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Happy middle of May all you beautiful people.  Let's take today and enjoy what we have and what we need; Music of course! I've got 2 hours, 2 double shot blocks and only love! Let's get to it!
The Berries take the top spot on this week’s BTR Top 10! Our hosts are spinning their album, Throne of Ivory (Run for Cover) the most this week! Debuting on the countdown: Alfa Mist, Kero Kero Bonito, Art D'Ecco, Innov Gnawa, Jaywood, Warren Dunes Find your favorite album in the mix and support the artist by buying an album or some merch! Here’s The Full List: 1. THE BERRIES, Throne Of Ivory (Run For Cover) 2. SUNNY WAR, Simple Syrup (Hen House/ORG) 3. JUAN WAUTERS, Real Life Situations (Captured Tracks) 4. ALFA MIST, Bring Backs (Anti-) 5. KERO KERO BONITO, Civilisation I And II (Polyvinyl) 6. ART D'ECCO, In Standard Definition (Paper Bag) 7. INNOV GNAWA, Lila (Daptone) 8. ALEX LITTLE AND THE SUSPICIOUS MINDS, Waiting To Get Paid (Light Organ) 9. JAYWOOD, Some Days [EP] (Captured Tracks) 10. WARREN DUNES, Get Well Soon (Big Wawa)
The Listening Booth has a Mixed up Spring Mix with folky blues and country from Delgres, R&B with Tirzah, and jazz with Alfa Mist!
Call Me Spinster is a Chattanooga, TN-based sister trio of Rosie, Rachel, and Amelia. In this episode, the band delivers a stunning live performance, featuring new band members Alfredo and, of course, Maggie The Dog.
Call Me Spinster is a Chattanooga, TN-based sister trio. In this episode, the band delivers a stunning live performance, and talks a bit about how they found themselves together in TN, the band's beginnings, their album, and the future.
Brownholtz is someone who has worked & created within a DIY music scene & now she's written an epic story inspired by it.
New music by Anjimile, Teenage Fanclub, Dawn Richard, Jacober, and more!
Human Sounds Records is an Atlanta, Georgia-based label launched in 2014 by Josh Andrews. Here, we take a deep dive into the label's beginnings and releases with a great conversation covering tape releases, the importance of YouTube for labels and artists, and how to grow organically as a label.
We're getting funky this week with lots of brand new killer tracks.
Juliet Quick is a Hudson Valley-born, Brooklyn-based singer-songwriter whose work reflects on climate terror, misogyny, self-interrogation, and holding on to hope. Here, she shares an intimate look at her music, performed exclusively for BTR Live Studio At Home, along with chat about her record, songwriting, and inspiration.
The May edition of Spotlight on the City features musicians from San Juan, Puerto Rico
Juliet Quick is a Hudson Valley-born, Brooklyn-based singer-songwriter whose work reflects on climate terror, misogyny, self-interrogation, and holding on to hope. Here, she shares an intimate look at her music, performed exclusively for BTR Live Studio At Home. Glass Years EP is available now from Substitute Scene Records. Listen to the audio podcast for more music and interview.
On today's ep, we talk about community and how important a sense of belonging is. Tracks from Charlie Houston, Cartalk and the BTRtoday artist of the week, Sunny War. You can watch "Lucid Lucy" from Sunny War's BTR Live Studio session. Also, as mentioned in the show, check out the fundraiser for Harriet's Book here, and take a look at the community fridge movement here. [youtubelg]https://youtu.be/WzEraRnJePY[/youtubelg]
As we cruise thru Spring and head towards what's looking to be a Summer filled with music, let's stop to check out some new singles and album tracks from new names and recently-discovered artists like Snake Lips, Squirrel Flower, Pet Fox, and others who don't have animal-related names! Plus, the long-awaited return of the Matt Sweeney and Bonnie "Prince" Billy's much-loved collaboration.
Sanya N'Kanta is a Jamaican-born musician currently based in Charlotte, NC who writes, performs, and produces songs with a wide range of musical influences and styles. Here, he shares an exclusive, stripped-down performance of a song from his new EP.
This week I chat with the badass NYC-based artist TALIA and spin her sultry new EP headrush.
Happy Mother's Day! Celebrate all the woman in your life today and get 2 hours of good indie tunes in as well. Win/Win! Thanks Mom!
Sunny War takes the top spot! The Berries and Man's Body make countdown debuts!
Escape into the Listening Booth for travel vibes w/Juan Wauters and Alfa Mist, wandering via Childe, & folk ballads from Lightning Bug!
On today’s episodes of BTR Live Studio at Home, London based electro pop artist GracieSouz, stops by to unveil the new solo project. The project began as a bedroom experiment during the London lockdown and boomed into so much more. The project has dark brooding cinematic tones. Grace is also associated with Indie Rock group Kin. Jen discusses with Grace the sound of the new project, her writing process, the making of the two new music videos for the singles Brian Cox and Before, An Apparition, and the influence of outer space on the project.
Grace Strickland de Souza is a multi-talented performer who we first got to know via her work in the band Kin. Over the past year, her solo musical bedroom experiments grew into a fully-developed project, taking inspiration from film scores, vocal experimentations, and electro-pop to form her own unique voice and sonic language. Here, she takes us to her home in Sheffield, UK for an intimate performance. Better In Space EP is available now. Listen to the audio podcast for more music and interview.
Tracks by Grave Flowers Bongo Band, Snake Lips, Sacred Shrines, JayWood, Sunny War and more!
We're checking in with Mike Park of Asian Man Records as the label celebrates 25 years of releasing music covering genres from ska and punk to indie rock, jazz, and more! We also talk about Mike's new video series and his Degrassi Junior High podcast. You can purchase a copy of the new single from The Bruce Lee Band (which kicks off this show!) to help support stopaapihate.org.                                        
The video documents the frontman's life and his experience going through a huge & relatable life change.
Sasha And The Valentines is an Austin, TX-based dream pop band with a brand new debut full length full of sweet and hazy pop gems. For their performance here, Sarah Addi (voice, keys, drum machine) is joined by JB Bergin on Violin in a perfect outdoor setting, and we have a great conversation with Sarah about the band's history and the new record! So You Think You Found Love is available now from Oof Records.  
When you're lost, whether in outer space or in your own head, remember this rockin' song & you won't feel so alone.
Sasha And The Valentines is a dream-pop band based in Austin, TX, whose debut full-length just dropped, full of sweet and hazy pop gems. Here, Sarah Addi (voice, keys, drum machine) is joined by JB Bergin on Violin in a perfect outdoor setting for this super sweet performance. So You Think You Found Love is available now from Oof Records. Listen to the audio podcast for more music and interview.
This week I've got UK-based indie musician Zoey Mead, aka Wyldest!
This week's new music comes from new and recent singles and albums - as always, there's a lot of great stuff to check out, so let's do it!
Her newest album ‘Monthly Friend’ (out 5/28) is filled with feminist undertones.
Stand up for what's right. This mix of tunes will inspire and motivate you.
Maybe? Actually yes, it is. Welcome the new month in with May named artists in doubleshot form and May theme tracks from some of my favorite indie artists. Also, new new new for you you you.  It's my gift to you for May! Enjoy!
Mo Douglas takes the top spot! Debuting on the countdown: Jess Joy, Alex Little and the Suspicious Minds, Raf Rundell, Juan Wauters, Sorry
The Listening Booth has downbeat alt w/Hey, King!, blues via Kishi Bashi, and nostalgic electro from (the very 80s sounding) Hotel Nights!
