OCTA Music Weekly – Episode #117

Another week, another new music weekly.

I’m bit early and do this one rather quickly, because I need to work on the album of the year list for the rest of the weekend. I might add something here later, because I didn’t do as thorough research as normally and probably stumble upon something I really like later during the weekend.

The year is soon coming to an end, but there’s still some big new album releases led by new collaboration album by Kacy & Clayton and Marlon Williams. Other big album releases came from Duff Thompson, Izaak Opatz (gorgeous pop-country covers), Toby Goodshank (I think this was on Bandcamp last week, but now streaming too), Zeb Zaitz, James Steinle, Desolation Horse, M. Ward, Mike Viola, Guided By Voices, Sturgill Simpson. There’s also EPs from Oly and Christopher Gold and Emma Swift’s awesome Bob Dylan cover album is now on Spotify too. I think you don’t need me to find the Taylor Swift album (which is probably really good) or the album by that guy who once covered her songs.

From Finland we have a new single from Suad and an album by Jeremy Andrew.

When it comes to international singles, I want to highlight the new Kirty single, because it’s a) great b) it’s been a while since we’ve heard her solo material. There’s also new Drew Beskin, Pony Bradshaw, Sun June, Aaron Lee Tasjan, John Paul Keith and so forth.

That’s it for now. I’ll focus on the eoty lists now. I might or might not do this weekly round up next week. Depends on a) do I have the time b) are there enough new releases that it even makes sense to do it. I’ve collected the Christmas songs under own playlist called OCTA – Yuletunes 2020. So check that out, if you want some seasonal tunes. Love from a distance.

1. Kacy & Clayton and Marlon Williams – Last Burning Ember (Plastic Bouguet, New West Records, 2020)
2. Duff Thompson – Rock and Roll.. (Haywire, Mashed Potato Records, 2020)
3. Izaak Opatz – You Look Like I Need a Drink (Hot & Heavy-Handed, Mama Bird Recording Co, 2020)
4. Toby Goodshank – Tara (Death by Misadventure, 2020)
5. Zeb Zaitz – The Only Week I Know (Who Cares, Royal Oakie, 2020)
6. James Steinle – In Another Town (Cold German Mornings, 2020)
7. Desolation Horse – Everyone Was Incredible (Desolation Horse, American Standard Time Records, 2020)
8. Pony Bradshaw – Sawtoothed Jericho (single, Black Mountain Music, 2020)
9. John Paul Keith – How Can You Walk Away (single, Wild Honey Records, 2020)
10. Aaron Lee Tasjan – Computer Of Love (single, New West Records, 2020)
11. Drew Beskin – Swimming In Bed (single, Super Canoe, 2020)
12. Kirty – This Year’s Been Hell (single, Postwar Records, 2020)
13. Suad – Streets (single, Svart Records, 2020)
14. Oly – Natural Sinner (Shy Passion EP, Public Works Records, 2020)
15. Sun June – Bad Girl (single, Run For Cover Records, 2020)
16. Katy Kirby – Cool Dry Place (single, Keeled Scales, 2020)
17. Lonny – Avril Exit (single, 2020)
18. Emma Swift – Queen Jane Approximately (Blonde on the Tracks, Tiny Ghost Records, 2020)
19. H.C. McEntire – Til I Get It Right (single, Merge Records, 2020)
20. M. Ward – I’ll Be Around (Think of Spring, Anti, 2020)
21. Jeremy Andrew – Blind Eyes (I Wanted to Touch Your Heart, Iso Pinkki, 2020)
22. Mike Viola – Creeper (Godmuffin, Grand Phony Music, 2020)
23. Matthew Sweet – Stars Exlode (single, Omnivore Recordings, 2020)
24. Radio Days – I Got a Love (single, Ammonia Records, 2020)
25. Guided By Voices – Mr Child (Styles We Paid For, 2020)
26. Ottoman Turks – Vaquero (single, State Fair Records, 2020)
27. Steve Earle – Champagne Corolla (single, New West Records, 2020)
28. Sturgill Simpson – You Can Have the Crown (Cuttin Grass Vol2, High Top Mountain Records, 2020)
29. Vivian Leva and Riley Calcagno – Will You (single, Free Dirt Records, 2020)
30. Christopher Gold – A Little Longer (Even If EP, 2020)
31. Tindersticks – You’ll Have to Scream Louder (single, City Slang, 2020)
32. Remington Super 60 – I Won’t Change My Mind (single, Cafe Superstar Recordings, 2020)
33. Crystal Canyon – Every Little Star (single, Repeating Cloud, 2020)
34. Jeff Loops – Idol of a Song (Into the Night, 2020)
35. Bill Callahan & Bonnie Prince Billy feat David Pajo – I Love You (single, Drag City, 2020)

Playlist link

Playlist Archive

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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