OCTA Weekly Playlist Episode #27

Another week, another weekly playlist.

This one was a slightly slower release week on the album front, but the ones that did come out are brilliant. The long-waited new Tiny Ruins album leads the charge and was the most important release for yours truly. There are also excellent new albums from Blank Range, Abigail Lapell, Guided by Voices, Mandolin Orange, El Palacio de Linares and Deer Tick (this one is a collection of covers, different outtakes etc). The big EP of the week is the new one from Cale Tyson, but I also highly recommend checking out that BURLY EP.

There’s some fabulous stuff from Finland once again. Jerry & The Outlaws released a new album called Devil’s Cut and then there were magnificent new singles from Mental Market, Salaliitto and Since November. Oh and there’s also a song from the new Jukka Ruottinen EP that I missed a week ago.

And as usual, lots of awesome new singles. The trouble with always adding these is that when the album finally arrives, I might need to post a 2nd or 3rd favorite if I want to add something new. And on the release week, I kinda would like to post the song that I love the most. Of course, nobody other than myself really cares about these things, so it’s bit of a non-issue I suppose. I could again namedrop all of them, because they are on this list because I like all of them. Some key ones for me were the new singles from forthcoming Craig Finn, Yola, Rosie Tucker and Caleb Elliott albums (the Rosie Tucker one is a few weeks old, but I missed it then). LeAnna Eden was the completely new find of the week for me. Thanks to the excellent NC Rocks playlist for introducing this excellent song to me. Sofia Wolfson is also quite new find for me and I really this song from her forthcoming EP. And yeah, everything else also rules equally much.

That’s it for now I think. I start waiting for the Super Bowl. Oh and I’m on vacation this week, so I have a bit more time to listen to submissions than usually, if you want me to hear something. An album/ep download link is always the best possible and preferred submission method, but whatever is good for you.

OCTA Weekly Playlist Episode #27

1. Tiny Ruins – School of Design (Olympic Girls, Marathon, 2019)
2. Cale Tyson – Shouldn’t Tell U (Narcissist EP, 2019)
3. Blank Range – Lonely II (In Unison, Sturdy Girls Records, 2019)
4. Mental Market – Wild Poppies (Poppies / Natural Rubber EP, Money Laundry Recods, 2019)
5. Guided By Voices – Your Lights Are Out (Zeppelin Over China, 2019)
6. Craig Finn – Blankets (single, Partisan Records, 2019)
7. Abigail Lapell – Sparrow For a Heart (Getaway, Coax Records, 2019)
8. Yola – Love All Night (Work All Day) (single, Easy Eye Sound, 2019)
9. LeAnna Eden – Don’t Forget To Say Goodbye (single, 2019)
10. Caleb Elliott – Don’t Go Losing Your Head (single, Single Lock Records, 2019)
11. Mandolin Orange – When She’s Feeling Blue (Tides of a Teardrop, Yep Roc, 2019)
12. Josh Ritter – Old Black Magic (single, Pytheas Recordings, 2019)
13. Jerry & The Outlaws – 3 Chords & The Alternative Truth (The Devil’s Cut, 2019)
14. Christopher Gold & The New Old Things – Pillar To Post (single, 2019)
15. Deer Tick – Run Of The Mill (Mayonnaise, Partisan Records, 2019)
16. Willie Farmer – I Am The Lightning (single, Big Legal Mess, 2019)
17. Dead Tongues – Road To Heaven (single, 2019)
18. Dylan Rodrigue – Some Kind of Heaven (Cat’s Game, Bad Paintings / Palomino, 2019)
19. Salaliitto – Outoja valoja (single, Soit se silti, 2019)
20. Better Oblivion Community Center – Dylan Thomas (Better Oblivion Community Center, Dead Oceans, 2019)
21. Sofia Wolfson – Nothing’s Real (single, 2019)
22. Rosie Tucker – Gay Bar (single, New Professor, 2019)
23. Partner – Long and McQuade (single, You’ve Changed Records, 2019)
24. Martha – Love Keeps Kicking (single, Big Scary Monsters, 2019)
25. El Palacio de Linares – El Estilo (Largos Agotadores, Pretty Olivia Records, 2019)
26. Lucy Dacus – La Vie En Rose (single, Matador Records, 2019)
27. Cass McCombs – Absentee (single, Anti-, 2019)
28. Those Pretty Wrongs – Time To Fly (single, Burger Records, 2019)
29. BURLY – Kent Lame (Self Titled Demon EP, Fivekill Records, 2019)
30. Kalyn Fay – Fool’s Heartbreak (single, Horton Records, 2019)
31. Graham Hunt – Every Person (single, Forged Artifacts, 2019)
32. Pete Molinari – Steal the Night (single, We Are Hear, 2019)
33. Lee Harvey Osmond – Whole Damn World (Mohawk, Latent Recordings, 2019)
34. Bob Sumner – A Thoudand Horses (Wasted Loved Songs, 2019)
35. Joshua Ray Walker – Lot Lizard (Wish You Were Here, State Fair Records, 2019)
36. Flatland Cavalry – Living by Moonlight (Homeland Insecurity, 2019)
37. Jukka Ruottinen – Dim Light (Downtown EP, Haarakiila Records, 2019)
38. Andrew Bird – Sisyphus (single, Loma Vista Recordings, 2019)
39. Since November – First Final Frontier (single, Robots Are Great! Records, 2019)
40. Jo Schornikow – Incomplete (single, Keeled Scales Records, 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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OCTA Weekly Playlist Episode #26

