As you probably noticed already by our playlists, we’re big fans of the New Orleans country scene and its retro-y sound. One of its rising stars is singer-songwriter Esther Rose, whose third album, “How Many Times”, is out now.
Bolachas Now Playing, a new music Spotify playlist updated every Tuesday.
Rayland Baxter has a new album out, which means it’s the second time in two months that a record named “Wide Awake” is our highlight of the week. 77 minutes of new songs for you to enjoy, courtesy of Luluc, Rosali, Marissa Nadler, Gregory Alan Isakov, Rodney Crowell (Official), The Jayhawks, Loose Koozies, Doug Tuttle, Fog Lake, Toby Hay, David Bazan, Hater, Tony Molina, Cullen Omori, Mudhoney, Zu93 (Zu + Current 93), John Grant, and The Lemon Twigs.
Bolachas Now Playing, 26/2018 (#153):
Luluc – Needn’t Be
Rosali – Silver Eyes
Marissa Nadler – Where Do I Go
Gregory Alan Isakov – Chemicals
Rayland Baxter – Sandra Monica
Rayland Baxter – Hey Larocco
Rodney Crowell – Earthbound
The Jayhawks – Everybody Knows
Loose Koozies – Slow Down Time
Doug Tuttle – Twilight
Fog Lake – Talk
Toby Hay – Leaving Chicago
David Bazan – Thread
Hater – I Wish I Gave You More Time Because I Love You
Tony Molina – Jasper’s Theme
Cullen Omori – A Real You
Mudhoney – Paranoid Core
Zu93 – (The Absence of the Mirror Emperor)
John Grant – Love Is Magic
The Lemon Twigs – If You Give Enough
We felt like taking a week off from our playlist-making… so here’s a backlog of great songs we listened to in the last couple of weeks: Bolachas Now Playing 41-42/2015! More than a hour and a half of songs for your listening pleasure, featuring Josh Ritter, Jeffrey Lewis, Jacob Faurholt, Rodney Crowell, Nap Eyes, Promised Land Sound, Eleanor Friedberger, Martin Courtney, Red River Dialect, Dave Rawlings Machine, Actual Wolf, Natalie Prass, Rudimental ft. Bobby Womack, yes I’m typing everything and not just pasting names, Ephemerals, Jamie Woon, John Grant, Freddie Gibbs, Blood Orange, The Album Leaf, and Floating Points. Enjoy it.
This week, on our 15-song playlist, we’ll focus on the new John Grant record, which is probably his best album to date. There are two songs off the new Saintseneca album, a band that is an old favorite of Bolachas. We hope this is their real breakthrough. Ciara, Kelela and Tinashe’s new singles are three brand new pop nuggets we can’t get enough of and, of course, you’ll find them here; look out for new songs by Zombi, Protomartyr, James Vincent McMorrow, Weyes Blood, and Daniel Martin Moore. And although we know it’s Friday and there’s no time for #TBTs or whatever people celebrate on Thursdays in 2015, check out a new version of Minta’s “Future Me” by They’re Heading West featuring Peixe and absolute classic “Such a Night”, which was just reissued along with 61 other Dr. John songs. Such a week.
We know, everybody’s talking about it, you must be tired of it already, but we couldn’t help it. We had to include three songs off Ryan Adams’ take on Taylor Swift’s 1989 on our weekly playlist. But, you know, there’s more to it, and a lot of brand new music to explore, from the calm beauty of the new Richard Hawley record to some real infectious tunes by Battles, John Grant, and The Hold Steady’s Craig Finn. Also, be sure to check out Penny Blacks’ new beautiful EP. Jason Ogden sure is one of the most interesting songwriters in Canada right now.