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Bombay Rickey is a band based in Ditmas Park, Brooklyn, with an eclectic mix of influences. Self-described as "the…
We ease you out of 2014 by re-airing part 1 of our four year anniversary show, with the amazing guests Melissa Gira…
This Portland, Oregon-based group is a bright, spirited collective with 6 or more voices joining in, rallying around the…
TEEN last visited the studio in 2012 for a stripped-down session, right around the release of their debut album. Now,…
NYC-based El Jezel have been together for over a decade, combining elements of glimmering, wistful shoegaze and…
Monika Heidemann, formerly of Brooklyn pop band Xylos, has set out on her own with a bass guitar and an array of…
Las Rosas (featuring Jose Boye from the band Harlem) is a new Brooklyn psych trio making catchy, hooky pop tunes. Though…
Big Rock. Big Roll. Big Sound. From the land of Springsteen (one of the patron saints of Serious Business), The Everymen…
Monomyth is a psych-pop foursome from Halifax, Nova Scotia. To borrow from their official bio, since they put it so…
White Reaper is a badass rock 'n roll/garage-pop band from Louisville, Kentucky. You really don't need to hear much more…
Big Ups is a Brooklyn post-hardcore band drawing from the Minutemen/Black Flag bloodline, busy touring and making great…
Flowers is the London-based trio of Sam, Rachel, and Jordan. Formed in 2012 and booked for a tour supporting The Pains…
Sabila Sabila is the new solo project of Brooklyn-based Haleh, who happens to be half of the experimental electronic…
Flashlights are a punk band from Orlando, Florida. Like many groups, what began as a solo acoustic project in 2007 (in…
Nikki Yanofsky is a young Canadian jazz/soul singer. Just 20 years old, she's already been performing in the public eye…
Cy Dune is the pen name and "mythological rebel persona" of Seth Olinsky, songwriter of bizarro folk punks Akron/Family.…
ideo2lip] Tei Shi, aka songwriter Valerie Teicher, was born in Argentina and spent time in Bogota, Vancouver, and Boston…
Two Inch Astronaut is a trio from Colesville, Maryland, that exudes the classic post-punk guitar vibes that the kids…
Winstons is the new, Brooklyn-based/Virginia-conceived duo of Lou Nutting (guitar, vocals) and Ben Brock Wilkes (drums,…
Gemma Ray is a British musician, singer, composer, and producer. Currently living in Berlin, her style is described as…
Following a 13-year stint as a member of beloved New York band The Walkmen, Peter Matthew Bauer is now on his own (with,…
Streets Of Laredo, the New Zealand-originating family band fast on their way to becoming a household name in Brooklyn,…
Raindeer is a psychedelic synth-pop band from Baltimore, Maryland. True to their Baltimore, aka Charm City, roots,…
Sean Rowe has an unforgettable voice. Deep and resonant, his singing perfectly expresses his naturalist roots and…
Johnny Lewis has a fascinating musical career history: he's already done electronic production for The Larva Ink, Lizzo,…
Gemma Ray is a British musician, singer, composer, and producer. Currently living in Berlin, her style is described as…
Sunflower Bean performs live in our studios!
Sunflower Bean is a New York-based trio of young psychedelic rockers. Comprised of Julia Cumming (vox/bass), Nick Kivlen…
Part Two of Radio Dispatch Live 4 year anniversary show. Our guests are Natasha Lennard, Kade Crockford, and Ali Gharib.…
Pinegrove are a young group originally from Montclair, New Jersey, but now calling Brooklyn home while touring the…
Today we air part 1 of Radio Dispatch Live four year anniversary extravaganza. Our guests are Melissa Gira Grant, Mychal…
Tei Shi, aka songwriter Valerie Teicher, was born in Argentina and spent time in Bogota, Vancouver, and Boston before…
Two Inch Astronaut is a trio from Colesville, Maryland, that exudes the classic post-punk guitar vibes that the kids…
Dub Thompson, the California-based project driven by Matt Pulos and Evan Laffer, has had a little help from friends in…
Overlord is a bit of a Brooklyn institution. Longstanding torchbearers of the borough's pop/indie rock tradition, the…
Bombay Rickey is a band based in Ditmas Park, Brooklyn, with an eclectic mix of influences. Self-described as "the…
Roz And The Rice Cakes is a trio of good-natured, fun-loving kids residing in Providence, New Hampshire. Musically,…
Joanna Gruesome is an irresistible noise pop five-piece from Cardiff, UK. During the 2013 CMJ Music Marathon, the band…
Sun Club is a Baltimore band that formed in 2012, blending their main influences of The Beach Boys and Animal Collective…
Canadian rockers Greys join us for an in studio performance and interview!
