The Noise Pop Podcast
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.
Noisemakers April with Stella DonnellyApr 23, 2019 44:27
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”
SXSW 2019 DispatchMar 27, 2019 50:58
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.
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."
Noise Pop Festival 2019 HighlightsMar 12, 2019 41:29
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”
Noisemakers February 2019Feb 26, 2019 38:09
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.
New Albums for 2019Jan 28, 2019 31:39
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.
Best Albums of 2018Dec 21, 2018 46:52
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
Best of the Bay 2018Nov 30, 2018 43:43
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”
Noisemakers OctoberOct 30, 2018 33:30
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.Track List: 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 !
Noisemakers September with Speedy OrtizSep 28, 2018 45:04
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"
Noisemakers AugustAug 30, 2018 37:33
Description:A new monthly mix with seven tracks from some of our summer festival faves, Nashville psych folk, Compton electro, SF classics, an intriguing supergroup and more... Tracklist: 1) Liz Cooper & the Stampede - "Motions", 2) Janelle Monáe - "Screwed" (feat. Zoë Kravitz), 3)Channel Tres - "Topdown", 4) boygenius - "Bite The Hand", 5) Dizzy - "Stars and Moons", 6) The Dodos - "Forum", 7) Geotic - "Gondolier".
Songs For Summer 2018Jul 25, 2018 30:02
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 - Star5) Pllush - Stuck To You 6) Snail Mail - Pristine. Visit noisepop.com/podcast for more info and links mentioned in episode.
Noisemakers JuneJun 21, 2018 41:23
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 noisepop.com/podcast)
Two Years Later: A Look At Whether Gender Parity Has Improved at Music FestivalsMay 12, 2018 35:11
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.
SXSW 2018 with Soccer Mommy, Hop Along, Caleborate and OughtMar 23, 2018 52:01
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!
February Noisemakers and Cam O'biFeb 24, 2018 43:30
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"
Noisemakers JanuaryJan 19, 2018 41:17
The first Noisemakers mix of the year features seven tracks to kickstart your music listening in 2018. We'll share music from Richmond, VA singer Lucy Dacus, Nashville's Liza Anne, Montreal post-punk band Ought, Miami electro-soul starlet Sabrina Claudio, indie-rock demigods Wolf Parade, a nod to the classics by the Black Eyed Peas and new music from Canadian synth pop group Young Galaxy. For a full track list and more, visit http://noisepop.com/podcast.
Lucy Dacus - "Addiction." Historian, Matador, 2018.
Liza Anne - "Paranoia." Fine But Dying, Arts & Crafts, 2018
Ought - "These 3 Things." Room Inside The World, Merge, 2018.
Sabrina Claudio - "Unravel Me." About Time, SC Entertainment, 2017.
Wolf Parade - "Valley Boy." Cry Cry Cry, Sub Pop, 2017
Black Eyed Peas - "STREET LIVIN'." STREET LIVIN' (single), Interscope, 2018.
Young Galaxy - "Under My Wing." Down Time, self released, 2018.
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Songs and Album of The YearDec 23, 2017 57:44
On the final episode of the year, we're joined by Kevin Morby, whose album City Music is the Noise Pop Podcast's Album of the Year. Also on this episode, Jessi Frick of Father/Daughter Records and Nastia Voynovskaya of KQEDArts share their song of the year picks, along with picks from Adrian (Host), Colin (producer) and Kevin Morby.
1) 1-O.A.K. - "Lost & Found" (Nastia's pick)
2) Mount Eerie - "Real Death" (Colin's pick)
3) Jay Som - "One More Time, Please" (Jessi's pick)
4) SZA - "Broken Clocks" (Adrian's pick)
5) Aldous Harding - "Imagining My Man" (Kevin's pick)
6) Kevin Morby - "Come To Me Now" (off of City Music)
Best Bay Area Albums of 2017Dec 7, 2017 41:24
One constant in the Bay Area music scene for the past few years has been flux. Artists coming and going and prevalent styles always evolving. But if 2017 showed us anything, it's that the Bay is a fruitful haven for independent music and artists. Listen in as the Noise Pop Podcast counts down the Top 6 Local Albums of the year plus one EP. Check out noisepop.com/podcast for a full track list and additional info.
Noisemakers November MixNov 17, 2017 41:12
The final Noisemakers mix of the year features new cuts, local shouts and a saucy remix of one of our favorites, by one of our favorites. Dig into our last fresh batch of tracks before our back-to-back Best Music of The Year episodes!
Playlist: 1) Sunflower Bean - “I Was A Fool” 2) Jonti - “Tokorats” 3) Ela Minus - “Ceremony” 4) Field Medic - “uuu” 5) Tom Misch - “Movie” 6) Antwon - “What I Do” (prod. by Kaytranada) 7) Kaitlyn Aurelia Smith (Four Tet remix) - “I Will Make Room For You”
Noisemakers October MixOct 27, 2017 43:51
Description:The second to last Noisemakers Mix of 2017 is here with eight new tracks for your listening pleasure. Playlist: 1. Rapsody - "Laila's Wisdom" 2. Weaves - "Gasoline" 3. Open Mike Eagle - "(How Could Anybody) Feel At Home 4. Kaitlyn Aurelia Smith - "In The World But Not Of The World" 5. P-Lo - "Much More" 6. Kelela - "Frontline" 7. Hamilton Leithauser ft. Angel Olsen - "Heartstruck (Wildhunger)" 8. Shigeto - "There's A Vibe Tonight"
My Mix: Fantastic NegritoOct 13, 2017 01:03:35
Grammy Award Winner Fantastic Negrito joins the podcast for the next installation in the My Mix series. The Oakland native sits down with Host Adrian Spinelli to talk about and listen to the music that has inspired his career from Delta Blues great Robert Johnson to rapper Kendrick Lamar. The NPR Tiny Desk Contest winner also discusses music from his Grammy-winning album, The Last Days of Oakland, and more. Fantastic Negrito's Mix: 1. Skip James - “Hard Time Killing Floor Blues” 2. Robert Johnson - Preachin’ Blues (Up Jumped The Devil)” 3. Kendrick Lamar - “The Blacker The Berry” 4. Rev. Utah Smith - “(I Want)Two Wings” 5. Fantastic Negrito - “Rant Rushmore”
(Graphic Image credit: Adrian Spinelli)
Noisemakers: September MixSep 30, 2017 30:34
The Noisemakers September Mix settles back down in a danceable groove with some stellar collaborations, lots of Bay Area love and one of our favorite discoveries of the year. Chill, relax, and let this one flow. 1) Kurt Vile & Courtney Barnett - "Over Everything,” 2) Caleborate - “Soul,” 3) Ibeyi - “Me Voy (feat. Mala Rodríguez),” 4) Hazel English - “Love Is Dead,” 5) Mount Kimbie - “Delta,” 6) ymtk - “Fall in Place.”
Putting The "Noise" Back In Noise PopSep 15, 2017 49:29
Engineer and co-producer Colin Peden sits in for Adrian and plays some songs of the louder persuasion. You'll hear metal, punk, synth music and synth punk cuts, that are definitely putting the "noise" back in Noise Pop. Turn your listening device of choice up and tweet our guest host Colin (@colinpeden) with anything within reason. Full Playlist: 1) Zeal & Ardor - “Blood in the River” 2) Street Eaters - “Witch” 3) Chelsea Wolfe - “The Culling” 4) Circle - “Sick Child” 5) Mark Cone - “Scum Like ‘Em” 6) Cormorant - “The Devourer” 7) Kaitlyn Aurelia Smith & Suzanne Ciani - “Closed Circuit”
Indie Song of the SummerSep 1, 2017 31:58
Throw everything you think you know about the Song of The Summer out the door and instead, listen in to our picks for the INDIE Song of the Summer! You'll hear cuts from Alvvays, Ariel Pink, House of Feelings feat. Shamir, Rexx Life Raj, Kevin Morby, Ratboys and Tom Misch. Listen in and tweet our host Adrian (@AGSpinelli) with your picks for the Indie Song of the Summer too!
Noisemakers: August MixAug 11, 2017 35:38
This month's mix is a wave of peaking emotions, that travels across just about every ocean on the globe. 1. Big Thief - “Mythological Beauty,” 2.Twin Peaks - “Tossing Tears,” 3.Gold Class - “Get Yours,” 4. Yaeji - “Noonside,” 5.Yellow Days - “Hurt In Love,” 6. Jordan Rakei - “Sorceress,” 7. Yussef Kamaal - “Yo Chavez.”
Outside Lands 10th Anniversary PreviewJul 26, 2017 34:54
Outside Lands Festival's 10th Anniversary is going down from Aug 11-13 and our preview highlights some of our favorite acts on the bill. Listen in for cuts from Queens of the Stone Age, Mondo Cozmo, Bomba Estéreo, Dr. Octagon, Thundercat, Hundred Waters and Kaytranada. See you at Golden Gate Park!
Noisemakers Summer MixJul 12, 2017 39:03
The Noisemakers Summer Mix is a blend of different styles currently popping off as summer is underway. The mix includes music from Kevin Morby, Japanese Breakfast, Low Hums, Wiki, Camp Cope, Palehound and Moses Sumney. While this episode was recorded in SF, it was mixed and mastered in a lakeside cabin outside of Austin, TX. Let the sunshine in!
Lost Treasures: June 2017Jun 28, 2017 42:12
Sometimes the best new music was right under our noses and we never noticed. Lost Treasures are classic cuts that slipped through the cracks over the years. LSometimes the best new music was right under our noses and we never noticed. Lost Treasures are classic cuts that slipped through the cracks over the years. Listen in as we re-discover tracks from All Natural, Department of Eagles, White Denim, Damon Albarn, Hard Mix, Diplo feat Martina Topley-Bird and Aloe Blacc.isten in as we re-discover tracks from All Natural, Department of Eagles, White Denim, Damon Albarn, Hard Mix, Diplo feat Martina Topley-Bird and Aloe Blacc.
Noisemakers June 2017Jun 14, 2017 33:57
June's Noisemakers Mix takes us into summer with rising singer-songwriter Kacey Johansing, Everything Is Recorded's first single featuring Sampha, LA via Houston rapper De'Wayne Jackson, Atlanta folk singer Faye Webster, Montreal's Doldrums, soulful wunderkind Steve Lacy and most excellent NOLA jazz trumpeter Christian Scott.
Noisemakers East Bay Live!May 24, 2017 58:05
In this live edition of Noisemakers, we're joined by three of the East Bay's most notable up and coming artists in Xiomara, Madeline Kenney and 1-O.A.K. Listen in for intimate performances and conversations with our guests, from an event that took place at Oakland's Starline Social Club on Thursday, April 6th.
