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We're wrapping up our 2019 with a look back at some fun sessions from this year. Today's show includes live performances and interviews with Blush, Field Medic, Kate Davis, Airpark
Some of the best albums from underground artists that the dumb charts decided to ignore.
2019 brought so much beautiful music and art to BTR. Emily's bringing you her favorite albums on today's mix and playing a track form each one. Featuring artists like Devarrow, Joanna Sternberg, H. Kink and more.
The BTR Top 40 countdown continues! Today we start with 20 and work down to 11. Included in today's mix are Molly Sarlé, Ten Fé and Levitation Room.
Joanna Sternberg is an artist and musician from Manhattan, NY. With a background in jazz and tons of experience on a wide range of instruments, their own music uses folk composition to tell brutally…
These are songs from artists who I had the best interviews with in 2019—they'll rock your socks off. (Part 1 of 2)
2019 was a rough year. At least we had our weekly Monday music column & podcast to get us through it.
Best of 2019 double shots for 3 weeks in a row? Try 4! but this is week 3 and it's the last Dealer's Choice show of 2019 so Happy New Year to you all! Week 4 next Sunday then we start the hunt for the best new music of 2020!
This week we’re taking a look back at some of the guests we’ve had on the show in 2019 - including J’s chats with Isaac Gillespie, Day & Dream, Yoni Gordon, Annie Pichan, and…
The Listening Booth's 2019 Best In Mix concludes w/rock via Lisa Prank, trippy electro w/Girl Ray, & alt via Shanna Falana. Count down!
Dub Trio are Brooklyn legends at this point, with over 20 years of collaboration under the band’s belt. It’s members - Stu Brooks, DP Holmes, and Joe Tomino - all have incredibly impressive…
We're wrapping up our 2019 with a look back at some fun sessions from this year. Today's show includes live performances and interviews with Dub Trio, Pablo Dylan, AMES, Liz Cooper & The…
Chatting with musicians about all kinds of wild shit all year long.
We're taking a look back at some of our favorite songs, releases, and artists or 2019 in this massive, two-part playlist episode!
Dawn in the new year w/ this part one of THE TOP SONGS of 2019—the only good thing to come out of this year.
Joanna Sternberg is an artist and musician from Manhattan, NY. With a background in jazz and tons of experience on a wide range of instruments, their own music uses folk composition to tell brutally…
Many of these EPs might have flown under your radar—catch up on them today & we promise you won’t regret it.
We're wrapping up our 2019 with a look back at some fun sessions from this year. Today's show includes live performances and interviews with Meg Myers, And The Kids, Saint Mela, Daughter of…
My gift to you this holiday season was a Holiday/Christmas mix you could listen to all season long. Today, I've randomized the playlist to give you another mix perfect for Christmas Eve.
Our BTR Top 40 year-end countdown is in full swing! Today we pickup where we left off last week and play you tracks from our most played albums of 2019. Get ready for numbers 30 to 21. Included in the mix are Joanna Sternberg, Purple Mountains and Cate Le Bon
If you're looking for "Jingle Bells" or "Winter Wonderland" then you've come to the wrong place, ya square.
Joanna Sternberg is an artist and musician from Manhattan, NY. With a background in jazz and tons of experience on a wide range of instruments, their own music uses folk composition to tell brutally…
You won't find "Jingle Bells" on this playlist.
A look back at the wildest and craziest nights of 2019.
Tis the season to listening to best of doubleshots.  Here is part 2 with Violent Femmes, Reptaliens, Diane Coffee and more!
J returns to the show - all the way from Austin! In this two-part mega-episode, we're catching up on the music he missed in the months since departing the show (and, ultimately, NYC). As we…
The Listening Booth’s annual Best In Mix for 2019 kicks off with folk from The Mountain Goats, R&B via Blood Orange, & electro from !!!
DJ Emily is counting down her favorite albums played on the show this year. 25 of the best female musicians out there are featured in the mix. H. Kink, Say Sue Me, Joslyn and the Sweet Compression and Charly Bliss are just a little of what's in store.
Prateek Kuhad is an indie singer-songwriter from Jaipur, India with an impressively strong sense of melody, composition, and performance, paired with an incredibly delicate vocal touch that turns his…
We're wrapping up our 2019 with a look back at some fun sessions from this year. Today's show includes live performances and interviews with Prateek Kuhad, Vera Sola, Ramonda Hammer
There's nothing like showing someone a new song for the first time.
We're taking a look back at some of our favorite songs, releases, and artists or 2019 in this massive, two-part playlist episode!
Part 2 in a 3 part series of Best of 2019 playlists.
Today's episode of Mutual Core includes music inspired by Aldous Huxley's 1923 essay "Water Music" from his book On The Margin - Notes and…
Joanna Sternberg is an artist and musician from Manhattan, NY. With a background in jazz and tons of experience on a wide range of instruments, their own music uses folk composition to tell brutally…
Get rockin' to the best underground music holiday playlist!
It's difficult to keep up with musicians on the road, but somehow I survived it all.
We're wrapping up our 2019 with a look back at some fun sessions from this year. Today's show includes live performances and interviews with Divino Nino, Shormey, Elise Davis  
Camilo Medina and Javier Forero met as kids in Bogotá before reuniting in Miami, where they began their musical collaboration. In Chicago, the duo was joined by Guillermo Rodriguez and Pierce Codina…
We've been rolling out all the best-of lists this week. Today, DJ Emily is playing some best-ofs from two of her other shows here on BTR. Enjoy selections from Ladies Skate Only and The Alt-Country Show on today's mix.
Week one of our BTR Top 40 year-end countdown! We'll play you a track from each of our 40 most played albums of the year over the next four weeks. Today we start with 40 and work down to 31. Included in today's mix are Eerie Wanda, Frankiie and Munya.
Joanna Sternberg is an artist and musician from Manhattan, NY. With a background in jazz and tons of experience on a wide range of instruments, their own music uses folk composition to tell brutally…
If you're looking for "Jingle Bells" or "Winter Wonderland" then you've come to the wrong place, ya square.
Don't miss out on all these new albums from this year.
Holiday music all from 2019 by the indie artists we know and love.
These are the albums our podcast hosts and producers listened to the most.
Y'all ready for 4 weeks of Best Of 2019 double shots every Sunday until 2020?  You better be, because week 1 starts right here and right now!
J returns to the show - all the way from Austin! In this two-part mega-episode, we're catching up on the music he missed in the months since departing the show (and, ultimately, NYC). This episode…
The Listening Booth celebrates the holidays indie music style w/a New Orleans tune via New Birth Brass Band & alt w/Jeremy & the Harlequins!
Our holiday gift to you is this holiday mix. Curated by some of your favorite BTR DJs and perfect for traveling (or not traveling) this holiday season.
Melbourne, Australia-based musician Alexander Biggs writes honest, smart songs with a warm and gentle style that we instantly fell for on first listen. He dropped by Serious Business Music in Brooklyn…
This week we're revisiting Joanna Sternberg, the NYC-based artist and musician who we produced a mini-documentary on earlier this year. As part of that project, we conducted an interview at our…
Part 1 of a 3 part series of Best 2019 playlists
New music for your listening pleasure, my sweet babes—you're welcome.
Queen Of Jeans, the Philadelphia-based trio of Miri Devora, Mattie Glass & Patrick Wall, makes heartfelt, relatable, catchy, poppy/punky indie rock that is instantly likeable. The band dropped by…
11 Cities. 33 bands and artists. It's the Best of Spotlight on the City for 2019!
DJ Emily plans on spinning the Merge Records holiday album and The Molly Burch Christmas Album throughout December 2019 and for years to come. Hear tracks from both of these new albums and past favorite holiday records in today's mix.
Bringing you this week's most played albums on the site and counting 'em down from 10 to one. We'll start with Charly Bliss and end with Erin Anne. There's a countdown debut from Thomas Mudrick in the middle. Enjoy.
We chat with the clown doctor punk rocker himself & listen to their newest album.
Odetta Hartman is an NYC-born artist with an impossible-to-define style. Informed by the wildly diverse cultural and musical landscape she grew up around, her music blends sounds and techniques from…
We're getting some tough love this week from indie artist Erin Anne.
Final regular old Sunday show before the Best Of 2019 shows start.  Get warm, get toasty, get comfortable and enjoy. 2 hours for your ears!
For the last full new music episode of the year, our first special guest since the departure of J - another J named Jeanette D. Moses - joins us once again to listen to and react to new singles! We're…
DJRePete takes a look / listen back at the 20-teens today canvasing tracks that brokethru the BTRtoday airwaves over the last decade!
DJ Emily is finishing up compiling her "best of" albums lists this week. So, today we're sampling releases that came out late in 2019. Girl Ray, Erin Anne and Charly Bliss are just some of what's in store. You'll hear two tracks from each artist in the mix today.
Arthur Moon is a project led by NY-based musician Lora-Faye Åshuvud, whose boundary-pushing performance and vocals style blends well with an experimental sort of electronic dance music to create a…
Musicians—they mess around on Instagram just as much as the rest of us.
