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Adam Melchor is a young musician from New Jersey, currently living in LA. With a strong, soft sensibility to his songwriting, his songs have just the right balance of timeless pop hooks and interesting arrangements to keep everything sounding fresh. He dropped by Serious Business Music in Brooklyn to share a few tunes with us in this solo session. Plan On You is available now.
Adam Melchor is a young musician from New Jersey, currently living in LA. With a strong, soft sensibility to his songwriting, his songs have just the right balance of timeless pop hooks and interesting arrangements to keep everything sounding fresh. He dropped by Serious Business Music in Brooklyn to share a few tunes with us in this solo session. Plan On You is available now. Listen to the audio podcast for more music and interview.
Connor Murray of the Pittsburgh-based label, Crafted Sounds, joins us for a discussion about the label - from it's beginnings to working with Misra for distribution - touching on the need for community, finding mentors, and keeping things analog.
New music from Sarah Mary Chadwick, Alice Boman, Elliot Moss and more!
We're getting really ahead of ourselves this week with some albums that don't even come out 'till March.
Learn to love your blisters and scars while swaying to the Illinois power pop punk band's new song.
Kazu Makino, best known as the lead singer of indie rock legends Blonde Redhead, recently released her debut solo record. In this intimate session, Kazu joins us along with Darian Thomas for a selection of stripped-down performances from the dreamy album.
Kazu Makino, best known as the lead singer of indie rock legends Blonde Redhead, recently released her debut solo record. In this intimate session, Kazu joins us along with Darian Thomas for a selection of stripped-down performances from the dreamy album. Adult Baby is available now.
of Montreal kicks the show off with music from their 16th studio album! We'll end the show with a Top 10 remix, featuring out most played artist of the week Luke Lalonde. Plus enjoy all the good tunes in between.
You know him and love him from Born Ruffians. You're gonna love him even more after you hear music from his solo album, The Perpetual Optimist. Luke Lalonde is our most played artist of the week.
Pearla - the musical project of Brooklyn songwriter Nicole Rodriguez - is an amorphous sort of endeavor, with sounds drawing on folk, americana, and pop, all with a hazy cloud around it, and Rodriguez’s powerful vocals floating in and around the melodies. Here, she joins us solo at Serious Business Music, accompanied simply by an Omnichord, for this intimate performance. Quilting & Other Activities is available now from Egghunt Records. Listen to the audio podcast for more music and interview.
Yonatan Gat chats traditional spiritual Native American powwow music and its power.
He was getting pretty bored with the whole music scene thing—until he met the Eastern Medicine Singers.
Getting rockin' & indie with Luke Lalonde this week. Check it out!
Watch playoff football with 2 hours of this Dealer's Choice show rocking behind you.  It's your Sunday, do with it what you want, just don't forget this mix and all these double shots!
Videographer/photographer Jen Meller joins us this week to talk music, technology-free hikes, and upcoming projects. Featuring new singles by Anna Burch, Disq, Shell of a Shell, Foxtails Brigade, Frances Quinlan, and Wax Machine.
DJRePete spins music discovery w/rock from The Brutalists, R&B via Girl Ray, & electro from !!!. Plus, info on a festival+record rummage?!
Putting the spotlight on Georgia Maq and her new album Pleaser. Plus, you'll hear new music from Laumė and tunes from out most played artist of the week, Shana Falana.
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.
When you put three garage bands on a large stage together, rules are bound to be broken.
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.
This week we're diving into a huge, eclectic playlist, from Ganser to Hand Habits and Ghost Funk Orchestra to Buck Meek, we're revisiting favorites and digging up some gems from the music library for you!
New Year. New Albums. New Outlook.
She's the self-proclaimed poster child for addictive personalities and her new song “Any Other Way” tells you about it.
On today's show I sit in conversation with percussionist, drummer, and performer Geneva Harrison, to discuss the twists and turns of a life in music. We also hear new music from Elliot Moss and The Good Ones.    
He would’ve been 79 today and you shoulda been listening to him years ago.
New Orleans based artists are featured on the January edition of Spotlight on the City. You'll hear from Doctor Lo, IZE, Delores Galore and more!
