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Longtime BTR producer and host, Maia Macdonald, presents music from anywhere around the world or from her own backyard in NYC. Sometimes she talks to artists, sometimes she talks with you.

Longtime BTR producer and host, Maia Macdonald, presents music from anywhere around the world or from her own backyard in NYC. Sometimes she talks to artists, sometimes she talks with you.

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United States

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Podcasts

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Longtime BTR producer and host, Maia Macdonald, presents music from anywhere around the world or from her own backyard in NYC. Sometimes she talks to artists, sometimes she talks with you.

Language:

English


Episodes

Episode 23 // What I Love About Music

6/17/2020
"On today's show, the last episode of Mutual Core, I'm remembering what I love about music. 00:00 - Mutual Core 02:57 - Pelo Cucu - Lido Pimienta 07:07 - the book on how to change part II - Hand Habits 13:11 - Lose Your Love - Dirty Projectors 15:58 - Mutual Core 16:35 - Muy Muy Chico - Juan Wauters 18:45 - Given Our Good Life - Luke Temple 24:41 - Es Is (Live on BTR) - Zenizen 27:33 - Mutual Core 27:48 - Young People Are The Future - The Good Ones 30:43 - Rational Animal - Thao & The Get...

Duration:00:59:06

Episode 22 // Restless

6/3/2020
"Hi. On today's show, Maia catches up with BTR's own J McVay about demonstrations in Austin, what post COVID movie-going may look like, being a New Yorker away from New York in 2020, and moving his songwriter's series online, among other things. We also listen to new tracks from Deerhoof, Thao & The Get Down Stay Down, and more. 00:00 - Mutual Core 03:09 - The Loved One - Deerhoof 05:47 - Conversation with J McVay 14:30 - Phenom - Thao & The Get Down Stay Down 17:08 - Conversation with J...

Duration:01:00:53

Episode 21 // 2 Months Away

5/20/2020
"As of today, I've been away from my Brooklyn apartment for two months. Today, we're taking a break from chit chat to listen to a bunch of good new music, including songs from Thao and The Get Down Stay Down, Dirty Projectors, Lido Pimienta, and Cassowary. Take a breather. 00:00 - Mutual Core 02:23 - Temple - Thao and The Get Down Stay Down 06:30 - Reading from “A Journal Of The Plague Year” 11:25 - A Sandwich Runs Through it - Mo Douglas 19:21 - Mutual Core 20:43 - Strange Sometimes -...

Duration:00:58:25

Episode 20 // Madeleine Campbell of Women In Sound

5/6/2020
"On today's show we listen to new music from Land of Talk and Johanna Warren, and chat with sound engineer Madeleine Campbell - founder and editor of the zine "Women In Sound." 00:00 - Mutual Core 01:24 - Compelled - Land of Talk 04:37 - Conversation with Madeleine Campbell 52:26 - Outro 53:48 - Rose Potion - Johanna Warren 58:04 - Finish "

Duration:00:58:03

Episode 19 // Plateau

4/22/2020
"Welcome back, friends. On today's show I'm so thrilled to share new music from Lido Pimienta, Laura Marling, The Beths, and more, while we listen to the birds chirp and further contemplate the how and what of this moment. 00:00 - Mutual Core 03:00 - Coming Thru - Lido Pimienta 05:37 - Mutual Core 10:00 - Hope We Meet Again - Laura Marling 13:50 - Mutual Core 15:57 - Dying To Believe - The Beths 19:33 - Mutual Core 21:33 - Cooper’s Dream - Trace Mountains 24:22 - Mutual Core 25:37 -...

Duration:00:58:34

Episode 18 // A Citizen Who Continued All The While

4/8/2020
"Today we sit in a patch of sun, listen to new music from Dirty Projectors, Ada Lea, Half Waif, Anna Burch, Why Bonnie, Locate S 1, and Sorry, read reflections from the 1665 Plague, ponder my great grandmother's mincemeat recipe (tried November 1894), and remember the musicians we've lost so far to COVID-19. 00:00 - Mutual Core 04:45 - Search For Life - Dirty Projectors 07:35 - Mutual Core 18:15 - woman, here (demo) - Ada Lea 21:41 - Mutual Core 21:55 - woman, here - Ada Lea 25:18 - Mutual...

Duration:00:58:22

Episode 17 // What Now?

