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Still in a post-Jerry world, with Lottie!

9/14/2019
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Week two of the post-JLM version of The Music Digest continues with one of our favorite frequent guests: BTRtoday music director, Lottie Leymarie! Dive in for a good time full of new singles from Great Grandpa, Getaway Dogs, Kate Clover, Shadow Monster, Amy O, Matt Valentine, and Essen, then hop on over and check out Lottie's recent Spotlight On The City: Knoxville, Tennessee when you're done! 00:00 - // Sponsor + Intro 01:21 - // Get a visit from jerry 06:03 - “Digger” - Great Grandpa 10:41...

Duration:00:57:40

Here for it, with special guest Jeanette D. Moses

9/7/2019
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JLM has officially left the show, so we’re entering what we’re calling the “post-Jerry world” which means that each week Bryan will host (aka drive the boat-ship) along with a special guest. We’re setting the bar high this first week, with frequent BTRtoday contributor Jeanette D. Moses joining us for the business of listening and reacting to music (that is what we do here, after all). Check out Jeanette’s photo and video work at her website, go see her band Frida Kill, and watch this sweet...

Duration:01:08:45

Raccoons of Future Past

8/31/2019
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J’s last show as co-host/producer on The Music Digest. He’ll be missed, but at least he’s going out on some great music to react to from Guerilla Toss, Extra Arms, Oh, Rose, somesurprises, Joyero, and Modern Nature. Plus, we get a special farewell message from an old friend. 00:00 - // Sponsor + Intro 03:12 - // One small, special thing 08:06 - “Plants” - Guerilla Toss 13:24 - // Happy things 18:34 - “No Enemies - Extra Arms 21:24 - // I might prove myself wrong with the next song 25:40 -...

Duration:01:06:29

Say You’ve Got Shadows w/ Ilithios

8/24/2019
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Manny Nomikos chats with J about his first two singles -- “August Shadows” and “Will We Get Married” -- from his new solo project, Ilithios. Also, J and Bryan listen to new singles from Hana Vu, Chartreuse, and Ellis, and a song off of Vandana’s new sampler. 00:00 - // Sponsor + Intro 01:18 - // J is moving????? New order of things... 06:36 - "August Shadows" - Ilithios 10:17 - // J chats w/ Manny Nomikos, aka Ilithios 24:38 - "Will We Get Married" - Ilithios 28:02 - // Bryan won the lotto...

Duration:01:05:15

Lawful good

8/17/2019
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Nevermind the tangents, we've got tons of singles this week! New music from Amy O, The Medium, Maria Usbeck, Empty Country, Stone Jack Jones, and Richard Spitzer! 00:00 - // Sponsor + intro 01:16 - // Playlists and podcasts and playlists and now we’re depressed? 12:48 - “Planet Blue” - Amy O 15:31 - // We all need a little help listening to music 22:43 - “Have A Happy Day” - The Medium 26:23 - // Yay! Kay? 34:18 - “Amor Anciano” - Maria Usbeck 38:11 - // J’s been there 42:29 - “Ultrasound”...

Duration:01:01:00

Alan Smithee

8/10/2019
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Bryan and J listen to new tracks from Ezra Furman, FRANKIIE, Julien Chang, Tinariwen, Darrin Bradbury, and Doe Paoro. 00:00 - // Sponsor + Intro 01:20 - // Bryan draws J / Mount Sharp at Trans - Pecos / Day & Dream at Baby’s All Right... 08:54 - “Evening Prayer aka Justice” - Ezra Furman 11:47 - // album: ‘Twelve Nudes’ / out August 30 from Bella Union 17:29 - “Compare” - FRANKIIE 20:40 - // album: ‘Forget Your Head’ / out September 20 from Paper Bag Records 24:37 - “Of The Past” - Julien...

Duration:00:59:21

Party hole: The No Whammies No Whammies Digest

8/3/2019
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We spend some time recapping J's recent (final) episodes of his other music podcast and talking about the shows we saw last weekend before diving in to some new music from the likes of Boy Scouts, B Boys, Fashion Brigade, Empath, Oh, Rose, and minihorse. 00:00 - // Sponsor + Intro 01:09 - // The land of boss and jovi 18:21 - “Expiration Date” - Boy Scouts 22:22 - // It’s absolutely ok to wear the shirt if you need to buy a shirt 25:43 - “Ceremonies Of Waste” - B Boys 28:32 - // B is for...