This is our final catchup playlist episode of the year! What does that mean? It means we're checking out some of the new music that's come in to the music library here over the past few weeks before…
December is here. Let's Party.
On today's show, join me in a backyard in Chicago over the holiday weekend, as we smoke a turkey, listen to the leaves rustle, and the birds chirp. Music from Rwandan group The Good Ones, electronic…
Brooklyn musician Sean Cahill’s band The Next Great American Novelist has been a study in change. Nearly reaching its end when a meeting with Jason Cummings launched the current phase of the reinvigorated project, which blends dreamy, melodic indie rock with hints of sun-kissed pop in a way that feels somewhat more West Coast than Brooklyn in a super refreshing way. The band dropped by Serious Business Music in Brooklyn to brighten up the basement studio for this session. Careless Moon will be the sophomore album from The Next Great American Novelist. Listen to the audio podcast for more music and interview.
Brooklyn musician Sean Cahill’s band The Next Great American Novelist has been a study in change. Nearly reaching its end when a meeting with Jason Cummings launched the current phase of the…
Nothing can stop this brother indie duo from making the music they want.
We're still feeling thankful for all the great music that's been bestowed upon us this year! So, we're giving thanks for all of those plus our current favorite albums. Enjoy it all in the mix today.
A look back at some of our favorite shots of our favorite bands in 2019.
Fran's debut full-length, A Private Picture is our most played album of the week. Tune in to here music from this album and more of our most played here on BTR!
A band started by the original Fidlar drummer—it's pop punk's softer side.
Shormey Adumuah resides in Chesapeake, Virginia, where she records her output as Shormey in her bedroom. Blending soul and disco into a fresh, groovy sort of psych pop, she aims to create music that…
Fran gets in your face with killer jams this week.
Shop til you drop! Just remember the real reason for the season. Love, family, friends, faith, and music of course. 2 hours of music! Happy December 1st!
Our esteemed music director Lottie is back for another guest spot on the show, checking out new tunes from Arbor Labor Union, Libel, Caroline Says, Girl Ray, Tuff Sunshine, Luke Lalonde, and Varsity!
Escape the shopping in The Listening Booth via alt w/Kate Teague, Swedish blues from Jesper Lindell, & Black Friday commentary w/St. Vincent
You're going to need something to keep your energy levels high—so, listen to this playlist.
We kick off our season of holiday broadcasts by taking a trip down memory lane with Juan Wauters, Adir L.C., Pip Blom, and Pearla. Pearla Adir L.C. Pip Blom Juan Wauters
Juan Wauters first appeared on the NYC music scene as a member of the band The Beets. Currently repping Jackson Heights, Queens, the Montevideo, Uruguay native brings a lively, brilliant rawness to…
Solitaire Recordings began in Australia and is currently located in NYC. We sit down with founder/owner Dan Rutman to talk about the label's beginnings, transitions, and some of the eclectic roster of…
The soundtrack to your Thanksgiving!
There's something for everyone in a music-savvy family to enjoy.
New York band Alpenglow is Peter Coccoma, Graeme Daubert, and Elori Kramer - joined here by Daniel Ocanto and Nico Hedley. The band’s warm, sprawling sound has such a familiar and inviting feel to…
New York band Alpenglow is Peter Coccoma, Graeme Daubert, and Elori Kramer - joined here by Daniel Ocanto and Nico Hedley. The band’s warm, sprawling sound has such a familiar and inviting feel to…
This week, you might be baking pies, cleaning the house for guests, taking a road trip to see friends/family or avoiding the chaos all together. Either way, The Tryst provides the perfect soundtrack. New music abounds in this two-hour mix.
Countdown debuts from Young Guv, Camp Howard and Great Grandpa. Ali Barter takes the top spot with music from her album Hello, I'm Doing My Best.
Human People - aka the NYC rock band comprised of four human people: Hayley Livingston, Marisa Gershenhorn, Victoria Guillem, and Abigail Austin - brings an excitedly catchy, scrappy, poppiness to the…
Today, we give thanks for all of the amazing music we are privileged to listen to and bring your way. Our DJs are gathering together and each selecting tracks to get your in the Thanksgiving holiday spirit.
A nice & calm playlist to keep the kickoff to your holiday season chill.
Is that turkey and stuffing really worth all the family drama? Here's your tool to avoid an epic freak out this holiday.
Ali Barter with her high pitched & in-your-face vocals take the lead.
All double shots on this show to stuff your face with before you physically stuff your face with turkey, pie, cranberry sauce and all the rest.  Enjoy your up coming holiday and the next 2 hours of great indie tunes.
We have our first returning guest! Gabriel Birnbaum visited the show back in August of 2018 around the release of his band Wilder Maker’s album, Zion, and now he’s back with a solo record, Not…
The Listening Booth is spinning alt w/Ali Barter, Nintendo electro vibes w/Anamanaguchi, & chill zen tracks via Cigarettes After Sex!
Fran, Kate Teague, Charly Bliss, Flora Hibbard... the list goes on. This episode is full of fresh new music from some of the most talented ladies out there.
Color Tongue are a Brooklyn band whose sound is difficult to describe - at times they dip into artsy, experimental zones, while also keeping things pretty straightforward fuzzy rock - whatever it is,…
This week we've got an interview with Kyle Cunjak of Forward Music Group, an eclectic label based in Halifax, Nova Scotia and begun in 2007 with a roster that includes Motherhood, Janneh Berry, Sarah…
Playing the chillest of chill tunes for you on this very mellow Thursday!
Today, as we head deeper into fall, we listen to music from Pendant, Kate Teague, Flora Hibberd and more.      
Briston Maroney is an energetic young musician based in Nashville, whos vibrant, hooky take on rock pairs well with his scrappy, diy background. He brought the band by Serious Business Music in DUMBO…
Briston Maroney is an energetic young musician based in Nashville, whos vibrant, hooky take on rock pairs well with his scrappy, diy background. He brought the band by Serious Business Music in DUMBO for this super fun session! Briston Maroney’s lasted Miracle Series single, “Chattanooga,” is available now. Listen to the audio podcast for more music and interview.
Where are they now? Today on the Tryst, DJ Emily revisits bands from BTR-yesteryear for a class reunion of sorts. Also in the mix, new tunes to rotation and a BTR Top 10 Remix.
Molly Sarle starts things off. Shantih Shantih are in at six. Black Marble take the 10 spot. And, Lisa Prank reigns supreme at one!
A chat w/ the frontman of The Shivas and listening to tracks from their newest album 'Dark Thoughts.'
This time around, the band wanted more than just fun dance music.
Lisa Prank isn't taking anybody's shit in new album 'Perfect Love Song' and we love it!
Relax! 2 hours of lazy Sunday tunes means stop doing so much, seriously! Do much much less. Fall into this mix today as your well earned break.  Let's go!
Matt Heart Spade and Jinners take a break from their awesome nostalgia-tinged podcast about music, Mixtape Memories, to join me this week and listen to and react to new music from Chartreuse, Erin…
DJRePete has autumn-inspired folk & blues w/Jesper Lindell + tune in for a bloc as we “makeout” with Lisa Prank in The Listening Booth.
Nothing like a little garage-y psych rock to play along to a twist ending.
Nick Zanca is the producer, composer, and musical mastermind behind the glitchy, heady, “nocturnal pop” songs of Mister Lies. Crafting his textural sonic world at home in his bedroom, Zanca has…
Nick Zanca is the producer, composer, and musical mastermind behind the glitchy, heady, “nocturnal pop” songs of Mister Lies. Crafting his textural sonic world at home in his bedroom, Zanca has…
Mind-melting photos from the world's greatest psych-rock music festival.
Time to catch up on some recent releases! From Mikal Cronin and Matt Valentine and Ganser to Battles, we're checking out tons of great new music from the past couple of months this week.
Cate Le Bon and Bradford Cox, Little Scream, The Nunnery, Jesper Lindell and more on The Jaunt!
Get ready for a wild social media ride from this pop-punk sweetheart turned indie.
It’s hard to imagine that before meeting via Craigslist, Desert Sharks were just strangers swimming in the sea of the Brooklyn music scene. With a striking rock n’ roll gang chemistry and some…
Honolulu, Hawaii - based artists are featured on th November edition of Spotlight on the City. You'll hear from The Foreign Lily, Goon Lei Goon, Anna Chase D, Mike Love and more!
Vomit, soothe and bite are just a few of the words these two passionate musicians describe themselves with.
With a striking rock n’ roll gang chemistry and some serious live intensity, the quartet of Stephanie, Stefania Rovera - guitar, Rebecca Rose, and Sunny Veniero have been growing a devoted following in the local scene via fun live showings and several singles and EPs prior to their debut full length.
Not a fan of freezing cold temps? DJ Emily isn't either. So, today she is attempting to Jedi mind trick herself (and you) into feeling the summer sun shine. Listen for tracks to warm you up and a BTR Top 10 remix to end the show.