Greys is a garage punk band from Toronto and blasting out ferociously efficient jams is, to put it simply, what they do.…
Gramercy Arms is a New York-based collective of revolving musicians and artists, masterminded by main…
Future Of What is the Brooklyn-based pop trio of Blair Gimma, Sam Axelrod, and Max Kotelchuck. Blair's distinct voice,…
New Myths is a NYC-based trio comprised of Rosie Slater (drums and vocals), Marina Ross (bass and vocals), and Brit…
When Landlady visited the studio recently, they did something bands don’t normally do at these sessions -- they made…
The Henry Millers is a New York-based band fronted by the duo of John MacCallum and Katie Schecter. Longtime friends…
Johnny Lewis has a fascinating musical career history: he's already done electronic production for The Larva Ink, Lizzo,…
Boyfriend is a badass female rapper from New Orleans by way of Nashville. Her rhymes may come off as raunchy at first,…
We air part 2 of Radio Dispatch Live with Jeremy Scahill and Ryan Devereaux, where we discuss the history of the…
Asian Dub Foundation has been stirring things up for almost 20 years now. The London-based group began as a group of…
Jeremy Scahill and Ryan Devereaux join us for the latest Radio Dispatch Live, maybe our best one yet. In part 1, we…
The Wytches are a trio based in Brighton, UK, with a heavy, grungy, surf-punk sound. Raw and vibrant, their live shows…
Spirit System is a band from Winston Salem, North Carolina, who call their music "etheralia/darkwave/gaze." Helmed by…
White Hinterland is Casey Dienel. In the wake of her previous, production-heavy album, she retreated to the basement of…
There are a couple of things we love about San Diego foursome The Donkeys: 1) Their music, of course, and 2) Their…
Bailiff are a no-nonsense bluesy indie rock trio from Chicago featuring the classic rock formula of drums, bass, guitar,…
Begun as a collaboration between former Vivian/Dum Dum Girl Frankie Rose and Drew Citron (a former member of Frankie’s…
Challenger is the project of NYC producer/composer/songwriter John Ross, featuring a full band for live performances.…
Jack & Eliza grew up in NYC as childhood friends. At 15, Eliza won the International John Lennon Songwriting award.…
TEEN last visited the studio in 2012 for a stripped-down session, right around the release of their debut album. Now,…
Tancred is the solo project of Jess Abbott, member of the Minneapolis band Now, Now. Born in California before growing…
Pinegrove are a young group originally from Montclair, New Jersey, but now calling Brooklyn home while touring the…
This Brooklyn foursome has been around just long enough to prove that they mean it, and the work is paying off as more…
Round 2 of Exploding In Sound Records’ takeover of Serious Business on BTR continues with the most excellent Baked!…
White Hinterland is Casey Dienel. In the wake of her previous, production-heavy album, she retreated to the basement of…
Wild Moccasins is an indie pop band from Houston, Texas. Their infectious, exuberant jams are as colorful as the…
In the current sea of guitar-heavy northeast indie rockers, Boston’s Pile has a different approach from the average…
SPEAK is the Austin-based art rock quartet of Troupe Gammage, Joey Delahoussaye, Nick Hurt, and Jake Stewart. Their…
Vancouver-based Gold & Youth write songs with a hazy, breezy, nostalgic air to them. Equally adept at crafting jams…
Mannequin Pussy is a dirty, nasty, excellent garage punk duo-turned-trio of childhood friends. Not only does this…
Unicycle Loves You is a Brooklyn trio who "write loud, noisy pop songs from hell." While they don't actually come across…
Alyson Greenfield is a Brooklyn-based songwriter and performer. Riding the lines between piano pop, electronica, and…
Miniature Tigers is an indie pop band that originated way back in the MySpace days in Phoenix, Arizona, but currently…
Baltimore trio Multicult (aka Nick Skrobisz, Jake Cregger, and Rebecca Burchette) bring a super minimalist, yet…
Revolution In The Elbow of Ragnar Agnarsson Furniture Painter is an indie rock musical, written by Icelandic songwriter…
Sally Seltmann is a singer/songwriter/producer from Sydney, Australia, with a rich musical history. Notably, she…