May 2017 NoisemakersMay 10, 2017 28:26
May's Noisemakers Mix opens up with a single from Chastity Belt's excellent upcoming album. We play a cut from Baths side project, Geotic, and introduce Bay Area industrial rock band Houses of Heaven. The latest release from Montreal's TOPS flows into the most accessible cut we've heard from Shabazz palaces yet and the mix rounds out with a track from Brooklyn's Nick Hakim, whose debut album is our most anticipated of the month.
Noisemakers April 2017Apr 26, 2017 38:10
The April Noisemakers mix is a most eclectic one, with tracks from Australia's Rolling Blackouts Coastal Fever, LA's psychedelic singer Steady Holiday. San Francisco's Spooky Mansion, outlaw country singer Jamie Wyatt and more.
Noise Pop Podcast at SXSW 2017Mar 29, 2017 45:08
Description:From deep in the heart of SXSW, Host Adrian Spinelli interviews San Fermin’s Ellis Ludwig-Leone, all three members of Khruangbin, and Bay Area rapper Rex Life Raj about the constant hustle of SXSW as well as their current projects. You'll hear tracks from all three of these artists…and get a couple more selections from some of Adrian’s live favorites at SXSW.
Noisemakers LIVE! at Noise Pop 25Mar 15, 2017 30:45
LIVE from Swedish American Hall, March's Noisemakers episode was recorded in front of a live audience as part of Noise Pop Festival's 25th Anniversary. Episode features interviews and performances with Diet Cig, Rayana Jay and Andrew St. James.
Noise Pop Podcast | February NoisemakersFeb 22, 2017 33:48
Description:We've filled this month's Noisemakers to the brim with tracks from some of our favorite up-and-comers like Gabriel Garzón-Montano and Priests, new songs from Future Islands and Grammy winner Terrace Martin, plus our must-play picks from this year's Noise Pop Festival line-up. Track List: MJ Lallo - "Before Brazil" (under Live 105 ad) Baio - "Endless Rhythm" (Noise Pop Podcast theme song) Gabriel Garzón-Montano - "Sour Mango" Gabriel Garzón-Montano - "6, 8" (sample) Drake - "Jungle" (sample) Priests - "Nothing Feels Natural" Ty Segall - "Orange Color Queen" Japanese Breakfast- "Rugged Country" Vince Staples - "Bag Bak" Future Islands - "Ran" Kendrick Lamar - "Complexion" (sample) Terrace Martin - "Curly Martin" (feat. Robert Glasper, Thundercat & Ronald Bruner Jr.)
Noisemakers: January 2017Jan 26, 2017 28:56
We're kicking 2017 off with a new batch of Noisemakers. Track selections include new music from The XX and Bonobo, gems from Kadhja Bonet and Sampha, and a tribute to the late great William Onyeabor.
Baio - “Endless Rhythm" (Noise Pop Podcast theme song)
The XX - "Dangerous"
Kadhja Bonet - "Honeycomb"
Bonobo - "Grains"
Sampha - "Blood On Me"
William Onyeabor - "Atomic Bomb"
Best Songs of 2016Dec 21, 2016 37:07
The entire episode is dedicated to our favorite songs released in 2016, featuring picks from our production team (Adrian, Ashleyanne, and Dawson), and guest picks by Jay Som's Melina Duterte, Day Wave's Jackson Phillips, Bells Atlas' Sandra Lawson-Ndu, and journalist Alyssa Pereira.
Noisemakers: November 2016Nov 22, 2016 34:19
The November Noisemakers mix features new tracks from Australian electro soul duo Kllo, indie rock stalwarts Dirty Projectors, San Francisco's Jay Som, Allen Tate of San Fermin, rising indie band Forth Wanderers, trip-hop duo Rituals of Mine and soul-saving rap from Run The Jewels.
Noisemakers: October 2016Oct 28, 2016 29:08
October's Noisemakers features new music from indietronic duo Sylvan Esso, Norwegian super-producer Lido, Ghostly International artist Black Marble, Oakland rapper Kamaiyah, soul singer Rayana Jay and the NYC indie rock stylings of Hamilton Leithauser + Rostam.
Baio - "Endless Rhythm" (Noise Pop Podcast Theme Song)
Sylvan Esso - "Radio"
Lido - "Murder"
Black Marble - "It’s Conditional"
Kamaiyah - "How Does it Feel"
Rayana Jay - "Sleepy Brown" (Prod. by Mikos Da Gawd)
Hamilton Leithauser + Rostam - "1959" (feat. Angel Deradoorian)
My Mix: CaleborateOct 20, 2016 49:52
No Bay Area rapper is buzzing harder than Berkeley's Caleborate right now. On this session of our My Mix series, Caleborate breaks down the artists and songs that have influenced his latest LP, 1993, and deconstructs one of his own tracks with host Adrian Spinelli.
Noisemakers: September 2016Sep 30, 2016 27:42
This month's Noisemakers features English trip-pop band Babeheaven, Jenny Lewis' new supergroup Nice As Fuck, NY via Philly indie rock outfit Field Mouse, Psych-dance Aussies Jagwar Ma, the South American tribal electronica of Nicole Cruz and Chicago rapper Noname.
Treasure Island at 10Sep 21, 2016 14:21
Power outages. Bridge closures. Ferris Wheels. They’re all a part of the founding story of the Treasure Island Music Festival. In honor of the fest’s 10th anniversary, we bring you a behind-the-scenes look into how the festival came to be, featuring stories from the people who made that first year happen: Kevin Arnold, Mary Conde, Stacy Horne, and Jordan Kurland.
Baio “Endless Rhythm”
Thievery Corporation “2001 Spliff Odyssey"
Four Tet “She Just Likes to Fight”
DJ Shadow “Changeling”
Tycho “Send and Receive”
Thievery Corporation “The Cosmic Game”
Gotan Project “Notas”
Four Tet “Sing”
Tycho “Past is Prologue”
Noisemakers: August 2016Aug 24, 2016 31:37
This month's Noisemakers features Hip-hop-meets-Brazilian-music supergroup Brookzill, Richmond's singer Lucy Dacus, Bay Area rapper Caleborate, Chicago soul singer Jamila Woods, Olga Bell of The Dirty Projectors and Brooklyn indie band Slothrust.
Tracklist:Baio - “Endless Rhythm” (Noise Pop Podcast theme song) Brookzill - “Saudade Songbook” Lucy Dacus - “Map On A Wall” Caleborate - “Kaytra” Caleborate, Pell, & Sylvan Lecue - “Options” Jamila Woods - “Blk Girl Soldier” Olga Bell - “Incitation” Olga Bell - “Randomness” Slothrust - “Horseshoe Crab”
Noisemakers: July 2016Jul 28, 2016 27:05
Description:We bring you the best new tracks that have been blowing up our speakers this past month, including the latest from The Avalanches, Blood Orange, Bells Atlas, Car Seat Headrest, Kemba and Flock of Dimes. Tracklist: Baio - "Endless Rhythm" (Noise Pop Podcast theme song) The Avalanches - "Because I'm Me (feat. Camp Lo)" Blood Orange - "Best To You (feat. Empress Of) Bells Atlas - "All Is Well" Car Seat Headrest - "Destroyed By Hippie Powers" Kemba - "The New Black Theory" Flock Of Dimes - "Semaphore"
My Mix: Thao NguyenJul 14, 2016 42:47
Thao & The Get Down Stay Down frontwoman, Thao Nguyen, joins us in the studio for another installment of My Mix. Thao takes us through songs that inspired her while creating her most recent album, A Man Alive, including cuts from Digable Planets, The Pixies, Run The Jewels, and Missy Elliott. She also leads us through the songwriting and composition process behind one of her own tracks.Tracklist: Baio - "Endless Rhythm" (Noise Pop Podcast Theme Song)= Thao & The Get Down Stay Down - "Guts" Digable Planets - "Swoon Units" Pixies - "Hey" Run The Jewels - "Crown" Missy "Misdemeanor" Elliott - "The Rain (Supa Dupa Fly)" Thao & The Get Down Stay Down - "Hand to God" Thao & The Get Down Stay Down - "Nobody Dies"
Noisemakers: On The RoadJun 29, 2016 28:45
What does it sound like to hit the open road with one of America's biggest music festivals as the destination? Find out on this month’s Noisemakers. For this episode, we’ve reviewed 5,000 miles-worth of the best road trip tracks, bringing you our top favorites as well as some highlights from this year’s Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival. Plus, we’ll speak with Con Brio's Ziek McCarter to get a touring band’s perspective on what makes up their perfect road trip playlist. Here's to the road ahead!
"Endless Rhythm" - Baio (NP Podcast theme song)
“Polar Opposites” - Modest Mouse
“Connie” - El Ten Eleven
“Kiss the Sun” - Con Brio
“Never Run Away” - Kurt Vile
“I’m an Outlaw” - Kurt Vile
“The Knock” - Hop Along
“Tibetan Pop Stars” - Hop Along
“The World (is Going Up in Flames)” - Charles Bradley
“Changes” - Charles Bradley
“Truckin’” - The Grateful Dead
“Touch of Grey” - Dead & Co.
Sample KitchenJun 21, 2016 17:26
Sampling is a way to revive classic recordings to ensure that they remain timeless. The Noise Pop Sample Kitchen looks at how masters of the craft, like J-Dilla, DJ Shadow, and Meat Beat Manifesto, cleverly wove in samples to construct rich and layered compositions and established conversations within the music that spanned decades. Author and journalist Tamara Palmer joins in on the conversation.
Baio - "Endless Rhythm" (Noise Pop Podcast theme song)
Cut Chemist - "The Garden"
DJ Shadow - "Mutual Slump"
J Dilla - "Light My Fire"
A Tribe Called Quest - "Find a Way"
TOWA TEI - "Technova ft. Bebel Gilberto"
Janet Jackson - "Got ’Til It’s Gone ft. Q-Tip & Joni Mitchell"
Meat Beat Manifesto - "Radio Babylon"
Bobby Byrd - "Hot Pants"
Boney M. - "Rivers of Babylon"
Prodigy - "Charity"
The Future Sound of London - "Papua New Guinea"
Sahara - "Stay Here"
Noisemakers: Summer BBQ JamsJun 1, 2016 28:59
What's a good Summer BBQ without an essential playlist to set the vibe? In this Noisemakers, we share tracks from Big Thief, Twin Peaks, Chance The Rapper, Kaytranada and A Giant Dog, that all belong on the soundtrack to your grilled meats & veggies and cold beer in the sunshine. Plus a visit from ex-host Dawson Ludwig.
