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The Northwest Show breezes into town once every six weeks, so when it arrives, it arrives with FURY. Today's show begins with brand new music from Fleet Foxes' side project - Poor Moon - from Seattle, WA. (Encore show)
This episode of the Folk Wave features many live tracks from Travis McKeveny, JBM, Bird Courage, and more!
This broadcast of the Northwest Show features music from Shabazz Palaces, THEESatisfaction, Blue Scholars, Helio Sequence, Blitzen Trapper, and many more!
Today's broadcast of the Folk Wave kicks off with music from Seattle's Damien Jurado.
This broadcast of the Northwest Show opens with music from The Corin Tucker Band out of Portland, OR!
On this week's episode, BTR managing editor Margaret Jacobi talks to Lee Mandell, the founder of a hydroponic farm in Bushwick, Brooklyn called Boswyk Farms. Later, Jen speaks with writer Laura Silver, whose quest for the perfect knish led her through the history of New York City and all the way to a charming town in Poland called Knish-en, surprisingly enough.
Today's broadcast features brand new music from New Beard and Tall Trees, along with an interview and live performance from JBM!
This week on Sew & Tell, we're taking a look at one of the best fashion accessories out there: the wristwatch. Watches blend form and function like almost no other wardrobe item can, doing double duty by offering exquisite style and substance. Surprisingly, there are relatively few independent watch designers on the scene today, but I was fortunate to sit down and chat for a bit with not just one of the only, but one of the best. Martine Ilana launched La Mer in 2001, when, out of her own frustration with the dearth of fashion-forward women's watches, she designed one for herself. That set her on a path to revolutionize the market, and thanks to her efforts and exquisite designs, La Mer is now carried in many of the big-name boutiques and retail chains, worldwide. Utilizing a mixture of materials from metal to leather, and lucite to diamonds, Martine creates unique designs for every time of day, every season, and every type of woman. On today's show, she'll talk about the frustration and passion that got her started, the travels that inspire her designs, and the amazing website she built, which allows visitors to become genuine "time travelers" as they explore her collections. Plus, there's a whole playlist of time-centered music on the show, including tracks from a lot of my favorites - Damien Jurado, Tom Waits, Sun Airway, Timber Timbre and more. So get your weekend fashion on early with BTR and La Mer - it's about time!
This episode begins with new music from Mnemonic Sounds and exclusive live tracks (and interview!) from Ramona Falls (Prophet, Barsuk 2012) both from Portland, Oregon.
Today's Folk Wave includes brand new music from M Ward, Helado Negro, Lost In The Trees, and Damien Jurado.
It's Earth Week! And here on Sew & Tell, we like to celebrate in style by supporting eco-fashion. Sustainability in fashion production and consumption have been hot topics on this show, and I've been lucky to speak with a ton of amazing, innovative guests in the world of green design. This week is no exception: Rachel Weisberg is a Miami-born Parsons grad, who recently launched her eponymous line of original garments, accessories, artwork, and home goods. Even as a young label, Rachel is striving to keep her production process as "green" as possible. She works solely with organic and repurposed vintage fabrics, and creates bold, playful pops of color in her collections with natural dyes. Rachel treasures the ethic of hand-made above all else, and each of her one-of-a-kind pieces are hand-stitched, hand-dyed, and thoughtfully crafted with care and intention. On today's show, she'll talk about the repurposed handbags that started her sewing obsession, why, despite recent efforts, H&M still might not be a top-notch eco-fashion choice, and a few details that are inspiring her gorgeous S/S 2013 collection. All that, plus a nature-inspired playlist, with tunes from Bon Iver, Iron & Wine, Stereolab, Moby, Savoir Adore and more. So turn up the show, and learn more about how you and Mother Earth can both look your best this summer!
The Northwest Show breezes into town once every six weeks, so when it arrives, it arrives with FURY. Today's show begins with brand new music from Fleet Foxes' side project - Poor Moon - from Seattle, WA.
Today's show kicks off with new music from Paper Moon, a Fleet Foxes side project.
March 1. The First of March. 1/1/12. Sounds good to me. Lottie@btrtoday.com
February 23, 2012. Thursday. Lottie@btrtoday.com
Happy President's Day! This week's broadcast features new music from Kendl Winter, Damien Jurado, TJO, and more!
Today's show features brand new music from Elliott Brood, Islands, and Damien Jurado!
Wow. There are an overwhelming number of great new tracks on the show today! I'm so excited for the new Frankie Rose album AND new Bowerbirds AND new Islands ANNND new Dustin Wong.  It really doesn't get much better than that - oh yeah, it's Saturday!
