Our Week In Music: Lots of Premieres, Chats with a Record Label, & Some "Country-Noire"

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 the lovely Jocelyn Mackenzie AND gave you an exclusive preview to her debut album PUSH (Righteous Babe Records) several days before its official release. Written entirely for a string quartet, this album is empowering through and through and catchy as hell. Plus, Mackenzie is such a sweet soul!


For BTR Live Studio (at Home), DJ Wayne Ski chatted with MC WhiteOwl. They chatted music, and MC WhiteOwl gave an exclusive performance from his very own Studio in the Bronx.


We also got another brand new episode of When We See Each Other. Host Nikkiesha McLeod chatted with Delilia Black, a queer Haitian musician and performance artist originally from Port Au Prince, but now based in London. While hopping among genres, the music could be called Alt-Americana or as Delila puts it: “Electro-Mountain, Country-Noire, Punk-Country, Afro-Billy, Roots-Rodeo-Rocknroll.”


Subliminal Inevitable also had a new episode this week, this time featuring Inside Voices Records. Host Bryan Bruchman chatted with label founder Bobby Granfelt. Based in Seattle, Wa. the new label features an eclectic roster of musicians stemming from a strong collective. Bruchman premiered a ton of great new music from the label along with a handful of previously-released tracks from the likes of Rachel Lime, Watson Moon, SWAMPLIFETERRY, and more.


Plus, another new BTR Live Studio (At-Home) with Jen Meller. She featured DC-based musician Tommy Sherrod, of Lotion PrincessSean Barna Band, and the Sherrod Brothers. He played his new solo project and discussed the differences between working on a solo venture vs a full band, some fond memories of working with bands in the studio as a producer, and his songwriting process.


Finally, our Top Artist of the Week was Landshapes! Our hosts spun their new self-titled EP (out on Strolling Bones) the most this week.



You can also watch the exclusive performance from our latest BTR Live Studio (at Home) sessions with MC WhiteOwl and Tommy Sherrod right here, along with previously unreleased At-Home Live Studios with Cartalk from back in October:



This week we started with the premiere of Blue Canopy’s “Motovun.” The single is the first track off their upcoming EP Sleep While You Can—out March 5.


We also premiered Family Dinner’s rockin’ new track “Eyes.” Along with a trippy visualizer, “Eyes” is a grungy thrasher about the love you have for your pets, or I suppose a significant other, whatever you get out of it Family Dinner appreciates it.


Plus, for our third premiere of the week, we had Jack Symes lyrics video for “Wait.” An epic and sweet indie/folk track that anyone with a heart can relate to.


And, our last premiere of the week came from Canadian indie-pop artist VISSIA. “On My Mind” gives you a much-needed dance break along with some glam costume changes.


Finally, you can read the entire write-up on the lovely Jocelyn Mackenzie for The Music Meetup, here!


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