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#109: Fleet Foxes, “Crack-Up”

Bolachas Now Playing, 24/2017 (#109):

Fleet Foxes – I Am All That I Need / Arroyo Seco / Thumbprint Scar

So Much Light – Be Afraid

Lambchop – The Hustle Unlimited

Ride – Rocket Silver Symphony

Broken Social Scene – Skyline

Protomartyr – A Private Understanding

Thurston Moore – Smoke of Dreams

Beach House – Baby

Will Samson – Welcome Oxygen – Day Five

Kronos Quartet & Sam Amidon – Oh Where

Roselit Bone – By the Glint of Your Horns

House and Land – The Day is Past and Gone

Offa Rex – Sheepcrook and Black Dog

Richard Thompson – Gethsemane

Kevin Morby – Pearly Gates

Zephaniah Ohora and the 18 Wheelers – She’s Leaving in the Morning

Jolie Holland & Samantha Parton – You Are Not Needed Now

Karima Walker – Indigo

Demen – Flor

Fleet Foxes – Crack-Up

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#106: Jason Isbell & the 400 Unit, “Nashville Sound”

Bolachas Now Playing, 21/2017 (#106):

Julia Jacklin – Eastwick

Protomartyr – 580 Memories

Waxahatchee – Never Been Wrong

Marika Hackman – Good Intentions

Big Thief – Watering

Ulrika Spacek – Modern English Decoration

Queens of the Stone Age – The Way You Used to Do

The War On Drugs – Holding On

Iron & Wine – Stranger Lay Beside Me

Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit – Anxiety

Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit – Something to Love

The Deslondes – (This Ain’t A) Sad Song

Songhoy Blues – Mali Nord

Daniel Romano – I Tried to Hold the World (In My Mouth)

Sammy Brue – Jealous

Minta & the Brook Trout – So This Has to Do

Kevin Morby – City Music

Benjamin Clementine – Phantom of Aleppoville

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NOS Primavera Sound 2016, the review

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I’ll start this article by stating the obvious: the fifth edition of NOS Primavera Sound ended up having the most solid set of shows so far. As it’s the case with most festivals, this obviously depends on the choices you make, your taste in music, from where you choose to watch the gigs from, your level of intoxication, your company (or absence of) and, of course, the profile of the crowd surrounding you. Never leave those bastards spoil any show for you. Also, don’t be that bastard. Everybody hates you. Why don’t you just play with your phone in the new amazing food truck area instead of being in the front rows shouting like you’re in a loud bar? Summer festivals definitely need to have a stage with DJs permanently playing dance music the whole day. Maybe those idiots who don’t want to see concerts anyway spend the whole day there.

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NOS Primavera Sound 2016: 16 artists you shouldn’t miss

NOS Primavera Sound 2016 (NPS16) starts next Thursday, and who wouldn’t be excited to be there again? On top of that, just imagine you’ve moved from Portugal to a less sunny place. Of course you would be counting the hours. Now, practical stuff: have you printed the lovely timetables we made? Still having trouble deciding what to see? Our weekly Spotify playlist is entirely dedicated to NPS16. Check it out on the widget below, then read our festival preview.

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#39: John Grant, “Grey Tickles, Black Pressure”

This week, on our 15-song playlist, we’ll focus on the new John Grant record, which is probably his best album to date. There are two songs off the new Saintseneca album, a band that is an old favorite of Bolachas. We hope this is their real breakthrough. Ciara, Kelela and Tinashe’s new singles are three brand new pop nuggets we can’t get enough of and, of course, you’ll find them here; look out for new songs by Zombi, Protomartyr, James Vincent McMorrow, Weyes Blood, and Daniel Martin Moore. And although we know it’s Friday and there’s no time for #TBTs or whatever people celebrate on Thursdays in 2015, check out a new version of Minta’s “Future Me” by They’re Heading West featuring Peixe and absolute classic “Such a Night”, which was just reissued along with 61 other Dr. John songs. Such a week.