Once again, we turn our attention towards the Nashville-based label, YK Records. A longtime friend of Bryan’s, the label’s founder, Michael Eades (who also runs a podcast network called We Own This Town), joins us for some stirring conversations exploring the label’s latest and upcoming releases, revealing the challenges of running a boutique label, considering fielding submissions, and debating the usefulness of music criticism. Also covered: Starting A Label 101, the wonders of Bandcamp vs. Spotify, Retrofuturism vs. Brutalism, the current status of Click And Clack from Car Talk, and an appeal to Wayne Coyne (he totally listens to this show) to take Skyway Man out on tour.
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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
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
The trailer for Tony Soprano's origin story is here, and it's in the best hands it could possibly be. | read
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