Another week, another weekly playlist.
Sorry for the slight delay in case someone was waiting for this and yeah sorry for the lack of updates once again (I’m such a loser). This is getting slightly less crowded, because the end of the year is getting closer and there aren’t as many new releases. But hold on with your lists, there’s still lots of great albums on the way later in November (like the new ones from Grand Salvo, Laura Jane Grace & The Devouring Mothers and Daniel Romano). The key new albums for me this week were the new albums from Canadian singer-songwriter Doug Paisley and the Swedish power pop maestros The Genuine Fakes. Dan Mangan and Jylhä Yrjö albums have also been on heavy rotation. Orchid Eaton album is from June, but I found it yesterday and it sounds intriguing. Still madly in love with the Laura Gibson album. I haven’t included a lot of retro or rarities stuff on these lists, because these are already way too long, but there’s a wonderful set from Hiss Golden Messenger so I made an exception this time around.
The two-song single/EP from Nap Eyes is a winner and long time favourite Kent Eugene Goolsby dropped a new excellent EP too. There’s great new singles from Pedro The Lion, Karla Kane, Joshua Ray Walker, Cass McCombs, Whim, Ian Wayne, Alicia Stockman, Jess Locke and Andrew Bird. Message Field is a new Finnish band and their debut single is a moving elegy for a dear friend.
And last but not least there’s a gorgeous ending song by VanWyck. Probably the song I listened to the most and loved the most this week (if you rule out the Laura Gibson album).
OCTA Weekly Playlist – Episode #16
1. Doug Paisley – No Way To Know (Starter Home, No Quarter, 2018)
2. Nap Eyes – I’ve Always Known You Care (Too Bad EP, Paradise of Bachelors, 2018)
3. Dan Mangan – Just Fear (More Or Less, Arts & Crafts, 2018)
4. Laura Gibson – Slow Joke Grin (Goners, City Slang / Barsuk, 2018)
5. Adeline Hotel – Plastic Stars (Away Together, Ruination Record Co, 2018)
6. Cass McCombs – Sleeping Volcanoes (single, ANTI-, 2018)
7. Message Field – Substance (single, Soit Se Silti, 2018)
8. Pedro The Lion – Yellow Bike (single, Big Scary Monsters, 2018)
9. Karla Kane – Goodguy Sun (single, 2018)
10. The Genuine Fakes – Everywhere and All Around (Issues, Pristine Music, 2018)
11. Jylhä Yrjö – Pitää jonkin aikaa odottaa vielä (Kohti Asfalttia, Iso Pinkki, 2018)
12. Pää kii – Takaisin työttömyyskortistoon (Jos huonoo onnee ei ois, mul ei ois onnee ollenkaan, Stupido, 2018)
13. New Silver Girl – Tennessee (New Silver Girl, Soliti Music, 2018)
14. Kent Eugene Goolsby – Take Another Shot (Every Way But Easy EP, 2018)
15. Joshua Ray Walker – Canyon (single, State Fair Records, 2018)
16. Alicia Stockman – The Porter House (single, 2018)
17. Jess Locke – My Body is an Ecosystem (single, Pool House Records, 2018)
18. Andrew Bird – Bloodless (single, Wegawam / Loma Vista, 2018)
19. Orchid Eaton – Alsace-Lorraine (Start of a Dream, 2018)
20. Mr. Husband – Stranger for a While (Ocean Pines, Forged Artifacts, 2018)
21. Whim – Mouths (single, Fluff and Gravy Records, 2018)
22. Ian Wayne – Guessing (single, 2018)
23. Colyn Cameron – Hallucinations (Sad & Easy, 2018)
24. Hiss Golden Messenger – Black Country Woman (Virgo Fool, Merge Records, 2018)
25. VanWyck – Ballad of the Quiet Citizen (single, Maiden Name Records, 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.