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It’s New Year’s Eve and we present you with part three of our partial and absolutely in no way thorough or comprehensive round up of music from 2016. And by “from,” we mean stuff that was added to the BTR library during 2016. Have at it!
A New Year’s playlist that celebrates all the best songs from BTR of 2016! Turn it on for a party, or keep yourself company with the best of the best!
Our special holiday broadcasts wrap up today with music and interviews from Half Waif, Bethlehem Steel, Adrian Daniel, and Greys!
In the last few days of 2016, we look ahead to 2017, and get a preview of some of the record labels that will be featured here on The Sub-Inev Show in the coming year. YK Records, Arts + Crafts, Pretty Purgatory, Slumberland, Secretly Canadian, Burger, and Castle Face all get in on the action.
Today on The Jaunt, you'll hear my top artists, tunes, and albums from 2016.
On today’s show we’re going back to 2009 with some great tracks from Animal Collective, Joanna Newsom, and so much more...
NEW VIBES SPECIAL: These are all the best tracks that were released in 2016. Out of the shit that was 2016 grew magnificent talent. Get ready to be OBSESSED w/ this playlist!
DJRePete closes out 2016 in the Listening Booth a Best In Mix (part 2) spinning R&B-rock fusion w/Xenia Rubinos + remembering Sharon Jones..
Our holiday broadcasts continue today, with interviews and live music from Uni Ika Ai, Astronautalis, Coco Rosie, and Adia Victoria!
2016 is winding down and we're saying goodbye to some of our favorite tracks played on BTR this year!
2016 is coming to a close but we're not ready to let go, Jack! So, let's take a look back at 10 artists and albums that filled our hearts this past year.
Meet Faline--the sweet and feisty singer from South Caroline that'll be your new favorite musician!
Take The Leap with DJ Wynn and hear from Of Montreal, Slow Club, Owen, and Weaves.
On our all-female music mix today we are taking a look back at some of the best female release of 2016!
Best of 2016 Part 2 - DJ Drew's picks on this weeks Dealer's Choice on BTR
It’s time to review 2016! Stay tuned to Garbage Garage today to hear all of the best songs from the year!
Our holiday broadcasts continue today, with interviews and live music from Fear of Men, The Spook School, Alex Napping, and Lucy Dacus!
The Spook School is a wonderful group of people from Edinburgh, Scotland, who make upbeat, memorable queer indie-pop punk rock. We met them in Austin this year when they kicked off our party, impressively packing the house with an early crowd, and had to have them come by the studio while they were in town for NYC Popfest. Here, they share a tune crafted for the Slumberland/Fortuna Pop!’s upcoming Continental Drift split record. The Spook School’s Try To Be Hopeful is available now. Listen to the audio podcast for more music and interview.
Here at the end of 2016, we take a look back at the 7 record labels covered on The Sub-Inev Show so far: Graveface, Kanine, Merge, Polyvinyl, Tiny Engines, and Mint, along with some other great music that came out this year.
Part 1 of my BEST OF 2016 series. Tune into hear some of my favorite artists, albums and tunes from the year.
We've got some great new stuff for your listening pleasure!! Some surf, punk, synth, rock--you're gonna freaking love it!
DJRePete starts the countdown clock on 2016 in the Listening Booth, kicking off his annual Best In Mix w/Coves, Of Montreal & Kelley Stoltz!
Our holiday broadcasts begin today, looking at back at some fun sessions from 2016. We're kicking of the celebrations with sessions from Tank and the Bangas, Heliotropes, Fern Mayo, and Justin Peter Kinkel Schuster.
2016 is nearing an end but we can't let go! Today we are looking back at some of the best tracks played on BTR this year.
Oriana Leckert is a writer based in and extremely focused on Brooklyn. For years, one of her ongoing projects was a website called Brooklyn Spaces that featured interesting spots around brooklyn -- music and event venues, galleries, etc. Eventually, she put together a book in 2015, by the same name that featured fifty of the most interesting spaces she knew from her burgeoning expertise on the subject. Between the website and the book, she knows a lot of DIY spaces and a lot of what goes on around them, so after hearing about the tragedy that occurred at Ghost Ship in Oakland, California, on Friday December 2nd, I asked Oriana if she could come by to talk about DIY culture and the effects that this event has already had and may continue to have going forward. Also, in this episode, we hear a few bands that are playing around NYC in the first week of 2017. Links relative to the conversation: "It Could Have Been Any One of Us" by Gabe Meline // KQED Arts Harm Reduction for DIY Venues // Public Google Doc House of Yes // Brooklyn venue "The Oakland Fire: What Happened Inside the Ghost Ship" // NY Times article that referred to Ghost Ship as "cluttered" Meow Wolf's DIY Fund "Denver Fire shuts down DIY arts space Rhinoceropolis" // Denverite "Market Hotel Closed Temporarily After NYPD Conducted A Surprise Raid During Tricky Permit Process" // Fader "Internet Trolls Launch Campaign to Shut Down Progressive Spaces" // NY Observer
The best of the best on BTR this week! Check out this countdown of our most played artists. And, don't forgot to tune in next week for a countdown of some of the best artists on BTR in 2016.
DJ Wynn completes his Top Ten favorite albums of 2016 with his last four. Music from Blood Orange, Y La Bamba, Kevin Morby, and Angel Olsen.
Meet the wild rocker of folk music--Fletcher C. Johnson. His music is melodic and soothing, but also filled with chaos and lust!
Best of 2016 Part 1 - DJ Drew's picks on this weeks Dealer's Choice on BTR
In this, the first of an epic three-part year-destroying series of The Music Digest, your hosts delight, enlighten, and brighten your damn day with great music and conversation. Bonus: we finally let you know how to get in touch with us!
Great new tracks today from Jeen., Noms, and Lanikai. Don’t miss out! All that and more…
Grace Joyner has officially stepped out of the shadows. Whereas she used to sing harmonies in various bands around Charleston, South Carolina, she’s now come into her own with this project. Featuring dual keyboards without a guitar in sight, along with her band, she crafts evocative, dramatic, psych-tinged rock/pop music that’ll move you. Currently on her first full length release following an emotional debut EP, Joyner is clearly on to something, and developing as a strong songwriter and performer with this project. The band stopped by Serious Business Music in DUMBO, Brooklyn to show us how they do it. Maybe Sometimes-in C by Grace Joyner is available now.
For the last proper record label feature of the year, we take a look to the north, checking out the fine music from Canada's Mint Records! Plus the usual selection of awesome jams from this year and a few goodies from the past. Check out some episodes of BTR Live Studio featuring Mint records artists:  
Today on The Jaunt, new music by Soft Hair, Lanikai, and Jeen.
Great tracks on God Bless Weirdmerica today from Hortlax Cobra, Alan Watts, and Mirah! Stay tuned and check it out…
Welcome back to the weekly New Vibrations!! This week's playlist has no real theme to it at all. It's got some slow instrumental, some songs w/ soundbites, some dance-y music, some punk rock, some garage, and some old-school 90's vibe tunes. So sit back and relaxe and let this playlist boggle your mind! xoxo  
In this episode, we hear a bunch of exclusive live-in-studio versions of songs by artists who we've had into the studio for our shows over the years and are now playing around town in the second half of December, along with a special holiday treat to end the show. Also, some thoughts on the tragedy of the fire at Oakland’s Ghost Ship and DIY culture in general.
Dashing thru the holidaze in the Listening Booth w/indie holiday tracks from the BellRays and New Birth Brass Band! + new alt w/Wyatt Blair!
Walker Lukens’ EP, Never Understood, is available now from Modern Outsider.
The Best of Spotlight on the City for 2016
Time to take a tryst. Hang with DJ Emily as she brings you two hours of tunes for your Tuesday.
2016 is about to come to and end but the new tunes are still rolling in. Check out some of the best of the best new music on BTR this week!
Paint Fumes is your next favorite band. They're catchy punk with a hint of destruction--they make you wanna get up and break some bones!
Take The Leap with DJ Wynn and hear music from Y La Bamba, Bon Iver, Computer Magic, and Flying Colours.
Today we are looking back at 2016 and some of the best female music releases that were featured on Ladies Skate Only.
A Pro Wrestling themed Dealer's Choice show by DJ Drew, only on BTR
Did you know that there was a time in our nation’s history when wrestlers made albums? Also, The Guardian just found out that musical male duos are a thing, apparently. And JLM didn’t know there’d be homework -- no fair!
Check out Garbage Garage today with a salute today Minneapolis spinning tracks from Lizzo, Haley Bonar, Low, and more...
The core members of Brooklyn world party band Balkan Beat Box -- Tomer Yosef, Ori Kaplan, and Tamir Muskat -- have been shaking things up with their deep grooves for over a decade now. Their Eastern European roots shine bright as they work in elements of hip-hop, reggae, punk, free jazz, and many more genres to fuel their anthemic, brilliant musical fire. They brought their massive sound to Serious Business Music in DUMBO for this episode of BTR Live Studio. Shout It Out is available now from Balkan Beat Box.
This week on the show we check out new music from Living Body, Johnny V. Lewis, and Sam Roberts Band before digging in for over an hour of tunes from the Jagjaguwar catalog!
Today on The Jaunt, tracks from Luke Temple, Mo Douglas and Jess Williamson. Plus, stay tuned for a new single from Ty Segall.
Get your ears ready for some tunes that'll make you feel crazy, safe, and wild all in one! It's quite satisfying.
On tap on the Listening Booth with DJRePete: new alt rock from Del Caesar and Flying Pace, and electro crossover with Scam Avenue and Sad13!
Kendra Lou is a songwriter from Copenhagen, Denmark, currently living in New York City. Her music has strong roots in jazz and soul, resulting in a unique blend of genres that intertwine throughout her own alternative pop songs. She stopped by Serious Business Music in DUMBO, Brooklyn with her band for this special performance. Songs Of The Black Moon is available now.
Time to take a Tryst. DJ Emily has two hours of tunes that have been getting lots of air time in 2016.
The best of the best new music on BTR! And, this week we've got a brand new number one. Tune in to check it out.
Kino Kimino has the voice of an angel and the heart of a true rock star. In her newest album she eve pairs w/ O.G. rockers from Sonic Youth. Hear it here along w/ a chat with the frontwoman herself!
Take The Leap with DJ Wynn as he counts down his favorite records of 2016. Today's set features Sharon Jones, The Frightnrs, C.W. Stoneking, and Woods.
Extra long doubleshot block on DJ Drew's Dealer's Choice today, the first one in the month of December
Another week, another round of music reactions. Also another artist from Minnesota because we seem unable to throw a cat without hitting an artist from Minnesota… but we also shouldn’t be throwing cats, so there’s that to consider.
Today on the show we’re honoring Sharon Jones, plus a new track from Thee Oh Sees…
SUSTO is the musical project of Justin Osborne and his gang of “Acid Boys,” based out of Charleston, South Carolina. The band has had the benefit of a sort of mentor in the form of Band Of Horses’ Ben Bridwell, as well as various other musical luminaries (like The Lumineers, for one) who’ve taken the band out on the road. Appropriately, the band has a tasteful take on rootsy rock with a slightly fried sense of humor. They stopped by Serious Business Music in DUMBO, Brooklyn while out on the road for this special session.
This week on the show we get into the latest releases from the Tiny Engines record label, as well as new music from Flying Pace, The New Restaurants, and more!
Today on The Jaunt, a very special Throwback Thursday mix. Happy December!
You either didn't or did survive the Thanksgiving break. Either way R.I.P., here are some new tunes to rage out to!
In this episode, we hear some new music by Mannequin Pussy, Elizabeth Devlin, the Due Diligence, The Adventures Of The Silver Spaceman, Luke Temple, and Landlady; find out about Lost Gloves’ final show; and discover that Bon Iver and Marijuana Deathsquads somewhat surprisingly make sense on a bill together these days. Also, we take a moment to remember the incomparable Sharon Jones, who recently passed away.
Listen up for more off the new albums by The Seams, Sam Kogon, and Mo Douglas on this week's edition of the Listening Booth on BTRToday!
Today's episode features an exclusive in studio performance and interview with Lisa Prank.
Get your music fix this Tuesday on The Tryst with DJ Emily. Lots of cool tunes in the show including a block of some of the best of the best new music on BTR to round out the show.
Lisa Prank is the musical alter ego of Seattle-based songwriter Robin Edwards, backed by the ever-reliable rhythm section of her trusty drum machine. The Lisa Frank-nod in the band’s name hints at the colorful vibe and nostalgic touches of the music, which draws heavily on pop-punk and garage rock to convey Robin’s earnest tales. She stopped by Serious Business Music in DUBMO, Brooklyn, to pour her heart out for us in this episode of BTR Live Studio. Adult Teen is available now from Father/Daughter Records with a limited cassette release on Miscreant Records. Listen to the audio podcast for more music and interview.
The best of the best new music in rotation on BTR and it's all in one spot! Hang out for the BTR Top 10 with DJ Emily!
  Y La Bamba         Flying Colours         Chain Wallet
Casey Hopkins ranges from funk/ psychedelic to garage/ punk rock. He joined us in the studio to chat about politics, Florida, funk, punk, and livin' that musician life.
DJ Emily is setting her sites on three talented ladies for this edition of the show! Tune in for some very talented female artist.
Final day of the holiday weekend. Eat your leftovers and listen to DJ Drew's Dealer's Choice only on BTR
In this episode of The Music Digest, Bryan B and J talk, a lot. They also pick a batch of great new music from our weekly BTR library updates. But mostly they talk about t-shirts, pop stars, and questionable band names. Also, they make reference to this 90's gem by Helium.
Get rid of your Thanksgiving leftovers yet? Finish them off on the show today with food-themed music from Mika Miko, Sonny & The Sunsets, Coachwhips and more…
We celebrate this holiday weekend by looking back at some notable sessions of 2016. Today we feature Michael Nau, Tom Brosseau, Sonya Kitchell, and Mimes of Wine.
For this special Thanksgiving week episode of the Subliminal Inevitable Show on BTR, we take a look exclusively at Polyvinyl Record Company, who are currently celebrating their 20th anniversary (Check…
Happy Thanksgiving!
Take a break from the dramatic political convos you're having w/ your family during this holiday, and listen to some brand new tracks that'll get you ready to get your drink on!
Check out brand new freak folk from Luke Temple and another new, eerie track from the amazing Agnes Obel on today’s God Bless Weirdmerica…
DJRePete's mix is certifiably guaranteed to get your 120 min closer to ur holiday wknd in the states w/alt by Earwig, Luke Temple, & Sad13!
Racing Heart is the musical identity of Mathias H. Tjønn. Based in Oslo, Norway, and aided by the production skills of Hanne Hukkelberg, the band is a shapeshifting project that has seen contributions by the likes of Jenny Hval and Martin Langlie. The songs are definitely pop-oriented, but with a fascinating, experimental take on the genre, exploring a blend of conventional sounds alongside tried-and-true melodic structures. Mathias stopped by Serious Business On BTR to share this intimate look at his music. What Comes After by Racing Heart is available now.
Go on a Tryst with DJ Emily this Tuesday on BTR. There's a great mix of tunes including some brand new artists in rotation on BTR and a special alt-country set to finish out the show.
The best of the best new music on BTR! Check out our Top 10 countdown. Some new artists are in the mix today and we've got a brand new number one!
Take The Leap with DJ Wynn and hear his favorite singles from 2016 which includes tracks from Little Scream, Xenia Rubinos, C.W. Stoneking, Mitski, and The Frightnrs.
We’ve gathered here today to rock out to Dearly Beloved—the dark and stormy Canadian band that isn’t afraid to spill it all on stage!
NEW NEW NEW! All new tunes on this mid November Dealer's Choice hosted by DJ Drew, only on BTR
Max Goransson is the lead singer and guitarist in Quiet Loudly and the bassist in Clouder -- two Brooklyn-based projects well known by BTR. Neither band is particularly active at the moment, as Max is currently living in Boston, but he was in town for a few days and stopped in to listen to and talk about some music with us.
Brand new tracks on today’s show from Monomyth and Bolognans His Clancyness plus Thanksgiving songs and old faves from Blitzen Trapper…
Adia Victoria is a songwriter currently based in Nashville. With her “gothic country” take on rock n’ roll, sweetened by a poetic touch, Adia blends the slow and spooky with the crunchy and melodic in a unique way. She dropped by Serious Business Music in DUMBO while on the road to share some music from her new album. Beyond The Bloodhounds by Adia Victoria is available now.
The BTR crew are ready for the Holiday season. A few of your favorite DJs have gathered together to bring you some good tunes for all your holiday travels! Enjoy!
On episode 3 of the Subliminal Inevitable Show, we take a look at Kanine Records, and check out new music from Wild Beasts, Exploded View, Lambchop, and more.
Today on The Jaunt you'll hear tracks from His Clancyness, Headwaves and Jay Som. Plus, I will be featuring several new artists from Eugene, Oregon. Stay tuned!
Take a break from this f*cked up week & get your ears ready for some brand spanking new tracks that'll become your new favorites!
Episode 2 covers November 16th through 29th, 2016 and features an interview with Kristie Redfield. Her new band, Flying Pace, has an EP out on November 20th, so we spoke with her about that and introduce a new segment called "Take3" in which we explore a bit of her musical history by listening to and discussing three songs from the course of her career. All that, plus new music from a number of local artists...
Midweek on the Listening Booth has STRFKR, throwbacks via The Alternate Routes, and info on this weekend’s Corona Capital Festival in Mexico City
Total Slacker is, according to their own description, a slimegaze band from Brooklyn. Comprised of Tucker Rountree, Lydia Gammill, and Mattie Siegal, the trio has gained considerable footing on the scene since the project took off in 2010. With heavy, catchy grooves and guitar-based hooks -- along with some serious shredding -- there’s definitely a bit of shoegaze and grunge going on, but what really stands out is the sprinkling of sparse 80s guitar throughout each song, often before a chorus shows up and kicks everything into overdrive. There’s some masterful pop songwork beneath all the musical acrobatics that shouldn’t be overlooked happening here as well. The band stopped by Serious Business Music in DUMBO to give us a live look at how they make it all happen. Parallels by Total Slacker is available now.
