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BTR chats with the lead singer of We Leave At Midnight about their upcoming sophomore release.
BTR chats with multi-instrumentalist Mauricio Vazquez (Fair Coyote) about the creative process for his debut EP.
BTR chats with Lucien Fraipont of Brussels-based band Robbing Millions about their upcoming debut.
BTR chats with Lucien Fraipont of Brussels-based band Robbing Millions about their upcoming debut.
On sketchy Craigslist communion and the importance of supporting quality songwriters.
On unlikely communion and boundary-pushing pop.
On the current state of pop music and revisiting the golden age of the ‘80s.
On raising a son while rocking the bass and the benefits of taking your time.
A group comprised of seven Berklee College students who are fusing traditional surf-rock elements with dreamy pop hooks…
The kind of rock and roll dolphins would make... if they could!
Even in mathematics, there are exceptions to every rule. Lilith, a power trio based out of Boston, Massachusetts,…
On fusing together the worlds of math-rock and pop
Drawing from some of the heavy, darker elements of the local scene and fusing them with pop sensibilities, the band has…
Bent Knee is intent on twisting influences and genres into something that, ultimately, ceases to resemble the original…
On controlled explosions and Japanese karaoke
The Fayetteville, Arkansas group of rag-tag musicians create songs that walk the fine line between suggestive complexity…
Moving on after the loss of a band-mate and escaping stereotypes of the South
A healthy dose of P-Funk style bass whallops and groove with elements of R&B, synth-fed glam, psychedelic squabbles,…
On what’s hip, virtuosity, and the musical family
While Mondo Drag drifts close to home for lovers of late '60s and early '70s psychedelic rock, there are plenty of…
The resurrection of classic 70s hard rock has arrived, and it’s still fresh!
Capable of a lullaby’s croon, lamenting cries, and powerful defiance, Lila Rose has a far-reaching voice with range…
On the interconnectedness of all life and freeing the nipple
The Wandering Lake bring forth a spirited offering of electric-tinged folk that has a way of summoning sentimentality…
On not disappointing your professor and the music of nature
Drum loops bend, twist, and crackle; swinging pendulums cast echoes and distortions off of a landscape that seems to…
On otherworldly sounds and deliberation versus spontaneity
It started on the back porch of a party and has grown into unbreakable friendship, music and more. Ditch Cat, out of…
Shawn James & The Shapeshifters isn't just another rag-tag ensemble of conventional string dusters. They may build…
Rock and roar if you’re a badass bear playing the heavy metal banjo!
David Block of Human Experience is not the easiest person to get a hold of. He just wrapped up a festival in Bali. He…
Being in a band is a bit like being in an open relationship--if you don’t have complete honesty chances are it’ll…
Telekinesis, beauty versus horror, and getting high on the sun
For Jason Baldock and Gemma Dietrich of the British neo-soul inspired duo Rope Store, an underground bunker surrounded…
The benefits of writing a song in a day while underground in a Cold War bunker
Jared Garcia of Thieves and Gypsys discusses the band's start. Garcia also talks dropping out of school to follow music…
Capturing the spirit of the desert and embracing what it means to be an outlaw.
Budding songwriter Megan Burns is Flamingo Pink! When she's not directing a theater production of 'Mary Poppins' at the…
Weaving electronic lullabies and finding love in the heart of nature
Nacha Mendez' boasts a long line of musical accomplishments and rich diversity of collaborations that she has made…
A chance discovery that would lead two songwriters from different parts of the world together
Christopher Norman is a singer/songwriter and electronic music producer. Utilizing ethereal samples, soulful melodies,…
A man in love with his Minimoog and chopping up cellos
David Berkeley sits down with BTR about living on the island of Corsica and merging the worlds of literature and music.…
Living on the island of Corsica and merging the worlds of literature and music
Christy Hays is getting lost in the world and bringing back the stories of others. She might have started writing songs…
Getting lost in the world and bringing back the stories of others
There’s a fresh slate of new highway signs to greet visitors as they wind along country roads into the state of…
Hello and welcome to Discovery Corner on BTR! This week we'll be checking out Magpies--a band based out of Missoula,…
(Explicit content is present in this article.) The band on why they say the name isn’t harmful and opening our third…
There are many waves, but only a single ocean.
A talk with Roger Sellers about being a one-man band and creating cosmic layers
How sickness led to the sinister, sincere, and silly sides of a budding Austin rock band.
On working with the Flaming Lips and Bon Iver, samples on samples, and shoe gazing from the future.
On working with The Flaming Lips and Bon Iver, samples on samples, and shoegazing from the future
On opening for Sonic Youth, deconstructing, and hustling to make music.
Taking it to the streets of Detroit to talk with Turn to Crime's Derek Stanton about experimenting and making the music…
On folk noir, Spaghetti Westerns, and learning the harmonica.
The smoky tumble and roll of the Whiskey Folk Ramblers create their own genre, 'folk-noir'
Playing the cello like a drum, first love, and finding your home on the road.
An exploration of folksy Irish roots through the heartbreaking beauty of cellist Alana Henderson
Toting the line between Zen and zoot and realizing the band is family.
How to balance Zen and partying, becoming professional, and playing some kickass rock and roll
On companies fueling artists, layering perspectives, and taking the time to do it all right.
On companies fueling artists, layering perspectives, and taking the time to do it all right
On marrying your singer, ditching the drums, and finding your spirit animal.
Playing with heroes, discovering music across continents, and stirring the jazz “soup.”
A talk with jazz bassist Francesco Marcocci about exploring world influences and jamming with giants
Roots reggae meets bluegrass meets Eastern philosophy and the importance of family.
What do you get when you combine bluegrass, reggae, and a whole lot of soul? Grayak!
On making a song good enough to play by yourself and reading young-adult British sci-fi novels.
Featuring Wil Farr--lead guitarist and vocalist from Hurrah! A Bolt of Light! Treading the line between 'A Wrinkle in…
Sidestepping the Hollywood legacy of his family to blaze a songwriting trail of his own.
This week I feature Jesse Macht, the singer songwriter from LA whose brother is the star on the series 'Suits'

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