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Some of the best albums from underground artists that the dumb charts decided to ignore.
2019 brought so much beautiful music and art to BTR. Emily's bringing you her favorite albums on today's mix and playing a track form each one. Featuring artists like Devarrow, Joanna Sternberg, H. Kink and more.
These are songs from artists who I had the best interviews with in 2019—they'll rock your socks off. (Part 1 of 2)
2019 was a rough year. At least we had our weekly Monday music column & podcast to get us through it.
This year, we boldly scolded some golden oldies.
Part two of a two part series as we look back at the top Jam releases of 2019.
This week we’re taking a look back at some of the guests we’ve had on the show in 2019 - including J’s chats with Isaac Gillespie, Day & Dream, Yoni Gordon, Annie Pichan, and…
The Listening Booth's 2019 Best In Mix concludes w/rock via Lisa Prank, trippy electro w/Girl Ray, & alt via Shanna Falana. Count down!
Chatting with musicians about all kinds of wild shit all year long.
We're taking a look back at some of our favorite songs, releases, and artists or 2019 in this massive, two-part playlist episode!
Dawn in the new year w/ this part one of THE TOP SONGS of 2019—the only good thing to come out of this year.
Joanna Sternberg is an artist and musician from Manhattan, NY. With a background in jazz and tons of experience on a wide range of instruments, their own music uses folk composition to tell brutally…
Many of these EPs might have flown under your radar—catch up on them today & we promise you won’t regret it.
My gift to you this holiday season was a Holiday/Christmas mix you could listen to all season long. Today, I've randomized the playlist to give you another mix perfect for Christmas Eve.
If you're looking for "Jingle Bells" or "Winter Wonderland" then you've come to the wrong place, ya square.
You won't find "Jingle Bells" on this playlist.
Part one of a two part series as we look back at the top Jam releases of 2019.
A look back at the wildest and craziest nights of 2019.
J returns to the show - all the way from Austin! In this two-part mega-episode, we're catching up on the music he missed in the months since departing the show (and, ultimately, NYC). As we…
The Listening Booth’s annual Best In Mix for 2019 kicks off with folk from The Mountain Goats, R&B via Blood Orange, & electro from !!!
DJ Emily is counting down her favorite albums played on the show this year. 25 of the best female musicians out there are featured in the mix. H. Kink, Say Sue Me, Joslyn and the Sweet Compression and Charly Bliss are just a little of what's in store.
Prateek Kuhad is an indie singer-songwriter from Jaipur, India with an impressively strong sense of melody, composition, and performance, paired with an incredibly delicate vocal touch that turns his…
There's nothing like showing someone a new song for the first time.
We're taking a look back at some of our favorite songs, releases, and artists or 2019 in this massive, two-part playlist episode!
Part 2 in a 3 part series of Best of 2019 playlists.
Joanna Sternberg is an artist and musician from Manhattan, NY. With a background in jazz and tons of experience on a wide range of instruments, their own music uses folk composition to tell brutally…
Get rockin' to the best underground music holiday playlist!
It's difficult to keep up with musicians on the road, but somehow I survived it all.
Camilo Medina and Javier Forero met as kids in Bogotá before reuniting in Miami, where they began their musical collaboration. In Chicago, the duo was joined by Guillermo Rodriguez and Pierce Codina…
We've been rolling out all the best-of lists this week. Today, DJ Emily is playing some best-ofs from two of her other shows here on BTR. Enjoy selections from Ladies Skate Only and The Alt-Country Show on today's mix.
Joanna Sternberg is an artist and musician from Manhattan, NY. With a background in jazz and tons of experience on a wide range of instruments, their own music uses folk composition to tell brutally…
If you're looking for "Jingle Bells" or "Winter Wonderland" then you've come to the wrong place, ya square.
Don't miss out on all these new albums from this year.
Holiday music all from 2019 by the indie artists we know and love.
Before we count down the Top 20 form 2019, let’s take a week to appreciate the men who started at all.
These are the albums our podcast hosts and producers listened to the most.
J returns to the show - all the way from Austin! In this two-part mega-episode, we're catching up on the music he missed in the months since departing the show (and, ultimately, NYC). This episode…
The Listening Booth celebrates the holidays indie music style w/a New Orleans tune via New Birth Brass Band & alt w/Jeremy & the Harlequins!
The alt-country, Americana, queer country and traditional country music scene BROUGHT IT in 2019. Emily couldn't be more excited to bring you this year end mix.
This week we're revisiting Joanna Sternberg, the NYC-based artist and musician who we produced a mini-documentary on earlier this year. As part of that project, we conducted an interview at our…
Part 1 of a 3 part series of Best 2019 playlists
New music for your listening pleasure, my sweet babes—you're welcome.
11 Cities. 33 bands and artists. It's the Best of Spotlight on the City for 2019!
Queen Of Jeans, the Philadelphia-based trio of Miri Devora, Mattie Glass & Patrick Wall, makes heartfelt, relatable, catchy, poppy/punky indie rock that is instantly likeable. The band dropped by…
DJ Emily plans on spinning the Merge Records holiday album and The Molly Burch Christmas Album throughout December 2019 and for years to come. Hear tracks from both of these new albums and past favorite holiday records in today's mix.
We chat with the clown doctor punk rocker himself & listen to their newest album.
New Wood Brothers and Benevento, revisiting the Summer of 2019 with Fruit Bats, Upstate and Night Moves, and classic McGee, Panic and Leftover Salmon.
We're getting some tough love this week from indie artist Erin Anne.
For the last full new music episode of the year, our first special guest since the departure of J - another J named Jeanette D. Moses - joins us once again to listen to and react to new singles! We're…
DJRePete takes a look / listen back at the 20-teens today canvasing tracks that brokethru the BTRtoday airwaves over the last decade!
DJ Emily is finishing up compiling her "best of" albums lists this week. So, today we're sampling releases that came out late in 2019. Girl Ray, Erin Anne and Charly Bliss are just some of what's in store. You'll hear two tracks from each artist in the mix today.
Musicians—they mess around on Instagram just as much as the rest of us.
This is our final catchup playlist episode of the year! What does that mean? It means we're checking out some of the new music that's come in to the music library here over the past few weeks before…
December is here. Let's Party.
It's karmic retribution for the Sammy Hagar years and classic rock dads need to be less uptight about the dumb party rock guitar band.
Brooklyn musician Sean Cahill’s band The Next Great American Novelist has been a study in change. Nearly reaching its end when a meeting with Jason Cummings launched the current phase of the reinvigorated project, which blends dreamy, melodic indie rock with hints of sun-kissed pop in a way that feels somewhat more West Coast than Brooklyn in a super refreshing way. The band dropped by Serious Business Music in Brooklyn to brighten up the basement studio for this session. Careless Moon will be the sophomore album from The Next Great American Novelist. Listen to the audio podcast for more music and interview.
Nothing can stop this brother indie duo from making the music they want.
We're still feeling thankful for all the great music that's been bestowed upon us this year! So, we're giving thanks for all of those plus our current favorite albums. Enjoy it all in the mix today.
A band started by the original Fidlar drummer—it's pop punk's softer side.
Shormey Adumuah resides in Chesapeake, Virginia, where she records her output as Shormey in her bedroom. Blending soul and disco into a fresh, groovy sort of psych pop, she aims to create music that…
New music by the Kitchen Dwellers, more Giant Panda Guerrilla Dub Squad and first-time features by Tristan Israel and the Jitterbug Vipers.
Fran gets in your face with killer jams this week.
Our esteemed music director Lottie is back for another guest spot on the show, checking out new tunes from Arbor Labor Union, Libel, Caroline Says, Girl Ray, Tuff Sunshine, Luke Lalonde, and Varsity!
Escape the shopping in The Listening Booth via alt w/Kate Teague, Swedish blues from Jesper Lindell, & Black Friday commentary w/St. Vincent
You're going to need something to keep your energy levels high—so, listen to this playlist.
Solitaire Recordings began in Australia and is currently located in NYC. We sit down with founder/owner Dan Rutman to talk about the label's beginnings, transitions, and some of the eclectic roster of…
The soundtrack to your Thanksgiving!
There's something for everyone in a music-savvy family to enjoy.
