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This is part 2 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 E to N.
Tune in for music that’ll fit any holiday or literally whatever you’re doing this strange holiday season!
Providing your socially-distance holiday season with sweet tunes to keep you sane.
Sleigh into The Listening Booth for holiday cheer of the indie variety w/rock w/Yukon Blonde, rockability from Cayucas, & jazz w/Zack Brock
Last episode of 2020 and there is no shortage in amazing new music.
Songhoy Blues takes the top spot on this week’s BTR Top 10! Debuting on the countdown this week: Mamalarky, Emily Edrosa, Anna McClellan, Half Stack, Tiña
Escape the madness in The Listening Booth for a holiday free mix w/blues from Victoria Bailey, R&B via Marina Kaye, & Lord Sonny The Unifier
Let’s party like there’s 3 Fridays left in 2020!
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!
Dolly Valentine takes the top spot this week with her new album, How To Be Good! Countdown Debuts: The Mountain Goats, The Nix, Told Slant
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 |
Secret Sun take the top spot this week with their new album, Winter Love! Countdown Debuts: Yukon Blonde, Falcon Jane, EELS, Katy J Pearson
Tune in for tracks by Anna McClellan, Spencer Cullum’s Coin Collection, Henriette Sennenvaldt and more.
Music for all your last minute to do list items, including signing this petition to hold the Biden administration accountable! This will be some of the last new music for the year and it’s really good stuff! Tracks from Yukon Blonde, Ilithios, Lupin and more.
Caitlin Harnett & The Pony Boys start it off with a new track! Also, new tunes from Falcon Jane, Katy J Pearson, Malin Pettersen & more!
Tracks from Quarter -Life Crisis, Falcon Jane, Katy J Pearson, Told Slant, Rubber Band Gun, and more!
Mid-month and according to the world outside it’s a COVID filled holiday wonderland. Tracks to get through the day from Field Medic, Weekend Lovers, Emmy the Great, and more! Also, you can listen to the Hip Hop Show from Wayne Ski here for his tips on how to avoid confrontation this holiday. Below are some links in the event that confrontation can’t be avoided. We don’t all have that one uncle who makes racists/sexist/homophobic jokes, but a lot of us do and being that election season STILL isn’t over, this could be a politically charged holiday coming up. Click the links and prepare to shut down the hateful language. Southern Poverty Law Center // Speak Up: Responding To Everyday Bigotry  Amnesty International // How To Tell Someone You Love They’re Being Racist How White People Can Talk To Each Other About Disrupting Racism
In this episode we’ve got album tracks from a bunch of brand new releases, as well as singles from Beat Radio, Charlie Kaplin, CLAVVS, and the Crystal Canyon track that was originally meant to be in last week’s episode!
Eels are back with their thirteenth studio album, Earth to Dora, available now via PIAS Recordings. Tune in for one of the new tracks!
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.
This week we’re following up our interview with Nick Faidley of the Pittsburgh-based independent label Darling Recordings with two full hours of music from the label!
Darling Recordings is a Pittsburgh, PA-based independent label currently in their 5th year of operation. For this episode, I spoke with founder Nick Faidley about his background in the music industry, the label’s beginnings, and how COVID-19 affected the label’s plans for the year. Music in this episode includes tracks from Merce Lemon, Stone Irr, Jeremy Jones, Falcon Jane, Faxada, and much more.

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