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#178: The Cactus Blossoms, “Easy Way”

After featuring Julia Jacklin’s Crushing as our record of the week in the same day she was announced in our beloved Festival Vodafone Paredes de Coura, we wanted the same thing to happen to The Cactus Blossoms… we hope they’re listening. Their second album, “Easy Way”, is just as catchy as their debut, which landed them a spot in the last Twin Peaks season. But there’s so much more than cult TV show appearances to the coolest band coming out of the US in the last couple of years. If you haven’t found it all by yourself yet, feel free to start here.

Plus: one and a half hour of new songs by the Mountain Goats, Hand Habits, Anna Burch, Big Thief, Kevin Morby, Sam Cohen, Sebadoh, Jess Ribeiro, Alex Lahey, Royal Trux, Jackie Cohen, Stella Donnelly, Solange, Sensible Soccers, Cavalheiro, Living Hour, Jacob Faurholt, Robert Forster, Matthew Logan Vasquez, Hiss Golden Messenger, Quaker City Night Hawks, Murray A. Lightburn, and The Tallest Man On Earth.

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#175: Jards Macalé, “Besta Fera”

First of all, sorry for the delay. We have fallen in love with the new Jards Macalé record and we hope that you do too. We also have new songs from Many Rooms, Fontaines D.C., Cass McCombs, Robert Ellis, Caroline Spence, Quaker City Night Hawks, Deer Tick, The Avett BrothersThe Felice Brothers, Matthew Logan VasquezSpielbergs, Rustin Man, Nico LaOndaPatti Smith, Michael Chapman, Jessica Pratt, Lily & Madeleine, Ryan Bingham, Adam Ostrar and Mandolin Orange.

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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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#143: Ashley Monroe, “Sparrow”

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

This week we keep dwelling deep into country territory with Ashley Monroe’s new record, Sparrow, and more than a handful of new western-ish songs from the likes of Gretchen Peters,Juanita Stein, Brent Cobb, T. Hardy Morris, Luke Winslow-King, Trampled by Turtles or Joshua Hedley. Plus: new Eleanor Friedberger, Jenny Hval, Neko Case, courtney barnett, Ty Segall,Iceage, Wooden Shjips, Rolling Blackouts Coastal Fever, Matthew Logan Vasquez, Lord Huron,Father John Misty, Nev Cottee Band, and Jeffrey Foucault.

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#96: Jake Xerxes Fussell, “What in the Natural World”

Bolachas Now Playing, 12/2017 (#96):

Rodney Crowell – Forty Miles From Nowhere
Whitney – Gonna Hurry (As Slow as I Can)
Emperor X – Schopenhauer in Berlin
Real Estate – Serve the Song
Matthew Logan Vasquez – Old Ways
Broken Social Scene – Halfway Home
Louise Burns – Downtown Lights
Mary Ocher – To the Light
Johnny Flynn – The Night My Piano Upped and Died
Jake Xerxes Fussell – St. Brendan’s Isle
Jake Xerxes Fussell – Bells of Rhymney
Sam Amidon – Juma Mountain
RF Shannon – In the Wilds of My Mind
Laura Marling – Wild Once
Joan Shelley – Where I’ll Find You
Fenne Lily – Top to Toe
Aldous Harding – Imagining My Man