Bailiff - BTR Live Studio [ep351]

Bailiff are a no-nonsense bluesy indie rock trio from Chicago featuring the classic rock formula of drums, bass, guitar, and killer riffs which they push the next level. The result is super solid pop, drawing on the likes of Led Zeppelin, Radiohead, the Beatles, and Dylan — and not just the rock bits, there are hints of everything from Indian raga to Native American chant planted in these grooves. Here, the band plays some songs and chats with Maia.

Featured song: “Golden Hour”

Complete broadcast and audio playlist: http://b-t-r.co/1ut1gdz

Remise, the latest release from Bailiff, is now available.

Official website for Bailiff: http://bailiffmusic.com/
Facebook: http://facebook.com/bailiffmusic
Twitter: @bailiffmusic

“Not Ours” by Beverly - BTR Live Studio [ep350.5]


Begun as a collaboration between former Vivian/Dum Dum Girl Frankie Rose and Drew Citron (a former member of Frankie’s band and NYC act Avan Lava), Beverly has taken on new life in the form of a live band (now fronted by Drew, without Frankie) and is quickly amassing fans. Lush pop harmonies and satisfyingly noisy guitars fill the space of their shoegaze pop songs in just the right way.

Featured song: “Not Ours”

Complete broadcast and audio playlist: http://b-t-r.co/1rlLIH2

Careers, Beverly’s debut album, is available now from Kanine Records.

Official website for Beverly: http://thatssobever.ly
Facebook: http://facebook.com/wearebeverly
Twitter: @WEAREBEVERLY

350 Video Episodes of BTR Live Studio!

In celebration of today’s video episode #350 of BTR Live Studio, here are some GIFS from past episodes! Congrats, Maia!

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On with the gifs…

Ages and Ages

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Reggie Watts

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Oberhofer

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Tim Fite

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Liam Finn

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Los Campesinos!

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Diane Cluck

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You Won’t

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Lucius

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Fidlar

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Bleeding Rainbow

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Snowden

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Xenia Rubinos

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Blood Red Shoes

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Weekend

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The Box Tiger

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SISU

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Twin Peaks

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Courtney Barnett

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Joanna Gruesome

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Doug Gillard

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Gardens & Villa

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We Are Scientists

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Beverly

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White Hinterland

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Challenger - BTR Live Studio [ep350]

Challenger is the project of NYC producer/composer/songwriter John Ross, featuring a full band for live performances. Drawing on the synth and loop-heavy sounds of 80s new wave, the songs are dense and full of pop hooks. Here, the group plays some songs, then chats with Maia.

Featured song: “How Terrorism Brought Us Back Together”

Complete broadcast and audio playlist:http://b-t-r.co/WH1FNm

Back To Bellevue, Challenger’s latest release is now available.

Official website for Challenger: http://challengeforever.com/
Facebook: http://facebook.com/achallengerisborn

"Secrets" by Jack & Eliza - BTR Hear & There [ep92]

Jack & Eliza grew up in NYC as childhood friends. At 15, Eliza won the International John Lennon Songwriting award. Now, with both in college in their hometown, they’re musical collaborators, performing as a duo all around the city. Their simplistic approach — two guitars, two voices — brings their talents to the forefront, as their vocals work together to weave together pristine narratives. Inspired by the sunny, psychedelic pop of bands like The Beach Boys and The Mamas & The Papas, these two are riding a similar sunny, blissful wave. We caught up with them at Coco, a restaurant in Greenpoint, Brooklyn, for an intimate acoustic performance of their single, “Secrets.”

Featured song: “Secrets”

No Wonders, Jack & Eliza’s debut EP is now available for pre-order.

Official website for Jack & Eliza: http://jackandeliza.com
Facebook: http://facebook.com/JackAndEliza
Twitter: @JackandEliza

TEEN - BTR Live Studio [ep349]

TEEN last visited the studio in 2012 for a stripped-down session, right around the release of their debut album. Now, with a leaner, tighter blend of synths, live and programmed instruments, and killer vocal harmonies, Teeny Lieberson and crew are back to share their latest jams. We’ve been into them from the first listen, but now, with the full live band experience at this session, their growing acclaim is on full display.

Featured song: “All The Same”

Complete broadcast and audio playlist: http://b-t-r.co/1pm0SYC

TEEN’s latest release, The Way & Color, is now available.

TEEN on Tumblr: http://teen-nyc.tumblr.com
Facebook: http://facebook.com/teentheband
Twitter: @ooteenoo

The Ring by Tancred - BTR Live Studio [ep348.5]

Tancred is the solo project of Jess Abbott, member of the Minneapolis band Now, Now. Born in California before growing up in New England, her current home in the Midwest may be a slightly unnatural fit for someone more accustomed to the coasts, but her direct, confessional music has certainly found a home with her fans, as demonstrated by a dedicated internet fan base built up around her YouTube and Tumblr presence. Initially an acoustic project, Tancred has developed into a full band sound on the latest record, and Jess took the music on the road for a brief tour in December 2013, which also brought her to our studio.