Total Slacker is, according to their own description, a slimegaze band from Brooklyn. Comprised of Tucker Rountree, Lydia Gammill, and Mattie Siegal, the trio has gained considerable footing on the scene since the project took off in 2010. With heavy, catchy grooves and guitar-based hooks -- along with some serious shredding -- there’s definitely a bit of shoegaze and grunge going on, but what really stands out is the sprinkling of sparse 80s guitar throughout each song, often before a chorus shows up and kicks everything into overdrive. There’s some masterful pop songwork beneath all the musical acrobatics that shouldn’t be overlooked happening here as well. The band stopped by Serious Business Music in DUMBO to give us a live look at how they make it all happen. Parallels by Total Slacker is available now. Listen to the audio podcast for more music and interview.
The Tryst is your two hour escape from the day. Enjoy new tunes and old favorites in this mix which is hosted by DJ Emily.
The best of the best on BTR this week and it's all in one spot. The BTR Top 10 brings you some fresh new albums in rotation on the site and all in one spot!
Bon Iver         Arcade Fire         Sharon Jones
Slothrust is a classic example of a band of talented artists shredding their instruments and producing some must-hear garage/indie/ rock’n’roll tunes!
Get your all-female music fix this Sunday! DJ Emily has a double shot show lined up. Back to back tracks from each artist and these are some of the most talented females making music today. You don't want to miss it.
Wilco, Jerk, Bon Iver and a huge double shot round off DJ Drew's Dealer's Choice from this Sunday, and can be heard only on BTR
Bryan B and JLM are back for their second week hosting The Music Digest. In this episode they discuss nine songs and the discussion hits on Minneapolis, record labels with cohesive styles and sounds, U2, and New Jersey.
New York City is stacked when it comes to shows tonight, so we’re playing tracks from acts you can catch live like The Thermals, Thee Oh Sees, and Marissa Nadler!
Eros and the Eschaton is a Colorado-based indie rock band. Their pop tendencies are lightly coated in shoegaze touches, with the real hook being the vocal interplay between Kate Perdoni and Adam Hawkins, who founded the project in 2012. Fans of Broken Social Scene will definitely appreciate this group’s approach to the experimental indie-pop genre. They stopped by Serious Business Music in DUMBO, Brooklyn, for this session. Weight Of Matter is available now from Bar/N0ne records.
This week we dive further into the new, the noisy, and the surprising, with a deeper look at some of the artists on the Merge Records roster.  
Eros and the Eschaton is a Colorado-based indie rock band. Their pop tendencies are lightly coated in shoegaze touches, with the real hook being the vocal interplay between Kate Perdoni and Adam Hawkins, who founded the project in 2012. Fans of Broken Social Scene will definitely appreciate this group’s approach to the experimental indie-pop genre. They stopped by Serious Business Music in DUMBO, Brooklyn, for this session. Weight Of Matter is available now from Bar/None records. Listen to the audio podcast for more music and interview.
Today on The Jaunt, I will be doing something different. I'll be playing songs that are named after people. You'll hear tracks like Robert Palmer, Pamela, Daniel, Loretta and Dorothy. Stay tuned!
Today on the show we’re going psychedelic with Chui Wan and Unknown Mortal Orchestra, plus great folk from Ana Lete and more…
We've got songs from albums that aren't even out yet! So get ready for your mind to be blown by some rock, punk, garage, indie, snyth, everything. We know you'll love it!
The Listening Booth has your election hangover edition with a blues spotlight with soulful pause from Sharon Jones and the Dap Kings!
Fairweather by Dinowalrus is available now.
Two hours of music to make your Tuesday complete. Good stuff in the mix including a set of some of the best of the best new tunes on BTR to end the show.
Spotlight on the City for the month of November 2016 will feature Eugene, Oregon.
All new music and the best of the best of what BTR has in rotation. Join DJ Emily on this Top 10 countdown.
      Keeps       Kevin Morby         Kelley Stoltz
Whomever said saxophone and punk rock don't go together, haven't heard Pill. The uber-creative group creates melodic tunes w/ dark undertones surely to get you swaying and praying!
End the election now! DJ Drew welcomes the end of this circus with some early November tunes on his Dealer's Choice show, only on BTR
DJ Patrick K and Matt have moved on and we wish them well. We were fans of the podcast they did and hope to do our version in our own way while aiming to match the quality of what they did before us. We are Bryan B and JLM -- we've known each other for many years, have played in about a band and a half together, and have worked together at BTR for the last few years. So, settle in and see what you think of us seeing what we think of some new(ish) music as we listen to it for the first time -- or at least close to it.
Today on the show we’re doing an election themed set with other great tracks from Action Bronson and Tropical Popsicle, plus more…
Queens five-piece Oxymorrons is a high energy, experimental hip hop collective. Falling somewhere between sample-happy hip hop breaks and beats and chart-topping pop choruses -- all on a bed of funk and rock -- everything these guys do is meant to please and make you dance. They’re serious about good times, with plenty of tongue-in-cheek bits to drag a smile out of even the most serious, jaded music fans. Their bag is full of musical tricks, and they pull out all the stops on their new EP to show you a good time. They brought the fun to the studio at Serious Business Music in DUMBO, Brooklyn, for this exclusive session. The Complex But Basic EP is available now.
In this, the very first episode of The Subliminal Inevitable Show on BTRtoday, we check out some recent releases, and spend a little time with the Savannah, GA-based label, Graveface Records.
The Jaunt for the very first Thursday in November will feature artists from Zurich, Switzerland. You'll also hear new tunes from Cosmonauts, Real Numbers, Terry Malts, Naked Giants and more! Stay tuned!
Giving you some brand new and exclusive jams ranging from Synth-pop to punk rock, and everything in-between!
Welcome to the inaugural episode of the StereoactiveNYC podcast, where every two weeks we'll be featuring music by and info about artists playing in and around the NYC/Brooklyn area. We'll also feature new releases, interviews, retro music selections, and anything else we come up with along the way. In this edition, we explain what StereoactiveNYC has been about up until now, pre-podcast, hear some new tunes by old friends, and feature some of BTR's exclusive sessions.
DJRePete debuts jazzy Dahlia Dumont & beccs + an escapist spin on the US elections today with a politics inspired alternative throwback set!
Kuroma has long been the dense, psych-laced pop project of Hank Sullivant, based in Athens, Georgia, who has played in notable acts MGMT and The Whigs. On the project’s latest release, they keep the Beach Boy-influenced vibes going, but add a new twist: inspired by a recent religious awakening of sorts, the trippy sounds are taken even further into the spiritual realm. Here, Hank joins us for an intimate, solo take on his music at Serious Business Music in DUMBO, Brooklyn. The Dark Horse Rides Again is available now.
Kuroma has long been the dense, psych-laced pop project of Hank Sullivant, based in Athens, Georgia, who has played in notable acts MGMT and The Whigs. On the project’s latest release, they keep the Beach Boy-influenced vibes going, but add a new twist: inspired by a recent religious awakening of sorts, the trippy sounds are taken even further into the spiritual realm. Here, Hank joins us for an intimate, solo take on his music at Serious Business Music in DUMBO, Brooklyn. The Dark Horse Rides Again is available now. Listen to the audio podcast for more music and interview.
It's Dia De Los Muertos! And, DJ Emily has a fantastic set of music to celebrate! New music from Bon Iver, The Wytches and Shana Falana in the mix!
The best of the best new tunes on BTR! Some new additions on the countdown and a brand new number one. Listen and enjoy!
Take The Leap with DJ Wynn and hear music from Angel Olsen, Blood Orange, Mitski, Advance Base, and Cass McCombs.
Thick is a three-piece pop-punk garage band comprised of the wildest girls you’ll ever meet. We chat w/ them about music, exploding cars, and moms--hear their newest EP here!
Get your female music fix this Sunday on BTR! This week's all-female show features an artist spotlight on Shana Falana.
Pre-Halloween celebration with tunes about Ghosts and Candy.....with a doubleshot inbetween. Only on DJ Drew's Dealer's Choice show on BTR
This is the very last episode of the Music Digest that will feature the vocal talents of now-ex-hosts DJ Patrick K and Matt Your Other Host... End of an era, or end of an error? You be the judge! Ha Ha! Actually, fear not because you'll be in very good, strong, and capable hands under the guidance of now-current-hosts Jeremiah and Brian! Go on, git! They're your new family now! Bye byeeeee!!   La La La (remix) HOOPS   White Isles White Isles   Flood Network Katie Dey
Music from Voodoo Fest in New Orleans featuring Bear Hands, Chairlift, and Little Scream, plus more for your Halloween musical enjoyment!
Computer Magic is New York-based mastermind Danielle “Danz” Johnson. Danz grew up in the Catskills in upstate New York, moved to the city for college, then took off for Tampa, Florida, where Computer Magic began. Six years later, the project has generated a slew of releases, pretty much attained the mythical “big in Japan” status, and grown considerably. Currently based out of upstate New York again, with a music studio in Bushwick, Brooklyn, Computer Magic keeps adding to its growing catalog of cleverly-crafted pop music. Obscure But Visible is available now.
Well, here it is, the moment you've all been waiting for-- It's the FINAL episode of the ROCK SHOW on BTRtoday! After this week, you will never hear a new episode of this show ever again! But fear not, because there are several hundred great episodes for you to listen to in the archives! If you listened to one per day, it would take you a full YEAR to hear them all. So, fear not, for DJ Patrick K will be with you... always. Goodbye forever!        
Pack your bags and go on an excursion with us. Roadside Assistance is a roundtable discussion featuring eight different BTR hosts who comment with music instead of statements. Football is in full swing, there is a crispness in the air and we are ready for some tailgate celebrations. You'll definitely enjoy our DJs picks for the festivities.
This edition of The Jaunt will feature several new acts from Zurich, Switzerland! Also, stay tuned for new tracks by Douglas Dare, Holy Sons, Puring Hiss and more!
Bye bye forever, from DJ Patrick K! At long last, this is the last-ever episode of OVERNIGHT SENSATION! After this one, that's it! You're never gonna hear from yours truly, DJ Patrick K, again. But boy, do we go out with a bang- some of the biggest hit songs from the past couple years, some true instant classics. Unforgettable toons from true visionaries like THE WORLD, LA MISMA, MISERABLE CHILLERS, CCTV, JJ DOLL, CE SCHNEIDER TOPICAL, and more and more and more. Some truly great stuff... RIP... I will be missed!      
Delightfully weird new tunes from H.C. Love and Fauna Twin, plus an old baroque favorite from Owen Pallett, and more…
In the Listening Booth hit up a Halloween mix from My Brightest Diamond; plus, a holiday swag alert from Sharon Jones and The Dap-Kings!
Tom Brosseau is a folk musician from North Dakota. We last caught up with him down in Austin, Texas, where we spent a fine afternoon with him in the backyard, so it was a pleasure to see him again back on our home turf in New York. Tom spent a decade in Los Angeles, making music and hitting the road, but has returned to his roots in the midwest, which seems like a more apt fit for his mild-mannered, friendly ways. He seems to be a bit out of time -- as if he’s somehow found himself navigating the world decades later than he expected to -- which brings a surprising, refreshing perspective to oft-treaded subject matter in his songs. Slow down, take a listen, and enjoy this personal appearance by Tom Brosseau, recorded live at Serious Business Music in DUMBO, Brooklyn. North Dakota Impressions is available now in a variety of physical and digital media formats for your enjoyment.  
Go on a Tryst with DJ Emily. She's got two hours of tunes for your Tuesday! This episode features a special set with new music from Hiss Golden Messenger and Wilco!
The best of the best in rotation on BTR, all in one spot. Countdown the top new albums alongside DJ Emily! We've got a brand new number one artist!
Take The Leap with DJ Wynn and hear new music from Y La Bamba, Chain Wallet, Bon Iver, and Computer Magic.
DJ Drew's Sunday show Dealer's Choice with a killer double shot from Holy Sons, The Faint, Elephant Stone & Madeira on BTR
Wow! Only two more episodes left (including this one) with your hosts DJ Patrick K and Matt Your Other Host! Hope you like changes, because come November you're in for a bunch! This week, DJ Patrick K guides you through some of his favorite moments from the episodes we recorded in the year 2015. Lots of classic stuff in here, it's insane. Michael O. - Really? Krill - A Distant Fist Unclenching   Sean Wasabi - Marble Soda
Comedy from Tig Notaro, new tunes from Ana Lete, and an old favorite from Laura Marling. And much more…
Well, the day is finally here... BTRtoday is FINALLY available for ANDROID! So if you've got an Android-style phone, be sure to get the app and take BTRtoday with you everywhere you go! The best part, you ask? Well, it's completely FREE! You couldn't beat that deal, even if you tried. Now get ready to ROCK!      
Lafayette, Louisiana’s own Zydeco Radio! first came to our attention during SXSW a couple years ago, when they stopped by and took over our backyard with their lively take on the regional genre. Now, with a little more time under frontman Billy Mack’s belt, the band has whipped up it’s own solid batch of original tunes in the genre, blending in more and more roots and rock influences to stir things up and get people dancing. The gang -- with a few fill-in players for this time out on the road -- dropped by Serious Business Music in DUMBO to give us a taste of some of that good old Cajun-style fun.  
Douglas Dare makes his debut on The Jaunt today, plus, Lottie will feature several artists from Zurich, Switzerland.
Wow! Only two shows left (including this one)! Hard to believe it's almost over, but at least we're going out strong, playing all the hits from years gone by... And this week's episode features some true all-timers. Hard to believe all of these instant classics came out in this two-year time span! Kero Kero Bonito! The Courtneys! Yuppies! Protomartyr! Drug Pizza! Dicktations! Tony Molina...! Heavy times indeed, and you've got a front row seat. Ha ha ha!      
Today the Listening Booth pays tribute to CMJ, the NYC festival that would’ve had its 36th annual festival about this week!
Bushwick’s own Not Blood Paint is back. Last time they joined us in the studio, they were aliens, speaking of new suits and mind control (we think?). Now they seem to have transformed into skeletal spectres, roaming the earth in search of that perfect guitar riff. The transformation isn’t just a physical one, though, as their music shifts in cosmic leaps as well… okay, to be honest, they seem to have many, many personas to choose and try on for any performance. Whichever persona they’re in, there’s an underlying art/prog rock element to every sound coming from this foursome, but they’ve apparently processed every musical genre in order to output a new, multi-dimensional version of rock that shifts from indie to metal to pop within just a few bars. It’s hard to wrap your head around what these guys are doing, but maybe that’s exactly the point… check them in this session, recorded live at Serious Business Music in DUMBO, Brooklyn, to try and figure it out for yourself. Believing Is Believing by Not Blood Paint is available now.
It's DJ Emily's birthday! So, you gotta hang out with her for this two hour set or she'll be sad.
The best of the best new tunes on BTR and they are all in one spot. The BTR Top 10 counts down the top artists and new albums in rotation on the site.
Take The Leap with DJ Wynn and hear music from Bon Iver, Blood Orange, Dan Deacon, Father John Misty, and Sharon Jones.
Noelle Tannen & The Filthy No-Nos take you on a musical journey of sultry and feisty vocals with blues, soul, funk, and rock’n’roll infused melodies. Check out their newest album here!
Your all-female music mix, Ladies Skate Only is ready to bring you an hour of tunes form talented female musicians. This show comes complete with an artist spotlight on Madeline Kassen from DJ Emily's home town of Tulsa, OK.
Yom Kippur inspired Sunday Dealer's Choice show hosted by DJ Drew only on BTR
THE MUSIC DIGEST on BTRtoday is changing! In a few weeks time, your ole' buddies DJ Patrick K and Matt Your Other Host will be handing the keys over to some young, hungry new hosts. Until then, we'll be revisiting some of our favorite moments from the past few years of the show.  We hope you enjoy them as much as we did!   WWJD art Jens Lekman   Intro Bonito art Kero Kero Bonito   Sensuous art Cornelius
Today on the show we’re celebrating the full moon tonight with moon songs from The Albertas, Animal Collective, and more…
Alex Napping is a band that began just a few years ago in Austin, Texas (though now they're partially NYC-based), centered around the bedroom recordings of Alex Cohen. Now that they're one record, a couple singles, and a new label announcement (Father/Daughter Records) into their career, things are really starting to happen for this indie pop band. On the eve of their first proper Brooklyn show, the band stopped by Serious Business Music in DUMBO to share some tunes. Trembles Part I & II by Alex Napping is available now on cassette.
Here we go, another episode of the ROCK Show. And you better believe it's a rockin' one! New tunes from bands PURLING HISS, EZTV, and INFINITY CRUSH ensure this.      
Alex Napping is a band that began just a few years ago in Austin, Texas (though now they're partially NYC-based), centered around the bedroom recordings of Alex Cohen. Now that they're one record, a couple singles, and a new label announcement (Father/Daughter Records) into their career, things are really starting to happen for this indie pop band. On the eve of their first proper Brooklyn show, the band stopped by Serious Business Music in DUMBO to share some tunes. Trembles Part I & II  by Alex Napping is available now on cassette. Listen to the audio podcast for more music and interview.
New music on The Jaunt today courtesy of Crying, Hiss Golden Messenger, Helado Negro and more! New music on The Jaunt today courtesy of Hiss Golden Messenger, Crying and Helado Negro!
Only three more episodes left... Get 'em while they're hot! This week, we take another stroll through the show's past, going back to the years 2011 and 2012. In retrospect, it was a weird time for the show! Go back in the archives and see for yourself! But amongst the weirdness, we managed to play a lot of true hits that are still relevant today. Give us a listen, and see for yourself!      
