Sammi Lanzetta released her debut LP Ceiling Mirror last fall on 6131 Records, and like many musicians with a fresh release she was expecting to spend most of 2020 on tour promoting it. Of course, that didn’t happen. In this episode of BTR Live Studio at Home, Lanzetta delivers an intimate solo performance from her NYC fire escape.
Ceiling Mirror is available now from 6131 Records.
Space Sluts is a synthy, sexy solo project of Brooklyn based musician Madi Cox, who you may recognize as the keys player from the band Shelter Dogs. Space Sluts is a cathartic and very catchy way to deal with the heartbreak one finds while trying to navigate the dating scene of the modern world—made even more complicated in an era of global pandemic. On this episode of BTR Live Studio at Home, Madi dishes on her recently-released single “St. v,” shares a live version of her quarantine song called “Touch Me (COVID)” and discusses how self-releasing music can feel a whole lot like dating.
Sharif Mekawy of the Brooklyn band Looms joins us on this episode of BTR Live Studio at Home to discuss the band’s new single “My Stupid Life,” staying creatively occupied as life in New York City ground to a halt and the joy of playing music with people IRL again.
Be sure to check out the video for “My Stupid Life,” which was shot by BTR freelance video shooter Liz Maney back in February, and check out Looms on BTR Live Studio back in 2018.
“My Stupid Life” is available now.
ing is an experimental rock band from Richmond, VA, comprised of Hannah, Will, and Garen. Employing the distinct–and sonically unusual for a band playing any sort of rock music–technique of playing only single notes and not chords, the band has a unique sound and feel, more akin to jazz or progressive, technical music than rock n’ roll, even though their structures tend to follow a somewhat traditional pop template. They visited us at Serious Business Music in Brooklyn earlier this year and now we present this second video from their session with us.
self titled by ing is available now from Citrus City Records.
Watch our previous video for ing’s “Sun” and listen to the audio podcast from their session.
Shadow Monster is the Bushwick, Brooklyn-based duo of Gillian Visco and John Swanson who play a potent sort of grunge-inflected indie rock. With heavy lyrical themes dealing with loss, depression, and isolation, there’s a tension just under the surface of their music that explodes into a cathartic big-riffed, hair-whipping frenzy. They visited us at Serious Business Music in Brooklyn earlier this year and now we present this second video from their session with us.
Punching Bag is out now from Dadstache Records.
Watch our previous video for Shadow Monster’s “Goodwill” and listen to the audio podcast from their session.
Basic Bitches is a noisy duo from Brooklyn that features Naomi Scott on guitar and Krystal Grow on drums. Although Naomi started the band back in 2014 while she was still living in London, she didn’t start playing music with Krystal until 2018 for a White Stripes cover show, the rest as they say, is history. Naomi and Krystal initially thought they’d be spending a chunk of summer on the road, but of course with COVID-19, that didn’t happen. In this episode Naomi and Krystal talk with us about their virtual tour, their ongoing streaming series called Good Morning Bitches, and play a few of the new songs that they’ve written while staying at home.
Intro and outro music for this episode is “You Know I’m Right” which can be found on Basic Bitches’ 2019 EP Relatable Content.
Watch Basic Bitches’ performance of “Lesbian Space Drama” for BTR Live Studio at Home here!
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