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#202: Hiss Golden Messenger, “Terms of Surrender”

Hiss Golden Messenger’s eleventh record in eleven years, “Terms of Surrender”, is our album of the week. Another gem, as usual from one of our favourite songwriters of the 2010s. Plus: new tracks by Andrew Combs, Longriver, Vetiver, Wilco, Jonathan Wilson, Kacy & Clayton, Caitlin Jemma, Leonard Cohen, Simon Joyner, Itasca, Brittany Howard, Leslie Stevens, Anna Ash, Soccer Mommy, Karl Blau, Jim Lauderdale, Jason James, Giant Sand, LIFE, Mikal Cronin, The New Pornographers, Nico LaOnda, YĪN YĪN, and Les Big Byrd.

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#198: The Hold Steady, “Thrashing Through the Passion”

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.

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#193: Fruit Bats, “Gold Past Life”

 

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.

Plus: new tracks by black midi, Pip Blom, Super Doppler, Night Moves, Alex Cameron, The Raconteurs, Lucy Dacus, Purling Hiss, Andrew Combs, Nev Cottee Band, Jesse Malin, Tyler Childers, Divino Niño, Steve Gunn, Willie Nelson, Horse Jumper of Love, I am Oak, Mega Bog, Wilder Maker, Native Harrow, and Daughter of Swords.

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#155: Tony Molina, “Kill the Lights”

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.

Plus: new songs by Andrew Combs, Sharaya Summers, Amber Arcades, Punch Brothers, Black Belt Eagle Scout, Phantastic Ferniture, Late Bloomer, The Hold Steady, Israel Nash, Phosphorescent, Spiritualized, Molly Burch, Jessica’s Brother, Petal, Liz Cooper & The Stampede, Marem Ladson, Kristina Murray, Fraser A. Gorman, Ryan Downey, Iron & Wine, Lucius, and Wild Pink.

Bolachas Now Playing, 28/2018 (#155):

Andrew Combs – 4 x 10

Sharaya Summers – Prodigal

Amber Arcades – Alpine Town

Tony Molina – Afraid to Go Outside

Tony Molina – Now That She’s Gone

Tony Molina – Before You Go

Punch Brothers – Three Dots and a Dash

Black Belt Eagle Scout – Soft Stud

Phantastic Ferniture – Uncomfortable Teenager

Late Bloomer – Heaven

The Hold Steady – The Stove & the Toaster

Israel Nash – Sweet Springs

Phosphorescent – New Birth in New England

Spiritualized – Here It Comes (The Road) Let’s Go

Molly Burch – Wild

Jessica’s Brother – All the Better

Petal – Tightrope

Liz Cooper & the Stampede – Fondly & Forever

Marem Ladson – Woods

Kristina Murray – Lovers & Liars

Fraser A. Gorman – Silence Turns to Gold

Ryan Downey – Renewed

Iron & Wine – What Hurts Worse

Lucius – Right Down the Line

Wild Pink – All Some Frenchman’s Joke

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#148: Natalie Prass, “The Future and the Past”

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

We did not deserve the vacations we had. So, after a few weeks of absence, here’s a double playlist with two hours of new music, spearheaded by the great new Natalie Prass record, “The Future and the Past”. Plus new tracks by Public Service Broadcasting, Wild Pink, Rolling Blackouts Coastal Fever, Tony Molina, Israel Nash,The Nude Party, T. Hardy Morris, Fraser A. Gorman, Andrew Combs, Spiritualized, Father John Misty, Frazey Ford, Nicole Atkins, Jennifer Castle, Ainsley Farrell, Erin Rae, Sarah Louise, The Milk Carton Kids, Jeffrey Foucault, Neko Case,Frog Eyes, Luluc, Mutual Benefit, Fog Lake, Snail Mail, Aisha Burns, Lera Lynn, Desirae Garcia, and Sam Evian.