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.

It's hard to deny the influence that Brazilian music and culture have had on contemporary artists, across all genres. But what is it specifically about Brazil that makes its sounds pop up regularly in the music that we love? Thievery Corporation's Rob Garza and Trails and Ways' Keith Brower-Brown guest on this episode, and weigh-in on how the sound and culture of Brazil has affected them and their music, as we take you through a deep dive into "The Sounds of Brazil."

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In this episode, four imminent 2016 releases are highlighted: Albums from LA rapper/singer Anderson .Paak, Canadian minimal electro-pop duo Junior Boys, Brooklyn electro-pop outfit School of Seven Bells and San Francisco indie folk band Thao And The Get Down Stay Down are teased and extolled.  

Direct download: NOISE_POP_PODCAST_20160113.mp3
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The end of the year; the end of an era. The Best Songs of 2015 E acts as a year in review as well as an ushering in of the new host and a farewell to the old hosts: Dawson, Jesse, Jaime and Olivia. Listen as old and new voices say goodbye to 2015 with their single favorite track of the year.

Enjoy the episode!

Track Listing:

  1. ”Depreston" - Courtney Barnett, Sometimes I Sit and Think, and Sometimes I Just Sit (Dawson’s pick)
  2. ”Venus Fly" - Grimes feat. Janelle Monáe, Art Angels (Jaime's pick)
  3. ”Paris" - Fickle Friends, Velvet EP (Olivia's pick)
  4. ”TIWYG" - Savages, Adore Life (Casey's pick)
  5. ”Someday" - Julien Baker Sprained Ankle (Jesse's pick)
  6. ”Borders" - Knife Pleats Hat Bark Beach (Ashleyanne's pick)
  7. ”Blacker The Berry" - Kendrick Lamar To Pimp A Butterfly (Adrian's pick)
Direct download: NOISEPOP_PODCAST_EPISODE_DECEMBER_2015.mp3
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Music nerds, lend me your ears! We know we've been quiet lately so we wanted to give you a quick update on the podcast. A hint... good, ambitious things. 

Direct download: Noise_Pop_Update.mp3
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We’ve reached the halfway point of summer and there are already some solid contenders for Song of the Summer, there might even be a few in this batch. This month we continue to track the best new music released online, cherry picking the very best for you. There’s new music from Beach House, Alice Glass of Crystal Castles and Chvchres

Enjoy the mix!

Track Listing:

  1. ”Chili Town" - Hinds, single
  2. ”Oh Baby" - Micachu and the Shapes, Good Sad Happy Bad
  3. ”Sparks" - Beach House, Depression Cherry
  4. ”Norf Norf" - Vince Staples, Summertime ‘06
  5. ”Everyday" - Diane Coffee, Everybody’s a Good Dog
  6. ”Stillbirth" - Alice Glass, single
  7. ”Leave a Trace" - Chrvches, Every Open Eye
  8. ”Gunga Din" - The Libertines, Anthem for Doomed Youth
  9. ”That Kind of Girl" - All Dogs, Kicking Every Day
  10. ”Book of Love" - Fraser A. Gorman, single
Direct download: July_Blogs_Pod.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 a Boss’ed out Destroyer… and Titus Andronicus, a driving synth anthem from HEALTH, and a meditation on jealousy by Widowspeak.

Enjoy the mix!

Track Listing:

  1. ”Creature" - It Looks Sad., Kaiju
  2. ”Dream Lover" - Destroyer, Poison Season
  3. ”Apple Cherry" - Nao, February 15 EP
  4. ”Before the World Was Big" - Girlpool, Before the World Was Big
  5. ”Fatal Flaw" - Titus Andronicus, The Most Lamentable Tragedy
  6. ”High on Love" - Class Actress, Movies
  7. ”Girls" - Widowspeak, All Yours
  8. ”Windows" - Donnie Trumpet & The Social Experiment, Surf
  9. ”Stonefist" - HEALTH, Death Magic
  10. ”No No No" - Beirut, No No No
Direct download: June_Best_of_Blogs.mp3
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The deluge of new music released each month can be overwhelming, even for the most obsessive music consumer. Fortunately, you have us to help you separate the wheat from the chaff. Enjoy this mix of the best new music released online over the past 4 weeks. This episode features new music from Leon Bridges, No Joy, Run The Jewels and more.

Enjoy the mix!

Track Listing:

  1. ”Seeds” — Moses Sumney, “Seeds" 7”
  2. ”Waitress” — Hop Along, “Painted Shut”
  3. ”Bust No Moves” — Run The Jewels ft. Cuz, “Single”
  4. ”Moon In My Mouth” — No Joy, “More Faithful”
  5. ”River” — Leon Bridges, “Coming Home”
  6. ”Got Your Money” — Twin Peaks, “Record Store Day B Side”
  7. ”I Admit I’m Scared” — Eskimeaux, “O.K.”
  8. ”Surrender” — Briana Marela, “All Around Us”
  9. ”Cowboy Guilt” — Torres, “Sprinter”
  10. ”Garden of Lavender” — Sun Kil Moon, “Universal Themes”
Direct download: May_Best_of_Blogs_Bounce.mp3
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Spring has sprung and we are well into a year of some really impressive music. This podcast episode catches up on the best tracks released over the past month. There’s new music from Hudson Mohawke, The Mountain Goats, The Sandwitches and more. Dig in and enjoy

Track Listing:

  1. ”’Cause I’m A Man” -- Tame Impala, ,Currents
  2. ”’Ryderz” -- Hudson Mohawke, ,Lantern
  3. ”’My Terracotta Heart” -- Blur, The Magic Whip
  4. ”’PRPLMTV” -- Jackson Scott, ,Sunshine Redux
  5. ”’Step Brother City” -- Someone Still Loves You Boris Yeltsin, ,The High Country
  6. “Heel Turn 2” -- The Mountain Goats, Beat The Champ
  7. “1999” -- Active Child, Mercy
  8. “Can’t Keep Checking My Phone” -- Unknown Mortal Orchestra, Multi-Love
  9. “Play It Again Dick” -- The Sandwitches, Our Toast
  10. “IN FILMS” -- Chromatics, Single
Direct download: April_blog_best.mp3
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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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