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It’s nearly the end of August and great new music is still being released for 2015! First up, we have a reissue of the Reatards’ Grown Up Fucked Up, Jay Reatard’s first band and an excellent album. Plus, we’ve got new stuff from a very cool vocalist Briana Marela, and an exciting and delightfully weird new album from Angel Deradoorian, initially of Dirty Projectors fame. And of course, don’t forget to give BTR a like on Facebook!
This week’s guests are the curator’s behind one of this year’s buzziest fashion exhibits, The Museum at FIT’s “Global Fashion Capitals.” Ariele Elia and Elizabeth Way organized the exhibit around the history of the four best established fashion cities - Paris, New York, Milan and London - and the emergence of sixteen up-and-coming hubs, including Johannesburg, Shanghai, Mumbai, Lagos, Berlin, Mexico City, and Copenhagen. Join us today to hear Ariele and Liz discuss the organization of the exhibit, some of the challenges facing these cities as their fashion industries grow, how technology has and will continue to facilitate the globalization of fashion as industry, art, and commerce, and more. Plus, a playlist featuring some of my favorite recent tracks from international indie artists, including Iceland’s Lay Low, New Zealand singer-songwriter Liam Finn, and Puerto Rican garage rocker AJ Davila. So come and discover a world of new fashion, here on BTR!
You wouldn’t believe the amount of great music on the show this week if I told you! Ok, I’m going to tell you: we have new albums from The Very Best (who are, in my opinion, the actual very best), Laura Marling, and Waxahatchee! I loved Cerulean Salt, so you can bet I’m excited for a new record from her. Plus, we have a ton amazing things happening at BTR this week, so make sure to follow us on Facebook to stay up to date!
Sunday with DJ Drew on BTR
Happy Saturday! The Super Bowl is tomorrow! How exciting! Since you’re likely going to spend your Sunday doing what basically everyone else in America is doing, you should spend your Saturday doing something different and special: listening to the best new independent music out there! So much good stuff was released this week, you won’t want to miss it. Plus, check us out on Facebook, Twitter, tumblr, Instagram, Pinterest, and SoundCloud!
This week on Sew & Tell, as the station looks at questions and concepts of identity, we'll take a look at unisex fashion. I'm joined by designer Rad Hourani, whose unisex line is admired worldwide for its minimalistic, sculpted aesthetic. A particular favorite of Lady Gaga, Rad's collections are built to be seasonless, timeless, and gender-less, offering unrestricted freedom of expression to the world of fashion. On today's show, Rad talks about his passion for math, art, and symmetry in design, his interpretation of unisex style, the differences in his process for designing haute couture vs. ready-to-wear pieces, some of his upcoming projects, and more.