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The Canadian punk rockers evolve with the times with new music & using their voice for justice.
This week I chat with the Canadian punk rockers The OBGMs and listen to their new & old music.
Sweet Spirit, from A Giant Dog's Sabrina Ellis, is giving us everything we need with this new album—see who else made the list!
Stay safe, keep quarantining, and let Gawn bring the DIY punk show vibes to you.
Like always, coming at ya with more brand new tracks to fuel you to keep fightin' the good fight!
The Black & queer musician uses his art for justice, but is taking it to a whole new level.
The genre’s fans have been coming through for BLM, but the industry has its own racist history.
More new music to keep the fiery passion inside of you burning strong!
This week we dive into indie hip-hop and have a chat with rappers Mega Ran and Young RJ.
The hard work these two indie hip-hop artists put into their music is intertwined with their efforts for justice.
Juan Wauters steals our hearts this week with his sweet and sultry new tracks—see who else made the list!
I keep the new music coming, the new music keeps your hearts strong and ready to fight.
Listen to this playlist to hear some of the best contemporary Black musicians from the LGBTQ+ community.
Skylar Gudasz is a Durham, NC-based musician with a bold and gritty voice. Drawing on a long musical history and some high-profile collaborations, Gudasz has built a strong language of music from which to craft her own stellar tunes. She brought the band down to Serious Business Music in Brooklyn to give us a look at her new music in this lovely session. Cinema is available now from Suah Sounds. Listen to the audio podcast for more music and interview.
Released last week, ‘Paper Moon’ is an indie-pop dream to keep your heart strong.
Her debut album encourages change and adds fuel to the passion within.
Vandana is a Brooklyn-based musician, producer, and visual artist with a well-traveled background, from India to London to New York, she’s absorbed a world of influences and inspiration along the way, all of which fuel her bold, dense, and dark electronic pop. With reinventions of Bollywood themes, she crafts stunning, immersive soundworlds with tight grooves and entrancing melodies. She stopped by Serious Business Music in Brooklyn for this intimate solo performance. Contra EP is available now. Listen to the audio podcast for more music and interview.
PLUS, I read the snips from the about section of Black Lives Matter so everyone is clear on the movement.
Please support Black artists/musicians and help make their voices heard. (Helpful links included!)
Please support Black artists/musicians and help make their voices heard. (Helpful links included!)
See who else made the list of new indie bands that just might rock your world!
Still coming at ya with lots of killer new tracks to keep the fire in your hearts burning—tune in!
Just cause the world is pure chaos right now, doesn’t mean you can’t reach for the stars.
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 hazy, unsettling, yet inviting take on pop. The band dropped by Serious Business Music in Brooklyn to give us this intimate look at their impeccable song stylings. Arthur Moon’s self-titled LP is available now. Listen to the audio podcast for more music and interview.
This U.K. band takes inspiration from old-school twangy Americana—tune in!
The Buttertones take us on a dark and sultry adventure with their new album—see who else made the list!
Isolation is making everyone crazy, but this track will give you a taste of what really living used to feel like.
A company has created a protective suit that includes a snap-in canister for drinking & vaping.
It's Memorial Day, the first day of summer, and I just turned 28—it's time to party.
We're really rockin' out w/ some great new tunes this week. So grab your quarantini and press play!
Get a taste of the tour life even while you're in quarantine with this rambunctious rockin' five-piece.
Self-isolation is the perfect time to crank this track up & fall in love with your inner demons.
Chatting w/ & spinning the newest album from New Zealand psych-rockers Marlin's Dreaming.
Semisi Maiai talks new album ‘Quotidian,’ local ‘80s punk inspo, & drinking heaps of coffee.
Her fresh take on vintage sounds brings a whole new vibe to indie pop.
NYC indie rockers say hello from amidst this apocalypse & burn their new song for your pleasure. 
The grungy duo cracked the US Top 50 Viral chart this week, a place usually reserved for huge pop stars.
