OCTA Weekly Playlist – Episode #19

Another week, another weekly playlist.

Not a whole lot of new releases. Therefore I added some stuff that came out earlier in the year too that I haven’t featured either at all or just not enough. I think the only albums on the list that actually came out this week are from americana songwriter Stephen Kellogg and the Finnish alternative rock band (or is it more of a solo thing) Joonas Holmen + The Lossy Codecs. If you love Penniless for example (and well who doesn’t), give a spin to that Joonas Holmen album, because it’s very good. Us Presidents album and Blue Wilson EP came out earlier in November, but they are the new finds of the week for me and I really like them both after a couple of listening sessions. The album that I listened to the most by far was the new Grand Salvo album that came out a week ago. An album of the year contender.

There were some great new singles. Bob Sumner from the Sumner Brothers will release a solo album in January and the first single Riverbed came out on Friday. Daniel Romano’s new album is out next week, but first there’s new single available. Fabulous Finnish artists Litku Klemetti and Tomi Nordlund & Syvä Joki also dropped new singles this week. Daniel Steinbock, Gold Rose and Nathan Truax singles are also brand new if I’m not mistaken. The other stuff on the list is slightly older, but definitely worth investigating. If your blogger was any good at his job (or well hobby), he would have praised Tomberlin, Sara Renberg, RF Shannon etc when their gorgeous albums came out.

OCTA Weekly Playlist – Episode #19

1. Grand Salvo – Field of Flowers (Sea Glass, Mistletone, 2018)
2. Us Presidents – Your Love’s a Lighter (Worst World in the World, 2018)
3. Blue Wilson – Emily Waters (Younger EP, Forged Artifacts, 2018)
4. Bob Sumner – Riverbed (single, 2018)
5. Daniel Romano – The Long Mirror of Time (single, New West / You’ve Changed Records, 2018)
6. Daniel Steinbock – Out Of Blue (single, 2018)
7. Litku Klemetti – Kaikki peittyy kyyneliin (single, Luova Records, 2018)
8. Tomi Nordlund & Syvä Joki – Tiellä ei mihinkään (single, Soit se silti, 2018)
9. Laura Moisio – Keltaiset verhot (Laura Moisio, Texicalli Records, 2018)
10. Kuumat siivet – Itke hänet pois (Tänä iltana EP, 2018)
11. Penniless – The Core (X, Soit se silti, 2018)
12. Joonas Holmen + The Lossy Codecs – Acid (Sterner Stuff, Fuu Recs, 2018)
13. Lynn Taylor & The Barflies – Rock Paper Scissors (with my Love) (Staggered, 2018)
14. Gold Rose – Rosalee (single, 2018)
15. Nathan Truax – Oh, What Are You To Do (single, 2018)
16. Vanessa Peters – What You Can’t Outrun (Foxhole Prayers, Idol Records, 2018)
17. Tomberlin – Untitled 1 (At Weddings, Saddle Creek, 2018)
18. Stephen Kellogg – All the Love That Comes to Me (Objects in the Mirror, Fat Sam Records, 2018)
19. Christine Fellows – Unleashed (Roses on the Vine, Vivat Virtute, 2018)
20. Faye Webster – Kingston (single, Secretly Canadian, 2018)
21. Sara Renberg – Elderly Lesbians (Night Sands, Antiquated Future Records, 2018)
22. Hannah Read – I’ll Still Sing Your Praises (Way Out I’ll Wander, Hudson Records, 2018)
23. Graham Nicholas – Keeping My Soul Alive (Dial Tones and Pretty Notes, 2018)
24. RF Shannon – Tooth Ache (Trickster Blues, Cosmic Dreamer, 2018)
25. Harrison Whitford – Strangers in the Making (Afraid Of Everything, 2018)

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.

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.

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OCTA Weekly Playlist – Episode #17

Another week, another weekly playlist.

