Comp, Ltd) 2002
  • HHBTM 019 - The Gwens / Breezy Porticos (7") 2000
  • HHBTM 020 - Blue Period / Golden Synthetic Songbook (7", Single, Ltd) 2000
  • HHBTM 021 - Black Swan Network Singles Club #10 (7", Ltd) 2000
  • HHBTM022 - Calvin, Don't Jump! Singles Club #11 (7", Single, Ltd, Num) 2000
  • HHBTM 023 - The Late B.P. Helium Singles Club #12 (7", Ltd) 2000
  • HHBTM024 - Various HHBTM Singles Club (Bonus Bag Edition) (Box, Ltd, S/Edition + 12x7", Ltd) 2000
  • HHBTM024 - Various Singles Club Bonus Tape (Cass, Comp, Ltd) 2000
  • HHBTM025 - Various HHBTM Singles Club (Box, Ltd, Car + 12x7", Ltd) 2000
  • HHBTM026 - Birddog - A Sweet And Bitter Fancy (CD, Album, Ltd) 2001
  • HHBTM032 - The Gwens - Devil's Cliff (CD, Album) 2001
  • HHBTM033 - Visitations - Visitations (CD, Album) 2001
  • HHBTM 034 - Vince Mole & His Calcium Orchestra - Kevin Whiskey 35 (7", Single, Ltd) 2002
  • HHBTM 035 - The Loch Ness Mouse Flair - For Darjeeling (CD, Album, Ltd) 2001
  • HHBTM036 - Elekibass - California (CD, MiniAlbum) 2006
  • HHBTM 037 - Kingsauce - Please Don't Change The Channel (CD, Album) 2002
  • HHBTM038 - Red Pony Clock - Red Pony Clock (7", Red) 2003
  • HHBTM039 - Fablefactory - We Won't Rock You (CD, Comp) 2002
  • HHBTM040 - The Loch Ness Mouse - Key West (CD, Album) 2002
  • HHBTM041 - 63 Crayons - Spread The Love EP (CD, MiniAlbum) 2002
  • HHBTM042 - Elekibass / Quinka With A Yawn (CD, MiniAlbum) 2003
  • HHBTM043 - The Orchid Pool - Imaginary Instruments EP (7", EP) 2002
  • HHBTM044 - Fablefactory - Freak Out Hard On You (Album) 2002
  • HHBTM045 - Carrots - Sunshine (CD, Album) 2001
  • HHBTM 046 - Calvin, Don't Jump! - Solamente La Luna Esta Noche (7", Ltd) 2002
  • HHBTM047 - Calvin, Don't Jump! - A Way With Birds (CD, Album) 2002
  • HHBTM048 - Various - Paisley And Twee (CD) 2002
  • HHBTM 049 - Birddog - Songs From Willipa Bay (CD, Album) 2002
  • HHBTM 050 - Various - Happy Happy Birthday To Me Vol. 3 (CD, Comp, Ltd) 2004
  • HHBTM052 - Star Bag - Star Bag (CD, Album) 2003
  • HHBTM 054 - Ashley Park - The Secretariat Motor Hotel (CD, Album) 2003
  • HHBTM055 - 63 Crayons - Good People (CD) 2004
  • HHBTM056 - The Danny Says - The Danny Says (CDr, Album, Ltd) 2005
  • HHBTM 057 - Snoozer Winter - Stops All Sound (CD, EP) 2003
  • HHBTM058 - Casper & The Cookies - Oh! (CD, Album) 2003
  • HHBTM059 - Bunnygrunt - Karen Hater's Club (Album) 2005
  • HHBTM060 - Bugs Eat Books Ghosts Of Leaves (CD, Album) 2005
  • HHBTM061 - Men In Fur Men In Fur (CD, Album) 2004
  • HHBTM062 - Big City - A Spring Of Summers (CD, Album) 2003
  • HHBTM063 - Boyracer - Happenstance (CD, Album) 2004
  • HHBTM063LP - Boyracer - Happenstance (LP, Album, Ltd, Fab) 2009
  • HHBTM064 - AqPop - Beautifully Smart (CD, Album) 2004
