Sven Wunder’s third album in three years is out now on Mr Bongo. After exploring 70s Anatolian rock and Japanese min’yō in his last two fusion jazzy tomes, “Natura Morta” draws from still life paintings and its relationship with nature.
With “The Dream and the Dreamer”, Jeremy Ivey ceases being just Margo Price’s husband and sidekick, and establishes himself as a songwriter worth following. It’s hard to believe this is Ivey’s debut album, and we hope it’s not the last. Some of the best americana we’ve heard this year. Plus: new tracks by Bonnie “Prince” Billy, Tindersticks, The Orphan Brigade, Daniel Martin Moore, Christopher Paul Stelling, Alasdair Roberts, Richard Dawson, Matt Dorrien, Lola Kirke, Okey Dokey, Olivia Jean, Dry Cleaning, Pip Blom, Long Beard, (Sandy) Alex G, Angel Olsen, Jenny Hval, DJ Firmeza, Murs, JPEGMAFIA, Yves Tumor, Tørsö, and Swans.
We had to. In a week full of great releases, we had to feature Fruit Bats’ first collection of new songs in three years, “Gold Past Life”, released on the 21st. Eric D. Johnson cements its place as one of the songwriters of his generation with a better ratio of “great” to “barely decent” songs – almost half of the record’s songs have already been featured in this playlist, so you know it’s true.
Plus: new tracks by black midi, Pip Blom, Super Doppler, Night Moves, Alex Cameron, The Raconteurs, Lucy Dacus, Purling Hiss, Andrew Combs, Nev Cottee Band, Jesse Malin, Tyler Childers, Divino Niño, Steve Gunn, Willie Nelson, Horse Jumper of Love, I am Oak, Mega Bog, Wilder Maker, Native Harrow, and Daughter of Swords.
Swedish singer-songwriter Daniel Norgren has quietly been releasing a considerable amount of albums over the past eleven years on his Superpuma Records. “Wooh Dang” – an “intertwining of analog instrumentation, live performance, and rural field recordings” is probably his most accomplished work yet. His brand of rural Swedish blues have never sounded this good, and it took us some deep thinking to pick up two of his songs for this week’s playlist.
Plus: new tracks by She Keeps Bees, Sevdaliza,Cate Le Bon, Pip Blom, Mavis Staples, Molly Tuttle, House and Land, Rose Elinor Dougall, Kevin Morby, Fat White Family, Altın Gün, The Yawpers, Drugdealer, Ari Roar, Doug Tuttle, The Long Ryders, Field Medic, The Tallest Man On Earth,Spencer Tweedy, Chris Staples, Tōth, Valley Maker, and Joe Kaplow.
Bolachas Now Playing, a new music Spotify playlist updated every Tuesday.
Current 93’s new album “The Light Is Leaving Us All” is probably David Tibet’s best work since 2006’s “Black Ships Ate the Sky”. Yes, there’s no modern cowboy or cowgirl in the cover this week. Deal with it. But there’s one hour and a half of new music by Ty Segall, Pip Blom, The Black Lillies, Night Shop, The Skiffle Players, Beirut, Daniel Romano, The Watson Twins, The Weather Station, Jennifer Castle, Tiny Ruins, Julia Holter, John Carpenter, Tim Hecker, Matthew E. White, Calvin Johnson, Colter Wall, Twain, Angelo De Augustine, Yowler, and Will Oldham.
Bolachas Now Playing, 36/2018 (#163):
Ty Segall – Class War
Pip Blom – Pussycat
The Black Lillies – Weighting
Night Shop – The One I Love
The Skiffle Players – Cara
Beirut – Gallipoli
Daniel Romano – All The Reaching Trims
The Watson Twins – Call to You (ft. The Cactus Blossoms)
The Weather Station – I Tried to Wear the World (ft. Jennifer Castle)
Jennifer Castle – Midas Touch (ft. The Weather Station)
Tiny Ruins – Olympic Girls
Julia Holter – Words I Heard
John Carpenter – The Shape Burns
Current 93 – The Policeman Is Dead
Current 93 – 30 Red Houses
Tim Hecker – Is a rose petal of the dying crimson light
Matthew E. White – No Future In Our Frontman
Calvin Johnson – Another Teardrop Falls
Colter Wall – Wild Dogs
Twain – Young God (gotta lotta feeling)
Angelo De Augustine – Time
Yowler – Angel
Will Oldham – Party With Marty