Baio - "Endless Rhythm" (Noise Pop Podcast Theme Song)
Big Thief - "Humans"
Big Thief - "Masterpiece"
Twin Peaks - "Heavenly Showers"
Twin Peaks - "My Boys"
Chance the Rapper - "All We Got" (ft. Kanye West & Chicago Children's Choir)
Chance the Rapper - "Blessings"
KAYTRANADA - "Leave Me Alone" (ft. Shay Lia)
KAYTRANADA - "BULLETS" (ft. Little Dragon)
A Giant Dog - "Sex & Drugs"
The Polyphonic Spree - "It’s the Sun"
Architecture in Helsinki - "Heart it Races"
Where Are The Female Headliners?May 19, 2016 27:29
This summer, millions of people will party at music festivals around the world and yet again, there's a glaring absence of women at the top of these festival lineups. What's going on here? Guest Alyssa Pereira (@alyspereira) of SFGate joins host Adrian Spinelli (@AGSpinelli) to discuss what mechanisms are in play that continue to prevent female-fronted acts from owning the tops of festival bills, and possible ways to disrupt the trend.
TracklistBaio - "Endless Rhythm
Tokimonsta - "Darkest (Dim)" Rihanna - "Needed Me" Adele - "Send My Love (to Your New Lover)" Aretha Franklin - "Rock Steady" Taylor Swift - "Shake it Off" Fleetwood Mac - "Dreams" Bjork - "Virus (Hudson Mohawke Peaches and Guacamol Remix)" Sia - "Elastic Heart" The Fugees - "Ready or Not" Aretha Franklin - "Respect" Links mentioned in episode LA Times Article Quoted Glastonbury Lineup Desert Trip Revenue Breakdown in Forbes
Noisemakers: April 2016Apr 27, 2016 28:03
Jessy Lanza's new album, Oh No, is out May 13th on Hyperdub Records. Jessy joins us as our guest in this Noisemakers series episode to breaks down her track "VV Violence." We also highlight tracks from releases due out in May from ANOHNI, White Lung, Mutual Benefit and a little something extra.Noisemakers Tracklist: 1. ANOHNI - "Drone Bomb Me" 2. White Lung - "Kiss Me When I Bleed" 3. Mutual Benefit - "Lost Dreamers" 4. Jessy Lanza - "VV Violence" 5. Hiatus Kayiote - "Laputa" (taylor McFerrin remix feat. Anderson .Paak) Additional Tracks Featured: Baio - "Endless Rhythm" (Noise Pop Podcast theme song) ANOHNI - "4 Degrees" Hudson Mohawke - "Chimes" White Lung - "Hungry" Jessy Lanza - "Strange Emotion" Notes and references Pitchfork Interview with ANOHNI "Drone Bomb Me" video
Taylor McFerrin's 'Early Riser' album link
My Mix: QuanticApr 14, 2016 41:32
In the 2nd installment of our My Mix series, we sat down with Quantic's Will Holland. A true eclectic musician, Holland has been at the forefront of the electronic fusion movement, straddling genres from hip-hop and latin funk & soul to cumbia, trip-hop and more across 18 releases. The Quantic bandleader played a globally-minded Mix for us that ranged from James Brown to Ecuadorian-based producer Nicola Cruz. There's much to discover in this journey through the music that has inspired Quantic's sound. Dig into My Mix, with Quantic.Featured Tracks Quantic's Mix Goldie - "Inner City Life" (7:00) Gildardo Montoya - "Bahia Solano" (12:20) Nicola Cruz - "La Cosecha" (16:11) James Brown - "People Get Up and Drive Your Funky Soul" (24:00) King Tubby - "A Living Dub" (30:57) Quantic - "A Life Worth Living" ft. U-Roy & Alice Russell (33:48) Other Featured Songs Baio - "Endless Rhythm" (Noise Pop Podcast Theme Song) (0:41) Quantic - "Absence Heard/Presence Felt" (1:05) Quantic and His Combo Barbaro - "So Long" ft. Alice Russell (1:20) Quantic and His Combo Barbaro - "Mas Pán" - (2:09) Quantic and His Combo Barbaro - Regi Bugalu - (6:00) The Quantic Soul Orchestra - "Pushin’ On" ft. Alice Russell (27:54) Quantic - "Creation (East L.A.)" (29:02)) Quantic - "Absence Heard/Presence Felt"
Noisemakers: SXSW EditionMar 24, 2016 25:39
Description:In this edition of the Noisemakers series, host Adrian Spinelli ventured to Austin's SXSW Festival to connect with four standout artists. A song from each artist is featured, along with interviews discussing the nuances of each cut. The episode features New York psych rock band Sunflower Bean, Bay Area rapper Nef The Pharaoh, English singer/producer Låpsley and New York ruckus rock duo Diet Cig. All made a strong impression at the festival and together make up Noisemakers, SXSW edition.
Track list:Sunflower Bean - "Easier Said" Nef The Pharaoh - "Come Pick Me Up" Låpsley - "Falling Short" Diet Cig - "Harvard" Baio - "Endless Rhythm" (Opening Theme) Broken Social Scene - "Mossbreaker" (background audio in intro) Notes: * NME's C-86 mixtape * Sunflower Bean's "Easier Said" video * Nef The Pharoah EP
Standouts from Noise Pop Fest 2016Mar 8, 2016 22:57
Description:Noise Pop Festival took over San Francisco's best clubs and concert halls for a week and a half this past February. While we navigated from The Independent to The Warfield, from the Rickshaw to Swedish American Hall and then some, we made some stops along the way to bring you interviews with some promising up and comers at the fest in Day Wave, HEARTWATCH and Hazel and English and a Noise Pop festival veteran in former Walkmen frontman Hamilton Leithauser. Listen in as we explore how Noise Pop Fest continues to play a role for in the careers of artists, before, during and after their rise up the ranks. Songs featured: - HEARTWATCH - "Bored At Best" - HEARTWATCH - "Faultlines" - Day Wave - "Drag" - Hazel English - "Never Going Home" - Day Wave - "Stuck" - Hazel English - "Fix" - Hazel English" - "It's Not Real" - The Walkmen - "The Rat" - Hamilton Leithauser - "11 O'Clock Friday Night" - Hamilton Leithauser - "Alexandra" - Baio - "Endless Rhythm" (NP Podcast theme song) Link to upcoming Day Wave World tour dates
Noisemakers: February 2016Feb 24, 2016 29:13
We bring you back to the nuts and bolts of the Noise Pop Podcast with five song selections that we've been burning on. From indie rock and hip-hop to IDM and dancehall, this episode is an eclectic journey from our speakers to your ears. This is Noise Makers for February, 2016.
My Mix: Anthony Ferraro of Astronauts, etc.Feb 11, 2016 36:32
In the first edition of our "My Mix" series, the Noise Pop Podcast ventures into the Oakland home of Astronauts, etc. frontman Anthony Ferraro. Ferraro — who is also the touring keyboard player for Toro y Moi — breaks into his record collection and takes us on a musical journey through some of his influences. Like our own private DJ Set, My Mix gives us a window into the building blocks of the astronauts, etc. sound and uncovers clues into what the future holds for the rising band.
Baio - "Endless Rhythm"
Graham Nash - "Better Days"
Arthur Verocai - "Na Boca Do Sol"
Minnie Riperton - "Les Fleurs"
Lô Borges - "Não Se Apague Esta Noite"
Astronauts, etc - "Upward Swing"
The Sounds of BrazilJan 28, 2016 21:55
It's hard to deny the influence that Brazilian music and culture have had on contemporary artists, across all genres. But what is it specifically about Brazil that makes its sounds pop up regularly in the music that we love? Thievery Corporation's Rob Garza and Trails and Ways' Keith Brower-Brown guest on this episode, and weigh-in on how the sound and culture of Brazil has affected them and their music, as we take you through a deep dive into "The Sounds of Brazil."
New Albums For Your New YearJan 13, 2016 24:59
In this episode, four imminent 2016 releases are highlighted: Albums from LA rapper/singer Anderson .Paak, Canadian minimal electro-pop duo Junior Boys, Brooklyn electro-pop outfit School of Seven Bells and San Francisco indie folk band Thao And The Get Down Stay Down are teased and extolled.
Best Songs of 2015 (Hello/Goodbye)Dec 18, 2015 33:17
The end of the year; the end of an era. The Best Songs of 2015 E acts as a year in review as well as an ushering in of the new host and a farewell to the old hosts: Dawson, Jesse, Jaime and Olivia. Listen as old and new voices say goodbye to 2015 with their single favorite track of the year.
Enjoy the episode!
Track Listing:”Depreston" - Courtney Barnett, Sometimes I Sit and Think, and Sometimes I Just Sit (Dawson’s pick) ”Venus Fly" - Grimes feat. Janelle Monáe, Art Angels (Jaime's pick) ”Paris" - Fickle Friends, Velvet EP (Olivia's pick) ”TIWYG" - Savages, Adore Life (Casey's pick) ”Someday" - Julien Baker Sprained Ankle (Jesse's pick) ”Borders" - Knife Pleats Hat Bark Beach (Ashleyanne's pick) ”Blacker The Berry" - Kendrick Lamar To Pimp A Butterfly (Adrian's pick)
An UpdateNov 24, 2015 03:17
Music nerds, lend me your ears! We know we've been quiet lately so we wanted to give you a quick update on the podcast. A hint... good, ambitious things.
Best of The Blogs, July 2015Jul 29, 2015 38:27
We’ve reached the halfway point of summer and there are already some solid contenders for Song of the Summer, there might even be a few in this batch. This month we continue to track the best new music released online, cherry picking the very best for you. There’s new music from Beach House, Alice Glass of Crystal Castles and Chvchres
Enjoy the mix!
Track Listing:”Chili Town" - Hinds, single ”Oh Baby" - Micachu and the Shapes, Good Sad Happy Bad ”Sparks" - Beach House, Depression Cherry ”Norf Norf" - Vince Staples, Summertime ‘06 ”Everyday" - Diane Coffee, Everybody’s a Good Dog ”Stillbirth" - Alice Glass, single ”Leave a Trace" - Chrvches, Every Open Eye ”Gunga Din" - The Libertines, Anthem for Doomed Youth ”That Kind of Girl" - All Dogs, Kicking Every Day ”Book of Love" - Fraser A. Gorman, single
Best of the Blogs, June 2015Jun 24, 2015 39:30
Every month we scour the deepest corners of the internet to find the best and most influential new music that's circulating between blogs and social media. This month we have new songs from a Boss’ed out Destroyer… and Titus Andronicus, a driving synth anthem from HEALTH, and a meditation on jealousy by Widowspeak.
Enjoy the mix!
Track Listing:”Creature" - It Looks Sad., Kaiju ”Dream Lover" - Destroyer, Poison Season ”Apple Cherry" - Nao, February 15 EP ”Before the World Was Big" - Girlpool, Before the World Was Big ”Fatal Flaw" - Titus Andronicus, The Most Lamentable Tragedy ”High on Love" - Class Actress, Movies ”Girls" - Widowspeak, All Yours ”Windows" - Donnie Trumpet & The Social Experiment, Surf ”Stonefist" - HEALTH, Death Magic ”No No No" - Beirut, No No No
Best of the Blogs, May 2015May 23, 2015 47:05
The deluge of new music released each month can be overwhelming, even for the most obsessive music consumer. Fortunately, you have us to help you separate the wheat from the chaff. Enjoy this mix of the best new music released online over the past 4 weeks. This episode features new music from Leon Bridges, No Joy, Run The Jewels and more.
