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21 Feb 2019

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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    New Albums for 2019

    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.


  • Posted on 28 Jan 2019

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    Best Albums of 2018

    The end of the year is no doubt a time for rumination on the songs that spoke to us and speculating on which artists will continue to make an impact. In this episode, we bring closure by highlighting the best albums and songs of 2018; the soundtracks that manifested our own experiences. The year taught us to look inwardly, as in Charlotte Day Wilson’s “Doubt,” in which she contemplates leaving behind her vices. Love, she comes to realize, is one of them. Empathetically, Amen Dunes considers mythical heroism and the contradictions of the people we admire in “Miki Dora.” And the dashingly brazen “ Pearly Gates” by U.S. Girls evokes the macro message that the ostensibly pleasurable is the political. We won’t spoil the rest—2018: let’s wrap it up.

     

    Episode playlist: 1. Charlotte Day Wilson - “Doubt” from Stone Woman 2. Kaia Kater - “Grenades” from Grenades 3. Amen Dunes - “Miki Dora” from Freedom 4. U.S. Girls - “Pearly Gates” from In A Poem Unlimited 5. Lucy Dacus - “Yours & Mine” from Historian 6. DJ Koze - “Illumination”  (feat. Róisín Murphy) from knock knock 7. Janelle Monáe - “Crazy, Classic, Life” from Dirty Computer


  • Posted on 21 Dec 2018

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    Best of the Bay 2018

    Before we recap our top albums of the year from all over the map, it’s time to stay true to our roots and spread the wealth of the Bay-Area artists that made 2018 memorable. We’re hooked on Tune-Yards’ eclectic patchwork of vocal loops with a piercing message. The easygoing, hypnotic croons and jangly guitars of Spooky Mansion have us feeling nostalgic for that Indian Summer unique to SF. Then there’s the late-blooming self-discovery mixed with jazzy, ethereal rhythm in the latest from astronauts, etc. We’ve also sprinkled in some of that new-new Rexx Life Raj featuring E40. Plus more we know you’ll really dig, no matter where you are. Episode playlist: 1. ODIE - “Noise” 2. Zola - “Blood/Sugar” 3. Same Girls - “Inner Space” 4. Tune-Yards- “Colonizer” 5. astronauts, etc. - “Visitor” 6. Meernaa - “Good Luck” 7. Rexx Life Raj feat. E40 - “Sprinkle Me” 8. Spooky Mansion - “Alright”


  • Posted on 30 Nov 2018

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    Noisemakers October

    Getting a late year Noisemakers Mix out there before our year end episode in December! October's picks jump from LA-based IAN SWEET's indie rock to French hip-hop from MHD, the sounds of Bay Area troubadour Andrew St. James, electronic vibes from Yaeji and Beacon, our late year discovery of Caroline Rose and the dreamy sounds of The Marías.  

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    IAN SWEET - “Hiding”
    Beacon - “On Ice”
    Caroline Rose - “Jeannie Becomes A Mom”
    MHD - “Rouler”
    The Marías - “ABQ”
    Andrew St. James - “Life Inside The Mess You Made”
    Yaeji - “One More”
     
    For a list of all music and links referenced in this episode, visit us at noisepop.com/podcast !

  • Posted on 30 Oct 2018

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    Noisemakers September with Speedy Ortiz

    Speedy Ortiz's Sadie Dupuis joins this edition of Noisemakers to talk about her cover of Liz Phair's "Blood Keeper," her upcoming book of poetry and more. Five other tracks are also featured in the mix for a September six pack of tracks. Tune in and find more info and links at http://www.noisepop.com/podcast. Episode Track List: 1. Matthew Dear - "Horses" (feat. Tegan & Sara) 2. Mitski - "Nobody" 3. Colter Wall - "Thinkin' On A Woman" 4. DJDS - "New Grave" (feat. Kevin Drew & Kelly Zutrau) 5. Speedy Ortiz - "Blood Keeper" (Liz Phair cover) 6. R+R=NOW - "Awake To You"


  • Posted on 28 Sep 2018

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