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The Music Digest
This week we're taking a special look at some of the new additions to the BTRtoday music library, checking out releases from BOYO, Dirty Projectors, T-D-R-Co, Becca Mancari, Pottery, Twin Peaks, Sahara, and Starflyer 59!
There has been an overwhelming amount of great new music released lately - and this week's singles are no different. We're checking out tunes from IDLES, Samia, Katie Dey, Versari, The Rentals, and much more!
This week my guest is Peter A, host of the artist-focus podcast My Little Underground, and co-host of The Wrestling Caucus. We talk about his shows, music, and the Long Island/Brooklyn music scenes, before sharing new music from Thanya Iyer, Dan Drohan, Kate Teague, Shamir, Permanent Collection, TIFFY, Alf Champion, Don Bryant, Cheekface, Arlo Parks, and Mong Tong.
This week the show is overloaded with new music! Singles from DOTT, Hockey Dad, Lionel Boy, Black Grapefruit, JOBS,  and Psychic Shakes plus album tracks from Helvetia, Future Punx, LA Priest, Divine Interface, Katie Malco, Owen Discovery Zone, and Modern Nature, along with some great Twitter submissions from Transport for Whales and Kyetoba! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X2a1AGH0OoY
This week we hav new singles from Bent Arcana, Carmen Canedo, Black Bra, Sports, Cigarettes After Sex, Hater, and Song Sung, along with new album tracks from Juan Wauters, Woods, Tenci, Alan Ward, Art Block, Tomemitsu, and Sweet Spirit.
This week we're still inundated with new singles, and the amount of great new music is almost overwhelming! In this episode, you'll hear tracks from Buddie, Tiffy, Imaginary Tricks, FonFon Ru, Andrew Brassell, Meadownoise, and more!
Somehow, there's even more new music out there to be discovered each week! On this episode, we find Laundry Night and Jane Migraine on a Bandcamp deep dive, check out singles from Dig Nitty, 2nd Grade, We Versus The Shark, Laveda, Starflyer 59 and Heartour, plus new music from Thao & The Get Down Stay Down, The Lo-Fis, Mark Lanegan, I Break Horses, Tourist Company, Self Defense Family, and Mirabelle.
It's another week in quarantine, and thankfully - there's still so much new music. This week we're checking out tunes from DEHD, The Duke of Surl, Matt Costa, Ciarra Fragale, NIIKA, STRKFR, Dirty Projectors, Butcher Brown, RJD2, Güero, Pine Barons, Robert Leslie, CUP, The Buttertones, Annie Hamilton, Fontaines D.C., and Jess Williamson.
This week is all about the new music! We've got a full episode of new singles and album tracks for you to check out. Sit back and soak in new music from Beauty Pill, Mamalarky, The New Restaurants, Bottler, Bad Moves, Max Pain and the Groovies, Dead Ghosts, Momma , Omer Leibovitz, Johanna Warren, Adeline Hotel, Juan Wauters, Adam "Ditch" Kurtz, Cotillon, Silver Scrolls, and Land of Talk!
Justin Giles Wilcox of the Brooklyn-based band Monteagle joins us to talk about his new single and upcoming digital EP, then we check out new singles and album tracks from Jon The Guilt, 2nd Grade, Flunkie, Nana Grizol, Secret Shame, Divorce Cop, Sojourn Suspect, A Severe Joy, Belle Mare, Nightfalls, Pert, Pure X, Gabriel Schicchi, Rob Dobson, and Weed Nap.
This week we’re doing the usual rundown of new singles and album tracks, but with a special look at the recent single by Chicago-based artist Tasha, the first new release since her stunning 2018 debut, Alone At Last [Father/Daughter]. She joined us by phone to talk about the song, the personal challenges of being a creative person during quarantine, and how her songwriting and recording process has changed over the past two years. Then we get into new tracks from S. Rich, Hazel English, Civic Center, Cassowary, Eliza & The Delusionals, Max Bloom, Once & Future Band, Elvis Depressedly, Lido Pimienta, Howling Hex, and Langhorn Slim (from the new Wild Honey Record benefit compilation.)
We check in with Dave Benton of Trace Mountains about his new record, Lost In The country and listne to a couple tracks from it before getting into new music from Deau Eyes, Alex Nicol, Healing Potpourri, Emily Keener, Jeffrey Silverstein, Good Good Blood, The Beths, Cheekface, and The Black Black.
For this week’s show we put out a call on the internet for anybody interested to call and leave me a message “with your story of the music that’s helping you get thru the fear, anxiety, uncertainty, and isolation and maybe giving you hope right now.” I’ve also put together a playlist on Spotify featuring music by the artists who called in, along with the music they mentioned in their calls. For new music this week, we hear singles and album tracks from Golden Rules The Thumb, Zelma Stone, 2nd Grade, Levitation Room, Next Great American Novelist, A.O. Gerber, Laura Marling, None Of Your Concern, and Varsity - plus a bonus exclusive performance from Poingly (check out Poingly on MD back in October 2019). For more, check out the Greenway Records Weekly Jam playlist series and ZEBEDEE's live album, raising funds for The Mayor's Fund To Advance NYC.
