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Comfy is the super endearing, earworm-inducing project of Rochester-based musician Connor Benincasa. Joined by a virtual army of musical friends and co-conspirators, the “band” crafts a malleable array of genres from pure power pop to bedroom grooves and indie garage bangers. Here, Connor is joined by Aurora Case for a low-key, ultra-cozy exclusive performance. Volume For is available now from Dadstache Records. Watch the video for "Nuisance" and listen to the audio podcast for more music and interview.
This week we're kicking things off with a new single from Downhaul ahead of the release of their new album, Proof. We've also got new music from Will Stratton, L'Rain, Lou Barlow, Anjimile, Bad Athlete, and more in this episode!
I chat with Autogramm a Vancouver/Chicago-based band who released their newest album 'No Rules,' which I spin on the episode.
A look at the Backwoods at Mulberry Mountain featuring music from The String Cheese Incident, SunSquabi, Papadosio, Keller Williams, Lotus, and more!
The Listening Booth has a Mixed up Spring Mix with folky blues and country from Delgres, R&B with Tirzah, and jazz with Alfa Mist!
Brownholtz is someone who has worked & created within a DIY music scene & now she's written an epic story inspired by it.
New music by Anjimile, Teenage Fanclub, Dawn Richard, Jacober, and more!
Human Sounds Records is an Atlanta, Georgia-based label launched in 2014 by Josh Andrews. Here, we take a deep dive into the label's beginnings and releases with a great conversation covering tape releases, the importance of YouTube for labels and artists, and how to grow organically as a label.
We're getting funky this week with lots of brand new killer tracks.
The May edition of Spotlight on the City features musicians from San Juan, Puerto Rico
As we cruise thru Spring and head towards what's looking to be a Summer filled with music, let's stop to check out some new singles and album tracks from new names and recently-discovered artists like Snake Lips, Squirrel Flower, Pet Fox, and others who don't have animal-related names! Plus, the long-awaited return of the Matt Sweeney and Bonnie "Prince" Billy's much-loved collaboration.
Brand new releases from Funk You, Grave Flowers Bongo Band, and The New Motif make this an episode you won’t want to miss!
Escape into the Listening Booth for travel vibes w/Juan Wauters and Alfa Mist, wandering via Childe, & folk ballads from Lightning Bug!
Tracks by Grave Flowers Bongo Band, Snake Lips, Sacred Shrines, JayWood, Sunny War and more!
We're checking in with Mike Park of Asian Man Records as the label celebrates 25 years of releasing music covering genres from ska and punk to indie rock, jazz, and more! We also talk about Mike's new video series and his Degrassi Junior High podcast. You can purchase a copy of the new single from The Bruce Lee Band (which kicks off this show!) to help support stopaapihate.org.                                        
The video documents the frontman's life and his experience going through a huge & relatable life change.
When you're lost, whether in outer space or in your own head, remember this rockin' song & you won't feel so alone.
This week I've got UK-based indie musician Zoey Mead, aka Wyldest!
This week's new music comes from new and recent singles and albums - as always, there's a lot of great stuff to check out, so let's do it!
Her newest album ‘Monthly Friend’ (out 5/28) is filled with feminist undertones.
Grammy Award winning artists Ranky Tanky show us a “Good Time” as we celebrate mother’s day the Jam Session way, with songs for mom!
The Listening Booth has downbeat alt w/Hey, King!, blues via Kishi Bashi, and nostalgic electro from (the very 80s sounding) Hotel Nights!
Tracks by Juan Wauters, JayWood, Sarah Mary Chadwick, Innov Gnawa and more!
For a change of pace this week, we've got a mix of music selected to evoke those feelings of a spring morning.
It's finally time to enjoy some nice weather, so press play and get vaccinated!
A rock 'n' roll cabaret music video that we're already wishing would turn into an actual show on the stage.
New music never stops. This week we've got new stuff from Juan Wauters and MAN ON MAN along with first listens to That Hideous Sound, Mesh, Jacober, Simone Istwa, and much more!
Gold Connections is the project of Will Marsh - currently based in Richmond, Virginia. A bit of a prolific songwriter, Marsh has released several albums and singles under the name, and recently took on self-producing - which is sure to keep the momentum going. Here, the band - as the trio of Will Marsh (guitar/vocal), Ryan Lipps (guitar), and Stephan LaRue (tambourine) - shares an exclusive remote performance! Ammunition EP is available now. Watch the video for "Stick Figures" and listen to the audio podcast for more music and interview.
