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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 -...



Noisy guitars, big drums, super sweet melodies and a heavy romantic nostalgia are the ingredients that make up Heaven’s timeless music. With nods to all things both shoegaze and gorgeous psych-rock, the NYC trio of Matt Sumrow, Mikey Jones, and Liz Lohse is continuing the tradition of those genres with their excellent upcoming sophomore LP. The band stopped by Serious Business Music in Brooklyn to give us this first look at some of that music. All Love Is Blue will be out March 2nd on...


The Royal They

The Royal They seem to be quite deserving of the royal treatment lately, having become the latest must-see Brooklyn band, with the release of their new gem of a post-punk album, Foreign Being. Michelle, Darrell, and Rick have taken their sharp, melodic style and developed it to the point where the catchiness of the songs is totally undeniable - not to mention the production of their album is super on point. The band stopped by Serious Business Music in DUMBO to show us how it happens live....



Paperhaus is a band based out of Washington, DC. Founding member Alex Tebeleff has more recently been joined by new songwriting partners Matt Dowling and Rick Irby. The resultant latest album, released in October 2017 from Misra Records, is called Are These The Questions That We Need To Ask? The group stopped by Serious Business Music in Brooklyn to share their newest music. 00:00 - Paperhaus 00:48 - I Told You What 06:04 - Interview - Paperhaus 09:18 - Go Cozy 16:04 - Interview -...


Shana Falana

Shana Falana is a dream pop band currently based in Kingston NY. Shana Falani and Michael Amari explore darkness and light in their almost-meditative songs, which are illuminated by dazzling visual projections. The group paid us a visit late last year to discuss their music and plans for 2018. Here Comes The Wave is available now from Team Love Records. 00:00 - Shana Falana 00:45 - Cloudbeats 05:43 - Interview - Shana Falana 09:10 - Go 12:35 - Interview - Shana Falana 16:02 - Cool Kids...


Benjamin Cartel

Benjamin Cartel, whom you may recognize from his previous project Kaiser Cartel, has returned to his solo project roots. He brought his band by Serious Business Music in Brooklyn to perform his folk-tinged indie tunes in late 2017 for a session. Benjamin Cartel’s newest album, Flickering Light, is out April 20th from Motherwest Records. 00:00 - Benjamin Cartel 01:00 - Jungle Eats Everything 05:01 - Interview - Benjamin Cartel 07:55 - Starlight 11:13 - Interview - Benjamin Cartel 15:45 -...


Morning Teleportation

Morning Teleportation is a psychedelic rock band from Bowling Green, Kentucky. They visited us late last year to perform songs from Salivating For Symbiosis, their highly anticipated sophomore album, recorded at Isaac Brock’s Ice Cream Party studio in Portland, OR. Salivating For Symbiosis is available now from Glacial Pace Recordings. 00:00 - Morning Teleportation 00:56 - The Code 04:35 - Whole Hearted Drifting Sense of Inertia 11:48 - Interview - Morning Teleportation 13:40 - Riot In Time...


Pow Pow Family Band

Pow Pow Family Band wants you to know that we’re all living in a simulation. That simulation includes Providence, RI, where founder Miles Robbins began writing the songs that would form the backbone of the band/collective. A rotating cast of characters now fills the stage during Pow Pow Family Band’s inventive live shows. Pow Pow Family Band's debut album, All Right, will be available on February 10, 2018. 00:00 - BTR Live Studio 00:46 - Two 12 Year Olds In A Trenchcoat 05:26 - Interview -...



Look to the basements and tree houses of Brooklyn, and you might find BIRDS, a psych rock band originally formed around the songs of Duane Lauginiger. Lauginiger, joined by bandmates Jess Rees, Tim Plunkett, and Jessica Reynoza, joined us late last year for an in studio performance and interview. Everything All At Once is available now from Greenway Records. 00:00 - BIRDS 00:28 - Behind You 04:35 - Interview - BIRDS 07:09 - Scatter 09:54 - Interview - BIRDS 11:45 - Most Ghost 15:02 -...


Peter Oren

Peter Oren's baritone voice instantly begs attention. The songwriter's thoughtful new album, Anthropocene (Western Vinyl), produced by Wilco's Ken Coomer, reflects on the current state of our world, and asks "how will we escape this hell we made?" Peter Oren recently joined us at Serious Business Music for an exclusive in studio performance and interview. 00:00 - Peter Oren 00:45 - Burden of Proof 04:05 - Interview - Peter Oren 07:19 - Picture From Spain 09:40 - Falling Water 13:02 -...


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