New York band Alpenglow is Peter Coccoma, Graeme Daubert, and Elori Kramer - joined here by Daniel Ocanto and Nico Hedley. The band’s warm, sprawling sound has such a familiar and inviting feel to…
This week, you might be baking pies, cleaning the house for guests, taking a road trip to see friends/family or avoiding the chaos all together. Either way, The Tryst provides the perfect soundtrack. New music abounds in this two-hour mix.
Human People - aka the NYC rock band comprised of four human people: Hayley Livingston, Marisa Gershenhorn, Victoria Guillem, and Abigail Austin - brings an excitedly catchy, scrappy, poppiness to the…
A nice & calm playlist to keep the kickoff to your holiday season chill.
Is that turkey and stuffing really worth all the family drama? Here's your tool to avoid an epic freak out this holiday.
New music from The Wood Brothers. Great piano from Clayton Doley and Greg Schatz. Mike Montrey, Dangermuffin, Elephant Revival and much more.
Ali Barter with her high pitched & in-your-face vocals take the lead.
We have our first returning guest! Gabriel Birnbaum visited the show back in August of 2018 around the release of his band Wilder Maker’s album, Zion, and now he’s back with a solo record, Not…
The Listening Booth is spinning alt w/Ali Barter, Nintendo electro vibes w/Anamanaguchi, & chill zen tracks via Cigarettes After Sex!
Fran, Kate Teague, Charly Bliss, Flora Hibbard... the list goes on. This episode is full of fresh new music from some of the most talented ladies out there.
Color Tongue are a Brooklyn band whose sound is difficult to describe - at times they dip into artsy, experimental zones, while also keeping things pretty straightforward fuzzy rock - whatever it is,…
This week we've got an interview with Kyle Cunjak of Forward Music Group, an eclectic label based in Halifax, Nova Scotia and begun in 2007 with a roster that includes Motherhood, Janneh Berry, Sarah…
Playing the chillest of chill tunes for you on this very mellow Thursday!
Briston Maroney is an energetic young musician based in Nashville, whos vibrant, hooky take on rock pairs well with his scrappy, diy background. He brought the band by Serious Business Music in DUMBO for this super fun session! Briston Maroney’s lasted Miracle Series single, “Chattanooga,” is available now. Listen to the audio podcast for more music and interview.
Where are they now? Today on the Tryst, DJ Emily revisits bands from BTR-yesteryear for a class reunion of sorts. Also in the mix, new tunes to rotation and a BTR Top 10 Remix.
A chat w/ the frontman of The Shivas and listening to tracks from their newest album 'Dark Thoughts.'
This time around, the band wanted more than just fun dance music.
Great keyboard work from MMB, John Popper led Blues Traveler and Brother’s Keeper, a jazz/reggae/ska mix from Robert Walter’s 20th Congress, Back on the Train, and Bim Skala Bim, and the great American sounds of Robert Earl Thomas.
Lisa Prank isn't taking anybody's shit in new album 'Perfect Love Song' and we love it!
Matt Heart Spade and Jinners take a break from their awesome nostalgia-tinged podcast about music, Mixtape Memories, to join me this week and listen to and react to new music from Chartreuse, Erin…
DJRePete has autumn-inspired folk & blues w/Jesper Lindell + tune in for a bloc as we “makeout” with Lisa Prank in The Listening Booth.
Mail the Horse and Jesper Lindell are new to the show!
Nothing like a little garage-y psych rock to play along to a twist ending.
Mind-melting photos from the world's greatest psych-rock music festival.
Time to catch up on some recent releases! From Mikal Cronin and Matt Valentine and Ganser to Battles, we're checking out tons of great new music from the past couple of months this week.
Cate Le Bon and Bradford Cox, Little Scream, The Nunnery, Jesper Lindell and more on The Jaunt!
Get ready for a wild social media ride from this pop-punk sweetheart turned indie.
It’s hard to imagine that before meeting via Craigslist, Desert Sharks were just strangers swimming in the sea of the Brooklyn music scene. With a striking rock n’ roll gang chemistry and some…
Honolulu, Hawaii - based artists are featured on th November edition of Spotlight on the City. You'll hear from The Foreign Lily, Goon Lei Goon, Anna Chase D, Mike Love and more!
Vomit, soothe and bite are just a few of the words these two passionate musicians describe themselves with.
Not a fan of freezing cold temps? DJ Emily isn't either. So, today she is attempting to Jedi mind trick herself (and you) into feeling the summer sun shine. Listen for tracks to warm you up and a BTR Top 10 remix to end the show.
AJ Davila of Puerto Rican party punks Davila666 joins me in the studio to chat about the wild rock 'n' roll life.
The Puerto Rican party punks were in NYC for one show before jetting off to Europe.
Yo Mama’s Big Fat Booty Band, Galactic, Big Ol’ Dirty Bucket and Joe Marcinek bring the funk and jazz to this week’s episode, while Ronnie Penque, Leftover Salmon, Slightly Stoopid and Cousin Fungus keep us in the margins of classic jam sounds.
Jesse Rifkin, of Walk On The Wild Side NYC Tours, drops by to join in on the listening-and-reacting-to-music fun. We get into new stuff from Illuminati Hotties, Toro Y Moi, Frend, The Nunnery, Thomas…
Join us in The Listening Booth for a dive into the roots of Hudson Valley artist Marco Benevento’s self-described hot dance piano rock!
The Nunnery start of the show today and you'll love the layers that Sarah Elstran creates. Ali Barter's sophomore album, Hello, I'm Doing My Best is featured in the mix as well in today's artist spotlight. Plus, you'll find new music from Anna Meredith and more on this all-female music mix.
Kate Davis is an NYC-based musicians currently celebrating her debut album. While the music has a well-crafted indie rock feel, it’s pop and jazz roots show through in interesting ways that reveal…
Graveface Records (est. 2002) was the label featured on the very first episode of this show - so this is a long time coming. Ryan Graveface joins us via Skype for a lengthy conversation covering the…
Patrick Watson, Black Marble, Camp Howard, Sofa City Sweetheart and more!
The music of Maneka - the sonically-eclectic project of guitarist Devin McKnight, also of the band Speedy Ortiz - draws on a multitude of influences in an attempt to reflect McKnight’s unique…
A beautiful night for all the freaks of NYC to let loose with bands, dancing, a costume contest and more.
Today's mix begins with music from The Decalogue. A ballet score composed by Sufjan Stevens and performed by Timo Andres. We'll explore this as well as other new albums to rotation on BTR. Including the most played on the site this week in our BTR Top 10 Remix.
Chattin' about psych-rock and acid with Levitation Room!
The psych-rockers just wanna jam and share their music with the world—is that so wrong?
New music from the Kitchen Dwellers, some heavy metal sounds from Umphrey McGee, and a real “feel-good” start to the show with CRB and The Big Happy.
Getting spacey & sweet with the Allah-Las this week.
This week's guest is Travis Harrison, head honcho of Serious Business Music, the amazing engineer behind our BTR Live Studio sessions, and the producer behind the recent Guided By Voices records. We…
Drop into the Listening Booth for new electro alt from Devarrow, and the new record by Luke Temple. Plus a Mitten news tease!
Ramonda Hammer are a four-piece grunge rock band from LA. With masterful loud-quiet-loud explosive dynamics and heart-on-the-sleeve lyrics, the band - and particular lead singer Devin Davis - has the…
A disposable camera catching psychedelics in the desert and rock 'n' roll in Utah.
Seth Decoteau of Topshelf Records joins us this week to talk about the label's beginning over 13 years ago, the changes they've gone through along with the shifting music industry, and some of their…
Wishing you a very creepy Halloween!
Let these music videos roll to have the spookiest and best musically-curated Halloween ever.
Halloween is tomorrow, but our Halloween special was last week 'cause we be celebrating Halloween since October 1st over here! But here is a playlist of brand spankin' new songs for you to get ready…
Weeping Icon is the Brooklyn-based experimental punk band comprised of Sara Fantry (guitar, vocals), Sarah Reinold (bass), and Lani Combier-Kapel (drums, vocals). With a super heavy sound and serious…
Shantih Shantih have our most played album of the week and they're in the mix. Joslyn and the Sweet Compression are new to the site and they start things off. Tons of good tunes in between.
