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The Music Digest is a music reaction show hosted by Bryan B . In it, this well-seasoned music nerd invites guests to listen to a handful of songs either new to them or still pretty fresh and share their thoughts as they go. From November 2016 to August 2019, the show was co-hoisted by JLM and Bryan B. Before that it was co-hosted by Patrick K and Latola.

The Music Digest is a music reaction show hosted by Bryan B . In it, this well-seasoned music nerd invites guests to listen to a handful of songs either new to them or still pretty fresh and share their thoughts as they go. From November 2016 to August 2019, the show was co-hoisted by JLM and Bryan B. Before that it was co-hosted by Patrick K and Latola.

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United States

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The Music Digest is a music reaction show hosted by Bryan B . In it, this well-seasoned music nerd invites guests to listen to a handful of songs either new to them or still pretty fresh and share their thoughts as they go. From November 2016 to August 2019, the show was co-hoisted by JLM and Bryan B. Before that it was co-hosted by Patrick K and Latola.

Language:

English


Episodes

There’s Still So Much Music.

3/28/2020
It's just Bryan solo this week as we check out new music from Scot Orr, Ilithios, Ultraista, Westerman, Secret Shame, Deeper, Ghost Funk Orchestra's Notes From Quarantine, We Versus The Shark, Mise En Scene, DAD, Girlpool, Jeff Beam, Peel Dream Magazine, Solilians, Skyjelly, and Oh Land. 00:00 - // Sponsor + Intro 03:12 - “Circles” - Scott Orr 06:23 - “Think Be4 U Spk” - Ilithios 08:31 - “Bumblebees” - Ultraista 13:44 - “Blue comanche” - Westerman 17:08 - “Dark (Lena Machina acoustic)” -...

Duration:01:06:31

What now?

3/21/2020
This week, we’re doing things differently. We have calls from members of the indie music community calling in with their stories of how the COVID-19/Coronoavirus pandemic has affected them and their music, including Henderson Cole of The Alternative, Ciarra Fragale, Kyle Forester, Nehedar, The Planes, and the Brooklyn Drum Collective. Then, we check out brand new music from Worriers, Control Top, Thurlowood, Kyle Forester, Smokey Brights, Yumi Zouma, Activity, Pale Blue, Picture One, and...

Duration:01:02:28

The Ability To Succeed w/ Maia

3/14/2020
BTRtoday podcast producer and host Maia Macdonald drops by to do what she does best - talk about music - including tracks from The Orielles, Anna Calvi, Bonus, Lisel, and The Districts. 00:00 - // Sponsor + Intro 18:29 - “D19” Disq 21:30 - // This is a full on gem of a jam 30:22 - “The Square Eyed Pack” - The Orielles 34:23 - // That “oh” moment 42:24 - “Don’t beat the girl out of my boy ft. courtney barnett” - Anna Calvi 45:47 - // Oh, those heavy hitters? 49:07 - “Bathlight” - Bonus 51:33...

Duration:01:10:35

Warbly flangey woofy w/ Lottie!

3/7/2020
Our music director Lottie joins the show once again to take a trip through some of the newest track in our music library, as well as a bonus single that she's never heard before. Come for the radio voices, stay for the solid jams from Born Idiot, Bell Towers, Kevin Krauter, Lanterns On The Lake, and Ryan Michael Block. 00:00 - // Sponsor + Intro / Things are weird already 05:15 - ”Blue Is My Color" - Born Idiot 08:19 - // Don’t pee in the pool 20:54 - “Roll With Me” - Bell Towers 25:22 - //...

Duration:00:58:48

Access To Information And Outdoor Life w/ Sal Garro

2/29/2020
Bryan's bandmate, public library enthusiast, Brooklyn dad, and pet owner, Sal Garro, stops by to check out some new music and react to it! Including new tracks from Land Of Talk, Public Practice, Fassine, Bannoffee, Parlor Walls, and Mapache - plus a song from Cuesto Loeb that's at least new to us. 00:00 - // Sponsor + Intro / Beautiful, Beautiful music 05:08 - “Weight Of that Weekend” - Land Of Talk 08:52 - // Relevant to my music interests 11:37 - “Compromised” - Public Practice 14:49 - //...

Duration:01:00:27

I could’ve smelled the milk for you w/ Ana Becker

2/22/2020
Brooklyn musician Ana Becker (Catty, Fruit + Flowers) joins us to talk about playing music all the time, eating too much Chinese food, and to listen + react to some great new tracks from A Deer A Horse, Activity, Tetchy, Loving, and Shadow Show! 00:00 - // Sponsor + Intro / the secret message? 01:16 - // Introducing Ana! 15:14 - “Shadow Box” - Shadow Show 19:23 - // The Museum of Illusions 27:37 - “Visions” - Loving 31:26 - // Nice, peaceful things. 36:49 - “Quitter” - Tetchy 40:37 - //...

