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DJ Wynn finishes off his list of favorite albums of 2015 with Beat Connection, Diane Coffee, Beach House, and Sufjan Stevens.
This week on Sew & Tell, I'm joined by Taylor Johnston, a horticulturist at the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum in Boston who, dissatisfied by the lack of stylish, durable workwear available for women, took matters into her own hands and created the perfect solution: Gamine Co. Today on the show, you'll hear from Taylor about how fashion legend Bill Cunningham played a role in the creation of Gamine Co.; the practical and aesthetic considerations behind each Gamine Co. piece; the label's production process, which honors historic American manufacturing; some of the exciting new projects ahead for Gamine Co., and more.
What if you could wear your favorite yoga pants to work, and still look beautifully polished, professional, and commanding? That's exactly what Lisa Sun, founder and CEO of Project Gravitas, has set out to do with her new line of women's wear. Not only are Project Gravitas pieces comfortable and well-constructed classics, the designs are created with a variety of body shapes and sizes in mind. (Imagine that! A line of clothes for women, actually *designed* for more than one woman!)
New music from Bob Moses, Born Ruffians, Night Beds, and Air Waves.
We’ve got three amazing new artists on the show today, all featuring some powerful female vocalists: Land Lines, Deradoorian, and Briana Marela. It’s really awesome to be able to play so much new music from women on the show. Plus, a really playful new track from Fenster and a now decade-old song from favorite Old Time Relijun. And as always, don’t forget to give BTR a like on Facebook!
Buzz week may seem like a great week to do honey tasting, but there isn’t better honey you can buy than Hanabi’s family label from Minnesota. So there’s really no point in tasting others. It’s not even close. So let’s switch gears and talk about beer, because that’s a great way to catch a buzz. First on the list from Ales Unlimited in San Francisco is Wolf 7 from Belgium. It’s a blonde ale that tastes delicious, especially when you’re on a sunny beach. Also the label design is on point too. Next up we tried Trooper which is an ale crafted by Bruce Dickenson of Iron Maiden. Seriously, even if it was terrible, which it wasn’t it’s the best beer ever. Next we tried a Hanabi favorite, XH by Hitachino Nest, It’s aged in sake casks. Awesome! Last on the big four we had Suiyoubi No Neko, or “Wednesday Cat” which is a a Belgian style white ale. This is some crisp and tasty stuff. The label design is winning points with Hanabi too. Hanabi made Buffalo wings from a recipe found in the film The Great Chicken Wing Hunt. That’s really interactive of him. Hanabi also went to a little place called El Borracho. Unfortunately, he didn’t get a good pic, so he dressed up his cat and that may be better than the duck carnitas he had. Insane Dane is crazy you guys. He’s only gone and given you a recipe for a smoothie, made in a Magic Bullet blender! WTF?
This week's episode provides a fascinating look into new songs from Beach House, Kane West, Bobby Earth, fluidvolt, KAEB, and CCTV.
Welcome to God Bless Weirdmerica, emphasis on the WEIRD! Today we talk about sweat, tacos, and brand new music. We’ve got new tracks from Flo Morrissey and Choir Of Young Believers, plus some old favorites from Man Man, Beach House, and Black Dice. Survive the heat and weird out with us!
When you think about most reality TV shows these days, it seems as though there’s very little “reality” involved. But this week’s guest is using the vehicle of reality television to pull back the curtain on the fashion industry and reveal the often terrible truths behind our clothes. Anne Kari Garberg is the creator and co-producer of Sweatshop: Deadly Fashion, a new Norwegian reality series that offers viewers a glimpse of the garment industry in Cambodia through the eyes, experiences, and discoveries of three Norwegian teenagers. On today’s show, Anne talks about the concept for Sweatshop, the casting process and how they found their three lead subjects, what her experience of Cambodia was like and how it changed her own fashion habits, what she hopes viewers will take away from the series, plans for Sweatshop Season 2, and more. Plus, I’ve got a real dose of indie music for you in today’s mix, including songs from Beach House, Tweedy, Sean Rowe, and brand new material from UK pop artist Little Boots. So join us as we expose the reality behind fast fashion’s shiny facade, here on BTR’s Sew & Tell.
Abra. Shamir. Hudson Mohawke. Blood Orange. Kamasi Washington. vhvl. Amara Toure. Paper Gates. catt p. Chocolat. And more...
DJRePete pays homage to 10 years of BreakThru Radio today with a mix of artists from over the years on BTR, including power pop from The 1990’s and Matt & Kim, alt rock with Zambri and Exit Clov, and beats with Elastic Bond and Bag Raiders. Plus, a few ballad throwbacks from Neko Case, Beach House, and Bedouin Soundclash. And along the way, he previews a few festivals featuring these BTR all-stars: Pemberton Music Festival and Kraftskiva! Hit up a nostalgic mix and celebrate 10 years of BTR!
DJ Wynn crafts a special mix for a close friend featuring music from Thee Oh Sees, Of Montreal, Sharon Jones and The Dap Kings, and Beach House.
In the spirit of Coachella and the Summer festival season, DJ Wynn is crafting his own festival bill. Featuring music from Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeroes, Arcade Fire, Sharon Van Etten, Dan Deacon, Nicholas Jaar, and Tinariwen.