This is part 1 of 3 for my 2020 year in music recap. As always, this is an incomplete list of my favorites, and presented unranked, though along the way I may highlight some records that really stood out a little extra for me this year. We're doing things alphabetically this time around, so this episode covers artist names from A to D.
This is our final "catching up" playlist of the year, where we take a quick look at music released or landed here at BTRtoday - including from record label features on this show, The Music Digest, and new additions to our music library - before we head into the end of the year recaps!
The untold story of Britain’s most mysterious mountaineering legend – Maurice Wilson – and his heroic attempt to climb Everest alone.
I'm starting my look back on this year with some of our top artists of 2020! You can get more music from these artists, and see others featured on the BTR Top 10 which is hosted by Emily. Music in this ep from Dirty Projectors, Fleet Foxes, Arbor Labor Union and more. Also, check out this recent episode of 1st Person featuring Cassie, and her anti-racist work.
It's the last month of 2020. Let's rock.
It's December and the end of the year is upon us. Check out what will be some of the last new music of this year. Also, I share some the tracks I enjoyed from the second half of this year. Lots of great music on today's ep! Tune in for Eels, Mr. Ben & The Bens, Henriette Sennenvaldt and more. Plus, I share some thoughts on shopping small and supporting businesses that really benefit from you shopping with them. Here are some links to make supporting minority owned businesses a little easier. These links are just starting points, by no means exhaustive, but I hope they help. Minority Owned Business Directory | Women Owned Business Directory | Black Owned Businesses | Black Owned Etsy Shops | LGBTQ Businesses |
Now that we're in that hazy holiday zone, it's time to just keep the new music coming until it runs out for the year! We've got an exclusive premier of a new single from Johanna Warren, plus tracks from Desolation Horse, AC Berkheimer, Burr Oak, Dirty Projectors, Mamalarky, and more!
Tune in for tracks by Anna McClellan, Spencer Cullum's Coin Collection, Henriette Sennenvaldt and more.
It's time for another new music catchup episode! We're checking out tracks from releases new to the BTRtoday music library from the past two months, including some you may have been introduced to on The Music Digest and BTR Live Studio recently.
Post election and we all need an escape!  Don't run, don't hide, don't scream, don't yell - just chill and dig in to the 2 hour vibes of Dealer's Choice this Sunday.  Let's do this damn thing.
Change can be hard, but it's necessary. Let the music help you forward! New music from Oceanator, Native Harrow and Born Ruffians.
New music for a Sunday Funday escape show.  Let's spend fall listening to good tunes and enjoying the changing of weather.  Double shots and new tunes from top to bottom.  Let's do it!
New tunes from Pynkie, Sun June, Oceanator, and more!
Wear your mask, make your voting plans and reflect.
Tracks by Anjimile, Warren Dunes, Emmy The Great, Drew Citron, Taylor Locke, Native Harrow and more!
Fall music discovery in The Listening Booth w/Dent May & Dirty Projectors + The Front Bottoms throw their t-shirt into the political ring!
September is ending. Start your new month with new music!
Bill Callahan's 'Gold Record' is our most played of the week. Dent May, Photo Ops, Lawn, and Lomelda make countdown debuts. Click to hear a track from each of our Top 10 most played albums.
Tunes by Deradoorian, Alex the Astronaut, LCG & the X, Anjimile, Evangeline Gentle and more!
Tunes by The Moonless Nights, Weekend Lovers, Bill Callahan, Corey Flood, Delicate Steve and more!
Halfway through September -- we start with a throwback block and close out with a new single from Delicate Steve. Much more to hear in the middle -- check it out!
This week we've got more great new singles, a special block of music from Maine-based artists, and a few album tracks to balance things out.
Let's do it. Back in the school vibe. Teachers, students, homework, tests. I know it all sounds daunting but its back every year, so this year, let's be ready for it!
