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Celebrate the new year with a special holiday broadcast of BTR Live Studio!
The best of the best this week on BTR!
Your all-female music mix on BTR!
Part THREE in our "best of" series. We'll talk about our respective top six albums of the entire year, that were not featured on The Music Digest, over the course of this episode and the next one. Today we talk about our respective 4-6 Music Digest top picks. The three of us have different music backgrounds and taste, so this makes for an interesting count down. It's time to round out the year, listen to great music on this podcast and enjoy it. Every minute of it.
Holiday editions continue today with sets from Howth, Scout Niblett, and Sleepy Kitty!
We kick off our end of the year holiday broadcasts today!
The best of the best on BTR!
Greetings, everybody! Welcome to the Music Digest's "Best of the 'Gest 2013, Part 2" Countdown! This week, the gang each picks their own favorite three records from the Music Digest this year. I don't want to spoil it for you, but I think you're gonna really be surprised by our picks. So push play, and get ready for a real rock and roll (and folk) thrill ride through the finish! Merry Xmas!
Today's broadcast features an exclusive performance by Mirror Travel!
Today's show features an exclusive in studio performance from the band Grandchildren!
The best of the best this week on BTR!
Ladies, come on down!
And so begins our epic four part year-end "best of" series. We'll talk about our respective top six albums featured on Music Digest over the course of this episode and the next one, then the last two episodes of December account for our top six albums of the year that were not discussed on MD. Today we talk about our 4-6 Music Digest top picks. The three of us have different music backgrounds and taste, so this makes for an interesting countdown. It's time to round out the year, listen to great music on this podcast and enjoy it.
We have a crush on Joanna Gruesome. Hear their exclusive live performance on today's broadcast of BTR Live Studio, taped during CMJ week at Serious Business Recording Studio.
Lovelife performs an exclusive set for BreakThru Radio at Serious Business in Soho - recorded during CMJ in October.
Spotlight on Detroit, Michigan. Lottie@btrtoday.com 00:00 Spotlight on Detroit, Michigan 00:31 Time is Now-Humons 04:42 Made a Place-Dog & Panther 08:34 Level Up-Vienna Teng 12:24 Girls on Parade-George Morris & The Gypsy Chorus 15:52 Spotlight on Detroit, Michigan 16:48 Shotgun-Flint Eastwood 19:51 Voices Rant On-The Go 24:02 Feral Cats-Protomartyr 26:54 For You And I-The Hounds Below 29:37 We All Need Honey (Facts: Sheefy Mcfly)-Lord Scrummage 32:09 Spotlight on Detroit, Michigan 33:09 You Showed Me-Mountain Time 36:03 I Wonder-Deadbeat Beat 41:49 Promenade-The Kickstand Band 43:44 Face Parade-The Pizazz 45:43 Spotlight on Detroit, Michigan 46:12 Count Your Curses-Cool Graveyards 50:19 Cigarette Girls-Fake Surfers 51:28 Made of Ash-Flat Black Animal 54:07 Wind blew Cold-Timmy Vulgar 58:27 Spotlight on Detroit, Michigan 58:58 Missing Time-Feelings 63:34 Toothpaste-Growwing Pains 65:24 Spotlight on Detroit, Michigan 65:54 Sunshine-Fur 68:47 Finish Humons Dog & Panther Vienna Teng George Morris & They Gypsy Chorus photo: Joe Gall Flint Eastwood Jan 18, 2014 The Loving Touch-Ferndale,MI The Go The Hounds Below Lord Scrummage Mountain Time Deadbeat Beat The Kickstand Band Protomartyr Dec. 26, 2013 Jumbo's Bar-Detroit Fake Surfers Flat Black Animal Timmy Vulgar Feelings Growwing Pains Fur Flesh Wave Gold Tapes Urinal Cake Records
The best of the best this week on BTR!
Today we break down Somewhere Between Here And Nowhere, the newest release from The Black Hollies. Released on October 22nd by Ernest Jenning Records, the album is the New Jersey band's fourth release, arriving four years after their last LP. Justin Morey, the lead vocalist has spent many years working with sound production, and it really shows on this release. Lush ethereal soundscapes create a wall of sound layered with fuzz pedals, antique organs, and more, mimicking nostalgic elements in psych rock rock.
traumahelikopter plays an electrifying live set for BTR!
Duologue visited us at Serious Business Studios back in October to perform an exclusive live set!
Counting down the best of the best on BTR!
The ladies are taking the stage on BTR!
