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7/26/16 // "Twenty-Seven" by Amy Klein

Amy Klein is a poet-musician who first landed on the radar of most music fans during her stint playing with the excellent NJ-centric punk band, Titus Andronicus. In the five years since, she’s led… | watch

7/22/16 // "Dust" by Sonya Kitchell

NYC songwriter Sonya Kitchell began her career in western Massachusetts, releasing her first gentle folk record ten years ago at the age of seventeen. In the decade since, her style has developed and… | watch

7/19/16 // "Gone Home" by The Spook School

The Spook School is a wonderful group of people from Edinburgh, Scotland, who make upbeat, memorable queer indie-pop punk rock. We met them in Austin this year when they kicked off our party,… | watch

7/18/16 // "Holding On" by Emanuel and the Fear

Emanuel & The Fear (aka songwriter Emanuel Ayvas and his gang of musical cohorts) returns to BTR Live Studio with their latest orchestral-pop rock sagas. With a leaner lineup than past… | watch

7/15/16 // "Melody" by Tiny Fireflies

Chicago trio Tiny Fireflies came together in a perfect way: Kristine Capua (Tiny Microphones) and Lisle Mitnik (Fireflies) brought their own complementary pop sensibilities together as a one-off… | watch

7/12/16 // "Strawberry Skin" by Dead Leaf Echo

Dead Leaf Echo is a dream-pop band from NYC, calling their take on the genre “Nouveau Wave.” The group blends the classic jangle/noise dynamic with romantic, drug-laced scenarios, proudly bearing… | watch

7/8/16 // "95" by Weakened Friends

Weakened Friends is a heart-on-the-sleeve indie rock band from New England. Comprised of Sonia Sturino and Cam Jones (both formerly of The Box Tiger), along with Annie Hoffman (of The Field Effect),… | watch

7/5/16 // “All You Gotta..." by free cake for every creature

free cake for every creature, with its adorable and almost sickly sweet name, is bringing twee back. Katie P. Bennett’s indie pop music, filled out by a full band that manages to play about as… | watch

7/1/16 // “1515 Washington” by Astronautalis

Astronautalis, aka Andy Bothwell, is a man with a lot on his mind. Let’s start with the basics: he’s a rapper known around the world for his hard-touring, indie/punk ethics living in Minneapolis,… | watch

6/28/16 // "Don't Get Taken" by Acid Dad

Acid Dad is a no-nonsense psych-punk band in the vein of Thee Oh Sees, Parquet Courts, and The Strokes, and with nods to classics like The Zombies, The Kinks, Television, The Stooges, etc. Comprised… | watch

6/24/16 // “Awful” by Dentist

Dentist is an indie rock band based in Asbury Park, New Jersey, whose music hits the sweet spot between surf, punk, and pop. Having honed their skills locally for a few years, they’re ready to get… | watch

6/21/16 // "No Matter What" by Violet Sands

Violet Sands is the new project from Deidre Muro (who has been on BTR Live Studio previously with Deidre & the Dark and Savoir Adore), David Perlick-Molinari (French Horn Rebellion) and Derek Muro… | watch

6/20/16 // “True” by Mise En Scene at the BTRhouse in Austin, TX

Mise En Scene is a Canadian band from Winnipeg whose music is centered around the collaboration between Stefanie Blondal Johnson on vocals and guitar and Jodi Dunlop on drums. Sunny and with a healthy… | watch

6/17/16 // "Reaction" by SAVAK

SAVAK is a Brooklyn band composed of some very experienced musicians. Having previously played in such notable groups as The Obits, Holy Fuck, Nation of Ulysses, Ted Leo and the Pharmacists, and The… | watch

6/14/16 // "Drug Tax" by Fruit + Flowers

Brooklyn psych-surf-garage-rock band Fruit + Flowers’ appeal is centered around the interplay between Caroline Yoder, Ana Becker and Elizabeth Wakefield. Catchy, gritty, and maybe a little unhinged… | watch

6/10/16 // "Don't You Give Up On Me" by Lissie

Lissie is originally from Rock Island, Illinois. She landed in California as a young singer-songwriter and learned a lot in her time in the industry there before returning to her midwestern roots by… | watch

6/7/16 // "Sugar Teeth" by Tangerine

Tangerine is a Seattle-based garage pop trio with a rough and dreamy style that complements their straightforward, catchy songs. The band doesn’t waste much energy on frills beyond some sweet guitar… | watch

6/3/16 // "I'll Give You More" by John Mark Nelson

John Mark Nelson is a musician from Excelsior, Minnesota. While young, he’s far from inexperienced, having spent the past decade writing, recording, and playing music. Stylistically, Nelson's work… | watch

5/31/16 // "Vanessa" by Del Water Gap

Del Water Gap's S. Holden Jaffe began the project on his own, alone in upstate NY before making his way down to NYC. There, he met his future and current bandmates (bassist William Evans and drummer… | watch

5/27/16 // “Eraser Stargazer Forever” by Guerilla Toss

Guerilla Toss seems to exist in an acid-drenched cartoon world of future music. Stylistically, there’s some sort of punk/funk/jazz jam going on, but never mind the ingredients, this band’s all… | watch

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