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.

Monster Rally’s music is an escapist trip through exotica, hip-hop and dollar bin record samples, that feels like taking a trip to paradise without leaving your chair. And for the first My Mix episode in two years (!!!) Monster Rally's Ted Feighan comes on the Noise Pop Podcast to share a mix of songs that have inspired his music. Monster Rally Listen in as Feighan and host Adrian Spinelli listen to and discuss the finer points of Martin Denny, Madvillain, George Harrison and more. Monster Rally's My Mix Track List: 1. Martin Denny - "Sake Rock" 2. Madvillain - "Meatgrinder" 3. Fela Kuti - "Expensive Shit" 4. George Harrison - "All Things Must Pass" 5. Steely Dan - "Black Cow" 6. Monster Rally - "Sister Owls"


Monster Rally's My Mix Tracks

Martin Denny - "Sake Rock"
Madvillain - "Meatgrinder"
Fela Kuti - "Expensive Shit"
George Harrison - "All Things Must Pass"
Steely Dan - "Black Cow"
Monster Rally - "Sister Owls"


Other Tracks Heard In Episode

Baio - "Endless Rhythm" (Noise Pop Podcast Theme Song)
Monster Rally - "Shell Snake"

Direct download: NP_MyMix_MonsterRally_2019Oct_v03.mp3
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We took a short vacation, but are back with so much killer new music that's been dropping while we were gone. This is an eclectic mix, as always, featuring new indie rock releases, a stunning collaboration, one of the best rappers alive, a fresh face on the Bay Area scene, two important anniversaries and more. Track List: 1. Big Thief - “Not”, 2. Teebs feat. Panda Bear - “Studie", 3. Rapsody - “Cleo”, 4. Madison McFerrin - “Try” , 5. Black Marble - “Feels”, 6. Sour Widows - “Pilot Light”, 7. The Roots feat. Common - “Act Won (The Love Of My Life)”, 8. Shigeto - “River Bank Drive”


Other Tracks Heard In Episode
Baio - "Endless Rhtyhm" (Noise Pop Podcast Theme Song)
Salami Rose Joe Louis - "Cumulus Potion (For the Clouds to Sing)"
Big Thief - “Cattails”
Teebs - "Verbena Tea"
Rapsody - "Laila's Wisdom"
Madison McFerrin - "Shine"
Black Marble - "It's Immaterial"
Sour Widows - "Tommy"
The Roots - "Ain't Sayin' Nothin' New"
Shigeto - "The Line Up"
Salami Rose Joe Louis - “To Be Continued…”
Direct download: NP_Noisemakers_Sept_2019_-_mix_3.mp3
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Our Summer Round-Up episode takes you through the songs from all over the world that’ve been ringing through the speakers this summer. Lots of new albums on deck, some that just dropped, a conversation and LIVE performance from Aussie singer-songwriter Angie McMahon and A LOT of discoveries here. Track list: 1. Jay Som - “Tenderness” 2. Pivot Gang - “Hero” 3. Sui Zhen - “Perfect Place” 4. Thom Yorke - “Impossible Knots” 5. Angie McMahon - “Keeping Time” (LIVE) 6. Cosmo Sheldrake - “Wriggle” 7. Nate Mercereau - “Righteous Energy”


Other Tracks Heard in Episode:

Baio - "Endless Rhythm" (Noise Pop Podcast Theme Song)
Monster Rally - "Menagerie"
Jay Som - "Superbike"
Pivot Gang - "Colbert"
Sui Zhen - "Tuesday Sometimes"
Thom Yorke - "The Mother Lode"
Angie McMahon - "Missing Me"
Cosmo Sheldrake - "Come Along"
Nate Mercereau - "The Trees Are Starting to Have Personality"

Direct download: Noise_Pop_July_2019_-_mix_4.mp3
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On June 27th, the Noise Pop Podcast came to life at Betabrand's SF Podcast Theater on Valencia St, for a show featuring some of the best emerging artists coming out of the Bay Area. Tune in for conversations from that evening with host Adrian Spinelli and guests Taylor Vick of Boy Scouts, Mahawam's Malik Mays, Drew Banga and ZOLA, along with an intimate performance from each artist. Track list: 1. Boy Scouts - "Get Well Soon" 2. Mahawam - "Autobahn" 3. Boss Life Spence - "10K" (prod. by Drew Banga) 4. ZOLA - "Too Fast Too Soon"

