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#194: Jesca Hoop, “STONECHILD”

 

Last time we checked on Jesca Hoop she was busy touring a collaboration album with Iron & Wine and recording a (mostly acoustic) new album with Blake Mills. In 2019, she’s taking a different approach by teaming up with John Parish and recording what’s probably the most interesting record of her career, his subtle electronic touches complementing her fingerpicked guitar without ever even approaching “folktronica” territory (good to know they both know it’s not 2005 anymore).

This week’s playlist also features new tracks by Belle and Sebastian, Vanishing Twin, Moon Duo, Rayland Baxter, The Raconteurs, Okey Dokey, TFS Band, Titus Andronicus, Necking, Giant Sand, 75 Dollar Bill, Claire Cronin, black midi, Kacy & Clayton, Aviva le Fey, Alasdair Roberts, Erin Durant, Leif Vollebekk, Jonah Tolchin, and RF Shannon.

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#187: Big Thief, “U. F. O. F.”

At first listen, Big Thief’s third LP looked like a tough nut to crack, way less immediate than “Capacity”. You won’t find “U.F.O.F.”’s beauty through background listening while you send passive-agressive emails, are stuck in traffic, or go through tons of lines of code. It needs your full attention to be properly rewarding. Try it later today. Plus: new songs by Anna Tivel, Aldous Harding, Aviva le Fey, Kassi Valazza, Frankie Lee, Nataly Dawn, Sam Outlaw, Calexico and Iron & Wine, The Felice Brothers, Fruit Bats, Super Doppler, Nev Cottee Band, black midi, Stef Chura, Titus Andronicus, Tropical Fuck Storm, Altın Gün, Kate Tempest, Cate Le Bon, Julia Shapiro (Chastity Belt), and Vampire Weekend.

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#183: Weyes Blood, “Titanic Rising”

It doesn’t take long for the listener to realize Natalie Mering is an artist in her prime while listening to her fourth record as Weyes Blood. While the already remarkable “Front Row Seat to Earth” had its number of high peaks coupled with a couple of less remarkable moments, “Titanic Rising” is a serious contender for album of the year, and definitely a career best for someone we once thought was just Enya for people who order matcha lattes at modern coffee establishments. (Sorry about that.)

Plus new tracks by the likes of Vera Sola, Heather Woods Broderick, Siskiyou, Jake Xerxes FussellPhil Cook, Laura Stevenson, Alex Rex, M. Lockwood Porter, Los Coast, Super DopplerJonah Tolchin, Carl Anderson, Drunken PrayerPUP et al.

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#161: Steady Holiday, “Nobody’s Watching”

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

Dre Babinski’s second album as Steady Holiday has been out in the US for a while now, but it has only been released in Europe last Friday. We love it too much to not promote it as our album of the week, even though so many potentially great records were released last October 5. We didn’t even have enough time to listen repeatedly to most of them, so here’s another 1h30 playlist. Songs by Motel Mirrors, Colter Wall,Phosphorescent, Adia Victoria, Swearin’, Fred Thomas (with Anna Burch), Ancient ShapesBroken Social Scene, Fucked Up (with J Mascis and Jennifer Castle), Super Doppler, Titus Andronicus, Action Bronson, supersilentJerusalem In My Heart, Nathan Bowles, BedouineMolly Burch, Gabby’s World, Julia JacklinDee White, The Wild Reeds, and Night Shop.

Bolachas Now Playing, 34/2018 (#161):

Motel Mirrors – I Wouldn’t Dream of It

Colter Wall – Thinkin’ on a Woman

Phosphorescent – C’est La Vie No.2

Adia Victoria – Dope Queen Blues

Swearin’ – Dogpile

Fred Thomas – Altar (feat. Anna Burch)

Ancient Shapes – Mental Slavery (We Can’t Quit)

Broken Social Scene – Old Dead Young

Fucked Up – Came Down Wrong (feat. Jennifer Castle and J Mascis)

Super Doppler – I Can Breathe

Titus Andronicus – Home Alone (on Halloween)

Action Bronson – White Bronco

Supersilent – 14.10

Jerusalem in My Heart – Wa Ta’atalat Loughat Al Kalam, Pt. II

Nathan Bowles – Elk River Blues

Bedouine – Hey, Who Really Cares?

Steady Holiday – All Aboard

Steady Holiday – Desperate Times

Molly Burch – Dangerous Place

Gabby’s World – Winter, Withdraw

Julia Jacklin – Body

Dee White – Tell the World I Do

The Wild Reeds – Fall With Me

Night Shop – Road to Carolina

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#137: Nap Eyes, “I’m Bad Now”

Bolachas Now Playing, 10/2018 (#137):

Damien Jurado – Over Rainbows and Rainier
S. Carey – Yellowstone
Jordan Lehning – Remember
Jess Williamson – I See the White
Jennifer Castle – Crying Shame
Katie Von Schleicher – Glad To Be Here
Kyle Craft – Heartbreak Junky
Luke Winslow-King – Leghorn Women
Mary Lattimore – Hello from the Edge of the Earth
Jolie Holland, Thor & Friends – Louisiana 1927
Nap Eyes – White Disciple
Nap Eyes – Roses
Parquet Courts – Wide Awake
The Men – Killed Someone
Dinosaur Jr. – Hold Unknown
Iceage, Sky Ferreira – Pain Killer
Titus Andronicus – Real Talk
Beach House – Dive
Buck Meek – Cannonball!
Kid Dakota – Pills
The Tallest Man on Earth – An Ocean