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Maple Glider takes the top spot on this week’s BTR Top 10! Our hosts are spinning her new album, To Enjoy Is The Only Thing (Partisan) the most this week! Debuting on the countdown: Helvetia, John Grant, Mykki Blanco, Half Moon Run, Anna Ash Find your favorite album in the mix and support the artist by buying an album or some merch! Here’s The Full List: 1. MAPLE GLIDER, To Enjoy Is The Only Thing (Partisan) 2. HELVETIA, Essential Aliens (Joyful Noise) 3. JOHN GRANT, Boy From Michigan (Bella Union) 4. VEPS,  Open The Door (Kanine) 5. MYKKI BLANCO, Broken Hearts And Beauty Sleep (Transgressive) 6. SQUIRREL FLOWER, Planet (i) (Polyvinyl) 7. SILVER FIRS, Lake Hypoxia [EP] (Oh, Sister) 8. HALF MOON RUN, Inwards & Onwards [EP] (Crystal Math/Glassnote) 9. ANNA ASH, Fire Season (Self-Released) 10. 2ND GRADE, Wish You Were Here Tour Revisited (DDW)
Veps take the top spot on this week’s BTR Top 10! Countdown debuts: Maple Glider, Lightman Jarvis Ecstatic Band, 2nd Grade, Love of Everything, Lightning Bug
Our most played artist this week is Squirrel Flower. Fiddlehead makes their countdown debut.
This week, Nikkie speaks with queer singer/songwriter Giulia. about her new EP, ‘Night Before,’ as well as how her various creative paths inform each other and how those and her identity influence her music. This podcast is produced by Stereoactive Media.
Dawn Richard takes the top spot on this week’s BTR Top 10! Francis of Delirium, Love of Everything, and Halley Greg make countdown debuts!
Perpetual Doom is a family-owned video production company and indie record label run by husband-and-wife team Lou & Rosie Crisitello and based in Pennsylvania. In this episode, we catch up with Lou to talk about the label's beginnings and some of the exciting projects they've released and have in the works!
MAN ON MAN take the top spot on this week’s BTR Top 10! Our hosts are spinning their self-titled album (Polyvinyl Records) the most this week! Debuting on the countdown: Charlie Martin, Native Sun, Bachelor, Brodka, Missing Sons, Lambchop Find your favorite album in the mix and support the artist by buying an album or some merch! Here’s The Full List: 1. MAN ON MAN, Man On Man (Polyvinyl) 2. CHARLIE MARTIN, Imaginary People (Grand Jury) 3. SARAH NEUFELD, Detritus (Paper Bag) 4. NATIVE SUN, "Jesus" b/w "Off The Dial" [Single] (Grand Jury) 5. BACHELOR, Doomin' Sun (Polyvinyl) 6. BRODKA, BRUT (PIAS) 7. MISSING SONS, Missing Sons (Joyful Noise) 8. LAMBCHOP, Showtunes (Merge) 9. FRUIT BATS, The Pet Parade (Merge) 10. PACKS, Take The Cake (Fire Talk)
Cartalk takes the top spot on this week’s BTR Top 10! Fruit Bats, Man on Man, Patrick Paige II, Sarah Neufeld, and Pack make their countdown debuts.
Every Dejavu is an eclectic label currently based in Boston, releasing everything from beat tapes to hip hop, R'n'B, and indie rock. In this episode, we catch up with label owner Ryan Magnole to hear about the label's story, connecting with its roster, and their upcoming releases.
Anjimile takes the top spot on this week’s BTR Top 10! Mia Joy, Jacober, Best Move and Will Stratton make countdown debuts.
Katie Kuffel is a singer-songwriter based in Seattle, Washington. Her album, ‘Alligator,’ came out in March of this year. She spoke with Nikkie about its production during the pandemic, the stories behind the songs, and her experience as a queer artist. This podcast is produced by Stereoactive Media.
The Berries take the top spot on this week’s BTR Top 10! Our hosts are spinning their album, Throne of Ivory (Run for Cover) the most this week! Debuting on the countdown: Alfa Mist, Kero Kero Bonito, Art D'Ecco, Innov Gnawa, Jaywood, Warren Dunes Find your favorite album in the mix and support the artist by buying an album or some merch! Here’s The Full List: 1. THE BERRIES, Throne Of Ivory (Run For Cover) 2. SUNNY WAR, Simple Syrup (Hen House/ORG) 3. JUAN WAUTERS, Real Life Situations (Captured Tracks) 4. ALFA MIST, Bring Backs (Anti-) 5. KERO KERO BONITO, Civilisation I And II (Polyvinyl) 6. ART D'ECCO, In Standard Definition (Paper Bag) 7. INNOV GNAWA, Lila (Daptone) 8. ALEX LITTLE AND THE SUSPICIOUS MINDS, Waiting To Get Paid (Light Organ) 9. JAYWOOD, Some Days [EP] (Captured Tracks) 10. WARREN DUNES, Get Well Soon (Big Wawa)
Jon Solomon joins us in this episode to talk about his long-running NJ-based record label, Comedy Minus One. Along the way we dip into his previous label, My Pal God Records, and get an exclusive announcement about an upcoming surprise release from Comedy Minus One.