We will start with a countdown debut from Devarrow and work out way to this week's number one, Levitation Room! Sandwiched between are tracks from artists like Frankiie, Shantih Shantih and Surf Curse.
AJ Davila of Puerto Rican party punks Davila666 joins me in the studio to chat about the wild rock 'n' roll life.
The Puerto Rican party punks were in NYC for one show before jetting off to Europe.
Can you believe 2020 is almost here?  Where does the time go?  We can't stop it, we just gotta enjoy it while we have it.  So here is 2 hours of music to help us stop and smell the roses a little while.  Enjoy!
Jesse Rifkin, of Walk On The Wild Side NYC Tours, drops by to join in on the listening-and-reacting-to-music fun. We get into new stuff from Illuminati Hotties, Toro Y Moi, Frend, The Nunnery, Thomas…
Join us in The Listening Booth for a dive into the roots of Hudson Valley artist Marco Benevento’s self-described hot dance piano rock!
The Nunnery start of the show today and you'll love the layers that Sarah Elstran creates. Ali Barter's sophomore album, Hello, I'm Doing My Best is featured in the mix as well in today's artist spotlight. Plus, you'll find new music from Anna Meredith and more on this all-female music mix.
Kate Davis is an NYC-based musicians currently celebrating her debut album. While the music has a well-crafted indie rock feel, it’s pop and jazz roots show through in interesting ways that reveal…
Kate Davis is an NYC-based musicians currently celebrating her debut album. While the music has a well-crafted indie rock feel, it’s pop and jazz roots show through in interesting ways that reveal…
Graveface Records (est. 2002) was the label featured on the very first episode of this show - so this is a long time coming. Ryan Graveface joins us via Skype for a lengthy conversation covering the…
Patrick Watson, Black Marble, Camp Howard, Sofa City Sweetheart and more!
Today's broadcast features a conversation between Maia and songwriter/producer Denitia. Her new album "Touch of the Sky" will be released on Friday, November 8.
The music of Maneka - the sonically-eclectic project of guitarist Devin McKnight, also of the band Speedy Ortiz - draws on a multitude of influences in an attempt to reflect McKnight’s unique…
The music of Maneka - the sonically-eclectic project of guitarist Devin McKnight, also of the band Speedy Ortiz - draws on a multitude of influences in an attempt to reflect McKnight’s unique cultural perspective as a person of color in an overwhelmingly white-dominated music scene. With rejection of any thoughts of genre pigeonholing - though post-punk might be the broadest that usually applies one way or another - Maneka swerves from sound to sound and emotion to emotion in an impressive blend of creative songwriting. The band stopped by Serious Business Music in Brooklyn to show us how it all comes together. Devin by Maneka is available now from Exploding In Sound.
A beautiful night for all the freaks of NYC to let loose with bands, dancing, a costume contest and more.
Today's mix begins with music from The Decalogue. A ballet score composed by Sufjan Stevens and performed by Timo Andres. We'll explore this as well as other new albums to rotation on BTR. Including the most played on the site this week in our BTR Top 10 Remix.
All the best new albums on BTR all in one spot. Hear the most played albums on the site this week, including countdown debuts from Dominic Sen and Allah Las.
Jesca Hoop is a Manchester, UK-based musician. For her latest album, she returned to her stateside home of California to record the songs that would ultimately see producer John Parish adding his…
Chattin' about psych-rock and acid with Levitation Room!
The psych-rockers just wanna jam and share their music with the world—is that so wrong?
Getting spacey & sweet with the Allah-Las this week.
"Spring Foward, Fall Back"  Hate when we start losing light.  Its a sign that things are gonna get cold and dark very soon.  No fear though, 2 hours of indie tunes and double shots this Sunday to light the way!
This week's guest is Travis Harrison, head honcho of Serious Business Music, the amazing engineer behind our BTR Live Studio sessions, and the producer behind the recent Guided By Voices records. We…
Drop into the Listening Booth for new electro alt from Devarrow, and the new record by Luke Temple. Plus a Mitten news tease!
Ramonda Hammer are a four-piece grunge rock band from LA. With masterful loud-quiet-loud explosive dynamics and heart-on-the-sleeve lyrics, the band - and particular lead singer Devin Davis - has the…
Ramonda Hammer are a four-piece grunge rock band from LA. With masterful loud-quiet-loud explosive dynamics and heart-on-the-sleeve lyrics, the band - and particular lead singer Devin Davis - has the…
A disposable camera catching psychedelics in the desert and rock 'n' roll in Utah.
Seth Decoteau of Topshelf Records joins us this week to talk about the label's beginning over 13 years ago, the changes they've gone through along with the shifting music industry, and some of their…
Wishing you a very creepy Halloween!
Let these music videos roll to have the spookiest and best musically-curated Halloween ever.
Halloween is tomorrow, but our Halloween special was last week 'cause we be celebrating Halloween since October 1st over here! But here is a playlist of brand spankin' new songs for you to get ready…
Weeping Icon is the Brooklyn-based experimental punk band comprised of Sara Fantry (guitar, vocals), Sarah Reinold (bass), and Lani Combier-Kapel (drums, vocals). With a super heavy sound and serious…
Weeping Icon is the Brooklyn-based experimental punk band comprised of Sara Fantry (guitar, vocals), Sarah Reinold (bass), and Lani Combier-Kapel (drums, vocals). With a super heavy sound and serious…
Shantih Shantih have our most played album of the week and they're in the mix. Joslyn and the Sweet Compression are new to the site and they start things off. Tons of good tunes in between.
Jay Som and Boy Scouts came to Brooklyn and BTR's cameras were there.
Ten songs in a row from our most played albums of the week. Enjoy new releases from Boy Scouts, Frankiie, Shantih Shantih and more!
Tune in to hear about the wild times of the '60s & '70s w/ pioneering psych garage rockers Flamin Groovies!
The only original member still playing from the '60s pioneering psych garage rock band tells all.
Be afraid!  Hide from ghosts! Eat your candy! Listen to good music!  2 hours to get you in the halloween spirit! OoooOOooOooOOooooooo
Pete D'Angelo of Ernest Jenning Record Co. and Facet Cubed stops by to join the music listening-and-reacting fun and offers some actual useful music industry insight along the way! Along with bringing…
DJRePete spins a scary good mix in time for Halloween w/Those Pretty Wrongs & festive Halloween tracks w/Dan Costello & The Rice Cakes
Welcoming Joslyn and the Sweet Compression to BTR with an artist spotlight featuring tracks from their latest release. Plus new tunes from Girl Ray, Molly Sarle, Hanna Vu and more!
Daughter Of Swords is the new project from the Durham, NC-based songwriter Alexandra Sauser-Monnig, whose voice will be familiar to listeners of her band Mountain Man. Here, she breaks out on her own…
Daughter Of Swords is the new project from the Durham, NC-based songwriter Alexandra Sauser-Monnig, whose voice will be familiar to listeners of her band Mountain Man. Here, she breaks out on her own…
The BTR crew is serving up a Taligating mix for you this October. Football is in full swing, the World Series is underway... really, we use any excuse to party. Check out this unique mix of tunes from some of your favorite BTR DJs.
When you’re with these partiers, even Salt Lake City turns into the wildest place on earth.
This week as we take our regularly scheduled break from record label features, we're keeping things on the slightly more chill side with mix of music from the past few weeks of new releases.
One week left until Halloween!
On today's show, we take another walk on the wild side, with a reading from 1901's "Music & It's Masters" by O.B. Boise, provided by the Gutenberg Project. We listen to music from Guided by…
BOO! Get ready for the scariest and best tracks spun on New Vibrations this year.
Odetta Hartman is an NYC-born artist with an impossible-to-define style. Informed by the wildly diverse cultural and musical landscape she grew up around, her music blends sounds and techniques from…
Tiger Rider out of Seattle are new to rotation and starting off the show. Plus we've got a BTR Top 10 remix the most played albums on the site. Including our most played artist, Frankiie.
Frankiie, an all-female group out of Vancouver has the most played album of the week. Newcomers to the countdown include Luke Temple and Shantih Shantih.
This week we're pausing our regular scheduled programming to bring you a playlist of spooky songs from artists featured on The Music Meetup this year!
This week The Music Meetup strays from its usual format to give you the spookiest Halloween playlist.
Start with new, middle with double shots, ending with classics.  2 hours to fill your Sunday.  Enjoy it!
Friend Of The Show, Michael Mehalick - proprietor of Brooklyn indie label Good Eye Records - drops by to share an update on the label happenings, drop some advice on digital single release strategies,…
A harvest of discovery + throwbacks in The Listening Booth w/new Hiss Golden Messenger & rediscovery anthem banjo via Judah and The Lion
Alexandra Levy is the Montreal-based songwriter performing as Ada Lea, whose debut album reveals a collection of songs that balance an often big and bold rock sound with fragile, revelatory pop songs…
Alexandra Levy is the Montreal-based songwriter performing as Ada Lea, whose debut album reveals a collection of songs that balance an often big and bold rock sound with fragile, revelatory pop songs…
This week we're taking a look at the young Brooklyn label Substitute Scene, featuring an interview with the label's founder, Emily Obrien. Recorded the week of Desert Sharks' new album release and…
With the Utah band in charge, expect our Insta to be wall-to-wall no-holds-barred debauchery.