  • HHBTM065 - The Love Letter Band - Fear Not My Brothers, Fear Not My Sisters, For I Have Seen The Future And These Dark Clouds Will Part (CD, Album) 2006
  • HHBTM066 - Various - No Parachute - A Compilation Of Indie Music Videos (DVD) 2005
  • HHBTM067 - Elekibass - Welcome Wonderful World (CD, Comp) 2006
  • HHBTM068 - Boyracer - It's Not True Grit, It's Real Dirt (7", EP, Ltd, Dou) 2005
  • HHBTM069 - Cars Can Be Blue - All The Stuff We Do (CD, Album) 2005
  • HHBTM069LP - Cars Can Be Blue - All The Stuff We Do (Album) 2009
  • HHBTM070 - Keith John - Adams Pip (CD, Album) 2005
  • HHBTM071 - Various Singles Club 1999-2000 (2xCDr, Comp, Ltd) 2006
  • HHBTM072 - Russian Spy Camera - You Are A Vulture (CD, Album) 2006
  • HHBTM073 - Casper & The Cookies - The Optimist's Club (CD, Album) 2006
  • HHBTM073PR - Casper & The Cookies - Overly Optimistic (CDr, MiniAlbum, Ltd) 2006
  • HHBTM074 - Baby Calendar - Gingerbread Dog (CD, Album) 2006
  • HHBTM075 - Ryan Anderson - The Garden Path (CD, Album) 2007
  • HHBTM076 - Various - HHBTM Records CMJ Sampler 2006 (CDr, Smplr) 2006
  • HHBTM077A - The Maybellines - Our Secret Lives (CDr, EP) 2007
  • HHBTM077B - Zuno Men - People (CDr, Album, RE) 2007
  • HHBTM077C - The Gift Machine - CD-R EP Club (CDr, EP) 2007
  • HHBTM077D - The Ocelots - CD-R EP Club (CDr, EP) 2007
  • HHBTM077E - Titans Of Filth - CD-R EP Club (CDr, EP) 2007
  • HHBTM077F - The Passerines - CD-R EP Club (CDr, EP) 2007
  • HHBTM077G - The Faintest Ideas - Your Imaginary Bullets Really Hurt (CDr, EP, Ltd) 2007
  • HHBTM077H - Pegasuses XL - CD-R EP Club (CDr, EP) 2007
  • HHBTM078 - M Coast - Say It In Slang (Album) 2006
  • HHBTM080 - Various - Hey, It's My Birthday (CDr, Comp, RE) 2006
  • HHBTM081 - Ideal Free Distribution - Ideal Free Distribution (CD, Album) 2007
  • HHBTM 082 - Velcro Stars - Hiroshima's Revenge (CD, Album) 2007
  • HHBTM083 - Sarandon - The Completist's Library (CD, Album) 2006
  • HHBTM086 - The Instruments - Joy Division Covers (7", Single, Ltd + CDr) 2007
  • HHBTM087 - The Lolligags - "Wired" (CD, EP) 2007
  • HHBTM088 - Various - Happy Happy Birthday To Me Vol. 4 (CD, Album, Comp, Ltd) 2007
  • HHBTM089 - Fishboy - Albatross: How We Failed To Save The Lone State With The Power Of Rock And Roll (CD, Album) 2007
  • HHBTM090 - The High Water Marks - Polar (CD, Album) 2007
  • HHBTM091 - The Keith John Adams - Unclever (CD, Album) 2008
  • HHBTM092 - Eux Autres - Cold City (CD, Album) 2007
  • HHBTM093 - Patience Please - Fleeting Frequencies (CD, Album) 2007
  • HHBTM094 - Red Pony Clock - God Made Dirt (CD, Album) 2007
  • HHBTM095 - SC13 - Sunshine Fix / Always Red Society Happy Happy Birthday To Me 2007 Singles Club #13 (Single) 2009
  • HHBTM095 - SC1 - Fishboy / Baby Calendar - Happy Happy Birthday To Me 2007 Singles Club #1 (7", Ltd, Red) 2007
