Tamara Lindeman’s work as The Weather Station is finally getting the critical acclaim it deserves. In “Ignorance”, and following what she started with the already superb self-titled album, the Canadian singer-songwriter goes way beyond her folkish roots and employs a constellation of musicians to dress up her stellar songs in lush instrumentation. We’ll be very surprised if this ends up outside our top three albums of the year.
Aaron Frazer is best known as the drummer (and singer) for soul outfit Durand Jones & the Indications. Like so many songwriters in the past few years, he teamed up with the Black Keys’ Dan Auerbach and got his debut solo album, “Introducing…”, ready in no time. We’re not even halfway through January and we already have our first highlight of 2021. Feels good to be back.
Katy J Pearson is a Bristol-based singer-songwriter who does Western inspired pop music with folkish undertones. We first heard of her while touring with the likes of Cass McCombs or Olden Yolk, and her debut record, “Return”, is out now.
Bolachas Now Playing, a new music Spotify playlist, updated every Wednesday.
Almost a decade after the last The Black Swans release, frontman Jerry David DeCicca keeps putting out great solo albums. Which are not strictly solo, if you look at the cast of musicians enlisted here, a list that includes the legendary Augie Meyers (of the Texas Tornados and the Sir Douglas Quintet). The result is an instrumentally rich set of Americana songs that are probably your best introduction to DeCicca’s work as a songwriter.
This week, we have new tracks by Kacy & Clayton & Marlon Williams, The Weather Station, Sharon Van Etten, Steady Holiday, Jane Weaver, Ohmme, SUUNS & Jerusalem In My Heart, Viagra Boys, Woods, Jeremy Ivey, Cordovas, Langhorne Slim, Family Jordan, James Ellis and the Jealous Guys, The Slim Kings, Elvis Perkins, Kevin Morby, Julia Jacklin, Desure, Le Ren, Julie Byrne, The Orchestra of Cardboard, Tomberlin, Pearl Charles, Holy Motors, and Jennifer Castle.
Bolachas Now Playing, a new music Spotify playlist updated every Tuesday.
Current 93’s new album “The Light Is Leaving Us All” is probably David Tibet’s best work since 2006’s “Black Ships Ate the Sky”. Yes, there’s no modern cowboy or cowgirl in the cover this week. Deal with it. But there’s one hour and a half of new music by Ty Segall, Pip Blom, The Black Lillies, Night Shop, The Skiffle Players, Beirut, Daniel Romano, The Watson Twins, The Weather Station, Jennifer Castle, Tiny Ruins, Julia Holter, John Carpenter, Tim Hecker, Matthew E. White, Calvin Johnson, Colter Wall, Twain, Angelo De Augustine, Yowler, and Will Oldham.
Bolachas Now Playing, 36/2018 (#163):
Ty Segall – Class War
Pip Blom – Pussycat
The Black Lillies – Weighting
Night Shop – The One I Love
The Skiffle Players – Cara
Beirut – Gallipoli
Daniel Romano – All The Reaching Trims
The Watson Twins – Call to You (ft. The Cactus Blossoms)
The Weather Station – I Tried to Wear the World (ft. Jennifer Castle)
Jennifer Castle – Midas Touch (ft. The Weather Station)
Tiny Ruins – Olympic Girls
Julia Holter – Words I Heard
John Carpenter – The Shape Burns
Current 93 – The Policeman Is Dead
Current 93 – 30 Red Houses
Tim Hecker – Is a rose petal of the dying crimson light
Matthew E. White – No Future In Our Frontman
Calvin Johnson – Another Teardrop Falls
Colter Wall – Wild Dogs
Twain – Young God (gotta lotta feeling)
Angelo De Augustine – Time
Yowler – Angel
Will Oldham – Party With Marty