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This isn’t the first time these killer indie rockers were our favs—check out who else made the list!
Double shots are on the menu, indie rock is on the menu and crazy electro madness from Dan Deacon is for dessert. Eat up, it’s you Sunday dinner!
DJRePete marks Way Out West festival with a rewind mix w/Tycho and Stereolab, plus info on this year’s mini virtual DJ set!
Surf rock and classic Nashville indie rock collide to create this epic new track.
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.
Trippin’ down memory lane with some tunes from the good ol’ days
The first single from their upcoming debut EP that’s sure to get you emotional and dancey.
Honey, you need to tell your haters to f*ck off and this track will give you that empowering push.
‘The Piper at the Gates of Dawn’ turns 53 today and we’re appreciating the genre it pioneered.
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
Country Westerns out of Nashville take the top spot. Mr. Ben and the Bens, Katie Dey and more new to the mix. Join us as we countdown the most played albums on the site.
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.
This week I chat w/ experimental indie artists Romy Church aka e4444e from Newcastle, Australia.
Combining his love for electric pop and acoustic guitar, Romy Church created e4444e.
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!
Lollapalooza lives on! And The Listening Booth has all the details for the virtual 2020 edition of the Chicago festival. Tune in for a mix of artists who will take part, including rock with Portugal. The Man, beats from Chance the Rapper, electro with the Yeah Yeah Yeahs, and festival founder Jane’s Addiction. Plus, with Chicago on our minds, hit up a blues set and new tracks from Don Bryant. And with dreams of next year’s 30th anniversary of Lollapalooza, The Listening Booth hits up some bands that previously hit the stage in Chicago’s Grant Park.
New music abounds and it’s all so f’ing good we can’t handle it. Enjoy new tracks from Black Bra, H. Kink, Samantha Crain and more.
The third single to come from Dan Hanson , aka Fast Preacher’s, upcoming EP ‘Figure It Out’—coming in August.
Thanya Iyer is joined by Pompey in their new home in Montreal for a very special performance in their music space. Video includes visual overlay by Thanya Iyer collaborator Sophie Grouev, and a taste of music from the brand new record. Thanya Iyer’s sophomore album, KIND, is available now from Topshelf Records. Listen to the audio podcast for more music and interview.
Montreal-based musician Thanya Iyer joins Bryan B for a conversation about her new album, the accompanying visual album, life as a creative during quarantine, trust in your community, and her background/connection to music. For the accompanying exclusive performance, Thanya is joined by Pompey in their new home studio with a mesmerizing take on three songs from the record.  Thanya Iyer’s sophomore album, KIND, is available now from Topshelf Records. Watch Thanya Iyer’s performance of “Bring Back That Which Is Kind To You” on BTR Live Studio.
Looking back at music from the first half off 2020 that we’ve been enjoying… part 2 of 2! Check out part 1 here.
2020 has been rough, but at least we’ve still got some great musicians delivering some summertime tunes.
This week, Nikkie interviews the Black Trans artist Anjimile, whose album, ‘Giver Taker,’ will be released on September 18th by Father/Daughter Records. There’s also music by TruVonne and Shannon Sea. This podcast is produced by Stereoactive Media.
Heavy hearts and broken souls need a chance to heal—Juracán’s new rain-inspired album is a good place to start.
Basic Bitches is a noisy duo from Brooklyn that features Naomi Scott on guitar and Krystal Grow on drums. Although Naomi started the band back in 2014 while she was still living in London, she didn’t start playing music with Krystal until 2018 for a White Stripes cover show, the rest as they say, is history. For this episode, Naomi and Krystal join us from home with their cats for a very special performance. Relatable Content is available now. Listen to the audio podcast for more music and interview.
Basic Bitches is a noisy duo from Brooklyn that features Naomi Scott on guitar and Krystal Grow on drums. Although Naomi started the band back in 2014 while she was still living in London, she didn’t start playing music with Krystal until 2018 for a White Stripes cover show, the rest as they say, is history. Naomi and Krystal initially thought they’d be spending a chunk of summer on the road, but of course with COVID-19, that didn’t happen. In this episode Naomi and Krystal talk with us about their virtual tour, their ongoing streaming series called Good Morning Bitches, and play a few of the new songs that they’ve written while staying at home. Intro and outro music for this episode is “You Know I’m Right” which can be found on Basic Bitches’ 2019 EP Relatable Content. Watch Basic Bitches’ performance of “Lesbian Space Drama” for BTR Live Studio at Home here!
Black Bra’s debut self-titled album is out and debuting on our countdown in the one spot!
Mustardmind is the Williamsburg, Brooklyn-based art rock fronted by Bobby Lewis. With music that takes creative twists and turns through rock styles from 90’s alternative to prog and psych, the band isn’t afraid to take their time and enjoy a groove and sweet guitar solo. They visited us at Serious Business Music in Brooklyn earlier this year and now we present this second video from their session with us. Mustardmind’s Modern Evil EP is available now. Watch our previous video for Mustardmind’s “Working for the Bad Guys” and listen to the audio podcast from their session.
We get local and we get hardcore with NYC punk rockers Red Arkade this week!
Cooking outside and need an eclectic mix to accompany you? The BTR staff has joined together for this mix and we’ve got you covered.
New hot tunes to go along with this brutal July heat. Double shots will cool you off. Enjoy 2 hours of my picks, just for your pleasure.
This week we’re checking out a bunch of great new singles and album tracks, so let’s get right to it – featuring music from Psymon Spine, Lotion Princess, PAINT, Jerry David DeCicca, Katie Dey, London Plane, Mike Polizze, The Dirty Nil, TWINS, Bob Mould, DEHD, The Heart Of The Sun, otta, Young Jesus, Kate Bollinger, and L.A. Witch.
The Listening Booth scratches your itch for summer festivals w/banjo alt from Pawns or Kings & summer electro vibes w/DEHD & Twins!
Washington DC, singer songwriter Seán Barna stops by BTR Live Studio for a special At Home session, featuring 3 songs recorded and filmed remotely, a video tour of Seán’s at home studio, plus an interview with Jen Meller. We discuss Seán’s career in music, his inspirations, and what its like creating an album in the midst of a quarantine. Seán also provides some insight on what it’s like working with Adam Duritz, and his fondest memories from tour. Watch the video of his performance here.
Washington DC, singer songwriter Seán Barna stops by BTR Live Studio for a special At Home Session, including a video tour of his home studio! Listen to the audio podcast for more music and interview.
This week we’re talking to Mike Cloward and Carla Sarinana of the Mexico City-based independent label, Devil In The Woods. The label has a fascinating story – dating back to the 80’s, with a fresh restart in recent years. We’ll hear all about it and check out music from some of their releases in this episode.
Love and life don’t always flow in harmony and Neia Jane has written the song to go along to that struggle.
Tunes from Pottery, Will Butler, Lou Canon, Grand Pax, and more!
I’ve got some really great new music for your earholes to swoon to, like usual! What more is there to say?
The list of accusations keeps getting longer, while the label works feverishly on making a huge shift in more than just policy.
Lauren Denitzio of the band WORRIERS returns to BTR Live Studio and joins Bryan B for a chat about their music, the Get It Together newsletter,  being stuck at home, and how pets can actually make a great audience for a show. We’ve got a few album tracks from You Or Someone You Know, plus an exclusive At Home performance of the song “Terrible Boyfriend.”
Lauren Denitzio of the band WORRIERS returns to BTR Live Studio with an exclusive, solo At Home performance of the song “Terrible Boyfriend.” ‘You Or Someone You Know’ is available now from 6131 Records. Listen to the audio podcast for more music and interview.
Francis of Delirium shoot up the countdown to the one spot! Plus lots of countdown debuts. All the best new music on BTR in one spot.
Immersed in the NYC music scene for years, Diane Gentile has some wise words about it.
NYC band Activity is a supergroup of sorts, with Travis Johnson, Steve Levine, Zoë Browne, and Jess Rees coming from the excellent bands Grooms, Field Mouse, and Russian Baths. They visited us at Serious Business Music in Brooklyn back before their album came out earlier this year and now we present this second video from their session with us. Unmask Whoever, the debut album from Activity, is available now from by Western Vinyl. Watch our previous video for Activity’s “Earth Angel” and listen to the audio podcast from their session.
This week we get bluesy, twangy, & pure rocker with Diane and The Gentle Men from NYC.
Some of my fav 2020/2019 albums, all double shots and all love.  Happy 15th anniversary to BTRtoday and the whole BTRtoday family!
This week we’ve got some great new singles from releases coming out over the next month, plus a selection of top-quality album tracks from releases new to the BTRtoday music library.  Tune in for new tracks from No Joy, Eyedress, Monograms, The Prudish Few, Yves Jarvis, Drug Couple, Jon The Guilt, Jaye Bartell, Lou Canon, Rob Dobson, Mr. Ben & The Bens, The Beths, and Black Bra!
The Listening Booth: blues w/Don Bryant, rock w/Pottery & downbeat alt w/Fake Shark + a Bay Area band literally delivers on their new record
On today’s mix we’ll book end the show with new music from Oceanator and fill the pages with tunes from The Beths, Dirty Projectors, H. Kink and more.
Live outta BTR Live Studio – the Crazy one, Bazarro, finally had a chance to track down the super busy, ill-lyrical, multi-talented artist: Napoleon Da Legend! Straight from the motherland of East Africa, he came to America at a young age – one day he heard hip-hop being played on the radio and kaboom he already knew what he wanted to do for the rest of his life. After a brief stint honing his skills in the Washington, D.C. area. He moved to the home of hip-hop, NYC. Taking his talent to the next level, Napoleon has been rising to new heights every year since his music career started. We sat Napoleon down to get to know the lyrical genius, and for an exclusive live session from his home. Let’s listen! Charles de Gualle EP is available now, with French and English versions of all tracks. Watch Napoleon Da Legend’s performance of “Black Privilege” for BTR Live Studio.
Her genre-bending sound and retro vibe is seeped in historical influences.
Looking back at music from the first half off 2020 that we’ve been enjoying… part 1 of 2!
The twangy indie rockers get retro & competitive in their new music video made while in quarantine.
Black Bra, A.A. Williams, Fake Shark, The Rentals, Songhoy Blues and more!
Throw on that hazmat suit and head to the beach to jam out to Milk for the Angry and this new single.
This combination of visuals and audio will expand your mind to a level of self-comfort that’s hard to obtain alone.
Virginia Beach and Norfolk, Virginia – based artists are featured on the July edition of Spotlight on the City.
Jamie Frey, band-leader of Brooklyn’s NO ICE, has been gigging around New York City for his entire life and so staying at home doesn’t really come naturally for him. Prior to New York’s shutdown, Frey was putting the finishing touches on the group’s second full-length album called All Night—a much poppier affair than the group’s earlier releases. Of course, like so much else in the city, the release is on hold for the time being. In this episode Frey speaks with host Jeanette D. Moses about his coping mechanisms during quarantine, his hopes for whatever comes next, and shares solo versions of three songs from the next album. The intro and outro music for this episode is “ASMR” by Jamie Frey.
Don Bryant takes the top spot this week. Bryant has been a rhythm and blues singer and songwriter for more than 50 years and we’ve got his latest album in heavy rotation here at BTR.
He pulls from personal and collective conscious experience to create transformative indie rock.
We chat with Jersey-native/London-based multi-talented artist Baba Ali and listen to all his latest releases.
The pioneering R&B singer & Memphis Music Hall of Famer is back & his talent has done nothing but age like a fine wine.
New, old, fast, slow.  This week I serve it all to you.  My choice, i’m the dealer if you’ve forgotten.  I’m gonna hit you with some double shots and 2 hours of tunes you won’t want to miss, so don’t miss it!
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.
Celebrate 15 years of BTRtoday in The Listening Booth w/new Katie Malco, and a slew of deep cut throwbacks w/High Decibels & Ra Ra Riot!
Tinder helped bring the musician & the filmmaker together—even though quarantine prevented them from ever meeting in person.
