The Noise Pop Podcast
Looking for new music to add to your library, or maybe a playlist to get you through the work day? The Noise Pop Podcast is a bi-monthly series showcasing noteworthy new releases from the independent and underground music scene. Hosts Dawson Ludwig and Olivia LaRoche hand pick the best new tracks in circulation each month and play them for you. No wordy reviews, just good, new music worth sharing. And for those of you looking for a little more nerd with your playlists, every other episode Dawson and Olivia pick a theme - like songs in odd time signatures or meta songs - around which to play music and have a discussion. The podcast also regularly features interviews with musicians and tastemakers, quizzes and giveaways, and lot of opportunities for listeners to share their favorite new tunes with each other. *produced by Casey Newlin Noise Pop (www.noisepop.com) sprang to life in 1993. It was originally a single night in a small club showcasing the best of the burgeoning underground San Francisco music scene. It has since developed into one of the country's leading independent music festivals. The event has achieved grassroots and critical success, as well as international recognition. Many of the most important artists of our time -- including The White Stripes, Death Cab For Cutie, Modest Mouse, Jimmy Eat World, The Flaming Lips, The Shins, Bright Eyes, and Jeff Tweedy of Wilco have played on the Noise Pop stages. Over the course of five days, Noise Pop presents dozens of unique and important music shows in the city's best-loved venues. It has grown to include a film festival, an educational series, and art openings. It is a music-lover's celebration and a celebration of San Francisco -- the shows sell out, people have fun, and every year the event grows in size and scope. Noise Pop also co-produces the Treasure Island Music Festival in October. The two-day festival has featured some of the most exciting burgeoning and established indie artists of our time. Much like the Noise Pop Music Festival, Treasure Island is a love letter to San Francisco and its one-of-a-kind independent culture.

So far 2015 is on pace to be one of the better pop music years in recent memory (2009 is still reigning champ). This past month we’ve seen new singles Waxahatchee, Courtney Barnett and Lord Huron. This episode gives a taste of all the great music released over the past 4 weeks. Dig into the monthly best of the blogs episode.

Enjoy!

Track Listing:

  1. "Web” — Thee Oh Sees, Mutilator Defeated At Last
  2. "Ratchet Commandments” — Tink, Single
  3. "Under A Rock” — Waxahatchee, Ivy Tripp
  4. "Behind The Couch” — n e s s Single
  5. "Fool For Love” — Lord Huron, Strange Trails
  6. ”Depreston” — Courtney Barnett, Single
  7. ”Dissolve” — Absofacto, Single
  8. ”First Light” — Django Django, Born Under Saturn
  9. "Sagres” — Tallest Man on Earth, Dark Bird Is Home
Direct download: March_2015_Best_of_Blogs.mp3
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Every month we scour the deepest corners of the Internet to find the best and most influential new music that’s circulating between blogs and social media. This month we have new songs from Bjork, Speedy Ortiz and Sufjan Stevens

Track Listing:

  1. ”Raising The Skate” — Speedy Ortiz, Foil Deer
  2. ”No Shade in the Shadow of the Cross” — Sufjan Stevens, Carrie & Lowell
  3. ”History of Touches (Ridu Remix)” — Bjork, Vulnicara
  4. ”Chateau Lobby #4 (in C for Two Virgins)” — Father John Misty, I Love You, Honeybear
  5. ”Just Like You” — Chromatics,Dear Tommy
  6. ”Jungle” — Drake, “If You’re Reading This it’s Too Late
  7. ”fourfiveseconds — Rihanna, Kanye West and Paul McCartney, sSngle
  8. ”Lifted Up” — Passion Pit, Kindred
  9. ”Fear and Fury” - Pallbearer, Single
  10. ”Philomena” - The Decemberists, What a Terrible World, What a Beautiful World
Direct download: Best_of_Blogs_February_2015.mp3
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Lies, love triangles, deceit, indie rock! Just in time for Valentine's Day, this podcast episode explores the dark corners of infidelity in indie rock. We've got song writers who do the cheating (Fiona Apple), we've got poor sad saps being cheated on, howling at the moon in despair (Pedro The Lion). It's going to be a dark, albeit juicy, hour of music. Enjoy!

