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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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#181: Lambchop, “This (is what I wanted to tell you)”

Lambchop wants to tell you something. We think you should pay attention, even if you’re not a fan of Kurt Wagner’s experiments with vocoders that are carried from 2016’s FLOTUS. Under the surface, the classic Lambchop sound is still there. Plus: new songs by ANOHNI, Weyes Blood, Cate Le Bon, Dave Depper and Laura Gibson, Roosevelt, Altın Gün, Ex Hex, Nilüfer Yanya, Caroline Spence, Luther Dickinson & Birds of Chicago, Mavis Staples, Strand of Oaks, Damien Jurado, Calexico and Iron & Wine, TK & The Holy Know-Nothings, John Paul White, Dylan LeBlancA.A. Bondy, Orville Peck, and Bill MacKay.

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#172: Pedro the Lion, “Phoenix”

Pedro The Lion’s first record since David Bazan went solo after 2004’s Achilles Heel is our album of the week. Here’s to hoping an European tour is in the works: it’s been almost six years since we hosted one of the most beautiful concerts we ever promoted. Plus: new tracks by Night Beats, Ryan Bingham, Matthew Logan Vasquez, Blank Range,Strand of Oaks, Ex Hex, Cass McCombs, The Comet is Coming, Lala Lala & Why?, Alice Phoebe Lou, Tiny Ruins, Weyes Blood, Mandolin OrangeH.C. McEntire, Townes Van Zandt, Twain, Bob Sumner Music, Steve Gunn, Bonnie Prince Billy, The Wild Reeds, and Teddy and the Rough Riders.

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#156: Mitski, “Be the Cowboy” / The Devil Makes Three, “Chains are Broken”

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

We’re back in style with a two hour long double playlist featuring new records by Mitski and The Devil Makes Three! This songwriter-heavy playlist features new and recent songs from OHMME, Steady Holiday, Anna St. Louis, boygenius (Julien Baker, Phoebe Bridgers and Lucy Dacus), Molly Burch, J Mascis, Scott Orr, Bill Ryder-Jones, Richard Thompson – RT, Micah P. Hinson, Carl Broemel, Kurt Vile, Super Doppler, St. Paul and The Broken Bones, The GROWLERS, Jerry Paper & Weyes Blood, Laura Gibson, Send Medicine, Kevin Devine, Iron & Wine, The Tallest Man On Earth, Erica Buettner, Tomberlin, Marissa Nadler, Adrianne Lenker of Big Thief, Soccer Mommy, Mutual Benefit, infinite bisous, and Donnie Fritts. This took a while. We won’t be happy if nobody listens to it.

Bolachas Now Playing, 29/2018 (#156):

Mitski – Two Slow Dancers

Mitski – Me and My Husband

Ohmme – Water

Steady Holiday – Mothers

Anna St. Louis – Understand

boygenius – Bite The Hand

Molly Burch – To the Boys

J Mascis – See You At The Movies

Scott Orr – Seasons

Bill Ryder-Jones – Mither

Richard Thompson – The Storm Won’t Come

The Devil Makes Three – Castles

The Devil Makes Three – Can’t Stop

Micah P. Hinson – Small Spaces

Carl Broemel – Dark Matter

Kurt Vile – Loading Zones

Super Doppler – Welcome Back

St. Paul & The Broken Bones – GotItBad

The Growlers – Problems III

Jerry Paper, Weyes Blood – Grey Area

Laura Gibson – Tenderness

Send Medicine – Shakes Me Too

Kevin Devine – Prehistoric

Iron & Wine – Waves of Galveston

The Tallest Man On Earth – Down in My Heart

Erica Buettner – Sea Green Eyes

Tomberlin – I’m Not Scared

Marissa Nadler – Blue Vapor

Adrianne Lenker – cradle

Soccer Mommy – I’m on Fire

Mutual Benefit – Come to Pass

infinite bisous – @ Home

Donnie Fritts – I’d Do It Over Again

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#115: Lomelda, “Thx”

Bolachas Now Playing, 30/2017 (#115):

Neil Young – Pocahontas

Lomelda – Interstate Vision

Lomelda – Out There

Joana Serrat – Trapped in the Fog

Courtney Marie Andrews – Sea Town

Weyes Blood – A Certain Kind

Hope Sandoval and the Warm Inventions – Sleep

St. Vincent – Los Ageless

John Maus – The Combine

Beck – Up All Night

Shilpa Ray – Morning Terrors Nights of Dread

Margo Price – A Little Pain

Karl Blau – Slow Children

Donivan Berube – Love is a Dog from Hell

Moses Sumney – Indulge Me

Van Morrison – Goin’ to Chicago

Josh Ritter, Bob Weir – When Will I Be Changed

Chad VanGaalen – Pine and Clover

Jolie Holland, Samantha Parton – Biding My Time

Matt Paxton – Hunter Street Station Blues