Jay Som and Boy Scouts came to Brooklyn and BTR's cameras were there.
Tune in to hear about the wild times of the '60s & '70s w/ pioneering psych garage rockers Flamin Groovies!
The only original member still playing from the '60s pioneering psych garage rock band tells all.
Take the drum circles from Mali and the Congo, add in roots music from Kentucky and bluegrass from Tennessee, and heighten it all with the sounds of Jazz, and you got one helluva jam session.
Pete D'Angelo of Ernest Jenning Record Co. and Facet Cubed stops by to join the music listening-and-reacting fun and offers some actual useful music industry insight along the way! Along with bringing…
DJRePete spins a scary good mix in time for Halloween w/Those Pretty Wrongs & festive Halloween tracks w/Dan Costello & The Rice Cakes
Welcoming Joslyn and the Sweet Compression to BTR with an artist spotlight featuring tracks from their latest release. Plus new tunes from Girl Ray, Molly Sarle, Hanna Vu and more!
When you’re with these partiers, even Salt Lake City turns into the wildest place on earth.
This week as we take our regularly scheduled break from record label features, we're keeping things on the slightly more chill side with mix of music from the past few weeks of new releases.
One week left until Halloween!
BOO! Get ready for the scariest and best tracks spun on New Vibrations this year.
Tiger Rider out of Seattle are new to rotation and starting off the show. Plus we've got a BTR Top 10 remix the most played albums on the site. Including our most played artist, Frankiie.
Dad is a Brooklyn hardcore punk band carving a new path of fatherly disappointment through intense jams. The band, consisting of Jeremy Duvall, Jesse Fairbairn, Jon Murphy, and James Watson dropped by…
This week we're pausing our regular scheduled programming to bring you a playlist of spooky songs from artists featured on The Music Meetup this year!
This week The Music Meetup strays from its usual format to give you the spookiest Halloween playlist.
Drunken Hearts’ new album ‘Wheels of the City’ plus some ALO and Big Something. Organ solos gets some attention in the second half of the show.
Friend Of The Show, Michael Mehalick - proprietor of Brooklyn indie label Good Eye Records - drops by to share an update on the label happenings, drop some advice on digital single release strategies,…
A harvest of discovery + throwbacks in The Listening Booth w/new Hiss Golden Messenger & rediscovery anthem banjo via Judah and The Lion
JDR and The Broadcast kicks things off. Fallow Ground winds it down. EB The Younger, Esther Rose and more are in between. Check out some of DJ Emily's favorite artists of the year.
Alexandra Levy is the Montreal-based songwriter performing as Ada Lea, whose debut album reveals a collection of songs that balance an often big and bold rock sound with fragile, revelatory pop songs…
This week we're taking a look at the young Brooklyn label Substitute Scene, featuring an interview with the label's founder, Emily Obrien. Recorded the week of Desert Sharks' new album release and…
Kick off your Thursday with tunes by Ghost Funk Orchestra, Daniel Martin Moore, Sui Zhen, Shantih Shantih and more!
These labels will definitely keep you cool music-savvy.
It's like tripping on acid, but no possibility of a bad trip or failing a drug test.
Shane Conerty’s ambitious indie pop project, Color Collage, has come a long way since its beginnings as a solo project. Fully fleshed out with a full band - even joined by Doo-wop inspired backup…
ACL Fest has wrapped but the memories will live on. DJ Emily is talking about it in today's mix along with lots of new music to rotation on the site. And, the show wraps with a BTR Top 10 remix that includes our most played artist of the week, Molly Sarlé.
We've got indie heartthrob Palehound—she wears her heart on her sleeve with her music & her last album was no exception.
Her recent album ‘Black Friday’ tackles her toughest body issues.
New music from Ghost Town Blues Band plus some new bands for this host—Joe Marcinek Band and Leftover Salmon. Plus, two of my favorites—Broken Social Scene and Vetiver.
Sweet sultry vocals are on top this week from Molly Sarlé.
We missed former co-host J. McVay so much that after a month away we had to invite him back as a guest on the show. This week we check out new album tracks from Shantih Shantih, City and Colour, DIIV,…
DJRePete revisits CMJ w/re-discovery from showcase-past via the Cold War Kids, The Sounds, & Of Montreal + new Skullers & Brutalists!
DJ Emily has been a huge Lizzo fan since she started playing her on this podcast 6 years ago. So, today we are paying tribute to her success. Plus new music from artists like Vivian Girls and Frankiie.
If you're celebrating Halloween in NYC this year, are cool and into good music, then these shows are for you.
This week we're taking a look at the Los Angeles-based label Danger Collective Records, speaking with founder Reed Kanter about the label's beginnings and taking inspiration from LA venue The Smell,…
This dreamy song will have you in a haze wrestling your deepest emotions.
The Curls, (Sandy) Alex G, Vivian Girls and much more!
This week we start with new fast & thrashy and end on new melodic & twangy with a little new psych sprinkled in.
The Italian trio brings you fuzzed-out garage rock no matter how difficult it gets.
Music from Worcester, Massachusetts - based artists including The Promise is Hope, Harbor Vista, Memory Lame and more!
(Sandy) Alex G has our most played album of the week. You'll hear it in the mix today along with tons of new albums in rotation on the site and a BTR Top 10 Remix.
This week I chat with country singer Kelsey Waldon—signed to John Prine's label and just released a new album.
Thumpasaurus is a punk-funk wild rollercoaster ride of a party machine full of aliens, tearing out of LA. With a ridiculously entertaining vibe and a flair for the dramatic (think somewhere along the…
Jam Bands in the purest form. Playing the classics all episode with SCI, moe., Slightly Stoopid, Blues Traveler, Widespread Panic and more.
After remaking rock music with Cream, the cantankerous drummer made music and enraged everyone around him until the end.
(Sandy) Alex G slows things down with his melancholy indie tunes.
NY musician Poingly has been fairly quiet for the past few years, but he returns with new music fueled by AI and deep learning - we talk a bit about that, our history, and do the usual listening and…
Grab your passport as DJRePete spotlights int'l blues talent w/Tinariwen; + new alt via Skux, more from !!!, & trippy alt w/The Blow & UMO
Jordan Moser is an Austin, Texas-based musician, dancer, and filmmaker. His touching, literary folk rock feels extremely raw and true, drawing on the tradition of heartfelt folk rock paired with a…
It's a playlist week - that means we have a fresh two hour mix of new music, as we catch up on additions to the BTRtoday music library from the past few weeks. Dive in and find your new favorite song!
October is here! Let's listen to some tunes.
Be the first to hear the raging new track from these post-punkers' upcoming album ‘Tapeworm.’
The “Stairway to Heaven” plagiarism case is alive again, but shouldn’t be.
New music every wee like I promise. I hope you guys are ready for some cool tunes. You're welcome!
“Who really wants to carry around 50+ double box set VHSs on the road? We had to grow up.”
Genre stereotypes were thrown out the window for one great night of music.
Autumn is here and along with it come some awesome new releases and ACL Music Festival. Hear some of the bands playing the fest in the mix today as well as some new releases!
Woodsist Fest took over Arrowood Farms Brewery on Saturday, September 28.
This week I chat with a young, but rockin' bunch The Bobby Lees. Tune in!
From the Brooklyn DIY giants at King Pizza, we bring you The Fucktons, a two-man gas-guzzlin’ reverb-swimming overdrive-blurtin’ powerhouse of rock. You may recognize these two from The Mad…
Keyboards, trad, reggae and live. Ep. 14 has new music from SPAGA, decker., and Midnight Rider + more.
Surf Curse coming in strong with their dark indie vibes to creep you out and get you rockin'.
This week, creator of TheProcess.co podcast, Shannon Byrne, joins Bryan to share a little bit about the project and of course to check out new music. This week we're listening to brand new songs from…
DJRePete spinning a new funktastic track Ghost Funk Orchestra, electro w/Jay Som, Longriver & acoustic, + Skux gives you punk (and Kudis)
Lots of new music in the mix today including Chelsea Wolfe and Molly Sarle. Plus, we're shining the spotlight this week on the debut album from Frankiie, an all-female group out of Vancouver.