Washington DC based singer/songwriter, Adriana-Lucia Cotes also known as the moniker, Antonia and lead singer in Mock Identity appears on BTR Live Studio for a special at home session. Antonia performs two songs and gives us a tour of her at home studio plus an interview with Jen Meller. We discuss her music career, her fond tour memories, and her social activism work to defund the Takoma Park Police Department. In this episode, Adriana also shares her love of stage make-up, her obsession with coffee, and her musical influences. Watch Adriana’s home studio tour and performance of “Wild” here.
Washington DC based singer/songwriter, Adriana-Lucia Cotes also known by the moniker Antonia and lead singer in Mock Identity appears on BTR Live Studio for a special at home session. Antonia performs “Wild” and gives us a tour of her at home studio. La Clave EP is available now. Listen to the audio podcast for more music and interview.
We’re checking out Jam Eater Records, a Long Island-based record label and recording studio run by Ellie Karavas. We check out music from her band Forget This, as well as Robot Princess, CUTTERS, Delanor, and Monster Bad, and talk about the label/studio’s background, the music recommendation show JRECS, the Jam Eater Records Podcast, and much more.
It’s not a good time to lose yourself in music, but it is time to find that song that keeps your heart strong.
Today, ‘More Songs About Buildings and Food’ turns 42 & we’re diving deep into its magnificence.
Portland, Maine songwriter Jeff Beam returns to BTR Live Studio for a very special At Home session, featuring three songs recorded remotely and filmed on VHS – performed with Kate Beever in their living room/recording studio/dining room. Here, the duo tackles one of the most dynamic tracks off Beam’s latest record, using loops and backing tracks for a stunning experimental pop performance set against a Maine sunset and dripping with psychedelic vibes. Jeff Beam’s self-titled LP is available now. Listen to the audio podcast for more music and interview.
Portland, Maine songwriter Jeff Beam returns to BTR Live Studio for a very special At Home session, featuring three songs recorded remotely and filmed on VHS – performed with Kate Beever, plus an interview with Bryan B where we cover Beam’s music career, the phenomenon of cover bands in Maine, releasing an album during a pandemic, and more. Jeff also provides some insight into what it’s been like for One Longfellow Square, the nonprofit arts venue where he books events in Portland, who recently launched a campaign to help keep them afloat. In this episode, Jeff mentions the National Independent Venue Association, who you can learn more about here. Watch the trippy video of their “Disarray” performance here.
Former number ones, Juan Wauters and Lido Pimienta stick around on the countdown. Francis of Delirium and Owen are new to the mix. And, Sweet Spirit take the top spot.
The Canadian punk rockers evolve with the times with new music & using their voice for justice.
This week I chat with the Canadian punk rockers The OBGMs and listen to their new & old music.
Fran is the musical project of Chicago-based songwriter Maria Jacobson. With touches of country, rock, and rockabilly, the versatile musician ties her debut full length record together with vocals that ebb and flow with masterful dramatic timing to tell her stories. The full band dropped by Serious Business Music to show us how they bring these songs to life. A Private Picture is available now from Fire Talk Records. Listen to the audio podcast for more music and interview.
Sweet Spirit, from A Giant Dog’s Sabrina Ellis, is giving us everything we need with this new album—see who else made the list!
Let’s spend July 4th weekend celebrating the values America should always try and live up to, while getting a good tan and enjoying the good vibes. Let the music take you on the vacation (or staycation) of your dreams.
This week we’re taking a special look at some of the new additions to the BTRtoday music library, checking out releases from BOYO, Dirty Projectors, T-D-R-Co, Becca Mancari, Pottery, Twin Peaks, Sahara, and Starflyer 59!
A firecracker of a line-up in The Listening Booth marks 4th of July w/The Ghost of Paul Revere, zen w/Healing Potpourri & blues w/Don Bryant
Starting off the show with Sam Rae and music from her forthcoming album. We welcome Secret Emchy Society to rotation on BTR. Plus tracks from Sweet Spirit, Francis of Delirium and more.
Kyle Forester – who has played in the bands Woods, Crystal Stilts, and Purple Mountains – joins us from his home in Queens for an exclusive solo performance of songs from his new record. Hearts In Gardens is available now. Listen to the audio podcast for more music and interview.
Kyle Forester – who has played in the bands Woods, Crystal Stilts, and Purple Mountains – joins us from his home in Queens for this episode of BTR Live Studio at Home hosted by Bryan B, where we discuss his new album, parenting in the time of COVID-19, and more. Hearts In Gardens is available now.
Stay safe, keep quarantining, and let Gawn bring the DIY punk show vibes to you.
For this big playlist mix episode, we’re pulling tracks by artists previously featured on The Music Digest and our record label features, plus sprinkling in a few new releases for fun. We hope you find something in here that you love!
Spinning the best tunes from the first half of 2020
‘When We See Each Other’ is a new podcast hosted by Nikkiesha McLeod that will focus on work by Black, queer, trans, non-binary artists/writers from a broad range of genres. J McVay joins Nikkiesha for this first episode to discuss their background and goals for the show. Also, Nikkiesha has a special birthday message (and song) for their niece’s birthday!
Like always, coming at ya with more brand new tracks to fuel you to keep fightin’ the good fight!
Listeners, thank you for fourteen years. Artists, thank you. BTR colleagues, thank you for everything. Stay healthy, keep creating. Signing off –  Maia
Honey Cutt is a Boston-based trio led by Kaley Honeycutt. With surfy touches on their dreamy indie rock sound, the band sounds right at home on the Kanine Records roster, which tends to love an upbeat snare and catchy vocal melodies. The band dropped by Serious Business Music while in town for the New Colossus Music Festival, which ended up being our very last session in the studio for the time being. Coasting by Honey Cutt is available now from Kanine Records. Listen to the audio podcast for more music and interview.
Former number one Juan Wauters starts off the show in the 10 spot. Lido Pimienta winds things down as our most played artists of the week. Woods, Psychic Markers, Momma and more in between. Count down with us on the BTR Top 10.
This week we chat w/ Danny Denial about his music, newest album, & living in the Autonomous Zone.
The Black & queer musician uses his art for justice, but is taking it to a whole new level.
Motherhood is the Fredericton, NB, Canada-based trio of Brydon Crain, Penelope Stevens, and Adam Sipkema. A (rightfully) self-proclaimed trio of “deep-thinkin’ rippers,” they share an impressively high level of musicality and intensity that comes thru on record and truly shines in a live environment. With a twisting, propulsive sort of artiness to their heavy, HEAVY rock, the band manages to produce a gnarly, twangy, fuzzy sort of new sound without ever feeling like too much. They dropped by Serious Business Music in Brooklyn to blow our minds for this session. Dear Bongo is available now from Forward Music Group. Listen to the audio podcast for more music and interview.
Marginalized groups are fighting for equality. It’s painful. It’s frustrating. But, today on Roadside Assistance we are celebrating the fact that progress is being made.
Time is weird these days.  Quarantine has made distinctions like weekends and weekdays meaningless, and the last time I checked June was just starting.  Welp, now it’s gone, so let’s say goodbye to it together with double shots and new indie tunes, shall we?
There has been an overwhelming amount of great new music released lately – and this week’s singles are no different. We’re checking out tunes from IDLES, Samia, Katie Dey, Versari, The Rentals, and much more!
The Listening Booth marks what would have been the 50th Glastonbury festival w/a wouldbe performer set. Reminisce and dream of future fests!
It’s almost the end, folks. On today’s show, I’m revisiting moments in the studio with Jo Schornikow, Air Waves, Liz Vice, Worriers, and Miwi La Lupa.
The music made by Brooklyn band Kissed By An Animal is a perfect sonic parallel to musical mastermind and illustrator Dima Drjuchin’s visual aesthetic – bright, colorful, bold, and often, totally tripped out. With everything from psychedelic riff-loving wailfests to 00’s-esque sweaty dance party vibes, the band rolls along through the many genres at their disposal to great effect. They brought the party to the live room at Serious Business Music in Brooklyn to give us a taste of their world. Kissed By An Animals’ self-titled debut is available now. Listen to the audio podcast for more music and interview.
This week we’re following up our interview with Nick Faidley of the Pittsburgh-based independent label Darling Recordings with two full hours of music from the label!
Don’t Stop! Get it. Get it.
More new music to keep the fiery passion inside of you burning strong!
Hi. On today’s episode, the fourth of six goodbye episodes, I reminisce some more about my fourteen years at BTR, and revisit moments with Amy O, Dar Williams, Vagabon, Lina Tullgren, Sophie B.Hawkins, and Tom Brosseau.
Juan Wauters’ new EP, Mas Canciones De La Onda, out on Captured Tracks is our most played album of the week. Enjoy a sampling of tracks from our most played artists as we countdown from 10-1.
Dave Monks – best known as the bandleader of Canadian indie rock band Tokyo Police Club – doesn’t waste any time. For the past several years, he’s used the downtime from TPC to work on his solo music with a focus on his voice and acoustic guitar, resulting in his first solo full length being released just ahead of a new record from his other band. Here, he presents a stripped-down taste of some of his newest tunes, accompanied by Alyson McNamara, at Serious Business Music in Brooklyn. Dave Monks’ first solo LP, On A Wave, is available now from Dine Alone Records. Listen to the audio podcast for more music and interview.
This week we dive into indie hip-hop and have a chat with rappers Mega Ran and Young RJ.
The hard work these two indie hip-hop artists put into their music is intertwined with their efforts for justice.
Juan Wauters steals our hearts this week with his sweet and sultry new tracks—see who else made the list!
Today is the day the sun is out the longest and the summer officially has begun. Let’s take the day and the season as a jumping point for good tunes and good vibes. Soak up the sun and enjoy!
This week my guest is Peter A, host of the artist-focus podcast My Little Underground, and co-host of The Wrestling Caucus. We talk about his shows, music, and the Long Island/Brooklyn music scenes, before sharing new music from Thanya Iyer, Dan Drohan, Kate Teague, Shamir, Permanent Collection, TIFFY, Alf Champion, Don Bryant, Cheekface, Arlo Parks, and Mong Tong.
The Listening Booth offers up some fresh music discovery w/the new Bibio record, plus marks Father’s Day with an appropriate throwback set.
Lots of new music is rolling in. Hear tracks from Lido Pimienta, Ohhme, and Momma. Recharge with this set.
Hello friends, on today’s episode, I reminisce about past sessions with Heliotropes, Orenda Fink, sad13, Shilpa Ray, and Thelma & The Sleaze.
Pom Pom Squad is the brainchild of musical force Mia Berrin. While the band’s name and imagery might evoke something fun and light, the reality is far darker and much, much heavier. Musically and lyrically, the project falls somewhere between 90’s Liz Phair and modern confessional indie rock like Soccer Mommy and Phoebe Bridgers, but with a good dose more punch in the heavy bits. The band brought their massive energy to Serious Business Music in Brooklyn for this session. Pom Pom Squad’s debut album, Ow, is available now. Listen to the audio podcast for more music and interview.
Darling Recordings is a Pittsburgh, PA-based independent label currently in their 5th year of operation. For this episode, I spoke with founder Nick Faidley about his background in the music industry, the label’s beginnings, and how COVID-19 affected the label’s plans for the year. Music in this episode includes tracks from Merce Lemon, Stone Irr, Jeremy Jones, Falcon Jane, Faxada, and much more.
Arlo Parks, Lido Pimienta, Kaitlyn Aurelia Smith, A Severe Joy , Summer Dregs and more.
On today’s show, the last episode of Mutual Core,  I’m remembering what I love about music.
I keep the new music coming, the new music keeps your hearts strong and ready to fight.
Listen to this playlist to hear some of the best contemporary Black musicians from the LGBTQ+ community.
Skylar Gudasz is a Durham, NC-based musician with a bold and gritty voice. Drawing on a long musical history and some high-profile collaborations, Gudasz has built a strong language of music from which to craft her own stellar tunes. She brought the band down to Serious Business Music in Brooklyn to give us a look at her new music in this lovely session. Cinema is available now from Suah Sounds. Listen to the audio podcast for more music and interview.
In the second of six farewell episodes, I reminisce and revisit some truly special sessions from the past, including interviews with Des Ark, Courtney Barnett, and Fred Thomas.
Thao and The Get Down Stay Down take the top spot with their fifth full length album. Countdown newcomers include, Swampmeat Family Band, Deerhoof and Lido Pimienta.