With a name like Robot Death Kites, it makes total sense that they’re loud, noisy, silly, dress-wearing punks from…
High Waisted is a young NYC-based surf rock band. Already notorious for the wild, feel-good party vibe of their live…
While San Francisco may, these days, be better known for more jangly and psych-inspired taste, Happy Fangs is a SF-based…
Robot Princess is an indie rock band from New York City. Their music -- often reflected in the candy-colored aesthetic…
New York City’s Cloud Becomes Your Hand is great at making unexpected musical moves. Utilizing the unconventionally…
You Bred Raptors? have a lot working in their favor to make them stand out from most other bands. What’s so special?…
As soon as a Flagland song starts, there’s a panicked, anxious energy that bubbles up -- probably related to the…
Begun as a collaboration between former Vivian/Dum Dum Girl Frankie Rose and Drew Citron (a former member of Frankie’s…
You should already be very familiar with Brooklyn’s own Ava Luna. A few years back, when they first began their ascent…
Monika Heidemann, formerly of Brooklyn pop band Xylos, has set out on her own with a bass guitar and an array of…
Bluffing doesn't mess around. Established in Brooklyn in March 2012 with the singular mission of crafting concise hits…
The Stargazer Lilies are a shoegaze-inspired band based out of northeastern Pennsylvania. Some may recognize John Cep…
There’s a character in the New York music scene who we at BTRtv affectionately refer to as Doctor Schatz. His actual…
LVL UP seem to be at the center of a growing storm of kickass Northeast-based bands. Part of the extended Exploding In…
Boyfriend is a badass female rapper from New Orleans by way of Nashville. Her rhymes may come off as raunchy at first,…
This Portland, Oregon-based group is a bright, spirited collective with 6 or more voices joining in, rallying around the…
Field Mouse is a Brooklyn-based shoegaze/pop-inspired band who we last saw on BTR Live Studio. Here, they return to the…
Teen Girl Scientist Monthly seem to have a permanent wink and smile, from their cheeky nerd-chic band name to their…
Future Death is an Austin-based band with an amazing mix of swirling, chaotic post-punk and noise that few bands can…
Slavve is the duo of guitarist/vocalist Chuka Chukuma and drummer Marcos Marchesani, formerly of Weird Wives and Surfer…
TOY are an internationally-touring rock 'n roll band currently based in London. One of the current darlings of the…
This Brooklyn band (normally a quintet but performing here as a duo) works in the realm of anthemic, folk-inspired rock…
NYC-based songwriter/composer PT Walkley did his time in the bar and club scene developing his rich, melodic indie rock…
Split Single is a rock band fronted by Jason Narducy (Superchunk, the Bob Mould Band, Telekinesis, Verbow). Joined on…
Aloud are, as they put it, "a nationally touring four piece rock n' roll band with lots of hooks, lots of harmonies,…
Alice Boman has the kind of voice that creeps up on you, which may sound dramatic, but so does her music, so it fits.…
Hive Bent is the Baltimore, Maryand, duo of Kyle and Steph. The result of experimenting with a number of projects…
Paper Castles, a Burlington, Vermont, staple, began as a trio headed up by songwriter Paddy Reagan in 2009. A few years…
This Brooklyn band (normally a quintet but performing here as a duo) works in the realm of anthemic, folk-inspired rock…
Hailing from New Orleans, The Revivalists are a funky, soulful experience of a rock n' roll band. Horns and pedal steel…
The Teen Age have come up with their own genre that's totally appropriate and tells you almost all there is to know…
We Are Scientists first appeared on the scene about a decade ago, touring internationally and becoming massively popular…
Dub Thompson, the California-based project driven by Matt Pulos and Evan Laffer, has had a little help from friends in…
Big Ups are back, making their second appearance on Serious Business on BTR, and things have been going well for them…
Slothrust, a Brooklyn by way of Boston band, is a rock trio aiming for the gut, spearheaded by the deep, forceful vocals…
