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#225: Nap Eyes, “Snapshot of a Beginner”

The world might have changed a lot since we’ve started doing this playlist. But there’s one thing that doesn’t: every time Nap Eyes releases an album it goes straight to our playlist as our top pick of the week. Go get your literate guitar pop fix. Plus: new tracks by Lola KirkeCraig FinnDawesDamien JuradoLow Cut ConnieRoger Eno & Brian Eno, Maria McKeeMargaret GlaspyKatie Von SchleicherWaxahatcheeLilly HiattSay Sue MeChuck Prophet, LewsbergMushEgyptian BlueWe Versus the SharkMelt Yourself DownHailu MergiaTony AllenNoveller, and Bob Dylan.

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#224: Mapache, “From Liberty Street”

Mapache define themselves as “cosmic West Coast Pop Americana”, which is enough of a descriptor to deter me from writing anything else to try to explain what they sound like except for “They definitely know their Everly Brothers”. The Californian duo has just released their second album and we’re delighted to share it with you on our second (third?) week of quarantine. We didn’t even know it was Wednesday. New tracks by Bright EyesWaxahatcheeCar Seat HeadrestModern NatureArbouretumHexvesselWax Machine, Empty Country, SquidDoglegTropical Fuck StormLEYA, Kenny Berg ft. Chico da TinaJ BalvinLil YachtyBaxter DuryMargaret GlaspyKelsea BalleriniJennah Barry, Blake Mills, Natalia Lafourcade Oficial & Los Cojolites, Dave Simonett, Carl Anderson, and Lucinda Williams.

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#219: Nathaniel Rateliff, “And It’s Still Alright”

Nathaniel Rateliff has loved and lost. It really shows on his first solo album since 2013, going back to his roots after a successful stint with his Night Sweats. Serving as a tribute to late friend and collaborator Richard Swift, this is not your average “look, I’m divorced now” bearded dude folk record.

Plus: new tracks by Nap Eyes, The Men, Lucinda WilliamsSpanish Love SongsU.S. GirlsTame ImpalaTennis MusicLala LalaNadia ReidAnna BurchMolly BurchMiss TessAnna AshWaxahatcheeBillie EilishJozef van WissemWilliam PrinceLogan LedgerJonathan Wilson, and Khruangbin + Leon Bridges.

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#216: Andy Shauf, “The Neon Skyline”

Four years after his last solo album, Andy Shauf is back with “The Neon Skyline”. Just like its predecessor “The Party”, it’s (you guessed) another concept album about something that happened over the course of one night. So, of course, feel free to our selection and go listen to the record with the lyrics in front of you. In case you’re not into it, well, we got you covered with one hour and a half of new tracks by U.S. Girls, 070 Shake, Rosalía, Margaret Glaspy, Mitski, Okay Kaya, Waxahatchee, Squirrel Flower, Wye Oak, M. Ward, Bonny Light Horseman, Terry Allen, Yorkston/Thorne/Khan, Nathaniel Rateliff, Natural Child, Drive-By Truckers, Watkins Family Hour, Tiña, Wolf Parade, Kiwi jr, and Haha Charade.

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#154: Lori McKenna, “The Tree”

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

Summertime may mean less frequent releases every week until mid September, but Lori McKenna never rests. Her new album “The Tree” is on the spotlight this week! Plus: new songs by Bonnie “Prince” Billy (although you should go watch the video instead), The Goon Sax, Spare Snare, Les Big Byrd, The Devil Makes Three, Aaron Lee Tasjan, Mattiel, Tracyanne And Danny, Amanda Shires, Cam, Waxahatchee, Steady Holiday, Trampled by Turtles, Nathan Salsburg, The Deep Dark Woods, Willie Nelson, and Cale Tyson.

Bolachas Now Playing, 27/2018 (#154): 

Bonnie “Prince” Billy – Blueberry Jam

The Goon Sax – Make Time 4 Love

Spare Snare – And Now It Is Over

Les Big Byrd – A Little More Numb

The Devil Makes Three – Bad Idea

Aaron Lee Tasjan – Heart Slows Down

Mattiel – Cass Tech

Tracyanne & Danny – Alabama

Amanda Shires – Parking Lot Pirouette

Lori McKenna – A Mother Never Rests

Lori McKenna – Like Patsy Would

Cam – Road to Happiness

Waxahatchee – Chapel of Pines

Steady Holiday – Who’s Gonna Stop Us

Trampled by Turtles – Wildflowers

Nathan Salsburg – Impossible Air

The Deep Dark Woods – The Banks of the Leopold Canal

Willie Nelson – Summer Wind

Cale Tyson – What Doesn’t Kill You