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#280: Johanna Samuels, “Excelsior!”

“Excelsior!” is the first LP by NYC-based singer-songwriter Johanna Samuels. Produced by Sam Evian, the album features contributions by the likes of Courtney Marie Andrews, Hannah Cohen, A.O. Gerber or Lomelda’s Hannah Read. If you’ve followed us long enough, you know this means we’ve already sticked our seal of approval five times. Come for the copious namedropping, stay for some of the best lyrics of the first half of 2021.

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#261: Kacy & Clayton and Marlon Williams, “Plastic Bouquet”

We’re almost done with 2020, but December still had a couple of tricks on its sleeve, including a surprise new Taylor Swift release. But our album of the week has to be the unexpected collaboration between Canadian duo Kacy & Clayton and NZ songwriter Marlon Williams – one that makes all the sense in the world. “Plastic Bouquet” essentially feels like another essential Kacy & Clayton record, but the Williams-enhanced harmonies take the songs to another level.

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#213: Duster, “Duster”

Our first playlist of the year looks back into December, picking some of the best singles released last month and focusing on Duster’s self-titled record, their first album in 19 years. The lo-fi indie rock trio’s first two albums were largely forgotten by the general public after they were released in the twilight of last century, but an online cult following surged in the last few years. This has culminated on the release of a Numero Group issued boxset earlier in 2019, and a new studio album followed later in the year.

Plus: new singles and songs from forthcoming albums by Khruangbin & Leon Bridges, Son Little, Caroline Rose, Los Coast, Whiskey Wolves of the West, The Yearlings, Jonathan Wilson, Spider Bags, Jung Shackleton & Buck Meek, LEYA, Pop. 1280, BOHREN & DER CLUB OF GORE/ official, Bill Fay, John Moreland, Terry Allen Art/Music, Holly Macve, Nadia Reid, Squirrel flower, Shannon Lay, Soccer Mommy, Marem Ladson, Branko / Ana Moura / Conan Osiris, and Natalia Lafourcade Oficial.

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#117: Hiss Golden Messenger, “Hallelujah Anyhow”

Bolachas Now Playing, 32/2017 (#117):

Godspeed You! Black Emperor – Anthem for No State, Pt. III

Timber Timbre – Les Egouts

The Deep Dark Woods – Fallen Leaves

Torres – Helen in the Woods

Cut Copy – Black Rainbows

Alvvays – Plimsoll Punks

The Lemon Twigs – Why Didn’t You Say That?

BadBadNotGood – Confessions Pt. III

Jon Batiste, Leon Bridges, Gary Clark Jr. – Ohio

Hiss Golden Messenger – Harder Rain

Hiss Golden Messenger – Gulfport You’ve Been On My Mind

Courtney Barnett, Kurt Vile – Continental Breakfast

Rodney Crowell – Tobacco Road

Willie Nelson – Mind Your Own Business

Twain – Little Dog Mind

The Texas Gentlemen – Superstition

Conor Oberst – Southern State

Eilen Jewell – The Poor Girls Story

Holly Macve – All I Have To Do Is Dream

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#87: Tift Merritt, “Stitch of the World”

Tift Merritt’s Stitch of the World is our album of the week.