Mannequin Pussy - Serious Business on BTR [ep176]

Mannequin Pussy is a dirty, nasty, excellent garage punk duo-turned-trio of childhood friends. Not only does this episode include fiery performances of the band’s songs, but you’ve got the added bonus of Travis revealing the terrifying truth behind natural flavoring. You won’t want to miss this one.

Featured song: “Kiss”

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

Mannequin Pussy’s latest release, Kiss Me Tender EP, is now available.

Mannequin Pussy on Bandcamp: http://mannequinpussy.bandcamp.com
Facebook: http://facebook.com/meatslave
Twitter: @MannequinPussy

Multicult - Serious Business on BTR [ep175]

Baltimore trio Multicult (aka Nick Skrobisz, Jake Cregger, and Rebecca Burchette) bring a super minimalist, yet effective, approach to their music. They’ve got the post-punk aggression and no-BS thing down, pummeling ahead through every song like a three-headed monster of bass, drums, and guitar, with every instrument weaving in and out around the song, occasionally coming together for big, hooky choruses that cut through their fuzzy production aesthetic. The band stopped by to melt some faces in the studio and chat with Travis about how they write and record their songs.

Featured song: “Foreign Object”

Complete broadcast and audio playlist: http://b-t-r.co/1xYb27c

Multicult’s upcoming LP, Variable Impulse, will be available September 23.

Multicult on Bandcamp: http://multicult.bandcamp.com
Facebook: http://facebook.com/pages/Multicult/131906646824797

Robot Death Kites - Serious Business on BTR [ep174]

With a name like Robot Death Kites, it makes total sense that they’re loud, noisy, silly, dress-wearing punks from Brooklyn who take off their clothes for interviews. Basically, Travis’ dream guests for the show. Enjoy!

Featured song: “Office Politics”

Complete broadcast and audio playlist: http://b-t-r.co/WK6DcI

The latest release from Robot Death Kites, Yuppie Nightmare EP, is now available.

Official website for Robot Death Kites: http://robotdeathkites.com/
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/robotdeathkites
Twitter: @RobotDeathKites

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

Bluffing - Serious Business on BTR [ep171]

Bluffing doesn’t mess around. Established in Brooklyn in March 2012 with the singular mission of crafting concise hits under two minutes, they’re set to make their pop and punk heroes proud. Check them out here, but pay close attention or risk missing something awesome: the songs are over almost as soon as they start!

Featured songs: “Sheltered” / “Mind Over Mood

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

Sugar Coated Pills of Wisdom, Bluffing’s latest release, is now available from PaperCup Music.

Bluffing on Bandcamp: http://bluffing.bandcamp.com/
Facebook: http://facebook.com/pages/BLUFFING/532748140081403
Twitter: @BLUFFINGband

Field Mouse - Serious Business on BTR [ep169]

Field Mouse is a Brooklyn-based shoegaze/pop-inspired band who we last saw on BTR Live Studio. Here, they return to the studio with a new lineup and songs from Hold Still Life, their upcoming debut LP for Top Shelf Records. Driven by the core duo of Rachel Browne and Andrew Futral, the band is known for washes of noisy guitars and the sweet sweet vocals that make every song feel like a dreamy hit.

Featured song: “A Place You Return To When You Dream”

Complete broadcast and audio playlist: http://b-t-r.co/1l41W1t

Field Mouse’s new album, Hold Still Life, will be available July 22.

Official website for Field Mouse: http://fieldmousemusic.com
Facebook: http://facebook.com/fieldmousemusic
Twitter: @fieldmousemusic

Slavve - Serious Business on BTR [ep168]
Slavve is the duo of guitarist/vocalist Chuka Chukuma and drummer Marcos Marchesani, formerly of Weird Wives and Surfer Blood. The duo has played together in various projects since growing up in West Palm Beach, Florida, but recently relocated to Brooklyn. With Slavve, their philosophy is to make everything bigger and louder and, trust us, they had no problem doing just that in the studio. With hardcore undertones to their post-punk howl, they make uniquely cathartic music. Here, they play some tunes and talk to Travis about growing up and playing music together since their childhood in Florida.