The duo discusses their freshly released debut EP & elaborate live performance.
The twangy rockers have been keeping the shenanigans going strong even in quarantine.
We chat new album 'Fine Forever,' quarantine shenanigans, and favorite tracks with Chicago-based indie rockers Varsity.
We chat predictions of music life post-pandemic & new album ‘Fine Forever.’
Lisel is the solo project of LA-based experimental musician Eliza Bagg (fans of Pavo Pavo may be familiar with her from her time spent in that band). With an eclectic musical background spanning the whole world of modern music, from pop to classical and all sorts of experimental, her soprano is impeccably trained and highly adaptable. Here, she delivers an impeccably arranged solo performance with the aid of backing tracks and loops supporting her otherworldly vocals. Angels On The Slope is available now from Luminelle Recordings. Listen to the audio podcast for more music and interview.
Check out who else made the top indie artists for this week & amp up that discovery music playlist of yours!
Marble Arch are a French guitar pop band fronted by vocalist Yann Le Ravazet. With catchy, hazy melodies and garage rock intensity, the band has a dreamy sound that pulls you in. They dropped by Serious Business Music while on tour in the states for this intense session. Children Of The Slump is available now from Géographie. Listen to the audio podcast for more music and interview.
This is not a playlist for any 'ole regular moms, only the cool moms.
"SOS" meaning, "Save OWL Sessions"—live music via their Instagram to save their establishment.
‘You Won’t Be Here for Long’ is out May 29 and is exactly what you need right now.
We chat with the creative and introspective solo artist about life, death, and music.
With specific creative directions, this NYC solo artist takes you on a journey through the unknown.
One of our all-time favorites makes the top spot again! See who else made the list.
His sophomore LP 'Atlantico' is out 5/11 and the punk rocker digs up inspiration from his family roots.
Always coming through with the new tunes. Listen up! What else do ya got to do?
We chat with pioneering indie band The Dears and listen to some of their new tunes.
The sultry sounds of Anna Burch take the lead once again this week—see who else made the cut.
The underground indie rapper is spitting out killer beats & inviting you to depths of his mind & soul.
Don't worry, we've got the playlist to help you survive this quarantine. Every Wednesday, in fact. 
Now is the perfect time to allow yourself to be moody and Fiona Apple is here to lead you on that journey.
Don't let yourself get to a dark place while alone with your thoughts. Listen to this and feel at ease.
Even with a canceled tour & quarantined with their six y/o boy, they still give their fans what they want.
Time to rock out to Lancaster, U.K.-based duo The Lovely Eggs.
Welcome Dirty Projectors back from 2018 to the top of our list—see who else made the cut.
Make your quarantine a little less depressing, with this new one by NYC indie pop-rockers.
We're a little obsessed with King Pizza bands and we love to have them in for BTR Live Studio.
What better way to spend your quarantine then get to know this killer garage punk duo from Canada?
“Let's just have a good time—and if we aren't having a good time, [then] something's horribly wrong.”
Waxahatchee takes the top spot this week! See who else made the list.
‘Songs from the Great Indoors’ sends you daily downloads of songs created while in quarantine.
Quarantine has given him time to explore new genres and to step out of his comfort zone.
The UK band Catholic Action sings brutal truths about politics to some '90s rock-infused thrasher garage rock—tune in!
Overall, frontman Chris McCrory says they just want to write and release music on their own terms.
We're all Born Ruffians this week with them as our top artist & their frontman's solo project also making the top 10.
Amidst his critical COVID-19 diagnosis, we send good vibes and remember the epic musician.
She bares a raw & bursting heart that bleeds out every emotion for her listeners.
This isn't a joke, y'all. This is still a playlist of BRAND SPANKIN' new songs. LISTEN UP!
They keep things cinematic and dark, but light and fun—hear all about The Buttertones.
Coronavirus might’ve canceled their tour, but it hasn’t canceled their musical momentum.