The indie-pop trio says, no matter what there’s a way to keep things upbeat.
Listen to the brand new self-titled album from Phoneboy & a chat with the indie-pop trio.
Tune in for lots of new jams, including the single “Rainboots” from the seven piece reggae-roots band The Big Takeover.
An electrified Listening Booth w/Working Men’s Club, The Berries, and some operatic electronic tracks featuring Ohtis and Jackie Puppet!
Tunes by Sunny War, Jackie Puppet, Alex Little And The Suspicious Minds,The Laughing Hearts, and more!
Joyful Noise Recordings is an Indianapolis-based eclectic indie label begun in 2003 by Karl Hofstetter. In this episode, we'll hear a ton of great music from the label's releases, along with an interview with Karl where we cover the label's beginnings, the importance of physical art objects, and how Joyful Noise has found success in super-serving fans and finding creative ways to support artists.
It's time to recuperate from a now LEGAL IN NYC 4-20 holiday w/ some brand new tunes.
These fun & chill songs came out just in time for you to have a great high this weed holiday.
A Very Special Episode is a New York City post-punk band featuring Kasey Heisler (vocals, bass), Patrick Porter (guitar), and Chayse Schutter (drums).
This week I chat w/ Los Esplifs from Arizona & spin their newest album '¡ESTRAIK BACK!' a day before its official release.
This week we've got new singles from Will Stratton, Anthonie Tonnon, Breanna Barbara, Michael Cormier, and more - along with album tracks from the likes of Sorry, Spirit Of The Beehive, and Alex Little And The Suspicious Minds.
We’re celebrating 420 week in style with vibes from Slightly Stoopid, 10 Ft. Ganja Plant, Keller Williams, Giant Panda Guerilla Dub Squad and more! Let’s hit it!
The Listening Booth spinning music before you can buy it from Squirrel Flower, L’Rain, and Remember Sports! Plus, burning CDs and mixtapes!
Manny Nomikos on the roles of identity and the pandemic in his music. Plus a discussion of the Paul Greengrass/Tom Hanks movie, ‘New of the World.’ And music by Veronica Bianqui & LAPÊCHE.
Fimber Bravo, Kishi Bashi, Middle Kids, Anthonie Tonnon, and more in the mix!
Fly across NYC and experience an emotional ride that's utterly relatable with "Sleep Well" and "Friend."
Turn up the volume and get ready to hear a killer playlist of brand-spankin' new songs!
Los Angeles rock veteran Veronica Bianqui is associated with The Blank Tapes and SUO. Here, though, she’s focused on her solo project by way of an intimate performance of music from her full length debut.
The April edition of Spotlight on the City features bands and musicians from El Paso, Texas.
It's ANOTHER big week of new music, with tracks from Lou Barlow, Major Murphy, Xiu Xiu, and so much more in the mix!
This week I feature Dutch rockers Queen's Pleasure—we chat & spin their newest EP 'Panic From Dublin' along w/ a past seven-inch. 
Dominic Lavoie is a Portland, Maine-based songwriter, musician, and producer, who’s been active in the music scene for over a decade. Here, he joins us from his studio, Shabby Load, to share a stripped down, solo performance from his new record. Wave With A Broken Arm is available now. Check out the video for "Sky With Too Many Suns" and listen to the audio podcast for more music and interview.
He says, “I think it’s a great summary of five years of being in a band and making music.”
Jam Session is overloaded with brand new music from up and coming talent, tons of new releases are coming directly to you! It all begins with a brand spanking new single from guitarist Marcus Rezak featuring members of the Trey Anastasio Band. Don’t miss a beat!
The Listening Booth dives into Record Store Day 2021's list to spin artists with new releases later this year w/Fleet Foxes & William Tyler!
Tracks by Xiu Xiu, Madi Diaz, Warren Dunes, Ilithios, and more!
E Woods is the stage name of Chicago-based indie R&B artist Emily Woods. Having performed with countless groups before launching her own project, Woods has a natural energy and positive vibe that radiates from her work. Here, she performs music from her debut EP with a full, live band, overflowing with great energy. LATE NIGHT EP is available now from Rosebud Allday. Listen to the audio podcast for more music and interview.
