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For our final three episodes of the year, we took a look back at every artist we played in 2017 and assembled a batch of tracks by those we most wanted to revisit and hear more music from. All of the…
DJRePete counts down to the New Year with his Best In Mix! Epic alt from Lord Sonny the Unifier, alt w/Partner, & R&B piano via Samson Ashe!
Jessica Jalbert is a Canadian musician based in Edmonton, Alberta, and the driving force behind Faith Healer. From jammy, funky indie rock to woozy synth pop, the band’s style shifts subtly…
The top performances by musicians visiting BTRtoday.
It turns out that 2017 was a pretty great year for new music. In this episode, we pick out some favorite tracks and artists from the year to review before we head into a whole new year of musical…
The best artists, albums and songs from 2017
This year, our readers flocked to stories on sex, TV and sex on TV. Other stuff, too.
Congratulations! You've made it to part two of the trilogy of the 50 BEST SONGS FROM 2017 ~New Vibrations style~ You must be very cool, 'cause these songs truly are the coolest!
Your cheat-sheet to 2017’s underground indie album releases.
DJ Emily is bringing you some of her favorite tracks from 2017 this week. Turn up the two hours of music which features tunes from Timber Timbre, Sean Rowe and more. The Mynabirds Timber Timbre
Flat Worms will get your head banging so hard and your body moshing so intensely that you might explode—it's punk rock.
The West Coast band uses punk rock to get through these hard times.
Amy Oelsner is a songwriter currently based in Bloomington, Indiana. With her band, and under the name Amy O, she has succeeded in developing a record that manages to feel both familiar and fresh,…
All things Okeechobee Music & Arts Festival, featuring 2018 artists Big Gigantic, STS9, Turkuaz, Slightly Stoopid, Tycho, Twiddle and Gramatik
For our final three episodes of the year, we took a look back at every artist we played in 2017 and assembled a batch of tracks by those we most wanted to revisit and hear more music from. All of the…
DJRePete spins his annual Best In Mix part 1 w/beats from !!!, blues with Mavis Staples, and folk with The Rural Alberta Advantage!
Round two! Wanna here some more of the best female albums from 2017? DJ Emily is playing some of her favorite albums featured on the show this year! Madeline Kassen All Our Exes Live In Texas
Before we get to a full 2017 music recap, let's revisit the labels we've previously featured that are part of the OMNIAN Music Group: Captured Tracks (episode 40), 2MR (episode 43), Sinderlyn (ep 45),…
The Duke of Surl, Los Angeles Police Department, Las Rosas and more!
For our final episode of the year, we present twenty songs by NYC-based artists who had new music out in 2017. We wholeheartedly recommend you support these artists by buying as many of these as you…
Ten of the most wild & crazy nights of 2017.
If you missed out on all the great music of 2017,  here is your cheatsheet--the top 50 songs from this year PART 1 or 3.
Lilah Larson is one-third of the band Sons Of An Illustrious Father, who visited BTR Live Studio in 2016 for an unforgettable session. Now, Larson steps out from the comfort of that group with her…
DJ Emily is playing some of her favorite tracks from 2017 over the next three week here on the Tryst. Enjoy the mix!
The eerie synth of environmental friendly Teen Daze--tune in & get lost in a lovely musical haze.
Welcoming Voodoo Pharmacology to the Jam Session family with a 3-track spotlight on their new album, “Water, Stay Down.”
For our final three episodes of the year, we took a look back at every artist we played in 2017 and assembled a batch of tracks by those we most wanted to revisit and hear more music from. All of the…
The Listening Booth has the scoop on Sufjan Stevens' The Greatest Gift + upbeat alt with She-Devils & a clap-track by Elliott Brood!
DJ Emily is bringing you some of her favorite Alt-Country albums played on the show in 2017. Turn up the music and enjoy it this Friday. Tunes from Lydia Loveless, All Our Exes Live In Texas and Roselit Bone in the Mix.
This week, we take a bite out of the Brooklyn-based label King Pizza Records with the operation's Big Cheese, Greg Hanson. He stopped by to chat about the music, pizza, action figures, the Wilhelm…
Underground shows to avoid the swarm of amateurs drinking in Times Square.
The Best of Spotlight on the City 2017.
Instead of going through Hoops, just chill out with them instead.
Noga Erez starts off today's mix with music from her album Off The Radar, one of DJ Emily's favorite albums from 2017. La Louma Coco Hames
This week we interview U.K.-based band Spinning Coin and listen to their most recent album 'Permo'!         Click here for more episodes of The Music Meetup…
Mimicking Birds is a band from Portland, Oregon, who plays dreamy sounding pop tunes. We met up with them at the Work Heights co-working space in Crown Heights known as Dean Machine where they played…
6-track spotlight on Big Gigantic’s “Brighter Future” albums in anticipation of their New Years Eve Decadence appearance in Denver.
Our longtime friend, number one fan, recurring guest, and future intern - Michael Eades (of YK Records) - makes an unexpected last minute appearance for the final weekly new music episode of the show,…
Catch up on alt, electro, & rock tunes in the Listening Booth + a spotlight on activist, R&B maven, dare we say living legend: Mavis Staples
Wanna here some of the best female albums from 2017? You're in the right spot! DJ Emily is playing some of her favorite albums featured on the show this year!
Pinact is a Scottish trio offering a sort of gentle pop pummeling thar features rock music with big hooks, fuzzy guitars, and on-point vocal harmonies. Often landing somewhere between the harsh…
This is part 2 of a two part episode on the record label Ernest Jenning Record Company (check out part 1 here). The label's founder, Pete D'Angelo, stopped with a few beers and we spent a couple of…
Music I missed in 2017.
A personal journey through his gritty, yet tender, discography.
The year is set to close out with lots of great rock shows happening around NYC. We’ve got a new track called “Sludgefucker” by The Royal They mixed in with music by Crazy Pills and El Silver…
So excited about the artists being featured this week! Check it out--you won't be disappointed. 
SondorBlue is a super tight pop band from Charleston, South Carolina, which they endearingly refer to as “Chucktown.” Though they don’t share the same endless solos and stoned vibes as jam…
Fact: December means we can play holiday music. There are two new, original Christmas tracks in the mix.               Jessica Boudreaux               Lost Horizons
Seth Applebaum (also of Brooklyn psych-surf freaks, The Mad Doctors) is apparently pretty prolific when it comes to experimental, groovy, weirdo jams. Ghost Funk Orchestra is more no-wave than the…
We listen to Jessica Boudreaux's latest album 'Fury' and chat about all kinds of things--tune in!
Colorado band The Motet will bring the funk on their Winter/Spring Tour happening January - April 2018
How the hell is it December already? The answer doesn’t really matter because we have plenty of music for these days of waxing coldness and waning daylight. Music Director Lottie (Miss Lottie to…
DJRePete escapes the holidays w/info on a BK Brainiacs tribute concert w/Savak + the wit and uptempo alt of Partner in the Listening Booth!
Lina Tullgren is a musician operating out of the mystical north of New England, somewhere in the wilds of Maine. Lina’s ringing, hypnotic guitar work bounces off her vocals, which manage to be both…
Meet the synth-rock, Brit-pop band from Halifax, Nova Scotia—Walrus.
This is part 1 of a two part episode on the record label Ernest Jenning Record Company. The label's founder, Pete D'Angelo, stopped with a few beers and we spent a couple of hours talking about music…
Sons of Raphael make their debut on the show today!
This week it's more new shit! Gotta love it. If you think you missed out this year, stay tuned for some yearly round ups to catch up.
Seattle songwriter Erik Walters employs a delicate balance of blue collar everyman rock, country/roots ramble, and melodic indie folk/pop in his music. At home with either the sparseness of a simple…
Keeping up with the accusations against men in the music industry is as depressing as it is confusing.
Featuring new music from Ruby Boots and Banditos in the mix today. Plus a Top 10 Remix!
The Royal They is a NYC based band that catches you by surprise with their "normal" looks, but chaotic sound.
The Royal They is a fuzzed-out band filled with heart attack-inducing drum rolls, fuck-you lyrics and distorted guitar solos that’ll drive you mad.
STS9, Umphrey’s McGee and the Disco Biscuits promise a very good time at this weekend’s Dominican Holidaze.
Sometimes Bryan and J eat too much candy, and sometimes they don’t eat enough candy. We’re not quite sure which situation this is, but what’s for sure is there’s some great new music out this…
The Listening Booth is cookin’ up a holiday potluck w/folk, alt rock, & punk incl the well-traveled DZ Deathrays + a superstar Kiwi cameo
This female-centric mix features an artist spotlight on La Louma as well as new music from Banditos.                 Nadine Shah             Kitty, Daisy and Lewis
Charly Bliss is one of those bands that immediately brings to mind a slew of favorites, especially for those of us who had their musical awakening in the 90s. Reminiscent of the awesomely fuzzy, poppy goodness of Veruca Salt, The Breeders, That Dog, and Letters To Cleo, the band proudly identifies their genre as “bubblegrunge” (was that a word back then? It’s likely, but either way it’s super appropriate for them right here and now) and does a killer job of nailing that vibe and improving upon it, updating the sound and look for the 2010s while still conveying that feeling of throwing a party in your teenage bedroom. Eve, Spencer, Sam, and Dan have a really great thing going on, and they stopped by Serious Business Music in DUMBO, Brooklyn, for this session. Guppy by Charly Bliss is available now from Barsuk Records. Listen to the audio podcast for more music and interview.
It's another new music catchup week on the show, as we check out tons of new stuff from Field Medic, La Louma, OCS, Lapêche, and much, much more!
New Music from OCS, Prettiest Eyes, Lime Cordiale and The Pack A.D. plus stay tuned for a recap from M for Montreal!
Local artists are well represented at Brooklyn venues in the last days of November and first days of December, with shows featuring Mount Sharp, Flying Pace, Shilpa Ray, Acid Dad, and gobbinjr. Plus…
We've got some really cool new music for you this week from badass bands like Plastic Pinks and Bleeding Knees Club--tune in!!
The perfect lineup to convey the badass soul of the Brooklyn music scene assembled in Bushwick.
New Candys make music bursting with visual flavor--we chat new album & lots more!
Two hours of music for your Tuesday. Get some Thanksgiving prep done while you listen to this collection of indie tunes spanning multiple genres.
The Liza Colby Sound slaps you in the face with true blue raw rock 'n' roll!
Liza Colby’s theme song would be raw rock ‘n’ roll and her superpower is pure, strong and dangerous female sexuality.
The Pimps of Joytime join the Roots at this year’s Emerald Cup, December 9-10 in Sonoma County, California
No games this week. Just lots of new tunes from the likes of Nightmares On Wax, The Ghost of Paul Revere, Hoops, Fits, and Superchunk. And, obviously, some The Music Digest brand tangents… this week…
Tune in to the Listening Booth for the BTRToday debut of the mysterious Lord Sonny The Unifier + info on a benefit concert w/Har-Di-Har!
Not your typical country show. With music rooted in American, folk, country, punk and more. New music in the mix today from Ha Ha Tonka and Scott H. Biram.
You may have screamed it along with The Ramones, but do you even know what it means?
This week we revisit the Miami and San Francisco-based label, Father/Daughter Records, and Jessi Frick from the label joins us on the phone to talk bands, running a business, and aging, and we check…
Cherry Glazerr, Thick and Dances had the room bursting with energy and excitement. Not bad for a Sunday night.
Music from Montreal locals The Hazytones, Peter Peter, Laura Sauvage, Michael Rault and more!  
I'm starting to lose my mind--I'm sure you are too. Listen to this playlist to lift your spirits!
Music from Montreal based musicians including BEYRIES, Pierre Kwenders, Beachglass, Blanka and more!
Do You like catchy music? Like to be chillin' like a villain? Then tune in & meet LuxDeluxe!
LuxDeluxe released 'Let’s Do Lunch' this past summer--heavily influenced by NRQB, they also experimented w/ the recording & creative process.
