OCTA Weekly Playlist – Episode #81

Another week, another weekly playlist.

This week’s album highlights came from Logan Ledger, Caleb Caudle and Anna Burch. Other great new albums on this list are from Witch’s Wall, Matthew McNeal, James Elkington, Western Centuries, M.Ward, Ashley McBryde, Ty Maxon, Jeffrey Silverstein, Ezra Bell, Surrender Hill and The Little Hands of Asphalt. A couple of wonderful EPs from Fiver & the Atlantic School of Spontaneous Compositon and Mara Connor. Plus Hiss Golden Messenger live record and a couple of new Tom Brosseau albums (rarities comp and live record) are now on these streaming platforms.

The homeland big one is the new joku iiris album. Other Finnhit on the list comes from Veli who did some cupboard cleaning and released some of his old recordings. Which is nice, because I love his music so much.

On the singles front, there’s again plenty to love. Damien Jurado, Joey O’Neil, Ali Holder, Adeline Hotel, American Aquarium released new singles from their forthcoming albums. Mr. Alec Bowman released the first one from his album, A big favorite Strawberry Heritage released a new song. V.V. Lightbody and Sylvia Rose Novak also put out magnificent and so forth. Everything would be worth a namedrop, but it’s easier to just look at the list or better yet even listen to it.

That’s it for this week. Take care everyone. Love love love.

1. Logan Ledger – The Lights of San Francisco (Logan Ledger, Rounder Records, 2020)
2. Fiver – Why Do I Have to Choose (You Wanted Country? Vol 1, You’ve Changed Records, 2020)
3. Caleb Caudle – Call It a Day (Better Hurry Up, Baldwin County Public Records, 2020)
4. Anna Burch – Can’t Sleep (If You’re Dreaming, Heavenly Recordings, 2020)
5. Witch’s Wall – Lady Love (Witch’s Wall, Cornelius Chapel Records, 2020)
6. Damien Jurado – Alice Hyatt (single, Loose Music / Mama Bird Recording Co, 2020)
7. Mr. Alec Bowman – Safe Mode (single, 2020)
8. Joey O’Neil – Maybe Tomorrow (single, 2020)
9. Ali Holder – Reborn (single, 2020)
10. Adeline Hotel – Trace (single, Whatever’s Clever, 2020)
11. Matthew McNeal – I Think It’s Real (Good Grief, Matte Black Sound Company, 2020)
12. V.V. Lightbody – Horse on Fire (single, Acrophase Records, 2020)
13. James Elkington – Moon Tempering (Ever-Roving Eye, Paradise of Bachelors, 2020)
14. Sylvia Rose Novak – Waiting on October (single, Due South Records, 2020)
15. Western Centuries – Long Dreadful Journey (Call the Captain, Free Dirt Records, 2020)
16. Ashley McBryde – First Thing I Reach For (Never Will, Warner Music, 2020)
17. American Aquarium – Me + Mine (Lamentations) (single, New West Records, 2020)
18. M. Ward – Along the Santa Fe Trail (Migration Stories, Anti, 2020)
19. Talitha Ferri – Porcelain (single, Soulpod Collective, 2020)
20. Ty Maxon – Blackwater Wood (Rooms Within Rooms, 2020)
21. Strawberry Heritage – Sweet Marie (single, Earthwork Music, 2020)
22. Tom Brosseau – Don’t Tell Me (A Lifetime Ago – Rarities 2002 – 2019, 2020)
23. Veli – Elokuussa (Kotiäänityksiä, Evil Veli Recordings, 2020)
24. joku iiris – Paha Mieli (Joku Iiris, Humu / Hillotehdas / Jukan Musiikki, 2020)
25. The Little Hands of Asphalt – Writing About Music (Half Empty, Fika Recordings, 2020)
26. Jeffrey Silverstein – Door at the Top of Your Head (You Become the Mountain, Arrowhawk Records, 2020)
27. Ezra Bell – Tanner Thorne (This Way To Oblivion, Dutch Records, 2020)
28. Joel Sarakula – Midnight Driver (single, Legere Recordings, 2020)
29. Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats – Don’t Care Darlin’ (single, 2020)
30. Brian Wright & The Sneakups – Poor Little Genius (single, Cafe Rooster Records, 2020)
31. Elijah Ocean – Good Clean Livin’ (single, 2020)
32. Surrender Hill – Turn This Train Around (A Whole Lot of Freedom, 2020)
33. Betsy Phillips – Tell Me I’m a Tree (single, 2020)
34. Mara Connor – No Fun (No Fun EP, Side Hustle Records, 2020)
35. Juan Solorzano – Don’t Know (single, 2020)
36. Dark Tea – Down for the Law (single, Fire Talk, 2020)
37. My Terrible Friend – Stand By Me (single, 2020)
38. Pokey LaFarge – Bluebird (single, New West Records, 2020)
39. Jesse Daniel – Old at Heart (Rollin On, Die True Records, 2020)
40. Chatman County Line – Free Again (single, Yep Roc, 2020)
41. Nick Lowe – Lay It On Me Baby (single, Yep Roc, 2020)
42. Brendan Benson – Richest Man (single, Third Man Records, 2020)
43. Waxahatchee – Hell (Saint Cloud, Merge Records, 2020)
44. Lilly Hiatt – Drawl (Walking Proof, New West Records, 2020)
45. Nap Eyes – When I Struck Out On My Own (Snapshot of a Beginner, Jagjaguwar, 2020)
46. Dana Gavanski – Everything that Bleeds (Yesterday Is Gone, Full Time Hobby, 2020)
47. Clem Snide – The True Shape of Your Heart (Forever Just Beyond, Ramseur Records, 2020)
48. Brian Fallon – Hard Feelings (Local Honey, Lesser Known Records, 2020)
49. Jennah Barry – Are You Dreaming? (Holiday, Forward Music Group, 2020)
50. Hiss Golden Messenger – Highland Grace Live (Forward, Children: A Fundraiser for Durham Public School Students, Merge Records, 2020)