  • HHBTM095 - SC2 - Casper And The Cookies* / The Marbles (7", Ltd, Cle) 2007
  • HHBTM095 - SC3 - Bunnygrunt / Phil Wilson (7", Ltd) 2007
  • HHBTM095 - SC4 - Boyracer / Faintest Ideas - Happy Happy Birthday To Me 2007 Singles Club #4 (7", Ltd, Pin) 2007
  • HHBTM095 - SC5 - Tullycraft / The Smittens - On Tape / My Boyfriend's Back (7", Ltd, Yel) 2008
  • HHBTM095 - SC6 - Velcro Stars / Keith John Adams - Happy Happy Birthday To Me 2007 Singles Club #6 (7", Ltd, Blu) 2008
  • HHBTM095 - SC7 - Andy From Denver* / Red Pony Clock - Happy Happy Birthday To Me 2007 Singles Club #7 (7", Ltd, Gre) 2008
  • HHBTM095 - SC8 - Poison Control Center / Ideal Free Distribution - Happy Happy Birthday To Me 2007 Singles Club #8 (7", Ltd, Cle) 2008
  • HHBTM095 - SC9 - Apples In Stereo / Patience Please - Happy Happy Birthday To Me 2007 Singles Club #9 (7", Ltd, Gre) 2009
  • HHBTM095 - SC10 - All Girl Summer Fun Band / Cars Can Be Blue - Happy Happy Birthday To Me 2007 Singles Club #10 (7", Ltd, Blu) 2009
  • HHBTM095-SC11 - of Montreal / James Husband - Wet Butcher's Fist / A Grave In The Gravel (7", Ltd, Pur) 2009
  • HHBTM095 - SC12 - High Water Marks* / Love Letter Band - Happy Happy Birthday To Me 2007 Singles Club #12 (7", Ltd, Bla) 2009
  • HHBTM096 - Various - Singles Club Special Bag (2xCDr, Comp, Ltd) 2009
  • HHBTM097 - Various - HHBTM Singles Club Distro Box (Box, Ltd + 12x7", Ltd) 2007
  • HHBTM098 - Bearsuit - Oh:Io (CD, Album) 2008
  • HHBTM099 - Casper & The Cookies - 3 1/2 Stars (CDr, EP, Ltd) 2007
  • HHBTM101CD - The Smittens - The Coolest Thing About Love (CD, Album) 2008
  • HHBTM101 - The Smittens - The Coolest Thing About Love (LP, Album) 2008
  • HHBTM102 - Cars Can Be Blue - Doubly Unbeatable (CD, Album) 2008
  • HHBTM102B - Cars Can Be Blue - All The Stuff We Don't (CD, Comp, Ltd) 2008
  • HHBTM103 - Hotpants Romance - It's A Heatwave (CD, Album) 2008
  • HHBTM104 - The Lolligags - Out Of Perversity Join Hands (CD, EP) 2009
  • HHBTM107 - Forever - Forever (CD, EP, Ltd) 2009
  • HHBTM108 - Marshmallow Coast - Phreak Phantasy (CD, Album) 2009
  • HHBTM108LP - Marshmallow Coast - Phreak Fantasy (LP, Album, Ltd) 2009
  • HHBTM109 - Casper & The Cookies - Modern Silence (CD, Album) 2009
  • HHBTM110 - Bunnygrunt - Matt Harnish & Other Delights (CD, Album) 2009
  • HHBTM110LP - Bunnygrunt - Matt Harnish & Other Delights (12", Album) 2009
  • HHBTM111 - Afternoon Naps - Parade (CD, Album) 2009
  • HHBTM111LP - Afternoon - Naps Parade (LP, Album) 2009
  • HHBTM112 - The Lovely Eggs - If You Were Fruit (CD, Album) 2009
  • HHBTM 113 - Hulaboy + Tunabunny split (LP, Album, Ltd + CDr, Album, Ltd) 2009
  • HHBTM114 - Smokedog - Rogue Warriors (Cass, Comp, Ltd) 2009
  • HHBTM117 - The Superions - The Superions (CD, EP) 2010
