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These are songs from the best interviews from 2018—they’re all awesome & everyone needs to check them out.
2018 was a rough year. At least we had our weekly Monday music column & podcast to get us through it.
I interviewed over 100 bands this year and narrowing it down to just 10 was tough.
The inside story behind The Sonics’ “Don’t Believe in Christmas” and "Santa Claus."
This year, I traveled the midwest, deep south and more. These were the wildest rides.
Many of these EPs might have flown under your radar when they were released. Catch up on them today—we promise you…
For our final episode of the year, we’re looking back on some music by local artists that came out in 2018. This is…
Happy holidays, my babies. I'm off from work 'till next year so I hope you like this playlist. I've sprinkled in a few…
A look back at the wildest and craziest nights of 2018.
Though the Cosmic punks are English, they’re ready to rock out with New Jersey’s famous mythical creature.
This week we listen to Porcupine's most recent release & chat with bassist Greg Norton (former bassist of Hüsker…
Though the bands have completely different sounds, they both uphold that dark grittiness we’ve all come to love.
This is the song you'll want on repeat for all of the next week.
With their newest album ‘Verb for Dreaming’ released they don’t have any limits to inspirations.
Parquet Courts created a safe haven for down-to-earth city dwellers to escape the mob of drunk Santas.
This week we chat with Olivia Scibelli, frontwoman to Nashville-based band Idle Bloom & listen to their most recent…
Trump winning the election made us all feel helpless, but Idle Bloom uses their music to help us get through it.
PAINT's debut self-titled full length is defintely a ~must~ listen.
Like always, I've got lots of tracks from brand new albums for ya here.  Happy December, everybody! Tune-in xoxo
Touring the world, releasing their sophomore LP and a Deluxe Set—Bee Bee Sea are on fire.
This week we listen to NYC gritty, thrashy & trashy punk rockers Surfbort & chat w/ frontwoman Dani Miller.
Thrashy and trashy NYC punkers just want to be your friend and for everybody to love each other.
Get down to these new garage, synth and pop rock tracks! You're welcome.
The garage punk band is causing mayhem with non-stop party tunes.
This week we listen to & chat with west coast rockers Destroy Boys—a Billie Joe Armstrong favorite!
They might not sing right out about social injustices, but that doesn’t mean they’re not fighting the good fight.
Heaters leads with their album 'Suspended Youth'—make sure you give it a listen!
Thanksgiving was so yesterday; it’s time to focus on Christmas, Hanukkah & Kwanzaa.
New music for your long ride home in this heavy Thanksgiving traffic—enjoy & rock out to these brand new tracks.
This week we listen to the newest EP Nothing's On My Mind by Clean Spill and include a chat we had on Halloween. They…
The indie rockers use music and surfing to rebel against the elite in their upper class town.
Julia Holter's savory vocals and soothing melodies from her newest album 'Aviary' have reigned this week.
The show was a whirlwind of different kinds of pop punk and new levels or moshing.
The twang-influenced blues-rock band releases two new songs about a burning and yearning love.
Happy hump day! We're back at it over here with all the best new tracks in the world of new music coming out that is…
The indie band has been touring for over a decade and they’ve got a system.
Gritty NYC punk rockers Surfbort take the lead this week with their new album 'Friendship Music!'
From our friends at Greenway Records, Max Pain And The Groovies are here with some catchy, blazing garage-rock on their…
My feet may still be sore from dancing and I hardly have a voice, but it was totally worth it.
Brooklyn DIY spot Pet Rescue is celebrating its 5th anniversary, so founder Brian LaRue is here to talk to us about the…
An eclectic playlist of brand new punk, indie, pop and garage songs to lose your mind to—tune in!
The Brooklyn five-piece is debuting with a post-hardcore assault on punk rock.
This week we chat with the eccentric, dramatic and epic rocker Scott Yoder and listen to his most recent LP—tune in!
The indie musician has gone solo and tapped into his more glamorous side with capes, sparkles and strobe lighting.
