This year we’re going full Aquarium Drunkard (AKA the only music year end list worth reading). Except, these are just one person’s choices (unlike Bolachas Now Playing, which is a team effort). And he’s only doing this because it’s a slow week at his real work. Meaning, “going full Aquarium Drunkard” is, really, just adopting the format: a list of 100 un-ordered records bound together in groups of 4. Plus a short tweet about each of them. There are a few Spotify playlists at the end of the post, plus Bandcamp links to those records whenever available.
Our album of the week was released in April. Confused? Well, thank Record Store Day for that. WARMER, Jeff Tweedy’s companion album to both last year’s excellent WARM and his autobiography, was previously only released through a very limited vinyl run, but is now available on all streaming platforms and as WARM/WARMER pack. Far from being a compilation of b-sides, some of the tracks on this collection of songs are as strong as the best songs off his proper solo debut.
And, because this week is the last before we go on our typical vacation around the Festival Vodafone Paredes de Coura – more about it next week – we have packed this playlist with two hours of new music. In addition to Wilco’s frontman “new” record, we feature recent tracks from Jeremy Ivey, Jordan Moser, Will Johnson, Steve Earle, My Morning Jacket, Black Country, New Road, Thee Oh Sees, Purling Hiss, Tropical Fuck Storm, Marika Hackman, Strange Ranger, Black Belt Eagle Scout, (Sandy) Alex G, The Dead South, Red River Dialect, Sam Outlaw, Taylor Swift, The Highwomen, Aubrie Sellers, Dori Freeman, Angie McMahon, Okey Dokey, Susto, Rayland Baxter, Skinshape, Loving, Rosemary Fairweather, Let’s Eat Grandma, and Florist.
Bolachas Now Playing, 31/2017 (#116):
Deer Tick – Cocktail
Deer Tick – S.M.F.
Alex Cameron – Marlon Brando
Morrissey – Spent the Day in Bed
Destroyer – Tinseltown Swimming in Blood
Plastic Flowers – How Can I
Hammock – When the Body Breaks
Mavis Staples – If All I Was Was Black
The Weather Station – Kept It All to Myself
Julia Jacklin – Cold Caller
Jen Cloher – Regional Echo
San Fermin – Asleep on the Train
Jesse Woods – Buckle Bunny
Gill Landry – Denver Girls
Lukas Nelson and Promise of the Real – Just Outside of Austin
David Crosby – Sky Trails
Sumie – Leave Me
Florist – Understanding Light
Phoebe Bridgers – Funeral