Tracks by Juan Wauters, JayWood, Sarah Mary Chadwick, Innov Gnawa and more!
In the building we have special guest John Jigg$, hailing from Strong island, Long island, New York. John Jiggs is a very talented artist who had no just to be involve in music because his family was deep into music also. Displaying his skills in the local areas of Long Island, John felt like it was time to take his mic skills to the next stage, yeah time to go national and international. Despite the pandemic Jigg$ has not quarantine his hustle by staying home. He has been hitting the hip-hop circuit hard. Performing from New York, Atlanta to New Orleans while working on his new project which just dropped on all digital outlets. I sat down and talk with the brother. Let’s check it out.  
For a change of pace this week, we've got a mix of music selected to evoke those feelings of a spring morning.
It's finally time to enjoy some nice weather, so press play and get vaccinated!
A rock 'n' roll cabaret music video that we're already wishing would turn into an actual show on the stage.
A Day Without Love is the musical project of Philadelphia-based artist Brian Walker, operating under the mantra of “Telling the truth through pain and storytelling.” Besides writing and performing music, Brian creates podcasts, is active on social media, and has a documentary film in the works. His catalog of releases runs deep, and is pretty varied stylistically, though often leaning towards acoustic indie folk with hints of punk experimentation. Here, A Day Without Love delivers a raw, solo performance for BTR Live Studio at Home. Mega Jawn is the latest release from A Day Without Love. Listen to the audio podcast for more music and interview. In addition to the links below, you can support A Day Without Love on Patreon.
A Day Without Love is the musical project of Philadelphia-based artist Brian Walker, operating under the mantra of “Telling the truth through pain and storytelling.” Besides writing and performing music, Brian creates podcasts, is active on social media, and has a documentary film in the works. His catalog of releases runs deep, and is pretty varied stylistically, though often leaning towards acoustic indie folk with hints of punk experimentation. Here, A Day Without Love delivers a raw, solo performance and great conversation about his music and work for BTR Live Studio at Home. A Day Without Love has a Patreon, which you can join here.
New music never stops. This week we've got new stuff from Juan Wauters and MAN ON MAN along with first listens to That Hideous Sound, Mesh, Jacober, Simone Istwa, and much more!
Gold Connections is the project of Will Marsh - currently based in Richmond, Virginia. A bit of a prolific songwriter, Marsh has released several albums and singles under the name, and recently took on self-producing - which is sure to keep the momentum going. Here, the band - as the trio of Will Marsh (guitar/vocal), Ryan Lipps (guitar), and Stephan LaRue (tambourine) - shares an exclusive remote performance! Ammunition EP is available now. Watch the video for "Stick Figures" and listen to the audio podcast for more music and interview.
The indie-pop trio says, no matter what there’s a way to keep things upbeat.
Listen to the brand new self-titled album from Phoneboy & a chat with the indie-pop trio.
Smiles for miles, Sunday's for days! Let's do this spring (aka pre-summer) thing right and dig into 2 hours of indie tunes for your earholes.  Happy end of April and as always, Happy Sunday!
Eleventh Dream Day are our most played artist this week! Countdown debuts: Citizen, Hey, King!, The Natvral, Major Murphy, The Orielles
An electrified Listening Booth w/Working Men’s Club, The Berries, and some operatic electronic tracks featuring Ohtis and Jackie Puppet!
Norman, OK-based songwriter Beau Jennings joins us to talk about his musical career path, his recent record The Thunderbird and it's followup Son Of Thunderbird, as well as what he's got in the works! We're also treated to a fantastic, raw solo performance recorded in his home.
Beau Jennings is a songwriter based in Norman, Oklahoma, whose career brought him to Brooklyn to lead the band Cheyenne, before shifting focus to work under his own name. Here, he performs a raw, intimate selection from his home, for BTR Live Studio at Home.
Tunes by Sunny War, Jackie Puppet, Alex Little And The Suspicious Minds,The Laughing Hearts, and more!
Joyful Noise Recordings is an Indianapolis-based eclectic indie label begun in 2003 by Karl Hofstetter. In this episode, we'll hear a ton of great music from the label's releases, along with an interview with Karl where we cover the label's beginnings, the importance of physical art objects, and how Joyful Noise has found success in super-serving fans and finding creative ways to support artists.
It's time to recuperate from a now LEGAL IN NYC 4-20 holiday w/ some brand new tunes.
On today's episode of BTR Live Studio at Home, Brooklyn rock trio, A Very Special Episode  stops by and plays some of their new tunes. Jen discusses with Patrick, Kasey, and Chayse the band's songwriting process, the completion of their new album, and life during quarantine.  
These fun & chill songs came out just in time for you to have a great high this weed holiday.
A Very Special Episode is a New York City post-punk band featuring Kasey Heisler (vocals, bass), Patrick Porter (guitar), and Chayse Schutter (drums).
This week I chat w/ Los Esplifs from Arizona & spin their newest album '¡ESTRAIK BACK!' a day before its official release.
Erin Frisby is a Washington, DC-based songwriter who performs in the band The OSYX. Here, she shares a solo acoustic performance of some of her own project’s music.
This week we've got new singles from Will Stratton, Anthonie Tonnon, Breanna Barbara, Michael Cormier, and more - along with album tracks from the likes of Sorry, Spirit Of The Beehive, and Alex Little And The Suspicious Minds.
Either you are trying to remember 2020 or you are trying to forget it.  Either way, here is a blast from the past (or 4 months ago) all in double shot form!  Enjoy this full double shot show and remember the time that was 2020.  Do you remember?
Our most played artist this week is Kishi Bashi. Countdown debuts: The Antlers, Eleventh Dream Day
The Listening Booth spinning music before you can buy it from Squirrel Flower, L’Rain, and Remember Sports! Plus, burning CDs and mixtapes!
Manny Nomikos on the roles of identity and the pandemic in his music. Plus a discussion of the Paul Greengrass/Tom Hanks movie, ‘New of the World.’ And music by Veronica Bianqui & LAPÊCHE.
Fimber Bravo, Kishi Bashi, Middle Kids, Anthonie Tonnon, and more in the mix!
Brooklyn indie punk band LAPÊCHE is back with a brand new album, co-produced by Jawbox's J. Robbins. The band returns to BTR Live Studio to share with us the story behind the production of the record, how they've been spending quarantine, and about what's coming up.
Brooklyn indie punk band LAPÊCHE returns to BTR Live Studio as they release their latest J. Robbins-co-produced full length record, with a fantastic live performance recorded at Red Panda Recording in Brooklyn.
Fly across NYC and experience an emotional ride that's utterly relatable with "Sleep Well" and "Friend."
Turn up the volume and get ready to hear a killer playlist of brand-spankin' new songs!
On today's episode of BTR Live Studio at Home, LA rocker, Veronica Bianqui  stops by and plays some of her tunes. Veronica Bianqui is also associated with The Blank Tapes and SUO. Jen discusses with Veronica her songwriting process, the completion of her self titled LP, and her new music video.
Los Angeles rock veteran Veronica Bianqui is associated with The Blank Tapes and SUO. Here, though, she’s focused on her solo project by way of an intimate performance of music from her full length debut.
The April edition of Spotlight on the City features bands and musicians from El Paso, Texas.
It's ANOTHER big week of new music, with tracks from Lou Barlow, Major Murphy, Xiu Xiu, and so much more in the mix!
This week I feature Dutch rockers Queen's Pleasure—we chat & spin their newest EP 'Panic From Dublin' along w/ a past seven-inch. 
