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Based in Doylestown, PA, and featuring members of past BreakThru Radio favorites White Birds and Drink Up Buttercup, Night Panther has added members and gained notoriety for a handful of tracks in the past year, including a cover of Grizzly Bear’s “Two Weeks.” Assigning their own style the cheeky faux-genre descriptor “sex pop,” in this unique, stripped-down performance -- taking the band away from synths and simplifying their setup with just our studio piano -- things take a distinct turn towards piano pop.
On the eve of the 2013 Oscar nominations, BTR Pulse’s Lauren Hawker asked people which films they hoped would receive Academy Awards recognition.
Mal Blum is a 24 year old songwriter and performer from New York who spends her time writing songs, traveling the country playing songs, and writing songs about traveling the country playing songs. Her clever and playful style of songwriting has brought praise from many music blogs and publications, as well as the cult hit cable access/internet show, The Chris Gethard Show. For this special episode of BTR Hear & There, Mal is joined by her friend and tourmate, Zoe Boekbinder, for an intimate performance at Sardine, a project space in Bushwick, Brooklyn.
Denmark’s Choir of Young Believers carries a name and sound worthy of a huge orchestral-pop group on Polyphonic Spree levels, but in reality the band is the brainchild of one Jannis Noya Makrigiannis. In 2006, he left the Copenhagen music scene and moved to the Greek island of Samos, where he began developing his own solo material that eventually evolved into COYB. On a recent tour, the group dropped by our studio to share some songs and Jannis spoke to Maia about transitioning from a solo project to a full band, touring internationally, and more.

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