We’re going ethereal on the show today with female-fronted beautiful songs from Boxharp, Linda Perhacs, and Deradoorian and more!
The Listening Booth has zen electro beats from The Range + unusual folk via rock band Deepakalypse & pop alt from EZTV!
Uni Ika Ai is a Brooklyn band whose personnel reads like a supergroup of the borough's most notable acts from the past few years -- headed up by Maia Friedman (Bobby, Toebow), in collaboration with Peter Lalish (Lucius, Elizabeth & The Catapult), and rounded out with Tom Deis (Via Audio) and Dan Drohan. The band is still a relatively new endeavor, but the members' combined experience yields a masterful result. At its core, the project feeds on improvisation and experimental sounds, yet the output is wholly sweet and melodic, in a perfect blend of art and pop. They stopped by Serious Business Music in DUMBO to show us just how they make their magical sounds work together. Keeping A Golden Bullseye In The Corner of My Mind is available October 14, 2016.
The October edition of Spotlight on the City will feature Zurich, Switzerland.
DJ Emily has packed two hours of tunes into a nice little package for you today! Sit back, relax and enjoy the show.
Want to hear some great new music? You've come to the right place. This is BTR's Top 10 countdown bringing you the best of the best new releases that all of our expert DJs have been playing. There is a brand new number one artist this week and you're gonna want to hear it.
Har Mar Superstar is the party starter that gets you dancing, crying, or both. His tunes are not only jam-packed w/ grooving melodies to get you moving, but also melancholy beats to spark a tear.
      Of Montreal         Owen         Slow Club
Double shot from top to bottom! Of all new tunes!!! DJ Drew is excited to play them for you on his Dealer's Choice show today on BTR
We're hanging loose yet again this week on the Music Digest. Your old buddies DJ Patrick K and Matt talk a bunch of traaaash about music, headphones, album art... and they play some hits! It's a slow burner, and I think you're gonna like it!      
Is CMJ happening this year or what? Either way, today we celebrate it on Garbage Garage!
It’s been a minute since we’ve checked in with Brooklyn rock band Heliotropes. Principal songwriter/singer Jessica Numsuwankijkul has completely revamped the project, returning with all new faces, a new album, and a leaner, more focused sound. Things still get pretty heavy, but whereas in the past it seemed like the influence of metal -- particularly of the Seventies style -- loomed large over the band, with their latest full length there’s a whole lot more pop sweetness and psych vibes. The band stopped by Serious Business Music in DUMBO to give us a live taste of it. Over There That Way by Heliotropes is available now.
Hey, hey it's the Rock Show! And people say we're rockin' around! But we're to busy rockin'! To even be rockin' around!.... Yep, it's another Friday, and that means yet another new episode of the Rock Show, right here on BTRtoday. And you know what, be sure to check out all of our great Blunt Week content on the new app. I know I am!      
Today on The Jaunt, new music courtesy of Flyyng Colours, Sam Evian, Itasca, Preoccupations and more!
I've been doing this show for almost seven years, and there's only a few episodes left! So I've decided to play some of my favorite tracks from way back... Starting with this week, with songs from 2009-2010, back when Overnight Sensation was still in its infancy! Hear early songs from now-famous groups like TWERPS! TOTAL SLACKER! DIRTY FENCES! And a ton of straight-up classics from bands that I've played over and over like NUNPARTY, SCOTT DEADELUS, and SWIMSUIT! I wish I could play even more, but so much is lost in time, you wouldn't even believe it!      
DJRePete spins an autumn mix in the Listening Booth today with Blitzen Trapper folk, Nathan Bowles banjo, & Sharon Jones blues on BTRToday!
Breanna Barbara is a Brooklyn-based musician, but don’t let the geography throw you -- her music is steeped in southern/blues rock traditions, as seen through the sweat-drenched eyes of New York City. Howling, yelping, and rockin’ with a furious intensity -- even at slower tempos, like a psychedelic waltz -- Barbara is fast becoming a force to reckon with in the local scene. Mirage Dreams by Breanna Barbara is available now.
Let's go on a tryst with DJ Emily this Tuesday. Delve into two hours of music. This episode includes a special all-female set to round things out.
The best of the best new tunes on BTR! We've got a brand new number one artist this week. Check it out and get you indie music fix this Monday with DJ Emily.
This Australian-duo has made their roots in L.A., but that doesn't stop them from touring constantly! Catch them live and you'll catch yourself saying , 'hell yeah!' by the very first note!
Take The Leap with DJ Wynn and hear music from Blood Orange, Xenia Rubinos, Whitney, Japanese Breakfast, and Bombino.
Time for the ladies to take the stage! This all-female music mix is coming complete with an artist spotlight on The Luyas.
Happy New Year/Rosh Hashanah from DJ Drew on this first Sunday in October episode of Dealer's Choice
This week's episode is a very special one indeed! DJ Patrick K & Matt (your other host) use their entire time to talk about one lengthy tune-- Fela Kuti's classic "Beasts of No Nation." They've never attempted anything like this before. Wish them luck!  
Today on the show we’re celebrating fall by playing a nice, gentle half hour of dad rock. Plus, great new tracks from Alex G and Chain Wallet…
Corbu is a psych-electronic band from New York. The band has a flair for the dramatic, with mesmerizing lights and an airy vibe that blends live instruments with electronics and effects to create an otherworldly atmosphere akin to the likes of Radiohead, M83, and -- yes -- Air. The band stopped in prior to hitting the road with Bloc Party to turn the live room at Serious Business Music into their own cosmic world of sound. Corbu’s debut album, Crayon Soul, is available now.
Wellll.... here it goes, another episode of The Rock Show on BTR. Enjoy new top tunes from LUYAS, KERO KERO BONITO, INFINITY CRUSH, and more more more more more!      
OST Miss Sharon Jones Illuminate Your Room Bueno Live in San Francisco Thee Oh Sees  
The Jaunt for the very last Thursday in September features new music from Sat. Nite Duets, Computer Magic, Ryan Michael Block and more. Stay tuned!
This week is heavy on heavy-hitters... new tunes from Overnight Sensation faves... some of the best new music you will hear all year! Music from bands like DICKTATIONS! KERO KERO BONITO! OLD MAYBE! MEGA BOG! Oh me oh my... this one's a winner!      
Today on God Bless Weirdmerica we’re playing all very, very short songs, including tracks from Panda Bear, Mirah, and Oneohtrixpointnever!
The Listening Booth has a Dylan esc alt from Allah-Las & info on a neat repurposed venue in OR. Plus, blues, punk, & electro on BTRToday!
Tank & The Bangas is a soul/hip-hop/rock band blasting forth from New Orleans and overflowing with spirit and energy. Led by poet/vocalist Tarriona “Tank” Ball and rounded out by a tight band of musicians and backing vocalists, The Bangas is a huge force to reckon with. Bringing a bit of a musical hodgepodge to the table, their style jumps from genre to genre, pulling in the fury of a gospel tent and the creativity of a poetry slam, you’ll be pulled in immediately. The whole band crammed into the live room at Serious Business Music in DUMBO to rock this one for us. The Big Bang Theory: Live at Gasa Gasa Is available now.
Two hours of tunes for you Tuesday. New Cass McCombs and Angel Olsen are in the mix. The show rounds out with some indie dance tunes so make sure you come prepared with your dance shoes on!
The best of the best on BTR. Check out this countdown and get up to date on all the top new indie releases we are playing on our site!
Take The Leap with DJ Wynn and hear music from Blood Orange, Andy Shauf, Anohni, and Xenia Rubinos.
Pyschic Twin, Flock of Dimes, Hillary Susz and Y La Bamba hit the double shot block hard on DJ Drew's Dealer's Choice on BTR
Today we're talkin' tunes from Alex G, Chain Wallet, Dicktations, Fresh Snow, Psychic Twin, Sin Fang, The Luyas, and Violent Change!      
Garbage Garage is going all out punk rock this week with a sampling from Coachwhips, Nots, and Thee Oh Sees, plus more!
Lots of killer new stuff here at BTR this week. You can't deny it, I don't really know why you're trying to deny it... ANYWAY, check out these new hits from Allah-Las, Preoccupations, Flock of Dimes, and many many more.      
EZTV play easy, breezy pop -- like, seriously catchy, smooth pop. At times it’s so fragile that it feels as if it could fall apart, but these three Brooklyn guys are so good that it just coasts along. And it’s not hard to understand why they’ve been so busy lately, with an ever-ascending profile locally and internationally. High In Place by EZTV is available now.
Dicktations. Cate Le Bon. Scott Deadelus. Hate Week. Boards of Canada. Zula. Curren$y. Wifis Funeral. Ava Luna. Preoccupations. Levek. And more...
EZTV play easy, breezy pop -- like, seriously catchy, smooth pop. At times it’s so fragile that it feels as if it could fall apart, but these three Brooklyn guys are so good that it just coasts along. And it’s not hard to understand why they’ve been so busy lately, with an ever-ascending profile locally and internationally. High In Place by EZTV is available now. Listen to the audio podcast for more music and interview.
The Jaunt for Thursday, September 22 is all about the ladies. You'll be hearing from all of my favorite female artists from 2016. Stay tuned for Austin's A Giant Dog, Portland, Oregon's Mariya May, Tel Aviv's Roni Alter and so much more!
Today I talk about and play music by Dicktations, Hate Week and Preoccupations
Lots of great new tunes this week from show favorites like URANIUM CLUB, VIOLENT CHANGE, STEFAN CHRISTENSEN, and VANITY! Lots of more good new stuff from bands I didn't know before like THE POM POMS and PBOY! You're gonna get a taste of the high life... and once you get a taste, you'll never wanna go back. Only on BTRtoday.      
The Listening Booth bids farewell to summer today with an appropriate folk ode by Woodpigeon. Plus, alt rock, pop, and R&B!
Gringo Star is the Atlanta-based punky psych-rock outfit you know and love -- or, at least, should get to know and love! They deal in reverb and feedback and draw on the best of pop, garage, and rock, twisting it into their own warped sounds. Get crazy with them in this session, recorded at Serious Business Music in DUMBO. The Sides And In Between by Gringo Star is available now.
Two hours of tunes curated for your Tuesday. Go on a Tryst with DJ Emily. New music from Cass McCombs, Thee Oh Sees, of Montreal and more.
Gringo Star is the Atlanta-based punky psych-rock outfit you know and love -- or, at least, should get to know and love! They deal in reverb and feedback and draw on the best of pop, garage, and rock, twisting it into their own warped sounds. Get crazy with them in this session, recorded at Serious Business Music in DUMBO. The Sides And In Between by Gringo Star is available now. Listen to the audio podcast for more music and interview.
Today I talk about and play music from Flock of Dimes mostly If You See Me, Say Yes Flock of Dimes Preoccupations Preoccupations
New release from Cass McCombs, of Montreal, Thee Oh Sees and more! See where they fall on our Top 10 Countdown!
Faulkner--an indie group putting an end to genres. With the help of producer RZA (Wu-Tang Clan) & the group's general magical vibes, they're creating a masterpiece you just have to hear for yourself!
Flock Of Dimes         Whitney       Menahan Street Band
Tons of incredible female artists all packed into one show. Ladies Skate Only is ready to go and features a special artist spotlight on Hillary Susz.
DJ Drew's Dealer's Choice show this week welcomes the change in seasons. A theme show about "Fall" is exactly what is needed
Today your hosts react to songs by Hate Week, The Exaggerated Sighs, Yussef Kamaal, Minidresses, Flock of Dimes, So Cow and The Seshen
This week on Garbage Garage, we’re going back to school- we like to put it off as long as possible- with a set of back to school songs, plus lots of new and old favorite tunes!
Jaw Gems is an electronic foursome based in Portland, Maine, crafting complex and groovy instrumental vibes -- they call it “drip hop” -- from their drums, bass, and keys combo. Forged under the heavy influence of a shared love for J Dilla, they worked it out on a weekly basis at a local bar as their chops and fan base grew and the road came calling. They can throw down on a rhythm for hours and make it sound fresh each time through, revealing new layers to their understated musical intensity with every round. Get down with them in this session, recorded at the dank basement studio at Serious Business Music in DUMBO.
Whoop! This is a great week for new music here a BTRtoday, especially on THE ROCK SHOW! We've got the latest hits from bands like NOTS, THE ALLAH-LAS, PREOCCUPATIONS, and just so many more it's almost impossible to even count them all up, even if you wanted to! You couldn't do it! Go ahead, I dare you try. Sound off in the comments!      
Tim Presley. Hate Week. Chad VanGaalen. The Seshen. Yussef Kamaal. Antibalas. Swarvy. Bueno. Leapling. Low Culture. And more...
The Jaunt for Thursday, September 15th will feature some new artists from Boulder, Colorado. You'll also hear fresh tracks from Teenage Fanclub, Allah-Las, Y La Bamba and more!
Today on God Bless Weirdmerica, we’re going full on psychedelic with meandering numbers from Chui Wan, The Smoking Trees, Sean McCann and more!
Today I talk about and play music from Nots and Allah Las
Friends! Welcome to this most-exceptional new episode of OVERNIGHT SENSATION on BTRtoday! We've got a lot of new hits from some of the heaviest hit-makers around! People I've been playing since the early days, like SO COW and MONOGAMY! Great new bands like CALMLY IN TENSE, ANGEL, and THE SUBMISSIVES! Re-issued classix from WILDFIRE and MnMs! It's too much to take for some, but not for my fans!      
Celebrate with DJRePete as he marks 11 years on the BTRToday airwaves with a throwback mix including One Eskimo, Metric, and Ane Brun!
Joe Michelini, whose much loved New Jersey-based band River City Extension recently called it quits, has launched a fresh project from his home base of Philadelphia. American Trappist is an artful punk/Americana endeavor with some epic Boss nods that we love. Joe stopped by Serious Business Music in DUMBO to share some bare bones acoustic renditions of his new tunes. American Trappist’s self-titled debut LP is available now.
The Tryst is packed full of great tunes for your Tuesday! Enjoy two hours of tracks with your host, DJ Emily.
The September 2016 edition of Spotlight on the City will feature Boulder, Colorado.
Today I talk about and play music from recent BTR Tune Up artist Hotels Night Showers Hotels
Get a taste of all the best new indie tunes on this Top 10 Countdown on BTR!
Take The Leap with DJ Wynn and hear new music from The Frightnrs, Sharon Jones, Slow Club, and Of Montreal.
Dott is an indie pop band based in Galway, Ireland, who we last caught up with on BTR Live Studio, when they visited NYC to play our CMJ show a couple of years back. The quartet’s primary songwriter and singer, Anna, spent the last year with lead guitarist Evan in Toronto, where the two developed a duo version of the band, aided by backing tracks, and crafting a brand new batch of songs to coincide with the experience. Here, they share a bare, acoustic-driven version of one of these new tunes. Beverly Baldwin EP is available now from Mirror Universe Tapes.
Meet these Nashville-based brothers who have been rockin' since they came out the womb. Jeff The Brotherhood is a punk rock/ garage band delicacy you have to hear!
Full double shot show of all new music, hand picked by the dealer himself; DJ Drew on his Dealer's Choice show on BTR
Today we take a peek at a few long songs from Carla dal Forno, Lisa Liza, Pop 1280, Dark Twaine, Charlie Mcalister, and Cass McCombs.      
Female-fronted folk from Orenda Fink to Maria Taylor, plus exciting new tracks from the Allah-Las and Nots, and more on the show today!
Oakland, California quartet Happy Diving is, simply put, a fuzzy, crunchy, tight rock band. Wailing guitar solos, screeching feedback like a laser beam to your brain, and slacker-cool vocals to rival the great J. Mascis all add up to a super-satisfying combo of grungy fun. The band dropped by Serious Business Music in DUMBO on a recent tour to rock out for your pleasure. Electric Soul Unity is available now from Topshelf Records.
I've heard of a #ThrowbackThursday and a #FollowFriday... But a #ThrowbackFriday?? Well, loyal fans, maybe you think it's insane... And maybe it actually is! But we here at the Rock Show on BTRtoday make it our mission to shake things up every once in while, to do something unheard-of, to freak out the squares. So please, join me on this #ThrowbackFriday adventure, unless you're an utter f***ing square! Ha ha!  
Cass McCombs. LisaLiza. Leighton Craig. Jepeto Solutions. Eric Copeland. Marissa Nadler. Curved Light. Thaddeus Nelson Jr. And more...
The Jaunt for September 8th features a folk set, a rock set, a more mellow heartfelt set and an electronic experimental set.
Today I talk about and play music from Cass McCombs
We're taking a stroll down memory lane and playing some of the very best tunes of the 1990s! A whole decade, boiled down to an hour! Can we even do this? Well, with the help of some of the finest songs ever recorded, songs from bands like HENRY'S DRESS, THOMAS JEFFERSON SLAVE APTS, DARCY CLAY, and DON LENNON... I think we're gonna make it!      
The Listening Booth has an electro spotlight w/the new Of Montreal, plus the new album by Meatloaf-Queen-inspired .357 Lover. Check it!
Waterstrider is a project based in Oakland, California, led by the nimble guitar playing and tender vocals -- in the vein of Thom Yorke or James Blake -- of Nate Salman. As a live band and on record, the project incorporates electronics, lush ambient soundscapes, and broad dynamics to great, dramatic effect. For this session, Nate performs solo on guitar, where the fragility and emotion of his songs comes to the forefront. Nowhere Now is available now from 30th Century Records.
Alright BTR listeners you're in for a treat. This edition of The Tryst is like two shows in one! You'll get a chance to hear some old favorites to start off the show then we'll end with a special set of the most popular albums currently in rotation on BTR.
Today I talk about and play music from Angel Olsen
The best of the best new music in rotation on BTR and it's all in one spot. Enjoy this Top 10 countdown today with your host, DJ Emily!
