Sew & Tell

Premiere DateApr 11, 2014
Categories Media Talk
00:00 DJ Marie (Underneath: Blue Sunshine HTRK)
03:52 Interview with Victor Lytvinenko of Raleigh Workshop
09:56 DJ Marie
10:59 Exile On Main Street Blues Chuck E. Weiss
15:46 Veins Are Blue Alessi’s Ark
17:57 Whiskey Man Arc Iris
20:52 DJ Marie
22:41 Interview with Victor Lytvinenko
29:34 DJ Marie
30:45 Fake Blues Real Estate
34:06 Greens and Blues Pixies
37:51 Coffee (radio edit) Sylvan Esso
41:46 DJ Marie
43:12 Interview with Victor Lytvinenko
47:11 DJ Marie
48:00 Downtown Lights Small Black
53:37 Finish

What style is more classic or iconic than a pair of blue jeans? On today’s show, I’m joined by Victor Lytvinenko, one half of the husband-and-wife team behind Raleigh Workshop. Founded in 2007 as Raleigh Denim, the line of jeans for men and women gained a fast reputation for its quality construction: each pair is made at their small workshop in Raleigh, NC. Now a globally recognized brand, Victor and Sarah have expanded the line to include a wider range of garments, applying the same level of dedication and craftsmanship to each new piece they develop. On today’s show, Victor talks about learning the craft of jean-making from their Raleigh, NC apartment, the historic process by which they construct each pair of jeans, the types of denim fabrics and fibers they use, some tips on denim wear and care, and more.

Plus, a great playlist mixing old and new tracks from artists like Real Estate, Chuck E. Weiss, Pixies, Arc Iris, Sylvan Esso, and more. So join us as we celebrate the blues with Sew & Tell on BreakThru Radio!

Raleigh Workshop + Denim
(All photos courtesy of Raleigh Workshop)

Raleigh’s S/S 2014 Collection

*Keep up with all the latest Raleigh Workshop news on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram! And find lists of all their international, national, and online stockists here.

*For more on blues legend Chuck E. Weiss, check out this great interview in American Songwriter, where you can also stream his full new album ahead of next week’s release. And have a trippy communal dance experience with Sylvan Essso in the music video for their brand new single “Coffee.”

Alessi’s Ark
(Photo by Ben Rayner)
April 28 – The Cookie Jar – Leicester, United Kingdom
May 16 – 18 – Wood Fest @ Braziers Park – Wallingford, United Kingdom

Real Estate
(Photo by Erez Avissar)
April 11 – Hope College – Holland, MI
May 23 – 25 – Dot to Dot Festival – Manchester, United Kingdom
May 26 – The Classic Grand – Glasgow, United Kingdom
May 27 – Whelan’s – Dublin, Ireland
May 29 – Primavera Sound Festival @ Parc del Forum – Barcelona, Spain
May 30 & 31 – Immergut Festival – Neustrelitz, Germany
June 2 – Le Trabendo – Paris, France
June 4 – Indra – Hamburg, Germany
June 5 – Pumpehuset – Copenhagen, Denmark
June 12 – 15 – Bonnaroo Music Festival @ Manchester Farm – Manchester, TN
July 18 – 20 – Pitchfork Music Festival @ Union Park – Chicago, IL
July 26 – South Broadway Arts District – Denver, CO
Aug 1 – The Fillmore – San Francisco, CA
Aug 2 – Gundlach Bundschu Winery – Sonoma, CA
Aug 3 – The Catalyst – Santa Cruz, CA
Aug 5 & 6 – Woddsist Festival @ Henry Miller Memorial Library – Big Sur, CA
Aug 14 – 17 – Green Man Festival – Powys, United Kingdom
Sept 27 – Flying Dog Brewery – Frederick, MD
Oct 2 – Terminal 5 – New York, NY
Oct 29 – O2 Shepherd’s Bush Empire – London, United Kingdom

Sylvan Esso
(Photo by Tim Lytvinenko)
May 9 – Cat’s Cradle – Carrboro, NC
May 12 – Village Underground – London, United Kingdom
May 19 – Cafe de la Danse – Paris, France
May 30 – Granada Theater – Dallas, TX
May 31 – Republic – New Orleans, LA

Small Black
(Photo by Agnes Thor)
April 11 – Club Lambi – Montreal, Quebec
April 12 – Signal Kitchen – Burlington, VT
April 13 – The Bowery Ballroom – New York, NY

Host Britt
Britt (formerly DJ Marie) has a passion for all forms of art, as well as for the creative process. She has a BA in Communications/Theater and a Post-Bacc in Photography from Maine Media Workshops. Britt began…