OCTA Weekly Playlist – Episode #94

Another week, another weekly playlist.

A really slow release week due to the 4th of July I presume. Well plenty of great singles, but not a whole lot of albums. The biggest album release of the week is Roll On by Water Liars. They recorded it five years ago, but it was never released at the time. Now they made it available on Bandcamp. The only international new album on this playlist is the new Willie Nelson album, but there’s wonderful EPs from Red River Dialect, Jane Blanchard, Jason McCue and Daniel Wright. That Tommy Alexander I mentioned a few weeks ago is also now available to stream as well, so I revisited it by adding the sweet closer to this week’s playlist.

The small Finnish section has a gorgeous new album from Robert Ensio Niemistö along with new singles from Grant Wood Company, Teini-Pää, Lapsuus and Jani Matti Juhani.

There was lots of fabulous singles and this starts with a golden song trio from Courtney Marie Andrews, Jenny O. and Le Ren. A new Bill Callahan song is always a treasure and then there was a new album cut from the forthcoming final Jason Molina collection. Not forgetting the greatness of Kristina Murray, Arlo McKinley, Rachel Angel, Charley Crockett, Renee Reed, Michael Robert Murphy (from The Wicked Whispers) and many others.

That’s it for this week. If this week’s playlist week was too short, there’s an eight hour long mid-year list here. I try to make a few blog posts now that I’m on vacation from the day job and have a bit more time to write and listen. No definite promises though. Love from a distance.

1. Courtney Marie Andrews – How You Get Hurt (single, Loose Music / Fat Possum, 2020)
2. Jenny O. – Psychedelic Love (single, Mama Bird Recording Co, 2020)
3. Le Ren – If I Had Wings (single, Secretly Canadian, 2020)
4. Red River Dialect – Front Row (Overabundance EP, Paradise of Bachelors, 2020)
5. Bill Callahan – Pigeons (single, Drag City, 2020)
6. Kristina Murray – The Great Unknown (single, Loud Magnolia, 2020)
7. Arlo McKinley – Die Midwestern (single, Oh Boy Recordings, 2020)
8. Rachel Angel – Highway Songs (single, Public Works, 2020)
9. Charley Crockett – Run Horse Run (single, Son of Davy, 2020)
10. Jason Molina – The Mission’s End (single, Secretly Canadian, 2020)
11. Jason McCue – When This Passes (Apocalypse EP, Fluff and Gravy Records, 2020)
12. Jane Blanchard – Still, Again (Still, Again EP, Gerry Loves Records, 2020)
13. Michael Robert Murphy – Out Of Sight (single, 2020)
14. Daniel Wright – What I Know Now (Wild House EP, Echo Magic, 2020)
15. Humbird – Lincoln, Nebraska (single, Green Thumb, 2020)
16. Renee Reed – Until Tomorrow (single, Keeled Scales, 2020)
17. Dolly Valentine – Stupid Love Song (single, Holy Golden Music, 2020)
18. Grace Gillespie – Empty in the Capital (single, Kaleidoscope, 2020)
19. Native Harrow – Shake (single, Loose Music, 2020)
20. Low Cut Connie – Stay as Long as You Like (single, Contender Records, 2020)
21. Grant Wood Company – Invitation (single, Karhuvaltio Records, 2020)
22. Robert Ensio Niemistö – Tasahaikka (Joilla on korvat se kuulkoon, Jukan Musiikki, 2020)
23. Jani Matti Juhani – Polttava rakkaus (single, Ainoa, 2020)
24. Teini-Pää – Koko kuuman kesän (single, 2020)
25. Lapsuus – Rikkinäisen sydämen tuoksu (single, Stupido Records, 2020)
26. Tedo Stone – Town After Town (single, Laser Brains, 2020)
27. Pop Filter – Big Yellow Van (single, 2020)
28. Merce Lemon – Baby (single, Darling Recordings, 2020)
29. Slight Of – Other People (single, Dadstache, 2020)
30. Corey Flood – Heaven Or (single, Fire Talk, 2020)
31. SASAMI – Toxicity (single, Domino, 2020)
32. Shirley Collins – Sweet Greens and Blues (single, Domino, 2020)
33. Dojo Cuts feat Roxanne – Crazy Good (single, DCR, 2020)
34. Theo Lawrence – We Shouldn’t Talk About It (Plus de Sauce, Tomika, 2020)
35. Willie Nelson – I’m the Only Hell My Mama Ever Raised (First Rose of Spring, Sony Music, 2020)
36. Lauren O’Connell – I Fall to Pieces (single, 2020)
37. This is The Kit – This is What You Did (single, Rough Trade, 2020)
38. Tim Easton – When I See You Again (single, 2020)
39. Annie Dressner – Book of Love (single, 2020)
40. James Elkington – Beechwood Park (single, Paradise of Bachelors, 2020)
41. Jeremy Squires – In the Dark (Eastern Glow, 2020)
42. Tommy Alexander – Doing Things Together (Waves, 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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