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.
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.
In the mix today you'll hear new music from Grand Canyon a 6-piece out of Los Angeles. Also, new tunes from Praises. Old favorites in there as well and a BTR Top 10 remix.
It's our first official countdown of 2020 and we're excited. Tune in for tracks from Fran, Girl Ray, Panda Bear and out most played artist of the week, Shana Falana.
The first interview of the new decade is with indie rocker Erin Anne!
Onesie is the Brooklyn power pop band based around the songwriting of Ben Haberland, along with Zack Fanelli, Lee Madaus, and Andrew Nelson. With heavy nods to British invasion, power pop, and 90’s alt-rock, Haberland embraces everything great about catchy guitar rock and melody in his songwriting. The band dropped by Serious Business Music in Brooklyn to shred for us in this session. Umpteenth is available now from Dadstache Records. Listen to the audio podcast for more music and interview.
Eight of your favorite BTR DJs are easing your winter woes with a Winter Break mix. With lots of genres represented and lots of interpretations of our theme, there are sure to be lots of surprises.
The indie-rock goddess wasn’t always this bold—she used to think she sucked.
Check out the dark & rockin' tunes of our top musician this week.
Post New Years and we are all still spinning for the holidays.  Have no fear; 2 hours of the best indie tunes in the universe are here!  Plus, double shots in the middle and a cherry on top.  Enjoy it and subscribe!
Special guest, Music Director Lottie, is back again to join us and to ring in the new year with our first new music episode of 2020! We check out new tunes from Yumi Zouma, Gladie, Praises, Aoife Nessa Frances, and YlangYlang, but for some reason do quite a bit of talking about Angel Olsen, Eleanor Friedberger, and a band whose music video we watched today and hated, but refuse to name. It's a real hot start to the year.
The Listening Booth has high energy electro alt from Flamingods, alt w/Jay Som amid her world tour, & folk w/2020 SXSW performer Boy Scouts!
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.
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.
Rounder Records is an independent Nashville, TN-based label specializing all types of roots music. With a rich 50-year history in the industry, there's a ton of ground to cover, so we got into it a bit with the label's president, John Strohm. In the second half of the show, we check out some music from the label's latest releases, including Susto, Katie Pruitt, Logan Ledger, Billy Strings, Caroline Spence, and more.
Recapping new releases from November and December 2019.
Why not play punk they way it’s supposed to be played—with zero f*cks.
Dawn in the new year w/ the final part of THE TOP SONGS of 2019—the only good thing to come out of this year.
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.
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.
We're stoked for all the new music on the the horizon in 2020 but holding on to some of our favorites from 2019. You'll hear them in the mix today.
Today we're sending 2019 out with a bang and playing a track from each of our 10 most played albums of the year. Julia Jacklin, Pip Blom and Ex Hex are all in the mix.
These are songs from artists who I had the best interviews with in 2019—they'll rock your socks off. (Part 2 of 2)
Anything can happen when an interview is face-to-face.
My best of picks for 2019 took me into 2020.  Enjoy week 4, the final installment of the best of 2019, and come back next week for some new music from the new year!
Not every song needs to fit the mold of a 3 minute pop song - this week, to start 2020, we're checking out some of the longer (5 minutes +) music from 2019 that we hadn't gotten around to listening to yet!
Your Hibernation mix in The Listening Booth with jazz by Zach Brock, rock via Erin Anne, and new blues via Luke Lalonde!
2019 brought this all-female music mix so many incredible albums. In today's show, we'll play you all the ones that didn't make Emily's 'best of' list but that she really had a hard time leaving out. Munya, Mariya May and Eerie Wanda are all in the mix.
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.
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.
Greg Jamie of the band Blood Warrior (also of O'Death) joins us for a conversation about the band's new album, Animal Hides.
Playing some of the best albums, artists and tracks from 2019
Happy New Year. Today's show is all talk. I've cherry picked observations, lessons, and commentary about many topics from 31 different musicians whom I interviewed this year for BTR Live Studio. May…
Dawn in the new year w/ this part two of THE TOP SONGS of 2019—the only good thing to come out of this year.

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