OCTA Weekly Playlist – Episode #85

Another week, another weekly playlist.

I’m not sure does making this playlist ever make any sense, but it does feel particularly stupid after a Bandcamp day. Regardless, I will keep on making this, because right now it feels like the only way to keep this blog alive and I’m not ready to let go of this. I’ll have about one year and 4 months to go until onechordnet is 20 years and I would like to reach that silly goal. This is also a good way to at least mention all the releases that I listen, love and cherish.

This week had lots of great album releases. Long time favorites Andrew Bryant, American Aquarium, Damien Jurado, Ariel Sharratt & Mathias Kom, Ryan Tanner and John Statz released new albums. There’s also fabulous albums from newer favorites Jeremy Ferrara, Talitha Ferri, Mr. Alec Bowman, V.V. Lightbody, Reb Fountain, My Girl The River, Elijah Ocean, Rattlesnake Milk, Field Report and Olivia Awbrey. That Sean W Spellman album I missed a week ago so it’s here for the first time now. There’s also special new EPs from Cayley Thomas, Christopher Gold, Steven Lambke and Construction & Destruction and John Earle Mainord.

The Finnish section is small with the singles from Marian Valinta and Local Al & Mummypowder. This return of Marian Valinta makes me warm inside. I loved their songs during the early years of onechordnet and it’s great to hear these songs again 15+ years later.

The single of the week is definitely the new Bart single. I love it to bits and could have started the playlist with it. Just wanted to spotlight the album releases before it. Arlo McKinley made a welcome return. I highly recommend his 2014 Lonesome Sound album if you haven’t heard it. Some other choice cuts are the new John Davey single and Matthew Ryan’s cover of Heaven is A Place on Earth (I listened to a lot of Belinda Carlisle back in the eighties). But yeah, I could just as well namedrop them all.

That’s it for this week. All the best to all and everyone. I hope you are safe and sound. Love from a distance.

1. Andrew Bryant – Something Else (Sentimental Noises, Magnolia State Music, 2020)
2. American Aquarium – A Better South (Lamentations, New West Records, 2020)
3. Damien Jurado – Ochoa (What’s New, Tomboy? Loose Music, 2020)
4. Jeremy Ferrara – Shining Garden (With Every Change, 2020)
5. Talitha Ferri – Talk (Get Well Soon, Soulpod Collective, 2020)
6. Cayley Thomas – In a While (How Else Can I Tell You? 2020)
7. Ariel Sharratt & Mathias Kom – The Rich Stuff (Never Work, BB*Island, 2020)
8. Mr. Alec Bowman – The Event Horizon of You (I Used to Be Sad & Then I Forgot, 2020)
9. Ryan Tanner – I Lost My Way (Crushed Romantic, Lake City Records, 2020)
10. John Statz – Travel On (Early Riser, 2020)
11. V.V. Lightbody – If It’s Not Me (Make a Shrine or Burn It, Acrophase Records, 2020)
12. Reb Fountain – Strangers (Reb Fountain, Flying Nun Records, 2020)
13. Bart – Used to Be (single, Idee Fixe Records, 2020)
14. Andy Jenkins feat Erin Rae – Far Away From Here (single, Spacebomb Records, 2020)
15. My Girl the River – The Spark (Cardinal in the Snow, 2020)
16. Caroline Spence – The Middle (single, Rounder Records, 2020)
17. Jaime Wyatt – By Your Side (single, New West Records, 2020)
18. Elijah Ocean – Good Clean Livin’ (Blue Jeans & Barstools, 2020)
19. Rattlesnake Milk – Eloise (Rattlesnake Milk, Feels So Good Records, 2020)
20. Sylvia Rose Novak – Bad Luck (Bad Luck, Due South Records, 2020)
21. Arlo McKinley – Ghost of My Best Friend (single, 2020)
22. John Davey – Kings, Gods, Fools (single, 2020)
23. Big Thief – Love In Mine (single, 4AD, 2020)
24. Marian Valinta – Aallot (single, 2020)
25. Monteagle – In Reality (single, Fire Talk, 2020)
26. Field Report – Push Us Into Love (Brake Light Red Tide, Fellesskap Records, 2020)
27. Steven Lambke and Construction & Destruction – Human Love (Former Firsts EP, Out of Sound Records, 2020)
28. Starpainter – Wild Azaleas (single, 2020)
29. Matthew Ryan – Heaven is a Place on Earth (single, 2020)
30. Will Stewart – Southern Raphael (single, Cornelius Chapel Records, 2020)
31. Christopher Gold – Dogs (Midnight Crow EP, Garageland Records, 2020)
32. Rose City Band – Real Long Gone (single, Thrill Jockey, 2020)
33. Jess Williamson – Smoke (single, Mexican Summer, 2020)
34. Ora Cogan – Sleeping (single, Prism Tongue Records, 2020)
35. Olivia Awbrey – Is Anyone Left (Dishonorable Harvest, Quick Pickle Records, 2020)
36. Pure X – Hollywood (Pure X, Fire Talk, 2020)
37. summersets – Anywhere You Go (single, 2020)
38. Sean W Spellman – Golden Hair (Westerly, 2020)
39. Lori McKenna – When You’re My Age (single, CN Records, 2020)
40. Sunny Sweeney – Poet’s Prayer (single, Aunt Daddy Records, 2020)
41. John Earle Mainord – Into the Light (Into The Light EP, Blackland Hippie Music, 2020)
42. EP’s Trailer Park – Little Kid (single, Ella Ruth Institutet, 2020)
43. Evan Myall – Winsome Way (single, Royal Oakie, 2020)
44. Laura Stevenson – After Those Wo Mean It (single, 2020)
45. Local Al & Mummypowder – Seisot laiturilla (single, All That Plazz, 2020)
46. Jon McKiel – Deeper Shade (Bobby Joe Hope, You’ve Changed Records, 2020)
47. Luka Kuplowsky – Child Support (Judee Justin Arthur Mary EP, Mama Bird Recording Co, 2020)
48. Vanessa Peters – Florida (Mixtape, 2020)
49. Whitney Rose – Home With You (We Still Go To Rodeos, MCG Recordings, 2020)
50. Lucinda Williams – Good Souls (Good Souls Make Better Angels, Highway 20 Records, 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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