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Oracle Room

Oracle Room is the musical project of Brooklyn-based songwriter and singer Alex Nelson. Tapping into some sort of hazy cosmic wavelength, this super tight and highly skilled band’s songs float through the air, dropping bits of pop, rock, and dance textures around as they go, all carried by Nelson’s captivating vocal melodies. The band stopped by Serious Business Music in Brooklyn to share some tunes with us for this session. Out There EP is available now. 00:00 - Oracle Room 00:30 - Diamond...



Toebow is an NYC-based 5-piece band whose experimental, clever take on rock and jazz-inflected pop is original enough to need its own genre, progressive cartoon rock. Rising from the ashes of the band BOBBY around 2013, the band has been shapeshifting through the scene, formulating their current concoction of sounds for their debut EP. They joined us in the live room at Serious Business Music in DUMBO to give us a taste of how all these pieces come together for this special session! Spirit...



It’s been 4 years since the last time Aloud visited us at BTR Live Studio. Having left their unforgettable mark on the city of Boston, the band’s core of Henry and Jen have since moved to Los Angeles, though their East Coast ties are certainly intact via the rest of the band. While in town for the Tribeca Film Festival with the film All These Small Moments, which features some of their music, the gang stopped by to give us an update on their hooky, soulful, expertly-crafted rock n’ roll...



NYC band Language is the trio of Omar, Wes, and Charles. Stylistically rooted in everything heavy, propulsive, and riffy, the band is a fully capable force of brutal yet smooth rock power. As they prepared to kick into high gear with an incredible new EP and storm the local music scene, the band stopped by Serious Business Music in Brooklyn to give us a taste of what they’ve got going on. Plymouth EP will be released May 18, 2018 from Good Eye Records. 00:00 - Language 00:46 - Game Piece...


Holly Miranda

Holly Miranda has been one of the most fascinating and interesting singers and songwriters around since we first heard her with the band Jealous Girlfriends. Years later, she’s deep into her solo career, with a history of countless incredible collaborations and a knack for surprising and masterfully-executed covers. Now, Miranda’s latest full length is a beautiful exploration of sound and a raw document of her emotions. She stopped by Serious Business Music in Brooklyn to share an...


Tracy Bonham

Tracy Bonham is the Grammy-nominated songwriter whose songwriting is as timeless and powerful as her memorable 90’s hits. Having recently revisited her 20-year old record to deconstruct and reimagine the music from that era, Bonham stopped by the live room at Serious Business Music in DUMBO to share this intimate look at some of her songs. Modern Burdens is available now from ECR Music Group 00:00 - Tracy Bonham 01:05 - Sharks Can’t Sleep 05:18 - Interview - Tracy Bonham 07:58 - Dandelion...


Operator Music Band

New York rock group Operator Music Band land somewhere on planet sound between Kraftwerk and Devo, with minimalist, repetitive pulsations and woozy synth swells forming a base for their punchy, hypnotic future-music. Perhaps a bit retro but also totally of the moment, Operator Music Band is here and needs to be heard. They invaded Serious Business Music in Brooklyn to teach us a little lesson. Coördination EP is available now from New Professor Music. 00:00 - Operator Music Band 00:30 -...



Citris is the grunge-inflected Brooklyn pop band headed up by singer/guitarist Angelina Torreano. Her heavy-hooked, sludgy riffs and tastefully dynamic verse-chorus-verse vibes are fleshed out by Chris Krasnow (guitar/vocals), Eva Lawitts (bass), and Zane West (drums). The band stopped by Serious Business Music in Brooklyn to get their songs all stuck in our heads. “Driving Me Crazy” single is available now from New Professor Music. 00:00 - CITRIS 00:35 - Decay 05:25 - Interview - CITRIS...


Alice Boman

It’s been about four years since Sweden’s Alice Boman first visited us for BTR Live Studio, and her hazy, sweet style is still as entrancing as ever. She’s been working steadily on what will eventually be her debut full length album, with each bit of music released garnering international acclaim and building the anticipation. Here, she shares a hauntingly beautiful rendition of her recent single, which she played exclusively for us at Serious Business Music in Brooklyn. Dreams 7” single...


Hudson Taylor

Hudson Taylor are an Americana/folk duo from Dublin, Ireland, made up of brothers Harry and Alfie Hudson Taylor. There’s always something magical about siblings performing music together, and these two are no exception! They stopped by Serious Business Music in DUMBO on a recent tour of the US to give us a taste of their excellent songwriting and performance. FEEL IT AGAIN EP is available now from Rubyworks. 00:00 - Hudson Taylor 00:53 - Feel It Again 04:28 - Run With Me 07:32 - Interview...


