You know Spring has arrived whenever there’s a new Damien Jurado album to marvel at. The prolific American singer-songwriter is probably the most featured artist in our playlist since we started five years ago, and he doesn’t seem like he’s slowing down any time soon. We’re not complaining. Plus: new tracks by Lavinia BlackwAll, Alasdair Roberts, Johanna Warren, Talitha Ferri, Big Thief, Andy Jenkins, Courtney Marie Andrews, Christian Lee Hutson, Langhorne Slim, Zachary Cale, Rose City Band, Car Seat Headrest, Man Man, BC Camplight, Chicano Batman, American Aquarium, Grutera, João Pais Filipe, neubauten.org, Protomartyr, Fantastic Explosion, and Diet Cig.
Nathaniel Rateliff has loved and lost. It really shows on his first solo album since 2013, going back to his roots after a successful stint with his Night Sweats. Serving as a tribute to late friend and collaborator Richard Swift, this is not your average “look, I’m divorced now” bearded dude folk record.
Plus: new tracks by Nap Eyes, The Men, Lucinda Williams, Spanish Love Songs, U.S. Girls, Tame Impala, Tennis Music, Lala Lala, Nadia Reid, Anna Burch, Molly Burch, Miss Tess, Anna Ash, Waxahatchee, Billie Eilish, Jozef van Wissem, William Prince, Logan Ledger, Jonathan Wilson, and Khruangbin + Leon Bridges.
Wilco’s eleventh full length is probably their most inspired since insert the name of your favorite Wilco record here. After two less remarkable albums and a small hiatus, they’re back with an album that may sound quieter because we’re really supposed to focus on Jeff Tweedy’s superior songwriting and Glenn Kotche’s exquisite drumming style, the stars of this show. It’s a pleasure to be living in the same timeline as Wilco.
Plus: new tracks by Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds, Angel Olsen, Johanna Warren, Lightning Dust, Big Thief, Kacy & Clayton, Marinho, Carla dal Forno, Kelsey Waldon, Colter Wall, The Avett Brothers, Craig Finn, Mikal Cronin, The Growlers, Altın Gün, Chromatics, Land of kush, The Messthetics, and Penguin Cafe.
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