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Ep 36 // SXSW+More

Jesse R. Berlin and Jonathan Pilkington Kahnt are at Pine Box Rock Shop in Brooklyn. Oneida has a new album. And a whole bunch of NYC bands are down in Austin, Texas, for the 2018 South By Southwest Music Festival. Hear a bunch of those artists here. 00:00 - // StereoactiveNYC / BTRtoday ID // 00:40 - // Welcome / Jesse + JPK // 04:12 - “Tallulah” - Jesse R. Berlin 07:40 - “Imaginary Conversation” - Jonathan Pilkington Kahnt 11:33 - // SXSW coverage w/ Jeanette D. Moses and Elena Childers...


Ep 35 // Old/New/Returned

Grooms and Oneida are both playing Secret Project Robot (different nights). Richard Buckner is at Union Hall. Big Thief’s Adrianne Lenker plays solo. New BTR Live Studio tracks from The Mad Doctors, and older session tracks from Robot Princess and the recently re-emerged pow wow! 00:00 - // StereoactiveNYC / BTRtoday ID // 00:40 - // Welcome // 04:19 - “Thimble” - Grooms 09:56 - “End” - Grooms 14:06 - “Treasure Plane” - Oneida 17:29 - “Wild Horses” - Oneida 21:29 - // Mic Break // 23:49 -...


Ep 34 // Around Town

Lina Tullgren is playing at Alphaville and Three’s Brewing. Strfkr and Reptaliens are playing at Brooklyn Steel. Operator Music Band and Shana Falana are playing at H0L0. Hear them all on here. 00:00 - // StereoactiveNYC / BTRtoday ID // 00:40 - // Welcome // 02:19 - // Lina Tullgren comes back to NYC // 04:30 - “Asktell” - Lina Tullgren 07:15 - “Perfect” - Lina Tullgren 10:10 - “Fitchburg State” (BTR Live Studio, 2017) - Lina Tullgren 13:51 - “Red Dawn” (BTR Live Studio, 2017) - Lina...


Ep 33 // Hardest Work + New Music + Bayou to Brooklyn

Oh My Rockness has a list of what they call the “Hardest-Working Bands of 2017” -- the artists who they listed the most shows for last year. Of the ten on the list, six will be playing a show together on Friday, February 2nd at Baby’s All Right. And we have music from five of those six to start this episode off: Big Bliss, Fruit & Flowers, Darkwing, Grim Streaker, THICK. After that, we have excellent new music from Kid In The Attic and TKR TKR. And we end with a block of music by the now...


Ep 32 // Live Studio NYC

In this episode, we feature lots of excellent artists based in New York who’ve recently visited us for a session of BTR Live Studio: BIRDS (2018) Ghost Funk Orchestra (2017) Frame (2017) Sloppy Heads (2017)


Ep 31 // Gold Streets Reunion // New Music From The Royal They & Jesse R. Berlin

Our first episode of 2018 features details about the Gold Streets reunion delivered by guitarist/singer Norm Vino. We also have excellent new music from The Royal They’s Foreign Being LP and Jesse R. Berlin’s Kill Em All EP. 00:00 - // StereoactiveNYC / BTRtoday ID // 00:16 - // Welcome / About Gold Streets // 04:39 - // Norm Vino from Gold Streets // 09:46 - “Funny Cry Happy” - Gold Streets 13:04 - “Billy’s Dead” - Gold Streets 16:34 - “Go” - Gold Streets 20:22 - “End Transmission” - Gold...


Episode 30 // 2017 Year In Review

For our final episode of the year, we present twenty songs by NYC-based artists who had new music out in 2017. We wholeheartedly recommend you support these artists by buying as many of these as you can: Katie Von Schleicher - Shitty Hits Grooms - Exit Index Landlady - The World Is A Loud Place Office Culture - I Did The Best I Could The New Restaurants - Elizabeth Devlin - Orchid Mantis Winston C.W. - Thirty Thelma - Thelma Pat Kelly - Planet X GunFight! - Stripes...


Episode 29 // The Royal They + Guided By Voices

The year is set to close out with lots of great rock shows happening around NYC. We’ve got a new track called “Sludgefucker” by The Royal They mixed in with music by Crazy Pills and El Silver Cabs to preview a show they’re all playing at The Gutter. Plus we’ve got tracks from the two most recent Guided By Voices albums making their BTR premiere. And we have tracks by Pile and Bad History Month to preview the release show they’re playing for Exploding In Sound Records’ Live At Shea. Also,...


Episode 28 // A Door Girl, a Trial, and Fears that are Weird

Local artists are well represented at Brooklyn venues in the last days of November and first days of December, with shows featuring Mount Sharp, Flying Pace, Shilpa Ray, Acid Dad, and gobbinjr. Plus Angel Olsen comes to town. 00:00 - // StereoactiveNYC / BTRtoday ID // 00:16 - // Welcome // 02:15 - “Shut Up Kiss Me” - Angel Olsen 05:31 - “Forgiven/Forgotten” - Angel Olsen 07:29 - “Unfucktheworld” - Angel Olsen 09:33 - “Crazy Eyes” - Mount Sharp 12:20 - “Skin” - Mount Sharp 15:47 - “RUR” -...


Episode 27 // White Reaper, Exploding In Sound, & More

We have a lot of music and artists that are new to the podcast in this episode, including Bad History Month with a song off their new album, ‘Dead And Loving It: An Introductory Exploration Of Pessimysticism’ -- plus songs by their Exploding In Sound labelmates, Two Inch Astronaut and Baked. Also new to the podcast are El Silver Cabs, White Reaper, and Slaughter Beach, Dog. And to celebrate the release of Taylor Swift’s sixth studio album, Taylor Slow is back in action to play covers of...


