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 Kirke, Craig Finn, Dawes, Damien Jurado, Low Cut Connie, Roger Eno & Brian Eno, Maria McKee, Margaret Glaspy, Katie Von Schleicher, Waxahatchee, Lilly Hiatt, Say Sue Me, Chuck Prophet, Lewsberg, Mush, Egyptian Blue, We Versus the Shark, Melt Yourself Down, Hailu Mergia, Tony Allen, Noveller, and Bob Dylan.
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 Eyes, Waxahatchee, Car Seat Headrest, Modern Nature, Arbouretum, Hexvessel, Wax Machine, Empty Country, Squid, Dogleg, Tropical Fuck Storm, LEYA, Kenny Berg ft. Chico da Tina, J Balvin, Lil Yachty, Baxter Dury, Margaret Glaspy, Kelsea Ballerini, Jennah Barry, Blake Mills, Natalia Lafourcade Oficial & Los Cojolites, Dave Simonett, Carl Anderson, and Lucinda Williams.
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 Williams, Spanish Love Songs, U.S. Girls, Tame Impala, Tennis Music, Lala Lala, Nadia Reid, Anna Burch, Molly Burch, Miss Tess, Anna Ash, Waxahatchee, Billie Eilish, Jozef van Wissem, William Prince, Logan Ledger, Jonathan Wilson, and Khruangbin + Leon Bridges.
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.
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