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Take a retro road trip through the deserts of Utah with shimmering indie San Francisco quartet.
Portland, Maine songwriter Jeff Beam returns to BTR Live Studio for a very special At Home session, featuring three songs recorded remotely and filmed on VHS – performed with Kate Beaver in their living room/recording studio/dining room. Here, the duo tackles one of the most dynamic tracks off Beam’s latest record, using loops and backing tracks for a stunning experimental pop performance set against a Maine sunset and dripping with psychedelic vibes. Jeff Beam’s self-titled LP is available now. Watch our previous video for Jeff Beam’s “Disarray” and listen to the audio podcast for more music and interview.
We’re keepin’ on keepin’ on with the new music—register to vote, get your flu shot, and listen to these sick new tunes. 
Wow, y’all. 200 episodes?? Probably the only cool thing to happen in 2020—here’s a special two-hours of great music!
It feels like the end of the world, so why not listen to some good new tunes till it’s all over?
The mecca of live music is at a standstill, but the artists within it are keeping its musical spirit alive.
Time for new music & we’re here to provide it—also, a quick & friendly reminder to register to vote if you haven’t done so yet.
From the drummer of Champagne Superchillin’, this album is like a colorful, humid fever dream from Havana, Cuba.
NYALLAH makes our knees weak this week—see who else made the list!
This week we’re still raging to the newest and coolest tracks & try to save the USPS—tune in!
This week we get dark & theatrical with Atlanta, GA based group Immaterial Possession.
Their newest album takes you into a sci-fi world where a concert takes place and activism is key.
This isn’t the first time these killer indie rockers were our favs—check out who else made the list!
The first single from their upcoming debut EP that’s sure to get you emotional and dancey.
‘The Piper at the Gates of Dawn’ turns 53 today and we’re appreciating the genre it pioneered.
The third single to come from Dan Hanson , aka Fast Preacher’s, upcoming EP ‘Figure It Out’—coming in August.
2020 has been rough, but at least we’ve still got some great musicians delivering some summertime tunes.
He pulls from personal and collective conscious experience to create transformative indie rock.
We chat with Jersey-native/London-based multi-talented artist Baba Ali and listen to all his latest releases.
The pioneering R&B singer & Memphis Music Hall of Famer is back & his talent has done nothing but age like a fine wine.
Today, ‘More Songs About Buildings and Food’ turns 42 & we’re diving deep into its magnificence.
Portland, Maine songwriter Jeff Beam returns to BTR Live Studio for a very special At Home session, featuring three songs recorded remotely and filmed on VHS – performed with Kate Beever in their living room/recording studio/dining room. Here, the duo tackles one of the most dynamic tracks off Beam’s latest record, using loops and backing tracks for a stunning experimental pop performance set against a Maine sunset and dripping with psychedelic vibes. Jeff Beam’s self-titled LP is available now. Listen to the audio podcast for more music and interview.
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.
The music made by Brooklyn band Kissed By An Animal is a perfect sonic parallel to musical mastermind and illustrator Dima Drjuchin’s visual aesthetic – bright, colorful, bold, and often, totally tripped out. With everything from psychedelic riff-loving wailfests to 00’s-esque sweaty dance party vibes, the band rolls along through the many genres at their disposal to great effect. They brought the party to the live room at Serious Business Music in Brooklyn to give us a taste of their world. Kissed By An Animals’ self-titled debut is available now. Listen to the audio podcast for more music and interview.
More new music to keep the fiery passion inside of you burning strong!
Juan Wauters steals our hearts this week with his sweet and sultry new tracks—see who else made the list!
Please support Black artists/musicians and help make their voices heard. (Helpful links included!)
Still coming at ya with lots of killer new tracks to keep the fire in your hearts burning—tune in!
The Buttertones take us on a dark and sultry adventure with their new album—see who else made the list!
You already know Creedence Clearwater Revival, but do you know the band before the swamp rockers?
It’s summer 2020 and what else do you have to do other than listen to some killer new tunes?
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!
Shana Falana is one of our favorite dream-pop artists – currently based in Kingston, New York. Shana and Michael Amari explore darkness and light in their almost-meditative songs, which are illuminated by dazzling visual projections at live shows. During quarantine, Shana brought us into her home and daily life to give us a look at what’s happening in her world while live music isn’t happening. Music: “Go Higher” by Shana Falana Darkest Light is available now from Arrowhawk Records. Listen to the audio podcast for more music and interview.
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.
The twangy rockers have been keeping the shenanigans going strong even in quarantine.
Check out who else made the top indie artists for this week & amp up that discovery music playlist of yours!
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.
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.
Drink the Kool-Aid & see the light with the rhythmic new ‘A Reintroduction to Programmique’ EP.
Don’t worry, we’ve got the playlist to help you survive this quarantine. Every Wednesday, in fact. 
Even with a canceled tour & quarantined with their six y/o boy, they still give their fans what they want.
Welcome Dirty Projectors back from 2018 to the top of our list—see who else made the cut.
“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.
Keeping the new music flowin’ for you guys! Can’t stop, won’t stop. TUNE IN! 
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.
This isn’t a joke, y’all. This is still a playlist of BRAND SPANKIN’ new songs. LISTEN UP!
We know it’s scary and boring in quarantine—here are some new tunes to get you through it!
Kevin Krauter takes the top artist spot this week and is perfect to play on repeat while you’re quarantined.
We understand why they had to cancel the festival, we’re still bummed we don’t get to see these awesome bands.
Shadow Show takes the top spot this week—see who else made BTR’s list.
So many bands are coming through for Bernie Sanders—it’s a beautiful thing for Democracy and your ears.
Time to see who’s spinning the best tunes this week!
BTR loved the Arbor Labor Union this week and you should too! Check out the rest of top 30.
Yee-haw and rock on to this new trippy banger strictly for cowboys and outlaws.
TORRES takes the lead with her strong vocals and catchy melodies—check out who else made the list.
The first single off their upcoming album will have you dancing before you even know what hit ya.
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.
Let our top artist of the week break your heart and have you falling in love all over again.
A gathering not meant for the weak of heart with thrash rock, loud hogs and tattoos galore.
Quit missing that cool underground band you’ve been meaning to catch.
We’re getting really ahead of ourselves this week with some albums that don’t even come out ’till March.
He was getting pretty bored with the whole music scene thing—until he met the Eastern Medicine Singers.
He would’ve been 79 today and you shoulda been listening to him years ago.
Check out the dark & rockin’ tunes of our top musician this week.
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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