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:



Below is a list of 50 albums I really enjoyed.
I’m working on my Best Songs of 2010 podcast so stay tuned!

1. Arcade Fire The Suburbs
2. Mumford & Sons Sigh No More
3. Grace Potter & The Nocturnals Grace Potter & The Nocturnals
4. The Black Keys – Brothers
5. Lissie Catching A Tiger
6. Bedouin Soundclash Light The Horizon
7. Francis and the Lights It’ll Be Better
8. Slow Motion Centerfold Rock The Body Language
9. Fitz & The Tantrums Pickin’ Up The Pieces
10. Kings of Leon Come Around Sundown
11. Carney Mr. Green Vol. 1
12. The Daylights Black Dove
13. The Ruse Love Sex Confusion
14. Matt White It’s The Good Crazy
15. Justin Rutledge The Early Widows
16. Angus & Julia Stone Down The Way
17. Delta Spirit History From Below
18. Dylan LeBlanc Paupers Field
19. Broken Bells Broken Bells
20. Rose’s Pawn Shop Dancing On The Gallows

21. Local Natives Sun Hands
22. Two Door Cinema Club Tourist History
23. Elton John & Leon Russell The Union
24. Sia We Are Born
25. Gemma Ray It’s A Shame About Gemma Ray
26. The Bewitched Hands On The Top Of Our Heads Hard To Cry
27. Yaesayer Odd Blood
28. Audra Mae The Happiest Lamb
29. Blitzen Trapper Destroyer of the Void
30. Chief Modern Rituals
31. 22-20s Shake / Shiver / Moan
32. Fran Healy Wreckorder
33. The Honeymoon Thrillers The Honeymoon Thrillers
34. The Romany Rye Highway
35. Gabrahm Vitek Soular Flares
36. The Silver Seas Chateau Revenge 2.0
37. Wrestlerish The Rude Mechanical
38. Marina And The Diamonds The Family Jewels
39. He’s My Brother She’s My Sister He’s My Brother She’s My Sister
40. Ray LaMontagne & The Pariah Dogs God Willin’ & The Creek Don’t Rise
41. Beach House Teen Dream
42. Best Coast Crazy For You
43. Belle & Sebastian Belle & Sebastian Write About Love
44. Wakey!Wakey! Almost Everything I Wish I’d Said The Last Time I Saw You…
45. The Kicks The Rise Of King Richie
46. Zac Brown Band You Get What You Give
47. Jason Aldean My Kinda Party
48. Jamey Johnson The Guitar Song
49. The Rescues Let Loose The Horses
50. Ra Ra Riot The Orchard
51. Graffiti6 Colours
52. Sean Hayes Run Wolves Run
53. Patrick Park You’ll Get Over
54. First Aid Kit The Big Black & The Blue
55. Deer Tick The Black Dirt Sessions
56. Jimmy Gnecco The Heart
57. The Parlotones Stardust Galaxies
58. Elizabeth & the Catapult The Other Side of Zero

1. Cold War Kids Behave Yourself EP
2. Heavy Young Heathens Make Room For The Youth EP
3. Guards Guards EP




Get all 15 songs on or Amazon, and BUTR Store.
Stream all BUTR albums on SpotifyRdio, and Beats.
Download Podcast #51 on iTunes or here.
Download the BUTR app for free here.

BUTR Vol. 1
1. Slow Motion Centerfold – Alma Rosé
2. Ringside – Money
3. Chancellor Warhol – Bleeding Hearts (feat. Mikky Ekko)
4. Michael Johns – Statues
5. Thief – Crimson
6. Neulore – Eve
7. Gregory Alan Isakov – Words
8. Romany Rye – Brother
9. Wrestlerish – Bad News
10. The Ruse – I Can’t Stop
11. Thief – Bringin’ It Back
12. Slow Motion Centerfold – Plan B
13. The Honeymoon Thrillers – Modern Love
14. Lady Danville – Tired Magician
15. Michael Johns – Miss You Love

Highlights from the digital compilation:

  • 2 unreleased songs from Michael Johns of American Idol fame
  • 1 unreleased song from Ringside, a band consisting of Scott Thomas and actor Balthazar Getty that released a critically acclaimed debut album in 2005 under Fred Durst’s label via Geffen Records
  • 2 unreleased songs from a band that you will be hearing more about soon called Thief
  • 1 song from Lady Danville who is currently on tour with Ben Folds
  • 2 songs from Slow Motion Centerfold, a band that fuses alt rock with Motown sex
  • 1 song that is contagious from hip-hopper Chancellor Warhol featuring Mikky Ekko on vocals
  • 1 song from Neulore, a new band with a sound that is so fresh and beautiful I can’t quite describe it
  • 1 song from singer-songwriter Gregory Alan Isakov who has been called a lyrical genius by critics
  • 1 song from The Romany Rye, a band tipped by Kings of Leon as the new band to watch, toured with Delta Spirit this summer, and currently out on the road with Dawes
  • 1 song from South African band Wrestlerish that is full of pop goodness it will leave you wanting more
  • 1 song from The Ruse off their Love Sex Confusion album that is packed full of rock anthems
  • 1 song from The Honeymoon Thrillers, seasoned songwriters who are always doing something cool follow them closely



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.


SONGS 1-20 (Podcast #38)

Download Podcast #38
[audio:http://www.bandsundertheradar.com/Downloads/BUTR-Podcast38.1.mp3|titles=100 SONGS FOR $10 (Podcast #38)]

Read a review of the artists featured on Podcast #38 on CHICKS WITH GUNS HERE.

This playlist is no longer for sale.

1-2. BAND OF SKULLS – Hollywood Bowl / Fires
3-4. JACK SAVORETTI – Wonder / Harder Than Easy
5-6. ELLE MACHO – Bombs/ Not A Love Song
7-8. GUY FORSYTH– Can You Live Without / Heart Shaped Hole
9-10. PONDEROSA – Little Runaway / Girl I’ve Ever Seen
11. LORD T AND ELOISE – Black Limousine
12. FITZ & THE TANTRUMS – Breakin The Chains of Love (Live)
13. AMAZING BABY – Dead Light
14. THE RUSE – Midnight In The City
15. JESSE WOODS – It Girl
16. MONSTERS OF FOLK – Man Named Truth
18-19. TADHG COOKE – Rid Of Her / George’s St. Arcade

BUTR Compilations for Sale
BUTR, Vol. 1
BUTR, Vol. 2