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#254: The Mountain Goats, “Getting Into Knives”

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John Darnielle is Getting Into Knives! And it’s probably his best album in almost a decade, when ‘All Eternals Deck’ brought us some of the most memorable the Mountain Goats songs. Closing the album, the title track is the standout here – a repeat affair right after the first listen.

Plus: new tracks by Bill Callahan & Bonnie “Prince” Billy, Helena Deland, Jeff Tweedy (Wilco), WoodsOkey DokeyThe ShilohsAaron Lee Tasjan, Matt Berninger (The National), The Besnard Lakes, Plastic War, Strange RangerSon LittleNilüfer YanyaAriana GrandeHot Chip (with Jarvis Cocker), Harolddd (with Faye Webster), Skyway ManJulien BakerSkullcrusherAdrianne LenkerSierra FerrellOliver WoodMandolin OrangeGrace Gillespie, and Valley Maker.

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#249: Daniel Romano’s Outfit, “How Ill Thy World Is Ordered”

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If every album Daniel Romano has released in 2020 was on Spotify, it’s very possible that you would have seen his face in this playlist at least three or four more times. “How Ill Thy World is Ordered”, an album credited to his Outfit, is Romano’s 10th release of the year (ninth? eleventh? We lost track) and probably the best of the bunch. If you want to see someone going from acoustic Dylan to Parsons to Vega to Springsteen to Richman to electric Dylan and simultaneously always sounding as unique as he is, here’s an album for you. Then check his Bandcamp for hours of excellent new music, from proggy jams with Tool’s Danny Carey to traditional country tunes. Daniel Romano is the hottest artist in contemporary rock and roll music.

Plus: brand new tracks by Sam AmidonDawesRandall BramblettGrant-Lee PhillipsNative HarrowFaye WebsterThe ShilohsRudy de AndaTiñaThrowing MusesJohn DaveyPorridge RadioMary LattimoreTomberlinTrummorsJennifer CastleFenne Lily, Alasdair Roberts, Tyler ChildersWaylon PayneBecky WarrenGus ClarkThe Bad OatsMatt CostaTyler RamseyYo La Tengo, and Delta Spirit.

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#246: Bright Eyes, “Down in the Weeds, Where the World Once Was”

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While 2020 has certainly been a shitshow of a year, we could only have hoped Bright Eyes‘ first record in almost a decade would have saved it. We weren’t wrong to hope. The brilliance that is “Down In The Weeds Where The World Once Was” is here and please excuse us while we take the rest of the year off to plunge into this sturdy pool of sadness, death and divorce.

Plus: new tracks by H.C. McEntireThe ShilohsFenne LilyThe Lemon TwigsJosh RitterChuck ProphetLydia LovelessSteve Gunn / John Truscinski, Nubya Garcia, Rhodri Davies, TFS Band, Still House Plants, METZiLiKETRAiNSNaked GiantsGuided By VoicesOld 97’sThe Nude PartyHoly MotorsNo JoyKate BollingerGrace Gillespie, and Angel Olsen

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#105: Big Thief, “Capacity”

Bolachas Now Playing, 20/2017 (#105):

Big Thief – Mary

Big Thief – Black Diamonds

Vikesh Kapoor – Down by the River

Justin Townes Earle – What She’s Crying For

Pokey LaFarge – Going To the Country

The Mastersons – Transient Lullaby

Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit – Hope the High Road

The Shilohs – Sleep City

Deer Tick – Sea of Clouds

The Growlers – Late Bloomers

Amber Arcades – Wouldn’t Even Know

Mt. Joy – Cardinal

Howe Gelb – Ownin’ It

Bonnie “Prince” Billy & Nathan Salsburg – Beargrass Song

Micah P. Hinson – Lover’s Lane

Richard Dawson – Beggar

Bedouine – Solitary Daughter

Aldous Harding – Swell Does the Skull

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Cakes and Tapes alumni The Shilohs have just released their sophomore LP and you can stream the fuck out of it on their Bandcamp. You know you’ll always need some fresh and good pop rock music in your life, especially when considering Alex Chilton’s dead and there’s no more Big Star for you. Oh, and if you’re into Felt, please check track 10, “Down at the Bottom of Bottomland”. Amazing stuff. The Shilohs have spent some time on the road with Real Estate earlier this year and will present their selftitled album in the US and Canada opening for other indie pop geniuses The Fresh & Onlys next July. Sometimes I wish I didn’t live in Europe.

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