Robot Princess - Serious Business on BTR [ep173]
Robot Princess is an indie rock band from New York City. Their music — often reflected in the candy-colored aesthetic of their artwork — is filled with big hooks, melodies, and backing vocals to sing along with, thanks to Beau Alessi’s fresh take on pop songwriting. There are elements of quirky 90s pop-punk and alternative here (we’re thinking Atom and His Package or some Weezer hits) all contributing to the pure fun factor of the band.

Featured song: “Action Park”

Complete broadcast and audio playlist: http://b-t-r.co/1pwn1Wj

The newest release by Robot Princess, Teen Vogue, is now available.

Robot Princess on Bandcamp: http://robotprincess.bandcamp.com
Facebook: http://facebook.com/RobotPrincessMusic
Twitter: @robot_princess

Cloud Becomes Your Hand - BTR Live Studio [ep336]

New York City’s Cloud Becomes Your Hand is great at making unexpected musical moves. Utilizing the unconventionally rockin’ and experimental sounds of a malletKat and violin in tandem with jumpy, glitchy, bizarre movements, tempos, and tones, their songs feel unique, occupying that under-populated field of avant-rock that a wider audience can actually enjoy listening to. The band stopped by to share some of their musical madness, and to chat about the project’s history.

Featured song: “Bees Going Postal”

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

Rocks Or Cakes, the new album from Cloud Becomes Your Hand, is now available on CD from Northern Spy Records and vinyl from Feeding Tube Records.

Official website for Cloud Becomes Your Hand: http://cloudbecomesyourhand.com
Facebook: http://facebook.com/CloudBecomesYourHand
Twitter: @CloudBecYrHand

Episode 4 of Spit Take Comedy is a straight up George-fest! George invites hilarious comedian George Gordon to talk about their shared distaste for their own name, the strange world of cover bands and who to invite to the perfect brunch. Be sure to check out the mannered and anecdotal standup of George Gordon!

Official website for Spit Take Comedy: http://spittakecomedy.com
Facebook: http://facebook.com/spittakecomedy
George Flanagan on Twitter: @georgejezel

George Gordon on Twitter: @GeorgePGordon3

You Bred Raptors? - BTR Live Studio [ep335]


You Bred Raptors? have a lot working in their favor to make them stand out from most other bands. What’s so special? This Astoria, Queens trio (check #1: not from Brooklyn) plays instrumental music (check #2), wears an array of bizarre masks when they perform (check #3), and has made a name for themselves by holding down a coveted spot in the NYC subways with the Music Under New York Program (check #4). Oh, and their instrumentation is an 8 string bass, cello, drums, and glockenspiels (checks #5—8). The result of all these unique traits is beautiful, strange, and challenging music that makes people stop, look, and listen long enough to get hooked on their prehistoric pop grooves (oh yeah, and check #9: their name is from Jurassic Park).

Featured song: “Yukon”

Complete broadcast and audio playlist: http://b-t-r.co/1kW4FuF

Grant, the new album from You Bred Raptors?, is expected out later this summer.

Official website for You Bred Raptors?: http://youbredraptors.com/
Facebook: http://facebook.com/YouBredRaptorsNYC
Twitter: @youbredraptors

As soon as a Flagland song starts, there’s a panicked, anxious energy that bubbles up — probably related to the lineage of the music. The 90s influence is alive and well here in the trio of Kerry Kallberg, Dan Francia, and Nick Dooley, from thrashing Nirvana-isms to poppy Weezer-ish melodies. They stopped by to tear it up in the studio and have some chit chat with Travis.

Featured song: “Awesome Song Kerry Jan”

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

Love Hard, the latest release from Flagland, is now available.

Official website for Flagland: http://flaglandmusic.com/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/flagland
Twitter: @flagland