Playing tracks by Josiah Johnson, Ilithios, Arthur Brothers, Buffalo Rose, Dream Nails, Dolly Valentine and many more. Tune in!
Lots of music and lots of feelings on today's show. Come along for the emotional roller coaster! Music from the artist of the week, Helvetia, as well as L.A. Witch, The Front Bottoms, Merce Lemmon and more. If you live in the United States and haven't done so already, fill out the 2020 Census!
New music for a new month. Dirty Projectors, Dent May, Arlo Parks and much more!
We've moved to Mondays - and what a week to do it. We're looking back at last week's new releases, and there sure were a lot of great singles! We've even got an extra special block of new music all produced by Sarah Tudzin (Illuminati Hotties) in the mix. Dive in for new music from Divino Niño, Arlo Parks, LLusion, Bust and the Bass & Macy Gray, Mines Falls, Dolly Valentine, Iress, Cartalk, Night Shop, Rapt, Sam Tudor, Tomberlin, Manny10x, Dirty Projectors, Dig Nitty, Gulfer, and The Dirty Nil!
Saying goodbye to August and the weekend.  We are getting the end of summer feels and hitting them back with pure Sunday vibes, double shots and love.
Closing out August with music for every part of your day. Dirty Projectors, H. Kink, Allegra Krieger and more!
It's been a strange summer, and its fading away.  Mid August double shot vibes for your listening pleasure.  Let's get our head right with 2 hours of good indie tunes, shall we?
Mid-Summer music discovery awaits in the Listening Booth with new rock with Disheveled Cuss & electro beats with new Dirty Projectors!
DJRePete marks Way Out West festival with a rewind mix w/Tycho and Stereolab, plus info on this year’s mini virtual DJ set!
Looking back at music from the first half off 2020 that we've been enjoying... part 2 of 2! Check out part 1 here.
This mix was made in the midst of Tropical Storm Fay, so enjoy a slight water/nature theme. Also, some tracks from recent tops artists are highlighted, and as this concludes my birthday month shows, a few final reflections from me about things I have learned. Also, maybe your social media feeds have returned to how they looked before the end of May. Black Lives Matter. Keep calling, emailing, and learning. A list of places below you might consider donating. ACLU The Bail Project  Justice For Breonna Taylor
Tunes from Pottery, Will Butler, Lou Canon, Grand Pax, and more!
It's my birthday month and we are also celebrating 15 years of BTR! Music from the second half of my 29th year, January - July 2020.
The Listening Booth: blues w/Don Bryant, rock w/Pottery & downbeat alt w/Fake Shark + a Bay Area band literally delivers on their new record
On today's mix we'll book end the show with new music from Oceanator and fill the pages with tunes from The Beths, Dirty Projectors, H. Kink and more.
Black Bra, A.A. Williams, Fake Shark, The Rentals, Songhoy Blues and more!
Songs I love to start this next journey around the sun.
This week we're taking a special look at some of the new additions to the BTRtoday music library, checking out releases from BOYO, Dirty Projectors, T-D-R-Co, Becca Mancari, Pottery, Twin Peaks, Sahara, and Starflyer 59!
Spinning the best tunes from the first half of 2020
On today's show, the last episode of Mutual Core,  I'm remembering what I love about music.
We're taking a trip through the music library this week, hitting on some recent recent releases along with some tasty selections from the archives. Dive in for tunes from Dirty Projectors, Saba Lou, Son Little, Deerhoof, Jeff Beam, Nadine, Beauty Pill, and so much more.
Change is happening, keep pushing forward! Keep protesting, donating, and amplifying voices who should be heard. Keep learning.
The Buttertones take a well deserved top spot this week with music from their album Jazzhound. Dirty Projectors, Johanna Warren and more in the mix as well. Turn it up.
The Buttertones take us on a dark and sultry adventure with their new album—see who else made the list!
The Listening Booth marks the Ups and Downs of these contemporary times w/upbeat alt from Little Shrine and downbeat alt from Reliant Tom.
