OCTA Weekly Playlist – Episode #62

Another week, another weekly playlist.

Another week also kind of slipped by. I’m a hopeless case of kid in denial. Now sligthly flu-ish and fever-ish too. But here’s at least the playlist. Things are slowing down a bit on the release front, but there’s still lot to love.

This week gave new album from Little Scream, Nick Nace, Simon Joyner, Allison Moorer, Ancient Shapes, Extra Arms, Daystar, Amy O, Theo Lawrence, Jason Sinkhorn, Jim Sullivan (reissue that I don’t usually feature them on this list, but it felt hard to leave this one out), Ben McKenzie, Neil Young & Crazy Horse, The Leaf Library and Mikal Cronin. Slow Healer has been out for a week or so, but first time on this playlist. I had a song from the EP earlier.

On the Finnish side of things, we got the debut album from Maustetytöt. It’s a great record and worth the hype. Also superb that the vinyl sold so well (because this is Spotify is great for introduction, but buying music is what really matters). Nice to heart that physical records still have other purpose than to fill that empty space under the publisher’s bed. The Finland section also contains new singles from Treemer (new band from ex-Pansies!) and PK Keränen (solo single). Plus a song from the Kalle Konnuslahti & Tremolo album that I somehow managed to miss a couple of weeks ago.

A bunch of wonderful international singles too. I’m a big Andy Shauf fan so his first single from a new album starts the whole list. There’s also new Itasca, David Myhr, Ags Connolly, David Dondero and so forth. Again everything would be worth of a namedrop, but you’ll find them from the list below.

That’s it for this week. Love love love.

1. Andy Shauf – Things I Do (single, Anti-, 2019)
2. Little Scream – Don’t Wait For It (Speed Queen, Merge, 2019)
3. Nick Nace – Arkansas Traveler (Wrestling with the Mystery, 2019)
4. Simon Joyner – Time Slows Down in Dreams (Pocket Moon, BB*Island, 2019)
5. Allison Moorer – Cold Cold Earth (Blood, Autotelic Records, 2019)
6. Ancient Shapes – Audrey (A Flower That Wouldn’t Bloom, You’ve Changed Records, 2019)
7. Extra Arms – Up From Here (Up From Here, Dadstache Records, 2019)
8. Daystar – A Lot to Love (The Complete Recordings, 2019)
9. David Myhr – Work of Love (single, Monogram Recordings, 2019)
10. Treemer – The Great Void (single, Soft Monster, 2019)
11. Maustetytöt – Talvi Talvikin kanssa (Kaikki tiet vievät Peltolaan, Is This Art! 2019)
12. PK Keränen – Let Go (single, Playground, 2019)
13. Amy O – Synesthesia (Shell, Winspear, 2019)
14. Itasca – Only a Traveler (single, Paradise of Bachelors, 2019)
15. Jason Sinkhorn – Evelyn Moontower (Demonstrations (2009-2015), Knothole Records, 2019)
16. Theo Lawrence – Lonely Together (Sauce Piquante, Tomika, 2019)
17. Jim Sullivan – Lonesome Picker (Jim Sullivan, Light in the Attic, 2019)
18. David Dondero – The Presidential Palace of Pornography (single, Fluff and Gravy, 2019)
19. Ben McKenzie – Down on the Prairie (A Simple Thing, 2019)
20. Neil Young & Crazy Horse – Think Of Me (Colorado, Reprise Records, 2019)
21. Ags Connolly – The Meaning of the World (single, Finstock Music, 2019)
22. Terra Spencer (feat Dave Gunning) – Boat Harbour (single, 2019)
23. Wished Bone – Pink Room (single, 2019)
24. Jessicar Risker – The Waves (single, Western Vinyl, 2019)
25. Emily Fairlight – Lips Lasso (single, 2019)
26. Slow Healer – Evil Incarnate (Every Now and Then, 2019)
27. Frances Quinlan – Rare Thing (single, Saddle Creek, 2019)
28. Mikal Cronin – Sold (Seeker, Merge Records, 2019)
29. Justin Peter Kinkel-Schuster – There is a Vine (single, Big Legal Mess, 2019)
30. The Deer – Swoon (single, Keeled Scales, 2019)
31. Rue Snider – Dark Crystal Daze -live (single, 2019)
32. Brandon Pfaff – Circles in the Dark (single, 2019)
33. Kalle Konnuslahti & Tremolo – Julma rakkaus (Lemmen Armoilla, 2019)
34. Crow vs Lion – Beg, Steal & Borrow (The Heart, The Time, The Pen, 2019)
35. Mercy Bell – All Good Cowboys (Mercy Bell, Bell Records, 2019)
36. Zachary Lucky – Sunday Morning at the Dragstrip (Midwestern, Wroxton Recordings, 2019)
37. Karen & The Sorrows – Something True (Guaranteed Broken Hearts, Ocean Born Mary Music, 2019)
38. Kail Baxley – Beneath the Bones (single, AntiFragile, 2019)
39. Vagabon – In a Bind (Vagabon, Nonesuch, 2019)
40. The Leaf Library – In Doors and Out Through the Windows (The World is a Bell, Wiaiwya, 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 #61