Wintersleep are a Juno Award-winning Canadian indie rock band from Yarmouth, Nova Scotia comprised of Paul Murphy, Loel Campbell, Tim D’Eon, Chris Bell, and Jon Samuel. Well into their third decade of the band, the group has a well-established, rich sound rooted in rock with touches of folk that has kept them sounding fresh and innovative all along. Notably, they pack their extremely hooky songs with poignant lyrics and self-reflective, critical storytelling that brings you in closer on each listen. It was exciting to have them in for this fantastic session at Serious Business Music in Brooklyn. In The Land Of is available now from Dine Alone Records. Listen to the audio podcast for more music and interview.
Released last week, ‘Paper Moon’ is an indie-pop dream to keep your heart strong.
Her debut album encourages change and adds fuel to the passion within.
Spend 2 hours healing and loving and uniting as one.  Music can help to facilitate this.  I’m a believer and hope you are too.  Let’s listen and love together. Peace!
This week the show is overloaded with new music! Singles from DOTT, Hockey Dad, Lionel Boy, Black Grapefruit, JOBS,  and Psychic Shakes plus album tracks from Helvetia, Future Punx, LA Priest, Divine Interface, Katie Malco, Owen Discovery Zone, and Modern Nature, along with some great Twitter submissions from Transport for Whales and Kyetoba! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X2a1AGH0OoY
The Listening Booth bookends the program with a reflective electro set featuring throwbacks by Geotic & a soul blues set with Mavis Staples.
Well, friends, all good things must come to an end. After fourteen twisting and turning years and interviews with some 1400+ artists, I have decided to move on from BTR. Today’s episode, along with the next 5 episodes, will contain my goodbyes. Please join me as I revisit memories and sessions from the past decade. Today’s show looks back at performances and conversations with Dan Mangan, Vandana, Adia Victoria, Becca Mancari, gobbinjr, and Rose Cousins.
Vandana is a Brooklyn-based musician, producer, and visual artist with a well-traveled background, from India to London to New York, she’s absorbed a world of influences and inspiration along the way, all of which fuel her bold, dense, and dark electronic pop. With reinventions of Bollywood themes, she crafts stunning, immersive soundworlds with tight grooves and entrancing melodies. She stopped by Serious Business Music in Brooklyn for this intimate solo performance. Contra EP is available now. Listen to the audio podcast for more music and interview.
We’re taking a trip through the music library this week, hitting on some recent recent releases along with some tasty selections from the archives. Dive in for tunes from Dirty Projectors, Saba Lou, Son Little, Deerhoof, Jeff Beam, Nadine, Beauty Pill, and so much more.
PLUS, I read the snips from the about section of Black Lives Matter so everyone is clear on the movement.
Chattanooga, Tennessee – based artists are featured on the June edition of Spotlight on the City.
Today’s show features a conversation with Theo Hilton, frontman of Athens, GA band Nana Grizol, along with a socially distanced live performance of the song “Autumn” from the band. Their new album, South Somewhere Else, will be released on June 26 from Arrowhawk Records.
Sydney based, singer-songwriter Annie Hamilton takes our top spot with her self-titled EP. Mirabelle, Sophia St. Helen and Mark Lanegan make their countdown debuts.
Please support Black artists/musicians and help make their voices heard. (Helpful links included!)
Please support Black artists/musicians and help make their voices heard. (Helpful links included!)
Jelly Kelly began life as a side project for Monogold frontman Keith Kelly, but quickly grew into its own beast. With a similar musical tendency (the presence of Monogold powerhouse drummer Jared Apuzzo – rototoms and all – probably helps with that) but a different angle that sees Kelly’s vocals opening up for a more full-throated delivery than that falsetto we’ve come to know and love over the years, Jelly Kelly is a young band full of experienced players (Nicolas Dube, Dom Bodo round out the quartet) having fun making weird sounds. The effect is an effortless, cool, catchy blend of post-punky hook-ridden indie rock that doesn’t want to fit neatly in any genre, and we’re here for it. The band dropped by Serious Business Music in Brooklyn to give us a taste of their brand new music. Fresh Paint by Jelly Kelly is available now. Listen to the audio podcast for more music and interview.
See who else made the list of new indie bands that just might rock your world!
As June rolls in, we are all hoping the sun will cleans us of our woes and our ills.  Lets unite and find peace.  2 hours of tunes and good vibes only.  Catch those rays.
This week we hav new singles from Bent Arcana, Carmen Canedo, Black Bra, Sports, Cigarettes After Sex, Hater, and Song Sung, along with new album tracks from Juan Wauters, Woods, Tenci, Alan Ward, Art Block, Tomemitsu, and Sweet Spirit.
Take a mental escape in The Listening Booth w/a new music mix from the likes of High Waisted & Boat paired nicely w/throwbacks via Lana Del Ray & Bob Moses!
June is African American Music Appreciation Month. Today we will delve into albums from some insanely talented black female artists. While we all continue to fight against oppression and inequality, let’s also support the talented black artists that have forever shaped the music industry.
Zenizen is the project of Opal Hoyt, whose music reveals her journey from her roots in Alaska through Vermont, Jamaica, Washington DC, and ultimately Brooklyn. With a jazz foundation and soulful expression, the music is captivating and curious, blending styles and textures to great effect. The band joined us at Serious Business Music in Brooklyn for this special session. Es Is is available now. Listen to the audio podcast for more music and interview.
Black Lives Matter. Visit Bandcamp to purchase music from the artists featured on today’s show, and check out the list of artists and labels who are contributing their proceeds to organizations in support of racial justice. On June 19th, Bandcamp will donate their share of sales to the NAACP Legal Defense Fund. Click to support the artists you’ve heard on today’s show: Maneka Shormey Proper. Zenizen Saint Mela  
Following last week’s interview with Warren Park of Warhen Records, here’s a huge two hour mix featuring music from the Charlottesville, VA label.
Standing in solidarity with a playlist of songs about justice, peace, hope and freedom.
Hi. On today’s show, Maia catches up with BTR’s own J McVay about demonstrations in Austin, what post COVID movie-going may look like, being a New Yorker away from New York in 2020, and moving his songwriter’s series online, among other things. We also listen to new tracks from Deerhoof, Thao & The Get Down Stay Down, and more.
Still coming at ya with lots of killer new tracks to keep the fire in your hearts burning—tune in!
Just cause the world is pure chaos right now, doesn’t mean you can’t reach for the stars.
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 four band members, no less — the band has a likeably addictive sound. Jump Rope Gazers will be released July 10 from Carpark Records.
The Buttertones take a well deserved top spot this week with music from their album Jazzhound. Dirty Projectors, Johanna Warren and more in the mix as well. Turn it up.
Arthur Moon is a project led by NY-based musician Lora-Faye Åshuvud, whose boundary-pushing performance and vocals style blends well with an experimental sort of electronic dance music to create a hazy, unsettling, yet inviting take on pop. The band dropped by Serious Business Music in Brooklyn to give us this intimate look at their impeccable song stylings. Arthur Moon’s self-titled LP is available now. Listen to the audio podcast for more music and interview.
This U.K. band takes inspiration from old-school twangy Americana—tune in!
The Buttertones take us on a dark and sultry adventure with their new album—see who else made the list!
Say goodbye to the bad vibes of May, and hello to June where things do a 180 and we are feeling the flow yet again.  Double shots, indie tunes, new stuff! I’m excited, are you?
This week we’re still inundated with new singles, and the amount of great new music is almost overwhelming! In this episode, you’ll hear tracks from Buddie, Tiffy, Imaginary Tricks, FonFon Ru, Andrew Brassell, Meadownoise, and more!
The Listening Booth marks the Ups and Downs of these contemporary times w/upbeat alt from Little Shrine and downbeat alt from Reliant Tom.
Monteagle is songwriter and composer Justin Giles Wilcox, who brought his full live band to perform for BTR Live Studio back in May 2018. The Brooklyn based musician recently invited us into his home for a solo acoustic performance of the song “In Reality,” from his recently released EP, A Colorful Moth. He caught up via video chat with Maia to discuss the EP, plans for the next full length album, Tennessee, Nintendo games, and more. A Colorful Moth is available now from Fire Talk Records. Listen to the audio podcast for more music and interview.
Monteagle is songwriter and composer Justin Giles Wilcox, who brought his full live band to perform for BTR Live Studio back in May 2018. The Brooklyn based musician recently invited us into his home for a solo acoustic performance of several songs, including “In Reality,” from his recently released EP, A Colorful Moth. He caught up via video chat with Maia to discuss the EP, plans for the next full length album, Tennessee, Nintendo games, and more.
Isolation is making everyone crazy, but this track will give you a taste of what really living used to feel like.
For part 1 of a two-part look at the Charlottesville, VA-based record label, Warhen Records, we’ve got a conversation with found Warren Parker, and music from Zack Mexico, Saw Black, Borrowed Beams Of Light, the Winstons, and more!
Mo Douglas, Psychic Markers, Self Defense Family and more on The Jaunt.
It’s summer 2020 and what else do you have to do other than listen to some killer new tunes?
Prolific producer and songwriter Felicia Douglass is a fierce musical talent, whom you may recognize from her solo project or her work with Gemma, Dirty Projectors, Ava Luna, Baile, and Lip Set. This spring she has collaborated with dozens of artists online, found ways to keep moving while inside, and released several new tracks. This June, she’ll be the featured vocalist on Dirty Projectors new EP, Flight Tower. She recently invited us inside her Brooklyn home for a performance in her music room, along with a conversation with Maia Macdonald. “Ready For Your Miracle” (Felicia Douglass) and “Lose Your Love” (Dirty Projectors) are available now.
Prolific producer and songwriter Felicia Douglass is a fierce musical talent, whom you may recognize from her solo project or her work with Gemma, Dirty Projectors, Ava Luna, Baile, and Lip Set. This spring she has collaborated with dozens of artists online, found ways to keep moving while inside, and released several new tracks. This June, she’ll be the featured vocalist on Dirty Projectors new EP, Flight Tower. She recently invited us inside her Brooklyn home for a performance in her music room, along with a conversation with Maia Macdonald. “Ready For Your Miracle” (Felicia Douglass) and “Lose Your Love” (Dirty Projectors) are available now. Listen to the audio podcast for more music and interview.
A new number one and quite a few countdown debuts. Hear a selection of tracks from some of the best new releases out there. Including out most played album of the week, Chaotic Good from Johanna Warren.
proper. is the Brooklyn-based indie rock project led by Erik Garlington. With heavy doses of emo sensitivity and fury, the songs writhe and shake as Garlington spits out an avalanche of expertly crafted, brutally honest lyrics. From the first waves of feedback to the propulsive dance beat and the breakdown that follows just in time for the lyrics to start, we’re hooked immediately. The band stopped by Serious Business Music in Brooklyn to rock for us. I Spent The Winter Writing Songs About Getting Better is available now from Big Scary Monsters. Listen to the audio podcast for more music and interview.
It’s Memorial Day, the first day of summer, and I just turned 28—it’s time to party.
Extending the Memorial Day vibes with a Sunday show fit for a 3 day weekend.  Unofficial start of summer meets quarantine life and 2 hours of good indie tunes.  Let’s do this thing!
Somehow, there’s even more new music out there to be discovered each week! On this episode, we find Laundry Night and Jane Migraine on a Bandcamp deep dive, check out singles from Dig Nitty, 2nd Grade, We Versus The Shark, Laveda, Starflyer 59 and Heartour, plus new music from Thao & The Get Down Stay Down, The Lo-Fis, Mark Lanegan, I Break Horses, Tourist Company, Self Defense Family, and Mirabelle.
Holiday in The Listening Booth w/surf rock from Honey Cutt, 80s beach electro via Caveboy, & summer folk from Little Shrine and Neko Case!
The Natvral is the newest project from rocker Kip Berman, who spent much of past decade heading up The Pains of Being Pure At Heart. In the past few years, he has shifted gears to make music in a way that feels right for right now – free from expectations. The Natvral’s first EP Know Me More, was released by Kanine in 2018, followed by 2019’s cover of Dear Nora’s “You Looked Like A Portrait.” Kip recently invited us into his Princeton, NJ home for a performance of three songs, and a wide ranging phone conversation with Maia. Listen to the audio podcast for more music and interview.
