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It's First Time Week on BTR, and we're celebrating it in style with Sew & Tell's first ever knitwear designer! Carlo Volpi is an award-winning, up-and-coming young knitter whose first collection for men, titled "Lipstick Stab Wounds," is colorful, challenging, and playfully & masterfully executed. Combining pop art references with sports and comic heros, Carlo's designs recall both sculpture and graffiti, introducing punk to its newest platform: the sweater. On today's show, Carlo will talk about how he started knitting, what inspires him to create his unique designs, the genius of Missoni, and some of his upcoming projects. Plus, a subtly holiday-ish themed playlist, with tracks from Sleigh Bells, Wise Blood, Mimicking Birds, Purse Snatchers, and a brand new, beautiful, heartbreaking Christmas song from Damien Jurado. So turn up the volume, pour yourself some egg nog, and join me for a conversation with Sew & Tell's first knitwear guest!
Three Trapped Tigers make instrumental rock cool, beautiful and jam-worthy.
Amid a top heavy bass line and a lead driving riff that is full of groove and super-uber-slick-tones of UK garage, this Instrumental from Jamie Grind will indeed sound even more revered in the next five years as it current sounds now. A remix of this calibre does the generic world of certain Originals a world of good. Released on 24 September 2012. PROFESSOR GREEN – Avalon (Jamie Grind Instrumental) via http://aerialnoise.com/
Happy Fashion Friday! On this week's Sew & Tell, I had the honor of chatting with Penelope Sacorafou of the London-based company Fox & Squirrel. Fox & Squirrel offers a variety of cultural lifestyle walks - tours that take you around London to some of its best fashion, art, and vintage spots. On today's show, Penelope will talk about how she and co-founder Jojo Provatidou met and started Fox & Squirrel, some of her favorite independent designers in today's London fashion industry, what "sustainable style" truly means and how they incorporate consumer education into their walks, and potentially detrimental impact that the Olympics could have on local London culture. Plus, new music from a host of great BTR artists, including Dent May, Glen Hansard, The Tallest Man On Earth, The Temper Trap and more. So stick around, and learn how to shop like an Anglophile!