This week we're kicking off the episode with a preview of the upcoming SAVAK album, Rotting Teeth In The Horse's Mouth, out April 10th from Ernest Jenning Record Company, complete with a conversation with one of the band's two primary songwriters, Michael "Jaws" Jaworski. We talk about the band's process in writing and recording, cover practice spaces in the Gowanus neighborhood of Brooklyn, and address the uncertainty of releasing music in the midst of the current global health crisis. Later in the show, we check out new music from Citris, Blue Canopy, The Memories, Ada Lea, Dirty Projectors, Ellis, and Waxahatchee, plus a new Shannen Moser track from the Lame-O Records "Compilation For Isolation" - Don't Stand So Close To Me.
It's just Bryan solo this week as we check out new music from Scot Orr, Ilithios, Ultraista, Westerman, Secret Shame, Deeper, Ghost Funk Orchestra's Notes From Quarantine, We Versus The Shark, Mise En Scene, DAD, Girlpool, Jeff Beam, Peel Dream Magazine, Solilians, Skyjelly, and Oh Land.
This week, we’re doing things differently. We have calls from members of the indie music community calling in with their stories of how the COVID-19/Coronoavirus pandemic has affected them and their music, including Henderson Cole of The Alternative, Ciarra Fragale, Kyle Forester, Nehedar, The Planes, and the Brooklyn Drum Collective. Then, we check out brand new music from Worriers, Control Top, Thurlowood, Kyle Forester, Smokey Brights, Yumi Zouma, Activity, Pale Blue, Picture One, and Superorder.
BTRtoday podcast producer and host Maia Macdonald drops by to do what she does best - talk about music - including tracks from The Orielles, Anna Calvi, Bonus, Lisel, and The Districts.
Our music director Lottie joins the show once again to take a trip through some of the newest track in our music library, as well as a bonus single that she's never heard before. Come for the radio voices, stay for the solid jams from Born Idiot, Bell Towers, Kevin Krauter, Lanterns On The Lake, and Ryan Michael Block.
Bryan's bandmate, public library enthusiast, Brooklyn dad, and pet owner, Sal Garro, stops by to check out some new music and react to it! Including new tracks from Land Of Talk, Public Practice, Fassine, Bannoffee, Parlor Walls, and Mapache - plus a song from Cuesto Loeb that's at least new to us.
Brooklyn musician Ana Becker (Catty, Fruit + Flowers) joins us to talk about playing music all the time, eating too much Chinese food, and to listen + react to some great new tracks from A Deer A Horse, Activity, Tetchy, Loving, and Shadow Show!
This week we're recording in Bryan's basement, and have Jon The Guilt stopping by to share the first song - "Sycophant American" - from the project, and of course to do the whole listen-and-react to new music thing, featuring tracks from Vundabar, Honey Cutt, addy, Pottery, The Bobby Lees, Melody English, The Big Net, Nova One, and Wilma Archer!
Stephen Perry of Brooklyn indie rock band <a href="https://theplanesnyc.bandcamp.com/">The Planes</a> drops by to talk a bit about his own music and to do the whole listen-and-react thing, including new music from Crisman, Arbor Labor Union, Deeper, Lemon Pitch, Phantom Posse, and Post Louis.
BTRtoday music writer, podcaster, and underground music scene guru Elena Childers is back on the show to do the listen-and-react-to new music thing with new tunes from Activity, Andy Shauf, Scratchy Blanket, Red Mass, Tan Cologne, Torres, and Glass Beach!
John Daily (The Black Black, Kissed By An Animal, Von Goose, East Williamsburg Econolodge) stops by to talk a bit about his own music and the Brooklyn DIY space he runs, and of course to do the whole 'listen-and-react-to" new songs thing with us! Featuring great new music from Smoke Fairies, ...And You Will Know Us By The Trail Of Dead, Bad Pelicans, Mr. Elevator, CocoRosie, and Alice Boman.
Videographer/photographer Jen Meller joins us this week to talk music, technology-free hikes, and upcoming projects. Featuring new singles by Anna Burch, Disq, Shell of a Shell, Foxtails Brigade, Frances Quinlan, and Wax Machine.
Special guest, Music Director Lottie, is back again to join us and to ring in the new year with our first new music episode of 2020! We check out new tunes from Yumi Zouma, Gladie, Praises, Aoife Nessa Frances, and YlangYlang, but for some reason do quite a bit of talking about Angel Olsen, Eleanor Friedberger, and a band whose music video we watched today and hated, but refuse to name. It's a real hot start to the year.
Not every song needs to fit the mold of a 3 minute pop song - this week, to start 2020, we're checking out some of the longer (5 minutes +) music from 2019 that we hadn't gotten around to listening to yet!

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