OCTA Weekly Playlist Episode #40

Another week, another weekly playlist.

Sorry to disappoint you. I haven’t come to my senses. I’m still doing this every week. I’ve just had the flu since Friday and therefore there was this small delay. The playlist has been on Spotify for a day, but I just didn’t have the energy to start the computer and write this post until now. I thought I was doing better, but I guess I’m still not 100% because just typing this post turned me into a sweatmaster.

Anyway, last Friday was a pretty special release day. Matthew Milia, Caroline Spence and Big Thief all released a new album. That’s quite a trio. I love them all, but the Matthew Milia album is still the most important one to me. Frontier Ruckus has been my favorite band during the past five years and oh my how I love this solo too. The best record of the year so far. Other new albums on the list are from Mr. Husband, Ordinary Elephant, The Dream Syndicate, The Felice Brothers, John Southworth, Sara Trunzo, Joy Williams, Mike Ross (this one is a week old, but I missed it then) and Kendall Elise. When I made this list, I included a single from Kassi Valazza. Actually the whole amazing album came out today, so you can already listen to that beautiful record. I will return to it next week. Some great EPs this week too from Charlie Marie, Bobby’s Oar and Sam Outlaw.

The Finnish section contains new singles from H.C.Slim, Tyynyt and The Stillwalkers. I forgot the important and powerful Swan/Koistinen EP when I made the playlist earlier, but I added a song from it today.

Lots of great international singles as usual. Ian Noe, Carl Anderson, Courtney Marie Andrews (Deer Tick cover), Karine Polwart, Kelly Hunt etc. Everything would be worth a namedrop in this text too, but you’ll find them from the list below.

That’s it for tonight. I’ll go back to resting, so that I have enough energy to maybe return to the dayjob tomorrow. Remember love.

OCTA Weekly Playlist Episode #40

1. Matthew Milia – Attention Students (Alone at St. Hugo, Sitcom Universe, 2019)
2. Caroline Spence – Sometimes a Woman Is An Island (Mint Condition, Rounder Records, 2019)
3. Big Thief – Orange (U.F.O.F, 4AD, 2019)
4. Mr. Husband – Happy Happy (Kenny Husband & The Husky Selection, Good Soil Records, 2019)
5. Ian Noe – Letter To Madeline (single, National Treasury Recordings, 2019)
6. Courtney Marie Andrews – Goodbye, Dear Friend (single, 2019)
7. Carl Anderson – She Took Everything (single, 2019)
8. Charlie Marie – Rhinestones (Charlie Marie EP. 2019)
9. Ordinary Elephant – Scars We Keep (Honest, 2019)
10. Frankie Lee – In the Blue (single, Loose Music, 2019)
11. Kassi Valazza – A Fine Colour (single, 2019)
12. Pearl Charles – Sweet Sunshine Wine (single, Kanine Records, 2019)
13. Palehound – Worthy (single, 2019)
14. Kitty Kat Fan Club – Happy Now, Loving You (single, Asian Man Records, 2019)
15. The Infinites – Scott McMurray (single, First Humans Records, 2019)
16. Stanley Brinks and The Wave Pictures – Tequila Island (single, Fika Recordings, 2019)
17. H.C. Slim – Sojourner (single, Svart Records, 2019)
18. Tyynyt – Lojun (single, Nefer Maglev, 2019)
19. The Dream Syndicate – The Way In (These Times, Anti-, 2019)
20. John Southworth – Red Velvet Curtains (Miracle in the Night, Tin Angel Records, 2019)
21. Karine Polwart – Since Yesterday (single, Hegri, 2019)
22. The Felice Brothers – Days of the Years (Undress, Yep Roc, 2019)
23. Damn Tall Buildings – Words To The Song (single, 2019)
24. Kelly Hunt – Across the Great Divide (single, Rare Bird Records, 2019)
25. Sara Trunzo (feat. Mary Gauthier) – In the Bend of the Cumberland (Dirigo Attitude, 2019)
26. John Prine – My Old Kentucky Home, Goodnight (single, Oh Boy Records, 2019)
27. Joy Williams – Canary (Front Porch, Sensibility Recordings, 2019)
28. Bobby’s Oar – Compass in the City (Knots EP, 2019)
29. The Stillwalkers – Crystal Clear (single, 2019)
30. Deer Tick (John McCauley) – Rough Around the Edges (single, 2019)
31. Mike Ross – The Lee of the Bay (The Clovis Limit, Taller Records, 2019)
32. Dylan Earl – Morning Star (single, Fabulon Records, 2019)
33. Sam Outlaw – Cigarette (Hat Acts EP, Black Hills Recordings, 2019)
34. Julia Shapiro – A Couple Highs (single, Hardly Art, 2019)
35. Swan/Koistinen – Symptoms (Swan/Koistinen EP, Soliti, 2019)
36. Kendall Elise – Kirks Bush (The Long Way Around) (Red Earth, Creeping Ivy 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 #39

