Today I’m excited to announce that BUTR has partnered with BitTorrent to bring you stellar up and coming new music from buzzworthy artists. BitTorrent has launched an app store similar to the iTunes app store but everything is free (and legal)!! So for all you BitTorrent fans out there now you will get to download lots of free music hand-picked by me!  Whether you’re into funky riffs, stadium anthems or you’re on the hunt for the next Radiohead there is something for everyone. Read all about the launch of the BUTR app on BitTorrent featuring the 13 artists listed below.

If you have never downloaded music before via BitTorrent you will need to install the uTorrent client .  If you already have the client installed make sure it’s updated with the latest version (2.2.1) so you have access to the app store.  You can also browse the BitTorrent store online but if you have a PC  the store will appear in the left hand column of your uTorrent client as pictured below:
















It’s important to note that the BitTorrent app store is only available on PCs at this time.  It will launch on Macs later this year. If you are on a Mac (or PC) and have the uTorrent client already installed click on each artist name below and the torrent file will automatically appear in your client and start downloading the album.  I plan to add more artists to the BUTR app via the BitTorrent store every month!

Approximately 120 million use BitTorrent every month so this is a great way to expose your music to an enormous built-in audience.  If you want to submit music for consideration to be featuring in the BUTR app email Kami at butrmgmt@gmail.com.

The 13 featured artists in the BUTR app with links to their corresponding torrent:

Lovedrug – For fans of Modest Mouse, Muse, Smashing Pumpkins, Kings of Leon, Mercury Rev
Ringside – For fans of U2, Ben Harper, The Doors, Depeche Mode, John Lennon
The Daylights – For fans of Doves, Muse, The Killers, Coldplay, U2
Slow Motion Centerfold – For fans of The Strokes, Cage The Elephant, RHCP, Bloc Party
The Ruse – For fans of U2, Death Cab for Cutie, The Killers, Coldplay, King of Leon
Neulore – For fans of Mumford & Sons, Bon Iver, Fleet Foxes, Coldplay, NEEDTOBREATHE
Gabrahm Vitek – For fans of Arcade Fire, Spoon, Dave Matthews Band, Janelle Monae
The Kicks – For Fans Of The Black Crows, Needtobreathe, Gavin Degraw, Jellyfish, Aerosmith
The Co – For fans of The Fray, OneRepublic, The Script, Augustana, Needtobreathe
The Last Royals – For fans of Beck, The Killers, Cake, Matt & Kim, Phoenix
René Breton – For fans of Coldplay, Radiohead, Grizzly Bear, Fleet Foxes, Local Natives
Jen Gloeckner – For fans of Portishead, Bjork, PJ Harvey, Nina Simone, Bat For Lashes
DEERPEOPLE – For fans of Other Lives, Colourmusic, The Boom Bang, Broncho, Brother Bear

Listen to 1 song from the 13 featured artists below:


SXSW 2011 PART 2 (PODCAST #56)

This is “Part 2” my annual SXSW podcast that I have been building for months!  If there a song or artist that played SXSW that you thought was exceptional and not on either of these podcasts please let me know about them: butrmgmt@gmail.com.

Download the podcast on iTunes or here.

BUTR – SXSW 2011 Part 2 (Podcast #56)
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1. DEERPEOPLE – New Dance
2. Colourmusic – Tog
3. Other Lives – Paper Cities
4. The Boxer Rebellion – Locked In The Basement
5. Slow Motion Centerfold – Super Grand Master
6. The Parlotones – Brighter Side Of Hell
7. The Hundred Days – So What
8. Hands – Onward Upward
9. The Rouge – Lady Luck
10. The Hood Internet & Kid Static – Chi City
11. FreeSol – Don’t Give It Away
12. The Beaus – Final Notice
13. The Kills – DNA
14. Tapes ‘n Tapes – Freak Out
15. Mona – Listen To Your Love
16. Dirty Gold – California Sunrise
17. The Joy Formidable – Whirring
18. The Black Angels – Hunting At 1300 McKinley
19. The Hours – Ali In The Jungle
20. The Daylights – Terra Firma
21. Sarah Jaffe – Clementine
22. Eisley – Ambulance (Live)
23. Rams’ Pocket Radio – 1+2
24. Kitten – Kill The Light
25. Jimmy Gnecco – Bring You Home
26. Matt Corby – Light Home
27. The Head And The Heart – Down In The Valley
28. Fitz & The Tantrums – MoneyGrabber
29. Wye Oak – Civilian
30. Elizabeth & The Catapult
31. Kingsley Flood – I Don’t Wanna Go Home
32. Deer Tick – Twenty Miles




I have been meaning to blog about this for the past 15 weeks but if you follow me on Twitter or Facebook you probably already know!  So BUTR has a weekly segment on South Africa’s largest rock station, 5FM, as part of Jon Savage’s Power Nite of Rock program.  This show reaches millions of listeners in South Africa and anyone in the world can tune in online via their spiffy website.