Extending the Memorial Day vibes with a Sunday show fit for a 3 day weekend.  Unofficial start of summer meets quarantine life and 2 hours of good indie tunes.  Let's do this thing!
We're revisiting some new and recent music releases with a big, sweet playlist mix this week!
As of today, I've been away from my Brooklyn apartment for two months. Today, we're taking a break from chit chat to listen to a bunch of good new music, including songs from Thao and The Get Down Stay Down, Dirty Projectors, Lido Pimienta, and Cassowary. Take a breather.
We've got music, candy talk, and an unsolicited "Friends" opinion.
It's another week in quarantine, and thankfully - there's still so much new music. This week we're checking out tunes from DEHD, The Duke of Surl, Matt Costa, Ciarra Fragale, NIIKA, STRKFR, Dirty Projectors, Butcher Brown, RJD2, Güero, Pine Barons, Robert Leslie, CUP, The Buttertones, Annie Hamilton, Fontaines D.C., and Jess Williamson.
Tracks courtesy of Kaitlyn Aurelia Smith, RJD2, Little Shrine, Elvis Depressedly and more!
Get dressed up (or not), pour yourself a drink (or 2) and join some of your favs from the BTR crew for this special Quarantine Relief edition of Roadside Assistance.
In our artist spotlight this week you'll hear music from 'Jacqueline' the latest release from Haley Fohr's alter ego Jackie Lynn. Plus music from all the best new releases form the ladies.
Counting down the most played albums of the week! Countdown debuts from Sorry and Cable Ties. And, music from Dirty Projectors our most played artist of the week!
Welcome Dirty Projectors back from 2018 to the top of our list—see who else made the cut.
Monday, Thursday, Sunday, Tuesday.  It's all blending together now that we are quarantined for weeks.  Easter Sunday is here though, so let's enjoy the holiday and the weekend, even if it doesn't feel like it's either!
The Listening Booth helps you thru w/a social distance disco feat. Locate S, 1 & Baxter Dury + Medieval meets Daft Punk w/Magic Sword.
Waxahatchee, Vanessa Carlton, Magdalena Bay, Dirty Projectors... the list of new music in today's mix goes on and on. Keep your social distance but stay connected with some of the most talented ladies around.
New releases from M. Ward, Anna Burch, Locate S, 1, Drakulas, and more.
Today we sit in a patch of sun, listen to new music from Dirty Projectors, Ada Lea, Half Waif, Anna Burch, Why Bonnie, Locate S 1,  and Sorry, read reflections from the 1665 Plague, ponder my great grandmother's mincemeat recipe (tried November 1894), and remember the musicians we've lost so far to COVID-19.
Hedwig Brouckaert is a New York based Belgian-American artist who works with mass media imagery to create highly personal works
We've got jellybean updates, an extremely low stakes guessing game and two hours of music for your earholes.
Spring break can still be fun at home! Just turn this mix on and pretend you're hanging out with your favorite BTR DJs dancing the day/night away. We've got a great set.
This week we're kicking off the episode with a preview of the upcoming SAVAK album, Rotting Teeth In The Horse's Mouth, out April 10th from Ernest Jenning Record Company, complete with a conversation with one of the band's two primary songwriters, Michael "Jaws" Jaworski. We talk about the band's process in writing and recording, cover practice spaces in the Gowanus neighborhood of Brooklyn, and address the uncertainty of releasing music in the midst of the current global health crisis. Later in the show, we check out new music from Citris, Blue Canopy, The Memories, Ada Lea, Dirty Projectors, Ellis, and Waxahatchee, plus a new Shannen Moser track from the Lame-O Records "Compilation For Isolation" - Don't Stand So Close To Me.
Music for your ears by Ellis, Half Waif, Waxahatchee, Circa Waves and more.
Lantern's on the Lake kick off today's show with a beautiful new tune from their latest album, Spook the Herd.