We’re almost done with 2020, but December still had a couple of tricks on its sleeve, including a surprise new Taylor Swift release. But our album of the week has to be the unexpected collaboration between Canadian duo Kacy & Clayton and NZ songwriter Marlon Williams – one that makes all the sense in the world. “Plastic Bouquet” essentially feels like another essential Kacy & Clayton record, but the Williams-enhanced harmonies take the songs to another level.
Welcome to the fifth season of Bolachas Now Playing. We’re back with a packed double playlist. We tried hard to limit it to 30 songs. Our pick from the first Friday of releases of 2019 is Angelo De Augustine’s new record Tomb, the closest thing to a Sufjan Stevens new album you’ll get this year (nah, we hope not). Plus: new songs by Nicholas Krgovich (actually by Ariana Grande, but his version is too good to not be featured), Sharon Van Etten, Hand Habits, Stella Donnelly, Adia Victoria, The Avett Brothers, Steve Earle, The Delines, Lana Del Rey, Michael Chapman, William Tyler, J. Mamana, Beirut, Juan Wauters, Sarah Louise, Jards Macalé, Nick Waterhouse, Kid Dakota, The Growlers, Half Japanese, Girlpool, Kim Lenz, Bill MacKay, Steve Gunn, Scott Hirsch, Leah Senior, Kaia Kater, and Tiny Ruins.
Bolachas Now Playing, 10/2018 (#137):
Damien Jurado – Over Rainbows and Rainier
S. Carey – Yellowstone
Jordan Lehning – Remember
Jess Williamson – I See the White
Jennifer Castle – Crying Shame
Katie Von Schleicher – Glad To Be Here
Kyle Craft – Heartbreak Junky
Luke Winslow-King – Leghorn Women
Mary Lattimore – Hello from the Edge of the Earth
Jolie Holland, Thor & Friends – Louisiana 1927
Nap Eyes – White Disciple
Nap Eyes – Roses
Parquet Courts – Wide Awake
The Men – Killed Someone
Dinosaur Jr. – Hold Unknown
Iceage, Sky Ferreira – Pain Killer
Titus Andronicus – Real Talk
Beach House – Dive
Buck Meek – Cannonball!
Kid Dakota – Pills
The Tallest Man on Earth – An Ocean