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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


Year End Review, Part 3

12/30/2017
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For our final three episodes of the year, we took a look back at every artist we played in 2017 and assembled a batch of tracks by those we most wanted to revisit and hear more music from. All of the songs here are additional tracks by those artists, but none of it’s been played on this podcast previously. 00:00 - // Sponsor + Intro 00:36 - // Welcome… 03:35 - // About our Year End Review... 06:59 - "Take It" - Jay Som 10:09 - // The arc of discovery… 15:12 - “Phone Dead” - The Duke Of...

Duration: 01:15:46


Year End Review, Part 2

12/23/2017
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For our final three episodes of the year, we took a look back at every artist we played in 2017 and assembled a batch of tracks by those we most wanted to revisit and hear more music from. All of the songs here are additional tracks by those artists, but none of it’s been played on this podcast previously. 00:00 - // Sponsor + Intro 00:39 - // Welcome… 01:02 - // About our Year End Review... 02:24 - "No Question" - Waxahatchee 06:00 - // Appointment listening… 10:25 - “Walking Blues” - The...

Duration: 01:02:35


Year End Review, Part 1

12/16/2017
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For our final three episodes of the year, we took a look back at every artist we played in 2017 and assembled a batch of tracks by those we most wanted to revisit and hear more music from. All of the songs here are additional tracks by those artists, but none of it’s been played on this podcast previously. 00:00 - // Sponsor + Intro 00:39 - // Welcome… 01:02 - // About our Year End Review... 08:31 - “Power of 3” - Ibibio Sound Machine 12:46 - // About BTR Live Studio... 15:29 - “Newbie” -...

Duration: 01:12:50


The Return of Michael and “Is It A Hit?”

12/9/2017
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Our longtime friend, number one fan, recurring guest, and future intern - Michael Eades (of YK Records) - makes an unexpected last minute appearance for the final weekly new music episode of the show for 2017, featuring candy, beer, and the return of everybody’s favorite internet music podcast thing game! Text or call with your reactions to the show at (408) SUB-INEV, and follow our infrequent updates on our Tumblr. 00:00 - // Sponsor + Intro 00:34 - // Welcome… 00:59 - // Three man voices...

Duration: 01:19:15


Skateboards In Outer Space

12/2/2017
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How the hell is it December already? The answer doesn’t really matter because we have plenty of music for these days of waxing coldness and waning daylight. Music Director Lottie (Miss Lottie to you) stocked us up with some solid singles from the likes of Joel Gion, Keys N Krates, Prettiest Eyes, and Saintseneca, to supplement new releases from Samson Ashe and Sons of Raphael, so strap your ears on and listen up! 00:00 - // Sponsor + Intro 00:34 - // Welcome… 01:00 - // December already?...

Duration: 00:56:50


Somewhence and the song music things.

11/25/2017
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Sometimes Bryan and J eat too much candy, and sometimes they don’t eat enough candy. We’re not quite sure which situation this is, but what’s for sure is that there’s some great new music out this week, and we’re going to check it out together. 00:00 - // Sponsor + Intro 00:34 - // Welcome… 01:00 - // Working with space 06:58 - “$” The Pack A.D. 09:55 - // On bikes. 16:16 - “Eyelids” - SARO 20:09 - // Not what you’d expect. 23:36 - “Ain’T No Doubt About It (Featuring Jeff Tweedy)” - Mavis...

Duration: 01:01:53


#Enhanced

11/18/2017
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No games this week. Just lots of new tunes from the likes of Nightmares On Wax, The Ghost of Paul Revere, Hoops, Fits, and Superchunk. And, obviously, some The Music Digest brand tangents… this week we bring up Kids in the Hall, Maine, one syllable band names, our old fake band, and more. 00:00 - // Sponsor + Intro 00:38 - // Welcome… 01:00 - // Tumbl’n and Excessive ‘Gramming... 08:42 - “Citizen Kane” (feat. Mozez) - Nightmares on Wax 12:41 - // Kids in the Hall... 18:24 - “Avalanche” -...

Duration: 00:57:14


Another overly-complicated game

11/11/2017
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Play along at home, as Bryan and JLM make bets on the content of songs and how they relate to their titles, in yet another amazing game on The Music Digest! We brainstorm more new show ideas, talk about what makes a good single, and get creeped out with the word “mouth,” and even find time to listen to seven brand new songs from upcoming records! It’s a fun one. 00:00 - // Sponsor + Intro 00:38 - // Wooooooah It’s The Music Digest! 12:16 - “Petal” - Hovvdy 15:17 - // We’re speaking to the...

Duration: 01:04:35


On The Definition Of Vaporwave

11/4/2017
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Shamir brings on tangents about vaporwave and household AI. Broen continues us on the vaporwave tangent. Curtis Harding leads Bryan to coin the phrase “Patina of Sam Cohen.” Donora leads us to a tangent about tailgating. Savak leads us to appreciate the Secretly Canadian logo. And Ages and Ages has good album art for this single we listen to. 00:00 - // Sponsor + Intro 00:38 - // Welcome… 10:10 - “Straight Boy” - Shamir 14:27 - // Artificial intelligence at home… 25:40 - “Black Line” -...

