BTR CMJ Showcase Video Preview

The annual CMJ Music Marathon takes over the NYC music scene this week, and we couldn’t be more excited! Among the tons of great bands to catch, there are a handful we’re extra psyched about. Why? Because we’ve put together a solid lineup featuring 7 of our favorites! Here’s a video preview of the bands playing our free CMJ show this Friday at Cake Shop in NYC!

Dinosaur Feathers


Monomyth


Dott


Flowers


White Reaper


Literature


Popstrangers


On this episode of Spit Take Comedy George gets bodyslammed by the hilarity of Casey James Salengo as they discuss dad kisses and wrestling lingo. Casey, a comedian and co-host of the wrestling podcast The Heavenly Bodcast, shows us he’s truly earned the right to use three names — or maybe even four?

Official website for Spit Take Comedy: http://spittakecomedy.com

Facebook: http://facebook.com/spittakecomedy

George Flanagan on Twitter: @georgejezel

Casey James Salengo on Twitter: @CaseyJSalengo

Greys - BTR Live Studio [ep359]

Greys is a garage punk band from Toronto and blasting out ferociously efficient jams is, to put it simply, what they do. While on tour with their pals The Dirty Nil, Greys lead singer Shehzaad was feeling a little under the weather, so tour mates Dave and Luke filled in on vocals for a couple songs at this session (though he came through to rock it on the featured song, “Brain Dead.”)

Featured song: “Brain Dead”

Complete broadcast and audio playlist: http://b-t-r.co/1vIT2i8

If Anything, Greys’ latest release, is now available

Greys on Bandcamp: http://greys.bandcamp.com
Facebook: http://facebook.com/greysband
Twitter: @greysband

"Novemberlong" by Gramercy Arms - BTR Hear & There [ep94]

Gramercy Arms is a New York-based collective of revolving musicians and artists, masterminded by main songwriter/producer Dave Derby (Dambuilders/Lloyd Cole) along with Rainy Orteca, Sean Eden and Kevin March. For this intimate BTR Hear & There session, we found the band performing in the lovely back room of HiFi, a revered musician-friendly bar in the East Village.

Featured song: “Novemberlong”

The Seasons of Love, the latest release from Gramercy Arms is now available from Reveal Records.

Official website for Gramercy Arms: http://gramercyarms.net
Facebook: http://facebook.com/gramercy.arms
Twitter: @GramercyArms

Official website for HiFi: http://thehifibar.com
Facebook: http://facebook.com/thehifibar
Twitter: @hifinyc

Future Of What - BTR Live Studio [ep358]

Future Of What is the Brooklyn-based pop trio of Blair Gimma, Sam Axelrod, and Max Kotelchuck. Blair’s distinct voice, low-key and beautiful in its simplicity, may be familiar from her previous solo/guitar-based project (also called Blair). Like much of our favorite pop music, there are some strong nostalgic vibes kicking around in the subject matter of these songs, and when you pair that with tastefully minimal, sharp production, it’s a winning combination. The band stopped by to share some songs, talk about the recording process (including their muse), and to investigate the case of Maia’s missing Casio keyboard.

Featured song: “Double Thoughts”

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

Pro Dreams, Future Of What’s debut album is scheduled for release in 2015

Future Of What on SoundCloud: http://soundcloud.com/futureofwhat
Facebook: http://facebook.com/futureofwhat
Twitter: @futureofwhat_