  • HHBTM117LP - The Superions - The Superions (12", EP, Ltd) 2010
  • HHBTM118 - Sourpatch - Crushin' (CD, Album) 2010
  • HHBTM118LP - Sourpatch - Crushin' (Album) 2010
  • HHBTM119 - Sweater Girls - Do The Sweater (7", Ltd) 2010
  • HHBTM120 - Flash To Bang - Time Lead Balloon (7", Single, Ltd) 2010
  • HHBTM122 - Tunabunny - Tunabunny (LP) 2010
  • HHBTM122CS - Tunabunny - Tunabunny (Cass, Album, Ltd) 2010
  • HHBTM125 - Sourpatch - Mira Mija (7", EP, Ltd) 2010
  • HHBTM126 - Tunabunny - Don't Trust Whitey (Flexi, 7", EP, Ltd) 2010
  • HHBTM127 - Sweater Girls - Pretty When You Smile (7", Ltd) 2010
  • HHBTM128 - Afternoon Naps - Summer Gang (7", S/Sided, Ltd) 2011
  • HHBTM130 - Sweater Girls / Sourpatch Split Cassette (Cass, Album, Ltd) 2011
  • HHBTM131 - Various MC12: A Cassette Compilation (Cass, Comp) 2012
  • HHBTM134 - Eureka California - Modern Times (7", EP) 2011
  • HHBTM135 - Orca Team - Vancouver B.C. (7") 2011
  • HHBTM136 - Marshmallow Coast - Seniors & Juniors Strikes Back (CD, Album, Ltd) 2011
  • HHBTM137 - Fishboy - Classic Creeps (Album) 2011
  • HHBTM138 - Joe Jack Talcum - Home Recordings 1984 - 1990 (LP) 2011
  • HHBTM139 - Tunabunny - (Song For My) Solar Sister (7", Single, Ltd) 2011
  • HHBTM140 - Tunabunny - Minima Moralia (LP, Album) 2011
  • HHBTM141 - Oh-OK - The Complete Reissue (LP, Comp, Ltd, RE) 2011
  • HHBTM142 - Orca Team - Take My Hand (7", Ltd) 2011
  • HHBTM143 - Red Pony Clock - Whatevz Forevzzz (LP, Album) 2011
  • HHBTM144 - Sourpatch - Stagger & Fade (LP) 2012
  • HHBTM145 - Shrag / Tunabunny - Tendons In The Night / Locusts (7") 2012
  • HHBTM146 - Orca Team - Restraint (LP, Album) 2012
  • HHBTM146CD - Orca Team - Restraint (CD, Album, Ltd) 2012
  • HHBTM147 - Sweater Girls - Sweater Girls Were Here (Album, LP) 2012
  • HHBTM148CS - Eureka California - Big Cats Can Swim (Cass, Album, Ltd) 2012
  • HHBTM148LP - Eureka California - Big Cats Can Swim (LP, Album) 2012
  • HHBTM149 - Joanna Gruesome - Do You Really Wanna Know Why Yr Still In Love With Me? (7") 2012
  • HHBTM150 - Tunabunny - Genius Fatigue (Album) 2012
  • HHBTM151 - Bam! Bam! - Golden Haze 2 (7") 2013
  • HHBTM152 - Muuy Biien This Is What Your Mind Imagines (Album) 2012
  • HHBTM153 - Eureka California / Good Grief (7") 2013
  • HHBTM154 - Tunabunny - Form A Line EP (12", EP) 2013
  • HHBTM155 - Cars Can Be Blue - Trace The Tension (Album) 2013
  • HHBTM156 - Skinny Girl Diet / Ethical Debating Society (7", EP) 2013
  • HHBTM157 - Week Of Wonders - Piggybacks (7", Single, Ltd) 2013
  • HHBTM159 - Tunabunny - Kingdom Technology (Album) 2014
  • HHBTM160 - Muuy Biien D.Y.I. (Album) 2014
  • HHBTM161 - Eureka California - Crunch (Album) 2014
  • HHBTM162 - Joe Jack Talcum - Home Recording's 1993 - 99 (LP, Comp) 2014