This week we're catching up on the past few weeks of new music updates, including some favorites from The Music Digest, our record label features, and other new stuff I've collected that you've gotta hear!  
This week we get political but in a fun dance-y way! Get enlightened while finding you're new favorite song to dance to. 
The Black Black is a crucial part of their vibrant NYC music scene, and they make their return to BTR Live Studio with an at Home session from their vibey practice/performance space somewhere in Brooklyn.
Let's listen to some new singles, and maybe a few album tracks, too, OK? Great. Get in here!
“I think that I’m just adding a little color to a picture that’s been started a long time ago,” she says.
Chicago-based singer-songwriter Elizabeth Moen joins us for an intimate solo performance, showcasing some of the music off her new EP, Creature Of Habit.
This week I chat politics & music w/ Kentucky's very own S.G. Goodman with her old-school country vibe & fresh Americana sound.
In this episode, we’re starting off April with new releases from Oliver Wood, Delvon Lamarr Organ Trio and Ten Ton Flood.
Come out of hibernation & into The Listening Booth for a ballads mix w/R&B via Sunny War, folk w/Kishi Bashi, and electro alt with Postdata!
Pearl Charles returns to BTR Live Studio – this time from her home in scenic California – for a stripped-down performance of a song from her excellent new album. Magic Mirror is available now from Kanine Records. Listen to the audio podcast for more music and interview.
Playin' tracks by Zach Person, Holy Ship, Sunny War, Landlady, Warren Dunes, and more!
Jon Solomon joins us in this episode to talk about his long-running NJ-based record label, Comedy Minus One. Along the way we dip into his previous label, My Pal God Records, and get an exclusive announcement about an upcoming surprise release from Comedy Minus One.
April Fools Day might be tomorrow, but this is no prank—we've got TONS of KILLER new tunes you gotta listen to. 
This is the kind of track where you should lay down in a meadow and let all your worries just melt away.
Megan Mancini and Justin Ferraro of Brooklyn garage punk band The Rizzos - along with drummer Cody Buesing - join us for a very different return appearance on BTR Live Studio, this time from Justin’s living room in Ridgewood, Queens! The Rizzos are working on a full-length album due some time in 2021! Check out the video for "Way Out" and listen to the audio podcast for more music and interview.
All this new music and a couple days of sunshine are really starting to make it feel like Spring is here.... could it be? Dive in and see what you think about all of these new singles and album tracks!
This week we chat w/Oceanator about pandemic life, music-making—past, present, & future—& spin her 2020 album 'Things I Never Said.'
NYC musician Elise Okusami has been rockin’ out since she was nine & has no plans of slowing down.
This episode features brand new jams from Amy Helm, Lo Talker, SunSquabi and Warren Dunes. Check this out!
Enter the Listening Booth for trippy alt w/Doohickey Cubicle and Kinlaw + hear how Maximo Park is spreading the seeds of spring, literally.
New tracks from Dawn Richard, Madi Diaz, Charlie Marie, Esther Rose, Renée Reed, Young Winona... the list goes on.
Tunes courtesy of Bodies of Water, Sarah Mary Chadwick, Malachi Vereen, Warren Dunes, Postdata, and more!
Here are some albums we're REALLY looking forward to this spring & you should be too.
In this episode we're featuring the Columbus, Ohio-based label, Lonely Ghost records, with a ton of great music and a chat with John and Shane about the young label's beginnings, their unique approach to working with artists and building community, and their expanding list of projects.
If you hate Mondays, despise 9-to-5 jobs, & just wanna curl up w/ a good lasagna & a Ramones album, then this song is for you.
This week we start off dance-y and end on a calm note. We're SO ready for warmer weather. Hope everyone is staying safe out there!
KIN is a London-based atmospheric indie pop trio who blend groovy electronics with sweet guitar riffs. Here, two-thirds of the band (Adam Collier and Grace Strickland de Souza) deliver an intimate, exclusive acoustic performance just as the rain starts to fall. “L.O.V.E.” is the latest single available from KIN. Check out the video for "Wander & Lost" and listen to the audio podcast for more music and interview.
This week's episode is stacked with singles (and a couple album tracks for good measure). Dive in and find your new favorite track!
This week we chat with Canadian indie rock artist Jeen O-Brien aka JEEN.
The Canadian musician is excited to get back in the music scene groove, but is also wary.
