Kate NV’s third record, Room for the Moon, is our album of the week. The Moscow-based musician takes us on a trip through 70s and 80s Russian and Japanese pop music and film with 47min of synth- and bass-heavy melodies. Plus: new tracks by John Prine, Norah Jones, Leah Senior, Margo Price, Lori McKenna, Nick Lowe, Bedouine, Lowland Hum, Drab City, The Cactus Blossoms, Sondre Lerche, Los Retros, Jarvis Cocker, Ron Gallo, Leon Bridges, Chancha Via Circuito, Mulatu Astatke, Sonic Boom, Dougie Poole, Built to Spill, Blitzen Trapper, Naked Giants, Idles, Sammy Brue, Pert Near Sandstone, Matt Costa, and Lionlimb.
Katie Von Schleicher’s “Consummation” is not only our album of the week, It’s one of our top albums of the year so far, too. There are 27 other songs on this week’s playlist, but if I were you I’d go explore that treatise on indie rock — and the rest of her discography, while you’re at it. New tracks by Jason Molina, Natalie Jane Hill, Soccer Mommy, Good Dog, A.O. Gerber, Becca Mancari, Matt Berninger, Camille Delean, Roadside Graves, Owen Pallett, TALsounds, Neil Young, Steve Earle, M. Lockwood Porter, Country Westerns, Jeff Rosenstock, IDLES, Shilpa Ray, Combo Qazam, Kaitlyn Aurelia Smith, Angel Bat Dawid, Nidia, Idris Ackamoor & The Pyramids, Mulatu Astatke, Purling Hiss‘ Mike Polizze, Woods, and Okey Dokey.
If you’re immediately sold on a record just by knowing Matthew E. White has put a finger on it, we don’t need to convince you further. If, on top of that, you’re a fan of Jonathan Rado-produced albums (like the most recent Father John Misty, Weyes Blood, Whitney, or Alex Cameron), you’re in for a treat. Fortunately for everyone else, Jackie Cohen’s debut LP is much more than its indie dream team of producers. We’ve been anxiously waiting for it to drop since we first heard (and featured) “FMK” back in March, and now it’s all ours.
Plus: new songs by Pile, Idles, The Dream Syndicate, Black Mountain, Alex Rex, John Southworth, A.A. Bondy, Kelly Finnigan, The Teskey Brothers, Buddy & Julie Miller, Old Man Luedecke, John Prine, Carl Anderson, Johnathan Rice & Courtney Marie Andrews, Kacy & Clayton, Kassi Valazza, Lola Kirke, Carly Rae Jepsen, Alex Cameron, Olympia, Mara Connor & Langhorne Slim, and Joe Kaplow.
Bolachas Now Playing, a new music Spotify playlist updated every Tuesday.
I mean, today’s Wednesday but it doesn’t matter, it’s not like you’re checking if we’re updating the playlist on time or not. Looking back at August releases before we move on into September, this week we’re focusing on Michael Nau’s Michael Nau & the Mighty Thread. Plus: new songs by Ron Gallo, IDLES, Fucked Up, Nothing, Les Big Byrd, Giant Sand, The Black Lillies, Aaron Lee Tasjan, Iron & Wine, Gregory Alan Isakov, Juanita Stein, Carson McHone, Joshua Hedley, Camper Van Beethoven, Escondido, Kristina Murray, Meg Baird & Mary Lattimore, Loretta Lynn Official, and Alynda Segarra (Hurray for the Riff Raff) covering Blaze Foley.
Bolachas Now Playing, 30/2018 (#157):
Ron Gallo – Do You Love Your Company?
IDLES – Never Fight A Man With A Perm
Fucked Up – Normal People
Nothing – You Wind Me Up
Les Big Byrd – I Fucked Up I Was a Child
Giant Sand – Valley Of Rain
The Black Lillies – Ten Years
Aaron Lee Tasjan – Strange Shadows
Michael Nau – On Ice
Michael Nau – Funny Wind
Iron & Wine – Last of Your Rock ‘n’ Roll Heroes
Gregory Alan Isakov – Caves
Juanita Stein – In Your Hands
Carson McHone – Sad
Joshua Hedley – Broken Man
Camper Van Beethoven – Sugartown
Escondido – Crush on Her
Kristina Murray – Strong Blood
Meg Baird, Mary Lattimore – Painter of Tygers
Loretta Lynn – Wouldn’t It Be Great?
Alynda Segarra – Drunken Angel