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We’re keepin’ on keepin’ on with the new music—register to vote, get your flu shot, and listen to these sick new tunes. 
Themes of civil rights, education, & ending hatred are the main features of this music video.
Wow, y’all. 200 episodes?? Probably the only cool thing to happen in 2020—here’s a special two-hours of great music!
Oginalii is a genre-blending rock band from Nashville, whose sludgy, technical, desert psych has a way of creeping into your brain and sticking there. For this episode of BTR Live Studio At Home, Emma, Emma, Ryan, and Simon descend to an appropriately cave-like basement music space to share an exclusive performance of their latest single with us. “Pillars” is available now. Listen to the audio podcast for more music and interview.
Light and dark compete for your attention in this new echoing indie rocker by Dylan Gilbert.
It feels like the end of the world, so why not listen to some good new tunes till it’s all over?
BRNDA is a band from Washington, DC who have two rules: No covers, and no love songs. For this session, Leah Gage, Dave Lesser, Torrey Sanders, and Mark McInerney masked up to dish out some post-punk and indie rock from their garage practice space, and even got to have a bit of an audience! Thanks For Playing is available now from Banana Tapes. Listen to the audio podcast for more music and interview.
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.
This week we feature Rebelmatic—an NYC thrasher and basher hardcore punk band.
ICYMI: Musicians, bands, and artists we’ve been throwing at you all week, plus other music news.
The legendary punk guitarist for Johnny Thunders & the Heartbreakers, whose musical contributions will live on forever, died at 71 over the weekend.
This week is SUPER exciting because we’ve got pioneering punk Rodney Anonymous from The Dead Milkmen on the show.
NYALLAH makes our knees weak this week—see who else made the list!
Listen to these awesome Beirut bands and do what you can to help the city rebuild.
This week we’re still raging to the newest and coolest tracks & try to save the USPS—tune in!
Gold Dime is the project of drummer/vocalist Andrya Ambro, who we first encountered as part of the amazing duo Talk Normal several years ago. These days, along with Ian Douglas-Moore and John Bohannon, Ambro drives the propulsive, disjointed post-punk grooves of this project with her impressively relentless and unique drum technique – all while delivering an impressively strong lead vocal. The trio visited us at Serious Business Music in Brooklyn earlier this year and now we present this second video from their session with us. My House is out now from Fire Talk Records. Watch our previous video for Gold Dime’s “My House” and listen to the audio podcast for more music and interview.
This week we get dark & theatrical with Atlanta, GA based group Immaterial Possession.
“Expose these different darker angles and dark selves and let it be as is,” guitarist/singer Madeline Polites says.
DEHD rocks out as our favorite this week! See who else made the cut.
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!
Surf rock and classic Nashville indie rock collide to create this epic new track.
Honey, you need to tell your haters to f*ck off and this track will give you that empowering push.
‘The Piper at the Gates of Dawn’ turns 53 today and we’re appreciating the genre it pioneered.
Shadow Monster is the Bushwick, Brooklyn-based duo of Gillian Visco and John Swanson who play a potent sort of grunge-inflected indie rock. With heavy lyrical themes dealing with loss, depression, and isolation, there’s a tension just under the surface of their music that explodes into a cathartic big-riffed, hair-whipping frenzy. They visited us at Serious Business Music in Brooklyn earlier this year and now we present this second video from their session with us. Punching Bag is out now from Dadstache Records. Watch our previous video for Shadow Monster’s “Goodwill” and listen to the audio podcast from their session.
2020 has been rough, but at least we’ve still got some great musicians delivering some summertime tunes.
We get local and we get hardcore with NYC punk rockers Red Arkade this week!
“We mean total freedom. Not freedom with restrictions and sh*t. Like, real freedom.”
I’ve got some really great new music for your earholes to swoon to, like usual! What more is there to say?
Lauren Denitzio of the band WORRIERS returns to BTR Live Studio with an exclusive, solo At Home performance of the song “Terrible Boyfriend.” ‘You Or Someone You Know’ is available now from 6131 Records. Listen to the audio podcast for more music and interview.
