OCTA Weekly Playlist Episode #33

Another week, another weekly playlist

This one was a slightly slower release week. Maybe the industry believes everyone is celebrating either SXSW or CXCW during this week of the year. The solo album from Rob Snarski (The Blackeyed Susans) was on the top of my list for new albums, but that’s not yet available on this silly Spotify thing-y. Other great new albums from the week came from Todd Snider, Girl K, Stephen Malkmus, Tiger Saw and Renee Wahl. Iain Micah Weigert’s americana album and Bunny Boy’s new one (this reminds me of Sparklehorse) are a few weeks old, but weren’t available on Spotify before so they appear this time around. Same goes with the new Daniel Markham EP. There are also excellent brand new EPs from Caroline Lazar and Kyle Daniel.

The song of the week is Halla by Amuri. I’ve listened it a few dozen times and I love it to bits. Baroque pop meets Kaseva, Leevi and iskelmä. Nothing can go wrong there. Other Finnish selections are the new singles from Pekko Käppi & K:H:H:L and New Silver Girl and the album from Radio Supernova. Oh and one more last minute addition that I almost missed. Lone Deer Laredo, the collaboration between Paola Suhonen and Olli Happonen (New Silver Girl) released their debut album last week.

While there wasn’t a whole lot of album action, the singles game was again really strong. There were new singles from the forthcoming albums by Anna Tivel, Daniel Norgren, Pony Bradshaw, M.Lockwood Porter, Brad Armstrong. A new single from Shane Leonard was a really pleasant surprise, because I love his work both as a songwriter and producer (he produced the Anna Tivel and Clara Baker albums that are on this list too). And like usual, every song could just as well be namedropped on this text too. These songs are here, because I really like all of them.

Because this was a slightly slower release week, I also revisited several big favorite from the last week or two.

OCTA Weekly Playlist Episode #33

1. Amuri – Halla (single, Helmi Levyt, 2019)
2. Iain Micah Weigert – Dust To Mud (Dust to Mud, 2019)
3. Daniel Norgren – Let Love Run The Game (single, Superpuma Records, 2019)
4. Anna Tivel – Worthless (single, Fluff & Gravy Records, 2019)
5. Erin Durant – Take a Load Off (single, Keeled Scales, 2019)
6. Shane Leonard – Empire Builder (single, AntiFragile Music, 2019)
7. Molly Tuttle – Messed With My Mind (single, Compass Records, 2019)
8. Pony Bradshaw – Van Gogh (single, Rounder Record, 2019)
9. M. Lockwood Porter – The Dream Is Dead (single, Black Mesa Records, 2019)
10. Todd Snider – Working on a Song (Cash Cabin Sessions Vol.3, Aimless Records, 2019)
11. Caroline Lazar – Georgia (Honey EP, Reading Past Bedtime, 2019)
12. Brad Armstrong – Carry Your Head High (single, Cornelius Chapel Records, 2019)
13. Matt York – Permanent Crush (single, 2019)
14. Mammoth Penguins – Closure (single, Fika Recordings, 2019)
15. Girl K – Stephanie (For Now, 2019)
16. Nataly Dawn – For You (single, 2019)
17. Michael Nau – No Quit (single, Karma Chief Records, 2019)
18. Tiger Saw – Kiss The Drums (The Featherweight, Burst & Bloom Records, 2019)
19. Caleb Elliot – Old Souls (Forever to Fade, Single Lock Records, 2019)
20. Daniel Markham – Crickets (In Space EP, 2019)
21. New Silver Girl – Love Is Like a Gold Mine (single, Soliti Music, 2019)
22. Radio Supernova – Sykli (Tähtiin, Soit Se Silti, 2019)
23. Stephen Malkmus – Rushing the Acid Frat (Groove Denied, Matador Records, 2019)
24. Bunny Boy – Your Blue Sky (Did the Angels Come To Kiss You, 2019)
25. Lone Deer Laredo – Golden Harvest (Lone Deer Laredo Vol.1, 2019)
26. Howe Gelb – On The Fence (Gathered, Fire Records, 2019)
27. Logan Ledger – Starlight (single, Rounder Records, 2019)
28. Kyle Daniel – Somewhere in Between (What’s There to Say EP, 2019)
29. Terri Binion – Between Midnight and Dawn (single, 2019)
30. Renee Wahl – From Here To There (Cut To The Bone, Double R Records, 2019)
31. Christopher Gold & The New Old Things – Wolves (single, 2019)
32. Pekko Käppi & K:H:H:L – Musta kimppu (single, Svart Records, 2019)
33. I Was a King – Egersound (Slow Century, Coastal Town Records, 2019)
34. The Boys with The Perpetual Nervousness – Nervous Man (Dead Calm, Pretty Olivia Records, 2019)
35. Durand Jones & The Indications – True Love (American Love Call, Dead Oceans/Colemine Records, 2019)
36. Yola – Rock Me Gently (Walk Through Fire, Easy Eye Sound, 2019)
37. Julia Jacklin – I Don’t Know How To Keep Loving You (Crushing, Transgressive Records, 2019)
38. Arsun – Send Her My Way (single, 2019)
39. Clara Baker – A Memory (Things To Burn, 2019)
40. Rachel Toups – There (Sundog, Peconic 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.

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