Kick off your Thursday with tunes by Ghost Funk Orchestra, Daniel Martin Moore, Sui Zhen, Shantih Shantih and more!
These labels will definitely keep you cool music-savvy.
It's like tripping on acid, but no possibility of a bad trip or failing a drug test.
Shane Conerty’s ambitious indie pop project, Color Collage, has come a long way since its beginnings as a solo project. Fully fleshed out with a full band - even joined by Doo-wop inspired backup…
Shane Conerty’s ambitious indie pop project, Color Collage, has come a long way since its beginnings as a solo project. Fully fleshed out with a full band - even joined by Doo-wop inspired backup…
ACL Fest has wrapped but the memories will live on. DJ Emily is talking about it in today's mix along with lots of new music to rotation on the site. And, the show wraps with a BTR Top 10 remix that includes our most played artist of the week, Molly Sarlé.
We're all about Molly Sarlé's solo debut. It's our most played album of the week. Past number ones Surf Curse and Boy Scouts are both in the mix. Plus, Chastity make their countdown debut.
Fatherson is a Scottish alternative rock trio from Kilmarnock. With their latest album, the band has been steadily raising their profile internationally, and lead singer Ross Leighton stopped by NYC…
We've got indie heartthrob Palehound—she wears her heart on her sleeve with her music & her last album was no exception.
Her recent album ‘Black Friday’ tackles her toughest body issues.
Sweet sultry vocals are on top this week from Molly Sarlé.
No, sorry, it was Columbus, and his day is Tomorrow, but we will celebrate with 2 hours of awesome indie tunes today.  It's Sunday and our weekend is extended, so dig in and dig it all!
We missed former co-host J. McVay so much that after a month away we had to invite him back as a guest on the show. This week we check out new album tracks from Shantih Shantih, City and Colour, DIIV,…
DJRePete revisits CMJ w/re-discovery from showcase-past via the Cold War Kids, The Sounds, & Of Montreal + new Skullers & Brutalists!
DJ Emily has been a huge Lizzo fan since she started playing her on this podcast 6 years ago. So, today we are paying tribute to her success. Plus new music from artists like Vivian Girls and Frankiie.
Agua Viva is the music project of Buenos Aires-bred, Brooklyn-based songwriter Josi Arias - blending breezy tropical vibes with timeless pop traditions and bilingual Spanish/English lyrics for a hazy,…
Agua Viva is the music project of Buenos Aires-bred, Brooklyn-based songwriter Josi Arias - blending breezy tropical vibes with timeless pop traditions and bilingual Spanish/English lyrics for a hazy,…
If you're celebrating Halloween in NYC this year, are cool and into good music, then these shows are for you.
This week we're taking a look at the Los Angeles-based label Danger Collective Records, speaking with founder Reed Kanter about the label's beginnings and taking inspiration from LA venue The Smell,…
This dreamy song will have you in a haze wrestling your deepest emotions.
The Curls, (Sandy) Alex G, Vivian Girls and much more!
On today's episode, we contemplate context, form, and convention through readings by Saint-Saens, Mozart, and Margaret Blake-Alverson. Music from Luke Temple, (Sandy) Alex G, Ghost Funk Orchestra,…
This week we start with new fast & thrashy and end on new melodic & twangy with a little new psych sprinkled in.
The Italian trio brings you fuzzed-out garage rock no matter how difficult it gets.
Jesca Hoop is a Manchest, UK-based musician. For her latest album, she returned to her stateside home of California to record the songs that would ultimately see producer John Parish adding his touch…
Music from Worcester, Massachusetts - based artists including The Promise is Hope, Harbor Vista, Memory Lame and more!
Jesca Hoop is a Manchester, UK-based musician. For her latest album, she returned to her stateside home of California to record the songs that would ultimately see producer John Parish adding his…
(Sandy) Alex G has our most played album of the week. You'll hear it in the mix today along with tons of new albums in rotation on the site and a BTR Top 10 Remix.
Nice selection of tracks today from some of the most played albums on our site. See where artists like Surf Curse, Vivian Girls and The Berries fall on our Top 10 countdown!
This week I chat with country singer Kelsey Waldon—signed to John Prine's label and just released a new album.
Thumpasaurus is a punk-funk wild rollercoaster ride of a party machine full of aliens, tearing out of LA. With a ridiculously entertaining vibe and a flair for the dramatic (think somewhere along the…
(Sandy) Alex G slows things down with his melancholy indie tunes.
2 hours of brutal tunes and double shots to start off the 2019-202 NHL season right.  Let's drop the puck!
NY musician Poingly has been fairly quiet for the past few years, but he returns with new music fueled by AI and deep learning - we talk a bit about that, our history, and do the usual listening and…
Grab your passport as DJRePete spotlights int'l blues talent w/Tinariwen; + new alt via Skux, more from !!!, & trippy alt w/The Blow & UMO
Jordan Moser is an Austin, Texas-based musician, dancer, and filmmaker. His touching, literary folk rock feels extremely raw and true, drawing on the tradition of heartfelt folk rock paired with a…
Jordan Moser is an Austin, Texas-based musician, dancer, and filmmaker. His touching, literary folk rock feels extremely raw and true, drawing on the tradition of heartfelt folk rock paired with a…
It's a playlist week - that means we have a fresh two hour mix of new music, as we catch up on additions to the BTRtoday music library from the past few weeks. Dive in and find your new favorite song!
October is here! Let's listen to some tunes.
Be the first to hear the raging new track from these post-punkers' upcoming album ‘Tapeworm.’
New music every wee like I promise. I hope you guys are ready for some cool tunes. You're welcome!
“Who really wants to carry around 50+ double box set VHSs on the road? We had to grow up.”
Shormey Adumuah resides in Chesapeake, Virginia, where she records her output as Shormey in her bedroom. Blending soul and disco into a fresh, groovy sort of psych pop, she aims to create music that…
Shormey Adumuah resides in Chesapeake, Virginia, where she records her output as Shormey in her bedroom. Blending soul and disco into a fresh, groovy sort of psych pop, she aims to create music that…
Genre stereotypes were thrown out the window for one great night of music.
Autumn is here and along with it come some awesome new releases and ACL Music Festival. Hear some of the bands playing the fest in the mix today as well as some new releases!
Woodsist Fest took over Arrowood Farms Brewery on Saturday, September 28.
Rose Dorn start it off in the 10 spot with music from their album "Days You Were Leaving." Esther Rose, Jay Som and Boy Scouts are in the mix as well. Surf Curse rounds finishes the show strong with a countdown debut in the number one spot! Hear all the best new indie music out there in one spot!
This week I chat with a young, but rockin' bunch The Bobby Lees. Tune in!
Surf Curse coming in strong with their dark indie vibes to creep you out and get you rockin'.
Rosh Hashanah, apples and honey, and 2 hours of awesome indie tunes today this Sunday.  Happy New Year!
This week, creator of TheProcess.co podcast, Shannon Byrne, joins Bryan to share a little bit about the project and of course to check out new music. This week we're listening to brand new songs from…
DJRePete spinning a new funktastic track Ghost Funk Orchestra, electro w/Jay Som, Longriver & acoustic, + Skux gives you punk (and Kudis)
Lots of new music in the mix today including Chelsea Wolfe and Molly Sarle. Plus, we're shining the spotlight this week on the debut album from Frankiie, an all-female group out of Vancouver.
The Roadside crew is celebrating Oktoberfest this month and we'd love for you to join us in some good beer, good food and amazing music. Each of our eight DJs on today's mix have picked three tracks that remind them of this time of year.
Ryan Egan is a songwriter currently splitting his time between Paris and NYC. With a sweet and hazy  sort of vibe, Egan blends whole lot of Princely twists over catchy grooves with his own unique…
Lio Kanine is back for a third look at the Brooklyn-based Kanine Records, catching us up on the label's very busy 2019 and providing a bit of a preview of what's happening as we head towards 2020!
Chelsea Wolfe is back with a new album and it's gorgeous. Hear a tune from it today on The Jaunt.
On today's episode of Mutual Core, I've selected recordings from the earlier part of this decade.
Their latest album is inspired by T.S. Eliot, ‘50s rock 'n' roll and friendship.
Ali Awan is a Philadelphia-based songwriter/producer with a knack for timeless, catchy hooks, regardless of whatever genre he happens to be dipping into. From rock n’ roll to soulful folk, Awan’s…
Fallow Ground out of North Carolina just dropped some new singles!
Counting down the top 10 albums in rotation on the site this week. We'll start with Infinity Crush in at 10 and work our way down to a new number one from Boy Scouts. Of course, there are 8 fantastic tracks in between. Enjoy.
This week we chat with Tracy Bryant and listen to his brand new album Hush.
