OCTA Weekly Playlist – Episode #8

Another week, another weekly playlist, another planet, another

Such a strong week of albums and singles. This thing got a little out of hand and includes 40 songs. Fully aware that nobody has the time or need to hear such a long list. I try to limit it to decent number next time around, but no promises and I might need an intervention. And even then I couldn’t squeeze in some of the bigger releases like the Spiritualized album or the Sylvan Esso single. Maybe there’s no need to set up an exact number for this and just go with the songs that I feel are good enough to be included. On some week it might be 20 and on another week 40.

The key album release of the week for me is the new Turner Cody album The Duke of Decline, because I’m a long time fan of this NY-based songwriter. The week also brough excellent new albums from Rae Spoon, The Molochs, William Elliot Whitmore, Eric Bachmann, Jason Bemis Lawrence, Fables, Gold Star, Molly Drag, Shannen Moser, Jordie Lane, Kirby Brown, David Smalt, St. Paul & The Broken Bones and Ruston Kelly. Ok, maybe I’m struggling a bit with the new St. Paul one. Love a couple of songs (like the one on this list), but as a whole it’s maybe not exactly my cup of tea. Nothing wrong with the quality, it’s just an issue of personal taste. Then there’s also a couple of albums that are a few weeks old (Robin Bacior and Ned Collette), because I missed them when they were released.

Some great EPs as well from Waxahatchee, The Mountain Goats and Freddy & Francine. Lots of amazing singles too. I really like every one of them, but the most important ones for me were from Salaliitto, Adeline Hotel, Anna St. Louis, Sunny War, Doug Paisley and Marissa Nadler.

OCTA Weekly Playlist – Episode #8

1. Salaliitto – 29250 (single, Soit Se Silti, 2018)
2. Rae Spoon – Do Whatever The Heck You Want (bodiesofwater, Coax Records, 2018)
3. Turner Cody – Dust On Your Soul (The Duke of Decline, Boy Scout Records, 2018)
4. Anna St. Louis – Bells (single, Woodsist/Mare, 2018)
5. Adeline Hotel – Looking For The Same Thing (single, Ruination Record Co, 2018)
6. Sunny War – Age of a Man (single, 2018)
7. Doug Paisley – Drinking With a Man (single, No Quarter, 2018)
8. William Elliot Whitmore – One Glass at a Time (Kilonova, Bloodshot Records, 2018)
9. JP Harris – JP’s Florida Blues (single, Free Dirt Records, 2018)
10. Aaron Lee Tasjan – Set Me Free (Karma For Cheap, New West Records, 2018)
11. Antarctigo Vespucci – White Noise (single, Polyvinyl, 2018)
12. The Molochs – Flowers in the Spring (Flowers in the Spring, Innovative Leisure, 2018)
13. Fables – How To Be Comfortable (Portraits, Second Hand Records, 2018)
14. Marissa Nadler – I Can’t Listen to Gene Clark Anymore (single, Bella Union, 2018)
15. Jason Bemis Lawrence – Limited Roles (Another Hotel Hallway, 2018)
16. Molly Drag – Warm Song (Thumper, Forged Artifacts, 2018)
17. Eric Bachmann – Daylight (No Recover, Merge Records, 2018)
18. Frontperson – Young Love (single, Oscar St Records, 2018)
19. Freddy & Francine – Hail Me a Cab (Moonless Night EP, 2018)
20. Nathan Bowles – Now If You Remember (single, Paradise of Bachelors, 2018)
21. Gold Star – Beneath The Wheels (Uppers & Downers, Autumn Tone, 2018)
22. Shannen Moser – Every Town (I’ll Sing, Lame-O Records, 2018)
23. Swearin’ – Future Hell (single, Merge Records, 2018)
24. Super American – Chris From Walmart (single, Take This To The Heart, 2018)
25. The Hold Steady – Confusion in the Marketplace (single, Frenchkiss Records, 2018)
26. Robin Bacior – Eyelids (Light It Moved Me, 2018)
27. Jordie Lane – Rambling Mind (Glassellland, Blood Thinner Records, 2018)
28. David Smalt – Diamond Hearts #1 (Fragile Magick, 2018)
29. Edward & Jane – More (single, 2018)
30. Per Gessle (feat. Nick Lowe) – Small Town Talk (Small Town Talk, Elevator, 2018)
31. Waxahatchee – Takes So Much (Great Thunder EP, Merge Records, 2018)
32. Stephen Steinbrink – Bad Love (single, Melodic / Western Vinyl, 2018)
33. The Mountain Goats – Almost Every Door (Hex Of Infinite Binding EP, 2018)
34. Kirby Brown – Joni (Uncommon Prayer, 2018)
35. Ruston Kelly – Mockingbird (Dying Stars, Rounder Records, 2018)
36. St. Paul & The Broken Bones – Hurricanes (Young Sick Camellia, Records, 2018)
37. Charlie Faye & The Fayettes – I Don’t Need No Baby (single, Bigger Better More Records, 2018)
38. Nikkiesha McLeod – Quarrel (single, 2018)
39. Charles Bradley – I Feel a Change (single, Daptone Records, 2018)
40. Ned Collette – Grant’s Farm (Old Chesnutt, It 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

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