It’s the final God Bless Weirdmerica of 2015! We’re celebrating another great year of New Weird America and freak folk by playing some of our favorite songs from this year. An argument is made for dunkelbunt’s Mountain Jumper as the weirdest album of the year. Stay tuned and check it all out, plus don’t forget to follow BTR on Facebook!
We’re on part one of a two part Saturday Show today! I’m going over my favorite releases from 2015. Today’s show will be the last six months, and in two weeks will be the first six months of 2016. I hope you enjoy this musical recap of the year, and I also hope that you check out BTR on Facebook, Twitter, tumblr, Pinterest, Instagram, and SoundCloud.
Today I play a mix of music featuring Amara Toure, Helado Negro, Tink, Women, CYNE, Kool Keith and more...
You need this 90-minutes of tunes for your Tuesday! Enjoy it all alongside DJ Emily!
DJ Wynn missed Halloween this year, but carries on the spooky tradition with cuts from Froth, Starlight Girls, Sharon Van Etten, Saun and Starr, and Jaill.
It’s a delightfully weird Wednesday again here on BTR. I’m really digging the new album from German soundscape creators Phantom Horse, so we’re leading off with them today. We visit some old favorites like Sharon Van Etten and some really, really old favorite like Sufan’s Stevens’ title track from Enjoy Your Rabbit. So make sure to stay tuned!
What if you could wear your favorite yoga pants to work, and still look beautifully polished, professional, and commanding? That's exactly what Lisa Sun, founder and CEO of Project Gravitas, has set out to do with her new line of women's wear. Not only are Project Gravitas pieces comfortable and well-constructed classics, the designs are created with a variety of body shapes and sizes in mind. (Imagine that! A line of clothes for women, actually *designed* for more than one woman!)
End of Sept tunes hand picked by DJ Drew on his weekly Sunday Show only on BTR
We’ve got a big one today! New albums from Destroyer and Frog Eyes means that we’ve got debuts from two of New Weird America’s heaviest hitters. It’s not a competition, but if it were, they’d both be winning as far as I’m concerned. We’ve also got new tunes from Panda Bear, BOTANY, and The Diamond Center for you today. And don’t forget to like BTR on Facebook!
Re-broadcast, originally aired 2/10/12. I know that NYC is still celebrating the Superbowl hardcore, and I hope you fully enjoyed the amazing, nail-biting win... BUT. Let's be serious. The Superbowl of Style is just around the corner - NY Fashion Week! So we're gonna get down to business and talk fashion today. And speaking of business - I have the honor of highlighting an incredible organization and business venture on today's show. Awamaki is a non-profit based in Peru, that works with local women to preserve indigenous weaving techniques, and to further their skills as craftspeople. Towards that end, Awamaki recently launched a design residency program, spearheaded by Annie Millican. The Awamaki Lab residency offers young designers an opportunity to create a collection of clothing, built around these beautiful traditional Peruvian textiles. Awamaki Lab just celebrated the launch of its second collection, F/W 2012, designed by collaborators and fellow Parsons grads Andria Crescioni and Courtney Cedarholm. The pieces are timeless yet modern, with references to menswear that retain a thoroughly feminine sensibility. On today's show, Andria and Courtney talk about their experiences in Peru, learning about local fibers and natural dyes, and how anthropologists and explorers from the turn of the century led to these gorgeous garments. Plus, tons of great new music today from Dr. Dog, Sharon Van Etten, of Montreal, Young Magic and more! So prep yourself for Fashion Week with your first collection of F/W 2012... *Note: In the broadcast, I mention that the first Awamaki Lab Collection was designed as a collaboration between Annie Millican and Nieli Vallin. This is incorrect; Annie facilitated and created the residency, but Nieli was the sole designer. You can see images of Nieli's Awamaki Lab designs here, in a slideshow published by Ecouterre. 00:00 DJ Marie (Underneath: Soaring - Shigeto) 03:05 Interview with Andria Crescioni and Courtney Cedarholm of Awamaki Lab 09:44 DJ Marie 10:19 Lonesome - Dr. Dog 13:30 Skin and Bone - Heartless Bastards 17:24 Leonard - Sharon Van Etten 21:05 DJ Marie 22:13 Interview with Andria Crescioni and Courtney Cedarholm 28:14 DJ Marie 29:22 Light Year Girl - The Phantom Family Halo 33:14 We Will Commit Wolf Murder - of Montreal 38:44 The Dancer - Young Magic 42:25 DJ Marie 43:34 Interview with Andria Crescioni and Courtney Cedarholm 50:21 DJ Marie 52:58 Always On The Run - Yuksek 56:42 Finish Selections from Awamaki Lab Collection 2, F/W 2012 (Designs by Andria Crescioni and Courtney Cedarholm, Photos by Kate Reeder) Dr. Dog (Photo by Jason Nocito) Sharon Van Etten (Photo by Kristianna Smith) of Montreal (Photo by Patrick Heagney, courtesy of Pitchfork)
90-minutes of tunes for your Tuesday! Enjoy this set alongside your host, DJ Emily!
