Another week, another weekly playlist.
Your sorry excuse of a music blogger is again here with a new playlist and it’s time for the episode #34. After one slow week, the release schedule got back on track and it was tough to find room for everything on this little playlist and so left out a couple of high profile singles. Also my favorite songs of the week, the new songs by Micah Schnabel and Matthew Milia are not available on this Spotify thing (at least not yet).
Let’s start again with the new international albums. Ian Daniel Kehoe released the first one under his own name (he released several great albums under the name Marine Dreams). This new album is very 80s and very brilliant. K.Skelton is someone that I didn’t know about before seeing his name on China’s feed some days ago. I followed him then out of interest and when the album become available on Friday, I found out that it’s really good. The new find of the week for me. Long time favorites Strand of Oaks, Andrew Bird, Jenny Lewis, Weeping Willows and Lambchop also released great albums (ok, Lambchop’s album is not exactly my cup tea, but that doesn’t make it bad. Lambchop gets to decide what they sound like, not some narrow-minded twat who writes a blog in his bedroom). There’s also songs from the most likely excellent new albums by Orville Peck, Lucy Rose, Matt Andersen, Kieran Kane & Rayna Gellert and Paulusma (new solo from frontman of the legendary Dutch group Daryll-Ann). I used the phrase most likely, because I’ve only skimmed through these very briefly at this point. B.B. Palmer’s gorgeous country album came out on in February, but your ignorant blogger missed it back then. It’s pretty damn good, so I featured it this time around. The new EPs on the playlist are from Sun June and Sofia Wolfson.
That Terry Allen & the Panhandle Mystery Band set that just came out on Paradise of Bachelors is also super interesting, but I’m not sure does that narrative stuff really fit that well to a playlist so I left it out from this.
The Finnish section is pretty strong this time. We have a new Sur-rur album, which is a parade-worthy event even on its own. Plus then there’s a new song from Veli (Tolbiac, Red Carpet etc). How sweet is that. Oh and there’s more. There’s a new single from Hulda Huima! A new double-single from Hot Heros & Janne Laurila. Eikä siinäkään vielä kaikki. New singles from Tams, Matti Sakari and Samae Koskinen.
And last but not least the new international singles. Every song would be worth a namedrop, because I like all of them. Some major ones for me were the new singles by Taylor Knox, Damien Jurado, Bob Hund, TK & The Holy Know Nothings (new Mama Bird family band from Taylor Kingman), Reb Fountain, Swimming Bell and Charlotte Cornfield. But that’s all for now. Remember love.
OCTA Weekly Playlist Episode #34
1. Ian Daniel Kehoe – Evil People (Secret Republic, Tin Angel Records / You’ve Changed Records, 2019)
2. Strand of Oaks – Final Fires (Eraserland, Dead Oceans, 2019)
3. K. Skelton – How Do I Keep From Missing You (Night Consumes The Day, 2019)
4. Sur-rur – Fleetwood Macin Välikausi (Hattarahiukset, Roku Records / Joteskii Groteskii, 2019)
5. Hulda Huima & Hitaat sekunnit – Outo Tyttö (single, Helmi Levyt, 2019)
6. Taylor Knox – City at Night (single, Cadence Music, 2019)
7. Martha – The Void (single, Big Scary Monsters, 2019)
8. Jenny Lewis – Hollywood Lawn (On The Line, Warner Bros, 2019)
9. Veli – The Director (single, Evil Veli Recordings, 2019)
10. Bob Hund – Vi är såå lyckliga som bara olyckliga människör kan bli (single, Adrian Recordings, 2019)
11. Andrew Bird – Olympians (My Finest Work Yet, Wegawam Music, 2019)
12. Damien Jurado – Throw Me Now Your Arms (single, Mama Bird Recording Co / Loose Music, 2019)
13. TK & The Holy Know-Nothings – Emmanuel (single, Mama Bird Recording Co, 2019)
14. B.B.Palmer – Lee County Blues (Lee County’s Finest, 2019)
15. Elijah Ocean – Bring Back That Bakersfield Sound (single, 2019)
16. Will Beeley – U.S. 85 (single, Tompkins Square, 2019)
17. John Paul White – The Good Old Days (single, Single Lock Records, 2019)
18. Mariee Sioux – Snow Knows White (single, Night Bloom Records, 2019)
19. Charlotte Cornfield – Silver Civic (single, Next Door Records, 2019)
20. Sofia Wolfson – Self-Fulfilled Prophecy (Adulting EP, 2019)
21. Sun June – NYC (Younger EP, Keeled Scales, 2019)
22. Weeping Willows – Let Go (After US, Razzia Records, 2019)
23. Tams – En halua nähdä sun lähtevän (single, 2019)
24. Hot Heros & Janne Laurila – Anna vähän siimaa (single, Soit Se Silti, 2019)
25. Samae Koskinen – Mummu (single, Johanna kustannus, 2019)
26. Matti Sakari – Parkkihalli (single, 2019)
27. Reb Fountain – Faster (single, Fountain Records, 2019)
28. Calexico and Iron & Wine – Father Mountain (single, Sub Pop Records, 2019)
29. T.Hardy Morris – Scare Easy (single, Normaltown Records, 2019)
30. Conor Donohue – Getting Better (single, 2019)
31. Orville Peck – Winds Change (Pony, Sub Pop Records, 2019)
32. Swimming Bell – For Brinsley (single, Adventure Club Records, 2019)
33. Lucy Rose – Treat Me Like A Woman (No Words Left, Communion, 2019)
34. Gold Light + Snakemusk – The Heart is a Lonely Hunter (single, 2019)
35. Paulusma – No Harm Done (Somehow Anyhow, Excelsior Recordings, 2019)
36. Benedict Benjamin – The Way You Talk To Strangers (single, 2019)
37. Edward + Jane – Blue Ridge Goodbyes (single, 2019)
38. Lambchop – Flower (This (Is What I Wanted To Tell You, City Slang, 2019)
39. Kieran Kane & Rayna Gellert – What Would You Do (When The Sun Goes Down, 2019)
40. Matt Andersen feat. Amy Helm – Something To Lose (Halfway Home By Morning, True North 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.