3/25/2020
"Welcome to our new reality. On today's episode, I'm in conversation with my friend, colleague, and former bandmate Bryan Bruchman, wondering when we'll ever see each other again. 00:00 - Mutual Core 03:31 - Maia & Bryan 65:22 - Outro 67:17 - Finish "

Duration:01:07:04

Episode 16 // First Impressions

3/11/2020
"Welcome to Mutual Core, where we dig deep each week to think about music and remember what it is that we love. On today's show, I'm diving headfirst into songs by artists I've never listened to before, to appreciate recorded moments small and large. 00:00 - Mutual Core 05:05 - Kept - Kevin Krauter 08:35 - Mutual Core 11:30 - Avenue Bliss - Purr 15:10 - Mutual Core 16:46 - Napster Vertigo 23:11 - Mutual Core 25:31 - Falling - Geowulf 29:30 - Mutual Core 31:31 - A Dream/The Veil - Devarrow...

Duration:01:00:11

Episode 15 // Brooklyn Walkabout

2/26/2020
"On today's show, I realize I'm becoming an audiophile. We also listen to music from Frazey Ford, Loving, Shopping, Son Little, Jay Som, Charlotte Adigery, and many more. 00:00 - Mutual Core 04:30 - Azad - Frazey Ford 07:21 - Mutual Core 09:09 - Write A River - Loving 11:45 - Mutual Core 12:39 - Follow Me - Shopping 15:43 - bbb baby - Son Little 19:13 - Anak Ko - Jay Som 22:52 - Mutual Core 23:52 - Erdaydidder Erdiddar - Bibio 28:41 - La haut - L'Imperatrice 32:27 - Mutual Core 33:47 -...

Duration:00:58:53

Episode 14

2/12/2020
"On today's show, we've got a nearly continuous hour of new music for you. On my mind this week - scores, soundtracks, and a return to full album appreciation. 00:00 - Mutual Core 02:40 - (blood rivers) - glass beach 04:11 - Bamboo Forest - Mr. Elevator 06:49 - Monster’s Mouth - Surface To Air Missive 09:00 - Feel It - Georgia 12:47 - after all (i must be wrong) - Son Little 16:14 - Year Of the Cicada - Caroline Says 18:55 - Reocurring Dream - Eddy Current Suppression System 20:40 - Poonchie...

Duration:01:01:24

Episode 13 // The Mountains of California

1/29/2020
"We're in LA. On today's show you'll hear new music from Alice Boman, Torres, Thigh Master, and more - along with a reading from John Muir's "The Mountains of California" 00:00 - Mutual Core 01:32 - The Opening Crescendo - And You Will Know Us By The Trail Of Dead 04:26 - Heart On Fire - Alice Boman 08:15 - Mutual Core 09:52 - The Sierra Nevada (reading) - John Muir 16:56 - July 4 - Elliot Moss 21:20 - Mutual Core 23:02 - Good Grief - Torres 28:04 - Mutual Core 28:24 - Where Are You Judy -...

Duration:00:58:01

Episode 12 // A Musician's Life

1/15/2020
"On today's show I sit in conversation with percussionist, drummer, and performer Geneva Harrison, to discuss the twists and turns of a life in music. We also hear new music from Elliot Moss and The Good Ones. 00:00 - Mutual Core // A Musician’s Life 00:55 - Interview with Geneva Harrison 49:47 - Mutual Core 50:16 - Dogcatcher - Elliot Moss 53:50 - Young People Are The Future - The Good Ones 56:45 - Outro 58:01 - Finish "

Duration:00:58:01

Episode 11 // Lessons For A New Decade

1/1/2020
"Happy New Year. Today's show is all talk. I've cherry picked observations, lessons, and commentary about many topics from 31 different musicians whom I interviewed this year for BTR Live Studio. May we reflect together and move forward into the new year. 00:00 - Mutual Core 02:07 - ON THE ARTIST’S VOYAGE - Citizen Cope 04:27 - ON WHY - Saint Mela 05:51 - ON DEADLINES - Pip Blom 06:34 - ON TAKING YOUR TIME - Elise Davis 08:33 - ON DETERMINATION - Juan Wauters 11:43 - ON IDEA GENERATION -...

Duration:00:58:20

Episode 10 // Water Music

12/18/2019
"Today's episode of Mutual Core includes music inspired by Aldous Huxley's 1923 essay "Water Music" from his book On The Margin - Notes and Essays. 00:00 - Episode 10 // Water Music 08:14 - Tenderness - Jay Som 12:14 - This ↑ - Mikey Young 15:20 - Alight - Joyero 19:13 - Demain - Cedrik St - Onge 23:01 - Mutual Core 24:30 - Slowest Motion - Chk Chk Chk 25:07 - Wells - Bridal Party 27:09 - Don’t - Peaer 30:58 - The Crippled Physician - WHY? 33:51 - Bill Fill - Oceans of the Moon 37:13 -...

