OCTA Weekly Playlist – Episode #65

Another week, another weekly playlist.

I did this rather quickly tonight, because tomorrow I will go to Helsinki for the Laura Gibson concert. Don’t miss it. I’m sure it’s going to be special. Otherwise the blog is a bit on hold at the moment, because I’m just too heartbroken to concentrate on it.

This week gave new albums from Hallelujah the Hills, VanWyck, Bonnie Prince Billy, Arthur Russell, Smug Brothers, Tindersticks, Fran and Joe Henry. Friendship and Romantic States are slightly older and Little Mazarn is a whole lot older, but I missed them earlier in 2019.

Finland section contains album from Baby Sweetcorn, EPs from Treemer, Nina Kaitajärvi and Merriment and Dirt and singles from Tuomo & Markus, Viinamäki and Nelijalka.

The single of the week is the new one from the forthcoming Micah Schnabel. The playlist also contains great new singles from Mo Troper, MAITA, David Dondero, Maija Sofia, Andy Shauf and much more.

That’s all for now. Love love love.

1. Micah Schnabel – Emergency Room (single, Here You Go!, 2019)
2. Hallelujah The Hills – Folk Music is Insane (I’m You, Discrete Pageantry Records, 2019)
3. VanWyck – Make of Me (Molten Rock, Maiden Name Records, 2019)
4. Baby Sweetcorn – Thousand Yard Stare (He Laughs He Learns He Loves, Way Beyondo Records, 2019)
5. Bonnie Prince Billy – Squid Eye (I Have Made a Place, Drag City / Domino, 2019)
6. Arthur Russell – I Never Get Lonesome (Iowa Dream, Audika Records, 2019)
7. Smug Brothers – Every One Is Really Five (Serve a Thirsty Moon, Mel-Tones Songs, 2019)
8. Treemer – Meeting (Meeting EP, Soft Monsters, 2019)
9. Mo Troper – Jas From Australia (single, Tender Loving Empire, 2019)
10. MAITA – Can’t Blame a Kid (single, Kill Rock Stars, 2019)
11. Andy Shauf – Try Again (single, Anti-, 2019)
12. Tindersticks – Take Care in Your Dreams (No Treasure But Hope, Lucky Dog / City Slang, 2019)
13. David Dondero – Easy Chair (single, Fluff & Gravy Records, 2019)
14. Maija Sofia – The Wife of Michael Cleary (single, Trapped Animal Records, 2019)
15. Fran – In My Own Time (A Private Picture, Fire Talk, 2019)
16. Friendship – Dusky (Dreamin’, Orindal, 2019)
17. Yee and O’brien – Raindown (single, 2019)
18. Cassidy Waring – Leaving (single, 2019)
19. Little Mazarn – Lonesome Dove (Io, Self Sabotage Records, 2019)
20. Joe Henry – In Time For Tomorrow (The Gospel According to Water, Edel, 2019)
21. Katie Pruitt – Out of the Blue (single, Rounder Records, 2019)
22. Sophie & The Broken Things – Kickin’ Steroes (single, Petaluma Records, 2019)
23. Tuomo & Markus – Predator (single, Grandpop Records, 2019)
24. Caitlin Canty – Who (live) (single, Tone Tree, 2019)
25. Aoife Nessa Frances – Here in the Dark (single, Basin Rock, 2019)
26. Ratboys – Alien with a Sleep Mask On (single, Topshelf Records, 2019)
27. Merriment and Dirt – Little Worries (Final Boogie EP, 2019)
28. Advance Base – Sweet Old World (single, Orindal Records, 2019)
29. Caroline Lazar – Roller Rink (single, Reading Past Bedtime, 2019)
30. Viinamäki – Ihmisroskat (single, UHO, 2019)
31. Nelijalka – Kirjeitä (single, 2019)
32. Nina Kaitaranta – Grace Kelly (Soitellaan EP, Kaita Records, 2019)
33. Jesca Hoop – Song for the Bygone Era (single, Memphis Industries, 2019)
34. Failed Flowers – Faces (single, Slumberland, 2019)
35. Romantic States – Real Real Blonde (Ballerina, Gentle Reminder, 2019)
36. Caroline Says – Year of the Cicada (single, Western Vinyl, 2019)
37. Josienne Clarke – Dark Cloud (In All Weather, Rough Trade, 2019)
38. Robbie Fulks – Lonely Ain’t Hardly Alive (Too Late To Pray, Bloodhot Records, 2019)
39. Sarah Lee Langford – Painted Lady (Two Hearted Rounder, Cornelius Chapel Records, 2019)
40. Jerry Leger – Survived Like a Stone (Time Out for Tomorrow, Latent, 2019)