The solo project from The Coax frontman focuses on musical experimentation and the life of a vampire.
The NYC punk group just released their debut album ‘Friendship Music’ and celebrated with friendship, music and…
BOO! This week we celebrate Halloween with new spooky songs from killer punk rockers like Yaasss, Surfbort, Pill and so…
LUMPS is the musical beast created by Aaron Hester. Previously West Coast-based, the solo…
This week listen to Paloma's Hand, the latest EP by Sibille Attar and have an in-studio chat with the artist…
The Dodos are back and touring with a new album 'Certainty Waves' that's #1 this week on BTRtoday.
Those who listen to BTRtoday’s music podcast surely know we’re fans of The Duke Of Surl (aka Will Brown). Now,…
Punk rockers brand new and pioneers came out to get everyone boogying down last Friday night.
The twangy rocker from Nashville gets bluesy and dark in his newest album ‘Bohemian Mechanics.’
This week we chat w/ Dodos' frontman Meric Long and listen to their most recent album Certainty Waves.…
The indie duo has been together for over ten years but still sound unique and play from the heart.
None of that “Monster Mash” b.s.—your friends might die of pure fright after hearing how cool this playlist is.
His recent EP collaboration with Jay Som reveals a softer side to the blossoming singer-songwriter.
This week we listen to and chat w/ illuminati hotties—tune in!
You’re going to want a nap and a burrito after listening to the newest album by illuminati hotties.
Molly Burch takes the lead with her smooth and sultry voice paired to catchy sweet melodies.
The U.K. punk band, joined by NYC locals Public Practice and Bodega, created a night of acceptance and mayhem.
New music from Nikkie McLeod and Feral Scouts. A big block of Fred Thomas and Anna Burch. And a dash of Shana Falana,…
This week we've got frontman of Dante High on the phone & we listen to their debut self-titled album—tune in! 
The self-titled album is filled with pop ballads and danceable beats, but also has a spooky side.
This week the lovely Mothers leads at #1 with her newest album 'Render Another Ugly Method.'
This week we chat with U.K.'s lovely Miss World and listen to her debut solo album 'Keeping Up With Miss World'—tune…
The London-born musician just released her debut album, which she describes as one big elaborate selfie.
This week,Toronto's Dilly Dally is back and taking the top spot with their newest album 'Heaven!'
Moshing like crazy and crowd surfing for a full 10 minutes to punk rock is exactly what the doctor prescribed.
They formed in the East Coast cold and moved to the West Coast sunshine—now they’re cranking out some killer new…
This week I call up solo artist Fred Thomas to have a chat and listen to his latest album Aftering, out now!
He was the type of guy always playing in multiple bands, now he’s a solo artist and just put out a new LP.
The Brooklyn six-piece released their debut surrounded by friends on stage and off.
While these punk rockers traveled far and wide, they ended up in the same place night after night: music city, baby.
Little Junior is a refreshingly poppy and charming garage rock band from Toronto. Power-pop songs with shout-sung…
We're chatting w/ frontman of Chicago-based band Sonny Falls & spinning their latest 'Some Kind of Specter.' 
Frontman tells BTRtoday about the damage heroin addiction had on his friends and the songs it inspired.
The Beths knock down Oh Sees to number two, taking the spot at the top of the list.
King Pizza Records ends the summer with its Psychic Luau party at City Reliquary. PowerSnap is at Alphaville. Neko Case…
Premiering emotional and gritty new track “Lose Sometimes"—Don Babylon's first single from their upcoming LP.
We've got Maxband on this week's show—a side project of members from Parquet Courts, A Beacon School & Bob Dylan…
The newest project from band members of Parquet Courts, A Beacon School and Bob Dylan Deathwatch.
Oh Sees are back without the 'The' and are on the top of our list with their newest album 'Smote Reverser.'
Playing with FAZI & fellow Brooklynites The Wants, Bodega played a surprise set under the moniker ATM.
A catchy Sweden-based five-piece creating their own land and rules in the world of rock ‘n’ roll.