Looking ahead at this summer’s 20th Anniversary of Summer Camp Music Festival with jams from artists Umphrey’s McGee, Papadosio, and Big Something.
DJRePete springs into The Listening Booth with some fresh music discovery including upbeat alt with Little Gold and electro with Small Sins!
Madison Rose, Sashathem, Allison Langerak, The Paper Kites, and more on The Jaunt!
After months quarantined away from each other, New York’s Mala Vista recently reunited to head to the studio and record some fresh tracks for an upcoming release. Here they gather for an exclusive performance of three of those unreleased songs. Western Beef EP is available now on Kafadan Kontak Records. Listen to the audio podcast for more music and interview.
Whether you're a metalhead or not, this NYC trio will have you wrapped up in its soothing dark thrashers.
In this playlist episode, we're pulling tracks from recent record label feature episodes of the show, new music updates, and Music Digest favorites. Dive in for 2 hours of great new and recent music!
Listen to new music, everybody!! Oh and happy spring and I guess St. Patrick's Day? Are we celebrating that this year? Anyways...
Bartees Cox is a songwriter and producer who spent years playing in bands in Brooklyn before making the move to Washington, DC, where his solo project, Bartees Strange, took focus and grew - from an album of reinterpretations of The National’s music to his stunning full-length, genre-bending debut, Live Forever. It’s been a huge year for Bartees, and we’re excited to present his exclusive, solo performance for BTR Live Studio at Home! Live Forever is available now from Memory Music. Listen to the audio podcast for more music and interview.
Kick off your spring by with this playlist from female musicians who've been featured on The Music Meetup.
Another week, another big batch of surprising new singles and album tracks! Listen in for new music from Wyldest, SPOUSE, Early Riser, Al Riggs, Robot Princess, Maple Glider, and much more!
A playlist of songs perfect to kick off your spring by female musicians who've been featured on The Music Meetup.
You’ll eat this up like a spoonful of jam, when you hear songs including Cake Walk, Home Cookin’ and Mama Feelgood.
The Listening Booth says farewell to winter with seasonal folk ballads via Yasmin Williams + hit up the haunting tale of Sad13's new record
Soul Honey Records is the ever-evolving musical project of Chicago's Andrew Christopoulos. Joined by a rotating cast of friends, the project has grown organically over the past few years, with singles leading up to an impending collection. Here, Andrew is joined by frequent collaborator, Sean Burke, for a rich and intimate performance, filmed by Nick Langlois at Christopoulos' home studio. Soul Honey Singles Vol. 1 will be released this Summer. Listen to the audio podcast for more music and interview.
Tracks by The Hot Breath, K.L.U.B. Monsta, K1NG ELJAY, Bodies of Water, and more!
A song that sounds straight out of a dream diary—feel both relax and empowered with this song.
In this episode, Ben Seretan talks about the label/collective he founded, Whatever's Clever, his own music, and much more!
So much new music that I KNOW you'll love! We're in the middle of fake spring here in NYC, so enjoy the sun while you can with these new tracks! Also, here's the link to the three-legged husky I'm fostering if any of yinz are interested in adopting. Tune in! xoxo
The March edition of Spotlight on the City features bands and musicians from Birmingham, Alabama.
Frànçois Marry has been developing Frànçois & The Atlas Mountains since its beginnings as a band, to its current form as a nomadic, “very European” project. For this special performance, Frànçois is joined by Rachida & Manar in a cozy, intimate rendition of the song “Julie,” with the chorus in Arabic. Banane Bleue is available now from Domino Records. Listen to the audio podcast for more music and interview.
This week we chat with Human Growth—a gritty and raw rock 'n' roll band based in Copenhagen, Denmark & spin their debut album 'Reflex.' 
Born & raised in New York but now based in Denmark, these rockers stay true to their roots.
Here comes another episode of The Music Digest, loaded with new singles and a few album tracks to treat your ears. Join us for new music from The Natvral, Mia Joy, Divine Sweater, Pardoner, Remember Sports, Mouth Washington, Sasha and the Valentines, and more!
Jill Townsend is a Nashville-based musician whose solo project, Fetching Pails, released its debut record a year ago. Here, she delivers an incredible solo performance exclusively for BTR Live Studio at Home.