Take The Leap with DJ Wynn and hear new music from Angel Olsen, Cass McCimbs, Tracy Bryant, and Megafauna.
Get your female music fix on this episode of Ladies Skate Only. This week we have a special artist spotlight on Haley Bonar.
Dealer's Choice this week with tunes from Slow Club, No One Mind, Creative Adult and more. Picked by the Dealer himself; DJ Drew
Today DJ Patrick K and Matt your other Host react to songs from Angel Olsen, Coachwhips, Sneaks, Claire Cottrill, Pill, Bread Pilot, Bishop Nehru and the Frightnrs
It’s labor day weekend! Stay tuned to listen to some of the best work songs BTR has to offer, plus new tracks from Angel Olsen, Cass McCombs and more…
Hey hey hey, it's another Friday, and you know what that means... It's time for the ROCK SHOW! And boy is this episode heavy with the good news... News from ANGEL OLSEN, SNEAKS, PILL, and so many more...      
Toronto’s Greys return to BTR Live Studio. Last time around, lead singer Shehzaad was a bit under the weather and had to have some tour buddies fill in on vocals, so for their second time around, the band brought the full rock action. With a solid foundation of hardcore and noise rock, Greys head further into post-punk territory with their latest sounds, playing with structure and melody in highly creative ways -- all without losing any of their intensity. Outer Heaven is available now from Carpark Records.
Toronto’s Greys return to BTR Live Studio. Last time around, lead singer Shehzaad was a bit under the weather and had to have some tour buddies fill in on vocals, so for their second time around, the band brought the full rock action. With a solid foundation of hardcore and noise rock, Greys head further into post-punk territory with their latest sounds, playing with structure and melody in highly creative ways -- all without losing any of their intensity. Outer Heaven is available now from Carpark Records. Listen to the audio podcast for more music and interview.
Bueno. Bishop Nehru. Zula. Illingsworth. Claire Cottrill. Quicksails. Wume. Purple Wizard. J&L Defer. Grimm Doza. And more...
The very first episode of The Jaunt for September 2016 will feature new music from Angel Olsen,The Frightnrs, Megafauna, Dead Gaze, Of Montreal and more!
Today I talk about and play music from Zula, Bueno and Alex Zhang Hungtai
Hello dear friends and foes! It's time for yet ANOTHER edition of OVERNIGHT SENSATION! The greatest show on BTRtoday and beyond, and boy can you hear why this week! New tracks from heavy hitters like CONNECTIONS, SLOW SPIN, and VIOLENT CHANGE? Star-making turns from CAFFEINE DRIP, CROQUE MADAME, and CARLA DAL FORNO? All that and so much more??? It's too good, and it's true.      
The Listening Booth this week features a dog days of summer blues spotlight, and throwbacks from Gogol Bordello + Florence and the Machine!
Fear Of Men are back. The band, from Brighton, England, previously appeared on BTR Live Studio a few years ago, but now, more mature and taking a distinctively groovier, stranger turn with their music, the group returns to share some of their latest with us. Fall Forever is available now on Kanine Records.
Fear Of Men are back. The band, from Brighton, England, previously appeared on BTR Live Studio a few years ago, but now, more mature and taking a distinctively groovier, stranger turn with their music, the group returns to share some of their latest with us. Fall Forever is available now on Kanine Records. Listen to the audio podcast for more music and interview.
Two hours of tunes for your Tuesday. The Tryst features a special set of tunes off of Of Montreal's latest release and an alt-country set to end the show.
Today I talk about and play music from Zeni Geva, KK Null and of Montreal
The best of the best on BTR. Check out some of the top indie artists and albums currently in rotation on the site.
Dott is an indie pop band based in Galway, Ireland, who we last caught up with on BTR Live Studio, when they visited NYC to play our CMJ show a couple of years back. The quartet’s primary songwriter and singer, Anna, spent the last year with lead guitarist Evan in Toronto, where the two developed a duo version of the band, aided by backing tracks, and crafting a brand new batch of songs to coincide with the experience. Here, they share a bare, acoustic-driven version of one of these new tunes. Beverly Baldwin EP is available now from Mirror Universe Tapes.
Take The Leap with DJ Wynn and hear new music from Of Montreal, Weaves, Owen, Blood Orange, and Whitney.
It’s time for the Fall Kick Off 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 letting go from the summer
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Today we check out tracks from Advance Base, Charlotte Dos Santos, Cutfather, Delicate Steve, Justin Kelly, Cosmonauts, Sparrow Steeple, and Violent Change!      
Today on the show we’ve got a brand new track from Of Montreal, and a quick celebration of the only holiday Augusts have: birthdays. And much more…
At first glance, Arc Iris appears to have landed here from the future of music -- and it’s not just the flashy outfits and dramatic lighting, either. With a fortress of keyboards, some of the tastiest drumming around, and the magnetic whirlwind of Jocie Adams heading it all up with twisting stories and songs, this trio from Providence, Rhode Island, packs a lot of memorable punch through musical virtuosity that’s sure to make an impact on any audience. Adams may be familiar from her time in the innovative indie-folk band, The Low Anthem, but Arc Iris is truly its own creature, drawing comparisons to the likes of Björk and Radiohead with their unusual approach to pop music. Moon Saloon, the second album by Arc Iris, is out now from Bella Union.
Whoooow lotsa good news this week for the ROCK SHOW! Great new stuff from ADVANCE BASE, KATIE DEY, GONJASUFI, TOBACCO... Lotta lo-fi synth weirdos in the mix. It's just that time of year, I guess. Hope you like it!    
At first glance, Arc Iris appears to have landed here from the future of music -- and it’s not just the flashy outfits and dramatic lighting, either. With a fortress of keyboards, some of the tastiest drumming around, and the magnetic whirlwind of Jocie Adams heading it all up with twisting stories and songs, this trio from Providence, Rhode Island, packs a lot of memorable punch through musical virtuosity that’s sure to make an impact on any audience. Adams may be familiar from her time in the innovative indie-folk band, The Low Anthem, but Arc Iris is truly its own creature, drawing comparisons to the likes of Björk and Radiohead with their unusual approach to pop music. Moon Saloon, the second album by Arc Iris, is out now from Bella Union. Listen to the audio podcast for more music and interview.
Zula. Ohbliv. Bread Pilot. Gimm Doza. Horse Lords. Fly Anakin. Claire Cottrill. Advance Base. Charlotte Dos Santos. Krill. Koncept Jack$on. And more...
It's the very last Thursday in August. Tun into the Jaunt for new music by Holy Sons, Pascal Pinon, Haley Bonar and more! Also, I'll be playing music by artists from cities like Sioux Falls, South Dakota, Oakland, California and Paris France.
Today I talk about and play music from VHVL, Ohbliv, Koncept Jack$on, Fly Anakin, BZKT and more
Nice! Lots of good PUNK MUSIC records have come out lately and you're gonna hear them NOW. New tracks from some of today's brightest musical stars... Stars like PROM NITE! Like VEXX! Like VANITY! And STRANGE PASSAGE! And so many more, it'll make your head spin. I swear.      
Folk from Lesser Gonzalez Alvarez, electronic from Puzzle, and a whole lot of weirdness, as always…
DJRePete is winding down summer w/a trio of UK music festivals. Alt, folk, & electronica via artists at Leeds, Bestival, & End of the Road!
From his homebase in The Berkshires of Massachusetts, Woodson Black crafted the elegant genius of Haux and the project’s first release of ambient pop. Blending acoustic and electronic elements with layers of sound, falling on each other like clouds rather than crushing the foundation, Haux is here to draw you in, calm you down, and tell you secrets. The full band joined our crew at Serious Business Music in DUMBO for this performance. The debut EP by Haux, All We've Known, is available now from Akira Records.
Two hours of tunes lined up for you Tuesday. The Amazing, Dinosaur Jr., and more in the Mix. Plus, a spotlight on Katie Dey.
Today I talk about and play music from Here We Go Magic
Some of the best of the best new tunes on BTR are all in one show! Check out the new music our DJs are digging on the BTR Top 10!
Take The Leap with DJ Wynn and hear music from Sharon Jones, Menahan Street Band, A giant Dog, and Hudson Mohawke.
Get your all-female music fix this Sunday! This week we feature a special artist spotlight on Katie Dey.
Happy Sunday! Dealer's Choice from DJ Drew this week features new tunes from Dinosaur Jr., Sharon Jones, and Heaters
Today DJ Patrick K and Matt your other host react to songs from Vexx, Forth Wanderers, The Canannes, Gonjasufi, Eyes of Love, Katie Dey, Gonjasufi and Tall Black Guy
We’re celebrating the summer wedding season with a selection of love songs, plus brand new tunes from BTR favorites Hot Panda!
Big Eyes is a super tight, badass rock band from NYC. Kait Eldridge formed and leads the project, and it owes much to 70s riff-heavy power pop, which the band pulls off flawlessly. Kait’s pop-punk roots show at times, and they happen to blend well with the big riffs and catchy hooks. The band dropped by Serious Business Music in DUMBO to tear it up with music from their latest album. Stake My Claim by Big Eyes is available now from Don Giovanni.
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Krill. Katie Dey. Knxwledge. Gemma. Murals. Omni. Forth Wanderers. CE Schneider Topical. Jazz Robots. Baked. Eola. And more...
Brand new music on The Jaunt courtesy of Trevor Sensor, The Wytches, Jeremy & The Harlequins and more! Plus, I'll be featuring a new artist on the show, Katie Dey. Her debut album, Flood Network, is out now!
Check it out! Now you can beat the heat with this BRAND NEW EPISODE of Overnight Sensation. Featuring hits from Henry's Dress, Solid Jackson, Dentists, Royal Trux, and many more all-time classic bands. Tune in or GET OUT!      
Today I talk about and play music from Snail Mail, Katie Dey and Aldous Harding Heaters too Habit Snail Mail Flood Network Katie Dey Aldous Harding Aldous Harding Baptistina Heaters
DJRePete’s spinning lofi with UMO, throwbacks with Maido Project, and a summertime folk spotlight on this week’s Listening Booth!
Justin Peter Kinkel-Schuster is mostly known as the lead singer of the Oxford, Mississippi trio, Water Liars. In contrast to that band’s raw energy and often heavy themes, Kinkel-Schuster’s solo project is much gentler, with softer tones and a bit less chaos, though no lack of musicality or catchiness. Justin stopped by Serious Business Music in DUMBO to share a very stripped down -- just himself and a guitar -- taste of some of his music. Constant Stranger, the debut solo album by Justin Peter Kinkel-Schuster, will be released September 30, 2016, via Big Legal Mess/Fat Possum Records
Two hours of tunes for your Tuesday. New stuff, old stuff and this show wraps with an indie dance mix. So, get your dancing shoes ready to go!
Justin Peter Kinkel-Schuster is mostly known as the lead singer of the Oxford, Mississippi trio, Water Liars. In contrast to that band’s raw energy and often heavy themes, Kinkel-Schuster’s solo project is much gentler, with softer tones and a bit less chaos, though no lack of musicality or catchiness. Justin stopped by Serious Business Music in DUMBO to share a very stripped down -- just himself and a guitar -- taste of some of his music. Constant Stranger, the debut solo album by Justin Peter Kinkel-Schuster, will be released September 30, 2016, via Big Legal Mess/Fat Possum Records Listen to the audio podcast for more music and interview.
Today I talk about and play music from Deantoni Parks, Krill and Amulets
Some of the best of the best new music in rotation on BTR is lined up for you. Enjoy this countdown of the Top 10 tracks.
Take The Leap with DJ Wynn and hear new music from Blood Orange, Japanese Breakfast, Whitney, Anohni, and No One Mind.
Mid August tunes to keep the summer going from DJ Drew on his Dealer's Choice show on BTR
Wow! Great show this week featuring illuminating commentary on new songs from Bleu Velvet, Darcys, Deantoni Parks, Eola, Keenan Cunnin, Lost Boy ?, Omni, and Protomartyr.   Bleu Velvet - Heavenly Creatures    
It’s another Olympics Saturday on Garbage Garage, plus a great track from Minneapolis feminist rapper Lizzo. And much more…
Laura Loriga is the principal songwriter and performer for the band Mimes Of Wine. Currently splitting her time (and band members) between NYC and Bologna, Italy, Loriga drives the project with her stunning voice and tasteful piano playing. Though her newest release is the first to feature a full band, for this session Mimes Of Wine appears in its rawest form, as Laura Loriga solo, on keyboard and vocals at Serious Business Music in DUMBO. La Maison Verte by Mimes Of Wine is available now.
I am the master mind of the mix tape! You are merely a listener. And listen carefully-- You just might hear something great that you would never even DREAM of hearing otherwise... Or my name isn't DJ Patrick K!   Dinosaur Jr. - GIve a Glimpse of What Yer Not   The Smoking Trees - The Archer And The Bull      
Benjamin Witt. Deantoni Parks. Warehouse. Omni. JP Moregun. Klara Lewis. Amulets. Flowr Pit. Suuns. Monk Seals. And more...
PWR BTTM, Heatrs, Stella and BABYlips will make their debut on the Jaunt today! Plus lots of new music from the city of Charleston, South Carolina on today's episode.
And once again, it's Overnight Sensation on BTRtoday, here to bring you the latest from the deep underground of lo-fi, homerecorded artpop music. There's so much good stuff, you don't even know. Stuff like BLEU VELVET, like DONOVAN QUINN, like ALL THE WEATHERS... I mean, you wouldn't even know what to do if you heard this stuff. But I do! I play it on my radio show!   All The Weathers   Bleu Velvet - Heavenly Creatures   ZZZ pop - Uncut
This week on God Bless Weirdmerica, make sure not to miss a great new psychedelic track from The Smoking Trees, and all that other great weirdness.
Today I talk about and play music from Mitski
Catch some #musicdiscovery on the Listening Booth via Eagulls, Mariya May, & 2x the Vernon throwback: Bon Iver & Volcano Choir!
NYC garage rock band Rich Girls -- usually a trio led by Luisa Black, but a duo here -- brings that gritty blend of post-punk and art-rock back to the forefront. Begun by Black in London, the band has grown and changed over several releases, but kept things nice and reverby all along. They stopped by Serious Business Music in DUMBO to share some new music with us for this session. Rich Girls’ new EP, Love is the Dealer, will be available September 2016.
Spotlight on the City for the month of August 2016 features bands and artists from Charleston, South Carolina.
The Tryst is two hours of tunes for your Tuesday. Today's set features a nod to "Miss Sharon Jones" both the new documentary and the Original Motion Picture Soundtrack.
Today I talk about and play music from ILLingsworth, MJ Guider, Flowr Pit, Toro y Moi, Cadeswet, The Grow Fangs and Effed
Get your new music fix this Monday. The Top 10 will take you through some of the best new tunes our DJs are playing. Starting with number 10 and working down to a brand new number one!
Take The Leap with DJ Wynn and hear from Mitski, Deerhoof, Andy Shauf, and C.W. Stoneking.
Breanna Barbara is putting the edge back in Americana. She takes blues, rock, and old school country to create melodies oozing with passion—you won’t hear anything this year with more heart!
Get your all-female music fix on this edition of Ladies Skate Only with DJ Emily. This Sunday mix comes complete with an artist spotlight on the legendary Sharon Jones!
Summer retrospective through music with DJ Drew's Dealer's Choice on BTR
Today DJ Patrick K and Matt your other host react to songs from Aldous Harding, Blank Realm, Blue Blue Youth, Hrant Kenkulian, J and L Defer, Pinegrove, The Scrapes and Teach Me
On this week's Garbage Garage, join Madalyn as she celebrates the kick off of the Olympics and plays some great new tunes from Owen!
Ishmael Osekre is a Ghanaian-born musician and writer who has made a name for himself as an active proponent of the Brooklyn indie music scene. Along with his rowdy band, The Lucky Bastards, Osekre drives the punk-and-ska-inflected afropop tunes with his distinctive raspy voice and crisp guitar playing, earning him the distinction of being called “the Fela of punk.” The band brought their positive energy to Serious Business Music in DUMBO for this fun performance! Osekre & The Lucky Bastards Why Are You Here? EP is available now.
Well, well, well.  We meet yet again... Right here on BTRtoday! And did you know that in addition to this beautiful new website, we've also got an equally beautiful new app for iOS devices? Well, if ya didn't, now ya do! Take that! Download it for free, and don't forget to SUBSCRIBE, RATE, and REVIEW! Thanks!      
Xenia Rubinos. MJ Guider. Lichens. Tumutonttu. The Scrapes. Ivey Sole. Ela Minus. Madeline Kenney. VHVL. Cass McCombs. J and L Defer. Juan Wauters. And more...
New Tracks on today's episode of The Jaunt courtesy of Wilco, Sam Roberts Band, Dinosaur Jr. and more! Happy August, listeners!
Today I talk about and play music from Dinosaur Jr.
This week's show is GOOD. Obviously. Lots of good new weirdo lo-fi junk. Some high energy, some low energy, some right in between. We got Jepeto Solutions, we got The Submissives, we got DTCPU... We got it all, good-bye! Coach - 4 Track Demos pop idol - i egress Eliott Brooks - Silver Lining
Catch up on your #musicdiscovery this week with DJRePete in the Listening Booth where he’s spinning pop alt with Papa Satch and Thomas Cohen, more surf vibes from Black Flamingos and Satan’s Pilgrims, and some R&B via Mirah and TheSatisfacation. Plus, hit some global festival previews and release shows going on from Europe to the states to Australia. And don’t miss a punk party spotlight with some new tracks via Deerhoof and throwbacks from the likes of the Dum Dum Girls! That’s your Wednesday lineup on the Listening Booth with DJRepete on BTRToday!