Enjoy the mix!
Track Listing:”Seeds” — Moses Sumney, “Seeds" 7” ”Waitress” — Hop Along, “Painted Shut” ”Bust No Moves” — Run The Jewels ft. Cuz, “Single” ”Moon In My Mouth” — No Joy, “More Faithful” ”River” — Leon Bridges, “Coming Home” ”Got Your Money” — Twin Peaks, “Record Store Day B Side” ”I Admit I’m Scared” — Eskimeaux, “O.K.” ”Surrender” — Briana Marela, “All Around Us” ”Cowboy Guilt” — Torres, “Sprinter” ”Garden of Lavender” — Sun Kil Moon, “Universal Themes”
Best of the Blogs, April 2015Apr 22, 2015 41:26
Spring has sprung and we are well into a year of some really impressive music. This podcast episode catches up on the best tracks released over the past month. There’s new music from Hudson Mohawke, The Mountain Goats, The Sandwitches and more. Dig in and enjoy
Track Listing:”’Cause I’m A Man” -- Tame Impala, ,Currents ”’Ryderz” -- Hudson Mohawke, ,Lantern ”’My Terracotta Heart” -- Blur, The Magic Whip ”’PRPLMTV” -- Jackson Scott, ,Sunshine Redux ”’Step Brother City” -- Someone Still Loves You Boris Yeltsin, ,The High Country “Heel Turn 2” -- The Mountain Goats, Beat The Champ “1999” -- Active Child, Mercy “Can’t Keep Checking My Phone” -- Unknown Mortal Orchestra, Multi-Love “Play It Again Dick” -- The Sandwitches, Our Toast “IN FILMS” -- Chromatics, Single
Best of the Blogs, March 2015Mar 11, 2015 44:16
So far 2015 is on pace to be one of the better pop music years in recent memory (2009 is still reigning champ). This past month we’ve seen new singles Waxahatchee, Courtney Barnett and Lord Huron. This episode gives a taste of all the great music released over the past 4 weeks. Dig into the monthly best of the blogs episode.
Track Listing:"Web” — Thee Oh Sees, Mutilator Defeated At Last "Ratchet Commandments” — Tink, Single "Under A Rock” — Waxahatchee, Ivy Tripp "Behind The Couch” — n e s s Single "Fool For Love” — Lord Huron, Strange Trails ”Depreston” — Courtney Barnett, Single ”Dissolve” — Absofacto, Single ”First Light” — Django Django, Born Under Saturn "Sagres” — Tallest Man on Earth, Dark Bird Is Home
Best of the Blogs, February 2015Feb 26, 2015 48:34
Every month we scour the deepest corners of the Internet to find the best and most influential new music that’s circulating between blogs and social media. This month we have new songs from Bjork, Speedy Ortiz and Sufjan Stevens
Track Listing:”Raising The Skate” — Speedy Ortiz, Foil Deer ”No Shade in the Shadow of the Cross” — Sufjan Stevens, Carrie & Lowell ”History of Touches (Ridu Remix)” — Bjork, Vulnicara ”Chateau Lobby #4 (in C for Two Virgins)” — Father John Misty, I Love You, Honeybear ”Just Like You” — Chromatics,Dear Tommy ”Jungle” — Drake, “If You’re Reading This it’s Too Late ”fourfiveseconds — Rihanna, Kanye West and Paul McCartney, sSngle ”Lifted Up” — Passion Pit, Kindred ”Fear and Fury” - Pallbearer, Single ”Philomena” - The Decemberists, What a Terrible World, What a Beautiful World
IndiefidelityFeb 12, 2015 49:31
Lies, love triangles, deceit, indie rock! Just in time for Valentine's Day, this podcast episode explores the dark corners of infidelity in indie rock. We've got song writers who do the cheating (Fiona Apple), we've got poor sad saps being cheated on, howling at the moon in despair (Pedro The Lion). It's going to be a dark, albeit juicy, hour of music. Enjoy!
Track Listing:"Bad Diary Days" - Pedro The Lion, It's Hard To Find A Friend "Yeah! Oh Yeah!" - The Magnetic Fields, 69 Love Songs "Sacrilege" - Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Mosquito "House of Cards" - Radiohead, In Rainbows "Criminal" - Fiona Apple, Tidal "Don't Explain" - Cat Power, Jukeobx "Gravity" - Whitest Boy Alive, Rules "Does He Love You" - Rilo Kiley, More Adventurous "Another Man's Vine" - Tom Waits, Blood Money
Noise Pop Festival 2015Jan 22, 2015 47:14
The Noise Pop Festival is celebrating its 23rd anniversary this February. The festival takes place in music venues and theaters all over the Bay Area with the best independent music, art and films. On this episode the Noise Pop Podcast team, sheds their objectivity and shares their favorite songs from their favorite artists on the lineup. Enjoy a taste of this massive lineup and get started on planning your week.
For more information check out: http://noisepop.com/2015/
Track Listing:”Under The Milky Way” - The Church, Starfish ”Chinese New Year” - SALES, SALES EP ”Verona” - Geographer, Animal Shapes ”How Good Does It Feel“ - Empires, Orphan ”Moves” - The New Pornographers, Together ”Repeat Pleasure” - How To Dress Well, What Is This Heart?” ”Back Baby” - Jessica Pratt, On Your Own Again ”Nowhere To Go” - Tony Molina, Dissed and Dismissed ”Waswasa” - Six Organs of Admittance, Ascent ”Girls” - Slow Magic, Single ”Nausea” - Craft Spells, Nausea
Best of the Blogs, January 2015Jan 8, 2015 34:24
Despite all the attention on year-end lists, there was a remarkable amount of new music released last month. We’ve pulled the best of the best and laid them out in this episode for you. We’ve got new music from Panda Bear, Modest Mouse, D’Angelo and more.
Enjoy the mix!
Track Listing:”Somewhere” - Eastern Shift, Single "Lanai” - You Blew It!, Pioneer of Nothing "Lampshades On Fire" - Modest Mouse, Strangers to Ourselves "Really Love" - D’Angelo, Black Messiah ”Bubs" - AG Cook & Oneohtrix Point Never, Single "Boys Latin" - Panda Bear, Panda Bear Meets the Grim Reaper "Billions of Eyes” - Lady Lamb The Beekeeper, After "Ham Sandwich” - Shabazz Palaces, Single "Postcard # 1” - Jens Lekman, Single “A Kick To The Face”- Male Bonding, Single
The Best Songs of 2014Dec 17, 2014 54:29
2014 has been one hell of a year for music. On this episode we take a look back at the trends that emerged, the artists who stood out, and the songs we loved. We also chat with some of our favorite artists and guests, including Washed Out, Lindsay Zoladz of New York Magazine, St. Lucia, and BANKS, to share their picks for favorite track of 2014. Enjoy the episode, and have a happy new year!
Track Listing:"Lemonade" - Sophie, Single (Painted Palm’s Pick) "Scum, Rise" - ProtoMartyr, Under Color of Official Right (Dawson Ludwig’s Pick) "A Place Like This" - Majid Jordan, A Place Like This (EP) (BANKS’ Pick) "Silver Line" - Lykke Li, I Never Learn (St. Lucia’s Pick) "Birthday Song" - Frankie Cosmos, Zentropy (Rose Ludwig’s Pick) "Heavenly Father" - Bon Iver, Wish I Was Here Soundtrack (Asgeir’s Pick) "Passing Out Pieces" - Mac DeMarco, Salad Days (The Growler’s Pick) "Say Your Love Me" - Jessie Ware, Tough Love (Jesse David Fox's Pick) "Flawless (Remix)" - Beyoncé featuring Nicki Minaj, Single (Lindsay Zoladz’ s Pick) "Trainwreck 1979" - Death From Above 1979, The Physical World (Casey Newlin’s Pick) "Queen" - Perfume Genius, Too Bright (David Steele’s Pick) "Seasons (Waiting On You)" - Future Islands, Singles (Washed Out’s Pick) "Two Weeks" - FKA Twigs, LP1 (Noise Pop’s Pick)
Best of the Blogs, December 2014Dec 3, 2014 41:16
Too busy to keep up with the best new music? Let us (the Noise Pop Podcast) do all the work for you. Each month we hand select the best new music buzzing around the Internet. This episode includes new music from Jamie xx, Sun Kil Moon, Interpol and more.
Track Listing:"Every Night" - Hannah Diamond, Single "What is What" - Interpol, Everything Is Wrong Single "Tell Me" - Giraffage, No Reason EP "Continental Shelf" - Viet CongSingle "Name That Thing" - Chumped, Teenage Retirement "Take My Side" - WIll Butler, Policy "Heavy" - William Ryan Fritch, Revisionist "Hollywood" - Tobias Jesso Jr. Hollywood "Sunrise" - Jamie xx, Continuoum "The Possum" - Sun Kil Moon, Single
Going Home (For the Holidays)Nov 24, 2014 44:57
Many of us will be traveling home for the Thanksgiving this week, which can be either bitter or sweet (or both). We decided to provide a soundtrack to the experinece while you wait in security lines or drive down interstates - from Yo La Tengo to Bright Eyes to Ageir, this mix will be your guide through all the emotions you’ll be experience as you head home for the holidays
Enjoy the episode!
Track Listing:"While We Walk Home Tonight" - Thanksgiving, The Ghost and the Eyes with Trees in The Ground Outside the Window “Coming Home” - Leon Bridges, single “Hometown Waltz” - Rufus Wainwright, Want Two “Devil Town” - Bright Eyes, The Late Great Daniel Johnston: Discovered Covered “Goin’Home” - Dan Auerbach, Keep it Hid “Going Home” - Asgeir, In The Silence “I Feel Like Going Home” - Yo La Tengo, I Am Not Afraid of You and I Will Beat Your Ass “Indian Summer” - Beat Happening, Jamboree “Via Chicago” - Wilco, Summerteeth “Head Home” - Midlake, The Trials of Van Occupanther
Best of the Blogs, November 2014Nov 11, 2014 56:19
Dig into the best that the internet has to offer. This month’s mix provides new music from Parquet Courts, Panda Bear, Run The Jewels and some admittedly challenging material toward the end of the episode from Arca and Pharmakon.
Enjoy the mix!