90-minutes of tunes for your Tuesday. Enjoy this mix alongside your host, DJ Emily.
DJRePete energizes your BTR start today with some power rock from Cusses, Icky Blossoms, and Someone Still Loves You Boris Yeltsin! Tune in for the scoop on another US “palooza” festival, this one featuring both a BTR band + an attempt at the world record for high fives in 60 seconds. Uh-huh. Plus, Laura Marling, Sharon Van Etten, and a jazz throwback with Zach Brock. Basically, a solid mix to start your BTR Wednesday!
It’s August, so if you haven’t been making the most of your summer it’s time to get to it! That’s why we’re doing a FUN show today. All of the songs are fun songs, and even if they’re sad, they’re still the fun kind of sad songs. Not sure what that means? Well then you’ll just have to listen to the show! And while you’re at it! Make sure to check out BTR on Facebook, Twitter, tumblr, Instagram, SoundCloud, an Pinterest!
It's time for a right proper BBQ on BTR's Roadside Assistance, presented by United Airlines! Listen as 8 different BTR DJs present 8 different interpretations on what kind of soundtrack goes best with grilling and making merry outdoors
The Thursday Show for July 16, 2015 kicks off with FFS, which stands for Franz Ferdinand and Sparks. As the name implies, it's a supergroup consisting of members of - you guessed it - Franz Ferdinand and Sparks. Their debut, self- titled album is out now on Domino. You'll also hear new tracks from Find The Others, Froth, Tough Age and Hey Mother Death, a duo out of Halifax, Nova Scotia.
90-minutes of tunes for your Tuesday. Enjoy it all alongside DJ Emily.
The best of the best currently in rotation on BTR. We are counting down the Top 10 artists and albums currently on BreakThru Radio!
Few things are more iconic in the history of American fashion than the denim jean. First assembled for miners in 1853 by none other than Levi Strauss, blue jeans are woven into the fabric of our country, and no other garment is a better fit for US manufacturing than our national wardrobe workhorse. Thankfully, a few labels have started to realize the importance of maintaining denim’s history and integrity within American culture, and have started to bring the industry back home. Raleigh Denim, founded in 2007, is one such brand. Victor Lytvinenko and Sarah Yarborough are the visionaries behind this Raleigh, NC-based line of jeans, and their men’s and women’s styles are known for impeccable tailoring, thoughtful construction, and durability. On today’s show, Victor shares the story of how he and Sarah became obsessed with denim, the vintage machines they use to create each pair of jeans, what “selvedge” means, some care tips that will help ensure a long life for your favorite jeans, and more. Plus, I’ve got a great playlist of music featuring new material from Sharon Van Etten and up-and-comers Ancient Warfare, as well as Sufjan Stevens and Arcade Fire. So join us as we celebrate all-American style here on BTR’s Sew & Tell!
Katie Dey. Main Attrakionz. Adventure. Knxwledge. Damaged Bug. Ava Luna. Andy Stott. Radicalfashion. And more...
DJRePete gets you 90 minutes closer to your holiday weekend in the states and celebrates Canada at the same time with a mix of alt with Eternal Summers, blues with Low Cut Connie, and an electro power ballad from Holychild. Plus, hit up tracks from the new albums by Someone Still Loves You Boris Yeltsin as well as the tireless Sharon Van Etten. And hit up artists playing the BBK Live festival in Bilbao Spain this summer. That’s your Wednesday start with DJRePete on BTR!
90-minutes of music for your Tuesday. Lots of new stuff in rotation on BTR and there is a smattering of it on today's mix. Plus, some old favorites as well. Enjoy!
Get ready for the best of the best on BTR this week. The BTR Top 10 is stacked with 10 of the best artists and albums on BreakThru Radio.
DJ Wynn takes this mix on the road with hiking music from Fleet Foxes, smooth horns from Menahan Street Band, Arcade Fire's car maintenance tips, and an adrenaline boost from Hudson Mohawke.
Time for the gentleman to clear the floor and make room for the ladies. It's Ladies Skate Only on BTR and you will love this lineup of talented female musicians.
This week we explore what it is like to live with anxiety with Dallas McDonald, author behind the blog Scatter Brain Rants.
The best of the best music spinning on BTR is lined up. This is your weekly Top 10 countdown on BTR, with your host, DJ Emily.
The Thursday Mix for June 18 brings you some mellow tunes, some rockin' tunes and some electronic tracks. You'll hear music from Fayetteville, Arkansas based band, Shawn James & The Shapeshifters, new tunes from Brooklyn band Wild Yaks and song off of Sharon Van Etten's latest EP, I Don't Want To Let You Down.
