We’re back and we’re bringing you a ton of music. Unusually, August was kinda eventful, with plenty of great single and album releases. So we had to exaggerate a bit and make a 33 song playlist (and we had to leave quite a few tracks out to make it reasonable). Our focus this week is The Hold Steady’s new album “Thrashing Thru the Passion”, probably their best since 2008’s “Stay Positive”. There’s no way we’re tagging every single artist this time around, so just scroll down for the track list.
We had to. In a week full of great releases, we had to feature Fruit Bats’ first collection of new songs in three years, “Gold Past Life”, released on the 21st. Eric D. Johnson cements its place as one of the songwriters of his generation with a better ratio of “great” to “barely decent” songs – almost half of the record’s songs have already been featured in this playlist, so you know it’s true.
Bolachas Now Playing, a new music Spotify playlist updated every Tuesday.
Last new music playlist before we switch to Festival Vodafone Paredes de Coura mode, and it’s a long one as we don’t want to leave great songs on hold for a month. Contrasting with the length of this playlist, we highlight Tony Molina’s gorgeous, 14 minutes long new record, “Kill the Lights”. If you’re into Teenage Fanclub, Big Star, and 1min long tracks, you’ll be in heaven.