OCTA Weekly Playlist – Episode #14

Another week, another weekly playlist.

The usual apologies about the lack of blog posts. I was just too tired and didn’t have enough brain capacity to write anything even remotely interesting. I still don’t give up on these pointless weekly playlists though. So here’s another one featuring the best new music I heard during the week.

The new Becky Warren album Undesirable was the key new album release for me. However, there were also so much more and Friday brought new albums from Belle Plaine, Martha Scanlan, Drew Beskin, Jr Thomas & The Volcanos, Karine Polwart, Scott Orr, Steady Hands, Hillstomp and The Brother Brothers. I’m also very fond of the Black Sea Dahu album that came out a week ago. I just found it yesterday (thanks Karen). Hermina Jean’s EP has also been out since late August, but I heard it earlier this week and instantly liked it a lot.

The singles were brilliant this week and the list starts with singles from four artists that are really dear to me. The Weather Station and Jennifer Castle collaboration on Paradise of Bachelors was so special that I had to put both song on this. The new ones from Daniel Romano and Twain were also really special. Of course all other ones would also be worth mentioning. They are on the list, because I really like them.

Some Finnish stuff again. There’s the excellent final single from Skip Zone and songs from the new albums from Kiki Pau, J.Karjalainen, Rosita Luu and Kynnet (the last two are from last week, I’m ashamed that I missed Kynnet back then).

OCTA Weekly Playlist – Episode #14

1. The Weather Station – I Tried To Wear the World (Collaboration Session #3, Paradise of Bachelors, 2018)
2. Jennifer Castle – Midas Touch (Collaboration Session #3, Paradise of Bachelors, 2018)
3. Daniel Romano – All The Reaching Trims (single, New West / You’ve Changed, 2018)
4. Twain – Young God (Gotta Love Feeling) (single, Keeled Scales, 2018)
5. Hermina Jean – Hi (Hot Grey EP, 2018)
6. Becky Warren – Sunshine State (Undesirable, 2018)
7. Belle Plaine – Golden Ring (Malice, Mercy, Grief & Wrath, 2018)
8. Skip Zone – Don’t Hold Your Breath (single, 2018)
9. Ever More Nest – Broken Bones (The Place That You Call Home, Parish Road Music, 2018)
10. Black Sea Dahu – My Dear (White Creatures, 2018)
11. Karine Polwart – The Robin (The Laws of Motion, Hudson Records, 2018)
12. Scott Orr – Fall Apart (Worried Mind, Other Songs, 2018)
13. Charles Bradley – Can’t Fight The Feeling (single, Daptone Records, 2018)
14. Wesley Bright and The Honeytones – Happiness (single, Colemine Records, 2018)
15. Curtis Harding – Where We Are (single, ANTI-, 2018)
16. Jr Thomas & The Volcanos – What a Shame (Rockstone, Colemine Records, 2018)
17. Monteagle – East LA (single, Fire Talk, 2018)
18. Lorain – Tobacco Valley (Through Frames, 2018)
19. Martha Scanlan – Buttermilk Road (The River and The Light, Horse Haint Music, 2018)
20. Stephen Kellogg– High Hights, Low Lows (single, 2018)
21. Jason Sinkhorn – Fix It (single, 2018)
22. Laura Jane Grace & The Devouring Mothers – Airplane Song (single, Bloodshot Records, 2018)
23. Drew Beskin – Just As Long (Nostalgia Porn, Laser Brains, 2018)
24. Extra Arms – Headacher (Headacher, 2018)
25. Steady Hands – Indiffirent Belushi (Truth in Comedy, Lame-O Records, 2018)
26. Kynnet – Syötävät sanat (mitä se sua liikuttaa) (Vähät Välittää, Svart Records, 2018)
27. Kiki Pau – Leaves (Hiisi, Beyond Beyond is Beyond Records, 2018)
28. Rosita Luu – Sumun tihein kohta (SOS, Helmi Levyt, 2018)
29. Anna St. Louis – Mean Love (If Only There Was a River, Woodsist/Mare, 2018)
30. Tiny Ruins – Olympic Girls (single, Marathon, 2018)
31. The Brother Brothers – Frankie (Some People I Know, Compass Records, 2018)
32. Hillstomp – The Way Home (Monster Receiver, Fluff and Gravy Records, 2018)
33. Colter Wall – The Trains Are Gone (Songs of The Plains, Young Mary’s Record CO, 2018)
34. J.Karjalainen – Terve, Sirkka Lautamies (Sä kuljetat mua, Warner Music Finland, 2018)

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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