OCTA Weekly Playlist – Episode #82

Another week, another weekly playlist.

Thank you music for keeping me relatively sane. Here’s the new release round up of the week and the playlist.

My big four for the week were the new albums from Joey O’Neil, Ali Holder, Jess Jocoy and Maybel. I’ve loved all the advance singles and of course the albums turned out to be great. That just a tiny fraction of all the action and there’s also new albums from Pokey LaFarge, Dalton Domino, Nathan Kalish, Van Darien, John Anderson, Charley Crockett, Trace Mountains, Jackie Lynn, Laura Marling and People Years. A couple of big favorites The Deep Dark Woods and Kristina Murray released surprise EPs and Jeremy Squires put his excellent cover collection to streaming services.

On the Finnish section we have new great singles from Lätsä, Pöllöt, Love Sport, Untogethers, Jukka Ruottinen and Heikki Rasilo. Plus revisiting Veli’s home recordings, because everybody loves Veli.

As usual, there’s a whole lot of gorgeous singles too. For example a couple of new ones from the Mama Bird family (Jenny O and Luka Kuplowsky). There’s also new ones from long time favourites Phoebe Bridgers, Samantha Crain, Woods, John Statz. Holy Hive and Tommy Alexander tracks are pure gold and so forth. Everything is a worth of a name drop, so check them out below or better yet, listen to the whole thing.

That it’s for this week. Stay safe and sane. Love from a distance.

1. Joey O’Neil – Badlads (Ever Ahead, 2020)
2. Ali Holder – Nova (Uncomfortable Truths, 2020)
3. Jess Jocoy – The Ballad Of Two Lovers (Such a Long Way, 2020)
4. The Deep Dark Woods – Rosin the Beau (Broadside Ballads Vol II EP, 2020)
5. Maybel – Can’t Abandon My Love (Gathering, Vain Mina, 2020)
6. Pokey LaFarge – Carry On (Rock Bottom Rhapsody, New West Records, 2020)
7. Dalton Domino – Better Days (Feverdreamer, 2020)
8. Nathan Kalish – Don’t Confuse Me (Songs for Nobody, WinterWildfires, 2020)
9. Kristina Murray – Righteous Man (acoustic) (Righteous Man EP, Loud Magnolia Records, 2020)
10. Van Darien – Ponderosa (Levee, 2020)
11. Jenny O – God Knows Why (single, Mama Bird Recording Co, 2020)
12. Luka Kuplowsky – Me For Real (single, Mama Bird Recording Co, 2020)
13. Phoebe Bridgers – Kyoto (single, Dead Oceans, 2020)
14. Samantha Crain – Holding On to the Edge of the Night (single, Real Kind Records, 2020)
15. John Statz – What Would You Call That? (single, 2020)
16. John Anderson – I’m Still Hangin’ On (Years, Easy Eye Sound, 2020)
17. Charley Crockett – Diamond Joe (Field Recordings Vol 1, Son Of Davy, 2020)
18. Julian Taylor – The Ridge (single, Howling Turtle, 2020)
19. Becca Mancari – Hunter (single, Captured Tracks, 2020)
20. Brigid Mae Power – Wedding of a Friend (single, Fire Records, 2020)
21. Trace Mountains – Absurdity (Lost in the Country, Lame-O Records, 2020)
22. Tommy Alexander – End of the World (single, 2020)
23. Lätsä – Jos joskut kaipaat (single, Helmi Levyt, 2020)
24. Pöllöt – Liskojen Yö (single, Svart Records, 2020)
25. Jackson Emmer – Bad Habits (Diamond Ranch Vol 2, 2020)
26. Holy Hive – Didn’t You Say (single, Big Crown Records, 2020)
27. Woods – Strange to Explain (single, Woodsist, 2020)
28. Jackie Lynn – Dream St (Jacqueline, Drag City, 2020)
29. The Harmed Brothers – Skyline Over… (single, Fluff & Gravy Records, 2020)
30. Love Sport – Life’s a Joke (single, Soliti, 2020)
31. Untogethers – Roots (single, Iso Pinkki, 2020)
32. Atomic Swing – I Want My Own Cross (single, 2020)
33. Diners – Big Times (single, Lauren Records, 2020)
34. Bad Moves – Party with the Kids Who Want to Party With You (single, Don Giovanni Records, 2020)
35. Fenne Lily – Hypochondriac (single, Dead Oceans, 2020)
36. Laura Marling – Alexandra (Songs For Our Daughter, Chrysalis Records, 2020)
37. Lauren O’Connell – Thirteen (single, 2020)
38. Jeremy Squires – Rust or Gold (A Collection of Covers, 2020)
39. Tired Kid – Sleeping Undercover (single, 2020)
40. Jukka Ruottinen – A New Life (single, Haarakiila Records, 2020)
41. Heikki Rasilo – Old Friend (single, Muskatoe Records, 2020)
42. People Years – Not Really Surfing (Animalism, Cornelius Chapel Records, 2020)
43. Devil Doll – Ballad of the Rearview Mirror (single, 2020)
44. Nikki & The Phantom Callers – Phantom Caller (Everybody’s Going to Hell But You and Me, 2020)
45. Logan Ledger – Electric Fantasy (Logan Ledger, Rounder Records, 2020)
46. Caleb Caudle – Reach Down (Better Hurry Up, Baldwin County Public Records, 2020)
47. Ty Maxon – Manitoba (Rooms Within Rooms, 2020)
48. The Little Hands of Asphalt – Random Quotes from F (Half Empty, Fika Recordings, 2020)
49. Veli – Ainoo lapsi (Kotiäänityksiä, Evil Veli Recordings, 2020)
50. Matthew McNeal – Favorite Kind of Feeling (Good Grief, Black Matte Sound, 2020)
51. Tom Brosseau – Love Came Up (A Lifetime Ago – Rarities 2002-2019, 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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