OCTA Weekly Playlist Episode #54

Another week, another weekly playlist.

Not sure did anyone miss the playlist, but some may have noticed that there was no playlist last week. I spent Sunday in Helsinki watching a Pat Reedy concert and thought this was a good opportunity to try that biweekly updating. So this one has songs from the last two weeks. If I do this biweekly in the future, I need to start making some notes because it was hard to remember to include stuff that came close to two weeks ago. I’m sure I forgot more than most weeks. I haven’t really decided it how I will continue. So there might or might not be a playlist next week. Oh and submissions still open for that forthcoming online anniversary festival. Click the links on the right column for more information and feel free to share them as well.

The two big album releases from the last two weeks were Beth Bombara and The Hold Steady (and of course Hulda Huima too from the Finnish section), but that’s just a tiny fraction of the release action. The playlist also contains songs from the new albums by Eilen Jewell, The Commonheart, Frog, Spirit Family Reunion, Dylan Earl, Lillie Mae, Drew Holcomb & The Neighbors, Brack Cantrell, Kyle Cox, Jason McCue, Nels Andrews, Fionn Regan, Ikebe Shakedown and Field Mouse.

The small Finnish section contains albums from Hulda Huima and Aino & Miihkali plus a new single from Antti Autio.

There’s way too much wonderful singles to namedrop. I absolute love this third single from the forthcoming John Calvin Abney album. Simon Joyner as usual hits a homerun with the debut single of his record. Nickel & Rose song is very powerful, Kacy & Clayton single is again a treasure. If you dig some alternative rock and powerpop, you’ll need to listen to the Stoner Control single. Michaela Anne, Kelsey Waldon, Jason Hawk Harris released new ones from their fall albums. Oh well, these are all great, so just take a listen.

That’s it for now. Hopefully one or two those four arms thingies mid-week, but no promises whatsoever. The festival stuff will take a lot of the blog time I have and well I’m back in the day job again. I need to start yoga or something though, because otherwise I will resign soon.

OCTA Weekly Playlist Episode #54

1. Beth Bombara – I Only Cry When I’m Alone (Evergreen, 2019)
2. John Calvin Abney – Kind Days (single, Black Mesa Records, 2019)
3. Eilen Jewell – Who Else But You (Gypsy, Signature Sounds, 2019)
4. Simon Joyner – Tongue of a Child (single, BB*Island, 2019)
5. The Hold Steady – Denver Haircut (Thrashing Thru The Passion, Frenchkiss Records, 2019)
6. The Commonheart – Different Man (Pressure, Jullian Records, 2019)
7. Nickel & Rose – Another Man (single, Magik Family, 2019)
8. Kacy & Clayton – High Holiday (single, New West Records, 2019)
9. The Highwomen – Highwomen (single, Elektra Records, 2019)
10. Frog – RIP to the Empire State Flea Market (Count Bateman, Tapewormies / Audio Antihero, 2019)
11. Hulda Huima – Aika (Maa, Helmi Levyt, 2019)
12. Michaela Anne – Somebody New (single, Yep Roc, 2019)
13. Spirit Family Reunion – Ease My Mind (Ride Free, 2019)
14. Dylan Earl – Two Hearts (Squirrel in the Garden, Rootsy Music, 2019)
15. Christopher Gold & The New Old Things – Fellow Traveler (single, 2019)
16. Jason Hawk Harris – The Smoke and the Stars (single, Bloodshot Records, 2019)
17. Stoner Control – Open My Heart (single, 2019)
18. Jesse Malin – Chemical Heart (single, Wicked Cool Records, 2019)
19. Kelsey Waldon – Sunday’s Children (single, Oh Boy Records, 2019)
20. Lillie Mae – You’ve Got Other Girls For That (Other Girls, Third Man Records, 2019)
21. Karen & The Sorrows – Guaranteed Broken Heart (single, Ocean Born Mary Music, 2019)
22. Drew Holcomb & The Neighbors – But I’ll Never Forget the Way You Make Me Feel (feat Ellie Holcomb) (Dragons, Magnolia Music, 2019)
23. Big Thief – Not (single, Saddle Creek, 2019)
24. Field Guides – Guessing at Animals (single, Whatever’s Clever, 2019)
25. Antti Autio – Liikaa (single, Soit Se Silti, 2019)
26. Kyle Cox – Midnight Dance (Perhaps One Day, 2019)
27. Jason McCue – Shadow (Wasteland, Fluff and Gravy, 2019)
28. Justin Peter Kinkel-Schuster – Friend of Mine (single, Big Legal Mess, 2019)
29. Hiss Golden Messenger – Happy Birthday, Baby (single, Merge Records, 2019)
30. Jacob Faurholt – Hide From the Dark (single, Raw Onion Records, 2019)
31. Yee & O’Brien – Break Waves (single, 2019)
32. Very Good – Ghost Warning (single, 2019)
33. Office Culture – Hard Times in the City (single, Whatever’s Clever, 2019)
34. Rachel Sermanni – Tiger (single, 2019)
35. Brack Cantrell – On a Dime (Famine or Feast, 2019)
36. Paul & The Tall Trees – Someone to Someone (single, Big Crown Records, 2019)
37. Malin Pettersen – Alonesome (single, Die With Your Boots On Records, 2019)
38. Andrew Combs – Born Without Clue (single, New West Records, 2019)
39. Josh Rennie-Hynes – Caught In a Dream (single, Soundly, 2019)
40. Spencer Burton – The Mountain Man (single, Dine Alone Music, 2019)
41. Vincent Neil Emerson – 7 Come 11 (single, La Honda Records, 2019)
42. Nels Andrews – Pigeon & The Crow (Pigeon & The Crow, 2019)
43. Pauline Andres – Hoping For the Best at the Springwater Supper Club (single, 2019)
44. Bror Gunnar Jansson – Will You Help Me When I’m Old (single, Playground Music, 2019)
45. Gospelbeach – Dark Angel (single, Alive Naturalsound, 2019)
46. German Error Message – Fine (single, 2019)
47. Queen of Jeans – Only Obvious To You (single, Topshelf Records, 2019)
48. Field Mouse – Skygazing (Meaning, Topshelf Records, 2019)
49. Fionn Regan – Head Swim (Cala, Abbey Records, 2019)
50. Reina del Sid – Bernadette (single, 2019)
51. Michael Kiwanuka – You Ain’t The Problem (single, Polydor, 2019)
52. Ikebe Shakedown – Kings Left Behind (Kings Left Behind, Colemine Records, 2019)
53. Josh Rouse – Trouble (single, Yep Roc, 2019)
54. Alasdair Roberts – Common Clay (single, Drag City, 2019)
55. Aino & Miihkali – May (Aino & Miihkali, 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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