Crazy Pills is an NYC-based garage-pop trio, led by ferocious guitarist and singer Amanda, aka “Tha Kitten.” The…
NYC’s Walking Shapes is a band with the rare ability to create songs that are at once totally original while also…
Beech Creeps is a hot new Brooklyn/Queens band featuring Mark Shue, Zach Lehrhoff, and Luke Fasano. With a fine pedigree…
Carsick Cars are a rock trio from Beijing. Singing mostly in English and taking a broad interpretation of noise rock,…
Crazy Pills is an NYC-based garage-pop trio, led by ferocious guitarist and singer Amanda, aka “Tha Kitten.” The…
Picastro is a decade-strong Toronto-based project, built around the songwriting of Liz Hysen. Through lineup changes,…
Exploding In Sound is a Brooklyn-based music blog and label, specializing in the often-guitar-heavy, 90s-leaning rock…
This Portland, Oregon-based group is a bright, spirited collective with 6 or more voices joining in, rallying around the…
Brooklyn-based Shilpa Ray left the Happy Hookers at home and brought her harmonium to the studio for a solo set, which…
Exploding In Sound is a Brooklyn-based music blog and label, specializing in the often-guitar-heavy, 90s-leaning rock…
Thus Owls is a transatlantic band centered around husband and wife duo Erika and Simon Angell. Originally an outlet for…
Exploding In Sound is a Brooklyn-based music blog and label, specializing in the often-guitar-heavy, 90s-leaning rock…
Melaena Cadiz is a Brooklyn-based songwriter originally from Kalamazoo, Michigan, who plays a dreamy sort of…
Oh My Goodness is the duo of multi-instrumentalists and producers Therese Workman and Tyler Wood, originally from Maine…
During the 2014 SXSW Music Festival in Austin, Texas, the BTR Live Studio team set up shop at a lovely house on the East…
Mount Sharp is a band proudly hailing from the toxic-post-industrial-superfund neighborhood of Gowanus, Brooklyn. With…
Crobot is a big, dirty, groovy rock band from Pottsville, Pennsylvania. These guys have clearly studied the works of…
On March 15, 2014, BTR threw a free, unofficial day party during the SXSW Music Festival in Austin, Texas. Held at The…
During the 2014 SXSW Music Festival in Austin, Texas, the BTR Live Studio team set up shop at a lovely house on the East…
Vulture Shit says that what they make is "Music for people who live in basements, by people who live in basements."…
During the 2014 SXSW Music Festival in Austin, Texas, the BTR Live Studio team set up shop at a lovely house on the East…
During the 2014 SXSW Music Festival in Austin, Texas, the BTR Live Studio team set up shop at a lovely house on the East…
Travis gets his donk slonked by Slonk Donkerson (who are actually, like, really good), learns a bit about the band's…
During the 2014 SXSW Music Festival in Austin, Texas, the BTR Live Studio team set up shop at a lovely house on the East…
During the 2014 SXSW Music Festival in Austin, Texas, the BTR Live Studio team set up shop at a lovely house on the East…
The Fleshtones were formed in 1976 in Whitestone, New York, and have been active for the nearly four decades since. They…
During the 2014 SXSW Music Festival in Austin, Texas, the BTR Live Studio team set up shop at a lovely house on the East…
During the 2014 SXSW Music Festival in Austin, Texas, the BTR Live Studio team set up shop at a lovely house on the East…
Spirit Kid is the Boston-based project of jangle-pop-loving songwriter Emeen Zarookian. Their latest album is out today…
During the 2014 SXSW Music Festival in Austin, Texas, the BTR Live Studio team set up shop at a lovely house on the East…
On March 15, 2014, BTR threw a free, unofficial day party during the SXSW Music Festival in Austin, Texas. Held at The…
Special Explosion is an excellent rock band from Seattle that plays a type of music they call “dreamy rock” (or if…
Great Western Plain is a trio of dudes from Maine, playing gnarly rock music. Continuing the tradition of Portland-based…
The members of Los Angeles-based band Incan Abraham have been friends since kindergarten. It's that childhood bond that…
This week in Austin, Texas, thousands of musicians and fans are at the South By Southwest Music Festival. A huge event…
This week in Austin, Texas, thousands of musicians and fans are at the South By Southwest Music Festival. A huge event…
