Tue, 21 August 2012
It’s been building for 3 months and now it’s finally here, the indie song of the summer! There are several ways to define a song as a great summer song: it can be carefree, sweet, propulsive, lazy, emotional, detached, it can be anything really. The one thing it must have is the collective acknowledgment that “this is the soundtrack to my season; this is what I'm going to remember summer 2012 by" . The following list of songs are what defined summer for many of us and based on the quality of the list it's clearly been a good year for music. So enjoy!
Wed, 8 August 2012
In this episode, the Noise Pop Team brings you bits and pieces from all over the web: from punk, to 60s garage rock, to hip hop . With new songs from established acts like Bob Mould to tracks from buzzed about and up-and-coming artists like Riff Raff, there is a little something for everybody in this one. For our next episode, Song of The Summer, we want to hear from you! Go to our KQED page and tell us your favorite song of this season. Just head over to KQED.org/Arts/Programs/Noisepop/ and in the comment section let us know what you want or think it'll be.
1. "Black Mold Grow" -- Levek, Look A Little Closer
6. "Breaker" -- Dalton, Dalton
7. "Today’s Supernatural" -- Animal Collective, Centipede Hz
8. "Lord Knows" -- Dum Dum Girls, End of Daze
9. "Plague" -- Crystal Castles, Single
10. "Terror Wrist" -- The Riff Raff, Mad Decent
11. "Hold Your Tongue and Listen" -- The Wearing, Single