I even did a couple of blog posts this week. Hurray me. Oh well, just a quick round-up posts though that really aren’t much better than nothing at all. Still I try to keep delivering at least these kind of posts for the next month or so.

The highlight of the week was the release of the new Laura Jane Grace & The Devouring Mothers album on Bloodshot Records. Other intriguing ones came from J Mascis, Stephen Steinbrink, Rhett Miller, Timber, The Wave Pictures, J Fernandez, Matt Campbell, Tellico, Charles Bradley and Meg Baird & Mary Lattimore. The Last Detail and Stoner Control are slightly older, but I missed them when they came out earlier in the year. One important EP too, because Shonna Tucker released a new EP Dreams of Mine.

The song of the week is the new John K. Samson single Saturday Night On Utopia Parkway. It’s a beautiful cover of a song by Christine Fellows. Lots of other great singles too from Dan Wilson, Julia Jacklin, Penniless, Madeline Leman & The Desert Dwells, Hayess Carll, Mandolin Orange, William Tyler, Ibeko Shakedown, The Gripsweats and Vasas Flora och Fauna (Leevi & The Leavings cover).

And as usual, some of my faves from last week appear with another song.

OCTA Weekly Playlist – Episode #17

1. Laura Jane Grace & The Devouring Mothers – Reality Bites (Bought To Rot, Bloodshot Records, 2018)
2. J Mascis – Picking Out The Seeds (Elastic Days, Sub Pop Records, 2018)
3. Stoner Control – Local News (Alone in the City, 2018)
4. John K. Samson – Saturday Night On Utopia Parkway (single, Bad Timing / Devinyl, 2018)
5. Stephen Steinbrink – Zappa Dream (Utopia Teased, Melodic / Western Vinyl, 2018)
6. Dan Wilson – Uncanny Valley (single, Ballroom Music, 2018)
7. The Genuine Fakes – My Very Best (Issues, Pristine Music, 2018)
8. Rhett Miller – Total Disaster (The Messenger, ATO Records, 2018)
9. Julia Jacklin – Head Alone (single, Transgressive Records, 2018)
10. The Wave Pictures – I Came To You Once (Look Inside Your Heart, Moshi Moshi Records, 2018)
11. Timber – Colors (The Family, Cornelius Chapel Records, 2018)
12. Fruit Bats – Getting in a Van Again (single, Merge Records, 2018)
13. Madeline Leman & The Desert Dwells – Lay Me Down (single, 2018)
14. J Fernandez – Volcanic Winter (Occasional Din, Joyful Noise Records, 2018)
15. Penniless – Far Away Country (single, Soit se silti, 2018)
16. Tellico – Courage For The Morning (Woven Waters, Organic Records, 2018)
17. Hayes Carll – None’ya (single, Dualtone, 2018)
18. Shonna Tucker – Come and Be With Me (Dreams of Mine EP, 2018)
19. Kent Eugene Goolsby – Trophies of Youth (Every Way But Easy EP, 2018)
20. Matt Campbell – Trading Teardrops (The Man With Everything, The Chicago Talking Machine Co, 2018)
21. Mandolin Orange – Golden Embers (single, Yep Roc, 2018)
22. The Last Detail – You’re Not Mine (The Last Detail, Elefant, 2018)
23. Doug Paisley – Shadows (Starter Home, No Quarter, 2018)
24. Dan Mangan – Fool For Waiting (More Or Less, Arts & Crafts, 2018)
25. Vasas flora och fauna – Rin Tin Tin (single, Startracks, 2018)
26. Charles Bradley – Can’t Fight The Feeling (Black Velvet, Daptone, 2018)
27. Ibeke Shakedown – View From Above (single, Colemine Records, 2018)
28. The Gripsweats – Gripsweats Theme (single, Colemine Records, 2018)
29. William Tyler – Fail Safe (single, Merge Records, 2018)
30. Meg Baird & Mary Lattimore – Fair Annie (Ghost Forest, Three Lobed Recordings, 2018)

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.

