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The Beths are a rock band based in Auckland, New Zealand, founded by lead singer/songwriter Elizabeth Stokes and guitarist Jonathan Pearce. Blending cool, catchy riff rock with fun vocals -- from all…
Over the course of 2018 we interviewed four different musicians who had new music out: Nikkiesha McLeod, Kyle Wilson from Milagres, Tom D’Agustino from Active Bird Community, and Gabriel Birnbaum…
tubafresh is the dynamic new solo project from Chanell Crichlow, a Brooklyn-based producer, songwriter, and horn player who has spent the past few years leading the PitchBlak Brass Band. This new…
We look back at some of our favorite BTR Live Studio sessions from 2018.
This is the second half of our massive double episode recapping our favorite tracks and artists from 2018 in no particular order.
NYC band Language is the trio of Omar, Wes, and Charles. Stylistically rooted in everything heavy, propulsive, and riffy, the band is a fully capable force of brutal yet smooth rock power. As they…
Renata Zeiguer (like tiger, with a Z) is a Brooklyn-dwelling NYC native with a broad depth of musical knowledge that informs her captivating songwriting. Along with her musical collaborator/producer…
Noisy guitars, big drums, super sweet melodies and a heavy romantic nostalgia are the ingredients that make up Heaven’s timeless music. With nods to all things both shoegaze and gorgeous psych-rock,…
While we do our best to cover as much new music as possible here on The Music Digest, there's always going to be stuff we miss. Here, we revisit some tunes and bands that we missed in 2018 to try to…
Kevin Krauter is a musician based in Bloomington, Indiana, who plays in the increasingly popular band Hoops. As with that project, Krauter employees similarly universal melodies with his solo music,…
It's time for the 2018 recap! Here's the first half of our massive double episode recapping our favorite tracks and artists from 2018 in no particular order.
Idgy Dean is the live-loop-based solo musical endeavor of Brooklyn’s Lindsay Sanwald. Sanwald’s presence is electric, and the energy and skill with which she weaves together and manipulates live…
Mike Pace, formerly of Brooklyn post-punks Oxford Collapse, is back with another excellent batch of catchy tunes from his eponymous project. While we last saw Mike in an acoustic phase (doing…
Garcia Peoples is a band from New Jersey who run their love of The Dead through a set of punk and rock filters. The result is a jammy, melodic, awesomely riffy sort of indie rock. They dropped by…
We took a look back at every artist we played in 2018 and assembled a batch of tracks by those artists we either found ourselves revisiting most throughout the year or still do want to revisit. All of…
Cherry is the latest project from Philadelphia-based guitarist/singer Russell Edling of Kite Party. The band operates on a principle of creation without expectations, and it seems to be working out…
The holidays are upon us! Join the BTR crew for this edition of Roadside Assistance. Perfect for your holiday travels, baking cookies or laying in bed and avoiding the cold.
For the first of our 2018 year-end recaps, we're taking a look at our favorite exclusive performances from BTR Live Studio - many of which have been from artists who were covered here in our record…
Coco Verde is the project led by Brooklyn songwriter Julian Anderson, along with an excellent band comprised of Koko Williams on keys and vocals and Jonathan Sacca and Ryan Laetari on guitars. The band’s nostalgia-tinged pop songs are full of catchy hooks and bouncy goodness, and they stopped by Serious Business Music in Brooklyn to share them with us in this special session. Coco Verde’s Marathon EP is available now from Never Better. Listen to the audio podcast for more music and interview.
Pearl Charles has been hard at work since last we saw her in Austin in 2016. The Los Angeles-based folk musician released her debut full length earlier this year and has been performing and touring…
For our final “new music” episode of the show in 2018, our buddy Max Goransson makes his third appearance - ready to react to brand new music from The Glow, El Silver Cabs, Grandchildren, Chasms,…
Bilge Rat is a rock trio based in New Haven, Connecticut. With slow, grungy grooves and skronky goodness all over, singer/guitarist Mike Kusek’s songs push and pull with a nervous energy that both draws you in and drags you along. The band, including touring bassist and pedal-maker Mike Boner of Stove and Ovlov, stopped by Serious Business Music in Brooklyn on a recent tour to give us a live taste of their jams. Pal is available now from Bee Sides Cassettes. Listen to the audio podcast for more music and interview.
This week we revisit the Stockholm, Sweden-based label, PNK SLM Recordings, catching up with their releases from 2018 and chatting with founder Luke Reilly about the label's beginnings, changes in the…
Doe Paoro is a songwriter from Syracuse, New York, who is currently based in Los Angeles. Known for ambitious compositions and collaborations, her latest album pulls things back to their most honest…
Deeper is a Chicago-based post-punk band who’s been steadily crafting their sound and conceptual attack for the past few years, in preparation for the release of their current self-titled debut.…
The usual duo is back at it, thick in the midst of year-end prep but ready to keep the new jams coming. We’ve got brand new music from Gabriella Rose, Patrick Damphier, Jason Lytle, and more - and…

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