Kim Talon is the force behind the project Kino Kimino. There’s no question that the project’s connections to Sonic Youth (recording at their studio with members of the band on the album) often gets them in the door, but it’s truly Talon’s powerful performance and intriguingly quirky delivery – wavering between cute/playful and artfully obtuse – paired with that familiar no wave-originated roil, that drives things here. With a band rounded out by some of the Brooklyn scene’s most ferociously talented woman, Kino Kimino is a force of nature, and we look forward to seeing what’s in the works as they creep towards the next record, due some time in the near future.
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Ben made long walks a part of his quarantine routine once conditions in New York City were safe enough for that activity. On one of those walks, he was faced with a split-second decision to abandon all the caution he’d previously practiced (and which he discussed in a previous episode of 1st… | watch
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Joyful Noise Recordings is an Indianapolis-based eclectic indie label begun in 2003 by Karl Hofstetter. In this episode, we'll hear a ton of great music from the label's releases, along with an interview with Karl where we cover the label's beginnings, the importance of physical art objects, and how… | listen
LA-based singer songwriter Willa Amai is a superb young talent and the protegée to legendary songwriter Linda Perry (4 Non Blondes). With extensive critical praise ahead of the release of her debut record, it’s no surprise that Amai delivers a stunning solo performance here for BTR Live Studio at… | watch