Another week, another weekly playlist, another planet, another..
The release schedule is definitely picking up after the holidays. Not a whole lot of albums yet, but so many fabulous singles from forthcoming albums. The albums that did come out set the bar pretty high for 2019. The Delines led by Willy Vlautin and Amy Boone delivered a wonderful album full of masterful country-soul storytelling and Finnish folk songwriter Ylva Haru released her brilliant debut album Linnut. Both are extremely highly recommended. The other great new albums on the list are from Joose Keskitalo, Ronny Tibbs and Terra Spencer. Plus an EP from Jackson Pines.
The singles game was extremely strong this week and I can’t wait to hear the full albums later in the year. Anna Tivel’s album is among my most anticipated releases of the year and her new single is again so amazing. I also loved the new songs from Joseph Robert Krauss, Steve Gunn, Hand Habits, Sharon Van Etten, Small Houses, Pedro The Lion.. oh well. I could just as well namedrop them all, because all of these are so good.
Next week hopefully some other kinds of posts too and not just this somewhat useless weekly playlist. NFL playoffs always mess up my sleeping patterns, so I’ve been way too tired to do anything else. Thankfully that gets easier after this week. Aka I only have to stay up one night of the week instead of two.
OCTA Weekly Playlist Episode #24
1. Anna Tivel – The Question (single, Fluff and Gravy, 2019)
2. Joseph Robert Krauss – New Mexico (single, 2019)
3. The Delines – He Don’t Burn For Me (The Imperial, El Cortez, 2019)
4. Steve Gunn – Vagabond (single, Matador, 2019)
5. Hand Habits – Placeholder (single, Saddle Creek, 2019)
6. Sharon Van Etten – Seventeen (single, Jagjaguwar, 2019)
7. Small Houses – Safe Kill (single, 2019)
8. Pedro The Lion – Quietest Friend (single, Polyvinyl Records, 2019)
9. Susto – If I Was (single, Rounder Records, 2019)
10. Ylva Haru – Tähän hetkeksi jään (Linnut, Soit se silti, 2019)
11. Joose Keskitalo – Luistelen kirkasta selkää (En lähde surussa, Helmi levyt, 2019)
12. Samae Koskinen – Kukaan meistä ei oo täällä liian pitkään (single, Johanna kustannus, 2019)
13. Daniel Steinbock – 13 September (single, 2019)
14. Jacob Furr – Return (single, The Relevator Records, 2019)
15. Kirty – These Days (single, Postwar Records, 2019)
16. Ronny Tibbs – All She Wrote (Lone Fry, High-Castle, 2019)
17. Ally Kerr – Another Way (single, Much Obliged Records, 2019)
18. I Was a King – Bubble (single, 2019)
19. Blank Range – Radio (single, Sturdy Girls Records, 2019)
20. Todd Snider – Just Like Overnight (single, Aimless Records, 2019)
21. Mandolin Orange – The Wolves (single, New West Records, 2019)
22. Nick Waterhouse – Song For Winners (single, Innovative Leisure, 2019)
23. Caleb Elliott – Makes Me Wonder (single, Single Lock Records, 2019)
24. Gabriel Birnbaum – Stack the Miles (single, 2018)
25. The Coathangers – Bimbo (single, Suicide Squeeze Records, 2019)
26. Adia Victoria – Different Kind Of Love (single, WEA, 2019)
27. Abigail Lapell – Devil in the Deep (single, Coax Records, 2019)
28. Joe Bourdet – El Capitan (single, 2019)
29. Jackson Pines – Radio Kid (Gas Station Blues & Diamond Rings EP, 2019)
30. Terra Spencer (feat. Stewart Legere) – Cotton Mill (Other People’s Lives, 2019)
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
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.