OCTA Weekly Playlist Episode #36

Another week, another weekly playlist.

This little playlist thing is getting out of hand and this contains 50 songs this week. Fully aware that nobody is going to listen the whole thing, but it proved to be too difficult to make it any shorter. Sorry about that, but I suppose it shouldn’t really matter. Listen as much as you desire and then move on to other things.

This week the albums by Weyes Blood, Charlotte Cornfield and Roseanne Reid were on the top of my list. All three are so great. Sure the Weyes Blood album does challenge my taste from time to time, but such a magical album is able to drag me away from my comfort zone. It’s good to expand one’s listening habits every now and then. Friday also brought new albums from Viking Moses, Rod Melancon, Jimbo Mathus, Lee Fields & Expressions, Martha, Sarchasm, Flying Fish Cove, Adam Ostrar, Simon Linsteadt, Molly Tuttle, Bohannons, The Prescriptions, Ages and Ages, The Proper Ornaments, Shana Cleveland, Swimming Bell, Lady Lamb and Kora Feder. Oh my, ain’t that enough. And then some say that there’s no new interesting music. I even had to leave a few objectively great ones that aren’t the closest thing to my own personal taste (like PUP and I Love Your Lifestyle for example). On the EP front, there’s the new one from Partner and a couple of weeks old Lily McKown EP.

The Finnish section is pretty small this time. There’s only a new single by Maanvaiva and a song from the new Pelko album. I’m sure there had to be more, but I just didn’t get the memo.

Favourite song/single of the week is the second outtake Pink Symphony from the forthcoming Bart album. Caroline Spence, Ian Noe, TK & The Holy Know-Nothings and Mammoth Penguins also released new singles from their forthcoming albums. I have super high expectations for all of those albums, because I’ve loved everything I’ve heard so far. Some of the week’s biggest music news for me were also that Darrin Bradbury signed with Anti- and released a new single and that Jake Xerxes Fussell has a new album coming out in June. All the other singles would be worthy of a namedrop just as well, because they are all on this playlist because I like them all.

Also revisiting some of my favorite albums from last week as usual, but enough with this pointless rambling. Here’s the playlist of the week.

OCTA Weekly Playlist Episode #36

1. Bart – Pink Symphony (single, Idee Fixe Records, 2019)
2. Weyes Blood – Picture Me Better (Titanic Rising, Sub Pop Records, 2019)
3. Charlotte Cornfield – Balladeer (The Shape Of Your Name, Next Door Records, 2019)
4. Roseanne Reid – Levi (Trails, Last Man Music, 2019)
5. Caroline Spence – Wait On the Wine (single, Rounder Records, 2019)
6. Ian Noe – Between The Country (single, National Treasury Recordings, 2019)
7. Viking Moses – Let This Trouble Pass (Cruel Child, Epifo Music, 2019)
8. Darrin Bradbury – Newark (single, Anti-, 2019)
9. Rod Melancon – Heartbreakers (Pinkville, Blue Elan Records, 2019)
10. Jimbo Mathus – You Are Like A Song (Incinerator, Big Legal Mess Records, 2019)
11. Lee Fields & The Expressions – Blessed With the Best (It Rains Love, Big Crown Records, 2019)
12. Jake Xerxes Fussell – The River St. Johns (single, Paradise of Bachelors, 2019)
13. TK & The Holy Know-Nothings – Tunnel of a Dream (single, Mama Bird Recording Co, 2019)
14. Mammoth Penguins – You Just Carry On (single, Fika Recordings, 2019)
15. Martha – Sight For Sore Eyes (Love Keeps Kicking, Big Scary Monsters, 2019)
16. Partner – Long and McQuade (Saturday The 14th EP, You’ve Changed Records, 2019)
17. Sarchasm – Mountain Time (Beach Blanket: Bummer Pop!, 2019)
18. Kitty Kat Fan Club – Dreamy Little You (single, Asian Man Records, 2019)
19. Flying Fish Cove – Sleight of a Hand (At Moonset, Help Yourself Records, 2019)
20. Adam Ostrar – Bloody Waves (The Worried Coat, Super Secret Records, 2019)
21. Simon Linsteadt – Morning in December (The Fool, 2019)
22. Courtney Hartman – January First (single, Reckoner Records, 2019)
23. Molly Tuttle – Take The Journey (When You’re Ready, Compass Records, 2019)
24. Lost Dog Street Band – Without a Doubt (Weight of a Trigger, 2019)
25. Frankie Lee – Downtown Lights (single, Loose Music, 2019)
26. A.O. Gerber – Stranger (single, 2019)
27. Saintseneca – Wait a Minute (single, Anti-, 2019)
28. LeAnna Eden – Trade Ya In (single, 2019)
29. Bohannons – Refills (Bloodroot, Cornelius Chapel Records, 2019)
30. The Prescriptions – Night Before I Lost My Mind (Hollywood Gold, Single Lock Records, 2019)
31. Ages and Ages – Needle and Thread (Me You They We, Needle and Thread Records, 2019)
32. The Proper Ornaments – Where Are You Now (Six Lenins, Tapete Records, 2019)
33. Shana Cleveland – Face of the Sun (Night of the Worm Moon, Hardly Art, 2019)
34. Karine Polwart – The Whole of the Moon (single, Hegri, 2019)
35. Swimming Bell – Cold Clear Moon (Wild Sight, Adventure Club Records, 2019)
36. Steven Lambke – Dark Blue (Dark Blue, You’ve Changed Records, 2019)
37. Pelko – Sukupuuttoaalto (Sukupuuttoaalto, 2019)
38. Maanvaiva – Rakkauslaulu (single, 57 Records, 2019)
39. Lady Lamb – Deep Love (Even in the Tremor, Ba Da Bing!, 2019)
40. Big Thief – Cattails (single, 4AD, 2019)
41. Field Medic – The Bottle’s My Lover, She’s Just My Friend (single, Run For Cover Records, 2019)
42. Blue Wilson – Above Us (single, 2019)
43. Kora Feder – Dance With Me (In Sevens, 2019)
44. Abby Crerie – When (single, 2019)
45. Vera Sola – Crooked Houses (single, Spectraphonic Records, 2019)
46. Lily McKown – Sea of Junk (Sea of Junk EP, 2019)
47. Johanna Samuels – Dylan’s Third Verse (single, Basin Rock, 2019)
48. Nathan Seeckts – Old Blood (The Heart of the City, 2019)
49. Son Volt – The Symbol (Union, Transmit Sound, 2019)
50. M. Lockwood Porter – Nowhere Left To Run (Communion in the Ashes, Black Mesa Records, 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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  1. Just wanted to say fantastic playlist this week. Been listening on repeat and I wholeheartedly agree that expanding the list to accommodate all 50 of these songs is justified. Thanks again for compiling and sharing, and please keep the good tunes coming!

    1. Thanks Rico. I really appreciate the feedback and it’s great to hear someone listens and enjoys the weekly playlists.

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