Our Week In Music: Wintery Performances, New Music, & Solo Artists

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 chatted with solo artist Anya Marina. They reminisced about live shows and we listened to Marina’s brand new album Live and Alone in NYC—a live recorded album of her playing at NYC’s Rockwood Music Hall.


For BTR Live Studio (at Home), Bryan Bruchman chatted with Jonas Carping, a folk songwriter from the southern part of Sweden. For this session, he took a trip to the country to perform a song from his new record and unreleased music outside in the cold winter weather along with his wife Sigrid on vocals. They chatted about the album, Carping’s history as a musician, and finding (or not finding) space to work on music while raising children.


We also had a new episode of When We See Each Other. This week featured Mackenzie Shivers, an NYC-based independent singer/songwriter. Her latest album Rejection Letter is out on April 2nd.


Plus, another new BTR Live Studio (At-Home) featuring HOORSEES. Bruchman chatted with indie pop band from Paris. They recently released their debut full-length record via Kanine Records here in the US and the band recorded an amazing live performance for the episode at a venue in Paris called Supersonic. Bruchman caught up with Alex, Zoe, Thomas, and Nicolas and chatted about their record and this sort of-live show.


Finally, our Top Artist of the Week was INEZ! Our hosts spun her new album Voicemails and Conversations the most this week!



You can also watch the exclusive performance from our latest BTR Live Studio (at Home) sessions with Jonas Carping and HOORSEES right here, along with previously unreleased At-Home Live Studios with Sam Burton from back in November:



This week we started with a video premiere from gutter punks Wild Powwers. The punk-grunge song “…Sucks” is heavy in meaning and distortion. The wall of fuzz smacks you in the face while the foreboding lyrics keep you on your feet. It’s a song that wakes you up both mentally and physically.


We also premiered a post-apocalyptic video from indie artist Gresham Cash. In this song “Why Not Mars?,” even during a pandemic ‘Romeo & Juliet’-level romance and heartbreak is possible.


Plus, we premiered a pre-release of Black Hatch’s newest album One More Bite a day before its official release on King Pizza Records.


And, our last premiere of the week came from Silverware. The serves up an epically messy meal for the music video “Important” and the tune makes your mouth water.


Finally, you can read the entire write-up on the solo artist Anya Marina for The Music Meetup, here!


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Consequence of Sound: Nick Cave and Warren Ellis Unveil New Album Carnage