It’s been too long since we’ve heard from Frazey Ford – our playlist wasn’t even around when she released “Indian Ocean” back in 2014. Fortunately, the wait is over, and we’re delighted to have our favorite soulful Americana singer-songwriter back. This week, we bring you a couple of songs off “U Kin B The Sun” plus new tracks from John Moreland, Lilly Hiatt, Whitney Rose, Lady Lamb, Heather Woods Broderick, Sharon Van Etten, Brandy Clark, Nicole Atkins, Jason Isbell, Brent Cobb, Christopher Paul Stelling, Desure, James Steinle, Nathaniel Rateliff, Built to Spill, Sufjan Stevens & Lowell Brams, Toby Hay, Alex Rex, Califone, Shopping, Rolling Blackouts Coastal Fever, and Amanda Shires.
Field Music’s new record is an odd but interesting one – a concept album about the after-effects of the First World War (and not about the war itself), worth reading about on the band’s Bandcamp page. It’s a slow first half of January when it comes to album releases, as always, but there are plenty of singles coming out every day. On our second playlist of the year, enjoy new tracks from the likes of The Men, MICH, Wolf Parade, Alan Power, Destroyer, Aoife Nessa Frances, The Shins, Califone , Nathaniel Rateliff, Christopher Paul Stelling, Andy Shauf, Grandaddy, Susanne Sundfør, Kyle McEvoy & Ed Askew, Moses Sumney, Bonny Light Horseman, Frazey Ford, Lilly Hiatt, Frances Quinlan, Anna Burch, Tennis, and The Black Lips.
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.
Bolachas Now Playing, a new music Spotify playlist updated every Tuesday.
We did not deserve the vacations we had. So, after a few weeks of absence, here’s a double playlist with two hours of new music, spearheaded by the great new Natalie Prass record, “The Future and the Past”. Plus new tracks by Public Service Broadcasting, Wild Pink, Rolling Blackouts Coastal Fever, Tony Molina, Israel Nash,The Nude Party, T. Hardy Morris, Fraser A. Gorman, Andrew Combs, Spiritualized, Father John Misty, Frazey Ford, Nicole Atkins, Jennifer Castle, Ainsley Farrell, Erin Rae, Sarah Louise, The Milk Carton Kids, Jeffrey Foucault, Neko Case,Frog Eyes, Luluc, Mutual Benefit, Fog Lake, Snail Mail, Aisha Burns, Lera Lynn, Desirae Garcia, and Sam Evian.
Bolachas Now Playing, 36/2017 (#121):
Sean Riley & the Slowriders – Bring Your Boy Home
Lucinda Williams – Something About What Happens When We Talk
Margo Price – Wild Women
Margo Price – Don’t Say It
The Deep Dark Woods – San Juan Hill
Hayes Carll – Magnolia Wind
Ronnie Fauss – Bright Lights of L.A.
Kevin Morby – Baltimore (Sky at Night)
Sammy Brue – I Know
Scott Orr – Violent Blue
Leif Vollebekk – Tallahassee
Adam Ostrar – Spare Me
Ron Gallo – Am I Demon?
Gun Outfit – Sally Rose
Xylouris White – Only Love
tUnE-yArDs – Look at Your Hands
Jessie Ware – Stay Awake, Wait For Me
Frazey Ford – When We Get By
Nicholas Krgovich – My Riverboat
John Maus – Bombs Away