The NYC punkers are all about moshing with friends, loving their cat and screaming fast songs about dying.
Listen to their NYC punk rockers' Retail's albums 'Die,' 'Dead' and their most recent release 'Done'—plus, a chat…
Songs that’ll get you back into work and/or school mode and get you pumped for the fall.
Some people might think Monday nights are for resting, but NYC punks would say otherwise.
Though the song about smoke breaks is what put them on the map, they've been working hard on big and better things.
This week we chat with Goon about singing to Partisan and working on their debut LP—tune in!
The West Coast indie/punk group just got signed, re-released a double EP & has a frontman who can finally breathe.
Echo Courts' sultry & emotional new album 'Room With A View' takes the #1 spot this week by storm.
Though their newest album ‘Poach’ came out 8/3, they had to have late-but-raging record release party at the…
We chat with the musical brothers about the video’s Twin Peaks/Tarantino inspirations & their upcoming debut album.
This week we get sultry with Cornelia Murr and chat about life, music and much more—tune in!
“It feels comfortable to walk the earth now with a little bit more of my personality out there.”
Dirty Projectors take the lead this week with their new album 'Lamp Lit Prose.'
The badass bands played a sold out Rough Trade covered in glitter & tattoos, welcoming everyone to boldly be themselves.
“I've been enjoying it and I think people do too—love doesn't go out of style.”
BTRtoday photographer and videographer, Jeanette D. Moses, is having a 30th birthday party at Our Wicked Lady, featuring…
Listen to Shilpa Ray's 'Door Girl' & hear what she has to say about Jersey, her music, working w/ Nick Cave & what's…
Shilpa Ray in Brooklyn tells us stories about working with Nick Cave, observations on her new music & talking "Jersey."
This week, AP Simpson's 'Newly Almost Famous' lands our #1 spot.
It's the dog days of summer but you can keep it indie cool with our playlist.
Canadians Dumb chat w/ us about signing to Mint records, their latest album & so much more—tune in! 
Dumb, the punk band from Canada, chats with us about signing to Mint Records and releasing their debut album.
This week we've got Goon's 'Dusk Of Punk/Happy Omen' coming in hot as #1.
Colatura is a new NYC garage-pop band. With classic pop vocals by bassist Jennica, shimmery lead guitar and backing…
Photos of a chaotic and lawless sex, drugs & rock 'n' roll adventure at the musical haven called Meltasia.
We chat with the artist about this newest song “A Song About Holding Hands” and his upcoming album.
A music festival catered to the coolest of the cool—not only rock out to your favorite bands, but also party with them…
This week we chat with Alex White from Chicago-based band White Mystery—tune in!
The brother-sister rock ’n’ roll duo turns ten this year and hasn’t slowed down even once.
L.A.-based indie band Momma stealing the lead this week with their new emotionally soaked album 'Interloper.'
In a BTRtoday exclusive interview, the former members of Diarrhea Planet explain their recent breakup.
They’re looking for female/ non-binary musicians to join them on their Girls Rock London & Girls Rock Camp Alliance…
PowerSnap is a powerful young Brooklyn garage rock band whose roots go back to their core members’ home of Israel.…
We chat with experimental indie group ackerman about their newest song “Loverboy” and what's coming in the near…
This week Mother Feather came by the studio fully caffeinated & ready to talk about music, life & rockin' the glam…
This week Ben Caplan takes over the top spot with his album 'Old Stock!'
We’ll be checking in with four local artists who’ve recent visited us for BTR Live Studio sessions: Pale Ramon,…
I met up with NY-based musician Matt Stevenson in Ridgewood, Queens to chat about his new project Jane Church.
This week we chat w/ and listen to the mighty oxymoron band from NYC, God Tiny! Tune-in!
While they’re not the holy rollers their name conveys, God Tiny uses rock ‘n’ roll to help discover inner…
The sweet sultry voice of Shannon Shaw (from Shannon & The Clams) takes the lead this week with her debut solo album.
