Mixtape: Twenty Years of Noise Pop

Mixtape: Twenty Years of Noise Pop-

The Noise Pop Music Festival (February 21-26, 2012) turns twenty this year and will celebrate by gathering over one hundred local and touring bands from across the indie spectrum for a week of exciting concerts all over San Francisco. Two decades of championing independent music is an accomplishment worth commemorating, and this mixtape collects twenty bands that have performed at Noise Pop events in years past.

As you’ll hear, a whole bunch of big names graced Noise Pop bills before achieving fame, as past festivals hosted early performances by bands like Spoon, Death Cab for Cutie and Mates of State. Equally impressive, though, is the annual fest’s important role as a showcase for Bay Area indie bands, and you’ll hear a bunch of now-well-known local artists in this mix too.

Tracklisting:

1. The Aislers Set — “The Way To Market Station” (3:12)
From The Last Match (2000)
Noise Pop appearances: 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002

2. Rogue Wave — “Endless Shovel” (4:48)
From Out Of The Shadow (2004)
Noise Pop appearances: 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2010

3. Mates of State — “Proofs” (2:18)
From My Solo Project (2000)
Noise Pop appearances: 2000, 2001, 2005

4. Papercuts — “Poor and Free” (3:13)
From Mockingbird (2004)
Noise Pop appearances: 2001, 2005, 2009, 2012

5. Beulah — “If We Can Land a Man On the Moon, Surely I Can Win Your Heart” (3:17)
From When Your Heartstrings Break (1999)
Noise Pop appearances: 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001

6. Spoon — “Mountain Of Sound” (3:50)
From Soft Effects EP (1997)
Noise Pop appearances: 1997, 2001

7. No Age — “My Life’s Alright Without You” (2:00)
From Weirdo Rippers (2007)
Noise Pop appearances: 2007, 2009, 2011

8. Overwhelming Colorfast — “Toss Up” (1:42)
From Two Words (1994)
Noise Pop appearances: 1993, 1994, 1995, 1997, 2002, 2012

9. The Dodos — “The Ball” (5:38)
From Beware Of The Maniacs (2006)
Noise Pop appearances: 2007, 2008, 2010, 2012

10. The Fresh & Onlys — “Peacock and Wing” (3:18)
From The Fresh & Onlys (2009)
Noise Pop appearances: 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012

11. Imperial Teen — “Ivanka” (3:16)
From On (2002)
Noise Pop appearances: 1998, 1999, 2002, 2003, 2012

12. Thao with The Get Down Stay Down — “Bag Of Hammers” (2:50)
From We Brave Bee Stings and All (2008)
Noise Pop appearances: 2007, 2009, 2010, 2012

13. The Mountain Goats — “Onions” (2:15)
From The Coroner’s Gambit (2000)
Noise Pop appearances: 2000, 2003, 2008, 2009

14. Death Cab For Cutie — “For What Reason” (2:52)
From We Have the Facts and We’re Voting Yes (2000)
Noise Pop appearances: 1999, 2000, 2002

15. Two Gallants — “Nothing to You” (5:05)
From The Throes (2004)
Noise Pop appearances: 2004, 2005, 2006, 2008, 2012

16. Joanna Newsom — “Sprout and the Bean” (4:33)
From The Milk-Eyed Mender (2004)
Noise Pop appearances: 2003, 2004, 2005

17. John Vanderslice — “Confusion” (3:43)
From Mass Suicide Occult Figurines (2000)
Noise Pop appearances: 2000, 2001, 2003, 2004, 2006, 2007, 2010, 2012

18. Film School — “Activated” (4:02)
From Alwaysnever (2003)
Noise Pop appearances: 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2008, 2011

19. Actionslacks — “The Scene’s Out of Sight” (3:51)
From The Scene’s Out of Sight (2001)
Noise Pop appearances: 1996, 1997, 1998, 2001, 2002, 2004

20. Fastbacks — “AAA (45 Version)” (2:22)
From Truth, Corrosion and Sour Bisquits (2004)
Noise Pop appearances: 1993, 1994, 1995, 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002

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