 

Track Listing:

  1. "Bad Diary Days" - Pedro The Lion, It's Hard To Find A Friend
  2. "Yeah! Oh Yeah!" - The Magnetic Fields, 69 Love Songs
  3. "Sacrilege" - Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Mosquito
  4. "House of Cards" - Radiohead, In Rainbows
  5. "Criminal" - Fiona Apple, Tidal
  6. "Don't Explain" - Cat Power, Jukeobx
  7. "Gravity" - Whitest Boy Alive, Rules
  8. "Does He Love You" - Rilo Kiley, More Adventurous
  9. "Another Man's Vine" - Tom Waits, Blood Money
Direct download: Indiefidelity_final_1.mp3
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The Noise Pop Festival is celebrating its 23rd anniversary this February. The festival takes place in music venues and theaters all over the Bay Area with the best independent music, art and films. On this episode the Noise Pop Podcast team, sheds their objectivity and shares their favorite songs from their favorite artists on the lineup. Enjoy a taste of this massive lineup and get started on planning your week.

For more information check out: http://noisepop.com/2015/

Track Listing:

  1. ”Under The Milky Way” - The Church, Starfish
  2. ”Chinese New Year” - SALES, SALES EP
  3. ”Verona” - Geographer, Animal Shapes
  4. ”How Good Does It Feel“ - Empires, Orphan
  5. ”Moves” - The New Pornographers, Together
  6. ”Repeat Pleasure” - How To Dress Well, What Is This Heart?”
  7. ”Back Baby” - Jessica Pratt, On Your Own Again
  8. ”Nowhere To Go” - Tony Molina, Dissed and Dismissed
  9. ”Waswasa” - Six Organs of Admittance, Ascent
  10. ”Girls” - Slow Magic, Single
  11. ”Nausea” - Craft Spells, Nausea
Direct download: Noise_Pop_2015_podcast.mp3
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Despite all the attention on year-end lists, there was a remarkable amount of new music released last month. We’ve pulled the best of the best and laid them out in this episode for you. We’ve got new music from Panda Bear, Modest Mouse, D’Angelo and more.

Enjoy the mix!

Track Listing:

  1. ”Somewhere” - Eastern Shift, Single
  2. "Lanai” - You Blew It!, Pioneer of Nothing
  3. "Lampshades On Fire" - Modest Mouse, Strangers to Ourselves
  4. "Really Love" - D’Angelo, Black Messiah
  5. ”Bubs" - AG Cook & Oneohtrix Point Never, Single
  6. "Boys Latin" - Panda Bear, Panda Bear Meets the Grim Reaper
  7. "Billions of Eyes” - Lady Lamb The Beekeeper, After
  8. "Ham Sandwich” - Shabazz Palaces, Single
  9. "Postcard # 1” - Jens Lekman, Single
  10. “A Kick To The Face”- Male Bonding, Single
Direct download: Best_of_the_Blogs_January_2015_ver2.mp3
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2014 has been one hell of a year for music. On this episode we take a look back at the trends that emerged, the artists who stood out, and the songs we loved. We also chat with some of our favorite artists and guests, including Washed Out, Lindsay Zoladz of New York Magazine, St. Lucia, and BANKS, to share their picks for favorite track of 2014. Enjoy the episode, and have a happy new year!

Track Listing:

  1. "Lemonade" - Sophie, Single (Painted Palm’s Pick)
  2. "Scum, Rise" - ProtoMartyr, Under Color of Official Right (Dawson Ludwig’s Pick)
  3. "A Place Like This" - Majid Jordan, A Place Like This (EP) (BANKS’ Pick)
  4. "Silver Line" - Lykke Li, I Never Learn (St. Lucia’s Pick)
  5. "Birthday Song" - Frankie Cosmos, Zentropy (Rose Ludwig’s Pick)
  6. "Heavenly Father" - Bon Iver, Wish I Was Here Soundtrack (Asgeir’s Pick)
  7. "Passing Out Pieces" - Mac DeMarco, Salad Days (The Growler’s Pick)
  8. "Say Your Love Me" - Jessie Ware, Tough Love (Jesse David Fox's Pick)
  9. "Flawless (Remix)" - Beyoncé featuring Nicki Minaj, Single (Lindsay Zoladz’ s Pick)
  10. "Trainwreck 1979" - Death From Above 1979, The Physical World (Casey Newlin’s Pick)
  11. "Queen" - Perfume Genius, Too Bright (David Steele’s Pick)
  12. "Seasons (Waiting On You)" - Future Islands, Singles (Washed Out’s Pick)
  13. "Two Weeks" - FKA Twigs, LP1 (Noise Pop’s Pick)
Direct download: Best_Songs_of_2014.mp3
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Too busy to keep up with the best new music? Let us (the Noise Pop Podcast) do all the work for you. Each month we hand select the best new music buzzing around the Internet. This episode includes new music from Jamie xx, Sun Kil Moon, Interpol and more.

