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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 -...



MALLRAT is the Brooklyn trio of Melo (vocals, guitar), Mei (vocals, guitar), and Rachika (drums). With sharp, emotional indie rock, the band’s lyrics are honest and revealing, and have such an immediate urgency that if you don’t relate, well, you’re probably a little dead instead, honestly. MALLRAT stopped by Serious Business Music in Brooklyn to share some songs with us. Every Breath A Fracture is available now. 00:00 - MALLRAT 00:44 - Flood Tide 03:28 - Interview - MALLRAT 05:51 - I...


Renata Zieguer

Renata Zeiguer (like tiger, with a Z) is a Brooklyn-dwelling NYC native with a broad depth of musical knowledge that informs her captivating songwriting. Along with her musical collaborator/producer (not to mention BTR Live Studio favorite) Adam Schatz and a band stacked with local pros, Zeiguer dropped by Serious Business Music in Brooklyn to share some of her new tunes with us. Old Ghost is available now from Northern Spy. 00:00 - Renata Ziegeur 00:51 - Follow The Dream 15:17 - Interview...


Bell's Roar

Bell’s Roar is the solo project of NY-based producer, songwriter, and vocalist Sean Desiree. They draw on a wide range of genres to craft a unique sort of moody, genre-fluid sound that makes incredible use of sonic textures and melody for a very evocative effect. They visited us at Serious Business Music in DUMBO, Brooklyn to share a few tunes. We Carry Us is available now. 00:00 - Bell’s Roar 01:00 - Echoes From Below 05:15 - Interview - Bell’s Roar 09:11 - I’m Troubled 12:58 - Interview...


Russian Baths

NY-band Russian Baths lay the noise on thick for their heavy, harmonious, fuzzy psych and post-punk sounds. Big riffs, hooks, dissonance, and squealing feedback are all over their music, which feels both exhilarating and a bit haunting at times. The band - comprised of Luke Koz, Jess Ress, Evan Gill Smith, and Jeff Widner, stopped by Serious Business Music in DUMBO, Brooklyn to share their songs with us. Penance EP is available now on cassette, via Good Eye Records. 00:00 - Russian Baths...



CHAPPO is a Brooklyn-based psych-rock band. With their new, John Vanderslice-produced record, the group covers tricky emotional and musical ground, all without losing their joyous stride. Lead singer Alex Chappo is a force to be reckoned with, and surely an apt setup for the mania of their tourmates’ The Flaming Lips’ frontman, Wayne Coyne this year. The band dropped by Serious Business Music in DUMBO, Brooklyn to give us a somewhat contained taste of what they’ve got going on. Do It by...



QTY are a NYC rock band. With fairly straightforward, no-nonsense rock grooves and licks, they employ a satisfying speak-singing style that plants them firmly in place in the tradition of The Velvet Underground, Television, and The Strokes. The band isn’t just bashing away recklessly - they clearly know what they’re doing with melody and harmony, and the sweet touch of male/female voices makes it all just that much more enjoyable. The band stopped by Serious Businss Music in DUMBO to give...


Soccer Mommy

Soccer Mommy is the project of Sophie Allison - a young artist from Nashville who splits her time between there and NYC, where she’s in college. For the past few years, she’s self-released her chill indie pop, with Fat Possum recently stepping in with a collection of those tunes and a proper debut in 2018. The music is unassuming and has a way of catching the listener off-guard in a great way, and here, Sophie is joined by her full live band to fully flesh out these tunes in a live session...


The Mad Doctors

The Mad Doctors are the fuzzy, scuzzy, fun wild genius punks at the center of the growing Brooklyn whirlwind scene that is King Pizza Records. The Doctors: Seth, Josh, and Greg happen to be insanely great musicians (you may recognize two of them from Ghost Funk Orchestra’s recent BTR Live Studio session) and it’s a joy to see them go all out in their most exciting and free element with The Mad Doctors. No Waves, Just Sharks is available now from King Pizza Records. 00:00 - The Mad Doctors...


Anna Burch

Anna Burch has arrived. Though she’s been around the music scene a bit, playing with various bands over the past few years, we’ll all remember 2018 as the year her debut solo album landed. It’s no surprise that the Detroit musician is incredibly talented and extremely likeable -- like another BTR favorite, Fred Thomas, who apparently brought her to the attention of their shared label, Polyvinyl (which, now that you mention it, is another favorite of ours around here…). Anna’s songs have a...


Handsome Ghost

Handsome Ghost is the project of Boston native and English teacher, Tim Noyes. Blending his folk music roots with a love for R&B and pop, Noyes is clearly onto something, landing millions for his songs on Spotify. The band - in trio form - stopped by Serious Business Music in DUMBO, Brooklyn to share some music from their debut full length with us in this intimate session! Handsome Ghost’s debut album, Welcome Back, is available now from Photo Finish Records 00:00 - Handsome Ghost 00:45 -...


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