Jon Savage is the killer DJ and lead singer of Cassette that invited me to be a part of his show.  You can listen live every Thursday at 4/3pm CST.  If you miss the broadcast below are streams from past shows along with the list of artists I featured.

Week 2: Broken Bells “High Road” + Dirty Sweet “You’ve Been Warned”
[audio:http://www.bandsundertheradar.com/Downloads/5FM/2.mp3|titles=Broken Bells + Dirty Sweet]

Week 3: Magic Wands “Black Magic” + The Ruse “I Can’t Stop”
[audio:http://www.bandsundertheradar.com/Downloads/5FM/3.mp3|titles=Magic Wands + The Ruse]

Week 4: The xx “Shelter” + Lissy Trullie “Self-Taught Learner”
[audio:http://www.bandsundertheradar.com/Downloads/5FM/4.mp3|titles=The xx + Lissy Trullie]

Week 4: Foxy Shazam “A Dangerous Man” + The Rouge “Six Shooter”
[audio:http://www.bandsundertheradar.com/Downloads/5FM/5.mp3|titles=Foxy Shazam + The Rouge]

Week 6: Mumford & Sons “White Blank Page” + Saint Motel “Dear Dictator”
[audio:http://www.bandsundertheradar.com/Downloads/5FM/6.mp3|titles=Mumford & Sons + Saint Motel]

Week 7: Portual. The Man “People Say” + “The Dead Dog”
[audio:http://www.bandsundertheradar.com/Downloads/5FM/7.mp3|titles=Portugal. The Man]

Week 8: The Daylights – “Rogue Machine” + “Terra Firma”
[audio:http://www.bandsundertheradar.com/Downloads/5FM/8.mp3|titles=The Daylights]

Week 9: Mikky Ekko – “Sedated” + “Who Are You, Really?”
[audio:http://www.bandsundertheradar.com/Downloads/5FM/9.mp3|titles=Mikky Ekko]

Week 10: Lissie – “Bad Romance” + “When I’m Alone”

Week 11: Wintersleep – “Danse Macabre” + “Black Camera”

Week 12: Blitzen Trapper – “Love and Hate” + “Heaven and Earth”
[audio:http://www.bandsundertheradar.com/Downloads/5FM/12.mp3|titles=Blitzen Trapper]

Week 13: Slow Motion Centerfold – “Vann” + “Alma Rose”
[audio:http://www.bandsundertheradar.com/Downloads/5FM/13.mp3|titles=Slow Motion Centerfold]

Week 14: AWOLNATION – “Burn It Down” + “Sail”

Visit BUTR’s 5FM page to see the complete list of featured artists.





Every song featured in this podcast is available as a FREE down on Brite Revolution. Visit briterevolution.com to download all these songs and more for FREE.

Brite Revolution 2 (Podcast #46)
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Download Podcast #46

1. Mikky Ekko – Who Are You, Really?
2. Slow Motion Centerfold – Vann
3. Slow Motion Centerfold – Alma Rosé
4. Loren Francis – I’ve Been Down Before
5. Loren Francis – If It Was Up To Me
6. Michael Logen – Supposed To Be Beautiful
7. The Heavy Pets – Lazy Anna
8. The Heavy Pets – No More Time
9. Tonic – Daffodil
10. Garrison Starr – Superhero
11. Garrison Starr – Serves Me Right
12. Jay Nash – Ooogly Boogly
13. Jay Nash – Wayfarer
14. The CO – Hold On
15. The CO – Come In Closer
16. Katie Herzig – Sumatra
17. Katie Herzig – I Hurt Too
18. Andy Davis – Hush Money (Live)
19. Andy Davis – Let The Woman (Live)
20. Billy Cerveny – Donnelly’s Lament
21. Billy Cerveny – Sinking Deeper
22. The Daylights – Weapons
23. Sleeping At Last – Careful Hands
24. Matt Haeck – Western States
25. Seth Philpott – Seasons Come and Go
26. Declan McGarry – Wrecking Ball
27. The Avery Set – Written With A Pen
28. The Avery Set – Set My Weight On Me
29. Randall Goodgame – All The Years


