Our Week In Music: More Premieres, Hip-Hop Performed at Home, & Label Interviews

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 featured Brandy. She had a lot of laughs with the NYC-based punk trio. Plus, she spun their brand-spankin’ new album The Gift of Repetition. And she gave a reminder to support BLM & defund the police!

For our BTR Live Studio (at Home), Bryan Bruchman chatted with Nasimiyu, a Brooklyn-based musician from the way of New Orleans. She was last seen on BTRtv’s Live Studio with the fun and creative Baeb Rxxth. This time, Nasimiyu returned with a very special At Home performance, debuted new music from her upcoming record with a unique solo performance that utilized live loops, samples, and her stunning vocals.

Plus, on another BTR Live Studio (at Home) sessions, Crazy DJ Bazarro chats with Manz Rivalz—representing Brooklyn and the Bronx. The talented hip-hop crew had laid back flows and blew a high note in the middle of a rap verse. Crazy DJ Bazarro got deep with them on issues pertaining to music and the pandemic.

On the newest When We See Each Other Nikkiesha interviewed Black Cxspxr, artist and founder of the Black/trans label ‘Trans Trenderz.’

Also, a new episode of The Subliminal Inevitable Show featured the young Philadelphia-based label, Dear Life Records. Bryan Bruchman chatted with Michael Cormier and Frank Meadows and checked out music from their first year—and this is just part one of the interview!

And finally, our Top Artist of the Week is Bill Callahan! His new album, Gold Record, is available now from Drag City.

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You can also watch exclusive performances from our latest BTR Live Studio (at Home) sessions with Nasimiyu and Manz Rivalz right here, with a previously unreleased At-Home Live Studio with Jeff Beam from back in July:



We premiered the fast new music video for the San Franciscan quartet French Cassettes. The shimmering upbeat indie thrasher “Utah” took you on a vintage road trip through the actual deserts of Utah.

Also, we premiered the sad cowboy song by Bay Area’s Half Stack—”Morning Rain.” The group’s newest and twangiest tune got you in touch with your inner cowboy and/or honky-tonk angel.

For a third premiere, we had indie duo Worthitpurchases’ introspective new music video for “Prospect Heights.” Nothing & no one was safe from deep thoughts and weighted emotions in this new track.

Our last premiere of the week was with Mima Good. The NYC born-and-raised artist channeled her inner Goddess for “Hydra”—the title track from her upcoming album. It was a soulful, jazzy, pop tune that hyped you and prepared you for any metaphorical or literal battle you have in life.

And finally, go read Elena’s feature on Brandy. She riffed and did choose with the NYC punk trio—it was a facetious, yet serious chat that showed the fun side & music-making side to this punk trio. Read it here!


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