OCTA Weekly Playlist – Episode #93

Another week, another weekly playlist.

I’ll keep this one short, because the weather is dreadfully hot this weekend and the computer isn’t the best companion during a heatwave. I also hope I didn’t miss too much stuff, because I haven’t done that much searching and investigating this time around. Feel free to drop hints of things I forgot or wasn’t even aware of in the first place.

The big new album releases for me came from Snowgoose and Kyle Nix (Snowgoose is out July 24th in the North America on Ba Da Bing, so the US/Canada followers of this music blog / playlist have to wait a few more weeks for it to arrive). Other great new albums on the playlist came from Country Westerns, Corb Lund, Will Hoge, Becca Mancari, Evening Hymns, Ray LaMontagne, Khruangbin, Alasdair Roberts, Jeremy Squires (this has been available on Bandcamp for a while, but it’s now available on streaming services too), The Dead Tongues, Bad Moves and Charles Walker.

The small Finnish section features new singles from Robert Ensio Niemistö, M, Laura Moisio & WANHA plus a new cover single from the half-Finnish Stockholm-based Astral Brain.

The song of the week is the first single from the forthcoming Luka Kuplowsky album. A beauty of a song. Another big one is also the new double single from Dolly Valentine. The album is due in August and I can’t wait to hear it. All the Dolly Valentine singles during the past year have been pure gold. It’s going to be a special album. There was also an album announcement from H.C. McEntire along with a gorgeous first single. And new singles from Andrew Bryant, Joshua Ray Walker, Kyle Cox, Trummors, Oceanator and so forth. Oh and the completely new find of the week for me was Wyatt C. Louis. I really like the Dancing With Sue single and I’m looking forward to hearing more when the album arrives.

That it’s for this week. I did a short Finnish mid-year list thing-y earlier this week. I’ll try to make some kind of international version next week. Love from a distance.

1. Luka Kuplowsky – Never Get Tired (of Loving You) (single, Mama Bird Recording Co, 2020)
2. Snowgoose – Goldenwing (The Making of You, Glass Modern, 2020)
3. Dolly Valentine – Love is Love (single, Holy Golden Music, 2020)
4. Kyle Nix – Blue Eyes (Lightning on the Mountain & Other Short Stories, Bossier City Records, 2020)
5. Andrew Bryant – Dixie is Dead (single, Magnolia State Music, 2020)
6. Joshua Ray Walker – Cupboard (single, State Fair Records, 2020)
7. Country Westerns – Two Characters in Search of a Country Song (Country Westerns, Fat Possum, 2020)
8. Corb Lund – Never Not Had Horses (Agricultural Tragic, New West Records, 2020)
9. Will Hoge – Even the River Runs out of This Town (Tiny Little Movies, EDLO Records, 20209
10. H.C. McEntire – Time, On Fire (single, Merge Records, 2020)
11. Becca Mancari – Knew (The Greatest Part, Captured Tracks, 2020)
12. Evening Hymns – I Can Only Be Good (Heavy Nights, Shuffling Feet Records, 2020)
13. Kyle Cox – Toy Trains (single, 2020)
14. Trummors – Late Arriver (single, Ernest Jenning Record Co, 2020)
15. Ray LaMontagne – Summer Clouds (Monovision, RCA Records, 2020)
16. Khruangbin – Dearest Alfred (Mordechai, Dead Oceans, 2020)
17. The Harlem Gospel Travelers – Nothing But His Love (single, Colemine Records, 2020)
18. Hiss Golden Messenger – Cat’s Eye Blue – Alive at Spacebomb (single, Merge Records, 2020)
19. Justin Wells – The Screaming Song (single, Singular Recordings, 2020)
20. Wyatt C. Louis – Dancing With Sue (single, Slow Weather Music, 2020)
21. Robert Ensio Niemistö – Rakastaa itseään (single, Jukan musiikki, 2020)
22. M – Se tuli mua vastaan (single, Solina Records, 2020)
23. Laura Moisio – Tummat hahmot -WANHA Remix (single, Texicalli Records, 2020)
24. Astral Brain – California Girls (single, 2020)
25. Alasdair Roberts – Second Perthshire House Song (The Songs of My Boyhood, Drag City, 2020)
26. Jeremy Squires – Luna (Eastern Glow, 2020)
27. The Dead Tongues – Deep Water, Strange Wind (Transmigration Blues, Psychic Hotline, 2020)
28. Oceanator – Crack in the World (single, Plastic Miracles, 2020)
29. Bad Moves – Same Bad Friends (Untenable, Don Giovanni Records, 2020)
30. Steven Adams & The French Drops – My Brother, The Racist (single, Fika Recordings, 2020)
31. Charles Walker – I Used to Think I Was (Charles Walker, 2020)
32. Bright Eyes – Mariana Trench (single, Dead Oceans, 2020)
33. The Jayhawks – Bitter Pill (single, SHAM, 2020)
34. Bonny Light Horseman – Green Rocky Road (single, 2020)
35. Emily Scott Robinson – The Time For Flowers (single, 2020)
36. Jess Williamson – Pictures of Flowers (single, Mexican Summer, 2020)
37. Dana Gavanski – I Talk to the Wind (single, Full Time Hobby, 2020)
38. S.G. Goodman – If It Ain’t Me Babe (single, UMG, 2020)
39. Sofia Wolfson – Billboard (single, 2020)
40. Cass McCombs & Steve Gunn – Sweet Lucy (single, Anti, 2020)
41. Shannon Lay & Steve Gunn – Clay Pigeon (single, Sub Pop Records, 2020)
42. Foy Vance – Thank You For Asking (single, Gingerbread Man Records, 2020)
43. Kalen & Aslyn – Don’t Take it Out on Me (single, 2020)
44. The Woolen Men – The Gold Room (single, Dog’s Table, 2020)
45. Tugboat Captain – No Plans (For This Year) (single, Double A-Side Records, 2020)
46. Yee & O’Brien – My My My (single, 2020)
47. T.Gold – You’re Not Gonna Live Forever – Live (single, Sleepy Cat Records, 2020)
48. The Speedways – In a World Without Love It’s Hard to Stay Young (Radio Sounds, 2020)
49. Jane Blanchard – Missing Me (single, Gerry Loves Records, 2020)
50. Phoebe Bridgers – I Know the End (Punisher, Dead Oceans, 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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