Track Listing:“Better Man” – Leon Bridges, Single “Radio On” – Ex Hex, Rips “There’s No Love” – Moon Boots, Single “Uncast Shadow of a Southern Myth” - Parquet Courts, Content Nausea “Holding” – Grouper, Ruins “Call” - Les Sins, Michael “Mr Noah” - Panda Bear, Mr Noah “Picture Me Gone” - Ariel Pink, Pom Pom "Close Your Eyes (And Count to Fuck)" [ft. Zack De La Rocha] - Run the Jewels, Run The Jewels 2 “Thievery” – Arca, Xen “Intent or Instinct” – Pharmakon, Bestial Burden “So Fine” - Kill Frenzy, Taylr Swft
Musical BeefsOct 22, 2014 41:14
Musicians are a passionate bunch, they love hard and can, arguably, hate even harder. Sometimes that hatred is directed at fellow musicians with the end result being uncomfortable tabloid fuel. This episode of the Noise Pop Podcast covers those musical beefs and the culture that surrounds them. From the recent Mark Kozelek and War On Drugs scuffle, to the well-documented rivalry between the Brian Jonestown Massacre and The Dandy Warhols, this podcast covers the gamut of feuding musicians. Enjoy
Best of the Blogs, October 2014Oct 6, 2014 01:00:25
Description:Stay ahead of the curve and keep up with all the best new music as it’s being released. This monthly mix of the best new tracks online features new songs by Thom Yorke, Aphex Twin, Perfume Genius, Flying Lotus and more...
Enjoy the mix!
Track Listing:“Getting It On” - SALES, SALES EP “Magic Mountain” - The Drums, Encyclopedia “Coronus, The Terminator”- Flying Lotus, You’re Dead! “No One is Lost” - Stars, No One is Lost “syro u473t8+e [141.98][piezoluminescense mix]” - Aphex Twin, Syro “Lovely Day” - Alt-j, This Is All Yours “Manhattan (Real Slow Remix)” - Gallant, Single “Can’t Do Without You (Tale of Us & Mano Le Tough Remix)” - Caribou, Single “Buffalo Nickel” - Allah-Las, Worship The Sun “Guess Again!” - Thom Yorke, Tomorrow’s Modern Boxes “Snow In Newark” - Ryan Hemsworth, Last Gang / Secret Songs “This Isn’t Real” - CHAMP, This Isn’t Real EP “Fool” - Perfume Genius, Too Bright “Everyone And Us” - Peaking Lights, Cosmic Logic “Back to the Shack” - Weezer, Everything Will Be Alright in the End
Hardly Strictly Bluegrass 2014Sep 19, 2014 42:31
Hardly Strictly Bluegrass is once again coming to Golden Gate Park, October 3rd-5th, and to commemorate HSB 2014 we’ve put together a podcast stuff with a selection of our favorites. It isn’t strictly all bluegrass, but that’s to be expected. We’ve got new tracks from New Orleans outfit Jon Batiste and Stay Human, an incredibly catchy The Apache Relay tune, an old Noise Pop favorite from Hurray For Riff Raff, and more...
Enjoy the mix!
Track Listing:"Express Yourself (Say Yes)" - Jon Batiste and Stay Human, Social Music "Invisible" - Steve Earle and The Dukes, The Low Highway "The Car" - Built to Spill, Single "Young Blood Blues" - Hurray For The Riff Raff, Young Blood Blues The Long Way" - Sister Sparrow and The Dirty Birds, Fight EP "Katie Queen of Tennessee" - The Apache Relay, Apache Relay "Flowering" - Jeff Tweedy, Sukierae "Richard Ramirez Died Today of Natural Causes" - Sun Kil Moon, Benji "Taking Chances" - Sharon Van Etten, Are We There "Zigzagging Toward the Light" - Conor Oberst, Upside Down Mountain "You Go Down Smooth" - Lake Street Dive, Live at the Lizard Lounge
Best of the Blogs, September 2014Sep 7, 2014 56:25
Every month we scour the deepest corners of the internet to find the best and most influential new music that's circulating between blogs and social media. This month we have new songs from a glammed out Ty Segal, a monster track from TNGHT producer Hudson Mowhake and a beautiful ballad from songstress Jessie Ware.
Enjoy the mix!
Track Listing:"Lines" - Whirr, Sway "Dream On" - Rustie, Green Language "Hey QT" - QT, Single "The Clock" - Ty Segall, Manipulator "Another" - Bewilderbeast, Still/Alive "Chimes" - Hudson Mohwake, Chimes EP "Hold Still" - Slow Magic, How To Run Away "How We Be" - Sinkane, Mean Love Progress" - Francisco The Man, Loose Ends "1000 Seasons" - The Rentals, Lost In Alphaville "Share It Al" - Jessie Ware, Tough Love "Color Decay" - Júníus Meyvant, This Is Icelandic Indie Music, Vol. 2 "The Chase" - SOHN, Single "Across The Water" - Vashti Bunyan, Heartleap "Gem Landing" - Ellie Herring, Single
The Best Instrumental SongsAug 21, 2014 37:44
Who needs lyrics? There are so many great songs that kill the vocals and let the rest of the band do the talking. This episode celebrates some of the best instrumental songs in rock, pop, and electronic. The one rule we applied to this is that the artist has to historically be a vocal-fronted band (i.e. no Dick Dale, Explosions in The Sky, Budos Band, etc…). So, enjoy! We’ll leave you with the immortal lyrics of a saccharine late 80’s country hit “...you say it best, when you say nothing at all”
Track Listing:Yoga Means Union - Ambulance LTD, Ambulance LTD I Am Citizen Insane - Radiohead, COM LAG (2plus2isfive The Commercial, - Wire, Pink Flag “Det Du Tänker Idag Är Du Imorn” - Dungen, Ta Det Lungt “Theme For A Pretty Girl That Makes You Believe God Exists” - Eels, Blinking Lights and Other Revelations “Swarfiga” - Kasabian, Ryder Pauper Lunatic Asylum “45:33” - LCD Soundsystem, 45:33 “Everyone’s A VIP To Someone” - The Go! Team, Thunder, Lightning, Strike “Bron Yr Aur” - Led Zepplin, Physical Graffiti “Year of the Dragon” - Sufjan Stevens (Arranged by Nico Muhly), Run Rabbit Run “Cecilia Ann” - PIxies, Bossanova
Best of the Blogs, August 2014Aug 5, 2014 01:02:57
Last month was a busy one for music blogs, there was just so much great new music released - this playlist features selections of the best of those songs, from Jessie Ware, Death from Above 1979, Tennis, and great new singles from Bon Iver, Saint Pepsi and more...
Enjoy the mix!
Track Listing:“Edo Method” -- The Bilinda Butchers,Heaven “Can't Do Without You” -- Caribou, Our Love “Trainwreck” -- Death From Above 1979, The Physical World “Fiona Coyne” -- Saint Pepsi, Fiona Coyne / Fall Harder “Metric” -- Phosphene, Phosphene “Heavenly Father” -- Bon Iver, Wish I Was Here (Soundtrack) “Girls” -- Slow Magic, Single “Tough Love” -- Jessie Ware, Tough Love “Dangerous Days” -- Zola Jesus, Taiga “TRUE” -- Operators, Single “East of Eden” -- Zella Day, Single “Bluets” -- Suno Deko, Single “King of the Fall” --The Weeknd, Single “Preacher” -- Dana Buoy, Preacher “Never Work for Free” -- Tennis, Ritual in Repeat
Song of the Summer 2014Jul 16, 2014 42:43
We're well into summer now, which means it's time for one of our favorite episodes - song of the summer. We're playing our picks for the best indie summer anthems. We've also highlighted one song to reign supreme as the actual song of the summer, it's still a little early to tell, but these picks are definitely your best bets for summer songs you won't mind hearing over and over.
Track Listing:“Chandelier” -- Sia, 1000 Forms of Fear “Seasons (Waiting On You)” -- Future Islands, Singles “To the Top” -- Twin Shadow, Single “Go” -- Grimes, Single “Do You” -- Spoon, They Want My Soul “Call” -- Francesco Yates, Single “OctaHate” -- Ryn Weaver, Single “Talking Backwards” -- Real Estate, Atlas “Sadie Hawkins” -- Katie Kate, Nation “I'm Not Part of Me” -- Cloud Nothings, Here and Nowhere Else
4th of July BBQ playlistJul 2, 2014 01:16:39
The perfect summer BBQ is a sum of all its parts: sunshine, grill, good company, and the perfect playlist. Lucky for you, we’ve taken care of one of those elements for you. The Noise Pop Podcast has put in the work and assembled the ultimate Fourth of July BBQ playlist for you. This hour long playlist follows the ebb and flow of a summer gathering, from the initial excitement, to the gradual climax and then chilled out afterglow. Enjoy!
Track Listing:"Losing You” — Solange, True “San Francisco” - Foxygen, We Are The 21st Century Ambassadors of Peace & Magic “Jump In The Line (Shake Senora)” — Harry Belafonte, Jump Up Calypso “Feels Like We Only Go Backwards” — Tame Impala, Lonerism “CIA” — Christian Bland and The Revelators, Pig Boat Blues “New Theory” — Washed Out, Life of Leisure “In The Summertime” — Mungo Jerry, In The Summertime “Let’s Go Surfing” — The Drums, The Drums “Me Gustas Tu” — Manu Chao, Próxima Estación: Esperanza “Next Time Around” — Little Joy, Little Joy “Seed 2.0” — The Roots, Phrenology “Cheap Beer” — FIDLAR. FIDLAR “Higher Ground” — TNGHT, EP “Vivrant Thing” — Q-Tip, Amplified “P*ssy” — Brazilian Girls, Brazilian Girls “QueenS” — THEESatisfaction, awE naturalE "Every Day Should Be A Holiday” — Dandy Warhols, The Dandy Warhols Come Down “Something About You” — Terry Malts, Killing Time “Weight” — Mikal Cronin, MCII “If She Wants Me” — Belle and Sebastian, Dear Catastrophe Waitress “Orange Blossoms” — Gardens & Villa, Gardens & Villa “Blue Hawaii” — ASTR, Varsity EP
Treasure Island 2014 Lineup AnnouncementJun 17, 2014 40:21
The Treasure Island Music Festival returns to the Bay, October 18 and 19. The lineup has just been announced and to celebrate, the Noise Pop Podcast is picking their 10 favorite songs from this year's lineup and setting the scene for you. For tickets and more information head to the Treasure Island website. See you on the island!
TV On The Radio
The New Pornographers
Track Listing:"B.o.B." -- Outkast, Stankonia "Brill Bruisers" -- New Pornographers, Brill Bruisers "Busy Earnin'" -- Jungle, Single "MS" -- Alt-J, An Awesome Wave "Waiting Game" -- BANKS, London "It All Feels Right" -- Washed Out, Paracosm "DLZ" -- TV on the Radio, Dear Science "Fields" --XXYYXX, XXYYXX "All You're Waiting For" -- Classixx, Hanging Gardens "Teardrop" -- Massive Attack, Mezzanine
Best of the Blogs, June 2015Jun 3, 2014 53:17
Keeping up with all the new music that gets released can be overwhelming, there are simply too many options. It’s a full time job to stay on top of it all... fortunately we’ve got the Cliff Notes version for you. The Noise Pop Podcast offers a monthly mix of the absolute best songs that have been released online over the past month. This mix features new music from NP Podcast favorites, Parquet Courts and the hauntingly beautiful JJ, with her most accessible single to date. Follow along with the track list and enjoy the best new music swirling around the internet right now.
