Another week, another weekly playlist.
Time to get this one done today, because tomorrow I’m watching a neverending mega event were they also play some ball for 11 minutes or so. I also have a one week winter vacation now, so I might be a bit easier to reach during the next week. Lately emailing to me has like blasting words into a void and I’m deeply sorry about that. There’s just not enough time to read them all and especially reply them all. It would be difficult even if this was full time thing and this is only a dear hobby that I write on my spare time. And well after spending the eight hours at the factory, spending the next 2 reading and replying emails is often a bit too much.
This was again a pretty great release week. Tre Burt, Drive-By Truckers, Possessed by Paul James, Squirrel Flower and Frances Quinlan were on top of my list. Sorry for putting Streetlight Blues again from Squirrel Flower. There’s other wonderful songs on it too. I just kinda fell badly for this one during the week and wanted to put it close to the top this time. There’s also new albums from Brian Johannesen, Katie Blount, Son Little, Edmund Wayne, Raina Rose and Tall Tall Trees. A couple of EPs too from Emma Hill, Sophie & The Broken Things, Baseball Dad, Remington Super 60 and Zach Pack (this last one is from 2019, but I just found it a couple of weeks ago thanks to Vincent Neil Emerson).
This time the Finnish part consists of albums from PK Keränen & Muuan Mies, an EP from Sami Heikkilä and a new single from Hermaja. Plus revisiting that 2019 from Teini-Pää EP, because it’s just so damn good.
The international song of the week is obviously the new single from Ariel Sharratt & Mathias Kom. These lovely The Burning Hell people are releasing a duo album and this is the first single from the forthcoming album. Some other big ones for me were the new Lilly Hiatt single, the first one from new Tompkins Square signing Sam Burton, the new Dan Reeder single that sort of reminds of that fabulous Ted Lucas album that I love so much and the new Leon Russell cover from Vincent Neil Emerson. Just to name a few. All these songs are here, because I like them a lot.
And as usual revisiting some of my favorites from last week at the end just so they don’t disappear too fast from this list. Hint: there’s also an OCTA Weekly Playlist Archive at Spotify, if you miss a week. I’ll keep a couple months worth of playlists over there, but eventually they will disappear too. That’s kind of my I make this writing post each week. Anyway, that all for this week. I’ll try to make a few of those round up thingies during the week. All the best and love love love.
1. Tre Burt – What Good (Caught It from the Rye, Oh Boy Records, 2020)
2. Drive-By Truckers – 21st Century USA (The Unraveling, ATO Records, 2020)
3. Possessed By Paul James – I Didn’t Know You When (As We Go Wandering, Independent, 2020)
4. Squirrel Flower – Streetlight Blues (I Was Born Swimming, Full Time Hobby, 2020)
5. Frances Quinlan – A Secret (Likewise, Saddle Creek, 2020)
6. Ariel Sharratt & Mathias Kom – Never Work (single, BB*Island, 2020)
7. Dan Reeder – Love & Hate (single, Oh Boy Records, 2020)
8. Brian Johannesen – Damn These Saint (Holster Your Silver, Independent, 2020)
9. Lilly Hiatt – P-Town (single, New West Records, 2020)
10. Vincent Neil Emerson – Manhattan Island Serenade (single, La Honda Records, 2020)
11. Sam Burton – I Can Go With You (single, Tompkins Square, 2020)
12. Katie Blount – Dark Water (Dark Water, Independent, 2020)
13. Son Little – After All (I Must Be Wrong) (Aloha, Anti, 2020)
14. Durand Jones & The Indications – Young Americans (single, Dead Oceans, 2020)
15. Cayley Thomas – Blue Jean Baby (single, Independent, 2020)
16. Whim – Somebody Else’s Tongue (single, Fluff & Gravy Records, 2020)
18. Greg Mendez – Bike (single, Forged Artifacts, 2020)
19. Emma Hill – How Could I Have Been So Wrong? (How Could I Have Been So Wrong? EP, Kuskokwim Records, 2020)
10. Sophie & The Broken Things – Paper ID (Self-titled EP, Petaluma Records, 2020)
20. Hermaja – Sua en myy (single, Helmi Levyt, 2020)
21. Muuan Mies – Mummo kertoo (Onni, Helmi Levyt, 2020)
22. Sami Heikkilä – Eiväthän kukat (Kaunein muisto EP, Luova Records, 2020)
23. PK Keränen – Lost Together (Serobi Songs, Playground, 2020)
24. Margaret Glaspy – Killing What Keeps Us Alive (single, ATO Records, 2020)
25. Laura Gibson & Dave Depper – Let’s Go (single, 2020)
26. Lady Lamb – We’ve Got a Good Thing Going (single, Ba Da Bing! 2020)
27. Pope – Lucky (single, Independent, 2020)
28. Baseball Dad – January (January EP, 2020)
29. Remington Super 60 – The Highway Again (New EP, Cafe Superstar Recordings, 2020)
30. European Sun – The Future’s Female (single, Wiaiwya, 2020)
31. Jeff Pianki – Song About (single, Independent, 2020)
32. Borrowed Beams Of Light – Worldbuilding (single, 2020)
33. Edmund Wayne – Zihua (Expectations of a Flower, Beach Dog Records, 2020)
34. Tall Tall Trees – Expectations (A Wave Golden Things, Joyful Noise Recordings, 2020)
35. Raina Rose – One One Thousand (Vesta, Independent, 2020)
36. Woody Woodroth & The Piners – Cherokee Maggie (single, PineHoller Records, 2020)
37. Elijah Ocean – Behind the Times (single, Independent, 2020)
38. Jesse Daniel – Rollin’ On (single, Die True Records, 2020)
39. Zach Pack – Cowboy Coffee (Panther Branch Road EP, 2020)
40. Joe Nolan – Tupelo Honey (single, Rootsy Music, 2020)
41. Robert Irish – Could You Learn to Love a River (single, Independent, 2020)
42. Lily Konigsberg – I Said (single, Wharf Cat, 2020)
43. Lemon Pitch – Airtight (single, Repeating Cloud, 2020)
44. Teini-Pää – Lähtisitkö (Täynnä kysymyksiä EP, 2020)
45. Diet Cig – Night Terrors (single, Frenchkiss Records, 2020)
46. Dakota Theim – Yonder (Somewher Under the Sun, 2020)
47. Andy Shauf – Fire Truck (The Neon Skyline, Anti, 2020)
48. Hello Emerson – May 2018 (How To Cook Everything, Anyway Records / K&F Records, 2020)
49. Bart Budwid – Northern Sky (Another Burn on the Astroturf, Fluff & Gravy Records, 2020)
50. Bonny Light Horseman – 10,000 Miles (Bonny Light Horseman, 37d03d, 2020)
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.