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Philadelphia band Pine Barons just release their excellent third record, Mirage On The Meadow, and they recorded a super fun full band live performance in lead singer Keith Abrams’ kitchen for BTR Live Studio at Home. We caught up with Keith during a break in a recording session at his studio to get some insight into the process behind this album, what the band has been up to during quarantine, and some exciting upcoming plans they have in the works.
Philadelphia band Pine Barons just released their excellent third record, Mirage On The Meadow, and they recorded a super fun full band live performance in lead singer Keith Abrams’ kitchen for BTR Live Studio at Home. Mirage On The Meadow is available now from Grind Select. Listen to the audio podcast for more music and interview.
This week we chat w/ the frontwoman of Philly-based band No Thank You—plus, we share their brand new album ‘Embroidered Foliage.’ 
Their newest album ‘Embroidered Foliage’ just came out & it’s perfect for combating quarantine depression.
Mock Suns is a Philadelphia-based project headed up by Greg Puglese, known for synthy, dreamy pop songs, they are releasing their new self-titled album – their first release in 4 years – today, October 23, 2020.  Greg put together a trio to perform one of the songs from that record – called “More” for us, and we caught up with him last week to talk about the record, life during quarantine, his epic instrumental single and video, and more.
Mock Suns is a Philadelphia-based project headed up by Greg Puglese, known for synthy, dreamy pop songs. Greg put together a special trio for this exclusive performance of the song “More” from the new album. Mock Suns is available now. Listen to the audio podcast for more music and interview.
Sadie Dupuis of Speedy Ortiz returns to BTR Live Studio with her pop-oriented solo project, Sad13, on the occasion of the second album, Haunted Painting. Here, Sadie takes us inside her home studio in Philadelphia, and shares an exclusive solo performance of the song “With Baby.” Haunted Painting is available now from Wax Nine. Listen to the audio podcast for more music and interview.
Sad13 returns to BTR Live Studio (listen to their 2017 appearance), this time in solo form, from Sadie Dupuis’ home in Philadelphia. Sadie recorded an exclusive performance of the song “With Baby” from the new record, Haunted Painting, and we chat about the new record, Speedy Ortiz, local beaches, the band sElf, and aliens. It’s pretty much the best conversation ever. https://youtu.be/OnTmXfYlOtc The music heard in the background of this episode is from Sad13’s album, Haunted Painting, out now from Wax Nine.
Shamir is Shamir is Shamir. Nothing more really needs to be said. A singular voice and chameleon-like talent across mediums, sliding thru music genres and aesthetics – from pop beginnings to “indie rock Shamir” – he’s been thru it all, and puts his whole heart into every single release. Here, Shamir shares an raw, intimate acoustic performance from his home in Philadelphia. “I Wonder” is available now. Listen to the audio podcast for more music and interview.
As the bio says, “Shamir is Shamir is Shamir.”  Nothing more really needs to be said. A singular voice and chameleon-like talent across mediums, sliding thru music genres and aesthetics – from pop beginnings to “indie rock Shamir” – in this exclusive interview and performance from Shamir’s home in Philadelphia, we cover a lot: from sustainable merch and the USPS, to his record label  – Accidental Popstar – and his relationship to the stage and performing, as well as the upcoming self-titled full length record.  
This week is SUPER exciting because we’ve got pioneering punk Rodney Anonymous from The Dead Milkmen on the show.
It’s been a weird year in general — and that includes for movies and movie lovers. We discuss some that have managed to be released so far that are worth a look.
Field Mouse have been a favorite band here at BTRtoday for several years now – while much has changed for the band (members, cities, styles of music) what’s still maintained all this time is the massively enjoyable musical chemistry stemming from Rachel Browne’s sweet vocals and Andrew Futral’s wily guitar antics. The addition of Zoe Browne on vocals adds a layer of perfect harmonies that only siblings can produce in just that way, rounded out by a super tight rhythm section, the band is operating to its full potential these days, with perfectly hooky, emotional songs that we just can’t get enough of. They joined us at Serious Business Music in Brooklyn for this session. Meaning by Field Mouse is available now from Topshelf Records. Listen to the audio podcast for more music and interview.
Church Girls are the indie/post-punk band from Philadelphia comprised of Mariel Beaumont, Julien Varnier, Vince Vullo, and Joseph Wright. With soaring, catchy melodies and a fresh take on poppy punk (not really pop punk, exactly), the band dropped by Serious Business Music in Brooklyn to give us a taste of their impressive, road-tested intensity.    The Haunt is available now from Anchor Eighty Four Records.  
Church Girls are the indie/post-punk band from Philadelphia comprised of Mariel Beaumont, Julien Varnier, Vince Vullo, and Joseph Wright. With soaring, catchy melodies and a fresh take on poppy punk (not really pop punk, exactly), the band dropped by Serious Business Music in Brooklyn to give us a taste of their impressive, road-tested intensity. The Haunt is available now from Anchor Eighty Four Records. Listen to the audio podcast for more music and interview.
Field Mouse have been a favorite band here at BTRtoday for several years now – while much has changed for the band (members, cities, styles of music) what’s still maintained all this time is the massively enjoyable musical chemistry stemming from Rachel Browne’s sweet vocals and Andrew Futral’s wily guitar antics. The addition of Zoe Browne on vocals adds a layer of perfect harmonies that only siblings can produce in just that way, rounded out by a super tight rhythm section, the band is operating to its full potential these days, with perfectly hooky, emotional songs that we just can’t get enough of. They joined us at Serious Business Music in Brooklyn for this session. Meaning by Field Mouse is available now from Topshelf Records. Listen to the audio podcast for more music and interview.
Field Mouse have been a favorite band here at BTRtoday for several years now – while much has changed for the band (members, cities, styles of music) what’s still maintained all this time is the massively enjoyable musical chemistry stemming from Rachel Browne’s sweet vocals and Andrew Futral’s wily guitar antics. The addition of Zoe Browne on vocals adds a layer of perfect harmonies that only siblings can produce in just that way, rounded out by a super tight rhythm section, the band is operating to its full potential these days, with perfectly hooky, emotional songs that we just can’t get enough of. They joined us at Serious Business Music in Brooklyn for this session.
Ali Awan is a Philadelphia-based songwriter/producer with a knack for timeless, catchy hooks, regardless of whatever genre he happens to be dipping into. From rock n’ roll to soulful folk, Awan’s sonic shapeshifting is effortless and works beautifully. He brought the live band down to Serious Business Music in Brooklyn to share a few tunes with us in this session. Butterfly by Ali Awan is available now. Listen to the audio podcast for more music and interview.

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