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.

They say music is math, and we couldn't agree more. This episode explores the numbers behind some of the most unique rhythms in pop music. Sometimes we get bored with a typical four-to-the-floor beat, so we discuss and play some of our favorite pop songs of all time that utilize odd time signatures. And, for those of you who have no idea what a time signature is, we do a very quick explanation toward the beginning. Enjoy!

1. "7/4 (Shoreline)" -- Broken Social Scene, Broken Social Scene (7/4)
2. "Get Lucky" -- Daft Punk, Random Access Memory (4/4)
3."Waltz #2" -- Elliott Smith, XO (3/4)
4. "Come On Feel The Illinoise" -- Sufjan Stevens, Illinois (5/4 then 4/4/)
5. "Money" -- Pink Floyd, Dark Side of The Moon (7/4)
6. "Solsbury Hill" -- Peter Gabriel, Peter Gabriel (7/4)
7. "Walk on Air" -- Minus The Bear, Injustice (5/4)
8. "Ddiamondd" -- Battles, Mirrored (?)
9. "Pyramid Song" -- Radiohead, Amnesiac (?!?!?)
10. "Everything In It's Right Place" -- Radiohead, Kid A (10/4)

Direct download: Odd_Time_mp3.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:03pm PDT

We've dug up another batch of the 10 best songs swirling around the Internet this month. This episode is particularly eclectic, ranging from the pristine pop gems of Chvrches to the hypnotic beats of Bonobo, and then paying homage to the lyrical genius (and crudeness) of Danny Brown. Pop in your earbuds and enjoy this month's mix of new music.


1.  "Best of Friends" -- Palma Violets, 180

2. "Now Is Not The Time" -- Chvrches, Recover

3. "Someone Else" -- Pure X, Crawling Up The Stairs

4. "Lady You Shot Me" -- Har Mar Superstar, Bye Bye 17

5. "Cirrus" --  Bonobo, the North Borders

6. "Mirror" -- Weekend, Jinx

7. "God Made The World" -- Cold Cave, God Made The World

8. "Express Yourself" -- Danny Brown, single 

9. "With Her Shadow" -- Born Ruffians, TBD

10. "Childhood’s End" -- Majical Cloudz, Impersonator

Direct download: April_2013_Podcast.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:11pm PDT