Ryan Egan is a songwriter currently splitting his time between Paris and NYC. With a sweet and hazy sort of vibe, Egan blends whole lot of Princely twists over catchy grooves with his own unique…
Lio Kanine is back for a third look at the Brooklyn-based Kanine Records, catching us up on the label's very busy 2019 and providing a bit of a preview of what's happening as we head towards 2020!
Chelsea Wolfe is back with a new album and it's gorgeous. Hear a tune from it today on The Jaunt.
Their latest album is inspired by T.S. Eliot, ‘50s rock 'n' roll and friendship.
Ali Awan is a Philadelphia-based songwriter/producer with a knack for timeless, catchy hooks, regardless of whatever genre he happens to be dipping into. From rock n’ roll to soulful folk, Awan’s…
Fallow Ground out of North Carolina just dropped some new singles!
This week we chat with Tracy Bryant and listen to his brand new album Hush.
Pip Blom the band is led by the young Amsterdam songwriter of the same name. Using post-punk urgency, 90’s alt-rock hooks and twists, and a genuine knack for songwriting and expression, the music is…
The born-and-raised west coaster’s new album was almost more than he could handle.
New Marco Benevento, Amendola cs. Blades, Twin Peaks, Longriver and live Wood Brothers, plus so much more.
Seth Applebaum (Ghost Funk Orchestra, The Mad Doctors, etc.) stops by to talk about GFO's incredible new album, A Song For Paul, and sticks around to do the Music Digest thing of listening / reacting to new music! We got into brand new tracks from (Sandy) Alex G, Shana Falana, The Paranoyds, Jeremy Ivey, and Surf Curse.
DJRePete marks 14 years on BTRtoday with beats from High Decibels and Bob Moses; plus he ushers in autumn with seasonal folk from Neko Case!
Fallow Ground out of Raleigh, NC kick off the show with one of their new singles! Plus, our most played album of the week is in the mix. That honor is held by Esther Rose who you'll hear in the first set.
Fime takes our wandering minds to a universe of miniature landscapes and sultry sounds.
Onesie is the Brooklyn power pop band based around the songwriting of Ben Haberland, along with Zack Fanelli, Lee Madaus, and Andrew Nelson. With heavy nods to British invasion, power pop, and 90’s…
This week we're featuring the Richmond, VA-based record label, Egghunt Records. Created with the goal of discovering and developing artists in 2014, the label has had some incredible success in just a…
Today we're rockin' tunes by Boy Scouts, Fruit Bats, Jeremy Ivey and more!
New music is the name of the game, baby! Tune in to hear some killer new underground rock 'n' roll.
Esther Rose has our most played album of the week on the site and DJ Emily is here for it! You'll hear tracks from her on The Tryst as well as new music from BTR favs Tinariwen and Bethlehem Steel.
With The Cars, Ocasek breathed life into what would otherwise have been cold perfection.
Bird Streets is the musical project of NY-based songwriter John Brodeur. The moniker - a reference to a neighborhood in LA - which happens to be where he recorded the band’s debut album, revealed a…
This week I have a chat with Strangers and listen to the entire new record Night Prancing—tune in!
Ronnie Penque interview, new Tweed and Altered Five. Plus some great sounds from Lotuspool.
Esther Rose brings Americana to the list.
Week two of the post-JLM version of The Music Digest continues with one of our favorite frequent guests: BTRtoday music director, Lottie Leymarie! Dive in for a good time full of new singles from…
Enter The Listening Booth for a dose of music discovery w/!!!, new punk electro from Lunch Lady, & re-discovery via Peter Bjorn & John!
Esther Rose... swoon. Playing tracks from her sophomore album You Made It This Far in the artist spotlight. Of course lots of other talented ladies are in the mix today as well. Enjoy this hour long set.
For episode 150, we're revisiting songs played in the first 149 episodes of the show! From favorites of the BTRtoday music library to gems from our record label feature episodes, there's a lot of…
Music from Prince Rama, Boy Scouts, Violent Femmes, Bethlehem Steel and more!
We ain’t talking scary scores. We’re talking killer tunes—beware.
Dangerous and exciting music that Sonic Youth’s Kim Gordon calls “hot as fuck.”
Knoxville, Tennessee - based artists are featured on the August edition of Spotlight on the City. You'll hear from Antinomes, Shayla McDaniel, Listen Sister, Rain On Riley, LeAnna Eden and…
There’s nothing like nudity and good tunes to really get you in the mood.
Bridal Party are a group from Victoria, BC and their debut album is hot of the press. Check out some tracks from their new release "Too Much" on the mix today. You'll also hear lots of new albums to rotation on the site on the BTR Top 10 Remix at the end of the show.
This week I chat with Coco Verde frontmant in a Bushwick dive bar—tune in!
Covering different sounds of American music with Ronnie Penque, Marco Benevento, the Suneaters, Keller Williams, Great American Taxi and more.
Jay Som brings the ultimate indie vibes to the top this week.
JLM has officially left the show, so we’re entering what we’re calling the “post-Jerry world” which means that each week Bryan will host (aka drive the boat-ship) along with a special guest.…
Something for everyone in The Listening Booth: alt w/Young Guv. R&B via Blood Orange, & electro from The Harmaleighs. + "slothy surf" w/Skux
This week we're heading south to North Carolina to check in with Paradise of Bachelors. Chris Smith and Brendan Greaves from the label join us to share a bit of history about their unique approach to…
Boys Scouts, Bridal Party, Blood Orange, Black Belt Eagle Scout and more!
The former Cheyenne frontman bridges divides in his new song and video and BTRtoday is proud to let it loose on the world.
We spend the day with LA's Death Valley Girls in Atlanta
Diane Coffee - aka the pop alter-ego of Bloomington, IN musician Shaun Fleming - has transformed since we first encountered the experimental, shape-shifting project a few years ago. With his latest release, Fleming has pushed further into the pop realm, exploring themes of technology and the isolation of our increasingly digitized world through epically catchy and danceable songs. The band dropped by Serious Business Music in Brooklyn to share a few tunes with us in this massively fun session! Internet Arms is available now from Polyvinyl. Listen to the audio podcast for more music and interview.
Always hard to get back at it after a long weekend. Hopefully, the two hours of music on The Tryst will help you through the day. From new bands like Skux to old favorites like Versus and Oh Sees, there is something for everyone in today's set.
Joanna Sternberg is an artist and musician from Manhattan, NY. With a background in jazz and tons of experience on a wide range of instruments, their own music uses folk composition to tell brutally…
A chat with Skux about bears, punk rock and livin' in the mountains of Alaska as a park ranger—tune in!
Protecting nature wasn’t enough for this Alaskan park ranger, so she created Skux.
One shot of Labor and one shot of Love from this week’s musical guests of Jam Session.
Versus getting you in the fall mood with their newest album.
J’s last show as co-host/producer on The Music Digest. He’ll be missed, but at least he’s going out on some great music to react to from Guerilla Toss, Extra Arms, Oh, Rose, somesurprises,…
The Listening Booth brings a bailing summer surf set for Labor Day weekend featuring Asbury Park's Black Flamingos & High Waisted!
The debut album from H. Kink is featured on today's mix.
This week we're taking a look at the Prince George, British Columbia-based label, Good Egg Records, including and interview with the labels' founder, Britt Meierhofer - who releases her own music as…
The feminist zine & artist collective gives you a mix of tracks to feel empowered and take over the world.
Fruit Bats, M.T. Hadley, The Harmleighs, Cedrik St-Onge and more!
I'm on vacation so here are some of my favorite new tracks from this year & a pic of my pup.
The Australian legends love to use the word 'rock' in their song titles but which of those songs actually rock? Find out!
Tunes from the new album from H. Kink are back in the mix. You'll hear Ada Lea, our most played artist of the week. Plus, a little alt-country set featuring Purple Mountains.
We'll miss you summer—listen to some of The Music Meetup's favorite featured artist from this year so far!
Squeeze the most out of your last beach parties & BBQs w/ some of the show’s hottest featured artists from the year.
New cuts by the Wood Brother and Amendola vs. Blades plus a lot of live, soothing sounds.
