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Jessica Jalbert is a Canadian musician based in Edmonton, Alberta, and the driving force behind Faith Healer. From jammy, funky indie rock to woozy synth pop, the band’s style shifts subtly throughout their record, but never strays from the core of sweet and catchy, pulling-at-the-heartstrings vocals that just sound totally perfect. The band stopped by Serious Business Music in DUMBO, Brooklyn, on a recent tour for this special performance. Try ;-) is available now from Mint Records. Listen to the audio podcast for more music and interview.
Phoebe Bridgers is a talented young songwriter with an acutely mature voice and style. It’s no surprise that she caught the attention of Ryan Adams, who helped to usher her music into the world on a much, much larger scale. We caught up with her on a recent trip to NYC and filmed this intimate, though very much public, solo performance of her beautiful song, “Motion Sickness.” Stranger In The Alps is available now from Dead Oceans.
Zuli was last seen on BTRtoday in a BTR Hear & There session filmed in Bushwick, Brooklyn. Now, they return with an even more expansive, psychedelic pop record. The project of Long Island’s own…
Brooklyn songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, and all-around talented and versatile performer Caitlin Frame heads up the post-punky FRAME, while also holding down the low end. The band dropped by…
Brooklyn trio Sloppy Heads have emerged from the secret lair where they crafted their first full on, totally real, cool-as-hell LP with the help of the capable James McNew (Yo La Tengo, Dump). It’s maybe just a little sloppy, but more like loose, in a sweet and groovy kind of way. The band stopped by Serious Business Music in DUMBO, Brooklyn, to show us the new jams. Useless Smile is available now from Shrimper Records.
Elizabeth and the Catapult is New York musician Elizabeth Ziman, a critically acclaimed and incredibly talented singer/songwriter with an impressive musical resume of collaborations and credits. With impeccable pop sensibility and clever musical twists in her folk pop style, Elizabeth makes super-satisfying songs that we absolutely love. She brought her brand new band down to the live room at Serious Business Music in DUMBO, Brooklyn, for this special session. Keepsake will be available on October 20 via Compass Records. Listen to the audio podcast for more music and interview.
Big Bliss is a Brooklyn band formed in 2015 by brothers Cory (drums) and Tim (vocals, guitar) Race, along with bassist Wallace May. The trio blasts out a furious sort of post-punk and indie rock that draws a bit on shoegaze (think perhaps a little Mission Of Burma here, a little Interpol there), and have been playing shows almost constantly since their inception. We finally got them to take a breather and stop by Serious Business Music in DUMBO, Brooklyn to show us what they’ve been up to. The “Fortune” single is available now from Exit Stencil Recordings. Listen to the audio podcast for more music and interview.
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.
Normally we’d write some sort of semi-thoughtful description of the band here, but in this case we’ll let their Facebook bio do the heavy lifting: “sad13 (sad thirteen) is a cyborg dog astrally projected from the recent past to save the middle school dance. sadie dupuis is sad13.” That tells you pretty much everything you need to know. Also, they’re pop songs -- just as sweet, sugary, and satisfying as the stuff you heard on the radio growing up, but much less terrible in the sense that they’re written in a way that takes on the negative portrayals of women we’ve grown way too accustomed to hearing and turns it on its head. We’d expect nothing less of Speedy Ortiz’s Sadie Dupuis, who’s earned a reputation as one of the best songwriters around these days. She brought the band by Serious Business Music in DUMBO, Brooklyn, to share some tunes. Sad13’s Slugger is available now on Carpark Records. Listen to the audio podcast for more music and interview.
Dan Croll is a Liverpool-based musician with a knack for super hooky pop songs. He stopped by Serious Business Music in DUMBO, Brooklyn, to give us this exclusive solo take on his catchy earworms. Dan Croll’s sophomore album, Emerging Adulthood, is available now. Listen to the audio podcast for more music and interview.
Siv Jakobsen is a Norwegian indie-folk musician with a powerful, haunting voice. She stopped by Serious Business Music in DUMBO to give us this intimate look at some music from her debut album. The Nordic Mellow is available now. Listen to the audio podcast for more music and interview.

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