In a surprising contender for first new exceptional album of the year, James Yorkston teams up with Swedish folk-rock-ish outfit The Second Hand Orchestra to deliver “The Wide, Wide River”, a “krautfolk” machine that got us hooked at first listen.
Bolachas Now Playing, a new music Spotify playlist updated every Tuesday.
Doug Paisley’s beautiful “Starter Home” is our album of the week. Listen to new songs by Becky Warren, Vera Sola, Cass McCombs and his The Skiffle Players, William Tyler, Hiss Golden Messenger, Foxwarren, Nicholas Krgovich, Julia Holter, Andrew Bird, Bill Ryder-Jones, Goshen Electric Co., Nap Eyes, Hollow Hand, The Teskey Brothers, Ed Harcourt, Sun Kil Moon, and Christian Kjellvander.
Bolachas Now Playing, 38/2018 (#165):
Becky Warren – Half-Hearted Angel
Vera Sola – The Cage
Cass McCombs – Sleeping Volcanoes
The Skiffle Players – Local Boy
William Tyler – Fail Safe
Hiss Golden Messenger – Back to the River Again
Foxwarren – Everything Apart
Nicholas Krgovich – October
Julia Holter – Colligere
Andrew Bird – Bloodless
Bill Ryder-Jones – Happy Song
Goshen Electric Co. – Ring the Bell
Nap Eyes – I’ve Always Known You Care
Hollow Hand – Milestone
The Teskey Brothers – Pain And Misery
Doug Paisley – Waiting
Doug Paisley – Shadows
Ed Harcourt – Empress of the Lake
Sun Kil Moon – David Cassidy
Christian Kjellvander – The Thing Is
Nikki Lane is one of our favorite songwriters right now. Her third record, Highway Queen, has just been released and we’re beyond happy to share a couple of songs with you on our fifth playlist of 2017.
© Hugo Lima, NOS Primavera Sound
NOS Primavera Sound 2015 starts tomorrow! Before you go, be sure to print our printable timetables: XLS editable version or the beautiful PDF version made by the fine pals at fiasco. As we’ll be busy there, there is no weekly playlist this week: Bolachas Now Playing 2021 is a NOS Primavera Sound ‘15 special! Includes songs by Mikal Cronin, the Replacements, Viet Cong, Ought, Shellac, Spiritualized, Kevin Morby, The New Pornographers, Xylouris White, Giant Sand, Sun Kil Moon and Bruno Pernadas. And here it is. See you tomorrow!
Xylouris White (Sat, 6; 5:30pm, ATP stage)
Besides having some of the most chill promo pics of all time [pictured above], Greek singer/lute player George Xylouris and Dirty Three’s drummer Jim White are THE “unknown” band to check out in this years’ NOS Primavera Sound. Tradition meets modernity in this unusual synergy between Cretan folk and modern, inventive rock music.