Playlist link

Oh and do buy the vinyl/cd/download. Spotify and other streaming services are perfect for these introductory purposes, but try to buy at least the music that matter the most to you

If you are looking this after a week has gone, the embedded Spotify will show the latest playlist. I’ll just update the same playlist because a) if someone wants to follow it, they can just follow that one list and will get a new set of songs each Sunday b) so that I don’t have a trillion of different playlists on my Spotify account.

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Laura Gibson (USA), On the Rocks, Helsinki, 17.11.2019

I quite rarely promote concerts, but wanted to shout this one from the rooftops. Wonderful songwriter Laura Gibson will play in Helsinki at On The Rocks this Sunday on the 17th of November. Her whole catalogue is amazing and then there’s the 2018 album Goners, which was the album of the year on this little music blog. It would also be one of the first choices, if I made a proper favorite albums of the decade post. So let’s meet in Helsinki this Sunday. Luke De-Sciscio supports.

Laura Gibson (USA), Luke De-Sciscio (UK)
Helsinki, On The Rocks, 17.11.2019

Laura Gibson Website

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OCTA Weekly Playlist – Episode #64

Another week, another weekly playlist.

Just a quick weekly round-up. It’s been a hard week and this blog is not my priority at the moment. I know I missed a lot of stuff, but here are the songs/albums that carried me through this week.

New albums from Mount Eerie with Julie Doiron, Sarah Lee Langford, Jerry Leger, Josienne Clarke, Dan Martin, Beautiful Dudes, Kate Davis, Fruition and The Revelers. Plus a compilation from Bloodshot Records and EPs from Lucy Dacus, Worry Dolls. A couple of slightly older albums from Under Violet and Julia Haltigan also make a first appearance on the playlist.

The Finland section contains new singles from Mara Balls and half Finnish Astral Brain from Stockholm, Sweden.

A bunch of great international singles from Twain (how did I miss this one earlier), Bart Budwig, Gabriel Birnbaum, Son Little and so forth.

That’s all for this week. Love love love.

1. Mount Eerie with Julie Doiron – Belief (Lost Wisdom, Pt.2, 2019)
2. Sarah Lee Langford – Watch Me (Two Hearted Rounder, Cornelius Chapel Records, 2019)
3. Jerry Leger – That Ain’t Here (Time Out For Tomorrow, Latent Recordings, 2019)
4. Josienne Clarke – The Drawing of the Line (In All Weather, Rough Trade, 2019)
5. Astral Brain – Five Thousand Miles (single, Astronime Records, 2019)
6. Twain – Royal Road (single, Keeled Scales, 2019)
7. Gabriel Birnbaum – Not Alone (single, Arrowhawk Records, 2019)
8. Lucy Dacus – My Mother & I (single, Keeled Scales, 2019)
9. Dan Martin – You Don’t Know That Town (Like Me) (Dan Martin, Horton Records, 2019)
10. Bart Budwig – Human Again (single, Fluff & Gravy Records, 2019)
11. Beautiful Dudes – Annie (Radio, Mama Bird Recording Co, 2019)
12. Mara Balls – Kylmä sää (single, Stupido Records, 2019)
13. Kurt Baker Combo – Can’t Go Back (single, Wicked Cool Records, 2019)
14. Beach Slang – Tommy in the 80’s (single, Bridge Nine Records, 2019)
15. Sean W Spellman – Give Luck a Chance (single, Westerly Sound, 2019)
16. The Finks – No One Else (single, Milk! Records, 2019)
17. Gus Seyffert – Make It Out (single, Sargent Records, 2019)
18. Son Little – Suffer (single, Anti-, 2019)
19. Kate Davis – Did You Love Somebody (Trophy, Solitaire Recordings, 2019)
20. Joybird – The Sweetness (Too Late To Pray: Defiant Chicago Roots compilation, Bloodshot Records, 2019)
21. Worry Dolls – Leave Your Light On (The River EP, Bread & Butter Music, 2019)
22. The Revelers – You’re Not to Blame (At The End of the River, 2019)
23. Fruition – Forget About You (Wild As the Night, 2019)
24. Joe Pug – I Don’t Work in a Bank (single, 2019)
25. Under Violet – Angle (Under Violet, 2019)
26. Julia Haltigan – You Don’t Even Know It (Trouble, 2019)
27. Erin Enderlinn – Tonight I Don’t Give a Damn (Faulkner Country, Blaster Records, 2019)
28. Wished Bone – Sarah (Sap Season, 2019)
29. Vetiver – Lost (In Your Eyes) (Up on High, Loose Music / Mama Bird Recording Co, 2019)
30. Itasca – A’s Lament (Spring, Paradise of Bachelors, 2019)