Direct download: Noise_Pop_JULY_2019_mix_2.mp3
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At it's core, the Noise Pop Podcast is about discovery. And May's Noisemakers mix is a direct reflection of our passion for discovering and sharing the best music we come across every month. Hard-hitting rock and roll, mellow indie vibes, R&B, hip-hop, music from the Bay Area... it's all here. Enjoy! Episode Playlist: 1. Brijean - “Show And Tell” 2. Ramonda Hammer - “Better View” 3. Tank and The Bangas - “Hot Air Balloons” 4. Flying Lotus with Denzel Curry - “Black Balloons Reprise” 5. Fontaines D.C. - “The Lotts” 6. Crumb - “Ghostride” 7. Anna Wise & Xavier Omär - “Easy”

Direct download: noisemakers_may_2019_mix_3_-_insecure_edit.mp3
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We're back in April with a mix of new music and an interview with Aussie singer/songwriter Stella Donnelly. Stella sits down with Adrian ahead of her sold out show in San Francisco to talk about her recently-released debut LP, Beware of The Dogs, and to answer an age-old question: Why do Australians love the Simpsons so much? The April Noisemakers playlist features music from Stella, Oakland's Bells Atlas and a very international combination of acts from London to New Zealand. Tune In! Playlist: 1. Nilufer Yanya - “Paralysed” 2. Bells Atlas - “The Khamsa” 3. Stella Donnelly - “Tricks” 4. Alaskalaska - “Moon” 5. Aldous Harding -“The Barrel” 6. Hot Chip - “Hungry Child”

Direct download: Noise_Pop_April_2019_mix_5.mp3
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Our 4th annual SXSW episode is here and we're bringing you music and conversations with some of our standout artists from the festival. Guests include Katie Alice Greer of DC rock band Priests, drummer and electronic fusionist Zach Saginaw of Shigeto and Carly Bond of Oakland's dreamy indie project, Meernaa. Tune in for interviews and music from each, as well as songs from our two favorite discoveries of the festival.

Track List:

1. Priests - "Good Time Charlie",

2. Durand Jones & The Indications - "Long Way Home",

3. Shigeto - "The Line Up" (feat. Ian Fink),

4. Angie McMahon - "Keeping Time",

5. Meernaa - "Strange Life."

Direct download: npp20190327.mp3
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Back in 1993, Noise Pop Festival got started with the promise of "Five Bands For Five Bucks!" at The Kennel Club on Divisadero St. Now, 26 years later, over 150 artists grace the finest venues in San Francisco, Oakland and more, for the week-long affair. We crossed the city a couple of times to catch up with Anemone and Baths ahead of their NP Festival shows and then re-grouped with Noise Pop talent buyers James Lopez and Niki Bodemann, to talk about our favorite moments of the festival. Press play and follow along to a musical journey through 2019's Noise Pop Festival! Episode playlist: 1. Anemone - “Memory Lane” 2. Baths - “Clarence Difference” 3. Caroline Rose - “Soul No. 5” 4. Princess Nokia - “Tomboy” 5. Tourist - "Hearts”

Direct download: noise_pop_march_2019_mix_4.mp3
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It’s February and with Noise Pop Festival and SXSW on the horizon, we have a sneaking suspicion you’re pining for the best new releases that’ll feed your senses well into the year. This is why we’re here and the Noise Pop Podcast team raises you a world premiere from SF’s own Mikos Da Gawd from his debut album, ‘Hell Yeah Brother,’out March 4 on Text Me Records. You’ll hear Christian Scott aTunde Adjuah’s resurgent jazz sound; tribal-drum laden with warbles of brass and deliberate vocals from Saul Williams as well as the choice coupling of trenchantly lovelorn singer-songwriters Julia Jacklin and Faye Webster. We won’t steal production trio Planet Giza’s shine—but their latest track glows. Plus Helado Negro’s quietly ambrosial grooves and Mahawam’s mercurial electro hip-hop round out an exciting February slate. Press play.

Direct download: feb_noisemakers_mix_5.mp3
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Ahhh.. 2019 is here, which means it’s time for a fresh start, new experiences, and of course, looking ahead to a busy year of much-anticipated music. To kick things off, Berkeley-based Toro y Moi turn over a new leaf, breaking away from their pioneering hazy chillwave sound to lift our spirits with Outer Peace’s revitalized dance-driven jams. Sir Babygirl’s debut, Crush on Me, drowns us in a chaotic, cotton-candy infused Nickelodeon pop dream as she wails about euphoric infatuation and aching heartbreak (fittingly, it’ll be released the day after Valentine’s Day.) And DC’s Priests are back with the sinister, alluring prowl of The Seduction of Kansas that will surely leave you craving for more. Let’s dig in.

Direct download: noisemakers_jan_2019_mix_3.mp3
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