OCTA Weekly Playlist – Episode #69

Finally moving on to 2020 songs. Well there’s some from December 2019 too, because I haven’t updated this for several weeks. I tried to remember a few that I enjoyed during those weeks that got buried under the eoty stuff. This is a bit rushed effort, because I didn’t have the time to do the usual groundwork last weekend. I’ll try to do a better job (or well better hobby) next weekend. Anyway, thank you for each and everyone who followed the blog in 2019 and who will remain onboard for this new year. It matters a great deal to me.

This first 2020 playlist is mostly filled with wonderful singles and there’s not a whole lot of albums. There’s a great new EP from Pickering Pick though and Charlie Whitten’s new album that came out on the 27th of December. I look forward to diving into the world of that record, because I love Charlie Whitten but just haven’t had the time to listen to it yet. As for albums, there’s also a new pop record from Just Joans and a Jani Matti Juhani album where he sings Elvis in Finnish.

On the singles front there’s plenty to love. Lilly Hiatt and Gladie are both big personal favorites and both announced new albums with a release of a gorgeous first single. The Innocence Mission released another magical single from their forthcoming album as did Bart Budwig and David Dondero from the Fluff & Gravy family. Still the song of the week is Kaukana onnesta by Laura Moisio. Frankly that’s song of the year quality and I can’t wait to hear her forthcoming album. Other Finnish entries this week are the aforementioned Jani Matti Juhani and the singles from Pintandwefall and Joni Ekman.

Everything else on this would be worth of a namedrop too, but you’ll find them from the list below.

That’s it for now. I’m not sure will there more updates during the week. I really need to catch up on sleep after a couple of weekends of EOTY lists and NFL Playoffs.

1. Lilly Hiatt – Brightest Star (single, New West Records, 2020)
2. Gladie – A Pace Far Different (single, Lame-O Records, 2020)
3. Pickering Pick – Whisper (Darshan EP, Infinite Love, 2020)
4. Charlie Whitten – All That I Do (Make Time, 2019)
5. Laura Moisio – Kaukana onnesta (single, Texicalli Records, 2020)
6. The Innocence Mission – The Brother Williams Said (single, Bella Union, 2020)
7. Christopher Paul Stelling – Lucky Stars (single, Anti, 2020)
8. Bart Budwig – Four Leaf Clover (single, Fluff & Gravy Records, 2020)
9. David Dondero – Thought I Was a Hurricane (single, Fluff & Gravy Records, 2020)
10. Peter Oren – Free (single, Western Vinyl, 2019)
11. Dan Reeder – Stay Down, Man (single, Oh Boy Records, 2020)
12. The Phonies – Good Night New Day (single, Iso Pinkki, 2019)
13. Austin James Craig – Atlantic City (single, 2019)
14. Betsy Phillips – I Must’ve Missed that Part (single, Tone Tree, 2020)
15. Sun June – Terrified (single, Keeled Scales, 2020)
16. Sofia Wolfson – Party Favors (single, 2020)
17. Frances Quinlan – Your Reply (single, Saddle Creek, 2020)
18. Brandy Clark – Who You Thought I Was (single, Warner Records, 2020)
19. Darrell Scott – My Sweet Love Ain’t Around (single, Full Light Records, 2020)
20. Nathaniel Rateliff – And It’s Still Alright (single, Stax Records, 2020)
21. Bill Fay – Salt Of The Earth (single, Dead Oceans, 2020)
22. Bonny Light Horseman – The Roving (single, 37d03d, 2020)
23. My Sister, My Brother – Nothing Without You (single, Soundly, 2020)
24. The Secret Sisters – Hand Over My Heart (single, New West Records, 2020)
25. Pintandwefall – Short Goodbye (single, Soliti, 2020)
26. The Just Joans – Who Does Susan Think She Is? (The Private Memoirs and Confessions of the Just Joans, Fika Recordings, 2020)
27. Ratboys – I Go Out at Night (single, Topshelf, 2020)
28. Nada Surf – So Much Love (single, City Slang, 2020)
29. The Speedways – Kisses Are History (single, 2020)
30. Babehoven – Only So (single, 2020)
31. Jani Matti Juhani – Kaunein aamuisin (Jani Matti Juhani laulaa Elvistä Suomeksi, Ainoa Productions, 2020)
32. Joni Ekman – Mikään ei riitä (single, Soit Se Silti, 2020)
33. Neal Francis – Don’t Call Me No More (single, Karma Chief Records, 2020)
34. Mary Bragg – Don’t Walk Away (single, Tone Tree, 2020)
35. Sam Doores – Let it Roll (single, New West Records, 2020)
36. Hannah Juanita – Our Love Is Done (single, 2020)
37. Alan Barnosky – Lonesome Road (single, 2020)
38. Della Mae – First Song Dancer (single, Rounder Records, 2020)
39. Dean Fields – Armadillo (single, 2020)
40. Mountain Man – You & I (single, Bella Union, 2020)

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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