New music with satisfaction guaranteed that’s featuring Jam Session debuts by Eggy, Giant Walking Robots, Moon Taxi and more. Bassist’s Karina Rykman brings us along to the “Dirty South” with her instrumental single from last Fall.
The Listening Booth dives into the genre-range of new albums by Kyle Edward Connolly & The Weather Station with a few non-consecutive blocs!
Brian Henneman retires from The Bottle Rockets. We celebrate the band's career. Plus, the future of Alt-Country is in the mix as well.
New tunes from Half Waif, Mia Joy, The Fleshtones, Katy Kirby, and more!
Kaz Mirblouk is a musician based in Los Angeles, filtering shoegaze and psych rock through bedroom indie rock via extensive solo production and collaborations. Following the release of his new record, he joins us for an exclusive performance here on BTR Live Studio at Home, joined by collaborator Louis Cohen. Careless by Contrast is available now from Mock Records. Listen to the audio podcast for more music and interview.
It may feel like the apocalypse out there, but let this garage/pop rock song assure you that it's survivable.
In this episode we're checking in with musician, podcaster, and record label owner Charlotte Carpenter of the UK-based artist-led label and community, Babywoman Records!
Television Overdose (T.V.O.D.) is a disco-punk band from Brooklyn. Here they tear through their music in an exclusive performance direct from Ridgewood, Queens.
Her recent LP ‘Dark River’ blossomed from “self-work” & “a lot of time spent alone.”
Let's take some first listens together to new tracks from Whispering Sons, NasimiYu, Chaos Chaos, Honey Yard, and much more!
This week I chat with solo artist Lydia Luce & listen to her newest album 'Dark River'—tune in!
Transcend into this Jam Session episode with featured songs from Asheville rockers The Freeway Revival and Papadosio.
A mid-winter discovery mix in The Listening Booth w/disco from Pearl Charles, folk blues w/Brother Galen, & anthem alt via The Fleshtones!
Jetty Bones' new album drops today and we're celebrating! Plus, the first single from Dawn Richard's forthcoming album & LOTS MORE!
Music from Another Michael, Bill Jr. Jr., Yasmin Williams, Cassandra Jenkins. The Antlers, and more!
HOORSEES are a Parisian indie rock band riding the line between sleepy bedroom rock and angsty alternative rock outbursts. Their debut LP sees the band solidifying their style, and here they deliver a LIVE SHOW for us. In a venue. Yes, remember those? What a relief to see a band getting hit the stage - in this case it’s a Paris venue Supersonic - and do what bands do best. HOORSEES’ self-titled debut LP is out now from Kanine Records (US), Howlin Banana Records (EU), and In Silico (EU) Listen to the audio podcast for more music and interview.
Sick your earholes on this rager, before its official release tomorrow from King Pizza Records.
Let's catch up on new music with a giant two hour playlist featuring Kinlaw, Sun June, Osees, The Weather Station, and much more!  
Mackenzie Shivers is a NYC based independent singer/songwriter. Her latest album, Rejection Letter, will be out on April 2nd. This podcast is produced by Stereoactive Media.
In this song, even during a pandemic 'Romeo & Juliet'-level romance and heartbreak is possible.
This is a huge episode with an overwhelming amount of great new artists and singles - along with some favs you already know. Let's get into it!
Little did she know ‘Live & Alone in NY’ was to be her last live performance before COVID-19 hit.
A chat with Anya Marina & listen to the live recording of her show in NYC for her newest album.
A collection of jams resonates within this episode, including several premieres of new and previously released tunes.
The Listening Booth with the state of pandemic performances, previews of forthcoming music by Xiu Xiu, & downbeat alt w/Nigeria’s Femi Kuti!
A dark and grey video that feels spooky, but actually represents the beauty of friendship.
An Only Child, James Gardin, Sarah Mary Chadwick, Henry Grant and more on the mix today.
Near Mint is an Indiana-based record label "with a passion for art & physical media." In this episode, I speak with the label's founder/own, Corey Purvis, about the label's history, unique vinyl pressings, reissues, and his artwork.
It's been a tense recent past, and the future is feeling the same—take an early listen to this new EP to soothe you into 2021.
So pumped for all the bands coming out with new music this year! What would we do without them?? 