The Natvral is the newest project from rocker Kip Berman, who spent much of past decade heading up The Pains of Being Pure At Heart. In the past few years, he has shifted gears to make music in a way that feels right for right now – free from expectations. The Natvral’s first EP Know Me More, was released by Kanine in 2018, followed by 2019’s cover of Dear Nora’s “You Looked Like A Portrait.” Kip recently invited us into his Princeton, NJ home for a performance of three songs, and a wide ranging phone conversation with Maia.
Roadside Assistance travels to the living room for an Indoor Beach Party. Join us for this mix with tracks selected by 8 of your favorite BTR DJs.
We’re revisiting some new and recent music releases with a big, sweet playlist mix this week!
1/2 Country(ish) + 1/2 Rock ‘n Roll = Today’s Episode of The Jaunt
As of today, I’ve been away from my Brooklyn apartment for two months. Today, we’re taking a break from chit chat to listen to a bunch of good new music, including songs from Thao and The Get Down Stay Down, Dirty Projectors, Lido Pimienta, and Cassowary. Take a breather.
We’re really rockin’ out w/ some great new tunes this week. So grab your quarantini and press play!
Get a taste of the tour life even while you’re in quarantine with this rambunctious rockin’ five-piece.
Today’s podcast features a recent conversation between Shana Falana and myself about everything, including life as a house painter, Slow TV’s National Knitting Evening, a chance encounter with young Brad Pitt in Bozeman Montana, Ram Dass and much more. Check out the latest song and video from Shana Falana, called “Everyone Is Gonna Be OK,” along with October 2019’s album Darkest Light, 2016’s Here Comes The Wave, and 2015’s Set Your Lightning Fire Free. Please check out the accompanying video from today’s show, which features a video diary shot by Shana herself.
Self-isolation is the perfect time to crank this track up & fall in love with your inner demons.
If you’re able, pick an artist in the mix and purchase an album or some merch during this time. An excellent choice would be Hazel English, who slides into the one spot with her wonderful work, Wake UP!
Brooklyn musician Sean Cahill’s band The Next Great American Novelist has been a study in change. Nearly reaching its end when a meeting with Jason Cummings launched the current phase of the reinvigorated project, which blends dreamy, melodic indie rock with hints of sun-kissed pop in a way that feels somewhat more West Coast than Brooklyn in a super refreshing way. The band dropped by Serious Business Music in Brooklyn to brighten up the basement studio for this session. Careless Moon will be the sophomore album from The Next Great American Novelist. Listen to the audio podcast for more music and interview.
Chatting w/ & spinning the newest album from New Zealand psych-rockers Marlin’s Dreaming.
Semisi Maiai talks new album ‘Quotidian,’ local ‘80s punk inspo, & drinking heaps of coffee.
Her fresh take on vintage sounds brings a whole new vibe to indie pop.
Quarantine or not, I do this thing every Sunday.  It might be weird out there but it’s the same old awesome Dealer’s Choice show right here.  New New New just for you!
It’s another week in quarantine, and thankfully – there’s still so much new music. This week we’re checking out tunes from DEHD, The Duke of Surl, Matt Costa, Ciarra Fragale, NIIKA, STRKFR, Dirty Projectors, Butcher Brown, RJD2, Güero, Pine Barons, Robert Leslie, CUP, The Buttertones, Annie Hamilton, Fontaines D.C., and Jess Williamson.
The Listening Booth goes funky in these strange times w/new RJD2, fresh off a Reddit AMA talking beginnings, fav 2020 albums, & hot dogs!
Adir L.C. is an NYC-based songwriter with a refreshing, folk-inflected indie rock style that makes great use of dynamics and lush arrangements. With a huge sound that feels both grounded and ambitious thanks to Adir’s warm and comforting vocals, this is music that’s really easy to get lost in. Currently isolating at his home in Brooklyn, Adir invited us in to have some coffee, meet his dog, Moka, and get a taste of some new music in progress. Check out Adir L.C.’s previous appearance on BTR Live Studio here. Basket Star is available now from Birdwatcher Records. Listen to the audio podcast for more music and interview.
Adir L.C. is an NYC-based songwriter with a refreshing, folk-inflected indie rock style that makes great use of dynamics and lush arrangements. With a huge sound that feels both grounded and ambitious thanks to Adir’s warm and comforting vocals, this is music that’s really easy to get lost in. Currently isolating at his home in Brooklyn, Adir invited us in to have some coffee, meet his dog, Moka, and get a taste of some new music in progress. Check out Adir L.C.’s previous appearance on BTR Live Studio here. Basket Star is available now from Birdwatcher Records.
NYC indie rockers say hello from amidst this apocalypse & burn their new song for your pleasure. 
Part two of our record label feature on Ten Dollar Recording Co. takes a deeper dive into their catalog, exploring tracks from their compilations and releases from What In Your Heart Can Put You In A Trance, Mariya May, Mo Douglas, Thomas Mudrick, Anthony Mudrick, Ryan Massad, and more!
Tracks courtesy of Kaitlyn Aurelia Smith, RJD2, Little Shrine, Elvis Depressedly and more!
The grungy duo cracked the US Top 50 Viral chart this week, a place usually reserved for huge pop stars.
The duo discusses their freshly released debut EP & elaborate live performance.
The twangy rockers have been keeping the shenanigans going strong even in quarantine.
Lexington, Kentucky – based artists are featured on the May edition of Spotlight on the City.
Honey Cutt is a Boston-based trio led by Kaley Honeycutt. With surfy touches on their dreamy indie rock sound, the band sounds right at home on the Kanine Records roster, which tends to love an upbeat snare and catchy vocal melodies. The band dropped by Serious Business Music while in town for the New Colossus Music Festival, which ended up being our very last session in the studio for the time being. Coasting by Honey Cutt is available now from Kanine Records.
Honey Cutt is a Boston-based trio led by Kaley Honeycutt. With surfy touches on their dreamy indie rock sound, the band sounds right at home on the Kanine Records roster, which tends to love an upbeat snare and catchy vocal melodies. The band dropped by Serious Business Music while in town for the New Colossus Music Festival, which ended up being our very last session in the studio for the time being. Coasting by Honey Cutt is available now from Kanine Records. Listen to the audio podcast for more music and interview.
M. Ward earns a well-deserved top spot with his 10th solo album Migration Stories. Elvis Depressedly make their countdown debut. All the most played albums on the site in one spot.
We chat new album ‘Fine Forever,’ quarantine shenanigans, and favorite tracks with Chicago-based indie rockers Varsity.
We chat predictions of music life post-pandemic & new album ‘Fine Forever.’
Lisel is the solo project of LA-based experimental musician Eliza Bagg (fans of Pavo Pavo may be familiar with her from her time spent in that band). With an eclectic musical background spanning the whole world of modern music, from pop to classical and all sorts of experimental, her soprano is impeccably trained and highly adaptable. Here, she delivers an impeccably arranged solo performance with the aid of backing tracks and loops supporting her otherworldly vocals. Angels On The Slope is available now from Luminelle Recordings. Listen to the audio podcast for more music and interview.
Check out who else made the top indie artists for this week & amp up that discovery music playlist of yours!
Still have the love, still have the music, still have the double shots, but this Mother’s Day feels different for obvious reasons.  Let celebrate Mom as best we can today!  Let’s do it!
This week is all about the new music! We’ve got a full episode of new singles and album tracks for you to check out. Sit back and soak in new music from Beauty Pill, Mamalarky, The New Restaurants, Bottler, Bad Moves, Max Pain and the Groovies, Dead Ghosts, Momma , Omer Leibovitz, Johanna Warren, Adeline Hotel, Juan Wauters, Adam “Ditch” Kurtz, Cotillon, Silver Scrolls, and Land of Talk!
Sanity thru music this week in The Listening Booth w/folk from Laura Marling & Lucy Rose + electro via A is for Arrows, Austra, & San Cisco!
Today’s quarantine escape comes courtesy of Hazel English, Land of Talk, Lila Blue and more talented ladies who have all dropped new music. Turn up the volume and join us for tunes from some of the most talented musicians around.
Marble Arch are a French guitar pop band fronted by vocalist Yann Le Ravazet. With catchy, hazy melodies and garage rock intensity, the band has a dreamy sound that pulls you in. They dropped by Serious Business Music while on tour in the states for this intense session. Children Of The Slump is available now from Géographie. Listen to the audio podcast for more music and interview.
Marble Arch are a French guitar pop band fronted by vocalist Yann Le Ravazet. With catchy, hazy melodies and garage rock intensity, the band has a dreamy sound that pulls you in. They dropped by Serious Business Music while on tour in the states for this intense session. Children Of The Slump is available now from Géographie.
This is not a playlist for any ‘ole regular moms, only the cool moms.
After 3 years, it’s most definitely time to revisit the Portland, OR-based label/collective, Ten Dollar Recording Co! In part one of this two-part feature, I talk to label founders Ryan Michael Block and Mariya May about all their various projects and collaborations!
“SOS” meaning, “Save OWL Sessions”—live music via their Instagram to save their establishment.
Land of Talk is back with a new single from her forthcoming album, Indistinct Conversations, available July 31st via Saddle Creek.
On today’s show we listen to new music from Land of Talk and Johanna Warren, and chat with sound engineer Madeleine Campbell – founder and editor of the zine “Women In Sound.”
Frankie Valet is the St. Louis, MO-based band headed up by Alison Setil and Felix Nelson along with Kati Malison and Jack Elliott-Higgins. With catchy, fuzz indie rock drawing on twee and shoegaze, the band has an instantly loveable sound that we were psyched to have in the live room at Serious Business Music for this session. Waterfowl is available now from It Takes Time. Listen to the audio podcast for more music and interview.
Frankie Valet is the St. Louis, MO-based band headed up by Alison Setil and Felix Nelson along with Kati Malison and Jack Elliott-Higgins. With catchy, fuzz indie rock drawing on twee and shoegaze, the band has an instantly loveable sound that we were psyched to have in the live room at Serious Business Music for this session. Waterfowl is available now from It Takes Time.
‘You Won’t Be Here for Long’ is out May 29 and is exactly what you need right now.
Pablo Dylan, Cassowary and Caveboy make their countdown debuts. Trace Mountains takes the top spot with their new album, Lost In The Country. All the top played albums on the site in one spot.
We chat with the creative and introspective solo artist about life, death, and music.
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.
With specific creative directions, this NYC solo artist takes you on a journey through the unknown.
Pocket Protector began as the solo project of Brooklyn indie scene veteran Joe Reichel (Howth, Robot Princess, MiniBoone) before the addition of drummer (and Brooklyn Drum Collective creator) Carlo Minchillo and bassist/photographer Mike Petzinger (of Meansiders). Reichel’s hooky, melodic songs and honest lyrics take the best of punk and indie rock to make for a catchy good time. Room On Pacific is available now. Listen to the audio podcast for more music and interview.
One of our all-time favorites makes the top spot again! See who else made the list.
Let’s turn things around this May.  New music gives us an opportunity to feel brand new again.  2 hours, 2 double shot blocks… HAPPY MAY TO ALL!!!
Justin Giles Wilcox of the Brooklyn-based band Monteagle joins us to talk about his new single and upcoming digital EP, then we check out new singles and album tracks from Jon The Guilt, 2nd Grade, Flunkie, Nana Grizol, Secret Shame, Divorce Cop, Sojourn Suspect, A Severe Joy, Belle Mare, Nightfalls, Pert, Pure X, Gabriel Schicchi, Rob Dobson, and Weed Nap.
The Listening Booth embraces these strange times with some blues and downbeat alternative from the likes of Cassowary and Trace Mountains!
Brooklyn-based duo True Dreams are a wickedly fun and raw tag team of “cheerleader punx” songwriters who go right for the throat with their snotty anthems. Don’t be fooled by the cuteness of their gimmicky onstage patty cake (it’s awesome tho) – they absolutely mean business and will FUCK YOU UP. They’re sloppy and fun and silly and totally serious and if you disagree, well, whatever. Angela Carlucci  plays guitar and sings, and Hannah Nichols plays drums and sings, and we were so psyched to have them join us at Serious Business Music in Brooklyn for this super fun session. No. 1 is out now from King Pizza Records.