Powerful yet soft female vocals reign this week.
Manny Nomikos chats with J about his first two singles -- “August Shadows” and “Will We Get Married” -- from his new solo project, Ilithios. Also, J and Bryan listen to new singles from Hana Vu, Chartreuse, and Ellis, and a song off of Vandana’s new sampler.
Dog Days of Summer hit The Listening Booth w/a dogged good mix to mark the occasion from the likes of Slaughter Beach, Dog and Swamp Dogg
On August 7th, Drag City announced the death of one of its artists, David Berman. Berman fronted Silver Jews and his honest and raw lyrics built a cult following (which included the BTR Staff). Today on The Alt-Country Show, we are paying tribute to him by featuring tracks from his latest project, Purple Mountains. The project dropped its first and only album less than a month before his death. RIP to one of the greats.
The Nuclears are a badass rock ‘n roll band from New York City. What more do you need to say? They rip, and they stormed the live room at Serious Business Music to show us just how awesome they…
It's a playlist episode, where we've got a great mix of new music for you - with a slight twist at the end. This week I turned to Twitter to ask artists whose music hasn't been played on the show…
Oh Sees, Generationals, Peaer and Slaughter Beach, Dog will all make your Thursday awesome! Plus, make sure to check on BTRtv's short documentary feature on musician and artist Joanna Sternberg,…
They've aged like a fine wine—if that wine started as harsh house whiskey and aged into strong top-shelf bourbon.
This week we get down to new rock, pop, and punk to feel empowered and ready to take on anything!
Lapêche is a Brooklyn-based indie rock four piece led by singer/guitarist Krista Holly Diem, whose dark, melodic songs offer a refreshing twist on post-punk inspired indie rock. The band - which also…
Lisa Rieffel stole our hearts years ago as front woman of LA based, indie alt-rock band Killola. The band remains a fixture on the LA music scene. Now she's fronting a new project called H. Kink and their debut album just dropped. Excited is an understatement.
This week we listen to new and old ones and have a chat with badass blues thrashers Thunderpussy.
The badass blues rockers talk empowerment, trademark troubles and new music.
Fresh collabs from CATS w/ Joe Russo and Fluid Foundation w/ SS. It’s a Slightly Stoopid inspired setlist.
Nevermind the tangents, we've got tons of singles this week! New music from Amy O, The Medium, Maria Usbeck, Empty Country, Stone Jack Jones, and Richard Spitzer!
The Listening Booth catches you up with new album drops via Ada Lea and her full range as an artist + Blood Orange’s new R&B collaborations!
Dahlia Dumont present a mesmerizing blend of sounds. With influences from France to klezmer and lots more in between. It's no surprise we had to feature this group in our artist spotlight today. You'll also find new tunes from Infinty Crush and Empath. As well as some old favorites like Shilpa Ray.
Ahead of the label's 10 year anniversary celebrations in NYC and Chicago, Fire Talk Records' Trevor Peterson returns to get us caught up on what the label's been up to since last we spoke a year ago…
Tunes by Vivian Girls, Jay Som, Liquid Skulls, Empath and more!
A rockin' new playlist & a birthday shout out to my ma—what an exciting time! Tune in!
Tool satisfies fans with new music and killer memes.
Music from Little Rock, Arkansas - based artists including Black Horse, Couch Jackets, Mount Desert Island and more!
Honeyblood is the solo project of Scottish indie rock songwriter Stina Tweeddale. With carefully calculated pop hooks woven throughout her catchy 90’s-leaning rock songs, Tweeddale sings with a…
The weekly Sunday boogie night was extra lit this week with some of Brooklyn’s most beloved rockers.
Remix edition of The Tryst for you today! Murder by Death let fans remix their track "Bloom" and picked their favorites to release on a fun summer EP. Check 'em out on today's show. Plus, a BTR Top 10 remix featuring Generationals shooting up the countdown to number one.
This week we rock out to Texan band Young Mammals! They've been around for over decade and they really know their shit. We also listen to their most recent album Lost In Lima! Tune…
On their new album ‘Lost In Lima,’ the Texan rockers find the joy in disorientation.
HB Karl W. Davis! One of Chris Robinson’s best in a long time. And a push to the edge of the jam genre.
Bryan and J listen to new tracks from Ezra Furman, FRANKIIE, Julien Chang, Tinariwen, Darrin Bradbury, and Doe Paoro.
DJRePete has your handcrafted music discovery mix from downbeat alt with The Soft Cavalry to dreamy electro with Sufjan Stevens!
Originating in Maryland around 2013 and currently based in Brooklyn, NY, the eclectic label Gentle Reminder Records has had a short but busy history. Label founder Reese Higgins stopped by to chat…
Craig Finn, Gemma, Juan Wauters, Jade Jackson and more!
They’re as colorful and entertaining as the children’s toy they’re named after.
The folk rocker turned dark pop queen is here to rock your world—don’t get caught off guard.
Cellphones and minds we’re lost the first night and oh, what a magical time it was.
New summer albums are still dropping but it's almost time to say goodbye to summer. We're welcoming in a new month today and a new school year for lots of you as well. New music from Lisel, minihorse and Florist are in the mix. Plus, a BTR Top 10 remix!
This week we listen to the sweet voice of Mima Good and listen to her past and newest tracks!
She’s a big fan of her therapist, ‘Breakfast At Tiffany’s’ and moving on with her life.
New music from The Big Happy, Goodnight Suzie, Los Goutos, Zestrove, Frank Migliorelli and of course, some Jam Band standards.
Retro rockers Alex Little & The Suspicious Minds will get you in the mood—guaranteed.
We spend some time recapping J's recent (final) episodes of his other music podcast and talking about the shows we saw last weekend before diving in to some new music from the likes of Boy Scouts, B…
DJRePete gets Swedish this week w/details on the Way Out West festival going down in Gothenburg and a throwback via Peter Bjorn & John!
You never know who you might hear on this mix. There are a lot of talented female artists dropping new music including Lisel, Day & Dream and this week's artist spotlight, Penelope Isles.
It's time to catch up on new music and gems from the music library! This week we're checking in on Goon, Generationals, Imperial Teen, Palehound, Ada Lea, and so much more!
The North Carolina-based garage punkers are excited to share music that’s about more than just “sad shit.”
Music for your ears courtesy of Strange Ranger, Prettiest Eyes, Necking and much, much more!
After moving to NYC in 1998 and beginning to seriously play music there in 2001, J is leaving the city in the fall, so this is the last episode of the podcast. It’s packed with around 6 hours of…
After moving to NYC in 1998 and beginning to seriously play music there in 2001, J is leaving the city in the fall, so this is the last episode of the podcast. It’s packed with around 6 hours of…
We rock out to young punkers Weeping Icon and pioneering punkers Violent Femmes and so so much more.
‘Fuck, Marry, Kill’ officially comes out Aug. 9, but get an exclusive listen of the first track here.
Dancing, partying and a little bit of acid on a beach really got everyone rocking at Rockaway Beach.
Two-hours of tunes curated just for you.
Meltasia Music Festival is THIS weekend in Upstate NY—don't miss out on the chaos. Tune in to hear the bands playing!
Late night summer drive music, where the solo keeps you truckin’.
Palehound coming in dark and sultry with her newest album.
Bryan and J listen to recent album tracks from Alex Little and the Suspicious Minds, Night Moves, Sarah Bethe Nelson, Illiterates; a single by Slaughter Beach, Dog; and an older (but new to us!) track…
Lollapalooza is upon us! The Listening Booth has festival funk from Fitz and The Tantrums and R&B alt from headliner Childish Gambino!
Robbie Fulks is releasing his debut album on Vinyl for the first time and we've got some tracks for you. Plus new music from Jade Jackson and Joanna Sternberg.
This week we step away from featuring labels for a change, and turn our attention towards the Pittsburgh-based music blog, The Grey Estates. Lauren Rearick runs the site, and joins us for an interview…
New tunes courtesy of Penelope Isles, Versus, Hippo Campus, Generationals and more!
Discover your own dark path to epicness with these hazy rock ‘n’ rollers newest album ‘Eat Your Shadow.’
