OCTA Weekly Playlist Episode #48

Another week, another weekly playlist.

Sorry for the delay. I was away for the weekend and then there was the NHL Free agent frenzy on Monday. Trying to do this every weekend can become a bit of a burden when there’s other life things in the mix, but I’ll do at least 50 episodes because it’s so close. Maybe that would be a good time to ask myself why I’m spending hours every weekend to create something that has very little relevance. Anyway, due to the reasons above, this one is a bit shorter and I missed a ton of stuff. Some that I am even aware of, but just didn’t have the time to listen to them at all. I’ll catch up next week, because there might be a bit less going on due to 4th of July.

This week was again a pretty awesome week for new albums. Erin Durant’s beautiful album came out on Keeled Scales and Screwdriver Records started their career with a culture award worthy release of Harrison Whitford’s Afraid of Everything on LP/CD. Canadian studio wizard, pedal steel master and liner note hero Aaron Goldstein takes the spotlight this time around with releasing his own music under the name Espanola. Long time favorites Matt Woods and Chris Staples released their new excellent albums. Those were highest on my personal list, but the week also gave great new albums from Mega Bog, Nev Cottee, The Black Keys, Erik Koskinen, Daughter of Swords and Molly Parden & Hollow Hum. There was way more, but I still haven’t had the time to dive into the Shane Smith and Jade Jackson albums for example.

And then there were the singles. So many beautiful ones. Justin Peter Kinkel-Schuster and Joe Pug released impressive first singles from their forthcoming albums. I also loved the new songs from Jordan Moser, RF Shannon, Black Sea Dahu, Lucy Dacus, Ana Egge.. oh well actually all of these.

That’s it for this week. It would also be the time for the mid-year lists, but I’m not yet sure am I going to do them. Plus I should also work on the OCTA 18 year Anniversary thing that takes place in September, if I manage to do something (september comes surprisingly fast). Don’t know is such insanity worth celebrating though. 18 years is a long time to do absolutely anything and a pretty ridiculously long time to write a music blog. But what can you do if you love music, but have zero musicality. You’ll just listen, love and share.

OCTA Weekly Playlist Episode #48

1. Erin Durant – Highway Blue (Islands, Keeled Scales, 2019)
2. Harrison Whitford – Strangers in the Making (Afraid of Everything, Screwdriver Records, 2019)
3. Espanola – Ever Kind and True (Espanola, Surly Young Records, 2019)
4. Matt Woods – Hey Heartbreaker (Natural Disasters, Lonely Ones Records, 2019)
5. Justin Peter Kinkel-Schuster – Take Heart, Take Care (single, Big Legal Mess, 2019)
6. Joe Pug – Exit (single, 2019)
7. Lucy Dacus – Forever Half Mast (single, Matador Records, 2019)
8. Jordan Moser ft. Molly Burch – Road to Trouble (single, Keeled Scales, 2019)
9. Black Sea Dahu – How You Swallowed Your Anger (single, 2019)
10. RF Shannon – Angeline (single, Keeled Scales, 2019)
11. Chris Staples – Halfway Over (Holy Moly, Barsuk Records, 2019)
12. Mega Bog – I Hear You Listening (to the Bug on My Wall) (Dolphine, Paradise of Bachelors, 2019)
13. Nev Cottee – Roses (River’s Edge, Wonderfulsound, 2019)
14. Florist – Time is a Dark Feeling (single, Double Double Whammy, 2019)
15. Goodnight Texas – Tennessee (single, 2019)
16. Ottoman Turks – Glass Bottles (single, State Fair Records, 2019)
17. Coyote Brother – Alberta Goddamn (single, Piasa Recordings & Green Canoe, 2019)
18. Ana Egge – Cocoaine Cowboys (single, Storysound Records, 2019)
19. Erik Koskinen – Losers Like Me and You (Burning the Deal, Tone Tree, 2019)
20. Angela Perley – 4:30 (single, 2019)
21. Michael Nau – Rides Through the Morning (single, Colemine Records, 2019)
22. Rayland Baxter – Objects in the Mirror (single, ATO Records, 2019)
23. Slow Healer ft Devon Sproule – Businessman (single, 2019)
24. Molly Parden and Hollow Hum – Sweetheart (Why Worry: A Collection of Covers, Tone Tree, 2019)
25. Daughter of Swords – Gem (Dawnbreaker, Bella Union, 2019)
26. The Rumblings of Spring – Southern Gulf Islands (The Rumblings of Spring EP, 2019)
27. Kurt Baker Combo – (I Can’t Help) Failing in Love (single, Wicked Cool, 2019)
28. The Black Keys – Breaking Down (Let’s Rock, Nonesuch Records, 2019)
29. Pony Bradshaw – Bad Teeth (Sudden Opera, Rounder Records, 2019)
30. Fernando Viciconte – Is This Normal? (Traitors Table, Fluff & Gravy Records, 2019)
31. Native Harrow – Happier Now (single, Loose Music, 2019)
32. Shakey Graves – A World So Full of Love (single, The Next Waltz, 2019)
33. Sunny War and Edith Crash – The Place (single, Hen House, 2019)
34. Jesca Hoop – Outside of Eden (single, Memphis Indrustries, 2019)
35. Tanya Tucker – Hard Luck (single, Fantasy 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 Comment

  1. Thank you so much for putting us on this playlist! A lot of really great artists on here… it feels amazing to be included. Hope you keep listening! Our second single will be coming out July 12th, and the album on August 23rd. Again, thank you.
    Nathan/Ottoman Turks

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