The Noise Pop Podcast
The Noise Pop Podcast is a monthly series showcasing new music discoveries and a diverse slate of guest artists from the independent music scene and beyond. Produced by Noise Pop, San Francisco’s go-to indie music, arts and film festival for over 25 years and hosted by music journalist Adrian Spinelli (Paste Magazine, SF Chronicle, etc..), we deliver engaging episodes that are always rooted in the music that we love and that we know you will too. Past guests have included: Khruangbin, Thao Nguyen, Quantic, Wye Oak, Helado Negro, Speedy Ortiz, Rexx Life Raj, Shigeto, Låpsley, Thievery Corporation and more.

Labels. You’ve heard their names before - Barsuck, Matador, DFA – but do you actually know what they do? This week the Noise Pop Podcast is here to edify on exactly who these labels are and why they exist. They start from the indie beginnings and over the course of the episode walk through what these labels now mean to music. Helping them along the way are Sonya Kolowrat from Beggars, Mona Dehghan from Domino, Tyler Stover from Lefse, Paul Hanly of Frenchkiss and Jamie Farkas of Vice. They all offer insights and anecdotes on how their labels operate. Sticking with the theme the gang each picks their favorite labels for their Ear About Town segment. On a sad note (depending on you feelings towards his smug voice), this is Jesse’s last episode as a weekly guest to the podcast, follow him on twitter @foxconsox. On a happier note, we have a new guest, Olivia LaRoche. You'll like her, she is awesome! Leave your Ear About Town (a musical conversation piece) on our machine 585-4NOISE5 / (585) 466-4735


Labels - GZA, Liquid Swords

Major Label Debut (fast) - Broken Social Scene, self-titled

Will Do - TV on The Radio, Nine Types of Light

New Direction - Black Lips, Arabia Mountain

Washed Out - Eyes Be Closed, Within and Without

Heyday Past Heyday Due – Nodzzz, Innings

Croquet - Mr. Dream, Trash Hit

You Should Do Better - Cut Off Your Hands, Hollow

Bad Street - Twin Sister, In Heaven


Ear About Town

Jaime - Ghostly International Records

Jesse - Fat Possum Records

Olivia - Domino Records

Dawson - The Beggars Group


Guest Caller, Jim - Polyvinyl Records

Direct download: Record_Labels.mp3
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Sometimes it’s just about the music. The Noise Pop Podcast team forgoes the blabbering this week and just jockeys discs.


The episode finishes with the return of Ear About Town that really stretches the limits of the EAT segment.

Next week's episode will be "Battle of the Indie Labels", if you would like to tell us your favorite indie label call (585) 4NOISE5 and leave your Ear About Town reccomendation. We will include it in next week's podcast. 


The Everglade Leafhouse - Cordorui, single


Edita V - The Balkans, self-titled


@f*ckwiseblood - Wise Blood, These Wings EP


Lord Knows Best - Dirty Beaches, Badlands


Calgary - Bon Iver, Bon Iver, Bon Iver


Magic Fingers - Hands, single


Street Clothes - Fool's Gold, Leave No Trace


Blacks - Dawn Gold and Rosy Cross, Blow EP

Queen of The Press Club - Soft White Sixties, single

Ear About Town 

Jesse: Keith Richard's Life (audiobook)

Jaime: The Rosebuds, band history. Woods - The Rosebuds, Loud Planes Fly Low

Dawson: Darryl McDaniels (DMC of Run-DMC) story on the Moth Podcast

Guest Caller, Gunther: Just Jamm It - Breakfast Mountain, Hoooded 

Direct download: June_2011.mp3
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