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The Bryan and Brian show!

5/19/2018
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J has run off to some other, less rainy place this week, so it's time for another special guest co-host! This time around, the talented Brian Sendrowitz of the band Beat Radio joins us to talk turkey (err, music) and not get toooooo wordy (but maybe just wordy enough) about the songs we're checking out. This episode has everything: horns, electronic drums, singers you can believe, and a whole lotta warmth! 00:00 - // Sponsor + Intro 01:02 - // Feels like a Shtick 04:20 - “sunday driver“ -...

Duration:01:05:53

Simultaneous ambidextrous hearing, a podcast listening experiment

5/12/2018
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This is definitely the most profound, revealing, inspirational episode of The Music Digest on BTR yet. Come along with us for this excellent journey, won’t you? Give us a call at (408) SUB-INEV! 00:00 - // Sponsor + Intro 00:59 - // Did you watch the video for “This Is America” yet? 11:54 - “Chores” - Kitten Forever 13:48 - // What do think this is, a music reaction show? 17:40 - “Remove Tag” - Haley Blais 20:21 - // Imperfect clones and content mills 29:43 - “What We All Sing” - TWINS...

Duration:01:06:26

A Knock On The Door

5/5/2018
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Via some level of serendipity, this week’s episode ends up starting with an energetic track, before getting real chilled out in the middle and then getting frenetic again at the end. Lots of great new music, including a couple of singles, are waiting for your ears, so start listening. 00:00 - // Sponsor + Intro 01:09 - // J is back. Top Artists. Other stuff. 10:40 - “Glittervomit” - The Burning Peppermints 14:17 - // album = ‘Glittervomit’ / Release: May 11, 2018 / High Dive Records 18:32...

Duration:01:00:39

It’s Mr. Lottie if you’re nasty

4/28/2018
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JLM is busy with Tribeca Film Festival fun times this week, so the artist-formerly-known-as-Ms.-Lottie returns to drops some knowledge and many, many laughs. Call us at (408) SUB-INEV! 00:00 - // Sponsor + Intro 01:09 - // Ms. Lottie is here again! 06:27 - “It’s Not Just Me” - Let’s Eat Grandma 10:20 - // Not Great Grandpa and not Grandma’s Boyfriend 16:42 - “Taxman” - Las Rosas 19:24 - // Not a cover. 25:00 - “Home & Dry” - Tracyanne & Danny 28:26 - // Crying in the arms of a stranger...

Duration:01:02:34

The Lights Go Out On Long Island

4/21/2018
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Remember when Max was here week before last? Well, he’s not here this week, but we saw him the other day anyway. Also, Bryan is inspired to start skateboarding again while magically turning the lights out in Long Island while sitting in downtown Manhattan. All we’re saying is we know when we know, okay? 00:00 - // Sponsor + Intro 01:12 - // Max, live show outings, and a lot more talking… 11:48 - “USMA” - Fiddlehead 14:05 - // Skateboarding… 17:22 - “Banh Mi” - High Sunn 20:04 - // Bryan...

Duration:00:54:33

Listening times with music things

4/14/2018
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This episode is jam-packed with titillating golf talk, a little blood, and all sorts of deep deep deep tangent holes. Get into it with us. 00:00 - // Sponsor + Intro 01:06 - // Mister footnote over here 10:45 - “Reviews” - Tancred 13:49 - // Another song-a-do 20:15 - “O Me O My” (Gavin Moss Remix) - Son Little 22:41 - // Remix yr heart / money shot of this taste explosion / fuck duds 28:30 - “Mother Maybe” - Kadhja Bonet 32:43 - // JJJAB / listen to the song thing 38:10 - “Low Vulture” -...

Duration:01:06:29

New studio. Who dis?

4/7/2018
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In addition to listening to SOOOOO much excellent new music in this episode, we also somehow end up talking about love in an elevator (as in Aerosmith), glycerine (as in Bush), the usefulness and best practices of RIYLs (as in ‘Recommended If You Like’), and Hal Jordan of space sector 2814 (as in Green Lantern). 00:00 - // Sponsor + Intro 01:03 - // New studio!!! 7:16 - “Adeline” - Trace Mountains 11:31 - // Love In An Elevator…. 19:07 - “Symmetry” - Wye Oak 23:08 - // Bush cover band,...