Exploring Goblin Rock with a 3-track spotlight on Primus’ new album, “The Desaturating Seven."
Play along at home, as Bryan and JLM make bets on the content of songs and how they relate to their titles, in yet another amazing game on The Music Digest! We brainstorm more new show ideas, talk…
The Listening Booth has electro, alt rock, folk, and some veteran beats by D∆WN and a spotlight of her album Redemption!
This all female set comes with an artists spotlight on Ora Cogan featuring five new tracks from her latest release "Crickets."                 Lydia Loveless               Jessica…
This week we revisit the Brooklyn record label Kanine Records, with an in-depth interview with Lio Kanine, who has some great advice for being a successful band and hooking up with the right label,…
Stay tuned for a brand new track from Bibio. It is 16 minutes and 44 seconds long.
The song premiere for Freddie Nunez's old-school country influenced "Nights In This Town"--check it out here.
We have a lot of music and artists that are new to the podcast in this episode, including Bad History Month with a song off their new album, ‘Dead And Loving It: An Introductory Exploration Of…
It takes a serious self-assuredness for a band from Seattle to put out an album that shares the name of the city’s most popular band, but as Versing proves, they’re definitely on their own trip.…
No mouth-breathers allowed! Songs picked from both seasons, plus songs they should've included.
Get your Tuesday going with a two-hour set of tunes hand selected by DJ Emily. New music, old favorites and a Top 10 remix are on the way.   Zuli Curtis Harding  
Dan Croll is a Liverpool-based musician with a knack for super hooky pop songs. He stopped by Serious Business Music in DUMBO, Brooklyn, to give us this exclusive solo take on his catchy…
This week we chat with Blis. and we get real deep. We also listen to their newest album No One Loves You--so make sure to tune in!
Guitarist and lead singer of Blis. Aaron Gossett isn’t afraid to sing about the ups and downs of his personal life—even when it’s mostly downs.
Winter 2018 touring news from Keller Williams, plus SweetWater 420 Fest headliner updates.
Shamir brings on tangents about vaporwave and household AI.
The Listening Booth is spinning pop alt, electronica, & R&B + a spotlight on the new album by Weaves & a pair from the BTR Live Studio!
Fufanu is a rock band from Iceland, whose beat-heavy sound reveals their techno inspiration, as well as their past as the duo Captain Fufanu. The band brought their intense energy to the studio at Serious Business Music in DUMBO, Brooklyn, to show us how they do it in Iceland (spoiler: fast, precise, and with a sense of humor). SPORTS is available now. Listen to the audio podcast for more music and interview.
It's Secretly Canadian week on the show, as we spend an hour with releases from the Bloomington, Indiana-based label before checking out some other recent releases from Zuli, Shamir, Grooms, Double…
New music from Donora, Savak, Double Ferrari and more!
New music from so many great bands--plus, music before the album release from Pistoleros and Native Sun!
With local Palestinian artists being arrested and banned from traveling, international rock stars are urging their peers to stay away from Israel.
Jessica Jalbert is a Canadian musician based in Edmonton, Alberta, and the driving force behind Faith Healer. From jammy, funky indie rock to woozy synth pop, the band’s style shifts subtly throughout their record, but never strays from the core of sweet and catchy, pulling-at-the-heartstrings vocals that just sound totally perfect. The band stopped by Serious Business Music in DUMBO, Brooklyn, on a recent tour for this special performance. Try ;-) is available now from Mint Records. Listen to the audio podcast for more music and interview.
Hand selected tracks for you Halloween are piled into this mix. Check out the playlist. You're gonna want to hear them all. A Giant Dog Suzanne Santo
Tune in to hear 'Lost In Magic City' in its entirety & a chat w/ Deaf Poets about opening for The Growlers, making memes, & writing music.
Phoebe Bridgers is a talented young songwriter with an acutely mature voice and style. It’s no surprise that she caught the attention of Ryan Adams, who helped to usher her music into the world on a much, much larger scale. We caught up with her on a recent trip to NYC and filmed this intimate, though very much public, solo performance of her beautiful song, “Motion Sickness.” Stranger In The Alps is available now from Dead Oceans.
Meet the psych-rock band from Miami, Deaf Poets--come for the memes, stay for the music.
We’re welcoming Nahko, frontman of Medicine for the People, to the Jam Session family with his new solo album.
More new music gets listened to, reacted to, and tangentially discussed! We tackle old favorites including Diane Coffee, Mo Douglas, and Slaughter Beach, Dog, and get acquainted with Flat Worms, Salt…
Some Halloween party inspired alt tunes lead off in The Listening Booth this week via The Mynabirds, A Giant Dog, and Spacebirds... witchin'
This mix features a lot of new music and the first ever back to back artist featured in the artist spotlight. DJ Emily's kinda excited.
This Halloween season, you don’t want to miss these spook-tacular events.
This week we finally get to the long-awaited Exploding In Sound Records feature on the show, including an interview with the label's founder, Dan Goldin (who also runs the music blog Post-Trash)! We…
Diane Coffee is back with a sweet 7" called Peel!
Rest in peace to one of the world's first rock 'n' rollers, Fats Domino.
There are a lot of shows going on between October 26th and November 9th...We’ve got brand new stuff by Winston C.W., pretty new stuff by Heaters, and exclusive BTRtoday live tracks by Marijuana…
Kid Rock in the Senate would be like Armando Iannucci and the South Park guys collaborating to adapt a Robert Caro book into a waking legislative nightmare.
DJ Emily's found some talented new acts in her home state of Oklahoma. Enjoy tracks from Rock Paper Gary, So Help Me's and Space4Lease on today's mix.
This week we chat with the Swedish-garage rockers Baby Jesus and listen to their newest album Took Our Sons Away!
Start planning that jammy New Years Eve with Yonder Mountain String Band, the Motet, Twiddle, and more.
Every artist in this episode is new to BTR this week, just like most weeks. And they’re all on Bandcamp, just by lovely coincidence. And we talk about our website and old school BrooklynVegan…
DJRePete serenades the spirit of CMJ this week by spinning artists from showcase past and several artists that could have played this year!
So many debuts in the mix today and DJ Emily's playing two tracks from every artists. Elliott Brood, Lydia Loveless and Rock Paper Gary are just a little bit of what's in store.
On October 5, as part of the Mondo.NYC Festival, we took part in the Marauder Radio Room event at Rockwood Music Hall, where Australian artist William Crighton delivered a memorable solo performance,…
I don’t recommend this as a cold remedy but this punk rock did me some good, for sure!
Roz and the Rice Cakes, Chastity, Beechwood and more for your ears!
This week I've curated the ultimate playlist for a perfectly chilly & colorful Fall day. Enjoy! xoxo https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JKRMhC7gEAo
This NYC band will turn those hollers of terror into some gritty punk rock that’ll haunt your sleep.
New music from some of DJ Emily's favorite artists is in the mix. Plus a BTR Top 10 remix.
This week we chat with L.A. post-punk band Adult Books. They're rad, and we listen to Running From The Blows--so make sure to tune in! Click here for more episodes of The Music Meetup (formerly Discovery Corner)! 
Adult Books started with what they knew best, hardcore punk, and morphed into a full-on post-punk band.
Welcoming the Freeway Revival to the Jam Session family with a 3-track spotlight on their new album.
Bryan and JLM talk a bit about last week’s MONDO.NYC Music Festival, the NY Comic Con, and nostalgia in general before digging into some super tasty new music and another excellent listener contribution!
DJRePete is spinning INHEAVEN, the Fresh & Onlys, and Lovely Bad Things + Sat night dance tracks w/Little Boots, CHVRCHES, and Cut Copy!
Have you noticed your favorite all-female music mix has moved to Friday? Be sure to subscribe on your favorite podcast app so you never miss an episode.
Big Bliss is a Brooklyn band formed in 2015 by brothers Cory (drums) and Tim (vocals, guitar) Race, along with bassist Wallace May. The trio blasts out a furious sort of post-punk and indie rock that draws a bit on shoegaze (think perhaps a little Mission Of Burma here, a little Interpol there), and have been playing shows almost constantly since their inception. We finally got them to take a breather and stop by Serious Business Music in DUMBO, Brooklyn to show us what they’ve been up to. The “Fortune” single is available now from Exit Stencil Recordings. Listen to the audio podcast for more music and interview.
A pop punk interview perfect for those w/ short attention spans or are maybe a little too high--meet The Dirty Nil.
For this special edition of the show, we pause to take a look back at the 40 record labels I've featured so far, from Graveface (Episode 1) to Flying Nun (Episode 49)! I want to hear from you! Would you like to hear interviews with the people behind these labels, or do you prefer just enjoying the sweet mixes that I put together? Also, I want to know about your record label, or your friend's record label, or the label you just discovered and want more people to know about! Leave a message at (408) SUB-INEV or find me on social media at @subinev!
Tunes by Jaye Bartell, Cults, Kaitlyn Aurelia Smith and more!
The Black Lips, Diet Choke and The Nude Party set off an explosion of dirty energy.
In this episode, we’re focused on artists playing shows around NYC in the weeks after October 11. The Duke Of Surl is kicking off a tour. The Footlight has Baked one night and a benefit show for Drew St. Aubin featuring GunFight! And Robot Princess the next, Cults is at Music Hall of Williamsburg in support of an excellent new album, and Katie Von Schleicher, Caroline Says, and gobbinjr join forces at Union Pool.
We've got some great new songs to make your ears bleed--we even have a sneak peak of King Khan's newest album 'Murderburgers' (OUT 10/13)!
Hyukoh is a juggernaut of the Korean indie rock world. Taking on K-Pop and proving that rock n’ roll and other international sounds are welcome in the pop culture scene best known for sugary sweet pop, they’ve climbed the charts and garnered considerable critical acclaim. While their retro-leaning fashion sense nods to something else, musically they run the gamut from gentle indie rock and folk to hard-hitting punk and rap touches. Extremely versatile musicians, and multi-lingual singers, Hyukoh is set for even further world domination. While in NYC on their first ever North American tour, they stopped by to share their music with us in this session, recorded live at Serious Business Music in DUMBO. Hyukoh’s 23 is available now. Listen to the audio podcast for more music and interview.
Spotlight on Buffalo, New York
New music in the mix and a Top 10 remix to round out the show. Plus a new track from Charlie Pickett featuring Peter Buck of REM fame.
They have a song about needing a burrito and drugs, and it’s beautiful.
Gymshorts is fast and guttural punk rock w/ angry guitar solos--this week we listen to their EP 'Wet Willy' and LP 'No Backsies!!'
Thanksgiving touring news from Leftover Salmon, New Years Eve plans from STS9, and the second round of Gem & Jam Festival artists.
BTRtoday Music Director, Lottie (aka ‘Ms. Lottie’) joins us this week as we listen to some of the tracks that end the new releases we added to our music library this week. What makes a final track a final track? How does Ms. Lottie pick the music she brings in? What’s Bryan’s new single sound like? Will we answer any of these questions? Spoiler alert: maybe.
The Listening Booth gets into the seasonal spirit this week with an autumn alt and folk mix w/Judah and The Lion + Bon Iver & Laura Marling
Dan Croll is a Liverpool-based musician with a knack for super hooky pop songs. He stopped by Serious Business Music in DUMBO, Brooklyn, to give us this exclusive solo take on his catchy earworms. Dan Croll’s sophomore album, Emerging Adulthood, is available now. Listen to the audio podcast for more music and interview.
We're back at it with another look at Omnian Music Group - this time it's the legendary New Zealand jangle pop label, Flying Nun Records. Get a taste of some classic Kiwi bands as well as newer artists working with the label. For the second half of the show, we check out new music from the past few weeks, keeping the pop and punk vibes of the label feature going with great stuff from Cults, Faith Healer, Partner, and more!