NYC band Activity is a supergroup of sorts, with Travis Johnson, Steve Levine, Zoë Browne, and Jess Rees coming from the excellent bands Grooms, Field Mouse, and Russian Baths. They visited us at Serious Business Music in Brooklyn back before their album came out earlier this year and now we present this second video from their session with us. Unmask Whoever, the debut album from Activity, is available now from by Western Vinyl. Watch our previous video for Activity’s “Earth Angel” and listen to the audio podcast from their session.
Her genre-bending sound and retro vibe is seeped in historical influences.
Throw on that hazmat suit and head to the beach to jam out to Milk for the Angry and this new single.
Jamie Frey, band-leader of Brooklyn’s NO ICE, has been gigging around New York City for his entire life and so staying at home doesn’t really come naturally for him. Prior to New York’s shutdown, Frey was putting the finishing touches on the group’s second full-length album called All Night—a much poppier affair than the group’s earlier releases. Here, he shares a solo performance of a song from the next album. The “Dweeb” single is available now. Listen to the audio podcast for more music and interview.
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.
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!
This week we chat w/ Danny Denial about his music, newest album, & living in the Autonomous Zone.
The Black & queer musician uses his art for justice, but is taking it to a whole new level.
Motherhood is the Fredericton, NB, Canada-based trio of Brydon Crain, Penelope Stevens, and Adam Sipkema. A (rightfully) self-proclaimed trio of “deep-thinkin’ rippers,” they share an impressively high level of musicality and intensity that comes thru on record and truly shines in a live environment. With a twisting, propulsive sort of artiness to their heavy, HEAVY rock, the band manages to produce a gnarly, twangy, fuzzy sort of new sound without ever feeling like too much. They dropped by Serious Business Music in Brooklyn to blow our minds for this session. Dear Bongo is available now from Forward Music Group. Listen to the audio podcast for more music and interview.
Even bands w/ overtly political songs have fans confused on their hardcore stances.
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!
I keep the new music coming, the new music keeps your hearts strong and ready to fight.
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!)
Jelly Kelly began life as a side project for Monogold frontman Keith Kelly, but quickly grew into its own beast. With a similar musical tendency (the presence of Monogold powerhouse drummer Jared Apuzzo – rototoms and all – probably helps with that) but a different angle that sees Kelly’s vocals opening up for a more full-throated delivery than that falsetto we’ve come to know and love over the years, Jelly Kelly is a young band full of experienced players (Nicolas Dube, Dom Bodo round out the quartet) having fun making weird sounds. The effect is an effortless, cool, catchy blend of post-punky hook-ridden indie rock that doesn’t want to fit neatly in any genre, and we’re here for it. The band dropped by Serious Business Music in Brooklyn to give us a taste of their brand new music. Fresh Paint by Jelly Kelly is available now. Listen to the audio podcast for more music and interview.
Still coming at ya with lots of killer new tracks to keep the fire in your hearts burning—tune in!
The Beths are a rock band based in Auckland, New Zealand, founded by lead singer/songwriter Elizabeth Stokes and guitarist Jonathan Pearce. Blending cool, catchy riff rock with fun vocals — from all four band members, no less — the band has a likeably addictive sound. Jonathan and Liz recently invited us in for a look at their makeshift home studio, and chatted with Maia about their new album, and what life may look like for the band this year. Jump Rope Gazers will be released July 10 from Carpark Records. Listen to the audio podcast for more music and interview.
The Buttertones take us on a dark and sultry adventure with their new album—see who else made the list!
It’s summer 2020 and what else do you have to do other than listen to some killer new tunes?
proper. is the Brooklyn-based indie rock project led by Erik Garlington. With heavy doses of emo sensitivity and fury, the songs writhe and shake as Garlington spits out an avalanche of expertly crafted, brutally honest lyrics. From the first waves of feedback to the propulsive dance beat and the breakdown that follows just in time for the lyrics to start, we’re hooked immediately. The band stopped by Serious Business Music in Brooklyn to rock for us. I Spent The Winter Writing Songs About Getting Better is available now from Big Scary Monsters. Listen to the audio podcast for more music and interview.
