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Executive Producer: Jeremiah McVay
Senior Producers: Bryan Bruchman, Charles Hinshaw, Jacqueline Soller
Associate Producer: Jeff Nazareno
Sharif Mekawy of the Brooklyn band Looms joins us on this episode of BTR Live Studio at Home to discuss the band’s new single “My Stupid Life,” staying creatively occupied as life in New York City ground to a halt and the joy of playing music with people IRL again. Be sure to check out the video for “My Stupid Life,” which was shot by BTR freelance video shooter Liz Maney back in February, and check out Looms on BTR Live Studio back in 2018. “My Stupid Life” is available now. Listen to the audio podcast for more music and interview.
ing is an experimental rock band from Richmond, VA, comprised of Hannah, Will, and Garen. Employing the distinct–and sonically unusual for a band playing any sort of rock music–technique of playing only single notes and not chords, the band has a unique sound and feel, more akin to jazz or progressive, technical music than rock n’ roll, even though their structures tend to follow a somewhat traditional pop template. They visited us at Serious Business Music in Brooklyn earlier this year and now we present this second video from their session with us. self titled by ing is available now from Citrus City Records. Watch our previous video for ing’s “Sun” and listen to the audio podcast from their session.
You don’t have to be a superstar to go on tour and travel the world. You don’t need to sell a billion records to make a living off your creativity. What you really need is courage, patience and some good talent. Mazzi & S.O.U.L. Purpose has been around the world, visiting a ton of countries some people only dream about traveling to. Mazzi is a dancer, MC, and amazing writer who puts out a ton of music each year with most of the proceeds going to a charity of his choice. Listen to the audio podcast for more music and interview.
Washington DC, indie pop band Lotion Princess stops by BTR Live Studio for a special At Home Session, recorded and filmed remotely in the backyard at a safe social distance by Mariah Miranda. “In The Summer” by Lotion Princess is available now. Listen to the audio podcast for more music and interview. Director of Photography – Mariah Miranda Audio Engineering – Tommy Sherod
Shadow Monster is the Bushwick, Brooklyn-based duo of Gillian Visco and John Swanson who play a potent sort of grunge-inflected indie rock. With heavy lyrical themes dealing with loss, depression, and isolation, there’s a tension just under the surface of their music that explodes into a cathartic big-riffed, hair-whipping frenzy. They visited us at Serious Business Music in Brooklyn earlier this year and now we present this second video from their session with us. Punching Bag is out now from Dadstache Records. Watch our previous video for Shadow Monster’s “Goodwill” and listen to the audio podcast from their session.
Thanya Iyer is joined by Pompey in their new home in Montreal for a very special performance in their music space. Video includes visual overlay by Thanya Iyer collaborator Sophie Grouev, and a taste of music from the brand new record. Thanya Iyer’s sophomore album, KIND, is available now from Topshelf Records. Listen to the audio podcast for more music and interview.
As moratoriums on evictions end and expanded unemployment benefits expire, potential crisis looms as COVID-19 infection rates spike around the country, leaving many unable to work and now without protections. Molly and John Knefel are hosts of the longrunning progressive politics podcast, Radio Dispatch. Music featured in the episode: “Awake” by Tycho
John Knefel describes the growing unrest and the cycle triggered by an escalation of Trump’s fascistic tactics in Portland and elsewhere. Molly and John Knefel are hosts of the longrunning progressive politics podcast, Radio Dispatch. Music featured in the episode: “Awake” by Tycho
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…
During a trip to New York City, Simon experiences virtual reality for the first time and becomes inspired to quit his job and found a VR business in his home country of Denmark. He discusses how people must take action quickly in order to avoid being stuck in the concept stage.
Lisa regrets when she bullied a boy in middle school in order to fit in. She discusses the importance of not judging others by their looks and being aware of how our actions could affect others. 1st Person is presented by Urban Outfitters. Music featured in the episode: “Loving” by Katie Dey
When he was in college, Ellis went on a spontaneous road trip with a dormmate to meet the Guru Maharaj Ji. He shares his thoughts on spirituality and how humanity’s need for hope can cause one to overlook hard truths. 1st Person is presented by Urban Outfitters. Music featured in the episode: “Aerostar” by Video Age
Becca recalls a harrowing night when teenage rebellion led to a near-death experience. 1st Person is presented by Urban Outfitters. Music featured in the episode: “Kiss It Off Me” by Cigarettes After Sex
Greg recounts how a disdain for office work and an interest in clock and watch repair inspired him to turn a hobby into a career. 1st Person is presented by Urban Outfitters. Music featured in the episode: “Sunshine (Back To The Start)” by Anemone
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.
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,…