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 #80

Another week, another weekly playlist.

This was quite a monster release week and I just didn’t have enough time to listen everything that came out. So don’t use this one as your only source. There’s way more than I had time to include here.

The new Lilly Hiatt album was the big one for me, but there’s a whole lot more. The week brought new albums from Dana Gavanski, Jennah Barry, Waxahatchee, Nap Eyes, Clem Snide, Margaret Glaspy, Jesse Daniel, Jim Lauderdale, Daniel Romano (live album), Basia Bulat, Jim Andralis & The Syntonics, Zoe Fox and the Rocket Clocks, Amy LaVere, Brian Fallon, Cable Ties, Lemon Pitch, Anthony Da Costa and Phi-Psonics. Plus an EP from Ada Lea.

The Finnish highlight is the new Joose Keskitalo album. Other home shore picks are the singles from Arppa, V.Härkönen, Pelko, Vasas flora och fauna and Antti Pouta feat Ylva Haru.

And then there’s obviously lots of gorgeous singles. The new Andrew Bryant single was probably the brightest star for me, because I’m such a big fan. Other treasures include the likes of Caleb Caudle, A.O.Gerber, Joshua Ray Walker, Christian Lee Hutson, Esther Rose, Craig Finn and so forth. I could namedrop them all, but you’ll find them below.

That’s it for this week. Take care everyone. Love love love.

