Dan Mangan
Canadian singer-songwriter Dan Mangan infuses folk-rock with blooming, layered orchestration on Oh, Fortune — his first proper album on Arts & Crafts and the follow-up to his 2009 Polaris Prize-nominated Nice, Nice, Very Nice. His songs swell to become full-bodied, sweeping moments of textured arrangements and hearty vocals that are tinged with a roughness, sadness and even guttural power.
Your Wednesday starts with DJRePete and brand new electronica crossover from Chairlift, indie alt from The Generationals and Dan Mangan, and rock from the Dum Dum Girls. Tune in for info on the Crossing Borders Music & Literature Festival, and one BTR band opening tonight for the Foo Fighters in Boston. And it’s never too early to plan a New Year’s celebration, and one BTR band’s got their plans set in Austin. Check in with DJRePete on BTR!
Inching you closer to the Halloween weekend, DJRePete has your midweek mix today on BTR. Tune in for French Canadian pop via Malajube, autumn twang from new Blitzen Trapper and Dan Mangan, and chill beats from Ras G.  Plus check in with a few BTR artists who hit the metaphorical BreakThru Radio airwaves this time last year, in a retrospective set. It doesn’t get more spooktacular than that; and we promise, no more puns.
Tomorrow is October, and you know what that means... the start of marathon season! With the Chicago Marathon next weekend, and the New York Marathon just a month away, runners are amping up their game to be in peak physical condition. And increasingly, the tradition of yoga is becoming a part of that preparation. For this week's Sew & Tell, I got to speak with the lovely Sevda Holland, co-founder and designer for a line of organic yoga and performance wear called Prancing Leopard. Sevda and her husband, Bert, started the line in response to a lack of stylish, eco-conscious movement clothing, and their garments definitely fill an important niche in the athletic community. On today's show, Sevda talks about what prompted her and Bert to start the line, some of the causes and communities that Prancing Leopard supports, and a few (exciting!) plans for new Spring 2012 collections. Plus, new Wilco, Dan Mangan, and Astronautalis, as well as two great remixes for you in the playlist! So do some yoga poses, get on those running shoes, and hit the trail with an all new Sew & Tell on BTR!