In a surprising contender for first new exceptional album of the year, James Yorkston teams up with Swedish folk-rock-ish outfit The Second Hand Orchestra to deliver “The Wide, Wide River”, a “krautfolk” machine that got us hooked at first listen.
Bolachas Now Playing, a new music Spotify playlist updated every Tuesday.
Current 93’s new album “The Light Is Leaving Us All” is probably David Tibet’s best work since 2006’s “Black Ships Ate the Sky”. Yes, there’s no modern cowboy or cowgirl in the cover this week. Deal with it. But there’s one hour and a half of new music by Ty Segall, Pip Blom, The Black Lillies, Night Shop, The Skiffle Players, Beirut, Daniel Romano, The Watson Twins, The Weather Station, Jennifer Castle, Tiny Ruins, Julia Holter, John Carpenter, Tim Hecker, Matthew E. White, Calvin Johnson, Colter Wall, Twain, Angelo De Augustine, Yowler, and Will Oldham.
Bolachas Now Playing, 36/2018 (#163):
Ty Segall – Class War
Pip Blom – Pussycat
The Black Lillies – Weighting
Night Shop – The One I Love
The Skiffle Players – Cara
Beirut – Gallipoli
Daniel Romano – All The Reaching Trims
The Watson Twins – Call to You (ft. The Cactus Blossoms)
The Weather Station – I Tried to Wear the World (ft. Jennifer Castle)
Jennifer Castle – Midas Touch (ft. The Weather Station)
Tiny Ruins – Olympic Girls
Julia Holter – Words I Heard
John Carpenter – The Shape Burns
Current 93 – The Policeman Is Dead
Current 93 – 30 Red Houses
Tim Hecker – Is a rose petal of the dying crimson light
Matthew E. White – No Future In Our Frontman
Calvin Johnson – Another Teardrop Falls
Colter Wall – Wild Dogs
Twain – Young God (gotta lotta feeling)
Angelo De Augustine – Time
Yowler – Angel
Will Oldham – Party With Marty
This week in Bolachas Now Playing we focus on Flo Morrissey and Matthew E. White’s duet album Gentlewoman, Ruby Man.
Bolachas Now Playing, 02/2017 (#86):
Peter Silberman – New York
Wharfer – Breeze (Since I Was Born)
Julie Byrne – Melting Grid
Dead Man Winter – Red Wing Blue Wing
Conor Oberst – Napalm
Ryan Adams – Doomsday
Nikki Lane – Jackpot
Hand Habits – Flower Glass
Max Richter – Three Worlds: Music From Woolf Works / Mrs Dalloway, In The Garden
Timber Timbre – Sewer Blues
Grandaddy – Evermore
Flo Morrissey & Matthew E. White – Thinking Bout You
Flo Morrissey & Matthew E. White – Grease
Foxygen – On Lankershim
Tim Darcy – Tall Glass of Water
Half Japanese – Do It Now
Strand of Oaks – Rest of It
Cloud Nothings – Enter Entirely
Sleaford Mods – B.H.S.
Bolachas Now Playing is back with plenty of new music after the holiday season. David Bowie would still be featured even if he was alive – his latest record, Blackstar, is undoubtedly the first highlight of 2016. Some old favorites will be releasing new records this winter/spring (Explosions in the Sky, Tortoise, Woods, Yeasayer, Basia Bulat, Eleanor Friedberger), some are just starting (Cam, Anderson Paak, Margo Price) but there’s so much more: new tracks by Villagers, Jacob Faurholt, Matthew E. White & Natalie Prass, Santigold, and Brandy Clark. Here’s the first Bolachas Now Playing of the year, the 49th since we first started.
Last week’s playlist. Two tracks from the new Black Yaya record, out now, plus a ton of new tunes. Probably the catchiest bunch yet! Artists that repeat the honor include Susanne Sundfør, Death Cab for Cutie, Mikal Cronin, Lord Huron, Sufjan Stevens and Matthew E. White; there are also new songs by Jenny Hval, Colleen Green, Daughn Gibson, Lower Dens, Colleen, Coelho Radioactivo, Moon Duo, My Morning Jacket and Jacco Gardner.