The Noise Pop PodcastAuthor: Noise Pop
21 Aug 2018

The Noise Pop Podcast

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The Noise Pop Podcast is a bi-monthly series showcasing noteworthy new releases from the independent and underground music scene, produced by Noise Pop: San Francisco’s favorite indie music, arts and film festival. We deliver episodes that are engaging, distinctive, and always rooted in the music we love, that we think you will too. Along with music recommendations, Host Adrian Spinelli (Paste Magazine, SF Chronicle, Fest300) interviews artists, tastemakers, and professionals from every corner of the indie music scene about recent music discoveries, and larger topics on the state of independent music and the process of writing and recording music.

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    Songs For Summer 2018

    While we firmly believe that the song of the summer is independent to you, we've picked six tracks to help influence your decision. Songs For Summer 2018 Playlist:

    1) U.S. Girls - Pearly Gates

    2) Sun June - Young

    3) Jay Worthy - Westside Party

    4) Jain - Star

    5) Pllush - Stuck To You
    6) Snail Mail - Pristine.
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  • Posted on 25 Jul 2018

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    Noisemakers June

    We're back with an extra large Noisemakers episode for June! Since it's been a few months since our last mix, we've got eight new tracks to share (and some extras). Dig in for new indie discoveries, Chicago hip-hop, an exciting multi-instrumentalist, vibey electronica and some Bay Area love! Track list: 1. Jazzanova - “Rain Makes the River” 2. Hana Vu - “Shallow” 3. Astronauts, etc. - “The Border" 4. Ric Wilson - “Split" 5. Meernaa - “Wildest Eyes" 6. Juliana Daugherty - “Baby Teeth" 7. Masego - “Lady Lady" 8. DJ Koze - “Pick Up" (find the full track list of all music in this episode and extra details at


    Video for FKJ feat. Masego - "Tadow"

  • Posted on 21 Jun 2018

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    Two Years Later: A Look At Whether Gender Parity Has Improved at Music Festivals

    Two years ago, we released an episode entitled "Where Are All The Female Festival Headliners?" which looked at the utter lack of big name female acts atop music festival bills, despite no shortage of qualified female-fronted acts to fit those slots. Journalist Alyssa Pereira (SFGate/SF Chronicle) joins host Adrian Spinelli once again, to look at how the festival industry has progressed...or hasn't, in the two years since. Also joining the show, is University of Chicago Data Scientist Rob Mitchum, whose festival gender balance-tracking data visualizations have appeared in Pitchfork for the past two years.

  • Posted on 12 May 2018

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    SXSW 2018 with Soccer Mommy, Hop Along, Caleborate and Ought

    Our annual SXSW episode is back with interviews with four of the festival's best artists: Sophie Allison of Brooklyn bedroom pop project Soccer Mommy, Frances Quinlan of Philadelphia-based Hop Along, Bay Area rapper Caleborate and Tim Darcy of Montreal band Ought. Listen in for a conversation and song selection from each of these SXSW standouts!

  • Posted on 23 Mar 2018

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    February Noisemakers and Cam O'bi

    February's mix features an interview with hip-hop producer Cam O'Bi (Chance The Rapper, Vic Mensa, SZA), as he gets ready to drop his debut solo album, Grown Ass Kid. Music featured in this episode includes Cam O'Bi's debut single, "Tenderheaded" (feat. Smino), the much-anticipated return of Philadelphia's Hop Along, Solange collaborator Starchild & The New Romantic, the return of Stephen Malkmus, sultry vibes from Dutch/Iranian singer Sevdaliza, the Chicago R&B of the fantastic Ravyn Lenae and our spirit animal, DJ Koze.


    1. Starchild & The New Romantic - "Language"

    2. Hop Along - "How Simple"

    3. Ravyn Lenae - "Sticky"

    4. Stephen Malkmus & The Jicks - "Middle America"

    5. Sevdaliza - "Human"

    Interview with Cam O'bi

    6. Cam O’Bi - "Tenderheaded" (feat. Smino)

    7. DJ Koze - "Seeing Aliens"

  • Posted on 24 Feb 2018


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