Luke Elliot

Luke Elliot is a musician out of time. His heartfelt, crooning pop-songwriting could be from the 50s, the 60s, the 90s… you get the idea. With his heart on his sleeve and his fingers on the keys, he crafts timeless melodies in the tradition of Dylan, Springsteen, and Tom Waits, all with the spirit of modern indie rock pushing it forward. He stopped by the studio at Serious Business Music in Brooklyn to give us an intimate look at what he’s capable of. Dressed For The Occasion is available...



Brooklyn quartet Monogold return to BTR Live Studio with a fresh batch of tunes. Still rocking their unique psych-tinged indie rock and falsetto vocals, they’ve continued to grow and evolve in their creative approach to pop music since last we saw them. Check out this exclusive session for a taste of what’s to come from the band. Babyfood is available now. 00:00 - Monogold 00:34 - Mourn The Tide 04:26 - Interview - Monogold 05:22 - Dum Fun 09:15 - Interview - Monogold 12:10 - Hiccups 16:41...


Fascinations Grand Chorus

Fascinations Grand Chorus is the NY/NJ duo of Stephanie and Andrew. Together, they craft bright indie-pop that draws on classic melodies and sounds while twisting them into their own crunchy, bouncy style. The band stopped by Serious Business Music in Brooklyn to share their tunes with us. Anglesea is available now. 00:00 - Fascinations Grand Chorus 00:42 - Welcome 03:36 - Interview - Fascinations Grand Chorus 05:35 - Actor/Actress 08:53 - Interview - Fascinations Grand Chorus 11:45 - I...



IDLES is a lightning bolt shooting straight out of Bristol, England, and tearing through the mess of a world we’re all currently suffering through, guiding the masses with a grin and a fist while dancing and shouting and leading a charge for what’s honest and true. If that sounds a bit heavy-handed or perhaps too optimistic, maybe it is, but IDLES isn’t afraid to give the effort 1000%. This quintet makes a huge, permanent impression on any audience, suspecting or otherwise, instantly...


Radio Jarocho

Radio Jarocho is a New York City band that plays a regional style of Mexican Son music from Veracruz called Son Jarocho. Vibrant, infectious, and with the exciting incorporation of dance percussion from lead singer Julia del Palacio, the band brought an unforgettable energy to the studio at Serious Business Music in Brooklyn for this session. Catch the band live this weekend at the Brooklyn Folk Festival, kicking off today! Café Café is available now. 00:00 - Radio Jarocho 00:40 - Los...



Meklit is an Ethio-American singer-songwriter, composer, and TED Senior Fellow whose latest album was produced by multi-Grammy winner Dan Wilson and features guest appearances by the likes of Andrew Bird and Preservation Jazz Band. Musically rooted in jazz with great pop sensibilities, the result is an expertly-crafted, creative blend of genres. Meklit brought the band to Serious Business Music in Brooklyn to show us how it’s done. When The People Move, The Music Moves Too is available...


Ezra Feinberg

Ezra Feinberg, founder of San Francisco psych-pop band Citay, left music when he moved to Brooklyn in 2012, taking on an entirely new life. In the time since, life’s does what it does by changing him and leaving its mark. That shift can be felt in his new approach to music, which utilizes loops of acoustic and electric guitars, synthesizers, and more to achieve hypnotic, psychedelic vibes through minimalist performance and repetition. He joined us at Serious Business Music in Brooklyn to...



Cheekface is a new Los Angeles mystery. Speak-singing their post-punk from the burbs to the city, the trio of Greg Katz, Amanda Tannen, and Mark Echo Edwards is super fresh, coming out strong with minimalist grooves and satisfying noise. The band stopped by Serious Business Music in Brooklyn to give us a sample of some of the sonic treats they have to offer. The “Glendale” single is available now from New Professor. 00:00 - Cheekface 00:46 - Glendale 04:00 - Interview - Cheekface 09:52 -...



tubafresh is the dynamic new solo project from Chanell Crichlow, a Brooklyn-based producer, songwriter, and horn player who has spent the past few years leading the PitchBlak Brass Band. This new venture allows Crichlow to further explore deeply personal topics, while also imploring listeners to dance. tubafresh, in full band form, visited us recently at Serious Business Music in Brooklyn to preview songs from their upcoming cassette. Extra Syrup by tubafresh will be release April 20,...


Sur Back

Sur Back is the project of NYC-based Caroline Sans. Leaving behind her roots in Florida as a ballerina, Sans has developed an impressive style of musical manipulation, weaving loops, beats, voice, and effects to create a delicate balance of experimental, orchestral pop. She joined us at Serious Business Music in DUMBO to show us just how she pulls it all together. Kitsch II EP is available now. 00:00 - Sur Back 00:38 - Providence 05:49 - Interview - Sur Back 08:41 - Valentino 12:35 -...


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