1. “Goddess (Jerome LOL Edit)” - Banks, Single
2. “Down On My Luck” - Vic Mensa, Single
3. “Komorebi” - Craft Spells, Nauseau
4. “I Don’t Know You Anymore” - Bob Mould, Beauty & Ruin
6. “Alkaline” - Papertwin, Vox Humana EP
7. “Suffering You, Suffering Me” - SlowClub, Complete Surrender
9. “They Come In Gold” - Shabazz Palaces, Lese Majesty
10. “Hotel” - The Antlers, Familiars
11. “All White Everything” - JJ, V
Indie Music + Musical TheoryMay 22, 2014 35:39
Description:We know major chords make us feel happy, and minor chords make us feel sad. But beyond that, there is so much more to the composition of a song; it's a careful construction that can conjure up a variety of emotions, from anxiety to exuberance. So this episode, we're diving into the theory behind the songs we love and finding out what makes them so good from a technical perspective. We decided to do this topic after reading the following articles about music criticism and composition. Check them out: Daily Beast article chastising the nature of music criticism Slate article using music theory to deconstruct Katy Perry's Teenage Dream Track list: 1. “Don't Play With Guns” -- Black Angels, Indigo Meadow 2. “Blue Moon” -- Beck, Morning Phase 3. “About to Die” -- Dirty Projectors, Swing Lo Magellan 4. “Birthday Song” -- Frankie Cosmos, Zentropy 5. “Water Me” -- FKA twigs, EP2 6. “Broken Heart” -- Dr. Dog, B-Room 7. “Girlfriend” -- Ty Segall, Melted
May 2014May 7, 2014 57:44
With so many new tracks in circulation recently, we've had a hard time narrowing down our choices for each episode. So we did things a little differently this episode and created a playlist for you, played all the way through with no interruptions. As much as we love to talk, we'll let the music speak for itself this time. New tracks from Wye Oak, Twin Shadow, Thee Oh Sees (surprisingly!) and a nod to the late DJ Rashad.
1. “Coffee” - Sylvan Esso, Sylvan Esso
2. “Eurydice” - The Pains of Being Pure at Heart, Days of Abandon
3. “Drop” - Thee Oh Sees Drop
4. “Fade White” - Baths Ocean Death EP
5. “Water Fountain” - Tune-Yards, Nikki Nack
6. “Running Wild” - La Sera, Hour of the Dawn
7. “The Tower” - Wye Oak, Shriek
8. “Like You Used To” - Kidnap Kid, Stronger EP
9. “To The Top” - Twin Shadow, single
10.”Attachment” - Hannah Diamond, single
11. “Waterfall” - Fear of Men, Loom EP
12. “Black Diamond” - Ayer, single
13. “Ascii Bott” - Percussions, text
14. “I’m Gone” - DJ Rashad, Just A Taste
A Taxing Time of YearApr 15, 2014 39:05
Description:Ah tax season. It's dramatic for most Americans - the dread, the procrastination, the thrill of a refund, the defeat of an audit. We've rounded up some of our favorite tax and money themed songs to get you through April 15 and to let you know you aren't alone. In fact, we've even thrown in some tales of a few artists who may hate tax time even more than you do.
1. "Taxman" -- The Beatles, Revolver
2. "What If We All Stopped Paying Taxes" -- Sharon Jones and the Dap Kings, Impeach the Precedent
3. "Gonna Make My Own Money" -- Deap Vally, Get Deap!
4. "1040 Blues" -- Robert Cray, Shame + A Sin
5. "Consumerism" -- Lauryn Hill, Single
6. "Who'll Buy My Memories" -- Willie Nelson, The IRS Tapes: Who'll Buy My Memories
7. "Free Money" -- Patti Smith, Horses
8. "Blame It on Cain " -- Elvis Costello, My Aim Is True
9. "Money Trees" -- Kendrick Lamar, good kid, m.A.A.d city
10. "Sunny Afternoon" -- The Kinks, Face to Face11. "9 to 5" -- Dolly Parton, 9 to 5 and Odd Jobs
Meta SongsMar 25, 2014 39:13
It's no surprise that musicians find inspiration in other musicians from time to time. Sometimes that inspiration even earns a shoutout - whether it be in the form of a copied lyric or lick, an homage or a diss. This episode we're playing some of our favorite songs that feature all of the above, from Drake to Okkervil River.
1. "Gimme Sympathy" -- Metric, Fantasies
2. "Plus Ones" -- Okkervil River, The Stage Names
3. "Blonde on Blonde" -- Nada Surf, Let Go
4. "Ben Lee" -- Ataris, Single
5. "Let It Rain" -- Tilly and the Wall, Wild Like Children
6. "Worst Behavior" -- Drake, Nothing Was the Same
7. "Jump" -- Rihanna, Unapologetic
8. "Let's Make Love and Listen to Death from Above" -- CSS, Cansei de Ser Sexy
9. "Feel Good Inc." -- Gorillaz, Demon Days
10. "All I Want" -- LCD Soundsystem, This Is Happening
March 2014Mar 12, 2014 47:41
We had a really hard time narrowing down our choices for new music this week, so we packed this playlist a little more full than usual. This episode features tracks from emerging favorites Cathedrals, Kill J and Franke Cosmos, as well as some new music from some of our favorite indie veterans, Woods, How to Dress Well and Avey Tare.
1. "Bullet" -- Kill J, Single
2. "Birthday Song" -- Franke Cosmos, Zentropy
3. "Words I Don't Remember" -- How to Dress Well, Single
4. "Baby" -- Saint Pepsi, Gin City
5. "Next Level" -- Pool Cosby, Can't Wait
6. "Moving to the Left" -- Woods, With Light and With Love
7. "Interference Fits" -- Perfect Pussy, Say Yes to Love
8. "White Wash " -- Halcyon Drive, Single
9. "Cavity" -- Hundred Waters, N/A
10. "Busy Earning" -- JUNGLE., Single11. "Little Fang" -- Slasher Flicks., Enter the Slasher House 12. "Harlem" -- Cathedrals, Single
February 2014Feb 27, 2014 37:00
Well, after last week's trip down Heartbreaking Memories Lane, we thought we'd pick things up a bit with a selection of new tracks making noise in the last couple weeks. This week's episode features single release from Emily King and YACHT, cuts off promising new records from Future Islands and Angel Olsen, and lots of other indie goodness.
1. "Slow Down" -- EMBRZ, EMBRZ
2. "Passing Out Pieces" -- Mac Demarco, Salad Days
3. "Plastic Soul" -- YACHT, Single
4. "Distance" -- Emily King, Single
5. "Good Sex" -- Kevin Drew, Darlings
6. "Seasons (Waiting On You) " -- Future Islands, Singles
7. "Chinese New Year " -- SALES, Renee/Tonka Time 7”
8. "Hot Tonight " -- Tokyo Police Club, Forcefield
9. "I’m Not Part of Me" -- Cloud Nothings, Here and Nowhere Else
10. "Forgiven/Forgotten" -- Angel Olsen, Unfuck the Word
It’s Complicated: Love Songs of Agony and EcstasyFeb 11, 2014 42:29
Valentine's day is a special time. It's an opportunity to spoil your sweetheart, buy them roses and chocolate, take them out to dinner and celebrate how much you love them. That is, of course, unless the dinner turn into a public fight over how disappointed you are in each other. Love is complicated, and it can bring out the ugly in us. Lucky for us that ugliness can translate into some truly great music. This episode, we won't be playing a soundtrack for your romantic evening; instead, we're paying homage to the darker and more depressing side of love. You may still want to purchase chocolates for this one, just plan to eat them all yourself.
1. "No Children" -- The Mountain Goats, Tallahassee
2. "Valentine" -- Fiona Apple, The Idler Wheel Is Wiser Than the Driver of the Screw and Whipping Cords Will Serve You More Than Ropes Will Ever Do
3. "Wildest Moments" -- Jessie Ware, Devotion
4. "What Sarah Said" -- Death Cab for Cutie, Plans
5. "Confessions, Pt. II" -- Usher, Confessions
6. "Absolutely Cuckoo" -- Magnetic Fields, 69 Love Songs
7. "Girlfriend In a Coma" -- The Smiths, Strangeways, Here We Come
8. "Carry Me Ohio" -- Sun Kil Moon, Ghosts of the Great Highway
9. "Ex-Factor" -- Lauryn Hill, The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill
10. "You’re the Good Things" -- Modest Mouse, Night on the Sun
Noise Pop 2014 Lineup RoundupJan 30, 2014 41:55
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 noisepop.com
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
January 2014Jan 14, 2014 46:00
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.)
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
Alternative Christmas MixDec 18, 2013 36:57
Good tidings! The Noise Pop Podcast got you a gift - a reprieve from the same old holiday music you hear every season. We've assembled our favorite alternative Christmas songs and put them together in a mix that covers the full range of emotions the holidays can bring on. Put this mix on while you're bundled up next to a fire or unwrapping presents. Happy holidays and we'll see you in 2014
1. "Lumberjack Christmas / No One Can Save You From Christmases Past" -- Sufjan Stevens, Silver & Gold
2. "Christmas in Prison" -- John Prine, A John Prine Christmas
3. "A Change at Christmas (Say It Isn't So)" -- The Flaming Lips, Ego Tripping At The Gates of Hell EP
4. "I Wish It Was Christmas Today" -- Julian Casablancas, Single
5. "Everything Is One Big Christmas Tree" -- The Magnetic Fields, Realism
6. "Christmas Card From A Hooker In Minneapolis" -- Tom Waits, Used Songs
7. "It's Christmas Now" -- The Wearing, Single
8. "Merry Christmas (I Don't Want To Fight Tonight)" -- The Ramones, Brain Drain
9. "Green Grows The Holly" -- Calexico, Holidays Rule
10. "Just Like Christmas" -- Low, Christmas
11. "King Knight" -- Salem, King Night
Best Songs of 2013Dec 7, 2013 01:10:29
Description:2013 was an exceptional year in music, arguably one of the best in years. As sad as we are to see it go, we are so delighted to round up our yearly favorites for this episode. We packed this playlist full of the top songs swarming around the internet and our own weekly playlists, we also asked a few friends to chime in with their own selections.