Another week, another weekly playlist.

A really strong release week once again. However, I was a bit disappointed to learn that the release of the Pony Bradshaw album had been delayed until June. I was really looking forward to that. But good things come to those wait and we did get a new single from the forthcoming album.

But enough about that for now, because lots of fabulous albums did come out. The biggest ones for me were Joshua Ray Walker’s debut album, Bob Sumner’s solo debut and the Better Oblivion Community Center album (collaboration between Phoebe Bridgers and Conor Oberst). Carson McHone’s 2018 album got a UK/Europe release and then there were also excellent albums from Dylan Rodrigue, Leyla McCalla, Mike Krol, Lee Harvey Osmond, Lula Wiles, Ted Drozdowski, William Tyler, Frank Solivan & Dirty Kitchen.

Some magnificent EPs too. I absolutely love Twain, so the 2 Twain EPs were among the most important releases of the week. Other highly recommended EPs on the list are from Jeffrey Silverstein and A.A. Williams.

All the singles would also be worth namedropping. There were new singles from the forthcoming albums from Pony Bradshaw, Hand Habits, Ryan Adams, Jenny Lewis, Julia Jacklin, Durand Jones & The Indications, Robert Forster, Hayes Carll. The new songs from Evan Cheadle and Caroline Lazar were also so so good. Just like everything really.

The only new Finnish album on the list is the moving debut from Message Field. There’s a really strong run of Finnish singles in the middle of the pack though (J.Matkala, Hullu Ruusu, Pink Chameleons, Lanai, Salainen avaruusohjelma and Painikerho). Is there are need for Finland 2019 playlist by the way? Feels like the top 50 Finnish songs of 2018 has been by far the most popular playlist that I’ve done, so therefore there might be a reason to regularly update one for 2019. Oh well, maybe nobody needs another silly playlist.

As usual, some artists from last week appear with another song. Charlie Shafter, Alice Wallace, Pedro The Lion albums and Caroline Spence singles were on heavy rotation. So were Steve Gunn, Sharon Van Etten, Klasu etc, but I left these out this time, because several pre-album singles had already been on these lists. And well I think even this 40 songs is a bit too much and really don’t want to expand this any further.