Pip Blom the band is led by the young Amsterdam songwriter of the same name. Using post-punk urgency, 90’s alt-rock hooks and twists, and a genuine knack for songwriting and expression, the music is…
The born-and-raised west coaster’s new album was almost more than he could handle.
A full 2 hour long "2" themed show.  It's September 22nd and that means deuces are wild!
Seth Applebaum (Ghost Funk Orchestra, The Mad Doctors, etc.) stops by to talk about GFO's incredible new album, A Song For Paul, and sticks around to do the Music Digest thing of listening / reacting to new music! We got into brand new tracks from (Sandy) Alex G, Shana Falana, The Paranoyds, Jeremy Ivey, and Surf Curse.
DJRePete marks 14 years on BTRtoday with beats from High Decibels and Bob Moses; plus he ushers in autumn with seasonal folk from Neko Case!
Onesie is the Brooklyn power pop band based around the songwriting of Ben Haberland, along with Zack Fanelli, Lee Madaus, and Andrew Nelson. With heavy nods to British invasion, power pop, and 90’s…
Fime takes our wandering minds to a universe of miniature landscapes and sultry sounds.
Onesie is the Brooklyn power pop band based around the songwriting of Ben Haberland, along with Zack Fanelli, Lee Madaus, and Andrew Nelson. With heavy nods to British invasion, power pop, and 90’s…
This week we're featuring the Richmond, VA-based record label, Egghunt Records. Created with the goal of discovering and developing artists in 2014, the label has had some incredible success in just a…
Today we're rockin' tunes by Boy Scouts, Fruit Bats, Jeremy Ivey and more!
New music is the name of the game, baby! Tune in to hear some killer new underground rock 'n' roll.
Big Bend is the experimental musical project of Ohio-born, NYC-based composer Nathan Phillps. With a focus on collaboration and clever use of improvised electronics as a base for his songwriting,…
Esther Rose has our most played album of the week on the site and DJ Emily is here for it! You'll hear tracks from her on The Tryst as well as new music from BTR favs Tinariwen and Bethlehem Steel.
Bodywash and Oh Rose make their countdown debuts. The incredibly talented Esther Rose takes the top spot with her sophomore album You Made It This Far. Turn up the music and listen in on some of the best new albums available.
Bird Streets is the musical project of NY-based songwriter John Brodeur. The moniker - a reference to a neighborhood in LA - which happens to be where he recorded the band’s debut album, revealed a…
This week I have a chat with Strangers and listen to the entire new record Night Prancing—tune in!
Esther Rose brings Americana to the list.
Music might make it easier, but school is back, we are in it now so 2 hours of tunes today might just make it all go smoother.  Double shots, themed tunes and new favorites.  Let's Go!
Week two of the post-JLM version of The Music Digest continues with one of our favorite frequent guests: BTRtoday music director, Lottie Leymarie! Dive in for a good time full of new singles from…
Enter The Listening Booth for a dose of music discovery w/!!!, new punk electro from Lunch Lady, & re-discovery via Peter Bjorn & John!
Esther Rose... swoon. Playing tracks from her sophomore album You Made It This Far in the artist spotlight. Of course lots of other talented ladies are in the mix today as well. Enjoy this hour long set.
RVBY MY DEAR is the musical project of the Brooklyn-based, Australian-born musician Gabbi Coenen. Her pop songs are often anthemic and dramatic, with an arty edge that borrows from indie rock more…
RVBY MY DEAR is the musical project of the Brooklyn-based, Australian-born musician Gabbi Coenen. Her pop songs are often anthemic and dramatic, with an arty edge that borrows from indie rock more…
For episode 150, we're revisiting songs played in the first 149 episodes of the show! From favorites of the BTRtoday music library to gems from our record label feature episodes, there's a lot of…
Music from Prince Rama, Boy Scouts, Violent Femmes, Bethlehem Steel and more!
We ain’t talking scary scores. We’re talking killer tunes—beware.
On today's episode of Mutual Core, we listen to album closers from Boy Scouts, Tinariwen, and more, and feature an interview with Lina Tullgren.  
Dangerous and exciting music that Sonic Youth’s Kim Gordon calls “hot as fuck.”
Dub Trio are Brooklyn legends at this point, with over 20 years of collaboration under the band’s belt. It’s members - Stu Brooks, DP Holmes, and Joe Tomino - all have incredibly impressive…
Dub Trio are Brooklyn legends at this point, with over 20 years of collaboration under the band’s belt. It’s members - Stu Brooks, DP Holmes, and Joe Tomino - all have incredibly impressive…
Knoxville, Tennessee - based artists are featured on the August edition of Spotlight on the City. You'll hear from Antinomes, Shayla McDaniel, Listen Sister, Rain On Riley, LeAnna Eden and…
There’s nothing like nudity and good tunes to really get you in the mood.
Bridal Party are a group from Victoria, BC and their debut album is hot of the press. Check out some tracks from their new release "Too Much" on the mix today. You'll also hear lots of new albums to rotation on the site on the BTR Top 10 Remix at the end of the show.
Dream pop tunes from Los Angeles based artist Jay Som are taking over our podcasts this week. Her album Anak Ko is our most played of the week. You'll hear a track from it on this mix today along with 9 tracks from other fabulous new albums in rotation on our site.
This week I chat with Coco Verde frontmant in a Bushwick dive bar—tune in!
Jay Som brings the ultimate indie vibes to the top this week.
Back to School, back to football, back to double shots!  It's what I do on Sundays!  Enjoy 2 hours of fall friendly music!
JLM has officially left the show, so we’re entering what we’re calling the “post-Jerry world” which means that each week Bryan will host (aka drive the boat-ship) along with a special guest.…
Something for everyone in The Listening Booth: alt w/Young Guv. R&B via Blood Orange, & electro from The Harmaleighs. + "slothy surf" w/Skux
Pearla - the musical project of Brooklyn songwriter Nicole Rodriguez - is an amorphous sort of endeavor, with sounds drawing on folk, americana, and pop, all with a hazy cloud around it, and…
Pearla - the musical project of Brooklyn songwriter Nicole Rodriguez - is an amorphous sort of endeavor, with sounds drawing on folk, americana, and pop, all with a hazy cloud around it, and Rodriguez’s powerful vocals floating in and around the melodies. Here, she joins us solo at Serious Business Music, accompanied simply by an Omnichord, for this intimate performance.
This week we're heading south to North Carolina to check in with Paradise of Bachelors. Chris Smith and Brendan Greaves from the label join us to share a bit of history about their unique approach to…
Boys Scouts, Bridal Party, Blood Orange, Black Belt Eagle Scout and more!
We spend the day with LA's Death Valley Girls in Atlanta
Diane Coffee - aka the pop alter-ego of Bloomington, IN musician Shaun Fleming - has transformed since we first encountered the experimental, shape-shifting project a few years ago. With his latest release, Fleming has pushed further into the pop realm, exploring themes of technology and the isolation of our increasingly digitized world through epically catchy and danceable songs. The band dropped by Serious Business Music in Brooklyn to share a few tunes with us in this massively fun session! Internet Arms is available now from Polyvinyl. Listen to the audio podcast for more music and interview.
Diane Coffee - aka the pop alter-ego of Bloomington, IN musician Shaun Fleming - has transformed since we first encountered the experimental, shape-shifting project a few years ago.
Always hard to get back at it after a long weekend. Hopefully, the two hours of music on The Tryst will help you through the day. From new bands like Skux to old favorites like Versus and Oh Sees, there is something for everyone in today's set.
From 10 to one we are ready to do it again. This week the number one artist is Versus and their new album Ex Voto (they dropped their first EP back in 1993).
A chat with Skux about bears, punk rock and livin' in the mountains of Alaska as a park ranger—tune in!
Protecting nature wasn’t enough for this Alaskan park ranger, so she created Skux.
Versus getting you in the fall mood with their newest album.
Let's stretch this summer and weekend out as long as we can.  Happy Labor Day!  Happy Sunday! Happy end of the summer/start of the school year!  Whatever you are trying to enjoy, enjoy it for one more day and 2 hours of awesome tunes!
J’s last show as co-host/producer on The Music Digest. He’ll be missed, but at least he’s going out on some great music to react to from Guerilla Toss, Extra Arms, Oh, Rose, somesurprises,…
The Listening Booth brings a bailing summer surf set for Labor Day weekend featuring Asbury Park's Black Flamingos & High Waisted!
The debut album from H. Kink is featured on today's mix.
Taali - aka native New Yorker Talia Billig’s collaborative solo project - blends pop, electronic music, and a sort of breathlessly joyful performance with the musician’s jazz background and…
It's our fall kickoff here at BTR. Whether you're ready for some football or busting out the crockpot for some homemade chili to warm you up as the weather cools down, we've got the mix for you. Let some of your favorite DJs provide the soundtrack for your all of your fall endeavors.
