It’s hard to talk about Buck Meek without referring to him as “Big Thief’s Buck Meek”. But his solo work – with a little help from some of our favorite handymen of indie music such as Mat Davidson (Twain) and Adam Brisbin – is its own thing, with Meek’s characteristic voice paving the way to beautifully arranged songs. Songs that we’re definitely going to use as an argument when, come November, you’ll say, as always, that “this wasn’t a very good year for music”.
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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), Woods, Okey Dokey, The Shilohs, Aaron Lee Tasjan, Matt Berninger (The National), The Besnard Lakes, Plastic War, Strange Ranger, Son Little, Nilüfer Yanya, Ariana Grande, Hot Chip (with Jarvis Cocker), Harolddd (with Faye Webster), Skyway Man, Julien Baker, Skullcrusher, Adrianne Lenker, Sierra Ferrell, Oliver Wood, Mandolin Orange, Grace Gillespie, and Valley Maker.
Swedish singer-songwriter Daniel Norgren has quietly been releasing a considerable amount of albums over the past eleven years on his Superpuma Records. “Wooh Dang” – an “intertwining of analog instrumentation, live performance, and rural field recordings” is probably his most accomplished work yet. His brand of rural Swedish blues have never sounded this good, and it took us some deep thinking to pick up two of his songs for this week’s playlist.
Plus: new tracks by She Keeps Bees, Sevdaliza,Cate Le Bon, Pip Blom, Mavis Staples, Molly Tuttle, House and Land, Rose Elinor Dougall, Kevin Morby, Fat White Family, Altın Gün, The Yawpers, Drugdealer, Ari Roar, Doug Tuttle, The Long Ryders, Field Medic, The Tallest Man On Earth,Spencer Tweedy, Chris Staples, Tōth, Valley Maker, and Joe Kaplow.
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Anna St. Louis’ 2017 cassette “First Songs” was on heavy repeat over here late last year, and we’re pleased to present her debut LP “If Only There Was a River”, out now on Kevin Morby’s Mare imprint, on our playlist. Plus: Adrianne Lenker, Meg Baird & Mary Lattimore, Summer Salt,Girlpool, Laura Gibson, courtney barnett, HALEY, Hen Ogledd, Moonface, Les Big Byrd, Nicholas Krgovich, Micah P. Hinson, Colter Wall, Willie Nelson, Deer Tick, Kurt Vile, Phosphorescent, Gregory Alan Isakov, Valley Maker, Old Jerusalem, and Tracyanne & Danny.
Bolachas Now Playing, 35/2018 (#162):
Adrianne Lenker – what can you say
Anna St. Louis – Wind
Anna St. Louis – Paradise
Meg Baird & Mary Lattimore – Damaged Sunset
Summer Salt – Oh Dear
Girlpool – Lucy’s
Laura Gibson – Domestication
Courtney Barnett – Small Talk
HALEY – Snake Moon
Hen Ogledd – Sky Burial
Moonface – Walk the Circle in the Other Direction
Les Big Byrd – Mannen Utanför
Nicholas Krgovich – Lido
Micah P. Hinson – The Sleep of the Damned
Colter Wall – Tying Knots in the Devil’s Tail
Willie Nelson – Vote ‘Em Out
Deer Tick – Hey! Yeah!
Kurt Vile – Rollin With The Flow
Phosphorescent – My Beautiful Boy
Gregory Alan Isakov – Bullet Holes
Valley Maker – A Couple Days
Old Jerusalem – Oleander
Tracyanne & Danny – Baby’s Got It Bad