Listen Up: Jean Stories’s Playlist of 10 Great American Rock Songs

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Denim and music were basically made for one another, so it’s not a surprise that the ladies behind Jean Stories, Jane Herman Bishop and Florence Kane, also have excellent taste in tunes. After visiting them at their downtown studio, we simply had to get the lowdown on the music they listen to while dreaming up denim content. The two put together this repeat-worthy playlist that includes everything from Bruce to Patti (and we know how good they both look in jeans).

1. “Gloria,” Patti Smith

2. “Into Your Arms,” The Lemonheads

3. “Supernova,” Liz Phair

4. “Unbelievers,” Vampire Weekend

5. “Son of a Gun,” Nirvana

6. “Cruel,” St. Vincent

7. “Brown-Eyed Woman,” Grateful Dead

8. “Honey & I,” Haim

9. “I’m Goin’ Down,” Bruce Springsteen

10. “Leopard-Skin Pill-Box Hat,” Bob Dylan

Stream this and all our playlists here.

Listen Up: Songs To Get You Through The Workday

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Each and every pair of our amazing-fitting jeans is the product of major love and major work—one pair takes an average of three yards of fabric, 43 people and one whole month to produce. And while we’re hard-core perfectionists about our jeans, when it comes to what we listen to while working our denim magic, we’re pretty low-key. The playlist we’ve recently had coming through our headphones is an eclectic mix, with everything from classic rock to ambient synth-y disco stuff, and a few jazz standards thrown in too. At just over three hours, it’s guaranteed to at least get you from 9am to noon, but we’re pretty sure you’ll be doing the repeat thing. (Stream it here.)

1. “Blue Moon,” Beck

2. “Red Eyes,” The War On Drugs

3. “Be, I Do,” Nightmares on Wax

4. “Melt,” Chet Faker featuring Kilo Kish

5. “Punga,” Klingande

6. “Footprints,” Wayne Shorter

7. “Always (Classixx Remix),” Panama

8. “Darkness,” Du Tonc

9. “Water Me,” FKA twigs

10. “Love Is Lost (Hello Steve Reich Mix by James Murphy),” David Bowie

11. “Graceland,” Paul Simon

12. “In Mind,” Brothertiger

13. “High Society,” Betty Who

14. “I’ll Be Around,” Empire Of The Sun

15. “Wings,” Haerts

16. “Fall Underneath,” Snakadaktal

17. “Another Love (Zwette Edit),” Tom Odell

18. “Everywhere,” Fleetwood Mac

19. “Everyday Is Like Sunday,” Morrissey

20. “To You,” Young Wonder

21. “Let’s Do It (Let’s Fall In Love),” Ella Fitzgerald

22. “Heartbeat,” Islands

23. “Katie,” Luke Temple

24. “Hemiplegia,” Haerts

25. “Bleached,” Ride Your Heart

26. “Sandcastle Disco,” Solange

27. “Just One Look,” Eddie Lovette

28. “Black Magic,” Astrud Gilberto

29. “Sleepless,” Flume featuring Jezzabell Doran

30. “Open,” Rhye

31. “Lady Don’t Tek No,” Latyrx

32. “Tumbling Dice,” The Rolling Stones

33. “Instant Crush,” Daft Punk featuring Julian Casablancas

34. “Triangle Walks,” Fever Ray

35. “Cavalier,” James Vincent McMorrow

36. “Temptation,” New Order

37. “Cities In Dust,” Siouxsie and The Banshees

38. “Chloroform,” Phoenix

39. “It’s All Over Now, Baby Blue,” Bob Dylan

Stream this and all our playlists here.

One for the Road: Kelli Scarr’s Driving Mix

Just as the name implies, our Car Coat, with its swingy above-the-knee silhouette and just-cozy-enough fabric for those in-between-the-season days is pretty darn ideal for lazy weekend drives. And what would those drives be without some musical accompaniment?

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Kelli Scarr, a Brooklyn-based singer-songwriter with a deliciously warm, inviting voice (her latest release is the excellent Dangling Teeth) spends plenty of time on the road touring, so she understands the importance of a sublime soundtrack. Her favorite long drive of late? The Great Skyway. “Recently I was playing a few shows in Wyoming and had the pleasure of taking a solo Sunday drive,” she says. “The Great Skyway drive takes you through the Medicine Bow Mountains and drops you into Colorado for a few minutes before you’re back in Wyoming.” With that drive along the Snowy Mountain Range Byway in mind, Scarr dreamed up the ultimate cruising mix. Our advice: Flip up your coat collar, crank open the windows and turn up these tunes.

K. Scarr’s Great Skyway Mix

1. “Rolling Along,” Lucinda Williams

2. “It’s a Big Old Goofy World,” John Prine

3. “Let The Mystery Be,” Iris DeMent

4. “L.I.E.,” The Shivers

5. “State Trooper,” Bruce Springsteen

6. “Unknown Legend,” Neil Young

7. “Riding for the Feeling,” Bill Callahan

8. “Dreamin,” Rayland Baxter

9. “Death of a Train,” Daniel Lanois

10. “Tiniest Seed,” Angel Olsen

Stream this and all our playlists on Rdio.