Another week, another weekly playlist

The progress outside of this playlist is still rather slow, but I try to find the time to do a bit more during the coming weeks. Unfortunately this is just a hobby and sometimes there’s just not enough time or energy for it. There’s not a whole lot of year left and I have a truckload of records that haven’t yet been mentioned outside of this playlist.

There’s a lot of great music there this week as well. New albums from Zachary Lucky, Karen & The Sorrows, Crow vs Lion, Mercy Bell, Wharfer, Vagabon, Emma Russack & Lachlan Denton, Cody Jinks (he had one last week too, a prolific songwriter), GA-20, Jake La Botz, Drew Danburry (compilation), Corridor and Hovvdy. Plus Catherine MacLellan album that came out a week ago, but I missed it then. On the EP front there’s Erin Enderlin, Carver Baronda and Andrea Von Kampen.

This week’s Finland section has wonderful new singles from Räjäyttäjät and V.Härkönen. Plus a couple of slightly earlier 2019 albums from Pasi Salmi and Hevonen Jammaa that I missed when they come out. Also revisiting last week’s power couple Knipi and Antti Autio.

The big music news of the week was that there’s a new John Moreland album coming out in early 2020. The news also came with a brand new song East October, so there’s the song of the week. Other awesome singles too from VanWyck, Sarah Lee Langford, Dolly Valentine, Gabriel Birnbaum, Bonny Light Orchestra and so forth.

That’s it for this week. Back with another round-up playlist next Sunday and before that hopefully a couple of other kind of posts too. Love love love.

1. Zachary Lucky – There Was a Time When I Used to Run (Midwestern, Wroxton Recordings, 2019)
2. Erin Enderlin – Hometown Jersey (Chapter Four: The Queen of Marina Del Rey EP, Blaster Records, 2019)
3. Karen & The Sorrows – Far Away (Quaranteed Broken Heart, Ocean Born Mary Music, 2019)
4. Crow vs Lion – Missouri (The Heart, The Time, The Pen, 2019)
5. John Moreland – East October (single, Old Omens, 2019)
6. Mercy Bell – Chocolate Milk & Whiskey (Mercy Bell, Bell Records, 2019)
7. VanWyck – Carolina’s Anatomy (single, Maiden Name Records, 2019)
8. Wharfer – I Went Somewhere Else (The Teeth, 2019)
9. Vagabon – Every Woman (Vagabon, Nonesuch Records, 2019)
10. Sarah Lee Langford – Big Women (single, Cornelius Chapel Records, 2019)
11. Gabriel Birnbaum – Mistakes (single, Arrowhawk Records, 2019)
12. Dolly Valentine – Flowers on the Highway (single, Holy Golden Music, 2019)
13. Bonny Light Orchestra – Deep In Love (single, 2019)
14. Carver Baronda – If Nothing Else Comes Along (Spooky Love EP, 2019)
15. Emma Russack & Lachlan Denton – Love For Myself (Take The Reigns, Bobo Integral, 2019)
16. Kate Davis – I Like Myself (single, Solitaire Recordings, 2019)
17. Andrea von Kampen – Rainmaker (Twilight & Evening Bell EP, 2019)
18. Jennah Barry – The Real Moon (single, Forward Music Group, 2019)
19. Jerry Leger – Justine (single, Latent Records, 2019)
20. Catherine MacLellan – The Road Is Divided (Coyote, 2019)
21. Sera Cahoone & Tomo Nakayama – Crows (single, 2019)
22. Christopher Paul Stelling – Trouble Don’t Follow Me (single, Anti, 2019)
23. GA-20 – Lonely Soul (Lonely Soul, Karma Chief Records, 2019)
24. Beautiful Dudes – Lose My Head (single, Mama Bird Recording Co, 2019)
25. Extra Arms – Disruptor (single, Dadstache Records, 2019)
26. Räjäyttäjät – Uusi vesimiehen aika (single, 2019)
27. Pasi Salmi – Talvipäivänseisaus (Preerian upottaa kuu, Way Beyondo Records, 2019)
28. Hevonen Jammaa – Lähdit pois niin pian (Todistaja, 2019)
28. V. Härkönen – Elokuun vaimo (single, Soit Se Silti, 2019)
30. Tami Neilson – Any Fool With a Heart (single, Outside Music, 2019)
31. Cody Jinks – Never Alone Always Lonely (The Wanting, Late August Records, 2019)
32. Jake La Botz – The Bankrobber’s Lament (They’re Coming For Me, Hi-Style Records, 2019)
33. Sophie & The Broken Things – Paper ID (single, Petaluma Records, 2019)
34. Nick Nace – Fly in a Bottle (single, 2019)
35. Bobby Hawk – Salt and Liquor (single, 2019)
36. Drew Danburry – Lynette, I Love You (Danburry 2003-2018, 2019)
37. Corridor – Junior (Junior, Sub Pop Records, 2019)
38. Field Medic – I Want You So Bad It Hurts (single, Run For Cover Records, 2019)
39. Hovvdy – Feel Tall (Heavy Lifter, Specialist Subject, 2019)
40. Knipi – 1986 (Knipi, Fried Music, 2019)
41. Antti Autio – Maailman reunalla (Pihalla tuule taas, Soit Se Silti, 2019)
42. Austin James Craig – Spacehip (Ghosts of Ohio, 2019)
43. Big Thief – Shoulders (Two Hands, 4AD, 2019)
44. Andre Ethier – Jenny the Blues (Croak In The Weeds, Telephone Explosion, 2019)
45. Very Good – Falling Dreams (Adulthood, 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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Matt Dorrien, Kyle Cox and Joan Shelley

