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 Canadian indie band Sam Roberts Band and with Mr. Roberts himself—they chatted new music, pandemic drive-in concerts, and inspiration.
For our BTR Live Studio (at Home), Jen Meller chats with the L.A.-based singer-songwriter Raye Zaragoza. She played some of her latest tunes and spoke with Jen about being a social change performer, her writing process, and her fondest tour memory with Dispatch.
We had a new episode of When We See Each Other. Host Nikkiesha McLeod interviewed The Black Creatures, a multi-genre duo from Kansas City, Missouri, and played a couple of tracks off their album Wild Echoes—available now on Center Cut Records.
Also, The Subliminal Inevitable Show host Bryan Bruchman aired part two of the feature on American Dreams Records. They took a deeper dive into the label’s catalog and leanded into the longer, ambient, and heavier corners of the label’s output.
Plus, on another BTR Live Studio (at Home) Bruchman chatted with Mock Son, a Philadelphia-based project headed up by Greg Puglese. Greg put together a trio and performed “More,” one of the songs from their upcoming record. They also talked about the new record, life during quarantine, his epic instrumental single and video, and more.
Finally, our Top Artist of the Week is Frankie & the Witch Fingers! Their album Monsters Eating People Eating Monsters is out now on Greenway Records/RAS.
You can also watch exclusive performances from our latest BTR Live Studio (at Home) sessions with Raye Zaragoza and Mock Son right here, with a previously unreleased At-Home Live Studio with Lotion Princess from back in July:
Our week started with a two songs/one video premiere. The Athens, GA-based band Art Contest combined their two songs “Brain Option” and “Underwater & Hopeful” to different rolling landscapes and squares creating the escapism you need right now.
We also premiered the perfect Halloween heartbreak anthem track from Ben Morey & The Eyes. “Ghosts In The Attic” will get you chasin’ rabbits, walkin’ on your hands, and howlin’ at the moon, both Hank Williams Sr. and werewolf-style.
Another premiere had us hitting all the spots for true blue rock ‘n’ roll with The Spyrals. From their upcoming album Same Old Line, out Oct. 30—”Don’t Turn Me Down” is a bluesy thrasher that lifts you up and rocks your spirit back to life.
Finally, we debuted the new NYC thrashers 95 Bulls with the video premiere for “Crazy.” They’re impossible to google and now they’ve debuted with a song that says they’ll drive you crazy—it’s beautiful.
Finally, go check out the written feature on Sam Roberts Band. The band called their newest album All Of Us, “pandemic-proof” music, and Elena chatted with Sam Roberts about making music in quarantine, playing drive-in shows, and more.
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