The Noise Pop Podcast
The Noise Pop Podcast is a bi-monthly series showcasing noteworthy new releases from the independent and underground music scene, produced by Noise Pop: San Francisco’s favorite indie music, arts and film festival. We deliver episodes that are engaging, distinctive, and always rooted in the music we love, that we think you will too. Along with music recommendations, Host Adrian Spinelli (Paste Magazine, SF Chronicle, Fest300) interviews artists, tastemakers, and professionals from every corner of the indie music scene about recent music discoveries, and larger topics on the state of independent music and the process of writing and recording music.

The final Noisemakers mix of the year features new cuts, local shouts and a saucy remix of one of our favorites, by one of our favorites. Dig into our last fresh batch of tracks before our back-to-back Best Music of The Year episodes!

Playlist: 1) Sunflower Bean - “I Was A Fool” 2) Jonti - “Tokorats” 3) Ela Minus - “Ceremony” 4) Field Medic - “uuu” 5) Tom Misch - “Movie” 6) Antwon - “What I Do” (prod. by Kaytranada) 7) Kaitlyn Aurelia Smith (Four Tet remix) - “I Will Make Room For You”

Direct download: NPP20171116.mp3
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The second to last Noisemakers Mix of 2017 is here with eight new tracks for your listening pleasure. Playlist: 1. Rapsody - "Laila's Wisdom" 2. Weaves - "Gasoline" 3. Open Mike Eagle - "(How Could Anybody) Feel At Home 4. Kaitlyn Aurelia Smith - "In The World But Not Of The World" 5. P-Lo - "Much More" 6. Kelela - "Frontline" 7. Hamilton Leithauser ft. Angel Olsen - "Heartstruck (Wildhunger)" 8. Shigeto - "There's A Vibe Tonight"
Direct download: NPP20171026.mp3
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Grammy Award Winner Fantastic Negrito joins the podcast for the next installation in the My Mix series. The Oakland native sits down with Host Adrian Spinelli to talk about and listen to the music that has inspired his career from Delta Blues great Robert Johnson to rapper Kendrick Lamar. The NPR Tiny Desk Contest winner also discusses music from his Grammy-winning album, The Last Days of Oakland, and more. Fantastic Negrito's Mix: 1. Skip James - “Hard Time Killing Floor Blues” 2. Robert Johnson - Preachin’ Blues (Up Jumped The Devil)” 3. Kendrick Lamar - “The Blacker The Berry” 4. Rev. Utah Smith - “(I Want)Two Wings” 5. Fantastic Negrito - “Rant Rushmore”

(Graphic Image credit: Adrian Spinelli)

Direct download: NPP20171012.mp3
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The Noisemakers September Mix settles back down in a danceable groove with some stellar collaborations, lots of Bay Area love and one of our favorite discoveries of the year. Chill, relax, and let this one flow. 1) Kurt Vile & Courtney Barnett - "Over Everything,”  2) Caleborate - “Soul,” 3) Ibeyi - “Me Voy (feat. Mala Rodríguez),” 4) Hazel English - “Love Is Dead,” 5) Mount Kimbie - “Delta,” 6) ymtk - “Fall in Place.”

Direct download: NPP20170929.mp3
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Engineer and co-producer Colin Peden sits in for Adrian and plays some songs of the louder persuasion. You'll hear metal, punk, synth music and synth punk cuts, that are definitely putting the "noise" back in Noise Pop. Turn your listening device of choice up and tweet our guest host Colin (@colinpeden) with anything within reason. Full Playlist: 1) Zeal & Ardor - “Blood in the River” 2) Street Eaters - “Witch” 3) Chelsea Wolfe - “The Culling” 4) Circle - “Sick Child” 5) Mark Cone - “Scum Like ‘Em” 6) Cormorant - “The Devourer” 7) Kaitlyn Aurelia Smith & Suzanne Ciani - “Closed Circuit” 

Direct download: NPP20170914.mp3
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Throw everything you think you know about the Song of The Summer out the door and instead, listen in to our picks for the INDIE Song of the Summer! You'll hear cuts from Alvvays, Ariel Pink, House of Feelings feat. Shamir, Rexx Life Raj, Kevin Morby, Ratboys and Tom Misch. Listen in and tweet our host Adrian (@AGSpinelli) with your picks for the Indie Song of the Summer too! 

Direct download: NPP20170831.mp3
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This month's mix is a wave of peaking emotions, that travels across just about every ocean on the globe. 1. Big Thief - “Mythological Beauty,” 2.Twin Peaks - “Tossing Tears,” 3.Gold Class - “Get Yours,” 4. Yaeji - “Noonside,” 5.Yellow Days - “Hurt In Love,” 6. Jordan Rakei - “Sorceress,” 7. Yussef Kamaal - “Yo Chavez.”

Direct download: NPP20170810.mp3
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Outside Lands Festival's 10th Anniversary is going down from Aug 11-13 and our preview highlights some of our favorite acts on the bill. Listen in for cuts from Queens of the Stone Age, Mondo Cozmo, Bomba Estéreo, Dr. Octagon, Thundercat, Hundred Waters and Kaytranada. See you at Golden Gate Park! 

Direct download: NPP20170725.mp3
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The Noisemakers Summer Mix is a blend of different styles currently popping off as summer is underway. The mix includes music from Kevin Morby, Japanese Breakfast, Low Hums, Wiki, Camp Cope, Palehound and Moses Sumney. While this episode was recorded in SF, it was mixed and mastered in a lakeside cabin outside of Austin, TX. Let the sunshine in!

Direct download: NPP20170711.mp3
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Sometimes the best new music was right under our noses and we never noticed. Lost Treasures are classic cuts that slipped through the cracks over the years. LSometimes the best new music was right under our noses and we never noticed. Lost Treasures are classic cuts that slipped through the cracks over the years. Listen in as we re-discover tracks from All Natural, Department of Eagles, White Denim, Damon Albarn, Hard Mix, Diplo feat Martina Topley-Bird and Aloe Blacc.isten in as we re-discover tracks from All Natural, Department of Eagles, White Denim, Damon Albarn, Hard Mix, Diplo feat Martina Topley-Bird and Aloe Blacc.

Direct download: NPP20170627.mp3
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