Duration:01:13:03

A Whole Lot Of East Coast w/ Jon The Guilt

2/15/2020
This week we're recording in Bryan's basement, and have Jon The Guilt stopping by to share the first song - "Sycophant American" - from the project, and of course to do the whole listen-and-react to new music thing, featuring tracks from Vundabar, Honey Cutt, addy, Pottery, The Bobby Lees, Melody English, The Big Net, Nova One, and Wilma Archer! 00:00 - // Sponsor + Intro 01:25 - // Introducing Jon The Guilt 06:28 - “Sycophant American” - Jon The Guilt 10:03 - // They make me sound good...

Duration:01:05:31

This definitely is not a scripted show w/ Stephen Perry

2/8/2020
Stephen Perry of Brooklyn indie rock band The Planes drops by to talk a bit about his own music and to do the whole listen-and-react thing, including new music from Crisman, Arbor Labor Union, Deeper, Lemon Pitch, Phantom Posse, and Post Louis. 00:00 - // Sponsor + Intro 01:21 - // Thanks to Playstation 2 12:13 - “Border Wall” - The Planes 15:09 - // The accessibility of a good melody 20:54 - “Surprise” - Crisman 22:43 - // The current 17 records 30:25 - “Crushed By Fear Destroyer” - Arbor...

Duration:01:20:16

Born Ready w/ Elena Childers

2/1/2020
BTRtoday music writer, podcaster, and underground music scene guru Elena Childers is back on the show to do the listen-and-react-to new music thing with new tunes from Activity, Andy Shauf, Scratchy Blanket, Red Mass, Tan Cologne, Torres, and Glass Beach! 00:00 - // Sponsor + Intro 01:17 - // Still going to shows? 05:18 - “Calls Your Name” - Activity 09:09 - // Let’s all suffer together 12:49 - “The Things I Do” - Andy Shauf 15:08 - // He’s gone full Simon 21:09 - “On Top” - Scratchy Blanket...

Duration:01:07:02

The Magical Gate Of Destiny w/ John Daily

1/25/2020
John Daily (The Black Black, Kissed By An Animal, Von Goose, East Williamsburg Econolodge) stops by to talk a bit about his own music and the Brooklyn DIY space he runs, and of course to do the whole 'listen-and-react-to" new songs thing with us! Featuring great new music from Smoke Fairies, ...And You Will Know Us By The Trail Of Dead, Bad Pelicans, Mr. Elevator, CocoRosie, and Alice Boman. 00:00 - // Sponsor + Intro 11:14 - “Chew Your Bones” - Smoke Fairies 16:06 - // big vocals vs little...

Duration:01:14:15

A Heartwarming Tale w/ Jen Meller

1/18/2020
Videographer/photographer Jen Meller joins us this week to talk music, technology-free hikes, and upcoming projects. Featuring new singles by Anna Burch, Disq, Shell of a Shell, Foxtails Brigade, Frances Quinlan, and Wax Machine. 00:00 - // Sponsor + Intro 01:42 - // Sunnier pastures? 05:31 - “Not So Bad” - Anna Burch 08:41 - // What all the hate? 15:19 - “Daily Routine” - Disq 19:42 - // But., angstier 29:44 - “Knock” - Shell Of A Shell 33:20 - // What happened in madison, wisconsin? 42:36...

Duration:01:06:58

Taking back the B w/ Lottie

1/11/2020
Special guest, Music Director Lottie, is back again to join us and to ring in the new year with our first new music episode of 2020! We check out new tunes from Yumi Zouma, Gladie, Praises, Aoife Nessa Frances, and YlangYlang, but for some reason do quite a bit of talking about Angel Olsen, Eleanor Friedberger, and a band whose music video we watched today and hated, but refuse to name. It's a real hot start to the year. 00:00 - // Sponsor + Intro 01:41 - // No millennial whoop 13:22 -...

Duration:01:05:44

The Long and Unlistened To

1/4/2020
Not every song needs to fit the mold of a 3 minute pop song - this week, to start 2020, we're checking out some of the longer (5 minutes +) music from 2019 that we hadn't gotten around to listening to yet! 00:00 - // Sponsor + Intro 02:37 - “Alpine Star” - William Tyler 07:54 - “Faithful Lights” - Leem of Earth 16:14 - // Long songs can offer another side 17:11 - “The Point” - Agouti 22:55 - “The Ever Turning Wheel” - The Soft Cavalry 29:46 - // Psych jams and shoegaze drones 31:13 - “The...