New singles by Hello June, Art d’Ecco, and Dilly Dally. Album tracks from new releases by Field Division, Mo Douglas,…
Frontman Laith Scherer gets vulnerable and tells us about the abusive backstory to the powerful new song.
The five-year-old celebration of small concert spaces comes to the States this week.
The Rizzos are those cool rockers you might’ve known in high school -- the friendly older kids who are kind of tough,…
It’s the day we’ve all been waiting for—the debut record release show for the one and only The Nude Party.
This week we chat with U.K. based artist L.A. Salami and listen to his latest album City of Bootmakers—tune in!
U.K. musician L.A. Salami says he tries his best to capture that first-time sync with his music in the studio.
The holiday threw our usual top 30 off, but we’re brining you guys our top 10 w/ indie rockers Deeper leading the way!
Pronounced 'Man-Who-Hey,' this brand new Brooklyn three-piece is the most fun and lively heavy metal band in NYC.
Why not celebrate America for what really makes it great this Fourth of July?
This week we talk to sweet-honey drop Shannon Shaw from Shannon & The Clams about going solo & listen to her debut…
She chats with us about her ups and downs of going solo, working with Dan Auerbach and becoming a godmother.
Sam Evian leads the way this week with his sad folk/indie tunes that's pulling everybody's heartstrings.
After a five-week tour Las Rosas returns to NYC to play a wild LP release show/ all-night party in Brooklyn’s…
There's a nice ring to the brand new songs by this Nashville-based band—read what they have to say about it.
This week we chat w/ frontman of LA-based band SadGirl & listen to their newest single along with all their…
The L.A. group was just signed to Suicide Squeeze and are already embracing the doo-wop tradition of keeping love in…
A list of fiction novels about music or written by musicians—books by Leonard Cohen, Nick Cave, Jimmy Buffett and…
A book list of bios, memoirs, oral histories and more from all genres that every music lover needs to read.
NYC experimental punk band Chorizo rocked out in Brooklyn along with NYC’s Crammm and Long Hots from Philadelphia.
We chat with GRLwood—who are fighting heteronormativity in the heart of Kentucky and they're weapon of choice is…
Promiseland is an experimental punk rock workout—tune in to hear music & a chat backstage at The Voidz' residency.
Visits from Surfbort, matching sunglasses and chats about hypnosis, past lives and music.
Two nights of rock ‘n’ roll brought to you by The Mystery Lights, Ad Hoc and Modern Sky USA.
We chat with Canadian punker guitarist Philippe Charbonneau about this newest song and its insanely intense music video.
This week I chat w/ Claudi & Raimundo of Pinc Louds and listen to their latest album Delancey Street—tune in!
For their first night, The Voidz were joined by fellow Cult Record artists Surfbort and Promiseland.
Or so they’re hoping—we chat with guitarist Matt Williams about Elon Musk, The Office and Interplanetary Falcon…
Guantanamo Baywatch is the kind of surf rock that can never go wrong—tune in!
For over a decade this surf rock trio has been spearheading a beach punk movement from Portland to all over the world.
This week we chat with Alabama's psych-punk band The Burning Peppermints & listen to their newest album 'Glittervomit.'
We chat about the thrasher debut album 'Dirty Rainbow!!,' the catchy new LP 'Glittervomit' and growing up in Alabama.
The fifth annual King Pizza Records’ Pizzafest wasn’t just rock ‘n’ roll & pizza—it was also three days of…
Your summer fling this year will be with punk rock, garage, indie and, of course, rock 'n' roll—and it'll be your best…
Brooklyn-based by way of Miami, we chat with post-punkers/ experimentalist Mons Vi!
I was kidnapped by party rockers Thick for an ambitious weekend road trip from NYC to Nashville—surprisingly, I…
Their mantra, “let’s burn this fucker down” is a perfect summation of their fuzzed out dark and heavy rock.
Once a year, the King Pizza Records universe fully descends from its pizzafied plane of existence to deliver a weekend…
Teaming up with the likes of Weyes Blood & Ariel Pink, Raw Thrills tells us about his brand new track & GunkTV Records.
