‘what we say in private’ is the debut album by Canadian singer-songwriter/painter/visual artist Alexandra Levy, or Ada Lea. It’s been out for less than a handful of days but it’s already one of our indie rock albums of the year. Is it because its opening song sounds like a lost track off Wilco’s Yankee Hotel Foxtrot’s recording sessions that eventually morphs into a more layered Big Thief song, while never sounding like a tribute to either bands? Or maybe it’s because of the stellar songwriting in it. We don’t know. Let’s just listen.
Plus: new tracks by Wilco (the new kind of Wilco, not the old YHF one), Andrew Combs, Strange Ranger, Long Beard, Aviva le Fey, Shannon Lay, Joan Shelley, Holy Golden (now known as Dolly Valentine), Summer Salt, Grace Lightman, Bleached, Roselit Bone, Trash Kit, Fly Pan Am, Adam Green, Tony Molina, Leon Bridges, Whitney, RF Shannon, Hiss Golden Messenger, Joe Pug, Jim Lauderdale, and Twain + The Deslondes.
Bolachas Now Playing, a new music Spotify playlist updated every Tuesday.
Last new music playlist before we switch to Festival Vodafone Paredes de Coura mode, and it’s a long one as we don’t want to leave great songs on hold for a month. Contrasting with the length of this playlist, we highlight Tony Molina’s gorgeous, 14 minutes long new record, “Kill the Lights”. If you’re into Teenage Fanclub, Big Star, and 1min long tracks, you’ll be in heaven.
Plus: new songs by Andrew Combs, Sharaya Summers, Amber Arcades, Punch Brothers, Black Belt Eagle Scout, Phantastic Ferniture, Late Bloomer, The Hold Steady, Israel Nash, Phosphorescent, Spiritualized, Molly Burch, Jessica’s Brother, Petal, Liz Cooper & The Stampede, Marem Ladson, Kristina Murray, Fraser A. Gorman, Ryan Downey, Iron & Wine, Lucius, and Wild Pink.
Bolachas Now Playing, 28/2018 (#155):
Andrew Combs – 4 x 10
Sharaya Summers – Prodigal
Amber Arcades – Alpine Town
Tony Molina – Afraid to Go Outside
Tony Molina – Now That She’s Gone
Tony Molina – Before You Go
Punch Brothers – Three Dots and a Dash
Black Belt Eagle Scout – Soft Stud
Phantastic Ferniture – Uncomfortable Teenager
Late Bloomer – Heaven
The Hold Steady – The Stove & the Toaster
Israel Nash – Sweet Springs
Phosphorescent – New Birth in New England
Spiritualized – Here It Comes (The Road) Let’s Go
Molly Burch – Wild
Jessica’s Brother – All the Better
Petal – Tightrope
Liz Cooper & the Stampede – Fondly & Forever
Marem Ladson – Woods
Kristina Murray – Lovers & Liars
Fraser A. Gorman – Silence Turns to Gold
Ryan Downey – Renewed
Iron & Wine – What Hurts Worse
Lucius – Right Down the Line
Wild Pink – All Some Frenchman’s Joke