Today we review a self titled EP from the Vancouver based all-girl rock trio PUPS. The band has seasoned musician Rose Melberg (of Tiger Trap, The Softies, and Go Sailor) in it, and offers a fun and adorable take on garage rock. The EP is concise, short and sweet, but offers a mature sound and interesting rhythm changes, as well as impressive female vocal harmonies. A cohesive, accessible, easy album thats execution is more difficult than it sounds.
Today's special Thanksgiving broadcast features performances from Baoku Moses, The Box Tiger, Aidan Knight, and Celestial Shore!
Melbourne songwriter Courtney Barnett performs live for BTR!
The best of the best on BTR!
This week we review Cupid Deluxe, an impressive new effort from seasoned producer Devonte Hynes. This is Hynes' second LP under the moniker Blood Orange, but he has released other music through the bands Test Icicles and Lightspeed Champion. Hynes is the also the songwriting and production force behind Solange's album True and Sky Ferreira's hit "Everything is Embarrassing." Cupid Deluxe, released on Domino Records on November 14, is a compositional tour-de-force that somehow remains very modern while touching upon the nostalgia of Prince, the '80s, and R&B -among other elements.
Jagjaguwar band Wolf People joins us during their first North American tour!
It's time for the Holidays on BTR's Roadside Assistance, presented by United Airlines! Listen as 8 different BTR DJs present 8 different interpretations on what kind of soundtrack goes best with snow, sleighs, family and winter festivities. Take it with ye wherever ye are bound!
Together Pangea performs an exclusive live set for BTR!
Monday's are fun days on BTR!
Some fabulous tunes from some fabulous ladies!
Today we have the rare collective support from all three hosts of The Music Digest for Yuppies' self-titled release that came out on Dull Tools Records on September 17th. The album offers smart post-punk riffs that skillfully transition between dissident noise and catchy hooks. It's a dynamic, raw, thoughtful record from the Omaha band, that offers an inspired glimpse of hopeful developments in rock music.
Norwegian songwriter Susanne Sundfør performs an exclusive live set for BreakThru Radio in New York City.
Charlene Kaye performs live in our studios exclusively for BTR!
Spotlight on Edinburgh, Scotland. November 12, 2013. Lottie@btrtoday.com
The best of the best are ready to go on BTR!
Today we're reviewing Kauliflowr, the second official LP release from master beatmaker Glen Booth, aka Knxwledge. The record came out on October 14th through the Dublin label All City, which distributed his debut album. Though he only has two official LPs under his belt, Knxwledge has over 50 unofficial releases, along with a self-proclaimed collection of over 500,000 beats. A sample master, this is what this dude loves to do. He focuses on throwback, classic stuff. The album comes off as a bit disjointed, but with some incredibly satisfying moments.
Chicago rockers Twin Peaks perform an exclusive live in studio set!
Baoku Moses performs an exclusive live in studio set for BTR!
The best of the best this week on BTR!
Welcome to the ladies!
Today we review Spencer Krug's fourth album under the moniker Moonface, Julie with Blue Jeans On. Released by Jagjaguwar on October 29th, the record offers a unique addition to extensive discography of Krug, who has been in many bands such as Wolf Parade, Swan Lake, Sunset Rubdown, and more. Julia with Blue Jeans On diverges substantially from his past endeavors, it is a stripped down album that features only piano and vocals. We're not entirely convinced.
Zula performs live in studio exclusively for BreakThru Radio!
UK Rockers The Crookes perform songs from their new album and chat about their trip to New York City!
The best of the best on BTR!
Today we review Uncanney Valley, the first album in 12 years from seasoned band The Dismemberment Plan. The 10-song LP was released on October 15th on Partisan Records. It is a well crafted record that displays a variety of creativity and skills, but might not quite offer the same level of energy and exuberance in their past releases.
Scout Niblett performs songs from the new album "It's Up To Emma."
It's Tailgating time on BTR's Roadside Assistance, presented by United Airlines! Listen as 8 different BTR DJs present 8 different interpretations on what kind of soundtrack goes best with food, friends and smoking grills. Take it with ye wherever ye are bound!
Brooklynites Celestial Shore perform live for BreakThru Radio at Serious Business in Manhattan.
The best of the best this week on BTR!
Let's let the ladies take the stage!
Today we review Body Language, the second full length album of the year from the Columbus, OH band Connections. The LP, that was released on October 2nd by Anyway Records, offer a concise 30 minutes of incredible guitar work, skilled rhythm changes, and good ole nostalgic rock. Somewhat reminiscent of Guided by Voices, Connections deliver catchy hooks in songs that almost sound like you've known them your whole life.
Canadian rock duo The Pack AD performs live for BTR at Serious Business in Manhattan.
