OCTA Weekly Playlist Episode #25

Another week, another weekly playlist.

Oh well, again the week kind of flew by without any onechord action. Other than that I was toying a bit with the idea of organizing some sort of concert/party when this blog reaches 18 years next fall. It remains to be seen whether that will happen. I’m not super optimistic, but I’m not burying the idea either.

A pretty big release week and therefore I ended up with 40 songs. I’m fully aware that it’s a bit too much, but even now there was not space for everything. Lots of albums this week. The return album of Pedro The Lion and the new Steve Gunn album are the ones that I’ve spent most time with so far. I really like both of them. Other excellent new albums on the list are from Alice Wallace, Charlie Shafter, Sharon Van Etten, Crane Like the Bird, Ally Kerr, Liz Brasher and Juliana Hatfield. Plus the reissue of Andrew Combs debut album. Two new excellent Finnish albums too from Klasu and Lokit. Also from Finland are new singles from Tomi Nordlund & Syvä Joki and The New Magnetic North (forgot this earlier, because it came out just before Christmas) and another song from Ylva Haru album (because I love it and therefore wanted to keep it here for another week).

And then the singles. Oh my. The list starts with three songs that I really love. Caroline Spence, Twain, Strand of Oaks are all long time favourites and these songs are wonderful. It’s a double single from Caroline Spence, so be sure to check out the other song Mint Condition too (well it will be on this list next week too). Rounder Records is really striving right now. Caroline Spence’s new songs (and later album) are a fantastic start, Pony Bradshaw album hits our hearts next week, Logan Ledger sometime later in the year. John P. Strohm and co are doing an excellent work by giving a platform to these great artists.

And that’s not all. There’s new outtakes from the forthcoming Bob Sumner, Tiny Ruins, Cass McCombs and Cale Tyson releases. Then there’s the first singles from the forthcoming Weyes Blood, Son Volt and The Wild Reeds albums. Oh and an unreleased Townes Van Zandt song is worthy of a parade. Everything else on the list rule too and this time lots of stuff didn’t make the cut, because I haven’t had the time to listen everything even once (for example Flatland Cavalry, Steel Woods etc). I would highly recommend checking out Maggie Rogers and Deerhunter too. These are maybe not totally my cup of tea and therefore not on this list. Still excellent and worth a praise.

OCTA Weekly Playlist Episode #25

1. Caroline Spence – Long Haul (single, Rounder Records, 2019)
2. Twain – Death (or S.F.?) (single, Keeled Scales, 2019)
3. Strand of Oaks – Weird Ways (single, Dead Oceans, 2019)
4. Pedro The Lion – My Phoenix (Phoenix, Polyvinyl / Big Scary Monsters, 2019)
5. The Wild Reeds – Don’t Pretend (single, Dualtone, 2019)
6. Alice Wallace – The Lonely Talking (Into the Blue, Rebelle Road Records, 2019)
7. Bob Sumner – New York City (single, 2019)
8. Charlie Shafter – Thought Too Soon (When I Was Yours & You Were Mine, 2019)
9. Townes Van Zandt – All I Need (single, TVX Records / Fat Possum Records, 2019)
10. Cale Tyson – Red Blooded Fools (single, 2019)
11. Sharon Van Etten – Malibu (Remind Me Tomorrow, Jagjaguwar, 2019)
12. Weyes Blood – Andromeda (single, Sub Pop Records, 2019)
13. Tiny Ruins – Holograms (single, Marathon, 2019)
14. Steve Gunn – Chance (The Unseen in Between, Matador Records, 2019)
15. Crane Like the Bird (feat Conor Oberst) – When I See (Crane Like The Bird, 2019)
16. Tomi Nordlund & Syvä joki – Vuodet (single, Soit se silti, 2019)
17. Klasu – Näkymättömiin (Kaikki maailman reitit, Soit se silti, 2019)
18. Lokit – Pelastusvene (Lokit, Combat Rock Industry, 2019)
19. Ally Kerr – Ragged Man (Upgrade Me, Much Obliged Records, 2019)
20. David Smalt – Dear old Earth (single, Palo Santo Parade, 2019)
21. Scott Orr – This is How I Want To Feel Forever (single, Other Songs, 2019)
22. Cass McCombs – The Great Pixley Train Robbery (single, Anti-, 2019)
23. Jake Paleschic – Bad Memories (single, 2019)
24. Son Volt – Devil May Care (State Fair Records, 2019)
25. Christopher Gold & The New Old Things – County Line (single, 2019)
26. Vandoliers – Cigarettes in the Rain (single, Bloodshot Records, 2019)
27. Matthew Logan Vasquez – Trailer Park (single, Dine Alone Records, 2019)
28. John Paul White – The Long Way Home (single, Single Lock Records, 2019)
29. The New Magnetic North – When The Winter Comes (single, 2018)
30. Megan Nash & Bears in Hazenmore – Snowbank (single, Coffee Row Records, 2019)
31. H.C.McEntire – Houses of the Holy (single, Merge Records, 2019)
32. Carson McHone – Drugs (single, Loose Music, 2019)
33. Andrew Combs – Too Stoned to Cry (2019 recut) (Worried Man reissue, Loose Music, 2019)
34. Charlotte Cornfield – Andrew (single, Next Door Records / Outside Music, 2019)
35. Harlem – Blonde on Blonde (single, Female Fantasy, 2019)
36. Liz Brasher – Love Feasts (Painted Image, Fat Possum Records, 2019)
37. Juliana Hatfield – Lost Ship (Weird, American Laundromat Records, 2019)
38. Leyla McCalla – Money Is King (single, Discograph / Jazz Village, 2019)
39. Tiffany Williams – Big Enough To Be A Mountain (When You Go EP, 2019)
40. Ylva Haru – Oikeiden luona (Linnut, Soit se silti, 2019)

Playlist link

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.

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