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#242: Courtney Marie Andrews, “Old Flowers”

No matter your mood today, make sure you adopt a heartbreak album. Look no further. Courtney Marie Andrews can’t write a bad song. And the ones on her new collection of 10 not bad songs, “Old Flowers”, are so good that we just noticed we’ve featured one of them twice. Plus: new tracks by Fenne LilyNative HarrowLori McKennaH.C. McEntireSkullcrusherTaylor SwiftLydia LovelessAubrie SellersDaniel DonatoThe Nude PartyHoopsOld 97’sDawesJarvis CockerSylvan Esso, Walter Martin, Lala Lala, trayer tryon, Andy ShaufDurand Jones & The Indications, Grace Sings Sludge, Ora CoganIsobel CampbellTom BrosseauColter WallBrent Cobb, and the Tweedy family.

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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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#172: Pedro the Lion, “Phoenix”

Pedro The Lion’s first record since David Bazan went solo after 2004’s Achilles Heel is our album of the week. Here’s to hoping an European tour is in the works: it’s been almost six years since we hosted one of the most beautiful concerts we ever promoted. Plus: new tracks by Night Beats, Ryan Bingham, Matthew Logan Vasquez, Blank Range,Strand of Oaks, Ex Hex, Cass McCombs, The Comet is Coming, Lala Lala & Why?, Alice Phoebe Lou, Tiny Ruins, Weyes Blood, Mandolin OrangeH.C. McEntire, Townes Van Zandt, Twain, Bob Sumner Music, Steve Gunn, Bonnie Prince Billy, The Wild Reeds, and Teddy and the Rough Riders.

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#160: Amber Arcades, “European Heartbreak”

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

Back to our original Tuesday programming. One of our favorite Dutch acts, Annelotte de Graaf’s Amber Arcades has finally released her second album, European Heartbreak, late last week on Heavenly Recordings. There are just too many good songs being released this time of the year, so we hope you can devote 1h30 of your time to these 25 songs by St. Vincent, Sharon Van Etten, Swearin’, Lala Lala, The Goon Sax, Squirrel flower, Molly Burch, Mirah, Courtney Marie Andrews, Anna St. Louis, Haley HeynderickxMax Garcia Conover, Erica Buettner, Vera SolaKristina Murray, Scott Orr, Carl Broemel, Daniel Romano, Night Shop, Matt Costa, Sammy BrueRyley Walker, PUBLIC SERVICE BROADCASTING, and Jacco Gardner.

Bolachas Now Playing, 33/2018 (#160):

Sharon Van Etten – Comeback Kid

St. Vincent – Fast Slow Disco

Swearin’ – Future Hell

Lala Lala – Destroyer

The Goon Sax – A Few Times Too Many

Squirrel Flower – Not Your Prey

Amber Arcades – Oh My Love (What Have We Done)

Amber Arcades – Hardly Knew

Molly Burch – Candy

Mirah – Counting

Courtney Marie Andrews – Heart and Mind

Anna St. Louis – Desert

Haley Heynderickx, Max García Conover – Slow Talkin’

Erica Buettner – Train to Porto

Vera Sola – The Colony

Kristina Murray – Tell Me

Scott Orr – Fall Apart

Carl Broemel – No One Else

Daniel Romano – Empty Husk

Night Shop – My Love

Matt Costa – Lovely Saturday

Sammy Brue – Love Song Again

Ryley Walker – Busted Stuff

Public Service Broadcasting – White Star Liner

Jacco Gardner – Volva