Marisa Anderson and William Tyler‘s collaborative album, “Lost Futures”, has some of our favourite melodies of the year. The idea of “duelling guitars” has given us some enticing music over the years, but the duo’s music shines brighter when those guitars – both electric and acoustic – sound like they’re just sweetly talking to each other.
Blank Range’s second album, “In Unison”, is our record of the week. If you’re into rocky americana with plenty of pop hooks a la Blitzen Trapper or Deer Tick, they’re your new guys. Plus: new tracks by Beirut, Avey Tare, Eriksson Delcroix, Ozuna, Jards Macalé & Tim Bernardes, Nilüfer Yanya, Harlem, Guided By Voices, FIDLAR, Robert Forster, Craig Finn, Josh Ritter, Motel Mirrors, Hayes Carll, Nils Frahm, Cass McCombs, Orville Peck, Andrew Bird, Soccer Mommy, and Stella Donnelly.
One of the worst nightmares of a music festival – especially one that boasts as one of its highlights the stunning greenery of the park where its grounds are located – is having twelve hours of non-stop rain as its headliner. Saturday, June 9th, the third and last day of a sold-out NOS Primavera Sound, was blessed with a late autumnal weather that might have ruined the day for some, but ultimately enhanced the experience for most. We’re talking about the stoic vast majority of festival goers who endured the most annoying of elements for what it seemed like forever to witness a rare local apparition of the biggest headliner of the circuit, one of the least divisive big acts of the scene, the constant top performer while most big names go through phases.
This week on Bolachas Now Playing: The Drones and their great new album, Feelin’ Kinda Free, plus a HIGH ENERGY suite of electronic and rock songs, featuring Steve Gunn, Moderat, The Comet is Coming, Leon Vynehall, Lindstrøm, David Bazan, Lera Lynn, Black Mountain, Chelsea Wolfe, Nils Frahm, and the Last Shadow Puppets.
This week on Bolachas Now Playing we explore Nap Eyes’ Thought Rock Fish Scale and Nils Frahm’s new project Nonkeen. There are also new songs by some of our old favorites such as Loretta Lynn, M. Ward, Parquet Courts, Kevin Morby, Cian Nugent, Luther Dickinson, Andrew Bird, Whitney, Gun Outfit, Holy Ghost!, and AlunaGeorge.