Hello and welcome to weird Wednesday! This is of course God Bless Weirdmerica, the show on BTR where I play new weird America, freak folk, and generally odd music. Odd to me, at least. We’ve got a great show for you today where we discuss the “canterbury scene,” my love for Spencer Krug, and hear great new music from Beth Orton, Grace Joyner, and more. And don’t forget to hop onto Facebook and give BTR a like!
Happy Wednesday! We have some really cool music for you on God Bless Weirdmerica today. Even though we technically play New Weird America music, we’re kicking off the show with a string of non-American bands today, or at least bands who use international genres to create a new sound. It’s great sometimes to hear the traditions that some of the freak folk and even more popular indie bands today come out of. And don’t forget to follow BTR on Facebook, Twitter, tumblr, Pinterest, Instagram, and SoundCloud!
Can you believe that 2008 was eight years ago? Today on the show we’re going back in time eight years to see how things have and haven’t changed when it comes to musical trends. And of course, the rest of Garbage Garage is filled with everything and the kitchen sink, from hip-hop to folk to something called cumbia-punk out of East LA! And don’t forget to follow BTR on Facebook, Twitter, tumblr, Pinterest, SoundCloud, and Instagram.
NYC band Activity is a supergroup of sorts, with Travis Johnson, Steve Levine, Zoë Browne, and Jess Rees coming from the excellent bands Grooms, Field Mouse, and Russian Baths. This particular… | watch
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