Our Week In Music: Spooky Podcasts, Fun At-Home Performances, & Lots of New Music

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 Kaytee Monica, frontwoman of Philly-based band No Thank You—plus, she shared their brand new album Embroidered Foliage. 


We also had a brand new episode of Roadside Assistance, this time for Halloween! Some of your favorite BTR hosts gathered together to select tracks for this Halloween mix—Samantha Crain, Idles, Bartees Strange, and more are in the mix.


For our BTR Live Studio (at Home), Jen Meller chatted with New York-based singer-songwriter Vanessa Silberman and had her play some of her latest tunes. Vanessa spoke with Jen about the process of creating a new single a month, her writing inspo, and her love for tour.


Also, The Subliminal Inevitable Show host Bryan Bruchman features the Northampton, MA-based label/collective, Rub Wrongways Records. He chatted with the label founder/musician Henning Ohlenbusch about the label, how quarantine changed plans for some of his artists, and the label’s evolution over the past two decades—including an explanation of their motto, “It’s a record label, no it’s not.”


On another BTR Live Studio (at Home) Bryan chatted with Philadelphia-based band Pine Barons, who just released their excellent third record, Mirage On The Meadow. They recorded a super fun full-band live performance in lead singer Keith Abrams’ kitchen for BTR Live Studio at Home and they caught up with Keith during a break in a recording session at his studio to get some insight into the process behind this album, what the band has been up to during quarantine, and some exciting upcoming plans they have in the works.


Finally, our Top Artist of the Week is Fleet Foxes! Their new album Shore is out now on [ANTI-].




You can also watch exclusive performances from our latest BTR Live Studio (at Home) sessions with Vanessa Silberman and Pine Barons right here, with a previously unreleased At-Home Live Studio with Mazzi & S.O.U.L. Purpose from back in August:



Our week started with Nick Pagan boogying to his self-imposed limitations with his new doo-wop  inspired song, “In A Cave.” He called the melody a “Santo & Johnny, make-out-point swooning drag” inspired sound and the track a “mashed potato” song.


Next up, we premiered the trippy and groovy new track by Sumeau, “Samsara.” They befriended the reaper with this one. So, let go of your fears and let Sumeau swirl you into a world of color and chaos that just feels right.


Our music journalist also chatted with Topographies frontman Gray Tolhurst, son of The Cure’s Lol Tolhurst. His band Topographies has a new album coming out in Dec., Ideal Form. He opened up about being an introvert, the effects the pandemic has had on him as an artist, and the upcoming album.


Finally, we premiere the thrilling new track from Soul Honey Records, “Motel Six.” The band ran from the law this Halloween—this time the trick part of “trick-or-treat” is a fuzzy new banging song.


Finally, go check out the written feature on No Thank You. Frontwoman chats about making “sad music for sad adults” and their newest album Embroidered Foliage, which just came out and is perfect for combating quarantine depression.


In Other Music News…

Time Out: Independent Venue Week at Trans-Pecos

The Black Chronicle: Ariana Grande, Britney Spears Top This Years List of Most Popular Celebrity Halloween Costumes

New Noise Magazine: Artist Profile: ‘I hope you enjoy my noise life’—The Fast Times of James F. Tarr, international gorenoise, and Elephant Man Behind the Sun

Pitchfork:Jeff Tweedy, Julien Baker, Billie Eilish to Appear on #iVoted Virtual Concert