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#216: Andy Shauf, “The Neon Skyline”

Four years after his last solo album, Andy Shauf is back with “The Neon Skyline”. Just like its predecessor “The Party”, it’s (you guessed) another concept album about something that happened over the course of one night. So, of course, feel free to our selection and go listen to the record with the lyrics in front of you. In case you’re not into it, well, we got you covered with one hour and a half of new tracks by U.S. Girls, 070 Shake, Rosalía, Margaret Glaspy, Mitski, Okay Kaya, Waxahatchee, Squirrel Flower, Wye Oak, M. Ward, Bonny Light Horseman, Terry Allen, Yorkston/Thorne/Khan, Nathaniel Rateliff, Natural Child, Drive-By Truckers, Watkins Family Hour, Tiña, Wolf Parade, Kiwi jr, and Haha Charade.

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#213: Duster, “Duster”

Our first playlist of the year looks back into December, picking some of the best singles released last month and focusing on Duster’s self-titled record, their first album in 19 years. The lo-fi indie rock trio’s first two albums were largely forgotten by the general public after they were released in the twilight of last century, but an online cult following surged in the last few years. This has culminated on the release of a Numero Group issued boxset earlier in 2019, and a new studio album followed later in the year.

Plus: new singles and songs from forthcoming albums by Khruangbin & Leon Bridges, Son Little, Caroline Rose, Los Coast, Whiskey Wolves of the West, The Yearlings, Jonathan Wilson, Spider Bags, Jung Shackleton & Buck Meek, LEYA, Pop. 1280, BOHREN & DER CLUB OF GORE/ official, Bill Fay, John Moreland, Terry Allen Art/Music, Holly Macve, Nadia Reid, Squirrel flower, Shannon Lay, Soccer Mommy, Marem Ladson, Branko / Ana Moura / Conan Osiris, and Natalia Lafourcade Oficial.

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#208: Vetiver, “Up On High”

After two more layered, denser, and less critically popular records where we saw Andy Cabic holler at soft rock and psychedelia, “Up on High” is the sound of Vetiver returning to their acoustic beginnings. Welcome to your new favourite Saturday morning breakfast prep folk rock record. Plus: new tracks by Terry Allen, Simon Joyner, Tindersticks, Lambchop, Itasca, Mount Eerie & Julie Doiron, Michael Kiwanuka, Dylan LeBlanc, Theo Lawrence, Charles Rumback & Ryley Walker, Squirrel Flower, The Deer, Cate Le Bon & Bradford Cox, The Growlers, Pinegrove, Iguana Death Cult, Imperial Wax, Pop. 1280, DJ Nigga Fox, Peel Dream Magazine, and Warmduscher.

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#160: Amber Arcades, “European Heartbreak”

Bolachas Now Playing, a new music Spotify playlist updated every Tuesday. 

Back to our original Tuesday programming. One of our favorite Dutch acts, Annelotte de Graaf’s Amber Arcades has finally released her second album, European Heartbreak, late last week on Heavenly Recordings. There are just too many good songs being released this time of the year, so we hope you can devote 1h30 of your time to these 25 songs by St. Vincent, Sharon Van Etten, Swearin’, Lala Lala, The Goon Sax, Squirrel flower, Molly Burch, Mirah, Courtney Marie Andrews, Anna St. Louis, Haley HeynderickxMax Garcia Conover, Erica Buettner, Vera SolaKristina Murray, Scott Orr, Carl Broemel, Daniel Romano, Night Shop, Matt Costa, Sammy BrueRyley Walker, PUBLIC SERVICE BROADCASTING, and Jacco Gardner.

Bolachas Now Playing, 33/2018 (#160):

Sharon Van Etten – Comeback Kid

St. Vincent – Fast Slow Disco

Swearin’ – Future Hell

Lala Lala – Destroyer

The Goon Sax – A Few Times Too Many

Squirrel Flower – Not Your Prey

Amber Arcades – Oh My Love (What Have We Done)

Amber Arcades – Hardly Knew

Molly Burch – Candy

Mirah – Counting

Courtney Marie Andrews – Heart and Mind

Anna St. Louis – Desert

Haley Heynderickx, Max García Conover – Slow Talkin’

Erica Buettner – Train to Porto

Vera Sola – The Colony

Kristina Murray – Tell Me

Scott Orr – Fall Apart

Carl Broemel – No One Else

Daniel Romano – Empty Husk

Night Shop – My Love

Matt Costa – Lovely Saturday

Sammy Brue – Love Song Again

Ryley Walker – Busted Stuff

Public Service Broadcasting – White Star Liner

Jacco Gardner – Volva