90-minutes of tunes for your Tuesday. DJ Emily has a lot of new tracks in the mix. Sit back and enjoy!
Ten of the best artists and albums on BTR this week are lined up just for you. The BTR Top 10 Countdown has you covered. Hang with DJ Emily all the way down to number one.
It's a special Sunday edition of Ladies Skate Only. Join your host, DJ Emily as you delve into an hour of tunes all featuring talented female musicians. This week's show has a special artist spotlight on Eternal Summers.
We’re starting the show off today with one of the summeriest songs I could find- because it’s been freezing in New York this week! Bonneroo is happening right now for goodness’ sakes! We should all be walking around comfortably at 9PM in shorts and flip flops! Well, it’ll get here eventually, but right now we have so much good music on the show to celebrate! And don’t forget to follow BTR on Facebook, Twitter, tumblr, Pinterest, Instagram, and SoundCloud!
BTR is celebrating it's 10 year anniversary this month. I'm taking this opportunity to play some of my favorite tunes from over the years. You'll hear from Man Man, One Ring Zero, Heartless Bastards, Someone Still Loves You Boris Yeltsin and more! Happy Birthday BTR!
Who would have thought that a band from Beijing would be the coolest thing to hit this New Weird America show in years? The psych-rockers Chui Wan fit so well onto this show, that I had to throw out the “Merica” part of the show title. But that’s ok, we welcome songs here with open arms, and I’m so glad to play them on the show today along with new tracks from Sharon Van Etten and My Brightest Diamond! And don’t forget to follow BTR on Facebook, Twitter, tumblr, Instagram, Pinterest, and SoundCloud
Sunday's in June! Does it get any better than this? Nope, here are the tunes. Sharon Van Etten, Dan Deacon and the double shot blocked filled with Wild Yaks, CUSSES and Someone Still Loves You Boris Yeltsin
Another not-quite-yet summer Saturday show. Except you wouldn’t know it by the amount of summery songs I have for you on the show today (and the amount of margaritas I’ve been drinking outside lately). Yes, it really feels like it’s summer, and we’re celebrating that on the show today. Check out new tracks from Eternal Summer, Sharon Van Etten, and old favorites from Childish Gambino and White Hinterland!
This week we chat with amateur astronomer and photographer of the cosmos Phil Ostroff about the great big sky above us!
What if you could wear your favorite yoga pants to work, and still look beautifully polished, professional, and commanding? That’s exactly what Lisa Sun, founder and CEO of Project Gravitas, has set out to do with her new line of women’s wear. Not only are Project Gravitas pieces comfortable and well-constructed classics, the designs are created with a variety of body shapes and sizes in mind. (Imagine that! A line of clothes for women, actually *designed* for more than one woman!) Project Gravitas is just two years old, but in that time, the label has been featured in top fashion publications including InStyle, Marie Claire, Elle, and Women’s Wear Daily, and has made multiple appearances in the O Magazine, after being selected as one of Oprah’s favorite things. An impressive resume, to say the least! Join us for a wonderfully inspiring, engaging talk with Lisa Sun, as she shares about the moment that ultimately led her to launch a new fashion label, what makes Project Gravitas designs unique, and some of the brand’s exciting new projects ahead! And to go along with this empowering style, I’ve got a playlist full of empowering indie women. You’ll tracks in today’s mix from Neko Case, Sharon Van Etten, Beach House, Sylvan Esso, and Lia Ices. So join us for a Friday fashion happy hour and enjoy a shot of confidence, with Project Gravitas on BTR’s Sew & Tell!
DJ Wynn crafts a playlist to go along with his Miami adventure. New music from Ava Luna, Sufjan Stevens, and Fort Romeau.
In the spirit of Coachella and the Summer festival season, DJ Wynn is crafting his own festival bill. Featuring music from Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeroes, Arcade Fire, Sharon Van Etten, Dan Deacon, Nicholas Jaar, and Tinariwen.
This Monday's Mix has nostalgic inklings from Travis Bretzer, live recordings from Phosphorescent, digital soundscapes from Dan Deacon, and a 7 minute banger from The Dodos.
Today's broadcast of the Folk Wave includes music from Jolie Holland, Emby Alexander, Travis Bretzer, and many more!
Happy Valentine’s Day!!!! I know it’s a corny, made-up holiday, but I love it anyways. Whether or not you’re in a “relationship,” I just think it’s a really fun day to tell all your friends and family you love them, and maybe make some silly heart-shaped crafts. Plus, it breaks up the monotony of the cold, cold winter. And boy is it cold here in NYC. I hope you enjoy this V-Day playlist, and you find a way to stay warm!
DJ Wynn shares his experience from Momentum Education, and hopes to inspire you with tracks from Sharon Van Etten, Caribou, Les Sins, and Panda Bear.

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