Dominic Lavoie is a Portland, Maine-based songwriter, musician, and producer, who’s been active in the music scene for over a decade. Here, he joins us from his studio, Shabby Load, to share a stripped down, solo performance from his new record. Wave With A Broken Arm is available now. Check out the video for "Sky With Too Many Suns" and listen to the audio podcast for more music and interview.
He says, “I think it’s a great summary of five years of being in a band and making music.”
Let's get some Sunday sun today. Let's bask in the glow and warmth of it, after months of quarantine and cold we deserve it! Double shots and all the regular new indie goodies you've come to expect from me. Let's do it!
Katy Kirby takes the top spot! Sunny Wary, Kishi Bashi, Lo Talker and Blanketman maker their countdown debuts!
The Listening Booth dives into Record Store Day 2021's list to spin artists with new releases later this year w/Fleet Foxes & William Tyler!
E Woods is the stage name of Chicago-based indie R&B artist Emily Woods. With a strong background in music, having performed with countless groups before launching her own project, Woods has a natural energy and positive vibe that radiates from her music. In this episode, we catch up just a few days before the release of her debut EP, while she was stuck in Florida, excited to get home to Chicago. Listen in to hear all about the new project, her background in the Chicago music scene, and for an exclusive performance of three songs from the new record! LATE NIGHT EP is available now from Rosebud Allday.
Tracks by Xiu Xiu, Madi Diaz, Warren Dunes, Ilithios, and more!
E Woods is the stage name of Chicago-based indie R&B artist Emily Woods. Having performed with countless groups before launching her own project, Woods has a natural energy and positive vibe that radiates from her work. Here, she performs music from her debut EP with a full, live band, overflowing with great energy. LATE NIGHT EP is available now from Rosebud Allday. Listen to the audio podcast for more music and interview.
This week we're catching up on the past few weeks of new music updates, including some favorites from The Music Digest, our record label features, and other new stuff I've collected that you've gotta hear!  
Mel Fine is a non-binary singer/songwriter based in Boston, Massachusetts. Their single “In Between,” which served as their coming out announcement, was released in January. [youtubelg]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OctN0CvEbHI[/youtubelg] This podcast is produced by Stereoactive Media.
This week we get political but in a fun dance-y way! Get enlightened while finding you're new favorite song to dance to. 
Right before the world as we knew it came to a screeching halt last March The Black Black were keeping busy at Studio G in Brooklyn, recording with Jeff Berner. Those tracks eventually became the songs that make up their newest album, Careful On Your Way Out, which was released in January on vinyl and limited to 100 copies. In this episode they will be chatting with me about the new record and how they’ve fine tuned their livestream game in the era of global pandemic.
Let's listen to some new singles, and maybe a few album tracks, too, OK? Great. Get in here!
“I think that I’m just adding a little color to a picture that’s been started a long time ago,” she says.
Chicago-based singer-songwriter Elizabeth Moen joins us for an intimate solo performance, showcasing some of the music off her new EP, Creature Of Habit.
Sun shining, birds singing, spring break is upon us!
This week I chat politics & music w/ Kentucky's very own S.G. Goodman with her old-school country vibe & fresh Americana sound.
That's right, it's Easter! As the Sunday guy here at BTRtoday, it's my job to celebrate it with 2 hours of tunes, 2 double shot blocks and by eating as many chocolate eggs as i can get my hands on!  Let's go!
Landlady take the top spot on this week’s BTR Top 10! Postdata, Middle Kids, Born Ruffians and Linda Smith make their countdown debuts!
Come out of hibernation & into The Listening Booth for a ballads mix w/R&B via Sunny War, folk w/Kishi Bashi, and electro alt with Postdata!
Pearl Charles returns to BTR Live Studio – this time from her home in scenic California – for a stripped-down performance of a song from her excellent new album. Magic Mirror is available now from Kanine Records. Listen to the audio podcast for more music and interview.
Pearl Charles is always a favorite here at BTR Live Studio, and with her excellent new album Magic Mirror out now, we had to catch up with her once again! She delivered a lovely, stripped-down performance from her home in California and we caught up to talk about the new record, moving out of LA, and more!
Playin' tracks by Zach Person, Holy Ship, Sunny War, Landlady, Warren Dunes, and more!
Jon Solomon joins us in this episode to talk about his long-running NJ-based record label, Comedy Minus One. Along the way we dip into his previous label, My Pal God Records, and get an exclusive announcement about an upcoming surprise release from Comedy Minus One.
April Fools Day might be tomorrow, but this is no prank—we've got TONS of KILLER new tunes you gotta listen to. 
This is the kind of track where you should lay down in a meadow and let all your worries just melt away.
Faith & Majesty are a Florida-based folk singer-songwriter duo who work in healthcare. For this episode, they join us for a raw, acoustic performance of some of their tunes! Premise is available now. Listen to the audio podcast for more music and interview.
On today’s episode of BTR Live Studio at Home, Florida singer-songwriter duo Faith & Majesty stops by to play some of their newest tunes. Jen discusses with Faith & Majesty what it's like creating as sisters, their songwriting process as nurses who work opposite shifts writing as escapism, and their love of music. 
All this new music and a couple days of sunshine are really starting to make it feel like Spring is here.... could it be? Dive in and see what you think about all of these new singles and album tracks!
This week we chat w/Oceanator about pandemic life, music-making—past, present, & future—& spin her 2020 album 'Things I Never Said.'
NYC musician Elise Okusami has been rockin’ out since she was nine & has no plans of slowing down.
I get to share my day with Palm Sunday and Passover, and as an added bonus we are getting so much sun lately.  So much to celebrate! Let's do it with indie tunes and double shots! Happy Spring & Happy Sunday!
Bodies of Water the top spot on this week’s BTR Top 10! Ian Sweet, Baby Boys, Landlady, Barry Paquin Roberge, Doohickey Cubicle make their countdown debuts.
Enter the Listening Booth for trippy alt w/Doohickey Cubicle and Kinlaw + hear how Maximo Park is spreading the seeds of spring, literally.
New tracks from Dawn Richard, Madi Diaz, Charlie Marie, Esther Rose, Renée Reed, Young Winona... the list goes on.
Tunes courtesy of Bodies of Water, Sarah Mary Chadwick, Malachi Vereen, Warren Dunes, Postdata, and more!
Sunny War is a folk/punk musician based in Los Angeles whose smooth voice and mesmerizing fingerstyle guitar playing makes for a fresh sound. In this episode, she joins us for a conversation about her new album, Simple Syrup, her relationship with music and performing, and more. We also get an exclusive performance of three songs by Sunny War and her bandmate, bassist/vocalist Aroyn Davis, produced with the help of Harlan and Randi Steinberger at Hen House Studios.
Sunny War is a folk/punk musician based in Los Angeles whose smooth voice and mesmerizing fingerstyle guitar playing makes for a fresh sound. Here, she’s joined by her bandmate, bassist/vocalist Aroyn Davis, for an exclusive, stripped-down, intimate performance for BTR Live Studio at Home, produced with the help of Harlan and Randi Steinberger at Hen House Studios. Simple Syrup is available now. Listen to the audio podcast for more music and interview.
Here are some albums we're REALLY looking forward to this spring & you should be too.
In this episode we're featuring the Columbus, Ohio-based label, Lonely Ghost records, with a ton of great music and a chat with John and Shane about the young label's beginnings, their unique approach to working with artists and building community, and their expanding list of projects.