“This will be our reply to violence: to make music more intensely, more beautifully, more devotedly than ever before.” -Leonard Bernstein
Let's get ready to hibernate w/ a playlist of brand spankin' new songs!
Facebook user Jason Lee probably said it best. “Christ on a crotchrocket, please don’t let that linger any longer.”
This two-hour set features tons of new music and a BTR Top 10 countdown remix!
Honey isn't that sweet sappy stuff you put in your tea, it's a killer punk band from NYC here to make your ears bleed!
Honey plays the kind of intense rock ‘n’ roll that would play in your head while you hide from a psycho killer.
Special 3-track spotlight on the new album from Phish’s Mike Gordon, titled “OGOGO.”
Are short songs better than longer tracks? We sorta try to find out this week on the show - but mostly we just listen to a bunch of great new music, including a special submission from YK Records that opens up The Great Debate once again! Also covered: the show’s open-door guest policy, our first Tumblr post, and human beings as fingers. Somehow, it kinda makes sense.  
DJRePete is still not admitting it’s fall w/summer adventure vibes via The Go! Team & Anthony Mudrick + whimsical folk vibes w/Roselit Bone
Get your female music fix on this lady packed mix. This week we're doing an artist spotlight on Oklahoma City's LCG and the X.
The Yeah Yeah Yeahs are amazing—but this new song is more like No No No.
Seth Applebaum (also of Brooklyn psych-surf freaks, The Mad Doctors) is apparently pretty prolific when it comes to experimental, groovy, weirdo jams. Ghost Funk Orchestra is more no-wave than the funk in their name may imply, but either way, they’re definitely all party. The massive band crammed themselves, horns and all, into Serious Business Music in DUMBO, Brooklyn, for this lively session. GFO’s Demos & Outtakes is available now. Listen to the audio podcast for more music and interview.
This episode wasn't supposed to be one of our longer record label features, but once you start to dig in to Asthmatic Kitty Records, you can't stop at just 30 minutes... dive in and enjoy music from Sufjan Stevens, Angelo De Augustine, My Brightest Diamond, Helado Negro, and more in this extra-long spotlight! Stick around for the end where we check in on Australian songwriter William Crighton before he comes to town next week for Mondo.NYC (Radio Room info here), and a few sweet new songs from favorites Alvvays, A Giant Dog, Son Little, and Deerhoof to keep things fresh.
Mattiel, Son Little, Angel Olsen and Mariya May are all on the playlist today.
Beau Alessi and Doug Schrashun talk about The New Restaurants, plus music from c'yotes, Metz, and Deerhoof.
Listening to more than one brand new track from certain artists because treat yo' self.
gobbinjr (lowercase, despite what autocorrect will tell you) is the musical project of Madison, Wisconsin-native-but-currently-NYC-livin’ songwriter, Emma Witmer. Facebook says that her middle name is Jerk, but we don’t think it is. We also don’t really think she’s a jerk, even when her songs get kind of mean. How much of a jerk can you be if you name your band after your first bong? Exactly. Witmer’s music -- recorded on her own -- is pretty personal, but live she’s got a whole band to give the songs that extra energy, and they stopped by Serious Business Music in DUMBO, Brooklyn, to play for us. Vom Night and Shea Forever are available now. Listen to the audio podcast for more music and interview.
New music abounds on this two-hour, mix genre podcast. We'll dedicate the last block of music to an alt-country set. Enjoy.
A Giant Dog is a giant step in rock 'n' roll--listen to their newest album on this week's episode & a chat w/ frontwoman Sabrina!
Chicago trio Dream Version -- Eric Brummitt, Alec Jensen, and Michael Kunik -- have been perfecting their poppy, post-punk-inspired indie rock since 2013. Keeping instrumentation to the classic power trio setup gives the band a lot of room to play and experiment with their idea of pop music, pushing things further into the arty, experimental territory that makes them feel a bit more in line with The Fall than The Kinks. The music is deceptively smart in it’s simplicity, and the lyrics manage to turn personal questions and conflicts into rock anthems. The band stopped by Serious Business Music in DUMBO to share their music with us. Fight Fair by Dream Version is available now. Listen to the audio podcast for more music and interview.
Thanksgiving announcements from Lettuce, Railroad, Keller Williams and more.
New tunes on the Alt-Country hour today. Plus info on an awesome showcase in Brooklyn that you're not gonna want to miss.
This week, Bryan and J discuss social media and even create a tumblr for the podcast. Also, they listen to a lot of great new music -- no duds at all despite one of the band’s names.
Mosquitos first gained notoriety for their Bossa Nova/indie pop hit “Boombox” in the 2000s. After spending a decade in Rio de Janeiro and Oaxaca, Mexico, the now NYC-based trio is back with a fresh batch of music inspired by their experience. Singer Juju Stulbach and singer/multi-instrumentalist Chris Root stopped by Serious Business Music in DUMBO, Brooklyn, to share this acoustic, stripped-down take on their tunes with us. Mexican Dust is out now on Six Degrees records. Listen to the audio podcast for more music and interview.
It's our regularly scheduled week off from the record label features, and time to catch up on some excellent new music and favorites from the past few months! Get into new songs from Airpark, DUDS, Emily Haines, Son Little, and more!
A playlist to help you bid farewell to summer.
You know what it is--brand spankin' new songs here on New Vibrations. You're welcome. xoxo https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jq_38PikCAM
DJRePete closes summer appropriately w/a blues spotlight featuring rock via Black Mekon, Black Lips, & a Chillemi BTR Live Studio cut!
Suzanne Santo is best known as the singer from Los Angeles-based Americana band, honeyhoney. Here, she steps out on her own with a strong debut solo release, showcasing a powerful range from slow-burn crooner to full on rocker. Suzanne brought her band down to Serious Business Music in DUMBO, Brooklyn, for this intimate session. Suzanne Santo’s debut solo album, Ruby Red, is available now. Listen to the audio podcast for more music and interview.
You can’t just leave Otis Mountain Get Down without lasting memories--or at least a stick-and-poke tattoo...
Two hours of tunes to get your through your Tuesday. Go on a Tryst with DJ Emily. New music from Madeline Kassen and a BTR Top 10 remix!
The Values' debut EP premiering exclusively here on BTRtoday! They're catchy pop & angsty garage rock--get the best of both worlds.
Touring news from the Chris Robinson Brotherhood, Charles Bradley, Steve Kimock, the Disco Biscuits and more.
Take The Leap with DJ Wynn and hear new music from Belle Game, Alvvays, Faith Healer, Alex Cameron, and The Yorks.
An hour of all-female music for you today. With an artist spotlight on Sarah Shook and The Disarmers. Plus new music from Caroline Says and Baby in Vain.
This week we craft a brand new type of music podcast game right in front of your… ears. Bryan and J work their way through a batch of 6 brand new lead tracks, and attempt to correctly guess if their co-host thinks it’s a “hit” (whatever that means.) Play along at home and let us know if you won by leaving us a message at (408) SUB-INEV!  
We're heading to London to kick off this week's show with an hour of music from the label Bella Union! After that, we keep the goodness going with new music from Alvvays, Lomelda, Airpark, A Giant Dog, and more.
Today, I'll be playing the first track off of some of the best albums from the past few months.
We have a music heavy episode this time, including new tracks from The New Restaurants, who are celebrating the release of a new website (‘cause that’s how they do), and Lomelda, who has a new album out. Both have release shows coming up. Also, we have plenty more music from artists playing around NYC/Brooklyn in late September.
You don’t truly know what an all night party is until you’ve gone to Meltasia.
You know what it is--check out the newest tracks in the world of heckin' awesome indie music!
DJRePete marks 12 years on BTRToday with a mix in the Listening Booth comprised of new tracks and a self-indulgent throwback spotlight!
Spotlight on Northampton, Massachusetts
We're past Monday, time to really get this week going. Two hours of music should do the trick this Tuesday. All sorts of fantastic indie tunes in the mix, including new Avey Tare and Dent May!
Their upbeat & catchy like pop, but they've got edge & depth like punk--meet the husband/wife duo Sunshine & The Rain!
Umphrey’s McGee breaks their 571 show gap and finally plays rare original tune “Keefer” live
Take The Leap with DJ Wynn and hear new music from TENDER, Oh Sees, Peter Perrett, and The Fresh and Onlys.
This week’s slate of new music leads Bryan and J to talk about many things relevant to the actual music, but also leads to tangents on how to not pack books when moving, game shows we can’t fully remember, cereals both for breakfast and dessert, the differences between glockenspiels and xylophones, Carnegie Hall and unions, … and oops, they say “homonym” when they mean “homophone!”
This week we're back at it with the Omnian Music Group record label features. Bryan B's got a whole hour of music from Sinderlyn for you, the sister label to Captured Tracks and the first new venture from the music collective, featuring new tunes from Cults, The Fresh & Onlys, Walter TV, and more. Later in the show, we check out a whole lot more great new music. You like new music, right? You like good music, right? Then this one's for you.  
Don't worry, it's still summer until Friday, September 22. Enjoy!
Keepin' it light & indie today so we can all mentally prepare for fall--the best season ever!
The best cure for seasickness is booze, confetti and live rock ‘n’ roll--this is High Waisted At Sea 4: Rock 'N' Roll Booze Cruise!
The Listening Booth is spinning trippy tracks via Trailer Trash Tracys & Dent May + travel to Iceland to spotlight the new album by Mammút!
New music from Dent May to start of the show and it just keeps getting better. Turn up the volume for two hours of tunes on The Tryst.
Richard Hell re-incarnated with the ultimate femme power and fuck you attitude--meet NYC punk band Animal Show!
Heavy on the grass with the PBS show Bluegrass Underground and The Infamous Stringdusters' two nights in Berkeley.
Take The Leap with DJ Wynn and hold onto Summer for dear life with music from Angel Olsen, Girl Ray, Kelley Stoltz, Charles Bradley, and Chk Chk Chk.
Amy Oelsner is a songwriter currently based in Bloomington, Indiana. With her band, and under the name Amy O, she has succeeded in developing a record that manages to feel both familiar and fresh, referencing the much-adored sounds of bands like Sleater-Kinney and Helium with bombastic riffs and solid semi-sweet melodies while also revealing some authentic emotional truths. Amy’s no stranger to putting it all out there -- in addition to working on music in various forms for over a decade, she’s also poured her talents into zine culture, with a new release in the form of Yoko Oh Yes!, a collection of interviews with female musicians. Amy O stopped by Serious Business music in DUMBO, Brooklyn, to rock out for this fun session. Elastic by Amy O is available now from Winspear. Listen to the audio podcast for more music and interview.
This week we turn our ears towards Philadelphia to check out the indie/punk label, Lame-O Records! Get into brand new tracks from Slaughter Beach, Dog, Cherry, and more from the label before diving into the rest of our mix, a specially-curated blend of brand new and recent music from our library.  
Drew St. Aubin is a guy who was a longtime fixture of the NYC music scene before he left to live in New Hampshire a little while back. Unfortunately, an accident has left him pretty banged up, but a bunch of his friends are trying to help out with medical costs with a GoFundMe campaign and a couple of benefit shows that are in the works. Both StereoactiveNYC and BTR have a long history with Drew, so we’ve got a whole bunch of music that features his multiple talents and some stories to go with them. Also, we have some new music by former Ball Of Flame Shoot Fire members Pat Kelly and Jess Tambellini as well as new stuff by Shilpa Ray.
We're rockin' out like always with the freshest indie tracks here on New Vibrations!
David Nance is a classic rocker. We don’t mean that he plays classic rock, but that he embodies it with a long haired, feedback-slinging, getting into the groove, cymbal-smashing vibe that’s custom-made for tape hiss freaks and vinyl crackle aficionados. The band dropped by Serious Business Music in DUMBO to shake it up for this session! Negative Boogie is available now from Ba Da Bing Records. Listen to the audio podcast for more music and interview.
This week we listen to the music of The Duke of Surl & chat with frontman Will Brown. Check it out--they may be your next favorite band.
