NYC-based El Jezel have been together for over a decade, combining elements of glimmering, wistful shoegaze and charging, melodic post-rock. The blend of male and female vocals, along with their ability to waver between various genres mid-song, keeps their music unpredictable and refreshing. For our BTR Hear & There Christmas Special, in front of a brightly decorated Brooklyn home, they brave the cold winter weather to perform (as a duo) an acoustic version of their holiday tune, “Working On Christmas.”
Cody ChesnuTT emerged on the national musical landscape in 2002 with his appropriately-titled The Headphone Masterpiece. Truly a special record from a unique, soulful voice, it left so many wanting more — and even moreso when the Roots covered/collaborated with ChesnuTT on their version of the single, “The Seed.” And though his recorded output in the following years was limited, it’s been less sporadic since 2010. Now, with a new album looming, he joined us in a backyard in Crown Heights, Brooklyn for an intimate performance of “ I Stay Ready.” My Love Divine Degree is due out in 2017.
Cody ChesnuTT emerged on the national musical landscape in 2002 with his appropriately-titled The Headphone Masterpiece. Truly a special record from a unique, soulful voice, it left so many wanting more — and even moreso when the Roots covered/collaborated with ChesnuTT on their version of the single, “The Seed.” And though his recorded output in the following years was limited, it’s been less sporadic since 2010. Now, with a new album looming, he joined us in a backyard in Crown Heights, Brooklyn for an intimate performance of his newly released single. My Love Divine Degree is due out in 2017.
Dott is an indie pop band based in Galway, Ireland, who we last caught up with on BTR Live Studio, when they visited NYC to play our CMJ show a couple of years back. The quartet’s primary songwriter and singer, Anna, spent the last year with lead guitarist Evan in Toronto, where the two developed a duo version of the band, aided by backing tracks, and crafting a brand new batch of songs to coincide with the experience. Here, they share a bare, acoustic-driven version of one of these new tunes. Beverly Baldwin EP is available now from Mirror Universe Tapes.
Dott is an indie pop band based in Galway, Ireland, who we last caught up with on BTR Live Studio, when they visited NYC to play our CMJ show a couple of years back. The quartet’s primary songwriter and singer, Anna, spent the last year with lead guitarist Evan in Toronto, where the two developed a duo version of the band, aided by backing tracks, and crafting a brand new batch of songs to coincide with the experience. Here, they share a bare, acoustic-driven version of one of these new tunes. Beverly Baldwin EP is available now from Mirror Universe Tapes.
Adeline Hotel is the musical project of Brooklyn songwriter Dan Knishkowy. Both the project’s recordings and this session, like any live incarnation of the band, involve a bevy of talented local musicians, whose names and faces might be familiar to any fans of the burgeoning local scene. Adeline Hotel is an effort to make sense of the everyday bits of life, and perhaps take a stab at some kind of bigger idea behind it all, laid out neatly on a bed of country-tinged slowcore. We caught up with the group at Williamsburg, Brooklyn’s current favorite music venue, Baby’s All Right, for an intimate performance in the round. It’s Alright, Just The Same by Adeline Hotel is available now.
Adeline Hotel is the musical project of Brooklyn songwriter Dan Knishkowy. Both the project’s recordings and this session, like any live incarnation of the band, involve a bevy of talented local musicians, whose names and faces might be familiar to any fans of the burgeoning local scene. Adeline Hotel is an effort to make sense of the everyday bits of life, and perhaps take a stab at some kind of bigger idea behind it all, laid out neatly on a bed of country-tinged slowcore. We caught up with the group at Williamsburg, Brooklyn’s current favorite music venue, Baby’s All Right, for an intimate performance in the round. It’s Alright, Just The Same by Adeline Hotel is available now. Follow Adeline Hotel on Facebook and Twitter. Check out Baby’s All Right on Facebook and Twitter. Now you can watch us on your iPhone or iPad! Check out the BTRtoday App!
Humeysha was created in India by musician Zain Alam, drawing on influences from New York to New Delhi to craft an emotional, multilingual story inspired by travel and heritage. Here, the band visits the Knockdown Center, an art center and event space dedicated to unusual projects and collaborations in Maspeth, Queens, to give their epic tale of “A Passage to America” plenty of room to stretch out. Humeysha LP is available now. Follow Humeysha on Facebook and Twitter. Follow the Knockdown Center on Facebook and Twitter. Now you can watch us on your iPhone or iPad! Check out the BTRtoday App!

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