OCTA Weekly Playlist Episode #51

Another week, another weekly playlist

First a small announcement that the regular visitors probably have noticed at this point. This blog hits 18 years this September, which is a pretty damn long time to absolutely anything let alone a music blog. I’m setting up an online festival to celebrate this long road. Hit that OCTA18 link there at the top (or well this link) for more information. I need your help to make this happen, so if you have been featured on this blog sometime during the past 18 years, I would love to have you participating on this event. All the info should be on that link, but feel free to ask absolutely anything related to the event (email, social media whatever works for you):

And the actual thing aka the new music from this week. The big album release for me is the new Joe Pug album. Other new albums on the list are from The Flaming Lips, Oscar Lush, Rod Picott, The Weary Times, Darren Hayman and last minute addition Lachlan Denton & Studio Magic. Armstrong and Smug Brothers came out earlier in July, but I managed to miss them at the time. There’s also a song from the wonderful new EPs by Drew Danburry, Goodnight, Texas, Angharad Drake. Leland Sundries is the one I missed before in this category.

The single that every is talking (and rightfully so) is the debut single from The Highwomen. There’s so much more though. Long time faves John Calvin Abney, Joan Shelley, Hiss Golden Messenger and Wilco released their new singles. New(er) favorites like Leslie Stevens, Jordan Moser, Wojtek The Bear also hit a homerun. Just to name a few.

That’s it for this week. Five more work days until vacation part 2. I again try to catch up on this blog stuff too during that (but I will rest too). I indeed have some catching up to do, because I’ve lost the email game (at least temporarily) and have over 3000 unread emails at the moment. My apologizes. It’s just too much to keep up with it. There’s just not enough time to read and listen 100+ emails everyday when one first has to spend 8 hours at the factory. If there’s something urgent give a shout on social media (and/or put something in the subject line that makes it easier to pick the personal emails from the mass emails). I’ll go through them on the vacation, but it will take a while. Thanks for understanding. Love.

OCTA Weekly Playlist Episode #51

1. The Highwomen – Redesigning Women (single, Elektra Records, 2019)
2. Joe Pug – The Stranger I’ve Been (The Flood in Color, 2019)
3. John Calvin Abney – Turn Again (single, Black Mesa Records, 2019)
4. Leslie Stevens – Depression, Descent (single, LyricLand / Thirty Tigers, 2019)
5. Joan Shelley – Cycle (single, No Quarter Records, 2019)
6. Jordan Moser – Love Is Gonna Test You (single, Keeled Scales, 2019)
7. Wilco – Love Is Everywhere (Beware) (single, dBpm Records, 2019)
8. Drew Danburry – Mediocrity (For Micah Dahl Anderson) [Who Is Amazing and Not Mediocre] (Pallid Boy & Spindling Girl EP, 2019)
9. Wojtek the Bear – A Long Wait For Bad News (single, 2019)
10. Armstrong – Ralph and Gustav (Under Blue Skies, 2019)
11. Lachlan Denton & Studio Magic – A Brother (A Brother, Bobo Integral, 2019)
12. Shotgun Jimmie – The New Sincerity (single, You’ve Changed Records, 2019)
13. Twain & The Deslondes – Run Wild (single, Mashed Potatos Records, 2019)
14. Brittany Howard – Stay High (single, Sony, 2019)
15. Hiss Golden Messenger – Cat’s Eye Blues (single, Merge Records, 2019)
16. Dogwood Tales – Riding Horses (single, WarHen, 2019)
17. RF Shannon – Don’t Be Shy (single, Keeled Scales, 2019)
18. Angharad Drake – Loved By You (Better Grow Up EP, 2019)
19. Coyote Brother – A Part of Me That’s Lonely (single, Piasa Recordings, 2019)
20. Goodnight, Texas – Uncontrolled Study (The Senseless Age EP, 2 Cent Blank Check, 2019)
21. The Weary Times – Best For You (The Weary Times, 2019)
22. The Commonhearts – Pressure (single, Jullian Records, 2019)
23. Jesse Malin – Meet Me at the End of the World Again (single, Wicked Cool Records, 2019)
24. Leland Sundries – Song for the Girl with the Replacement Tattoo (Pray Through Gritted Teeth EP, L’Echiquier Records, 2019)
25. Florist – Celebration (single, Double Double Whammy, 2019)
26. The Flaming Lips – All For The Life of the City (King’s Mouth, Bella Union, 2019)
27. Brack Cantrell – Culture Famine (single, 2019)
28. Ordinary Life – Stay Here (single, 2019)
29. Andrew Combs – Save Somebody Else (single, New West Records, 2019)
30. Robert Ellis – Everyone’s Gone to The Moon (single, New West Records, 2019)
31. Corb Lund (feat Hayes Carll) – The Cover of the Rolling Stone (single, New West Records, 2019)
32. Christopher Gold & The New Old Things – You Ain’t Out to Sea (single, 2019)
33. Sam Lynch – Off the Rails (single, 2019)
34. Eamon Fogerty – Buster-Jangle (single, Jealous Butcher Records, 2019)
35. Smug Brothers – Today the Hollow (All Blur and Spark, Mel-Tones Songs, 2019)
36. Rheostatics – Rearview (single, Six Shooter Recordings, 2019)
37. Oscar Lush – Stubborn Fool (Black Dog, 2019)
38. Jade Imagine – The News (single, Marathon Artists, 2019)
39. Flora Hibberd – In Violence (single, Clear Light Records, 2019)
40. Darren Hayman – Alan Bean (12 Astronauts, Wiaiwya, 2019)
41. Kail Baxley – These Arms Are Open (single, AntiFragile, 2019)
42. Rod Picott – Hold on to the Cloth (Out (takes) Past the Wire, Welding Rod Records, 2019)
43. Pearla – Daydream (single, EggHunt, 2019)
44. Field Mouse – In Blue (single, Topshelf Records, 2019)
45. Rachele Eve – Renunciation (single, 2019)
46. Cady Smith – Is That You? (single, 2019)
47. Joanna Sternberg – You Have Something Special (Then I Try Some More, Team Love Records, 2019)
48. Matt Harlan – Like Lightning (Way Out of Town) (Best Beasts, Eight 30, 2019)
49. Have Gun, Will Travel – Born in the 1970s (Strange Chemistry, 2019)
50. Joseph Huber – The Wild Swans at Coole (Moondog, 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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