OCTA Weekly Playlist – Episode #68

Another week, another weekly playlist.

The year end is getting closer, but the hits just keep on coming. Or should-be hits at least. This week we got a new solo album from Micah Schnabel and that is a big deal. It’s a very powerful album where anger & frustration collide with hope & empathy. Super highly recommended. Also Elijah Ocean, Hurt Valley, The Country Side of Harmonica Sam and Lannie Flowers released great new albums. Then there’s the awesome Little Wings album that first came out in the summer, but I haven’t seen it before on this controversial streaming app. Yola’s album also got an extended version and Shotgun Jimmie and Rue Snider released EPs.

As for Finland. There’s the new album from Pekko Käppi along with a revisit to the wonderful Liila Jokelin album that started last week’s playlist. The new Pintandwefall single is absolutely wonderful and another single treat comes from Pietarin Spektaakkeli feat Yona.

International singles ruled the week too, because there was such treasures like a new John Moreland song, a new Jennah Barry song, a new Possessed by Paul James song and Tre Burt’s debut single on Oh Boy Records. Just to name a few. You’ll find the rest from the list below.

That’s it for this week. I may or may not do this next week. Kind of depends is there enough new stuff. Or maybe I’ll just add them on top of this one, if there’s some but not enough for a whole playlist. Mostly I try to start working on the pointless EOTY lists. First a couple of those round-up thingies during the next few days, then on to the lists. No definite promises about anything though. Love love love.

1. Micah Schnabel – Gentle Always (The Teenage Years of the 21st of Century, Here You Go! 2019)
2. Elijah Ocean – Came Down From Denver (Back to the Lander, New Wheel Music, 2019)
3. Tre Burt – Caught It from the Rye (single, Oh Boy Records, 2019)
4. Hurt Valley – Bothers (Glacial Place, Woodsist, 2019)
5. Little Wings – Cliff’s Face (People, Digsquad, 2019)
6. John Moreland – Harder Dreams (single, Old Omens, 2019)
7. Jennah Barry – Pink Grey Blue (single, Forward Music, 2019)
8. Pintandwefall – Ah-Ah-Ah (single, Soliti, 2019)
9. John Prine – The Ways of a Woman in Love (single, Oh Boy, 2019)
10. The Country Side of Harmonica Sam – Patches on My Heart (Broken Bottle, Broken Heart, El Toro Records, 2019)
11. Pekko Käppi – Tulet palaa (Finnish Folk Songs Vol. 1, Helmi Levyt, 2019)
12. Possessed by Paul James – Be at Rest (single, 2019)
13. Shotgun Jimmie – A Flower From Yesterday (VHS EP, You’ve Changed Records, 2019)
14. Kacy & Clayton – How To Fight Loneliness (single, New West, 2019)
15. Rue Snider – Speak My Mind Live (Pete’s Candy Store Pt 1 EP, 2019)
16. Ana Egge – We Are One Live (single, StorySound Records, 2019)
17. Bart Budwig – Sock Song (single, Fluff & Gravy Records, 2019)
18. Luke De-Sciscio – I’m a Dream Fighting Out of a Man (single, 2019)
19. Fortitude Valley – Wreck (single, Fika Recordings, 2019)
20. Lannie Flowers – Running (Home, 2019)
21. Nadia Reid – Best Thing (single, Spacebomb, 2019)
22. Yola – I Don’t Wanna Lie (Walk Through Fire Extended, Easy Eye Sound, 2019)
23. James Hunter Six – I Can Change Your Mind (single, Daptone Records, 2019)
24. Khruangbin & Leon Bridges – Texas Sun (single, Dead Oceans, 2019)
25. Son Little – Mahalia (single, Anti, 2019)
26. Pietarin Spektaakkeli feat Yona – Siivet (single, Roihis Musica, 2019)
27. Liila Jokelin – Tulet kohtaamaan taistelun (Kaamos on huono esileikki, Helmi Levyt, 2019)
28. Alan Barnosky – Beer Cans and Quarters (single, 2019)
29. Trey Burnart Hall – Mosaic (Story Songs, 2019)
30. Heather Valley – Seasons (Desert Message, 2019)
31. Twain – Star Mate (Adventure, Keeled Scales, 2019)
32. Bill Fay – Love Will Remain (single, Dead Oceans, 2019)

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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OCTA Weekly Playlist – Episode #67

Another week, another weekly playlist

Not a whole lot of releases this week due to thanksgiving I guess. First I thought about not doing the playlist this week, but in the end I didn’t have the heart to skip it, because there was a really important Finnish album release from Liila Jokelin. I’ve been wanting to hear her record since I saw her singing one song as an encore after a Kuparilinna concert some years ago. So that was the big one for me this week. Other Finnish selections are the latest singles from M, Mitä Helvettiä Nyt Taas and Räjäyttäjät.

