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.
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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
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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
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