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!
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.
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.
Honey Cutt is a Boston-based trio led by Kaley Honeycutt. With surfy touches on their dreamy indie rock sound, the band sounds right at home on the Kanine Records roster, which tends to love an upbeat snare and catchy vocal melodies. The band dropped by Serious Business Music while in town for the New Colossus Music Festival, which ended up being our very last session in the studio for the time being. Coasting by Honey Cutt is available now from Kanine Records. 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.
Pocket Protector began as the solo project of Brooklyn indie scene veteran Joe Reichel (Howth, Robot Princess, MiniBoone) before the addition of drummer (and Brooklyn Drum Collective creator) Carlo Minchillo and bassist/photographer Mike Petzinger (of Meansiders). Reichel’s hooky, melodic songs and honest lyrics take the best of punk and indie rock to make for a catchy good time. Room On Pacific is available now. Listen to the audio podcast for more music and interview.
Drink the Kool-Aid & see the light with the rhythmic new ‘A Reintroduction to Programmique’ EP.
Brooklyn-based duo True Dreams are a wickedly fun and raw tag team of “cheerleader punx” songwriters who go right for the throat with their snotty anthems. Don’t be fooled by the cuteness of their gimmicky onstage patty cake (it’s awesome tho) – they absolutely mean business and will FUCK YOU UP. They’re sloppy and fun and silly and totally serious and if you disagree, well, whatever. Angela Carlucci plays guitar and sings, and Hannah Nichols plays drums and sings, and we were so psyched to have them join us at Serious Business Music in Brooklyn for this super fun session. No. 1 is out now from King Pizza Records. Listen to the audio podcast for more music and interview.
His sophomore LP ‘Atlantico’ is out 5/11 and the punk rocker digs up inspiration from his family roots.
Field Mouse have been a favorite band here at BTRtoday for several years now – while much has changed for the band (members, cities, styles of music) what’s still maintained all this time is the massively enjoyable musical chemistry stemming from Rachel Browne’s sweet vocals and Andrew Futral’s wily guitar antics. The addition of Zoe Browne on vocals adds a layer of perfect harmonies that only siblings can produce in just that way, rounded out by a super tight rhythm section, the band is operating to its full potential these days, with perfectly hooky, emotional songs that we just can’t get enough of. They joined us at Serious Business Music in Brooklyn for this session. Meaning by Field Mouse is available now from Topshelf Records. Listen to the audio podcast for more music and interview.
The sultry sounds of Anna Burch take the lead once again this week—see who else made the cut.
Gold Dime is the project of drummer/vocalist Andrya Ambro, who we first encountered as part of the amazing duo Talk Normal several years ago. These days, along with Ian Douglas-Moore and Brendan Winick, Ambro drives the propulsive, disjointed post-punk grooves of this project with her impressively relentless and unique drum technique – all while delivering an impressively strong lead vocal. The trio dropped by Serious Business Music in Brooklyn to show us how they pull their huge sound together live. My House is out now from Fire Talk Records. Listen to the audio podcast for more music and interview.
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.
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. Listen to the audio podcast for more music and interview.
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.
It’s been a few years since last we saw Parlor Walls here at BTR Live Studio. In that time, the band has trimmed back to a duo (guitarist/vocalist/force of nature Alyse Lamb and drummer/magician/synth dark lord Chris Mulligan), focusing their awesome power on a seething, pulsating, and even more stunning sort of post-punk/art rock. The band dropped by Serious Business Music ahead of the release of their latest record for an intense session. Watch this one closely. Heavy Tongue by Parlor Walls is available now from Famous Swords. Listen to the audio podcast for more music and interview.
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.
Keeping the new music flowin’ for you guys! Can’t stop, won’t stop. TUNE IN! 
This music video will keep you sane by being totally insane during this quarantine season.
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.
