Our Week In Music: New Music, a Comedy Label, & an El Paso Playlist

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 featured Dutch rockers Queen’s Pleasure. They chatted life, music, and more—plus, she spun their newest EP Panic From Dublin along with a past seven-inch.


We also had a new Spotlight On the City episode, this time featuring local acts from El Paso, Texas! You heard from Ziemba, Tooths, FOXY MOJO, The Push, Belknap, Tribes, Queer Bear, Cry Baby, Medvedi, artists from Hogar Records, and more.


For BTR Live Studio (at Home), host Jen Meller chatted with LA rocker, Veronica Bianqui. She played some of her tunes discussed her songwriting process, the completion of her self-titled LP, and her new music video.


This week’s Subliminal Inevitable with Bryan Bruchman took a different path and featured a comedy record label instead of the show’s usual music labels. The label, 800 Pound Gorilla was founded in 2016 and has released shows from some of the best comedians around. Bruchman chatted with Ryan Bitzer, Damion Greiman, Ian Adkins, and Anthony Leo about the label’s background and some of their favorite comedy memories.


Plus, another new BTR Live Studio (At-Home) featured Brooklyn indie punk band LAPÊCHE. The group is back with a brand new album, co-produced by Jawbox’s J. Robbins. They shared with us the story behind the production of the record, how they’ve been spending quarantine, and what’s coming up.


Finally, our Top Artist of the Week was Kishi Bashi! Our hosts spun their album, Emigrant (Joyful Noise) the most this week!



You can also watch the exclusive performance from our latest BTR Live Studio (at Home) sessions with Veronica Bianqui and LAPÊCHE right here, along with previously unreleased At-Home Live Studios with Dominic Lavoie from back in December:



This week we started with the video premiere for “Take A Step.” NYC artists Holly Overton and Sean Spada duet as two sad clowns in miscommunication.


We also had a double song video premiere from anonymous NYC indie duo Newspoke. They take you on a flight across NYC to experience an emotional ride that’s utterly relatable with “Sleep Well” and “Friend.”


Plus, we premiered the first track “Blender X” from Hard Nips’ upcoming album Master Cat—out June 6. One of the most exciting comebacks of 2021 so far!



And, our last premiere of the week was from indie artist Proper Nouns. He addressed an existential crisis in the new track “Post Everything.” Asking the question we all need to hear right now, but with a catchy fun melody.


Finally, check out the written feature on this week’s rockin’ Music Meetup artist Queen’s Pleasure, here!


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