This week we’re taking a look back at some of the guests we’ve had on the show in 2019 – including J’s chats with Isaac Gillespie, Day & Dream, Yoni Gordon, Annie Pichan, and…
J returns to the show – all the way from Austin! In this two-part mega-episode, we’re catching up on the music he missed in the months since departing the show (and, ultimately, NYC). As we…
J returns to the show – all the way from Austin! In this two-part mega-episode, we’re catching up on the music he missed in the months since departing the show (and, ultimately, NYC). This episode…
For the last full new music episode of the year, our first special guest since the departure of J – another J named Jeanette D. Moses – joins us once again to listen to and react to new singles! We’re…
Our esteemed music director Lottie is back for another guest spot on the show, checking out new tunes from Arbor Labor Union, Libel, Caroline Says, Girl Ray, Tuff Sunshine, Luke Lalonde, and Varsity!
We have our first returning guest! Gabriel Birnbaum visited the show back in August of 2018 around the release of his band Wilder Maker’s album, Zion, and now he’s back with a solo record, Not…
Matt Heart Spade and Jinners take a break from their awesome nostalgia-tinged podcast about music, Mixtape Memories, to join me this week and listen to and react to new music from Chartreuse, Erin…
Jesse Rifkin, of Walk On The Wild Side NYC Tours, drops by to join in on the listening-and-reacting-to-music fun. We get into new stuff from Illuminati Hotties, Toro Y Moi, Frend, The Nunnery, Thomas…
This week’s guest is Travis Harrison, head honcho of Serious Business Music, the amazing engineer behind our BTR Live Studio sessions, and the producer behind the recent Guided By Voices records. We…
Pete D’Angelo of Ernest Jenning Record Co. and Facet Cubed stops by to join the music listening-and-reacting fun and offers some actual useful music industry insight along the way! Along with bringing…
Friend Of The Show, Michael Mehalick – proprietor of Brooklyn indie label Good Eye Records – drops by to share an update on the label happenings, drop some advice on digital single release strategies,…
We missed former co-host J. McVay so much that after a month away we had to invite him back as a guest on the show. This week we check out new album tracks from Shantih Shantih, City and Colour, DIIV,…
NY musician Poingly has been fairly quiet for the past few years, but he returns with new music fueled by AI and deep learning – we talk a bit about that, our history, and do the usual listening and…
This week, creator of TheProcess.co podcast, Shannon Byrne, joins Bryan to share a little bit about the project and of course to check out new music. This week we’re listening to brand new songs from…
Seth Applebaum (Ghost Funk Orchestra, The Mad Doctors, etc.) stops by to talk about GFO’s incredible new album, A Song For Paul, and sticks around to do the Music Digest thing of listening / reacting to new music! We got into brand new tracks from (Sandy) Alex G, Shana Falana, The Paranoyds, Jeremy Ivey, and Surf Curse.
Week two of the post-JLM version of The Music Digest continues with one of our favorite frequent guests: BTRtoday music director, Lottie Leymarie! Dive in for a good time full of new singles from…
JLM has officially left the show, so we’re entering what we’re calling the “post-Jerry world” which means that each week Bryan will host (aka drive the boat-ship) along with a special guest.…
J’s last show as co-host/producer on The Music Digest. He’ll be missed, but at least he’s going out on some great music to react to from Guerilla Toss, Extra Arms, Oh, Rose, somesurprises,…
Manny Nomikos chats with J about his first two singles — “August Shadows” and “Will We Get Married” — from his new solo project, Ilithios. Also, J and Bryan listen to new singles from Hana Vu, Chartreuse, and Ellis, and a song off of Vandana’s new sampler.
Nevermind the tangents, we’ve got tons of singles this week! New music from Amy O, The Medium, Maria Usbeck, Empty Country, Stone Jack Jones, and Richard Spitzer!
Bryan and J listen to new tracks from Ezra Furman, FRANKIIE, Julien Chang, Tinariwen, Darrin Bradbury, and Doe Paoro.
