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#216: Andy Shauf, “The Neon Skyline”

Four years after his last solo album, Andy Shauf is back with “The Neon Skyline”. Just like its predecessor “The Party”, it’s (you guessed) another concept album about something that happened over the course of one night. So, of course, feel free to our selection and go listen to the record with the lyrics in front of you. In case you’re not into it, well, we got you covered with one hour and a half of new tracks by U.S. Girls, 070 Shake, Rosalía, Margaret Glaspy, Mitski, Okay Kaya, Waxahatchee, Squirrel Flower, Wye Oak, M. Ward, Bonny Light Horseman, Terry Allen, Yorkston/Thorne/Khan, Nathaniel Rateliff, Natural Child, Drive-By Truckers, Watkins Family Hour, Tiña, Wolf Parade, Kiwi jr, and Haha Charade.

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Vodafone Paredes de Coura 2019: the review

Sometimes it’s hard to be objective and unbiased when writing about a festival that is such a big part of your life. Except for two (very) unremarkable lineups that made me stay home, since I was old enough to go to college all my summers involved a trip to Paredes de Coura (and a painful trip back, too). When you’re a kid, they say you’ll eventually get older and boring, in a process they call “becoming an adult”. This usually comes with amazing perks such as ceasing to listen to any new music whatsoever, stopping seeing your (also ageing) friends, having great conversations about changing diapers with your remaining friends (yes, the other couple with kids you always go vacationing with to some shitty beach full of other couples with kids and the odd mother-in-law). Obviously, a multi-day, non-kid friendly, rural music festival such as Festival Paredes de Coura seems like one of those things that are amongst the first to drop from your newfound “adult life”. Except you don’t have to be that person; and is there anything better to remind you of that than going there and finding all your friends in the same place, same month, year after year, all over again? (Well, other than imagining the smell of those diapers.)

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Vodafone Paredes de Coura 2019: our top picks

Vodafone Paredes de Coura 2018. Photo by Hugo Lima.

Another summer, another missed opportunity to have a vacation somewhere because there’s nowhere else we’d rather be other than at our little paradise of Paredes de Coura, in northwestern Portugal. The festival runs from the 14th to the 17th of August, but, like always, the fun begins way earlier than that, with four fun-packed, free entrance days with concerts and DJ sets right in the center of the small Minho village.

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#156: Mitski, “Be the Cowboy” / The Devil Makes Three, “Chains are Broken”

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

We’re back in style with a two hour long double playlist featuring new records by Mitski and The Devil Makes Three! This songwriter-heavy playlist features new and recent songs from OHMME, Steady Holiday, Anna St. Louis, boygenius (Julien Baker, Phoebe Bridgers and Lucy Dacus), Molly Burch, J Mascis, Scott Orr, Bill Ryder-Jones, Richard Thompson – RT, Micah P. Hinson, Carl Broemel, Kurt Vile, Super Doppler, St. Paul and The Broken Bones, The GROWLERS, Jerry Paper & Weyes Blood, Laura Gibson, Send Medicine, Kevin Devine, Iron & Wine, The Tallest Man On Earth, Erica Buettner, Tomberlin, Marissa Nadler, Adrianne Lenker of Big Thief, Soccer Mommy, Mutual Benefit, infinite bisous, and Donnie Fritts. This took a while. We won’t be happy if nobody listens to it.

Bolachas Now Playing, 29/2018 (#156):

Mitski – Two Slow Dancers

Mitski – Me and My Husband

Ohmme – Water

Steady Holiday – Mothers

Anna St. Louis – Understand

boygenius – Bite The Hand

Molly Burch – To the Boys

J Mascis – See You At The Movies

Scott Orr – Seasons

Bill Ryder-Jones – Mither

Richard Thompson – The Storm Won’t Come

The Devil Makes Three – Castles

The Devil Makes Three – Can’t Stop

Micah P. Hinson – Small Spaces

Carl Broemel – Dark Matter

Kurt Vile – Loading Zones

Super Doppler – Welcome Back

St. Paul & The Broken Bones – GotItBad

The Growlers – Problems III

Jerry Paper, Weyes Blood – Grey Area

Laura Gibson – Tenderness

Send Medicine – Shakes Me Too

Kevin Devine – Prehistoric

Iron & Wine – Waves of Galveston

The Tallest Man On Earth – Down in My Heart

Erica Buettner – Sea Green Eyes

Tomberlin – I’m Not Scared

Marissa Nadler – Blue Vapor

Adrianne Lenker – cradle

Soccer Mommy – I’m on Fire

Mutual Benefit – Come to Pass

infinite bisous – @ Home

Donnie Fritts – I’d Do It Over Again

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#151: Kamasi Washington, “Heaven and Earth”

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 PicturesMikaela 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 McKennaThe 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…