It’s not common for a reunion to last longer than the original run of a band. Also uncommon for the reunion-era records to be as consistently good as Dinosaur Jr.‘s. Produced by Kurt Vile, “Sweep It Into Space” is the band’s twelfth LP and the fifth since 2005’s original lineup reunion. It sees the band mostly exploring its melodic side without straying much from the typical Dino Jr sound – exactly what we all want from them.
Michael Feuerstack is a living legend of the Canadian underground. Between his work as Snailhouse and in his own name, “Harmonize the Moon” is his thirteenth LP. Its ten songs, drifting between classic folk and soft indie rock, are the perfect soundtrack to welcome Spring, if that’s a thing where you live.
Bolachas Now Playing, a new music Spotify playlist updated every Tuesday.
This week we keep dwelling deep into country territory with Ashley Monroe’s new record, Sparrow, and more than a handful of new western-ish songs from the likes of Gretchen Peters,Juanita Stein, Brent Cobb, T. Hardy Morris, Luke Winslow-King, Trampled by Turtles or Joshua Hedley. Plus: new Eleanor Friedberger, Jenny Hval, Neko Case, courtney barnett, Ty Segall,Iceage, Wooden Shjips, Rolling Blackouts Coastal Fever, Matthew Logan Vasquez, Lord Huron,Father John Misty, Nev Cottee Band, and Jeffrey Foucault.
Bolachas Now Playing, 11/2018 (#138):
Oneida – Economy Travel
A Winged Victory For the Sullen – Long May It Sustain
Grouper – Parking Lot
Kacey Musgraves – Space Cowboy
Courtney Marie Andrews – I’ve Hurt Worse
Ashley Monroe – Paying Attention
Vivian Leva – Bottom of the Glass
Vivian Leva – Time is Everything
Lindi Ortega – You Ain’t Foolin’ Me
Brent Cobb – King of Alabama
Joshua Hedley – I Never (Shed a Tear)
Don Gallardo – Same Ol’ Alley Talkin’ Blues #12
Nathaniel Rateliff & the Night Sweats – Babe I Know
Leon Bridges – Bet Ain’t Worth the Hand
Martha Ffion – Baltimore
Courtney Barnett – Need a Little Time
Cut Worms – Don’t Want to Say Good-Bye
Ben Frost – Self Portrait in Ultramarine
The Decemberists – Cutting Stone
Mimicking Birds – Belongings
The Hold Steady – Esther
Eels – Premonition