BreakThru Radio Offers Special Three in One Record Label Showcase

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BreakThru Radio (BTR), the World's Source for the Best Independent Music on the Internet, announces today that they are kicking off the new year with a brand new 3-for-1 specialty show from its most unconventional DJ, The Surgeon General. The show, titled "Carpark-Paw Tracks-Acute Records Showcase," is a special treat for BTR listeners, as it focuses on music from three different record labels that are brand new to the BTR catalogue: Carpark, Paw Tracks, and Acute. The "Carpark-Paw Tracks-Acute Records Showcase" is the latest installment in the station's impressive series of record label specialty shows.

Carpark Records

Carpark, Acute, and Paw Tracks are all great labels with distinct sounds, so there was plenty to choose from.

BreakThru Radio (BTR), the World's Source for the Best Independent Music on the Internet, announces today that they are kicking off the new year with a brand new 3-for-1 specialty show from its most unconventional DJ, The Surgeon General. The show, titled "Carpark-Paw Tracks-Acute Records Showcase," is a special treat for BTR listeners, as it focuses on music from three different record labels that are brand new to the BTR catalogue: Carpark, Paw Tracks, and Acute. The "Carpark-Paw Tracks-Acute Records Showcase" is the latest installment in the station's impressive series of record label specialty shows.

Carpark Records was started by Todd Hyman in 1999. The label is renowned for their electronic music catalog and recently released material from key Baltimore experimental artists. Artists that call Carpark their home include Beach House, Dan Deacon, and Montag. Hyman and Dan Seltzer co-founded post-punk reissue label Acute Records in 2002. Acute reissues many lost gems from both edges of the late 70s/early 80s punk movement. Acute artists include Glenn Branca and Metal Urbain. In 2003, Hyman joined forces with the group Animal Collective to jump start Paw Tracks. In addition to Animal Collective, Paw Tracks also has such great acts as Ariel Pink, Panda Bear, and First Nation.

"I was psyched to have the chance to put this showcase together," says The Surgeon General, who is also the host of BTR's fringe show, Double Lock Your Mind. "Carpark, Acute, and Paw Tracks are all great labels with distinct sounds, so there was plenty to choose from."

The "Carpark-Paw Tracks-Acute Records Showcase" is available in the station's archive and program guide, along with all of BTR's previous record label showcases and other specialty programs. Listeners can tune in to hear The Surgeon General's picks from all three of these record labels' rosters by visiting http://www.breakthruradio.com.

About BreakThru Radio

BreakThru Radio (BTR) is the World's Source for the Best Independent Music on the Internet, where expert DJs expose the rich underground of sound not found on commercial radio. Whether it's death metal, dancehall, dubstep, hip-hop, indie rock, skronk, roots country, reggae, electronica, acid jazz, ambient beats, dub, two-step or folk, whatever genre you can imagine, BTR has it well-stocked, and with no expiration date.

In a world where independent music is becoming infinitely more accessible on the Internet, the need for informed sources to filter out the best of it has become a necessity. Unfortunately, this wealth of relevant music simply cannot be found on the graveyard known as commercial radio. Serious music aficionados are beyond sick and tired of feeling victimized by the expendable airwaves ejaculated by the old corporate radio structure.

Their frustration, however, is at an end.

"Music for music lovers," is BTR's motto, and one that its DJ's take very seriously.

BTR offers its listeners unlimited access to underground music, twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week, with a daily audience that includes more than two dozen countries. With its unique on-demand musical programming and focus on the best in new, independent music, it's no surprise the site has over 1,000,000 listeners daily, the majority of which are aged 13-24 years old.

BTR is constantly evolving, and 2007 saw the creation of a unique BTR Facebook application, making it possible for Facebook users to install a miniature version of BTR's unique media player upon their personal pages. Also, independent video coverage was added to BTR, as well as top-notch editorial content and an intuitive global show calendar. Plus, BTR's live musical content experienced immense growth, with exclusive recordings from Ardent Studios (Memphis, Tennessee), Old School Studios (Bury St Edmunds, United Kingdom) and Dubway Studios (New York City, New York) becoming part of BTR's regular show schedule.

In fact, you could say that BTR has taken everything a music fan could ever need or want, and put it all into one cohesive website, completely free of charge to is users.

Unlike other radio stations, BTR offers complete on-demand programming; a first in internet radio. Listeners can cater to their specific musical preferences, whatever the genre, and at the same time discover the best independent and unsigned artists from across the world.

Using the cutting edge technology of UpSNAP, BreakThru Radio makes all of its shows more accessible to an on-the-go market of students and young professionals, via exclusive access to its on-demand programming through the medium of mobile phones. BreakThru Radio services are available through virtually all of the major carrier networks in the U.S., including Nextel/Sprint, Cingular, Verizon, Alltel, AT&T and T-Mobile.

BTR can be heard on http://www.breakthruradio.com.

CONTACT
Colleen McAllister, BreakThru Radio (colleen @ breakthruradio.com)

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