Will Stratton’s second album for Bella Union, “The Changing Wilderness”, is our album of the week. Pastoral folk for troubled times, Stratton’s seventh LP is yet another gem to be explored by fans of fingerpicking songwriters.
At first listen, Big Thief’s third LP looked like a tough nut to crack, way less immediate than “Capacity”. You won’t find “U.F.O.F.”’s beauty through background listening while you send passive-agressive emails, are stuck in traffic, or go through tons of lines of code. It needs your full attention to be properly rewarding. Try it later today. Plus: new songs by Anna Tivel, Aldous Harding, Aviva le Fey, Kassi Valazza, Frankie Lee, Nataly Dawn, Sam Outlaw, Calexico and Iron & Wine, The Felice Brothers, Fruit Bats, Super Doppler, Nev Cottee Band, black midi, Stef Chura, Titus Andronicus, Tropical Fuck Storm, Altın Gün, Kate Tempest, Cate Le Bon, Julia Shapiro (Chastity Belt), and Vampire Weekend.
Lambchop wants to tell you something. We think you should pay attention, even if you’re not a fan of Kurt Wagner’s experiments with vocoders that are carried from 2016’s FLOTUS. Under the surface, the classic Lambchop sound is still there. Plus: new songs by ANOHNI, Weyes Blood, Cate Le Bon, Dave Depper and Laura Gibson, Roosevelt, Altın Gün, Ex Hex, Nilüfer Yanya, Caroline Spence, Luther Dickinson & Birds of Chicago, Mavis Staples, Strand of Oaks, Damien Jurado, Calexico and Iron & Wine, TK & The Holy Know-Nothings, John Paul White, Dylan LeBlanc, A.A. Bondy, Orville Peck, and Bill MacKay.
Bolachas Now Playing, a new music Spotify playlist updated every Tuesday.
We’re back in style with a two hour long double playlist featuring new records by Mitski and The Devil Makes Three! This songwriter-heavy playlist features new and recent songs from OHMME, Steady Holiday, Anna St. Louis, boygenius (Julien Baker, Phoebe Bridgers and Lucy Dacus), Molly Burch, J Mascis, Scott Orr, Bill Ryder-Jones, Richard Thompson – RT, Micah P. Hinson, Carl Broemel, Kurt Vile, Super Doppler, St. Paul and The Broken Bones, The GROWLERS, Jerry Paper & Weyes Blood, Laura Gibson, Send Medicine, Kevin Devine, Iron & Wine, The Tallest Man On Earth, Erica Buettner, Tomberlin, Marissa Nadler, Adrianne Lenker of Big Thief, Soccer Mommy, Mutual Benefit, infinite bisous, and Donnie Fritts. This took a while. We won’t be happy if nobody listens to it.
Bolachas Now Playing, 29/2018 (#156):
Mitski – Two Slow Dancers
Mitski – Me and My Husband
Ohmme – Water
Steady Holiday – Mothers
Anna St. Louis – Understand
boygenius – Bite The Hand
Molly Burch – To the Boys
J Mascis – See You At The Movies
Scott Orr – Seasons
Bill Ryder-Jones – Mither
Richard Thompson – The Storm Won’t Come
The Devil Makes Three – Castles
The Devil Makes Three – Can’t Stop
Micah P. Hinson – Small Spaces
Carl Broemel – Dark Matter
Kurt Vile – Loading Zones
Super Doppler – Welcome Back
St. Paul & The Broken Bones – GotItBad
The Growlers – Problems III
Jerry Paper, Weyes Blood – Grey Area
Laura Gibson – Tenderness
Send Medicine – Shakes Me Too
Kevin Devine – Prehistoric
Iron & Wine – Waves of Galveston
The Tallest Man On Earth – Down in My Heart
Erica Buettner – Sea Green Eyes
Tomberlin – I’m Not Scared
Marissa Nadler – Blue Vapor
Adrianne Lenker – cradle
Soccer Mommy – I’m on Fire
Mutual Benefit – Come to Pass
infinite bisous – @ Home
Donnie Fritts – I’d Do It Over Again