Songwriter Michael Nau lives in Cumberland, Maryland. Initially gaining recognition for his songcraft in the band Page France, Nau then kept things going by collaborating with his wife, Whitney McGraw, as Cotton Jones. While writing and touring with that project, Michael was stockpiling the tender, sweet songs that would eventually launch his solo career with Mowing. He stopped by Serious Business Music in DUMBO to share a few tunes with you! Mowing, the debut solo record by Michael Nau, is available now from Suicide Squeeze Records.
The Tryst is ready for you this Tuesday with 2-hours of tunes. There is all sorts of indie goodness throughout and the show finishes strong with a special alt-country set.
Today I talk about and play music from Dreambush, Hrant Kenkulian, Howdy Persephone, Curved Light and Preoccupations
Get some of the best of the best new music in rotation here on BTR all in one place. We're counting down the best albums!
Take The Leap with DJ Wynn and hear music from Little Scream, Konono No. 1, Melaena Cadiz, and Kevin Morby.
End July with DJ Drew on his Dealer's Choice show today on BTR
On this week's show, we discuss the latest and/or greatest from DTCPU, Mirror, Sneaks, The Smoking Trees, Carter Thornton, The Frightnrs, The Vitamens, and Fadoul!   The Vitamens   Mirror - Universal Dismay   Sneaks - Gymnastics
It’s a really conventional show today!  Thanks goodness both those conventions are over, so we’re celebrating today with a convention-theme to our playlist. After that, we play some new music, including a track from Dinosaur Jr.’s new album.  And then, we give you the best of the best- jazz, hip-hop, folk- all the good stuff.  And don’t forget to follow BTR on Facebook, Twitter, tumblr, Pinterest, Instagram, and SoundCloud.
We last caught up with the Massachusetts-based duo, You Won’t, in Austin during SXSW a couple years ago, and they’ve only continued to grow and develop their two-man cacophony of experimental folk/rock pop since then. Together, Josh Arnoudse and Raky Sastri blend an impressive array of instruments and effects to create their own world of sound, full of vivid imagery and storytelling with just a touch of humor. We welcomed the band back to the studio for this up-close look at how they cleverly make all that noise together. Revolutionaries, the new album from You Won’t, is available now.  
It’s time for a summer 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 grilling outdoors!
The Jaunt is a mix of the latest album releases and newest artists from cities big and small around the globe.
Music Discovery hits the road this week on the Listening Booth as DJRePete previews the Lollapalooza festival going down this weekend in Chicago’s Grant Park. Hear from alt bands Frightened Rabbit and Two Door Cinema Club, electronica with Miike Snow and Major Lazer, and beats with Lettuce and St. Lucia. Plus, hit up the BTR archives for throwbacks you might hear on stage at Lolla from Chairlift, Foals, and The Joy Formidable. Plan your route if you’re making it to the festival, or live vicariously with DJRePete via this Lolla mix in the Listening Booth on BTRtoday!
00:00 BTR Live Studio: Amy Klein 00:38 Twenty Seven 04:41 Ocean Grove 09:37 Interview 12:15 Parallel 17:04 Interview 18:32 Valerie 23:43 Interview 26:12 Fire 31:02 Outro 31:13 Finish Amy Klein is a poet-musician who first landed on the radar of most music fans during her stint playing with the excellent NJ-centric punk band, Titus Andronicus. In the five years since, she’s led several bands (Hilly Eye and Leda) and worked tirelessly on her first full batch of catchy, psych-tinged rock songs under her own name. With her album finally out in the world, Amy brought her band to Serious Business Music in DUMBO to give us an inside look at the tunes! Amy Klein’s debut solo album, Fire, is available now from Don Giovanni Records.
Get your Tuesday music fix with two hours of tunes here on The Tryst. Enjoy this mix-genre set alongside your host, DJ Emily!
The best of the best new tunes on BTR! Enjoy this countdown showcasing ten new albums in rotation here on BTR!
If you're looking for some true-blue rock 'n' rollers, here they are.
Take The Leap with DJ Wynn and hear music from CHVRCHES, The War On Drugs, Blood Orange, and Grimes.
Get your female music fix this Sunday! Ladies Skate Only is ready to go with a special artist spotlight on Gordi!
Family! and Family Reunions! Tis the season, so DJ Drew celebrates his upcoming family reunion with a family inspired Dealer's Choice show on BTR
Today DJ Patrick K and Matt your other host react to songs from B Boys, Sharon Jones and the Dap Kings, Echo Courts, Jon Bap, Macula Dog, Benjamin Witt, Connections and Zula
On today’s show, we go deep into a few live tracks. The Live in San Francisco series is incredible, and we have a new Live Thee Oh Sees album, so to celebrate I’m kicking the show off with a bunch of live tracks. You can hear The Gossip in Liverpool. Bat For Lashes open for Radiohead, and Phosphorescent Live at the Music Hall. Plus, we’ve got our usual extraordinary pack of new music and old, all mixed together for your Saturday enjoyment.
NYC songwriter Sonya Kitchell began her career in western Massachusetts, releasing her first gentle folk record ten years ago at the age of seventeen. In the decade since, her style has developed and her skills as a songwriter, performer, and in the studio have become highly refined. Sonya stopped by Serious Business Music in DUMBO to bring us this raw, captivating look at her music. Sonya Kitchell’s We Come Apart is available now.
The Jaunt is a mix of the latest album releases and newest artists from cities big and small around the globe. On today's episode, you'll be hearing brand new songs from White Night Heliotropes, Bill & Murray and more. Plus I'll be featuring artists from places like Tel Aviv, Israel, Belgrade, Serbia, and Greensboro, North Carolina.
Midweek on BTRToday and the Listening Booth is jammin’ with some summer surf inspired tracks by the Black Flamingos and The Everymen, upbeat alt via Brave Baby and Matt & Kim, and dreamy electronica with Japanese Breakfast and Blood Orange. Plus, hit up info and bands playing a trio of summer festivals. And step into the Backroom of the Listening Booth for a blues spotlight The Love Dimension and the debut of Papa Satch. Get your music discovery on, in the Listening Booth with DJRePete on BTRToday!
The Spook School is a wonderful group of people from Edinburgh, Scotland, who make upbeat, memorable queer indie-pop punk rock. We met them in Austin this year when they kicked off our party, impressively packing the house with an early crowd, and had to have them come by the studio while they were in town for NYC Popfest. Here, they share a tune crafted for the Slumberland/Fortuna Pop!’s upcoming Continental Drift split record. The Spook School’s Try To Be Hopeful is available now.
Two hours of your Tuesday are laid out. Enjoy The Tryst, featuring a special set focused on the Polyvinyl record label!
00:00 DJ Emily 00:48 Personal Line - Jay Arner 04:13 Kingdom of Jones - William Tyler 07:36 On My Own - Whitney 09:49 Got It Bad - Male Gaze 13:25 Walk The Water - Casket Girls 16:40 DJ Emily 17:13 Heft - Japanese Breakfast 20:45 Shoveling - Spray Paint 25:31 Candy - Weaves 28:40 Debut - Deerhoof 31:31 DJ Emily 32:41 Best To You - Blood Orange 36:27 Finish Whitney Japanese Breakfast Blood Orange
Take The Leap with DJ Wynn and hear music from Woods, Radiation City, The Range, Lushlife, and Kevin Morby.
Mid July tunes - New & Old to enjoy on a sunday in the summer. It's DJ Drew's Dealer's Choice only on BTR
On this week's show, we discuss new tunes from Jamila Woods, GLOSS, Mononeon, JJ Doll, Xenia Rubinos, Lysol, MoRuf!, and Pariah.
What’s the theme on Garbage Garage today? Can you guess from the song titles? Catch, capture, battle…that’s right, we’re talking the oddest new cultural obsession, Pokemon Go. I was so startled to see how big the craze got that I’m even talking about it here on good ‘ole Garbage Garage today. Plus, brand new music from JuliaWhy?, Death Valley Girls and the bravely named band, The Amazing. And don’t forget to check out BTR on Facebook, Twitter, tumblr, Pinterest, Instagram, and SoundCloud.
Chicago trio Tiny Fireflies came together in a perfect way: Kristine Capua (Tiny Microphones) and Lisle Mitnik (Fireflies) brought their own complementary pop sensibilities together as a one-off collaboration for a compilation, but the overwhelming popularity of their new “band” led to further collaboration, and eventually to the band we find in front of us today. As a trio -- unless you include the drummer, Tom the drum machine -- they make perfectly layered, shimmering indie pop with a super nostalgic, sweet vibe. The band stopped by Serious Business Music in DUMBO to show us how they make it happen. Tiny Fireflies’ debut album, The Space Between, is available now.
The Jaunt is a mix of the latest album releases and newest artists from cities big and small around the globe. On today's episode, you'll be hearing brand new songs from Weaves, SWIVS, The Amazing and more. Plus I'll be featuring artists from places like Barcelona, Spain, Buenos Aries, Argentina, Ponce, Puerto Rico and Villa Alemana, Chile.
This week on the Listening Booth hit up some electronica via the new album by Ladyhawke, lofi alternative from newcomer Whitney, and a folk bloc by the collaboration of case/lang/veirs. Plus, inspired by the recent BTRToday birthday celebration, DJRePete dives deep into the archives for a throwback alt rock set for you to discover or rediscover. And he spans the globe to highlight five festivals going down this weekend, including this Pitchfork Music Festival in Chicago and both the Latitude Festival in the UK and the Longitude Festival in Ireland. That’s your weekly dose in the Listening Booth on your BTRToday Wednesday with DJRePete!
Dead Leaf Echo is a dream-pop band from NYC, calling their take on the genre “Nouveau Wave.” The group blends the classic jangle/noise dynamic with romantic, drug-laced scenarios, proudly bearing the influence of 4AD favorites such as Pixies, Lush, etc. Approaching a decade of playing in the NYC trenches and through frequent national touring, Dead Leaf Echo has kept the tunes coming with an impressive number of releases, along with artfully-crafted short films to accompany them. The band dropped by Serious Business Music in DUMBO to give us a closer look at how they craft their big sound. The band’s Child.glass.heart split 7" with The Harrow is available now.
Two hours of tunes for your Tuesday! The Tryst is ready to go and has a special all-female set to take things out.
Spotlight on the City for July 2016 will feature Tel Aviv, Israel. You'll hear from artists such as Bill & Murray, Ha'mifsaot, Joove, Cannons, Skirly Kones and more!
The best of the best new tunes in rotation here on BTR! Enjoy these top 10 tracks with your host DJ Emily!
Take The Leap with DJ Wynn and hear music from C.W. Stoneking, Andy Shauf, Rollercoasterwater, and Anohni.
An all female music mix is just want the doctor ordered for your Sunday. Kick back, relax and enjoy the tunes.
Happy Teddy Bear Picnic Day!?! What the hell is that? It's an excuse for DJ Drew to play Bear inspired music/artists on his Dealer's Choice on BTR
This week, we're checking out records from The Lostines, Tomutonttu, Negative Gemini, Snail Mail, Katie Dey, David Nance, Matthew Urango, and Tim Presley!
Ooooh yes, we are truly in the thick of this thing called summer now. New York City smells like garbage, which is truly spot on for this show, Garbage Garage. While we do have some garage rock on the show today, there’s quite a lot more. Psychedelic music from Colorado, Blood Orange’s unclassifiable collage, and of course, we’re starting it off to a little salute to the men of Real Estate. And don’t forget to check out BTR on Facebook, Twitter, tumblr, Pinterest, Instagram, and SoundCloud.
Weakened Friends is a heart-on-the-sleeve indie rock band from New England. Comprised of Sonia Sturino and Cam Jones (both formerly of The Box Tiger), along with Annie Hoffman (of The Field Effect), this trio of fairly tall humans play with a burning passion that’s hard to fake. This project seems a little more straightforward than The Box Tiger’s caterwaul in a pop-punk sort of way, and - if it’s possible - considerably more vicious. The band took a minute out of their busy regional tour schedule (which seems to include dominating Boston and Portland, Maine - with serious progress being made in NYC as well) to drop by Serious Business Music in DUMBO to give us a live taste of what they’ve got coming up. Crushed by Weakened Friends will be released July 22, 2016.
The Jaunt is a mix of the latest album releases and newest artists from cities big and small around the globe. On today's episode, you'll be hearing brand new songs from Japanese Breakfast, Kendra Lou, The Everymen and more. Plus I'll be featuring artists from places like Barcelona, Spain, Liverpool, England, and Tuscon, Arizona.
Get your weekly does of music discovery via the Listening Booth and DJRePete. This week, hit up rock alt from Xenia Rubinos and White Fang, electronica cross-over alt from the Smiths-sounding Eagulls, and folk from the likes of Tanya Donelly. Also, grab that passport and hit up info and artists playing four festivals spanning France to Canada to Portugal to Slovakia. And enter the Backroom in the Listening Booth for this week’s spotlight on blues, featuring traditional tracks by C.W. Stoneking and The Rusty Guns. That’s your Wednesday mix with DJRePete on BTRToday!
free cake for every creature, with its adorable and almost sickly sweet name, is bringing twee back. Katie P. Bennett’s indie pop music, filled out by a full band that manages to play about as quietly as possible, has about as much of a 90s K Records vibe as any group of millennials could possibly muster. While references and nods are likely intentional to some extent, we’re forced to believe that Bennett really is just laying her soul out there honestly, sharing her own stories of love and confusion (you know, “growing up” stuff) in the most melodic way possible. Her soft-spoken vocals hook you from the start and make you ache for the rest of the story. The band stopped by the studio for this live look at one of their new album’s most memorable tracks. Talking Quietly Of Anything With You is available now from Double Double Whammy.
Get two hours of tunes for you Tuesday, here on the The Tryst. DJ Emily navigates you through some of BTR's old favs and new tracks in rotation.
Get a taste of some of the best of the best music currently in rotation here on BTR!
Take The Leap with DJ Wynn and hear new music from Mitski, Deerhoof, Amber Arcades, Whitney, and Andy Shauf.
Happy July 4th weekend! Enjoy it with some freedom loving tunes delivered by DJ Drew on his Dealer's Choice show today.
Today DJ Patrick K and Matt your other host look back on some of their Music Digest favorites from the first half of 2016
Happy Fourth of July weekend! It may not be exactly the fourth yet, but we are having a fourth extravaganza on the show today, with lots and lots of boom-flavored songs. All that, plus some hip hop and folk and pop. Make sure to stay tuned, and don’t forget to check out BTR on Facebook, Tiwtter, tumblr, Pinterest, and Instagram.
Astronautalis, aka Andy Bothwell, is a man with a lot on his mind. Let’s start with the basics: he’s a rapper known around the world for his hard-touring, indie/punk ethics living in Minneapolis, Minnesota -- a city that’s quickly becoming one of our favorites for music, thanks to the Doomtree and Totally Gross National Product crews, among plenty of other great acts in recent years. And while he’s certainly got the hip-hop chops to destroy any stage, Astronautalis quickly sets himself apart from the crowd by making his deep and passionate love of all genres of music -- and especially indie rock -- very apparent through conversation or even by checking out his list of collaborators on records. Smart, talented, and quick-witted, Astronautalis is changing the game. He dropped by Serious Business Music in DUMBO to bring some fire with just a laptop and a microphone. Cut The Body Loose by Astronautalis is available now.
The Jaunt is a mix of the latest album releases and newest artists from cities big and small around the globe. On today's episode, you'll be hearing brand new songs from Deerhoof, Male Gaze, Case/ Lang/Veirs and more. Plus I'll be featuring artists from places like Mexico City, Mexico, Oakland, California, Paris, France and Winnipeg, Manitboa.
Holy trinitrotoluene it’s time for a Fireworks party on BTR Today's Roadside Assistance, presented by United Airlines! Listen as 8 different BTR Today DJs present 8 different interpretations on what kind of soundtrack goes best with explosions in the sky!
DJRePete is celebrating BTRToday’s 11th birthday today with a retrospective music discovery mix of artists that have broken thru over the years on the site, including populist tracks from Peter Bjorn & John, The Submarines, and Yael Naïm. Plus, hit up alt from Quilt and Radical Face, folk alt with The Head and the Heart and Gogol Bordello, and electronica via CSS and CHVRCHES. Don’t miss a set with a beat, featuring the underrated High Decibels as well as an anecdote about Of Montreal’s early days. And hit up some timely info on festivals, and the reopening of Le Bataclan in Paris. Come usher in the next year of BTRToday with the Listening Booth and DJRePete!
Acid Dad are a no-nonsense psych-punk band. In the vein of the likes of Thee Oh Sees, Parquet Courts, and The Strokes (with nods to classics like The Zombies, The Kinks, Television, The Stooges, etc), this quartet uses riffy rock and reverb-heavy vocals to pull you close and make you move. Comprised of Vaughn Hunt (Vocals, Guitar), Danny Gomez (Vocals, Guitar), Kevin Walker (Drums), and Sean Fahey (Bass, Vocals), the band dropped by Serious Business Music in DUMBO to take us on a pretty sweet trip. Let’s Plan A Robbery by Acid Dad is available now.
The Tryst is ready for your Tuesday with a full TWO hours of tunes. Hang out with DJ Emily for this mix.
The best of the best new tunes in rotation on BTR! We're counting it down. Join us!
Take The Leap with DJ Wynn and hear new music from Mo Kenney, Let's Eat Grandma, Moonface and Siinai, and Tracy Bryant.
Get your female music fix today on BTR! We've got an artist spotlight you're not gonna want to miss.
All new artists, in doubleshot form, on DJ Drew's Dealer's Choice show today, only on BTRtoday.com
Today DJ Patrick K and Matt your other host react to songs from Dinosaur Jr, case/lang/veirs, Failed Flowers, Black Milk, Told Slant, Leapling, Deerhoof and Mitski
Today it may be Saturday, but the show today is all about the future. Oh, and cool new music. But yes, the future is imminent, it’s coming, and we’re playing songs that I think the future sounds like on the show today. All in honor of the new sci-fi book club that I’m joining. We also have tons of great new music on the show today. And don’t forget to follow BTR on Facebook, Twitter, tumblr, Pinterest, Instagram, and SoundCloud!