Drink the Kool-Aid & see the light with the rhythmic new ‘A Reintroduction to Programmique’ EP.
Brooklyn-based duo True Dreams are a wickedly fun and raw tag team of “cheerleader punx” songwriters who go right for the throat with their snotty anthems. Don’t be fooled by the cuteness of their gimmicky onstage patty cake (it’s awesome tho) – they absolutely mean business and will FUCK YOU UP. They’re sloppy and fun and silly and totally serious and if you disagree, well, whatever. Angela Carlucci plays guitar and sings, and Hannah Nichols plays drums and sings, and we were so psyched to have them join us at Serious Business Music in Brooklyn for this super fun session. No. 1 is out now from King Pizza Records. Listen to the audio podcast for more music and interview.
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!
We’re listening to Cassowary, Mariya May, Bloodshot Bill, Vanessa Carlton and more on this last day of April.
His sophomore LP ‘Atlantico’ is out 5/11 and the punk rocker digs up inspiration from his family roots.
Always coming through with the new tunes. Listen up! What else do ya got to do?
Matt Longo is Thin Lear, joined by an extensive, rotating cast of talented musicians. With rich, dynamic, and thoughtful indie rock – moving from thoughtful minimalist folk to epic, artful rock, Thin Lear has been neatly developing its sound and craft for most of this decade with a slew of releases. For this session, Longo and the band – in this case Tom DiCarlo (upright bass), Yaniv Taubenhouse (keyboard), and Jerad Lippi (drums) dropped by Serious Business Music in Brooklyn to give us this preview of the upcoming album. Wooden Cave will be released July 24th from Egghunt Records.  
Matt Longo is Thin Lear, joined by an extensive, rotating cast of talented musicians. With rich, dynamic, and thoughtful indie rock – moving from thoughtful minimalist folk to epic, artful rock, Thin Lear has been neatly developing its sound and craft for most of this decade with a slew of releases. For this session, Longo and the band – in this case Tom DiCarlo (upright bass), Yaniv Taubenhouse (keyboard), and Jerad Lippi (drums) dropped by Serious Business Music in Brooklyn to give us this preview of the upcoming album. Wooden Cave will be released July 24th from Egghunt Records. Listen to the audio podcast for more music and interview.
All the albums getting the most play here on BTR this week. Including Anna Burch in the top spot. Give this mix a listen and then purchase your favorite album if you are able. Lots of artists needing your support during this time.
Field Mouse have been a favorite band here at BTRtoday for several years now – while much has changed for the band (members, cities, styles of music) what’s still maintained all this time is the massively enjoyable musical chemistry stemming from Rachel Browne’s sweet vocals and Andrew Futral’s wily guitar antics. The addition of Zoe Browne on vocals adds a layer of perfect harmonies that only siblings can produce in just that way, rounded out by a super tight rhythm section, the band is operating to its full potential these days, with perfectly hooky, emotional songs that we just can’t get enough of. They joined us at Serious Business Music in Brooklyn for this session. Meaning by Field Mouse is available now from Topshelf Records. Listen to the audio podcast for more music and interview.
We chat with pioneering indie band The Dears and listen to some of their new tunes.
The sultry sounds of Anna Burch take the lead once again this week—see who else made the cut.
We are heading into May, but we are also heading into good vibes.  I can feel it.  Im using my musical selections, on this last Sunday in April, to spread the positive vibrations. Can you feel it too?
This week we’re doing the usual rundown of new singles and album tracks, but with a special look at the recent single by Chicago-based artist Tasha, the first new release since her stunning 2018 debut, Alone At Last [Father/Daughter]. She joined us by phone to talk about the song, the personal challenges of being a creative person during quarantine, and how her songwriting and recording process has changed over the past two years. Then we get into new tracks from S. Rich, Hazel English, Civic Center, Cassowary, Eliza & The Delusionals, Max Bloom, Once & Future Band, Elvis Depressedly, Lido Pimienta, Howling Hex, and Langhorn Slim (from the new Wild Honey Record benefit compilation.)
Hit the couch in The Listening Booth for R&B therapy via Cassowary, & hear a Brooklyn venue’s digital play to support bands + the venue!
In our artist spotlight this week you’ll hear music from ‘Jacqueline’ the latest release from Haley Fohr’s alter ego Jackie Lynn. Plus music from all the best new releases form the ladies.
The underground indie rapper is spitting out killer beats & inviting you to depths of his mind & soul.
Gold Dime is the project of drummer/vocalist Andrya Ambro, who we first encountered as part of the amazing duo Talk Normal several years ago. These days, along with Ian Douglas-Moore and Brendan Winick, Ambro drives the propulsive, disjointed post-punk grooves of this project with her impressively relentless and unique drum technique – all while delivering an impressively strong lead vocal. The trio dropped by Serious Business Music in Brooklyn to show us how they pull their huge sound together live. My House is out now from Fire Talk Records.
Gold Dime is the project of drummer/vocalist Andrya Ambro, who we first encountered as part of the amazing duo Talk Normal several years ago. These days, along with Ian Douglas-Moore and Brendan Winick, Ambro drives the propulsive, disjointed post-punk grooves of this project with her impressively relentless and unique drum technique – all while delivering an impressively strong lead vocal. The trio dropped by Serious Business Music in Brooklyn to show us how they pull their huge sound together live. My House is out now from Fire Talk Records. Listen to the audio podcast for more music and interview.
For part two of our 6131 Records indie label feature, we’ve got two hours of music from the label’s catalog, with tracks from Worriers, Katie Malco, Touché Amoré, Macseal, Typesetter, Luray, and more! Check out part one, which includes my interview with Sean and Joey from the label.
Let’s get comfortable and rock out!
Welcome back, friends. On today’s show I’m so thrilled to share new music from Lido Pimienta, Laura Marling, The Beths, and more, while we listen to the birds chirp and further contemplate the how and what of this moment.
Don’t worry, we’ve got the playlist to help you survive this quarantine. Every Wednesday, in fact. 
Now is the perfect time to allow yourself to be moody and Fiona Apple is here to lead you on that journey.
Don’t let yourself get to a dark place while alone with your thoughts. Listen to this and feel at ease.
Realworld are the product of a lifetime of consuming the best of 90’s pop-rock culture – party jams, MTV, sweet style, and totally rad attitude fueling their honest, nostalgic tunes. The band dropped by Serious Business Music in Brooklyn to remind us how to really party.   “Get Busy” is the latest single from Realworld.  
Realworld are the product of a lifetime of consuming the best of 90’s pop-rock culture – party jams, MTV, sweet style, and totally rad attitude fueling their honest, nostalgic tunes. The band dropped by Serious Business Music in Brooklyn to remind us how to really party. “Get Busy” is the latest single from Realworld. Listen to the audio podcast for more music and interview.
Counting down the most played albums of the week! Countdown debuts from Sorry and Cable Ties. And, music from Dirty Projectors our most played artist of the week!
Even with a canceled tour & quarantined with their six y/o boy, they still give their fans what they want.
The music of Maneka – the sonically-eclectic project of guitarist Devin McKnight, also of the band Speedy Ortiz – draws on a multitude of influences in an attempt to reflect McKnight’s unique cultural perspective as a person of color in an overwhelmingly white-dominated music scene. With rejection of any thoughts of genre pigeonholing – though post-punk might be the broadest that usually applies one way or another – Maneka swerves from sound to sound and emotion to emotion in an impressive blend of creative songwriting. The band stopped by Serious Business Music in Brooklyn to show us how it all comes together. Devin by Maneka is available now from Exploding In Sound. Listen to the audio podcast for more music and interview.
Time to rock out to Lancaster, U.K.-based duo The Lovely Eggs.
Welcome Dirty Projectors back from 2018 to the top of our list—see who else made the cut.
How about all new double shots to help us get over the mid April quarantine blues.  New music heals, and so do double shots so you’re welcome!  Dig in to it!
We check in with Dave Benton of Trace Mountains about his new record, Lost In The country and listne to a couple tracks from it before getting into new music from Deau Eyes, Alex Nicol, Healing Potpourri, Emily Keener, Jeffrey Silverstein, Good Good Blood, The Beths, Cheekface, and The Black Black.
Treat yourself to a dreamy diversion in the Listening Booth via trippy alt w/James Righton & Kevin Krauter + postponed Record Store Day!
It’s been a few years since last we saw Parlor Walls here at BTR Live Studio. In that time, the band has trimmed back to a duo (guitarist/vocalist/force of nature Alyse Lamb and drummer/magician/synth dark lord Chris Mulligan), focusing their awesome power on a seething, pulsating, and even more stunning sort of post-punk/art rock. The band dropped by Serious Business Music ahead of the release of their latest record for an intense session. Watch this one closely. Heavy Tongue by Parlor Walls is available now from Famous Swords.  
Make your quarantine a little less depressing, with this new one by NYC indie pop-rockers.
This is part 1 of a two-part feature on 6131 Records, which began in California in 2006 and currently calls Richmond, VA home. In this episode, we’ll talk to Sean Patrick Rhorer and Joey Cahill about the label’s history and current releases, the current quarantine situation and how it relates to the music industry, and reminiscing about working in record shops.
Turn the music up!
We’re a little obsessed with King Pizza bands and we love to have them in for BTR Live Studio.
Winnebago Vacation is a Queens-based band showcasing another side of songwriter Eli Frank (who we know from TOP Nachos). Here, their songs take a deeper, darker, and more mournful tone, in what the band calls folk/goth. They joined us at Serious Business Music in Brooklyn for this session. Camp Somewhere is available now from Lonely Ghost Records. Listen to the audio podcast for more music and interview.
Winnebago Vacation is a Queens-based band showcasing another side of songwriter Eli Frank (who we know from TOP Nachos). Here, their songs take a deeper, darker, and more mournful tone, in what the band calls folk/goth. They joined us at Serious Business Music in Brooklyn for this session. Camp Somewhere is available now from Lonely Ghost Records.
Brisbane – based artists are featured on the April edition of Spotlight on the City.
Waxahatchee dropped her 5th studio album on March 27th and we’ve been playing it on repeat ever since. The album is Saint Cloud and you’ll hear it in the one spot this week. Plus a few countdown debuts and big moves. Enjoy.
What better way to spend your quarantine then get to know this killer garage punk duo from Canada?
Daughter Of Swords is the new project from the Durham, NC-based songwriter Alexandra Sauser-Monnig, whose voice will be familiar to listeners of her band Mountain Man. Here, she breaks out on her own for this solo folk endeavor, with honest storytelling and strong vocals accompanied by sparsely strummed guitars in a bold performance at Serious Business Music in Brooklyn. Dawnbreaker is available now from Nonesuch Records. Listen to the audio podcast for more music and interview.
“Let’s just have a good time—and if we aren’t having a good time, [then] something’s horribly wrong.”
Waxahatchee takes the top spot this week! See who else made the list.
Monday, Thursday, Sunday, Tuesday.  It’s all blending together now that we are quarantined for weeks.  Easter Sunday is here though, so let’s enjoy the holiday and the weekend, even if it doesn’t feel like it’s either!
For this week’s show we put out a call on the internet for anybody interested to call and leave me a message “with your story of the music that’s helping you get thru the fear, anxiety, uncertainty, and isolation and maybe giving you hope right now.” I’ve also put together a playlist on Spotify featuring music by the artists who called in, along with the music they mentioned in their calls. For new music this week, we hear singles and album tracks from Golden Rules The Thumb, Zelma Stone, 2nd Grade, Levitation Room, Next Great American Novelist, A.O. Gerber, Laura Marling, None Of Your Concern, and Varsity – plus a bonus exclusive performance from Poingly (check out Poingly on MD back in October 2019). For more, check out the Greenway Records Weekly Jam playlist series and ZEBEDEE’s live album, raising funds for The Mayor’s Fund To Advance NYC.
The Listening Booth helps you thru w/a social distance disco feat. Locate S, 1 & Baxter Dury + Medieval meets Daft Punk w/Magic Sword.
Waxahatchee, Vanessa Carlton, Magdalena Bay, Dirty Projectors… the list of new music in today’s mix goes on and on. Keep your social distance but stay connected with some of the most talented ladies around.