Another week, another weekly playlist

Guess what? There’s a lot of great new albums this week. Top of my own lists were long time favourites Craig Finn and The Pearlfishers closely followed by new favourites Mammoth Penguins and Run Coyote. That’s again just a tip of the recordberg. There are new albums from Kevin Morby, Aldous Harding, Starflyer 59, The Mountain Goats, Josh Ritter, Kelly Finnigan, Steel Blossoms, Hannah Cohen and Wild Firth. Nataly Dawn and Lenny Bull made the only new EPs on the list. I’m sure there’s much more out there that I don’t know about.

On the singles front, the big news is the first single from a forthcoming Claire Cronin album. Pony Bradshaw, Bedouine, Jake Xerxes Fussell and TK & The Holy Know Nothings continue to impress and released new outtakes from their next full-lengths. Dana Gavanski and Fell Runner were the new finds of the week for me. Everything else would be worth of a namedrop too.

The Finnish section contains new singles from Liljankukka and Salainen Avaruusohjelma. Salainen Avaruusohjelma also has a full album on iTunes at least, so check that out. That can’t be all the Finnish stuff that came out this week.

And my apologies, if you’ve sent me email and I haven’t replied. I’ve lost the email game and have between 1000-2000 unread emails all the time. Eventually I’ll catch up, but I’m just worn out at the moment. But if you have something urgent, feel free to hit me up on social media. Or at least put something like Vesa or onechord on the subject of the email line. That way I might not miss it. That’s all for now. Remember love.

