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We're counting down the Top 30 artists/albums played on our site this year. These numbers are based on how many times our DJs…
The Beths are a rock band based in Auckland, New Zealand, founded by lead singer/songwriter Elizabeth Stokes and guitarist…
These are songs from the best interviews from 2018—they’re all awesome & everyone needs to check them out.
2018 was a rough year. At least we had our weekly Monday music column & podcast to get us through it.
The final week in this 4 week best of series and the final Sunday Dealer's Choice show of 2018.  I'm not crying, you're crying! …
Some of the best albums from underground artists that the charts decided to ignore.
Over the course of 2018 we interviewed four different musicians who had new music out: Nikkiesha McLeod, Kyle Wilson from…
The Listening Booth's Best In Mix (part 2) has downbeat folk with Cat Power, R&B from Kadhja Bonet, and blues via Jonathan…
Today we're revisiting some of our favorite sessions of the year - including music and interviews from Tubafresh, Language, Doe…
tubafresh is the dynamic new solo project from Chanell Crichlow, a Brooklyn-based producer, songwriter, and horn player who has…
This is the second half of our massive double episode recapping our favorite tracks and artists from 2018 in no particular order.…
The best tracks from 2018. Thanks for tuning in this year!
NYC band Language is the trio of Omar, Wes, and Charles. Stylistically rooted in everything heavy, propulsive, and riffy, the band…
Dawn in the new year w/ this part one round ups of THE TOP SONGS of 2018—the only good thing to come out of this year.
Today we're revisiting some of our favorite sessions of the year - including music and interviews from Heaven, Renata Zieguer,…
Renata Zeiguer (like tiger, with a Z) is a Brooklyn-dwelling NYC native with a broad depth of musical knowledge that informs her…
I interviewed over 100 bands this year and narrowing it down to just 10 was tough.
No matter what holiday you celebrate, there's lots for you to enjoy in this holiday edition of The Tryst. Christmas tunes, winter,…
We're counting down the Top 30 artists/albums played on our site this year. These numbers are based on how many times our DJs…
Noisy guitars, big drums, super sweet melodies and a heavy romantic nostalgia are the ingredients that make up Heaven’s timeless…
The holiday is approaching and you're gonna need some chill music to play for your family dinner that rocks.
Over the hump and on the home stretch!  Week 3 Best of 2018 means we keep this damn double shot thing going.  We start at Black…
While we do our best to cover as much new music as possible here on The Music Digest, there's always going to be stuff we miss.…
DJRePete kicks off an annual tradition in The Listening Booth with part 1 of his year end Best In Mix w/Neko Case and electronica…
We're playing some of the best female artists played on Ladies Skate Only in 2018. Join us for part two of this three part series…
Today we're revisiting some of our favorite sessions of the year - including music and interviews from Idgy Dean, Buck Meek, Anna…
Kevin Krauter is a musician based in Bloomington, Indiana, who plays in the increasingly popular band Hoops. As with that project,…
This year, I traveled the midwest, deep south and more. These were the wildest rides.
It's time for the 2018 recap! Here's the first half of our massive double episode recapping our favorite tracks and artists from…
On today's show, some of the best music from 2018 (according to Lottie).
Many of these EPs might have flown under your radar when they were released. Catch up on them today—we promise you won't regret…
For our final episode of the year, we’re looking back on some music by local artists that came out in 2018. This is music that…
Happy holidays, my babies. I'm off from work 'till next year so I hope you like this playlist. I've sprinkled in a few holiday…
Idgy Dean is the live-loop-based solo musical endeavor of Brooklyn’s Lindsay Sanwald. Sanwald’s presence is electric, and the…
A look back at the wildest and craziest nights of 2018.
Mike Pace, formerly of Brooklyn post-punks Oxford Collapse, is back with another excellent batch of catchy tunes from his…
Our holiday broadcasts commence today, with a look back at some of our favorite sessions of the year. On today's show we are…
Though the Cosmic punks are English, they’re ready to rock out with New Jersey’s famous mythical creature.
The Tryst is airing 4 weeks featuring some of the best music played on the show in 2018. This is part 3 and next week we're taking…
We're counting down the Top 30 artists/albums played on our site this year. These numbers are based on how many times our DJs…
This week we listen to Porcupine's most recent release & chat with bassist Greg Norton (former bassist of Hüsker Dü)—so tune…
Though the bands have completely different sounds, they both uphold that dark grittiness we’ve all come to love.