Ebony Bones visits BTR to perform a live set and discuss her new album "Behold a Pale Horse"
The best of the best this week on BTR!
Today we review Dream River, the newest album from producer, performer, and songwriter Bill Callahan. Released on Drag City on September 17th, this addition to Callahan's 25 years of discography adds a polished, simple, and beautiful approach to life and love. The 47-year-old's accomplished songwriting is evident in his unique rhythms, poignant lyrics and inflection, and gorgeous melodies. Highly recommended.
SISU performs live in our studios!
Fat Cat band Forest Fire performs an exclusive live set for BTR at Serious Business Studio in Manhattan.
Spotlight on Lafayette, Louisiana. Lottie@btrtoday.com 00:00 Spotlight on Lafayette, Louisiana 00:35 Drop Trou-Vagabond Swing 05:20 If I Was a Farmer-Feufollet 10:39 This Song-ImagineIAM 15:41 Hair Thrown Upward and Back-The Lena Groove 18:39 Gone Away-Silent Spark 22:53 Spotlight on Lafayette, Louisiana 23:56 Mile 98-Nick Lavin 26:46 The Wolves-Sean Bruce 31:29 Suffering and Pain-Reece Sullivan 34:22 Waste My Time-The Carbon Poppies 36:34 Hot Potato-The Amazing Nuns 38:27 Happy I'm Not You-Hotblack Desiato 42:11 Chuck Jones Bull-Cones of Uncertainty 44:48 Spotlight on Lafayette, Louisiana 46:05 Beginning-Fights 49:53 Drive Me Crazy-Nights & Nights 54:03 Wishful Thinking-Television Man 57:23 Barefoot-Us Over Water 62:34 Abyss-The Botanist 66:57 Compliment-Selfawarewolf 73:01 Spotlight on Lafayette, Louisiana 73:55 Parvatti The Witch Dances in New Delhi-MILKS 78:58 Finish Vagabond Swing photo: Vagabond Swing Oct 11, 2013 Alabama Music Box-Mobile,AL Oct 12, 2013 Blue Canoe-Tupelo,MS Nov 08, 2013 Red River District-Shreveport,LA Feufollet photo: Blake Bumpus Oct 12, 2013 Festival Acadiens et Creoles-Lafayette,LA Oct 12, 2013 Blue Moon Saloon-Lafayette,LA Oct 27, 2013 Lakeview Park-Eunice,LA ImagineIAM photo: ImagineIAM The Lena Groove photo: The Lena Groove Fights photo: Fights Silent Spark photo: Silent Spark Nick Lavin photo: Nick Lavin Sean Bruce photo: Sean Bruce Reece Sullivan photo: Reece Sullivan Oct 12, 2013 Neutral Grounds Coffee Shop-New Orleans,LA Oct 25, 2013 Frankie's-Lafayette,LA The Carbon Poppies photo: The Carbon Poppies Nov 22, 2013 Parc San Souci-Lafayette,LA The Amazing Nuns photo: The Amazing Nuns Hotblack Desiato photo: Hotblack Desitato Cones of Uncertainty photo: Cones of Uncertainty Nights & Nights photo: Nights & Nights Television Man photo: Television Man Us Over Water photo: Us Over Water The Botanist photo: The Botanist Selfawarewolf photo: Selfawarewolf Nov 9, 2013 The Station-Broussard,LA MILKS photo: Milks
Counting down the most spun artists on BTR!
Let the ladies take the floor!
Today we review The Golden Age, the first full length album from Dizzy Wright. The 22-song beast of an album that was released on August 19th on Funk Volume is a journey of an LP. Dizzy covers consciousness, frontin' in the rap game, always being consistent in life, and many other tropes and themes in the album. Though it's full of good messages, it can get a little preachy at times, but the great 90s beats are an awesome listen and a great ode to era. It's available for free download on Datpiff.com
St. Louis rockers Sleepy Kitty join us for an in studio performance in anticipation of the release of their new album!
Howth performs live in our studios and discusses the Ninja Turtle theme behind their next album.
The best of the best on BTR!
Today we review The Courtney's self-titled full length album that was released on Hockey Dad Records on June 7th. On the eight song album the three ladies in the band deliver a nostalgic ode to 90s and New Zealand rock with harmonized vocals, tight instrumentals, and slacker garage sass. This is an album to have some fun to.
Tashaki Miyaki performs an exclusive live set for BreakThru Radio, recorded at Serious Business Recording Studio in Soho.