This week in Austin, Texas, thousands of musicians and fans are at the South By Southwest Music Festival. A huge event…
Gardens & Villa are a band from Santa Barbara, California. Members Adam Rasmussen, Chris Lynch, Dusty Ineman, Levi…
Sharkmuffin has the kind of name that demands attention. Ferocious and deadly as a shark, while sweet like a muffin…
Glasvegas is a Scottish indie rock band from Glasgow consisting of James Allan (vocals), Rab Allan (lead guitar), Paul…
Tropic of Pisces is the new project from Brooklyn-based Oberhofer guitarist Mathew Scheiner. The project's debut is a…
GIMME TINNITUS is a Brooklyn-based music/MP3 blog run by a dedicated music enthusiast by the name of Bob Reich. We love…
Doug Gillard is well known as a member of Guided By Voices, Nada Surf, Lifeguards, Bambi Kino, Death Of Samantha, Cobra…
Welcome to the Party Hour Show! Tonight we hit you off with another monthly mix. Continuous music with less talking. In…
MiWi La Lupa grew up and started playing music in Buffalo, New York, before finding his way to New York City to pursue…
GIMME TINNITUS is a Brooklyn-based music/MP3 blog run by a dedicated music enthusiast by the name of Bob Reich. We love…
Benjamin Verdoes makes his second stop by BTR Live Studio -- previously seen as half of the buzzing duo, Iska Dhaaf --…
Brett Saxon is a Brooklyn-based songwriter. Wielding an acoustic guitar and a tight backing band, Brett sings his way…
Blood Warrior is Greg Jamie (of o'death) and Joey Weiss (of Supermonster). Friends for most of their lives, they…
GIMME TINNITUS is a Brooklyn-based music/MP3 blog run by a dedicated music enthusiast by the name of Bob Reich. We love…
Gregory and the Hawk is the solo project of Meredith Godreau from New York. Known for her touching lyrics and vocal…
Brett Saxon is a Brooklyn-based songwriter. Wielding an acoustic guitar and a tight backing band, Brett sings his way…
Secret Someones is the fresh NYC-based project from singer-songwriters Bess Rogers, Lelia Broussard, Hannah Winkler,…
GIMME TINNITUS is a Brooklyn-based music/MP3 blog run by a dedicated music enthusiast by the name of Bob Reich. We love…
Karikatura is a band based in New York City pumping out lively, body-shaking music that blends gypsy, latin, hip-hop,…
PEP is a project built on the retro-pop love of Karys Rhea, who you may recognize from the band Starlight Girls. For…
Ava Luna is a household name among certain circles in Brooklyn. Travis hits the nail on the head here, addressing the…
Tancred is the solo project of Jess Abbott, member of the Minneapolis band Now, Now. Born in California before growing…
Welcome to the Party Hour on Break Thru Radio! We kick off the show with a 30 minute continuous Mini-Mix by your host…
Hugh Cornwell is a bit of a legend. As the original guitarist, singer, and primary songwriter in UK hit-making band The…
For the past few years, Tyler Jackson of Portland, Maine, has been turning out fuzzy pop gems -- leaning towards psych…
The Can't Tells are a trio of scrappy late twenty-somethings from Brooklyn -- specifically (and alphabetically) Mike…
Genghis Hans is the cleverly named Brooklyn-based pop duo of guitarist/singer Hansdale Hsu and producer Stryker…
Iska Dhaaf (taken from Somali, translating roughly to “let it go”) is a Seattle-based duo composing meditative,…
Potty Mouth, a punk quartet from Northampton, MA (which just seems to be spewing forth great new bands lately), is, as…
Yes, Australian indie pop band The Griswolds ARE named after the cinematic family we all know and love from the National…
Anthonie Tonnon is a songwriter and performer based in Auckland, New Zealand, who performs both solo and with a four…
Coastgaard may not quite be a surf-rock band, but the band definitely has that beachy vibe. Growing from the ashes of…
Brooklyn trio Low Fat Getting High has a simple formula: whether it's a show, a recording, or live in the studio, the…
Jay Arner is a musician from Vancouver. While he may have played all the instruments on his latest album, live, the…
Weekend began as a notoriously noisy shoegaze band in San Francisco, but a recent move to Brooklyn marked a shift in…

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