This will be your next favorite artist to leave on repeat while you're quarantined. Check out the entire list!
Gia Woods is a super talented pop musician who is just beginning to unleash her music on the world. Here, she joins us at Serious Business Music in Brooklyn for an extra special stripped-down acoustic performance!
If it truly is the end of the world, this song (and upcoming album) is what we all should be listening to.
We know it's scary and boring in quarantine—here are some new tunes to get you through it!
The Canadian indie rockers reminisce on simpler times while gearing up to release their new album JUICE.
This week I get on the phone with Luke Lalonde, frontman of Born Ruffians.
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 Branch, Kelly Clarkson, Icona Pop, and more. AMES has an incredible voice of her own - which is showcased prominently on her EP - and she stopped by Serious Business Music in Brooklyn to share it with us in this intimate solo session. My Names Is AMES is available now from Mateo Sound. Listen to the audio podcast for more music and interview.
Kevin Krauter takes the top artist spot this week and is perfect to play on repeat while you're quarantined.
The beautifully colorful surf pop/ glitter rock band is trying to stay positive.
We understand why they had to cancel the festival, we're still bummed we don't get to see these awesome bands.
We chat with The Memories—one in the studio and one at Disneyland—and listen to their newest track.
Their newest album ‘Pickles & Pies’ comes out this May and they’re already celebrating.
Shadow Show takes the top spot this week—see who else made BTR's list.
I'm back at it w/ new songs form killer bands—we start off w/ some pop-punk MUST listens so tune in!
So many bands are coming through for Bernie Sanders—it's a beautiful thing for Democracy and your ears.
Thick and I sip tequila sodas while we chat debut album & their musical evolution.
A lot has happened for the pop-punk trio and they don’t plan on stopping anytime soon.
Time to see who's spinning the best tunes this week!
Tune in to hear new Hockey Dad and a fun chat with half of the duo.
BTR loved the Arbor Labor Union this week and you should too! Check out the rest of top 30.
We've got some really great new ones for you this week—so, tune-in, close your eyes and let the music take over.
The indie quartet Clever Girls on Bernie Sanders, the creative process and their newest singles—tune in.
The indie quartet chats new music, touring, band mottos and feeling the Bern.
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 sort of familiar-yet-otherworldy indie pop, built on chill beat and synths with shades of French pop sweetening it all up just enough. Josie brought her one-woman performance to Serious Business Music for this special look at her tunes. MUNYA’s self-titled LP is available now from Luminelle. Listen to the audio podcast for more music and interview.
TORRES takes the lead with her strong vocals and catchy melodies—check out who else made the list.
It’s not easy finding yourself when you’re busy paying bills, touring & spending time w/ loved ones.
Lift those winter blues and let the sunshine in with this new EP from NYC solo artist, Ryan Laetari.
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 interest in Jewish culture for a sound that feels both familiar and brand new. Taali and drummer Dustin Kaufman joined us at Serious Business Music in Brooklyn for this magical session. I Am Here is available now from Rainbow Blonde Records. Listen to the audio podcast for more music and interview.
The first single off their upcoming album will have you dancing before you even know what hit ya.
Happy Valentine's Day! Whether you're in love, got a crush, or just plain jaded, this playlist is for you. Love yinz. Tune-in! xoxo
Take your honey to a badass show in Brooklyn & you'll have one unforgettable day of love.
This holiday says "I love you" with the sounds of Thelma & the Sleaze, passion of GRLwood, The Shivas and more.
The NYC-based indie rapper isn't afraid to be unique and tender in the world of hip hop.
While enjoying a glass of red, we chat new music, morbid raps and hip-hop’s roughness.
Let our top artist of the week break your heart and have you falling in love all over again.
