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 Lily, Native Harrow, Lori McKenna, H.C. McEntire, Skullcrusher, Taylor Swift, Lydia Loveless, Aubrie Sellers, Daniel Donato, The Nude Party, Hoops, Old 97’s, Dawes, Jarvis Cocker, Sylvan Esso, Walter Martin, Lala Lala, trayer tryon, Andy Shauf, Durand Jones & The Indications, Grace Sings Sludge, Ora Cogan, Isobel Campbell, Tom Brosseau, Colter Wall, Brent Cobb, and the Tweedy family.
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 Williams, Spanish Love Songs, U.S. Girls, Tame Impala, Tennis Music, Lala Lala, Nadia Reid, Anna Burch, Molly Burch, Miss Tess, Anna Ash, Waxahatchee, Billie Eilish, Jozef van Wissem, William Prince, Logan Ledger, Jonathan Wilson, and Khruangbin + Leon Bridges.
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 Orange, H.C. McEntire, Townes Van Zandt, Twain, Bob Sumner Music, Steve Gunn, Bonnie Prince Billy, The Wild Reeds, and Teddy and the Rough Riders.
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 Heynderickx + Max Garcia Conover, Erica Buettner, Vera Sola, Kristina Murray, Scott Orr, Carl Broemel, Daniel Romano, Night Shop, Matt Costa, Sammy Brue, Ryley 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