OCTA Weekly Playlist Episode #26

1. Joshua Ray Walker – Canyon (Wish You Were Here, State Fair Records, 2019)
2. Bob Sumner – Ticket to Ride (Wasted Love Songs, 2019)
3. Twain – Eileen (New Miami Sound EP, Keeled Scales, 2019)
4. Better Oblivion Community Center – Chesapeake (Better Obvilion Community Center, 2019)
5. Hand Habits – Can’t Calm Down (single, Saddle Creek, 2019)
6. Evan Cheadle – Float on Down the Line (single, 2019)
7. Pony Bradshaw – Didn’t It Rain (single, Rounder Records, 2019)
8. Carson McHone – Lucky (Carousel, Loose Music, 2019)
9. Caroline Spence – Mint Condition (single, Rounder Records, 2019)
10. Ryan Adams – Fuck The Rain (single, PAX AM, 2019)
11. Dylan Rodrigue – Self-Love (Cat’s Game, Bad Paintings / Palomino, 2019)
12. Julia Jacklin – Pressure To Party (single, Transgressive Records, 2019)
13. Caroline Lazar – Chicago (single, Reading Past Bedtime, 2019)
14. Jenny Lewis – Red Bull & Hennessy (single, Warner Bros, 2019)
15. Durand Jones & The Indications – Morning in America (single, Dead Oceans, 2019)
16. Pink Chameleons – Religion (single, Soliti, 2019)
17. Hullu Ruusu – Sääskitulet (single, Helmi Levyt, 2019)
18. J. Matkala – Laululintu (single, Lumpeela julkaisut, 2019)
19. Salainen Avaruusohjelma – Buffalo (single, Nefer Maglev, 2019)
20. Lanai – Follow The Sun (single, 2019)
21. Message Field – Hold Time (single, Soit se silti, 2019)
22. Painikerho – Ennen vanhaan (single, Karhuvaltio Records, 2019)
23. Mike Krol – Power Chords (Power Chords, Merge Records, 2019)
24. Pedro The Lion – Circle K (Phoenix, Polyvinyl / Big Scary Monsters, 2019)
25. Robert Forster – Inferno (Brisbane in Summer) (single, Tapete Records, 2019)
26. Golden Daze – Took a Fall (single, Autumn Tone, 2019)
27. Lee Harvey Osmond – What I Loved About You (Mohawk, Latent Recordings, 2019)
28. Danny Schmidt – Last Man Standing (single, Live Once Records, 2019)
29. Ted Drozdowski – Still Among The Living (Coyote Motel, 2019)
30. Charlie Shafter – Chainsaw (When I Was Yours & You Were Mine, 2019)
31. Leyla McCalla – Heavy As Lead (The Capitalist Blues, Discograph / Jazz Village, 2019)
32. Frank Solivan and Dirty Kitchen – Lena (If You Can’t Stand the Heat, 2019)
33. Lula Wiles – Nashville, Man (What Will We Do, Smithsonian Folkway Recordings, 2019)
34. Hayes Carll – Be There (single, Dualtone Music, 2019)
35. Alice Wallace – Elephants (Into The Blue, Rebelle Road Records, 2019)
36. Flatland Cavalry – Sleeping Alone (Homeland Insecurity, 2019)
37. Rue Snider – Go Back To Carolina (single, 2019)
38. A.A. Williams – Control (A.A Williams EP, Holy Roar Records, 2019)
39. Jeffrey Silverstein – Given The Light (How On Earth EP, Driftless Recordings, 2019)
40. William Tyler – Not In Our Stars (Goes West, Merge Records, 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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OCTA Weekly Playlist Episode #25

Another week, another weekly playlist.

Oh well, again the week kind of flew by without any onechord action. Other than that I was toying a bit with the idea of organizing some sort of concert/party when this blog reaches 18 years next fall. It remains to be seen whether that will happen. I’m not super optimistic, but I’m not burying the idea either.

A pretty big release week and therefore I ended up with 40 songs. I’m fully aware that it’s a bit too much, but even now there was not space for everything. Lots of albums this week. The return album of Pedro The Lion and the new Steve Gunn album are the ones that I’ve spent most time with so far. I really like both of them. Other excellent new albums on the list are from Alice Wallace, Charlie Shafter, Sharon Van Etten, Crane Like the Bird, Ally Kerr, Liz Brasher and Juliana Hatfield. Plus the reissue of Andrew Combs debut album. Two new excellent Finnish albums too from Klasu and Lokit. Also from Finland are new singles from Tomi Nordlund & Syvä Joki and The New Magnetic North (forgot this earlier, because it came out just before Christmas) and another song from Ylva Haru album (because I love it and therefore wanted to keep it here for another week).

And then the singles. Oh my. The list starts with three songs that I really love. Caroline Spence, Twain, Strand of Oaks are all long time favourites and these songs are wonderful. It’s a double single from Caroline Spence, so be sure to check out the other song Mint Condition too (well it will be on this list next week too). Rounder Records is really striving right now. Caroline Spence’s new songs (and later album) are a fantastic start, Pony Bradshaw album hits our hearts next week, Logan Ledger sometime later in the year. John P. Strohm and co are doing an excellent work by giving a platform to these great artists.

