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Mimicking Birds is a band from Portland, Oregon, who plays dreamy sounding pop tunes. We met up with them at the Work Heights co-working space in Crown Heights known as Dean Machine where they played…
Gabrielle Marlena is a folk singer who has moved from Connecticut to Montreal to Brooklyn. Her sound and songs, influenced by these moves and her life experiences, come together in a way that is both introspective but relatable while also being super easy to listen to. BTRtoday caught Gabrielle at Two Boots in Williamsburg, Brooklyn for a performance of her song "Percolate." Gabrielle Marlena’s debut album, Good Music For You, is now available
All Our Exes Live in Texas is the collaboration of four of the best singer-songwriters from Sydney, Australia -- Elana Stone, Katie Wighton, Hannah Crofts and Georgia Mooney. Their talents combine beautifully with four-part harmonies around mandolin, ukulele, accordion, and guitar and while their music certainly has some sweet subtleties, there’s nothing soft about the band’s vibe, which tends toward badasserie. We caught up with them on their recent trip to New York City for this intimate performance in Prospect Park, Brooklyn. When We Fall, the debut album from All Our Exes Live In Texas, is available now.
In their own words, The Appleseed Collective is a "string-swing" band. They don't quite fit into any specific genre, which suits them just fine, as each member adds their own influence and style to the mix. Featuring acoustic instruments and smooth vocals, the sound is reminiscent of something from an era long past while at the same time feeling fresh and new. The group, based in Ann Arbor, Michigan, is known for touring extensively and we caught up with them at The Back Room, a historic speakeasy in New York City that fits the band's aesthetic perfectly, for a performance of "Bankruptcy Of The Soul."
Ms. White is a NYC-based jazz-pop artist documenting her medical transition through music. Her music takes a hard look at the male-centric music industry and makes a fierce declaration of womanhood. We found her and producer Theo on a rooftop in Greenpoint, Brooklyn, for this exclusive performance of the Amy Winehouse-inspired track, “Ms. Jade.” Ms. White’s debut EP, Jade, is available now.
Madeline Kenney is a singer-songwriter based in Oakland, California. Her debut album, Night Night At The First Landing, which was produced by Toro Y Moi’s Chaz Bear, is out on September 1 from Company Records. We met up with her in Brooklyn’s McGolrick Park in Greenpoint for this solo performance of her recently released single, “Rita.”
Over the past of couple years, Jess Carvo and Alex Marko have been producing jams as the indie electro-pop duo Satellite Mode. The two were brought together by a shift in circumstances and a desire to make music full-time. They describe themselves as "two sides of one whole;" each bringing a different musical style and approach to a harmonious combination. BTRtv caught up with the duo at The Relic Room, a recording studio in the Manhattan neighborhood of Chelsea, for a performance of "Bad Woman," a track off of Satellite Mode's upcoming EP, Wild Excuses.
Anders Parker is a veteran musician with a prolific output, releasing nearly twenty albums over the past two decades, either as a solo act or with various other artists. As a singer-songwriter, Parker produces the kind of honest, emotional music often associated with the genre. BTRtoday met Anders on the steps of Brooklyn Bridge Park where he performed "High Flying Bird" from his most recent album The Man Who Fell From Earth, which was released this past April on his label Recorded & Freed.
A seasoned veteran of the music scene, James A.M. Downes has been involved in many projects over the years, currently including the Philly-based trio, The End Of America. This year marks the release of his solo debut EP, Prison Font, with Forest Park Recordings. BTRtv joined Downes at the Meadowport Arch in Prospect Park for a live performance of "Bait My Soul," the lead track off his new record.
Our old buddies Howth (rhymes with growth) perform their song, “Tourist Town,” as a stripped down 4-piece rock band at Muchmore's in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, in this episode of BTR Hear & There that we originally presented in March of 2015. “Tourist Town” appeared on Howth’s 2015 album, Trashy Milky Nothing Town.
Ahead of the release of her new album, Brooklyn songwriter/autoharp enthusiast/artist Elizabeth Devlin returns for her third episode of BTR Hear + There. Joined by cellist-about-town Emily Hope Price (who you may recognize from the recently-departed band Pearl and the Beard), Devlin set up shop at the Cypress Hills Taxidermy Studio in Queens among the deer, bear, and a whole jungle worth of animals for a very intimate performance of one of her new songs. Orchid Mantis by Elizabeth Devlin will be released February 8, 2017.

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