Nothing can stop them now, ‘cause they’re The Duke of Surl--a catchy & danceable garage rock project born in NYC.
The Alt-Country Hour is the perfect mix to relax and enjoy before Monday rolls around. Turn up the music and enjoy with your host DJ Emily.
J sets up a couple of vague games for Bryan as they listen though this weeks music. Featured tangent for this episode: discussion of Dent May leads to discussion of Elton John which leads to discussion of the documentary on Tower Records, All Things Must Pass.
In our second trip to the land of Omnian Music Group, Bryan gets over his fear of electronic music with a look at the 2MR label, with brand new music from Kedr Livanskiy, John Barera & Will Martin, Botton, and more, then digs into the music library and for some indie rock to keep you dancing.
Take a peek into the Pandora’s box of rock ‘n’ roll with the Fat White Family zine by Alec Castillo & Sacha Lecca.
The soundtrack for your life--listen to this week's New Vibrations!
Now that Adams has burned the bridges with The Strokes, Har Mar Superstar and Father John Misty, the question remains: who’s next?
You'll never hear anything catchier. So, prepare your ears for a treat that is Brian Hill & The Noh Starrs!
We take a break from the record label features this week for a two-hour long free form journey through a ton of great new music - including the brand new Rainer Maria release - and also take a look at some recent exclusive recordings from BTR Live Studio sessions.
This party is like your birthday, plus New Year's Eve, plus your senior prom, plus your wedding all in one night.
Winston Cook-Wilson is the mastermind behind Office Culture, a project that’s been featured on this podcast many times. Additionally, he’s got a separate solo project and works as a cultural writer for outlets such as Spin and Pitchfork. We discuss all of that, plus his musical beginnings and history (including his old group, Ball Of Flame Shoot Fire), and his interview with his musical hero, Randy Newman. Mentioned in the episode: “Randy Newman Stages the Most Ambitious Production of His Career” // Spin Review: Randy Newman - ‘Good Old Boys’ // Pitchfork
This week we've got tons of tracks for you before the official release of the album. So, you're god damn welcome.
The Listening Booth is spinning new hip hop from ZGTO + high energy alt with Japandroids—check it!
The Tryst is your two-hour music mix that airs every Tuesday on BTR. DJ Emily hand selects tracks and this week's mix features a Top 10 remix!
A mix of true-blue rock 'n' roll with a folky sensitive side. Listen to the debut album of El Silver Cabs in it's entirety on this week's episode!
Toubab Krewe returns to the road after a major hiatus! They’re now on their fall tour.
Take The Leap with DJ Wynn and hear new music from Guantanamo Baywatch, Prism Tats, Eric Slick, and Toro Y Moi.
Our friend, native Brooklynite, and photographer Maryanne Ventrice fills in for Bryan this week. Along the way, she plays a guessing game set up by JLM, and pitches a title for our absent co-host’s life story. We’ll take your comments at (408) SUB-INEV.
This week, we're diving into Brooklyn's BEYOND BEYOND IS BEYOND label for a full two hour exploration of their far out, heady jams. Come along for the ride.  
Lots of experimental, psychedelic, rock and roll music on the show today. Stay trippy!
In O’Connor’s hour of darkness, it’s time for fans to show her how much she’s appreciated.
This week we start off nice and punk/rock 'n' roll heavy and end with a softer folk note.
Arcade Fire is under fire following the release of their fifth studio album, 'Everything Now' with music journalists and fans questioning their motives.
Sweden's Way Out West festival invades The Listening Booth w/Tycho, Lana Del Ray, & Thee Oh Sees
Spotlight on Baton Rouge, Louisiana
This mix is packed with new music and DJ Emily's hand selected some of her favorite tracks. Enjoy this two hours of music.
West Virginia songwriter William Matheny cut his teeth in the excellent band Southeast Engine before setting out on his current solo endeavor. Using Americana, country, and folk as a springboard for his powerful, literate indie rock story-songs, Matheny has crafted a body of work to lure even the most devout indie snobs to the twangy side. He dropped by Serious Business Music in DUMBO with his band to show us just how they rock out down south. Strange Constellations is available now from Misra Records. Listen to the audio podcast for more music and interview.
This week we listen to the new album by The Drums, Abysmal Thoughts, and chat with the creator himself Jonny Pierce!
Multiple relationships had crumbled for The Drums frontman and he feared he was losing touch even with himself.
Moe. makes their appearance at Saranac Brewery in upstate New York an annual tradition, plus other fall touring news.
Take The Leap with DJ Wynn and hear new music from So Much Light, Avey Tare, Suuns, and The Due Diligence.
Gentleman, clear the floor. It's time for the ladies to take the stage. This week's edition of the show features an artist spotlight on Mammut.
Our friend, native Brooklynite, and photographer Maryanne Ventrice fills in for JLM this week, and provides some insight on knowing what shows look like just by hearing the music, burning the candle at both ends, and rosé. We’ll take your comments at (408) SUB-INEV.
Center yourself by pressing play on Native Sun’s new single “Palindrome.”
Chicago trio Dream Version -- Eric Brummitt, Alec Jensen, and Michael Kunik -- have been perfecting their poppy, post-punk-inspired indie rock since 2013. Keeping instrumentation to the classic power trio setup gives the band a lot of room to play and experiment with their idea of pop music, pushing things further into the arty, experimental territory that makes them feel a bit more in line with The Fall than The Kinks. The music is deceptively smart in its simplicity, and the lyrics manage to turn personal questions and conflicts into rock anthems. The band stopped by Serious Business Music in DUMBO to share their music with us. Fight Fair by Dream Version is available now. Listen to the audio podcast for more music and interview.
Starting with the Greenpoint, Brooklyn-based Captured Tracks, this week on the show was begin to take a look at the Omnian Music Group, with brand new music from Naomi Punk, Dinner, and more.
Lovesick London-based singer/songwriter L.A. Salami performs with such passion you can’t help but feel all the feels for him. He has looks, style and a dangerously adorable British accent.
New tracks from Widowspeak, Ghostpoet, Slaughter Beach, Dog and more!
Both Katie Von Schleicher and Dead Stars have new albums -- Shitty Hits and Perfect Patterns respectively -- out or on the way, so we focus mainly on them and their release shows in this edition of the podcast. Along the way, we’ll also hear tunes by Sam Evian, Tiny Hazard, Grim Streaker, and Fraidycat. Also, Innov Gnawa is set to begin a residency at Threes Brewing, so we’ll hear from them as well.
Ryan Adams fired shots at frenemies the Strokes and fans are wondering; can’t we all just get along?
Your weekly dose of new or soon-to-be-released indie songs! Enjoy.
Lollapalooza + Osheaga invade The Listening Booth where DJRePete is spinning artists playing the Chicago & Montreal sister festivals!
Dinosaur Pile-Up is the UK-based grunge trio of Matt Bigland, Michael Sheils and Jim Cratchley. Though the sound they’ve mastered has strong associations to a certain era and city, the huge, catchy, riff-heavy verse-chorus-verse dynamics the band employs definitely feel their own. Even more impressive is the group’s super sharp, tight vocal performance and pure rock power. The guys stopped by Serious Business Music in DUMBO while on tour with Chevelle to show us how it’s done. Eleven Eleven by Dinosaur Pile-Up is available now. Listen to the audio podcast for more music and interview.
Today's Tryst has two hours of music hand picked for you. Be sure to subscribe to The Tryst on Apple Podcasts, Google Play Music or any of your favorite podcast subscription apps.
Don't let the ultra cheesy band name fool you--these guys are on the top of my list for psych/garage rock.
I’ve listened to Tom Petty most of my life. Every time I turn him on, I feel like he’s singing directly to me.
Members of Umphrey’s McGee, moe., Snarky Puppy and more will perform a 2-night Brooklyn Comes Alive performance billed as, “The Road Goes On Forever: Celebrating The Music Of The Allman Brothers Band.”
Take The Leap with DJ Wynn and hear new music from Broken Social Scene, Tim Cohen, Twinsmith, Young Mister, and Woods.
The Alt-Country hour is ready for you this Sunday and there's a special artist spotlight with some exclusive tunes to BTR.
This week, Bryan selects four second tracks… that’s four tracks that are the second tracks on their respective releases (not tracks that are four seconds long), and two singles. They also pitch a music video featuring an entire small town of people either in Italy or Hawaii (depending on who you ask) that build a Guinness World Record beating party sub with ham and pineapple… call them if you’d like to use that idea: (408) SUB-INEV.
This week, we start out with a look at the Bloomington, Indiana-based Winspear Records and rock out to new music from Great Grandpa, Anthony Mudrick, and Siberian Traps before revisiting some older favorites from other artists whose new releases have been getting a lot of love on the show!
New tunes from Harvey Rushmore and the Octopus, Zuli, Deer Tick and more!
I made a fashionably late entrance this year. I brought my sunscreen, sunglasses and wore my most summery outfit. But the joke was on me. I avoided sunburn but left the fest drenched and shivering.
We've got all the killer newbies out now and/or soon-to-be-released. The last four tracks you have to listen to all together, so don't you dare press skip!
The Listening Booth has more from Moons of Mercury, electro beats with Soulwax, + the debut of TX jangle-wave band Siberian Traps!
The Tryst is ready for you this Tuesday with two-hours of music. Including an indie dance party to wrap up the show.
The Birth Marks are a rock 'n' roll band from the UK who love to watch Friends.
Their music is rock ‘n’ roll with a catchy pop edge. They’re melodic and fun and obsessed with 'Friends.'
Touring announcements from our favorite jam scene artists including Marco Benevento and Moon Hooch who announced a co-headline tour this October.
Wynn is going deep!!! The Leap takes on Siblings, Self, and Significant Others with thoughts and ideas from DJ Wynn, and music from Beach House, Foals, Lee Fields, Sharon Jones, Sharon Van Etten, and Thee Oh Sees.
An hour of tunes from some talented indie artists. Today's mix features a spotlight on Isreali artist Noga Erez.
The Music Digest receives not one but two calls from our #1 fan, Michael (our guest on the show from April 8, 2017), and J picks all the music based on the cover art. You can call us too! Dial 408-SUB-INEV or 408-782-4638 and get your voice and/or a poorly transcribed version of what you said read on the show!
This week we head down to Athens, Georgia to get to know some of the excellent psych-pop music from the Elephant 6-related label, Orange Twin. We also check out new music from Broken Social Scene, Club Night, Great Grandpa, and much, much more!  
Anthony Mudrick, Lucy Rose, Art Feynman, and The Mynabirds debut new tracks on The Jaunt today.
Gimme Tinnitus has been a great booster of the local NYC/Brooklyn music scene for many years. And now, along with Mirror Universe Tapes, they’ve put together a mixtape featuring a slew of great artists, all to benefit the NYCLU. Among those artists are two that recently stopped by BTR for studio sessions, so we’ll hear from them as well as a lot of other artists playing in the NYC area in the latter part of July and the first days of August.
This week I couldn't get enough, so I've shared multiple songs from a whole bunch of artist. I may sound like I'm dying (because I am--check out Nightshift Sounds to see why), but the music more than makes up for it! You're welcome my BBs. xoxo https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UbhVZ3Cvab4
A mix of fresh tracks + summer nostalgia in the Listening Booth w/alt via The Jagaur Club, electro from the Sneaks, and alt rock w/Ride!
Go on The Tryst with DJ Emily this Tuesday. Today's mix has a Top 10 Remix to round out the show.
The Gorilla Biscuits and Quicksand vet lets his freak flag fly with Dead Heavens.
Dead Heavens-hardcore punk at heart, but are now dipping their toes into a more psychedelic realm.
City scenesters escaped the concrete jungle for two nights of fun in Rockaway Beach.
2017 Hillberry Harvest Moon Festival artists Leftover Salmon and Keller Williams grace today’s episode.
Take The Leap with DJ Wynn and hear new music from Toro Y Moi, The Mynabirds, Peter Perrett, and Celebration.