Taali - aka native New Yorker Talia Billig’s collaborative solo project - blends pop, electronic music, and a sort of breathlessly joyful performance with the musician’s jazz background and…
This week we're taking a look at the Prince George, British Columbia-based label, Good Egg Records, including and interview with the labels' founder, Britt Meierhofer - who releases her own music as…
The feminist zine & artist collective gives you a mix of tracks to feel empowered and take over the world.
Fruit Bats, M.T. Hadley, The Harmleighs, Cedrik St-Onge and more!
Welcome to Mutual Core, hosted by Maia Macdonald. Music from everywhere, that is interesting for one reason or another. Let's discuss. On today's episode, hear from Black Belt Eagle Scout, NOTS, Yonatan Gat, OHMME, and many more.
I'm on vacation so here are some of my favorite new tracks from this year & a pic of my pup.
It’s been a few years since Pittsburgh songwriter Brooke Annibale stopped by our studio for a session. In that time, her sound has continued to grow and evolve - holding onto that timeless quality…
It’s been a few years since Pittsburgh songwriter Brooke Annibale stopped by our studio for a session. In that time, her sound has continued to grow and evolve - holding onto that timeless quality we’ve always loved while introducing some fresh elements to keep things exciting. While we’re still inclined to call her music folk, there are strong elements of extremely radio-friendly pop creeping in these days. She brought the band to Serious Business Music in Brooklyn to share some new songs with us. Hold To The Light and a remix EP are available now. Listen to the audio podcast for more music and interview.
Tunes from the new album from H. Kink are back in the mix. You'll hear Ada Lea, our most played artist of the week. Plus, a little alt-country set featuring Purple Mountains.
Ada Lea shoots up the countdown to number one with her album What We Say In Private. There are 9 other fantastic artists on in this countdown as well. Including a countdown debut from High Sunn.
We'll miss you summer—listen to some of The Music Meetup's favorite featured artist from this year so far!
Joanna Sternberg is an artist and musician from Manhattan, NY. With a background in jazz and tons of experience on a wide range of instruments, their own music uses folk composition to tell brutally…
Squeeze the most out of your last beach parties & BBQs w/ some of the show’s hottest featured artists from the year.
Powerful yet soft female vocals reign this week.
2 hours to make the weekend and the summer feel longer and slow.  That's my speed.  it's the end of August and we need it to last as long as we can.  Dig in to these double shots and my fav indie tunes of 2019 (so far!)
Manny Nomikos chats with J about his first two singles -- “August Shadows” and “Will We Get Married” -- from his new solo project, Ilithios. Also, J and Bryan listen to new singles from Hana Vu, Chartreuse, and Ellis, and a song off of Vandana’s new sampler.
Dog Days of Summer hit The Listening Booth w/a dogged good mix to mark the occasion from the likes of Slaughter Beach, Dog and Swamp Dogg
The Nuclears are a badass rock ‘n roll band from New York City. What more do you need to say? They rip, and they stormed the live room at Serious Business Music to show us just how awesome they…
The Nuclears are a badass rock ‘n roll band from New York City. What more do you need to say? They rip, and they stormed the live room at Serious Business Music to show us just how awesome they…
It's a playlist episode, where we've got a great mix of new music for you - with a slight twist at the end. This week I turned to Twitter to ask artists whose music hasn't been played on the show…
Oh Sees, Generationals, Peaer and Slaughter Beach, Dog will all make your Thursday awesome! Plus, make sure to check on BTRtv's short documentary feature on musician and artist Joanna Sternberg,…
They've aged like a fine wine—if that wine started as harsh house whiskey and aged into strong top-shelf bourbon.
This week we get down to new rock, pop, and punk to feel empowered and ready to take on anything!
Lapêche is a Brooklyn-based indie rock four piece led by singer/guitarist Krista Holly Diem, whose dark, melodic songs offer a refreshing twist on post-punk inspired indie rock. The band - which also…
Lapêche is a Brooklyn-based indie rock four piece led by singer/guitarist Krista Holly Diem, whose dark, melodic songs offer a refreshing twist on post-punk inspired indie rock. The band - which also…
Lisa Rieffel stole our hearts years ago as front woman of LA based, indie alt-rock band Killola. The band remains a fixture on the LA music scene. Now she's fronting a new project called H. Kink and their debut album just dropped. Excited is an understatement.
Sarah Bethe Nelson's third studio album may be her best yet. Perhaps that's why it shot up the countdown to number one with such ease? Check out Sarah Bethe Nelson and 9 other artists that have captivated our ears this week, here on the BTR Top 10 countdown!
This week we listen to new and old ones and have a chat with badass blues thrashers Thunderpussy.
Joanna Sternberg is an artist and musician from Manhattan, NY. With a background in jazz and tons of experience on a wide range of instruments, their own music uses folk composition to tell brutally honest stories through song, with a sadness and honesty aimed at perhaps - hopefully - helping the listener to deal with their own personal challenges. Check out our mini documentary/profile on Joanna, No One Really Knows You. Then I Try Some More is available now from Team Love Records.
The badass blues rockers talk empowerment, trademark troubles and new music.
Female vocals are taking the top of the list by storm this week.
All 6 song blocks (except for the final song, but still!)  Enjoy the double shots and new indie tunes this Sunday you filthy animals!
Nevermind the tangents, we've got tons of singles this week! New music from Amy O, The Medium, Maria Usbeck, Empty Country, Stone Jack Jones, and Richard Spitzer!
The Listening Booth catches you up with new album drops via Ada Lea and her full range as an artist + Blood Orange’s new R&B collaborations!
Dahlia Dumont present a mesmerizing blend of sounds. With influences from France to klezmer and lots more in between. It's no surprise we had to feature this group in our artist spotlight today. You'll also find new tunes from Infinty Crush and Empath. As well as some old favorites like Shilpa Ray.
Anna and Catherine Wolk are Verdigrls. The New York-based duo work closely, crafting dense, magical worlds of bedroom pop in a truly DIY way.
Anna and Catherine Wolk are Verdigrls. The New York-based duo work closely, crafting dense, magical worlds of bedroom pop in a truly DIY way. Drawing on a background of classical music and…
Ahead of the label's 10 year anniversary celebrations in NYC and Chicago, Fire Talk Records' Trevor Peterson returns to get us caught up on what the label's been up to since last we spoke a year ago…
Tunes by Vivian Girls, Jay Som, Liquid Skulls, Empath and more!
Welcome to Mutual Core, a brand new bi-weekly podcast on BTRtoday.
A rockin' new playlist & a birthday shout out to my ma—what an exciting time! Tune in!
Music from Little Rock, Arkansas - based artists including Black Horse, Couch Jackets, Mount Desert Island and more!
Honeyblood is the solo project of Scottish indie rock songwriter Stina Tweeddale. With carefully calculated pop hooks woven throughout her catchy 90’s-leaning rock songs, Tweeddale sings with a…
The weekly Sunday boogie night was extra lit this week with some of Brooklyn’s most beloved rockers.
Honeyblood is the solo project of Scottish indie rock songwriter Stina Tweeddale. With carefully calculated pop hooks woven throughout her catchy 90’s-leaning rock songs, Tweeddale sings with a…
Remix edition of The Tryst for you today! Murder by Death let fans remix their track "Bloom" and picked their favorites to release on a fun summer EP. Check 'em out on today's show. Plus, a BTR Top 10 remix featuring Generationals shooting up the countdown to number one.
New York could barely handle the intensity of the hard-touring Philly trio.
Coming in hot with the most played albums on the site. From SadGirl to Generationals, count it down with BTR from 10 to one.
This week we rock out to Texan band Young Mammals! They've been around for over decade and they really know their shit. We also listen to their most recent album Lost In Lima! Tune…
On their new album ‘Lost In Lima,’ the Texan rockers find the joy in disorientation.
Dig in! Old stuff, new stuff, red stuff, blue stuff.  Sunday funday in full affect with two serious double shot blocks for your listening pleasure.
Bryan and J listen to new tracks from Ezra Furman, FRANKIIE, Julien Chang, Tinariwen, Darrin Bradbury, and Doe Paoro.
DJRePete has your handcrafted music discovery mix from downbeat alt with The Soft Cavalry to dreamy electro with Sufjan Stevens!
Blush is the solo project of Maura Lynch (formerly of Darlings) - her songs    have a hazy, sweet melodic quality that’s super addictive, so expect to be left wanting much more after checking out…
Blush is the solo project of Maura Lynch (formerly of Darlings) - her songs have a hazy, sweet melodic quality that’s super addictive, so expect to be left wanting much more after checking out the tunes. Lynch brought the band down to Serious Business Music in Brooklyn for this very special session. Blush (Digital Deluxe) is available now from Arrowhawk Records. Listen to the audio podcast for more music and interview.
Originating in Maryland around 2013 and currently based in Brooklyn, NY, the eclectic label Gentle Reminder Records has had a short but busy history. Label founder Reese Higgins stopped by to chat…
Maia Macdonald has a brand new show called Mutual Core. It's about music from around the world. It's about music from New York. It's about music that she loves. Sometimes she'll talk to…
Craig Finn, Gemma, Juan Wauters, Jade Jackson and more!