If you hate Mondays, despise 9-to-5 jobs, & just wanna curl up w/ a good lasagna & a Ramones album, then this song is for you.
This week we start off dance-y and end on a calm note. We're SO ready for warmer weather. Hope everyone is staying safe out there!
Louise uses her sweet yet melancholic vocals to make raising a giant moss-man look easy.
In this episode, we've got the one and only Prossess, hailing from Tampa Bay Florida & New York City. From his early days skateboarding to producing and rapping, he's been hustling in the hip hop community forever. Check out the life of Prossess as we talk to him on this episode of BTR Live Studio at Home.
KIN is a London-based atmospheric indie pop trio who blend groovy electronics with sweet guitar riffs. Here, two-thirds of the band (Adam Collier and Grace Strickland de Souza) deliver an intimate, exclusive acoustic performance just as the rain starts to fall. “L.O.V.E.” is the latest single available from KIN. Check out the video for "Wander & Lost" and listen to the audio podcast for more music and interview.
This week's episode is stacked with singles (and a couple album tracks for good measure). Dive in and find your new favorite track!
This week we chat with Canadian indie rock artist Jeen O-Brien aka JEEN.
The Canadian musician is excited to get back in the music scene groove, but is also wary.
How about some double shots? - Check.  2 hours of indie tunes? - Check.  Sunday filled with weekend pleasure? - Check. The heat forcing the winter cold away? - Check.  Let's get to it, shall we?
An Only Child takes the top spot this week! Puma Blue, Sarah Mary Chadwick, Yasmin Williams, and The Deathray Davies make their countdown debuts.
DJRePete springs into The Listening Booth with some fresh music discovery including upbeat alt with Little Gold and electro with Small Sins!
Madison Rose, Sashathem, Allison Langerak, The Paper Kites, and more on The Jaunt!
After months quarantined away from each other, New York’s Mala Vista recently reunited to head to the studio and record some fresh tracks for an upcoming release. Here they gather for an exclusive performance of three of those unreleased songs. Western Beef EP is available now on Kafadan Kontak Records. Listen to the audio podcast for more music and interview.
After months quarantined away from each other New York’s Mala Vista recently reunited to head to the studio and record some fresh tracks for an upcoming release. In this episode they will be sharing live versions of those unreleased songs and talking about how a year away from each other influenced the writing process and what their hopes are for the long-awaited return of live music.
In this playlist episode, we're pulling tracks from recent record label feature episodes of the show, new music updates, and Music Digest favorites. Dive in for 2 hours of great new and recent music!
Listen to new music, everybody!! Oh and happy spring and I guess St. Patrick's Day? Are we celebrating that this year? Anyways...
Bartees Cox is a songwriter and producer who spent years playing in bands in Brooklyn before making the move to Washington, DC, where his solo project, Bartees Strange, took focus and grew - from an album of reinterpretations of The National’s music to his stunning full-length, genre-bending debut, Live Forever. It’s been a huge year for Bartees, and we’re excited to present his exclusive, solo performance for BTR Live Studio at Home! Live Forever is available now from Memory Music. Listen to the audio podcast for more music and interview.
Bartees Strange released one of the most exciting full length debuts of 2020, and we're so excited to catch up with him here in this episode for an exclusive, intimate, solo performance of a few tracks from Live Forever, along with a great conversation about his music and more.
Kick off your spring by with this playlist from female musicians who've been featured on The Music Meetup.
Another week, another big batch of surprising new singles and album tracks! Listen in for new music from Wyldest, SPOUSE, Early Riser, Al Riggs, Robot Princess, Maple Glider, and much more!
A playlist of songs perfect to kick off your spring by female musicians who've been featured on The Music Meetup.
Foxanne is a Brooklyn-based musician/band currently holed up in NJ. Here, the duo joins us from their temporary home workspace/studio for a special performance of their space-themed single about the dearly departed Mars rover. Foxanne’s debut LP, It's real (I knew it) is available now. Check out the video for "Opportunity" and  listen to the audio podcast for more music and interview.
Gimme back my hour!  Yes I know we get more sun, but does it have to be at the expense of my sleep? Let's slowly move into Sunday with some chill indie vibes to get us out of the Daylight Savings funk.  Let's go!
Kyle Edward Connolly takes the top spot on this week’s BTR Top 10! Our hosts are spinning her album, On Arrival (out on Hand Drawn Dracula) the most this week! Debuting on the countdown: Cloud Nothings, Thunder Jackson, Bodies of Water, Glitterer, Balthazar Find your favorite in the mix and support the artist by buying an album or some merch! Here’s The Full List: 1. KYLE EDWARD CONNOLLY, On Arrival (Hand Drawn Dracula) 2. CLOUD NOTHINGS, The Shadow I Remember (Carpark) 3. BODIES OF WATER, Is This What It's Like (Thousand Tongues) 4. THUNDER JACKSON, Thunder Jackson (Vero) 5. INEZ, Voicemails And Conversations (From INEZ With Love) 6. THE WEATHER STATION, Ignorance (Fat Possum) 7. SMALL SINS, Volume II (Arts & Crafts) 8. GLITTERER, Life Is Not A Lesson (Anti-) 9. KATY KIRBY, Cool Dry Place (Keeled Scales) 10. BALTHAZAR, Sand ([PIAS]) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xmspR-Ihg84
The Listening Booth says farewell to winter with seasonal folk ballads via Yasmin Williams + hit up the haunting tale of Sad13's new record
Soul Honey Records is the ever-evolving musical project of Chicago's Andrew Christopoulos. Joined by a rotating cast of friends, the project has grown organically over the past few years, with singles leading up to an impending collection. Here, Andrew is joined by frequent collaborator, Sean Burke, for a rich and intimate performance, filmed by Nick Langlois at Christopoulos' home studio. Soul Honey Singles Vol. 1 will be released this Summer. Listen to the audio podcast for more music and interview.
Tracks by The Hot Breath, K.L.U.B. Monsta, K1NG ELJAY, Bodies of Water, and more!
Soul Honey Records is the ever-evolving musical project of Chicago's Andrew Christopoulos. Joined by a rotating cast of friends, the project has grown organically over the past few years, with singles leading up to an impending collection. Here, Andrew is joined by frequent-collaborator Sean Burke for a rich and intimate performance, and we have a great conversation about the project!
A song that sounds straight out of a dream diary—feel both relax and empowered with this song.
In this episode, Ben Seretan talks about the label/collective he founded, Whatever's Clever, his own music, and much more!
Aliah Sheffield is the singer/songwriter also known as Nikkie Aliah. Her song, “Earth is Ghetto,” recently went viral and she chatted with Nikkiesha about what led her to her viral moment, her musical inspirations, and what she hopes and plans to do next… oh, and tequila. This podcast is produced by Stereoactive Media.
So much new music that I KNOW you'll love! We're in the middle of fake spring here in NYC, so enjoy the sun while you can with these new tracks! Also, here's the link to the three-legged husky I'm fostering if any of yinz are interested in adopting. Tune in! xoxo
Frànçois Marry has been developing Frànçois & The Atlas Mountains since its beginnings as a band, to its current form as a nomadic, “very European” project. For this special episode, we’re treated to a cozy, intimate performance of two songs from the the record, along with a conversation about the project's development and the process for crafting this record.
The March edition of Spotlight on the City features bands and musicians from Birmingham, Alabama.
