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2018 was a rough year. At least we had our weekly Monday music column & podcast to get us through it.
Though the bands have completely different sounds, they both uphold that dark grittiness we’ve all come to love.
Trump winning the election made us all feel helpless, but Idle Bloom uses their music to help us get through it.
Thrashy and trashy NYC punkers just want to be your friend and for everybody to love each other.
They might not sing right out about social injustices, but that doesn’t mean they’re not fighting the good fight.
The indie rockers use music and surfing to rebel against the elite in their upper class town.
The indie band has been touring for over a decade and they’ve got a system.
The indie musician has gone solo and tapped into his more glamorous side with capes, sparkles and strobe lighting.
Sick of compromising and being told what to do, she dropped her big label and released her newest album independently.
The indie duo has been together for over ten years but still sound unique and play from the heart.
You’re going to want a nap and a burrito after listening to the newest album by illuminati hotties.
The self-titled album is filled with pop ballads and danceable beats, but also has a spooky side.
The London-born musician just released her debut album, which she describes as one big elaborate selfie.
He was the type of guy always playing in multiple bands, now he’s a solo artist and just put out a new LP.
Frontman tells BTRtoday about the damage heroin addiction had on his friends and the songs it inspired.
The newest project from band members of Parquet Courts, A Beacon School and Bob Dylan Deathwatch.
The NYC punkers are all about moshing with friends, loving their cat and screaming fast songs about dying.
The West Coast indie/punk group just got signed, re-released a double EP & has a frontman who can finally breathe.
“It feels comfortable to walk the earth now with a little bit more of my personality out there.”
Shilpa Ray in Brooklyn tells us stories about working with Nick Cave, observations on her new music & talking "Jersey."
Dumb, the punk band from Canada, chats with us about signing to Mint Records and releasing their debut album.
The brother-sister rock ’n’ roll duo turns ten this year and hasn’t slowed down even once.
With their debut LP under their belt, Mother Feather has locked themselves up to bleed out new tunes.
While they’re not the holy rollers their name conveys, God Tiny uses rock ‘n’ roll to help discover inner passions.
U.K. musician L.A. Salami says he tries his best to capture that first-time sync with his music in the studio.
She chats with us about her ups and downs of going solo, working with Dan Auerbach and becoming a godmother.
The L.A. group was just signed to Suicide Squeeze and are already embracing the doo-wop tradition of keeping love in music.
Visits from Surfbort, matching sunglasses and chats about hypnosis, past lives and music.
The rock band is not just about music, but also about the experience—with puppets, dancing and, of course, love.
For over a decade this surf rock trio has been spearheading a beach punk movement from Portland to all over the world.
We chat about the thrasher debut album 'Dirty Rainbow!!,' the catchy new LP 'Glittervomit' and growing up in Alabama.
The Brooklyn-based band by way of Miami, FL brings a fresh and flowery experimental take to post-punk.
A band that formed together during the midst of a spiritual awakening, discovery of truths and yearning for self-awareness.
We chat with the bubbly indie musician about life, live shows and getting deeper than ever before in her newest EP.
Haley Dahl talks religion, celibacy and the epic NSFW tale that is her newest album ‘Willow.’
The Australian quintet’s newest album was shaped by their time traveling on the wide-open roads of America.
Though still writing his own material, the solo artist is happily welcoming some fresh new minds into the process.
Dizzying psychedelia that’s sultry and serene—with a new album just released, there’s no stopping these peacemakers.
The Nashville band plays flowery melodies with intricate harmonies and choruses that’ll stay in your head like the Titanic at…
I met up with Zach & Liz at an unofficial showcase at SXSW—they were hung over, I was tipsy. It was a magical chat.
This indie-emo band isn’t afraid to bare all and share personal stories on their debut “You Make Sense.”
With their debut album now out, the dark, yet uplifting indie group stays anonymous to keep focus on the music.
BTRtoday chats with NJ-based rock/metal group about their lengthy run as a band and their new album ‘All At Once.’
After a few years in Nashville, this country singer returned to his hometown of Pittsburgh to create a band closer to his true…
The ultimate trifecta to create the most unique psych-rock.
Transitioning from gritty to glam rock isn't easy, but these guys have got it down.
2017 was a rough year. At least we had our Monday music column to get us through.