Bolachas Now Playing, a new music Spotify playlist, updated every Wednesday.
It’s been a while since Mary Chapin Carpenter was topping charts and earning Grammies while on a major label, but her songs – the rootsy, the country, and the folky ones – have never sounded wiser and personal than they do now. Plus: new tracks by the one and only Chico da Tina, Melt Yourself Down, Moor X Jewelry, Idris Ackamoor & The Pyramids, The Budos Band, Jaga Jazzist, Kamaal Williams, Lianne La Havas, Kate Bollinger, Yellow Days, Tim Heidecker, Helvetia, Dehd, Daniel Blumberg, Jason Ogden (of Penny Blacks), Jason Molina Music, Sarah Davachi, Shirley Collins, Garcia Peoples, the Mountain Goats, Jenny O., WIDOWSPEAK, Dawes, and Shabason, Krgovich & Harris.
Hailing from Viana do Castelo, Portugal, Francisco da Concertina – or Chico da Tina – is the only trap star we know that plays concertina, would rather have a 18th century neoclassical painting on his neck instead of golden chains, buys his wares from local markets instead of “flea markets” or vintage shops, and whose notion of a good time is more likely to be a small village romaria instead of a club in the city. You won’t get it if you don’t know the language, but it’s your fault anyway. Plus: new tracks by Destroyer, Girl Ray, Jaakko Eino Kalevi, Lalalar, Health&Beauty, Black Bombaim & João Pais Filipe, Clark, Maria Reis, Josienne Clarke, Basia Bulat, Frances Quinlan, Hoops, Tōth, Califone, SUSS, Twain, Futurebirds, Tuomo & Markus, Drive-By Truckers, Honey Harper, and Leonard Cohen.