Frànçois Marry has been developing Frànçois & The Atlas Mountains since its beginnings as a band, to its current form as a nomadic, “very European” project. For this special performance, Frànçois is joined by Rachida & Manar in a cozy, intimate rendition of the song “Julie,” with the chorus in Arabic. Banane Bleue is available now from Domino Records. Listen to the audio podcast for more music and interview.
This week we chat with Human Growth—a gritty and raw rock 'n' roll band based in Copenhagen, Denmark & spin their debut album 'Reflex.' 
Born & raised in New York but now based in Denmark, these rockers stay true to their roots.
Here comes another episode of The Music Digest, loaded with new singles and a few album tracks to treat your ears. Join us for new music from The Natvral, Mia Joy, Divine Sweater, Pardoner, Remember Sports, Mouth Washington, Sasha and the Valentines, and more!
If you're hiking or biking this Spring... we've got the mix for you.
Jill Townsend is a Nashville-based musician whose solo project, Fetching Pails, released its debut record a year ago. Here, she delivers an incredible solo performance exclusively for BTR Live Studio at Home.
New music this week from top to bottom.  I'm trying harder and harder to get March to feel like we are 'back to normal" so work with me here! Double shots and indie tunes for a Sunday to remember.
Aerial East takes the top spot on this week’s BTR Top 10! Our hosts are spinning her album, Try Harder the most this week! Debuting on the countdown: Cassandra Jenkins, Katy Kirby, Jonas Carping Find your favorite in the mix and support the artist by buying an album or some merch! Here’s The Full List: 1. AERIAL EAST, Try Harder (Partisan Records) 2. JONAS CARPING, The YLA Sessions (self-released) 3. INEZ, Voicemails And Conversations (From INEZ With Love) 4. ARLO PARKS, Collapsed In Sunbeams (Transgressive/PIAS) 5. JOCELYN MACKENZIE, PUSH (Righteous Babe) 6. CASSANDRA JENKINS, An Overview On Phenomenal Nature (Ba Da Bing) 7. SUN JUNE, Somewhere (Run For Cover) 8. KATY KIRBY, Cool Dry Place (Keeled Scales) 9. THE WEATHER STATION, Ignorance (Fat Possum) 10. BROTHER GALEN, On The Way (Pre Raphaelite)
The Listening Booth dives into the genre-range of new albums by Kyle Edward Connolly & The Weather Station with a few non-consecutive blocs!
New tunes from Half Waif, Mia Joy, The Fleshtones, Katy Kirby, and more!
Kaz Mirblouk is a musician based in Los Angeles, filtering shoegaze and psych rock through bedroom indie rock via extensive solo production and collaborations. Following the release of his new record, he joins us for an exclusive performance here on BTR Live Studio at Home, joined by collaborator Louis Cohen. Careless by Contrast is available now from Mock Records. Listen to the audio podcast for more music and interview.
Kaz Mirblouk is an LA-based musician blending shoegaze and psych rock through bedroom indie rock via extensive solo production and collaborations. Following the release of his new record, he joins us for an exclusive performance and interview here on BTR Live Studio at Home!
It may feel like the apocalypse out there, but let this garage/pop rock song assure you that it's survivable.
In this episode we're checking in with musician, podcaster, and record label owner Charlotte Carpenter of the UK-based artist-led label and community, Babywoman Records!
T.V.O.D. has been hard at work writing and recording their debut album during the era of global pandemic. In this episode they’ll be talking with me about that process and also sharing live versions of some of the tracks recorded at their home base studio space in Ridgewood, Queens.
Her recent LP ‘Dark River’ blossomed from “self-work” & “a lot of time spent alone.”
Let's take some first listens together to new tracks from Whispering Sons, NasimiYu, Chaos Chaos, Honey Yard, and much more!
This week I chat with solo artist Lydia Luce & listen to her newest album 'Dark River'—tune in!
Happy end of February.  No leap day, no leap year, so let's start marching! No more snow, no more cold - let the tunes warm you into a new month and a new vibe.  Let's get it!
INEZ is our most played artist this week! Countdown debuts: Fleshtones, Albertine Sarges, Femi Kuti
A mid-winter discovery mix in The Listening Booth w/disco from Pearl Charles, folk blues w/Brother Galen, & anthem alt via The Fleshtones!
Jetty Bones' new album drops today and we're celebrating! Plus, the first single from Dawn Richard's forthcoming album & LOTS MORE!
Music from Another Michael, Bill Jr. Jr., Yasmin Williams, Cassandra Jenkins. The Antlers, and more!
HOORSEES are an indie pop band from Paris, who just released their debut full length record via Kanine Records here in the US. The band recorded an amazing live performance for us at a venue in Paris called Supersonic, and we caught up with Alex, Zoe, Thomas, and Nicolas to chat about their record and this almost-live show.
HOORSEES are a Parisian indie rock band riding the line between sleepy bedroom rock and angsty alternative rock outbursts. Their debut LP sees the band solidifying their style, and here they deliver a LIVE SHOW for us. In a venue. Yes, remember those? What a relief to see a band getting hit the stage - in this case it’s a Paris venue Supersonic - and do what bands do best. HOORSEES’ self-titled debut LP is out now from Kanine Records (US), Howlin Banana Records (EU), and In Silico (EU) Listen to the audio podcast for more music and interview.
Sick your earholes on this rager, before its official release tomorrow from King Pizza Records.
Let's catch up on new music with a giant two hour playlist featuring Kinlaw, Sun June, Osees, The Weather Station, and much more!  
Mackenzie Shivers is a NYC based independent singer/songwriter. Her latest album, Rejection Letter, will be out on April 2nd. This podcast is produced by Stereoactive Media.
In this song, even during a pandemic 'Romeo & Juliet'-level romance and heartbreak is possible.
Jonas Carping is a folk songwriter from the southern part of Sweden. For this session, he took a trip to the country to perform outside in the cold winter weather - along with his wife Sigrid on vocals - for a song from his new record plus two more songs not found on the new release. He joins us for a conversation about the album, his history as a musician, and finding (or not finding) space to work on music while raising children.
This is a huge episode with an overwhelming amount of great new artists and singles - along with some favs you already know. Let's get into it!
Sam Burton is an indie folk songwriter from Salt Lake City, now living in LA. On the occasion of his debut full length record’s release, he joins us here for an exclusive performance from that record!
Little did she know ‘Live & Alone in NY’ was to be her last live performance before COVID-19 hit.
A chat with Anya Marina & listen to the live recording of her show in NYC for her newest album.
Post Valentines Day means we have to work hard to find the love now.  Every Sunday is a love day here though.  2 hours and 2 double shot blocks means I Love You 2!
Jocelyn Mackenzie takes the top spot on this week’s BTR Top 10! INEZ, Sun June, and Brother Galen make their countdown debuts. Click for tracks from each of our Top 10 artists!
The Listening Booth with the state of pandemic performances, previews of forthcoming music by Xiu Xiu, & downbeat alt w/Nigeria’s Femi Kuti!
A dark and grey video that feels spooky, but actually represents the beauty of friendship.
An Only Child, James Gardin, Sarah Mary Chadwick, Henry Grant and more on the mix today.
Lindsay Reamer is a Philadelphia-based artist who started writing and producing over the past year. In this episode we chat about her background, experience making the debut EP, Lucky, and her process for songwriting.
Lindsay Reamer is a Philadelphia-based artist who started writing and producing over the past year. Here, she delivers a cozy, solo performance of music from her debut EP, Lucky. Lucky EP will be released February 26, 2021 from Dear Life Records. Listen to the audio podcast for more music and interview.
