Another week, another weekly playlist.
A bit later than usual, because I was on small vacation trip and just got back. I even thought about leaving this for tomorrow, but in the end wanted to push this through tonight. Maybe a little less of this pointless rambling because of that.
The most important album release of the week for me is the new album from Jeremy Quentin aka Small Houses. I must admit that I haven’t even listened to it yet, because it wasn’t on Spotify first (is now) and I only had the iPad with me on the trip so couldn’t download it either. The digital version is available on his Bandcamp as name your-price-download. Other new album releases that find their way on my radar were from Cass McCombs, Deidre & The Dark, Bob Mould, The Lemonheads (covers album Varshons 2), Mercury Rev (revisiting Bobbie Gentry’s album with awesome guest vocalists), Chris Rawlins, Jessica Pratt, Michael Chapman, The Late Great, Mackenzie Shivers, Charlie Faye & The Fayettes, Henry Jamison.
There’s again a small Finnish language lesson in the middle. There was a new album excellent album from Tomi Nordlund & Syvä Joki and magnificent singles from Maustetytöt, M and Tanssiva Karhu (this last one is a few weeks old, but I missed it then). That song by Maustetytöt became a bit of an addiction and a good kind of earworm. They fully deserve all the hype.
The singles game was also strong in the international charts. Esther Rose’s single Blame it on the Moon was my favorite song of the week, closely followed by the new one from the forthcoming album Anna Tivel album. Piney Gir, Rod Melancon, Kashena Sampson, I Was a King and Robert Ellis were some other big favorites. As usual, I like each and every of these songs and could just easily namedrop them all. But let’s name one more, because Emily Scott Robinson’s song is more powerful than all the rest together.
That’s all for tonight. Sorry if there is even more mistakes and/or bad grammar than usually. Too tired to proofread this right now.
Update: Oh one more thing. I also started compiling my favorite Finnish songs of the year on one playlist called OCTA Finnish Songs of 2019. I probably won’t “promote” this, because I think it’s bad enough that I spam this weekly playlist every week. But if you only want the Finnish songs, there’s now this option too.
OCTA Weekly Playlist Episode #28
1. Esther Rose – Blame It on the Moon (single, Father/Daughter Records, 2019)
2. Anna Tivel – Minneapolis (single, Fluff and Gravy Records, 2019)
3. Small Houses – Minnesota Entire (I Don’t Know What’s Safe, 2019)
4. Cass McCombs – Sleeping Volcanoes (Tip of the Sphere, ANTI-, 2019)
5. Piney Gir – Peanut Butter Malt Shop Heartthrob (single, STRS, 2019)
6. Rod Melancon – Corpus Christi Carwash (single, Blue Elan Records, 2019)
7. Kashena Sampson – Work of Art (single, New Moon, 2019)
8. Robert Ellis – When You’re Way (single, New West Records, 2019)
9. Deidre & The Dark – Which Way (Variety Hour, YouTooCanWoo, 2019)
10. Maustetytöt – Tein kai lottorivini väärin (single, Is This Art!, 2019)
11. M – Jos tulen takaisin (single, Solina Records, 2019)
12. Tomi Nordlund & Syvä Joki – Menneisyyden kappale (Viisi vuotta myöhemmin, Soit Se Silti, 2019)
13. Tanssiva Karhu – Sen seitsemän meren taa (single, 2019)
14. I Was a King – Hatchet (single, 2019)
15. Bob Mould – Sunny Love Song (Sunshine Rock, Merge Records, 2019)
16. The Lemonheads – Speed of the Sound Of Loneliness (Varshons 2, Fire Records, 2019)
17. Chris Rawlins – Cold Night (Bring on the Rain, 2019)
18. Michael Chapman – Vanity & Pride (True North, Paradise of Bachelors, 2019)
19. Jessica Pratt – Silent Song (Quiet Sings, City Slang, 2019)
20. Mercury Rev (Feat Hope Sandoval) – Big Boss Man (Bobbie Gentry’s Delta Sweete Revisited, Bella Union, 2019)
21. Jobi Riccio – Working Girl Blues (Strawberry Wine EP, 2019)
22. Thayer Sarrano – Grace Goes On (single, 2019)
23. Rosie Tucker – Habit (single, New Professor, 2019)
24. Tiny Ruins – One Million Flowers (Olympic Girls, Marathon, 2019)
25. Abigail Lapell – Shape of a Mountain (Getaway, Coax Records, 2019)
26. Emily Scott Robinson – The Dress (single, 2019)
27. Mackenzie Shivers – The Unkindness (The Unkindness, 2019)
28. Lydia Cole – The Sacred (single, 2019)
29. Space Daze – Cosmic Sign (Too Mystical, Jigsaw Records, 2019)
30. Viking Moses – Kid for the Cattle (single, Epifo Music, 2019)
31. Luther Russell – Talking To Myself (single, Fluff and Gravy Records, 2019)
32. Blank Range – Trick of Light (In Unison, Sturdy Girls Records, 2019)
33. Charlie Faye & The Fayettes – That’s What New Love is For (The Whole Shebang, Bigger Better More Records, 2019)
34. The Late Great – Carol (Temporary Love Songs, Safe & Sound Recordings, 2019)
35. Daniel Steinbock – Pine Needless (single, 2019)
36. Laura Stevenson – Living Room, NY (single, Don Giovanni Records, 2019)
37. The Felice Brothers – Undress (single, Yep Roc Records, 2019)
38. Mandolin Orange – Time We Made Time (Tides of a Teardrop, Yep Roc Records, 2019)
39. Jerry and The Outlaws – One More Sad Song (The Devil’s Cut, 2019)
40. Henry Jamison – Darkly (Gloria Duplex, Akira Records, 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.