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.

This month's Noisemakers features Hip-hop-meets-Brazilian-music supergroup Brookzill, Richmond's singer Lucy Dacus, Bay Area rapper Caleborate, Chicago soul singer Jamila Woods, Olga Bell of The Dirty Projectors and Brooklyn indie band Slothrust.

 

Tracklist:

Baio - “Endless Rhythm” (Noise Pop Podcast theme song)
Brookzill - “Saudade Songbook”
Lucy Dacus - “Map On A Wall”
Caleborate - “Kaytra”
Caleborate, Pell, & Sylvan Lecue - “Options”
Jamila Woods - “Blk Girl Soldier”
Olga Bell - “Incitation”
Olga Bell - “Randomness”
Slothrust - “Horseshoe Crab”
Direct download: NOISE_POP_PODCAST_20160823.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:11pm PDT

We bring you the best new tracks that have been blowing up our speakers this past month, including the latest from The Avalanches, Blood Orange, Bells Atlas, Car Seat Headrest, Kemba and Flock of Dimes. 
 
Tracklist
Baio - "Endless Rhythm" (Noise Pop Podcast theme song)
 
The Avalanches - "Because I'm Me (feat. Camp Lo)"
 
Blood Orange - "Best To You (feat. Empress Of)
 
Bells Atlas - "All Is Well"
 
Car Seat Headrest - "Destroyed By Hippie Powers"
 
Kemba - "The New Black Theory"
 
Flock Of Dimes - "Semaphore"
 
 
 
 
Direct download: NOISE_POP_PODCAST_20160726.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:54am PDT

Thao & The Get Down Stay Down frontwoman, Thao Nguyen, joins us in the studio for another installment of My Mix. Thao takes us through songs that inspired her while creating her most recent album, A Man Alive, including cuts from Digable Planets, The Pixies, Run The Jewels, and Missy Elliott. She also leads us through the songwriting and composition process behind one of her own tracks.

 
 
Tracklist:
Baio - "Endless Rhythm" (Noise Pop Podcast Theme Song)=
Thao & The Get Down Stay Down - "Guts"
Digable Planets - "Swoon Units"
Pixies - "Hey"
Run The Jewels - "Crown"
Missy "Misdemeanor" Elliott - "The Rain (Supa Dupa Fly)"
Thao & The Get Down Stay Down - "Hand to God"
Thao & The Get Down Stay Down - "Nobody Dies"
Direct download: NOISE_POP_PODCAST_20160713.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 2:39pm PDT

What does it sound like to hit the open road with one of America's biggest music festivals as the destination? Find out on this month’s Noisemakers. For this episode, we’ve reviewed 5,000 miles-worth of the best road trip tracks, bringing you our top favorites as well as some highlights from this year’s Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival. Plus, we’ll speak with Con Brio's Ziek McCarter to get a touring band’s perspective on what makes up their perfect road trip playlist. Here's to the road ahead!

Tracklist:

"Endless Rhythm" - Baio (NP Podcast theme song)
“Polar Opposites” - Modest Mouse
“Connie” - El Ten Eleven
“Kiss the Sun” - Con Brio
“Never Run Away” - Kurt Vile
“I’m an Outlaw” - Kurt Vile
“The Knock” - Hop Along
“Tibetan Pop Stars” - Hop Along
“The World (is Going Up in Flames)” - Charles Bradley
“Changes” - Charles Bradley
“Truckin’” - The Grateful Dead
“Touch of Grey” - Dead & Co.

Direct download: NOISE_POP_PODCAST_20160628.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 1:45pm PDT

Sampling is a way to revive classic recordings to ensure that they remain timeless. The Noise Pop Sample Kitchen looks at how masters of the craft, like J-Dilla, DJ Shadow, and Meat Beat Manifesto, cleverly wove in samples to construct rich and layered compositions and established conversations within the music that spanned decades. Author and journalist Tamara Palmer joins in on the conversation. 

 

Track list: 

Baio - "Endless Rhythm" (Noise Pop Podcast theme song) 

Cut Chemist - "The Garden"

DJ Shadow - "Mutual Slump"

J Dilla - "Light My Fire"

A Tribe Called Quest - "Find a Way"

TOWA TEI - "Technova ft. Bebel Gilberto"

Janet Jackson - "Got ’Til It’s Gone ft. Q-Tip & Joni Mitchell"

Meat Beat Manifesto - "Radio Babylon"

Bobby Byrd - "Hot Pants"

Boney M. - "Rivers of Babylon"

Prodigy - "Charity"

The Future Sound of London - "Papua New Guinea"

Sahara - "Stay Here"

Direct download: NOISE_POP_PODCAST_20160615.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:32am PDT

What's a good Summer BBQ without an essential playlist to set the vibe? In this Noisemakers, we share tracks from Big Thief, Twin Peaks, Chance The Rapper, Kaytranada and A Giant Dog, that all belong on the soundtrack to your grilled meats & veggies and cold beer in the sunshine. Plus a visit from ex-host Dawson Ludwig.

