Our Week In Music: Exclusive Album Pre-Listens, Fever Dreams, & At-Home Performances

In case you couldn’t keep up with the musicians, bands, and artists we’ve been throwing at you all week, here’s a quick recap …


This week, on The Music Meetup, host Elena Childers chatted with Los Esplifs from Arizona and spun their newest album ¡ESTRAIK BACK! a day before its official release.


For BTR Live Studio (at Home), Jen Meller chatted with Brooklyn rock trio, A Very Special Episode. They played some of their new tunes discussed the band’s songwriting process, the completion of their new album, and life during quarantine.


We also had a brand new episode of When We See Each Other. Host Nikkiesha McLeod chatted with Shenna, a Syrian-African American pop artist based in New York City. Her single “Try Another Taste,” dropped last year and is available on all streaming platforms. And she has new music on the way soon!


Subliminal Inevitable also had a new episode this week, this time featuring Joyful Noise Recordings, an Indianapolis-based eclectic indie label. Host Bryan Bruchman chatted with the founder, Karl Hofstetter, who started the label in 2003. He spun artists from the label, and they chatted about the label’s beginnings, the importance of physical art objects, and how Joyful Noise has found success in super-serving fans and finding creative ways to support artists.


Plus, another new BTR Live Studio (At-Home) where host Bruchman chatted with Beau Jennings, a Norman, OK-based songwriter. Beau Jennings talked about his musical career path, his recent records The Thunderbird and its follow-up Son Of Thunderbird, as well as what he’s got in the works! You’re also treated to a fantastic, raw solo performance recorded in his own home.


Finally, our Top Artist of the Week was Eleventh Dream Day! Our hosts are spinning their album, Since Graze (Comedy Minus One) the most this week!



You can also watch the exclusive performance from our latest BTR Live Studio (at Home) sessions with A Very Special Episode and Beau Jennings right here, along with previously unreleased At-Home Live Studios with Erin Frisby from back in December:



This week we started with a chill ass playlist for the weed holiday, 4/20. Press play and pass this playlist around fat with underground artists who released music just in time for the celebration.


We then took a day to remember the legend, His Royal Badness, Prince, five years after he’s passed. We also provided new sources you can use to learn more about the epic pop star.


We also premiered a live recording of The Accidentals performing “Might As Well Be Gold” at the Ann Arbor Folk Festival. The song is the third single off the band’s upcoming EP, TIME OUT (Session 1) and it’s soothing & cathartic.


And, our last premiere of the week came from Mariya May for the song “Oh No! Oh No! Oh No!” You’ll find yourself in a fever dream experiencing the unexplainable.


Finally, you can read the entire write-up on Lost Esplifs and check out their newest album ¡ESTRAIK BACK! for The Music Meetup, here!


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