Skylar Gudasz is a Durham, NC-based musician with a bold and gritty voice. Drawing on a long musical history and some high-profile collaborations, Gudasz has built a strong language of music from which to craft her own stellar tunes. She brought the band down to Serious Business Music in Brooklyn to give us a look at her new music in this lovely session.   Cinema will be released April 17, 2020 on Suah Sounds.    
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!
New releases from M. Ward, Anna Burch, Locate S, 1, Drakulas, and more.
‘Songs from the Great Indoors’ sends you daily downloads of songs created while in quarantine.
Today we sit in a patch of sun, listen to new music from Dirty Projectors, Ada Lea, Half Waif, Anna Burch, Why Bonnie, Locate S 1,  and Sorry, read reflections from the 1665 Plague, ponder my great grandmother’s mincemeat recipe (tried November 1894), and remember the musicians we’ve lost so far to COVID-19.
Quarantine has given him time to explore new genres and to step out of his comfort zone.
Keeping the new music flowin’ for you guys! Can’t stop, won’t stop. TUNE IN! 
A longtime BTR Live Studio favorite, Workman Song has been an ever-evolving project showcasing the songwriting of Sean McMahon, whose rich and bold-hearted folk music is as timeless as it is unconventional. This time around, McMahon performed solo for us at Serious Business Music in Brooklyn to give us a taste of some of his latest work. “Ragnarok” is the latest single out now from Workman Song. Listen to the audio podcast for more music and interview.
A longtime BTR Live Studio favorite, Workman Song has been an ever-evolving project showcasing the songwriting of Sean McMahon, whose rich and bold-hearted folk music is as timeless as it is unconventional. This time around, McMahon performed solo for us at Serious Business Music in Brooklyn to give us a taste of some of his latest work.   “Ragnarok” is the latest single out now from Workman Song.
This music video will keep you sane by being totally insane during this quarantine season.
We’re keeping up with all the best new music out there during quarantine and this Top 10 list of most played albums does not disappoint. Give it a listen and support one of the artists by picking up their new release. Born Ruffian’s 6th studio album, JUICE would be an excellent addition to any collection.
Spring break can still be fun at home! Just turn this mix on and pretend you’re hanging out with your favorite BTR DJs dancing the day/night away. We’ve got a great set.
The UK band Catholic Action sings brutal truths about politics to some ’90s rock-infused thrasher garage rock—tune in!
Overall, frontman Chris McCrory says they just want to write and release music on their own terms.
Big Bend is the experimental musical project of Ohio-born, NYC-based composer Nathan Phillps. With a focus on collaboration and clever use of improvised electronics as a base for his songwriting, Phillips weaves intricate, otherworldly sounds together beautifully. Joined here by Craig Schenker on saxophone and with an overhead projector on-hand for some appropriate visual aids, Big Bend brings their expansive, amorphous sound to Serious Business Music in Brooklyn. Radish by Big Bend is available now. Listen to the audio podcast for more music and interview.
We’re all Born Ruffians this week with them as our top artist & their frontman’s solo project also making the top 10.
Palm Sunday, start of that spring feeling, passover and easter right around the corner, yet it all feels so weird. Let celebrate anyway. We deserve it. 2 Hours, 2 doubleshot blocks. Keep Calm this Palm Sunday. Peace!
This week we’re kicking off the episode with a preview of the upcoming SAVAK album, Rotting Teeth In The Horse’s Mouth, out April 10th from Ernest Jenning Record Company, complete with a conversation with one of the band’s two primary songwriters, Michael “Jaws” Jaworski. We talk about the band’s process in writing and recording, cover practice spaces in the Gowanus neighborhood of Brooklyn, and address the uncertainty of releasing music in the midst of the current global health crisis. Later in the show, we check out new music from Citris, Blue Canopy, The Memories, Ada Lea, Dirty Projectors, Ellis, and Waxahatchee, plus a new Shannen Moser track from the Lame-O Records “Compilation For Isolation” – Don’t Stand So Close To Me.
Escape into The Listening Booth for the latest Exbats rock record, alt w/the new Waxahatchee album, & escapist electronica w/Yumi Zouma
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. The band dropped by Serious Business Music to give us a taste of their awesomeness in this session. Punching Bag is out now from Dadstache Records. Listen to the audio podcast for more music and interview.
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. The band dropped by Serious Business Music to give us a taste of their awesomeness in this session. Punching Bag is out now from Dadstache Records.
For part two of our Wild Honey Records label feature, we’re diving in for two full hours of music from the Bergamo, Italy-based label. Featuring music from Bee Bee Sea, The Peawees, Freez, The Mojomatics, Love Trap, The Midwest Beat, and much more – including a first listen to a track from an upcoming compilation!
Music for your ears by Ellis, Half Waif, Waxahatchee, Circa Waves and more.
Amidst his critical COVID-19 diagnosis, we send good vibes and remember the epic musician.
She bares a raw & bursting heart that bleeds out every emotion for her listeners.
This isn’t a joke, y’all. This is still a playlist of BRAND SPANKIN’ new songs. LISTEN UP!
Scoville Unit is a NY/NJ/PA melodic punk band fronted by Gandhar Savur, with Drew Isleib (bass), Kevin Shelbourne (lead guitar), and Rob Hunsicker (drums). With big riffs and solid hooks, the band plays in a style heavily tinged with nostalgia that makes these original tunes feel instantly familiar. They joined us at Serious Business Music in Brooklyn for this fun session! Scoville Unit is available now from Ernest Jenning. Listen to the audio podcast for more music and interview.
Scoville Unit is a NY/NJ/PA melodic punk band fronted by Gandhar Savur, with Drew Isleib (bass), Kevin Shelbourne (lead guitar), and Rob Hunsicker (drums). With big riffs and solid hooks, the band plays in a style heavily tinged with nostalgia that makes these original tunes feel instantly familiar. They joined us at Serious Business Music in Brooklyn for this fun session! Scoville Unit is available now from Ernest Jenning.
Enjoy today’s music escape with some of the best new releases out there. Remember to support all your favorite artists during this time and maybe buy an album from one of the artists in the mix today. Mapache take the one spot this week with their new album ‘From Liberty Street.’
They keep things cinematic and dark, but light and fun—hear all about The Buttertones.
Coronavirus might’ve canceled their tour, but it hasn’t canceled their musical momentum.
This will be your next favorite artist to leave on repeat while you’re quarantined. Check out the entire list!
Trying times require the perfect balance of tunes to calm the nerves.  Let’s all take a second to breathe and be grateful this Sunday.  Double shots and more.  Dig It!
It’s just Bryan solo this week as we check out new music from Scot Orr, Ilithios, Ultraista, Westerman, Secret Shame, Deeper, Ghost Funk Orchestra’s Notes From Quarantine, We Versus The Shark, Mise En Scene, DAD, Girlpool, Jeff Beam, Peel Dream Magazine, Solilians, Skyjelly, and Oh Land.
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!
Sarah Peacock drops her latest release “Burn the Witch” today and we’ve got tracks from it to start and end the show today. Plus here some Anna Calvi, Lanterns on the Lake, Cuesta Loeb and more.
Gia Woods is a super talented pop musician who is just beginning to unleash her music on the world. Here, she joins us at Serious Business Music in Brooklyn for an extra special stripped-down acoustic performance!
Gia Woods is a super talented pop musician who is just beginning to unleash her music on the world. Here, she joins us at Serious Business Music in Brooklyn for an extra special stripped-down acoustic performance! EGO single is available now from Disruptor Records.    
For part 1 of our two-part episode featuring Bergamo, Italy-based label Wild Honey Records, we speak with owner Franz Barcella about the label, some of their releases, and the current state of the music industry and world with the COVID-19 Pandemic.
If it truly is the end of the world, this song (and upcoming album) is what we all should be listening to.
New music from Cable Ties, Born Ruffians, Fine China and more!
Welcome to our new reality. On today’s episode, I’m in conversation with my friend, colleague, and former bandmate Bryan Bruchman, wondering when we’ll ever see each other again.
We know it’s scary and boring in quarantine—here are some new tunes to get you through it!
SXSW may not have happened this year, but we can still revisit some of our favorite times at the fest from years past.
Miracle Sweepstakes is a band from NY who aim to make a sort of warm, hazy indie rock. Headed up by songwriter Craig Heed, the band blends a wide range of influences into their mix, resulting in a sound that can be sparse and sweet at one moment, and a full-on rocker the next. The group dropped by Serious Business Music in Brooklyn to share some tunes with us in this session! Rorschached by Miracle Sweepstakes is available now from One Weird Trick.
Bringing you the tunes that are getting us through quarantine. Today we encourage you to support the artists in this mix if you can. Buy an album, buy a t-shirt or some merch.
The Canadian indie rockers reminisce on simpler times while gearing up to release their new album JUICE.
This week I get on the phone with Luke Lalonde, frontman of Born Ruffians.
AMES, aka Amy Kuney’s songwriting is familiar to so many people – though they may not realize it, since the LA-based musician has spent years crafting hit compositions for the likes of Michelle Branch, Kelly Clarkson, Icona Pop, and more. AMES has an incredible voice of her own – which is showcased prominently on her EP – and she stopped by Serious Business Music in Brooklyn to share it with us in this intimate solo session. My Names Is AMES is available now from Mateo Sound. Listen to the audio podcast for more music and interview.
Kevin Krauter takes the top artist spot this week and is perfect to play on repeat while you’re quarantined.
Scary world out there, but on this Sunday Dealer’s Choice show we try to calm the worlds nerves with 2 hours of chill tunes and double shots. Let’s help each other and keep our cool. Stay safe everyone!
This week, we’re doing things differently. We have calls from members of the indie music community calling in with their stories of how the COVID-19/Coronoavirus pandemic has affected them and their music, including Henderson Cole of The Alternative, Ciarra Fragale, Kyle Forester, Nehedar, The Planes, and the Brooklyn Drum Collective. Then, we check out brand new music from Worriers, Control Top, Thurlowood, Kyle Forester, Smokey Brights, Yumi Zouma, Activity, Pale Blue, Picture One, and Superorder.
Isolate yourself in The Listening Booth for a music diversion w/new Boniface, R&B from Yumi Zouma, & alt via Real Estate + more virtual SXSW
The beautifully colorful surf pop/ glitter rock band is trying to stay positive.
NYC band Activity is a supergroup of sorts, with Travis Johnson, Steve Levine, Zoë Browne, and Jess Rees coming from the excellent bands Grooms, Field Mouse, and Russian Baths. This particular combination ties together some of the best and darkest elements of those groups in a caustic blend of equal parts nervous breakdown and blissful catharsis. Ahead of their release, the band dropped by Serious Business Music in Brooklyn to give us a taste of their music. Unmask Whoever, the debut album from Activity, will be release March 27, 2020 by Western Vinyl.
Part two of our Fox Food Records indie label feature begins with an extensive interview with label founder/owner James Smith (who also records as Good Good Blood), followed by another hour of music from the label’s catalog. Check out part one of this feature here.
Land of Talk announced its new album Indistinct Conversations will be released on May 15th. Hear a track from it on the show today!
We understand why they had to cancel the festival, we’re still bummed we don’t get to see these awesome bands.
The core of LA indie/alt band Momma is dual guitarist/vocalists Etta Friedman and Allegra Weingarten. With super catchy and fun verse-chorus-verse reminiscent of some of our favorite 90’s act, the band’s new music picks up where their previous album (which we loved here at BTRtoday!) left off and makes it bigger, brighter, and even hookier. They dropped by Serious Business Music in Brooklyn to give us a taste of some of their new tunes in this very special session! Two Of Me will be released June 5 from Danger Collective Records. Listen to the audio podcast for more music and interview.
The core of LA indie/alt band Momma is dual guitarist/vocalists Etta Friedman and Allegra Weingarten. With super catchy and fun verse-chorus-verse reminiscent of some of our favorite 90’s act, the band’s new music picks up where their previous album (which we loved here at BTRtoday!) left off and makes it bigger, brighter, and even hookier. They dropped by Serious Business Music in Brooklyn to give us a taste of some of their new tunes in this very special session! Two Of Me will be released June 5  from Danger Collective Records.
