We’re almost done with 2020, but December still had a couple of tricks on its sleeve, including a surprise new Taylor Swift release. But our album of the week has to be the unexpected collaboration between Canadian duo Kacy & Clayton and NZ songwriter Marlon Williams – one that makes all the sense in the world. “Plastic Bouquet” essentially feels like another essential Kacy & Clayton record, but the Williams-enhanced harmonies take the songs to another level.
Toronto experimental jazz outfit Badge Époque Ensemble is back with “Self Help”. Just like in their 2019 debut, the collective has channeled selected vocalists to voice some of the tracks – one of them one of our favorite Canadian singer-songwriters, Jennifer Castle.
Nadia Reid’s sophomore record, Preservation, is our album of the week for our 102th playlist. The New Zealander singer-songwriter will visit us soon – more on that later! – and her record’s been on repeat for weeks.
Bolachas Now Playing, 18/2017 (#102):
Wooden Wand – Mallow T’ward the River
Richard Dawson – Soldier
Nadia Reid – Preservation
Nadia Reid – The Arrow and the Aim
Julia Lucille – Plot of Ground
Girl Ray – Preacher
Waxahatchee – No Curse
Sarah Shook & the Disarmers – Heal Me
Girlpool – Powerplant
Cayetana – Certain for Miles
Pond – Sweep Me Off My Feet
Sevdaliza – Marilyn Monroe
The Magnetic Fields – ‘71: I Think I’ll Make Another World
The Deslondes – Hurricane Shakedown
Emperor X – Brown Recluse
The National – The System Only Dreams in Total Darkness
Cameron Avery – Disposable
Fleet Foxes – Fool’s Errand
Wilco – (What’s So Funny Bout) Peace, Love and Understanding?
Old 97’s – Those Were the Days