"Jealousy" by Boyfriend - BTR Live Studio [ep354.5]

Boyfriend is a badass female rapper from New Orleans by way of Nashville. Her rhymes may come off as raunchy at first, but maybe she’s just trying to tell you something you’re not ready to hear. Full of sex-positive anthems and a strong dose of theatrical comedy, her jams are hard and her attitude strong. She stopped by on a recent tour to perform some tunes and talk a bit about how she writes.

Featured song: “Jealousy”

Watch Boyfriend’s full interview and more music in the full BTR Live Studio session: http://b-t-r.co/1j4HBPD

Hip To Be Square, the latest release from Boyfriend, is now available.

Official website for Boyfriend: http://boyfriend69.com/
Facebook: http://facebook.com/boyfriendzus
Twitter: @itsmeyourbf

Asian Dub Foundation - BTR Live Studio [ep354]

Asian Dub Foundation has been stirring things up for almost 20 years now. The London-based group began as a group of friends, inspired by their parents’ diverse music collections to create their own music, full of Indian and African touches, fused with modern influences from various punk, dance, and rap genres, all coated with fast, socially-conscious lyrics. Two of the current featured members of the group, Aktav8r and Nathan Flutebox Lee, dropped by to share a special performance, and to chat a bit about the band.

Featured song: “Twisted Minds”

Complete broadcast and audio playlist: http://b-t-r.co/XXIEqx

The Signal And The Noise, the latest release from Asian Dub Foundation, is now available.

Official website for Asian Dub Foundation: http://asiandubfoundation.com
Facebook: http://facebook.com/asiandubfoundation
Twitter: @adfofficial

Spirit System - BTR Live Studio [ep353]
Spirit System is a band from Winston Salem, North Carolina, who call their music “etheralia/darkwave/gaze.” Helmed by Eric Gilstrap (also of Clouder) and Laurie Ruroden, along with drummer Gary Guthrie and (for this session) Gilstrap’s Clouder bandmate Max Goransson, the band takes this hybrid genre seriously, with deep bass and reverb everywhere. Spirit System is definitely tapping into something deep and dark, pulling it to the surface in song form.

Featured song: “100,000 Days”

Complete broadcast and audio playlist: http://b-t-r.co/1nYDIIF

Together In The Merciful Dark EP, the latest release from Spirit System, is now available.

Spirit System on Bandcamp: http://spiritsystem.bandcamp.com
Facebook: http://facebook.com/SpiritSystem
Twitter: @SpiritSystem

“Icarus” by White Hinterland - BTR Live Studio [ep352.5]

White Hinterland is Casey Dienel. In the wake of her previous, production-heavy album, she retreated to the basement of her family’s house in Scituate, Massachusetts, to build a studio and learn the ins-and-outs of self-recording in order to craft a new, piano-and-voice-reliant body of work. In Dienel’s own words, the “themes of this record… are personal agency, strength, growth, and determination.” It’s raw and beautiful, and she stopped by to share some of these songs and talk about her work with Maia.

Featured song: “Icarus”

For more music and interview, check out the full video: http://b-t-r.co/1r7XLZB

Baby, the latest release from White Hinterland, is now available.

Official website for White Hinterland: http://whitehinterland.com
Facebook: http://facebook.com/WhiteHinterlandOfficial
Twitter: @WhiteHinterland

The Donkeys - BTR Live Studio [ep352]

There are a couple of things we love about San Diego foursome The Donkeys: 1) Their music, of course, and 2) Their enthusiasm for travel. If you happen to follow their Instagram account, you’ll be treated to playful portraits of the signs welcoming this easygoing, distinctly West Coast band to the various states as they make their way back and forth across the country. This habit fits the band’s easygoing, sunny vibe well, and hints at their own nostalgic nod to the American rock ‘n roll heritage.

Featured song: “Ride The Black Wave”

Complete broadcast and audio playlist: http://b-t-r.co/1qSd2hq

Ride The Black Wave, the latest release from The Donkeys, is now available.

Official website for The Donkeys: http://donkeysongs.com
Facebook: http://facebook.com/TheDonkeys
Twitter: @TheDonkeys