A couple of international thingies too. There’s a new album from Sam Miller, The Finks (a bit of a mixed bag with covers and own songs) and Os Noctambulos plus EPs from Christopher Gold, Ducks Unlimited and Scott & Charlene’s Wedding. I’m sure that can’t be all, but those ended up on my radar. I also included some older albums that I’ve missed from Trey Burnart Hall, Mousey, Ruth Garbus, The Lazy Susans, Repulsive Woman and Sandro Perri.

Some great singles too from Little Misty, The Innocence Mission, Peter Oren (this one I missed before), The Remittance Men and so forth.

And as usual, revisiting some albums from previous week. Put that’s it for this week. Probably some round up posts next week and after that is time to move on to the EOTY lists. No definite promises about anything though. Love love love.

1. Liila Jokelin – Kahdeksas ihme (Kaamos on huono esileikki, Helmi Levyt, 2019)
2. Christopher Gold – Plane Crash Dream Song (Wilderness Years EP, 2019)
3. Sam Miller – The Stage of Aging (In One Place at at Time, Jenny Ivert Records, 2019)
4. The Finks – Janine (Affectations, Milk! Records, 2019)
5. The Innocence Mission – This Boat (single, Bella Union, 2019)
6. Little Misty – Keeper (single, 2019)
7. M – Anne Neville ja Auringonpimennys (single, Solina Records, 2019)
8. Ducks Unlimited – Anhedonia (Get Bleak EP, Bobo Integral, 2019)
9. Mitä helvettiä nyt taas – Tuu mun luo (single, Nature Sucks Anyway Records, 2019)
10. Räjäyttäjät – Undo Redo (single, 2019)
11. Peter Oren – Stud Song (single, Western Vinyl, 2019)
12. The Remittance Men (feat Eilen Jewell) – A Room in Birmingham England 1919 (single, 2019)
13. Trey Burnart Hall – Listerine (Story Songs, 2019)
14. Flatland Cavalry – Sober Heart of Mine (single, The Next Waltz, 2019)
15. Twain – In the High of the Morning (Adventure, Keeled Scales, 2019)
16. Heather Valley – Ohio River (Desert Message, 2019)
17. Lee Fields & The The Expressions – Don’t Give Up (single, Big Crown Records, 2019)
18. Gabriel Birnbaum – Comeback Song (Not Alone, Arrowhawk Records, 2019)
19. Tanya Tucker – The Winner’s Game (single, Fantasy Records, 2019)
20. Benjamin Tod – A Heart of Gold is Hard to Find (A Heart of Gold is Hard to Find, 2019)
21. Maija Sofia – Cobweb (Bath Time, Trapped Animal Records, 2019)
22. Josienne Clarke – Walls and Hallways (In All Weather, Rough Trade, 2019)
23. Repulsive Woman – Rough Around the Edges (Relief, 2019)
24. Mousey – If You Really Loved Me (Lemon Law, 2019)
25. The Lazy Susans – If I Hurt You (Now That’s the Party’s Over, Resist Records, 2019)
26. Ruth Garbus – Squirrels (Kleinmeister, Orindal Records, 2019)
27. L.A. Mood – Backyard (single, Hotel Motel, 2019)
28. Scott & Charlene’s Wedding – Boundary Line (When In Rome, Carpe Diem EP, Bedroom Suck Records, 2019)
29. Sandro Perri – Back On Love (Soft Landing, Constellation, 2019)
30. Os Noctambulos – The Day We Touched the Sun (Silence Kills, Stolen Body Records)

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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OCTA Weekly Playlist – Episode #66

Another week, another weekly playlist.

Last week this little thing reached 200 followers. At least temporarily. Which is nice. Of course all kinds of numbers are just vanity meters, but it still important to know that someone seems to be interested and I’m not just blasting songs into the void.

The year is approaching its end, but there’s still plenty of great music to come, so hold on to your aoty lists. There’s a new Micah Schnabel album still on the horizon for example. We got some good candidates for those lists this week as well. The biggest one for me is the new Twain album. I’m a huge fan and love this new album. Of course I kind of knew that even before pushing the play button. There’s much more thought and we got new albums from Gabriel Birnbaum, Benjamin Tod, Heather Valley, Maija Sofia, Leonard Cohen, James Matthew VII, Scott H. Biram, Emily Barker (compilation of rare cuts), Dan Edmonds plus the Women Sing Waits tribute album. Also a couple of Field Report EPs with new versions

From Finland there’s singles from J.Matkala, Joni Ekman and Tams plus album cuts from Pienet Koirat and Baby Sweetcorn (revisiting this one because it’s so good). Tams and Pienet Koirat should have been here a week ago, but better late than never and all the other cliches.

