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 Cale, Skullcrusher, Leah Senior, Katy Kirby, Nicole Atkins, Courtney Marie Andrews, The Deer, Bright Eyes, Jaime Wyatt, Ray LaMontagne, Pax (feat. Kate Bollinger), Josephine Foster, Mary Lattimore, Orville Peck, Shirley Collins, Lawrence Rothman and Marissa Nadler, Wilder Maker and Gabriel Birnbaum, Hailu Mergia, Nubya Garcia, Natalia Lafourcade, Cut Worms, Logan Ledger, Night Shop, Waltzer, and Psychic Markers.
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.
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 Weakerthans’ John 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 Lenz, Meg Baird and Mary Lattimore, Josephine 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