Shadow Monster is the Bushwick, Brooklyn-based duo of Gillian Visco and John Swanson who play a potent sort of grunge-inflected indie rock. With heavy lyrical themes dealing with loss, depression, and isolation, there’s a tension just under the surface of their music that explodes into a cathartic big-riffed, hair-whipping frenzy. The band dropped by Serious Business Music to give us a taste of their awesomeness in this session. Punching Bag is out now from Dadstache Records. Listen to the audio podcast for more music and interview.
This isn’t a joke, y’all. This is still a playlist of BRAND SPANKIN’ new songs. LISTEN UP!
Scoville Unit is a NY/NJ/PA melodic punk band fronted by Gandhar Savur, with Drew Isleib (bass), Kevin Shelbourne (lead guitar), and Rob Hunsicker (drums). With big riffs and solid hooks, the band plays in a style heavily tinged with nostalgia that makes these original tunes feel instantly familiar. They joined us at Serious Business Music in Brooklyn for this fun session! Scoville Unit is available now from Ernest Jenning. Listen to the audio podcast for more music and interview.
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!
Here is some new chaotic darkwave/post-punk to keep you from completely going insane.
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.
NYC band Activity is a supergroup of sorts, with Travis Johnson, Steve Levine, Zoë Browne, and Jess Rees coming from the excellent bands Grooms, Field Mouse, and Russian Baths. This particular combination ties together some of the best and darkest elements of those groups in a caustic blend of equal parts nervous breakdown and blissful catharsis. Ahead of their release, the band dropped by Serious Business Music in Brooklyn to give us a taste of their music. Unmask Whoever, the debut album from Activity, will be release March 27, 2020 by Western Vinyl. Listen to the audio podcast for more music and interview.
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.
Get dark and gothic while preparing for the end with this new EP from post-punkers Gláss.
Church Girls are the indie/post-punk band from Philadelphia comprised of Mariel Beaumont, Julien Varnier, Vince Vullo, and Joseph Wright. With soaring, catchy melodies and a fresh take on poppy punk (not really pop punk, exactly), the band dropped by Serious Business Music in Brooklyn to give us a taste of their impressive, road-tested intensity. The Haunt is available now from Anchor Eighty Four Records. Listen to the audio podcast for more music and interview.
I’m back at it w/ new songs form killer bands—we start off w/ some pop-punk MUST listens so tune in!
ESSi is a Brooklyn-based duo with a deceptively huge sound. Using a smart blend of noise and hooky post-punk to achieve mind-melting dynamics, Jessica Ackerley and Rick Daniel draw equally from ambient experimental music and pop as they do from the more unlistenable far reaches of skronk (though, thankfully, there’s a satisfyingly steady dose of that in the mix as well to shake things up). Their music rides the dark line between groove and caustic disorientation, in a way that’s welcome for its willingness to truly experiment with what can go into a song. The band dropped by Serious Business Music in Brooklyn for this super exciting session! Vital Creatures is available now from Ramp Local. Listen to the audio podcast for more music and interview.
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.
Banana is a rock trio from Boston, MA. With heavy riffs, deep hooks, and the full range from jangly to full on wall of sound, they’re out to give you more than just your daily dose of potassium. The band dropped by Serious Business Music in Brooklyn while passing thru NYC to show us how they do it. Post-Grunge Revival is available now from King Pizza Records. Listen to the audio podcast for more music and interview.
You need this fun short horror video about a vampire drummer in your life.
Tune in to hear new Hockey Dad and a fun chat with half of the duo.
Yee-haw and rock on to this new trippy banger strictly for cowboys and outlaws.
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 Clash, Ramones, Dead Kennedys, Sex Pistols—they ain’t got nothin’ on Bernie.
What reason do you need to dance other than the somewhat optimistic thought that things could be worse?
The indie quartet chats new music, touring, band mottos and feeling the Bern.
Watch out Wall Street—these punks are coming for you, so you better get ready to buy, sell AND die.
It’s not easy finding yourself when you’re busy paying bills, touring & spending time w/ loved ones.
