Bonsai is a Brooklyn-based band made up of singer-songwriter Simone Stevens, Greg McMullen on guitar, and Bryan Bisordi on drums and bass (like, at the same time even!). Though their orchestration can be a bit minimal, to amazing effect, the band weaves a lush world of sounds for each song and manages to fill them with refreshingly surprising shifts. Pop songs at their core, there are hints of country and rock (you could even call some of them “slowcore” — sure, why not?) scattered throughout. For this episode of BTR Side Tracks, we present “Messed Up,” recorded during Bonsai’s recent session for BTR Live Studio at Let ‘Em In Music in Gowanus, Brooklyn.
Genevieve’s music has taken her from fronting the Chicago-based rock band Company Of Thieves to Los Angeles and a new solo endeavor. With the help of some of the world’s best producers, she’s been hard at work crafting bright, epic pop songs that showcase her stunning voice and refreshingly expressive personality. With a lethal combination of raw talent, a clear musical vision, and flawless songcraft, she’s off to a very strong start. In this episode of BTR Side Tracks, she performs “The Enemy,” one of the more intimate moments of the session.