Another week, another weekly playlist.
I’m pretty pathetic and hopeless. Another week flew by without a single blog post. I need to get my act together, because I have a like a gazillion of albums that I want to write about before it’s time for the end of the year lists. Whether I get it together remains to be seen. Meanwhile let’s dive into the best new music of the week.
The new Laura Gibson album Goners became an instant favorite. It’s early and I’ve only lived a few days with it on my side, but I’m already convinced that it’s one of the best albums I’ve heard all year. Might even the best. Other really big album releases for me were the new ones from Adeline Hotel, Jamie Lin Wilson and Nick Dittmeir & The Sawdusters. The week also brough intriquing new albums from Ian Sweet, Hush Kids, Carson McHone, Anna Stine, The Skiffle Players, David Benedict, Martha Spencer, Jon Hatchett Band, Nicholas Krgovich and Mr Husband. Colyn Cameron’s excellent solo album (Wake Owl) is a few weeks old, but I missed it back then. Not a whole lot of EPs on the playlist this week, but the Boygenius EP is of course incredible. Dead Gowns EP is some months old, but I just got the memo earlier in the week.
Anna Tivel’s single from her forthcoming album is the song of the week. There’s also great ones from Doug Paisley, Matthew McNeal, Laura Jane Grace & The Devouring Mothers, Leafy Seadragon, Patrick Dethlefs and Stephen Kellogg.
Not a whole lot of Finnish stuff this week, but there’s a song from the gorgeous New Silver Girl that came out on Soliti this week. Plus songs from the latest Kynnet and Pää kii albums that came out earlier in October.
OCTA Weekly Playlist – Episode #15
1. Laura Gibson – Thomas (Goners, City Slang / Barsuk, 2018)
2. Adeline Hotel – Isn’t That Love (Away Together, Ruination Record Co, 2018)
3. Jamie Lin Wilson – Eyes For You (Jumping Over Rocks, 2018)
4. Nick Dittmeier & The Sawdusters – Love Me Like You Did (All Damn Day, Eastwood Records, 2018)
5. Anna Tivel – Fenceline (single, Fluff and Gravy, 2018)
6. Doug Paisley – Starter Home (single, No Quarter, 2018)
7. Colyn Cameron – Old Costume (Sad & Easy, 2018)
8. Matthew McNeal – All For Nothing (single, Matte Black Sound Company, 2018)
9. New Silver Girl – Alms (New Silver Girl, Soliti Music, 2018)
10. Laura Jane Grace & The Devouring Mothers – Reality Bites (single, Bloodshot Records, 2018)
11. Ian Sweet – Holographic Jesus (Crush Crusher, Hardly Art, 2018)
12. Leafy Seadragon – Disagree to Disagree (single, 2018)
13. Hush Kids – Goodbye Rain (Hush Kids, 2018)
14. Patrick Dethlefs – Remembering (single, 2018)
15. Carson McHone – Maybe They’re Just Really Good Friends (Carousel, 2018)
16. Jon Hatchett Band – It’s Nice To See You (But It’s Not Nice To Be Seen (Mother Nature Wins Again, 2018)
17. Stephen Kellogg – Love of My Life (single, 2018)
18. Dead Gowns – Kansas (New Spine EP, 2018)
19. Boygenius – Souvenir (Boygenius EP, Matador Records, 2018)
20. Anna Stine – Growing Pains (Company of Now, 2018)
21. The Skiffle Players – Skiffleman (Skiff, Spiritual Pajamas, 2018)
22. David Benedict – The Golden Angle (The Golden Angle, 2018)
23. Belle Plaine – Squared Up (Malice, Mercy, Grief & Wrath, 2018)
24. Martha Spencer – Let The Wild Stay Free (Martha Spencer, 2018)
25. Becky Warren – Highway Lights (Undesirable, 2018)
26. Kynnet – Mitä muuta (Vähät välittaa, Svart Records, 2018)
27. Pää kii – Sä veit mun levyt kirpparille (Jos huonoo onnee ei ois mul ei ois onnee ollenkaan, Stupido Records, 2018)
28. Steady Hands – New Tattoo (Truth In Comedy, Lame-O Records, 2018)
29. Nicholas Krgovich – Goofy (“Ouch”, Tin Angel Records, 2018)
30. Mr Husband – The Warm Things In Your Heart (Ocean Pines, Good Soil / Forged Artifacts, 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.