The big new singles for me were the ones from Drive-By Truckers and Daniel Markham. Obviously everything else would be worth namedropping too. There’s a treat like Andrew Bryant’s version of True Love Will Find You In The End as the last track on this.

That’s it for this week. Back again next week with another weekly playlist. I might do some quick video/songs posts before that, but no promises whatsoever. Love love love.

1. Twain – Longing (Adventure, Keeled Scales, 2019)
2. Gabriel Birnbaum – Archives (Not Alone, Arrowhawk Records, 2019)
3. Maija Sofia – Morning (Bath Time, Trapped Animals Records, 2019)
4. Heather Valley – Lovejoy (Desert Message, 2019)
5. Benjamin Tod – Long Gone (A Heart of Gold Is Hard to Find, 2019)
6. Drive-By Truckers – Armageddon’s Back in Town (singe, ATO Records, 2019)
7. Daniel Markham – Don’t It Feel So Good (single, 2019)
8. Sadler Vaden – Next To You (single, Dirty Mag Records, 2019)
9. Charlie Collins – I Don’t Want To Be In a Rock Band (single, Mirror Records, 2019)
10. Field Report – Summertime (How We Tell It Now, Felleskap Records, 2019)
11. Emily Barker – Tougher Than The Rest (Shadow Box, 2019)
12. Leonard Cohen – Happens to the Heart (Thanks for the Dance, Sony Music, 2019)
13. Bill Callahan – So Long Marianne (single, Drag City, 2019)
14. James Matthew VII – When Stars Align (Stoned When I Pray, Idee Fixe Records, 2019)
15. Iris DeMent – House Where Nobody Lives (Come On Up To The House – Women Sing Waits, Dualtone, 2019)
16. Jason Sinkhorn – No Song Today / The Future (single, Knothole Records, 2019)
17. Scott H. Biram – Broadminded (Sold Out to the Devil, Bloodshot Records, 2019)
18. Pienet Koirat – Lähehä (Joko mennään?!, 2019)
19. J.Matkala – Valoon päin (single, Iso Pinkki, 2019)
20. Joni Ekman – Kaupunki (single, Soit Se Silti, 2019)
21. Frances Quinlan – Now That I’m Back (single, Saddle Creek, 2019)
22. Lydia Cole – All of Our Yesterdays (single, 2019)
23. Hurt Valley – Geology Dreamer (single, Woodsist Records, 2019)
24. Dan Edmonds – Three O’clock, Paris (Softie, 2019)
25. Wojtek the Bear – Some States (single, 2019)
26. Nada Surf – Something I Should Do (single, City Slang, 2019)
27. Basia Bulat – Your Girl (single, Secret City Records, 20199
28. Tams – Tiikeritee (single, 2019)
29. Melissa Mary Ahern – How Will I Know (single, 2019)
30. Gill Landry – I Love You Too (single, Loose Music, 2019)
31. Bonny Light Horseman – Jane Jane (single, 37d03d, 2019)
32. Alan Barnosky – Might Be a Call (single, 2019)
33. Roger Harvey – Raining in LA (single, Lion’s Tooth, 2019)
34. Angie McMahon – Silver Springs (single, AWAL Recordings, 2019)
35. Josaleigh Pollett – Crying Wolf (single, 2019)
36. Rue Snider – Shrug – Live at Pete’s Candy Store (single, 2019)
37. Smug Brothers – Antenna Chariot Quarterfinals (Serve a Thirsty Moon, Mel-Tones Songs, 2019)
38. Baby Sweetcorn – Plastic Jesus on a Car Dashboard (He Laughs He Learns He Loves, Way Beyondo Records, 2019)
39. Arthur Russell – Iowa Dream (Iowa Dream, Audika Records, 2019)
40. Hallelujah the Hills – I’m You (I’m You, Discrete Pageantry Records, 2019)
41. VanWyck – Be It to the End (Molten Rock, Maiden Name Records, 2019)
42. Andrew Bryant – True Love Will Find You in the End (single, 2019)

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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OCTA Weekly Playlist – Episode #65

Another week, another weekly playlist.

