Bolachas Now Playing, a new music Spotify playlist, updated every Wednesday. Our album of the week is Silverbacks‘ second LP, ‘Archive Material’. Bangers after bangers from the Irish indie rockers.
As usual, the first playlist of the year features our favourite album released in the last weeks of 2021. This time we have the veteran singer-songwriter Michael Hurley with his new record “The Time of the Foxgloves”.
Ada Lea’s debut LP, ‘what we say in private’, was the soundtrack of a big chunk of my summer of 2019. Speak/sung vocals and big melodies reminiscent of recent albums by the likes of Big Thief or Katie von Schleicher. The Canadian singer-songwriter’s new album was just released and it follows up the debut perfectly.
Signing singer-songwriter Arlo McKinley for his Oh Boy Records was probably one of the last gifts John Prine gave us. With a full powered Memphis-based band backing him, “Die Midwestern” is a goldmine of western folk-rock tunes. Plus: new tracks by Will Johnson, Jeremy Ivey, Paul Cauthen, Jerry Joseph, Ulver, Protomartyr, Julianna Barwick, Sufjan Stevens, Jupiter Sprites, Tomberlin, Orville Peck, Sam Rae Music, Liz Simmons, Kathleen Edwards, Bonnie Prince Billy, Charley Crockett, Samuel Úria, Puerto, The Two Tracks, Jeremy Tuplin, Daniel Romano, THE EELS, Father John Misty, The Avett Brothers, and Warren Givens.
Bolachas Now Playing, 11/2018 (#138):
Oneida – Economy Travel
A Winged Victory For the Sullen – Long May It Sustain
Grouper – Parking Lot
Kacey Musgraves – Space Cowboy
Courtney Marie Andrews – I’ve Hurt Worse
Ashley Monroe – Paying Attention
Vivian Leva – Bottom of the Glass
Vivian Leva – Time is Everything
Lindi Ortega – You Ain’t Foolin’ Me
Brent Cobb – King of Alabama
Joshua Hedley – I Never (Shed a Tear)
Don Gallardo – Same Ol’ Alley Talkin’ Blues #12
Nathaniel Rateliff & the Night Sweats – Babe I Know
Leon Bridges – Bet Ain’t Worth the Hand
Martha Ffion – Baltimore
Courtney Barnett – Need a Little Time
Cut Worms – Don’t Want to Say Good-Bye
Ben Frost – Self Portrait in Ultramarine
The Decemberists – Cutting Stone
Mimicking Birds – Belongings
The Hold Steady – Esther
Eels – Premonition