It's Oktoberfest on BTR's Roadside Assistance, presented by United Airlines! Listen as 8 different BTR DJs present 8 different interpretations on what kind of soundtrack goes best with steins, suds and sausages. Take it with ye wherever ye are bound!
Golden Suits performs live in our studios!
Need a little pick me up this Monday? Top 10's got your back.
Sorry gentleman, the ladies are stealing the show today.
Today we review the debut solo album from Jonathan Rado, one of the lead members of Foxygen. Law and Order, an ambitious production, was released on September 3rd by Woodsist Records. Rado covers a variety of genres including soul, funk, garage rock, 60s psychedelia, country folk, and noise in the LP, giving a new twist to classic compositions. The albums, experimental at points, is a great display of his musical range and prowess in production.
Dumpster Hunter performs songs from their new album live for BTR at Serious Business Recording Soho in NYC.
Strange Talk performs live in our studios!
Music to your ears this Monday!
Today we review Neko Case's first release in over four years, The Worse Things Get, The Harder I Fight, The Harder I Fight, The More I Love You, which came out on Anti Records on September 3rd. The album is highly personal and displays confusion, identity, and loss. It was a labor of love for Neko Case who lost her grandmother as well as both her parents since her last LP. Her beautiful voice ebbs and flows through indie-pop, alt-country, full production, and inspired a cappella moments on the album.
Aidan Knight performs live in our studios!
Toronto/Portland band The Box Tiger performs live for BTR at Serious Business Recording Studio!
You've just tuned into Spotlight on the City. For the month of September, I'm going to feature Ann Arbor, Michigan. 00:00 Spotlight on Ann Arbor, Michigan 00:19 Some Other Times-Radiant Marks 03:34 Attitude -Chit Chat 06:29 Good God, Lemon!-Wednesday in May 09:05 The Path Home-Bad Indians 11:46 Spotlight on Ann Arbor, Michigan 12:18 Backfire-Absofacto 16:25 Lay Back-Babydown 20:04 Spells-Medicine Hat 25:40 Raining-Shells 31:50 White Sun-Soap 36:34 Starlight Beach-Damned Dogs 40:30 Spotlight on Ann Arbor, Michigan 41:10 The Devil's Waiting Room-Sysster 44:12 Empty Beach-Saturday Looks Good To Me 47:33 Mr. Shambles-Jack and The Bear 51:07 I Wish I Had a Home-Rebel Kind 54:12 Danielley's Song-Jetty Rae 57:58 Poor Laetitia-Orpheum Bell 61:48 Spotlight on Ann Arbor, Michigan 63:13 Only Blue Lightning Bugscome Out After the Rain-Sad Souls 69:02 Finish Radiant Marks Chit Chat Sept 14, 2013 Blind Pig-Ann Arbor,MI Wednesday in May Bad Indians photo: Nate Dorr Absofacto Babydown Medicine Hat Shells Soap Damned Dogs Sysster Saturday Looks Good To Me Doug Coombe Sept 26, 2013 Hunter's Ale House-Mount Pleasant,MI Sept 27, 2013 Midpoint Music Festival- Cincinnati,OH Sept 28, 2013 Pygmalion Music Festival-Champaign,IL Jack and The Bear Sept 10, 2013 Emerald Lounge-Asheville,NC Sept 11, 2013 Motorco Music Hall-Durham,NC Sept 12, 2013 Miller's Downtown-Charlottesville,VA Dec 3, 2013 rock wood Music Hall-New York,NY Rebel Kind Jetty Rae Sept 15, 2013 Moomers-Traverse City,MI Oct 3, 2013 Southwest Minnesota State University-Marshall,MN Orpheum Bell Dec 01, 2013 Old Town School-Chicago,IL Dec 13, 2013 LangLab-South Bend,IN Dec 14, 2013 Bells Brewery-Kalamazoo,MI Dec 15, 2013 The Ark-Ann Arbor,MI Sad Souls
The best of the best on BTR this week!
Let the ladies take the floor!
Today we review TV Ghost's third full-length album, Disconnect, which was released on September 3rd by In the Red records. The Lafayette, Indiana quintet uses churning rhythms, psychedelic drone, lush production, and dynamic guitars to create a full and eerie sonic post-punk space reminiscent of goth.
Tijuana Panthers perform live in our studios and discuss live in Southern California!
Our new favorite band Firehorse performs live in studio!
Check out the Top 10 artists on BTR this week!
Today we review Deep Trip, the first studio album from the band Destruction Unit. Released on Sacred Bones on August 20th, the 9 track LP is a very full, guitar heavy album that taps into a variety of genres such as punk, metal, psychedelia, drone, space-rock, and more. Destruction Unit, a band that has had a variety of members come and go, offers a solid, hopefully lasting line-up in this loud, fast, and intricate record jammed with intense guitar sounds.
