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#247: Colter Wall, “Western Swing & Waltzes and Other Punchy Songs”

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One of the greatest mysteries of contemporary western music is how on earth can a Canadian in his early 20s so easily pass for a veteran country troubadour from another time. That sounds natural for Colter Wall, and he’s here to stay. Western Swing & Waltzes and Other Punchy Songs is his third album in four years, and probably the easiest to get into.

New tracks by Andrew GabbardThe Slim KingsNick Garza’s Get AlongTK & The Holy Know-NothingsBrent CobbChris StapletonThe Avett BrothersSquirrel Nut ZippersRae FitzgeraldNorth AmericansAdia VictoriaNative HarrowMaya HawkeLomaHalf GringaSamiaAshley RayDeep Sea DiverDawesNap EyesNight ShopJacob FaurholtUlverKelly Lee OwensThe Budos Band, and Lalalar.

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#171: Angelo de Augustine, “Tomb”

Welcome to the fifth season of Bolachas Now Playing. We’re back with a packed double playlist. We tried hard to limit it to 30 songs. Our pick from the first Friday of releases of 2019 is Angelo De Augustine’s new record Tomb, the closest thing to a Sufjan Stevens new album you’ll get this year (nah, we hope not). Plus: new songs by Nicholas Krgovich (actually by Ariana Grande, but his version is too good to not be featured), Sharon Van Etten, Hand Habits, Stella Donnelly, Adia Victoria, The Avett Brothers, Steve Earle, The Delines, Lana Del Rey, Michael Chapman, William Tyler, J. Mamana, Beirut, Juan Wauters, Sarah Louise, Jards Macalé, Nick Waterhouse, Kid Dakota, The Growlers, Half Japanese, Girlpool, Kim Lenz, Bill MacKay, Steve Gunn, Scott Hirsch, Leah Senior, Kaia Kater, and Tiny Ruins.

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#161: Steady Holiday, “Nobody’s Watching”

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Dre Babinski’s second album as Steady Holiday has been out in the US for a while now, but it has only been released in Europe last Friday. We love it too much to not promote it as our album of the week, even though so many potentially great records were released last October 5. We didn’t even have enough time to listen repeatedly to most of them, so here’s another 1h30 playlist. Songs by Motel Mirrors, Colter Wall,Phosphorescent, Adia Victoria, Swearin’, Fred Thomas (with Anna Burch), Ancient ShapesBroken Social Scene, Fucked Up (with J Mascis and Jennifer Castle), Super Doppler, Titus Andronicus, Action Bronson, supersilentJerusalem In My Heart, Nathan Bowles, BedouineMolly Burch, Gabby’s World, Julia JacklinDee White, The Wild Reeds, and Night Shop.

Bolachas Now Playing, 34/2018 (#161):

Motel Mirrors – I Wouldn’t Dream of It

Colter Wall – Thinkin’ on a Woman

Phosphorescent – C’est La Vie No.2

Adia Victoria – Dope Queen Blues

Swearin’ – Dogpile

Fred Thomas – Altar (feat. Anna Burch)

Ancient Shapes – Mental Slavery (We Can’t Quit)

Broken Social Scene – Old Dead Young

Fucked Up – Came Down Wrong (feat. Jennifer Castle and J Mascis)

Super Doppler – I Can Breathe

Titus Andronicus – Home Alone (on Halloween)

Action Bronson – White Bronco

Supersilent – 14.10

Jerusalem in My Heart – Wa Ta’atalat Loughat Al Kalam, Pt. II

Nathan Bowles – Elk River Blues

Bedouine – Hey, Who Really Cares?

Steady Holiday – All Aboard

Steady Holiday – Desperate Times

Molly Burch – Dangerous Place

Gabby’s World – Winter, Withdraw

Julia Jacklin – Body

Dee White – Tell the World I Do

The Wild Reeds – Fall With Me

Night Shop – Road to Carolina

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#73: Angel Olsen, “My Woman” / Big Thief, “Masterpiece”, +++

We’re back for the high season and this week’s playlist is a double playlist – that means we couldn’t put together a 14-16 song playlist like we do every week or two weeks, but we did a 2h+ playlist with 30 of our favorite tunes from the past weeks, starting with the surprisingly motorik new Lambchop 18min tune and visiting new albums by Angel Olsen (pictured above), Big Thief, Kelsey Waldon, Carl Broemel, BJ Barham, or Cass McCombs. Plenty of our favorite singer-songwriters are featured here, so if that’s what you’re looking for, this is your lucky day.

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Bolachas Now Playing #13

Bolachas Now Playing, 13/2015:

Waxahatchee – La Loose
The Mountain Goats – Hair Match
The Weather Station – Shy Women
Adia Victoria – Howlin’ Shame
Kenny Knight – Whiskey
Dawes – Things Happen
Ashley Monroe – On To Something Good
Gianna Lauren – Mistakes
Carly Rae Jepsen – All That
Jam City – Crisis
Estelle – Gotcha Love
Action Bronson – A Light in the Addict
Joanna Gruesome – Honestly Do Yr Worse
Metz – Acetate