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#174: Blank Range, “In Unison”

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, OzunaJards Macalé & Tim Bernardes, Nilüfer YanyaHarlem, Guided By Voices, FIDLAR, Robert ForsterCraig Finn, Josh Ritter, Motel Mirrors, Hayes CarllNils Frahm, Cass McCombs, Orville Peck, Andrew Bird, Soccer Mommy, and Stella Donnelly.


NOS Primavera Sound 2018


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.

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#59: The Drones, “Feelin’ Kinda Free”

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.

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#52: Nap Eyes, “Thought Rock Fish Scale” / Nonkeen, “The Gamble”

This week on Bolachas Now Playing we explore Nap EyesThought 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 OutfitHoly Ghost!, and AlunaGeorge.

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#12: Sufjan Stevens, “Carrie & Lowell”


Sufjan + 11

Bolachas Now Playing, 12/2015:
Death Cab for Cutie – No Room In Frame
Jessie Baylin – Black Blood
Laura Marling – Gurdjieff’s Daughter
Sufjan Stevens – The Only Thing
Sufjan Stevens – Fourth of July
Sufjan Stevens – John My Beloved
Andrew Combs – Nothing To Lose
Tim Foljahn – Beloved
Christopher Paul Stelling – Warm Enemy
Ryley Walker – Same Minds
Nils Frahm – Wall
Lightning Bolt – Horsepower
Jozef Van Wissem – Ex Cathedra
Föllakzoid – Electric