OCTA Weekly Playlist Episode #43

Another week, another weekly playlist.

If we begin from the personal mumbo jumbo, I definitely feel somewhat better after slightly cutting down the dosage of levothyroxine. So that’s good news for the blog too. I still might not have the energy, but I have the inspiration to continue writing. There was a good twitter convo between labels this week that certainly gave me a good boost. It even made me write a blog post that was not a playlist. A small Finnish blog certainly can’t make a big difference, but every little bit can still help. I’ve been thinking that maybe I should do some small label specials, because they matter a great deal to me. I even have a vacation starting next Friday, so I finally have more time to listen to new music and write about it too. Sure I have vacation plans too like going to STHLM Americana festival again. Anyway, that’s enough of personal stuff and time to get on this week’s playlist.

Every Friday is a great release day. This week we got new albums from Mavis Staples, TK & The Holy Know-Nothings, Justin Townes Earle, Madeline Leman & The Desert Swells, Frankie Lee, Aaron Beckum, Faye Webster, Cate le Bon, Shawn Hess, Sebadoh, Exotic Dangers, Willard Gayheart (first solo album at 87 years!), Burning Salt, Halfsour, Sean Nelson, Tyler Lyle and Birdie Busch. A couple of older ones too. Don’t know how I managed to miss the Spencer Radcliffe one last week, but I am ashamed. Nicholas Jamerson also make a first appearance on the playlist, because your clueless blogger just heard it even though it has been out over a month. Middle Kids made the only brand new EP on the list. Oh and most importantly, there’s six new Bill Callahan songs out and available.

The Finnish section contains awesome new singles from Iron Country Sisters, Kielo Kärkkäinen, V.Härkönen and Tanssiva karhu. Plus a new full-length album from H.C.Slim (aka Joose Keskitalo singing in English). And a last minute addition, a song from the new EP by Pottonen Band.

A bunch of tremendous new singles too. Esther Rose, Pony Bradshaw, Natural Bridges, Claire Cronin released new outtakes from their forthcoming albums. Wharfer released the first single from his forthcoming album and it’s a great one. Vanishing Twin single is a couple of weeks old, but I love it to bits and somehow managed to miss it at the time.

That’s it for now. I made a playlist archive, so that these don’t disappear so fast. You’ll find that from my Spotify profile, if you missed a playlist for example and want to give it a listen. I’ll keep a few old ones there, but eventually they will still vanish. See you next week. I’ll try to make at least one post mid-week, but I have 4am wake ups due to work, so no definite promises. I might be so exhausted that I have zero brain activity all week long. Remember love.

1. Mavis Staples – Change (We Get By, Anti-, 2019)
2. TK & The Holy Know-Nothings – The Devil’s Point (Arguably OK, Mama Bird Recording Co, 2019)
3. Justin Townes Earle – Talking To Myself (The Saint Of Lost Causes, New West Records, 2019)
4. Madeline Leman & The Desert Swells – Shipping News (Nobody’s Fool, 2019)
5. Aaron Beckum – Born Forlorn (Obsolete, Swamp Moth Missionary Society, 2019)
6. H.C. Slim – Keep Your Eyes On The Road (Sings, Svart Music, 2019)
7. Frankie Lee – Only She Knows (Stillwater, Loose Music, 2019)
8. Esther Rose – Only Loving You (single, Father/Daughter Records, 2019)
9. Faye Webster – Jonny (Atlanta Millionaires Club, Secretly Canadian, 2019)
10. Cate le Bon – Daylight Matters (Reward, Kemado Records, 2019)
11. Bill Callahan – Morning is My Godmother (Shepherd in a Sheepskin Vest side 1, Drag City, 2019)
12. Wharfer – Obsidian (single, 2019)
13. Claire Cronin – Wolfman (single, Orindal Records, 2019)
14. Pony Bradshaw – Shame (single, Rounder Records, 2019)
15. Natural Bridges – Ronnie’s In Bed (single, Royal Oakie Records, 2019)
16. Vanishing Twin – Magician’s Success (single, Fire Records, 2019)
17. Exotic Dangers – How’d You Stay Alive (Nine Is Fine, Single Lock Records, 2019)
18. Sebadoh – Belief (Act Suprised, Fire Records, 2019)
19. Spencer Radcliffe – True Love’s Territory (Hot Spring, Run For Cover Records, 2019)
20. Kate Vargas – Nothing Turns My Block (single, 2019)
21. Shawn Hess – World Away (World Away, 2019)
22. Willard Gayheart – Sweet Virginia Beauty (At Home In The Blue Ridge, 2019)
23. Jake Xerxes Fussell – Oh Captain (single, Paradise of Bachelors, 2019)
24. Iron Country Sisters – Leaves (single, Soit Se Silti, 2019)
25. Kielo Kärkkäinen – Keitä me olemme (single, Texicalli Records, 2019)
26. V. Härkönen – Ilman kartaa (single, Soit Se Silti, 2019)
27. Tanssiva karhu – Eilinen (single, 2019)
28. Lucy Roleff – A Woman’s Worth (Left Open in a Room, Lost and Lonesome, 2019)
29.Gia Margaret – Babies (single, Dalliance Recordings, 2019)
30. Burning Salt – Honey (Automatic Lullaby, 2019)
31. Molly Linen – Away (single, 2019)
32. Fernando Viciconte – The Longest Wait (single, Fluff and Gravy Records, 2019)
33. Sean Nelson – Together (Nelson sings Nilsson, 2019)
34. Strange Ranger – Leona (single, Tiny Engines, 2019)
35. Halfsour – Built-In Guilt (Sticky, Fire Talk, 2019)
36. Bad Heaven Ltd – Strength (single, 2019)
37. Middle Kids – Needle (New Songs For Old Problems EP, Lucky Number Music, 2019)
38. Matthew Milia – Congratulations Honey (Alone at St. Hugo, Sitcom Universe, 2019)
39. Tyler Lyle – Baby Blue (The Floating Years, 2019)
40. Pottonen Band – Waiting Room (EP, 2019)
41. This Frontier Needs Heroes – Just Because (single, 2019)
42. Eamon Fogerty – God’s Guts (single, Jealous Butcher, 2019)
43. Christopher Gold & The New Old Things – A Kiss and A Curse (single, 2019)
44. Nicholas Jamerson – Floyd County All-Star (Floyd County All-Star, 2019)
45. Birdie Busch – He Was Looking (If You Swim Far Enough, 2019)
46. Charlie Collins – Please Let Me Go (single, Mirror Records, 2019)
47. Jesca Hoop – Red White and Black (single, Memphis Industries, 2019)
48. Lydia Cole & Hailey Beavis – Less Lost (Among Horses IV, Son Canciones, 2019)
49. Jeremy Squires – Gift (Poem, 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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