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#199: Esther Rose, “You Made It This Far”

The first September 2019 playlist brings you the very #bolachascore Esther Rose on the occasion of her second album, “You Made It This Far”. The New Orleans-based songwriter has just released – via Father/Daughter Records – one of our favorite country-tinged folk records of the year, and we can’t wait for you to fall in love with it (and for Rose and her band to cross over the ocean). Plus: new tracks by Vetiver, (Sandy) Alex G, WhitneyBlack Belt Eagle Scout, Jay Som, Joan ShelleyCross Record, Tom Brosseau, Red River DialectPatty Griffin, Simone White, Lana Del Rey, Kelsey Waldon, Ainsley Farrell, Paul Cauthen, The Devil Makes Three, Comet Gain, Have a Nice Life, Jason Lytle, Lightning Bolt, Fontaines D.C., and Pinegrove.

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#197: Jeff Tweedy, “Warmer”

Our album of the week was released in April. Confused? Well, thank Record Store Day for that. WARMER, Jeff Tweedy’s companion album to both last year’s excellent WARM and his autobiography, was previously only released through a very limited vinyl run, but is now available on all streaming platforms and as WARM/WARMER pack. Far from being a compilation of b-sides, some of the tracks on this collection of songs are as strong as the best songs off his proper solo debut.

And, because this week is the last before we go on our typical vacation around the Festival Vodafone Paredes de Coura – more about it next week – we have packed this playlist with two hours of new music. In addition to Wilco’s frontman “new” record, we feature recent tracks from Jeremy Ivey, Jordan Moser, Will Johnson, Steve Earle, My Morning Jacket, Black Country, New Road, Thee Oh Sees, Purling Hiss, Tropical Fuck Storm, Marika Hackman, Strange Ranger, Black Belt Eagle Scout, (Sandy) Alex G, The Dead South, Red River Dialect, Sam Outlaw, Taylor Swift, The Highwomen, Aubrie Sellers, Dori Freeman, Angie McMahon, Okey Dokey, Susto, Rayland Baxter, Skinshape, Loving, Rosemary Fairweather, Let’s Eat Grandma, and Florist.

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#192: Bedouine, “Bird Songs of a Killjoy”

Azniv Korkejian’s first album as Bedouine, drawing in equal parts from 60s folk music and the easygoing vibes of LA’s Echo Park (some sort of 21st century Laurel Canyon?), got us hooked for weeks. We can already tell the same is bound to happen with her second LP, “Bird Songs of a Killjoy”, finally released last week. Plus: new songs by The Hold Steady, Illiterate Light, Frankie Cosmos, Jesca Hoop, Mega Bog, Palehound, Black Belt Eagle Scout, Courtney Hartman, Erin Rae, Slaughter Beach, Dog, Los Retros, Bamboo, Chelsea Wolfe, Leslie Stevens, Honeysuckle, Rickie Lee Jones, Don DiLego, Jacob Faurholt, Paper Beat Scissors, Alan Power, Calexico and Iron & Wine, and Jamestown Revival.

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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