The progress has been slow for various of reasons, but I’m still here listening and loving music with all my heart. Here’s another set of wonderful songs that have done their part in dividing my world into something manageable. Starting off with the latest single Teddy Wilson from the great Portland-based songwriter Matt Dorrien who made one of my favorite records of 2018. It’s a gorgeous ode to jazz pianist Teddy Wilson and gives us a beautiful kindhearted escape from this crazy world. The single is out and available on Mama Bird Recording Co, so hit that bandcamp link for the single and the 2018 album if you missed it at the time. But now it’s the time to gently sway in the arms of this wonderful song. Everyone needs such moments of beauty and comfort in order to find the strength to carry on fighting for what is right.

Matt Dorrien at Facebook
Matt Dorrien Website

Carrying on with the dance theme and next we are having a slow dance with Nashville songwriter Kyle Cox. We are not far away otherwise either, because his new album Perhaps One Day is a beautiful timeless love letter to his family and an ode to the jazz groups of 30s and 40s. It’s a tremendous album from first note to last and I love it wholeheartedly. Here’s Midnight Dance from the album that came out the 16th of August. Listen to / buy the whole beautiful record by hitting the links on the player.

Kyle Cox at Facebook
Kyle Cox Website

This little blog post was dedicated to the slow dance and there’s no better way to wrap this one than the song The Sway from the awesome new Joan Shelley album Like The River Loves The Sea. The album came out on 30th of August on No Quarter Records and it’s one of my favorite records of this fall. This brilliant Lost River Sessions performance of album outtake The Sway just surfaced a few days ago. So here’s Joan Shelley and Nathan Salsburg giving a most perfect ending to this round up of songs of romance and slow dance.

Joan Shelley Website
Joan Shelley at Facebook

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OCTA Weekly Playlist #60

Another week, another weekly playlist.

The big surprise release of the week was the new Austin James Craig album. I loved his EP some years ago and I’m thrilled to hear more of his songs. That was the biggest one for me, but there’s much more than just that. The week gave us new albums from Big Thief, Andre Ethier, Very Good, Comet Gain, The Good Graces, Cody Jinks, Tim Barry, Caleb McCoach, Neilson Family, Gabriel Kelley, The Building, Helene Cronin and Richard Dawson. A couple of older releases too that I missed at the time from Gold Light and Lucy Isabel. Plus some important EPs too from Malin Pettersen and Son Little.

A great Finnish music release week too thanks to wonderful new albums from Knipi and Antti Autio. I also included a song from JLaine album that I missed a week ago.

The big international single was the first outtake from the next Twain album. There’s also new songs from Hallelujah the Hills, Bonnie Prince Billy, Dan Edmonds, Karen & The Sorrows and so much more.

That it’s for this week. Take care and love love love.

