Our Week In Music: International Bands, Bands from Alabama, And More 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, host Elena Childers chatted with Denmark band Human Growth. Born and raised in NYC, they moved to Copenhagen and have been unstoppable ever since. They chatted life and spun newest album Reflex.


For BTR Live Studio (at Home), host Bryan Brushman chatted with Frànçois Marry, the creator of Frànçois & The Atlas Mountains. For this episode, they treated us to a cozy, intimate performance of two songs from their record, and discussed the project’s development and the process for crafting this record.


Also, make sure to check out the brand new Spotlight On The City. In this episode, host Lottie Leymaire featured local artists from Birmingham, Alabama. You heard from Love Moor, Dee Skillz, Iris Doe, Janet Simpson, Rebecca Egeland, K1ng Eljay, Wilder Adkins, Shayla Carter, artists from Ego Def LLC, and more!


We also got another episode of When We See Each Other. Host Nikkiesha McLeod chatted with Aliah Sheffield aka Nikki Aliah. Her song, “Earth is Ghetto,” recently went viral and she chatted with McLeod about what led her to her viral moment, her musical inspirations, and what she hopes and plans to do next… oh, and tequila!


Subliminal Inevitable also had a new episode this week, this time featuring Whatever’s Clever. Host Bruchman chatted with label/collective founder Ben Seretan about the label/collective, his own music, and much more!


Plus, another new BTR Live Studio (At-Home) also hosted by Bruchman. This week they feature Soul Honey Records, the on-going project by Chicago musician Andrew Christopoulos. Joined by a rotating cast of friends, the project has grown organically over the past few years, with singles leading up to an impending collection. Here, Andrew is joined by frequent-collaborator Sean Burke for a rich and intimate performance and had a great conversation about the project.


Finally, our Top Artist of the Week was Kyle Edward Connolly! Our hosts are spinning her album, On Arrival (out on Hand Drawn Dracula) the most this week!

You can also watch the exclusive performance from our latest BTR Live Studio (at Home) sessions with Frànçois & The Atlas Mountains and Soul Honey Records (Andrew Christopoulos) right here, along with previously unreleased At-Home Live Studios with Fetching Pails from back in November:



This week we started with the premiere of Turner Cody & The Soldiers of Love’s video for “Boozing and Losing.” The newest sad cowboy anthem, the track is horoughly heartbreaking and badass. The St. Louis-based band perfectly capture that lovesick blues old-school country musicians like Hank Williams Sr., Waylon Jennings, and George Jones were so well known for.


We also premiered Ryan Von Gonten’s newest track “Burned Orange.” Here he addresses the very real societal issue of toxic masculinity.


Plus, for our third premiere, we had the introspective track from Douglas, “Seventeen.” A song that sounds straight out of a dream diary—feel both relaxed and empowered with this song.


And, our last premiere of the week came from the local NYC duo Shadow Monster. The track “Kill Me Sweetie” was set to an epic one-shot solo dance routine set at sunset on an NYC bridge.


Finally, you can read the entire write-up on the rockers Human Growth for The Music Meetup, here!


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