It’s hard to talk about Buck Meek without referring to him as “Big Thief’s Buck Meek”. But his solo work – with a little help from some of our favorite handymen of indie music such as Mat Davidson (Twain) and Adam Brisbin – is its own thing, with Meek’s characteristic voice paving the way to beautifully arranged songs. Songs that we’re definitely going to use as an argument when, come November, you’ll say, as always, that “this wasn’t a very good year for music”.
In the beginning of the month, Americana heroes The Felice Brothers quietly released “Undress”. Their new collection of songs focuses on, well, 2010s USA, and it turns out to be possibly their most cohesive album – and its fantastic harmonies make it one of the catchiest records of the year so far.
On this week’s playlist: new songs by Ryan Pollie, Olden Yolk, David Berman’s Purple Mountains, Sam Cohen, Mikaela Davis, Pearl Charles, Josefin Öhrn + The Liberation, The National, Lowland Hum, Native Harrow, William Ryan Fritch, Michael Fracasso, Tōth, Luís Severo, Mega Bog, Joseph Shabason, Aviva le Fey, Little Mazarn, Shannon Lay, Matt Kivel, and Siskiyou.
Bolachas Now Playing, a new music Spotify playlist updated every Tuesday.
Kamasi Washington’s new double album “Heaven and Earth” is our highlight of the week and it has enough music to keep you entertained for hours. But, just in case you don’t feel that’s enough for you, there’s more than one hour of new music on our playlist for you to sample: The Wave Pictures, Mikaela Davis, Altın Gün, Dos Santos, Chinaskee & Os Camponeses, Alexander Hacke + David Eugene Edwards, Gwenifer Raymond, St. Paul and The Broken Bones, Dilly Dally, Wild Pink, Mitski, Super Doppler, The Devil Makes Three, Lori McKenna, The Jayhawks, The Tallest Man On Earth, and The Milk Carton Kids.
Bolachas Now Playing, 24/2018 (#151):
The Wave Pictures – Volcano
Mikaela Davis – Half Right
Altin Gün – Hababam
Kamasi Washington – Fists of Fury
Kamasi Washington – Street Fighter Mas
Dos Santos – Purísima
Chinaskee & Os Camponeses – Metro e Meio II
David Eugene Edwards & Alexander Hacke – Teach Us to Pray
Gwenifer Raymond – Sack ‘em Up, Pt. I / Sack ’em Up, Pt. II
St. Paul & the Broken Bones – Apollo
Dilly Dally – I Feel Free
Wild Pink – Jewels Drossed in the Runoff
Mitski – Nobody
Super Doppler – Edge Off
The Devil Makes Three – Paint My Face
Lori McKenna – Young and Angry Again
The Jayhawks – Backwards Women
The Tallest Man on Earth – Forever Is a Very Long Time
The Milk Carton Kids – All The Things…