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Named for the ramshackle keyboards they first jammed on, Norwegian group Casiokids mix sparkling synths, Afrobeat, and techno for indie-pop that’s a bubbly and whimsical treat to the ears. The band carries a bit of mysteriousness around with them — for example, they only sing in their native language and their latest album Aabenbaringen over aaskammen (meaning The Revelation Over the Mountain) is about a hidden, almost mythical rain forest — but it only makes their pop hooks even more curiously infectious.
On this special episode of Serious Business on BTR, host Travis Harrison is joined by a panel of music fanatics to look back on their favorite albums of 2011. Meet the panelists... - Matt Gross runs the music blog A Heart is a Spade - George Flanagan is in the band El Jezel and an organizer of events at Fort Useless - Maia Macdonald is a BTR DJ, host of BTR Live Studio, and a musician in the band Mitten - Phil Nguyen is a BTR DJ, frequent guest host of BTR Live Studio, and a BTR video editor - Jeremiah McVay heads up BTR’s video team and organizes music events at Fort Useless
On this special episode of Serious Business on BTR, host Travis Harrison is joined by a panel of music fanatics to look back on their favorite albums of 2011.
Named for the ramshackle keyboards they first jammed on, Norwegian group Casiokids mix sparkling synths, Afrobeat, and techno for indie-pop that’s a bubbly and whimsical treat to the ears. The band carries a bit of mysteriousness around with them — for example, they only sing in their native language and their latest album Aabenbaringen over aaskammen (meaning The Revelation Over the Mountain) is about a hidden, almost mythical rain forest — but it only makes their pop hooks even more curiously infectious.
New music from The Do, Still Corners, Tom Waits, and Thee Oh Sees
Your Wednesday starts with DJRePete and brand new electronica crossover from Chairlift, indie alt from The Generationals and Dan Mangan, and rock from the Dum Dum Girls. Tune in for info on the Crossing Borders Music & Literature Festival, and one BTR band opening tonight for the Foo Fighters in Boston. And it’s never too early to plan a New Year’s celebration, and one BTR band’s got their plans set in Austin. Check in with DJRePete on BTR!
A Spooky mix from DJ Wynn featuring Blood Orange, Pepper Rabbit, Painted Palms, Hercules and Love Affair, and Wild Flag
Double Shots of Casiokids, El Rego, and Nation Beat
A Recap of DJ Wynn's CMJ 2011 featuring Chad Valley, Grimes, Caveman, Casiokids, Guards, and The Stepkids
Music from El Rego, Casiokids, and Nation Beat
CMJ is upon us in New York City, and if you can’t be there, BTR’s got you covered today, as DJRePete’s spinning an all-College Music Journal mix previewing the BTR talent playing the festival. Tune in for alt rock from Zambri and the Dum Dum Girls, electronica crossover via Clubfeet and Chairlift, and brand new music from emerging band Pepper Rabbit. Get ready for the festival or live vicariously with a CMJ mix today on BreakThru Radio with DJRePete!
I wish i understood how this "rocks"... but it just doesn't. I just don't get it...
Greetings from Minnesotat! That's right, fashionistas, I took the show out to the Midwest, where I'm visiting my parents and basking in beautiful fall colors. I'm also in one of the best under-the-radar cool scenes in the U.S. - forget the overhyped streets of Williamsburg, the Twin Cities have double to hip factor, with a thriving art and music scene. The fashion industry in Minneapolis and St. Paul is also growing, and over the years, several independent designers have emerged as fresh talent. Today, I speak with Laine Sou Weinberg, a member of that community who has seen the industry change over the last twenty years, and adapted her beautiful line to keep going strong. She and husband Richard Weinberg started KOKOON as college students, and as the business has evolved, they've perfected the art of contemporary-but-classic wardrobe basics that any woman will want. On today's show, Laine tells us the story of how their business began, what's behind the unique name KOKOON, and just what women she has in mind when she creates her fluid designs. Plus, tons of musical goodies in the playlist today, including brand new Joe Henry, My Brightest Diamond and Casiokids, plus a sneak preview of Deer Tick's upcoming release. End of summer means the fun's just started on BTR!
Tune in for global melodies from Number One du Senegal, Tito Puente, and Casiokids
New music from The Antlers, Twin Sister, Akron/Family, and Casiokids
On this week's episode of Live Studio Scraps, catch more great moments from our Live Studio session with BLORR, a rocking duo from Jacksonville, Fla. Lead singer Chris Hess talks about recording at his grandma's house and how an unusual photo shoot led to a certain pervasive perception of him. Hear "Booty Makin Baby Shakin" and "Sky Thief." [youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EtPF8J169ZU&hd=1[/youtube]
On this week's episode of Live Studio, BLORR, a rocking duo from Jacksonville, Fla., performs "Hallelujah I've Been BLORR'n Again." During the band's interview with DJ Wynn, drummer Adam Winn talks about his penchant for crowdsurfing. [youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v_a9e0PnDiE&hd=1[/youtube]