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.

In just a few weeks, San Francisco will be inundated with great shows, night after night, in almost every venue around the city for six days straight. That's right, the Noise Pop Festival is back, and to get you excited (or help you narrow down with shows to see), we're playing tracks from some of the artists we're most excited for. The festival takes place all over the city, Feb 25-March 2. Tickets are still available (but going fast) at
Track list:

1. "Avant Gardener" -- Courtney Barnett, The Double EP: A Sea of Split Peas
2. "Time to Run" -- Lord Huron, Lonesome Dreams
3. "Swerve...The Reaping of All That Is Worthwhile (Noir Not Withstanding)" -- Shabazz Palazes, Black Up
4. "Where's the Indifference Now" -- Mark Mulcahy, Dear Mark J. Mulcahy, I Love You
5. "Feelin" -- DJ Rashad, Double Cup
6. "Green Aisles" -- Real Estate, Atlas
7. "Black Boots" -- Cold Cave, Sunflower
8. "Searching Through the Past" -- Bleached, Single
9. "Childhood's End" -- Majical Clouds, Impersonator
10. "Do What You Will" -- Papercuts, Fading Parade

Direct download: NP2014_Lineup_Podcsat.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:58am PDT

We're a couple weeks into the new year, which usually means two things: 1. we've broken our resolutions already and 2. we're getting excited for the year's new records. This episode, we've rounded up tracks from some of 2014's most anticipated new releases (okay, Dirty Gold came out a few weeks ago, but Angel Haze still deserves a spot on this list.)

Track list:

1. "Here It Comes" -- Painted Palms, Forever

2. "Lost Boys and Girls Club" -- Dum Dum Girls, Too True

3. "Scum, Rise" -- Protomartyr, Under Color of Official Right

4. "Haunt" -- Clams Casino, Instrumentals, Vol. 3

5. "Pauline Hawkins" -- Drive By Truckers, English Oceans

6. "Black Dahlia" -- Angel Haze, Dirty Gold

7. "Love Is To Die" -- Warpaint, Warpaint

8. "Mr. Wonderful" -- Saint Pepsi, Gin City 

9. "Pearly Gates" -- The Men, Tomorrow's Hits

10. "Remurdered" -- Mogwai, Rave Tapes

Direct download: Jan_2014_New_Music.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:41am PDT