DJRePete wraps up the year with part 2 of his unofficial Best In Mix 2012, featuring artists Sharon Van Etten, Two Door Cinema Club, and Mumford & Sons. Plus, hit up info on the upcoming Savannah Stopover Festival, a show in Newtown Connecticut, and an encore content guide to the BTR site. And Balmorhea ends the program with necessary optimism via an epically lyricless track. So join DJRePete today, elebrating the art of mix, year-end edition on BTR!
DJRePete and your BTR Wednesday is appropriately all CMJ all the time, with a lineup exclusively of bands playing the Music Marathon going down in Manhattan and Brooklyn this week. Tune in for alternative via Alex Winston, rock with King Tuff, and chill electronica crossover tracks from the likes of Mitten. Plus, throwbacks by Free Energy, the Generationals, and Pretty & Nice. Whether you’re amid the action in New York or living vicariously, DJRePete has you covered today on BTR!
Consider your Wednesday music mix solved with DJRePete and BTR.  Tune in for brand new music from Electric Guest, best Coast, and The Hudson Branch. Also check in with a few throwbacks from Almost Charlie, Of Montreal, and Gogol Bordello who plays the Hangout Music and Arts Festival this weekend. Plus, Bryan Scary headlines a quirkier set, some ear candy from Reptar, and we check in with some international BTR talent from the likes of Amadou & Mariam. Check it out via DJRePete on BTR!
It’s kind of funny to hear M. Ward introduce this song to his audience as being “by another American band called Yo La Tengo“, at least in the context of it being 2012. After all, these days Ward is a reasonably big name – thanks as much to his work with She & Him and Monsters Of Folk as his solo work – and Yo La Tengo are generally regarded as indie rock royalty. Rewind to 2001 and while Yo La Tengo were still pre-eminent on the scene, M. Ward was not so much. This live recording was part of the Live Music & The Voice of Strangers album, self-released by Ward and sold on tour supporting his second album End Of Amnesia – presumably to help pay for gas. It’d be nice to think that Ward is much better off these days, as he readies the release of his latest A Wasteland Companion on Tuesday, but have you seen the price of gas lately? Maybe he’s not. Yo La Tengo are in town at the Toronto Underground Cinema on April 21 to provide a live soundtrack to The Sounds Of Science as part of the Images Festival, as they did for 2002′s The Sounds Of The Sounds Of Science. That’s a Saturday. MP3: M. Ward – “Saturday” Video: Yo La Tengo – “Saturday” (live in Pittsburgh, 2011) via Chrome Waves