Ok Cowgirl is a dream-rock project fronted by singer/songwriter Leah Lavigne, currently splitting time between Detroit and Brooklyn. For this episode, the band delivers a memorable rooftop performance, and joins us from Detroit and Brooklyn for a conversation covering their musical past (full of meet-cute stories), and the challenges of relaunching a project during a pandemic.
Ok Cowgirl is a dream-rock project fronted by singer/songwriter Leah Lavigne, currently splitting time between Detroit and Brooklyn. Here, the band delivers a stunning performance from a rooftop in Brooklyn for BTR Live Studio. OK Cowgirl has two singles available now with more on the way. Listen to the audio podcast for more music and interview. Additional credits: Audio Recording/Editing: John Miller Video Editor: Matt Birkenholz Videographers: Jordan Schopick and Molly Waterman
In this episode, we check out a special Valentine's Day split single, a bunch of great album tracks and new releases, and I reveal my current favorite song that's stuck on repeat.
This week I spin new and old tracks from Francis of Delirium and chat with frontwoman Jana Bahrich!
After Philadelphia band Pine Barons released their excellent third record, Mirage On The Meadow, they recorded a super fun full band live performance in lead singer Keith Abrams' kitchen for BTR Live Studio at Home. Mirage On The Meadow is available now from Grind Select. Watch the video for "Clique Bait" and listen to the audio podcast for more music and interview.
Their upcoming EP stays true to their gritty garage sound, but gets melodically poppy.
This week, we’ve got a very rad Jam Session debut from cosmic jammers, Garcia Peoples. This episode is moving and grooving along with sweet tunes from Leftover Salmon, The Motet, Lotus and more.
A Valentine's Day Eve mix in The Listening Booth! Swoon over new rock w/WE ARE JOINERS, electro via Moonbeau, & folk from Buck Meek!
2020 changed this four-piece and now they're packing a hard punch with "Feel The Pain."
Tunes by Jocelyn Mackenzie, INEZ, Ezra Furman, Anjimile, Oceanator, Henry Grant and more!
In this episode, we're featuring the Philadelphia-based "artist friendly, socially conscious" record label, The Giving Groove. Co-founder Matt Teacher joins us for a great conversation about the label's first few years, it's unique mission statement, and much more!
This video shows that sometimes getting lost in your thoughts can feel just as real as getting lost in real life.
This week we've got lots of tracks from upcoming albums, so keep tabs on these artists!
Brooklyn punks Thick are known for their rowdy live shows and supercharged performances. In the year since their album came out and touring disappeared, they’ve learned to adapt–while also working on a follow up. Here, the trio joins us for an exclusive, stripped down performance at home! Five Years Behind is available now from Epitaph Records. Listen to the audio podcast for more music and interview.
The latest edition of Spotlight on the City features bands and musicians from Scranton/Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania.
Singles and singles and singles and singles (and album tracks) are what we've got - you must be used to this now, right? We're checking out new and recent releases, packed with great stuff from Palehound, Son Little, The Weather Station, Powerlines, Albertine Sarges, Jocelyn Mackenzie, and much more!
Vanessa Silberman is a usually  touring singer, guitarist and songwriter from Brooklyn, NY (via Los Angeles, CA). As a hard-touring musician, she’s found herself off the road and working on releasing monthly singles. Here, she delivers an exclusive solo performance of one of those tracks, recorded live at home. “Something To Believe In” is the latest single from Vanessa Silberman. Check out the video for "Down" and listen to the audio podcast for more music and interview.
We know the holiday is cheesy, but we're desperate for any reason to celebrate love this year—why not do it with cool tunes?
We know the holiday is cheesy, but we're desperate for any reason to celebrate love this year—why not do it with cool tunes?
Of Clocks and Clouds make their debut on Jam Session with a live recording from 2019. Plus, big announcements from Daniel & Darren of Elephant Rivals.
Escape your shadow in the Listening Booth w/trippy alt from Hermitess, electro via Molly Burch, & Buck Meek teaches us guitar and new tunes!
The new music in 2021 is already coming in hot. Plus, as always... I miss things so some more new to me tunes from 2020 in the mix as well. 
Playin' new releases by Arlo Parks, Jocelyn Mackenzie, Sarah Mary Chadwick, Son Little, and so much more.
New music catchup time! In this episode I've got selections from recent record label feature episodes, The Music Digest weekly new music picks, and more!
A powerful tune that sings an "ironic offering" of thoughts immigrants had when first traveling to the shores of America.
