We’re not writing anything about our album of the week, not because we’re lazy, but because we’re talking about the new Willie Nelson record and if you need an introduction to him you need to be pulled from that cave first. Plus: new tracks by Sufjan Stevens, Ed Askew Band, James Elkington, The Dead Tongues, Cut Worms, Cool Sounds, Tommy Alexander, Grady Strange, Trummors, Nathan Ma, Jason Molina Music, Send Medicine, This Is The Kit, Porridge Radio, Madeline Kenney, SAMIA, Ron Gallo, Delta Spirit, Fontaines D.C., Les Big Byrd, Bananagun, Mulatu Astatke (Official Artist Page) & Black Jesus Experience (BJX), Ezra Feinberg, and Jeremy Cunningham & Dustin Laurenzi.
Kate NV’s third record, Room for the Moon, is our album of the week. The Moscow-based musician takes us on a trip through 70s and 80s Russian and Japanese pop music and film with 47min of synth- and bass-heavy melodies. Plus: new tracks by John Prine, Norah Jones, Leah Senior, Margo Price, Lori McKenna, Nick Lowe, Bedouine, Lowland Hum, Drab City, The Cactus Blossoms, Sondre Lerche, Los Retros, Jarvis Cocker, Ron Gallo, Leon Bridges, Chancha Via Circuito, Mulatu Astatke, Sonic Boom, Dougie Poole, Built to Spill, Blitzen Trapper, Naked Giants, Idles, Sammy Brue, Pert Near Sandstone, Matt Costa, and Lionlimb.
Bolachas Now Playing, a new music Spotify playlist updated every Tuesday.
I mean, today’s Wednesday but it doesn’t matter, it’s not like you’re checking if we’re updating the playlist on time or not. Looking back at August releases before we move on into September, this week we’re focusing on Michael Nau’s Michael Nau & the Mighty Thread. Plus: new songs by Ron Gallo, IDLES, Fucked Up, Nothing, Les Big Byrd, Giant Sand, The Black Lillies, Aaron Lee Tasjan, Iron & Wine, Gregory Alan Isakov, Juanita Stein, Carson McHone, Joshua Hedley, Camper Van Beethoven, Escondido, Kristina Murray, Meg Baird & Mary Lattimore, Loretta Lynn Official, and Alynda Segarra (Hurray for the Riff Raff) covering Blaze Foley.
Bolachas Now Playing, 30/2018 (#157):
Ron Gallo – Do You Love Your Company?
IDLES – Never Fight A Man With A Perm
Fucked Up – Normal People
Nothing – You Wind Me Up
Les Big Byrd – I Fucked Up I Was a Child
Giant Sand – Valley Of Rain
The Black Lillies – Ten Years
Aaron Lee Tasjan – Strange Shadows
Michael Nau – On Ice
Michael Nau – Funny Wind
Iron & Wine – Last of Your Rock ‘n’ Roll Heroes
Gregory Alan Isakov – Caves
Juanita Stein – In Your Hands
Carson McHone – Sad
Joshua Hedley – Broken Man
Camper Van Beethoven – Sugartown
Escondido – Crush on Her
Kristina Murray – Strong Blood
Meg Baird, Mary Lattimore – Painter of Tygers
Loretta Lynn – Wouldn’t It Be Great?
Alynda Segarra – Drunken Angel