Another week, another weekly playlist.
This week gave us new albums from Ryan Culwell (masterfully exploring all rootsy corners from the sweetest lullabies to reverb-soaked rock’n’roll), The Bill & The Belles (old-fashioned American songs with sweet three-part harmonies) and Joel Henry Little (the 70s-influenced pop treasure I had the honor of premiering earlier in the week). Adam Faucett would obviously be among that group, but it isn’t available on the Finnish Spotify. New albums from Steady Holiday, Murder By Death, Lorkin O’Reilly, Whitney Ballen, Lemon Twigs rule as well. Plus then there’s of course all the albums that I’m not even aware of, because your blogger is hardly in the know and continuously miss a lot of great stuff. Tips are always welcome.
There were so many great singles that I really thought about expanding the list to 30 songs, because there just wasn’t enough space for everything this week. Boygenius material was all great of course and then there were also parade worthy new singles from Small Houses, Colter Wall, Emily Brown, Valley Maker, Laura Gibson, The Pollies, Justin Wells, Ben Pirani, Monnone Alone and a few earlier ones from Charles Walker and John R. Miller that I missed when they were released, but enjoyed during this week.
Obviously some of the finest albums from the last week (Austin Lucas, Adam Remnant, Mitski and Riley Pinkerton) stay on the list with a new song, but let’s stop this pointless rambling and get on with the playlist.
Dear 23 – OCTA Weekly Playlist Episode #6
1. Ryan Culwell – The Last American (The Last American, Missing Piece, 2018)
2. John R. Miller – Red Eyes (single, Emperor Records, 2018)
3. Austin Lucas – Happy (Immortal Americans, Cornelius Chapel Records, 2018)
4. Justin Wells – A Love Song (single, 10 in 20, 2018)
5. Riley Pinkerton – Beyond You, Honey (Nothing Ever Is, 2018)
6. Emily Brown – Take Me Up Slowly (single, Song Club Records, 2018)
7. Boygenius – Me & My Dog (single, Dead Oceans, 2018)
8. Bill & The Belles– My Carolina Sunshine Girl (Dreamsongs etc, 2018)
9. Joel Henry Little – Oh Shorakkopoch (Spuyten Duyvil, Life is a Minestrone, 2018)
10. Small Houses – I Remember Me (single, 2018)
11. Laura Gibson – Tenderness (single, City Slang, 2018)
12. J Mascis – See You At The Movies (single, Sub Pop, 2018)
13. Charles Walker – Sorted Out (Charles Walker / Ben Trickey split, Anthem Breath Records, 2018)
14. The Pollies – Fell In Love (single, This Is American Music, 2018)
15. Valley Maker – A Couple Days (single, Frechkiss, 2018)
16. Steady Holiday – Who’s Gonna Stop Us (Nobody’s Watching, Barsuk, 2018)
17. Monnone Alone – Cut Knuckle (single, Lost and Lonesome, 2018)
18. Ben Pirani – Art School Girl (single, Colemine Records, 2018)
19. Adam Remnant – She Has a Way Of Finding Me Out (Sourwood, Anyway Records, 2018)
20. Mitski – Lonesome Love (Be The Cowboy, Dead Oceans, 2018)
21. Colter Wall – Saskatchewan in 1881 (single, Young Mary’s Recording Co, 2018)
22. Lorkin O’Reilly – When The Days Cool Down (Heaven Depends, Team Love Records, 2018)
23. Murder By Death – Last Night On Earth (The Other Shore, Bloodshot Records, 2018)
Oh and 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.