Dentist is an indie rock band based in Asbury Park, New Jersey, whose music hits the sweet spot between surf, punk, and pop. Having honed their skills locally for a few years, they’re ready to get out on the road, and we’re pretty sure they’ll find that kids everywhere dig their sound. Here, they made the trip to the city to rock the live room at Serious Business Music in DUMBO, Brooklyn, for us. Dentist’s self-titled debut is available now, with their second full length coming in 2016.
The Jaunt is a mix of the latest album releases and newest artists from cities big and small around the globe. On today's episode, you'll be hearing brand new songs from Unknown Mortal Orchestra, A is for Atom, Tanbark, Pity Sex and more. Plus I'll be featuring artists from places like Austin, Texas, Boston, Massachusetts, Greensboro, North Carolina and Bloomington, Indiana.
BTRToday opens up your Wednesday with a new edition of the Listening Booth featuring upbeat alt from Dressy Bessy and Death by Unga Bunga, electronica by Teen and the High Highs, and folk alt via Villagers and Cian Nugent. And don’t miss the trippy fusion of Bibio and Tycho in a remix that’s sure to please. DJRePete is also getting you ready for Glastonbury in the UK by playing bands hitting the stage this weekend. And for good measure, hit up a track by Talisco as they kick-off the first of ten festivals they’ll be playing this summer! That’s your weekly dose of the Listening Booth with DJRePete on BTRToday!
Violet Sands is the new project from Deidre Muro (who has been on BTR Live Studio previously with Deidre & the Dark and Savoir Adore), David Perlick-Molinari (French Horn Rebellion) and Derek Muro (Love Like Deloreans, Mighty Five). Their music builds a psych-pop vibe on top of electronic beats and textures, for some super-smooth, catchy grooves. For this jam, Doc from Pink Flamingo Rhythm Revue joins the band on vocals for an extra touch of soul in the studio at Serious Business Music. Violet Sands’ Strange Attractor EP is available now.
Two hours of tunes for your Tuesday! Enjoy The Tryst on BTR alongside DJ Emily!
00:00 DJ Emily 00:57 Meat Man - The Zig Zags 02:27 Sick - Grace Joyner 06:06 20 Blocks Down - Swivs 09:39 Hey Spaceman! - Tracy Bryant 12:37 Slurp - Pollyn 15:41 DJ Emily 15:41 True Believers - Casket Girls 16:12 Black Stars - Xenia Rubinos 20:08 Sleep Now - Young Magic 23:04 Interstate - Big Thief 26:27 DJ Emily 27:13 Follow - Whitney 30:39 Finish Whitney The Zig Zags Pollyn
The sounds of Las Rosas are perfect for your next trip to Rockaway beach. BTRtoday sits down with them to talk about the music, being NYC-based, and their outspoken opinions on The Goo Goo Dolls.
Take The Leap with DJ Wynn and hear music from Kevin Morby, The Last Shadow Puppets, Daughter, Bombino, and Bibio.
Happy Father's Day! DJ Drew spends half the show celebrating Dad's day with some reggae and indie tunes!
This week, we check out tracks from Nonkeen, Kero Kero Bonite, lee, Ive Sole, and so many more!
It’s full-on summer here in NYC and all that means for me is that I want to be at the beach 100% of the time. Nothing’s better than nice sand and warm sun on a hot New York day. That’s why the beginning of today’s show is dedicated to all things beach-related. Wavves, Bleached, King Tuff…it’s a very summery start to our playlist today. And don’t forget to follow BTR on Facebook, Twitter, tumblr, Pinterest, Instagram, and SoundCloud.
SAVAK is a Brooklyn band composed of some very experienced musicians. Having previously played in such notable groups as The Obits, Holy Fuck, Nation of Ulysses, Ted Leo and the Pharmacists, and The Cops, the members of SAVAK collectively and unsurprisingly possess a deeper knowledge of music, more time in the punk trenches, and a more mature sound than the average band that’s only been together since 2015. The jerky rhythms of post-punk and the jangle of 80s college/early alternative rock blend perfectly with psychedelic swirls and hooky rock riffs under the shared guitar/vocal duties of Michael “Jaws” Jaworski and Sohrab Habibion. The band officially consists of six members, but has been known to expand on record and at some live shows, while we lured a quartet version to Serious Business Music to see what they’ve got going on… spoiler: it’s a lot, and it’s really, really good! SAVAK’s debut LP, Best Of Luck In Future Endeavors, is available now.
The Jaunt is a mix of the latest album releases and newest artists from cities big and small around the globe. On today's episode, you'll be hearing brand new songs from William Tyler, Black Flamingos and Whitney Plus I'll be featuring artists from places like Greensboro, North Carolina, Montevideo, Uruguay, Tuscon, Arizona, and more!
Get thee to the Listening Booth today where DJRePete is spinning high energy alt from Dutch Party and Hey Marseilles, and electro bloc by Tenniscoats, and some lighter alt via Quilt and Damien Jurado. Plus, some choice throwbacks mixed in from Noah and the Whale, Passenger, and Justin Vernon’s two bands: Bon Iver and Volcano Choir. Also hit up bands playing this weekend’s Firefly Festival in Dover Delaware as well as the Best Kept Secret Festival in the Netherlands. And in this week’s spotlight, get lost with some trippy jazz freestyle from the likes of the Sunwatchers. That’s this week’s midweek fix with DJRePete on BTRToday!
Brooklyn psych-surf-garage-rock band Fruit + Flowers’s appeal is centered around the interplay between Caroline Yoder, Ana Becker and Elizabeth Wakefield. Catchy, gritty, and maybe a little unhinged at times, the band has been going hard for the past year, touring and playing so many local shows that it can almost be assumed that if there’s a cool bill at a new or underground Bushwick venue, they’re on it. While they’ve released almost no recorded music yet, we know they’ve got a lot up their sleeve, so we had them drop by Serious Business Music in DUMBO to show us just how they do it. The song “Turquoise” from Fruit + Flowers is available online now.
Tuesday means it is time for The Tryst. Enjoy the 2-hour mix, alongside DJ Emily. This week features a special block of all-female tunes.
Spotlight on the City for June 2016 will feature Greensboro, North Carolina. You'll hear from artists such as LeBaron, Gar Clemens, The Bronzed Chorus, and more!
Get a taste of some of the best new music currently in rotation here on BTR! Enjoy this countdown of this week's 10 most played artists and albums!
Take The Leap with DJ Wynn and hear new music from Whitney, White Fang, Andy Shauf, and Tim Heidecker.
Get your female music fix this Sunday on BTR! Ladies Skate Only is ready to go and comes complete with an artist spotlight on Casket Girls.
Mid June Dealer's Choice from DJ Drew on BTRToday.com with an extended doubleshot and a full block of State inspired tunes.
Today we take a listen to tracks from The Prits, Grimm Doza, Treehouse, $3.33, Useless Eaters, Josh Zielinski, Kaleidoscope, and Hush!
Another Saturday! Thank goodness. And on this Garbage Garage, we’re talking Copa Americana. Who will win? Isn’t it cool that it’s in the US this year? Who love soccer? I do! But I also love music, so there’s a ton of great new music on the show today to enjoy as well. And don’t forget to follow BTR on Facebook, Twitter, tumblr, Pinterest, Instagram, and SoundCloud.
Lissie is originally from Rock Island, Illinois. She landed in California as a young singer-songwriter and learned a lot in her time in the industry there before returning to her midwestern roots by moving to Iowa. Her music is folk with a pop/country touch, but most notable here is her remarkable voice, which gives every word sung a life of its own. She stopped by Serious Business Music in DUMBO to share a raw, stripped down performance with us. Lissie’s album My Wild West is available now.
The Jaunt is a mix of the latest album releases and newest artists from cities big and small around the globe. On today's episode you'll be hearing brand new tracks from Nico Yaryan, Pale Dian, Rollercoasterwater, Young Rival and more! Plus I'll be featuring up and coming artists from cities such as Paris, France, Liverpool, England, Richmond, Virginia, Frederick, Maryland and Fayetteville,
The Listening Booth goes on the road today, with a playlist spanning the Northside Festival in Williamsburg + the Bonnaroo stages in Manchester Tennessee. Just in time for both, DJRePete is spinning a mix guide for festival goers and/or a playlist for those who want to attend vicariously. Hit up alternative from Jeff the Brotherhood and the Heliotropes, electronica crossover with Scam Avenue and Bob Moses, and blues-funk from Charles Bradley and Lettuce. Plus, catch a few populist b-side tracks from Chvrches and Two Door Cinema Club, as well as appropriate festival trippy goodness from Tame Impala and Michael Rault. It’s (sorta) officially summer, folks, in the Listening Booth with DJRePete on BTR!
Tangerine is a Seattle-based garage pop trio with a rough and dreamy style that complements their straightforward, catchy songs. The band doesn’t waste much energy on frills beyond some sweet guitar solos, opting to save it for their fun music and touring around the country instead. We were lucky enough to get them into the studio at Serious Business Music to brighten our day with this special performance. Tangerine’s Sugar Teeth EP is available now.
We've got 2-hours of tunes for your Tuesday! Enjoy The Tryst, with your host DJ Emily. This week features a special alt-country set to end the show.
00:00 DJ Emily 00:43 Burden You - Pity Sex 04:22 Brainwash - Suuns 09:24 Rebellion - Spookyland 13:31 Lonely Lover - Xenia Rubinos 17:53 I Don't Love You Anymore - Anohni 22:50 DJ Emily 23:04 My Life In Rewind - Eagulls 28:30 Hungry - White Lung 31:23 Not A Miracle - A Giant Dog 33:58 The Kissing - Little Scream 38:41 DJ Emily 39:14 I'm The Jungle Man - C.W. Stoneking 42:12 Finish C.W. Stoneking Cate Le Bon A Giant Dog
Take The Leap with DJ Wynn and hear music from Kevin Morby, The Last Shadow Puppets, Prism Tats, and Aidan Knight.
First Dealer's Choice of June, and a remembrance of D-Day yesterday. What do they both have in common? Beaches! Enjoy the tunes from DJ Drew on his Dealer's Choice, only on BTR
Today DJ Patrick K and Matt your other host react to songs from Kent Loon and Chester Watson, Weaves, Klara Lewis, Pill, Post Pink, of Montreal, Pity Sex, Yung and The Courtneys
I just got back from an amazing week-long trip to Ireland. And so today on the show I’m celebrating a fantastic journey to a really great country by playing some of songs from a few of my favorite Irish artists, mostly Glen Hansard and Marketa Irglove, whom you might know from the movie and Broadway show, Once. And, as always, I’m bringing you a ton of great new music. And don’t forget to follow BTR on Facebook, Twitter, tumblr, Pinterest, Instagram, and SoundCloud.
John Mark Nelson is a musician from Excelsior, Minnesota. While young, he’s far from inexperienced, having spent the past decade writing, recording, and playing music. Stylistically, Nelson's work falls somewhere in the rock/pop world, but he has a melodic sensibility that makes every moment of his songs compelling while his words and compositions set him apart from your average artist. He stopped by Serious Business Music in DUMBO recently for this special performance. I’m Not Afraid by John Mark Nelson is available now on GNDWIRE Records.
The Jaunt is a mix of the latest album releases and newest artists from cities big and small around the globe. On today's episode, you'll be hearing brand new songs from SWIVS, Big Thief and Beth Orton. Plus I'll be featuring artists from places like Austin, Texas, Asheville, North Carolina,Belgrade, Serbia and more!
DJRePete turns the calendar for you with alt rock tracks by Pity Sex and A Giant Dog, more folk from Tenniscoats and Tanya Donnelly, and throwbacks from The Like and M. Ward. And speaking of throwbacks, DJRePete harkens back to his Backroom Blues Hour program with a spotlight featuring R&B by The BellRays, rock from The Pack A.D. , and folk blues with Juba Dance. Plus, hit up info on the upcoming Celebrate Brooklyn festival featuring Sharon Jones & the Dap Kings as well as the members of Saun & Starr. That’s your Listening Booth line-up and your June start on BTRtoday!
00:00 BTR Live Studio: Del Water Gap 00:33 Vanessa 04:53 Let's Pretend 08:52 Interview 15:04 Alright 17:57 Don't Read the Mirror 20:33 Interview 25:43 Cut The Rope 30:33 Outro 30:42 Finish https://delwatergap.bandcamp.com/
Two hours of music for your Tuesday! This week's episode of The Tryst wraps up with a special feature set on Domino Records.
Get a taste of some of the best new tunes in rotation here on BTR! This is your Top 10 Countdown, hosted by DJ Emily!
Take The Leap with DJ Wynn and hear new music from C.W. Stoneking, Andy Shauf, Rollercoasterwater, and Supermoon.
Get your females music fix on this mix features a special artist spotlight on Mariya May.
Memorial Day Weekend is the unofficial start of the summer! To start it off DJ Drew has an extended Double Shot Block and a final block of all summer tunes. Enjoy!
This week, we're talking tunes from Kamasi Washington, David West, Hovvdy, Pumice, ORB, Josephine Foster, and CW Stoneking!
It’s should divas day on Garbage Garage! That’s right, we’re starting the show off with some of my favorite gospel, soul, and R&B singers: Mavis Staples, Sharon Jones, Naomi Shelton, and Bettye LaVette. And we’ve also got great tracks from The Pains of Being Pure at Heart and Foreign Born that we haven’t heard in a while. And don’t forget to follow BTR on Facebook, Twitter, tumblr, Pinterest, Instagram, and SoundCloud.
Guerilla Toss seems to exist in an acid-drenched cartoon world of future music. Stylistically, there’s some sort of punk/funk/jazz jam going on, but never mind the ingredients, this band’s all about the end result, which is a strange, morphing blend of totally mind-bending goodness, pulled together by the vocal performance of Kassie Carlson. Though they originated in the Boston area, the group has since found its way to New York, where their collaborators in the DFA-related and Brooklyn experimental/art scene provide some pretty fertile ground for collaboration. They stopped by Serious Business Music in DUMBO to blow our minds. Eraser Stargazer by Guerrilla Toss is available now from DFA Records.
Holy hotness let's hit the beach on BTR Today's Roadside Assistance, presented by United Airlines! Listen as 8 different BTR Today DJs present 8 different interpretations on what kind of soundtrack goes best with blazing days by the shore!
The Jaunt is a mix of the latest album releases and newest artists from cities big and small around the globe. On today's episode you'll be hearing brand new tracks from Mariya May, Andy Shauf, Gileah Taylor and Sonny & The Sunsets. Plus I'll be featuring up and coming artists from cities such as Belgrade, Serbia, Auckland, New Zealand, Johannesburg, South Africa, Brighton England, Fort Collins, Colorado and more!
Inching you closer to your holiday weekend, grab a 2 hour dose of DJRePete and the Listening Booth where he’s spinning electro crossover tracks by Adult Books and the Cellars, alt with La Sera and Quilt, and trippy lofi with Bibio and Unknown Mortal Orchestra. Plus, dive into the BTRtoday archives for some beat discovery with R&B by Speech Debelle, a hip hop throw-down by Ugly Duckling, and an anthem rap bloc by The High Decibels. And hit up info on this weekend’s Sasquatch Festival featuring Hop Along. That should get you through to the weekend; it’s The Listening Booth with DJRePete on BTRtoday!
Audacity is a garage punk band from Fullerton, California. They’ve been bashing out fun, uncompromising tunes since they were kids, and while still young, they’ve already got more than enough years (we’re talking 10+) under their belt together to show all the newcomers exactly how to do it right. Turn this one way up and enjoy. Hyper Vessels by Audacity is available now.
2-hours of tunes for your Tuesday. Enjoy some throwbacks and a set of new tunes from BTR Top 10.
Some of the best of the best new music in rotation on BTR is ready for you this Monday. Enjoy this countdown of our 10 best tracks this week!
Join DJ WYnn for a bike ride on The Leap with music from CHVRCHES, Menahan Street Band, Grimes, The War On Drugs, and Antibalas.
An extra long double shot block, and an extra long Armed Forces Day tribute block in DJ Drew's Dealer's Choice this Sunday on BTRToday.com
Today DJ Patrick K and Matt your other host react (in real time) to songs from Zach Phillips, Eagulls, the James Hunter Six, Mariya May, Grim River, A Giant Dog, Jimmy V, Spookyland and The Embarrassment
Today on Garbage Garage we’re going deep Garage, with female-centric summery garage rock. With bands like La Sera and Waxahatchee, you’ll be in a breezy summer Saturday mood in no time. And don’t forget to download BTR’s brand new app, and follow us on Facebook, Twitter, tumblr, Pinterest, Instagram, and SoundCloud.
Miwi La Lupa, a NYC-based songwriter who previously visited BTR Live Studio around the release of his debut album, is back with an excellent sophomore release. Continuing his evolution as a songwriter and band leader, MiWi La Lupa draws from folk and rock inspirations to tell personal stories through highly catchy pop songs. The band stopped by Serious Business Music in DUMBO, Brooklyn, to share some of the new sounds.
The Jaunt is a mix of the latest album releases and newest artists from cities big and small around the globe. On today's episode you'll be hearing brand new tracks from White Lung, A Giant Dog, Dolly's and M. Ward. Plus I'll be featuring up and coming artists from cities such as Belgrade, Serbia, New Brunswick, New Jersey, Auckland, New Zealand and more!
Get your midweek music discovery fix in the Listening Booth today with DJRePete. He’s got more collaborations from Tanya Donelly’s Swan Series, electro alt via Alex Napping and Eagulls, and a “Bowie-inspired” set featuring Fauna Shade and a throwback by Pond. Plus hit up info on the upcoming Bravalla Festival in Sweden featuring hometown band The Sounds. And don’t miss an all-female vocals spotlight with the likes of Chairlift, Ex Hex, Night School, and Pity Sex. That’s what’s doin on this edition of the Listening Booth on your BTRtoday Wednesday!