Duration:00:57:40

MUCHO MAXISMS

3/31/2018
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Great friend of the show, Mr. Max Goransson, has returned! On a special visit from the icy north, he graces us with his musical genius, stunning intellect, and hearty life advice. Really! Also, we totally win with a show full of awesome music (but listen to see JUST HOW AWESOME). 00:00 - // Sponsor + Intro 01:03 - // Oregano and desperate men 15:11 - “Pink Showers” - DEEPER 17:42 - // Mister Rogers vs. Hulk Hogan 24:04 - “Let It Bleed” - Neighbor Lady 27:39 - // The Rolling Beatles 34:33 -...

Duration:00:58:43

Slash Listen and Yell

3/24/2018
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Sometimes songs have familiar names. Funk will still exist in the future and we now know what it will sound like. AYAHUASCA!!!!!!! Rhythmic changes enhance dramatic shifts. Just because you think reality may be a simulation don’t mean they’re not after you. Sometimes it takes two titles to encapsulate the essence of the titled. Birmingham is both in England and Alabama. All of these ideas will be explored as we listen to a bunch of excellent new music. 00:00 - // Sponsor + Intro 01:01 - //...

Duration:01:07:39

We Just Do It Into Microphones

3/17/2018
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This is an extra-caffeinated episode, in which we tangent at an accelerated pace. We also listen to a bunch of great new music! Don’t forget to call us with your feedback, suggestions, and contest entries (yes, really) at (408) SUB-INEV. 00:00 - // Sponsor + Intro 00:59 - // So many things you can... 07:16 - “All In Due Time” - Oneida 10:05 - // We love Kid Millions 16:19 - “Liar’s Box - Guided By Voices 19:08 - // We love Travis Harrison 27:27 - “Destroy Me” - Once & Future Band 32:54 -...

Duration:00:58:55

Sonic Faces: True Story.

3/10/2018
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So many familiar sonic faces in this episode, from artists we’ve heard before, to artists we played shows with way back when to artists we’ll know soon enough. True story. 00:00 - // Sponsor + Intro 01:01 - // 1021st person wins... 08:48 - “Well Done” - IDLES 11:43 - // A year later... 18:43 - “Don’t You Know I’m In A Band” - Confidence Man 22:03 - // Bryan was dancing... 26:06 - “Mr. Major” - Acid Dad 30:15 - // Acid-y garage-y goodness... 34:46 - “Blue Ribbon Child” - The Duke Of Surl...

Duration:01:04:08

Is it that we eat music?

3/3/2018
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We’re blazing through new music like it’s candy this week! As always, phone lines are open for your feedback: (408) SUB-INEV. 00:00 - // Sponsor + Intro 01:01 - // The journals that we keep under our pillows 04:22 - “Lucky 88” - Speedy Ortiz 07:30 - // Bloops and bleeps 13:55 - “Heart of Hearts” - Anna McClellan 16:54 - // Not a slide whistle 24:17 - “River Brine” - The Low Anthem 26:09 - // Careful what you ask for 35:12 - “Everything And Moore” - Dwarves 36:00 - // Perturbed 40:43 -...

Duration:00:59:54

Fightitude!

2/24/2018
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Lots of great new music this week and a tangent or two along the way. Feedback is welcome at (408) SUB-INEV. 00:00 - // Sponsor + Intro 00:36 - // With the sickness... 07:22 - “Underage” - Le Couleur 10:19 - // Montreal… 13:34 - “A Break In The Wave” - The Duke Of Surl 16:40 - // Fightitude… 21:12 - “New Years Eve” - American Pleasure Club 23:25 - // It’s all coming together… 27:59 - “Black Branch” - Will Adlard 31:12 - // Farm to dumpster… 41:44 - “Still One” - Wing Velma 45:30 - // Eat...

Duration:01:01:40

We enjoy being conical

2/17/2018
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A lobster, some peanut butter cups, and a bunch of great new music walk into the podcast studio, and this tangent-laden exploration of new sounds emerges! As always, we welcome your feedback at (408) SUB-INEV. 00:00 - // Sponsor + Intro 00:36 - // Tangents before music! 05:58 - “Forced Hand” - Palm 10:23 - // Not like with fronds 22:20 - “Brave” - Hovvdy 25:23 - // Disconnected thoughts 33:51 - “YMCA Pool” - Palehound 36:31 - // A Cake Shop tangent 42:13 - “A Beautiful Cog in the...

