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Sharif Mekawy of the Brooklyn band Looms joins us on this episode of BTR Live Studio at Home to discuss the band’s new single “My Stupid Life,”  staying creatively occupied as life in New York City ground to a halt and the joy of playing music with people IRL again.   Be sure to check out the video for “My Stupid Life,” which was shot by BTR freelance video shooter Liz Maney back in February, and check out Looms on BTR Live Studio back in 2018. “My Stupid Life” is available now.
Sharif Mekawy of the Brooklyn band Looms joins us on this episode of BTR Live Studio at Home to discuss the band’s new single “My Stupid Life,” staying creatively occupied as life in New York City ground to a halt and the joy of playing music with people IRL again. Be sure to check out the video for “My Stupid Life,” which was shot by BTR freelance video shooter Liz Maney back in February, and check out Looms on BTR Live Studio back in 2018. “My Stupid Life” is available now. Listen to the audio podcast for more music and interview.
ing is an experimental rock band from Richmond, VA, comprised of Hannah, Will, and Garen. Employing the distinct–and sonically unusual for a band playing any sort of rock music–technique of playing only single notes and not chords, the band has a unique sound and feel, more akin to jazz or progressive, technical music than rock n’ roll, even though their structures tend to follow a somewhat traditional pop template. They visited us at Serious Business Music in Brooklyn earlier this year and now we present this second video from their session with us. self titled by ing is available now from Citrus City Records. Watch our previous video for ing’s “Sun” and listen to the audio podcast from their session.
You don’t have to be a superstar to go on tour and travel the world. You don’t need to sell a billion records to make a living off your creativity. What you really need is courage, patience and some good talent. Mazzi & S.O.U.L. Purpose has been around the world, visiting a ton of countries some people only dream about traveling to. Mazzi is a dancer, MC, and amazing writer who puts out a ton of music each year with most of the proceeds going to a charity of his choice. Listen to the audio podcast for more music and interview.
One thing I learned about the music business: you don’t have to be a superstar to go on tour and travel the world, you don’t need to sell a billion records to make a living off your creativity. What you really need is courage, patience and some good talent. Up next on BTR Live Studio, this young man has been around the world visiting a ton of countries some people only dream about traveling to. Give it up for Mazzi & S.O.U.L. Purpose. Mazzi is a dancer, MC, and amazing writer who puts out a ton of music each year with most of the proceeds going to a charity of his choice. I had a chance to sit down and talk to the humble one. Watch a special at Home performance of “Piece” here. One Vibe Africa presents: “Year Of Return” is available now.
This week we’re catching up with Brooklyn-based musician Elise Okusami, who has a band called Oceanator (pre-order their new record Things I Never Said, out August 28) and recently launched the record label, Plastic Miracles. Here, we cover the motivation behind launching the label, how some of Oceanator’s creative merch came to be, and learn how to play Farkle.
Washington DC, indie pop band Lotion Princess stops by BTR Live Studio for a special At Home Session, recorded and filmed remotely in the backyard at a safe social distance by Mariah Miranda. “In The Summer” by Lotion Princess is available now.
Washington DC, indie pop band Lotion Princess stops by BTR Live Studio for a special At Home Session, recorded and filmed remotely in the backyard at a safe social distance by Mariah Miranda. “In The Summer” by Lotion Princess is available now. Listen to the audio podcast for more music and interview. Director of Photography – Mariah Miranda Audio Engineering – Tommy Sherod
Shadow Monster is the Bushwick, Brooklyn-based duo of Gillian Visco and John Swanson who play a potent sort of grunge-inflected indie rock. With heavy lyrical themes dealing with loss, depression, and isolation, there’s a tension just under the surface of their music that explodes into a cathartic big-riffed, hair-whipping frenzy. They visited us at Serious Business Music in Brooklyn earlier this year and now we present this second video from their session with us. Punching Bag is out now from Dadstache Records. Watch our previous video for Shadow Monster’s “Goodwill” and listen to the audio podcast from their session.
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!

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