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#219: Nathaniel Rateliff, “And It’s Still Alright”

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 WilliamsSpanish Love SongsU.S. GirlsTame ImpalaTennis MusicLala LalaNadia ReidAnna BurchMolly BurchMiss TessAnna AshWaxahatcheeBillie EilishJozef van WissemWilliam PrinceLogan LedgerJonathan Wilson, and Khruangbin + Leon Bridges.

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#167: State Champion, “Send Flowers”

As we approach 2018’s twilight and the first few publications start posting their best of the year lists, we decide to keep focusing on brand new music for a few more weeks. This week, we highlight State Champion’s new LP, ‘Send Flowers’. We’ll let the Silver Jews’ David Berman (we miss you, come back) make the introductions: “If Bob Dylan was funny, if Tom Waits was relevant, Ryan might not be peerless at what he does best, which is writing large gregarious circles around his pitiful colleagues in the field. He’s the best lyricist who’s not a rapper going.”

Plus: new tracks by Superchunk, Richard Dawson & Rhodri Davies’ Hen Ogledd, Action Bronson, Altın Gün, Jacco Gardner, Wilco’s Jeff Tweedy, Girlpool, Mercury Rev with Margo PriceCarson McHone, Craig Brown Band, Rhett MillerRobert Ellis, Raoul Vignal, Eiko Ishibashi, Liela Moss, Nadine Khouri, Pearls Before Swine, and Jozef Van Wissem.

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#57: Damien Jurado, “Visions of Us on the Land”

Damien Jurado’s Visions of Us on the Land comes out tonight and is our album of the week! Listen to three more songs off it (we had already featured a couple of tracks in the past weeks) along with more songs by Caleb Caudle, Daniel Romano, Mexrrissey, Palehound, Julia Jacklin, Britta Phillips, Esperanza Spalding, Juliana Barwick, Sara Não Tem Nome, Jozev van Wissem, Filho da Mãe, Mr. Fingers, Bibio, and Moodymann.

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Bolachas Now Playing #5 & #6

We’re pushing back our weekly playlists publication date to Friday and getting better at doing those! Be sure to follow the playlist on Spotify. Meanwhile, you can listen to playlists 5 and 6 below! Tracklists and embeds after the jump.