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.

Our annual SXSW episode is back with interviews with four of the festival's best artists: Sophie Allison of Brooklyn bedroom pop project Soccer Mommy, Frances Quinlan of Philadelphia-based Hop Along, Bay Area rapper Caleborate and Tim Darcy of Montreal band Ought. Listen in for a conversation and song selection from each of these SXSW standouts!

Direct download: NPP20180322.mp3
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February's mix features an interview with hip-hop producer Cam O'Bi (Chance The Rapper, Vic Mensa, SZA), as he gets ready to drop his debut solo album, Grown Ass Kid. Music featured in this episode includes Cam O'Bi's debut single, "Tenderheaded" (feat. Smino), the much-anticipated return of Philadelphia's Hop Along, Solange collaborator Starchild & The New Romantic, the return of Stephen Malkmus, sultry vibes from Dutch/Iranian singer Sevdaliza, the Chicago R&B of the fantastic Ravyn Lenae and our spirit animal, DJ Koze.

Playlist:


1. Starchild & The New Romantic - "Language"

2. Hop Along - "How Simple"

3. Ravyn Lenae - "Sticky"

4. Stephen Malkmus & The Jicks - "Middle America"

5. Sevdaliza - "Human"

Interview with Cam O'bi

6. Cam O’Bi - "Tenderheaded" (feat. Smino)

7. DJ Koze - "Seeing Aliens"

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January Noisemakers:

The first Noisemakers mix of the year features seven tracks to kickstart your music listening in 2018. We'll share music from Richmond, VA singer Lucy Dacus, Nashville's Liza Anne, Montreal post-punk band Ought, Miami electro-soul starlet Sabrina Claudio, indie-rock demigods Wolf Parade, a nod to the classics by the Black Eyed Peas and new music from Canadian synth pop group Young Galaxy. For a full track list and more, visit http://noisepop.com/podcast.

Track list:

Lucy Dacus - "Addiction." Historian, Matador, 2018.
Liza Anne - "Paranoia." Fine But Dying, Arts & Crafts, 2018
Ought - "These 3 Things." Room Inside The World, Merge, 2018.
Sabrina Claudio - "Unravel Me." About Time, SC Entertainment, 2017.
Wolf Parade - "Valley Boy." Cry Cry Cry, Sub Pop, 2017
Black Eyed Peas - "STREET LIVIN'." STREET LIVIN' (single), Interscope, 2018.
Young Galaxy - "Under My Wing." Down Time, self released, 2018.

Links Mentioned in Episode:

Adrian's Top 60 Albums of 2017 at EverythingEcstatic.net

Black Eyed Peas, "STREET LIVIN'" VIDEO

Direct download: NPP20180118.mp3
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On the final episode of the year, we're joined by Kevin Morby, whose album City Music is the Noise Pop Podcast's Album of the Year. Also on this episode, Jessi Frick of Father/Daughter Records and Nastia Voynovskaya of KQEDArts share their song of the year picks, along with picks from Adrian (Host), Colin (producer) and Kevin Morby.

Track list:

1) 1-O.A.K. - "Lost & Found" (Nastia's pick)

2) Mount Eerie - "Real Death" (Colin's pick)

3) Jay Som - "One More Time, Please" (Jessi's pick)

4) SZA - "Broken Clocks" (Adrian's pick)

5) Aldous Harding - "Imagining My Man" (Kevin's pick)

6) Kevin Morby - "Come To Me Now" (off of City Music)

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One constant in the Bay Area music scene for the past few years has been flux. Artists coming and going and prevalent styles always evolving. But if 2017 showed us anything, it's that the Bay is a fruitful haven for independent music and artists. Listen in as the Noise Pop Podcast counts down the Top 6 Local Albums of the year plus one EP. Check out noisepop.com/podcast for a full track list and additional info.

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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”

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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"
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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)

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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.”

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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” 

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