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#176: Robert Ellis, “Texas Piano Man”

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.

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#174: Blank Range, “In Unison”

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, OzunaJards Macalé & Tim Bernardes, Nilüfer YanyaHarlem, Guided By Voices, FIDLAR, Robert ForsterCraig Finn, Josh Ritter, Motel Mirrors, Hayes CarllNils Frahm, Cass McCombs, Orville Peck, Andrew Bird, Soccer Mommy, and Stella Donnelly.

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166: Vera Sola, “Shades”

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 WeakerthansJohn 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 LenzMeg Baird and Mary LattimoreJosephine 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

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#121: Margo Price, “All American Made”

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