OCTA Weekly Playlist – Episode #87

Another week, another weekly playlist.

The huge one for this week was the new Jason Isbell & The 400 Unit album, but don’t let that beauty overshadow all the other wonderful releases. That MAITA album is magnificent and Gretchen Peters made captivating versions of Mickey Newbury songs. There’s also great new albums from Mark Fredson, Rose City Band, Jess Williamson, Natalie Jane Hill, Ben de la Cour, Zach Aaron, Pharis & Jason Romero, Glenn Thomas, Caitlin Cannon, The Sweet Water Warblers and Secret Emchy Society. That Jeff Pianki album I managed to miss a while ago, but it’s here now.

The Finnish section revisits the albums from Hermaja, Pöllöt and Guggenheim-projektz and features the new PÄÄ KII single. I’m sure there was more, so sorry if I missed something important.

The single of the week for me is the new J.E.Sunde song that finally got a Euro release this week. One of my favorite songwriters in the world. I also really loved the new Michelle Billingsley song, Jacob Miller has a couple of great new ones and there’s a new one from long time fave Steven Adams. Oh well, many others too, but you’ll find them below.

That’s it for this week. Maybe I could do something else next week too. Like some quick video posts. No promises though. I hope you are safe and sound. Love from a distance.

1. Jason Isbell & The 400 Unit – Overseas (Reunions, Southeastern Records, 2020)
2. MAITA – Darling, Don’t Take Me When You’re Ready To Go (Best Wishes, Kill Rock Stars, 2020)
3. Gretchen Peters – She Didn’t Even Woke Me Up to Say Goodbye (The Night You Wrote That Song: The Songs of Mickey Newbury, Scarlet Letter Records, 2020)
4. J.E. Sunde – Sunset Strip (single, Vietnam, 2020)
5. Mark Fredson – Bitchin Summer (Going to the Movies, 2020)
6. Rose City Band – Morning Light (Summerlong, Thrill Jockey Records, 2020)
7. Jess Williamson – Ponies in Town (Sorceress, Mexican Summer, 2020)
8. Natalie Jane Hill – Flooded (Azalea, Dear Life Records, 2020)
9. Anna Tivel – Minneapolis – Acoustic (single, Fluff & Gravy Records, 2020)
10. Ben de la Cour – Amazing Grace (Slight Return) (Shadow Land, 2020)
11. Zach Aaron – Shelter of the Storm (Fill Dirt Wanted, 2020)
12. Pharis & Jason Romero – Bet On Love – (Bet On Love, Lula Records, 2020)
13. Michelle Billingsley – Once in a While (single, Western Myth Records, 2020)
14. John Baumann – The Country Doesn’t Sound the Same
15. Dalton Mills – Tornadoes (single, 2020)
16. M. Lockwood Porter – What We’ve Lost (single, Black Mesa Records, 2020)
17. CJ Stranger – Fool’s Gold (single, 2020)
18. Brian O’Brien – A Picture of My Mother in a Landscape (single,
19. Thanya Iyer – Always, Be Together (single, Topshelf Records, 2020)
20. Ainslie Wills – Two Strong Hearts (single, 2020)
21. Jacob Miller – Get Your Love (Quarantine single/ep, 2020)
22. Iris Marlowe – Forever Starts Today (single, 2020)
23. Glenn Thomas – She Is Leaving (Reassure Me There’s a Window, Palace Flophouse Records, 2020)
24. Caitlin Cannon – Daddy-O Mine (The TrashCannon Album, 2020)
25. Steven Adams and the French Drops – Bring on the Naps (single, Fika Recordings, 2020)
26. Starflyer 59 – This Recliner (single, Velvet Blue, 2020)
27. PÄÄ KII – Kerran puliukko, aina puliukko (single, Rock’n’Roll Bullshit Records, 2020)
28. Tedo Stone – Swann Song (single, Laser Brains, 2020)
29. Parsnip – Treacle Toffee World (Adding Up EP, Anti Fade Records, 2020)
30. Skyscraper Stan – Words Like Repression (single, Toothfish Music, 2020)
31. Secret Emchy Society – Dance Like The World is Ending (The Chaser, 2020)
32. Mike & The Moonpies and Johnny Bush – Say It Simply (single, Prairie Rose Records, 2020)
33. The Sweet Water Warblers – Wishing Well (The Dream That Holds This Child, 2020)
34. Jeff Pianki – Julie in July (Remember it Now, 2020)
35. My Terrible Friend – That Thing You Do (single, 2020)
36. Jade Imagine – Coastal Pines (single, Marathon Artists, 2020)
37. Adeline Hotel – In a Way (Solid Love, Whatever’s Clever, 2020)
38. The Magnetic Fields – When She Plays the Toy Piano (Quickies, Nonesuch Records, 2020)
39. Guggenheim-Projektz – Matemaatikon poika (Dersu Uzala, Helmi Levyt, 2020)
40. Hermaja – Kuulen äänesi (Kultasuoni, Helmi Levyt, 2020)
41. Pöllöt – Matalaan veteen (Taas vähään aikaan, Svart Records, 2020)
42. Sylvia Rose Novak – Shadow (Bad Luck, Due South Records, 2020)
43. Andrew Hibbard – We Once Did Believe (Sofaburn Records, 2020)
44. Will Stewart – Night God (Way Gone, Cornelius Chapel Records, 2020)
45. Neil Young – Try (single, Silver Bow Productions, 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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