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Del Water Gap's S. Holden Jaffe began the project on his own, alone in upstate NY before making his way down to NYC. There, he met his future and current bandmates (bassist William Evans and drummer Charles Schlinkert) in the blackout following Hurricane Sandy. The band's sound is weary, melodic alt-folk with a modern feel. The trio stopped by Serious Business Music in DUMBO to share their music with us. Del Water Gap’s “Cut The Rope” / “Lamplight” 7” is available now. Listen to the audio podcast for more music and interview. Follow Del Water Gap on Facebook and Twitter. Now you can watch us on your iPhone or iPad! Check out the BTRtoday App!
Guerilla Toss seems to exist in an acid-drenched cartoon world of future music. Stylistically, there’s some sort of punk/funk/jazz jam going on, but never mind the ingredients, this band’s all about the end result, which is a strange, morphing blend of totally mind-bending goodness, pulled together by the vocal performance of Kassie Carlson. Though they originated in the Boston area, the group has since found its way to New York, where their collaborators in the DFA-related and Brooklyn experimental/art scene provide some pretty fertile ground for collaboration. They stopped by Serious Business Music in DUMBO to blow our minds. Eraser Stargazer by Guerrilla Toss is available now from DFA Records. Listen to the audio podcast for more music and interview. Follow Guerilla Toss on Facebook and Twitter. Now you can watch us on your iPhone or iPad! Check out the BTRtoday App!
Audacity is a garage punk band from Fullerton, California. They’ve been bashing out fun, uncompromising tunes since they were kids, and while still young, they’ve already got more than enough years (we’re talking 10+) under their belt together to show all the newcomers exactly how to do it right. Turn this one way up and enjoy. Hyper Vessels by Audacity is available now. Listen to the audio podcast for more music and interview. Follow Audacity on Facebook and Twitter. Now you can watch us on your iPhone or iPad! Check out the BTRtoday App!
Pearl Charles is a young songwriter from Los Angeles. At just 23 years old, she already has about five years of touring experience under her belt from her time with The Driftwood Singers and The Blank Tapes (which is where we met her, when they visited BTR Live Studio a while back). Setting off on a solo career over the past year, Pearl has been finding and developing her own voice and timeless, bluesy psych-folk style. She stopped by the BTRhouse in Austin, Texas, during SXSW 2016 to share some of her new tunes with us, under the big old tree in our backyard. Pearl Charles EP is available now. Listen to the audio podcast for more music and interview. Follow Pearl Charles on Facebook and Twitter. Now you can watch us on your iPhone or iPad! Check out the BTRtoday App!
Miwi La Lupa, a NYC-based songwriter who previously visited BTR Live Studio around the release of his debut album, is back with an excellent sophomore release. Continuing his evolution as a songwriter and band leader, MiWi La Lupa draws from folk and rock inspirations to tell personal stories through highly catchy pop songs. The band stopped by Serious Business Music in DUMBO, Brooklyn, to share some of the new sounds. Ended Up Making Love by MiWi La Lupa is available now from Team Love Records. Listen to the audio podcast for more music and interview. Follow MiWi La Lupa on Facebook and Twitter. Now you can watch us on your iPhone or iPad! Check out the BTRtoday App!
Moving Panoramas is an Austin-based trio that plays shoegaze-inspired pop, bouncing through chill grooves with soft, reverb-laden vocals floating on top. Comprised of Leslie Sisson on guitar/vocals (who previously visited BTR Live Studio with The Wooden Birds), Rozie Castoe on bass/vocals, and Karen Skloss on drums, the band has developed a perfectly locked-in style that works well to create the sort of “panoramic” sound that they’re chasing under those big Texas skies. Moving Panoramas’ debut LP, One, is available now. Listen to the audio podcast for more music and interview. Follow Moving Panoramas on Facebook and Twitter. Now you can watch us on your iPhone or iPad! Check out the BTRtoday App!
Atlanta punk trio The Coathangers just cruised into their 10th year of rockin’ -- and to say they’ve come a long way is a huge understatement. The band began as a wild, no wave/garage-inspired ball of fun and chaos made up of friends who didn’t totally know how to play but wanted to start a band. Along the way, they’ve matured and picked up a broad range of inspiration, all while honing their sound and musicianship to a fine point. This charmer of a kiss-off single nearly burned down the damn studio, and all with the best, most punk instrumentation we’ve seen in awhile: drums, bass, and dog toy! The Coathangers’ new album, Nosebleed Weekend, is available now from Suicide Squeeze Records. Listen to the audio podcast for more music and interview. Follow The Coathangers on Facebook and Twitter. Now you can watch us on your iPhone or iPad! Check out the BTRtoday App!
Journalism is a Brooklyn band fronted by Kegan Zema. Kegan recently staged a multimedia exhibit at the Bushwick, Brooklyn venue/collective Silent Barn, f which he is a member, called “American Icon” in which he, as “ZEMA,” took on the personas of David Bowie, Marilyn Monroe, and more. Musically, Journalism explores similar territory as the early 2000s wave of post-post-punk and garage rock, straddling the line between brooding and dancing, but Zema’s awareness and interest in musical and pop culture theory clearly influences his lyrics and the band’s performance. The group stopped by Serious Business Music in DUMBO to share a tune. Faces by Journalism is available now. Listen to the audio podcast for more music and interview. Follow Journalism on Facebook and Twitter. Now you can watch us on your iPhone or iPad! Check out the BTRtoday App!
CocoRosie is the eccentric and fascinating musical project of sisters Bianca and Sierra Casady. The duo first gained notoriety in the 2000s scene of Brooklyn musicians and artists experimenting with pop, rock, and other genres, and has since continued to evolve their sonic perversions. Making great use of blending two disparate vocal styles -- one crooning and nostalgic, the other childlike and rap-influenced -- as well as their unique use of toys and children’s instruments, CocoRosie continues to make highly innovative music. The band, including a beatboxer and synth player, rolled up to the BTRhouse in Austin, Texas, during SXSW 2016 to take over the backyard, completely making it their own for this very special performance under the big tree. Heartache City is available now. Listen to the audio podcast for more music and interview. Follow CocoRosie on Facebook and Twitter. Now you can watch us on your iPhone or iPad! Check out the BTRtoday App!
2001 is a bit of a supergroup. With an impossible to Google band name, unconventional pop rhythms and song structures, and an impressive NYC music scene pedigree, this collaboration between Joan Wasser (of Joan As Policewoman) and Benjamin Lazar Davis was sparked by a fascination with Pygmy music while in Africa. Here, they share a Joan-led tune with looping guitar stutters, tight grooves, and pointed lyrics. 2001 currently has two singles, “Broke Me In Two” and “Overload,” available. Listen to the audio podcast for more music and interview. Follow 2001 on Facebook and Twitter. Now you can watch us on your iPhone or iPad! Check out the BTRtoday App!
The Dead Ships is the Los Angeles-based garage rock trio of Devlin McCluskey, Christopher Spindelilus, and Alex Moore. While still a relatively young project, the band has already recorded an EP with Broken Social Scene’s Brendan Canning, rocked the stage at Coachella, and is currently on track to release a full length (again collaborating with Canning). Here, they blast through their hard-rockin’ anti-authority anthem of a single, “Company Line.” The Dead Ships is currently working on their full length follow up to 2015’s EP1. Listen to the audio podcast for more music and interview. Check out The Dead Ships on Facebook and Twitter. Now you can watch us on your iPhone or iPad! Check out the BTRtoday App!

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