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#259: Badge Époque Ensemble, “Self Help”

Toronto experimental jazz outfit Badge Époque Ensemble is back with “Self Help”. Just like in their 2019 debut, the collective has channeled selected vocalists to voice some of the tracks – one of them one of our favorite Canadian singer-songwriters, Jennifer Castle.

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#254: The Mountain Goats, “Getting Into Knives”

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

John Darnielle is Getting Into Knives! And it’s probably his best album in almost a decade, when ‘All Eternals Deck’ brought us some of the most memorable the Mountain Goats songs. Closing the album, the title track is the standout here – a repeat affair right after the first listen.

Plus: new tracks by Bill Callahan & Bonnie “Prince” Billy, Helena Deland, Jeff Tweedy (Wilco), WoodsOkey DokeyThe ShilohsAaron Lee Tasjan, Matt Berninger (The National), The Besnard Lakes, Plastic War, Strange RangerSon LittleNilüfer YanyaAriana GrandeHot Chip (with Jarvis Cocker), Harolddd (with Faye Webster), Skyway ManJulien BakerSkullcrusherAdrianne LenkerSierra FerrellOliver WoodMandolin OrangeGrace Gillespie, and Valley Maker.

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#157: Michael Nau, “Michael Nau and the Mighty Thread”

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I mean, today’s Wednesday but it doesn’t matter, it’s not like you’re checking if we’re updating the playlist on time or not. Looking back at August releases before we move on into September, this week we’re focusing on Michael Nau’s Michael Nau & the Mighty Thread. Plus: new songs by Ron Gallo, IDLES, Fucked Up, Nothing, Les Big Byrd, Giant Sand, The Black Lillies, Aaron Lee Tasjan, Iron & Wine, Gregory Alan Isakov, Juanita Stein, Carson McHone, Joshua Hedley, Camper Van Beethoven, Escondido, Kristina Murray, Meg Baird & Mary Lattimore, Loretta Lynn Official, and Alynda Segarra (Hurray for the Riff Raff) covering Blaze Foley.

Bolachas Now Playing, 30/2018 (#157): 

Ron Gallo – Do You Love Your Company?

IDLES – Never Fight A Man With A Perm

Fucked Up – Normal People

Nothing – You Wind Me Up

Les Big Byrd – I Fucked Up I Was a Child

Giant Sand – Valley Of Rain

The Black Lillies – Ten Years

Aaron Lee Tasjan – Strange Shadows

Michael Nau – On Ice

Michael Nau – Funny Wind

Iron & Wine – Last of Your Rock ‘n’ Roll Heroes

Gregory Alan Isakov – Caves

Juanita Stein – In Your Hands

Carson McHone – Sad

Joshua Hedley – Broken Man

Camper Van Beethoven – Sugartown

Escondido – Crush on Her

Kristina Murray – Strong Blood

Meg Baird, Mary Lattimore – Painter of Tygers

Loretta Lynn – Wouldn’t It Be Great?

Alynda Segarra – Drunken Angel

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#154: Lori McKenna, “The Tree”

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Summertime may mean less frequent releases every week until mid September, but Lori McKenna never rests. Her new album “The Tree” is on the spotlight this week! Plus: new songs by Bonnie “Prince” Billy (although you should go watch the video instead), The Goon Sax, Spare Snare, Les Big Byrd, The Devil Makes Three, Aaron Lee Tasjan, Mattiel, Tracyanne And Danny, Amanda Shires, Cam, Waxahatchee, Steady Holiday, Trampled by Turtles, Nathan Salsburg, The Deep Dark Woods, Willie Nelson, and Cale Tyson.

Bolachas Now Playing, 27/2018 (#154): 

Bonnie “Prince” Billy – Blueberry Jam

The Goon Sax – Make Time 4 Love

Spare Snare – And Now It Is Over

Les Big Byrd – A Little More Numb

The Devil Makes Three – Bad Idea

Aaron Lee Tasjan – Heart Slows Down

Mattiel – Cass Tech

Tracyanne & Danny – Alabama

Amanda Shires – Parking Lot Pirouette

Lori McKenna – A Mother Never Rests

Lori McKenna – Like Patsy Would

Cam – Road to Happiness

Waxahatchee – Chapel of Pines

Steady Holiday – Who’s Gonna Stop Us

Trampled by Turtles – Wildflowers

Nathan Salsburg – Impossible Air

The Deep Dark Woods – The Banks of the Leopold Canal

Willie Nelson – Summer Wind

Cale Tyson – What Doesn’t Kill You

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#83: Aaron Lee Tasjan, “Silver Tears”

Highlight: Aaron Lee Tasjan’s Silver Tears