They’re as colorful and entertaining as the children’s toy they’re named after.
The folk rocker turned dark pop queen is here to rock your world—don’t get caught off guard.
Cellphones and minds we’re lost the first night and oh, what a magical time it was.
Dead Swords is the NJ-based band centered around the collaboration between Alex Rosamilia (The Gaslight Anthem) and Corey Perez (Bottomfeeder, Let Me Run). Drawing more on shoegaze and black metal…
New summer albums are still dropping but it's almost time to say goodbye to summer. We're welcoming in a new month today and a new school year for lots of you as well. New music from Lisel, minihorse and Florist are in the mix. Plus, a BTR Top 10 remix!
Jared Putnam can’t stop, won’t stop, in his personal anthem to all the haters who want to slow him down.
Alex Little and The Suspicious Minds dropped their debut 5-song EP and we at BTR are loving it. So much so, it's our most played album of the week. Turn up the tunes and hear the Vancouver based group and 9 other artists we can't get enough of on today's countdown.
This week we listen to the sweet voice of Mima Good and listen to her past and newest tracks!
We first met Brooklyn bassist extraordinaire Eva Lawitts when the band Citris dropped by, but she’s a musician who you’ve likely heard already, whether you realize it or not. Be it one of her own…
She’s a big fan of her therapist, ‘Breakfast At Tiffany’s’ and moving on with her life.
Retro rockers Alex Little & The Suspicious Minds will get you in the mood—guaranteed.
So what it's August.  We are still doing the damn thing on Sunday because why the hell not!  It's still hot, its still the weekend and this is still the Dealer's Choice Show.  Double shots and indie tunes for your ear holes.  You're welcome.
We spend some time recapping J's recent (final) episodes of his other music podcast and talking about the shows we saw last weekend before diving in to some new music from the likes of Boy Scouts, B…
DJRePete gets Swedish this week w/details on the Way Out West festival going down in Gothenburg and a throwback via Peter Bjorn & John!
You never know who you might hear on this mix. There are a lot of talented female artists dropping new music including Lisel, Day & Dream and this week's artist spotlight, Penelope Isles.
Anna Tivel is a Portland, Oregon-based songwriter who uses folk music and her touching, powerful voice to shine a light on the small beauty of the world - telling touching stories through song.
It's time to catch up on new music and gems from the music library! This week we're checking in on Goon, Generationals, Imperial Teen, Palehound, Ada Lea, and so much more!
The North Carolina-based garage punkers are excited to share music that’s about more than just “sad shit.”
Music for your ears courtesy of Strange Ranger, Prettiest Eyes, Necking and much, much more!
After moving to NYC in 1998 and beginning to seriously play music there in 2001, J is leaving the city in the fall, so this is the last episode of the podcast. It’s packed with around 6 hours of…
After moving to NYC in 1998 and beginning to seriously play music there in 2001, J is leaving the city in the fall, so this is the last episode of the podcast. It’s packed with around 6 hours of…
We rock out to young punkers Weeping Icon and pioneering punkers Violent Femmes and so so much more.
‘Fuck, Marry, Kill’ officially comes out Aug. 9, but get an exclusive listen of the first track here.
Dancing, partying and a little bit of acid on a beach really got everyone rocking at Rockaway Beach.
Caleb Hawley is a New York-based songwriter who fuses modern pop with dance rock (and a heavy dose of that classic Minneapolis sound) for his own compositions. Caleb brought the whole crew down to…
Two-hours of tunes curated just for you.
Necking in the 10 spot. Palehound in the one spot. 8 delicious tracks in between. Hear all the most played albums on the site in one spot, here on the BTR Top 10.
Saint Mela is an indie pop band based in NYC, founded by Steven Dewey and Wolf Weston, and bolstered by drummer Jason MacDermott and synth bass from Josh Rollin. Together, they blend heavy grooves and…
Meltasia Music Festival is THIS weekend in Upstate NY—don't miss out on the chaos. Tune in to hear the bands playing!
Palehound coming in dark and sultry with her newest album.
The final Sunday Dealer's Choice show of July means tons of good tunes, plus if you subscribe now you will catch the rest of my episodes for this summer.  It's the smart thing to do, so do it NOW!
Bryan and J listen to recent album tracks from Alex Little and the Suspicious Minds, Night Moves, Sarah Bethe Nelson, Illiterates; a single by Slaughter Beach, Dog; and an older (but new to us!) track…
Lollapalooza is upon us! The Listening Booth has festival funk from Fitz and The Tantrums and R&B alt from headliner Childish Gambino!
DejaVilla is a Kingston, Jamaica-bred collaboration between singer Sarah Couch and Brooklyn-based producer, Daivd Marston. Blending reggae with hip hop for super chill grooves, the band (joined here by Myles Karp on Cajoón) infuses Jamaican vibes and spirit into everything they do. They dropped by Serious Business Music in Brooklyn to shows us how it’s done. “Ochi To Mobay” is available now from Ultra Music. Listen to the audio podcast for more music and interview.
DejaVilla is a Kingston, Jamaica-bred collaboration between singer Sarah Couch and Brooklyn-based producer, Daivd Marston. Blending reggae with hip hop for super chill grooves, the band (joined here…
Fire up those grills and smokers and we'll provide the soundtrack for your BBQ. Your favorite BTR DJs have all selected tracks that they'd dig listening to while having some fun in the sun. It's a varied selection and sure to be enjoyed. Grab yourself a frosty beverage and turn up the music.
This week we step away from featuring labels for a change, and turn our attention towards the Pittsburgh-based music blog, The Grey Estates. Lauren Rearick runs the site, and joins us for an interview…
New tunes courtesy of Penelope Isles, Versus, Hippo Campus, Generationals and more!
Discover your own dark path to epicness with these hazy rock ‘n’ rollers newest album ‘Eat Your Shadow.’
This week we start off fast & gritty and end slow & sultry. All brand spankin' new, of course!
Je T’aime Oh No’s lineup got together some of the fiercest vocals currently in the NYC same.
Here, Wauters uses the space of the live room at Serious Business Music in Brooklyn in ways that few have. Come along and see. 
Juan Wauters first appeared on the NYC music scene as a member of the band The Beets. Currently repping Jackson Heights, Queens, the Montevideo, Uruguay native brings a lively, brilliant rawness to…
BTR fav, I Am Jen returns to the show with a new EP! That's part of today's 2-hour music mix. Plus, a BTR Top 10 Remix. You'll hear all the most played albums on the site all in one spot.
The Brooklyn Drum Collective presented a Rooftop Show! at Our Wicked Lady on Friday, July 19
Count em' down from 10 to one with DJ Emily on today's BTR Top 10 countdown. We are loving SadGirl's new album Water and it's grabbed the coveted top spot on our countdown. Plus, Necking are making their countdown debut.
Joanna Sternberg is an artist and musician from Manhattan, NY. With a background in jazz and tons of experience on a wide range of instruments, their own music uses folk composition to tell brutally…
A chat backstage in Brooklyn with New Zealand garage punk rockers & brand new tracks—tune in!
Chatting w/ New Zealand rockers backstage in Brooklyn, NY.
SadGirl gives us a twinge of rockabilly in their rockin' new album 'Water' that's #1 this week.
2 Hours, 2 Double Shot blocks and a pinch of love.  How can there not be love, it's Summer and it's beautiful.  Open your ears and your heart this Sunday and every Sunday with my Dealer's Choice show.
In a world where we listen to music and react to it… we mostly do that in this episode with very few tangents - at least we keep them pretty closely tied to the songs you’re hearing this time.…
The Listening Booth has the triumphant return to the BTRtoday airwaves by i am jen, and her electronic new EP Dreamy Atmospheres for Picture!
Your all-female music mix includes new tracks from an artist we've been playing on BTR since our beginning. I Am Jen is the moniker of Jen Scaturro who has a new EP out called Dreamy Atmosphere For Pictures.
Prateek Kuhad is an indie singer-songwriter from Jaipur, India with an impressively strong sense of melody, composition, and performance, paired with an incredibly delicate vocal touch that turns his…
Prateek Kuhad is an indie singer-songwriter from Jaipur, India with an impressively strong sense of melody, composition, and performance, paired with an incredibly delicate vocal touch that turns his…
The Cleveland/NYC-based label began in 2002 and has an impressively eclectic catalog, running the gamut from jazz to folk and art-punk. This week, Ryan Weitzel joins us from the label to talk about…
New tracks from Versus, What In Your Heart Can Put You In A Trance, Joanna Sternberg and more!
Joe Willie and Travis from The Unsacred Hearts join J to discuss the history of the band from its formation out of the remains of previous projects, through their evolution over the course of more…
The psych-garage rockers ask whether it’s possible to create something new in this world.
The Puerto Rican/New Yorker activist rallies passions and opens hearts with her new music.
Slow Caves is an indie rock band from Fort Collins, Colorado, built around the songwriting duo of brothers Jakob and Oliver Mueller along with their friend David Dugan. From playing in high school…
Slow Caves is an indie rock band from Fort Collins, Colorado, built around the songwriting duo of brothers Jakob and Oliver Mueller along with their friend David Dugan.