Tune in for today's exclusive in studio performance from Emily Bell!
It's Fall Kickoff on BTR's Roadside Assistance, presented by United Airlines! Listen as 8 different BTR DJs present 8 different interpretations on what kind of soundtrack goes best with foliage, frolicking and fires.Take it with ye wherever ye are bound!
Birds in Weather perform live for BTR at Serious Business Recording Studio in Manhattan.
The best of the best in rotation on BTR this week!
Ladies are taking the stage!
Today we review Time Off, the first album from seasoned guitarist Steve Gunn that offers a full three piece band. Released on Paradise of Bachelors records on June 18th, the record offers some truly beautiful guitar sounds that embody elements of psych, blues, country, folk, americana, and even drone. The six-song release has crisp production and ebbs, flows, and develops in a warm sonic space.
Mood Rings performs live in our studios!
London songwriter Tawiah performs for BTR at Serious Business Recording Studios.
Counting down the Top 10 artist and albums on BTR!
Today we review the psychedelic, atmospheric 4-song epic Bitchitronics by the band Bitchin' Bajas. It was released on July 16th on Drag City Records. Like one of the favorite phrases of the three piece, this ambient album will help you "find your zone."
Boston band Horsehands performs live for BTR at Serious Business Recording Studio!
The City And Horses performs live in our studios!
You've just tuned into Spotlight on the City. For the month of August, I am going to feature Johannesburg, South Africa. Lottie@btrtoday.com
Counting down the top 10 artists and albums on BTR!
Gentleman, step aside and let the ladies take the stage!
Today we review the debut album by Counter Intuits, a collaborative project from two great Ohio musicians, Ron House (Great Plains, Thomas Jefferson Slave Apartments, Psandwich) and Jared Phillips (Times New Viking.) Either called Sheets of Hits or self-titled, the record was released in January and offers skilled diy lo-fi production and an array of interesting sounds and sentiments.
Volga Volga performs a set up of brand new unrecorded material, live in our studio!
Still Corners performs live in our studios!
The Top 10 Artists and Albums on BTR!
Plume Giant performs live in studio and discusses their upcoming recording plans!
Stephen Kellogg performs songs from his new solo record and chats with Maia about life and music.
The Top 10 Artists and Albums on BTR!
Gentleman, clear the floor!
Today we review, Ceres and Calypso in the Deep Time, the third LP from the Colorado band Candy Claws. The album is a musical mythical journey that weaves dream pop, psych, shoegaze and several other musical elements with the epic story of a seal-like beast and a human as they travel through the Mesozoic Era. This concept album is lush and full of warm summer vibes.
Jesse Woods performs live for BTR at Serious Business Recording Studio!
It's a BBQ on BTR's Roadside Assistance, presented by United Airlines! Listen as 8 different BTR DJs present 8 different interpretations on what kind of soundtrack goes best with grilled burgers, brats, shrimps and steaks! Take it with ye wherever ye are bound!
Body Language performs live for BTR, recorded at Serious Business Recording Studio in Manhattan!
Let's punch Monday in the face, shall we?
Today we review the Boston band adze and their debut self-titled album. Their music touching somewhat upon Akron Family, post-punk, no wave, and experimental, is difficult to describe at best. A bandcamp treasure, their persona is equally obscure. I couldn't even find a photo. Let's see what you think.
Looping wizard Julia Easterlin joins us for an exclusive live in studio performance!
Friend Roulette performs live in our studios!
Counting down the TOP 10 artists and albums on BTR!
Ladies, it's your turn!
Today we review the debut LP from the post-punk all-girl trio North Dakota. The three-piece out of Tempe, AZ combines riot grrl nostalgia with funny, simple lyrics, vocal choruses, and harmonies. Short and sweet at 22 minutes, this album packs a punch.
The Weekend performs off their new Slumberland release!
Nature Cruise performs live in our studios!
You've just tuned into Spotlight on the City. For the month of July, I am going to feature Asheville, North Carolina! Lottie@btrtoday.com
Your Top 10 artists and albums on BreakThru Radio!
For our first episode sponsored by Urban Outfitters, we have a very special July 4th "best of" mix. Here we present you with reflections on the albums of our prior 10 shows, and put together our favorite songs from the records past. Perhaps feelings have changed, maybe we're stuck in our old ways, there's only one way to find out. COMPILATION MIX, ENJOY.
Happy Fourth of July from BTR Live Studio!