Like always, I've got a playlist of amazing brand new songs you're gonna become OBSESSED with!
From floors almost collapsing, to being backstage with Alicia Keys, Black Haüs is destined for big things.
In this episode, we've got a great assortment of new singles and albums tracks as always, including a premiere! We're kicking the show off with a brand new track by Frances Lion, ahead of its official release on February 2nd! Stick around for more new music from the likes of Allison Lorenzen, The Planes, Palm Ghosts, Pansy, Dark Tea, and more!
This week I chat with Black Haüs, a four-piece band based in Greensboro, North Carolina.
With a balanced mix of studio and live jams in this episode, you can expect to hear a funky anthem, driving guitar solos, emotional songwriting and much more.
Enter the Listening Booth for R&B w/Yukon Blonde, trippy alt via Boniface, & more tracks from Arlo Parks as her debut record drops!
New tunes from Branjae, INEZ and Pisha. Plus tunes from artists that have been giving Emily awesome dreams.
Washington, DC-based musician Tommy Sherrod, of Lotion Princess, Sean Barna Band, and the Sherrod Brothers, brings his new solo project to BTR Live Studio at Home for an exclusive, solo artist-as-full band, virtual experience! “Day By Day” is available now. Listen to the audio podcast for more music and interview.
Spinning tunes from Cassandra Jenkins, M Caye Castagnetto, Ian Sweet, Brandi Ediss, and more!
Inside Voices Records is a new Seattle-based record label founded by Bobby Granfelt, and featuring an eclectic roster of musicians stemming from a strong collective. In this episode, we're premiering a ton of great new music from the label along with their handful of previously-released tracks from the likes of Rachel Lime, Watson Moon, SWAMPLIFETERRY, and more.
Delilia Black is a queer Haitian musician and performance artist originally from Port Au Prince, but now based in London. While hopping among genres, the music could be called Alt-Americana or as Delila puts it: “Electro-Mountain, Country-Noire, Punk-Country, Afro-Billy, Roots-Rodeo-Rocknroll.” This podcast is produced by Stereoactive Media.
Celebrate the end of that nasty Cheeto in office, but don't forget we're still fighting injustice—use these new tunes to keep you fired up.
"I hope it reminds the listener of their own pets or person they just can’t wait to get home to see," Family Dinner frontwoman says.
Sometimes you just have to embrace your anxieties—why not do it with this new shimmering track?
Singles! Album tracks! You know what we do here. New music from Molly Burch, Spring Silver, Lande Hekt, Major Murphy, IAN SWEET, and so many more. Listen in.
Catch a chat w/ Jocelyn Mackenzie AND an exclusive preview to her debut album 'PUSH.'
Orgōne steps it up with a new live track, and helps to set the mood for today. Jam to the beat with top rockers Pigeons Playing Ping Pong, Turkuaz and Blues Traveler. Get in the know about artists you might be unaware of like Achilles Wheel, tomatoband and Cascade Crescendo.
The Listening Booth w/new electro via Trace Mountains and Circa Waves, plus new music news via of Montreal and an Alex the Astronaut show!
Comfy is the super endearing, earworm-inducing project of Rochester-based musician Connor Benincasa. Joined by a virtual army of musical friends and co-conspirators, the “band” crafts a malleable array of genres from pure power pop to bedroom grooves and indie garage bangers. Here, Connor is joined by Aurora Case for a low-key, ultra-cozy exclusive performance! Volume For is available now from Dadstache Records. Listen to the audio podcast for more music and interview.
Music from Hilang Child, Tom Sanders, Brocrisp and Summer Dregs, and more!
Our first indie label feature of the year is the new Buffalo, NY-based Friend Club Records. In this episode, I interview label co-founder Rob Froese, and we dive in for a huge selection of music from the label.
This week we've got a beautiful hodgepodge of brand new racks—so, tune in!
There's nothing like a little spin art on a good ole' school record player to get you in the groove. 
He’s been making sultry tunes since the ‘50s & if you don’t know about him, it’s time you learned.
The new year continues, and the new music keeps coming! Listen in for new jams from Um Are, Clever Girls, Osees, Corvair, and more!
This week I feature the founding father of idiosyncratic soul Jerry Williams Jr. aka Swamp Dogg!