SXSW 2010 (PODCAST #43)

I’ve been working on this podcast for the last 3 weeks nonstop day and night listening to literally over a thousand bands to be able to predict and pick my favorite bands that will rock SXSW 2010 in Austin, TX this year.

A lot of the bands playing SXSW were featured in BUTR’s 100 songs for $10 promo or in past podcasts or are slated for future podcasts.  There’s so much good music coming out that I’m dying to share with you so let’s get this party started!

Below are BUTR’s 80 Top Picks that are playing SXSW this week.  Because I didn’t want the podcast to be 6 hours long, I picked 36 hot tracks that I’m in love with right now that I haven’t played for you yet from my list of 80 bands that are all must-hear artists.

I will come back from Austin with a full report on what bands where killer live so stay tuned.  In the meantime let me know what tracks you are loving.  Download the podcast on iTunes or just push play below.  Hit me up if will be in Austin and tell me what your digging.

Oh and if you have an iPhone/iPod Touch or a phone on Google’s Android platform, then you can download a free BUTR app and get new hand-picked music from BUTR delivered to you every week that you can listen to anytime on-demand!  Just search for BUTR in your app store.

SXSW 2010 (Podcast #43)
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Download Podcast #43

1. Dirty Sweet – You’ve Been Warned
2. Marina and the Diamonds – Hollywood
3. Foxy Shazam – A Dangerous Man
4. Matthew Mayfield – Her Name Was December
5. Charlie Mars – Banging On Your Door
6. Justin Rutledge – The Wire
7. Saint Motel – Dear Dictator
8. Magic Wands – Black Magic
9. Broken Bells – The High Road
10. Ezra Furman and the Harpoons – Take Off Your Sunglasses
11. Steriogram – Walkie Talkie Man
12. The Coolness – Trouser Arouser
13. Nat Jenkins – The Message
14. Robert Francis – Junebug
15. Lissie – Little Lovin’
16. The xx – Shelter
17. Carney – Love Me Chase Me
18. The Honeymoon Thrillers – Modern Love
19. Lawrence Arabia – Apple Pie Bed
20. The Bloodsugars – The Pedestrian Boogie
21. Homeboy Sandman – Angels With Dirty Faces
22. Get Busy Committee – My LIttle Razorblade
23. John Forte – Nervous
24. Greg Laswell – Your Ghost
25. Griffin House – If You Want To
26. Eisley – Ambulance
27. Allo Darlin’ – My Heart Is A Drummer
28. Wakey!Wakey! – The Oh Song
29. Local Natives – Airplanes
30. AmpLive – Gary Is a Robot
31. Home Video – I Can Make You Feel It
32. Dead Confederate – Start Me Laughing
33. Jonathan Tyler & the Northern Lights – Gypsy Woman
34. Timber Timbre – Demon Host
35. Midlake – Acts of Man
36. The Low Anthem – Charlie Darwin

37-80. Muse / Scissor Sisters / Hole / BRMC / Neko Case / Jakob Dylan / Shwayze / Dr. Dog / Joshua James / Free Energy / The Walkmen / The Boxer Rebellion / The Rural Alberta Advantage / American Bang / Gin Wigmore / Okkervil River/ Mayer Hawthorne / Dios / DM Stith / Nicole Atlkins / The Deep Dark Woods /Sharon Jones and the Dap-Kings / Kitten / Rachel Cantu / Johnny Copper / Luke Doucet / Band of Skulls / Fitz & the Tantrums / Lord T & Eloise / BIGBANG / Amelia Curran / Kate Miler-Heidke / Imagine Dragons / PawnShop Kings / Dawes / The Daylights / The Asteroids Galaxy TourEverybody was in the French resistance… Now! / Sounds Under Radio / Andrew Belle / Elliott Brood / Miss Li / The Veils / Matthew Perryman Jones / Barcelona / Miike Snow / MoZella / Delta Spirit / Griffin House