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#234: Christian Lee Hutson, “Beginners”

If you haven’t had your weekly crying session yet, Christian Lee Hutson‘s debut record, Beginners, has got you covered. Even if the quarantine hasn’t gotten to you yet, prepare to get drenched in beautiful nostalgia (the good kind). But there’s more: new tracks by Zachary CaleSkullcrusherLeah SeniorKaty KirbyNicole AtkinsCourtney Marie AndrewsThe DeerBright EyesJaime WyattRay LaMontagne, Pax (feat. Kate Bollinger), Josephine FosterMary LattimoreOrville PeckShirley CollinsLawrence Rothman and Marissa NadlerWilder Maker and Gabriel BirnbaumHailu MergiaNubya GarciaNatalia LafourcadeCut WormsLogan LedgerNight ShopWaltzer, and Psychic Markers.

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#168: Songs: Ohia, “The Lioness Sessions”

Every week we try to focus on brand new music, if possible by newcomers that might or might not be semi-stars tomorrow. But, every now and then, we eventually cave in and cannot resist the urge to celebrate some of our favourite records’ anniversary editions. Songs: Ohia’s ‘The Lioness’ got its deluxe treatment through ‘Love & Work’, an extremely limited 2xLP boxset now sold out; in it, eleven outtakes from the same sessions that brought us one of the most heartbreaking albums of the last twenty years see the light of day for the first time.

Similarly, on its 20th anniversary, Calexico’s masterpiece ‘The Black Light’ got the same treatment and if anyone wants to donate the record our way, we’ll welcome it with open arms. Plus: new tracks from Angelo De Augustine, Shannon Lay, Josephine Foster, Grandaddy, Jens Lekman, Daniel Romano, Parker Gispert, Half Japanese, Piroshka, Nicole Atkins and Mark Lanegan, Gwenifer Raymond, Ryley Walker, Snapped Ankles, J Balvin, Ariana Grande, Little Dragon, and Foxwarren.

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166: Vera Sola, “Shades”

Bolachas Now Playing, a new music Spotify playlist updated every Tuesday.

Multi-instrumentalist and frequent Elvis Perkins collaborator Vera Sola has just released her first LP. We caught her live last week at the Le Guess Who? festival and were instantly mesmerised by the trio. Of course “Shades” is our album of the week. But there’s more, so scroll down for a playlist full of new stuff by The WeakerthansJohn K. Samson, Deer Tick, Pedro The Lion’s first song in 14 years (!), Fruit Bats, Stephen Steinbrink, Gooby Jim and the Goobs, State Champion, Ryan Downey, Julia Jacklin, Dominique Pruitt, Kim LenzMeg Baird and Mary LattimoreJosephine Foster, Darren Hayman, The Wave Pictures, Mandolin Orange, Hayes Carll, J Mascis, and Sufjan Stevens.

Bolachas Now Playing, 39/2018 (#166):

John K. Samson – Saturday Night On Utopia Parkway

Deer Tick – Strange, Awful Feeling

Pedro The Lion – Yellow Bike

Fruit Bats – Getting in a Van Again

Stephen Steinbrink – You Could Always Leave

Gooby Jim and The Goobs – Butter

State Champion – Death Preferences

Ryan Downey – No More Miracles

Julia Jacklin – Head Alone

Dominique Pruitt – High in the Valley

Kim Lenz – Slowly Speeding

Vera Sola – Black Rhino Enterprises

Vera Sola – By Mothlight

Meg Baird and Mary Lattimore – Between Two Worlds

Josephine Foster – Challenger

Darren Hayman – Bigby

The Wave Pictures – I Came To You Once

Mandolin Orange – Golden Embers

Hayes Carll – None’ya

J Mascis – Web So Dense

Sufjan Stevens – Lonely Man of Winter