OCTA Weekly Playlist Episode #55

Another week, another weekly playlist

Had to switch back to the weekly, because there was just so much new albums this week. Somewhat easier to handle this on a weekly basis. I suppose one way forward would be to keep this weekly, but at the end of the month quickly compile some kind of favorites of the month list that doesn’t vanish. So there would be an option also for those who don’t need or want an insanely long playlist of new songs every freakin’ week (yeah, I know. Nobody really needs a list long as this every week). Submissions still open for the festival too, so if you are interested, shoot a live video of one song (can be just a quickly done phone video made at home, rehearsal place) and send it to me. More info by hitting those links in the right side bar.

But on to the new albums and oh my there were lots of them this week. Jason Hawk Harris, Leslie Stevens and Esther Rose are ones that I’ve been waiting eagerly for months and they are just as good as I had hoped. That’s just a tiny fraction of the action and there were new albums from Sunny War, Tanya Tucker, Dalton Domino, Queen of Jeans, The Po’ Rambling Boys, Croy and the Boys, The 40 Acre Mule, Ottoman Turks, Redd Kross, Bryan Estepa, The Rubinoos, Shannon Lay, Rose Dorn, Rachel Sermanni, Becky Ninkovic, Jay Som, Ward Hayden & The Outliers, Carriers, David Wax Museum and Tom Brosseau. That took a while to write, let alone listen. And still some say that there’s no good new music available. Oh and on the EP front there’s Erin Enderlin new EP. It’s already chapter three, but somehow I’ve managed to miss the first two. Sorry about that.

This week’s Finnish section contains singles from Kielo Kärkkäinen, Anne-Mari Kivimäki & Palomylly, Pink Chameleons and Grant Wood Company plus the new album from Jukka Nissinen. Oh and if you have chance to see a Anne-Mari Kivimäki & Palomylly concert do not think twice, just go. You will love every second. I sure did when they played at Ilmiö festival a month ago.

There’s also plenty of those international singles. Too much to namedrop all of them, but some personal favorites came from Jamie Lin Wilson, Joan Shelley, Darrin Bradbury, VanWyck, Itasca, Courtney Marie Andrews (from forthcoming Tom Waits tribute album), Sturgill Simpson, Anna Ash and Isobel Campbell. But hey these all rule and I could just as well list them all.

That’s it for this week. Most likely back with a new playlist next Sunday and before that a few of those round up posts mid-week. Love.

OCTA Weekly Playlist Episode #55

1. Jason Hawk Harris – Giving In (Love & The Dark, Bloodshot Records, 2019)
2. Leslie Stevens – The Tillman Song (Sinner, LyricLand / Thirty Tigers, 2019)
3. Esther Rose – You Made It This Far (You Made it This Far, Father / Daughter Records, 2019)
4. Sunny War – Rock n Roll Heaven (Shell of a Girl, Hen House Studios, 2019)
5. Tanya Tucker – Bring My Flowers Now (While I’m Livin, Fantasy Records, 2019)
6. Jamie Lin Wilson – Alice (single, 2019)
7. Dalton Domino – The Nerve (Songs from the Exile, Lightning Rod Records, 2019)
8. Darrin Bradbury – Breakfast (single, ANTI-, 2019)
9. VanWyck – Supermarket Line (single, Maiden Name Records, 2019)
10. Joan Shelley – The Fading (single, No Quarter, 2019)
11. Itasca – Bess’s Dance (single, Paradise of Bachelors, 2019)
12. Courtney Marie Andrews – Downtown Train (single, Dualtone, 2019)
13. Queen of Jeans – Centuries (If You’re Not Afraid, I’m Not Afraid, Topshelf Records, 2019)
14. First Aid Kit – Strange Beauty (single, Columbia Records, 2019)
15. Kielo Kärkkäinen – Laulun aika (single, Texicalli Records, 2019)
16. Anne-Mari Kivimäki & Palomylly – Iso juhla (single, Kihtinäjärvi Records, 2019)
17. Ana Egge feat Iris Dement – Ballad of the Poor Child (single, Storysound Records, 2019)
18. Erin Enderlin – Use Me Again (Chapter Three: Whatever Gets You Through the Night EP, Blaster Records, 2019)
19. Kayla Ray – The Jameson Waltz (single, 2019)
20. The Po’ Rambling Boys – Cold Hard Truth (Toil, Tears & Trouble, Rounder Records, 2019)
21. Croy and the Boys – I’m Broke (Howdy High-Rise, 2019)
22. The 40 Acre Mule – Bathroom Walls (Goodnight & Good Luck, State Fair Records, 2019)
23. Ottoman Turks – O C P (Ottoman Turks, State Fair Records, 2019)
24. Sturgill Simpson – Sing Along (single, Elektra Records, 2019)
25. Redd Kross – When Do I Get to Sing “My Way” (Beyond the Door, Merge Records, 2019)
26. Extra Arms – No Enemies (single, Dadstache Records, 2019)
27. The Sidekicks – Feed II (single, Epitaph, 2019)
28. Pretty Matty – I’m Fine (single, Get Better Records, 2019)
29. Bryan Estepa – I’m Not Ready for This (Sometimes I Just Don’t Know, Lilystars Records, 2019)
30. The Rubinoos – January (From Home, Yep Roc, 2019)
31. Shannon Lay – November (August, Sub Pop Records, 2019)
32. Wharfer – Myrtle Beach (single, 2019)
33. I Am Oak – Hidden Cove (single, Snowstar Records, 2019)
34. Rose Dorn – Collar (Days You Were Leaving, Bar None Records, 2019)
35. Isobel Campbell – Ant Life (single, Cooking Vinyl, 2019)
36. Rachel Sermanni – Come to You (So It Turns, 2019)
37. Becky Ninkovic – For the Love (Woe, Paper Bag Records, 2019)
38. Jay Som – Peace Out (Anak Ko, Lucky Number, 2019)
39. Rue Snider – Chelsea (single, 2019)
40. Anna Ash – Stalemate (single, 2019)
41. Pink Chameleons – Melting Face (single, Soliti, 2019)
42. Jukka Nissinen – Kirkonpolttaja (Jukka Nissinen II, Humu Records, 2019)
43. Grant Wood Company – Childs, Minnesota (single, 2019)
44. Matt The Electrician – Thank You (single, 2019)
45. Ward Hayden & The Outliers – Naturally Crazy (Can’t Judge a Book, 2019)
46. Carriers – Not This Way (Now Is the Time for Loving Me, Yourself & Everyone Else, Good Eye Records, 2019)
47. Amy Speace – Ginger Ale and Lorna Doones (single, Proper Music, 2019)
48. Gospelbeach – Bad Habits (single, Alive Naturalsound, 2019)
49. Cale Tyson & Thad Kopec – Talk To Me (single, 2019)
50. Jay Gonzalez – Rare Halo (Jay Gonzalez sings Eyelids / Eyelids sings Jay Gonzale, Jealous Butcher Records, 2019)
51. David Wax Museum – Night Gods (Line of Light, Nine Mile Records, 2019)
52. Tom Brosseau with Sean Watkins – Close of a Day (In the Shadows of the Hill: Songs from the Carter Family Catalogue, Vol 1, Crossbill 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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