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#206: Matana Roberts, “Coin Coin Chapter Four: Memphis”

The fourth volume of Matana Roberts’ “Coin Coin” series on Constellation Records, “Memphis”, is our album of the week. It finds the American composer and saxophonist developing her ethnographic work through spoken word traditionals and blues, punctuated by free jazz bursts that make it an essential listen. Plus: new tracks by Dead Combo, Jaimie Breezy Branch, Yazz Ahmed, Vive la Void, Warmduscher, Comet Gain, Wolf Parade, Peggy Sue, Allah-Las, Jennah Barry, Julien Baker, The National’s Matt Berninger & Phoebe Bridgers, Gus Seyffert, Cass McCombs, John Moreland, Christopher Paul Stelling, Richard Dawson, Lankum, Daniel Martin Moore, and Andre Ethier.

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#201: Jeremy Ivey, “The Dream and the Dreamer”

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.

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#182: Andrew Bird, “My Finest Work Yet”

Andrew Bird’s “My Finest Work Yet” might not be exactly his best, but it’s definitely his most interesting record in ten years. It sounds familiar, it sounds like it has always been there, but it never sounds redundant. There has never been a better time to get back into his discography. What’s more: new songs by Kevin MorbyBedouineOlden YolkJosh RitterCraig FinnJustin Townes EarleLily & MadeleineDrugdealerDark TeaSam OutlawSon Volt, Richard Dawson, HRNSBlanco PalameraRyan PollieC DuncanChris ForsythBlack MidiLow Life, and American Football.

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#107: Bedouine, “Bedouine” / Jeff Tweedy, “Together at Last”

Bolachas Now Playing, 22/2017 (#107):

Ride – Lannoy Point

Zebra Hunt – Bad Terms

H. Hawkline – Means That Much

Dave Depper – Your Voice on the Radio (ft. Laura Gibson)

Widowspeak – Dog

She Keeps Bees – Head of Steak

Coco Hames – Tiny Pieces

Heliocentrics – The Silverback

Jeff Tweedy – In A Future Age

Jeff Tweedy – Lost Love

Bedouine – Mind’s Eye

Bedouine – One Of These Days

James Elkington – Sister of Mine

Harrison Storm – Change It All

Palace – Holy Smoke (acoustic)

My Bubba – Veronica

Katie von Schleicher – Paranoia

Richard Dawson – Masseuse

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#105: Big Thief, “Capacity”

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