Canadian folk singer-songwriter Matthew Swann records under the name Astral Swans. He’s back with a new, self-titled record, which includes a few great duets with fellow songwriter Julie Doiron. (Also, we’ve been doing this for 300 weeks. We’re old.)
Nathan Salsburg’s work is more associated with American folk guitar playing than anything else. But through his new project, “Psalms”, Salsburg goes different places, creating brand new arrangements for Biblical psalms and singing in the original Hebrew.
Bolachas Now Playing, a new music Spotify playlist, updated every Wednesday.
The upside of not having concerts to go to is the fact that we have even more time to listen to new music than before. There are 32 songs in our playlist this week, but that’s only because we try to keep it below two hours. And on the spotlight this time around is My Morning Jacket’s surprise release of The Waterfall II, the second set of songs coming from the same session that gave us one of the best rock albums of the past decade. This would be the time for me to beg Jim James and the guys to come over to Europe, but it looks that won’t happen any time soon.
New album tracks/singles by Holy Wave, Peel Dream Magazine, HUM, Coriky, Bob Mould, Silver Scrolls, Songhoy Blues, Art Feynman, bdrmm, Naked Giants, The Beths, Margo Price, The Jayhawks, Robert Chaney, Skyway Man, Ray LaMontagne, Kalen & Aslyn, Grace Gillespie, Kate Bollinger, Lomelda, Slow Pulp, M. Ward, Devendra Banhart, Summer Salt, The Clientele, Matt Costa, Gillian Welch & David Rawlings, Theo Lawrence, Joshua Ray Walker, and Jeannie Seely.