Bolachas Now Playing

#280: Johanna Samuels, “Excelsior!”

“Excelsior!” is the first LP by NYC-based singer-songwriter Johanna Samuels. Produced by Sam Evian, the album features contributions by the likes of Courtney Marie Andrews, Hannah Cohen, A.O. Gerber or Lomelda’s Hannah Read. If you’ve followed us long enough, you know this means we’ve already sticked our seal of approval five times. Come for the copious namedropping, stay for some of the best lyrics of the first half of 2021.

Plus new tracks by Shannon Lay, Holly MacveKira SkovLUMPLightman Jarvis Ecstatic BandSt. VincentWhispering SonsHelvetiaThe Goon Sax, Sven Wunder, Sons Of KemetRodrigo AmaranteSonny & the SunsetsAlex RexRiley DowningLukas Nelson & Promise of the RealSummer Dean MusicMargo PriceSarah NeufeldOkkervil RiverOld Jerusalem, and Damien Jurado.

Bolachas Now Playing, 19/2021 (#280):

Johanna Samuels – Sonny
Johanna Samuels – High Tide for One
Shannon Lay – Rare to Wake
Holly Macve – Not the Girl
Kira Skov – We Won’t Go Quietly (feat. Bonnie Prince Billy)
LUMP – Animal
Lightman Jarvis Ecstatic Band – Elastic Band
St. Vincent – My Baby Wants A Baby
Whispering Sons – Heat
Helvetia – Rocks on the Ramp
The Goon Sax – In the Stone
Sven Wunder – Prussian Blue
Sons of Kemet – In Remembrance of Those Fallen
Rodrigo Amarante – Maré
Sonny & The Sunsets – Ring My Bell
Alex Rex – Black Peonies (feat. Kacy Lee Anderson)
Riley Downing – Looking Forward
Lukas Nelson and Promise of the Real – Leave ‘em Behind
Summer Dean – You’re Lucky She’s Lonely (feat. Colter Wall)
Margo Price – Long Live The King
Sarah Neufeld – Shed Your Dear Heart
Okkervil River – In A Light
Old Jerusalem – Tainted Rush
Damien Jurado – Male Customer #1