We really think you should call us at our voicemail box and leave a message. In fact, maybe someone already has (stay tuned!)... also, we compare sisters to sisters, but not really, talk about a trip to Montreal that was weird, and realize the question we’ve always wanted to ask -- and answer -- is: What kind of food would you eat to that song?
Grim Streaker is a musical force to be reckoned with. Full speed ahead, all systems go, with the power of a jet engine flying upside down. You get the picture. This is unabashedly bashing, but tuneful, punk rock for modern lovers, form a Brooklyn band full of some highly talented usual suspects from the scene… grab your board and get out there. Check out this blistering jam from when they crash landed at Serious Business Music in DUMBO, Brooklyn. Girl Minority is available now on cassette. Listen to the audio podcast for more music and interview.
It's our monthly break from the record label features, and a chance to enjoy a playlist full of great music that may have been previously overlooked on the show, as well as a few choice cuts from the latest releases. As always, you can call to share you thoughts and possibly be a part of the show at (408) SUB-INEV.
Brand new tracks courtesy of Matthew Dear, Protomartyr, Gabrielle Marlena, and The Mynabirds!
This week get ready to hear some true blue rock 'n' roll.
The Nude Party put on an epic music festival called 'Send It Week' before moving to NYC. These are the pictures from it--complete with dicks & dildos.
Hit fresh tracks in the Listening Booth w/the debut of Moons of Mercury, along with electronica crossover from Ride, & folk w/Fai Baba!
For the month of July, I'm am featuring Dayton, Ohio!  You'll hear from M Ross Perkins, Manray, Oh Condor, Human Cannonball and more!
A music festival that's the epitome of sex, drugs and rock 'n' roll.
The Tryst is your two-hour Tuesday mix on BTR. Join DJ Emily for this week's edition which includes tons of new music and an all-female set to end the show.
Tom Grrrl--they're unique and everyone should definitely give 'em a listen!
The catchy tunes of Tom Grrrl bend more than just gender.
A highlight on artists performing at this weekend’s Northwest String Summit in North Plains, Oregon.
Take The Leap with DJ Wynn and hear about the madness that unfolded during Fourth of July to a set featuring music from Adult Mom, Austra, Black Lips, Bombino, Jens Lekman, and Real Estate.
Get your all-female music fix with Ladies Skate Only on BTR! This week's show features an artist spotlight on Gracie and Rachel.
We try to use the magic of the internet and modern technology to boost subscriptions, J writes a sketch for SNL then invokes the Tin Woodsman, Bryan questions the existence of Vlogwave, we shout out our biggest fan, talk grilling secrets, and perhaps even listen to some totally awesome new music. Don’t forget to give us a call to have the chance to get your voice on the show at (408) SUB-INEV!
Sara Savery is a Danish singer based in Brooklyn, known as a vocalist and instrumentalist from Blue Foundation, People Press Play, and Ghost Society. With her new project, Drop The Gun, she takes her production skills to seriously smooth and groovy depths, heading further into the atmospheric electronic pop territory that her previous work only hinted at. There are things happening with Drop The Gun that make it feel like just the beginning of a long ride with much more to come. Check out this intimate session, recorded live at Serious Business Music in DUMBO, Brooklyn. Drop The Gun’s debut, self-titled EP is available now. Listen to the audio podcast for more music and interview.
Double Double Whammy grew out of the SUNY Purchase music scene into the awesome musical behemoth that it is these days. You've heard a number of these artists regularly here on the Sub-Inev show, but in this episode we get a proper introduction to the current roster and latest releases. Get into it!
Today's mix is nice and easy. Summertime Breezy. Chilled OUT!
Diarrhea Planet turned a concert into Lord of The Flies with a bunch of 20-somethings.
Office Culture has a new album out called I Did The Best I Could, so we’ll hear some tracks from them as well as tracks by the previous project by a couple of the guys, Ball Of Flame Shoot Fire. We’ll also hear about the Out In The Streets Fest… oh and for some reason, Randy Newman’s name is said about twenty times along the way.
We got a lot of exclusive songs for you this week--so get ready to be ahead of the music game!
They’ll rescue emus, shriek at spiders and bring back grunge all in one night--they're as exciting as wrestling a crocodile.
We’re celebrating 12 years of BTRToday in the Listening Booth w/throwbacks byThe BellRays, Passion Pit, and Oucho Sparks! Join the party!
Oak House is an indie/psych-rock trio from Athens, Georgia -- or guitarist Gresham Cash, drummer Wes Gregory and bassist Connor Sabula. With huge, grungy dynamics and epic choruses, the band plays with a ton of passion. This is definitely guitar rock, and the classic trio formation feels brand new when a band like this comes along to freshen it up. The guys dropped by Serious Business Music in DUMBO, Brooklyn, to show us how it’s done. Hot or Mood, the sophomore LP from Oak House, is available now. Listen to the audio podcast for more music and interview.
It's the Fourth of July and DJ Emily has the perfect two hour set for you holiday celebration.
This week we call up Perry, of Pearie Sol and Teen Liver--we have a chat and listen to some tunezzzzz.
Pearie Sol, the solo project of Fustero from Washington D.C., is an extra manic version of a ‘70s punk-inspired sound that scrambles the mind.
3-track spotlight on the new album from Suwannee Hulaween hosts the String Cheese Incident, plus headliners for this year’s Hangtown Music Festival.
Take The Leap with DJ Wynn and hear new music from Celebration, Adult Mom, Woods, and Mac DeMarco.
Get your Alt-Country fix on this Sunday mix. Enjoy this mix with your host DJ Emily.
In this episode, Bryan and J explore the important topics of whether Alan Alda has ever been in a Wes Anderson movie (he should be), why going to rock shows in Manhattan sucks now, whether the ten year cycle for nostalgia will be defeated by how niche everything got in the late aughts, and so much more. They’ll also listen to a lot of great music along the way… and so will you if you choose to do so. And you should.
Charly Bliss is one of those bands that immediately brings to mind a slew of favorites, especially for those of us who had their musical awakening in the 90s. Reminiscent of the awesomely fuzzy, poppy goodness of Veruca Salt, The Breeders, That Dog, and Letters To Cleo, the band proudly identifies their genre as “bubblegrunge” (was that a word back then? It’s likely, but either way it’s super appropriate for them right here and now) and does a killer job of nailing that vibe and improving upon it, updating the sound and look for the 2010s while still conveying that feeling of throwing a party in your teenage bedroom. Eve, Spencer, Sam, and Dan have a really great thing going on, and they stopped by Serious Business Music in DUMBO, Brooklyn, for this session. Guppy by Charly Bliss is available now from Barsuk Records. Listen to the audio podcast for more music and interview.
We keep the vibe going a bit from last week, this time around with a summery batch of songs and a record label feature from Greenway Records!    
New tracks on today's show courtesy of Palm, Ride, Wilder Maker, Reduction Plan and more!
The night kicked off with lots of vomit & spit, it was a wild ride.
From rock, to folk, to country--it's all good music here. Guaranteed!
The Pittsburgh duo does dad rock right. Maybe we should call it dad punk?
Inching you to the 4th wknd, the Listening Booth has surf tunes w/Black Flamingos & Los Straightjackets + folk from Will Stratton. Check it!
Long gone are the sweaty and shirtless performances of Nick Cave. Hello to a transcendent experience hosted by a haunted man in a suit.
Two-hours of tunes for your Tuesday, hosted by DJ Emily.
Hey everyone! Welcome back to another episode of The Music Meetup (formerly known as Discovery Corner). This week we chat with Justin North of The Filipino Snares and listen to their music giving a whole new meaning to dad rock! From Louisville, Kentucky, this group of dads make music solely for the reason that they love music. There are no bells and whistles here to trick you into listening. Just passion and talent. Read more about them in the written portion of Music Meetup!
3-track spotlight on the new album from Fractal Cat, “The Tower,” plus news on Conscious Alliance’s Art That Feeds summer food drive.
Take The Leap with DJ Wynn and hear new music from Dot, Beach Fossils, The Drums, and Saint Etienne.
Your female music fix this week features an artist spotlight on Girlpool.
This week we’re light on the tangents and heavy on the solid tunes and iced coffee. The winning streak continues, as one song manages to chill Bryan and J out so much that we can’t help but like everything we hear (but also it’s actually good music, so that helps).
The Nashville-based brothers, bandmates, producers, and co-songwriters Michael Ford, Jr., and Ben Ford cut their teeth in the music industry with their previous band, The Apache Relay, which focused on going big with both sound and personnel. With Airpark, they’ve shifted their focus to simpler, tighter, but still highly impactful pop music, which they say is “inspired by minimalism, melody and groove-heavy percussion.” See and hear for yourself in this session, recorded live at Serious Business Music in DUMBO, Brooklyn. Airpark’s debut, Early Works, Volume 1, is available now. Listen to the audio podcast for more music and interview.
This week we head to Seattle to check out the latest and greatest from the 20+ year running Suicide Squeeze Records before getting into some other new releases!
New music from Rainer Maria. Get stoked!
There’s no need to focus on how lady-centric these bands are, but you can't deny these gals kick ass.
The Jaguar Club has been a part of the New York music scene off and on for a number of years, but the project is coming to an end and they’re going out on an accomplished note -- with a new EP and a farewell show. We get into that, as well as some highlights from the recent Northside Festival and a preview of King Pizza Records’ Pizzafest 4.
I've dubbed this week's show "The Flood Warning" playlist. Because it's chill, yet fun
Fang Wizard doesn't plan anything. They just do it.
DJRePete + the Listening Booth is all Glastonbury, all the time with a festival mix covering all the BTRToday talent playing at Worthy Farm!
From made up psychedelic ouija pop band to totally real -- as in loud, fast, and sweaty real -- band, this supergroup composed of members of Fat White Family and the Eccentronic Research Council have come together to destroy pop music and rebuild it. They brought their chaos to Serious Business Music in DUMBO, Brooklyn for this eye-opening session. Interplanetary Class Classics is available now from Chimera Music. Listen to the audio podcast for more music and interview.
The Tryst is two hours of tunes for your Tuesday. With your host DJ Emily. This week she's rounding out the show with a 30min dance set. So, put on your dancing shoes.
Brenda is punk rock, catchy and absorbing all the greatness that's under-appreciated of their hometown in Louisville, Kentucky.
Interviews from Bonnaroo with Twiddle and Lucy Dacus, recorded backstage at the Hay Bale Studio!
Take The Leap with DJ Wynn and enjoy a Summer mix featuring Chk Chk Chk, Childish Gambino, Angel Olsen, Ava Luna, and Konono No.1.
J is back again and the hostful duo accidentally put together a random crop of songs that actually make for a good mixtape. There may be no talk of winning in the episode, but they surely win real big, nonetheless -- no duds in the bunch this week!
Matisyahu -- first known as a jam-loving, spiritually-influenced, and passionate singer -- has evolved over that past decade from a Grammy-nominated, #1 single performer to a full-on band. Rounded out by notable improviser Aaron Dugan, Dub Trio bassist Stu Brooks, percussionist/drummer Tim Keiper, and Addison Groove Project founder Rob Marscher, Matisyahu has amassed a fully capable band to keep up with his intense grooves and follow into jam territory on a whim. The group joined us at Serious Business Music in DUMBO to share a bit of what their new album has to offer in this very special session. Matisyahu’s new album, Undercurrent, is available now. Listen to the audio podcast for more music and interview.
This week we dig into the past couple weeks of brand new releases before taking a little trip up the road to New Paltz, NY to check out some music from the Team Love record label!  
It was an educational night of punk rock by seeing three generations of the genre.
Brand new tracks today from Beach Fossils, Celebration, Trevor Sensor and more!
You just HAVE to listen to this week's playlist 'cause it's filled with amazing musicians, bands and songs.