This two-hour mix is jammed with new music. Jade Jackson starts it off. Stef Chura is in the middle and it ends with some new Sarah Bethe Nelson. Pip Blom / illustration by Bryan Bruchman French Vanilla / illustration by Bryan Bruchman
Stef Chura's latest release, Midnight is the most played album on the site and we'll work our way to a track from it on today's mix!
This week I chat with Manchester, UK-based garage rockers Fruit Tones and listen to their newest album 'Natural Selection."
The U.K. garage rockers won’t let little things like below-freezing weather and snow stop their music.
Stef Chura gets emotional and rocks out to the top.
All double shots, all throw backs.  Time to get into our way back machine and enjoy the 2 hour ride! Enjoy
Abby and Peter, from the band Day & Dream, called in from Asheville, NC, to chat with J about their song, “We’re Gonna Need Some More Coffee;” their album, ‘With Every Breath You Die;’…
Get your music discovery on in the Listening Booth with a retro dance vibe from Caracol and more from the latest Hot Chip album!
AMES, aka Amy Kuney’s songwriting is familiar to so many people - though they may not realize it, since the LA-based musician has spent years crafting hit compositions for the likes of Michelle…
AMES, aka Amy Kuney’s songwriting is familiar to so many people - though they may not realize it, since the LA-based musician has spent years crafting hit compositions for the likes of Michelle…
Time to catch up on some new releases and dig into the library for some summery vibes. This week we've got music from Joanna Sternberg, Palehound, Ryan Pollie, Empath, Necking, Sarah Bethe Nelson, and…
Fresh tracks from Jade Jackson, Richard Reed Parry, Eva and the Vagabond Tales and more!
There's nothin' like two to five songs to give you that thirst for more great tunes.
Be Forest is a dark shoegaze trio from Italy. Costanza Delle Rose (bass, vocals), Nicola Lampredi (guitar), and Erica Terenzi (drum, synths and vocals) craft a hazy, moody sort of atmospheric soundscape
Music from Colorado Springs, Colorado - based artists including Cheap Perfume, Tejon Street Corner Thieves, Richy Mitch & The Coal Miners, Roma Ransom and more!
Be Forest is a dark shoegaze trio from Italy. Costanza Delle Rose (bass, vocals), Nicola Lampredi (guitar), and Erica Terenzi (drum, synths and vocals) craft a hazy, moody sort of atmospheric…
2019 has been a rough one, but these rockin' indie, punk, garage albums and more make it bearable.
Titus Andronicus start off the show and are giving DJ Emily all of the nostalgic feels. Divino Nino are getting love from all of our DJs this week and they've got the most played album of the week, they're on the show as well. And, there's much more musical goodness to be consumed on this two-hour mix.
From 10 to one we are counting down the most played albums on the site. Starting it off at Pip Blom and working toward Davino Nino.
Meg Mac is a songwriter from Melbourne, Australia, whose powerful, keyboard-driven pop has an often unexpected depth paired with huge, epic production. She stopped by Serious Business Music in…
The NYC big boy and I drink beers and chat in the studio—tune in!
He’s a big boy in the big city making some music and flipping some burgers.
Divino Niño brings the trippy vibes and makes your soul feel the happiness it deserves.
I'm feeling very lucky today! 7/7/19.  Time to hit vegas and play some lucky numbers!  2 hours of lucky 7 inspired music, plus some new tunes in double shot form.  You're welcome you lucky bastards!
We're heavy on the tangents, from record shops tucked away inside barbershops, to drum circles, to sweet visual effects on artist websites. Thankfully, we've also got a dose of great new music for you…
The Listening Booth celebrates 14 yrs of BTRtoday! New tracks w/Middle Kids & Radical Face + deep cut throwbacks by High Decibels & Phoenix
This week, we'll feature Stef Chura as our artist spotlight! We will play multiple songs from her new album "Midnight" which is out now. Kassi Valazza and Charlie Marie are back in the mix, with lots of other talented ladies as well.
Meg Myers is an L.A.-based pop songwriter originally from Tennessee, with a powerful voice and a totally intense vibe. Joined here for this intimate session by Josh Rheault on guitar, Meg delivers a…
This week we're featuring the Philadelphia/L.A.-based label, Get Better Records. Two thirds of the team behind the label - Alex Lichtenauer and Ally Einbinder (Jenna Pup was out on tour with HIRS…
Holiday. Celebrate! It's the 4th of July.
Carlo Minchillo tells us about the Brooklyn Drum Collective, an organization he co-founded with the purpose of building a stronger community local drummers and musicians more generally. We hear music…
Happy 4th! Here's a playlist of new songs that are either not in English or are unhappy w/ the government—tune in!
This indie rock quartet’s sound will bring back a craze-level similar to Beatlemania.
Adir L.C. is an NYC-based songwriter with a refreshing, folk-inflected indie rock style that makes great use of dynamics and lush arrangements.
Jason Hawk Harris starts it off with his new single. Kassi Valazza is in the mix again as well. DJ Emily is also playing some of her favorite new tracks from Christelle Bofale and Sufjan Stevens and packing in a Top 10 remix.
Let the countdown begin! DJ Emily's starting with number 10 (SadGirl) and working down to a brand new number one! This week that honor goes to the album, "How Am I Not Myself?" from French Vanilla.
Anemone is the Montreal-based project of Chloé Soldevila. Blending sweet psych-pop melodies with subtle touches of funk jams to perfect effect, the project evokes blissed out sunny days with nearly…
This week I have a group chat with NYC metal punk thrashers A Deer Horse—tune in!
Metal, punk rock, garage thrashers—whatever you want to call them, they’re here to shred & have a blast.
French Vanilla takes the lead with their funky experimental rock 'n' roll dance party jams.
End of the weekend, end of the month......start the tunes!  2 Double Shot blocks and indie tunes new and old.  Hello July!
Musician and songwriter Annie Pichan stopped by to chat with J about her haunting new song, “My Lover, I Don’t Need You.” Also, Bryan and J listened to new singles from Molly Burch, Black Belt…
The Listening Booth kicks off 4th of July week early w/new Hot Chip and some American fireworks inspired tracks ahead of the holiday week!
Inspired by an array of old school sounds, she’s smooth, sultry and cool.
Fireworks stands are popping up and your town is probably planning a red, white and blue celebration. Here at BTR we are celebrating the Firework season the best way we know how... with good tunes. Join your favorite BTR DJs for this musical excursion.
Josie Boivin is a Montreal-based musician who records under the name MUNYA. With pristine production, tasteful live instrumentation, and an impossibly gorgeous vocal delivery, MUNYA’s music is a…
Josie Boivin is a Montreal-based musician who records under the name Munya. With pristine production, tasteful live instrumentation, and an impossibly gorgeous vocal delivery, Munya’s music is a…
Alyssa DeHayes from the Athens, GA-based label, Arrowhawk Records, stops by to chat about the label, her publicity work at Riot Act Media, and much more. Featuring music from Blush, Chris Crofton,…
Playin' my faves from the first half of 2019.
The metal punk duo is coming in full force with intensity & passion.
Another round of new ones for people who wanna be cool and know about the rockin' jams being released by awesome indie artists.
Camilo Medina and Javier Forero met as kids in Bogotá before reuniting in Miami, where they began their musical collaboration. In Chicago, the duo were joined by Guillermo Rodriguez and Pierce Codina…
Brand new tunes from long-time BTR favorites to start the show. Sufjan Stevens, Stef Shura and Dressy Bessy all have new tracks for you to enjoy. Pip Blom is in the mix as well and her new release is our most played album of the week.
On Saturday, June 22, Randall's Island in NYC became Punk Island for the annual festival.
Apex Manor starts the show off in the 10 spot with music from the project's sophomore release. The show ends with Pip Blom from the Netherlands in the one spot and there are 8 incredible tracks in between.
Kevin Patrick is Field Medic, a “bedroom folk” artist whose songs pair timeless and minimalist acoustic stylings with modern lyricism. A captivating performer with a knack for connecting with his…
We've got Chicago-based band The Curls talking about music, dogs & the sound of doing too much speed & acid.
We chat with the frontman about drugs, music and music that sounds like drugs.
Listen to the thrasher indie of UK's Pip Blom.
Yes, I know I'm very biased, but I really like this mix.  I like the old stuff I picked, I like the new stuff I picked, I like the double shot choices I made.  Overall, 2 thumbs up from me.  What about you?
We tangent all over the place this week, but somehow along the way we also listen to great new music from Palehound, Peter Perrett, Stef Chura, Divino Niño, Air Review, and SadGirl. We also talk a…
The Listening Booth kicks off summer with a Glastonbury preview mix featuring Mavis Staples, and new surf rock with Fruit Tones!
Featuring tracks from Kassi Valazza and her new album Dear Dead Days.
Dark Tea is the musical project of Gary Canino, an NYC-based songwriter whose country-inflected rock takes on an amorp