Duration:00:58:00

Episode 9 - In Chicago, Out Back

12/4/2019
"On today's show, join me in a backyard in Chicago over the holiday weekend, as we smoke a turkey, listen to the leaves rustle, and the birds chirp. Music from Rwandan group The Good Ones, electronic artist yeule, Boise alchemists Magic Sword, and many more. 00:00 - Mutual Core Episode 9 - In Chicago, Out Back 01:50 - Boy Scout - Patio 03:22 - Mutual Core 04:21 - Ohio River - Caroline Says 07:44 - Mutual Core 08:24 - Let It Go - Girl Ray 12:02 - Mutual Core 15:19 - Herald + Awakening - Magic...

Duration:00:58:20

Episode 8

11/20/2019
"Today, as we head deeper into fall, we listen to music from Pendant, Kate Teague, Flora Hibberd and more. 00:00 - Mutual Core 01:40 - In Violence - Flora Hibberd 07:44 - Mutual Core 09:28 - Low Life - Kate Teague 12:56 - Mutual Core 14:39 - Mask Away - Tuff Sunshine 18:36 - Mutual Core 19:18 - Now - Fran 23:00 - Mutual Core 24:14 - Through A Coil - Pendant 28:50 - Mutual Core 32:56 - Rolling Tides - Garcia Peoples 37:01 - Always Rushing (feat. Mild Minds) - Roland Tings 42:20 - Mutual Core...

Duration:00:58:04

Episode 7 // Denitia

11/6/2019
"Today's broadcast features a conversation between Maia and songwriter/producer Denitia. Her new album "Touch of the Sky" will be released on Friday, November 8. We also hear new music from Sufjan Stevens and Luke Temple. 00:00 - Mutual Core 02:10 - I - Sufjan Stevens 05:41 - Given Our Good Life - Luke Temple 11:33 - Interview - Denitia 20:07 - 23 - Denitia 24:38 - Interview - Denitia 30:13 - Touch of the Sky - Denitia 34:27 - Interview - Denitia 47:17 - Place to Be - Denitia 51:35 -...

Duration:01:00:44

Episode 6 // The Long Game

10/23/2019
"On today's show, we take another walk on the wild side, with a reading from 1901's "Music & It's Masters" by O.B. Boise, provided by the Gutenberg Project. We listen to music from Guided by Voices, Dominic Sen, Art Feynman, Shana Falana, Battles (ft. Xenia Rubinos), Bibio, Jessica Pratt, Will Stratton, Jambinai, and Andrew Deadman. Podcast score by Maia Macdonald. 00:00 - Intro 04:25 - Colonel Paper - Guided by Voices 06:23 - Reading 09:05 - Hear Me - Dominic Sen 12:57 - Reading 16:27 -...

Duration:01:00:40

Ep 5 // Art for Art's Sake

10/9/2019
"On today's episode, we contemplate context, form, and convention through readings by Saint-Saens, Mozart, and Margaret Blake-Alverson. Music from Luke Temple, (Sandy) Alex G, Ghost Funk Orchestra, High Sunn, and Oh Sees. 00:00 - Episode 5 // Art for Art’s Sake 07:14 - Don’t Call Me Windy - Luke Temple 10:52 - Mutual Core 12:22 - Gretel - (Sandy) Alex G 15:26 - Mutual Core 17:15 - A Conversation - Ghost Funk Orchestra 20:35 - A Song For Paul Outro - Ghost Funk Orchestra 21:45 - A Letter from...

Duration:00:58:01

Episode 4 - 2010s Mixtape

9/25/2019
"Despite the hot weather in New York, fall is here, and for me, it is a time of nostalgia. On today's episode of Mutual Core, I've selected recordings from the earlier part of this decade, including music from The Blow, Deerhoof, Janka Nabay, and Helado Negro. 00:00 - Intro 02:46 - Make It Up - The Blow 06:02 - Mutual Core 06:47 - Honey Do - Beverly 09:51 - Soul Searching - Shigeto 16:15 - Mutual Core 17:09 - Big House Waltz - Deerhoof 20:31 - Mutual Core 21:22 - To Ma Ya - Janka Nabay 26:14...

Duration:01:00:28