The festival showcased seven bands in just four hours, transporting audiences to places like Riga, Latvia with Carnival Youth and Porto, Portugal with We Bless This Mess.
The Listening Booth is a veritable time machine as we spotlight electro alt throwbacks from 2009 to 2012 w/Cut Copy & Two Door Cinema Club
Spotlight on Rome, Italy
Two hours of tunes for your Tuesday! Check it out and enjoy alongside DJ Emily.
Laura Goldfarb reports live from Bonnaroo.
The Metric and Broken Social Scene singer again strike out on her own, and we're more than thrilled.
The world of L.A. Takedown is a dark place, driven by action, lit by neon colors and fraught with high stress scenarios. And it's impossible to resist.
This week we start a music-bio book club & chat w/ musical creator of L.A. Takedown, Aaron Olson--plus we listen their most recent album 'II'
An Ode To Roo: a 60-minute recap of the annual Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival, as experienced by Laura G.
Take The Leap with DJ Wynn and hear new music from Chk Chk Chk, Land Of Talk, British Sea Power, and Thee Oh Sees.
This all-female set is the perfect hour of music for your Sunday. Listen along with your host, DJ Emily.
While JLM is away, Bryan sits down with Ana Becker of the band Fruit + Flowers to check out some music and chat about bands, nostalgic record shops, candy, time travel, and the beauty of finding a music community.
Halfway through 2017, we take a break from the record label features and catch up with some of the past few month's new releases for this episode of the show.
Bowie producer says “Ariana Grande doesn’t make me cry" at music festival.
New tunes from Kitty, Daisy & Lewis, Celebration, Mo Meets Mongoose and more!
This episode essentially functions as something of an itinerary for this year’s Northside Festival, offering suggestions of artists you can see each night at various venues around town if you’re into some major show-hopping to see and hear as much music as you can.
This week I feature all kinds of new stuff that's all amazing and that's what I always do. So, you're welcome for delivering.
It’s the Bonnaroo edition of the Listening Booth w/Portugal, The Man, folk with The Head And The Heart, and electro with Crystal Castles!
West Virginia songwriter William Matheny cut his teeth in the excellent band Southeast Engine before setting out on his current solo endeavor. Using Americana, country, and folk as a springboard for his powerful, literate indie rock story songs, Matheny has crafted a body of work to lure even the most devout indie snobs to the twangy side. He dropped by Serious Business Music in DUMBO with his band to show us just how they rock out down south. Strange Constellations is available now from Misra Records. Listen to the audio podcast for more music and interview.
Post Animal took the stage and immediately had complete control of everyone’s attention—without a single Netflix show actor on stage.
The Tryst is your two-hour Tuesday music mix. Join DJ Emily on this musical excursion.
EZTV play easy, breezy pop -- like, seriously catchy, smooth pop. At times it’s so fragile that it feels as if it could fall apart, but these three Brooklyn guys are so good that it just coasts along. And it’s not hard to understand why they’ve been so busy lately, with an ever-ascending profile locally and internationally. High In Place by EZTV is available now. Listen to the audio podcast for more music and interview.
This week we chat with and listen to the music of synth-rocker, Cold Beat!
It’s our annual Road To Roo episode! A playlist of BTR faves performing at Bonnaroo this weekend.
Take The Leap with DJ Wynn and join him for a bike ride mix with Sinkane, Charles Bradley, Dan Deacon, Manu Dibango, Destroyer, and Beach House.
DJ Emily's prepared an Alt-Country set for your listening pleasure this Sunday. Relax and take in the tunes.
In this week’s episode, we break with the standard format a little bit, to try making something resembling a mixtape out of some music we’ve discovered over the course of 2017 so far… unlike most episodes, in this one it’s all about listening to how the tracks juxtapose, transition, and -- hopefully, just hopefully -- flow. And it’s all based on the original track numbers of the songs we chose, so we’re counting on a little bit of serendipity to help us out along the way. Let’s see what happens.
With only two singles out from the upcoming album Monsters Never Die (July 7), they’re proving that you don’t have to be a Dr. Jeckyll to unleash a Mr. Hyde.
Blank Range is a Nashville rock n’ roll band -- which could mean any of a million things, but in this particular case, it means that this garagey rock band incorporates just enough classic rock (and twang) to give them an edge on other newcomers. Blank Range lands closer to Replacements territory than Johnny Cash, but the common thread is a weight to their pop songwriting that makes them stand out. The guys swung by Serious Business Music in DUMBO, Brooklyn, to show us how it’s done. Vista Bent by Blank Range is available now from Thirty Tigers. Listen to the audio podcast for more music and interview.
This week we look at the London-based label, [PIAS] Recordings. An abbreviation for Play It Again Sam, the label blends classic sounds with innovative artists for an eclectic catalog. In the second…
A face to broken face encounter with Frank Black takes an unexpected turn.
New tracks from Ryan Massad, Julian Jasper and The TenFiveSixty!
Sgt. Pepper’s has been weighted down by expectations. Our staff attempts listening with fresh ears.
This week we start of slow and moody, and gradually build to dancey and moody!
The Listening Booth has surfer vibes via High Waisted, alt from Hey Marseilles featuring Reggie Watts, & a Johnny-Cash-esc Coach n Commando!
Two hours of hand-picked tunes for your Tuesday. Enjoy it alongside DJ Emily!
Pairing mesmerizing rhythm guitars with vocals that are rich in harmony but hit harsh peaks, the Cool Ghouls make music that’s catchy as hell.
Don't bee spooked, they're like Casper the cool ghost--Cool Ghouls' tunes are old school, like '60s pop & '70s rock. Check them out here!
Festival lineups and news on YarmonyGrass in Rancho Del Rio, CO and Camp Bisco in Scranton, PA.
Take The Leap with DJ Wynn and hear music from Mac Demarco, The Luyas, Alex Napping, Antibalas, and Sinkane.
This all female music mix is focusing in on three very talented female artists with new music in rotation on BTR. Enjoy tunes from Soley, Tica Douglas and Sam Rae.
Make this summer the best one you've ever had with this cool music for hot weather.
In our most winningest episode ever (maybe?) we get a little existential and even get stuck in a time warp! WOWZERS!
Harvey Lush offers an oasis of exotic instrumentation that’s more common to an orchestra than a pop band.
This week we head to California to take a look at the Thee Oh Sees-centric label, Castle Face Records, including a brand new release from Dream Machine. In the second half of the show, we get into new stuff from No Vacation, Land Of Talk, Public Service Broadcasting, and so much more!  
New Yorker hipster attitude is no match for The Growlers' grooves.
New tracks courtesy of Major and the Monbacks, Dream Machine, Spencer Radcliffe & Everyone Else and more!
Five key highlights from the finest small batch podcast the internet’s ever seen.
Clouder is a band that always puts on a memorable live show -- a live show that will likely end with at least a portion of the audience drenched in spilled beer. The band is no stranger to BTR, having stopped in for a couple of studio sessions and played one of our SXSW day parties. It’s been a couple of years since the band has been active, due to the guys moving to far flung locations throughout the country, but with an impending reunion show, we take a look and listen to some music by Clouder and other projects its members are or have been involved in.
A super special playlist for my 25th birthday featuring all the best songs released so far this year! Enjoy. xoxo
A baker's dozen of U2 deep cuts that show they're much more than "With or Without You."
The Listening Booth highlights artists Bonnaroo & the Sasquatch Music Festivals this week with info on a chance to win tickets to Bonnaroo!
When Songs of Innocence showed up in iTunes libraries, social media freaked out. Three years later, it seems ridiculous.
New music from Woods, O+S, R. Ring and a whole lot more are in the mix today.
Evolfo's catchy, punk-inflected tunes are ready to put you in a trance.
This week listen to the 7-piece band Evolfo, and chat with the man who brought them altogether, Matthew Gibbs.
Bluegrass, jamgrass, and general strings music in the jam band scene is the focus of this week’s episode.
Take The Leap with DJ Wynn and hear music from Childish Gambino, Sharon Jones, Sinkane, Blood Orange, and Jens Lekman. Also listen for details on how you can win tickets to Bonnaroo and experience a musical festival on a farm in Manchester, TN.
In celebration of U2’s headlining 2017’s Bonnaroo festival, BTRtoday presents a series on how our editor-in-chief learned to stop worrying and love U2. Read part one here. Want to see Bono and the boys at Bonnaroo? BTRtoday is giving away tickets. Click here for info. I never had a guilty pleasure until I became a U2 fan. I never had to feel bad about liking stuff I liked. My favorite things have always been inherently cool, like Devo, James Brown or “Appetite for Destruction.” U2 doesn’t make it easy. If you’re thinking about getting into them, you have to take a deep breath, look at yourself in the mirror and compromise a little. I’ve made peace with my fandom, but for everybody else, here’s a cost-benefit analysis. Cons Bono’s Hard to Take If you subtract his humanitarian/political issues, Bono is a cartoon of a rock star. His self regard borders on sociopathy. Even when he’s trying to be modest he’s ego monster, like when he said U2 was reapplying for the job of best band in the world in 2001. U2 is good as hell but they got blown out of the water that year by the White Stripes, Daft Punk and others. The Edge is Kind of Hard to Take as Well, Honestly Watching “It Might Get Loud,” it’s hard to take the Edge. He’s a guitar effects master and can write a catchy tune but he struggles a rudimentary blues riff. It's like watching a millionaire stockbroker (no joke; he drives a Mercedes to meet with Jimmy Page and Jack White) who needs a calculator to do subtraction. Their Status as a Global “Brand” Being a fan of U2 feels like rooting for Microsoft sometimes. And that’s barely hyperbole. When you consider the money sloshing around their international touring and marketing organizations, U2 is a corporation the size Twitter or Costco or something. And they lean into corporate culture by making strategic partnerships with Apple or Bill Gates and employing tax dodging accounting tricks. It sucks the joy out a lot of their music, honestly. Their Greatest Hits are Either Inherently Terrible or Overplayed to Death “With or Without You,” “I Still Haven’t Found What I’m Looking For, “Pride (In the Name of Love),” “Where the Streets Have No Name, “One” and “Sunday Bloody Sunday” are like a murderers’ row of songs I never want to hear again. I have no idea if it’s because the songs suck or because I’ve heard them a billion times. The Lyrics are Distractingly Terrible It must have rained a lot in Ireland in the mid-'80s.  “Unforgettable Fire and “Joshua Tree” lyrics are like teleprompter copy for the Weather Channel. Everything’s about howling wind, the sky or the rain. The weather report is occasionally interrupted by nonsequitur Biblical allusions and fear of walls and blindness. Or maybe it’s just weird statements or oddly curated quotes like “a woman needs a man like a fish needs a bicycle” or “in New York summers get hot.” (also: weather.) Pros Songwriting  Bono and the boys don’t just write choruses. They write anthems. From “I Will Follow” on and up to “Beautiful Day,” their best songs big-blast off in the refrains in ways songs by other artists can’t match. The melodies effortlessly soar. It’s uplifting music in an almost achingly literal sense. Bono’s a Great Singer It’s really weird that Bono is able to find a vocal melody over all the chiming guitars at all. The Edge’s guitar parts are usually comprised of three or four notes at the most. Bono’s singing doesn’t follow the chords. They’re often a counterpoint or a barely connected melody that floats over the rest of band. It makes an otherwise minimalist band seem really full. And beyond musical value, he broadcasts charisma and emotion. When he waves a big stupid white flag/mullet combo on stage it’s something that’s almost earned. Unassailably Dope Influences The members of U2 must have amazing record collections. Their influences are an encyclopedia of cool 20th-century sounds. Siouxsie and the Banshees? Roxy Music? Kraftwerk? Johnny Cash? Lou Reed? I’d let them DJ in a heartbeat. They’re not skillful mimics and they filter everything through their own sound. U2’s early new wave records sound indebted to post-punk bands like Magazine and PiL, but the Irish quartet defined themselves so clearly, it’s not accurate to say they were thieves. Unrivaled Consistency There’s no “classic period” of U2 music. They don’t have a classic album run like Rubber Soul through Sgt. Pepper or Beggar’s Banquet through Exile on Main Street. A U2 playlist of hits would span 30 years. “Out of Control” and I Will Follow” are great songs. So are “Zooropa,” “Lemon,” and “Beautiful Day.” As a point of comparison, in the same amount of time, Paul McCartney went from “I Want to Hold Your Hand” to “Give my Regards to Broad Street.” The Stones went from “Satisfaction” to “Waiting on a Friend.” Jimmy Page went from “Communication Breakdown” to the Honeydrippers. Infinite Headphone Depth The Edge and his producers Daniel Lanois and Brian Eno are master engineers of three-dimensional sounds. It’s only after hearing a U2 song three dozen times that you’ll notice some weird little chiming sound clicking off in the mix. The guitar tones are impeccable and impeccably recorded. You can feel the precision with which they placed a mic to capture the exact texture of how the pick scraped against an exact string. It’s like early Roxy Music, only direct to the heart instead of hiding ambition and sincerity behind irony and a sheen of theatricality. Or like Steely Dan without the fussy musicianship. It’s Just a Good Vibe Overall U2 has a specific mood. It’s not party music, it’s not mopey music, it’s not dance music, it’s not even really rock music, a lot of times either. If you’re in the right mood, it’s cheesy as hell. But sometimes you want to feel feelings and keep it positive. When U2 hits one of those spiraling into the vortex of the universe face-melting headphone moments, it’s friendly and hopeful.
