Categories
Bolachas Now Playing

#253: Jerry David DeCicca, “The Unlikely Optimist…”

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

Almost a decade after the last The Black Swans release, frontman Jerry David DeCicca keeps putting out great solo albums. Which are not strictly solo, if you look at the cast of musicians enlisted here, a list that includes the legendary Augie Meyers (of the Texas Tornados and the Sir Douglas Quintet). The result is an instrumentally rich set of Americana songs that are probably your best introduction to DeCicca’s work as a songwriter.

This week, we have new tracks by Kacy & Clayton & Marlon WilliamsThe Weather StationSharon Van EttenSteady HolidayJane WeaverOhmmeSUUNS & Jerusalem In My HeartViagra BoysWoodsJeremy IveyCordovasLanghorne Slim, Family Jordan, James Ellis and the Jealous GuysThe Slim KingsElvis PerkinsKevin MorbyJulia Jacklin, Desure, Le Ren, Julie Byrne, The Orchestra of CardboardTomberlinPearl CharlesHoly Motors, and Jennifer Castle.

Categories
Bolachas Now Playing

#230: Damien Jurado, “What’s New, Tomboy?”

You know Spring has arrived whenever there’s a new Damien Jurado album to marvel at. The prolific American singer-songwriter is probably the most featured artist in our playlist since we started five years ago, and he doesn’t seem like he’s slowing down any time soon. We’re not complaining. Plus: new tracks by Lavinia BlackwAll, Alasdair Roberts, Johanna WarrenTalitha FerriBig ThiefAndy JenkinsCourtney Marie AndrewsChristian Lee HutsonLanghorne SlimZachary CaleRose City BandCar Seat HeadrestMan ManBC CamplightChicano BatmanAmerican AquariumGrutera, João Pais Filipe, neubauten.orgProtomartyrFantastic Explosion, and Diet Cig.

Categories
Bolachas Now Playing

#188: Jackie Cohen, “Zagg”

If you’re immediately sold on a record just by knowing Matthew E. White has put a finger on it, we don’t need to convince you further. If, on top of that, you’re a fan of Jonathan Rado-produced albums (like the most recent Father John Misty, Weyes Blood, Whitney, or Alex Cameron), you’re in for a treat. Fortunately for everyone else, Jackie Cohen’s debut LP is much more than its indie dream team of producers. We’ve been anxiously waiting for it to drop since we first heard (and featured) “FMK” back in March, and now it’s all ours.

Plus: new songs by Pile, Idles, The Dream Syndicate, Black Mountain, Alex Rex, John Southworth, A.A. Bondy, Kelly Finnigan, The Teskey Brothers, Buddy & Julie Miller, Old Man Luedecke, John Prine, Carl Anderson, Johnathan Rice & Courtney Marie Andrews, Kacy & Clayton, Kassi Valazza, Lola Kirke, Carly Rae Jepsen, Alex Cameron, Olympia, Mara Connor & Langhorne Slim, and Joe Kaplow.

Categories
Bolachas Now Playing

#124: Mavis Staples, “If All I Was Was Black” / Morrissey, “Low in High School”

Bolachas Now Playing, 39/2017 (#124):

Oneida – Town Crier

Go-Kart Mozart – When You’re Depressed

Daniele Luppi & Parquet Courts – Soul and Cigarette

Gold Child – Tides

Anna Burch – Asking 4 A Friend

Jaye Bartell – If I Am Only for Myself Then What Am I

Peter Oren – Canary in a Mine

Anderson East – King For A Day

Mavis Staples – Ain’t No Doubt About It

Mavis Staples – Little Bit

Red River Dialect – Kukkuripa

Karl Blau – Valley of Sadness

Colter Wall – Kate McCannon

Langhorne Slim – Life is Confusing

Brandi Carlile – The Joke

Morrissey – The Girl from Tel-Aviv Who Wouldn’t Kneel

Morrissey – Israel

Oneohtrix Point Never, Iggy Pop – The Pure and the Damned

Categories
Bolachas Now Playing

#120: Twain, “Rare Feeling” / Destroyer, “ken”

Bolachas Now Playing, 35/2017 (#120):

Twain – The Sorcerer

Twain – Dear Mexico (Thank You for Joyce)

Penny Blacks – Black Wool

Lee Ranaldo – Circular

Ronnie Fauss – Twenty-Two Years

Calexico – End of the World with You

Jess Locke – Universe

Peach Pit – Being So Normal

Dedekind Cut – Tahoe

The Blow – Get Up

Destroyer – A Light Travels Down the Catwalk

Destroyer – Ivory Coast

King Krule – Biscuit Town

Shilpa Ray – Manhattanoid Creepazoids

Siv Jakobsen – Berry & Whythe

Langhorne Slim – Funny Feelin’

Raoul Vignal – Under the Same Sky

Chris Stapleton – Millionaire

Margo Price – All American Made