This week we celebrate Independence Day with special broadcasts of Live Studio. Today's program features recent performances from Boytoy, Brothertiger, Heliotropes, and Hey Anna!
The Top 10 Artists and Albums on BTR!
Ladies are hogging the spotlight today!
Today we review The Mantles' second full length LP, Long Enough to Leave, which came out on Slumberland Records on June 19th. With this record, the sweet, yet gritty, indie-pop group out of San Francisco delivers a concise conglomeration of jangle-pop, psych, and melodic indie in a laidback fashion perfectly suited for the summertime.
Emily Wells performs a rare stripped down acoustic set in celebration of her new acoustic album!
It's a Fireworks Party on BTR's Roadside Assistance, presented by United Airlines! Listen as 8 different BTR DJs present 8 different interpretations on what kind of soundtrack goes best with explosions in the sky! Take it with ye wherever ye are bound!
Brass Bed perfoms songs from their new album live in our studios!
The Top 10 countdown on BTR!
Today we released the debut album from the Sacramento goth-punk band Screature. It was recorded and mixed at The Hangar Studios, which has been a hub for In The Red Records. Screature, a four-piece with only one guy, pushes the haunting genre in a new, eerie, modern direction.
Ola Podrida performs songs from their new album, "Ghosts Go Blind"
Toubab Krewe performs live in our studios!
The Top 10 Artists and Albums on BTR!
Time for the ladies to take the stage! This mix is going out to Sharon Jones!
Today we review Jessica Pratt's self-titled debut album that came out November 12th on Birth Records, a label Tim Presley (of White Fence) created just to release this LP. The 11-song, 41 minute record is a pleasant stream of warm, acoustic, fingerpicked melodies and hauntingly poignant lyrics reminiscent of female singer-songwriters of decades passed.
Psychic Twin performs an exclusive live in studio set for BreakThru Radio and discusses a recent move to NYC.
Dana Falconberry performs live in our studios!
You've just tuned into Spotlight on the City! For the month of June, I am featuring Columbus, Ohio!
00:00 DJ Emily 01:07 Trains - Wampire 04:30 Break In - Saturday Looks Good To Me 07:28 She's A Mirror - Eleanor Friedberger 11:13 Night Time Made Us - Pastels 16:02 Deeper Feelings - Brazos 19:40 DJ Emily 20:34 Bubble Butt Remix (feat. Bruno Mars, 2 Chainz, Tyga & Mystic) - Major Lazer 23:55 Proper Spirit - Small Black 28:05 Raincoat - Bibio 31:40 Fly - Child of LOV 35:27 DJ Emily 36:00 See It My Way - Mikal Cronin 39:53 Finish Wampire LIVE!!! Jun 10  -  Urban Lounge  -  Salt Lake City, UT Jun 11  -  Knitting Factory Concert House  -  Reno, NV CATCH BRAZOS LIVE on TOUR! album art form MCII Mikal Cronin LIVE!!! Jun 10  -  7th Street Entry - Minneaplis,MN Jun 11  -  The Empty Bottle - Chicago,IL
The Music Digest DJs Pat, Matt, and Margaret 7/8/13 Today we review the third LP release from Shannon and The Clams, Dreams in the Rat House, which came out on Hardly Art on May 21st. For this album, the Oakland trio hones their lo-fi production prowess and offers a fun, grungy, garage-y, modern twist on mid-60s psychedelia. A great listen for summer. 00:00 Intro 00:39 Mic Break 06:19 For Goodness Sake - Shannon and the Clams 09:45 Mic Break 14:00 Bed Rock - Shannon and the Clams 16:11 Mic Break 20:02 The Rabbit's Nose - Shannon and the Clams 23:13 Mic Break 26:39 Rip Van Winkle - Shannon and the Clams 28:45 Mic Break 33:20 Unlearn - Shannon and the Clams 37:36 Mic Break 41:45 If I Could Count - Shannon and the Clams 45:35 Mic Break 49:56 Ozma - Shannon and the Clams 53:24 Finish Dreams in the Rat House 1. Hey Willy 2. Rip Van Winkle 3. Bed Rock 4. Ozma 5. Into the River 6. If I Could Count 7. Rat House 8. The Rabbit's Nose 9. Heads or Tails 10. Unlearn 11. Into a Dream 12. I Know Shannon and The Clams (photo from Shannon and The Clams) June 11 - The Empty Bottle - Chicago, IL June 13 - Cactus Club - Milwaukee, WI June 14 - Mahall's 20 Lanes - Lakewood, OH June 18 - Kung Fu Necktie - Philadelphia, PA June 20 - The Bowery Ballroom - New York, NY June 21 - Comet Ping Pong - Washington DC June 23 - The Earl - East Atlanta, GA June 24 - Stone Fox - Nashville, TN June 26 - Club Dada - Dallas, TX
The Tablets perform live in our studios!
