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#253: Jerry David DeCicca, “The Unlikely Optimist…”

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Almost a decade after the last The Black Swans release, frontman Jerry David DeCicca keeps putting out great solo albums. Which are not strictly solo, if you look at the cast of musicians enlisted here, a list that includes the legendary Augie Meyers (of the Texas Tornados and the Sir Douglas Quintet). The result is an instrumentally rich set of Americana songs that are probably your best introduction to DeCicca’s work as a songwriter.

This week, we have new tracks by Kacy & Clayton & Marlon WilliamsThe Weather StationSharon Van EttenSteady HolidayJane WeaverOhmmeSUUNS & Jerusalem In My HeartViagra BoysWoodsJeremy IveyCordovasLanghorne Slim, Family Jordan, James Ellis and the Jealous GuysThe Slim KingsElvis PerkinsKevin MorbyJulia Jacklin, Desure, Le Ren, Julie Byrne, The Orchestra of CardboardTomberlinPearl CharlesHoly Motors, and Jennifer Castle.

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#161: Steady Holiday, “Nobody’s Watching”

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Dre Babinski’s second album as Steady Holiday has been out in the US for a while now, but it has only been released in Europe last Friday. We love it too much to not promote it as our album of the week, even though so many potentially great records were released last October 5. We didn’t even have enough time to listen repeatedly to most of them, so here’s another 1h30 playlist. Songs by Motel Mirrors, Colter Wall,Phosphorescent, Adia Victoria, Swearin’, Fred Thomas (with Anna Burch), Ancient ShapesBroken Social Scene, Fucked Up (with J Mascis and Jennifer Castle), Super Doppler, Titus Andronicus, Action Bronson, supersilentJerusalem In My Heart, Nathan Bowles, BedouineMolly Burch, Gabby’s World, Julia JacklinDee White, The Wild Reeds, and Night Shop.

Bolachas Now Playing, 34/2018 (#161):

Motel Mirrors – I Wouldn’t Dream of It

Colter Wall – Thinkin’ on a Woman

Phosphorescent – C’est La Vie No.2

Adia Victoria – Dope Queen Blues

Swearin’ – Dogpile

Fred Thomas – Altar (feat. Anna Burch)

Ancient Shapes – Mental Slavery (We Can’t Quit)

Broken Social Scene – Old Dead Young

Fucked Up – Came Down Wrong (feat. Jennifer Castle and J Mascis)

Super Doppler – I Can Breathe

Titus Andronicus – Home Alone (on Halloween)

Action Bronson – White Bronco

Supersilent – 14.10

Jerusalem in My Heart – Wa Ta’atalat Loughat Al Kalam, Pt. II

Nathan Bowles – Elk River Blues

Bedouine – Hey, Who Really Cares?

Steady Holiday – All Aboard

Steady Holiday – Desperate Times

Molly Burch – Dangerous Place

Gabby’s World – Winter, Withdraw

Julia Jacklin – Body

Dee White – Tell the World I Do

The Wild Reeds – Fall With Me

Night Shop – Road to Carolina

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#154: Lori McKenna, “The Tree”

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Summertime may mean less frequent releases every week until mid September, but Lori McKenna never rests. Her new album “The Tree” is on the spotlight this week! Plus: new songs by Bonnie “Prince” Billy (although you should go watch the video instead), The Goon Sax, Spare Snare, Les Big Byrd, The Devil Makes Three, Aaron Lee Tasjan, Mattiel, Tracyanne And Danny, Amanda Shires, Cam, Waxahatchee, Steady Holiday, Trampled by Turtles, Nathan Salsburg, The Deep Dark Woods, Willie Nelson, and Cale Tyson.

Bolachas Now Playing, 27/2018 (#154): 

Bonnie “Prince” Billy – Blueberry Jam

The Goon Sax – Make Time 4 Love

Spare Snare – And Now It Is Over

Les Big Byrd – A Little More Numb

The Devil Makes Three – Bad Idea

Aaron Lee Tasjan – Heart Slows Down

Mattiel – Cass Tech

Tracyanne & Danny – Alabama

Amanda Shires – Parking Lot Pirouette

Lori McKenna – A Mother Never Rests

Lori McKenna – Like Patsy Would

Cam – Road to Happiness

Waxahatchee – Chapel of Pines

Steady Holiday – Who’s Gonna Stop Us

Trampled by Turtles – Wildflowers

Nathan Salsburg – Impossible Air

The Deep Dark Woods – The Banks of the Leopold Canal

Willie Nelson – Summer Wind

Cale Tyson – What Doesn’t Kill You

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#150: T. Hardy Morris, “Dude, the Obscure”

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T. Hardy Morris headlines our 150th playlist! The Dead Confederate frontman has a new album out on New West Records. Make sure you give it a go. Plus: new songs by John Calvin Abney, DawesGreat Lake Swimmers, Israel Nash, Amanda Shires, Low, Stuart A. Staples, Saintseneca, Wilder Maker, Sean Henry, gobbinjr, Steady HolidayTomberlin, Tony Molina, Jeffrey Foucault, and The Milk Carton Kids.

Bolachas Now Playing, 23/2018 (#150): 

John Calvin Abney – Always Enough

Dawes – My Greatest Invention

T. Hardy Morris – Purple House Blues

T. Hardy Morris – NY

Great Lake Swimmers – Alone but Not Alone

Israel Nash – Lucky Ones

Amanda Shires – Eve’s Daughter

Low – Dancing and Blood

Stuart A. Staples – A New Real

Saintseneca – Frostbiter

Wilder Maker – Impossible Summer

Sean Henry – Imperfection

gobbinjr – sorry Charlie

Steady Holiday – Nobody’s Watching

Tomberlin – Seventeen

Tony Molina – Wrong Town

Jeffrey Foucault – Pretty Hands

The Milk Carton Kids – I’ve Been Loving You