This week we start off fast & gritty and end slow & sultry. All brand spankin' new, of course!
Je T’aime Oh No’s lineup got together some of the fiercest vocals currently in the NYC same.
BTR fav, I Am Jen returns to the show with a new EP! That's part of today's 2-hour music mix. Plus, a BTR Top 10 Remix. You'll hear all the most played albums on the site all in one spot.
The Brooklyn Drum Collective presented a Rooftop Show! at Our Wicked Lady on Friday, July 19
Joanna Sternberg is an artist and musician from Manhattan, NY. With a background in jazz and tons of experience on a wide range of instruments, their own music uses folk composition to tell brutally…
A chat backstage in Brooklyn with New Zealand garage punk rockers & brand new tracks—tune in!
Chatting w/ New Zealand rockers backstage in Brooklyn, NY.
A wide range of first-taste Widespread Panic to brand new sounds from the Republic of Congo.
SadGirl gives us a twinge of rockabilly in their rockin' new album 'Water' that's #1 this week.
In a world where we listen to music and react to it… we mostly do that in this episode with very few tangents - at least we keep them pretty closely tied to the songs you’re hearing this time.…
The Listening Booth has the triumphant return to the BTRtoday airwaves by i am jen, and her electronic new EP Dreamy Atmospheres for Picture!
Your all-female music mix includes new tracks from an artist we've been playing on BTR since our beginning. I Am Jen is the moniker of Jen Scaturro who has a new EP out called Dreamy Atmosphere For Pictures.
Prateek Kuhad is an indie singer-songwriter from Jaipur, India with an impressively strong sense of melody, composition, and performance, paired with an incredibly delicate vocal touch that turns his…
The Cleveland/NYC-based label began in 2002 and has an impressively eclectic catalog, running the gamut from jazz to folk and art-punk. This week, Ryan Weitzel joins us from the label to talk about…
New tracks from Versus, What In Your Heart Can Put You In A Trance, Joanna Sternberg and more!
Joe Willie and Travis from The Unsacred Hearts join J to discuss the history of the band from its formation out of the remains of previous projects, through their evolution over the course of more…
The psych-garage rockers ask whether it’s possible to create something new in this world.
The Puerto Rican/New Yorker activist rallies passions and opens hearts with her new music.
Slow Caves is an indie rock band from Fort Collins, Colorado, built around the songwriting duo of brothers Jakob and Oliver Mueller along with their friend David Dugan. From playing in high school…
This two-hour mix is jammed with new music. Jade Jackson starts it off. Stef Chura is in the middle and it ends with some new Sarah Bethe Nelson. Pip Blom / illustration by Bryan Bruchman French Vanilla / illustration by Bryan Bruchman
This week I chat with Manchester, UK-based garage rockers Fruit Tones and listen to their newest album 'Natural Selection."
The U.K. garage rockers won’t let little things like below-freezing weather and snow stop their music.
New Music from Sarah Bethe Nelson and Richard Reed Parry, Long Island Jam Bands, and some women-centric jams for the wife.
Stef Chura gets emotional and rocks out to the top.
Abby and Peter, from the band Day & Dream, called in from Asheville, NC, to chat with J about their song, “We’re Gonna Need Some More Coffee;” their album, ‘With Every Breath You Die;’…
Get your music discovery on in the Listening Booth with a retro dance vibe from Caracol and more from the latest Hot Chip album!
AMES, aka Amy Kuney’s songwriting is familiar to so many people - though they may not realize it, since the LA-based musician has spent years crafting hit compositions for the likes of Michelle…
Time to catch up on some new releases and dig into the library for some summery vibes. This week we've got music from Joanna Sternberg, Palehound, Ryan Pollie, Empath, Necking, Sarah Bethe Nelson, and…
Fresh tracks from Jade Jackson, Richard Reed Parry, Eva and the Vagabond Tales and more!
There's nothin' like two to five songs to give you that thirst for more great tunes.
Music from Colorado Springs, Colorado - based artists including Cheap Perfume, Tejon Street Corner Thieves, Richy Mitch & The Coal Miners, Roma Ransom and more!
Be Forest is a dark shoegaze trio from Italy. Costanza Delle Rose (bass, vocals), Nicola Lampredi (guitar), and Erica Terenzi (drum, synths and vocals) craft a hazy, moody sort of atmospheric…
2019 has been a rough one, but these rockin' indie, punk, garage albums and more make it bearable.
Titus Andronicus start off the show and are giving DJ Emily all of the nostalgic feels. Divino Nino are getting love from all of our DJs this week and they've got the most played album of the week, they're on the show as well. And, there's much more musical goodness to be consumed on this two-hour mix.
Casanova Valentine and a rowdy bunch of no-ring wrestlers took over Our Wicked Lady for The Great American Trash 4th of July Extravaganza.
The NYC big boy and I drink beers and chat in the studio—tune in!
He’s a big boy in the big city making some music and flipping some burgers.
Last week we did Canada; this week it’s all about the US of A. Great new music by Jenny Shienman, Allison Miller, Upstate, Hot Chip and Doug Tuttle.
Divino Niño brings the trippy vibes and makes your soul feel the happiness it deserves.
We're heavy on the tangents, from record shops tucked away inside barbershops, to drum circles, to sweet visual effects on artist websites. Thankfully, we've also got a dose of great new music for you…
The Listening Booth celebrates 14 yrs of BTRtoday! New tracks w/Middle Kids & Radical Face + deep cut throwbacks by High Decibels & Phoenix
This week, we'll feature Stef Chura as our artist spotlight! We will play multiple songs from her new album "Midnight" which is out now. Kassi Valazza and Charlie Marie are back in the mix, with lots of other talented ladies as well.
The “Rumble” guitarist is one of rock’s greatest innovators but doesn’t get the respect he deserves.
This week we're featuring the Philadelphia/L.A.-based label, Get Better Records. Two thirds of the team behind the label - Alex Lichtenauer and Ally Einbinder (Jenna Pup was out on tour with HIRS…
Holiday. Celebrate! It's the 4th of July.
Carlo Minchillo tells us about the Brooklyn Drum Collective, an organization he co-founded with the purpose of building a stronger community local drummers and musicians more generally. We hear music…
Happy 4th! Here's a playlist of new songs that are either not in English or are unhappy w/ the government—tune in!
This indie rock quartet’s sound will bring back a craze-level similar to Beatlemania.
Adir L.C. is an NYC-based songwriter with a refreshing, folk-inflected indie rock style that makes great use of dynamics and lush arrangements. With a huge sound that feels both grounded and ambitious…
Jason Hawk Harris starts it off with his new single. Kassi Valazza is in the mix again as well. DJ Emily is also playing some of her favorite new tracks from Christelle Bofale and Sufjan Stevens and packing in a Top 10 remix.
Anemone is the Montreal-based project of Chloé Soldevila. Blending sweet psych-pop melodies with subtle touches of funk jams to perfect effect, the project evokes blissed out sunny days with nearly…
This week I have a group chat with NYC metal punk thrashers A Deer Horse—tune in!
Metal, punk rock, garage thrashers—whatever you want to call them, they’re here to shred & have a blast.
A new host. A new feel. A new year. A new country.
French Vanilla takes the lead with their funky experimental rock 'n' roll dance party jams.
Musician and songwriter Annie Pichan stopped by to chat with J about her haunting new song, “My Lover, I Don’t Need You.” Also, Bryan and J listened to new singles from Molly Burch, Black Belt…
The Listening Booth kicks off 4th of July week early w/new Hot Chip and some American fireworks inspired tracks ahead of the holiday week!
Dear Dead Days is the latest release from BTR newcomer, Kassi Valazza. We'll be featuring tracks from the album in today's alt-country mix. Plus lot of other country favorites, including Anna St. Louis.
Inspired by an array of old school sounds, she’s smooth, sultry and cool.
Alyssa DeHayes from the Athens, GA-based label, Arrowhawk Records, stops by to chat about the label, her publicity work at Riot Act Media, and much more. Featuring music from Blush, Chris Crofton,…
Playin' my faves from the first half of 2019.
The metal punk duo is coming in full force with intensity & passion.
Another round of new ones for people who wanna be cool and know about the rockin' jams being released by awesome indie artists.
