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LUMPS is the musical beast created by Aaron Hester. Previously West Coast-based, the solo project-turned-trio-turned-Brooklyn band has certainly seen some changes, but what’s remained is Hester’s catchy, garage pop style. With King Pizza Records Big Cheese/Mad Doctors skins-pounding maniac Greg Hanson on drums, local guitar legend and enemy of sleeves on shirts Jon Mann shredding, and Rich Seibert handling bass action, LUMPS is a force to be reckoned with. They took the live room at Serious Business by storm for this fun-filled session. LUMPS is currently recording the follow-up record to 2016’s Curses! Listen to the audio podcast for more music and interview.
Neighbor Lady has already made quite an impression on us here at BTRtoday with their debut album, snagging a top artist of the week nod in June. And they’ve only continued to get love on our various podcasts since then. The Atlanta-based band plays incredibly charming, reverby, country-tinged indie rock with the secret weapon of lead singer Emily Braden’s powerful vocals. Check out this special performance recorded live at Serious Business Music in Brooklyn. Maybe Later is available now on Friendship Fever. Listen to the audio podcast for more music and interview.
Those who listen to BTRtoday’s music podcast surely know we’re fans of The Duke Of Surl (aka Will Brown). Now, he’s finally graced us with a Live Studio session. Dressed in fully appropriate…
L’FREAQ is the musical project of Lea Cappelli. The rising Brooklyn and Los Angeles-based artist crafts dense and enchanting synth-pop that bridges the gap between indie rock and soul in a beautiful…
Joanna Teters is a Brooklyn-based singer, songwriter, and bandleader. From soul to blues and reggae, her smoky, captivating voice is more than capable of genre-hopping. Backed by an ace group of…
The Rareflowers is a trio based in New Brunswick, New Jersey, comprised of brothers Jimmy and Kane Maraday and drummer Aaron Gollubier. The band’s basement DIY show-honed psychedelic power-pop style…
Garcia Peoples is a band from New Jersey who run their love of The Dead through a set of punk and rock filters. The result is a jammy, melodic, awesomely riffy sort of indie rock. They dropped by…
Spooky Cool is a band from Richmond, Virginia, fronted by Zac Hryciak. The group’s music is difficult to define. They certainly draw on familiar sounds from rock, classical, punk, and pop, but the result is a unique creation all their own. The band stopped by Serious Business Music in Brooklyn to give us an exclusive look at how they craft their sonic surprises. Every Thing Ever is available now from Citrus City Records. Listen to the audio podcast for more music and interview.
New York rock group Operator Music Band land somewhere on planet sound between Kraftwerk and Devo, with minimalist, repetitive pulsations and woozy synth swells forming a base for their punchy,…
A Deer A Horse has been bubbling up in the local Brooklyn scene for the past few years. When we first encountered them back in 2015, they were only just starting to show signs of what would come in…
MOURN is an impressive, young four-piece post-punk band from Barcelona. On their latest release, they exorcise the demons of a difficult two-year period in which their former record label nearly destroyed their career, but the group fought through it and put that frustration, anger, and discovery into a near-perfect record that’s at once biting and beautiful. Comprised of dual lead singer-guitarists Carla Pérez Vas and Jazz Rodríguez Bueno, along with brilliantly tight drummer Antonio Postius and bassist Leia Rodríguez, the group’s dedication is apparent. They blast through quick musical shifts with ease, adding lighthearted elements (who doesn’t love handclaps?) to spice things up a bit and shake off some of the harshness. We were extremely pleased to have the band join us in the live room at Serious Business Music in Brooklyn for this killer session. Sopresa Familia by MOURN is available now from Captured Tracks. Listen to the audio podcast for more music and interview.
Citris is the grunge-inflected Brooklyn pop band headed up by singer/guitarist Angelina Torreano. Her heavy-hooked, sludgy riffs and tastefully dynamic verse-chorus-verse vibes are fleshed out by…

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