This week I chat with the upbeat & bubbly Peach Kelli Pop — tune-in to hear her newest tracks!
Via some level of serendipity, this week’s episode ends up starting with an energetic track, before getting real…
Riding with punk rockers Gnarcissists between two boroughs and two shows was a blissful punch to the head & a wild time.
I chat with Haley Dahl of Sloppy Jane herself about music, religion and celibacy & listen to her newest album 'Willow.'
Haley Dahl talks religion, celibacy and the epic NSFW tale that is her newest album ‘Willow.’
Lola Pistola, Mima Good, Pom Pom Squad & Menjuje ripped the stage apart and melted faces with raw and vicious rock 'n'…
The Atlanta-based post-punk solo artist comes to Manhattan to throw his debut record release show at Kind Regards.
Chatted w/ Australian band Big White at SXSW & it was a wild ride.
The Australian quintet’s newest album was shaped by their time traveling on the wide-open roads of America.
Our weekly list of favorite albums includes old favorites like UK's IDLES, Wye Oak & Soccer Mommy—check out the entire…
When it’s 4/20 and you’re trapped in a YouTube black hole watching alien docs, turn these tunes up & blaze it.
With his debut psych/indie EP 'Waves After Work' coming out next month, Nelson is experimenting with a whole new sound.
For their first headlining U.S. show, Inheaven had The Britanys & Boniface join their party of chaos and madness.
A new band taking the stage plus new music from old bands made for the freshest show in Manhattan Monday night.
An intricate tune that's as emotional as a Resistance fighter saying goodbye to their love, dying in their arms.
After a prolonged legal battle, the blues-rock duo is ready to share their sound with the world.
I have a nice drunken 'ole chat at  SXSW w/ Nashville's The Medium—tune-in to hear that & unreleased songs!
The Nashville band plays flowery melodies with intricate harmonies and choruses that’ll stay in your head like the…
The sold out Brooklyn show was an explosion of bloody uteruses, sweaty t-shirts & vengeful head bangers loving each…
An interview filled with British humor and sarcasm about some of the craziest music out in the world today.
Twenty-six photos of rock 'n' roll capturing the whirlwind of madness in Austin both on and off the stage.
Six days of shows, partying and driving throughout the Midwest with a couple of NYC’s best underground musicians.
I met up with Zach & Liz at an unofficial showcase at SXSW—they were hung over, I was tipsy. It was a magical chat.
We played our favorite game at SXSW this year: Seeing how much rock 'n' roll our music reporter can take before she…
These gritty New Yorkers whirl up a chaotic tornado of powerful punk & dirty garage rock that'll rattle your brain.
We wrap up our SXSW 2018 Music official coverage with an epic night of rock 'n roll from Burger Records.
Jesse R. Berlin and Jonathan Pilkington Kahnt are at Pine Box Rock Shop in Brooklyn. Oneida has a new album. And a whole…
Meteorologists said the blizzard was the most powerful force that night. They didn’t know about this rock show.
BTRtoday chats with NJ-based rock/metal group about their lengthy run as a band and their new album ‘All At Once.’
Even after a six-month breakup, the punk rock band has stayed strong.
Grooms and Oneida are both playing Secret Project Robot (different nights). Richard Buckner is at Union Hall. Big…
‘Another Age,’ released on Captured Tracks Feb. 16, is a personal statement for the Widowspeak guitar player.
The Mad Doctors are the fun and fuzzy, wild genius punks at the center of the growing Brooklyn whirlwind scene that is…
“I was thinking, 'am I the last Iranian to set foot in America?’”
The ultimate trifecta to create the most unique psych-rock.
Mark E. Smith is lost in music now.
In the meantime, they’ve released the catchy & relatable single “Leagues.”
In this episode, we feature lots of excellent artists based in New York who’ve recently visited us for a session of…
Rest in peace to the lead singer of The Cranberries, Dolores O’Riordan.
Transitioning from gritty to glam rock isn't easy, but these guys have got it down.

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