“Excelsior!” is the first LP by NYC-based singer-songwriter Johanna Samuels. Produced by Sam Evian, the album features contributions by the likes of Courtney Marie Andrews, Hannah Cohen, A.O. Gerber or Lomelda’s Hannah Read. If you’ve followed us long enough, you know this means we’ve already sticked our seal of approval five times. Come for the copious namedropping, stay for some of the best lyrics of the first half of 2021.
Michael Feuerstack is a living legend of the Canadian underground. Between his work as Snailhouse and in his own name, “Harmonize the Moon” is his thirteenth LP. Its ten songs, drifting between classic folk and soft indie rock, are the perfect soundtrack to welcome Spring, if that’s a thing where you live.
Mavis Staples’ Livin’ on a High Note came out today and is on our spotlight this week!
Our our last Bolachas Now Playing of the year – we’ll move on and choose our best songs and records of 2015 on the forthcoming weeks, keep in touch! – we focus on the new Ty Segall record which came out last week. The upcoming Mount Moriah record is also on the spotlight, and we also have new songs by Sam Outlaw, M. Ward, Ethan Johns, Sarah Neufeld, Pop. 1280, Animal Collective, !!!, Antony’s ANOHNI, Nicolas Godin, Dawn Richard, and Fatima Yamaha.
Last Friday we were away from the computer, so here’s our weekly playlist from last week! Lots of variety here. Where else can you find Colin Stetson & Sarah Neufeld (pictured), Tal National, Bill Fay, Refused and Estelle in the same carefully curated, 14-song playlist?