After a week away, J is back -- but thanks to Ms. Lottie for filling in last week! Despite any discussion of “winning” in the actual episode, the crop of artists with new music out featured this week obviously leads to a win.Won’t you come and win with us?
BTRtoday is giving you the chance to experience the music and wonder of the Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival from June 8th to the 11th in Manchester, Tennessee. Starting today, May 18th at 12:00 pm…
In part one of our series on U2, Adam Bulger talks about becoming a fan of the superstar Irish group after years of dismissing their music.
Low Cut Connie, Mac DeMarco, and Spencer Radcliffe & Everyone Else are rockin' on the show today.
This episode actually starts outside of NYC, featuring music by a couple of artists who recently played at Festival International in Lafayette, Louisiana. Then, we explore music by the members of a new project called Gracie Mansion, all of whom are veterans of the local music scene. And, finally, we segue into a tribute to beloved Brooklyn DIY venue Shea Stadium, which is now in the process of seeking a new home and situation in hopes of continuing to service the community they’ve both been a part of and helped to develop over the years.
We're cool, you're cool. So, listen to these new tracks/ soon-to-be-released tracks. We promise you it'll be a riot of a time.
The Listening Booth has throwbacks from Of Montreal & Apples In Stereo, anthem hip-hop w/Funkoars, & a zen jazz odyssey to get lost in…
Go on a tryst with DJ Emily this Tuesday. She's taking you through two hours of tunes with some new tracks in the mix.
This week we chat w/ Nashville's Daddy Issues and listen to a SNEAK PEAK of 'Deep Dream'--out May 19!
This week we chat with Nashville's Daddy Issues & listen to a SNEAK PEEK of 'Deep Dream'--out May 19.
An episode devoted to the feel-good dance party electronic sounds of the jam band scene.
Take The Leap with DJ Wynn and hear new music from Alex Napping, Hot Flash Heat Wave, Soley, and Warm Soda.
Get your all female music fix this Sunday on BTR! This episode features an artist spotlight on Icelandic artist, Soley.
This week, BTRtoday music director Miss Lottie stops by to fill in for J, while Bryan offers up a fresh selection of tracks using yet another random selection scheme.
This week we take a look at the Portland, OR-based record label, Ten Dollar Recording Co!
Webster Hall put on a sinful evening of music blessed by the gods—plus a special appearance from Sean Lennon.
Overcoats, Real Life Buildings, and Wilding make their debut on the show today.
The King of Surf Guitar, Dick Dale, turned 80 this month, and surf rock is back. 
It's the rainy season, so it's time to help yourself to a nice big heap of brand new moody tunes! Enjoy (&/or cry, up to you...)
Tune in to the Listening Booth for R&B zen w/D∆WN + a trio of tracks from the BTR Live Studio + new alt w/The Duke of Surl & punk w/Priest!
Spotlight on Manchester, England
Two hours of tunes for your Tuesday. New music in the mix and you can dance your way out of the show when it round out with an indie dance mix.
Check out Side Eye--the Pittsburgh-based band comprised of some badass chicks spitting out your new favorite punk/doo-wop/surf rock inspired tunes.
Check out Side Eye—the Pittsburgh-based band comprised of some badass chicks spitting out your new favorite punk/doo-wop/surf rock inspired tunes.
An episode devoted to the reggae and funk superstars of the jam band scene.
Take The Leap with DJ Wynn and hear new music from Black Lips, Juveniles, Los Angeles Police Department, and Timber Timbre.
Alt-Country Tunes for your Sunday. DJ Emily has an hour packed full of music from one of her favorite genres.
In this episode, Bryan and J play nothing but album closing tracks and discuss the various approaches to picking that special one to end on. Also, want to add your voice to the show? Give us a call and leave a message at (408) SUB-INEV and if we like it, we may play your message on the program, or read a transcript of it (if you give us permission to do so).
This week we take a break from the show's record label feature and dig in to a wide array of great new music from Deep State, Gunfight!, Raj and the 100s, Sneaks, and more, with some older favorites thrown in too, of course!
A too-cool-for-school kind of Friday night, brought to you by Flatbox Presents!
Today, music from 0+S, Los Angeles Police Department, Raj And The 100’s and more!
Culture and lifestyles are different everywhere—this is no exception to music! BTRtoday explores the music scenes around the world.
This is new vibrations spitting out the newest tracks for your listening pleasure!
DJRePete dives deep into the archives w/beats from IAmISee, Denizen Kane, and Stoop Kids + new alt from Ten Fé, Louise Burns, & Jenn Grant!
Two hours of tunes for your Tuesday. Turn the music up and enjoy this set along with your host, DJ Emily.
Meet Monograms! They're a mixture of synth pop and punk rock, and who could ask for more??
Meet Monograms! They're a mixture of synth pop and punk rock, and who could ask for more??
New album spotlight on “Get Ready!, ” the live album from Roots of Creation’s frontman Brett Wilson.
Take The Leap with DJ Wynn and hear tracks from The Black Angels, Petite Noir, TEEN, ANOHNI, and Little Scream.
Lots of new tunes on the show today! Including an artist spotlight on Coco Hames.
This week we cover all our favorite subjects: band names, knob twiddling, fashion, and the purpose of art. It gets DEEP. Want to add your voice to the show? Give us a call and leave a message at (408) SUB-INEV and if we like it, we may play your message on the program, or read a transcript of it (if you give us permission to do so). Check out the Friendship Fever episode of The Subliminal Inevitable Show here.
We chat w/ NYC music pioneers Sharkmuffin, and, boy oh boy, do they have a killer record coming out May 5--check it out!
This week on the show we take a nice, long look at the LA-based label Anti- Records, including brand new music from Los Angeles Police Department, Peter Silberman, Greg Graffin, and more before wrapping things up with new tunes from O+S, Dares, and more! Want to get in touch? Call and leave a message (which may be played or read on the show) at (408) SUB-INEV. Fancy, right?
The pioneer punk rockers from the '80s got back together for one chaotic weekend & released a re-mastered vinyl!
Little Star, Those Lavender Whales and Laure Briard make their debut on The Jaunt today.
A solid punk rock playlist of brand new tracks (even a few classic remastered ones)! Check it ooooout!
Hit the Listening Booth to check in w/The Head and the Heart and their RSD record + electro dance w/Cut Copy & new fem punk w/The Rizzos!
Two hours of tunes for your Tuesday. Go on The Tryst with DJ Emily. This week lots of new tunes and an all-female spotlight to round out the show.
A dream-pop duo of synth wonderfulness, they call themselves "surf-gaze"--you don't want to miss out on Surf Rock Is Dead here on BTRtoday!
Special spotlight on the new album from Pimps of Joytime, “Third Wall Chronicles,” out now.
Take The Leap with DJ Wynn and celebrate Spring and Sunshine in all it's glory with music from Charles Bradley and His Extraordinaires, Sinkane, Blood Orange, Sharon Jones and The Dap Kings, Father John Misty, and Beat Connection.
In this episode, due to the presence of outstanding artists with odd and interesting names who play wonderful music with and without harmonicas that may or may not be good in a movie whether they do or do not in fact include a Deal sister and despite the fact that they do or in spite of the fact that they don’t have 2 four letter words in their names or if they give you drummer anxiety or drummer bliss or offer a “patina of Reaganism,” Bryan and J win more than they’ve ever won before… or do they? Listen to find out.
Bleeding Knees Club is a garage, pop-punk Australian band that was on a small hiatus until recently. Now, they are back with a vengeance!
This week we check out new music from R. Ring, Land Of Talk, Girlpool, Real Estate, and more before getting to know the Toronto-based label Hand Drawn Dracula!  
Cult Records & Alt Citizen get together to create Cult Citizen—an event featuring awesome artists you NEED to know about!
A very special 420-themed edition of The Jaunt.
GunFight has been a band for 10 years now and just being a band at all is hard enough, so being a band for 10 years is a laudable accomplishment -- of course, then it’s even harder to be as good as GunFight! consistently and continually is. They’ve got a new album coming out that’s been in the works for quite a while and they’re celebrating that release, as well as their 10 year existence, with a show at The Footlight in Ridgewood, Queens, on Saturday, April 22nd. Also on the bill are Raccoon Fighter, Sun Hat, and Shark? We’ll hear music from all of those bands (or at least some members of those bands), plus a few others with some clear connections to GunFight! GunFight! - Stripes GunFight! // photo courtesy of the artist
Hold on to your socks, 'cause you're about to get rocked!
Get thee into the Listening Booth for R&B from flowers de moon, power electro via Metric, & alt throwbacks w/Toro Y Moi and The Dodos!
The Tryst is ready for you this Tuesday! DJ Emily has new music from Coco Hames and a Top 10 REMIX!
Wyldlife is a supercharged 70s-style punk rock ‘n roll gang from New York City. These guys are the total package -- fast, tight, and overflowing with catchy riffs behind a wicked sense of humor and a sneer, all clad in the requisite leather jacket. The guys stopped by Serious Business in DUMBO to tear it up for this session! Out On Your Block is available now from Wicked Cool Records. Listen to the audio podcast for more music and interview.
Listen here first to Australia-based band Ruth Carp & The Fish Heads' newest album "Can Men Like Us Go To Heaven" and hear what Ruth Carp himself has to say about it!
From Australia, we're premiering Ruth Carp & The Fish Heads' newest album ‘Can Men Like Us Go To Heaven?’
Good tunes with a side of spring and summer touring news from Lotus, Dangermuffin and Phish.
Take The Leap with DJ Wynn and bask in Spring weather with music from Blood Orange, Bombino, Sharon Jones, Jens Lekman, Ty Segall, and Sinkane.
Take a seat boys...Time for the ladies to take the stage! This episode includes an artist spotlight on Hand Habits.
This week, Bryan is sugar crashing, J is busy, and we try an experimental new approach to tangents! But more importantly, we just keep on trying to win.  
Reneé Orshan, a.k.a. RÉN (pronounced rain), is a confident, feminine, indie goddess from New York. She has a stage presence that radiates power as she swings her golden Lorde-esque mane to the beat.
Did we skip over Spring and head face first into Summer? It kind of feels that way at the moment - what better time to take a look at Cali-based good times label Burger Records? This week on the show…
New tunes from Hand Habits, Palehound, Elsiane and more!
Jump into the Listening Booth for Folk Hop N Roll band Judah and The Lion, alt rock with The Dig, and trippy alt w/an Of Montreal throwback!