Tracklist:

Baio - "Endless Rhythm" (Noise Pop Podcast Theme Song)

Big Thief - "Humans"

Big Thief - "Masterpiece"

Twin Peaks - "Heavenly Showers"

Twin Peaks - "My Boys"

Chance the Rapper - "All We Got" (ft. Kanye West & Chicago Children's Choir)

Chance the Rapper - "Blessings"

KAYTRANADA - "Leave Me Alone" (ft. Shay Lia)

KAYTRANADA - "BULLETS" (ft. Little Dragon)

A Giant Dog - "Sex & Drugs"

The Polyphonic Spree - "It’s the Sun"

Architecture in Helsinki - "Heart it Races"

Direct download: NOISE_POP_PODCAST_20160531.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 1:42pm PDT

This summer, millions of people will party at music festivals around the world and yet again, there's a glaring absence of women at the top of these festival lineups. What's going on here? Guest Alyssa Pereira (@alyspereira) of SFGate joins host Adrian Spinelli (@AGSpinelli) to discuss what mechanisms are in play that continue to prevent female-fronted acts from owning the tops of festival bills, and possible ways to disrupt the trend.

Tracklist

Baio - "Endless Rhythm
Tokimonsta - "Darkest (Dim)"
Rihanna - "Needed Me"
Adele - "Send My Love (to Your New Lover)"
Aretha Franklin - "Rock Steady"
Taylor Swift - "Shake it Off"
Fleetwood Mac - "Dreams"
Bjork - "Virus (Hudson Mohawke Peaches and Guacamol Remix)"
Sia - "Elastic Heart"
The Fugees - "Ready or Not"
Aretha Franklin - "Respect"
 
Links mentioned in episode
 
 
 
Direct download: NOISE_POP_PODCAST_20160519_1.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 8:54pm PDT

Jessy Lanza's new album, Oh No, is out May 13th on Hyperdub Records. Jessy joins us as our guest in this Noisemakers series episode to breaks down her track "VV Violence." We also highlight tracks from releases due out in May from ANOHNI, White Lung, Mutual Benefit and a little something extra. 

Noisemakers Tracklist:
 
1. ANOHNI - "Drone Bomb Me"
2. White Lung - "Kiss Me When I Bleed"
3. Mutual Benefit - "Lost Dreamers"
4. Jessy Lanza - "VV Violence"
5. Hiatus Kayiote - "Laputa" (taylor McFerrin remix feat. Anderson .Paak)
 
Additional Tracks Featured:
 
Baio - "Endless Rhythm" (Noise Pop Podcast theme song)
ANOHNI - "4 Degrees"
Hudson Mohawke - "Chimes"
White Lung - "Hungry"
Jessy Lanza - "Strange Emotion"
 
Notes and references
 
 
Direct download: NOISE_POP_PODCAST_20160425_1.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 1:59pm PDT

In the 2nd installment of our My Mix series, we sat down with Quantic's Will Holland. A true eclectic musician, Holland has been at the forefront of the electronic fusion movement, straddling genres from hip-hop and latin funk & soul to cumbia, trip-hop and more across 18 releases. The Quantic bandleader played a globally-minded Mix for us that ranged from James Brown to Ecuadorian-based producer Nicola Cruz. There's much to discover in this journey through the music that has inspired Quantic's sound. Dig into My Mix, with Quantic. 

Featured Tracks
 
Quantic's Mix
 
Goldie - "Inner City Life" (7:00)
Gildardo Montoya - "Bahia Solano"  (12:20
Nicola Cruz - "La Cosecha" (16:11
James Brown - "People Get Up and Drive Your Funky Soul" (24:00
King Tubby - "A Living Dub" (30:57) 
Quantic - "A Life Worth Living" ft. U-Roy & Alice Russell (33:48)
 
Other Featured Songs
 
Baio - "Endless Rhythm" (Noise Pop Podcast Theme Song) (0:41)
Quantic - "Absence Heard/Presence Felt" (1:05)
Quantic and His Combo Barbaro - "So Long" ft. Alice Russell (1:20)
Quantic and His Combo Barbaro - "Mas Pán" - (2:09)
Quantic and His Combo Barbaro - Regi Bugalu - (6:00)
The Quantic Soul Orchestra - "Pushin’ On" ft. Alice Russell (27:54)
Quantic - "Creation (East L.A.)" (29:02))
Quantic - "Absence Heard/Presence Felt"
 
Direct download: NOISE_POP_PODCAST_20160413.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:11pm PDT

In this edition of the Noisemakers series, host Adrian Spinelli ventured to Austin's SXSW Festival to connect with four standout artists. A song from each artist is featured, along with interviews discussing the nuances of each cut. The episode features New York psych rock band Sunflower Bean, Bay Area rapper Nef The Pharaoh, English singer/producer Låpsley and New York ruckus rock duo Diet Cig. All made a strong impression at the festival and together make up Noisemakers, SXSW edition. 
 

Track list:

Sunflower Bean - "Easier Said"
Nef The Pharaoh - "Come Pick Me Up"
Låpsley - "Falling Short"
Diet Cig - "Harvard"
 
Baio - "Endless Rhythm" (Opening Theme)
Broken Social Scene - "Mossbreaker" (background audio in intro) 
 
Notes:
 
 
* Sunflower Bean's "Easier Said" video
 
Direct download: NOISE_POP_PODCAST_20160322.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 1:00pm PDT