This year we’re going full Aquarium Drunkard (AKA the only music year end list worth reading). Except, these are just one person’s choices (unlike Bolachas Now Playing, which is a team effort). And he’s only doing this because it’s a slow week at his real work. Meaning, “going full Aquarium Drunkard” is, really, just adopting the format: a list of 100 un-ordered records bound together in groups of 4. Plus a short tweet about each of them. There are a few Spotify playlists at the end of the post, plus Bandcamp links to those records whenever available.
Bolachas Now Playing, a new music Spotify playlist, updated every Wednesday.
The upside of not having concerts to go to is the fact that we have even more time to listen to new music than before. There are 32 songs in our playlist this week, but that’s only because we try to keep it below two hours. And on the spotlight this time around is My Morning Jacket’s surprise release of The Waterfall II, the second set of songs coming from the same session that gave us one of the best rock albums of the past decade. This would be the time for me to beg Jim James and the guys to come over to Europe, but it looks that won’t happen any time soon.
New album tracks/singles by Holy Wave, Peel Dream Magazine, HUM, Coriky, Bob Mould, Silver Scrolls, Songhoy Blues, Art Feynman, bdrmm, Naked Giants, The Beths, Margo Price, The Jayhawks, Robert Chaney, Skyway Man, Ray LaMontagne, Kalen & Aslyn, Grace Gillespie, Kate Bollinger, Lomelda, Slow Pulp, M. Ward, Devendra Banhart, Summer Salt, The Clientele, Matt Costa, Gillian Welch & David Rawlings, Theo Lawrence, Joshua Ray Walker, and Jeannie Seely.
Bolachas Now Playing, a new music Spotify playlist updated every Tuesday.
Two months after its release, one of our favorite albums of the year is finally streaming. “The Horizon Just Laughed” is (yet another) landmark in Damien Jurado’s vast discography and our album of the week. Plus: new songs by Colter Wall, Donnie Fritts, the Mountain Goats, Jim James, Jason Isbell, The Donkeys, The Nude Party, The Essex Green, Let’s Eat Grandma, Angélique Kidjo, Gorillaz, Underworld & Iggy Pop, The Beths, BODEGA, Ulaan Markhor, Marc Ribot, and The Innocence Mission.
Bolachas Now Playing, 25/2018 (#152):
Colter Wall – Calgary Round-Up
Donnie Fritts – You Better Move On
Damien Jurado – 1973
Damien Jurado – Lou-Jean
The Mountain Goats – Song for Sasha Banks
Jim James – Throwback
Jason Isbell – Crystal Clear
The Donkeys – Unusual
The Nude Party – Wild Coyote
The Essex Green – Sloane Ranger
Let’s Eat Grandma – It’s Not Just Me
Angélique Kidjo – Once in a Lifetime
Gorillaz – Lake Zurich
Underworld & Iggy Pop – Get Your Shirt
The Beths – Future Me Hates Me
BODEGA – Jack in Titanic
Ulaan Markhor – At the Gate
Marc Ribot, Steve Earle & Tift Merritt – Srinivas
The Innocence Mission – Green Bus