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Frontier Ruckus is the Detroit, Michigan-based foursome of Matthew Milia, David Jones, Zachary Nichols, and Anna Burch. Their Americana/folk rock has a certain weight to it that sets them apart from many of their contemporaries, weaving stories into their heartfelt songs in an especially meaningful way. The group dropped by Serious Business Music in DUMBO, Brooklyn, to share some of their latest tunes with us in this live session. Enter The Kingdom by Frontier Ruckus is available now. Listen to the audio podcast for more music and interview.
Brian Chillemi is a Brooklyn musician known for his garage rock work in the bands Junk Boys and Organs. CHILLEMI is his acoustic, folk solo project, floating very much in a Dylanesque realm. Brian joined us for this intimate session at Serious Business Music in DUMBO, Brooklyn to show us how it’s done. CHILLEMI’s I Went To Town EP is available now. Listen to the audio podcast for more music and interview.
Vinegar Mother is a progressive soul group begun in Connecticut and now making moves in the New York City music scene. Comprised of Julia Zivic on vocals, Itamar Gov-Ari on keyboard, Jason Zivic on drums, and Mike Roninson on bass, the band is dedicated to bringing some much-needed good vibes to 2017. They dropped by Serious Business Music in DUMBO to share some of that with you for this session! The Sunny Seat EP is available now. Listen to the audio podcast for more music and interview.
Sweet Crude is an exciting, young six-piece from New Orleans, Louisiana. They’ve found a fascinating balance for pairing English and French lyrics that recall Cajun roots within a vibrant pop music sound which is full of joy and energy. This ball of energy packed into Serious Business Music in DUMBO, Brooklyn, for this very fun session. Sweet Crude’s upcoming album, Créatures, will be released April 21, 2017 through Rhyme & Reason Records. Listen to the audio podcast for more music and interview.
Molly Burch is an artist based in Austin, Texas, who grew up surrounded by art and music in Los Angeles. With a diverse musical background feeding what she calls “romantic pop,” Burch blends pop, jazz, and twangy rock into her own unique style. We’ve been loving her debut record at BTRtoday, and were so excited to have her visit the studio for this session, recorded live at Serious Business Music in DUMBO! Molly Burch’s debut LP, Please Be Mine, is available now from Captured Tracks. Listen to the audio podcast for more music and interview.
From Indian Lakes — or Joey Vannucchi, who grew up near Indian Lakes, outside Yosemite National Park — is a fascinating musical project. With lush orchestration on record, carefully thought out over the 3 month home recording process and reworked in a proper studio, and catchy melodies winding from folk to pop with a brief stop at emo along the way, From Indian Lakes seems to occupy a space we haven’t seen so expertly filled since the first couple of Death Cab For Cutie records. Raw emotion spilling out into beautiful, color songscapes are everywhere here, and Joey brought them to Serious Business Music in DUMBO, Brooklyn to share this special solo performance with us. Everything Feels Better Now by From Indian Lakes is available now from Triple Crown Records. Listen to the audio podcast for more music and interview.
Lilah Larson is one-third of the band Sons Of An Illustrious Father, who recently visited BTR Live Studio for an unforgettable session. Now, Larson steps out from the comfort of that group with her solo debut. On record, she plays every instrument while here she is joined live by a drummer to support her thoughtful, raw songs. Check out this session, recorded live at Serious Business Music in DUMBO, Brooklyn, to get a first look at this incredible musician’s debut. Pentimento, the debut solo LP by Lilah Larson, is available now. Listen to the audio podcast for more music and interview.
Fiona Silver is a New York City musician who embraces the famously gritty vibe of the downtown music scene, treading the lines between garage rock, pop, soul, and blues with sultry, jazzy tunes. While young, there’s no lack of experience or energy here, as Fiona and her band skillfully blend genres and work the city’s club scene. We last caught up with her on the Lower East Side for an episode of BTR Hear & There; now, she and the band head across the river for this intimate session at Serious Business Music in DUMBO! Fiona Silver is currently working on new music for an upcoming release. Listen to the audio podcast for more music and interview.
Rose Cousins is a Canadian songwriter and performer, born in Prince Edward Island and currently living in Halifax, Nova Scotia. An accomplished musician on her own, Rose thrives on collaboration while crafting her strong, heartfelt songs, and called upon an extensive list of heavy duty collaborators for her latest album. She brought the band, which has a distinct Nashville leaning, to Serious Business Music in DUMBO for this lovely session. Natural Conclusion by Rose Cousins is available now. Listen to the audio podcast for more music and interview.
Wyldlife is a supercharged 70s-style punk rock ‘n roll gang from New York City. These guys are the total package — fast, tight, and overflowing with catchy riffs behind a wicked sense of humor and a sneer, all clad in the requisite leather jacket. The guys stopped by Serious Business in DUMBO to tear it up for this session! Out On Your Block is available now from Wicked Cool Records. Listen to the audio podcast for more music and interview.
Sam Kogon is a Brooklyn musician with an arsenal of vintage sounds and styles. His technicolor indie rock take on glam, which he’s apt to calling “baroque pop,” feels warm and familiar in a way that’s reminiscent of the Beach Boys at times. Surrounded by some of the scene’s most talented musicians, Kogon is a young artist with an already-impressive musical resume. Psychic Tears by Sam Kogon is available now from Beyond Beyond Is Beyond Records. Listen to the audio podcast for more music and interview.
Auditorium is the musical project of Los Angeles-based Spencer Berger, who began his music career singing with The Metropolitan Opera’s Children’s Chorus. A sense of drama persists in his music as well as on the album which he created by himself, recording all vocals and instruments — the lush melodies and layers of sound provide a bed for Spenser’s tales. He dropped by Serious Business Music in DUMBO to share an intimate, stripped-down look at his music. The First Music is available now. Listen to the audio podcast for more music and interview.

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