Here we are with yet another playlist, this time with tracks from upcoming albums from Speedy Ortiz, Courtney Barnett, Calexico, Tobias Jesso Jr., Kanye West, Patrick Watson, Matthew E. White, Clark and songs from recent records from Diamond Rugs, William Ryan Fritch (yes, again – what a great record!), Ghostpoet, Samuel Kerridge, Paul Johnson and The Body & Thou. There’s just so much great music coming out these days that we had a shortlist of 20+ tracks for this week only… And that’s without counting songs that aren’t on Spotify yet!
Another week, another Bolachas-curated playlist, with two added Natalie Prass songs – we’re really high on her selftitled debut LP – as well as brand new songs from indie darlings Torres and Courtney Barnett, two more songs from January habitués The Decemberists and Belle & Sebastian, a bunch of both upcoming (Adia Victoria) and established (José González, Jim White) singer-songwriters, refreshing new singles from Mikal Cronin and Lower Dens, a couple of songs from crossing-over R&B musicians D’Angelo and Jazmine Sullivan, as well as a chilly new tune by Chilly Gonzales. Follow this playlist if you want your weekly fix delivered every Monday.
A couple of weeks ago, while at the official presentation of Optimus Primavera Sound 2014’s full lineup at the Porto city hall, I was surprised to see a lot of people cheering uncontrollably whenever a band they liked appeared on the big screen. Seriously, when “The National” appeared printed on the jacket of one of the characters on the (great) short video that announced the festival’s lineup, I thought FC Porto had scored or something. Shouts of similar magnitude could be heard when Mogwai, Godspeed You! Black Emperor, Kendrick Lamar or Haim were announced, but a lot of names went unnoticed and are naturally confined to the last few lines of the lineup poster.