Duration:00:58:17

The Drift

7/27/2019
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Bryan and J listen to recent album tracks from Alex Little and the Suspicious Minds, Night Moves, Sarah Bethe Nelson, Illiterates; a single by Slaughter Beach, Dog; and an older (but new to us!) track by Bizarre Sharks. They also discuss the Brookyln Drum Collective show they both recently went to and other assorted things, as is their wont. 00:00 - // Sponsor + Intro 01:13 - // ZAIREEKA??!! 07:46 - “Test (Chicago)” - Bizarre Sharks 10:20 - // album: ‘Bizarre Sharks’ EP / released December...

Duration:01:00:56

B(OO)M!

7/20/2019
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In a world where we listen to music and react to it… we mostly do that in this episode with very few tangents - at least we keep them pretty closely tied to the songs you’re hearing this time. Come along and check out new tunes from Purple Mountains, Catty, Gauche, Villagers, What In Your Heart Can Put You In A Trance, Lisel, and U.S. Highball! 00:00 - // Sponsor + Intro 01:13 - // A little afternoon nihilism 04:51 - “She's Making Friends, I'm Turning Stranger” - Purple Mountains 08:54 -...

Duration:00:57:19

The Owls Are Not What They Seem… w/ Day & Dream

7/13/2019
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Abby and Peter, from the band Day & Dream, called in from Asheville, NC, to chat with J about their song, “We’re Gonna Need Some More Coffee;” their album, ‘With Every Breath You Die;’ and some background about the project overall. Also, J and Bryan listen to new singles from Secret Shame, DM Stith, Field Mouse, and peaer… and manage to talk about The Rogers Sisters’ 2002 album ‘Purely Evil’ for a bit while they’re at it... 00:00 - // Sponsor + Intro 01:13 - // Audiophobias? 06:46 - “We’re...

Duration:00:59:58

Giving Away The Game

7/6/2019
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We're heavy on the tangents, from record shops tucked away inside barbershops, to drum circles, to sweet visual effects on artist websites. Thankfully, we've also got a dose of great new music for you this week, including Dire Wolves, Hatchie, The Dirty Nil, Horse Jumper Of Love, and Esther Rose! 00:00 - // Sponsor + Intro 01:28 - // It’s kind of a soft launch 07:53 - “Every Step Is Birth” - Dire Wolves 18:08 - // Good vibes only 23:20 - “Obsessed” - hatchie 28:31 - // Ripple effect! 40:38...

Duration:00:57:59

Shadows From A Past Life w/ Annie Pichan

6/29/2019
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Musician and songwriter Annie Pichan stopped by to chat with J about her haunting new song, “My Lover, I Don’t Need You.” Also, Bryan and J listened to new singles from Molly Burch, Black Belt Eagle Scout, !!!, and Goon. 00:00 - // Sponsor + Intro 01:10 - // Real estate, but not the band (for some reason??)... oh, and Macy Gray’s band 08:05 - “Only One” - Molly Burch 12:52 - // album: ‘Ballads’ 7” / out August 2 from Captured Tracks 17:02 - “At The Party” - Black Belt Eagle Scout 20:50 -...

Duration:00:58:09

We love being fooled by music

6/22/2019
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We tangent all over the place this week, but somehow along the way we also listen to great new music from Palehound, Peter Perrett, Stef Chura, Divino Niño, Air Review, and SadGirl. We also talk a bit about a new compilation benefiting the Yellowhammer Fund, which you can find here. 00:00 - // Sponsor + Intro 01:10 - // questions which may or may not be answered 05:51 - “Black Friday” - Palehound 09:09 - // they start good, then they get even better 12:09 - “War Plan Red” - Peter Perrett...

Duration:00:57:54

Serendipity or Robots w/ Mythical Michael

6/15/2019
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Mythical Michael (or is it Mystical Michael?) joins Bryan and J to listen to new singles by Jay Som, Penelope Isles, Black Grapefruit, KOKOKO! Also, the YK Records and We Own This Town guru brings a couple of hand picked selections from his hometown of Nashville: Z and Bleary! Along the way, there’s discussion of Michael’s push for SNL to recognize and celebrate their episode 20 years ago when Garth Brooks hosted with musical guest Chris Gaines (#GarthGaines20 @GarthGainesSNL), Instagram...