Near Mint is an Indiana-based record label "with a passion for art & physical media." In this episode, I speak with the label's founder/own, Corey Purvis, about the label's history, unique vinyl pressings, reissues, and his artwork.
It's been a tense recent past, and the future is feeling the same—take an early listen to this new EP to soothe you into 2021.
So pumped for all the bands coming out with new music this year! What would we do without them?? 
Ok Cowgirl is a dream-rock project fronted by singer/songwriter Leah Lavigne, currently splitting time between Detroit and Brooklyn. For this episode, the band delivers a memorable rooftop performance, and joins us from Detroit and Brooklyn for a conversation covering their musical past (full of meet-cute stories), and the challenges of relaunching a project during a pandemic.
Ok Cowgirl is a dream-rock project fronted by singer/songwriter Leah Lavigne, currently splitting time between Detroit and Brooklyn. Here, the band delivers a stunning performance from a rooftop in Brooklyn for BTR Live Studio. OK Cowgirl has two singles available now with more on the way. Listen to the audio podcast for more music and interview. Additional credits: Audio Recording/Editing: John Miller Video Editor: Matt Birkenholz Videographers: Jordan Schopick and Molly Waterman
In this episode, we check out a special Valentine's Day split single, a bunch of great album tracks and new releases, and I reveal my current favorite song that's stuck on repeat.
This week I spin new and old tracks from Francis of Delirium and chat with frontwoman Jana Bahrich!
After Philadelphia band Pine Barons released their excellent third record, Mirage On The Meadow, they recorded a super fun full band live performance in lead singer Keith Abrams' kitchen for BTR Live Studio at Home. Mirage On The Meadow is available now from Grind Select. Watch the video for "Clique Bait" and listen to the audio podcast for more music and interview.
Their upcoming EP stays true to their gritty garage sound, but gets melodically poppy.
You can still celebrate Fat Tuesday at home in the cold. Make some pancakes and put on your dancing shoes for this mix.
Kisses and hugs to you all! Happy Valentine's Day to all you lovers and love haters. 2 hours of tunes to get you close and keep you there, at least until Valentine's Day is over.
Arlo Parks has our most played album of the week! Pom Poko, Pearl Charles, Hermitess make countdown debuts. Click to hear a track from each of our most played artists.
A Valentine's Day Eve mix in The Listening Booth! Swoon over new rock w/WE ARE JOINERS, electro via Moonbeau, & folk from Buck Meek!
2020 changed this four-piece and now they're packing a hard punch with "Feel The Pain."
Tunes by Jocelyn Mackenzie, INEZ, Ezra Furman, Anjimile, Oceanator, Henry Grant and more!
On today's episode of BTR Live Studio at Home, Bruisey Peets stops by and plays some of his new tunes. Bruisey Peets is the brainchild of Ben Usie formerly of Pree and Br'er. Jen discusses with Ben his songwriting process, the role of queerness in the project, and the shifting of gears to running your own project plus a new record label, Yall Star Records.
Bruisey Peets is the brainchild of Ben Usie, formerly of Pree and Br'er. The experimental indie bedroom pop project gathered to deliver an intimate, moody performance for BTR Live Studio at Home. To Make At Last Love Last will be released soon from Y’allstar Records. Listen to the audio podcast for more music and interview.
In this episode, we're featuring the Philadelphia-based "artist friendly, socially conscious" record label, The Giving Groove. Co-founder Matt Teacher joins us for a great conversation about the label's first few years, it's unique mission statement, and much more!
The Queer Songbook Orchestra is a 13-piece chamber pop ensemble based in Toronto that focuses on surfacing queer narratives in pop music. They released “Medicine for Melancholy” with Bonjay in November of last year. Nikkiesha spoke with Stephen Jackman-Torkoff, a poet in the group in mid-January. This podcast is produced by Stereoactive Media.
This video shows that sometimes getting lost in your thoughts can feel just as real as getting lost in real life.
This week we've got lots of tracks from upcoming albums, so keep tabs on these artists!
The latest edition of Spotlight on the City features bands and musicians from Scranton/Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania.
Goodbyes are hard, but you have to let your past-self go in order to welcome the new blossoming you—this song explains that.
Thick released their debut full-length album, Five Years Behind, on Epitaph Records a few days before Covid-19 shutdowns hit the states. While the timing was less than ideal, their tours were postponed and press opportunities all pivoted to digital, the band hasn’t let it get to them. In this episode we will be chatting about how time away from the road has allowed them to focus on writing for their next album.
Singles and singles and singles and singles (and album tracks) are what we've got - you must be used to this now, right? We're checking out new and recent releases, packed with great stuff from Palehound, Son Little, The Weather Station, Powerlines, Albertine Sarges, Jocelyn Mackenzie, and much more!
Vanessa Silberman is a usually  touring singer, guitarist and songwriter from Brooklyn, NY (via Los Angeles, CA). As a hard-touring musician, she’s found herself off the road and working on releasing monthly singles. Here, she delivers an exclusive solo performance of one of those tracks, recorded live at home. “Something To Believe In” is the latest single from Vanessa Silberman. Check out the video for "Down" and listen to the audio podcast for more music and interview.
We know the holiday is cheesy, but we're desperate for any reason to celebrate love this year—why not do it with cool tunes?
We know the holiday is cheesy, but we're desperate for any reason to celebrate love this year—why not do it with cool tunes?
I know it's Super Bowl Sunday, but it's also my Dealer's Choice day.  It's fine if you consume both, but remember who takes care of you every Sunday, not just one Sunday in February.  2 hours of good tunes, and no football talk today!
Buck Meek takes the top spot on this week’s BTR Top 10! Our hosts are spinning his new album, Two Saviors (Keeled Scales) the most this week! Debuting on the countdown: Andrew Thoreen, The Besnard Lakes Find your favorite in the mix and support the artist by buying an album or some merch! Here’s The Full List: 1. BUCK MEEK, Two Saviors (Keeled Scales) 2. JORDANA, Something To Say To You (Grand Jury) 3. SLAUGHTER BEACH DOG, At The Moonbase (Lame-O) 4. MARIYA MAY, Kiki And Mel’s Drive-Time Circus (Ten Dollar) 5. CALL ME SPINSTER, Call Me Spinster [EP] (Strolling Bones) 6. LANDSHAPES, Contact (Bella Union/PIAS) 7. QUARTER-LIFE CRISIS, Quarter-Live Crisis (Saddle Creek) 8. ANDREW THOREEN, Songs Of Invitation For Guitar Duet (self-released) 9. MICHAEL PETER OLSEN, Yearning Flow (Hand Drawn Dracula) 10. THE BESNARD LAKES, The Besnard Lakes Are The Last Of The Great Thunderstorm Warnings (Fat Cat)
Escape your shadow in the Listening Booth w/trippy alt from Hermitess, electro via Molly Burch, & Buck Meek teaches us guitar and new tunes!
Hollyy is a refreshing retro-soul garage rock band from Chicago. Here, they deliver a stunning live performance - captured at Fort Knox Studios in September 2020 - featuring music from their debut EP. Miss The Feeling is available now. Listen to the audio podcast for more music and interview.
Playin' new releases by Arlo Parks, Jocelyn Mackenzie, Sarah Mary Chadwick, Son Little, and so much more.
Hollyy is a refreshing retro-soul garage rock band from Chicago. In this episode, the band delivers a super high quality performance and talks about their writing and recording process, and how they've adapted to working on music remotely over the past year.
New music catchup time! In this episode I've got selections from recent record label feature episodes, The Music Digest weekly new music picks, and more!