Camilo Medina and Javier Forero met as kids in Bogotá before reuniting in Miami, where they began their musical collaboration. In Chicago, the duo was joined by Guillermo Rodriguez and Pierce Codina…
Brand new tunes from long-time BTR favorites to start the show. Sufjan Stevens, Stef Shura and Dressy Bessy all have new tracks for you to enjoy. Pip Blom is in the mix as well and her new release is our most played album of the week.
Kevin Patrick is Field Medic, a “bedroom folk” artist whose songs pair timeless and minimalist acoustic stylings with modern lyricism. A captivating performer with a knack for connecting with his…
We've got Chicago-based band The Curls talking about music, dogs & the sound of doing too much speed & acid.
We chat with the frontman about drugs, music and music that sounds like drugs.
We have a very special announcement on today's Jam Session. Tune in!
Listen to the thrasher indie of UK's Pip Blom.
We tangent all over the place this week, but somehow along the way we also listen to great new music from Palehound, Peter Perrett, Stef Chura, Divino Niño, Air Review, and SadGirl. We also talk a…
The Listening Booth kicks off summer with a Glastonbury preview mix featuring Mavis Staples, and new surf rock with Fruit Tones!
Featuring tracks from Kassi Valazza and her new album Dear Dead Days.
Dark Tea is the musical project of Gary Canino, an NYC-based songwriter whose country-inflected rock takes on an amorphous quality, moving from moody to shimmery, pulling the listener in and taking…
This week we're checking out new music from Pottery, Christelle Bofale, Oginalii, Garcia Peoples, The Robe, Haybaby, Gemma, Ryan Pollie, Quaker Parents, Jambinai,Palehound, Sacred Paws, Cate Le Bon,…
Tomorrow is the first day of Summer AND we have a new tune by BTR favorites Summer Cannibals. Score! Their fourth album, Can’t Tell Me No, will be this July on Tiny Engines. You can hear the lead…
The accused sexual assaulters released a new album via Reddit and fans are extremely divided.
Music from artists playing late June to early August. Plus a special announcement! All good things...
It was a night filled with love, support, moshing and even a marriage proposal.
We got the new jams to keep you happy every hump day. You're welcome.
Warpark are an NYC trio who play loud, groovy rock music. Using the classic drums/bass/guitar setup with a heavy dose of far out sonic textures, the group has a unique take on guitar rock. The band…
The Ohio based indie rockers aren’t afraid of a good time and pumping out the jams.
Kassi Valazza is new to BTR and we're introducing you by playing a few tracks from her new album, Dear Dead Days. More new albums in the mix as well, including music from our most played album of the week by Gemma.
LA trio Warbly Jets - aka Samuel Shea, Julien O'neill, and Dan Gerbang - has already toured the world both on their own and opening for the likes of Liam Gallagher, The Dandy Warhols, and Mystery…
We get riffy & catchy w/ NJ-based rockers Dentist—the only appointment you need for your health, in my opinion.
They don’t really know about your teeth, but their music will drill into your head and rock your world.
Cruisin' into the summer with Daemon Chili, Surprise Me Mr. Davis, Upstate, Jatoba and more!
Gemma bringing the pop and soul to BTR's usually rock heavy list—and we love it!
Mythical Michael (or is it Mystical Michael?) joins Bryan and J to listen to new singles by Jay Som, Penelope Isles, Black Grapefruit, KOKOKO! Also, the YK Records and We Own This Town guru brings a…
The new record by Radical Face hits The Listening Booth airwaves ahead of their fall Europe tour + blues w/Saun & Starr of Dap Kings fame
James Supercave is the LA-based trio comprised of Joaquin Pastor, Patrick Logothetti, and Andrés Villalobos (joined here by drummer Julien Boyé). The group’s soulful music embodies the sort of…
Somebody once told me, the world is gonna roll me, but I'll allow it on the 20th anniversary of "All Star."
This week we're taking a look at the LA-based Roll Call Records and Management with president/founder Rob Abelow. We cover the label's beginnings as a management company, the changes it's gone through…
Music from Stef Chura, Penelope Isles, Middle Kids, Pip Blom and so much more!
In honor of the new documentary on The Dead, we revisited the band's music. Now we have a lot of regrets.
We get hella indie this week with some new rockin' jams from some killer bands—tune in!
On the 25th anniversary of the the “Sabotage” album, it should be recognized as the crowning Beastie achievement.
Music from Tempe, Arizona- based artists including Lucky Parson, Penny Fusion, Garrett Benson and more!
Ida Mae is the Nashville-based duo of Chris Turpin and Stephanie Jean, who are originally from the UK. The musical and romantic partners developed the project in the wake of their previous band,…
Charlie Marie is new to BTR and kicking off the show. There are new tunes form Mexico City Blondes, Haybaby, Cate Le Bon and more. Turn it up.
Strawberry Generation is an indie pop group from Providence, Rhode Island, featuring the dual lead vocals of Luk and Val. There’s a totally adorable youthful exuberance to them - and their music -…
A chat with Candian rockers The Beaches about new music, touring & opening for The Rolling Stones + we listen to their brand new EP!
We have a gossip sesh with frontwoman Jordan Miller about all kinds of band shenanigans.
Today we're Jammin' with String Cheese Incident, Giant Panda Guerilla Dub Squad, Medeski Martin & Wood and more!
Looks like our favorite comes from '90s U.K. band Clinic this week—check 'em out!
This week, Music Director Ms. Lottie made a last-minute substitution as J was out sick, so we checked out the first track from a bunch of our weekly new releases, including Pip Blom, Apex Manor,…
Tune in to the Listening Booth for a proper intro to Chicago activist + musician Tasha with some addictive R&B electro off her debut record.
Every single track on today's show has never been played on Ladies Skate Only before. That's right, lots of brand new tunes from Cate Le Bon, Gemma, Haybaby and more. Plus, Charlie Marie is new to rotation on the site and we've got an artists spotlight featuring tunes from her new EP.
This week, Greg Vegas from Brooklyn label Declared Goods stops by to share his unique perspective on existing and thriving in the streaming music world as a digital record label, tastemaker, music…
A disposable camera caught some deranged rockers taking over the unsuspecting state of Delaware.
The first show in June brings you tracks by Stef Chura, Haybaby, Spencer Radcliffe & Everyone Else and more!
The Mad Doctors recently announced they’ll be bringing their band to an end, but not before putting out aa final EP, appropriately titled ‘RIP,’ and doing one last run of tour dates. First,…
This week we listen to some punk and some pop, with brand new tracks—some from albums not even released yet.
Human People - aka the NYC rock band comprised of four human people: Hayley Livingston, Marisa Gershenhorn, Victoria Guillem, and Abigail Austin - brings an excitedly catchy, scrappy, poppiness to the…
NYC-based psych band/ king partiers kidnapped me for a weekend of debauchery in Delaware.
Ryan Pollie's new album is a top pick from DJ Emily this week. He's in the mix. Plus, Shannon Shaw, Mister Heavenly and a BTR Top 10 Remix!
Clarence Greenwood, aka Citizen Cope, is a singular artist - an American songwriter whose career has drawn on rock, blues, soul, and folk music for over twenty years. From working with labels to forging his own, fully independent career, Greenwood has stayed true to his musical vision all along. He stopped by Serious Business Music in Brooklyn to share this intimate performance with us. Heroin And Helicopters is available now from RainWater Recordings. Listen to the audio podcast for more music and interview.
This week we chat with Cincinnati based rockers Leggy and listen to tracks off their brand new album 'Let Me Know Your Moon.'
The Cincinnati rockers have a love/hate relationship with horoscopes and an amazing new album.
Laura G.’s final episode of Jam Session features some of our most beloved songs from the last 13 years of the show.
J and Bryan listen to singles from Cat Clyde, Bodywash, and Necking and album tracks from Gemma and Half Stack. And, yes, there are plenty of tangents along the way!
DJRePete is spinning electro from Barrie, rock R&B w/The Mammals, & a mix of artists hitting the Governor's Ball stage on Randall’s Island!
I met up with the rockin’ mountain boys/turned city boys across the pond for a grand ‘ole time.
