Steve Gunn’s sixth album, ‘Other You’ is a perfect end of summer album. It’s also our album of the week. Our 33th playlist of the year also features songs from new albums by Alex Rex, Aidan O’Rourke, Pile, Wednesday, Tré Burt, Summer Dean, and Matt Paxton.
It’s not common for a reunion to last longer than the original run of a band. Also uncommon for the reunion-era records to be as consistently good as Dinosaur Jr.‘s. Produced by Kurt Vile, “Sweep It Into Space” is the band’s twelfth LP and the fifth since 2005’s original lineup reunion. It sees the band mostly exploring its melodic side without straying much from the typical Dino Jr sound – exactly what we all want from them.
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.
Bolachas Now Playing, 01/2018 (#128)
The Streets – Sometimes I Hate My Friends More Than My Enemies
David Byrne – Everybody’s Coming To My House
Tune-Yards – ABC 123
The Go! Team – All the Way Live
Jeff Rosenstock – Yr Throat
Marie/Lepanto – Inverness
Titus Andronicus – Number One (In New York)
The Decemberists – Ben Franklin’s Song
Anna Burch – Tea-Soaked Letter
Lucy Dacus – Night Shift
Brandi Carlile – The Mother
Laura Marling – A Hard Rain’s A-Gonna Fall
Kim Richey, Chuck Prophet – Whistle On Occasion
Jim James – I’ll Be Your Baby Tonight
Jim James – Funny How Time Slips Away
Sufjan Stevens – Tanya Harding (In Eb major)
Glen Hansard – Wreckless Heart
Workman Song – No It’s Not
Sylvan Esso – There Are Many Ways To Say I Love You