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 November Noisemakers mix features new tracks from Australian electro soul duo Kllo, indie rock stalwarts Dirty Projectors, San Francisco's Jay Som, Allen Tate of San Fermin, rising indie band Forth Wanderers, trip-hop duo Rituals of Mine and soul-saving rap from Run The Jewels. 

Direct download: NOISE_POP_PODCAST_20161121.mp3
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October's Noisemakers features new music from indietronic duo Sylvan Esso, Norwegian super-producer Lido, Ghostly International artist Black Marble, Oakland rapper Kamaiyah, soul singer Rayana Jay and the NYC indie rock stylings of Hamilton Leithauser + Rostam. 

 

TRACK LIST

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

Sylvan Esso - "Radio"

Lido - "Murder"

Black Marble - "It’s Conditional"

Kamaiyah - "How Does it Feel"

Rayana Jay - "Sleepy Brown" (Prod. by Mikos Da Gawd)

Hamilton Leithauser + Rostam - "1959" (feat. Angel Deradoorian)

Direct download: NOISE_POP_PODCAST_20161027.mp3
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No Bay Area rapper is buzzing harder than Berkeley's Caleborate right now. On this session of our My Mix series, Caleborate breaks down the artists and songs that have influenced his latest LP, 1993, and deconstructs one of his own tracks with host Adrian Spinelli.  

Direct download: NOISE_POP_PODCAST_20161019.mp3
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This month's Noisemakers features English trip-pop band Babeheaven, Jenny Lewis' new supergroup Nice As Fuck, NY via Philly indie rock outfit Field Mouse, Psych-dance Aussies Jagwar Ma, the South American tribal electronica of Nicole Cruz and Chicago rapper Noname. 

Direct download: NOISE_POP_PODCAST_20160929.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:39pm PST

Power outages. Bridge closures. Ferris Wheels. They’re all a part of the founding story of the Treasure Island Music Festival. In honor of the fest’s 10th anniversary, we bring you a behind-the-scenes look into how the festival came to be, featuring stories from the people who made that first year happen: Kevin Arnold, Mary Conde, Stacy Horne, and Jordan Kurland.

Tracklist: 

Baio “Endless Rhythm”
Thievery Corporation “2001 Spliff Odyssey"
Four Tet “She Just Likes to Fight”
DJ Shadow “Changeling”
Tycho “Send and Receive”
Thievery Corporation “The Cosmic Game”
Gotan Project “Notas”
Four Tet “Sing”
Tycho “Past is Prologue”

Direct download: NOISE_POP_PODCAST_20160919.mp3
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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 PST