Bolachas Now Playing, a new music Spotify playlist, updated every Wednesday. Or Thursday. Doesn’t matter. This week’s highlight: Emma Ruth Rundle.
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.
The Felice Brothers are back with “From Dreams to Dust”, another folk rock treatise from a songwriting duo that just won’t stop putting great songs every odd year or so.
It doesn’t matter how conservative or liberal you are: people are naturally resistant to change, especially if the previous form of what’s changing was so dear to them. We get it: “if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it”. Judging by the tone and content of most comments we can find online about this year’s Primavera lineup, both in Porto and Barcelona, folks ain’t happy about “the new normal”. Yes, some of the biggest pop artists in the planet have claimed most of the spots with the big font in it. Yes, there’s a shortage of loud, extreme music we often found at the long gone ATP stage, and every year there are less and less historical, cult indie rock bands reforming for a Primavera performance. But, other than that – tiny specks on a lineup of over 120 bands in Barcelona and over 60 in Porto – has it really changed that much? Is the Primavera DNA gone? (Was there really a “Primavera DNA” to begin with?)
Bolachas Now Playing, a new music Spotify playlist updated every Tuesday.
Snail Mail’s debut “Lush” is our record of the week! She’s younger and has already accomplished more than you. How do you feel about that? Plus: new tracks by SOPHIE, Hilary Woods, Let’s Eat Grandma, Blonde Redhead, Protomartyr, Death Cab for Cutie, Dawes, Villagers, John Parish, Michael Nau, American Aquarium, Rayland Baxter, Andy Jenkins, Sam Evian, Levi Parham, Erin O’Dowd, Punch Brothers, and Harrison Whitford.
Bolachas Now Playing, 22/2018 (#149):
Snail Mail – Speaking Terms
Snail Mail – Let’s Find an Out
SOPHIE – It’s Okay to Cry
Hilary Woods – Black Rainbow
Let’s Eat Grandma – Ava
Blonde Redhead, Ludovico Einaudi – Where Your Mind Wants to Go
Protomartyr – Wait
Death Cab for Cutie – Gold Rush
Dawes – Telescope
Villagers – A Trick of the Light
John Parish – The First Star
Michael Nau – Funny in Real Life
American Aquarium – One Day at a Time
Rayland Baxter – Strange American Dream
Andy Jenkins – Hazel Woods
Sam Evian – You, Forever
Levi Parham – Boxmeer Blues
Erin O’Dowd – Forgiveness
Punch Brothers – It’s All Part of the Plan
Harrison Whitford – Strangers in the Making