Happy New Year! 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, it was the final part of the show’s host Elena Childers’ favorite 2020 features. Bands like The Dead Milkmen, Rebelmatic, Babe Rainbow, & more!
For BTR Live Studio (at Home), Jen Meller chats with DC-based singer-songwriter Erin Frisby, of the OSYX. She played some of her latest tunes off her solo record Ecdysis and they chatted about the making of the album in a pandemic, Frisby’s growth while creating the album, and her love of the craft.
If you missed new music from last year, New Vibrations also had its final part to the best songs spun in 2020. That’s over three hours of music that can really up your music discovery playlist!
The Subliminal Inevitable with Bryan Bruchman went in alphabetical order to give you its 2020 yearly round-up and this week we got the final part. If features artists like Torres, Quarter Life Crisis, and more!
We also had another new BTR Live Studio (At-Home) going into 2021. This week Bruchman chatted with Will Marsh of Gold Connections. Currently based in Richmond, Virginia, Marsh is a bit of a prolific songwriter. He’s released several albums and singles under the name and recently took on self-producing.
Finally, our Top Artist of the Week also premiered the last part of its 2020 round-up. It took four episodes, but they were able to count down BTR’s 40 most played artists of 2020.
You can also watch the exclusive performance from our latest BTR Live Studio (at Home) sessions with Erin Frisby and Gold Connections right here, along with previously unreleased At-Home Live Studios with Nasimiyu from back in September:
We kicked our 2021 in music editorial with a premiere from the multi-talented Good Bison. The track “Lunatic” is from his upcoming EP Scattered Storms out Jan. 29.
We also rounded up some of our favorite EPs and seven-inches from 2020 you might’ve missed. We love our full-length albums, but when it comes to music discovery, EPs and seven-inches are just the right amount of music to get you hooked to your next favorite artist. Featuring artists like Nana Adjoa, ShitKid, Neutrals, and more!
That being said, we LOVE playing full-length albums on repeat from artists we recently fell in love with. Check out our list of favorite LPs in 2020 you might’ve missed. Featuring artists like Thick, The Nude Party, The Muslims, and more!
Finally, you can read the entire two-part 2020 round-up from The Music Meetup here and further your music discovery path.
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