A powerful tune that sings an "ironic offering" of thoughts immigrants had when first traveling to the shores of America.
Like always, I've got a playlist of amazing brand new songs you're gonna become OBSESSED with!
There are a billion hip-hop artists in the world today, how can you stand out to make a name for yourself? Ask the lyrical MC Tiye Phoenix. Been doing her thing since like forever in the hip-hop game, Tiye Phoenix makes it look easy. She can also sing on the mix. She's in tune with the universe, sun, moon and stars. Her instagram page stays active, she talks to her fans almost on a daily basis. Life, politics, fashion and almost every other day music is the center stage for this creative artist. Her loyal fans remember her from the early days with the group Polyrhythm Addicts, consisting of more hip-hop all-stars: Dj Spinna, Shabaam Sahdeeq and Complex. She replaced another underground mc in the group name Apani B Fly. With two solid projects that drop in 2020. Tiye Phoenix talks to Bazarro about staying focused during the madness.
From floors almost collapsing, to being backstage with Alicia Keys, Black Haüs is destined for big things.
LA-based Raye Zaragoza is an acclaimed folk songwriter and performer whose new album came out in late 2020. Here, she takes a break from roller skating to show us around her apartment/home studio, and give an exclusive performance. Woman In Color is out now. Check out the video for "The It Girl" and  listen to the audio podcast for more music and interview.
In this episode, we've got a great assortment of new singles and albums tracks as always, including a premiere! We're kicking the show off with a brand new track by Frances Lion, ahead of its official release on February 2nd! Stick around for more new music from the likes of Allison Lorenzen, The Planes, Palm Ghosts, Pansy, Dark Tea, and more!
This week I chat with Black Haüs, a four-piece band based in Greensboro, North Carolina.
End of the month, end of the week, beginning of the fun!  Sunday is my day and playing good tunes and tons of double shots is what I do.  Let's say goodbye to January together.  Let's go!
Debuting on the countdown: Jordana, Mariaya May, Michael Peter Olsen, Buck Meek
Enter the Listening Booth for R&B w/Yukon Blonde, trippy alt via Boniface, & more tracks from Arlo Parks as her debut record drops!
New tunes from Branjae, INEZ and Pisha. Plus tunes from artists that have been giving Emily awesome dreams.
Washington, DC-based musician Tommy Sherrod, of Lotion Princess, Sean Barna Band, and the Sherrod Brothers, brings his new solo project to BTR Live Studio at Home for an exclusive, solo artist-as-full band, virtual experience! “Day By Day” is available now. Listen to the audio podcast for more music and interview.
On today's episode of BTR Live Studio at Home, dc based music Tommy Sherrod, of Lotion Princess, Sean Barna Band, and the Sherrod Brothers stops by and plays his new solo project. Tommy discusses the differences working on a solo venture vs full band, some fond memories of working with bands in studio as a producer, and his songwriting process.
Spinning tunes from Cassandra Jenkins, M Caye Castagnetto, Ian Sweet, Brandi Ediss, and more!
An epic and sweet indie/folk track that anyone with a heart can relate to.
Inside Voices Records is a new Seattle-based record label founded by Bobby Granfelt, and featuring an eclectic roster of musicians stemming from a strong collective. In this episode, we're premiering a ton of great new music from the label along with their handful of previously-released tracks from the likes of Rachel Lime, Watson Moon, SWAMPLIFETERRY, and more.
Delilia Black is a queer Haitian musician and performance artist originally from Port Au Prince, but now based in London. While hopping among genres, the music could be called Alt-Americana or as Delila puts it: “Electro-Mountain, Country-Noire, Punk-Country, Afro-Billy, Roots-Rodeo-Rocknroll.” This podcast is produced by Stereoactive Media.
Celebrate the end of that nasty Cheeto in office, but don't forget we're still fighting injustice—use these new tunes to keep you fired up.
"I hope it reminds the listener of their own pets or person they just can’t wait to get home to see," Family Dinner frontwoman says.
Sometimes you just have to embrace your anxieties—why not do it with this new shimmering track?
MC WhiteOwl joins DJ Wayne Ski for this episode of BTR Live Studio at Home!
Singles! Album tracks! You know what we do here. New music from Molly Burch, Spring Silver, Lande Hekt, Major Murphy, IAN SWEET, and so many more. Listen in.
Cartalk is the project of LA-based musician Chuck Moore. They’ve been an integral part of a lively scene of bands and musicians there for the past couple of years, and have just emerged with a spectacular debut album that blends indie rock, americana, and punk in a brilliant way. Here, Chuck joins us from their home to share an intimate, solo look at some of that music. Pass Like Pollen is out now from Anxiety Blanket. Check out the video for "Las Manos" and listen to the audio podcast for more music and interview.
Catch a chat w/ Jocelyn Mackenzie AND an exclusive preview to her debut album 'PUSH.'
Big football Sunday!  Brings me back to my younger, more athletic days where being competitive and giving it your all to win the game was what it was all about.  Now, I have to relive it from the comfort of my couch, and with the help of 2 hours of indie tunes today!
Call Me Spinster takes the top spot this week! Plus Falcon Jane, Arlo Parks and more!
The Listening Booth w/new electro via Trace Mountains and Circa Waves, plus new music news via of Montreal and an Alex the Astronaut show!
Comfy is the super endearing, earworm-inducing project of Rochester-based musician Connor Benincasa. Joined by a virtual army of musical friends and co-conspirators, the “band” crafts a malleable array of genres from pure power pop to bedroom grooves and indie garage bangers. Here, I chat with Connor about the project and we've got a low-key, ultra-cozy exclusive performance (joined by Aurora Case). Volume For is available now from Dadstache Records.
Comfy is the super endearing, earworm-inducing project of Rochester-based musician Connor Benincasa. Joined by a virtual army of musical friends and co-conspirators, the “band” crafts a malleable array of genres from pure power pop to bedroom grooves and indie garage bangers. Here, Connor is joined by Aurora Case for a low-key, ultra-cozy exclusive performance! Volume For is available now from Dadstache Records. Listen to the audio podcast for more music and interview.
Music from Hilang Child, Tom Sanders, Brocrisp and Summer Dregs, and more!
Our first indie label feature of the year is the new Buffalo, NY-based Friend Club Records. In this episode, I interview label co-founder Rob Froese, and we dive in for a huge selection of music from the label.
This week we've got a beautiful hodgepodge of brand new racks—so, tune in!
There's nothing like a little spin art on a good ole' school record player to get you in the groove. 
On today's episode of BTR Live Studio at Home, satirical synth duo Electric Grandmother stop by. Pete and Mary Alice discuss the process of creating "Space Phone", remembering the days of calling each other over the car phone, and the process of turning it into a stop action music video.
Electric Grandmother is the DC-based duo Pete and Mary Alice, making hilariously surreal post-modern music that they affectionately call “Sitcom-Core.” Here, they join us from their home to perform their song about an intense Reagan-era tale of intrigue. Relaunch is available now. Listen to the audio podcast for more music and interview.
The new year continues, and the new music keeps coming! Listen in for new jams from Um Are, Clever Girls, Osees, Corvair, and more!
The first Roadside Assistance of 2021. We're giving you a winter playlist to help get you through the grey days. In hopes that they will transition to a beautiful, vaccinated spring.
Who loves Sundays? I do! Do you? Doubleshots, indie tunes and a three day weekend; you really should! Let's get going!