Featured song: “Pity Party”

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

Slavve’s self-titled debut EP is available now.

Slavve on Bandcamp: http://slavve.bandcamp.com/
Facebook: http://facebook.com/slavve
Twitter: @SLAVVE_

Split Single - Serious Business on BTR [ep167]


Split Single is a rock band fronted by Jason Narducy (Superchunk, the Bob Mould Band, Telekinesis, Verbow). Joined on record by Britt Daniel (Spoon) and Jon Wurster (Superchunk, The Mountain Goats), along with a rotating crew of similarly talented friends for live shows, Narducy has put together something worthy of much more attention than most projects with so many parentheses in their bio, if you catch our drift. The band dropped by to treat us to some of the killer tunes and have silly chat time with Travis, including discussion of Narducy’s cameo-filled comedic video, “The Sexiest Elbows in Rock Music” (look out for Dave Grohl, Fred Armisen, and Margaret Cho, to name a few).

Featured song: “Searches”

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

Official website for Split Single: http://splitsinglemusic.com
Facebook: https://facebook.com/splitsingle
Twitter: @SplitSingleband

The Teen Age - Serious Business on BTR [ep165]
The Teen Age have come up with their own genre that’s totally appropriate and tells you almost all there is to know about their sound: doo wop garage. There’s a loose and fuzzy, fun punk vibe with an undercurrent of classic touches from another time when songs were made to sing along to. Here, the young Brooklyn band talks to Travis and plays some tunes.

Featured song: “Stop”

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

The latest EP from The Teen Age, Ways To Adapt, is now available.

The Teen Age on Bandcamp: http://theteenagemusic.bandcamp.com/
Facebook: http://facebook.com/theteenagemusic
Twitter: @TheTeenAgeBK

Big Ups - Serious Business on BTR [ep164]


Big Ups are back, making their second appearance on Serious Business on BTR, and things have been going well for them since they last sat down with Travis. We can see why, as the Brooklyn post-hardcore band is busy touring and making great music, drawn from the Minutemen/Black Flag bloodline. They’ve made tons of fans and friends in their short career and, here, they talk to Travis about their lives on the road and play some excellent new tunes.

Featured song: “Justice”

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

Eighteen Hours of Static, the latest release by Big Ups, is now available.

Big Ups on Bandcamp: http://bigups.bandcamp.com
Facebook: http://facebook.com/wearebigups
Twitter: @wearebigups

Beech Creeps - Serious Business on BTR [ep163]

Beech Creeps is a hot new Brooklyn/Queens band featuring Mark Shue, Zach Lehrhoff, and Luke Fasano. With a fine pedigree as former members of Ex Models, Knyfe Hyts, Pterodactyl, and Yeasayer, this trio is set to slam their jammy, lo-fi, noisy surf jingles way deep into earholes everywhere.

Featured song: “Teenage Booby”

Complete broadcast and audio playlist: http://b-t-r.co/1lpqa9J

The Crashing Booms, Beech Creeps’ latest release, is now available.

Beech Creeps on Bandcamp: http://beechcreeps.bandcamp.com
Facebook: http://facebook.com/beechcreeps
Twitter: @BeechTreets

Palehound - Serious Business on BTR [ep162]

Exploding In Sound is a Brooklyn-based music blog and label, specializing in the often-guitar-heavy, 90s-leaning rock sound that we love so much at Serious Business On BTR. They cut no corners whatsoever on their promise of “delivering good rock music since 2008.” We’ve had a number of EIS-connected bands in for sessions in the past, so we thought we’d make our love real and invited them to do a little takeover for a few weeks!

