The Inner Banks' recently released debut album and live shows in New York City have really impressed me
New York, NY (PRWEB) December 12, 2006
BreakThru Radio (BTR), the Internet's voice of the World's Best Independent Music, announced today that it will air a new weekly show entitled, "BTR Live Studio," where local bands from New York City record exclusive live sessions at Blue Ribbon Studios in Manhattan, airing every Tuesday.
Hosted by BTR's Program Director Maia Macdonald, the first show features The Inner Banks, a band that combines sounds of American folk and electronica to reinvent the contemporary New York sound. Their performance on BTR marks the first live recording session since the release of their debut album The Inner Banks. Macdonald sat down with the band for an interview before they recorded the session to find out about the new album.
"The Inner Banks' recently released debut album and live shows in New York City have really impressed me," she said. "They represent incredible musicianship and creativity, and blur the lines between folk, electronica, and Americana. I thought they would be an ideal group to feature on our first episode."
"BTR Live Studio" is recorded from The Blue Ribbon Studios (http://www.blueribbonrestaurants.com/BRSound/ in downtown Manhattan. Upcoming performances include One Ring Zero, Mascott , A Brief Smile, and The Undisputed Heavyweights. "BTR Live Studio" marks the second live performance show featured on BreakThru Radio. "Live From Monsterland," now hosted by DJ Jeff is recorded from Monsterland Studios in Brooklyn. Past guests have included The Slits, Dave Deporis, Man In Gray, and more.
"I'm very excited about this show. BTR Live Studio will feature live music and interviews with a diverse roster of up and coming New York musicians," Macdonald said. "Listeners will be exposed to some incredible new talent, and it's a pleasure to bring artists into Blue Ribbon Sound -- a subterranean lower Manhattan recording studio with a warm and inspiring atmosphere."
ABOUT BREAKTHRU RADIO
BreakThru Radio (BTR) is the Internet's voice of the World's Best Independent Music, where DJs take music personally, ranging from the biggest death metal fans, to dance party mixes, and everything in between. "Music for music lovers," is BTR's motto, and one that their DJ's take very seriously. In a world where independent music is becoming more and more accessible, the need for select sources to filter the best is a necessity. Music fans across the globe have become frustrated and victimized by commercial radio.
BTR offers listeners access to unknown artists throughout the world, with a daily audience that includes more than a dozen countries. The site has garnered over 80 million listeners in its first year with its unique on-demand musical programming and focus on the best new independent music worldwide. With the addition of top-notch editorial content, independent video coverage, and worldwide show calendars, BTR puts everything a music fan needs and wants -- in one place.
Unlike other radio stations, BTR offers listeners with on-demand programming. A first in internet radio, listeners can cater to their musical preferences, while still finding the best independent and unsigned artists across the world. Using UpSNAP's cutting edge technology, BreakThru Radio makes its weekly and specialty shows more accessible for an on-the-go market of students and young professionals with exclusive access to its on-demand programming through their mobile phones. BreakThru Radio services are available through virtually all of the major carrier networks in the U.S. These include Nextel/Sprint, Cingular, Verizon, Alltel and T-Mobile.
BTR can be heard on http://www.breakthruradio.com and http://www.NYTrack.com, New York's only website dedicated to the tri-state high school track community, thus reaching over 5 million high school students.
Rachael Darmanin, BreakThru Radio (rachael @ breakthruradio.com)
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