Falcon Jane takes the top spot on the BTR Top 10! Joan of Arc and Gotts Street Park make their countdown debuts!
The Listening Booth with the new singles by Cloud Nothings and The Deathray Davies off their first new album in 15 years + alt, electro, R&B
Pearl Charles' new album drops today & we celebrate by spinning tracks. New music & deets on Babehoven out of Vermont! AND the latest single from Molly Burch!
Tracks from Postdata, Made Kuti, Kikagaku Moyo, Rexx Life Raj, and more!
Sanya N'Kanta is a Jamaican-born musician currently based in Charlotte, NC who writes, performas, and produces songs with a wide range of musical influences and styles. Ahead of the release of his new EP, These Are The Days, he recorded a stunning, stripped-down performance of two songs from that release along with another brand new track, and we had a great conversation about music and life.
Come Monday, let's celebrate MLK Jr. day with musicians making a stance against our nations' systematic racism.
In this episode, we're taking one final look at 2020, digging back into our indie label interview episodes to compile the origin stories of labels we featured!
We’re kicking off the new year with plenty of music, featuring tracks from Gaspard Eden, Laura Groves, Call Me Spinster, Calexico, Made Kuti, Menahan Street Band, Arlo Parks, Leathered, and Femi Kuti. This podcast is produced by Stereoactive Media.
St. John's, NL based musicians are featured on the January edition of Spotlight on the City.
Take a ride to Brooklyn if you're from out of town and trust me, somewhere in the conversation the town Brownsville will come up. Brownsville, Brooklyn has let loose some of the hardest hip-hop artists for years. Well check it, here are two more artists from the Ville. First up, Thunny Brown aka Thundah God aka Thundah Foot who hails from almost everywhere and Brownsville. His partner Stuck B is from Brownsville also. We all hear how tough it is to grow up Brownsville. You become a man early. Surviving might be the only option. That never stops anyone who lives there from doing what they have to do. Peep the interview hosted by Crazy DJ Bazarro as Thunny & Stuck talk about the pandemic, the rap game and politics. Enjoy!
Sammi Lanzetta released her debut LP Ceiling Mirror in 2019 on 6131 Records, and like many musicians with a fresh release she was expecting to spend most of 2020 on tour promoting it. Of course, that didn’t happen. In this episode of BTR Live Studio at Home, Lanzetta delivers an intimate solo performance from her NYC fire escape. Ceiling Mirror is available now from 6131 Records. Check out the video for "House Plants" and listen to the audio podcast for more music and interview.
Whether it’s on the road or in quarantine, Dante Elephante is making chill music for groovy romantics.
The new year is already bringing a ton of great new music in the form of singles and albums in just the first week - tune in for goods from Black Nash, Calyx, Caution, Teen Mortgage, Moontype, Crystal Canyon, and more!
Welcome back to our regularly scheduled program—we kick off 2021 with the groovy Dante Elephante.
New year and a new attitude.  2021 is our year! Let the music be the guide.  Double shot's just for you.  Happy New Year, now let's get to work!
All our hosts pick and play our own music and we sure picked some good ones this year!
The Listening Booth w/catchup music discovery spinning blues from John Calvin Abney, electro with Isla Den, and rock from Stephen Chopek!
Gold Connections is the project of Will Marsh - currently based in Richmond, Virginia. A bit of a prolific songwriter, Marsh has released several albums and singles under the name, and recently took on self-producing - which is sure to keep the momentum going. Here, the band - as the trio of Will Marsh (guitar/vocal), Ryan Lipps (guitar), and Stephan LaRue (tambourine) - shares an exclusive remote performance! Ammunition EP is available now. Listen to the audio podcast for more music and interview.
Will Marsh of Gold Connections joins us to talk about the band's latest EP, self-producing, and more, plus we've got a great exclusive remote performance of three song from the band!
Some of the best albums from underground artists that the dumb charts decided to ignore.
New tunes courtesy of The Deathray Davies, Quarter-Life Crisis, Call Me Spinster, and more!
These babies might have flown under your radar—catch up on them today & we promise you won’t regret it.
This is part 3 of 3 for my 2020 year in music recap. As always, this is an incomplete list of my favorites, and presented unranked, though along the way I may highlight some records that really stood out a little extra for me this year. We’re doing things alphabetically this time around, so this episode covers artist names from O-W (no X, Y, or Z artists made the list this time around).
Here is the final part to the best of New Vibrations 2020 to give you some new year pep in your step. Enjoy!
Slam the door in 2020's face & start your new year w/ music that satisfies every mood.
On today's episode of BTR Live Studio at Home, DC based singer songwriter Erin Frisby, of the OSYX, plays some of her latest tunes off her solo record Ecdysis. Erin speaks with Jen about the making of the album in a pandemic, her growth while creating the album, and her love of the craft.
Erin Frisby is a Washington, DC-based songwriter who performs in the band The OSYX. Here, she shares a solo acoustic performance of some of her own project’s music.
Rather than doing another recap episode for the first of the new year, I wanted to start with something fresh, so we've got all new singles and album tracks this week! Listen up for new finds from Sock Jock, Coco Reilly, The Simps, Alex McArtor, and much more!
Here is part two—the final part—of all my favorite chitchats with bands I had in this year from hell, 2020.
Nasimiyu is a Brooklyn-based musician whose style has evolved over the years from her time in New Orleans making music to her deeply personal, experimental pop. Last seen on BTR Live Studio with the fun and creative Baeb Rxxth, Nasimiyu returns with a very special At Home performance, debuting new music from her upcoming record - the first in 7 years under her own name - with a unique solo performance utilizing live loops and samples and her stunning vocals. Here, Bryan B catches up with Nasimiyu to talk about the song a day project that kickstarted this record, the unique challenges of solo performance, and taking inspiration from the Black Lives Matter movement. Nasimiyu will be releasing new music soon. Checmk out the video for "Practice" by Nasimiyu and listen to the audio podcast for more music and interview.
Chatting with these artists gave us life in 2020—check them out!
Our favorite music videos that we got to premiere to the apocalyptic world in 2020. Enjoy!
New Year means new outlook.  Let's get positive.  Let's get lucky!  Luck 2021 is our years.  Double shots for everyone!  Positive vibrations only!
All our hosts pick and play our own music and we sure picked some good ones this year!
The Listening Booth with a final look at 2020: alt w/Laura Marling and Laura Jane Grace, much needed chill vibes via Cayucas and Bibio...
These artists got us through one of the craziest years of our lifetime. Click to hear some of Emily's favorite tracks from 2020.
Melbourne, Australia-based musician Alexander Biggs writes honest, smart songs with a warm and gentle style that we instantly fell for on first listen. He dropped by Serious Business Music in Brooklyn for this intimate session! “Miserable” is available now. Check out the video for "Madeleine" and listen to the audio podcast for more music and interview.
It's a New Year. Let's Celebrate. Tune in for tracks by Nyallah, Buffalo Rose, Superorder, Sweet Spirit, and more!
2020 is outta here. What a year, I mean what a year. Hopefully 2021 will be so much better. I mean, 2020 did have some bright highlights. A new president & vice president. A vaccine that will help in the fight against coronavirus, and some of the great artists that performed at home on BTR Live Studio. I went back in time to grab some tapes of the footage and converted it to audio, just for you. These are my top picks that came through in no particular order. Mazzi, Juxx Diamondz, Nejma Nefertiti, Hastyle Rhymes, KE Turner and last but not least Napoleon Da Legend. Check it out and have a Happy New Year. See you in 2021.