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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.
The Listening Booth's Best in Mix for 2020 kicks off today w/electro from Bob Moses & RJD2 & rock w/Exbats & Grammy-nominated Fontaines DC!
The holidays are closing in. Some more favorite tracks from 2020 to listen as you do whatever it is you are doing. Music from Honey Cutt, Ryan Pollie, Adeline Hotel and more. One more show between this one and the new year -- let's go!
A 2020 ups and downs mix in The Listening Booth featuring downbeat alt via Helena Deland & Laura Jane Grace + upbeat alt w/Eels & Slow Pulp
Door busting music discovery in the Listening Booth including beats w/Marques Martin + rock via Lord Sonny The Unifier! Escape Black Friday!
Recorded before the election, here's more excellent new music for celebration and/or commiseration. Either way, it's all worth checking out! New tunes from Crystal Canyon, Kairos Creature Club, Airhead DC, Jordana, Lunch Money Life, The Soods, and more. Dig in and enjoy. Please note that the first track in the show, "Crush You" by Crystal Canyon, is mis-introduced as "Turn Blue" due to a mixup with the audio files sent out. Consider it a super secret sneaky exclusive preview of the unreleased track!
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.
This show comes out on Election Day 2020. Lots of tunes for waiting on a voting line. Music from Ilithios, Weekend Lovers and The Mountain Goats. Mentioned in the show: ACLU info on voter suppression. Divino Niño on BTRtoday.
Enter the Listening Booth for a scary good Halloween mix: creepy alt w/Osees & Mariya May + spooky downbeats from Jordana and Matt Berry!
September is ending. Start your new month with new music!
New singles from Lunchbox, Jordana, Ali Awan, Jordan Reyes, and more, plus new album tracks from Anjimile, Deradoorian, Hen Ogledd, 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!
All new line-up on The Listening Booth spinning R&B with Bebel Gilberto and Nyallah, new Bob Moses, downbeat alt via Animal Scream!
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!
Helvetia takes the top spot. Alex Izenberg, LA Witch, and Will Johnson make their countdown debuts. Click to listen!
This fall, stay home! Then click the link to listen to this mix provided by a crew of your favorite BTR DJs.
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.
Allegra Krieger slides into first. Animal Scream and Fontaines DC make their countdown debuts. Click to listen!
Nyallah takes the top spot with her self-released Reflections EP. Helvetia and Morgan Harper-Jones make their countdown debuts.
NYALLAH makes our knees weak this week—see who else made the list!
DEHD's album "Flower of Devotion" is our most played of the week! Liza Anne, Otta and Jonathan Bree make their countdown debuts. Countdown tracks from our most played albums.
DEHD rocks out as our favorite this week! See who else made the cut.
Mid-Summer music discovery awaits in the Listening Booth with new rock with Disheveled Cuss & electro beats with new Dirty Projectors!
Summer continues on....
Listen to music and buy some stamps!
The Beths take the top spot as our most played artist of the week. H. Kink, Nyallah and Jordana make their countdown debuts. Click to listen to the most played albums on the site.
This isn't the first time these killer indie rockers were our favs—check out who else made the list!
New music to start your month!
Hazy August days are here.  Hot hot hot means new new new for this first Dealer's Choice show in August 2020.  We are here, we are doing it, we are throwing double shots at you.  Get in that pool and crank up the show!
The new music for Summer and Fall keeps coming - we've got singles from Bartees Strange, Madeline Kenney, Delicate Steve, Merce Lemon, Agent Blå, Ganser, The Next Great American Novelist, Suburban Living, Widowspeak, Sam Tudor, Hoops, as well as album tracks from Chance Wiesner, Liza Anne, Milk For The Angry. Jonathan Bree, Nyallah, Jordana, and Snowgoose on the show!
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.
Looking back at music from the first half off 2020 that we've been enjoying... part 1 of 2!
This week we've got an impressively wide range of brand new music for you, with tracks by Wax Chattels, Moonchild Sanelly, Jordana, SHEHEHE, Hoops, Katie Dey, Anjimile, Rich Girls, Video Age, Illitry, Bendrix Littleton, Songhoy Blues, Bill Callahan, and a collaboration from Bell Witch and Aerial Ruin. It's a big episode that's sure to have something new for you.
Spinning the best tunes from the first half of 2020
Change is happening, keep pushing forward! Keep protesting, donating, and amplifying voices who should be heard. Keep learning.
We're revisiting some new and recent music releases with a big, sweet playlist mix this week!
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.
It's time for an eclectic two-hour mix of music - broadly in the "indie rock" world for the most part - as we gear up for some more record label features coming down the line. Check out selections from recent label features, new releases, and some tasty finds from the BTRtoday music library, including some usual suspects such as Anna Burch, Waxahatchee, Ghost Funk Orchestra, Jeff Beam, and much more!
It's your head do whatever you want. Take control of your quarantine. Here's some music for that.
The Listening Booth helps you thru w/a social distance disco feat. Locate S, 1 & Baxter Dury + Medieval meets Daft Punk w/Magic Sword.
It's been a while since we've done a recent music playlist episode, so here it is! Featuring tracks from Activity, Lou Turner, Anna Burch, Deeper, youbet, Kevin Krauter, and more, there's a lot to love here. Enjoy!
Music for your ears by Ellis, Half Waif, Waxahatchee, Circa Waves and more.
We're still quarantining, but so close to Easter we've got amazing jelly bean options. Candy talk + Born Ruffians, Ryan Pollie, Dressy Bessy and more!
Out of the cabin fever & into The Listening Booth w/a pre-release listen to the new Born Ruffians record + intel on where to stream new UMO!
Ian Swanson is a New York based artist whose monochromatic paintings embody a sense of reticent nihilism and sentimentality. Ian’s work was featured in solo and two-person exhibitions at Ashes/Ashes (New York & Los Angeles), MX Gallery (New York), Jack Barrett Gallery (New York), David Shelton Gallery (Houston, TX), Hot Wheels (Athens, GR), Simone DeSousa Gallery (Detroit, MI), among others. A Detroit native, Swanson organized exhibitions at Debt Collective (2007-2008) prior to founding ORG (2008-2010). After moving to New York City, he co-founded and directed hotelart.us from 2013-2014; and sex objex (2013-2015), a multi-disciplinary, aural/visual extension of his curatorial efforts and commitment to DIY community ethos. All images courtesy of the artist     
Land of Talk announced its new album Indistinct Conversations will be released on May 15th. Hear a track from it on the show today!