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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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166: Vera Sola, “Shades”

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Multi-instrumentalist and frequent Elvis Perkins collaborator Vera Sola has just released her first LP. We caught her live last week at the Le Guess Who? festival and were instantly mesmerised by the trio. Of course “Shades” is our album of the week. But there’s more, so scroll down for a playlist full of new stuff by The WeakerthansJohn K. Samson, Deer Tick, Pedro The Lion’s first song in 14 years (!), Fruit Bats, Stephen Steinbrink, Gooby Jim and the Goobs, State Champion, Ryan Downey, Julia Jacklin, Dominique Pruitt, Kim LenzMeg Baird and Mary LattimoreJosephine Foster, Darren Hayman, The Wave Pictures, Mandolin Orange, Hayes Carll, J Mascis, and Sufjan Stevens.

Bolachas Now Playing, 39/2018 (#166):

John K. Samson – Saturday Night On Utopia Parkway

Deer Tick – Strange, Awful Feeling

Pedro The Lion – Yellow Bike

Fruit Bats – Getting in a Van Again

Stephen Steinbrink – You Could Always Leave

Gooby Jim and The Goobs – Butter

State Champion – Death Preferences

Ryan Downey – No More Miracles

Julia Jacklin – Head Alone

Dominique Pruitt – High in the Valley

Kim Lenz – Slowly Speeding

Vera Sola – Black Rhino Enterprises

Vera Sola – By Mothlight

Meg Baird and Mary Lattimore – Between Two Worlds

Josephine Foster – Challenger

Darren Hayman – Bigby

The Wave Pictures – I Came To You Once

Mandolin Orange – Golden Embers

Hayes Carll – None’ya

J Mascis – Web So Dense

Sufjan Stevens – Lonely Man of Winter

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#165: Doug Paisley, “Starter Home”

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 SolaCass McCombs and his The Skiffle PlayersWilliam Tyler, Hiss Golden Messenger, FoxwarrenNicholas Krgovich, Julia Holter, Andrew Bird, Bill Ryder-Jones, Goshen Electric Co., Nap EyesHollow Hand, The Teskey Brothers, Ed HarcourtSun 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

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#160: Amber Arcades, “European Heartbreak”

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Back to our original Tuesday programming. One of our favorite Dutch acts, Annelotte de Graaf’s Amber Arcades has finally released her second album, European Heartbreak, late last week on Heavenly Recordings. There are just too many good songs being released this time of the year, so we hope you can devote 1h30 of your time to these 25 songs by St. Vincent, Sharon Van Etten, Swearin’, Lala Lala, The Goon Sax, Squirrel flower, Molly Burch, Mirah, Courtney Marie Andrews, Anna St. Louis, Haley HeynderickxMax Garcia Conover, Erica Buettner, Vera SolaKristina Murray, Scott Orr, Carl Broemel, Daniel Romano, Night Shop, Matt Costa, Sammy BrueRyley Walker, PUBLIC SERVICE BROADCASTING, and Jacco Gardner.

Bolachas Now Playing, 33/2018 (#160):

Sharon Van Etten – Comeback Kid

St. Vincent – Fast Slow Disco

Swearin’ – Future Hell

Lala Lala – Destroyer

The Goon Sax – A Few Times Too Many

Squirrel Flower – Not Your Prey

Amber Arcades – Oh My Love (What Have We Done)

Amber Arcades – Hardly Knew

Molly Burch – Candy

Mirah – Counting

Courtney Marie Andrews – Heart and Mind

Anna St. Louis – Desert

Haley Heynderickx, Max García Conover – Slow Talkin’

Erica Buettner – Train to Porto

Vera Sola – The Colony

Kristina Murray – Tell Me

Scott Orr – Fall Apart

Carl Broemel – No One Else

Daniel Romano – Empty Husk

Night Shop – My Love

Matt Costa – Lovely Saturday

Sammy Brue – Love Song Again

Ryley Walker – Busted Stuff

Public Service Broadcasting – White Star Liner

Jacco Gardner – Volva