June 26, 2020 · BTR-064
This is the first new Mansions full-length since 2013's Doom Loop (Clifton Motel Records) and their first new music since 2017's Deserter EP (we helped with that one). It's the fourth LP overall for the Seattle band, consisting of multi-instrumentalist Chris Browder and bassist Robin Dove, following Doom Loop, 2011's Dig Up The Dead and 2009's New Best Friends.
Big Bad finds Mansions at an intersection. It's an album that's preoccupied with making peace with the past and finding a way to make the most of the future--all without losing sight of here and now. Browder's songwriting has never been more dynamic, weaving vibrant synths, shimmering guitars, and churning bass into a sound that captures the big hooks that Mansions are known for while also entering uncharted sonic territory.
Matters of aging, mortality, and identity are explored over the top of 11 songs that range from sparse and deeply intimate to sprawling and atmospheric, often within the same song. The result is a document of change and growth that feels like a culmination of Mansion's ever-evolving sound, as well as a new way forward.
February 29, 2020 · BTR-063
Kenneth John O'Brien Jr. (born November 27, 1960) is a former American football quarterback who played in the National Football League for the New York Jets and Philadelphia Eagles.
Kenny O'Brien & The O'Douls are an alter-ego for Kevin Devine and friends to goofily but enthusiastically play music for you on St. Patrick's Day, while wearing the best Irish accoutrements that New York's $.99 stores can supply.
April 22, 2020 · BTR-062
At the time of its release, Sounds of Salvation fit nicely into the niche of many mid-2000s acoustic side projects. Cassino featured Northstar bandmates Nick Torres and Tyler Odom, who started writing the songs for this self-released album following Northstar's break-up.
More than a decade later, though, this LP and 2009's stripped-down Kingprince still stand out.
December 13, 2019 · BTR-061
This first-time pressing of Rationale's Confines features on the A-side the four tracks that were originally released in December 2015. On the B-side is the Confines acoustic release that originally came out in December 2016.
November 22, 2019 · BTR-060
In 2011, Kevin Devine & The Goddamn Band recorded a cover of the entire Nirvana album, Nevermind.
October 30, 2019 · BTR-059
Dig Up The Dead should need no introduction in this space, but suffice to say for now that it's a special piece of indie/emo that established a dedicated following upon its original release seven years ago and has somehow continued to grow in the intervening years.
September 13, 2011 · BTR-055
Originally released via Razor & Tie and Favorite Gentlemen in 2011, the album has stood the test of time and features many tracks that still make it into live shows today whether Kevin is playing solo or with the Goddamn Band.
March 31, 2019 · BTR-058
All of the splits, but together.
May 19, 2018 · BTR-054
Austin Thomas began releasing music under the moniker ‘spookyghostboy’ in 2012. Recording out of his home studio, spookyghostboy has released 4 full length albums, the last of which, Twenty Something, was released in May 2018.
May 17, 2019 · BTR-057
rationale. is a three-piece band featuring Dan Lambton (Real Friends), Joe Taylor (Knuckle Puck) and Ryan Rumchaks (Homesafe). This seven-song album follows up the late 2015 release of their Confines EP.
February 6, 2019 · BTR-056
12" pressing of Homesafe's first two EPs. On Side A, we have the band's five-song self-titled EP, while on Side B, we have the band's four-song Inside Your Head EP.
March 27, 2019 · BTR-053
Devinyl Splits No. 11 is the sixth and final split in Devinyl Splits, Vol. 2. It features The Front Bottoms on Side A and Kevin Devine on Side B.
January 24, 2019 · BTR-052
Devinyl Splits No. 11 is the fifth split in Devinyl Splits, Vol. 2. It features Cavetown on Side A and Kevin Devine on Side B.
November 30, 2018 · BTR-051
Devinyl Splits No. 10 is the fourth split in Devinyl Splits, Vol. 2. It features John K. Samson on Side A and Kevin Devine on Side B.