In this episode we're featuring the Columbus, Ohio-based label, Lonely Ghost records, with a ton of great music and a chat with John and Shane about the young label's beginnings, their unique approach to working with artists and building community, and their expanding list of projects.
Sci-Fi is a Trans rapper based in Minnesota. Her album ‘Too Late Nights’ dropped in 2019 and she recently released the single “Bloom,” which is available now on all streaming platforms. This podcast is produced by Stereoactive Media.
An Only Child takes the top spot this week! Puma Blue, Sarah Mary Chadwick, Yasmin Williams, and The Deathray Davies make their countdown debuts.
In this episode, Ben Seretan talks about the label/collective he founded, Whatever's Clever, his own music, and much more!
Aliah Sheffield is the singer/songwriter also known as Nikkie Aliah. Her song, “Earth is Ghetto,” recently went viral and she chatted with Nikkiesha about what led her to her viral moment, her musical inspirations, and what she hopes and plans to do next… oh, and tequila. This podcast is produced by Stereoactive Media.
Aerial East takes the top spot on this week’s BTR Top 10! Our hosts are spinning her album, Try Harder the most this week! Debuting on the countdown: Cassandra Jenkins, Katy Kirby, Jonas Carping Find your favorite in the mix and support the artist by buying an album or some merch! Here’s The Full List: 1. AERIAL EAST, Try Harder (Partisan Records) 2. JONAS CARPING, The YLA Sessions (self-released) 3. INEZ, Voicemails And Conversations (From INEZ With Love) 4. ARLO PARKS, Collapsed In Sunbeams (Transgressive/PIAS) 5. JOCELYN MACKENZIE, PUSH (Righteous Babe) 6. CASSANDRA JENKINS, An Overview On Phenomenal Nature (Ba Da Bing) 7. SUN JUNE, Somewhere (Run For Cover) 8. KATY KIRBY, Cool Dry Place (Keeled Scales) 9. THE WEATHER STATION, Ignorance (Fat Possum) 10. BROTHER GALEN, On The Way (Pre Raphaelite)
INEZ is our most played artist this week! Countdown debuts: Fleshtones, Albertine Sarges, Femi Kuti
Mackenzie Shivers is a NYC based independent singer/songwriter. Her latest album, Rejection Letter, will be out on April 2nd. This podcast is produced by Stereoactive Media.
Jocelyn Mackenzie takes the top spot on this week’s BTR Top 10! INEZ, Sun June, and Brother Galen make their countdown debuts. Click for tracks from each of our Top 10 artists!
Arlo Parks has our most played album of the week! Pom Poko, Pearl Charles, Hermitess make countdown debuts. Click to hear a track from each of our most played artists.
In this episode, we're featuring the Philadelphia-based "artist friendly, socially conscious" record label, The Giving Groove. Co-founder Matt Teacher joins us for a great conversation about the label's first few years, it's unique mission statement, and much more!
The Queer Songbook Orchestra is a 13-piece chamber pop ensemble based in Toronto that focuses on surfacing queer narratives in pop music. They released “Medicine for Melancholy” with Bonjay in November of last year. Nikkiesha spoke with Stephen Jackman-Torkoff, a poet in the group in mid-January. This podcast is produced by Stereoactive Media.
Inside Voices Records is a new Seattle-based record label founded by Bobby Granfelt, and featuring an eclectic roster of musicians stemming from a strong collective. In this episode, we're premiering a ton of great new music from the label along with their handful of previously-released tracks from the likes of Rachel Lime, Watson Moon, SWAMPLIFETERRY, and more.
Delilia Black is a queer Haitian musician and performance artist originally from Port Au Prince, but now based in London. While hopping among genres, the music could be called Alt-Americana or as Delila puts it: “Electro-Mountain, Country-Noire, Punk-Country, Afro-Billy, Roots-Rodeo-Rocknroll.” This podcast is produced by Stereoactive Media.
Call Me Spinster takes the top spot this week! Plus Falcon Jane, Arlo Parks and more!
Our first indie label feature of the year is the new Buffalo, NY-based Friend Club Records. In this episode, I interview label co-founder Rob Froese, and we dive in for a huge selection of music from the label.
Falcon Jane takes the top spot on the BTR Top 10! Joan of Arc and Gotts Street Park make their countdown debuts!
All our hosts pick and play our own music and we sure picked some good ones this year!