Wed, 23 May 2012
A few weeks ago, NPR asked us to come up with a list of definitive Noise Pop (the genre) songs for their website, NPR.org. It was a tall order and a fascinating challenge for us, and of course, we eagerly accepted. With tunes from the early '70s to modern songs released just a few months ago on our radar, we studiously dove into the decades to find the top 100. We sorted them chronologically in order to to show the evolution of the sound. The full list will post on NPR later this month, but for now we've assembled a teaser podcast episode that chronicles the genre's migration over the past 4 decades. Enjoy this sampler platter and stay tuned for the announcement of the full list coming soon.
1. "Rock & Roll” – The Velvet Underground, Loaded (1970)
Tue, 8 May 2012
It's May, and while spring isn't technically over for another month or so, it's fair to say the search for the elusive song of the summer can officially begin. It might be a little too early to make the call, but Dawson thinks he's found a contender for that coveted title. Later this summer you can expect an episode that exclusively tackles this topic, but for now you can consider this a teaser. And either way, if these ten songs are any indication of the summer to come, you're going to like the sound of it. Enjoy this mix of 10 new songs you need to hear now...