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Executive Producer: Jeremiah McVay
Senior Producers: Bryan Bruchman, Charles Hinshaw, Jacqueline Soller
Associate Producer: Jeff Nazareno
Portland, Maine songwriter Jeff Beam returns to BTR Live Studio for a very special At Home session, featuring three songs recorded remotely and filmed on VHS - performed with Kate Beever in their living room/recording studio/dining room. Here, the duo tackles one of the most dynamic tracks off Beam’s latest record, using loops and backing tracks for a stunning experimental pop performance set against a Maine sunset and dripping with psychedelic vibes. Jeff Beam’s self-titled LP is available now. Listen to the audio podcast for more music and interview.
Fran is the musical project of Chicago-based songwriter Maria Jacobson. With touches of country, rock, and rockabilly, the versatile musician ties her debut full length record together with vocals that ebb and flow with masterful dramatic timing to tell her stories. The full band dropped by Serious Business Music to show us how they bring these songs to life. A Private Picture is available now from Fire Talk Records. Listen to the audio podcast for more music and interview.
Kyle Forester – who has played in the bands Woods, Crystal Stilts, and Purple Mountains – joins us from his home in Queens for an exclusive solo performance of songs from his new record. Hearts In Gardens is available now. Listen to the audio podcast for more music and interview.
Honey Cutt is a Boston-based trio led by Kaley Honeycutt. With surfy touches on their dreamy indie rock sound, the band sounds right at home on the Kanine Records roster, which tends to love an upbeat snare and catchy vocal melodies. The band dropped by Serious Business Music while in town for the New Colossus Music Festival, which ended up being our very last session in the studio for the time being. Coasting by Honey Cutt is available now from Kanine Records. Listen to the audio podcast for more music and interview.
Motherhood is the Fredericton, NB, Canada-based trio of Brydon Crain, Penelope Stevens, and Adam Sipkema. A (rightfully) self-proclaimed trio of “deep-thinkin’ rippers,” they share an impressively high level of musicality and intensity that comes thru on record and truly shines in a live environment. With a twisting, propulsive sort of artiness to their heavy, HEAVY rock, the band manages to produce a gnarly, twangy, fuzzy sort of new sound without ever feeling like too much. They dropped by Serious Business Music in Brooklyn to blow our minds for this session. Dear Bongo is available now from Forward Music Group. Listen to the audio podcast for more music and interview.
The music made by Brooklyn band Kissed By An Animal is a perfect sonic parallel to musical mastermind and illustrator Dima Drjuchin’s visual aesthetic - bright, colorful, bold, and often, totally tripped out. With everything from psychedelic riff-loving wailfests to 00’s-esque sweaty dance party vibes, the band rolls along through the many genres at their disposal to great effect. They brought the party to the live room at Serious Business Music in Brooklyn to give us a taste of their world. Kissed By An Animals’ self-titled debut is available now. Listen to the audio podcast for more music and interview.
Despite Joe Biden currently polling ahead of Donald Trump nationally, John Knefel offers a reminder that centrist candidates do not offer a promising outcome against Trump or others who share his ideals.
John Knefel comments on the rising number of coronavirus cases throughout the U.S. as states which have reopened must roll back their guidelines or change the way they are operating.
John Knefel explains how the United States’ lack of coordinated coronavirus response is going to prolong the pandemic and its negative effects.
Joanna Sternberg is an artist and musician from Manhattan, NY. With a background in jazz and tons of experience on a wide range of instruments, their own music uses folk composition to tell brutally…
Miles reflects on being subject to a violent incident when he was in college, what he took away from that situation, and the ways in which others might benefit from a similar experience.
Betsy shares her story of getting arrested at seventeen and how she was able to come out of the situation unscathed.
Dan reminisces about a prank he pulled on his sister when they were children and how he still feels guilty about it decades later. 1st Person is presented by Urban Outfitters. Music featured in the episode: "Opera" by Surf Curse
Andy shares his views on dating based on his experience and what he believes men and women desire in relationships.
While reminiscing about his time as a psychologist, Gil recalls the way he handled things with a certain patient and how he wishes he was better able to help at the time.
Lara shares how she ended up taking care of handicapped dogs and how it has become central to her life and work.
Kevin Krauter is a musician based in Bloomington, Indiana, who plays in the increasingly popular band Hoops. As with that project, Krauter employees similarly universal melodies with his solo music,…
Mike Pace, formerly of Brooklyn post-punks Oxford Collapse, is back with another excellent batch of catchy tunes from his eponymous project. While we last saw Mike in an acoustic phase (doing…
Kevin Krauter is a musician based in Bloomington, Indiana, who plays in the increasingly popular band Hoops. As with that project, Krauter employees similarly universal melodies with his solo music,…