Episode 26 // Loud Soft Loud

There are a lot of shows going on between October 26th and November 9th...We’ve got brand new stuff by Winston C.W., pretty new stuff by Heaters, and exclusive BTRtoday live tracks by Marijuana Deathsquads, Julien Baker, Michael Nau, Breanna Barbara, Big Bliss, and Grim Streaker. There’s also a good deal of King Pizza Records represented with The Mad Doctors, Sun Voyager, and Lumps. So, what’s that leave? Well, Battles, Pat Kelly, and Guantanamo Baywtach. Like we said, there’s a lot going...


Episode 25 // A Tour & A Benefit

In this episode, we’re focused on artists playing shows around NYC in the weeks after October 11. The Duke Of Surl is kicking off a tour. The Footlight has Baked one night and a benefit show for Drew St. Aubin featuring GunFight! And Robot Princess the next, Cults is at Music Hall of Williamsburg in support of an excellent new album, and Katie Von Schleicher, Caroline Says, and gobbinjr join forces at Union Pool. 00:00 - // StereoactiveNYC / BTRtoday ID // 00:16 - // Welcome // 02:28 -...


Episode 24 // Beau Alessi + Doug Schrashun (The New Restaurants)

The New Restaurants is a Brooklyn-based band led by longtime friends Beau Alessi and Doug Schrashun, two veterans of the NYC/Brooklyn music scene -- perhaps best known for their involvement in MiniBoone and Robot Princess. With a new website (as opposed to an album) available now on Bandcamp and soon at, the duo talk about their history together (which includes writing NBA All Star Jams eleven years running) as well as their unique way of writing music for this latest...


Episode 23 // The New Restaurants + Lomelda

We have a music heavy episode this time, including new tracks from The New Restaurants, who are celebrating the release of a new website (‘cause that’s how they do), and Lomelda, who has a new album out. Both have release shows coming up. Also, we have plenty more music from artists playing around NYC/Brooklyn in late September. 00:00 - // StereoactiveNYC / BTRtoday ID // 00:16 - // Welcome // 01:02 - “Cycle” - Teen Daze 05:10 - // Mic Break // 06:46 - “Mostly M.E.” - Lomelda 09:32 -...


Episode 22 // Drew + Pat + Jess + Shilpa

Drew St. Aubin is a guy who was a longtime fixture of the NYC music scene before he left to live in New Hampshire a little while back. Unfortunately, an accident has left him pretty banged up, but a bunch of his friends are trying to help out with medical costs with a GoFundMe campaign and a couple of benefit shows that are in the works. Both StereoactiveNYC and BTR have a long history with Drew, so we’ve got a whole bunch of music that features his multiple talents and some stories to go...


Episode 21 // Winston Cook-Wilson + Office Culture

Winston Cook-Wilson is the mastermind behind Office Culture, a project that’s been featured on this podcast many times. Additionally, he’s got a separate solo project and works as a cultural writer for outlets such as Spin and Pitchfork. We discuss all of that, plus his musical beginnings and history (including his old group, Ball Of Flame Shoot Fire), and his interview with his musical hero, Randy Newman. Mentioned in the episode: “Randy Newman Stages the Most Ambitious Production of His...


Episode 20 // Katie Von Schleicher + Dead Stars + more

Both Katie Von Schleicher and Dead Stars have new albums -- Shitty Hits and Perfect Patterns respectively -- out or on the way, so we focus mainly on them and their release shows in this edition of the podcast. Along the way, we’ll also hear tunes by Sam Evian, Tiny Hazard, Grim Streaker, and Fraidycat. Also, Innov Gnawa is set to begin a residency at Threes Brewing, so we’ll hear from them as well. 00:00 - // StereoactiveNYC / BTRtoday ID // 00:16 - // Welcome // 01:30 - // Katie Von...


Episode 19 // Gimme Tinnitus NYCLU Mixtape + More

Gimme Tinnitus has been a great booster of the local NYC/Brooklyn music scene for many years. And now, along with Mirror Universe Tapes, they’ve put together a mixtape featuring a slew of great artists, all to benefit the NYCLU. Among those artists are two that recently stopped by BTR for studio sessions, so we’ll hear from them as well as a lot of other artists playing in the NYC area in the latter part of July and the first days of August. 00:00 - // StereoactiveNYC / BTRtoday ID //...


Episode 18 // Office Culture + Out In The Streets Fest

Office Culture has a new album out called I Did The Best I Could, so we’ll hear some tracks from them as well as tracks by the previous project by a couple of the guys, Ball Of Flame Shoot Fire. We’ll also hear about the Out In The Streets Fest… oh and for some reason, Randy Newman’s name is said about twenty times along the way. 00:00 - // StereoactiveNYC / BTRtoday ID // 00:20 - // Welcome // 02:19 - // Office Culture has a new album // 07:42 - “Cooler Heads” - Office Culture 13:50 -...


Episode 17 // The Jaguar Club / Northside Wrap-Up / Pizzafest 4

The Jaguar Club has been a part of the New York music scene off and on for a number of years, but the project is coming to an end and they’re going out on an accomplished note -- with a new EP and a farewell show. We get into that, as well as some highlights from the recent Northside Festival and a preview of King Pizza Records’ Pizzafest 4. 00:00 - // StereoactiveNYC / BTRtoday ID // 00:20 - // Welcome // 01:15 - // The Jaguar Club’s Farewell Show // 05:16 - “Skyride” - The Jaguar Club...


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