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.
You might know Heather Trost as one half of A Hawk and a Hacksaw (with Neutral Milk Hotel’s Jeremy Barnes) and as a collaborator in various other projects, from Beirut to Swans. “Petrichor” is her third solo LP, and unlike her mostly acoustic endeavours as a violinist, it’s a psychedelic pop treasure that won’t take long to start looping in your head (and in your favourite music player).
Bolachas Now Playing, a new music Spotify playlist, updated every Wednesday.
We’re back from a short vacation with a packed playlist where we feature one of our old favorites. “Gold Record” is midlife Bill Callahan (smog) at his finest: a bunch of non-ordinary songs about ordinary people with ordinary lives. Plus: new tracks by Rodney Crowell, Jerry David DeCicca, Wilco‘s Jeff Tweedy, Daniel Romano, Jeremy Ivey, the Mountain Goats, The Nude Party, Hen Ogledd, a Hawk and a Hacksaw‘s Heather Trost, New Order, Garcia Peoples, shame, Badge Époque Ensemble, William Tyler, Native Harrow, Bella White Music, Lomelda, Adrianne Lenker, Skyway Man, Lucero, Monster Rally, Night Shop, KEVIN MORBY, Dylan LeBlanc, Wyatt C. Lewis, Ben Pirani, Okey Dokey, Fraser A. Gorman, Sumbuck, Thin Lear, and Jim White.