The Makeout Club is the pure pop fantasy of Robert Granata come to life. The rich sonic landscape of tight, dancy drums, spacey synths, and shimmery guitars makes for a dreamy ride. The band - featuring Daniel Deitz, Jacob Read-Harber, and Jonathan Murphy - joined us at Seroius Business Music in Brooklyn for this amped-up and blissed-out take on their music. “Lose Yourself” is available now. Listen to the audio podcast for more music and interview.
The emotional new song will take over your entire being and leave you in pieces.
There’s at least 20 hours a day of darkness in the winter—perfect for an angsty indie band to release a new album.
Catchy and edgy—listen to Sløtface's newest album here and an interview with the frontwoman.
Vandana is a Brooklyn-based musician, producer, and visual artist with a well-traveled background, from India to London to New York, she’s absorbed a world of influences and inspiration along the way, all of which fuel her bold, dense, and dark electronic pop. With reinventions of Bollywood themes, she crafts stunning, immersive soundworlds with tight grooves and entrancing melodies. She stopped by Serious Business Music in Brooklyn for this intimate solo performance. Contra EP is available now. Listen to the audio podcast for more music and interview.
Dolly Parton's fashion inspiration was the saving grace for the 2020 Grammys.
Quit missing that cool underground band you’ve been meaning to catch.
The Nashville by way of L.A. musician isn’t afraid to bare it all.
It’s been a big year for the Los Angeles thrashers. Now they’re looking to the future.
Adam Melchor is a young musician from New Jersey, currently living in LA. With a strong, soft sensibility to his songwriting, his songs have just the right balance of timeless pop hooks and interesting arrangements to keep everything sounding fresh. He dropped by Serious Business Music in Brooklyn to share a few tunes with us in this solo session. Plan On You is available now. Listen to the audio podcast for more music and interview.
We're getting really ahead of ourselves this week with some albums that don't even come out 'till March.
Learn to love your blisters and scars while swaying to the Illinois power pop punk band's new song.
Kazu Makino, best known as the lead singer of indie rock legends Blonde Redhead, recently released her debut solo record. In this intimate session, Kazu joins us along with Darian Thomas for a selection of stripped-down performances from the dreamy album.
Pearla - the musical project of Brooklyn songwriter Nicole Rodriguez - is an amorphous sort of endeavor, with sounds drawing on folk, americana, and pop, all with a hazy cloud around it, and Rodriguez’s powerful vocals floating in and around the melodies. Here, she joins us solo at Serious Business Music, accompanied simply by an Omnichord, for this intimate performance. Quilting & Other Activities is available now from Egghunt Records. Listen to the audio podcast for more music and interview.
Getting rockin' & indie with Luke Lalonde this week. Check it out!
When you put three garage bands on a large stage together, rules are bound to be broken.
Lisel is the solo project of LA-based experimental musician Eliza Bagg (fans of Pavo Pavo may be familiar with her from her time spent in that band). With an eclectic musical background spanning the whole world of modern music, from pop to classical and all sorts of experimental, her soprano is impeccably trained and highly adaptable. Here, she delivers an impeccably arranged solo performance with the aid of backing tracks and loops supporting her otherworldly vocals. Angels On The Slope is available now from Luminelle Recordings. Listen to the audio podcast for more music and interview.
She's the self-proclaimed poster child for addictive personalities and her new song “Any Other Way” tells you about it.
Everyone seems to think the baby is either going to come out as a robot or an alien.
The first interview of the new decade is with indie rocker Erin Anne!
The indie-rock goddess wasn’t always this bold—she used to think she sucked.
Check out the dark & rockin' tunes of our top musician this week.
Why not play punk they way it’s supposed to be played—with zero f*cks.
Dawn in the new year w/ the final part of THE TOP SONGS of 2019—the only good thing to come out of this year.
These are songs from artists who I had the best interviews with in 2019—they'll rock your socks off. (Part 2 of 2)
Anything can happen when an interview is face-to-face.
Dawn in the new year w/ this part two of THE TOP SONGS of 2019—the only good thing to come out of this year.

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