OCTA Weekly Playlist – Episode #17

Another week, another weekly playlist.

I even did a couple of blog posts this week. Hurray me. Oh well, just a quick round-up posts though that really aren’t much better than nothing at all. Still I try to keep delivering at least these kind of posts for the next month or so.

The highlight of the week was the release of the new Laura Jane Grace & The Devouring Mothers album on Bloodshot Records. Other intriguing ones came from J Mascis, Stephen Steinbrink, Rhett Miller, Timber, The Wave Pictures, J Fernandez, Matt Campbell, Tellico, Charles Bradley and Meg Baird & Mary Lattimore. The Last Detail and Stoner Control are slightly older, but I missed them when they came out earlier in the year. One important EP too, because Shonna Tucker released a new EP Dreams of Mine.

The song of the week is the new John K. Samson single Saturday Night On Utopia Parkway. It’s a beautiful cover of a song by Christine Fellows. Lots of other great singles too from Dan Wilson, Julia Jacklin, Penniless, Madeline Leman & The Desert Dwells, Hayess Carll, Mandolin Orange, William Tyler, Ibeko Shakedown, The Gripsweats and Vasas Flora och Fauna (Leevi & The Leavings cover).

And as usual, some of my faves from last week appear with another song.

OCTA Weekly Playlist – Episode #17

1. Laura Jane Grace & The Devouring Mothers – Reality Bites (Bought To Rot, Bloodshot Records, 2018)
2. J Mascis – Picking Out The Seeds (Elastic Days, Sub Pop Records, 2018)
3. Stoner Control – Local News (Alone in the City, 2018)
4. John K. Samson – Saturday Night On Utopia Parkway (single, Bad Timing / Devinyl, 2018)
5. Stephen Steinbrink – Zappa Dream (Utopia Teased, Melodic / Western Vinyl, 2018)
6. Dan Wilson – Uncanny Valley (single, Ballroom Music, 2018)
7. The Genuine Fakes – My Very Best (Issues, Pristine Music, 2018)
8. Rhett Miller – Total Disaster (The Messenger, ATO Records, 2018)
9. Julia Jacklin – Head Alone (single, Transgressive Records, 2018)
10. The Wave Pictures – I Came To You Once (Look Inside Your Heart, Moshi Moshi Records, 2018)
11. Timber – Colors (The Family, Cornelius Chapel Records, 2018)
12. Fruit Bats – Getting in a Van Again (single, Merge Records, 2018)
13. Madeline Leman & The Desert Dwells – Lay Me Down (single, 2018)
14. J Fernandez – Volcanic Winter (Occasional Din, Joyful Noise Records, 2018)
15. Penniless – Far Away Country (single, Soit se silti, 2018)
16. Tellico – Courage For The Morning (Woven Waters, Organic Records, 2018)
17. Hayes Carll – None’ya (single, Dualtone, 2018)
18. Shonna Tucker – Come and Be With Me (Dreams of Mine EP, 2018)
19. Kent Eugene Goolsby – Trophies of Youth (Every Way But Easy EP, 2018)
20. Matt Campbell – Trading Teardrops (The Man With Everything, The Chicago Talking Machine Co, 2018)
21. Mandolin Orange – Golden Embers (single, Yep Roc, 2018)
22. The Last Detail – You’re Not Mine (The Last Detail, Elefant, 2018)
23. Doug Paisley – Shadows (Starter Home, No Quarter, 2018)
24. Dan Mangan – Fool For Waiting (More Or Less, Arts & Crafts, 2018)
25. Vasas flora och fauna – Rin Tin Tin (single, Startracks, 2018)
26. Charles Bradley – Can’t Fight The Feeling (Black Velvet, Daptone, 2018)
27. Ibeke Shakedown – View From Above (single, Colemine Records, 2018)
28. The Gripsweats – Gripsweats Theme (single, Colemine Records, 2018)
29. William Tyler – Fail Safe (single, Merge Records, 2018)
30. Meg Baird & Mary Lattimore – Fair Annie (Ghost Forest, Three Lobed Recordings, 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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