July 27, 2018 · BTR-050
Devinyl Splits No. 8 is the second split in Devinyl Splits, Vol. 2. It features David Bazan on Side A and Kevin Devine on Side B.
June 01, 2018 · BTR-049
Devinyl Splits Unplanned Service Changes is the only digital split in Devinyl Splits history. It features Worriers and Kevin Devine.
September 28, 2018 · BTR-048
Devinyl Splits No. 9 is the third split in Devinyl Splits, Vol. 2. It features Petal on Side A and Kevin Devine on Side B.
March 30, 2018 · BTR-047
Devinyl Splits No. 7 is the first split in Devinyl Splits, Vol. 2. It features Craig Finn & The Uptown Controllers on Side A and Kevin Devine on Side B.
November 3, 2017 · BTR-046
Deserter is the first new music in nearly four years from Mansions, a trio that consists of guitarist and vocalist Chris Browder, bassist Robin Dove and drummer John Momberg. Mansions' most recent full-length releases are 2011's Dig Up The Dead and 2013's Doom Loop.
May 30, 2015 · BTR-045
vermore is an eight-song release from Chicago's Homesafe.
January 20, 2017 · BTR-044
Fifteen Years is a career-spanning look back at one of the most important indie rock bands of our time. Its 15 songs (tracklisting below) are pulled from every single release of the band's career, freshly recorded in a new light. Frontman Ace Enders engineered, mixed and mastered the album, which sees the group stripping down these tracks and presenting them in an acoustic format.
November 4, 2016 · BTR-043
A new band featuring vocalist Buddy Nielsen of Senses Fail and multiple members of Finch. The group’s first release will be a two-song self-titled 7”, and will be released digitally in November 2016 with a follow-up vinyl release in January 2017. Speak The Truth will tour and release more music in the new year. Senses Fail most recently released its sixth studio album, Pull The Thorns From Your Heart, in 2015, while Finch released released its third studio album, Back To Oblivion, in 2014, following a lengthy global tour supporting the 10-year anniversary of their seminal release, What It Is To Burn. The band also released a career-spanning acoustic album, Steel, Wood and Whiskey, in 2015.
October 28, 2016 · BTR-042
Nobody Likes A Quitter was produced and co-written by Manchester Orchestra's Andy Hull and Robert McDowell, and proves to be a more nuanced and restrained affair than the aggression of 2011's The Season and Movement — but trust us when we say it’s no less vulnerable or emotionally exhausting.
April 29, 2016 · BTR-041
All of the splits, but together.
March 25, 2016 · BTR-040
Due out March 25, Devinyl Splits No. 6 is a 7" split featuring Jesse Lacey and Kevin Devine. This split features covers of R.E.M. on each side. They are both fantastic.
December 18, 2015 · BTR-039
The Way This Ends, the brand-new EP from Chicago's Bonfires. This is the band's last release with their current vocalist, Zech Pluister.
October 9, 2015 · BTR-038
Before both bands go off and take over the entire world, Atlanta’s Microwave and Buffalo’s Head North will release a split 12’’ via SideOneDummy and Bad Timing Records on October 9.
March 4, 2016 · BTR-037
ROMP's debut LP, Departure From Venus, is very good, and it's due out March 4.
ROMP is tight. If you listen to the first single "Last Year," you'll find yourself in the middle of a kinda punk-y, kinda poppy track where vocalist Madison Klarer injects stark lyricism over driving, guitar-led musicianship. We think it might be called angry pop, or maybe it's called punk-pop, or something like that, but whatever it's called, we think this New Jersey band is awesome, and Departure From Venus is just the first step in them figuring out their sound.
December 18, 2015 · BTR-036
Due out December 18, Devinyl Splits No. 5 is a 7" split featuring Owen and Kevin Devine. This split features two brand new original songs. They are both fantastic.
July 21, 2015 · BTR-035
We made CDs for Bonfires that hold BOTH of their first two EPs -- Nothing To Hold / Something To Keep and We All Talk About Dying Like We've Done It Before.
These CDs are available from the band on tour and also in our webstore.