British rock duo Blood Red Shoes joins us to perform songs off their new album Water!
The Top 10 Artists and Albums on BTR!
Time for the ladies to take the floor!
It's Up to Emma is minimalist English singer and songwriter Scout Niblett's seventh release to date. Perhaps one of her most lush records, the LP came out on Drag City on May 21st. The album chronicles the phases of loss and coping in the aftermath of a failed relationship, weaving aggressive reverby guitar with lush string arrangements for a grungy, strong, and personal collection of songs.
The Eastern Hollows perform live in our studios!
Brazos joins us for an in studio performance and interview!
Enjoy your Memorial Day with BTR!
On today's show we review Saturday Looks Good to Me's most recent LP, One Kiss Ends it All, released on May 21st on Polyvinyl Records. It's the first album in six years that we've seen from Fred Thomas and all the contributors that have fluctuated with the band. Today is Saturday, and Saturday always looks good to me.
Big Tree joins us for an exclusive live in studio performance!
Big Tree, currently planted in California's Bay Area, has spent the past five years establishing a fan base on both coasts. With a lush sound that blends folk and pop, the 5-piece band crafts songs of an epic nature, full of movement and melody. Here they discuss their bi-coastal existence, as well as their experience with an eco-friendly touring van, among other things, with guest host DJ Wynn.
It's a Beach Party on BTR's Roadside Assistance, presented by United Airlines! Listen as 8 different BTR DJs present 8 different interpretations on what kind of soundtrack goes best with beaches, oceans and parties! Take it with ye wherever ye are bound!
Not Blood Paint joins us for an out of body live studio session.
Top 10 Artists and Albums on BTR!
Time to let the ladies take the stage!
This week we review Chance the Rapper's second LP, Acid Rap, self-released on April 30th. The 20-year-old, who took acid while writing the LP, touches upon a variety of musical genres, trap, juke, gospel, soul, ragtime, and more, an impressive effort for such a young mc. The album will arguably sustain the year, having recieved a flood of positive criticism already. I liked this album, I made this show long, my bad (xo Margaret.)
Chalk and Numbers performs live for BTR at Serious Business Recording Studio in Soho!
The Blank Tapes join us to perform songs from their brand new Antenna Farm release, Vacation.
Spotlight on Kalamazoo, Michigan. Lottie@btrtoday.com
The Top 10 Artist and Albums on BTR!
This week we review Benny Boeldt aka Adventure's newest album, Weird Work. Released on April 30th, this album is the third he's put out with Carpark Records. It is a playful, sonic return to the 8-bit tendencies found in his debut self-titled album.
Conor O'Brien (Villagers) of Dublin visits our studios to perform songs from his new album, Awayland.
Prince Rama transports us to another dimension, live in studio.
The Top 10 Artists and Albums on BTR!
Gentleman, clear the floor! It's time for the ladies to take the stage!
On the second episode of Music Digest we review Akron/Family's newest album Sub Verses, their 6th studio album. Released on April 30th, the 10-track release is an amalgamation of the electronic sound displayed in their 2011 release, II:The Cosmic Birth and Journey of Shinju TNT and the folky harmonized aesthetic of their albums prior.
Fear of Men performs an exclusive live set for BTR and chats with Maia about this, that, and the other thing.
Matt Bauer performs live for BTR at Serious Business Recording Studio!
Get ready for the Top 10 artists and albums on BTR!
For the first episode of Music Digest we'll be discussing Thee Oh Sees newest album, Floating Coffin. Released on Castle Face records on April 16th, the 10-song LP combines a variety of production techniques, instruments, and saturated sounds for a cohesive, ethereal, and catchy record.
Xenia Rubinos performs songs from her new Badabing album, Magic Trix!
ARMS joins us for an in studio performance of songs from their album!
The Top 10 Artists and Albums on BTR!
Time for the ladies to take the floor!
Veronica Falls performs songs from their new album "Waiting For Something To Happen"
Yellowbirds perform live at Serious Business Recording Studio and preview their new album, Songs from the Vanished Frontier, out on May 28th.
The Top 10 Artists and Albums on BTR!
Isaac Delusion performs live for BTR.
Clementine And The Galaxy join us for an in studio performance in anticipation of their EP release at Mercury Lounge on April 16!
