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#252: Cut Worms, “Nobody Lives Here Anymore”

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Max Clarke, aka Cut Worms, sounds a bit like if Jim James was sent back to the 60s in a time capsule to perform in folk-rock and Merseybeat outfits. His new double LP “Nobody Lives Here Anymore” has to be our most anticipated release of the year. We tried very hard not to include all of the nine (!) advance songs Jagjaguwar has slowly put out in the past five months. Now that it’s all out, its 77 minutes will take a lot of time to digest – mostly because it’s impossible to not get hooked in one or another of the nuggets hidden inside this record.

Plus: new tracks by DawesDrive-By TruckersCAAMPWendy EisenbergSlow PulpFast FriendsPearl CharlesCaroline SpenceLiz Longley, Magik Markers, The AntlersPsychic TempleNorth AmericansMary LattimoreGarcia PeoplesMdou MoctarThe Budos BandRob MazurekGustafMETZWild PinkBuck MeekThe Bad OatsShaela Miller, and Jackson Emmer.

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#241: Protomartyr, “Ultimate Success Today”

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We have been waiting for this one for months. After some delays, Protomartyr’s fifth album is finally out now. Our favorite contemporary post-punk band is back and it brings a bunch of guitar-heavy tracks along. Because it’s the summer and that’s how we roll when it’s warm outside. Plus: new tracks by Crack Cloud, SilverbacksMetz, Zombi, BullyTiña, Asher Gamedze, Ambrose AkinmusireYin YinFuture IslandsGenevieve ArtadiKacy HillWye OakSamantha CrainWidowspeakShe Keeps BeesSylvie SimmonsMary LattimoreCat ClydeBill CallahanGillian WelchBuck MeekAstral SwansDavid RamirezDogwood TalesThe Texas GentlemenEl Michels Affair, and Dojo Cuts.

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#213: Duster, “Duster”

Our first playlist of the year looks back into December, picking some of the best singles released last month and focusing on Duster’s self-titled record, their first album in 19 years. The lo-fi indie rock trio’s first two albums were largely forgotten by the general public after they were released in the twilight of last century, but an online cult following surged in the last few years. This has culminated on the release of a Numero Group issued boxset earlier in 2019, and a new studio album followed later in the year.

Plus: new singles and songs from forthcoming albums by Khruangbin & Leon Bridges, Son Little, Caroline Rose, Los Coast, Whiskey Wolves of the West, The Yearlings, Jonathan Wilson, Spider Bags, Jung Shackleton & Buck Meek, LEYA, Pop. 1280, BOHREN & DER CLUB OF GORE/ official, Bill Fay, John Moreland, Terry Allen Art/Music, Holly Macve, Nadia Reid, Squirrel flower, Shannon Lay, Soccer Mommy, Marem Ladson, Branko / Ana Moura / Conan Osiris, and Natalia Lafourcade Oficial.

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#177: Julia Jacklin, “Crushing”

We knew from the first couple of singles that Julia Jacklin’s new album would be at least almost as good as her debut. We also know she never wrote a bad song, so a disappointment sounded very unlikely. Still, we weren’t prepared for how great it really is – and we’re so goddamn lucky she’s playing Festival Vodafone Paredes de Coura next August. See you all there.

Plus: new songs by Buck Meek, Damien JuradoBaptiste W. Hamon, James Yorkston, Lowland Hum, Aldous Harding, Kalyn Fay, Molly Sarlé,Strand of Oaks, Orville Peck, J.S. Ondara, Justin Townes Earle, Reed Foehl, Harlem, Vandoliers, The Yawpers, Filthy Friends, and Black Country New Road.

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#147: Parquet Courts, “Wide Awake!”

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Parquet Courts’ new record may be their best yet and it was hard to pick only two songs for this playlist! Plus: new songs by Idris Ackamoor & The Pyramids, Rolling Blackouts Coastal Fever, Courtney Barnett, Cut Worms, Shilpa Ray, Mitski, Bernice, Amanda Shires, Neko Case, Phantastic Ferniture, Snail Mail, Jeffrey Foucault, Nick Lowe, Ryley Walker, Luke Winslow-King, Ry Cooder, Lori McKenna, Cicada Rhythm, Olivia Chaney, and Buck Meek.


Bolachas Now Playing, 20/2018 (#147):

Idris Ackamoor & the Pyramids – Land of Ra

Parquet Courts – Before the Water Gets Too High

Parquet Courts – Tenderness

Rolling Blackouts Coastal Fever – An Air Conditioned Man

Courtney Barnett – Crippling Self Doubt and a General Lack of Self Confidence

Cut Worms – Cash for Gold

Shilpa Ray – It Is My Body

Mitski – Geyser

Bernice – He’s the Moon

Amanda Shires – Leave It Alone

Neko Case – Curse of the I-5 Corridor

Phantastic Ferniture – Fuckin ‘n’ Rollin

Snail Mail – Heat Wave

Jeffrey Foucault – War on the Radio

Nick Lowe – Heartbreaker

Ryley Walker – 22 Days

Luke Winslow-King – You Got Mine

Ry Cooder – Straight Street

Lori McKenna – People Get Old

Cicada Rhythm – Kaleidoscope Rose

Olivia Chaney – Roman Holiday

Buck Meek – Fool Me