Nikkie McLeod’s new single, “Deep Cry” is featured in this episode. J. McVay spoke with Nikkie about the song, the upcoming EP, and the special connection the music has to their family and musical background. Also, in this episode we check out new music from MOURN, Claptone (featuring a familiar voice from the oughts), Phantastic Ferniture, and Julian!
The release show for Nikkie McLeod’s Quarrel EP will be at Rockwood Music Hall in NYC on October 30th (get tickets). They also play at the Williamsburg Music Center on July 22nd and at Shapeshifter Lab on August 12th. The next single, “Quarrel,” will be out on September 3rd.
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
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
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
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The trailer for Tony Soprano's origin story is here, and it's in the best hands it could possibly be. | read