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Hyukoh is a juggernaut of the Korean indie rock world. Taking on K-Pop and proving that rock n’ roll and other international sounds are welcome in the pop culture scene best known for sugary sweet pop, they’ve climbed the charts and garnered considerable critical acclaim. While their retro-leaning fashion sense nods to something else, musically they run the gamut from gentle indie rock and folk to hard-hitting punk and rap touches. Extremely versatile musicians, and multi-lingual singers, Hyukoh is set for even further world domination. While in NYC on their first ever North American tour, they stopped by to share their music with us in this session, recorded live at Serious Business Music in DUMBO. Hyukoh’s 23 is available now. Listen to the audio podcast for more music and interview.
IDLES is a lightning bolt shooting straight out of Bristol, England, and tearing through the mess of a world we’re all currently suffering through, guiding the masses with a grin and a fist while dancing and shouting and leading a charge for what’s honest and true. If that sounds a bit heavy-handed or perhaps too optimistic, maybe it is, but IDLES isn’t afraid to give the effort 1000%. This quintet makes a huge, permanent impression on any audience, suspecting or otherwise, instantly converting even the most skeptical out there into totally devout supporters with their cathartic post-punk and conviction. The band let it rip in the live room at Serious Business Music in Brooklyn before making their way to Austin for SXSW. BRUTALISM is available now from Partisan Records. Listen to the audio podcast for more music and interview.
Tank & The Bangas is a soul/hip-hop/rock band blasting forth from New Orleans and overflowing with spirit and energy. Led by poet/vocalist Tarriona “Tank” Ball and rounded out by a tight band of musicians and backing vocalists, The Bangas is a huge force to reckon with. Bringing a bit of a musical hodgepodge to the table, their style jumps from genre to genre, pulling in the fury of a gospel tent and the creativity of a poetry slam, you’ll be pulled in immediately. The whole band crammed into the live room at Serious Business Music in DUMBO to rock this one for us. The Big Bang Theory: Live at Gasa Gasa Is available now. Listen to the audio podcast for more music and interview.
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Oginalii is a genre-blending rock band from Nashville, whose sludgy, technical, desert psych has a way of creeping into your brain and sticking there. For this episode of BTR Live Studio At Home, Emma, Emma, Ryan, and Simon descend to an appropriately cave-like basement music space to share an exclusive performance of their latest single with us. “Pillars” is available now. Listen to the audio podcast for more music and interview.
RVBY MY DEAR is the musical project of the Brooklyn-based, Australian-born musician Gabbi Coenen. Her pop songs are often anthemic and dramatic, with an arty edge that borrows from indie rock more than the dancefloor. The band dropped by Serious Business Music in Brooklyn for this intimate session. Waiting by RVBY MY DEAR is available now. Watch our video for our previous video from RVBY MY DEAR, “Try” and listen to the audio podcast for more music and interview.
Dolly Valentine welcomes us into her Cape Cod garden for a little tour of the veggies before delivering a beautiful performance (alongside Andrew Valenti) of a track from her excellent new record. Dolly Valentine’s debut album, How To Be Good, is available now. Listen to the audio podcast for more music and interview.
Shamir is Shamir is Shamir. Nothing more really needs to be said. A singular voice and chameleon-like talent across mediums, sliding thru music genres and aesthetics – from pop beginnings to “indie rock Shamir” – he’s been thru it all, and puts his whole heart into every single release. Here, Shamir shares an raw, intimate acoustic performance from his home in Philadelphia. “I Wonder” is available now. Listen to the audio podcast for more music and interview.
KIN is a London-based atmospheric indie pop trio who blend groovy electronics with sweet guitar riffs. Here, two-thirds of the band (Adam Collier and Grace Strickland de Souza) deliver an intimate, exclusive acoustic performance just as the rain starts to fall. “L.O.V.E.” is the latest single available from KIN. Listen to the audio podcast for more music and interview.
Foxanne is a Brooklyn-based musician/band currently holed up in NJ. Here, the duo joins us from their temporary home workspace/studio for a special performance of their space-themed single about the dearly departed Mars rover.

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