1. Lilly Hiatt – Little Believer (Walking Proof, New West Records, 2020)
2. Andrew Bryant – Lucky Cigarette (single, Magnolia State Music, 2020)
3. Caleb Caudle feat John Paul White – Dirty Curtain (single, Baldwin County Records, 2020)
4. Dana Gavanski – Catch (Yesterday is Gone, Full Time Hobby, 2020)
5. Waxahatchee – Ruby Falls (Saint Cloud, Merge Records, 2020)
6. Jennah Barry – I See Morning (Holiday, Forward Music Group, 2020)
7. A.O.Gerber – In the Morning (single, Hand In Hive, 2020)
8. Nap Eyes – Dark Link (Snapshot of a Beginner, Jagjaguwar, 2020)
9. Joshua Ray Walker – Voices (single, State Fair Records, 2020)
10. Clem Snide – Sorry Charlie (Forever Just Beyond, Ramseur Records, 2020)
11. Esther Rose – My Favorite Mistake (single, Father/Daughter Records, 2020)
12. Christian Lee Hutson – Talk (single, Anti-, 2020)
13. Margaret Glaspy – Stay With Me (Devotion, ATO Records, 2020)
14. Jaime Wyatt – Just a Woman (single, New West Records, 2020)
15. Jesse Daniel – St. Claire’s Retreat (Rollin’ On, Die True Records, 2020)
16. Jim Lauderdale – As a Sign (When Carolina Comes Home Again, Yep Roc, 2020)
17. Whitney Rose – In a Rut (single, MCG Recordings, 2020)
18. Daniel Romano – Modern Pressure – Live (Okay Wow, You’ve Changed Records, 2020)
19. Arppa – Juhani (single, Arppa Music, 2020)
20. Joose Keskitalo – Harmaat haltiat (Nukkekoti, Helmi Levyt, 2020)
21. V. Härkönen – Nää juhlat kuolee mutta mä aion elää (single, Soit Se Silti, 2020)
22. Craig Finn – All These Perfect Crosses (single, Partisan Records, 2020)
23. Jason Isbell & The 400 Unit – Only Children (single, Southeastern Records, 2020)
24. Bright Eyes – Persona Non Grata (single, 2020)
25. Ada Lea – Woman, Here (Woman, Here EP, Saddle Creek, 2020)
26. Ohly – University (single, 2020)
27. Peter Oren – Whole World (single, Western Vinyl, 2020)
28. Basia Bulat – Your Girl (Are You In Love? Secret City Records, 2020)
29. Jim Andralis & The Syntonics – My Beautiful Enemy (My Beautiful Enemy, Twinkledots Music, 2020)
30. Zoe Fox and The Rocket Clocks – Spare Me The Time (Clockwerks, 2020)
31. Holy Hive – Broom (single, Big Crown Records, 2020)
32. Amy LaVere – Stick Horse Kid (Painting Blue, Archer Records, 2020)
33. Brian Fallon – Vincent (Local Honey, Lesser Known Records, 2020)
34. Van Darien – The Sparrow & The Sea (single, 2020)
35. Courtney Hartman and Jacob Blumberg – Close at My Side (single, Reckoner Records, 2020)
36. Starpainter – Mark of Chain (single, 2020)
37. Trace Mountains – Me & May (single, Lame-O Records, 2020)
38. Lemon Pitch – Arrowheads (Flat Black Sea, Repeating Cloud, 2020)
39. Cable Ties – Tell Them Where to Go (Far Enough, Merge Records, 2020)
40. Anthony Da Costa – Sooner Than Later (Feet on the Dashboard, AntiFragile Records, 2020)
41. Pelko – Sairaala (single, Pelkolevy, 2020)
42. Vasas flora och fauna – Vi borde ha stannat på Brändö (single, Startracks, 2020)
43. Antti Pouta feat Ylva Haru – Sanat ei auta yhtään (single, M.Dulor, 2020)
44. Marker Starling – Starved for Glamour (single, Tin Angel Records, 2020)
45. Yee & O’Brien – The Message (single, 2020)
46. Hayes Carll and Allison Moorer – That’s the Way Love Goes (single, Dualtone, 2020)
47. Henry Black – The Other Side (The Best of Henry Black, 2020)
48. Girlatones – I Can’t Complain (Horn if You’re Honky, Meditorio Records, 2020)
49. Terry’s Paradise – One for the Highs (Shoobeedoo High, Shoobeedoo Low Pt.1 EP, 2020)
50. Mapache – To Play For All of You (From Liberty Street, Yep Roc, 2020)
51. Bob Dylan – Murder Most Foul (single, Columbia Records, 2020)
52. Steve Dawson & & Funeral Bonsai Wedding – Last Flight Out (single, Kernel, 2020)
53. Phi-Psonics – Like Glass (The Cradle, 2020)

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 #79

Another week, another weekly playlist.

