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#251: The Nude Party, “Midnight Manor”

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

The Nude Party are 2020’s kings of cool. Which is kinda unfortunate, since in a normal world they would be everybody’s pick for the next festival season. Feel-good and groovy as it gets, “Midnight Manor” was clearly made for an older world where we’re all out partying. Let’s pretend it never changed.

Plus: new tracks by Esther RoseDeep Sea DiverThe ClienteleJustin Wade TamCartalkAdrianne LenkerAnna McClellanHamilton Leithauser, Jeff Tweedy of WilcoHalf JapaneseFuzzTe Voy A Matar, Laura Jane Grace of Against Me!Shilpa RayEartheaterJennifer CastleSam AmidonAndrew BirdJim Audet MusicJonathan WilsonLuka KuplowskyBrent CobbKurt VileSteve EarleFruit Bats, and The Good Ones.

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#171: Angelo de Augustine, “Tomb”

Welcome to the fifth season of Bolachas Now Playing. We’re back with a packed double playlist. We tried hard to limit it to 30 songs. Our pick from the first Friday of releases of 2019 is Angelo De Augustine’s new record Tomb, the closest thing to a Sufjan Stevens new album you’ll get this year (nah, we hope not). Plus: new songs by Nicholas Krgovich (actually by Ariana Grande, but his version is too good to not be featured), Sharon Van Etten, Hand Habits, Stella Donnelly, Adia Victoria, The Avett Brothers, Steve Earle, The Delines, Lana Del Rey, Michael Chapman, William Tyler, J. Mamana, Beirut, Juan Wauters, Sarah Louise, Jards Macalé, Nick Waterhouse, Kid Dakota, The Growlers, Half Japanese, Girlpool, Kim Lenz, Bill MacKay, Steve Gunn, Scott Hirsch, Leah Senior, Kaia Kater, and Tiny Ruins.

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#168: Songs: Ohia, “The Lioness Sessions”

Every week we try to focus on brand new music, if possible by newcomers that might or might not be semi-stars tomorrow. But, every now and then, we eventually cave in and cannot resist the urge to celebrate some of our favourite records’ anniversary editions. Songs: Ohia’s ‘The Lioness’ got its deluxe treatment through ‘Love & Work’, an extremely limited 2xLP boxset now sold out; in it, eleven outtakes from the same sessions that brought us one of the most heartbreaking albums of the last twenty years see the light of day for the first time.

Similarly, on its 20th anniversary, Calexico’s masterpiece ‘The Black Light’ got the same treatment and if anyone wants to donate the record our way, we’ll welcome it with open arms. Plus: new tracks from Angelo De Augustine, Shannon Lay, Josephine Foster, Grandaddy, Jens Lekman, Daniel Romano, Parker Gispert, Half Japanese, Piroshka, Nicole Atkins and Mark Lanegan, Gwenifer Raymond, Ryley Walker, Snapped Ankles, J Balvin, Ariana Grande, Little Dragon, and Foxwarren.

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#122: The Deep Dark Woods, “Yarrow”

Bolachas Now Playing, 37/2017 (#122):

The Deep Dark Woods – Drifting on a Summer’s Night

The Deep Dark Woods – The Birds Will Stop Their Singing

Wilco – Myrna Lee

Pinegrove – Intrepid

Ought – These 3 Things

A. Savage – Buffalo Calf Road

The Growlers – California

Half Japanese – The Future Is Ours

Mo Troper – Dictator Out of Work

Morrissey – I Wish You Lonely

Ron Gallo – Sorry Not Everybody Is You

Khruangbin – Maria También

Karl Blau – Beckon

Balmorhea – Sky Could Undress

Shannon Lay – ASA

Anna St. Louis – Fire

Great Lake Swimmers – It Came Upon a Midnight Clear

Chris Stapleton – Scarecrow in the Garden

Blitzen Trapper – Joanna

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#89: Chuck Prophet, “Bobby Fuller Died For Your Sins”

“Bobby Fuller Died For Your Sins”, Chuck Prophet’s 14th solo record, is our album of the week.

Bolachas Now Playing, 05/2017 (#89):

Jens Lekman – Evening Prayer
Allison Crutchfield – Dean’s Room
Amber Arcades – It Changes
Chuck Prophet – Rider or the Train
Chuck Prophet – Jesus Was a Social Drinker
Half Japanese – Hear the Lions Roar
The Sadies – Another Season Again
All Them Witches – Alabaster
Mind Over Mirrors – To the Edges
The Rural Alberta Advantage – Beacon Hill
Tall Tall Trees – Freedays
Mikal Cronin – Blue Eyed Girl
Tim Cohen – Sunshine
Michael Chapman – A Spanish Incident (Ramón and Durango)
Nadine Khouri – Surface of the Sea
Phoebe Bridgers – Smoke Signals
Aldous Harding – Horizon
Ainsley Farrell – Lady Long Hair
Johnny Flynn – Raising the Dead