Another Canadian singer-songwriter on the spotlight this week! This time we focus on Le Ren’s debut LP, “Leftovers”. Sure, the name might sound like we’re dealing a b-sides collection here, but this is prime folk material.
Laura Marling’s spring tour got cancelled and suddenly there was a seemingly unfillable void inside of us. Fortunately, the British songwriter has decided to release her new album earlier than it was supposed to, and we couldn’t be more grateful for that. Besides two songs off “Song for Our Daughter”, we have 26 brand new tracks from Jackie Lynn, OHMME, neubauten.org, Scottibrains, Hoops, Phoebe Bridgers, Tristen, Woods, Alex Nicol, AZITA, James Elkington, Buck Curran, The Orbiting Human Circus & The Music Tapes, Bia Maria, Anna Burch, Jenny O., Camille Delean, Becca Mancari, Kellen of Troy, John Anderson, Steve Earle, Pokey LaFarge, Caleb Caudle, Tommy Alexander, Jaime Wyatt, and Eilen Jewell.
Dan Bejar enters the another decade with what is probably his most remarkable piece of work since Kaputt. We’ve been featuring Destroyer’s new singles for a while now; this week, it’s time to celebrate “Have We Met”’s release. Plus, we have new tracks from Youbet, Diet Cig, Frances Quinlan, Torres, Lala Lala, JFDR, Lowland Hum, James Elkington, Sir Richard Bishop, Clem Snide, Sam Doores, Tre Burt, Alex Rex, Futurebirds, Pokey LaFarge, The Sadies, Bohren & der Club of Gore, Brooch, Dan Deacon, Shopping, The Men, Hailu Mergia, and Chuck Prophet.
Bolachas Now Playing, 20/2017 (#105):
Big Thief – Mary
Big Thief – Black Diamonds
Vikesh Kapoor – Down by the River
Justin Townes Earle – What She’s Crying For
Pokey LaFarge – Going To the Country
The Mastersons – Transient Lullaby
Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit – Hope the High Road
The Shilohs – Sleep City
Deer Tick – Sea of Clouds
The Growlers – Late Bloomers
Amber Arcades – Wouldn’t Even Know
Mt. Joy – Cardinal
Howe Gelb – Ownin’ It
Bonnie “Prince” Billy & Nathan Salsburg – Beargrass Song
Micah P. Hinson – Lover’s Lane
Richard Dawson – Beggar
Bedouine – Solitary Daughter
Aldous Harding – Swell Does the Skull