Bolachas Now Playing, 44/2021 (#305):
Our favorite Texas Piano Man is back! At this point we’ve featured almost half of Robert Ellis’ new record on this playlist, and deservedly so. Plus: new songs by Gillian Welch & David Rawlings, Hayes Carll, John Paul White, Damien Jurado, A.A. Bondy, The Cactus Blossoms, Hexvessel, Conan Osiris, Jessie Ware, Alice Phoebe Lou, Wye Oak, Weyes Blood, Jenny Lewis, Lola Kirke, Emily Scott Robinson, Leyla McCalla, Amy McCarley, Okey Dokey & Liz Cooper & The Stampede, Broken Social Scene, and George Strait.
Blank Range’s second album, “In Unison”, is our record of the week. If you’re into rocky americana with plenty of pop hooks a la Blitzen Trapper or Deer Tick, they’re your new guys. Plus: new tracks by Beirut, Avey Tare, Eriksson Delcroix, Ozuna, Jards Macalé & Tim Bernardes, Nilüfer Yanya, Harlem, Guided By Voices, FIDLAR, Robert Forster, Craig Finn, Josh Ritter, Motel Mirrors, Hayes Carll, Nils Frahm, Cass McCombs, Orville Peck, Andrew Bird, Soccer Mommy, and Stella Donnelly.
Bolachas Now Playing, a new music Spotify playlist updated every Tuesday.
Multi-instrumentalist and frequent Elvis Perkins collaborator Vera Sola has just released her first LP. We caught her live last week at the Le Guess Who? festival and were instantly mesmerised by the trio. Of course “Shades” is our album of the week. But there’s more, so scroll down for a playlist full of new stuff by The Weakerthans’ John K. Samson, Deer Tick, Pedro The Lion’s first song in 14 years (!), Fruit Bats, Stephen Steinbrink, Gooby Jim and the Goobs, State Champion, Ryan Downey, Julia Jacklin, Dominique Pruitt, Kim Lenz, Meg Baird and Mary Lattimore, Josephine Foster, Darren Hayman, The Wave Pictures, Mandolin Orange, Hayes Carll, J Mascis, and Sufjan Stevens.
Bolachas Now Playing, 39/2018 (#166):
John K. Samson – Saturday Night On Utopia Parkway
Deer Tick – Strange, Awful Feeling
Pedro The Lion – Yellow Bike
Fruit Bats – Getting in a Van Again
Stephen Steinbrink – You Could Always Leave
Gooby Jim and The Goobs – Butter
State Champion – Death Preferences
Ryan Downey – No More Miracles
Julia Jacklin – Head Alone
Dominique Pruitt – High in the Valley
Kim Lenz – Slowly Speeding
Vera Sola – Black Rhino Enterprises
Vera Sola – By Mothlight
Meg Baird and Mary Lattimore – Between Two Worlds
Josephine Foster – Challenger
Darren Hayman – Bigby
The Wave Pictures – I Came To You Once
Mandolin Orange – Golden Embers
Hayes Carll – None’ya
J Mascis – Web So Dense
Sufjan Stevens – Lonely Man of Winter
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