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#172: Pedro the Lion, “Phoenix”

Pedro The Lion’s first record since David Bazan went solo after 2004’s Achilles Heel is our album of the week. Here’s to hoping an European tour is in the works: it’s been almost six years since we hosted one of the most beautiful concerts we ever promoted. Plus: new tracks by Night Beats, Ryan Bingham, Matthew Logan Vasquez, Blank Range,Strand of Oaks, Ex Hex, Cass McCombs, The Comet is Coming, Lala Lala & Why?, Alice Phoebe Lou, Tiny Ruins, Weyes Blood, Mandolin OrangeH.C. McEntire, Townes Van Zandt, Twain, Bob Sumner Music, Steve Gunn, Bonnie Prince Billy, The Wild Reeds, and Teddy and the Rough Riders.

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#159: Richard Swift, “The Hex”

Bolachas Now Playing, a new music Spotify playlist updated every Tuesday.

He has left us alone but shafts of light sometimes grace the corner of our rooms. Richard Swift’s posthumously released final album, The Hex, was released last week and is our record of the week. Plus: new songs by Alejandro Escovedo, Wilco’s Jeff Tweedy, Goshen Electric Co. (Strand of Oaks + Magnolia Electric Co. – JMo), The Hold SteadyHiss Golden Messenger, The Black Lillies, Dawn Landes, Nathan Bowles, Scott H. Biram, J MascisOkkervil River, Buxton (the New West Records signed artist, not the British brewery), St. Paul and The Broken Bones, Arve Henriksen + Eivind Aarset + Jan Bang, Niagara (Príncipe Discos), HEALTH +Soccer Mommy, Sylvan Esso + Collections of Colonies of Bees, Mutual Benefit, Sandro PerriDestroyer’s Dan Bejar, Lonnie Holley, and Marissa Nadler.

Bolachas Now Playing, 32/2018 (#159):

Richard Swift – The Hex

Richard Swift – Broken Finger Blues

Alejandro Escovedo – Teenage Luggage

Jeff Tweedy – Some Birds

Goshen Electric Co. – The Gray Tower

The Hold Steady – Confusion In The Marketplace

Hiss Golden Messenger – Rock Holy

The Black Lillies – Snakes and Telephones

Dawn Landes – Traveling

Nathan Bowles – Now If You Remember

Scott H. Biram – Chickens

J Mascis – Everything She Said

Okkervil River – New Blood

Buxton – Jan

St. Paul & The Broken Bones – Concave

Arve Henriksen, Eivind Aarset, Jan Bang – Nymphs and Eurasian Horses

Niagara – França

HEALTH, Soccer Mommy – MASS GRAVE

Sylvan Esso, Collections Of Colonies Of Bees – Funeral Singers

Mutual Benefit – Waves, Breaking

Sandro Perri, Dan Bejar – Everybody’s Paris, Pt. III

Lonnie Holley – How Far Is Spaced-Out?

Marissa Nadler – I Can’t Listen to Gene Clark Anymore

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#91: Hand Habits, “Wildly Idle”

Meg Duffy is also known as the bassist in Kevin Morby’s live band, but she’s making a name for herself as Hand Habits. Her first album for Woodsist is our album pick for this week. 

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#90: Nikki Lane, “Highway Queen”

Nikki Lane is one of our favorite songwriters right now. Her third record, Highway Queen, has just been released and we’re beyond happy to share a couple of songs with you on our fifth playlist of 2017.

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#86: Flo Morrissey & Matthew E. White, “Gentlewoman, Ruby Man”

This week in Bolachas Now Playing we focus on Flo Morrissey and Matthew E. White’s duet album Gentlewoman, Ruby Man.

Bolachas Now Playing, 02/2017 (#86):

Peter Silberman – New York
Wharfer – Breeze (Since I Was Born)
Julie Byrne – Melting Grid
Dead Man Winter – Red Wing Blue Wing
Conor Oberst – Napalm
Ryan Adams – Doomsday
Nikki Lane – Jackpot
Hand Habits – Flower Glass
Max Richter – Three Worlds: Music From Woolf Works / Mrs Dalloway, In The Garden
Timber Timbre – Sewer Blues
Grandaddy – Evermore
Flo Morrissey & Matthew E. White – Thinking Bout You
Flo Morrissey & Matthew E. White – Grease
Foxygen – On Lankershim
Tim Darcy – Tall Glass of Water
Half Japanese – Do It Now
Strand of Oaks – Rest of It
Cloud Nothings – Enter Entirely
Sleaford Mods – B.H.S.