Moving Panoramas is an Austin-based trio that plays shoegaze-inspired pop, bouncing through chill grooves with soft, reverb-laden vocals floating on top. Comprised of Leslie Sisson on guitar/vocals (who previously visited BTR Live Studio with The Wooden Birds), Rozie Castoe on bass/vocals, and Karen Skloss on drums, the band has developed a perfectly locked-in style that works well to create the sort of “panoramic” sound that they’re chasing under those big Texas skies. Moving Panoramas’ debut LP, One, is available now.
Two FULL hours of tunes for your Tuesday! The Tryst is ready to go and jam packed with music. Hosted by DJ Emily.
Get a taste of some of the best music in rotation on BTR! With this countdown of our most played tracks!
Take The Leap with DJ Wynn and hear new music from A Giant Dog, Slow Steve, Spookyland, Eagulls, and Anohni.
An all-female music mix for you Sunday! The week's mix comes complete with an artist spotlight on Blush.
Double Double Shot week on DJ Drew's Dealer's Choice this sunday. Tons of new tunes today - 2 hours of it! Sit back, relax and enjoy!
Nice! New songs from Good Personalities, Perturbator, White Lung, Scott Deadelus, TBD, Gifted Gab, Terry, and Devonwho! Wow!
Another happy Saturday here at Garbage Garage! Today we’re starting off the show with a half hour of really good, relaxing, non-coffee-shop-esque folk. With bands like Mountain Man and S. Carey I think you’re really going to enjoy chilling out to it. And we’ve got a great mix of new and old on the rest of the show. Remember to check out BTR on Facebook, Twitter, tumblr, Pinterest, Instagram, and SoundCloud.
Atlanta punk trio The Coathangers just cruised into their 10th year of rockin’ -- and to say they’ve come a long way is a huge understatement. The band began as a wild, no wave/garage-inspired ball of fun and chaos made up of friends who didn’t totally know how to play but wanted to start a band. Along the way, they’ve matured and picked up a broad range of inspiration, all while honing their sound and musicianship to a fine point. This charmer of a kiss-off single nearly burned down the damn studio, and all with the best, most punk instrumentation we’ve seen in awhile: drums, bass, and dog toy! The Coathangers’ new album, Nosebleed Weekend, is available now from Suicide Squeeze Records.
The Jaunt is a mix of the latest album releases and newest artists from cities big and small around the globe. On today's episode you'll be hearing brand new tracks from Destroyer, Spooklyland and Suuns plus I will also be playing a new tune off of Anohni's latest album, Hopelessness. Also, stay tuned for several new artists from Belgrade, Serbia!
Enter the Listening Booth this Wednesday where DJRePete is spinning a mix of alt from Marco Benevento, the latest by Cate Le Bon, and electronica crossover via Cellars. Tune in for a preview of music before you can buy it from Tanya Donelly, including the wide folk-to-rock range of her forthcoming album Swan Song Series. And zen out with a folk-tastic spotlight featuring Tenniscoats out of Japan and a throwback instrumental from William Tyler. Join the Listening Booth today on BTRtoday!
Journalism is a Brooklyn band fronted by Kegan Zema. Kegan recently staged a multimedia exhibit at the Bushwick, Brooklyn venue/collective Silent Barn, f which he is a member, called “American Icon” in which he, as “ZEMA,” took on the personas of David Bowie, Marilyn Monroe, and more. Musically, Journalism explores similar territory as the early 2000s wave of post-post-punk and garage rock, straddling the line between brooding and dancing, but Zema’s awareness and interest in musical and pop culture theory clearly influences his lyrics and the band’s performance. The group stopped by Serious Business Music in DUMBO to share a tune.
The Tryst is ready with two-hours of tunes for your Tuesday. Complete with a special alt-country set to round things out.
Spotlight on the City is the program on BTR that features musicians and bands from local music scenes across the globe. For the month of May, you'll hear 16 acts from Belgrade, Serbia.
Get a little taste of some of the best of the best new tunes in rotation on BTR! We're counting down ten of the best this week!
Take The Leap with DJ Wynn and discover new music from Little Scream, Kelley Stoltz, and Julianna Barwick.
Happy Mother's Day! DJ Drew celebrates with 2 blocks of Mother's Day tunes (1 Reggae & 1 Indie Rock). Also a double shot and new tunes at the front. Enjoy 2 hours of great tunes!
Today DJ Patrick K and Matt your other host react to songs from Salt People, Jake Tobin, Claire Cronin, Pigarette, Shy Mirrors, MC Tree and Noah Sims, Jerry Paper, Shiv and Kurt Vile
Garbage Garage is really living up to its name today, because we’ve got a mixture of everything from garage rock to folk to some Brazilian international music, and a few things in between. Plus, we’re delving deep, deep into the archive all the way back to 2008 part 2, for the second installment of the Garbage Garage nostalgia trip. And don’t forget to download the brand new BTR app and follow us on Facebook, Twitter, tumblr, Pinterest, Instagram, and SoundCloud.
2001 is a bit of a supergroup. With an impossible to Google band name, unconventional pop rhythms and song structures, and an impressive NYC music scene pedigree, this collaboration between Joan Wasser (of Joan As Policewoman) and Benjamin Lazar Davis was sparked by a fascination with Pygmy music while in Africa. Here, they share a Joan-led tune with looping guitar stutters, tight grooves, and pointed lyrics. 2001 currently has two singles, “Broke Me In Two” and “Overloaded,” available.
The Jaunt is a mix of the latest album releases and newest artists from cities big and small around the globe. On today's episode you'll be hearing brand new albums from Konono N°1, Fauna Shade,  Slow Steve and Cate Le Bon. Plus I'll be featuring up and coming artists from cities such as Auckland, New Zealand, Tucson, Arizona, Edinburgh, Scotland, Lawrence, Kansas and more!
The Listening Booth starts up with some music discovery alt from Kitten , more from the latest trippy album by Bibio, and a blues spotlight bringing you funk, R&B, and folkier blues. Plus, hit up a timely throwback from Florence and the Machine, a folk bloc with Carter Tanton, and info on the upcoming Primavera Music Festival in Barcelona. And DJRePete acknowledges Star Wars Day with a track from Tetherball on the Jedi. That’s your midweek dose of the Listening Booth on BTRtoday!
The Dead Ships is the Los Angeles-based garage rock trio of Devlin McCluskey, Christopher Spindelilus, and Alex Moore. While still a relatively young project, the band has already recorded an EP with Broken Social Scene’s Brendan Canning, rocked the stage at Coachella, and is currently on track to release a full length (again collaborating with Canning). Here, they blast through their hard-rockin’ anti-authority anthem of a single, “Company Line.” The Dead Ships is currently working on their full length follow up to 2015’s EP1.
The Tryst is set and ready to give you two-hours of tunes! This weeks set features a special block of music with longer tracks.
Get a taste of some of the best tunes currently in rotation on BTR! We're counting down 10 of the best!
Take The Leap with DJ Wynn and hear new music from Little Scream, Konono No.1, Lovespeake, and Melaena Cadiz.
Holy toledo School is OUT on BTR Today's Roadside Assistance, presented by United Airlines! Listen as 8 different BTR Today DJs present 8 different interpretations on what kind of soundtrack goes best with not going to school at all!
Time for the boys to clear the floor and let the ladies take the stage. Ladies Skate Only is your all-female music mix on BTR! This week's set features an artist spotlight on Bleached!
Happy May Day on DJ Drew's Dealer's Choice. Sunday tunes, double shot block and a special tribute to the workers out there everywhere on MAY DAY!
Today we discuss new songs from The World, Alberta City, Cut Worms, Words Hurt, Sleeping Beauties, Jork, Sterling Black, and Vertibird!
Can you believe that 2008 was eight years ago? Today on the show we’re going back in time eight years to see how things have and haven’t changed when it comes to musical trends. And of course, the rest of Garbage Garage is filled with everything and the kitchen sink, from hip-hop to folk to something called cumbia-punk out of East LA! And don’t forget to follow BTR on Facebook, Twitter, tumblr, Pinterest, SoundCloud, and Instagram.
Sons Of An Illustrious Father is the Brooklyn-based trio of Osh Aubin, Lilah Larson, and Ezra Miller. The band has a strong, family-like connection and often swaps instruments during their set, trading off lead duties on different songs. There’s something special to their “future folk” and we could totally feel it in the studio as they came by to share this version of “Tendrils.” Sons Of An Illustrious Father’s new album, Revol, is available now.
Today on The Jaunt you'll hear musicians from Columbus, OH, Kalazmazoo, MI, Asheville,TN, Denver, CO and other cities from the US and beyond!! I'll also be featuring new albums from Little Scream, Tanya Donelly, Kitten, Cate Le Bon, Thee commons and more. Stay tuned.
On this edition of the Listening Booth with DJRePete, dive into the new album by Bleached, hit some alt rock with Talisco, and zen out with folk from Melaena Cadiz. Plus, tune in for info on a trio of music festivals from North America to Europe, hit up a spotlight on BTRtoday’s Latin music talent, and check in with Neko Case on her latest collaboration project and summer tour. Also in the mix, beats from Lushlife, a throwback from Big D & The Kids Table, and a cameo by Reggie Watts. That’s your Wednesday start with the Listening Booth on BTRtoday!
Flora Cash is the folk-pop duo of Shpresa Lleshaj & Cole Randall. Their story is a classic modern romance: meeting across the globe via Soundcloud, collaborating, falling in love, moving back and forth between Stockholm, Sweden (where they’re currently based) and Minneapolis, Minnesota to be together… and their music reflects their story. They stopped by Serious Business Music in DUMBO to share an intimate look at their song, “For Someone.”
Enjoy this fantastic 2-hour mix of The Tryst! Special throwback set at the end with music from 2013!
Get a taste of some of the best music currently in rotation on BTRtoday! Enjoy this Top 10 Countdown!
Take The Leap with DJ Wynn and hear new music from Keeps, Kitten, and Kelley Stoltz.
Dealer's Choice with DJ Drew celebrating the new season of Game Of Thrones today with a full block of reggae tunes in between some BTR hits!
Today DJ Patrick K and Matt your other host react to songs from Jameszoo, Expert Alterations, Ohbliv, Post Pink, Kadhja Bonet, Out of Loud, Heavy Sunsets, Princess Reason and The Blow
Happy Saturday! Today on Garbage Garage I’m bringing you all the best that BTR has to offer, plus a half hour set of Spencer Krug and nothing else. The incredibly-voiced Canadian has been responsible for some of the best bands of the last decade plus, including Wolf Parade and Frog Eyes. So enjoy as we talk through a few of his many great ones. And don’t forget to follow BTR on Facebook, Twitter, tumblr, Pinterest, Instagram, and SoundCloud.
Paul & Kris Masson are the duo at the core of the Baltimore-based Great American Canyon Band. Their dreamy folk rock has a certain beautiful heaviness at times, carried by the couple’s well-worn harmonies. Though the full four-piece band is in the midst of a year packed with tour dates, Paul and Kris stopped by Serious Business Music in DUMBO for this stripped-down session.
Today on The Jaunt you'll hear musicians from New Brunswick, New Jersey, Guadalajara, Mexico and other cities from the US and beyond!! I'll also be featuring new albums from Melaena Cadiz, Lovespeake,Coves, Higher Authorities, Una and more. Stay tuned.
This week’s edition of The Listening Booth with DJRePete kicks up with alt from Miwi LaLupa, trippy goodness with Bibio, and a dreamy set to get lost in with Black Mountain. Plus, in this week’s spotlight, check out a bevy of throwback electro crossover tracks including Tycho, Kiln, and Sharon Van Etten. And don’t miss info on the Hangout Festival with appearance by BTRtoday band Florence and the Machine. And experience some music discovery in the Listening Booth with Save the Clock Tower and a block by the Summer Twins. That’s your midweek mix with DJRePete on BTRtoday!
CocoRosie is the eccentric and fascinating musical project of sisters Bianca and Sierra Casady. The duo first gained notoriety in the 00’s scene of Brooklyn musicians and artists experimenting with pop, rock, and other genres, and has since continued to evolve their sonic perversions. Making great use of blending two disparate vocal styles -- one crooning and nostalgic, the other childlike and rap-influenced -- as well as their unique use of toys and children’s instruments, CocoRosie continues to make highly innovative music. The band, including a beatboxer and synth player, rolled up to the BTRhouse in Austin, Texas, during SXSW 2016 to take over the backyard, completely making it their own for this very special performance under the big tree. Heartache City is available now.
The Tryst is now two-hours long! Tune in today for 90-minutes of tunes followed by a 30-min dance party to wrap things up!
The best of the best new music in rotation on BTR! Tune in and get to know ten of the top albums our DJs are playing.
Take The Leap with DJ Wynn and listen to new music from Woods, Kevin Morby, Lushlife, and Bibio.
Get your all-female music fix this Sunday with Ladies Skate Only! This mix features an artist spotlight on one of DJ Emily's new favorites, Tancred.
Dealer's Choice with DJ Drew as the dealer! A double shot block and an Anti-Trump block of reggae and punk tunes!
Today we turn over tunes from Nervs, Cult of Lip, Kamaiyah, Daisy Chain, Parker Jordan, Kitten Forever, Puff Partial Traces, and Deastro.
Welcome to the second ever Garbage Garage! It may still be Saturday, but it’s no longer the Saturday Show. It’s the Garbage Garage now, and every show we’ll be playing you an extra half hour of carefully curated music. This week’s theme is San Francisco garage rock. I was thinking of one of my favorites, Ty Segal, when I thought of this theme, and then of course there were so many great Bay Area bands that I didn’t have a chance to fit him in! All the better to hear tracks from the likes of Coachwhips, Bronze, and Sic Alps.
Lucy Dacus is a young musician based out of Richmond, Virginia, who came out of nowhere and immediately caught our attention. In a similar vein as other recent favorites Courtney Barnett and Julien Baker, Dacus has a clear and honest style of storytelling and perspective through song that we just can’t get enough of. While on tour with her band at SXSW in Austin, Texas, she stopped by the BTRhouse to play some music for us in the comfort of our front porch. Lucy Dacus’ debut single, "I Don't Wanna Be Funny Anymore,” is available now.
Today on The Jaunt you'll hear musicians from New Brunswick, New Jersey, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Fayetteville, Arkansas and other cities from the US and beyond!! I'll also be featuring new albums from Suuns, Tancred and Woods.
DJRePete debuts The Listening Booth today with some music discovery and a spotlight on Record Store Day! Hit up an eclectic mix of alternative from Aurora and music before you can buy it from Prism Tats. Plus, get your shopping list ready for Saturday’s 9th annual Record Store Day with a spotlight playlist of bands releasing new works this weekend. Sample music in the Listening Booth from the likes of Radical Face, Chvrches, and Blitzen Trapper. And don’t miss some of the jazz and blues talent with new album drops this weekend, including Sun Ra and Eli "Paperboy" Reed. That’s your inaugural Listening Booth mix with DJRePete on BTRtoday!
Mise En Scene is a Canadian band from Winnipeg whose music is centered around the collaboration between Stefanie Blondal Johnson on vocals and guitar and Jodi Dunlop on drums. Sunny and with a healthy dose of reverb, their music is catchy and fun -- aka, perfect for an afternoon session on the porch of the BTRhouse in Austin! The four-piece group stopped by for a stripped down performance in the middle of a busy week at SXSW! Mise En Scene is currently preparing to release their sophomore record.
It's The Tryst on BTR with 2 hours of tunes for your Tuesday. Enjoy a special set of alt-country tunes at the end of today's mix!
Spotlight on the City for April 2016 will feature New Brunswick, New Jersey. You'll hear from artists such as Cook Thugless, Red Giant, Julian Fulton, The Dollys and more!
The best of the best new music in rotation here on BTR! Tune into the countdown and catch a brand new number one this week!
Join DJ Wynn on The Leap featuring new music from Kevin Morby, The Last Shadow Puppets, Bombino, and Animal Collective.
DJ Drew's 2 Hour extended Sunday show with music from Bob Mould, Black Mountain, The Thermals and more!!!!
Today DJ Patrick K and Matt your other host react to songs from Enamel, CE Schneider Topical, J-Zone, Nite Jewel, Forth Wanderers, Proto Idiot, Kai Whiston, Yumi Zouma and Thee Oh Sees
We’ve got long and weird on the show today- from Kiran Leonard’s sixteen-minute opus, Pink Fruit, and Joanna Newsom’s new weird Americaish Sawdust & Diamonds to the completely weird Tablets Breathing Their Last Breath, it’s a delightfully musically diverse show today. And don’t forget to follow BTR on Facebook, Twitter, tumblr, Pinterest, Instagram, and SoundCloud.
Guts Club is Lindsey Baker. Currently residing in New Orleans, Baker writes and performs striking, flowing stories in folk song form, righteously unadorned and straightforward, with minimal accompaniment on record. Guts Club joined us in Austin during SXSW 2016 for a special performance under the big tree in BTRhouse backyard.
You've just tuned into The Jaunt! You heard it right, The Thursday Show has a look. The Jaunt is a mix of the latest album releases and newest artists from cities big and small around the globe. On today's episode you'll be hearing brand new albums from Kiran Leonard, Prism Tats and Bleached, Plus I'll be featuring up and coming artists from cities such as Paris, Auckland, San Antonio, Texas, Fort Collins, Colorado, and more!
Dreamers is telling it like it is, singing about what they know. This Brooklyn-originating trio bashes around with punk ethos in a power pop cosmic state, making super accessible music that still has a coat of grit. The guys stopped by for an intimate, stripped-down session on the porch of the BTRhouse in Austin, Texas, during SXSW 2016.
Welcome to The Tryst! That's right, The Tuesday show has a new name and a new look. This mix is now two-hours long and this week that extra 30-minutes is devoted to some talented female musicians! Check it out!