And that’s not all. There’s new outtakes from the forthcoming Bob Sumner, Tiny Ruins, Cass McCombs and Cale Tyson releases. Then there’s the first singles from the forthcoming Weyes Blood, Son Volt and The Wild Reeds albums. Oh and an unreleased Townes Van Zandt song is worthy of a parade. Everything else on the list rule too and this time lots of stuff didn’t make the cut, because I haven’t had the time to listen everything even once (for example Flatland Cavalry, Steel Woods etc). I would highly recommend checking out Maggie Rogers and Deerhunter too. These are maybe not totally my cup of tea and therefore not on this list. Still excellent and worth a praise.

OCTA Weekly Playlist Episode #25

1. Caroline Spence – Long Haul (single, Rounder Records, 2019)
2. Twain – Death (or S.F.?) (single, Keeled Scales, 2019)
3. Strand of Oaks – Weird Ways (single, Dead Oceans, 2019)
4. Pedro The Lion – My Phoenix (Phoenix, Polyvinyl / Big Scary Monsters, 2019)
5. The Wild Reeds – Don’t Pretend (single, Dualtone, 2019)
6. Alice Wallace – The Lonely Talking (Into the Blue, Rebelle Road Records, 2019)
7. Bob Sumner – New York City (single, 2019)
8. Charlie Shafter – Thought Too Soon (When I Was Yours & You Were Mine, 2019)
9. Townes Van Zandt – All I Need (single, TVX Records / Fat Possum Records, 2019)
10. Cale Tyson – Red Blooded Fools (single, 2019)
11. Sharon Van Etten – Malibu (Remind Me Tomorrow, Jagjaguwar, 2019)
12. Weyes Blood – Andromeda (single, Sub Pop Records, 2019)
13. Tiny Ruins – Holograms (single, Marathon, 2019)
14. Steve Gunn – Chance (The Unseen in Between, Matador Records, 2019)
15. Crane Like the Bird (feat Conor Oberst) – When I See (Crane Like The Bird, 2019)
16. Tomi Nordlund & Syvä joki – Vuodet (single, Soit se silti, 2019)
17. Klasu – Näkymättömiin (Kaikki maailman reitit, Soit se silti, 2019)
18. Lokit – Pelastusvene (Lokit, Combat Rock Industry, 2019)
19. Ally Kerr – Ragged Man (Upgrade Me, Much Obliged Records, 2019)
20. David Smalt – Dear old Earth (single, Palo Santo Parade, 2019)
21. Scott Orr – This is How I Want To Feel Forever (single, Other Songs, 2019)
22. Cass McCombs – The Great Pixley Train Robbery (single, Anti-, 2019)
23. Jake Paleschic – Bad Memories (single, 2019)
24. Son Volt – Devil May Care (State Fair Records, 2019)
25. Christopher Gold & The New Old Things – County Line (single, 2019)
26. Vandoliers – Cigarettes in the Rain (single, Bloodshot Records, 2019)
27. Matthew Logan Vasquez – Trailer Park (single, Dine Alone Records, 2019)
28. John Paul White – The Long Way Home (single, Single Lock Records, 2019)
29. The New Magnetic North – When The Winter Comes (single, 2018)
30. Megan Nash & Bears in Hazenmore – Snowbank (single, Coffee Row Records, 2019)
31. H.C.McEntire – Houses of the Holy (single, Merge Records, 2019)
32. Carson McHone – Drugs (single, Loose Music, 2019)
33. Andrew Combs – Too Stoned to Cry (2019 recut) (Worried Man reissue, Loose Music, 2019)
34. Charlotte Cornfield – Andrew (single, Next Door Records / Outside Music, 2019)
35. Harlem – Blonde on Blonde (single, Female Fantasy, 2019)
36. Liz Brasher – Love Feasts (Painted Image, Fat Possum Records, 2019)
37. Juliana Hatfield – Lost Ship (Weird, American Laundromat Records, 2019)
38. Leyla McCalla – Money Is King (single, Discograph / Jazz Village, 2019)
39. Tiffany Williams – Big Enough To Be A Mountain (When You Go EP, 2019)
40. Ylva Haru – Oikeiden luona (Linnut, Soit se silti, 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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