Duration:00:56:28

Chatfest 2019

12/28/2019
This week we’re taking a look back at some of the guests we’ve had on the show in 2019 - including J’s chats with Isaac Gillespie, Day & Dream, Yoni Gordon, Annie Pichan, and Ilithios. The music you hear in this episodes mic breaks is the song “Quilts” by Tigue. 00:00 - // Sponsor + Intro 01:16 - // We’ll hear 5 interviews from 2019 by J! 01:41 - “Tropical Climes” - Isaac Gillespie 05:07 - // J chats with Isaac Gillespie 26:19 - // love those shoutouts 26:44 - “We’re Gonna Need Some More...

Duration:01:43:23

The double headed monster 2019 recap, with JLM! Part 2!

12/21/2019
J returns to the show - all the way from Austin! In this two-part mega-episode, we're catching up on the music he missed in the months since departing the show (and, ultimately, NYC). As we continue our adventure through the tracks that J missed, we hit new music from Very Good, Anna Meredith, Levitation Room, The High Dials, Black Marble, Girl Ray, FRANKIIE, Hana Vu, Long Beard, and The Paranoyds! 00:00 - / Sponsor + Intro 01:11 - // Are you spying on me? 05:07 - /“Adulthood” - Very Good...

Duration:01:14:37

The double headed monster 2019 recap, with JLM! Part 1!

12/14/2019
J returns to the show - all the way from Austin! In this two-part mega-episode, we're catching up on the music he missed in the months since departing the show (and, ultimately, NYC). This episode features music from Battles, The Nunnery, HXXS, Broen, Squid, Shana Falana, and Ghost Funk Orchestra, as well as a healthy does of tangents! 00:00 - // Sponsor + Intro 07:51 - “Ambulance” - Battles 12:05 - // Were you air drumming? I was air drumming. 16:32 - “Take A Walk” - the Nunnery 19:32 - //...

Duration:01:08:50

The One With All The Long Tails, With Jeanette D. Moses

12/7/2019
For the last full new music episode of the year, our first special guest since the departure of J - another J named Jeanette D. Moses - joins us once again to listen to and react to new singles! We're getting into it about songs from albums that will be released in February, March, and April of 2020 - way in the future! While you listen, why not check out the new photoblog featuring some of the band portraits Jeanette has taken for us in 2019? Later, scope out the music video we mention for...

Duration:01:03:32

This is always where this is going, with Lottie

11/30/2019
Our esteemed music director Lottie is back for another guest spot on the show, checking out new tunes from Arbor Labor Union, Libel, Caroline Says, Girl Ray, Tuff Sunshine, Luke Lalonde, and Varsity! 00:00 - Intro 01:14 - // Lottie is becoming an alien 10:26 - “Flowerhead” - Arbor Labor Union 14:40 - // Should we just stop here? 18:50 - “In the Abstract” - Libel 21:58 - // The drums go in the basement 27:11 - “Ohio River” - Caroline Says 30:27 - // Lottie and The Might Ohio 35:04 - “Girl” -...

Duration:01:04:47

This Week I’m Not Alone, with Gabriel Birnbaum

11/23/2019
We have our first returning guest! Gabriel Birnbaum visited the show back in August of 2018 around the release of his band Wilder Maker’s album, Zion, and now he’s back with a solo record, Not Alone (Arrowhawk Records), so he’s sitting down to talk a bit about that project and to check out some other new music with us. We get into brand new tracks from Kate Teague, Black Grapefruit, Drakulas, HOOPS, Wye Oak, Hurt Valley, and Ryan Egan along the way! 00:00 - // Sponsor + Intro 01:25 - //...

Duration:01:08:55

A Musical Trio, with Matt Heart Spade and Jinners

11/16/2019
Matt Heart Spade and Jinners take a break from their awesome nostalgia-tinged podcast about music, Mixtape Memories, to join me this week and listen to and react to new music from Chartreuse, Erin Anne, Panda Bear, The Good Ones, Camp Howard, and Cate Le Bon/Bradford Cox. 00:00 - // Sponsor + Intro 01:39 - // We’re starting things off correct 06:23 - “Midnight Oil” - Chartreuse 10:33 - // Is this for a coffee commercial? 16:29 - “Life Soup” - Erin Anne 19:13 - // Matt was the gatekeeper!...

Duration:01:05:32