Playlist link

Oh and do buy the vinyl/cd/download. Spotify and other streaming services are perfect for these introductory purposes, but try to buy at least the music that matter the most to you

If you are looking this after a week has gone, the embedded Spotify will show the latest playlist. I’ll just update the same playlist because a) if someone wants to follow it, they can just follow that one list and will get a new set of songs each Sunday b) so that I don’t have a trillion of different playlists on my Spotify account.

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OCTA Weekly Playlist – Episode #63

Another week, another weekly playlist.

Approaching the end of the year, but there’s still lots of great music to come. So let’s wait at least for another month before starting to compile the year-end lists. The new albums from long-time favourite Vetiver and quite new favourite Erin Enderlin were probably my most anticipated releases this week, but that’s just a tiny fraction of all the action. There’s new albums from Ags Connolly, Wished Bone, Itasca, Matthew Ryan (well not sure does this count as a proper album, but it compiles his 2019 EPs together and it’s wonderful), Michael Kiwanuka, Leif Vollebekk, Jeffrey Lewis & Voltage, The Deer, Bobby Hawk, Piney Gir, Signe Marie Rustad and Grace Cummings. Plus a great EP from Flora Hibberd.

The new Finnish albums featured on this playlist are from Lehtojärven Hirvenpää and STINAKO. Plus Maustetytöt reappears with another song. There’s also wonderful new singles from Laura Moisio, Arppa, Hot Heros & Janne Laurila and Spring Teeth. I missed the first Arppa single earlier in the year, so make sure you check it out too if you like this second single. And thanks to Mikko for the introduction.

The international single of the week is the new one from The Innocence Mission. Love it so much. Other big ones were the new one from Quivers, Hallelujah The Hills and the surprise return single from the great A Girl Called Eddy. Of course everything else would also be worth of a namedrop.

That’s all for this week. Love love love.