Featured song: “The Ring”

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

Tancred’s latest release, Capes, is now available from No Sleep Records.

Tancred on Tumblr: http://tancredmusic.tumblr.com
Facebook: http://facebook.com/tancredmusic
Twitter: @tancredjess

Pinegrove - BTR Live Studio [ep348]

Pinegrove are a young group originally from Montclair, New Jersey, but now calling Brooklyn home while touring the national DIY circuit to share their eclectic sound. With inspiration from the post-rock, alt-country, and progressive rock worlds, their music, written by singer/guitarist Evan Hall, is heartfelt, quirky, and catchy. The foursome stopped by the studio before kicking off a summer tour to share some songs and chat about the band.

Featured song: “Problems”

Complete broadcast and audio playlist: http://b-t-r.co/1qm0vCt

Mixtape Two, Pinegrove’s latest release, is now available.

Pinegrove on Bandcamp: http://pinegrove.bandcamp.com
Facebook: http://facebook.com/Pinegroveband
Twitter: @PinegroveBand

In this episode of Spit Take Comedy, we discover that Joe Cocozzello isn’t just a comedian, but rather a wild stallion of frenetic hilarity. Watch as George bravely attempts to lasso him and harness his unique perspective as they discuss haircuts, scents, and medical marijuana for dogs (and also humans — don’t forget humans). Check out the “Joe Cocozzello Pine Box Rock Shop Comedy Hour” on the last Saturday of every month at the Pine Box Rock Shop in Brooklyn, New York. Also, keep your eyes and ears peeled for his forthcoming video podcast!

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

Facebook: http://facebook.com/spittakecomedy

George Flanagan on Twitter: @georgejezel

Joe Cocozzello on Twitter: @JoeCocozzello

Little Racer - BTR Live Studio [ep347]

This Brooklyn foursome has been around just long enough to prove that they mean it, and the work is paying off as more and more praise deservedly heads their way. Driving, catchy guitar-pop is their game, bringing to mind some of their NYC forebearers (The Strokes, first and foremost), as they ride the line between lo-fi and intentionally fuzzy. The guys stopped by to share some tunes and chat with Maia about their music.

Featured song: “Fake French”

Complete broadcast and audio playlist: http://b-t-r.co/1l9heZs

Modern Accent, the latest release from Little Racer is now available.

Little Racer on Bandcamp: http://littleracer.bandcamp.com
Facebook: https://facebook.com/littleracer
Twitter: @LittleRacerBand

Signs Of Settling - BTR Pulse [ep188]

This week on BTR Pulse, Sarah Fraser asks people how they can tell whether they are settling in a relationship or at work. People share what signifies settling to them and offer suggestions on how to avoid it.

Featured song: “Yes, I’m Down” by Coachwhips

Serious Business on BTR: Baked - Serious Business on BTR [ep178]
Round 2 of Exploding In Sound Records’ takeover of Serious Business on BTR continues with the most excellent Baked! Transmitting spacey, chilled-out vibes through the atmosphere, there’s a nostalgic timelessness about these tunes that can evoke the likes of the Beatles without sounding retro. There are even tasty heavy bits dropped in just at the right moments, pulling things from pop to psych, but overall it’s catchy and groovy, and we love it.

Featured song: “Don’t Trip”

Complete broadcast and audio playlist: http://b-t-r.co/1p5NuHX

Debt, the latest release from Baked, is now available from Exploding In Sound.

Baked on Bandcamp: http://baked.bandcamp.com
Facebook: http://facebook.com/wearebakedbk
Twitter: @bakedtweets

White Hinterland - BTR Live Studio [ep346]
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: “Ring The Bell”

Complete broadcast and audio playlist: http://b-t-r.co/1p9yFtV

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

Wild Moccasins - BTR Live Studio [ep345]

Wild Mocassins is an indie pop band from Houston, Texas. Their infectious, exuberant jams are as colorful as the confetti and balloon drops that fans have come to enjoy at their live shows. A tight-knit crew of music nerds who found each other at concerts and record shops, they’ve grown together through songwriting and performance, and that connection is apparent in their records and live shows as they leave it all onstage.

Featured song: “Open Sesames”

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

88 92, Wild Moccasins’ latest release, is available now.

Official website for Wild Moccasins: http://wildmoccasins.net/
Facebook: http://facebook.com/wildmoccasins
Twitter: @wildmoccasins