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#203: Moon Duo, “Stars are the Light”

Wow, every now and then we also feature non-“songwriter” music as our album of the week! It’s only been half a week of listening to it on repeat, but Moon Duo’s seventh LP is probably their most interesting offering so far. “Stars Are the Light” finds the American psych duo at their grooviest and we simply can’t get enough.

And there’s more: brand new tracks by The Deer, The New Pornographers, Chastity Belt, Vivian Girls, Cate Le Bon and Bradford Cox, The Comet is Coming, Mão Morta, Weeping Icon, Xylouris White, Telefon Tel Aviv, Sturgill Simpson, Loving, Red River Dialect, Darrin Bradbury and Margo Price, Colter Wall, Molly Sarlé, Dori Freeman, Mount Eerie and Julie Doiron, Donivan Berube, Will Johnson, The Milk Carton Kids, the Mountain Goats, and Jim James with The Louisville Orchestra.

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#200: Sandro Perri, “Soft Landing”

This is our 200th playlist since we started back in January 16, 2015. 3603 tracks, 244 hours of music, way more than those 244 hours spent reading, keeping track and listening to the hundreds of artists featured in our playlist so far. Sounds like we’re going to ask you for money, right? Of course not. We’re only going to ask you to tell a friend or two about our playlists. We do this mostly to keep ourselves updated on what’s new and avoid falling into the “music these days just isn’t as good as it was back in the day” trap (which roughly translates to “I got older and gave up my interests”). But the best part about it is knowing someone out there actually listens and values what we do. We know algorithms are pretty cool, but nothing beats a playlist that was handpicked by a group of dedicated people.

This week we focus on Sandro Perri’s latest record, “Soft Landing”, his second LP in two years after a long hiatus. 2018’s “In Another Life” was one of our albums of the year, and “Soft Landing” replicates its winning formula of one long song/a few shorter ones while sounding quite distinct, with electronics playing second fiddle to his good old guitar. The result is similar: another ambient-ish pop masterpiece from the Canadian guitarist and songwriter. Plus: new tracks by I am Oak, Lower Dens, Queen of Jeans, Frankie Cosmos, Young Guv, The Comet is Coming, Los Pirañas, Jeffrey Lewis, Jesse Malin, Garrett T. Capps, Peter Bruntnell, Monks Road Social, The Deer, The Highwomen, Lola Kirke, Lady Wray, Adam Green, Birds of Play, The Milk Carton Kids, Mandolin Orange, and Anna Larson.

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#151: Kamasi Washington, “Heaven and Earth”

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

Kamasi Washington’s new double album “Heaven and Earth” is our highlight of the week and it has enough music to keep you entertained for hours. But, just in case you don’t feel that’s enough for you, there’s more than one hour of new music on our playlist for you to sample: The Wave PicturesMikaela Davis, Altın Gün, Dos Santos, Chinaskee & Os Camponeses, Alexander Hacke + David Eugene Edwards, Gwenifer Raymond, St. Paul and The Broken Bones, Dilly Dally, Wild Pink, Mitski, Super Doppler, The Devil Makes Three, Lori McKennaThe Jayhawks, The Tallest Man On Earth, and The Milk Carton Kids.

Bolachas Now Playing, 24/2018 (#151):

The Wave Pictures – Volcano

Mikaela Davis – Half Right

Altin Gün – Hababam

Kamasi Washington – Fists of Fury

Kamasi Washington – Street Fighter Mas

Dos Santos – Purísima

Chinaskee & Os Camponeses – Metro e Meio II

David Eugene Edwards & Alexander Hacke – Teach Us to Pray

Gwenifer Raymond – Sack ‘em Up, Pt. I / Sack ’em Up, Pt. II

St. Paul & the Broken Bones – Apollo

Dilly Dally – I Feel Free

Wild Pink – Jewels Drossed in the Runoff

Mitski – Nobody

Super Doppler – Edge Off

The Devil Makes Three – Paint My Face

Lori McKenna – Young and Angry Again

The Jayhawks – Backwards Women

The Tallest Man on Earth – Forever Is a Very Long Time

The Milk Carton Kids – All The Things…

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

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

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

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#148: Natalie Prass, “The Future and the Past”

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

We did not deserve the vacations we had. So, after a few weeks of absence, here’s a double playlist with two hours of new music, spearheaded by the great new Natalie Prass record, “The Future and the Past”. Plus new tracks by Public Service Broadcasting, Wild Pink, Rolling Blackouts Coastal Fever, Tony Molina, Israel Nash,The Nude Party, T. Hardy Morris, Fraser A. Gorman, Andrew Combs, Spiritualized, Father John Misty, Frazey Ford, Nicole Atkins, Jennifer Castle, Ainsley Farrell, Erin Rae, Sarah Louise, The Milk Carton Kids, Jeffrey Foucault, Neko Case,Frog Eyes, Luluc, Mutual Benefit, Fog Lake, Snail Mail, Aisha Burns, Lera Lynn, Desirae Garcia, and Sam Evian.