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.

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OCTA Weekly Playlist – Episode #16

Another week, another weekly playlist.

Sorry for the slight delay in case someone was waiting for this and yeah sorry for the lack of updates once again (I’m such a loser). This is getting slightly less crowded, because the end of the year is getting closer and there aren’t as many new releases. But hold on with your lists, there’s still lots of great albums on the way later in November (like the new ones from Grand Salvo, Laura Jane Grace & The Devouring Mothers and Daniel Romano). The key new albums for me this week were the new albums from Canadian singer-songwriter Doug Paisley and the Swedish power pop maestros The Genuine Fakes. Dan Mangan and Jylhä Yrjö albums have also been on heavy rotation. Orchid Eaton album is from June, but I found it yesterday and it sounds intriguing. Still madly in love with the Laura Gibson album. I haven’t included a lot of retro or rarities stuff on these lists, because these are already way too long, but there’s a wonderful set from Hiss Golden Messenger so I made an exception this time around.

The two-song single/EP from Nap Eyes is a winner and long time favourite Kent Eugene Goolsby dropped a new excellent EP too. There’s great new singles from Pedro The Lion, Karla Kane, Joshua Ray Walker, Cass McCombs, Whim, Ian Wayne, Alicia Stockman, Jess Locke and Andrew Bird. Message Field is a new Finnish band and their debut single is a moving elegy for a dear friend.

And last but not least there’s a gorgeous ending song by VanWyck. Probably the song I listened to the most and loved the most this week (if you rule out the Laura Gibson album).

OCTA Weekly Playlist – Episode #16

1. Doug Paisley – No Way To Know (Starter Home, No Quarter, 2018)
2. Nap Eyes – I’ve Always Known You Care (Too Bad EP, Paradise of Bachelors, 2018)
3. Dan Mangan – Just Fear (More Or Less, Arts & Crafts, 2018)
4. Laura Gibson – Slow Joke Grin (Goners, City Slang / Barsuk, 2018)
5. Adeline Hotel – Plastic Stars (Away Together, Ruination Record Co, 2018)
6. Cass McCombs – Sleeping Volcanoes (single, ANTI-, 2018)
7. Message Field – Substance (single, Soit Se Silti, 2018)
8. Pedro The Lion – Yellow Bike (single, Big Scary Monsters, 2018)
9. Karla Kane – Goodguy Sun (single, 2018)
10. The Genuine Fakes – Everywhere and All Around (Issues, Pristine Music, 2018)
11. Jylhä Yrjö – Pitää jonkin aikaa odottaa vielä (Kohti Asfalttia, Iso Pinkki, 2018)
12. Pää kii – Takaisin työttömyyskortistoon (Jos huonoo onnee ei ois, mul ei ois onnee ollenkaan, Stupido, 2018)
13. New Silver Girl – Tennessee (New Silver Girl, Soliti Music, 2018)
14. Kent Eugene Goolsby – Take Another Shot (Every Way But Easy EP, 2018)
15. Joshua Ray Walker – Canyon (single, State Fair Records, 2018)
16. Alicia Stockman – The Porter House (single, 2018)
17. Jess Locke – My Body is an Ecosystem (single, Pool House Records, 2018)
18. Andrew Bird – Bloodless (single, Wegawam / Loma Vista, 2018)
19. Orchid Eaton – Alsace-Lorraine (Start of a Dream, 2018)
20. Mr. Husband – Stranger for a While (Ocean Pines, Forged Artifacts, 2018)
21. Whim – Mouths (single, Fluff and Gravy Records, 2018)
22. Ian Wayne – Guessing (single, 2018)
23. Colyn Cameron – Hallucinations (Sad & Easy, 2018)
24. Hiss Golden Messenger – Black Country Woman (Virgo Fool, Merge Records, 2018)
25. VanWyck – Ballad of the Quiet Citizen (single, Maiden Name Records, 2018)

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.

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.

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