As we finally start to get a taste of summer in NYC we've got a sweet playlist featuring a mix of new releases, tracks from our featured record labels, and cool finds from the music library to get…
Fresh off their debut music video for “Eh Eh Hem,” the NYC trio is ready to rumble.
The last days of May.....
This week we're getting into some spring releases and it's warming things up—tune in!
The London rock ‘n’ roll show was a day of tension and release.
Dad is a Brooklyn hardcore punk band carving a new path of fatherly disappointment through intense jams. The band, consisting of Jeremy Duvall, Jesse Fairbairn, Jon Murphy, and James Watson dropped by Serious Business Music in Brooklyn to tear it up for this session. Road Soda is available now! Listen to the audio podcast for more music and interview.
This episode starts off with new music from Mexico City Blondes. There is a selection of tunes from the most played albums on the site. New JDR and The Broadcast and more.
This week we chat with singer/drummer Amy Findlay from Australian band Stonefield & listen to their music—tune in!
A look at the annual Santa Cruz Mountain Sol Festival featuring Bob Weir and Wolf Bros, Turkuaz, Achilles Wheel, and more.
Barrie coming in hot with their emotional new album 'Happy To Be Here.'
It's another episode of new music, jam-packed with fresh album tracks from The Glow, Outer Spaces, Clinic, Matt Kivel, Ryan Pollie, and The Dream Syndicate, plus a preview of a track from the upcoming…
The Listening Booth gets into festival season with new folk from The Mammals playing Meadowgrass + bands playing All Points East in London!
So much new music from talented ladies... we can hardly stand it! This mix features tunes from An Horse, Hannah Cohen, Dressy Bessy and more! Plus, an artist spotlight on Mexico City Blondes!
Pip Blom the band is led by the young Amsterdam songwriter of the same name. Using post-punk urgency, 90’s alt-rock hooks and twists, and a genuine knack for songwriting and expression, the music is…
Citrus City Records is a Richmond, VA and Brooklyn, NY-based tape label with an impressive, eclectic roster and close to 100 releases in it's 4-year history. Co-founder Manny Lemus came by to talk…
Music from The Jins, Pottery, Agouti and more!
Haybaby is releasing a new album called ‘They Get There,’ so they’re playing a release show on Monday, May 27th, at Alphaville in Brooklyn. Also on the bill is Shark?, who are reuniting after…
I'm 27 today, so this is my last year alive—I'd just like to dedicate this hour of music to all of my wonderful & talented musician friends.
The last time these NYC-based rockers released an album was the last time there was a blue moon, so it was time.
Fatherson is a Scottish alternative rock trio from Kilmarnock. With their latest album, the band has been steadily raising their profile internationally, and lead singer Ross Leighton stopped by NYC en route to SXSW, dropping by Serious Business Music in Brooklyn to share an intimate, direct take on a few of the band’s tunes for us in this special session. Sum Of All Your Parts is available now from Easy Life Records. Listen to the audio podcast for more music and interview.
Today's show starts off with a new single from JDR and The Broadcast. The track "Rave On" is from their forthcoming EP, Cinnamon. There's a BTR Top 10 remix in the mix as well. Lots of the best new music out there on the show today.
Patio took the top artist spot at BTRtoday then rocked Union Pool.
This week I chat with frontwoman of Skating Poly while the band is getting ready to hit the road for the second time with X.
Frontwoman Kelli Mayo admits in new song that she can’t do the ‘Dirty Dancing’ leap, but she loves to try.
Gov’t Mule makes their Outlaw Music Festival debut, Lettuce preps for a new album, and Roots of Creation goes ska.
Cosmonauts are currently on tour with The Dandy Warhols and they're taking our top spot.
J and Bryan listen to singles by IDLES, Flying Lotus, Ada Lea, and Violent Femmes… and album tracks by NOTS and Hannah Cohen.
DJRePete has a spring fling mix with alt from The Rural Alberta Advantage, blues via Swampmeat Family Band, & a trippy throwback w/Bibio!
We're checking in with No Trend Records, the eclectic Chicago-based independent label that's home to Absolutely Not, Ganser, Mykele Deville, The Cellphones, and more, featuring an interview with label…
AA Bondy, Pile, Sego, Diane Coffee and more on the Jaunt!
Her music has a hint of twang that’s played fast and to-the-point with lyrics about realizing your crush sucks.
This week we get pop punk and straight up pop with brand new tunezzzzz. 
Music from Provo, Utah - based artists including The BrightSlide, Grizzly Goat, Jake Haws and more!
The freakedelic, rock ‘n’ roll psych bands got the crowd at the brand new Williamsburg venue moving.
Nashville brothers Ben Ford and Michael Ford, Jr. have returned with a fresh batch of their distinctly catchy, melodic indie rock, this time with a new EP produced by the acclaimed producers/band…
The Tryst is packed full of new indie music today. The show starts off with Ruby Boots and Indianola's new single and ends with a BTR Top 10 remix. In between, you'll probably here some music from Partner and EB The Younger, both artists DJ Emily can't get enough of right now.
Daddies is a super fun garage punk ‘n roll band from New Jersey. With catchy hooks, sexy rhythms, and lyrics you can’t help but get down with, the band is an instant good time. They invaded…
This week we listen to and chat with Ex Hex—tune in.
Bassist Betsy Wright spills on their new album, touring and ‘Scooby-Doo.’
Welcoming Kind Country to the family with a three-track spotlight on their new album, “Hard Times.”
Bibio's emotional new album 'Curls' takes the top spot.
J is back, so he and Bryan listen to new songs from The F-16s, Amo Amo, Squiggles, Protovulcan, AA Bondy, and Fury.
Drop in to The Listening Booth for a dose of Music Discovery. Check in on !!! w/some electro beats & the origins of UK folk artist Lucy Rose
Ex Hex rocked Elsewhere in Brooklyn, with openers Versus and Thick.
Tulsa, Oklahoma's Golden Ones just dropped their debut EP and we're playing you tracks on today's artist spotlight. Ruby Boots has teamed up with Indianola for a new single. Plus new music from Breanne Marie and the Front Porch Sinners in the mix as well.
From the Brooklyn DIY giants at King Pizza, we bring you The Fucktons, a two-man gas-guzzlin’ reverb-swimming overdrive-blurtin’ powerhouse of rock. You may recognize these two from The Mad…
Time to catch up on some recent new releases, with music from Craig Finn, Dehd, Pile, BIBIO, Cosmonauts, and much more!
New Music from AA Bondy, Craig Finn (of The Hold Steady),Black Belt Eagle Scout and more! Plus, stay tuned for a track from Combo Chimbita's latest release, Ahomale, which is out now on Anti-…
New York’s own Grim Streaker has a new album called ‘No Vision,’ and they’re playing a record release show at Alphaville with Big Bliss. Field Medic is also playing a show at Alphaville. And…
This week we listen to the newest music from bands that really know how to rock—tune-in!
Not all punk rock girls are crazy and doped up but you’d never know that from the movies.
Bird Streets is the musical project of NY-based songwriter John Brodeur. The moniker - a reference to a neighborhood in LA - which happens to be where he recorded the band’s debut album, revealed a…
Golden Ones out of Tulsa, OK are starting the show off with music from 'Hot Lunch' their brand new EP. Ruby Boots and Indianola team up for a new single. And, we've got all the most played albums on the site to end the show.
This week I chat with Philly post-punkers Empath & spin their brand spankin' new album 'Active Listening: Night on Earth'!
TOP Nachos is the duo of Eli Frank (guitar) and Kenny Hauptman (drums). Hailing from New Paltz, NY, and playing what they call “goof rock,” the band is doing more than just goofing off even if…
The quartet explores their interesting collision of hard and soft vibes.
Welcoming Asheville, North Carolina’s jamband the Snozzberries to the Jam Session family today!
The Mountain Goats are back and still killing it with their tragic indie rock.
Lottie’s here to fill in for J as he’s off watching movies, and we tackle tough subjecdts like studded belts, Jersey Shore, and beef, all soundtracked by sweet jams from Grim Streaker, The…
May the 4th be with you in the Listening Booth w/new Ex Hex & Bibio. Plus, hit up a Star Wars inspired throwback set!