Duration:01:06:25

We Know How This Works-ish

2/10/2018
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The new music flow for the year is really getting going now, and we’re getting caught up in it with singles and album tracks from some recent and upcoming releases. Also, somebody had too much coffee again before this episode. 00:00 - // Sponsor + Intro 00:36 - // Welcome… 07:46 - “Still Learning (featuring Naytronix)” - Madeline Kenney 11:42 - // Did you forget about tangents 16:16 - “I Can Feel It There” - Bummerville 17:29 - // Music songs only 23:54 - “How Is this Happening” - Polica &...

Duration:01:01:28

Jetsetting Around The World

2/3/2018
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Bryan’s back and he brought the tangents. Now with more nuts! Oh, and cool new music for us to listen and react to! 00:00 - // Sponsor + Intro 00:36 - // Welcome… 01:00 - // Return of the Bruxxx... 12:55 - “Not My Kinda Movie” - NADINE 16:34 - // Cymbals in the water… 21:49 - “Stop Making My Life Hell” - Bark Bark Disco 25:02 - // Where is Malta? 31:20 - “Dead In The Water” - Calexico 33:55 - // True Detectivesque… 40:47 - “Cosmic Youth” - Denis The Night & The Panic Party 45:36 - // MFA...

Duration:00:59:38

Pleasant Doom w/ Ms. Lottie!

1/27/2018
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Bryan is still on leave, but that just means we get to hear from BTRtoday’s Music Director, Ms. Lottie again! And as we move past the beginning of the calendar year, there’s a lot of new music coming out to listen to, so listen up and enjoy! 00:00 - // Sponsor + Intro 00:36 - // Welcome… 01:05 - // Ms. Lottie is back... 05:12 - “Magazine” - Editors 09:05 - // Millennial whoop and other things... 14:20 - “Wagging The Dog” - A. Spencer 17:52 - // Pleasant is the word... 21:43 - “Side...

Duration:01:02:02

All Sorts Of Choices w/ Swood!

1/20/2018
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Bryan is out again this week, but his brilliant bandmate, Sarah Wood (aka Swood) is here to fill in for him. And she brought a notebook… you know, to take notes. Because she is a pro. 00:00 - // Sponsor + Intro 00:36 - // Welcome… 01:03 - // Swood is with us… 06:31 - “I Wanna Be Everybody” - Hockey Dad 10:10 - // Comfortable in its own space... 15:43 - “Sweet Dreams Baby” - INHEAVEN 19:28 - // Everything in caps... 23:59 - “Yr Throat” - Jeff Rosenstock 26:41 - // Charginess, bias and...

Duration:01:06:05

Structure Fitting Theme w/ JPK!

1/13/2018
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Jonathan Pilkington Kahnt (aka JPK) joins J this week, filling in for Bryan. JPK is in the bands Mount Sharp (with Bryan), Flying Pace, and Quiet Loudly. Additionally, he’s a gifted singer and songwriter on his own. 00:00 - // Sponsor + Intro 00:36 - // Welcome… 01:08 - // JPK is with us… 08:10 - “Here Diagonally” - Remy 11:35 - // Snap Crackle Pop… 16:06 - “The LARPer” - Jesse R. Berlin 20:17 - // A stable genius... 26:34 - “No Time For Crying” - Mavis Staples 31:08 - // Structure fitting...

Duration:01:00:09

Not On The Soundtrack

1/6/2018
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BTRtoday’s Music Director, Ms. Lottie, fills in for Bryan in our first episode of the year and we have a good time discussing soundtrack songs that almost were, remixes that definitely are, collaborations, and one of our favorite small indie labels. Mentioned in the episode: “TONYA HARDING, MY STAR” by Sufjan Stevens 00:00 - // Sponsor + Intro 00:36 - // Welcome… 01:25 - // Ms. Lottie is with us... 04:45 - “Dance With Me” (feat. Angel Olsen) - Jaye Bartell 09:20 - // Oh, is that live?...

Duration:00:58:01

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