OCTA Weekly Playlist Episode #29

Another week, another weekly playlist.

This was a big release week and I haven’t managed to listen everything yet. So there might even more good stuff missing than usually. The new Robert Ellis and Hayes Carll albums are the two big ones, but there’s so much more and most of these are awesome. This list includes songs from the new albums from Charles Wesley Godwin, Kalyn Fay, Harlem, Daniel Steinbock, Smug Brothers, Tullycraft (I missed this a week or two ago), Golden Daze, Lisa Papineau, The Long Ryders, Jerry David DeCicca (acoustic after party version of his 2018 album) and Big Joe & The Dynaflows. Plus some new EPs too from Bec Stevens, Francie Moon, The City Views.

The album I listened to the most is the new Steve Sloane album. It came out a couple of weeks ago, but it is now on this Spotify thing too. I bought a download of it too, because I try to support the music that matters to me.

There’s not much Finnish stuff on the list this time around, but quality over quantity. It will be an incredible year if these new Salaliitto and Hullu Ruusu albums won’t end up on my top 10 in December. Extremely highly recommend stuff, if you can master the Finnish language. And well even if you don’t, because music is a universal language.

Song of the week is the new Damien Jurado single and I’m thrilled that his new album will come out on Mama Bird Recording Co & Loose Music. I was also really moved by Le Ren’s powerful song, which is not brand new, but a new song and artist to me. There are also new singles from some forthcoming album that I’m so eager to hear (Caroline Spence, Daniel Norgren, Hand Habits, Julia Jacklin, Weyes Blood, John Paul White etc). As usual, everything else would also be worth namedropping on this text too. They are on this list, because I really like them. I even had to leave some out, because I didn’t want to make this any longer 40 songs. Soon I will probably give up and just let this expand even further. So much great music every week and I love that.

1. Damien Jurado – South (single, Mama Bird Recording Co / Loose Music, 2019)
2. Le Ren – Love Can’t Be The Only Reason To Stay (single, 2019)
3. Steve Sloane – Let All In (Near Death, 2019)
4. Robert Ellis – Father (Texas Piano Man, New West Records, 2019)
5. Caroline Spence – Sit Here and Love Me (single, Rounder Records, 2019)
6. Hayes Carll – What It Is (What It Is, Dualtone, 2019)
7. Charles Wesley Godwin – Seneca Creek (Seneca, 2019)
8. Daniel Norgren – The Flow (single, Superpuma Records, 2019)
9. Kalyn Fay – Alright in the End (Good Company, Horton Records, 2019)
10. Daniel Steinbock – Good News (Out Of Blue, 2019)
11. Harlem – All Men Are Dogs (Oh Boy, Female Fantasy Records, 2019)
12. Salaliitto – Valeriaana (Puolet, Soit Se Silti, 2019)
13. Hullu Ruusu – Käsipohjaa (Rehab, Helmi Levyt, 2019)
14. Hand Habits – What Lovers Do (single, Saddle Creek, 2019)
15. Julia Jacklin – Comfort (single, Transgressive, 2019)
16. Weyes Blood – Everyday (single, Sub Pop Records, 2019)
17. Bec Stevens – Time It Takes (Why Don’t You Just EP, Hobblehoy, 2019)
18. Pretty Matty – Kicked Out (single, Must Be Nice Records, 2019)
19. Smug Brothers – Beethoven Tonight (Attic Harvest, 2019)
20. Francie Moon – New Morning Light (Morning Light EP, Keeper Records, 2019)
21. Tullycraft – We Couldn’t Dance to Billy Joel (The Railway Prince Hotel, HHBTM Records, 2019)
22. Mammoth Penguins – I Wanna (single, Fika Recordings, 2019)
23. City Views – Singing Down the Phone (Find Me Rewinding EP, 2019)
24. Johanna Samuels – Rush of Wheels (single, Basin Rock, 2019)
25. Golden Daze – Lynard Bassman (Simpatico, Autumn Tone Records, 2019)
26. The Cactus Blossoms – Got a Lotta Love (single, Walkie Talkie Records, 2019)
27. Madeline Leman and The Desert Swells – Second Line Baby Blues (single, 2019)
28. Clara Baker – Doubt (single, 2019)
29. Julia Purcell – Close Your Eyes (single, OK Recordings, 2019)
30. Lisa Papineau – Beautiful (Oh Dead on Oh Love, Team Player, 2019)
31. John Paul White – I Wish I Could Write You a Song (single, Single Lock Records, 2019)
32. Christopher Gold & The New Old Things – On The Banks (single, 2019)
33. Son Volt – The 99 (single, Transmit Sound, 2019)
34. Gillian Welch – When a Cowboy Trades Hs Spurs For Wings (single, Acony Records, 2019)
35. The Long Ryders – Let It Fly (Psychedelic Country Soul, Cherry Red Records, 2019)
36. Lowland Hum – A Drive Through The Countryside (single, 2019)
37. Small Houses – Auburn Race Day (I Don’t Know What’s Safe, 2019)
38. Chris Rawlins – Leave (Bring on the Rain, 2019)
39. Jerry David DeCicca – Burning Daylight (Burning Daylight -Acoustic After Party Version, Super Secret Records, 2019)
40. Big Joe & The Dynaflows – World Gone Wrong (Rockhouse Party, Severn 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.

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