Music
Music Director: Lottie Leymarie
BTR Live Studio: Podcast / Video
We're keeping up with all the best new music out there during quarantine and this Top 10 list of most played albums does not disappoint. Give it a listen and support one of the artists by picking up their new release. Born Ruffian's 6th studio album, JUICE would be an excellent addition to any collection.
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.
Joanna Sternberg is an artist and musician from Manhattan, NY. With a background in jazz and tons of experience on a wide range of instruments, their own music uses folk composition to tell brutally…
A longtime BTR Live Studio favorite, Workman Song has been an ever-evolving project showcasing the songwriting of Sean McMahon, whose rich and bold-hearted folk music is as timeless as it is unconventional. This time around, McMahon performed solo for us at Serious Business Music in Brooklyn to give us a taste of some of his latest work. “Ragnarok” is the latest single out now from Workman Song. Listen to the audio podcast for more music and interview.
Big Bend is the experimental musical project of Ohio-born, NYC-based composer Nathan Phillps. With a focus on collaboration and clever use of improvised electronics as a base for his songwriting, Phillips weaves intricate, otherworldly sounds together beautifully. Joined here by Craig Schenker on saxophone and with an overhead projector on-hand for some appropriate visual aids, Big Bend brings their expansive, amorphous sound to Serious Business Music in Brooklyn. Radish by Big Bend is available now. Listen to the audio podcast for more music and interview.
Shadow Monster is the Bushwick, Brooklyn-based duo of Gillian Visco and John Swanson who play a potent sort of grunge-inflected indie rock. With heavy lyrical themes dealing with loss, depression, and isolation, there’s a tension just under the surface of their music that explodes into a cathartic big-riffed, hair-whipping frenzy. The band dropped by Serious Business Music to give us a taste of their awesomeness in this session. Punching Bag is out now from Dadstache Records. Listen to the audio podcast for more music and interview.
Quarantine has given him time to explore new genres and to step out of his comfort zone.
Stay home and chill. For some people that's hard to do, I get it. You have to work do your thing, but the other day I saw some people BBQing without a care in the world. A whole group of people. Hey, what can you say until they really lock things down. We need the cases & deaths to go down. One death is too much. In the meantime we provide good music on hump day for you to chill to, while you're staying inside and safe. It's going to be a while maybe a lonnngg while before we even think about just going anywhere. Be safe out there and listen to the sounds of World Hip-Hop.
Today's show features music from Shabaam Sahdeeq & J57, Thorough, Danny Brown and more.
She bares a raw & bursting heart that bleeds out every emotion for her listeners.
‘Songs from the Great Indoors’ sends you daily downloads of songs created while in quarantine.
This music video will keep you sane by being totally insane during this quarantine season.
We're all Born Ruffians this week with them as our top artist & their frontman's solo project also making the top 10.
Today features tracks from The Shapeshifters, Dennis Ferrer, John Julius Knight and more.
DJ Rekha celebrates the birthdays of Jazzy B, Dr. Zeus, and DJ Sanj, Jay Sean, Raghav with choice selects from each artist.
Let's do this again!!! Today's show features new tracks from Bicep, Hakai (Blush Response), Iadema and a ton more! So turn it up and here we go! This is the glitch//idm show!!!
New releases from M. Ward, Anna Burch, Locate S, 1, Drakulas, and more.
Today we sit in a patch of sun, listen to new music from Dirty Projectors, Ada Lea, Half Waif, Anna Burch, Why Bonnie, Locate S 1,  and Sorry, read reflections from the 1665 Plague, ponder my great grandmother's mincemeat recipe (tried November 1894), and remember the musicians we've lost so far to COVID-19.
Spring break can still be fun at home! Just turn this mix on and pretend you're hanging out with your favorite BTR DJs dancing the day/night away. We've got a great set.
Palm Sunday, start of that spring feeling, passover and easter right around the corner, yet it all feels so weird. Let celebrate anyway. We deserve it. 2 Hours, 2 doubleshot blocks. Keep Calm this Palm Sunday. Peace!
Escape into The Listening Booth for the latest Exbats rock record, alt w/the new Waxahatchee album, & escapist electronica w/Yumi Zouma
‘Ewe Rono’ takes vintage sounds and vocals & adds contemporary electronic production to introduce these sounds to the next generation!
Quarantine your Passover right with some Passafire to go along with your matza and bitter herbs. We will get through this, and for us fans, reggae will certainly help.
Crank up your speakers & enjoy wicked new riddims by Zagga, Chi Ching Ching, Ding Dong, CeCile, Jigsy King, Junior Cat, Louie Culture, Kez!
This isn't a joke, y'all. This is still a playlist of BRAND SPANKIN' new songs. LISTEN UP!
Scoville Unit is a NY/NJ/PA melodic punk band fronted by Gandhar Savur, with Drew Isleib (bass), Kevin Shelbourne (lead guitar), and Rob Hunsicker (drums). With big riffs and solid hooks, the band plays in a style heavily tinged with nostalgia that makes these original tunes feel instantly familiar. They joined us at Serious Business Music in Brooklyn for this fun session! Scoville Unit is available now from Ernest Jenning. Listen to the audio podcast for more music and interview.
Linus talks to GRAMMY-nominated bassist & composer Peter Slavov on this episode of The Jazz Hole, plus Trummer/Noiberg & Jonathan Greenstein.
I play Road Man for the first time, get a Reggae theme to kick things off with Bumpin’ Uglies, Buddahfly and SS. Funk it up with Tomatoband. And ponder on lyrics with Dangermuffin and Fruits Bats. CRB brings it on home.
We know it's scary and boring in quarantine—here are some new tunes to get you through it!
Coronavirus might’ve canceled their tour, but it hasn’t canceled their musical momentum.
This will be your next favorite artist to leave on repeat while you're quarantined. Check out the entire list!
Here is some new chaotic darkwave/post-punk to keep you from completely going insane.
Pick an artist in today's mix you love and support them (if you can) by purchasing an album or some merch. There are lots to choose from. 'Burn The Witch' the latest release from Sarah Peacock is new to the show. And, Waxahatchee's latest, 'Saint Cloud' is in there as well.
Music for your ears by Ellis, Half Waif, Waxahatchee, Circa Waves and more.
Brand new music from CATS plus some Pigeon Town, live Skerik, SPAGA, JM and MMB.