The Noise Pop Podcast
Forget Discover Weekly, this is our favourite method yet for funnelling new music into our ear-holes. The Noise Pop Podcast is produced by the independent San Francisco-based music festival of the same name. Episodes take various forms, but the mission is always the same: to uncover the best and coolest new songs and present them thoughtfully to us. Noisemaker episodes are straight-up recommendation playlists, featuring minimal commentary and a restrained half-hour's worth of tunes; the selections are eclectic, and also good, the careful work of human beings. Other episodes curate songs around a theme (summer jams, songs of the year) or a musical guest, and still others explore the craft and business of making music. Even these more journalistic outings are set to the freshest of soundtracks. For us, it's become a guaranteed shortcut to the music we know we'll like, with new episodes dropping every few weeks.
Gateway episodes: Noisemakers: July 2016 (28 Jul 2016) / Noisemakers: On The Road (29 Jun 2016) / Best Songs of 2015 (Hello/Goodbye) (18 Dec 2015)