We spend some time recapping J’s recent (final) episodes of his other music podcast and talking about the shows we saw last weekend before diving in to some new music from the likes of Boy Scouts, B…
Bryan and J listen to recent album tracks from Alex Little and the Suspicious Minds, Night Moves, Sarah Bethe Nelson, Illiterates; a single by Slaughter Beach, Dog; and an older (but new to us!) track…
In a world where we listen to music and react to it… we mostly do that in this episode with very few tangents – at least we keep them pretty closely tied to the songs you’re hearing this time.…
Abby and Peter, from the band Day & Dream, called in from Asheville, NC, to chat with J about their song, “We’re Gonna Need Some More Coffee;” their album, ‘With Every Breath You Die;’…
We’re heavy on the tangents, from record shops tucked away inside barbershops, to drum circles, to sweet visual effects on artist websites. Thankfully, we’ve also got a dose of great new music for you…
Musician and songwriter Annie Pichan stopped by to chat with J about her haunting new song, “My Lover, I Don’t Need You.” Also, Bryan and J listened to new singles from Molly Burch, Black Belt…
We tangent all over the place this week, but somehow along the way we also listen to great new music from Palehound, Peter Perrett, Stef Chura, Divino Niño, Air Review, and SadGirl. We also talk a…
Mythical Michael (or is it Mystical Michael?) joins Bryan and J to listen to new singles by Jay Som, Penelope Isles, Black Grapefruit, KOKOKO! Also, the YK Records and We Own This Town guru brings a…
This week, Music Director Ms. Lottie made a last-minute substitution as J was out sick, so we checked out the first track from a bunch of our weekly new releases, including Pip Blom, Apex Manor,…
J and Bryan listen to singles from Cat Clyde, Bodywash, and Necking and album tracks from Gemma and Half Stack. And, yes, there are plenty of tangents along the way!
It’s another episode of new music, jam-packed with fresh album tracks from The Glow, Outer Spaces, Clinic, Matt Kivel, Ryan Pollie, and The Dream Syndicate, plus a preview of a track from the upcoming…
J and Bryan listen to singles by IDLES, Flying Lotus, Ada Lea, and Violent Femmes… and album tracks by NOTS and Hannah Cohen.
J is back, so he and Bryan listen to new songs from The F-16s, Amo Amo, Squiggles, Protovulcan, AA Bondy, and Fury.
Lottie’s here to fill in for J as he’s off watching movies, and we tackle tough subjecdts like studded belts, Jersey Shore, and beef, all soundtracked by sweet jams from Grim Streaker, The…
We (probably) don’t actually listen to any vaporwave, but we get into some legit analysis of what it may or may not be (and/or hypnagogic pop), as well as a brief tangent into idea of being on a…
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…
We’re checking out track two from several new releases, including Coughy, Patio, Chris Cohen, Daddy Long Legs, The Drums, Partner, and Garcia Peoples!
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.
J is back with Bryan this week as they listen to singels from Flying Fish Cove, Ali Barter, Reptaliens, Walking Bicycles, and Com Truise… and an album track from Munya.
Lottie’s here filling in for J again, and as usual, things get a little wild. Don’t worry, we make plenty of time for the music, too – with new tracks from Pink Mexico, Ten Fé, Nanami Ozone, The…
It’s time for another batch of new music for your listening pleasure, plus the tangents you crave: tv shows, the soothing sounds of comedians’ voices, photoshoots with J’s old band as a test run…
This episode has nothing but singles… from Pile, DEHD, DOOMSQUAD, Ibibio Sound Machine, Jackie Mendoza, Pottery, and Orouni. Also, win a pair of tickets to see Dilly Dally at Music Hall of…
This week is all about the music – we’re genre-hopping like never before, with a wide array of new (to us) artists and tunes, from Julia Jacklin, The Flusters, Charlotte Adigéry, Lonesome Shack,…
This week, we seek to answer that eternal question: ARE WE HELPFUL? Only you can really answer that, by calling/texting us at (408) 782-4638 or emailing us at themusicdigest@btrtoday.com. While we…
Bryan is away this week, so BTRtoday’s Music Director, the one and only Ms. Lottie, joins J to listen to a whole bunch of singles from CHAI, Spectator, Field Medic, Fontaines D.C., TEEN, and…
This week we have new singles from Craig Finn and Hand Habits and album tracks from Leyla McCalla, The Earthly Frames, Balthazar, and Mariya May. #lowercasetangent #uppercasetangent #genretalk…
New singles and (new to us) singles on the show this week – plus a bonus recap of the Les Savy Fav show on Long Island last week and a brief exploration of mallwave. We’re checking out music from…
We’ve got new singles from Native Harrow, Anemone, and Haulm. And we’ve got album tracks and stuff from The Exbats, TENDER, and Makthaverskan. Also, did you know that Mythical Michael was in town…
What happens when a new music review show reviews a review of the last episode? Basically, things get super meta when our pal Michael drops us a voicemail this week. Also, we check out some great new…
We’ve got a new single from Lisa Papinau another single from Georgia, and album tracks from Fulton Lights, Mattiel, Say Siue Me, and Wussy.  
We’re kicking off 2019 with new tracks from Telekinesis, Warbly Jets, Cape Francie, Burly, Arre!Arre!, and Jane Church!

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