Our Week In Music: Feminist Punks, Truth AND Dare, & Lots of Premieres

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, Elena Childers chatted with country musician David Quinn and listened to his newest album Letting Go. They chatted pandemic, new, old, and future music, and moving from the city to the woods.


For BTR Live Studio (at Home), Bryan Bruchman chatted with Jake Backer and Will Hutchison aka Bird Language. They’re a producing duo who met back in college and have been making beats in Brooklyn ever since. This year Bird Language released their debut album, Insider Art, which was four years in the making. The duo discussed their collaborative process, the joys of escaping the city to record, and their all-time favorite birds.


We also had another episode of When We See Each Other with U.K. punk trio Big Joanie. Host Nikkiesha chatted with the Black feminist punk rockers and spun a few tracks off their album Sistahs.


Plus, a brand new episode of Subliminal Inevitable. Bryan Bruchman chatted with Ava Mirzadegan of Oof Records. They talked about the young label’s short but vibrant history, moving from Washington, DC to Philadelphia, and more. Plus, they checked out a selection of music from the label’s releases, including their two benefit compilations.


And one more BTR Live Studio (At-Home) this week for your viewing pleasure. Bruchman chatted with folk-rocker Jerry David DeCicca. He recently self-released his record, The Unlikely Optimist and His Domestic Adventures. The two chatted themes familiar to his music: animals, cooking, and holiday songs; and Jerry delivers an intimate, exclusive performance of three songs.


Finally, our Top Artist of the Week is Dolly Valentine! We listened to her self-released album, How To Be Good the most this week!



You can also watch the exclusive performance from our latest BTR Live Studio (at Home) sessions with Bird Language and Jerry David DeCicca right here, along with previously unreleased At-Home Live Studios with Orginalii from back in September:



Our week started with a premiere from indie rockers Forrest Isn’t Dead. Their newest video for “Here We Are” is just trying to be human and is insanely relatable.


We also premiered folk-rocker Rod Abernethy’s newest music video for “Birds in the Chimney.” The song literally about a family of birds in the musician’s chimney will have you escaping to a sweet moment frozen in time through song. It warms your heart.


And you have to check out this Tune Up interview with indie rockers Small Reactions. They chat past, present, and New Age Soul. 


Plus, we premiere a music video for the super fun ’80s dance-insired song by Spacette, “Sweat.” A dancer sweats out colors while the melody stays upbeat—very David Bowie-esque.


Finally, you can read the write up on the featured artist for this week’s The Music Meetup, David Quinn, here!

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