The best of the best new tunes in rotation here on BTR! Enjoy this countdown of our Top 10 tracks!
Listen to the premiere episode of The Leap with DJ Wynn and new music from Bombino, The Range, Bibio, and Masha Qrella.
Holy mackerel it's Spring Break part II on BTR Today's Roadside Assistance, presented by United Airlines! Listen as 8 different BTR Today DJs present 8 different interpretations on what kind of soundtrack goes best with hot days and cold drinks down by the beach
Get your female music fix on this mix! Ladies Skate Only is a full hour of ladies taking center stage. This week's mix features an artist spotlight on Summer Twins.
Check it out, my friends, we've got new tracks from Honey Radar, Pink Siifu x Malik Abdul-Rahmaan, Music of Morocco, Japanese Breakfast, Great Caesar, and Teen Suicide!
Holy Esque is a rock band from Glasgow, Scotland. With sweeping soundscapes and dark themes, the music on their recently-released LP has a huge feeling that can be at once overwhelming and totally captivating. The band reigned their sound in considerably for this intimate, stripped-down session on the porch of the BTRhouse in Austin, Texas, during SXSW 2016.
Pearl Charles is a young songwriter from Los Angeles. At just 23 years old, she already has about five years of touring experience under her belt from her time with The Driftwood Singers and The Blank Tapes (which is where we met her, when they visited BTR Live Studio a while back). Setting off on a solo career over the past year, Pearl has been finding and developing her own voice and timeless, bluesy psych-folk style. She stopped by the BTRhouse in Austin, Texas, during SXSW 2016 to share some of her new tunes with us, under the big old tree in our backyard.
Get a taste of some of the best tunes currently in rotation here on BTR! Countdown some 10 of the top artists and albums on BTR!
Today DJ Patrick K and Matt your other host react to songs from Kush Jones, Whitney, Marissa Nadler, Art Bears, Count Bass D and Dog Chocolate
Adan Jodorowsky (formerly operating under the name Adanowsky) and Xavi Polycarpe (of the rock band Gush) are French natives and old friends who found themselves collaborating after each going through simultaneous breakups. The duo diverges from their own musical pasts while maintaining their own sensibilities -- rock for Xavi and pop for Adan, whose time spent in Mexico comes through in his Spanish singing. Heading more for the warm, smooth pop rock of George Harrison and Harry Nillson, the two are aided by their choice to record mostly live and direct to 8-track tape before filling things out with the rhythm section, Los Imanes. Adan & Xavi stopped by Serious Business Music in DUMBO, Brooklyn on their first trip out performing in support of the project.
Tiny Hazard are an impossible-to-define experimental Brooklyn pop band. Fronted by the dynamic singer Alena Spanger, the band moves between sparse, pretty pop and explosive, caustic noise on a whim. They stopped by Serious Business Music in DUMBO to show us just how they do it.
Get the best of the best new tunes on this Top 10 countdown here on BTR!
Enjoy this all-female music mix! Ladies Skate Only with an artist feature on La Sera.
Today we dig into new tracks from The Guests, Street Chant, Iglooghost, Seth Bogart, Flatbush Zombies, and Prince Rama!
Eskimeaux is the musical project of Gabrielle Smith, a founding member of Brooklyn collective The Epoch. Begun in 2007, it has served as an umbrella for everything from noise experiments to rock combos, while currently existing as a tight four member bedroom-pop band. Eskimeaux stopped by Serious Business Music in DUMBO to play some songs and talk a bit about their history.
Emanuel & The Fear (aka songwriter Emanuel Ayvas and his gang of musical cohorts) returns to BTR Live Studio with their latest orchestral-pop rock sagas. With a leaner lineup than past incarnations, the group now leans pleasingly and more heavily on the folky, storytelling side of indie rock than ever before. Here, the band stops by Serious Business Music in DUMBO to share a live take on their newest single.
Listen to some of the best new music in rotation here on BTR! Enjoy this countdown of our Top 10 artists and albums!
Today DJ Patrick K and Matt your other host react to songs from Jameszoo, Wild Nothing, Lor Snax, Bendedek, Palm and The Thermals
We’re pretty sure that mood ring pop isn’t an actual genre, but Half Waif’s self-description does feel pretty spot on. The band is a Brooklyn trio spearheaded by Nandi Rose Plunkett’s flawless vocals and piano-led compositions (the Tori Amos influence is strong and readily professed by Nandi), along with the rhythm section of Zack Levine and Adan Carlo. Their version of pop is jazzy and, at times, a little disjointed in the best way possible, making excellent rhythmic use of a blend of acoustic and electronic instrumentation. They stopped by Serious Business Music in DUMBO to play some tunes and to talk a bit about how they found the sounds that make up their songs.
New Brunswick, New Jersey, has developed a reputation as a hub of DIY/punk music over the past decade or so and, while the trio of Long Beard certainly come from that scene, their music plays more to the understated, pretty, and melancholy side than some of their contemporaries. With half-whispered vocals that sound like late night bedroom secrets (appropriately, singer Leslie Bear actually recorded them that way), the band delivers a strong, no-frills base for the stories they tell to play out. They stopped by Serious Business in DUMBO to share some music and chat a bit about how the songs traveled from demos to fully executed recordings.
Spotlight on the City for March 2016 will feature Winnipeg, Manitoba. You'll hear from Sweet Alibi, Raine Hamilton, Futurekids and more plus artists from local labels Pipe and Hat, Dub Ditch Picnic and Sundowning Sound Recordings.
The best of the best new tunes in rotation here on BTR! Enjoy this countdown of tracks getting the most play on BTRtoday this week.
Get your female music fix on this BTR mix! Today's Ladies Skate Only features an artist spotlight on Sarah Neufeld.
This week, we take a listen to some good stuff from Downtrodder, Reptilians from Andromeda, White Isles, Lemon Demon, Mulatu Astatke, and Foster Care!
Hellrazor -- formerly known as Dead Wives -- is among the grungy spawn of New Haven, Connecticut. Fronted by Speedy Ortiz drummer Michael Falcone, the trio is heavy on groove and bass, with big riffs, dissonance, and those sweet loud-quiet-loud dynamics that every 90s kid goes crazy for. The band dropped by Serious Business Music in DUMBO to play some tunes and talk about their humble beginnings covering Rancid.
Alright it's Spring Break on BTR Today's Roadside Assistance, presented by United Airlines! Listen as 8 different BTR Today DJs present 8 different interpretations on what kind of soundtrack goes best sans school on a debaucherous trip to the beach!
Growing out of the bedroom recordings of Montclair, New Jersey’s Cody Fitzgerald, Stolen Jars has evolved since its inception in 2009, growing to include vocal contributions from collaborator Molly Grund as well as a full band. Stemming from folk and indie rock, Stolen Jars often plays with unconventional pop sounds and circular rhythms alongside warm, sweet vocals that surprise the ears. The band stopped by Serious Business Music in DUMBO to share some music and chat with Maia.
Counting down the best of the best new music currently in rotation here on BTRtoday! Enjoy this countdown alongside DJ Emily!
Today DJ Patrick K and Matt your other host react to songs from Kero Kero Bonito, The Invisible, The Bibs, Rich Tommy, HOOPS and Zula
Spritzer is a new project from Friend Roulette’s Matt Meade. Like the refreshing beverage of their namesake, the band is all about keeping it fun and chill while creating a home for music that didn’t quite fit elsewhere. If the songs weren’t so catchy and the band wasn’t full of seriously killer musicians, it could be easy to write it off from that description, but Meade is a great songwriter, and every song that passes through the Spritzer prism is full of irresistibly bright, memorable vibes. When you’ve got songwriting chops like this, it turns out that just trying a sound or song because it feels good can be exactly the way to go.
Now you can watch us on your iPhone or iPad! Check out the BTRtoday App! Adrian Daniel is a musician from Brooklyn, New York, whose music is a funky, soulful take on alternative rock and pop. He brought his full band to Serious Business music in DUMBO to play some songs, and to talk a bit about the issues that his single, “Pride,” brings up.
Get some of the best new music in rotation here on BTRtoday in this Top 10 Countdown with your host, DJ Emily!
00:00 DJ Emily 01:05 Last Mystery Train - Jenny Gillespie 06:45 Move Systems - Georgia vs Stella Warpaint 10:47 Dirty Birdies - Dressy Bessy 14:35 Turned The Heat Off - Mirah 18:21 DJ Emily 18:54 Snowbound - Susanna Rose 21:48 Old Broken Heart - Susanna Rose 26:13 Working Girl - Susanna Rose 30:22 Song To Myself - Susanna Rose 35:20 Ancient History - Susanna Rose 39:25 DJ Emily 39:35 French Kiss - Sleep Thieves 43:23 Blue Dream - Orenda Fink 47:50 Bad Girls - The Ghost Ease 51:05 The End - The Jezabels 55:02 DJ Emily 55:47 Pulse - Gossling 60:04 Finish Photo by Caroline Yoder from Starlight Girl's Facebook. Starlight Girls Georgia Susanna Rose
This week, the Digest Crew chews on new tunes from Angel, Filthy McNasty/Ben Buck, HOOPS, Peasantry, Drug Pizza, and Et Aliae!
It was a couple of years ago that we last caught up with songwriter Sean McMahon’s folk ensemble Workman Song in a church (watch one of our favorite episodes of BTR Hear & There to see for yourself: https://youtu.be/slS41mlOi28). Now with a more fully-formed lineup -- though still including the significant contributions of Sean’s brother, organist Griffin -- and more psych-inspired vibes with the distinct folk touches of Bruce and Bob (you know who we mea,n here), as well as a brand new batch of songs, the band dropped by Serious Business Music in DUMBO to chat with Maia and offer a first look at their latest sounds.
The Perennials are Pete and Amanda Wells. The band began in Spokane, Washington, but has spent the past few years in Brooklyn, New York, collaborating with renowned producer Thomas “Doveman” Bartlett on their debut EP. Vibrant, dramatic, and mature, The Perennials’ music tells stories that swoop across vast landscapes of sound. They stopped by Serious Business Music in DUMBO to give us a first look at their songs, and to chat about the project with Maia.
Get 10 of the best new tunes on BTRtoday, all in one spot. Enjoy this Top 10 countdown on BTR.
Today DJ Patrick K and Matt your other host react to songs from SasssyBlack, Brine, Stas THEE Boss, The Intelligence, Fizz Com, and Versing
Courtesy Tier exist in New York City, but come from all over the world. Their diverse backgrounds, both personal and musical, blend together perfectly for a smart, fresh take on rootsy, bluesy rock. While they’ve certainly got the catchy, anthemic thing down, there’s more to their music, allowing the band to stretch their songs out, creating room and drama for a uniquely epic style. Here they brought their big sound to Serious Business Music and chatted with Maia a bit about the band.
Bethlehem Steel, a Brooklyn trio of fuzzy, poppy-punk loving rockers, has a real way with dynamics. It’s that loud-quiet-loud with some sing-screaming that works so well, and the band puts it to excellent use in their nostalgia-tinged songs. They stopped by Serious Business Music in DUMBO share a brand new song and to chat with Maia a bit about how they ended up named for a defunct company.
Spotlight on the City for February 2016 features Rochester, NY.
Get some of the best of the best new music in rotation on BTR in this Top 10 countdown!
It's an all female music mix today on BTR. So many talented ladies and an artist spotlight on Jenny Gillespie.
On this week's episode, we check out tracks from Cat Soup, Gun Outfit, The World, Downtown Boys, Love Spread, and Pony Time!
Old Man Canyon is the Vancouver-based project of musician Jett Pace. This is total pop, from the shimmery guitar and keyboards to the perfectly tight percussion. It’s no surprise the band has found themselves sharing the stage with the likes of the like-minded Foster The People and Paper Kites. The band stopped by on their way through NYC to share some songs and chat about the project at Serious Business Music in DUMBO, Brooklyn.
Fireships is the latest project from NYC-born songwriter Andrew Vladek. This Brooklyn-based (and Brooklyn-inspired) project brings together a group of Vladek’s talented musical friends in creating timeless, rock-inspired folk music. While the songs are well-crafted and performed by stellar musicians, it’s really the vocals that stand out and make these songs unique, thanks to Vladek’s weary, confident delivery and sharp storytelling.
Get the best of the best music on BTR this week in one shot!
It's time for Mardi Gras on BTR Today's Roadside Assistance, presented by United Airlines! Listen as 8 different BTR Today DJs present 8 different interpretations on what kind of soundtrack goes best the fattest of Tuesdays!
Today we take a look at great new tracks from Petite League, Ash Koosha, Ulrika Spacek, TEEN, Jalal Salaam, and Smiles!
The New Tarot is a young Brooklyn-based band with the Walker sisters - Monika (vocals/guitar) and Karen (vocals/keyboard) - at the center of its wild world. Shapeshifting between 90’s-style alt-rock to indie psych to metal pop (or something like that, in keeping with the TNT abbreviation of their band name), the sisters keep your ears guessing as to what they’re going to do next. There’s a fantastical side to their songs and imagery that made for a memorable session when they dropped by Serious Business Music in DUMBO for this live taste of their music.
Starlight Girls is a Brooklyn band of self-proclaimed “genre-undefining hyper weirdos” with a flair for theatrics. Drawing on psychedelic rock, indie pop, surf, and more to craft their own strange and beautiful sounds, the band stopped by Serious Business Music in DUMBO to play some tunes and talk a bit about the process behind their debut album.
Get the best of the best new music in rotation on BTR in one shot!
Get your female music fix with this mix comprised of only the most talented ladies around.
Today DJ Patrick K and Matt your other Host visit New Orleans and react to songs from Ghost In My Basement, Don Paul, $uicide Boy$, Bell Mountain, Seeking The Illusionist and Smoking Time Jazz Club
Fern Mayo is a Brooklyn-based trio of 90s-style skronky, fuzzy, poppy punk-loving indie rock devotees currently leaving their mark on the local scene. Singer Katie Capri’s vocal style is forceful and feels cathartic, as if every line is exorcising some sort of demon, matched by writhing grooves and explosive, anthemic choruses. The band stopped by Serious Business Music in DUMBO to share some songs and chat with Maia about the band.
Miranda Lee Richards is a San Francisco-based musician whose roots lie in the folk and Americana worlds. Though her story includes some heavy hitters in rock -- for instance, being taught guitar by a member of Metallica and playing in the infamously volatile indie band Brian Jonestown Massacre -- Richards’ work is grounded, beautiful, and dreamy with a mystical edge. She stopped by Serious Business Music in DUMBO, Brooklyn, along with Sammy Smith on vocals, to share a stripped-down, acoustic take on her songs in an intimate environment, and to offer some background on her musical history.
Enjoy the best of the best music that is currently in rotation on BTR!
Today we trek into tracks from Whitney, Dumb Wolves, Sleuth, Bumpy Knuckles X Wayne Ski, Julia Kent, and Loaf Muzik.
Gramma’s Boyfriend is the latest project fronted by the twin cities’ own Haley Bonar. A household name in certain musical circles for her years of output under her own name, this time around she’s joined by Jeremy Ylvisaker (Cloak Ox, Andrew Bird), Mark Erickson (Cloak Ox), Luke Anderson (Rogue Valley), and Jacob Hanson (Actual Wolf, Haley Bonar, All Tomorrow’s Petty). The band play fun, raucous rock music - think somewhere between B-52s and Dead Kennedys - with an infectious danceability and catchiness sure to leave the room sweaty, happy, and exhausted. During the 2015 CMJ Music Marathon, they tore it up at our showcase then came by the studio to rock out some more and chat with Maia about the project.
DeQn Sue’s music is difficult to define. The Los Angeles-born singer, whose stage name is an ode to both her father’s character on the TV show S.W.A.T. and her mother’s first name, is currently at least partially based in Alabama. Drawing on just about any genre of pop music you could name, DeQn Sue twists from soul to rock to funk to dance music, all capped off with an unforgettably charming vibe that’s quirky without being schticky.
Spotlight on the City for January 2016 will feature Paris, France. You'll hear from artists and bands like Aube L, My Friend Is and Ilitch plus labels, Antinote, Le Disques Entreprise, Existence Label and more!
Get some of the best of the best new music in rotation on BTR!
Your all-female music mix on BTR is ready to go!
Today DJ Patrick K. and Matt your other host react to songs from off.white, dakim, Bradford Thomas, Sierra Manhattan, Sunflower Bean and Bubblegum Best
Sweet Spirit began as a sort of side project for Austin’s Sabrina Ellis. Launched as a more country and soul-inspired singer-songwriter outlet to balance the wild, punk side of her musical life in the band A Giant Dog, the project quickly changed course, as her AGD bandmate Andrew Cashen joined, and the duo recruited more players to fill out their new songs. Now, a full on wild party of sound onstage - not to mention buzzy as hell thanks to praise from Austin heroes Spoon, Sweet Spirit is dominating their local scene and getting attention nationwide. They reigned the chaos in just enough to rock out for this session at Serious Business Music in DUMBO in the midst of a stop in town for CMJ.
Raya Brass Band is a Brooklyn-based five-piece group with a reputation for starting a party everywhere they (and their horns) go. Drawing on Balkan music, New Orleans brass, punk rock, out jazz, and other international inspiration, the band crafts a whirlwind of high energy, body-moving tunes. They stopped by Serious Business Music in DUMBO to give us a taste of the magic and talks about some of the inspiration behind their music.
We're playing some of the most played tracks of they year on today's mix!
It's time for 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 kicking back in the cold
Today we conclude our favorites of the year with tracks from GLOSS, The Lavender Flu, Sheer Mag, lee, Joanna Newsom, and Radicalfashion!
Happy New Year! On today's fourth and final installment of Live Studio: Holidays, we feature sessions from Des Ark, Astronauts, Etc, Narc Twain, and Diet Cig!

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