Vundabar is a young (as in they’re all just around 20 years old) Boston-based "sludgy jangly pop" trio. Like their local forebearers The Pixies, the band leans heavily on the satisfying loud/quiet/loud dynamic in much of their work. The guys stopped by Serious Business Music to share some of their catchy jams and chat with Maia about the project.
Brooke Annibale is a singer/songwriter from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, who credits much of her musical direction to experiences growing up around her family's music store. This musical direction led her to Nashville, where she attended college and lived, returning often over the years to record there even after returning to her home city. She stopped by Serious Business Music in DUMBO to share some tunes and talk about how she crafts her timeless folk songs.
A parable about integration in Dumbo, Brooklyn, thoughts on the mass shooting in Oregon, and the US bombs a Doctors Without Borders hospital in Afghanistan.
Mesiko is the trio of Raquel Bell, David Marshall, and Ray Rizzo. Together, they make a beautiful, chaotic, psychedelic pop racket. We joined them in their Moose Lab studio in DUMBO, Brooklyn, for a very close encounter of the rock n' roll kind.
Monomyth is a psych-pop foursome from Halifax, Nova Scotia. We caught up with them for a session of BTR Live Studio when they were in town for CMJ 2014. Not seen in that session is this full performance of “Cruel Blue Hello.”
Cariad Harmon is a charming London-bred folksinger who currently lives in New York. She dropped by Saltlands Studio, joined by her friend Orly, for this intimate session, then spoke with Maia.
White Reaper is a badass rock 'n roll/garage-pop band from Louisville, Kentucky. You really don't need to hear much more than that to know that you'll love them from the first fuzzy chord. They stopped by in the middle of a CMJ blitz for this session sat Saltlands in DUMBO, Brooklyn.