OCTA Weekly Playlist Episode #39

1. Craig Finn – Indications (I Need a New War, Partisan Records, 2019)
2. The Pearlfishers – You Can Take Me There (Love & Other Hopeless Things, Marina Records, 2019)
3. Mammoth Penguins – Let Yourself Be (There’s No Fight We Can’t Both Win, Fika Recordings, 2019)
4. Run Coyote – Shadowlands (In Shadowlands, So Sorry Records, 2019)
5. Claire Cronin – Tourniquet (single, Orindal Records, 2019)
6. Pony Bradshaw – Bad Teeth (single, Rounder Records, 2019)
7. Jake Xerxes Fussell – Michael Was Hearty (single, Paradise of Bachelors, 2019)
8. Bedouine – Echo Park (single, Spacebomb Records, 2019)
9. The Mountain Goats – Waylon Jennings Live! (In League With Dragons, Merge Records, 2019)
10. Kevin Morby – Piss River (Oh My God, Dead Oceans, 2019)
11. Josh Ritter – The Torch Committee (Fever Breaks, Pytheas Recordings, 2019)
12. TK & The Holy Know-Nothings – Desert Rose (single, Mama Bird Recording Co, 2019)
13. Aldous Harding – Treasure (Designer, 4AD, 2019)
14. Nataly Dawn – Huckleberry (For You EP, 2019)
15. Better Oblivion Community Center – Little Trouble (single, Dead Oceans, 2019)
16. Dana Gavanski – One By One (single, Full Time Hobby, 2019)
17. Lucy Dacus – My Mother & I (single, Matador Records, 2019)
18. Mo Kenney – Ahead of Myself (single, Turtlemusik, 2019)
19. Salainen Avaruusohjelma – Yhden hengen juhlat (single, Nefer Maglev, 2019)
20. Liljankukka – Kevätmaniaa (single, Karhuvaltio Records, 2019)
21. Bruce Springsteen – Hello Sunshine (single, 2019)
22. Joe Kaplow – Rhythm & Rhyme (Time Spent In Between, 2019)
23. I Am Oak – Between Worlds (single, Snowstar Records, 2019)
24. Johanna Samuels – Supposed to Say (Have a Good One EP, Basin Rock, 2019)
25. Fell Runner – Come Home (single, Yes Plz, 2019)
26. Anna Tivel – Two Strangers (The Question, Fluff and Gravy, 2019)
27. Birch Pereira & The Gin Joints – Anytime (single, 2019)
28. Megg Farrell – Feelin’ Single Seein’ Double (Megg Farrell, 2019)
29. Steel Blossoms – County Line (Steel Blossoms, Billy Jam Records, 2019)
30. Justin Townes Earle – Appalachian Nightmare (single, New West Records, 2019)
31. Christopher Gold & The New Old Things – Different Shores (single, 2019)
32. Natural Bridges – Shy Smiles (Good Medicine, Royal Okie, 2019)
33. Kelly Finnigan – Smoking & Drinking (The Tales People Tell, Colemine Records, 2019)
34. Lenny Bull – Don’t Talk About It (Sharp Teeth EP, Cock & Bull Records, 2019)
35. Wild Firth – Uptown (Lawn Memory, Forged Artifacts, 2019)
36. Starflyer 59 – Young In My Head (Young In My Head, Tooth & Nail Records, 2019)
37. Andy Oliveri & The Mountaineers – Six Sisters (single, 2019)
38. Hannah Cohen – Wasting My Time (Welcome Home, Bella Union, 2019)
39. Will Fox – Waiting (single, Twosyllable Records, 2019)
40. Lucy Roleff – Sometimes Do (single, Lost And Lonesome 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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Mammoth Penguins, Rosie Tucker, Johanna Samuels, Abby Crerie and Julia Jacklin

Continuing with another short post of songs that I’ve loved during the recent weeks.

Mammoth Penguins from Cambridge will release their new album There’s No Fight We Can’t Both Win on the 26th of April. This is shaping up to be an awesome pop record, because all three advance singles have been utterly brilliant. Super catchy and really powerful pop songs. Closure and You Just Carry On should be hits.

Mammoth Penguins Website

Rosie Tucker’s tremendous new album Never Not Never Not Never Not came out on the 8th of March on New Professor Music. My favourite song changes all the time, but let’s go with this instantly catchy Lauren on this little blog post.

Rosie Tucker Website

For once I’m not that far behind, because this excellent Johanna Samuels EP Have A Good One came out last Friday 19th of April on Basin Rock. I didn’t know her music before I heard this first outtake Rush of Wheels a couple of months ago. It won my heart over and I’ve listened everything since then.

Johanna Samuels Website

Next up is singer-songwriter Abby Crerie from Athens, GA. She released a double single Inner Dialogue / When a few weeks ago and both songs are quietly mesmerizing. I can’t wait to hear more.

And final song for tonight comes from the wonderful Julia Jacklin album Crushing. One of the absolute finest of 2019. Here’s a spectacular live version of album outtake Don’t Know How To Keep Loving You. A fabulous song, beautiful vocals, Ian Daniel Kehoe playing the drums. Everything is perfect here. I know how to keep loving this song.

Julia Jacklin Website

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