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#226: M. Ward, “Migration Stories”

We thought about not posting anything else for a day except John Prine tunes. But hey, there’s 1h43min of new tunes to listen to, and we’re not holding them hostage. This week, we focus on M. Ward’s tenth LP, Migration Stories. Which is, basically, more of the same. Fortunately for us, was there a time where “more of the same” from the American singer-songwriter meant anything other than good news?

Plus: new tracks by Lukas Nelson & Promise Of The RealLoose KooziesWestern CenturiesBrent CobbDoug TuttleAlex IzenbergTOPS, Irma Vep, Rolling Blackouts Coastal FeverNo AgeIceageYves TumorPsychic IllsOrville PeckJess WilliamsonWhitney Rose, Superwolf, Andrew BirdSharaya SummersLaura MarlingTalitha FerriBasia BulatLogan Ledger, and Mavis Staples.

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#143: Ashley Monroe, “Sparrow”

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

This week we keep dwelling deep into country territory with Ashley Monroe’s new record, Sparrow, and more than a handful of new western-ish songs from the likes of Gretchen Peters,Juanita Stein, Brent Cobb, T. Hardy Morris, Luke Winslow-King, Trampled by Turtles or Joshua Hedley. Plus: new Eleanor Friedberger, Jenny Hval, Neko Case, courtney barnett, Ty Segall,Iceage, Wooden Shjips, Rolling Blackouts Coastal Fever, Matthew Logan Vasquez, Lord Huron,Father John Misty, Nev Cottee Band, and Jeffrey Foucault.

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#137: Nap Eyes, “I’m Bad Now”

Bolachas Now Playing, 10/2018 (#137):

Damien Jurado – Over Rainbows and Rainier
S. Carey – Yellowstone
Jordan Lehning – Remember
Jess Williamson – I See the White
Jennifer Castle – Crying Shame
Katie Von Schleicher – Glad To Be Here
Kyle Craft – Heartbreak Junky
Luke Winslow-King – Leghorn Women
Mary Lattimore – Hello from the Edge of the Earth
Jolie Holland, Thor & Friends – Louisiana 1927
Nap Eyes – White Disciple
Nap Eyes – Roses
Parquet Courts – Wide Awake
The Men – Killed Someone
Dinosaur Jr. – Hold Unknown
Iceage, Sky Ferreira – Pain Killer
Titus Andronicus – Real Talk
Beach House – Dive
Buck Meek – Cannonball!
Kid Dakota – Pills
The Tallest Man on Earth – An Ocean

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#134: Superchunk, “What a Time to Be Alive”

Bolachas Now Playing, 07/2018 (#134):

Johanna Warren – Hopelessness Has Done Nothing for Me

Caroline Cotter – Peace of Mind

Alela Diane – Never Easy

Alice Boman – End of Time

Beach House – Lemon Glow

Okkervil River – Don’t Move Back to LA

Eleanor Friedberger – In Between Stars

Anna McClennan – Flailing Orbits

Grace Vonderkuhn – Worry

Courtney Barnett – Nameless, Faceless

David Byrne – This is That

Iceage – Catch It

Ought – Disaffection

Superchunk – Bad Choices

Superchunk – Black Thread

The Men – Rose on Top of the World

Nap Eyes – Dull Me Line

Julian Lage – General Thunder

Kira Skov, Bonnie “Prince” Billy – Lilac Sky

Valerie June – Love Told a Lie

Michaela Anne – Your Cheatin’ Heart

Susto, BJ Barham – I’ll Fly Away

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Vodafone Paredes de Coura 2015 – the review

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Someone playing in front of a lot of people in the most perfect scenery you can get in a music festival. Photo by Hugo Lima [Vodafone Paredes de Coura]

Writing a review about Vodafone Paredes de Coura is always one of the most painful things I can do as a music writer. First, if I am to judge the musical performances – and, of course, some of those were pretty forgettable, others not even worth mentioning, as there are always some rotten strawberries even in the nicest basket – I can never do justice to how good the festival is as a whole. Second, if I’m to write a review, it means this years’ edition of the festival – and the best week of the whole year for most people who attend it – is over, and there are 51 boring weeks left until we return.