I did this rather quickly tonight, because tomorrow I will go to Helsinki for the Laura Gibson concert. Don’t miss it. I’m sure it’s going to be special. Otherwise the blog is a bit on hold at the moment, because I’m just too heartbroken to concentrate on it.

This week gave new albums from Hallelujah the Hills, VanWyck, Bonnie Prince Billy, Arthur Russell, Smug Brothers, Tindersticks, Fran and Joe Henry. Friendship and Romantic States are slightly older and Little Mazarn is a whole lot older, but I missed them earlier in 2019.

Finland section contains album from Baby Sweetcorn, EPs from Treemer, Nina Kaitajärvi and Merriment and Dirt and singles from Tuomo & Markus, Viinamäki and Nelijalka.

The single of the week is the new one from the forthcoming Micah Schnabel. The playlist also contains great new singles from Mo Troper, MAITA, David Dondero, Maija Sofia, Andy Shauf and much more.

That’s all for now. Love love love.

1. Micah Schnabel – Emergency Room (single, Here You Go!, 2019)
2. Hallelujah The Hills – Folk Music is Insane (I’m You, Discrete Pageantry Records, 2019)
3. VanWyck – Make of Me (Molten Rock, Maiden Name Records, 2019)
4. Baby Sweetcorn – Thousand Yard Stare (He Laughs He Learns He Loves, Way Beyondo Records, 2019)
5. Bonnie Prince Billy – Squid Eye (I Have Made a Place, Drag City / Domino, 2019)
6. Arthur Russell – I Never Get Lonesome (Iowa Dream, Audika Records, 2019)
7. Smug Brothers – Every One Is Really Five (Serve a Thirsty Moon, Mel-Tones Songs, 2019)
8. Treemer – Meeting (Meeting EP, Soft Monsters, 2019)
9. Mo Troper – Jas From Australia (single, Tender Loving Empire, 2019)
10. MAITA – Can’t Blame a Kid (single, Kill Rock Stars, 2019)
11. Andy Shauf – Try Again (single, Anti-, 2019)
12. Tindersticks – Take Care in Your Dreams (No Treasure But Hope, Lucky Dog / City Slang, 2019)
13. David Dondero – Easy Chair (single, Fluff & Gravy Records, 2019)
14. Maija Sofia – The Wife of Michael Cleary (single, Trapped Animal Records, 2019)
15. Fran – In My Own Time (A Private Picture, Fire Talk, 2019)
16. Friendship – Dusky (Dreamin’, Orindal, 2019)
17. Yee and O’brien – Raindown (single, 2019)
18. Cassidy Waring – Leaving (single, 2019)
19. Little Mazarn – Lonesome Dove (Io, Self Sabotage Records, 2019)
20. Joe Henry – In Time For Tomorrow (The Gospel According to Water, Edel, 2019)
21. Katie Pruitt – Out of the Blue (single, Rounder Records, 2019)
22. Sophie & The Broken Things – Kickin’ Steroes (single, Petaluma Records, 2019)
23. Tuomo & Markus – Predator (single, Grandpop Records, 2019)
24. Caitlin Canty – Who (live) (single, Tone Tree, 2019)
25. Aoife Nessa Frances – Here in the Dark (single, Basin Rock, 2019)
26. Ratboys – Alien with a Sleep Mask On (single, Topshelf Records, 2019)
27. Merriment and Dirt – Little Worries (Final Boogie EP, 2019)
28. Advance Base – Sweet Old World (single, Orindal Records, 2019)
29. Caroline Lazar – Roller Rink (single, Reading Past Bedtime, 2019)
30. Viinamäki – Ihmisroskat (single, UHO, 2019)
31. Nelijalka – Kirjeitä (single, 2019)
32. Nina Kaitaranta – Grace Kelly (Soitellaan EP, Kaita Records, 2019)
33. Jesca Hoop – Song for the Bygone Era (single, Memphis Industries, 2019)
34. Failed Flowers – Faces (single, Slumberland, 2019)
35. Romantic States – Real Real Blonde (Ballerina, Gentle Reminder, 2019)
36. Caroline Says – Year of the Cicada (single, Western Vinyl, 2019)
37. Josienne Clarke – Dark Cloud (In All Weather, Rough Trade, 2019)
38. Robbie Fulks – Lonely Ain’t Hardly Alive (Too Late To Pray, Bloodhot Records, 2019)
39. Sarah Lee Langford – Painted Lady (Two Hearted Rounder, Cornelius Chapel Records, 2019)
40. Jerry Leger – Survived Like a Stone (Time Out for Tomorrow, Latent, 2019)

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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