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The core of Passenger Peru is the duo of Justin Stivers (formerly of The Antlers) and multi-instrumentalist Justin Gonzales. Growing out of the Stivers-led Pet Ghost Project, the duo fleshes out their live act with a drummer and keyboardist, offering a creative take on artful pop and experimental rock, eliciting comparisons to the likes of Yo La Tengo, Arcade Fire, and Animal Collective. For this episode of BTR Hear & There, we caught up with the band in a backyard in Astoria, Queens, for a unique take on their song, "Weak Numbers."
How easy getting a fake id can be and what lawmakers are doing about it.
The core of Passenger Peru is the duo of Justin Stivers (formerly of The Antlers) and multi-instrumentalist Justin Gonzales. Growing out of the Stivers-led Pet Ghost Project, the duo fleshes out their live act with a drummer and keyboardist, offering a creative take on artful pop and experimental rock, eliciting comparisons to the likes of Yo La Tengo, Arcade Fire, and Animal Collective. For this episode of BTR Hear & There, we caught up with the band in a backyard in Astoria, Queens, for a unique take on their song, "Weak Numbers."
Mike Higbee is a Paris-born, New York-based singer-songwriter whose most recent album, Secret Life, was recorded at Let ‘Em In Music, a studio in Brooklyn’s burgeoning Gowanus neighborhood. The album draws its influences as much from American indie folk-rock as it does from the swaggering oom-pah style and contemplative crooning vocals of 1960s Paris. For this episode of BTR Hear & There, Higbee performs a raw, solo version of "Love Letter" against the background of the New York City skyline as seen from a Long Island City balcony.
Recycle-A-Bicycle is a non-profit organization that accepts used bikes, refurbishes and sells them, then uses the proceeds to help the community.
Pussy Riot gets 2 years hard labor, London authorities threaten to storm Ecuadorian embassy, Paul Ryan's bad repro-rights rep, and W Kamau Bell.
Cars and trucks make way for pedestrians as they take over the streets of NYC in a city-sponsored event.
We catch up with Kevin Diamond of the Brooklyn quartet, talking about NYC scenes and benefit shows.
A conversation with Roger Sadowsky about making all-American guitars.
Dustin Wong. Beach House. Magik Markers. Hot Chip. Chad Valley. Laurel Halo. Yung Life. Grass Widow. BlackStar. Shannon and the Clams. And more...

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