This week was all about fashion and love - what better combination? So I bring you a new designer this week, that you're sure to fall head over heels for! Leah Reena Goren is a driven young designer who is currently finishing her degree in illustration. While wrapping up her senior thesis, Leah is also doing painted textile prints which she sells through her well-curated Etsy shop. She's also creating an Apartment Therapy-style blog called The Future Present that she and boyfriend Dylan write, as well as some exciting new client work that's so hush-hush, we won't be able to find out her secrets until later this year! Phew! This girl is BUSY, but take a look at her prints and you'll see why! They're whimsical, flirty, and feminine… perfect for romance any time of the year. On today's show, Leah will talk about growing up with an artist mom, her creative process and inspirations, and a few recent spring wardrobe purchases that she's super excited about! Plus, updates on NYFW, and a playlist crammed full of great new music from Frankie Rose, Islands, Damien Jurado, Bowerbirds and more. There's just too many treats on today's show! Wait a minute… never mind. There's no such thing. Enjoy!
Big news for BTR!  We're becoming BTR Today!  Our new homepage is going to help you more easily discover all of the best music, videos, and writing that BTR has to offer.  And big news for the Saturday show!  Royal Baths has a new album out, and they're one of my favorite bands, so get ready to hear a lot more from them in the coming weeks.  Oh yeah, and there's new Of Montreal, A Place To Bury Strangers, AND Veronica Falls.  It's going to be a very, very good Saturday.
Ever wanted to exude the same sexy prowess as Sam from Sex & The City (who hasn't)? Or the put-together understated elegance of Kate Middleton (again, hello... all of us)? This week's Sew & Tell guests can help you achieve a look that blends both those style icons into a single wardrobe keepsake. Anna Zeman and Aja Singer met at Parsons, and formed a fast friendship based on hard-core work ethic and a deep love for polished tailoring. After internships at Rodarte and Carolina Herrera, Anna and Aja decided to take the plunge straight out of school and launch their own line. With a singular vision to "introduce the science of perfect fit to New York's fashion scene," the two designers boldly introduced their first Alex & Eli collection in 2009, and haven't looked back. Alex & Eli offer refined women's suiting that still manages to be playful, flirtatious, and distinctive - offering women the best of both Sam and Kate. On today's show, Anna and Aja will talk about how they met and began Alex & Eli, why the love a good suit, their newly-launched custom tailor shop, and plans for the upcoming Fashion Week (which include partying and ignoring Chris Rock). All that, plus great music today from The Darcys, Damien Jurado, We Barbarians, The Joy Formidable and more. Stick around, suit up, and pay attention! Fashion just got serious.
February 2, 2012. 2/2/2012. Cool. Lottie@btrtoday.com 00:00  Lottie on BTR 00:33 A Heavy Abacus-The Joy Formidable 04:08 Down-Summer Camp 06:39 Waiting For Something-Nada Surf 10:11 Bad Feeling-Veronica Falls 13:19 Brother Sparrow-Agnes Obel 17:13 Museum of Flight-Damien Jurado 20:01 Bail Eternal-Francois & The Atlas Mountains 23:29 Lottie on BTR 24:38 Salsaness-Radiation City 28:31 Boxes-Peggy Sue 32:47 Was It A Dream-The Do 35:47 Pile Of Gold-BLOW 37:57 Drinking Problem -Surfer Blood 41:25 Headcage-Matthew Dear 45:09 Lottie on BTR 46:16 Burned-Royal Baths 53:31 No No-Ty Segall 55:07 Nothing Will Surprise Me-A Place To Bury Strangers 58:23 Sometimes-Eddy Current Suppression Ring 60:23 Death By Diamonds And Pearls (MightyMetronoms Remix)-Band Of Skulls 63:54 Feedin' Birds-Gonjasufi 65:50 Lottie on BTR 66:50 Where We Belong-Shayfer James 70:02 You Will Surrender-Jail Weddings 72:37 Please, Judge-Roky Erickson With Okkervil River 76:58 Rising Below-Dirty Three 82:34 You are the one-Adanowsky 86:06 Manon-Niki & The Dove 90:50 Lottie on BTR 92:01 Truth (feat. RZA)-Alex Ebert 96:18 Finish The Joy Formidable photo: The Joy Formidable Mar 12, 2012 The Independent-San Francisco,CA Mar 13, 2012 The Independent-San Francisco,CA Mar 14, 2012 The Music Box-Los Angeles,CA Nada Surf photo: Nada Surf Feb 02, 2012 The Tractor Tavern-Seattle,WA Feb 07, 2012 King Tuts-Glasgow,Scotland A Place to Bury Strangers photo: A Place to Bury Strangers Mar 11, 2012 The Urban Lounge-Salt Lake City,UT Mar 12, 2012 The Independent-San Francisco,CA