Brand new singles from Anders Osborne, and Sammy Rae and The Friends! But first up, get into the zone with tunes from Karl Denson’s Tiny Universe, Back on the Train and Upstate.
The Listening Booth with the new singles by Cloud Nothings and The Deathray Davies off their first new album in 15 years + alt, electro, R&B
Pearl Charles' new album drops today & we celebrate by spinning tracks. New music & deets on Babehoven out of Vermont! AND the latest single from Molly Burch!
Tracks from Postdata, Made Kuti, Kikagaku Moyo, Rexx Life Raj, and more!
Come Monday, let's celebrate MLK Jr. day with musicians making a stance against our nations' systematic racism.
In this episode, we're taking one final look at 2020, digging back into our indie label interview episodes to compile the origin stories of labels we featured!
We’re kicking off the new year with plenty of music, featuring tracks from Gaspard Eden, Laura Groves, Call Me Spinster, Calexico, Made Kuti, Menahan Street Band, Arlo Parks, Leathered, and Femi Kuti. This podcast is produced by Stereoactive Media.
St. John's, NL based musicians are featured on the January edition of Spotlight on the City.
Sammi Lanzetta released her debut LP Ceiling Mirror in 2019 on 6131 Records, and like many musicians with a fresh release she was expecting to spend most of 2020 on tour promoting it. Of course, that didn’t happen. In this episode of BTR Live Studio at Home, Lanzetta delivers an intimate solo performance from her NYC fire escape. Ceiling Mirror is available now from 6131 Records. Check out the video for "House Plants" and listen to the audio podcast for more music and interview.
The new year is already bringing a ton of great new music in the form of singles and albums in just the first week - tune in for goods from Black Nash, Calyx, Caution, Teen Mortgage, Moontype, Crystal Canyon, and more!
Welcome back to our regularly scheduled program—we kick off 2021 with the groovy Dante Elephante.
Introducing Cori Kidney, as the new host of Jam Session! This episode spotlights some of her favorite jams including Marco Benevento, American Babies and moe.
The Listening Booth w/catchup music discovery spinning blues from John Calvin Abney, electro with Isla Den, and rock from Stephen Chopek!
These artists got us through one of the craziest years of our lifetime. Click to hear some of Emily’s favorite tracks from 2020.
Gold Connections is the project of Will Marsh - currently based in Richmond, Virginia. A bit of a prolific songwriter, Marsh has released several albums and singles under the name, and recently took on self-producing - which is sure to keep the momentum going. Here, the band - as the trio of Will Marsh (guitar/vocal), Ryan Lipps (guitar), and Stephan LaRue (tambourine) - shares an exclusive remote performance! Ammunition EP is available now. Listen to the audio podcast for more music and interview.
Some of the best albums from underground artists that the dumb charts decided to ignore.
New tunes courtesy of The Deathray Davies, Quarter-Life Crisis, Call Me Spinster, and more!
These babies might have flown under your radar—catch up on them today & we promise you won’t regret it.
This is part 3 of 3 for my 2020 year in music recap. As always, this is an incomplete list of my favorites, and presented unranked, though along the way I may highlight some records that really stood out a little extra for me this year. We’re doing things alphabetically this time around, so this episode covers artist names from O-W (no X, Y, or Z artists made the list this time around).
Here is the final part to the best of New Vibrations 2020 to give you some new year pep in your step. Enjoy!
Slam the door in 2020's face & start your new year w/ music that satisfies every mood.
Rather than doing another recap episode for the first of the new year, I wanted to start with something fresh, so we've got all new singles and album tracks this week! Listen up for new finds from Sock Jock, Coco Reilly, The Simps, Alex McArtor, and much more!
Here is part two—the final part—of all my favorite chitchats with bands I had in this year from hell, 2020.
Chatting with these artists gave us life in 2020—check them out!
Pigeons Playing Ping Pong, Widespread Panic, Turkuaz and more on the 1st episode of the new year.
Our favorite music videos that we got to premiere to the apocalyptic world in 2020. Enjoy!
The Listening Booth with a final look at 2020: alt w/Laura Marling and Laura Jane Grace, much needed chill vibes via Cayucas and Bibio...
These artists got us through one of the craziest years of our lifetime. Click to hear some of Emily's favorite tracks from 2020.
It's a New Year. Let's Celebrate. Tune in for tracks by Nyallah, Buffalo Rose, Superorder, Sweet Spirit, and more!