Duration: 01:06:10


Mouthsoundzzz

10/28/2017
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More new music gets listened to, reacted to, and tangentially discussed! We tackle old favorites including Diane Coffee, Mo Douglas, and Slaughter Beach, Dog, and get acquainted with Flat Worms, Salt Petal, and Blis. Join us, won’t you? 00:00 - // Sponsor + Intro 00:38 - // Welcome… 08:05 - “Seance” - Heaters 14:28 - // Awesome sausage factory 21:24 - “Shapes I Know” - Slaughter Beach, Dog 25:52 - // Mishegoss 33:41 - “Followers” - Flat Worms 36:30 - // Here’s another music song 39:27 -...

Duration: 01:07:42


Scantronica

10/21/2017
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Every artist in this episode is new to BTR this week, just like most weeks. And they’re all on Bandcamp, just by lovely coincidence. And we talk about our website and old school BrooklynVegan comment trolls and Scantron and the band Dinner on a few of our patent-pending tangentzzz. 00:00 - // Sponsor + Intro 00:38 - // Welcome… 07:46 - “Leda” - Makthaverskan 11:10 - // Continuous song numbering... 17:32 - “Flesh” - Chastity 19:41 - // Website tutorial... 25:30 - “Vex” - Chelsea Wolfe 28:20...

Duration: 01:02:19


Lifelong Learners

10/14/2017
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Bryan and JLM talk a bit about last week’s MONDO.NYC Music Festival, the NY Comic Con, and nostalgia in general before digging into some super tasty new music and another excellent listener contribution! 00:00 - // Sponsor + Intro 00:38 - // Welcome… 17:24 - “In the Middle Of It All” - Citizen 21:40 - // Anxiety. 24:09 - // A call from our most dedicated listener 28:29 - “Tattered” - Delicate Steve 31:37 - // Get a thesaurus 34:13 - “Humbug” - Loney, Dear 37:32 - // I thought you said Bon...

Duration: 01:02:59


Sounded Like An Album Closer with Ms. Lottie

10/7/2017
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BTRtoday Music Director, Lottie (aka ‘Ms. Lottie’) joins us this week as we listen to some of the tracks that end the new releases we added to our music library this week. What makes a final track a final track? How does Ms. Lottie pick the music she brings in? What’s Bryan’s new single sound like? Will we answer any of these questions? Spoiler alert: maybe. 00:00 - // Sponsor + Intro 00:38 - // Welcome… 01:02 - // Q: Who is that third person? A: Ms. Lottie (... or is it Michael?) 06:49 -...

Duration: 00:58:56


They’re Feeling It, AND They’re Making It Happen

9/30/2017
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Are short songs better than longer tracks? We sorta try to find out this week on the show - but mostly we just listen to a bunch of great new music, including a special submission from YK Records that opens up The Great Debate once again! Also covered: the show’s open-door guest policy, our first Tumblr post, and human beings as fingers. Somehow, it kinda makes sense. 00:00 - // Sponsor + Intro 00:38 - // That was weird... 07:41 - “Dumbness” - Cherry 09:27 - // Short and sweet and not that...

Duration: 01:08:36


We’re All Living Multi-Emotionally

9/23/2017
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This week, Bryan and J discuss social media and even create a tumblr for the podcast. Also, they listen to a lot of great new music -- no duds at all despite one of the band’s names. 00:00 - // Sponsor + Intro 00:38 - // Welcome… 00:57 - // Why play coy? 07:13 - “Dedicated” To Bobby Jameson” - Ariel Pink 10:52 - // We just validated that... 15:25 - “Charging Bull” - Son Little 18:36 - // Frequent spins now... 23:51 - “Undercover” - Susanne Sundfør 28:04 - // Hot take on a fade... 35:22 -...

Duration: 00:58:22


It’s Number One, But Is It A Hit?

9/16/2017
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This week we craft a brand new type of music podcast game right in front of your… ears. Bryan and J work their way through a batch of 6 brand new lead tracks, and attempt to correctly guess if their co-host thinks it’s a “hit” (whatever that means.) Play along at home and let us know if you won by leaving us a message at (408) SUB-INEV! 00:00 - // Sponsor + Intro 00:38 - // Welcome… 00:58 - // It’s like a game show 06:06 - “In Undertow” - Alvvays 09:20 - // New rules for the game... 16:39...

Duration: 01:04:16


Better Than Breakfast

9/9/2017
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This week’s slate of new music leads Bryan and J to talk about many things relevant to the actual music, but also leads to tangents on how to not pack books when moving, game shows we can’t fully remember, cereals both for breakfast and dessert, the differences between glockenspiels and xylophones, Carnegie Hall and unions, … and oops, they say “homonym” when they mean “homophone!” 00:00 - // Sponsor + Intro 00:38 - // Welcome… 01:01 - // Flying blind... 03:54 - “Undecided” - Black Mekon...

Duration: 00:59:31


Smart Music Nerds Who Have Clearly Done Their Homework

9/2/2017
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This week Bryan and J aim to keep it as live as possible - all for your listening pleasure! Tough subjects like figuring out which 90's animated MTV characters we are, jalapeno chips, and potentially broken turntables are all tackled with gusto. We also find time to listen to some great new music. 00:00 - // Sponsor + Intro 00:34 - // We’re both Butt-Head 07:38 - “Impossible Man” - The Fresh & Onlys 11:48 - // These chips are straight fire 16:03 - “Streetlights” - Caroline Says 19:42 - //...

Duration: 01:15:59

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