Another week, another weekly playlist.
Already the 30th episode of this silly weekly playlist. That’s already an insane amount of time spent on something that doesn’t have a whole lot of significance. But I don’t really mind that much, because this is always a good exercise and keeps me on the loop of what new music is out there. Oh and I do know that I still miss a ton of stuff each week, but at least somewhat less than before I started doing these every week.
My most anticipated albums this week were from Australian songwriter Julia Jacklin, UK’s country soul queen Yola and Californian folk rock band China. That just a tip of the iceberg though and the week gave us new albums from Adia Victoria, Apples with Moya, Emily Scott Robinson, Matthew Logan Vasquez, Vandoliers, Our Native Daughters, Susto, Luther Russell, Spencer Burton (acoustic version of his latest album). There’s also a song from a couple of older ones that I missed when they were released (Andrea Von Kampen and The Maureens).
The small Finnish section contains gorgeous new singles from Salainen avaruusohjelma and Lanai plus a song from the brand new M album Näytän missä asun that came out on Friday on Solina Records.
Again a bunch of magnificent new singles too. For example those Clara Baker and Caleb Elliot albums are shaping up to be awesome, because all of the advance singles have been so great. This week we also got the first taste from forthcoming albums by Steven Lambke, Aldous Harding and Justin Townes Earle. There’s also the latest single from Ian Daniel Kehoe now on the list. I still haven’t come into terms with the fact that I forgot to put it on this list a week ago. I’m ashamed. Oh and there’s a new song by Teenage Fanclub. They are #2 on my all-time favorite bands list, so a new song TFC song is always a big deal. And as usual, I could just as well namedrop all of these bands/artists, because I like each and every song on this playlist.
That’s it for this week. Sorry that I’ve been such a lousy excuse of a blogger for the last few weeks. Somehow this again feels like a struggle and even somewhat irrelevant to keep it up. It’s not even that I don’t have time, because I’ve spent like a trillion of hours hitting f5 on hfboards following NHL trade action. I’m still too stubborn to quit this though. I’m not sure whether that is a good thing or not. I’ll try to pull myself back together and fall in love with this again. Meanwhile there will be at least this one post each week. Hopefully something else too during the next week, but no promises whatsoever. Perhaps I should just come up with more daily, weekly, monthly features, because doing this weekly thing has become a routine. Even a routine that I enjoy. It’s just so easy to let things slide and therefore it’s good to have some structure that keeps me going.
OCTA Weekly Playlist Episode #30
1. Julia Jacklin – Good Guy (Crushing, Transgressive Records, 2019)
2. Yola – Ride Out In The Country (Walk Through Fire, Easy Eye Sound, 2019)
3. Aldous Harding – The Barrel (single, 4AD, 2019)
4. China – Satan’s Got a River (And the Nothing Happened, Royal Okie, 2019)
5. Adia Victoria – Devil Is a Lie (Silences, Atlantic, 2019)
6. Caleb Elliot – Burns Like Hell (single, Single Lock Records, 2019)
7. Clara Baker – Things To Burn (single, 2019)
8. Steven Lambke – Fireworks (single, You’ve Changed Records, 2019)
9. Ian Daniel Kehoe – One Picture (single, Tin Angel Records, 2019)
10. Teenage Fanclub – Everything is Falling Apart (single, PEMA, 2019)
11. Quivers – You’re Not Always On My Mind (single, Hotel Motel Records, 2019)
12. Apples With Moya – To Be Adored (Get Behind The Horses, 2019)
13. Strand of Oaks – Ruby (single, Dead Oceans, 2019)
14. Emily Scott Robinson – Ghost in Every Town (Traveling Mercies, 2019)
15. Matthew Logan Vasquez – Ghostwriter (Light’n Up, Dine Alone Music, 2019)
16. Vandoliers – Miles and Miles (Forever, Bloodshot Records, 2019)
17. Molly Tuttle – Million Miles (single, Compass Records, 2019)
18. Carla Geneve – 2001 (single, Dot Dash Recordings, 2019)
19. Birch Pereira & The Gin Joints – You Know It Hurts Me (single, 2019)
20. Justin Townes Earle – Ain’t Got No Money (single, New West Records, 2019)
21. Durand Jones & The Indications – Long Way Home (single, Dead Oceans, 2019)
22. Our Native Daughters – I Knew I Could Fly (Songs Of Our Native Daughters, 2019)
23. Caroline Lazar – Only One (single, Reading Past Bedtime, 2019)
24. Andrea Von Kampen – Portland (Old Country, 2019)
25. Ryan Dugre – Tonight (single, Birdwatcher Records, 2019) <-Sibylle Baier Cover!
26. Salainen avaruusohjelma – Hehkuviin tuuliin (single, Nefer Maglev, 2019)
27. M – Puolipilvistä säätä (Näytän missä asun, Solina Records, 2019)
28. Lanai – Hold onto Nothing (single, 2019)
29. The Wild Reeds – Giving Up On You (single, Dualtone, 2019)
30. Damn Tall Buildings – Late July (single, 2019)
31. Susto – House of the Blue Green Buddha (Ever Since I Lost My Mind, Rounder Records, 2019)
32. Silver Lake 66 – Ragged Heart (single, 2019)
33. Luther Russell – Talking To Myself (Medium Cool, Fluff and Gravy, 2019)
34. The Maureens – 20 Years of the Company (single, 2019)
35. Justin Rutledge – Good Man (single, Outside Music, 2019)
36. Spencer Burton – Songs of Hurtin’ (Songs Of (acoustic), Dine Alone Music, 2019)
37. Conor Donohue – The Garden (single, 2019)
38. Steve Sloane – I Will Not See Myself Today (Near Death, 2019)
39. Hayes Carll – I Will Stay (What It Is, Dualtone, 2019)
40. Robert Ellis – Lullaby (Texas Piano Man, New West 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.