  • HHBTM163 - Crayon - Brick Factory (LP) 2014
  • HHBTM164 - Throwing Muses - Purgatory/Paradise (Album) 2014
  • HHBTM165 - Trust Fund / Joanna Gruesome (EP) 2014
  • HHBTM166CD - Marshmallow Coast - Vangelis Rides Again (CD) 2015
  • HHBTM166LP - Marshmallow Coast - Vangelis Rides Again (LP) 2015
  • HHBTM167 - Noon:30 - Finding Release (12", EP) 2015
  • HHBTM168 - Bunnygrunt - Vol 4 (LP, Album) 2015
  • HHBTM169 - Try The Pie - Rest (LP, Album) 2015
  • HHBTM170 - Antlered Auntlord - Ostensibly Formerly Stunted (And On Fire) (LP, Album) 2015
  • HHBTM171 - Two White Cranes - Radisson Blue (Cass, Album) 2015
  • HHBTM172 - Crunchy - Crunchy EP (Cass, EP, Ltd) 2015
  • HHBTM173 - Witching Waves - Crystal Cafe (Album) 2016
  • HHBTM174 - Eureka California Versus (LP, Album) 2016
  • HHBTM174b -Eureka California - Demos, Lost Tracks, And Stuff (Cass, Comp, Ltd) 2016
  • HHBTM 175 - Cinerama - Valentina (Album) 2016
  • HHBTM176 - The Wedding Present - Take Fountain (Album) 2016
  • HHBTM179 - 50 Foot Wave - Bath White (EP) 2016
  • HHBTM180 - Clem Snide - You Were A Diamond (Album) 2016
  • HHBTM181 - Cowtown - Paranormal Romance (Album) 2016
  • HHBTM 182 - The Wedding Present - Going, Going... (Album) 2016
  • HHBTM183 - Skinny Girl Diet - Heavy Flow (LP, Album) 2016
  • HHBTM 184 - Eureka California - Wigwam (7") 2017
  • HHBTM185 - The Bastards Of Fate - Suck The Light Out (LP, Album) 2017
  • HHBTM186 - Kristin Hersh - Wyatt At The Coyote Palace (2xLP) 2017
  • HHBTM187 - Fred Schneider & The Superions - The Vertical Mind (Album) 2017
  • HHBTM188 - Tunabunny - PCP Presents Alice In Wonderland Jr. (2xLP, Album) 2017
  • HHBTM189 - Rat Fancy Suck A Lemon (EP) 2017
  • HHBTM190 - The Wedding Present - George Best 30 (LP, Album) 2017
  • HHBTM191 - Linqua Franqa - Model Minority (LP, Album) 2018
  • HHBTM193CD - Eureka California - Roadrunners (CD, Album) 2018
  • HHBTM193LP - Eureka California - Roadrunners (LP, Album) 2018
  • HHBTM194 - Fred Schneider & The Superions - Head On A Leg (7") 2018
  • HHBTM195 - Marshmallow Coast - Memory Girl (LP, Album) 2018
  • HHBTM196 - Tullycraft - The Railway Prince Hotel (CD, Album) 2019
  • HHBTM196LP - Tullycraft - The Railway Prince Hotel (LP, Album) 2019
  • HHBTM197 - Skinny Girl Diet - Ideal Woman (LP, Album) 2019
  • HHBTM198 - Rat Fancy - Stay Cool (LP, Album) 2019

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Hogan, Marc (5 October 2007). "Black Kids Wizard of Ahhhs EP". Pitchfork. Retrieved 5 October 2007. line feed character in |title= at position 11 (help)
  2. ^ Pearis, Bill (27 April 2018). "Athens Popfest 2018 lineup: Guided by Voices, Mummies, Ex Hex & more". Brooklyn Vegan. Retrieved 27 April 2018.

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