noisepop2016

Noise Pop 2016 is just around the corner, and, true to form, this year’s festival features a ton of local bands playing alongside some of independent music’s most buzzed-about acts. In this Spotify playlist, we’ve rounded up twenty amazing San Francisco Bay Area bands playing during the fest. We’ve also thrown in links to articles we’ve written about most of these bands so you can learn more about each great act.

For the full list of Noise Pop 2016 bands, featuring many local bands not included here (and a ton out-of-towners too), check out the calendar of Noise Pop shows on the festival’s web site.

Swiftumz – “Creepy Eyed Girls”
Bender’s, February 23, 2016
Learn more: Swiftumz dropping Everybody Loves Chris later this month on Melters

Dirty Ghosts – “Quicksand Castle”
The Independent, February 28, 2016
Learn more: Dirty Ghosts premiere “Moving Pictures,” new album to be released on Last Gang

Emotional – “Could I Be the Last One”
The New Parish, February 26, 2016
Learn more: Go be emotional with Emotional at the Golden Bull tonight

Day Wave – “Gone”
Rickshaw Stop, February 25, 2016
Learn more: Best of 2015: Paul Chalker of the SF Critic on Day Wave

Debbie Neigher – “It Never Snows Here”
Bottom of the Hill, February 25, 2016
Learn more: Q&A: Debbie Neigher talks sophomore album, ‘Unravel’

Heartwatch – “Never Let You Go”
The Independent, February 24, 2016
Learn more: Heartwatch release lyric video for “Faultlines” ahead of Noise Pop show

NRVS LVRS – “Black Diamonds”
Bender’s, February 25, 2016
Learn more: Video Premiere: NRVS LVRS – “City Lights”

Pins of Light – “Lie Detector”
Bender’s, February 27, 2016

The Classical – “Driveby”
Bender’s, February 26, 2016
Learn more: Video: The Classical – “Shovel and Bevel”

Cruel Summer – “White Flag”
Brick & Mortar Music Hall, February 25, 2016
Learn more: Song Premiere: Cruel Summer – “Leeches”

Sarah Bethe Nelson – “Uneasy”
Swedish American Hall, February 26, 2016
Learn more: Sarah Bethe Nelson’s Fast-Moving Clouds LP coming out on Burger

Fake Your Own Death – “Headphones”
Bottom of the Hill, February 27, 2016

Owl Paws – “Constant Dream”
The Chapel, February 24, 2016
Learn more: Owl Paws release music video for “Bring Me Back”

Travis Hayes – “Warm Bodies”
Neck of the Woods, February 26, 2016
Learn more: In The Studio: Travis Hayes

Dinosaurs – “Never Know”
The Knockout, February 27, 2016

Creative Adult – “Americans”
The Independent, February 28, 2016
Learn more: Creative Adult – “Ring Around The Room”

Spooky Mansion – “Gone Too Far”
Brick & Mortar Music Hall, February 26, 2016
Learn more: Premiere: Spooky Mansion unveil retro-cool video for “Feel That Blood” on Wave Dweller Records

Field Medic – “light is gone”
Swedish American Hall, February 27, 2016
Learn more: Field Medic releases new LP ‘Light Is Gone’

Astronauts, Etc. – “No Justice”
The Independent, February 23, 2016
Learn more: Astronauts, etc. moves from bedroom project to full band with ‘Mind Out Wandering’

Naytronix – “Back in Time”
The Independent, February 23, 2016
Learn more: Naytronix (aka bassist of tUnE-yArDs) to release LP ‘Mister Divine,’ hear single now