Pop punk will never die, but you will. The Moore Family Band‘s debut album “Missy” is only 22 minutes long but has more hooks than a fancy React application (sorry, no more front-end jokes in this space). That would be easy to explain with Jeff Rosenstock’s presence in a couple of tracks, but the Californian trio consistently delivers the goods elsewhere in the record.
We’re back and we’re bringing you a ton of music. Unusually, August was kinda eventful, with plenty of great single and album releases. So we had to exaggerate a bit and make a 33 song playlist (and we had to leave quite a few tracks out to make it reasonable). Our focus this week is The Hold Steady’s new album “Thrashing Thru the Passion”, probably their best since 2008’s “Stay Positive”. There’s no way we’re tagging every single artist this time around, so just scroll down for the track list.
If you’re immediately sold on a record just by knowing Matthew E. White has put a finger on it, we don’t need to convince you further. If, on top of that, you’re a fan of Jonathan Rado-produced albums (like the most recent Father John Misty, Weyes Blood, Whitney, or Alex Cameron), you’re in for a treat. Fortunately for everyone else, Jackie Cohen’s debut LP is much more than its indie dream team of producers. We’ve been anxiously waiting for it to drop since we first heard (and featured) “FMK” back in March, and now it’s all ours.
Plus: new songs by Pile, Idles, The Dream Syndicate, Black Mountain, Alex Rex, John Southworth, A.A. Bondy, Kelly Finnigan, The Teskey Brothers, Buddy & Julie Miller, Old Man Luedecke, John Prine, Carl Anderson, Johnathan Rice & Courtney Marie Andrews, Kacy & Clayton, Kassi Valazza, Lola Kirke, Carly Rae Jepsen, Alex Cameron, Olympia, Mara Connor & Langhorne Slim, and Joe Kaplow.
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