It's that time of the week again! Say hello to New Vibrations--spinning the hottest new tracks! I know that sounds like a pop radio station, but I promise we're way cooler than that... Don't believe me? Well, just take a listen and let your mind be blown. xoxo  
"It wasn’t a punk scene like the rest of the world was having ,it was more of an explosion of creativity..."
Over the past decade or so, the Los Angeles-based Blake Hazard has gone from playing on the streets of New York City to the successful duo The Submarines and now on to her current solo project. Blake’s songs work beautifully in the context of a minimalist setup with just voice and guitar, but also lend themselves to huge pop production, which you can hear some of in the series of remixes being released this year. Here, she stopped by Serious Business Music in DUMBO solo for this intimate session! The Styrofoam remix of “Hey” is out now, with more singles and remixes coming throughout 2017. Listen to the audio podcast for more music and interview.
Spotlight on Madison, Wisconsin
DJ Emily has a two hour music mix ready for you this Tuesday. Enjoy new music from Coco Hames, William Matheny, Real Estate, and more!
This Brooklyn-based, ambient singer will blow you away! Check out Half Waif here!
Breanna Barbara is a Brooklyn-based musician, but don’t let the geography throw you -- her music is steeped in southern/blues rock traditions, as seen through the sweat-drenched eyes of New York City. Howling, yelping, and rockin’ with a furious intensity -- even at slower tempos, like a psychedelic waltz -- Barbara is fast becoming a force to reckon with in the local scene. Mirage Dreams by Breanna Barbara is available now. Listen to the audio podcast for more music and interview.
Tunes and details on headliners for two of this year’s best music festies, Newport Folk Festival and High Sierra Music Festival.
Take The Leap with DJ Wynn and celebrate Spring with double shots of music from Sneaks, Sinkane, Foxygen, and Sean Rowe.
Delve into some Alt-Country tunes this Sunday. Music from The Youngest, Case/Lange/Viers, William Matheny and more!
Bryan and J welcome Michael Eades, of YK Records, to join them as they listen to their weekly dose of new music. Michael challenges the duo’s record of constantly winning the show… will he realize the joys of winning, himself? Only 84 minutes and 38 seconds of time will tell. Also, there’s a traditional Southern accent-off, as is required by law when two gentlemen of the South are joined in conversation.
This week on the show - brand new music from Bright Brown, Sneaks, Loose Tooth, and more, plus a record label feature spotlighting the legendary Brooklyn funk/soul machine, Daptone!  
Today on The Jaunt, fresh tracks from new albums by H. Hawkline, Fai Baba and Cigarettes After Sex.
You know the drill; new songs, listen to them here, bla bla bla.
Stephen Perry has been a fixture of the local Brooklyn/NYC music scene for the better part of a decade now. His band, The Planes, recently took a year-long hiatus, but is now back strong after playing some shows and putting out a new album called Wax Diamond. Mr. Perry was kind enough to stop by and chat about his personal musical history, from his time growing up on Cape Cod to now, as well as the new album. Additionally, we have new music by The Mad Doctors, as well as all the artists playing their upcoming LP release show at Our Wicked Lady -- Stuyedeyed, The Royal They, and Crazy Pills. And we have new and recent tunes by OxenFree, Lexie Roth, and Peter Silberman to boot. For more on The Mad Doctors, check out the the most recent editions of The Music Meetup podcast and column by BTRtoday’s very own Elena Childers.
DJRePete is turning the calendar with an April showers blues spotlight featuring new alt from Attic Abasement + the new album by Real Estate
Let's go on a Tryst this Tuesday. DJ Emily's compiled two hours of tunes from the endless BTR library for you to enjoy.
3-track spotlight on the debut, self-titled album from new Lotus/Dopapod collaboration Octave Cat.
These surf rock punkers bring the tunes and the entertainment! They include sound bites from old school sci-fis and/or horror movies and dress up as doctors when playing live.
Take The Leap with DJ Wynn and hear new music from Sean Rowe, Jens Lekman, Diet Cig, Ten Fe, and Ty Segall.
This all-female set for your Sunday is ready to go with some exclusive tracks from our BTR Live Studio.
In this episode of our weekly journey through new music from Lexie Roth, Agent Blå, Coco Hames, and more, Bryan and J take on tough subjects like whistling, punk rock, and knob twiddling. But still we wonder… did we win? Only one way to find out...
This week we take a break from the record label feature to catch up on some new releases from Sneaks, Sean Rowe, The Spirit of the Beehive, and much, much more! We are always looking for new record labels to check out and feature here - feel free to reach out on Twitter to share links for consideration at @subinev!  
New tracks by Girlpool, Sinkane and Tonstartssbandht! Plus, stay tuned for a tune from Little Lapin's forthcoming album, Wake Up With The Sun, due out April 14th.
This week all the brand spanking new songs I'll be playing for you unintentionally comprised a lovesick/breakup playlist. So you're welcome.
Grab your passport, DJRePete’s globetrottin’ on BTRToday w/Ten Fe en route to the Gijon Sound Festival in Spain + Lisbon's Lula Pena!
Good Tunes, Lollapalooza updates, and some info on new music from Animal Collective. It's all coming your way on today's mix.
3-track spotlight on the new album from Lucy Woodward, “Til They Bang On The Door,” out now.
Meet Shadow Band--the dark & mysterious group that everyone was looking for. They've got some edge, some sweetness, and some eeriness. Check 'em out!
Meet Shadow Band--the dark and mysterious group that everyone is looking for. They've got some edge, some sweetness, and some eeriness.
Take The Leap with DJ Wynn and prepare for Spring Time with Childish Gambino, Sinkane, Jens Lekman, and CHVRCHES.
In this episode, Bryan and J bliss out to the spatial relation sin sound, realize that drums are the sign of true drama, and assemble a list of the reasons that artists release self-titled albums… Spoiler alert: probably because they’re Weezer or Ty Segall.
This week on the show, it's all Misra Records, all the time! The full two hours of music is all from the Pittsburgh-based label's 15+ years or releases, featuring essential acts Centro-Matic, The Mendoza Line, and Jenny Toomey, as well as newer favorites William Matheny, Land Lines, Anthonie Tonnon, and Julian Jasper.
Today on The Jaunt, we will be listening to new music by Mr. Elevator & The Brain Hotel, Holly MacVe, Sarah Bethe Nelson, and more!
This week we've got (of course) new hot of the press tracks, BUT we've also (like, also of course) have songs for you that haven't even been release yet!
We’ve got a lot of music in this episode… We’ll hear tunes by She Keeps Bees and New Myths, who are playing a benefit show for Planned Parenthood, as well as a song by Dumb Wolves, who are playing Thursdays For The Cause, in support of Our Revolution, at Our Wicked Lady. After that, it’s another group of songs from the King Pizza Records universe, with tracks by The Rizzos and a new one by The Mad Doctors. Then we have great stuff from Allah-Las, Sneaks, Office Culture, Cloud Becomes Your Hand, Fred Thomas, Mount Sharp, and Pavo Pavo.
The Listening Booth+BTRToday is spinning up a classic beats w/The High Decibels, Of Montreal tour news, & a springtime track by The Sadies!
Two hours of tunes for your Tuesday are ready to go on this episode of The Tryst with DJ Emily.
Cool down and rev up to the sound of Calvin Love—a Canadian bringing all the loveliness & coldness to his music.
Take The Leap with DJ Wynn and hear music from Dirty Projectors, Strand Of Oaks, Sinkane, and Naked Giants.
3-track spotlight on the forthcoming album from Dangermuffin dropping March 31st.
Get your female music fix this Sunday on BTR! We're doing an artist spotlight on THREE talented ladies.
Things get a bit more critical, sushi gets eaten, J’s brain doesn’t work, and we talk about almost everything except the songs we’re listening to! Good times! But the question is… do we win? You’ll have to listen to find out!
Lilah Larson is one-third of the band Sons Of An Illustrious Father, who recently visited BTR Live Studio for an unforgettable session. Now, Larson steps out from the comfort of that group with her solo debut. On record, she plays every instrument while here she is joined live by a drummer to support her thoughtful, raw songs. Check out this session, recorded live at Serious Business Music in DUMBO, Brooklyn, to get a first look at this incredible musician’s debut. Pentimento, the debut solo LP by Lilah Larson, is available now. Listen to the audio podcast for more music and interview.
This week we take a look at Friendship Fever Records, the new label from the people previously behind Park The Van! Once we get acquainted with some of their artists - DEEP STATE, minihorse, Wilding, and the rest, we dive into some more new music from Jay Som, Animal Collective, Sinkane, and more!  
Fresh tracks from Cameron Avery, William Matheny, CoCo Hames and more!
This week you get a real treat, because I'm not only featuring newly released/ soon-to-be released tracks, I also provide you guys with a pretty significant feminist rant! You are very welcome.
SXSW invades the Listening Booth as DJRePete spins your survival mix exclusively comprised of artists playing in Austin this week!
Fiona Silver is a New York City musician who embraces the famously gritty vibe of the downtown music scene, treading the lines between garage rock, pop, soul, and blues with sultry, jazzy tunes. While young, there’s no lack of experience or energy here, as Fiona and her band skillfully blend genres and work the city’s club scene. We last caught up with her on the Lower East Side for an episode of BTR Hear & There; now, she and the band head across the river for this intimate session at Serious Business Music in DUMBO! Fiona Silver is currently working on new music for an upcoming release. Listen to the audio podcast for more music and interview.
Spotlight on Madison, Wisconsin
Tuesdays are for two hour music mixes. This one hits the spot. Enjoy it with your host DJ Emily.
Let's get weird with Weird Omen--a dark & mysterious French band that sings rock'n'roll explosions!
Take The Leap with DJ Wynn and explore albums from Von Sell, Fletcher C. Johnson, Animal Collective, and Fauna Twin.
Let's get weird with Weird Omen--a dark and mysterious French band that sings explosive rock 'n' roll.
Broadcasting from Austin this week for SXSW with a special 3-track spotlight on the debut solo album from Mary Frances of Yo Mama’s Big Fat Booty Band.
We're focusing in on a three very talented alt-country acts today. Music from All Our Exes Live in Texas, The Youngest, and William Matheny.
This week, we welcome a very special guest: BTRtoday’s very own Elena Childers! Elena produces New Vibrations, writes Nightshift Sounds, and writes and produces The Music Meetup (both a podcast and a column). Listen along to see if she lives up to her rep as a “cool girl” and to hear whether we “win the episode” or not. Spoiler alert: she does and we do! Note: Weird Omen, heard in this episode, will also be featured in the Music Meetup podcast/column, this coming week, so make sure to check back for that!
This week on the show we check out new music from Jens Lekman, Molly Burch, Vagabon, and more before checking out some of the very diverse musical offerings from Carpark Records!  
Tonstartssbandht, Mr. Elevator and the Brain Hotel and Ibibio Sound Machine make their debut on the show today.
Featuring only the hippest/ hot-off-the-press tracks. This week we've got some real goodies for ya! Diet Cig, Weird Omen, Strange Lots, and so much more!
There’s a lot of new music coming out right now from NYC-based artists. One such artist is Parlor Walls, whose new full length album is being released by Northern Spy Records on March 10th, so we invited frontperson Alyse Lamb to talk about her musical history in a segment we call Take3, in which we listen to and discuss three songs she’s written over the course of her career. We also listen to some great new tracks off of new releases by Stuyedeyed, PEP, and the Duke Of Surl. In addition to all that, we also have music by Chain Wallet, Michael Nau, Light Therapy, and Libel.
DJRePete w/a mix in the Listening Booth via alt w/Cloud Nothings, electro rock from Jeen., and funk beats via the Brooklyn Funk Essentials!
Wyldlife is a supercharged 70s-style punk rock ‘n roll gang from New York City. These guys are the total package -- fast, tight, and overflowing with catchy riffs behind a wicked sense of humor and a