All-female power trio in the one spot… yes, please! Shadow Show take the top spot on the countdown and there are 9 other talented artists in the mix as well. Tune in for some of the best new indie music out there.
We chat with The Memories—one in the studio and one at Disneyland—and listen to their newest track.
Their newest album ‘Pickles & Pies’ comes out this May and they’re already celebrating.
Shadow Show takes the top spot this week—see who else made BTR’s list.
Feeling lucky? I am! 2 Hours of tunes, 2 blocks of double shots and some green beer because why not? Dig in and top of the Sunday to ya all!
BTRtoday podcast producer and host Maia Macdonald drops by to do what she does best – talk about music – including tracks from The Orielles, Anna Calvi, Bonus, Lisel, and The Districts.
Bringing you the SXSW that wasn’t in The Listening Booth w/wouldbe performers Partner, The Aquadolls, Shana Falana, Dan Mangan, & more!
Today we’re putting the spotlight on Nashville-based artist Jen Starsinic and her debut EP. You’ll hear some tunes from the ‘Bad Actor’ as well as music from other talented ladies in today’s mix.
Church Girls are the indie/post-punk band from Philadelphia comprised of Mariel Beaumont, Julien Varnier, Vince Vullo, and Joseph Wright. With soaring, catchy melodies and a fresh take on poppy punk (not really pop punk, exactly), the band dropped by Serious Business Music in Brooklyn to give us a taste of their impressive, road-tested intensity.    The Haunt is available now from Anchor Eighty Four Records.  
Church Girls are the indie/post-punk band from Philadelphia comprised of Mariel Beaumont, Julien Varnier, Vince Vullo, and Joseph Wright. With soaring, catchy melodies and a fresh take on poppy punk (not really pop punk, exactly), the band dropped by Serious Business Music in Brooklyn to give us a taste of their impressive, road-tested intensity. The Haunt is available now from Anchor Eighty Four Records. Listen to the audio podcast for more music and interview.
This is part one of a two-part record label feature, focusing on the Mirfield, UK-based label, Fox Food Records. Here, we dive in for two full hours of music from the label, including Good Good Blood, Saint Charles, Bloodhype, Yani. Martinelli, and much, much more!
Playing new releases by Anna Calvi, Pottery, The Orielles, The Districts and more!
Welcome to Mutual Core, where we dig deep each week to think about music and remember what it is that we love. On today’s show, I’m diving headfirst into songs by artists I’ve never listened to before, to appreciate recorded moments small and large.    
I’m back at it w/ new songs form killer bands—we start off w/ some pop-punk MUST listens so tune in!
ESSi is a Brooklyn-based duo with a deceptively huge sound. Using a smart blend of noise and hooky post-punk to achieve mind-melting dynamics, Jessica Ackerley and Rick Daniel draw equally from ambient experimental music and pop as they do from the more unlistenable far reaches of skronk (though, thankfully, there’s a satisfyingly steady dose of that in the mix as well to shake things up). Their music rides the dark line between groove and caustic disorientation, in a way that’s welcome for its willingness to truly experiment with what can go into a song. The band dropped by Serious Business Music in Brooklyn for this super exciting session! Vital Creatures is available now from Ramp Local. Listen to the audio podcast for more music and interview.
ESSi is a Brooklyn-based duo with a deceptively huge sound. Using a smart blend of noise and hooky post-punk to achieve mind-melting dynamics, Jessica Ackerley and Rick Daniel draw equally from ambient experimental music and pop as they do from the more unlistenable far reaches of skronk (though, thankfully, there’s a satisfyingly steady dose of that in the mix as well to shake things up). Their music rides the dark line between groove and caustic disorientation, in a way that’s welcome for its willingness to truly experiment with what can go into a song. The band dropped by Serious Business Music in Brooklyn for this super exciting session! Vital Creatures is available now from Ramp Local.
Edmonton, Alberta – based artists are featured on the March edition of Spotlight on the City.
So many bands are coming through for Bernie Sanders—it’s a beautiful thing for Democracy and your ears.
Son Little score the top spot on our countdown with their fourth full-length album, ‘Aloha’ out now on Anti- Records. Lots of newbies to the countdown as well. Enjoy a set of the most played albums on the site.
Honeyblood is the solo project of Scottish indie rock songwriter Stina Tweeddale. With carefully calculated pop hooks woven throughout her catchy 90’s-leaning rock songs, Tweeddale sings with a distinct laser-focus and passion that makes the music come alive and get in your face and stuck in your head. The band dropped by Serious Business Music in Brooklyn to rock out for us. In Plain Sight by Honeyblood is available now from Marathon Artists. Listen to the audio podcast for more music and interview.
Thick and I sip tequila sodas while we chat debut album & their musical evolution.
A lot has happened for the pop-punk trio and they don’t plan on stopping anytime soon.
Time to see who’s spinning the best tunes this week!
Sunday Funday! Spring is peaking its head through and we are doing 2 hours of tunes.  Double shots, new stuff, fast, slow, hard, soft, analog, digital – It’s what we do!!!!!
Our music director Lottie joins the show once again to take a trip through some of the newest track in our music library, as well as a bonus single that she’s never heard before. Come for the radio voices, stay for the solid jams from Born Idiot, Bell Towers, Kevin Krauter, Lanterns On The Lake, and Ryan Michael Block.
The Listening Booth has an escapist winter blend of folk by Christopher Paul Stelling, trippy alt via Loving, & jazz violin with Zach Brock.
Banana is a rock trio from Boston, MA. With heavy riffs, deep hooks, and the full range from jangly to full on wall of sound, they’re out to give you more than just your daily dose of potassium. The band dropped by Serious Business Music in Brooklyn while passing thru NYC to show us how they do it. Post-Grunge Revival is available now from King Pizza Records.
It’s a new music catchup week, as we dig back into the virtual bins for some of the past couple of months’ new releases for a great mix of musical discovery. From Shopping and Loving to Arbor Labor Union, Surface To Air Missive, and Scratchy Blanket to Son Little, Lady Lamb, and Alice Boman, there’s so much amazing new music out and you’re sure to find a new favorite in here!
Lantern’s on the Lake kick off today’s show with a beautiful new tune from their latest album, Spook the Herd.
The Joy Formidable is a Welsh alternative rock band currently based in London, whose dynamic songwriting and epic performances have made quite a mark over the band’s decade plus history. Now, in celebration of the 10th anniversary of their landmark debut record, A Balloon Called Moaning, the group has reissued that album with an additional version featuring Welsh versions of all 8 songs. Here, the band shares an intimate performance which, while a bit quieter and more acoustic than fans may be used to, shows no less power than their fully amped up shows. A Balloon Called Moaning (10th Anniversary Edition) is available now.
Post-punk group Arbor Labor Union has found a new home on Arrowhawk records. The new release from the group out of A-T-L is taking our top spot. Tune in to hear our most played albums of the week as we count them down form 10 to one.
Tune in to hear new Hockey Dad and a fun chat with half of the duo.
Dead Swords is the NJ-based band centered around the collaboration between Alex Rosamilia (The Gaslight Anthem) and Corey Perez (Bottomfeeder, Let Me Run). Drawing more on shoegaze and black metal than punk and thrash, the band takes a long and slow approach to their epicly heavy songs. They stopped by the live room at Serious Business Music in Brooklyn and maxxed out the volume for this session. Enders is available now from Human Blood Records. Listen to the audio podcast for more music and interview.
Celebrate Fat Tuesday with some of your favorite BTR DJs. Enjoy their takes on the holiday on this edition of Roadside Assistance.
BTR loved the Arbor Labor Union this week and you should too! Check out the rest of top 30.
New tunes for the new month.  Welcome to March and welcome to Dealer’s Choice.  Double shots, electronica, indie rock, punk, and folk.  Happy 1st of the month!
Bryan’s bandmate, public library enthusiast, Brooklyn dad, and pet owner, Sal Garro, stops by to check out some new music and react to it! Including new tracks from Land Of Talk, Public Practice, Fassine, Bannoffee, Parlor Walls, and Mapache – plus a song from Cuesto Loeb that’s at least new to us.
A mix so rare it only comes around once every 4 years: It’s the Leap Day edition of the Listening Booth with Shadow Show and R&B from Drama!
We declared 2019 the year of the ladies here on the show because the amount of amazing music released from female artists was unreal. 2020 is already giving 2019 a run for its money. That’s saying a lot. Today’s show features double doses of tracks off new releases from Cuesta Loeb, Shadow Show, Banoffee and more.
Fran is the musical project of Chicago-based songwriter Maria Jacobson. With touches of country, rock, and rockabilly, the versatile musician ties her debut full length record together with vocals that ebb and flow with masterful dramatic timing to tell her stories. The full band dropped by Serious Business Music to show us how they bring these songs to life.   A Private Picture is available now from Fire Talk Records.
Fran is the musical project of Chicago-based songwriter Maria Jacobson. With touches of country, rock, and rockabilly, the versatile musician ties her debut full length record together with vocals that ebb and flow with masterful dramatic timing to tell her stories. The full band dropped by Serious Business Music to show us how they bring these songs to life. A Private Picture is available now from Fire Talk Records. Listen to the audio podcast for more music and interview.
We’re following last week’s interview with Ba Da Bing! Records found Ben Goldberg with a deeper dive into some of the label’s output from the last two and a half decades!
Destroyer, a band formed in  Vancouver, British Columbia in 1995, released their 12th studio album, Have We Met, this past January . I’ll be playing one of my favorite tunes from that release today on the show. Plus, new music from Purr, Mount Sharp, Cuesta Loeb, Country Westerns, Bee Appleseed and more! Stay tuned.
Yee-haw and rock on to this new trippy banger strictly for cowboys and outlaws.
On today’s show, I realize I’m becoming an audiophile. We also listen to music from Frazey Ford, Loving, Shopping, Son Little, Jay Som, Charlotte Adigery, and many more.  
We’ve got some really great new ones for you this week—so, tune-in, close your eyes and let the music take over.
Pom Pom Squad is the brainchild of musical force Mia Berrin. While the band’s name and imagery might evoke something fun and light, the reality is far darker and much, much heavier. Musically and lyrically, the project falls somewhere between 90’s Liz Phair and \ modern confessional indie rock like Soccer Mommy and Phoebe Bridgers, but with a good dose more punch in the heavy bits. The band brought their massive energy to Serious Business Music in Brooklyn for this session. Pom Pom Squad’s debut album, Ow, is available now.
What reason do you need to dance other than the somewhat optimistic thought that things could be worse?
Pom Pom Squad is the brainchild of musical force Mia Berrin. While the band’s name and imagery might evoke something fun and light, the reality is far darker and much, much heavier. Musically and lyrically, the project falls somewhere between 90’s Liz Phair and \ modern confessional indie rock like Soccer Mommy and Phoebe Bridgers, but with a good dose more punch in the heavy bits. The band brought their massive energy to Serious Business Music in Brooklyn for this session. Pom Pom Squad’s debut album, Ow, is available now. Listen to the audio podcast for more music and interview.
Fat Tuesday is here and instead of feasting on food, we’re feasting on new music. Turn up the tunes and enjoy. New tracks from Bee Appleseed, Flor, Mo Douglas and more. Plus a BTR Top 10 remix.
‘Silver Tongue’ the fourth full-length from Nashville based Torres is our most played album of the week. Join us for a countdown of the 10 most played albums of the week.
The indie quartet Clever Girls on Bernie Sanders, the creative process and their newest singles—tune in.
The indie quartet chats new music, touring, band mottos and feeling the Bern.
Josie Boivin is a Montreal-based musician who records under the name MUNYA. With pristine production, tasteful live instrumentation, and an impossibly gorgeous vocal delivery, MUNYA’s music is a sort of familiar-yet-otherworldy indie pop, built on chill beat and synths with shades of French pop sweetening it all up just enough. Josie brought her one-woman performance to Serious Business Music for this special look at her tunes. MUNYA’s self-titled LP is available now from Luminelle. Listen to the audio podcast for more music and interview.
TORRES takes the lead with her strong vocals and catchy melodies—check out who else made the list.
End the month with a full double shot show!  Let’s do the damn thing! I’m excited, but are you?
