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#207: Yīn Yīn, “The Rabbit that Hunts Tigers”

YĪN YĪN’s debut album is another gem coming from the same vibrant Dutch scene that brought us the great Altin Gün. But instead of looking at Turkish folk and psychedelia for influence, the lads from Maastricht infuse South East Asian textures in their Moroder-inspired disco – with a nod to the Ghanaian institution that is Kiki Gyan’s “24 Hours in a Disco” in their single “Dis kô dis kô”. Plus: new tracks by 10 000 Russos, Heavy Lungs, Ancient Shapes, Battles, PAUS, Maria Reis, Chairlift’s Caroline Polachek, Hop Along’s Frances Quinlan, Sarah Pagé, Destroyer, Mikal Cronin, Why?, Common Holly, Simone White, Andy Shauf, Frazey Ford, Courtney Barnett, Youbet, Lankum, Leonard Cohen, and Justin Peter Kinkel-Schuster.

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NOS Primavera Sound 2019

  • Hugo Lima / NOS Primavera Sound

It’s starting to be too common: no matter how warm and sunny it is in the week leading up to the festival, NOS Primavera Sound (NPS) is doomed to be ruined by at least one day of rain. The first day did not look promising after the announcement of the passage of depression Miguel (no, not the rnb star who performed there a couple of years ago) through the north of Portugal. Flights were cancelled, Ama Lou and Peggy Gou could not reach Porto in time to perform, strong winds and rain showers threatened to turn Parque da Cidade into a muddy mess, the gates were opened almost an hour later than it was scheduled.

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#184: Damien Jurado, “In the Shape of a Storm”

Less than one year after the release of the excellent “The Horizon Just Laughed”, Damien Jurado is back with his 14th LP, the first on Mama Bird Recording Co. and Loose Music. It’s impressive how his songwriting keeps getting better with time – Jurado’s output between “Saint Bartlett” and now is arguably the best of his career – and this (mostly) acoustic collection of songs that clocks at a mere 27 minutes is by no means a secondary volume of his immense discography.

Plus: new tracks by Todd Snider, Paper Beat Scissors, Carl Broemel, Richard Hawley, The Mountain Goats, Alex Schaaf, Courtney Barnett, Aldous Harding, Heather Woods Broderick, Mega Bog, Sonny & the Sunsets, Os Amigos dos Músicos, Evripidis and his Tragedies, Trond Kallevåg Hansen, Lily Hayes, Palehound, Jesca Hoop, Lowly, Mutual Benefit, Josh Ritter, John Paul White, Anthony D’Amato, and Adam Carroll.

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#162: Anna St. Louis, “If Only There Was a River”

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

Anna St. Louis’ 2017 cassette “First Songs” was on heavy repeat over here late last year, and we’re pleased to present her debut LP “If Only There Was a River”, out now on Kevin Morby’s Mare imprint, on our playlist. Plus: Adrianne Lenker, Meg Baird & Mary Lattimore, Summer Salt,Girlpool, Laura Gibson, courtney barnett, HALEY, Hen Ogledd, Moonface, Les Big Byrd, Nicholas Krgovich, Micah P. Hinson, Colter Wall, Willie Nelson, Deer Tick, Kurt Vile, PhosphorescentGregory Alan Isakov, Valley Maker, Old Jerusalem, and Tracyanne & Danny.

Bolachas Now Playing, 35/2018 (#162):

Adrianne Lenker – what can you say

Anna St. Louis – Wind

Anna St. Louis – Paradise

Meg Baird & Mary Lattimore – Damaged Sunset

Summer Salt – Oh Dear

Girlpool – Lucy’s

Laura Gibson – Domestication

Courtney Barnett – Small Talk

HALEY – Snake Moon

Hen Ogledd – Sky Burial

Moonface – Walk the Circle in the Other Direction

Les Big Byrd – Mannen Utanför

Nicholas Krgovich – Lido

Micah P. Hinson – The Sleep of the Damned

Colter Wall – Tying Knots in the Devil’s Tail

Willie Nelson – Vote ‘Em Out

Deer Tick – Hey! Yeah!

Kurt Vile – Rollin With The Flow

Phosphorescent – My Beautiful Boy

Gregory Alan Isakov – Bullet Holes

Valley Maker – A Couple Days

Old Jerusalem – Oleander

Tracyanne & Danny – Baby’s Got It Bad

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#147: Parquet Courts, “Wide Awake!”

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

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