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For our final three episodes of the year, we took a look back at every artist we played in 2017 and assembled a batch of…
For our final three episodes of the year, we took a look back at every artist we played in 2017 and assembled a batch of…
For our final three episodes of the year, we took a look back at every artist we played in 2017 and assembled a batch of…
Our longtime friend, number one fan, recurring guest, and future intern - Michael Eades (of YK Records) - makes an…
How the hell is it December already? The answer doesn’t really matter because we have plenty of music for these days…
Sometimes Bryan and J eat too much candy, and sometimes they don’t eat enough candy. We’re not quite sure which…
No games this week. Just lots of new tunes from the likes of Nightmares On Wax, The Ghost of Paul Revere, Hoops, Fits,…
Play along at home, as Bryan and JLM make bets on the content of songs and how they relate to their titles, in yet…
Shamir brings on tangents about vaporwave and household AI.
More new music gets listened to, reacted to, and tangentially discussed! We tackle old favorites including Diane Coffee,…
Every artist in this episode is new to BTR this week, just like most weeks. And they’re all on Bandcamp, just by…
Bryan and JLM talk a bit about last week’s MONDO.NYC Music Festival, the NY Comic Con, and nostalgia in general before…
BTRtoday Music Director, Lottie (aka ‘Ms. Lottie’) joins us this week as we listen to some of the tracks that end…
Are short songs better than longer tracks? We sorta try to find out this week on the show - but mostly we just listen to…
This week, Bryan and J discuss social media and even create a tumblr for the podcast. Also, they listen to a lot of…
This week we craft a brand new type of music podcast game right in front of your… ears. Bryan and J work their way…
This week’s slate of new music leads Bryan and J to talk about many things relevant to the actual music, but also…
This week Bryan and J aim to keep it as live as possible - all for your listening pleasure! Tough subjects like figuring…
J sets up a couple of vague games for Bryan as they listen though this weeks music. Featured tangent for this episode:…
Both Bryan and J are back and have some catching up to do! We check out some new releases, and things take a dark turn…
Our friend, native Brooklynite, and photographer Maryanne Ventrice fills in for Bryan this week. Along the way, she…
Our friend, native Brooklynite, and photographer Maryanne Ventrice fills in for JLM this week, and provides some insight…
This week, Bryan selects four second tracks… that’s four tracks that are the second tracks on their respective…
The Music Digest receives not one but two calls from our #1 fan, Michael (our guest on the show from April 8, 2017), and…
We really think you should call us at our voicemail box and leave a message. In fact, maybe someone already has (stay…
We try to use the magic of the internet and modern technology to boost subscriptions, J writes a sketch for SNL then…
In this episode, Bryan and J explore the important topics of whether Alan Alda has ever been in a Wes Anderson movie (he…
This week we’re light on the tangents and heavy on the solid tunes and iced coffee. The winning streak continues, as…
J is back again and the hostful duo accidentally put together a random crop of songs that actually make for a good…
While JLM is away, Bryan sits down with Ana Becker of the band Fruit + Flowers to check out some music and chat about…
In this week’s episode, we break with the standard format a little bit, to try making something resembling a mixtape…
In our most winningest episode ever (maybe?) we get a little existential and even get stuck in a time warp! WOWZERS!
After a week away, J is back -- but thanks to Ms. Lottie for filling in last week! Despite any discussion of…
This week, BTRtoday music director Miss Lottie stops by to fill in for J, while Bryan offers up a fresh selection of…
In this episode, Bryan and J play nothing but album closing tracks and discuss the various approaches to picking that…
This week we cover all our favorite subjects: band names, knob twiddling, fashion, and the purpose of art. It gets…
In this episode, due to the presence of outstanding artists with odd and interesting names who play wonderful music with…
This week, Bryan is sugar crashing, J is busy, and we try an experimental new approach to tangents! But more…
Bryan and J welcome Michael Eades, of YK Records, to join them as they listen to their weekly dose of new music. Michael…
In this episode of our weekly journey through new music from Lexie Roth, Agent Blå, Coco Hames, and more, Bryan and J…
In this episode, Bryan and J bliss out to the spatial relation sin sound, realize that drums are the sign of true drama,…
Things get a bit more critical, sushi gets eaten, J’s brain doesn’t work, and we talk about almost everything except…
This week, we welcome a very special guest: BTRtoday’s very own Elena Childers! Elena produces New Vibrations, writes…
Spoiler alert: we win again. The music in this episode is so good, how could we lose? We also tackled tough subjects…
On this episode, we listen to so much music by Canadian artists, you’d think Justin Trudeau were guest-hosting. Also,…
This week on the show we take a first listen to tracks from Aquaserge, Oak House, Tim Darcy, The Sadies, and more.
In this episode, we digest music from near and far and think about how a band’s home climate affects their musical…
This week, we welcome our second-ever guest to the Music Digest studio! Mike Mehalick is the mastermind behind the music…
On this episode, Bryan and J listen to some of the newest music of the new year, now that there is finally more new…
In today's episode, we explore the appeal of eating food while on mic (spoiler: there is none) and take on a fun…
It’s our first episode of 2017 that actually features new music and it’s nice to be looking forward instead of…
It’s a new year for the world, but for the Music Digest, we’re looking back to music from years past. We revisit why…

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