Enjoy!

Track Listing:

  1. "Every Night" - Hannah Diamond, Single
  2. "What is What" - Interpol, Everything Is Wrong Single
  3. "Tell Me" - Giraffage, No Reason EP
  4. "Continental Shelf" - Viet CongSingle
  5. "Name That Thing" - Chumped, Teenage Retirement
  6. "Take My Side" - WIll Butler, Policy
  7. "Heavy" - William Ryan Fritch, Revisionist
  8. "Hollywood" - Tobias Jesso Jr. Hollywood
  9. "Sunrise" - Jamie xx, Continuoum
  10. "The Possum" - Sun Kil Moon, Single
Direct download: December_2014_Best_of_Blogs.mp3
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Many of us will be traveling home for the Thanksgiving this week, which can be either bitter or sweet (or both). We decided to provide a soundtrack to the experinece while you wait in security lines or drive down interstates - from Yo La Tengo to Bright Eyes to Ageir, this mix will be your guide through all the emotions you’ll be experience as you head home for the holidays

Enjoy the episode!

Track Listing:

  1. "While We Walk Home Tonight" - Thanksgiving, The Ghost and the Eyes with Trees in The Ground Outside the Window
  2. “Coming Home” - Leon Bridges, single
  3. “Hometown Waltz” - Rufus Wainwright, Want Two
  4. “Devil Town” - Bright Eyes, The Late Great Daniel Johnston: Discovered Covered
  5. “Goin’Home” - Dan Auerbach, Keep it Hid
  6. “Going Home” - Asgeir, In The Silence
  7. “I Feel Like Going Home” - Yo La Tengo, I Am Not Afraid of You and I Will Beat Your Ass
  8. “Indian Summer” - Beat Happening, Jamboree
  9. “Via Chicago” - Wilco, Summerteeth
  10. “Head Home” - Midlake, The Trials of Van Occupanther
Direct download: Going_Home_Podcast.mp3
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Dig into the best that the internet has to offer. This month’s mix provides new music from Parquet Courts, Panda Bear, Run The Jewels and some admittedly challenging material toward the end of the episode from Arca and Pharmakon.

Enjoy the mix!

Track Listing:

  1. “Better Man” – Leon Bridges, Single
  2. “Radio On” – Ex Hex, Rips
  3. “There’s No Love” – Moon Boots, Single
  4. “Uncast Shadow of a Southern Myth” - Parquet Courts, Content Nausea
  5. “Holding” – Grouper, Ruins
  6. “Call” - Les Sins, Michael
  7. “Mr Noah” - Panda Bear, Mr Noah
  8. “Picture Me Gone” - Ariel Pink, Pom Pom
  9. "Close Your Eyes (And Count to Fuck)" [ft. Zack De La Rocha] - Run the Jewels, Run The Jewels 2
  10. “Thievery” – Arca, Xen
  11. “Intent or Instinct” – Pharmakon, Bestial Burden
  12. “So Fine” - Kill Frenzy, Taylr Swft
Direct download: Nov_Best_of_Blogs_.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 8:54 AM

Musicians are a passionate bunch, they love hard and can, arguably, hate even harder. Sometimes that hatred is directed at fellow musicians with the end result being uncomfortable tabloid fuel. This episode of the Noise Pop Podcast covers those musical beefs and the culture that surrounds them. From the recent Mark Kozelek and War On Drugs scuffle, to the well-documented rivalry between the Brian Jonestown Massacre and The Dandy Warhols, this podcast covers the gamut of feuding musicians. Enjoy

Direct download: Beefs_Final.mp3
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