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#167: State Champion, “Send Flowers”

As we approach 2018’s twilight and the first few publications start posting their best of the year lists, we decide to keep focusing on brand new music for a few more weeks. This week, we highlight State Champion’s new LP, ‘Send Flowers’. We’ll let the Silver Jews’ David Berman (we miss you, come back) make the introductions: “If Bob Dylan was funny, if Tom Waits was relevant, Ryan might not be peerless at what he does best, which is writing large gregarious circles around his pitiful colleagues in the field. He’s the best lyricist who’s not a rapper going.”

Plus: new tracks by Superchunk, Richard Dawson & Rhodri Davies’ Hen Ogledd, Action Bronson, Altın Gün, Jacco Gardner, Wilco’s Jeff Tweedy, Girlpool, Mercury Rev with Margo PriceCarson McHone, Craig Brown Band, Rhett MillerRobert Ellis, Raoul Vignal, Eiko Ishibashi, Liela Moss, Nadine Khouri, Pearls Before Swine, and Jozef Van Wissem.

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#157: Michael Nau, “Michael Nau and the Mighty Thread”

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

I mean, today’s Wednesday but it doesn’t matter, it’s not like you’re checking if we’re updating the playlist on time or not. Looking back at August releases before we move on into September, this week we’re focusing on Michael Nau’s Michael Nau & the Mighty Thread. Plus: new songs by Ron Gallo, IDLES, Fucked Up, Nothing, Les Big Byrd, Giant Sand, The Black Lillies, Aaron Lee Tasjan, Iron & Wine, Gregory Alan Isakov, Juanita Stein, Carson McHone, Joshua Hedley, Camper Van Beethoven, Escondido, Kristina Murray, Meg Baird & Mary Lattimore, Loretta Lynn Official, and Alynda Segarra (Hurray for the Riff Raff) covering Blaze Foley.

Bolachas Now Playing, 30/2018 (#157): 

Ron Gallo – Do You Love Your Company?

IDLES – Never Fight A Man With A Perm

Fucked Up – Normal People

Nothing – You Wind Me Up

Les Big Byrd – I Fucked Up I Was a Child

Giant Sand – Valley Of Rain

The Black Lillies – Ten Years

Aaron Lee Tasjan – Strange Shadows

Michael Nau – On Ice

Michael Nau – Funny Wind

Iron & Wine – Last of Your Rock ‘n’ Roll Heroes

Gregory Alan Isakov – Caves

Juanita Stein – In Your Hands

Carson McHone – Sad

Joshua Hedley – Broken Man

Camper Van Beethoven – Sugartown

Escondido – Crush on Her

Kristina Murray – Strong Blood

Meg Baird, Mary Lattimore – Painter of Tygers

Loretta Lynn – Wouldn’t It Be Great?

Alynda Segarra – Drunken Angel