This Presidents’ Day say, “F U” to the establishment and cry out for rebellion with these rock ‘n’ roll thrashers.
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.
The chaotic quartet left their upcoming album’s debut track up to chance.
Motherhood is the Fredericton, NB, Canada-based trio of Brydon Crain, Penelope Stevens, and Adam Sipkema. A (rightfully) self-proclaimed trio of “deep-thinkin’ rippers,” they share an impressively high level of musicality and intensity that comes thru on record and truly shines in a live environment. With a twisting, propulsive sort of artiness to their heavy, HEAVY rock, the band manages to produce a gnarly, twangy, fuzzy sort of new sound without ever feeling like too much. They dropped by Serious Business Music in Brooklyn to blow our minds for this session. Dear Bongo is available now from Forward Music Group. Listen to the audio podcast for more music and interview.
A gathering not meant for the weak of heart with thrash rock, loud hogs and tattoos galore.
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.
Quit missing that cool underground band you’ve been meaning to catch.
proper. is the Brooklyn-based indie rock project led by Erik Garlington. With heavy doses of emo sensitivity and fury, the songs writhe and shake as Garlington spits out an avalanche of expertly crafted, brutally honest lyrics. From the first waves of feedback to the propulsive dance beat and the breakdown that follows just in time for the lyrics to start, we’re hooked immediately. The band stopped by Serious Business Music in Brooklyn to rock for us. I Spent The Winter Writing Songs About Getting Better is available now from Big Scary Monsters. Listen to the audio podcast for more music and interview.
It’s been a big year for the Los Angeles thrashers. Now they’re looking to the future.
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.
Yonatan Gat chats traditional spiritual Native American powwow music and its power.
He was getting pretty bored with the whole music scene thing—until he met the Eastern Medicine Singers.
When you put three garage bands on a large stage together, rules are bound to be broken.
Jelly Kelly began life as a side project for Monogold frontman Keith Kelly, but quickly grew into its own beast. With a similar musical tendency (the presence of Monogold powerhouse drummer Jared Apuzzo – rototoms and all – probably helps with that) but a different angle that sees Kelly’s vocals opening up for a more full-throated delivery than that falsetto we’ve come to know and love over the years, Jelly Kelly is a young band full of experienced players (Nicolas Dube, Dom Bodo round out the quartet) having fun making weird sounds. The effect is an effortless, cool, catchy blend of post-punky hook-ridden indie rock that doesn’t want to fit neatly in any genre, and we’re here for it. The band dropped by Serious Business Music in Brooklyn to give us a taste of their brand new music. Fresh Paint by Jelly Kelly is available now. Listen to the audio podcast for more music and interview.
The first interview of the new decade is with indie rocker Erin Anne!
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 alt-rock, Haberland embraces everything great about catchy guitar rock and melody in his songwriting. The band dropped by Serious Business Music in Brooklyn to shred for us in this session. Umpteenth is available now from Dadstache Records. Listen to the audio podcast for more music and interview.
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.
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.
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.
Field Mouse have been a favorite band here at BTRtoday for several years now – while much has changed for the band (members, cities, styles of music) what’s still maintained all this time is the massively enjoyable musical chemistry stemming from Rachel Browne’s sweet vocals and Andrew Futral’s wily guitar antics. The addition of Zoe Browne on vocals adds a layer of perfect harmonies that only siblings can produce in just that way, rounded out by a super tight rhythm section, the band is operating to its full potential these days, with perfectly hooky, emotional songs that we just can’t get enough of. They joined us at Serious Business Music in Brooklyn for this session. Meaning by Field Mouse is available now from Topshelf Records. Listen to the audio podcast for more music and interview.
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.
Pocket Protector began as the solo project of Brooklyn indie scene veteran Joe Reichel (Howth, Robot Princess, MiniBoone) before the addition of drummer (and Brooklyn Drum Collective creator) Carlo Minchillo and bassist/photographer Mike Petzinger (of Meansiders). Reichel’s hooky, melodic songs and honest lyrics take the best of punk and indie rock to make for a catchy good time.
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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