1. "Counting" -- Autre Ne Veut, Anxiety 2. "New Slaves" -- Kanye West, Yeezus 3. "Byegone" -- Volcano Choir, Repave 4. "The Hunter" -- On and On, Give In 5. "Royals" -- Lorde, The Love Club EP 6. "Collard Greens" -- Schoolboy Q, Oxymoron 7. "Dream House " -- Deafheaven, Sunbather 8. "Good Ass Intro" -- Chance the Rapper, Acid Rap 9. "Mother We Share" -- Chvrches, The Bones of What You Believe 10. "She Will" -- Savages, Silence Yourself 11. "Save" -- Glenn Jackson, Morning Swim 12. "When a Fire Starts to Burn" -- Disclosure, Settle 13. "Retrograde" -- James Blake, Overgrown 14. "Three Days" -- Rhye, Woman 15. "Now I’m All Messed Up" -- Tegan and Sara, Heartthrob
Thanksgiving 2013 - The Best Unsung Songs of the YearNov 20, 2013 41:59
The episode where we give thanks to the songs that got away. This is a mix dedicated to the best tracks of the year that flew under the radar. Sometimes they were quietly old acts in new clothes, other times they were brand new artists, regardless of the reason these songs are stellar and were sorely underrepresented in the blogosphere and hype machine. This mix also acts as a sort of best track of the year (b-side) mix. So get ready for the season of ‘best of…”
1. “That Awful Sound” -- Jackson Scott, Melbourne
2. “Get It” -- Run The Jewels, Run The Jewels
3. “Mean Streets” -- Tennis, Small Sound EP
4. “Bathroom Laughter” -- Pissed Jeans, Honeys
5. “Living Lens” -- Mountains, Centralia
6. “On Fraternity” -- Dead Girlfriends, Stop Pretending EP
7. “Ego” -- Mr. Carmack, single
8. “Kerou’s Lament” -- Ellery James Roberts, single
9. “Sin Guia No” -- Juana Molina, Wed 21
10. “Dreamy Summer” - Moonface, Julia With Blue Jeans On
November 2013Nov 6, 2013 43:57
Maybe it's the fact that the holidays are approaching and people start to think about love, but this episode is full of buzzy new songs that seem to be about the varying stages of love or heartbreak. From Sky Ferreira's You're Not the One to an emotional cut from Mutual Benefit's Love's Crushing Diamond, this playlist ushers what can be the most lovely/cruel season of the year.
1. "Tropical Oceans" -- DD Dumbo, DD Dumbo
2. "Feel My Pain" -- Kurt Vile, Wakin on a Pretty Daze: Deluxe Daze (Post Haze)
3. "Here Comes the Night Time" -- Arcade Fire, Reflektor
4. "Goodbye Sasha" -- Misun, Single
5. "Pursuit" -- Gesaffelstein, Single
6. "Realize You " -- Empress Of, Single
7. "Okay" -- Bad Bandit, Conifer
8. "Don't Tell Me" -- Dale Earndhart Jr. Jr., The Speed of Things
9. "You're Not the One" -- Sky Ferreira, Night Time, My Time
10. "Golden Wake" -- Mutual Benefit, Love's Crushing Diamond
Best Songs in Odd Time IIOct 25, 2013 45:13
The Best Songs in Odd Time II
This week we are revisiting that juicy, albeit nerdy, topic of odd time signatures in popular music. Our first podcast on this topic, back in April, demonstrated that we were only scratching the surface - so we're back now to show off 10 more songs that effectively utilize odd time signatures in rock. Enjoy!
1. "5-4=Unity" - Pavement, Crooked Rain, Crooked Rain (5/4)
2. "15 Step" - Radiohead, In Rainbows (5/4)
3. "Moon" - Bjork, Biophilia (17/8)
4. "Wuthering Heights" - Kate Bush, The Kick Inside (Chorus is 4/4, 2/4,3/4)
5. "Blockhead" - Devo, Duty Now For The Future (11/8)
6. "I Say A Little Prayer" - Aretha Franklin, Aretha Now (10/4 verse, 11/ 4 chorus)
7. "Demons" - The National, Trouble Will Find Me (7/4)
8. "Cygnus, Vismund Cygnus" - The Mars Volta, Frances The Mute (3/4, 4/4, 23/8, 16/8... )
9. "Modern Man" - Arcade Fire, The Suburbs (9/8)
10. "Strange Reuninons" - Yeasayer, Odd Blood (5/4, 6/4, 5/4, 4/4)
October 2013Oct 8, 2013 40:10
After three years, one third of the Noise Pop Team, Jaime Nabrynski, is leaving San Francisco and heading to New York to make all her big city dreams come true. She will join us from time to time from the east coast, but for now we're sending her off the best way we know how... with a mix of the best songs buzzing around Internet.There are some amazing new tracks from Blood Orange, Bill Calahan, Parquet Courts, Clams Casino and many more
1. “Best Friends” -- Holychild, single
2. “Chamaky” -- Blood Orange, Cupid Deluxe
3. “Tourniquet” -- Jeremy Messersmith, Heart Murmurs
4. “You’ve Got Me Wonderin’ Now” -- Parquet Courts, Tally Up All The Things That You Broke
5. “Edge” -- Haim, Days are Gone (UK Deluxe version)
6. “Small Plane” -- Bill Callahan, Dream River
7. “Still Not Falling” -- Shy Girls, Timeshare
8. “Truly Freaking Out” -- Tim Kasher, Adult Film
9. “Super Kiwi” -- Yo La Tengo, Fade
10. “Crystals” -- Clams Casino, Grand Theft Auto V soundtrack
Hardly Strictly Bluegrass 2013Sep 25, 2013 37:36
This episode, we are celebrating one of San Francisco's biggest events - Hardly Strictly Bluegrass. We're playing the festival's legendary acts as well as some artists you may not know so well, but definitely should not miss.
1. "Nick of Time" -- Bonnie Raitt, Nick of Time
2. "1952 Vincent Black Lightning" -- Richard Thompson, Rumor and Sigh
3. "The Plank" -- Devil Makes Three, Devil Makes Three
4. "Victory" -- Trampled By Turtles, Palomino
5. "Into the Wild" -- LP, Into the Wild
6. "Wolf " -- First Aid Kit, The Lion's Roar
7. "Let it go" -- Tumbleweed Wanderers, Worn Down Welcome
8. "Beach House" -- Cave Singers, Welcome Joy
9. "Tell Me (What's On Your Mind)" -- Allah-Las, Allah-Las
10. "Cold Beverages" -- G. Love & Special Sauce, G. Love & Special Sauce
September 2013Sep 10, 2013 51:06
Last episode, we played songs catchy and infectious enough to earn a spot on our Indie Song of Summer playlist. This week though, we're playing songs with structures and sounds a little too unique for summer pop, but just challenging enough to enjoy, from the appealing dissonance of Suuns to the curious and intense noises of Oneohtrix Point Never.
1. "Byegone" -- Volcano Choir, Repave
2. "Birds" -- Death Grips, single
3. "Empty City" -- Dan Casey, Empty City
4. "A Lizard State" -- King Krule, 6 Feet Beneath The Moon
5. "Golden Arrow" -- Darkside, Psychic
6. "2020" -- Suuns, Images Du Futur
7. "Wayward Son" -- Zachary Cale, Blue Rider
8. "Problem Areas" -- Oneohtrix Point Never, R Plus Seven
9. "What Death Leaves Behind" -- Los Campesinos, No Blues
10."Anytime Soon" -- Andy Stott, Adult Swim Singles Program
Indie Song of the Summer 2013Aug 26, 2013 41:43
Song of the summer starts like summer itself, hopeful, exciting, and you can't wait for it to begin. Once it's here you dive in, listening to it obsessively and it gradually becomes your temporary anthem. Undoubtedly Blurred Lines was the pop song of the summer, but we're going to explore the songs that kept the indie blogosphere buzzing from June-August instead. This episode documents what the indie songs of the summer were for 2013. Each of these tracks have been blasting from parks and backyard barbecues all summer long, soundtracking the season. Enjoy!
1. "Doin' It Right" -- Daft Punk, Random Access Memories
2. "Royals" -- Lorde, The Love Club
3."Shout It Out" -- MIkal Cronin, MCII
4. "Step" -- Vampire Weekend, Modern Vampires of The City
5. "Collard Greens" -- ScHoolboy Q, Oxymoron
6. "The Mother We Share" -- Chvrches, Single
7 "When a Fire Starts to Burn" -- Disclosure, Settle
8 "She Will" -- Savages, Silence Yourself
9. "High School Lover" -- Cayucas, Bigfoot
10. "Bad For My Body" -- Deap Vally, Sitrionix
August 2013Aug 14, 2013 42:27
Outside Lands is over, marking the beginning of the end for summer festival season, and the end of the summer. But don't despair, there is plenty of new music to keep your spirits high. New tracks from Teen Daze, London Grammar, Fuzz and others. Plus, there's always Treasure Island to look forward to.
1. "Thunder Clatter" -- Wild Cub , Youth
2. "Loose Sutures" -- Fuzz, Fuzz
3. "Feeling" -- London Grammar, If You Wait
4. "Ice on the Windowsil" -- Teen Daze, Glacier
5. "Pendulum (Women's Hour Edit) -- Pure Bathing Culture, Moon Tides
6. "Waiting in the Night" -- Forest Fire, Screens
7. "Waiting Game" -- Banks, TBA EP
8. "In The Green Wild" -- Julia Holter, Loud City Song
9. "The Big She" -- Dustin Wong, Mediation Of Estactic Energy
10. "#88" -- Lo-Fang, #88
Indie Approved Pop IIJul 17, 2013 40:31
Before the Internet changed everything there were two distinct and opposing types of popular music, Indie and mainstream. It was the head versus the heart, the cool kids versus the pop kids and you had to come down on one side or the other. But the lines have been blurring over the past decade and those sides don't mean much any more. We now live in a world where pop music is so strange and creative that it's found acceptance with rock critics and indie snobs. Listen as we explore the genre-transcending melodies of Justin Timberlake, the indie-friendly quirkiness of Solange, (sister of mega pop star Beyonce) and the possibly ironic but ultimate acceptance of Hall and Oates.
1. "#Beautiful" - Miguel and Mariah Carey, The Art of Letting Go
2. "Take Back The Night" -- Justin Timberlake, The 20/20 Experience
3. "Hey Love" -- Quadron, Avalanche
4. "Blurred Lines" -- Robin Thicke, Blurred Lines
5. "The Motion" -- Drake & Sampha, Nothing Was The Same
6. "Dance Apocalyptic" -- Janelle Monae, The Electric Lady
7. "Don’t Let Me Down" -- Solange, True
8. "I Love It" -- Icona Pop, Iconic
9. "Adorn" -- Miguel, Kaleidoscope Dream
10. "I Can’t Go For That (No Can Do)" -- Hall & Oates
July 2013Jul 3, 2013 40:25
Maybe it's the record high temperatures or the long weekend, but we're feeling a little distracted. Thoughts of being poolside or at the beach are taking up too much space in our heads for us to get any work done. So we've decided to feed these wandering thoughts with some great additions to your summer playlists. From Washed Out to jj, we're playing some new tracks that are sure to convince you that, "it's really hot out" is a totally legitimate excuse for skipping work.
