Another week, another weekly playlist.
Maybe not the coolest thing to post a Spotify playlist after that bullshit appeal action they did earlier in the week. Makes that note at the bottom of this weekly playlist even more important. Support the artists that matter to you and buy their records. Still it’s not the customers’ fault that the current streaming royalty payout model is fucked up. The big music addicts like yours truly will always keep on buying records, but I think we’ve reached a point where we can’t convince the masses to buy physical records anymore. So paying a monthly fee is definitely a positive contribution to the world of music. We just need to put pressure on the tech companies and music business to spread that money in a more fairly manner. I hope someday they go with the user-centric model instead of the current pro-rata model. I’m a simple guy, so I feel like if I listen to only The Weather Station during a month, she should get everything from my monthly fee after Spotify’s own cut. I would be happy to pay a bigger monthly fee, if the money would go to the artist that I actually listen to instead of the major label acts. Hopefully there will be a some kind of resolution to the problem soon. It might not be easy, but I’m sure it’s possible for both the tech companies and the songwriters to thrive in the streaming world.
Anyway, on with the weekly playlist. Lots of great albums again. Norwegian I Was A King released their wonderful pop album Slow Century (produced by Norman Blake) and Clara Baker her folk treasure Things To Burn. I don’t usually include the reissues and compilations on this playlist, but surely I have to make an exception with the previously unreleased Townes Van Zandt recordings. There’s also a song from the great new albums by The Wild Reeds, Rosie Tucker, Caleb Elliot, The Boys With the Perpetual Nervousness, Howe Gelb, Joybird, Ryan Tanner, Rachel Toups, Nick Waterhouse, Stella Donnelly, Helado Negro and Danny Schmidt. My big favourites from a week ago, Katie Spencer and The Fire Harvest are here with another song, because I love these albums.
The lone Finnish entry this week is the gorgeous new single from Antti Autio. I’m sure there had to be more, so sorry if I missed something important.
On the international charts, we got the debut singles from Logan Ledger who is a name to keep an ear on. There’s two of them, so check out the other one too. There were also parade-worthy new singles from Christian Lee Hutson, Bart, Jacob Miller, Bedouine, Roseanne Reid and Caroline Spence. Again I could just as well namedrop them all, because I really like all of these songs and again had to drop some out because I didn’t want to expand this further than 40 songs. This includes the big ones like The Black Keys and The National, because I’m sure you’ve heard them elsewhere and I’m sure they are not too upset that they didn’t get on onechord.net’s weekly playlist haha. Anyway, that’s it for this week. Love you.
OCTA Weekly Playlist Episode #32
1. I Was A King – Clouds (Slow Century, Coastal Town Records, 2019)
2. Logan Ledger – Imagining Raindrops (single, Rounder Records, 2019)
3. Clara Baker – Six Days of Rain (Things To Burn, 2019)
4. Townes Van Zandt – Sky Blue (Sky Blue, TVZ Records / Fat Possum Records, 2019)
5. Christian Lee Hutson – Northsiders (single, 2019)
6. The Wild Reeds – Run and Hide (Cheers, Dualtone, 2019)
7. Rosie Tucker – Shadow of a Doubt (Never Not Never Not Never Not, New Professor Music, 2019)
8. Caleb Elliot – Get Me Out Of Here (Forever to Fade, Single Lock Records, 2019)
9. The Boys With The Perpetual Nervousness – Sparkle (Dead Calm, Pretty Olivia Records, 2019)
10. Bart – Don’t Push (single, Idee Fixe Records, 2019)
11. Jacob Miller – Cut My Teeth (single, 2019)
12. Howe Gelb (feat. M Ward) – A Thousand Kisses Deep (Gathered, Fire Records, 2019)
13. Joybird – Lean In (Landing, Jirdboy Records, 2019)
14. Ryan Tanner – A Hymn For Me and You (These Eletric Streets, Lake City Records, 2019)
15. Bedouine – When You’re Gone (single, Spacebomb Records, 2019)
16. Rachel Toups – Foxes (Sundog, Peconic, 2019)
17. Caroline Spence – Who’s Gonna Make My Mistakes (single, Rounder Records, 2019)
18. Son Volt – The Reason (single, Transmit Sound, 2019)
19. Bill and the Belles – That’ll Be Just Fine (single, 2019)
20. Nick Waterhouse – By Heart (Nick Waterhouse, Innovative Leisure, 2019)
21. Black Pumas – Fire (single, ATO Records, 2019)
22. Strand of Oaks – Keys (single, Dead Oceans, 2019)
23. Sun June – Monster Moon (single, Keeled Scales, 2019)
24. Angie McMahon – Pasta (single, 2019
25. Stella Donnelly – Allergies (Beware of the Dog, Secretly Canadian, 2019)
26. Roseanne Reid – Amy (single, Last Man Music, 2019)
27. Helado Negro – Imagining What to Do (This Is How You Smile, RVNG, 2019)
28. Calming River – Portrait of a Shadow (single, 2019)
29. Antti Autio – Mustaa (single, Soit Se Silti, 2019)
30. Katie Spencer – Hello Sun (Weather Beaten, KRS Music, 2019)
31. Laura Stevenson – Value Inn (single, Don Giovanni Records, 2019)
32. Andrew Bird – Manifest (single, Wegawam Music, 2019)
33. Charley Crockett – How Low Can You Go (single, Son of Davy, 2019)
34. Lucero – ’84 300zx (with T-Tops) (single, Libery & Lament Records, 2019)
35. SASAMI – Not The Time (SASAMI, Domino Recording Co, 2019)
36. Arre! Arre! – His-Story Moves In Circles (single, PNKSLM, 2019)
37. Field Medic – Used 2 Be a Romantic (single, Run For Cover Records, 2019)
38. Danny Schmidt – Newport ’65 (Standard Deviation, Live Once Records, 2019)
39. The Felice Brothers – Poor Blind Birds (single, Yep Roc, 2019)
40. The Fire Harvest – Human (Open Water, Snowstar Records, 2019)
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.