You've just tuned into Spotlight on the City! For the month of April, I am going to feature Ithaca, New York! Lottie@btrtoday.com
The Top 10 artist and albums on BTR!
Gentleman, clear the floor!
The Ruby Suns perform live for BTR at Serious Business Recording Studio in Manhattan! New album out new on Sub Pop.
Fan-Tan performs live at Serious Business Recording Studio in Soho!
It's Spring Break Part II on BTR's Roadside Assistance, presented by United Airlines! Listen as 8 different BTR DJs present 8 different interpretations on what kind of soundtrack goes best with beaches, debauchery and dehydration! Take it with ye wherever ye are bound!
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Today's special broadcast features exclusive performances with Whispertown, Laura Stevenson, and Big Harp, taped at the BTR House at SXSW in Austin, TX!
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Your Top 10 countdown on BTR!
Clear the floor, gentleman!
Portland, Maine songwriter Jeff Beam joins us for an exclusive interview and performance!
Fletcher C Johnson joins us for an in studio performance and hilarious interview!
The Top 10 Artists and Albums on BTR!
Monogold joins us live in studio!
Snowden joins us for an in studio performance, trip down memory lane and look into the future!
You've just tuned into Spotlight on the City. For the month of March, I am going to feature Sacramento, California. Lottie@btrtoday.com
The Top 10 Artists and Albums on BTR!
Ladies are taking the stage!
Hot on the heels of the release of their new EP, Bowmont performs live in our studios!
New York based band Lazyeyes visits Serious Business Recording Studio for an exclusive in studio performance and snuggle session on Valentine's Day!
The Top 10 Artists and Albums on BTR!
It's Spring Break on BTR's Roadside Assistance, presented by United Airlines! Listen as 8 different BTR DJs present 8 different interpretations on what kind of soundtrack goes best with beaches, debauchery and dehydration! Take it with ye wherever ye are bound!
Montreal duo October Gold joins us for an in studio performance while in town touring their debut album "Into The Silence"
NJ/NJ band Hey Anna! joins us for an exclusive in studio performance and interview!
The Top-10 Artists and Albums on BTR!
Your all-female music mix! Ladies Skate Only is hosted by DJ Emily!
Endless Jags join us from Portland, ME.
Mike Savino of Tall Tall Trees performs live in our studios before embarking on tour with Kishi Bashi
The Top 10 artists and albums on BTR!
Electro Pop group Dynasty Electric joins us for a performance and discussion of their 2013 plans and Indaba Remix Contest!
Boytoy performs a handful of unreleased songs live for BTR at Serious Business in Soho!
Spotlight on Boise, Idaho! Lottie@btrtoday.com
The Top-10 artists and albums on BTR!
Your all-female music mix!
Union Street Preservation Society joins us for an exclusive in studio performance!
Mark Charles Heidinger and Rose Guerin AKA Vandaveer join us for an exclusive in studio performance!
The Top 10 Artists and albums on BTR!
It's Mardi Gras on BTR's Roadside Assistance, presented by United Airlines! Listen as 8 different BTR DJs present 8 different interpretations on what kind of soundtrack goes best with purple, green and throwing beads! Take it with ye wherever ye are bound!
Brothertiger joins us for an in studio performance and discussion!
EMEFE joins for an exclusive live in studio performance and interview!
The Top 10 Artists and Albums on BTR!!!
Your all-female music mix!
Cantora Records band Slam Donahue joins us for an in studio session at Serious Business Recording Studio in Manhattan.
Floridian band Millionyoung joins us for a live session!
The Top 10 Artists and Albums on BTR!
Boston band Parks (formerly Oranjuly) joins us for an in studio performance and interview.
Today's session features Sydney Australia's WINTER PEOPLE!
The top 10 artist and albums on BTR!
Your all-female music mix on BTR!
Philadelphia "sex pop" band Night Panther performs live in our studios.
Denmark's Choir of Young Believers joins us for an in studio session and discussion of their latest album on Ghostly - Rhine Gold.
Happy 2013. You've just tuned into Spotlight on the City. This month, I am going to feature Bloomington, Indiana.
The top 10 artists and albums on BTR!
It's Winter Break on BTR's Roadside Assistance, presented by United Airlines! Listen as 8 different BTR DJs present 8 different interpretations on what kind of soundtrack goes best with snow, holly and eating cookies! Take it with ye wherever ye are bound!
Minneapolis band Communist Daughter joins us for an exclusive live performance. Happy New Year!
Kicking off the new year with exclusive live studio performances from Lost Bayou Ramblers, Bryan Scary, Madi Diaz, Races, and Railbird!