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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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