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#251: The Nude Party, “Midnight Manor”

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The Nude Party are 2020’s kings of cool. Which is kinda unfortunate, since in a normal world they would be everybody’s pick for the next festival season. Feel-good and groovy as it gets, “Midnight Manor” was clearly made for an older world where we’re all out partying. Let’s pretend it never changed.

Plus: new tracks by Esther RoseDeep Sea DiverThe ClienteleJustin Wade TamCartalkAdrianne LenkerAnna McClellanHamilton Leithauser, Jeff Tweedy of WilcoHalf JapaneseFuzzTe Voy A Matar, Laura Jane Grace of Against Me!Shilpa RayEartheaterJennifer CastleSam AmidonAndrew BirdJim Audet MusicJonathan WilsonLuka KuplowskyBrent CobbKurt VileSteve EarleFruit Bats, and The Good Ones.

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#226: M. Ward, “Migration Stories”

We thought about not posting anything else for a day except John Prine tunes. But hey, there’s 1h43min of new tunes to listen to, and we’re not holding them hostage. This week, we focus on M. Ward’s tenth LP, Migration Stories. Which is, basically, more of the same. Fortunately for us, was there a time where “more of the same” from the American singer-songwriter meant anything other than good news?

Plus: new tracks by Lukas Nelson & Promise Of The RealLoose KooziesWestern CenturiesBrent CobbDoug TuttleAlex IzenbergTOPS, Irma Vep, Rolling Blackouts Coastal FeverNo AgeIceageYves TumorPsychic IllsOrville PeckJess WilliamsonWhitney Rose, Superwolf, Andrew BirdSharaya SummersLaura MarlingTalitha FerriBasia BulatLogan Ledger, and Mavis Staples.

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#182: Andrew Bird, “My Finest Work Yet”

Andrew Bird’s “My Finest Work Yet” might not be exactly his best, but it’s definitely his most interesting record in ten years. It sounds familiar, it sounds like it has always been there, but it never sounds redundant. There has never been a better time to get back into his discography. What’s more: new songs by Kevin MorbyBedouineOlden YolkJosh RitterCraig FinnJustin Townes EarleLily & MadeleineDrugdealerDark TeaSam OutlawSon Volt, Richard Dawson, HRNSBlanco PalameraRyan PollieC DuncanChris ForsythBlack MidiLow Life, and American Football.

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#174: Blank Range, “In Unison”

Blank Range’s second album, “In Unison”, is our record of the week. If you’re into rocky americana with plenty of pop hooks a la Blitzen Trapper or Deer Tick, they’re your new guys. Plus: new tracks by Beirut, Avey Tare, Eriksson Delcroix, OzunaJards Macalé & Tim Bernardes, Nilüfer YanyaHarlem, Guided By Voices, FIDLAR, Robert ForsterCraig Finn, Josh Ritter, Motel Mirrors, Hayes CarllNils Frahm, Cass McCombs, Orville Peck, Andrew Bird, Soccer Mommy, and Stella Donnelly.

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#165: Doug Paisley, “Starter Home”

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Doug Paisley’s beautiful “Starter Home” is our album of the week. Listen to new songs by Becky Warren, Vera SolaCass McCombs and his The Skiffle PlayersWilliam Tyler, Hiss Golden Messenger, FoxwarrenNicholas Krgovich, Julia Holter, Andrew Bird, Bill Ryder-Jones, Goshen Electric Co., Nap EyesHollow Hand, The Teskey Brothers, Ed HarcourtSun Kil Moon, and Christian Kjellvander.

Bolachas Now Playing, 38/2018 (#165):

Becky Warren – Half-Hearted Angel
Vera Sola – The Cage
Cass McCombs – Sleeping Volcanoes
The Skiffle Players – Local Boy
William Tyler – Fail Safe
Hiss Golden Messenger – Back to the River Again
Foxwarren – Everything Apart
Nicholas Krgovich – October
Julia Holter – Colligere
Andrew Bird – Bloodless
Bill Ryder-Jones – Happy Song
Goshen Electric Co. – Ring the Bell
Nap Eyes – I’ve Always Known You Care
Hollow Hand – Milestone
The Teskey Brothers – Pain And Misery
Doug Paisley – Waiting
Doug Paisley – Shadows
Ed Harcourt – Empress of the Lake
Sun Kil Moon – David Cassidy
Christian Kjellvander – The Thing Is