Palehound, the third and final in our EISxSBonBTR series, is a band from Yonkers, New York. Yes, Yonkers, not Brooklyn. Got it? Originally the solo project of Ellen Kempner (vocals and guitar), the current quartet came together in the Fall of 2013 and proceeded to launch into a whirlwind of nonstop touring and recording. There’s a distinct 90s alternative rock sound here (somewhere along the Helium-Pavement spectrum) akin to the like-minded Krill and Speedy Ortiz, but don’t get hung up on that. This group of beyond-the-boroughs New Yorkers are super charming and making great music for today that you should check out.

Featured song: “Pet Carrot”

Complete broadcast and audio playlist: http://b-t-r.co/1nZstn2

Palehound’s latest release, Kitchen 7”, is now available from Exploding In Sound.

Palehound on Bandcamp: http://palehound.bandcamp.com
Facebook: http://facebook.com/palehoundsounds

Official website for Exploding In Sound Records: www.explodinginsoundrecords.com
Twitter: @EISRecords

Krill (Presented by Exploding In Sound) - Serious Business on BTR [ep161]

Exploding In Sound is a Brooklyn-based music blog and label, specializing in the often-guitar-heavy, 90s-leaning rock sound that we love so much at Serious Business On BTR. They cut no corners whatsoever on their promise of “delivering good rock music since 2008.” We’ve had a number of EIS-connected bands in for sessions in the past, so we thought we’d make our love real and invited them to do a little takeover for the next few weeks!

For the second installment of the series we welcomed Krill, the Massachusetts-based band who just about everybody and their mother has told us that we ABSOLUTELY NEED TO BOOK. You know what? They were right. This fierce, charming, hooky trio crank out the jams in the most delicious of ways. Check it out and get into the Krill action!

Featured song:“Unbounded Nameless Future”

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

Krill’s latest release, Steve Hears Pile in Malden and Bursts Into Tears, is now available from Exploding In Sound.

Krill on Bandcamp: http://wheretheresakrilltheresaway.bandcamp.com
Facebook: http://facebook.com/krillforever
Twitter: @krilliamhmacy

Official website for Exploding In Sound Records: www.explodinginsoundrecords.com
Twitter: @EISRecords

Kal Marks (Presented by Exploding In Sound) - Serious Business on BTR [ep160]

Exploding In Sound is a Brooklyn-based music blog and label, specializing in the often-guitar-heavy, 90s-leaning rock sound that we love so much at Serious Business On BTR. They cut no corners whatsoever on their promise of “delivering good rock music since 2008.” We’ve had a number of EIS-connected bands in for sessions in the past, so we thought we’d make our love real and invited them to do a little takeover for the next few weeks!

For part 1 of the EISxSBonBTR Takeover, we’ve got Kal Marks. This Boston based band crushes with drawling melody and swelling, hooky choruses. Tales of perversion, depravity, and beautiful chaos (you know, life stuff) wrapped in crusty slowjams. The band stopped by to melt our faces and have some silly chit-chat with Travis.

Featured song: “Life Is Murder”

Complete broadcast and audio playlist: http://b-t-r.co/1i3jvSE

Kal Marks’ latest release, Life Is Murder, is now available from Exploding In Sound.

Kal Marks on Bancamp: http://kalmarks.bandcamp.com/
Facebook: http://facebook.com/kalmarks

Official Website for Exploding In Sound Records: http://explodinginsoundrecords.com
Twitter: @EISRecords

Mount Sharp - Serious Business on BTR [ep159]
Mount Sharp is a band proudly hailing from the toxic-post-industrial-superfund neighborhood of Gowanus, Brooklyn. With songs about science, monsters, and bad decisions, this space-obsessed gang of noisy nerds is gearing up to share their debut EP, full of fuzzy, raw indie rock. The band, which features a few faces familiar to the BTR team, shared some new jams and sat down to nerd out over Game of Thrones with Travis and talk about their upcoming record and NYC residency shows.

Featured song: “Crazy Eyes”

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

Mount Sharp’s debut EP, Hello Mount Sharp, is now available.

Official website for Mount Sharp: http://hellomountsharp.com
Facebook: http://facebook.com/MountSharp
Twitter: @HelloMountSharp