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#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” - The...

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


There Were Reasons I Picked The Music

8/26/2017
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J sets up a couple of vague games for Bryan as they listen though this weeks music. Featured tangent for this episode: discussion of Dent May leads to discussion of Elton John which leads to discussion of the documentary on Tower Records, All Things Must Pass. 00:00 - // Sponsor + Intro 00:38 - // Welcome… 01:01 - // Mystery interlude… eclipse talk... 06:17 - “When I Tried” - Widowspeak 10:54 - // Delete history… 17:34 - “Mo Than Enough” - Mo Douglas 20:18 - // Ten Dollar Recording...

Duration: 01:05:58


Moving Towards A More Precise Definition of Taste

8/19/2017
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Both Bryan and J are back and have some catching up to do! We check out some new releases, and things take a dark turn and perhaps get a bit more NSFW than usual. You can still call us at (408) SUB-INEV to leave a voicemail for us to play on the air or do a dramatic transcription reading! 00:00 - // Sponsor + Intro 00:38 - // Welcome… 00:59 - // Moose or meese? 13:54 - “For You” - Kelley Stoltz 16:40 - // Hora or aura? 22:28 - “Fuel Us All” - CHIMNEY 25:58 - // Was this the guy who had the...

Duration: 01:14:01


WTF Was That, Huh? with Maryanne Ventrice

8/12/2017
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Our friend, native Brooklynite, and photographer Maryanne Ventrice fills in for Bryan this week. Along the way, she plays a guessing game set up by JLM, and pitches a title for our absent co-host’s life story. We’ll take your comments at (408) SUB-INEV. 00:00 - // Sponsor + Intro 00:39 - // Welcome… 01:03 - // MYSTERY INTERLUDE!!! 01:42 - // WTF was that, huh? -- a guessing game w/ Maryanne Ventrice 04:29 - “Feel What I Feel” - Briana Marela 07:06 - // Rosé: quantity over quality 10:02 -...

Duration: 01:02:41


We Created The Thing? With Maryanne Ventrice

8/5/2017
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Our friend, native Brooklynite, and photographer Maryanne Ventrice fills in for JLM this week, and provides some insight on knowing what shows look like just by hearing the music, burning the candle at both ends, and rosé. We’ll take your comments at (408) SUB-INEV. 00:00 - // Sponsor + Intro 00:39 - // Welcome… 01:02 - // The truth is ridiculous enough 05:43 - “Woodbine” - Bulkhead 12:23 - // I can just imagine photographing that band 16:11 - // Do you have any stories to tell? 22:33 -...

Duration: 01:05:31


Second Tracks and Lumberjacks

7/29/2017
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This week, Bryan selects four second tracks… that’s four tracks that are the second tracks on their respective releases (not tracks that are four seconds long), and two singles. They also pitch a music video featuring an entire small town of people either in Italy or Hawaii (depending on who you ask) that build a Guinness World Record beating party sub with ham and pineapple… call them if you’d like to use that idea: (408) SUB-INEV. 00:00 - // Sponsor + Intro 00:40 - // Welcome… 01:00 - //...

Duration: 00:59:22


The Pre-Taped Call-In Show

7/22/2017
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The Music Digest receives not one but two calls from our #1 fan, Michael (our guest on the show from April 8, 2017), and J picks all the music based on the cover art. You can call us too! Dial 408-SUB-INEV or 408-782-4638 and get your voice and/or a poorly transcribed version of what you said read on the show! 00:00 - // Sponsor + Intro 00:40 - // Welcome… 01:07 - // Hey, here’s a technology thing! 02:27 - // Going to the past, with voicemail. Call in! 408 - SUB-INEV or 408-782-4638 04:28...

Duration: 01:03:48


Learning About Genealogy

7/15/2017
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We really think you should call us at our voicemail box and leave a message. In fact, maybe someone already has (stay tuned!)... also, we compare sisters to sisters, but not really, talk about a trip to Montreal that was weird, and realize the question we’ve always wanted to ask -- and answer -- is: What kind of food would you eat to that song? 00:00 - // Sponsor + Intro 00:40 - // Welcome… 01:07 - // 408-SUB-INEV or 408-782-4638 04:58 - “Hear You” - Waxahatchee 07:53 - // The Real Deal?...

Duration: 01:00:05


Alexa, play The Music Digest!

7/8/2017
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We try to use the magic of the internet and modern technology to boost subscriptions, J writes a sketch for SNL then invokes the Tin Woodsman, Bryan questions the existence of Vlogwave, we shout out our biggest fan, talk grilling secrets, and perhaps even listen to some totally awesome new music. Don’t forget to give us a call to have the chance to get your voice on the show at (408) SUB-INEV! 00:00 - // Sponsor + Intro 00:40 - // Welcome… 01:30 - // We’re going to cut your chest open and...

Duration: 01:04:31

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