First highlight of 2017: Natalie Hemby’s Puxico.
Bolachas Now Playing is back with plenty of new music after the holiday season. David Bowie would still be featured even if he was alive – his latest record, Blackstar, is undoubtedly the first highlight of 2016. Some old favorites will be releasing new records this winter/spring (Explosions in the Sky, Tortoise, Woods, Yeasayer, Basia Bulat, Eleanor Friedberger), some are just starting (Cam, Anderson Paak, Margo Price) but there’s so much more: new tracks by Villagers, Jacob Faurholt, Matthew E. White & Natalie Prass, Santigold, and Brandy Clark. Here’s the first Bolachas Now Playing of the year, the 49th since we first started.
Brazilian fun outfit Boogarins are this week’s featured band with two tracks off their latest record, MANUAL, but there’s more to love: 12 new songs by Ludovico Einaudi, M.I.A., David Bowie, The Felice Brothers, Punch Brothers, Kate Tempest, Aaron Lee Tasjan, The Cave Singers, Dylan LeBlanc, Floating Points, Floating Action, and Freddie Gibbs.