Brooklyn musician Ana Becker (Catty, Fruit + Flowers) joins us to talk about playing music all the time, eating too much Chinese food, and to listen + react to some great new tracks from A Deer A Horse, Activity, Tetchy, Loving, and Shadow Show!
The Listening Booth marks the palindrome day starting and ending with alt rock from the likes of glass beach and the The Duke of Surl!
Mustardmind is the Williamsburg, Brooklyn-based art rock fronted by Bobby Lewis. With music that takes creative twists and turns through rock styles from 90’s alternative to prog and psych, the band isn’t afraid to take their time and enjoy a groove and sweet guitar solo. They stopped by Serious Business Music in Brooklyn to share some of their jams with us in this session! Mustardmind’s Modern Evil EP is available now. Listen to the audio podcast for more music and interview.
Mustardmind is the Williamsburg, Brookliyn-based art rock fronted by Bobby Lewis. With music that takes creative twists and turns through rock styles from 90’s alternative to prog and psych, the band isn’t afraid to take their time and enjoy a groove and sweet guitar solo. They stopped by Serious Business Music in Brooklyn to share some of their jams with us in this session! Mustardmind’s Modern Evil EP is available now.
In part one of our two part episode featuring Brooklyn label Ba Da Bing Records, we sit down with founder Ben Goldberg for an enlightening – and entertaining – in-depth chat about the label’s first quarter-century! After the interview, we’ll check out some recent releases from the label. Next week, part two will take a deeper dive into the label’s output.
Watch out Wall Street—these punks are coming for you, so you better get ready to buy, sell AND die.
Chance Wiesner, Torres, Mount Sharp, Georgia, Arbor Labor Union and more!
It’s not easy finding yourself when you’re busy paying bills, touring & spending time w/ loved ones.
Dave Monks – best known as the bandleader of Canadian indie rock band Tokyo Police Club – doesn’t waste any time. For the past several years, he’s used the downtime from TPC to work on his solo music with a focus on his voice and acoustic guitar, resulting in his first solo full length being released just ahead of a new record from his other band. Here, he presents a stripped-down taste of some of his newest tunes, accompanied by Alyson McNamara, at Serious Business Music in Brooklyn. Dave Monks’ first solo LP, On A Wave, is available now from Dine Alone Records. Listen to the audio podcast for more music and interview.
Dave Monks – best known as the bandleader of Canadian indie rock band Tokyo Police Club – doesn’t waste any time. For the past several years, he’s used the downtime from TPC to work on his solo music with a focus on his voice and acoustic guitar, resulting in his first solo full length being released just ahead of a new record from his other band. Here, he presents a stripped-down taste of some of his newest tunes, accompanied by Alyson McNamara, at Serious Business Music in Brooklyn. Dave Monks’ first solo LP, On A Wave, is available now from Dine Alone Records.
Lift those winter blues and let the sunshine in with this new EP from NYC solo artist, Ryan Laetari.
February 2020 and everything’s how it should be. Old favorites and newly emerging artists are dropping new music in abundance. We’re showcasing lots of new favorites like Dan Deacon, Squirrel Flower, Chance Wiesner and more in the mix today.
Counting down out most played albums of the week. Andy Shuaf is taking the top spot with his latest album, ‘The Neon Skyline’.
Taali – aka native New Yorker Talia Billig’s collaborative solo project – blends pop, electronic music, and a sort of breathlessly joyful performance with the musician’s jazz background and interest in Jewish culture for a sound that feels both familiar and brand new. Taali and drummer Dustin Kaufman joined us at Serious Business Music in Brooklyn for this magical session. I Am Here is available now from Rainbow Blonde Records. Listen to the audio podcast for more music and interview.
This Presidents Day say, “F U” to the establishment and cry out for rebellion with these rock ‘n’ roll thrashers.
This Presidents’ Day say, “F U” to the establishment and cry out for rebellion with these rock ‘n’ roll thrashers.
Huge double shot block right in the middle of today’s show, is topped only by a 3 song epic from Dan Deacon at the end of the show, but you gotta listen all the way through to get there!  Enjoy your Sunday all you beautiful people!
This week we’re recording in Bryan’s basement, and have Jon The Guilt stopping by to share the first song – “Sycophant American” – from the project, and of course to do the whole listen-and-react to new music thing, featuring tracks from Vundabar, Honey Cutt, addy, Pottery, The Bobby Lees, Melody English, The Big Net, Nova One, and Wilma Archer!
The Listening Booth has rock from Eddy Current Suppression Ring, electro with Mr. Elevator, and alt from Nik Freitas!
This Valentine’s Day, remember that dumping a jerk that’s getting you down can be sweeter than any box of chocolates. 
Filling your Friday with love songs in honor of Valentine’s Day. Enjoy some of the most talented ladies in music putting their hearts on the line.
Wintersleep are a Juno Award-winning Canadian indie rock band from Yarmouth, Nova Scotia comprised of Paul Murphy, Loel Campbell, Tim D’Eon, Chris Bell, and Jon Samuel. Well into their third decade of the band, the group has a well-established, rich sound rooted in rock with touches of folk that has kept them sounding fresh and innovative all along. Notably, they pack their extremely hooky songs with poignant lyrics and self-reflective, critical storytelling that brings you in closer on each listen. It was exciting to have them in for this fantastic session at Serious Business Music in Brooklyn. In The Land Of is available now from Dine Alone Records. Listen to the audio podcast for more music and interview.
Wintersleep are a Juno Award-winning Canadian indie rock band from Yarmouth, Nova Scotia comprised of Paul Murphy, Loel Campbell, Tim D’Eon, Chris Bell, and Jon Samuel. Well into their third decade of the band, the group has a well-established, rich sound rooted in rock with touches of folk that has kept them sounding fresh and innovative all along. Notably, they pack their extremely hooky songs with poignant lyrics and self-reflective, critical storytelling that brings you in closer on each listen. It was exciting to have them in for this fantastic session at Serious Business Music in Brooklyn. In The Land Of is available now from Dine Alone Records.
The first single off their upcoming album will have you dancing before you even know what hit ya.
It’s a Valentine’s Day playlist full of songs about love – both the highs and lows of it.
Tune-In for the latest releases from Torres, Frances Quinlan, Ghostpoet and more!
On today’s show, we’ve got a nearly continuous hour of new music for you. On my mind this week – scores, soundtracks, and a return to full album appreciation.
Happy Valentine’s Day! Whether you’re in love, got a crush, or just plain jaded, this playlist is for you. Love yinz. Tune-in! xoxo
Take your honey to a badass show in Brooklyn & you’ll have one unforgettable day of love.
Long Beach, California based artists are featured on the February edition of Spotlight on the City.
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 ten to follow a somewhat traditional pop template. They dropped by Serious Business Music in Brooklyn to blow our minds with their skills. self titled by ing is available now from Citrus City Records. 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 ten to follow a somewhat traditional pop template. They dropped by Serious Business Music in Brooklyn to blow our minds with their skills. self titled by ing is available now from Citrus City Records.
This holiday says “I love you” with the sounds of Thelma & the Sleaze, passion of GRLwood, The Shivas and more.
Love songs and songs we love. The Tryst is celebrating Valentine’s Day the only way we know how.
Counting down all the best new releases and the most played albums on BTR. Alice Boman’s album ‘Dream On’ is our most played album of the week.
Diane Coffee – aka the pop alter-ego of Bloomington, IN musician Shaun Fleming – has transformed since we first encountered the experimental, shape-shifting project a few years ago. With his latest release, Fleming has pushed further into the pop realm, exploring themes of technology and the isolation of our increasingly digitized world through epically catchy and danceable songs. The band dropped by Serious Business Music in Brooklyn to share a few tunes with us in this massively fun session! Internet Arms is available now from Polyvinyl. Listen to the audio podcast for more music and interview.
The NYC-based indie rapper isn’t afraid to be unique and tender in the world of hip hop.
While enjoying a glass of red, we chat new music, morbid raps and hip-hop’s roughness.
Let our top artist of the week break your heart and have you falling in love all over again.
Now that football is done, some of us forget how to Sunday.  We don’t need football, but we definitely need good tunes.  Old reliable DJ Drew is on it.  2 hours, double shots, indie tunes, Sunday vibes.  Enjoy!
Stephen Perry of Brooklyn indie rock band <a href=”https://theplanesnyc.bandcamp.com/”>The Planes</a> drops by to talk a bit about his own music and to do the whole listen-and-react thing, including new music from Crisman, Arbor Labor Union, Deeper, Lemon Pitch, Phantom Posse, and Post Louis.
The Listening Booth has new electro and R&B from Alice Boman, Mr. Elevator, and Georgia Maq + high-energy alt from Telekinesis
The Makeout Club is the pure pop fantasy of Robert Granata come to life. The rich sonic landscape of tight, dancy drums, spacey synths, and shimmery guitars makes for a dreamy ride. The band – featuring Daniel Deitz, Jacob Read-Harber, and Jonathan Murphy – joined us at Seroius Business Music in Brooklyn for this amped-up and blissed-out take on their music. “Lose Yourself” is available now. Listen to the audio podcast for more music and interview.
The emotional new song will take over your entire being and leave you in pieces.
The Makeout Club is the pure pop fantasy of Robert Granata come to life. The rich sonic landscape of tight, dancy drums, spacey synths, and shimmery guitars makes for a dreamy ride. The band – featuring Daniel Deitz, Jacob Read-Harber, and Jonathan Murphy – joined us at Seroius Business Music in Brooklyn for this amped-up and blissed-out take on their music.   “Lose Yourself” is available now.
This week we’re chatting with Emily Hilliard and Sally Anne Morgan about the intersectional feminist record label, SPINSTER, and checking out extended selections from their four releases to date:  Trouble Anyway by Rosali, Quilt Of The Universe by Various Artists, Ruby Glass by Amelia Courthouse, and Slut Pill’s self-title record.
The chaotic quartet left their upcoming album’s debut track up to chance.
Hop Along’s Frances Quinlan has released her debut solo album – hear it on The Jaunt!
Motherhood is the Fredericton, NB, Canada-based trio of Brydon Crain, Penelope Stevens, and Adam Sipkema. A (rightfully) self-proclaimed trio of “deep-thinkin’ rippers,” they share an impressively high level of musicality and intensity that comes thru on record and truly shines in a live environment. With a twisting, propulsive sort of artiness to their heavy, HEAVY rock, the band manages to produce a gnarly, twangy, fuzzy sort of new sound without ever feeling like too much. They dropped by Serious Business Music in Brooklyn to blow our minds for this session. Dear Bongo is available now from Forward Music Group. Listen to the audio podcast for more music and interview.
Motherhood is the Fredericton, NB, Canada-based trio of Brydon Crain, Penelope Stevens, and Adam Sipkema. A (rightfully) self-proclaimed trio of “deep-thinkin’ rippers,” they share an impressively high level of musicality and intensity that comes thru on record and truly shines in a live environment. With a twisting, propulsive sort of artiness to their heavy, HEAVY rock, the band manages to produce a gnarly, twangy, fuzzy sort of new sound without ever feeling like too much. They dropped by Serious Business Music in Brooklyn to blow our minds for this session. Dear Bongo is available now from Forward Music Group.
2020 is coming in hot with new albums dropping left and right. Check out tracks form a bunch of them on the show today. Frances Quinlan, Tall Tall Trees, Squirrel Flower and more are in the mix.
A gathering not meant for the weak of heart with thrash rock, loud hogs and tattoos galore.
“A Change In Diet” is the latest album to steal the show here at BTR. It’s our most played album of the week, courtesy of NYC based artist Elliot Moss. We’ll countdown the 10 most played albums on the site and work our way to this new number one.
There’s at least 20 hours a day of darkness in the winter—perfect for an angsty indie band to release a new album.
Alexandra Levy is the Montreal-based songwriter performing as Ada Lea, whose debut album reveals a collection of songs that balance an often big and bold rock sound with fragile, revelatory pop songs to dramatic, cathartic effect. The band stopped by Serious Business Music in Brooklyn to share this intimate look at Ada Lea’s tunes. what we say in private is available now from Saddle Creek. Listen to the audio podcast for more music and interview.
Today on Roadside Assistance we tackle Presidents Day. 8 DJs have chosen tracks they feel fit the theme and we have some fun along the way. Enjoy.