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  • The Noise Pop Podcast is a monthly series showcasing noteworthy and soon-to-be-buzzing new music.
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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...

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

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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 + some extras. Dig in for new indie discoveries, Chicago hip-hop, an exciting multi-instrumentalist, vibey electronica and some Bay Area love!

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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.

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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!

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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, Chicago R&B from the stellar Ravyn Lenae and our spirit animal, DJ Koze.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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The final Noisemakers mix of the year features new cuts, local shouts and a saucy remix by one of our favorites, from one of our favorites. Dig into to our last fresh batch of tracks before our back-to-back Best Music of The Year episodes!

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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 break 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.

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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.

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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.

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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."

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Credits

  • Host: Adrian Spinelli
  • Production: Colin Peden/Kelley Coyne
  • Executive Producer: Dawson Ludwig
  • Admin Support: Nina Behen