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The Music Digest
The Music Digest is a music reaction show hosted by Bryan B . In it, this well-seasoned music nerd invites guests to listen to a handful of songs either new to them or still pretty fresh and share their thoughts as they go.

From November 2016 to August 2019, the show was co-hoisted by JLM and Bryan B. Before that it was co-hosted by Patrick K and Latola.
Bryan has been blogging about, photographing, and making music for the better part of two decades. As a Senior Video Producer on the BTRtv video team, he works closely with artists, labels, and the music industry…
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Featured Episodes
Musician and songwriter Isaac Gillespie stopped by to chat with J about his great new song, “Tropical Climes,” produced by Adam Schatz. Then Bryan and J listened to new singles from Son Step, Diane Coffee, Christelle Bofale, and Toebow.
Over the course of 2018 we interviewed four different musicians who had new music out: Nikkiesha McLeod, Kyle Wilson from Milagres, Tom D’Agustino from Active Bird Community, and Gabriel Birnbaum…
Musician and songwriter Yoni Gordon stopped by to chat with J about his great new song, “Song of the Summer.” Then Bryan and J listened to new singles from Pip Blom, Palehound, Kedr Livanskiy, and…
Recent Episodes
This week, it’s like the floodgates have opened and great new music is just pouring out. It’s A LOT. This extra-length episode is jam-packed with music of all sorts of genres, so dive in and find something new to get into!
In this episode we’ve got album tracks from a bunch of brand new releases, as well as singles from Beat Radio, Charlie Kaplin, CLAVVS, and the Crystal Canyon track that was originally meant to be in last week’s episode!
Recorded before the election, here’s more excellent new music for celebration and/or commiseration. Either way, it’s all worth checking out! New tunes from Crystal Canyon, Kairos Creature Club, Airhead DC, Jordana, Lunch Money Life, The Soods, and more. Dig in and enjoy. Please note that the first track in the show, “Crush You” by Crystal Canyon, is mis-introduced as “Turn Blue” due to a mixup with the audio files sent out. Consider it a super secret sneaky exclusive preview of the unreleased track!
Welcome to another week of great music. Hopefully you can find some pleasure in all of these excellent new releases. I did.
The new singles and album tracks keep coming, and we’re even starting to see what February 2021 is going to look like for new records (spoiler: It’s looking great), with tracks from Sun June, Smokescreens, Beauty Pill, Okey Dokey, The Weather Station, Gord Downie, Helena Deland, Hiroki Tanaka, Lydia Luce, a Day Without Love, Tomberlin, Post Fear, Jeremy Ivey, and Cloud Nothings.
In this episode, we take a look at Sound The Alarm, Vol. 1: Louder Feelings, a compilation album of political, social justice & protest songs out October 21 from the new LA-based label/collective Pop Can Records. We’ll hear three tracks from the release – including a premiere of the Ill Peach track that opens the album, and speak with label founders/artists Patrick Morrissey and Jesse Schuster, as well as DWY, whose song “Black Boy” was one of the first singles released from the collection.  Beyond that, we’ve got new singles and album tracks from Benjamin Lazar Davis, Sleeping Loops, Coco Reilly, Buck Meek, Pearl Charles, Flowers, Mise En Scene, Grey Factor, Mourn, Bartees Strange, EX OH, and Suuns.

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