1. Austin James Craig – My Father’s Blood (Ghosts Of Ohio, 2019)
2. Big Thief – Those Girls (Two Hands, 4AD, 2019)
3. Andre Ethier – Two Dogs (Croak in the Weeds, Telephone Explosion, 2019)
4. Very Good – Into the Sun (Adulthood, 2019)
5. Twain – Inner Beauty (single, Keeled Scales, 2019)
6. Pickering Pick – Everything Is Past (single, Double J, 2019)
7. The Delines – A Room on the Tenth Floor (single, El Cortez, 2019)
8. Son Little – about her. again (Invisible, Anti-, 2019)
9. Comet Gain – Your Life On Your Knees (Fireraisers Forever! Tapete Records, 2019)
10. Hallelujah The Hills – Running Hot With Fate (single, Discrete Pageantry, 2019)
11. Malin Pettersen – The Key (Alonesome EP, Die With Your Boots On, 2019)
12. Bonnie Prince Billy – In Good Faith (single, Drag City, 2019)
13. The Good Graces – I Dropped Your Name (Prose and Consciousness, Pretty New Songs, 2019)
14. Karen & The Sorrows – Third Time’s the Charm (single, Ocean Born Mary Music, 2019)
15. Dan Edmonds – Two Thirds of a Fifth (single, 2019)
16. Knipi – Hölösuu (Knipi, The Fried Music, 2019)
17. Antti Autio – Emmanuel (Pihalla tuulee taas, Soit Se Silti, 2019)
18. JLaine – Tuuli (II, Way Beyondo Records, 2019)
19. Elijah Ocean – Cleaned up in Vegas (single, 2019)
20. Cody Jinks – Tell’em What It’s Like (After the Fire, Late August Records, 2019)
21. Tim Barry – Birmingham (The Roads to Richmond, Chunksaah Records, 2019)
22. Caleb McCoach – New Poison (Lisa, 2019)
23. Neilson Family – Woodstock Hardcore (Double Life, Jigsaw Records, 2019)
24. Julien Baker – Tokyo (single, Sub Pop Records, 2019)
25. Jerry Leger – Canvas of Gold (single, Latent, 2019)
26. Katie Pruitt – Loving Her (single, Rounder Records, 2019)
27. Matthew Ryan – Avalanche of Stars (Fallen Ash & Embers EP, 2019)
28. Vetiver – Wanted, Never Asked (single, Mama Bird Recordings Co / Loose Music, 2019)
29. Gold Light – Strangeman (Zephyr, 2019)
30. Helene Cronin – Riding the Gray Line (Old Ghosts and Lost Causes, 2019)
31. Greg Loiacono – Chamberlain’s Trunk (single, Blue Rose Music, 2019)
32. Theo Lawrence – Come Back to My Love (single, Tomika Records, 2019)
33. Gabriel Kelley – Oh How It Rained (Gabriel Kelley, Tone Tree Music, 2019)
34. Ben Dahaner – Taught Me to Lie (single, Soundly, 2019)
35. Lucy Isabel – Something New (Rambling Star, 2019)
36. Wished Bone – Trees We Couldn’t Tell the Side Of (single, 2019)
37. Maija Sofia – The Glitter (single, Trapped Animal Records, 2019)
38. The Building – Purifier (PETRA, Concord Records, 2019)
39. Cassidy Waring – Nostalgia (single, 2019)
40. Michael Nau – Hoops (Less Ready To Go, 2019)
41. Daniel Martin Moore – Unexpectedly (Never Look Away, Sofaburn / Ok Recordings, 2019)
42. D.H. Scott – I’m Leaving This Place (My Body Longed For The Summer, 2019)
43. Richard Dawson – Black Triangle (2020, Domino Recording Co, 2019)
44. Drew Danburry / For All The Girls – Yvonne (Yellow Seahorse Sessions, 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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Austin James Craig – Ghosts of Ohio

This morning took a beautiful surprise turn when I saw Austin James Craig’s post on my feed. He is a great singer-songwriter from Akron, Ohio. I really loved his EP some years ago and I’ve been eagerly waiting to hear more of his songs. Now that wait is over, because he released a new album Ghosts of Ohio on the 11th of October. I haven’t had the time to listen a whole lot at this point, because first I had to battle through the workday. I still wanted to do my part in getting the word out, because this is major news on the onechordnet scale. Plus based on a few quick listens, it’s wonderful and full of beautifully arranged captivating folk / americana songs. Ghosts of Ohio is available on all streaming platforms and at bandcamp (as name-your-price download). This is Calgary from the new album.

Austin James Craig Website
Austin James Craig at Facebook

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