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.
This is one of our favorite episodes of the year; the one where we get to announce the Treasure Island Music Festival Lineup. Treasure Island is a two-day festival that takes place in the middle of San Francisco Bay on October 15th and 16th. It brings together the best touring indie acts for one of the most unique experiences of the year. It’s also one of the only festivals to divide up the days between dance acts and rock acts. For the full lineup head over to the TIMF website, where you can also buy tickets. Listen as the NP team goes through the 2011 lineup and plays their favorite songs from various artists.

Walking on a Dream - Empire of the Sun, Walking on a Dream
Romantic Rights - Death From Above 1979, You’re a Woman, I’m a Machine
Need you Now - Cut Copy, Zonoscope
Fix Up Look Sharp - Dizzee Rascal,  Boy in da Corner
Computer Face//Being Pure - Flying Lotus, Cosmogramma
Sweetie and Shag - Battles, Gloss Drop
Dystopia - YACHT, Shangri-La
An Echo from the Hosts That Profess Infinitum - Shabazz Palaces, Black Up
I Need a Dollar - Aloe Blacc, Good Things

Home is a Fire - Death Cab For Cutie, Codes and Keys
Human Qualities - Explosions in the Sky, Take Care, Take Care, Take Care
Used to Be - Beach House, Devotion
Church on White - Stephen Malkmus & The Jicks, Stephen Malkmus
Live Those Days Tonight - Friendly Fires, Pala
Albatross - Wild Beasts, Smother
Undertow - Warpaint, The Fool
Coma Summer - Weekend, Sports

Direct download: Treasure_Island_Lineup.mp3
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What will be this year's indie song of the summer? On this episode of the Noise Pop Podcast Dawson, Jaime and Olivia look at all the possible contenders. Whether they're songs about lost love, carefree days, warm weather or being broke, all of these songs will undoubtedly be the sounds that bring back memories of summer 2011. 

"Stiil Sound" - Toro y Moi, Underneath the Pine

"Fever Dreams" - Nurses, Dracula

"Older" - Warm Weather, Dances

"Go Outside" - Cults, Cults

"Up, Up, UP" - Givers, In Light

"Pumped Up Kicks" - Foster the People, Torches

"East Harlem" - Beirut, The Rip Tide

"Great Move North" - Faces on Film, Some Weather

"True Loves" - Hooray For Earth, True Loves

"Money" - The Drums, Portamento

"Black Water" - Apparate, The Devil's Walk

Ear About Town

Dawson - Planet Money's podcast "Manufacturing The Song Of The Summer

Jaime -

Olivia - The U.S. launch of Spotify

Guest Caller, Jesse Fox: "Tonight You Belong To Me" - Eddie Vedder and Cat Power, Ukulele Songs

If you'd like to leave your Ear About Town (a musical conversation piece) leave a message on our hotline and we'll play it on air.  (585)4NOISE5 /  (585) 466-473. 

Direct download: Song_of_the_Summer.mp3
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The Noise Pop Podcast is proud to present a video collaboration with the the music website and video series Echolocale. These fine folks have an uncanny knack for capturing intimate and visually stunning performances from some of today's most groundbreaking artists. In this video Shannon and The Clams perform their song "Done With You" in one of the most surreal settings imaginable, Cakeland, a store front and art installation from Oakland artist Scott Hove. The room's playful yet dark aesthetic works perfectly with the bands paradoxical blend of doo-wop innocence and garage rock darkness. Enjoy the video and be sure to visit for more 

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