This is the song you'll want on repeat for all of the next week.
Week 2! Back at it with Best Of 2018 picks.  Double shots from start to finish!  Start being Screaming Females.  Finish…
We took a look back at every artist we played in 2018 and assembled a batch of tracks by those artists we either found ourselves…
DJRePete has a solstice inspired mix with a spin on holiday tunes from the likes of Sufjan Stevens and Sally Shapiro!
Cherry is the latest project from Philadelphia-based guitarist/singer Russell Edling of Kite Party. The band operates on a…
The holidays are upon us! Join the BTR crew for this edition of Roadside Assistance. Perfect for your holiday travels, baking…
Cherry is the latest project from Philadelphia-based guitarist/singer Rusell Edling of Kite Party. The band operates on a…
For the first of our 2018 year-end recaps, we're taking a look at our favorite exclusive performances from BTR Live Studio -…
Neighbor Lady and their album 'Maybe Later' topped the charts for BTRtoday this year.
It's your lucky day - Thursday, December 13th! You'll hear tunes by Rose Droll, Tomorrow's Tulips, Nylon Smile and more! Also,…
With their newest album ‘Verb for Dreaming’ released they don’t have any limits to inspirations.
Parquet Courts created a safe haven for down-to-earth city dwellers to escape the mob of drunk Santas.
11 Cities. 24 bands and artists. 24 songs. It's the Best of Spotlight on the City for 2018!
Coco Verde is the project led by Brooklyn songwriter Julian Anderson, along with an excellent band comprised of Koko Williams on…
DJ Emily is playing you some of the best music played on The Tryst and doing it every week in December! We're moving on to part…
We're counting down this week's top albums for the last time in 2018! Next week will bring you the best of the year countdowns.…
This week we chat with Olivia Scibelli, frontwoman to Nashville-based band Idle Bloom & listen to their most recent album.
Pearl Charles has been hard at work since last we saw her in Austin in 2016. The Los Angeles-based folk musician released her…
Trump winning the election made us all feel helpless, but Idle Bloom uses their music to help us get through it.
PAINT's debut self-titled full length is defintely a ~must~ listen.
All double shot best of start NOW!  4 Weeks of my favorite picks of the year, 2 tracks from each record and artist.  Week 1…
For our final “new music” episode of the show in 2018, our buddy Max Goransson makes his third appearance - ready to react to…
DJRePete’s spotlights Dan Mangan and Unknown Mortal Orchestra ahead of their 2019 tours! + electro w/Bob Moses & soul w/Saun &…
DJ Emily's got some of the best artists played on this all-female music mix in 2018. Check out artists like SC Mira, Caroline Says…
Bilge Rat is a rock trio based in New Haven, Connecticut. With slow, grungy grooves and skronky goodness all over,…
This week we revisit the Stockholm, Sweden-based label, PNK SLM Recordings, catching up with their releases from 2018 and chatting…
Shaw's powerful performance with a nine-piece band and an amazing lineup of musicians was destined to be memorable.
Sun Breaks, Tallies, Azure Ray and more!
Big Ups recently announced they’re going on indefinite hiatus and they’ll be playing their final shows in January 2019 -- with…
Like always, I've got lots of tracks from brand new albums for ya here.  Happy December, everybody! Tune-in xoxo
Doe Paoro is a songwriter from Syracuse, New York, who is currently based in Los Angeles. Known for ambitious compositions and…
Doe Paoro is a songwriter from Syracuse, New York, who is currently based in Los Angeles. Known for ambitious compositions and…
DJ Emily's picking her favorite tracks played on The Tryst this year and handing out some superlatives. You'll hear it here on…
We've got four albums making their countdown debut. Plus, Jasmin Kaset and Quichenight take the one spot for the first time with…
This week we listen to NYC gritty, thrashy & trashy punk rockers Surfbort & chat w/ frontwoman Dani Miller.
Deeper is a Chicago-based post-punk band who’s been steadily crafting their sound and conceptual attack for the past few years,…
Jasmin Kaset (from Birdcloud) & Quichenight is leading with their debut album 'Tuxedo.'
First weekend in the last month of the year.  Next week starts "Best Of's"  Until then, enjoy the newest of the new new tunage…
The usual duo is back at it, thick in the midst of year-end prep but ready to keep the new jams coming. We’ve got brand new…
New month, new mix in The Listening Booth w/Grapetooth electro, Neighborhood of Make Believe folk, & The Rusty Guns' reckless…