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How artists are enriching daily routines with literature.
Laser Background, the hazy dream-pop brainchild of Philadelphia's Andy Molholt, plays around in that murky field of tape hiss and slow grooves. There's a playfulness here, falling somewhere in the fuzzy, psychedelic territory between the Beatles and Pavement, where pop melodies definitely rule, but everything sounds just a little bit… well, strange. Here, we present “Tropic Of Cancer,” from their recent session for BTR Live Studio.
Tuesday on BTR is ready for you. 90-minutes of tunes are set to go with your host DJ Emily.
Everybody, stop the presses! It finally happened! We’re finally playing…straight up country on the Saturday show. Well, it was bound to happen sooner or later- BTR gives all kinds of music a fair shake. Plus, it’s only one song. And oh yeah, we’ve got a ton of other great stuff from Telegraph Canyon, Good Field and Flo Morrissey. Make sure to check them all out!
Brandon Doman, founder of The Strangers Project, invites people to share their handwritten stories. He chats with BTR about the history of his project and how he wants to keep expanding it.
This week we are talking about literature with the author of the Internet's longest running lit blog: Literary Kicks. We cover the evolution of the written word, the social issues being discussed in today's literature, and which author's we should be paying more attention to.
This week we are talking about literature with the author of the Internet's longest running lit blog: Literary Kicks. We cover the evolution of the written word, the social issues being discussed in today's literature, and which author's we should be paying more attention to.
Another not-quite-yet summer Saturday show. Except you wouldn’t know it by the amount of summery songs I have for you on the show today (and the amount of margaritas I’ve been drinking outside lately). Yes, it really feels like it’s summer, and we’re celebrating that on the show today. Check out new tracks from Eternal Summer, Sharon Van Etten, and old favorites from Childish Gambino and White Hinterland!
The Symphony Space in NYC celebrates the writings of best-selling author Chuck Palahniuk. Sarah Steele, Alex Hurt, and others read stories authored or appreciated by Palahniuk.
Tune in today to learn about the frontiers of being nerdy with Jedi-masters, literary enthusiasts and the science of music.
David Berkeley sits down with BTR about living on the island of Corsica and merging the worlds of literature and music. His newest record, 'Cardboard Boat', is slated for release in late September.
Feminists and activists gathered at Barnard College for the third New York City Feminist Zinefest.
Normally, at studio sessions, we’re only able to shoot enough footage to properly showcase one full song in our videos. However, from time to time, we’re able to shoot enough footage of an artist’s session that we can present a second song in full. So, welcome to this new video series we’re calling BTR Side Tracks, where we’ll now be presenting those songs. Our first video is “Kites,” a song by Philadelphia-based indie-pop band Literature, and comes from their recent session for BTR Live Studio. It appears on the band’s latest LP, Chorus, released by Slumberland Records.
Disruptive Week - Amazon’s Kindle Unlimited is hurting self-published authors financially and changing writing styles.
If you don't like to ROCK, then don't tune in to this week's rock show. It's a heavy episode featuring heavy tunes from rockers like Speedy Ortiz, AJ Davila, Dope Body, Ausmuteants, and more. Oh, and don't forget about that new Twerps LP, we got that one too!
We’re fully in the swing of 2015 now, two weeks in, and great news, we have a show full of great music today! We start off with a track from an excellent band called Literature, who you can also hear on BTR Live Studio w/ DJ Maia!! And as always if you’d like to keep up with everything on BTR, make sure to follow us on Facebook, Twitter, tumblr, Instagram, Pinterest, and SoundCloud!
Literature is an indie-pop band based in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The band's roots were planted when songwriter Kevin Attics met Nathaniel Cardaci and Seth Whaland in Austin, Texas. After a move to Philadelphia, where they met fourth member Chris Schackerman, the band got up and running in 2012. Their mod-leaning indie pop found a great match in analog recording techniques, which the band put to fantastic use on their Slumberland Records release, Chorus. Literature stopped by Saltlands Studio in DUMBO while in town for CMJ, where they also cranked out a killer set at the official BTR showcase.
It's the BEST of 2014, Part 2! IT'S SIMPLY TOO EXCITING!!

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