1. "It All Feels Right" -- Washed Out, Paracosm
2. "Collard Greens" -- Schoolboy Q featuring Kendrick Lamar, Oxymoron
3. "Can’t Understand" -- Metz, single
4. "Come Save Me" -- Jagwar Ma, Howlin
5. "Royals" -- Lorde, The Love Club
6. "Unsatisfied" (The Replacement cover) -- Calexico, Maybe on Monday EP
7. "fågelsången" -- jj, V
8. "Bring the Noize" -- MIA, Bring the Noize
9. "No Below" -- Speedy Ortiz, Major Arcana
10. "Beyond" -- Daftside, Random Access Memories Memories
Treasure Island Music Festival 2013 LineupJun 18, 2013 44:20
Description:We know it's a little early to be talking about the fall, but the Treasure Island Music Festival lineup is out, and we couldn't be any more excited for October. The Festival in the Bay is unlike any other, and we're previewing the amazing weekend by playing some of our favorite acts on this year's bill. This year's festival takes place October 19-20, and two-day tickets are on sale now! www.Treasureislandfestival.com Tracklist: 1. "What Would I Want Sky" -- Animal Collective, Fall Be Kind 2. "Help Me Lose My Mind" -- Disclosure, Settle 3. "Best of Friends" -- Palma Violets, 180 4. "Retrograde" -- James Blake, Overgrown 5. "Atoms for Peace" -- Atoms for Peace, The Eraser 6. "Don't Move" -- Phantogram, Nightlife 7. "Rill Rill" -- Sleigh Bells, Treats 8. "Crysalfilm" -- Little Dragon, Ritual Union 9. "Someone to Call My Lover (Giraffage Remix)" -- Giraffage, Single 10. "Green Aisle" -- Real Estate, Days
June 2013Jun 5, 2013 39:01
This spring and summer has been teeming with much anticipated new releases, from Disclosure and Boards of Canada, to The National, just to name a few. We're playing tracks from these new releases, along with some music from up-and-coming artists making some noise of their own around the Internet.
1. "I Saw You from the Lifeboat" -- Liars, single
2. "Is This How You Feel" -- The Preatures, Shaking Hands
3. "Doin' It Right" -- Daft Punk, Random Access Memories
4. "Don’t Lie" -- Vampire Weekend, Modern Vampires of the City
5. "Hell of A Night" -- ScHoolboy Q, Oxymoron
6. "Reach For The Dead" -- Boards of Canada, Tomorrow's Harvest
7. "When a Fire Starts to Burn" -- Disclosure, Settle
8. "U Da Best" -- WET, U Da Best/Bad Idea single
9. "I Need My Girl" -- National, Trouble Will Find Me
10. "JSMN" -- Bad Boxes, JSMN
Indie Songs to Set the MoodMay 23, 2013 47:51
We've all thought about this - what to play during that certain time with your loved one (or the one you just met) to set the mood? The right music can really make a good intimate moment better; and a bad music can end that moment altogether. So from the soft and sweet to hardcore, we've put together a list of some indie tracks to start your evening, or afternoon, or first thing in the morning off right; no matter what kind of music you're into.
1. "Headache" -- METZ, METZ
2. "Plaster Casts of Everything" -- Liars, Liars
3. "Come With Me" -- CEO, White Magic
4. "Innh Dahh" -- Matthew Dear, Black City
5. "Tin Man" -- Future Islands, In Evening Air
6. "15 Step" -- Radiohead, In Rainbows
7. "Zebra" -- Beach House, Teen Dream
8. "BTSTU" -- Jai Paul, single
9. "Sweet Talk" -- Jessie Ware, Devotion
10. "The Morning" -- The Weeknd, Trilogy
11. "Gaudy Side of Town" -- Gayngs, Relayted
12. "Heartbeats" -- The Knife, Deep Cuts
May 2013May 8, 2013 47:37
Maybe it was the week of freakishly hot (for San Francisco) weather and the start of summer, but this playlist is chock ful of songs intended to help you loosen up or lose your cool. Also our most explitive-laden playlist in a while, this playlist features bangers from Savages and Deafheaven and intense R&B jams from Twigs and Until the Ribbon Breaks
1. “You and Me” -- Disclosure, Featuring Eliza Doolittle, Settle
2. “Shut Up” -- Savages, Silence Yourself
3. “How’s That” -- Twigs, Twigs EP
4. “Will “The Thrill”” -- Cayucas, Bigfoot
5. “Dream House” -- Deafheaven, Sunbather
6. “Head In The Cloud” -- Cobalt Cranes, Head in the Clouds
7. “Chain Smoker” -- Chance The Rapper, Acid Rap mixtape
8. “Get Free” -- Major Lazer featuring Amber Coffman from the Dirty Projectors, Free The Universe
9. “She's on Fire” -- King Tuff, Garage Swim
10. “Pressure” -- Until The Ribbon Breaks ft. Mr. MFV eXquire, single
Best Songs In Odd TimeApr 25, 2013 43:27
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)
April 2013Apr 9, 2013 42:58
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
FauxchellaMar 26, 2013 46:54
It's almost the time of year when what seems like every band in the world descends into one spot in California. And no, we're not talking about that festival in the desert, we're talking about Fauxchella. Fauxchella (a Spinning Platters term) is the name given to almost three weeks in April when all of the bands set to play Coachella make their way up to San Francisco. Almost every venue in the city is full of great bands night after night, and it can be pretty overwhelming deciding which bands to see. So, we at the Noise Pop Team have made a list of must-sees to help you make the most of your Fauxchella.
Tracklist:1. "Step" -- Vampire Weekend, Modern Vampires of the City
2. "Red Right Hand" -- Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds, Let Love In
3. "Ms" -- Alt J, An Awesome Wave
4. "Dramamine" -- Modest Mouse, This Is a Long Drive For Someone With Nothing to Think About
5. "My Number" -- Foals, Holy Fire
6. "Herietta" -- Yeasayer, Fragrant World
7. "Daniel" -- Bat For Lashes, Daniel
8. "Grammy" (Soulja Boy cover) -- Purity Ring, single
9. "House That Heaven Built" -- Japandroids, Celebration Rock
10. "Digital Lion" -- James Blake, Overgrown
March 2013Mar 11, 2013 40:19
Spring is around the corner, so we've decided to play music to get you excited for the warmer weather, budding trees and longer days. From the warmth of Rhye to the summer festival staple of Thom Yorke with Atoms for Peace, we're playing tracks to welcome in the long-awaited end to winter. Hope to see you at SXSW
1. “Open” -- Rhye, Open
2. “The Possessed” -- Glass Candy, Italians Do It Better second After Dark compilation
3. “Hood Party” -- Fat Tony (feat. Kool A.D.), Smart Ass Black Boy
4. “In a Dream” -- High Highs, Open Season
5. “Stickin’ to the Sheets” -- Hello Ocho, Hello Ocho
6. “It’s Been So Long” -- Cleaners of Venus, Cleaners from Venus box set
7. “Slyd” -- !!!, THR!!!ER
8. “Shout It Out” -- Milkal Cronin, MCII
9. “Demon Dance” -- Surfer Blood, Pythons
10. “Ingenue” -- Atoms for Peace, Amok
Most Anticipated Records of 2013Feb 27, 2013 48:24
The end of February is a very exciting time for us at the Noise Pop Podcast. For one, it means the Noise Pop Festival and the beginning of the festival season are here. It also means that by now we have a pretty good idea of what new records will be making their way to our playlists throughout the year. This episode we'll be discussing our most anticipated releases of 2013, from Phoenix to Missy Elliot. What are the records your most looking forward to this year? Let us know in the comments below or call us at (585) 4NOISE5/(585) 466-4735 and leave a message.
1. "Bones" -- MS MR, Second Hand Rapture
2. "All The Time" -- The Strokes, Comedown Machine
3. "In The City" -- Caveman, Caveman
4. "9th Inning" -- Missy Elliot, Block Party
5. "Started From The Bottom" (D33J Remix) -- Drake, Nothing Was The Same
6. "Where Are We Now" -- David Bowie, The Next Day
7. "Your Drums, Your Love" -- AlunaGeorge, Body Music
8. "Mute" -- Youth Lagoon, Wondrous Bughouse
9. "Entertainment" -- Phoenix, Bankrupt
10. "Full of Fire" -- The Knife, Shaking The Habitual
February 2013Feb 13, 2013 45:19
Description:One of our favorite things about the Noise Pop Podcast is being able to introduce listeners to great, but lesser-known artists. However, we also love episodes like this one - a round up of some of our well-known, favorite artists all releasing new music at the same time. From James Blake to My Bloody Valentine, this episode kicks off a year of highly anticipated comebacks and follow-ups. Which reminds us, make sure to comment or call in with your most anticipated album of 2013 for our next episode!
1. "I'm a Machine" -- Glass Lux, single
2. "Dropla" -- Youth Lagoon, Wondrous Bughouse
3. "Weird Shapes" -- Surfer Blood, Pythons
4. "I"m All Messed Up" -- Tegan and Sara, Heartthrob
5. "Minotaur" -- Thee Oh Sees, Floating Coffins
6. "Illusions" -- Shout Out Louds, Optica
7. "In The City" -- Caveman, Caveman
8. "The Hearse" -- Wampire, Curiosity
9. "Retrograde" -- James Blake, Overgrown
10. "Only Tomorrow" -- My Bloody Valentine, mbv
Noise Pop 21 RoundupJan 30, 2013 46:03
It seems like only yesterday we were celebrating Noise Pop's 20th birthday, but somehow another year has flown by and it's time for Noise Pop 2013! To get you excited as we are for this year's incredible line up (Toro Y Moi, YACHT, Amon Tobin to name a few), we're playing tracks from the artists we're most excited to see. This year's festival takes play from February 26-March 3 all around San Francisco. For more info visit http://www.noisepop.com/2013/.
"While I'm Alive" -- Starfucker, Miracle Mile
"Never Listen to Me" -- The Thermals, Personal Life
"Shout it In" -- Dirty Ghosts, Metal Moon.
"Party Kids" -- Sallie Ford and the Sound Outside , Untamed Beast
"Say That" -- Toro y Moi, Anything in Return
"Psychic City" -- Yacht, See Mystery Lights
"Doused" -- DIIV, Oshin
"Lake Michigan" -- Rogue Wave, Asleep at Heaven's Gate
"Museum of Flight" -- Damian Jurado, Maraqopa
"Electric Fever" -- Free Energy, Love Sign
"Hysteria" -- Ceremony, Zoo
"Tied2U" -- XXYYXX, XXYYXX