BRAINSTORM is an experimental pop group from Portland, Oregon, who use memorable melodies, polyrhythmic singing, and shimmering guitar lines to build songs bound to lodge themselves in peoples’ heads. Everything the trio does is high energy, danceable, and simultaneously familiar and refreshingly new. The band chatted with Maia about how they blend their eclectic outsider music influences in an organic way, the mixtapes that brought them together, taking internet band friendships offline, and more. Bonus: bassist Dasha gets a new nickname! /// Featured song: “Maybe A Memory” /// BRAINSTORM’s latest release, Heat Waves, is out now on Tender Loving Empire. /// Complete radio broadcast and playlist: http://b-t-r.co/TBVAgR /// Official website: http://brainstormbrainstorm.com/ /// Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/brainstormbrainstorm /// Twitter: @brainstormpdx /// Tender Loving Empire on Twitter: @TenderLovingEmp
BTR Live Studio features a mix of breaking and established musicians playing exclusive sets in our studios, then sitting down for a chat with host Maia Macdonald. Maia is a musician and DJ who's been involved with the music scene for a number of years and has a knack for asking the questions that musicians actually enjoy answering.