Duration:01:13:49

Side One Track One with special guest Lottie

6/8/2019
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This week, Music Director Ms. Lottie made a last-minute substitution as J was out sick, so we checked out the first track from a bunch of our weekly new releases, including Pip Blom, Apex Manor, French Vanilla, Kishi Bashi, Cate Le Bon, Oginalii, and Haybaby! 00:00 - // Sponsor + Intro 01:06 - // Eating Big tomato roses 12:48 - “Daddy Issues” - Pip Blom 17:10 - // Maia interviewed you. 23:54 - “Asked & Answered” - Apex Manor 27:55 - // Detective lottie goes deep with pimento cheese 34:32 -...

Duration:01:11:12

Music Like Any Kind Of Home

6/1/2019
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J and Bryan listen to singles from Cat Clyde, Bodywash, and Necking and album tracks from Gemma and Half Stack. And, yes, there are plenty of tangents along the way! 00:00 - // Sponsor + Intro 01:08 - // Welcome... 05:17 - “So Cold” - Cat Clyde 07:56 - // album: ‘Hunter's Trance’ / out June 14 15:42 - “Eye To Eye” - Bodywash 20:26 - // album: ‘Comforter' / out soon from Luminelle Records 26:44 - “Still Exist” - Necking 28:59 - // album: ‘Cut Your Teeth’ / out July 5 from Mint Records 37:02...

Duration:00:56:14

Potterbuttercast: No Vibe To Kill

5/25/2019
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It's another episode of new music, jam-packed with fresh album tracks from The Glow, Outer Spaces, Clinic, Matt Kivel, Ryan Pollie, and The Dream Syndicate, plus a preview of a track from the upcoming The Robe album. Tangents are almost kept minimal in this one, almost. 00:00 - // Sponsor + Intro 12:00 - “Lose” - The Glow 13:30 - // Good indie pop song 16:52 - “Teapot #1” - Outer Spaces 20:18 - // Over and over 25:58 - “Rubber Bullets” - Clinic 28:22 - // Has the chill influence gotten to...

Duration:01:01:21

Is This _Blank_?

5/18/2019
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J and Bryan listen to singles by IDLES, Flying Lotus, Ada Lea, and Violent Femmes… and album tracks by NOTS and Hannah Cohen. 00:00 - // Sponsor + intro 01:09 - // Welcome... 06:10 - “Mercedes Marxist” - IDLES 09:13 - // single 13:26 - “More” (feat. Anderson .Paak) - Flying Lotus 17:41 - // album: ‘Flamagra’ / out May 24, 2019 from Warp 24:48 - “The Party” - Ada Lea 27:43 - // album: ‘What We Say In Private’ / out July 19, 2019 from Saddle Creek 32:40 - “Built Environment” - NOTS 36:20 -...

Duration:00:59:58

Cool 2 Care

5/11/2019
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J is back, so he and Bryan listen to new songs from The F-16s, Amo Amo, Squiggles, Protovulcan, AA Bondy, and Fury. 00:00 - // Sponsor + intro 01:09 - // Welcome... 05:48 - “Wknd Frnds” - The F-16s 09:13 - // album: ‘WKND FRNDS’ / out May 31, 2019 from House Arrest 13:59 - “Antidote” - Amo Amo 18:47 - // album: ‘Amo Amo’ / out April 26, 2019 24:27 - “Bend Becomes Break” - Squiggles 25:57 - // album: ‘The Recruitment Drive EP’ / out May 17, 2019 from ? 32:46 - “Pine For You” - Protovulcan...

Duration:00:56:11

Fist pumps and studded belts w/Miss Lottie

5/4/2019
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Lottie’s here to fill in for J as he’s off watching movies, and we tackle tough subjecdts like studded belts, Jersey Shore, and beef, all soundtracked by sweet jams from Grim Streaker, The Vaughns, Scott Orr, DUMB, Reptaliens, and ØZWALD. 00:00 - // Sponsor + intro 01:09 - // Off to a great start already 12:05 - “Today New York” - Grim Streaker 14:30 - // It’s like skanking with your arms 22:14 - “Shout” - The Vaughns 25:27 - // I think he has a neck tattoo now 30:09 - “Stay Awake on the...

Duration:01:01:57