1. Erin Enderlin – Broken (Faulkner Country, Blaster Records, 2019)
2. Ags Connolly – What Were You Gonna Do About It (Wrong Again, Finstock Music, 2019)
3. Wished Bone – Cops (Sap Season, 2019)
4. Vetiver – Filigree (Up on High, Loose Music / Mama Bird Recording Co, 2019)
5. Itasca – Voice of the Beloved (Spring, Paradise of Bachelors, 2019)
6. The Innocence Mission – On Your Side (single, Bella Union, 2019)
7. Matthew Ryan – On Our Death Day (The Future Was Beautiful, 2019)
8. Michael Kiwanuka – Solid Ground (KIWANUKA, Polydor, 2019)
9. Leif Vollebekk – Wait a While (New Ways, Secret City Records, 2019)
10. Flora Hibberd – As Long as There is Night (Absentee EP, Clear Light Records, 2011)
11. Laura Moisio – Ohi ajettiin (single, Texicalli, 2019)
12. Arppa – Vartiovuori (single, 2019)
13. Hot Heros & Janne Laurila – Tuoll’ on mun kultani (single, Soit Se Silti, 2019)
14. Lehtojärven Hirvenpää – Alaovella (LEhtojärven Hirvenpää, Helmi Levyt, 2019)
15. Hallelujah The Hills – It Still Floors Me (single, Discrete Pageantry, 2019)
16. Jeffrey Lewis & The Voltage – LPs (Bad Wiring, Moshi Moshi Records, 2019)
17. Quivers – When It Breaks (single, Hotel Motel Records, 2019)
18. The Deer – Nothing Hurt (Do No Harm, Keeled Scales, 2019)
19. Signe Marie Rustad – We Belong Somewhere (When Words Flew Freely, Die With Your Boots On Records, 2019)
20. A Girl Called Eddy – Been Around (single, Elefant Records, 2019)
21. Bobby Hawk – Lights on Kinks Out (Lights On Kinks Out, 2019)
22. Piney Gir – Little Cop (You Are Here, STRS, 2019)
23. Nicholas Jamerson – Perspective (single, 2019)
24. Annie Dressner – Nyack (single, 2019)
25. Caitlin Anne Webster – Powhatan River Blues (single, 2019)
26. Grace Cummings – The Look You Gave (Refuge Cove, Flightless, 2019)
27. Holy Hive – Hypnosis (single, Big Crown Records, 2019)
28. Jeff Crosby – Laramie (single, 2019)
29. Evan Felker – Whiskey in Your Water (single, 2019)
30. Chadwick Stokes – Blanket On the Moon (single, Ruff Shod Records, 2019)
31. German Error Message – What Welcoming (single, 2019)
32. Daystar – All That You Know (The Complete Recordings, 2019)
33. Ancient Shapes – Reconciliation Nation Now (A Flower That Wouldn’t Bloom, You’ve Changed Records, 2019)
34. Spring Teeth – Winter Year-Round (single, I Call It Blood Detective Records, 2019)
35. Maustetytöt – Mä loistan kuin hämärä (Kaikki tiet vievät Peltolaan, Is This Art!, 2019)
36. Stinako – Katselen (Ikuisuus, Soliti, 2019)
37. Little Scream – Dear Leader (Speed Queen, Merge Records, 2019)
38. Nick Nace – Old Records (Wrestling with the Mystery, 2019)
39. Theo Lawrence – They Don’t Like Me (Where I’m From) (Sauce Piquante, Tomika Records, 2019)
40. Simon Joyner – Blue Lullaby (Pocket Moon, BB*Island, 2019)

Playlist link

Oh and do buy the vinyl/cd/download. Spotify and other streaming services are perfect for these introductory purposes, but try to buy at least the music that matter the most to you

If you are looking this after a week has gone, the embedded Spotify will show the latest playlist. I’ll just update the same playlist because a) if someone wants to follow it, they can just follow that one list and will get a new set of songs each Sunday b) so that I don’t have a trillion of different playlists on my Spotify account.

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Vagabon, Dolly Valentine and Wished Bone

Another quick video post for tonight. Starting from New York City with Laetitia Tamko aka Vagabon. Her new self-titled album came out on the 18th of October on Nonesuch Records and it’s rather spectacular. I’m borderline obsessed with this single Every Woman and can easily listen to it on repeat for an hour. Lino Asana made a gorgeous music video and it’s a perfect fit for this song.

Vagabon at Facebook
Vagabon Website

Moving on to Los Angeles, California. Lately another big favourite of mine has been the latest single Flowers on the Highway by Dolly Valentine. I’ve followed their singles throughout the year on the playlist, but Dolly Valentine deserves far more love, because all singles have been wonderful. Maybe it’s partly because the song has the words Rhode Island on it, but this somehow reminds me of The Softies. Anyway, it’s really beautiful and I can’t wait to hear more of her songs.

Dolly Valentine at Facebook

Let’s stay in LA to wrap this quick video post with one of the advance singles of the new Wished Bone album Sap Season that is due out this Friday 1st of November. All singles have been winners, so I have high expectations for this one. This beauty is called Trees We Couldn’t Tell The Size Of.

Wished Bone at Facebook

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