I haven’t been able to fully concentrate on music and probably missed a few things during the week. I’m gonna do the playlist anyway, even though Friday was again a great reminder how important it is to buy music. Bandcamp didn’t take a cut on that day and it was fun day to buy music with fellow fans and do some good in the midst of these difficult times. It felt good to be a part of that and forget everything else for a little while.

This week we got new albums from Girlatones, Henry Black, Mapache, Sea Wolf and Empty Country. Plus EPs from Terry’s Paradise, Charlotte Cornfield and Josh Farrow. There’s also Jacob Furr and Lyre EPs here from last week.

Finnish highlights of the week were new singles from Hermaja and joku iiris. I’m also revisiting the wonderful Kalevi Suopursu album from last week.

Some fabulous singles too from Jennah Barry, Dana Gavanski, American Aquarium, Sylvia Rose Novak, Tommy Alexander and so forth.

That’s it for this week. A bit shorter list this time around. I don’t know is that a good or bad thing. Next week is a bit of monster release week, if I remember correctly. So this will get bigger than. Anyway, take care everyone. Love love love.

1. Girlatones – One Chord Too Many (Horn If You’re Honky, Meritorio Records, 2020)
2. Terry’s Paradise – Mary (Shoobeedoo High, Shoobeedoo Low Pt.1 EP, 2020)
3. Henry Black – Queen of Brooklyn (The Best of Henry Black, 2020)
4. Charlotte Cornfield – Fruits of My Labor (In My Corner EP, Outside Music, 2020)
5. Jennah Barry – Rocket (single, Forward Music Group, 2020)
6. Dana Gavanski – Small Favours (single, Full Time Hobby, 2020)
7. Mapache – Cactus Flower (From Liberty Street, Yep Roc Records, 2020)
8. Josh Farrow – Something I Can Feel (Something I Can Feel EP, Southern Drag, 2020)
9. American Aquarium – The Luckier You Get (single, New West Records, 2020)
10. Jacob Furr – Last Time (Return EP, Rockhill Records, 2020)
11. Tommy Alexander – Troubled Mind (single, 2020)
12. Sylvia Rose Novak – Little Sister (single, Due South Records, 2020)
13. Hermaja – Charlotta Siren (single, Helmi Levyt, 2020)
14. joku iiris – Joensuu (single, Humu / Hillotehdas / Jukan musiikki, 2020)
15. Pokey LaFarge – Lucky Sometimes (single, New West Records, 2020)
16. Pharis & Jason Romero – New Day (single, Lula Records, 2020)
17. Eamon Fogarty – Remembering Mountains (single, Three Orphean Kiosk, 2020)
18. Jeffrey Silverstein – Bernard (single, Arrowhawk Records, 2020)
19. Lyre – Red Afternoon (I Wasn’t Scared, I Was Just Somebody Else EP, 2020)
20. Waxahatchee – Can’t Do Much (single, Merge Records, 2020)
21. Margaret Glaspy – Devotion (single, ATO Records, 2020)
22. Laura Stevenson – Time Bandits (single, 2020)
23. Sway Wild feat Anna Tivel – Aqui Conmigo (single, 2020)
24. Titus Haug – Thinking of You (single, 2020)
25. Carl Anderson – Best I Can (single, 2020)
26. Brandon Pfaff – Motel Art (single, 2020)
27. Chatham County Line feat Sharon Van Etten – Strange Fascination (single, Yep Roc, 2020)
28. Western Centuries – Space Force (single, Free Dirt Records, 2020)
29. Diners – Learning Curve (single, Lauren Records, 2020)
30. Sea Wolf – Break It Down (Through a Dark Wood, 2020)
31. Empty Country – Becca (Empty Country, Get Better Records, 2020)
32. Kalevi Suopursu – Sotkin käteni vereen (Yksin yksiössä, Helmi Levyt, 2020)
33. Sam Doores – Wish You Well (Sam Doores, New West Records, 2020)
34. Joel Henry Little – Strike the Drum (Agnes’ Reply) (Ephphatha, 2020)
35. Sweet Megg – Under the Moonlight (Under the Moonlight, Dala Records, 2020)
36. Maya De Vitry – In the Meantime, I Love You (How to Break a Fall, Mad Maker Studio, 2020)

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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