OCTA Weekly Playlist Episode #29

Another week, another weekly playlist.

This was a big release week and I haven’t managed to listen everything yet. So there might even more good stuff missing than usually. The new Robert Ellis and Hayes Carll albums are the two big ones, but there’s so much more and most of these are awesome. This list includes songs from the new albums from Charles Wesley Godwin, Kalyn Fay, Harlem, Daniel Steinbock, Smug Brothers, Tullycraft (I missed this a week or two ago), Golden Daze, Lisa Papineau, The Long Ryders, Jerry David DeCicca (acoustic after party version of his 2018 album) and Big Joe & The Dynaflows. Plus some new EPs too from Bec Stevens, Francie Moon, The City Views.

The album I listened to the most is the new Steve Sloane album. It came out a couple of weeks ago, but it is now on this Spotify thing too. I bought a download of it too, because I try to support the music that matters to me.

There’s not much Finnish stuff on the list this time around, but quality over quantity. It will be an incredible year if these new Salaliitto and Hullu Ruusu albums won’t end up on my top 10 in December. Extremely highly recommend stuff, if you can master the Finnish language. And well even if you don’t, because music is a universal language.

Song of the week is the new Damien Jurado single and I’m thrilled that his new album will come out on Mama Bird Recording Co & Loose Music. I was also really moved by Le Ren’s powerful song, which is not brand new, but a new song and artist to me. There are also new singles from some forthcoming album that I’m so eager to hear (Caroline Spence, Daniel Norgren, Hand Habits, Julia Jacklin, Weyes Blood, John Paul White etc). As usual, everything else would also be worth namedropping on this text too. They are on this list, because I really like them. I even had to leave some out, because I didn’t want to make this any longer 40 songs. Soon I will probably give up and just let this expand even further. So much great music every week and I love that.

1. Damien Jurado – South (single, Mama Bird Recording Co / Loose Music, 2019)
2. Le Ren – Love Can’t Be The Only Reason To Stay (single, 2019)
3. Steve Sloane – Let All In (Near Death, 2019)
4. Robert Ellis – Father (Texas Piano Man, New West Records, 2019)
5. Caroline Spence – Sit Here and Love Me (single, Rounder Records, 2019)
6. Hayes Carll – What It Is (What It Is, Dualtone, 2019)
7. Charles Wesley Godwin – Seneca Creek (Seneca, 2019)
8. Daniel Norgren – The Flow (single, Superpuma Records, 2019)
9. Kalyn Fay – Alright in the End (Good Company, Horton Records, 2019)
10. Daniel Steinbock – Good News (Out Of Blue, 2019)
11. Harlem – All Men Are Dogs (Oh Boy, Female Fantasy Records, 2019)
12. Salaliitto – Valeriaana (Puolet, Soit Se Silti, 2019)
13. Hullu Ruusu – Käsipohjaa (Rehab, Helmi Levyt, 2019)
14. Hand Habits – What Lovers Do (single, Saddle Creek, 2019)
15. Julia Jacklin – Comfort (single, Transgressive, 2019)
16. Weyes Blood – Everyday (single, Sub Pop Records, 2019)
17. Bec Stevens – Time It Takes (Why Don’t You Just EP, Hobblehoy, 2019)
18. Pretty Matty – Kicked Out (single, Must Be Nice Records, 2019)
19. Smug Brothers – Beethoven Tonight (Attic Harvest, 2019)
20. Francie Moon – New Morning Light (Morning Light EP, Keeper Records, 2019)
21. Tullycraft – We Couldn’t Dance to Billy Joel (The Railway Prince Hotel, HHBTM Records, 2019)
22. Mammoth Penguins – I Wanna (single, Fika Recordings, 2019)
23. City Views – Singing Down the Phone (Find Me Rewinding EP, 2019)
24. Johanna Samuels – Rush of Wheels (single, Basin Rock, 2019)
25. Golden Daze – Lynard Bassman (Simpatico, Autumn Tone Records, 2019)
26. The Cactus Blossoms – Got a Lotta Love (single, Walkie Talkie Records, 2019)
27. Madeline Leman and The Desert Swells – Second Line Baby Blues (single, 2019)
28. Clara Baker – Doubt (single, 2019)
29. Julia Purcell – Close Your Eyes (single, OK Recordings, 2019)
30. Lisa Papineau – Beautiful (Oh Dead on Oh Love, Team Player, 2019)
31. John Paul White – I Wish I Could Write You a Song (single, Single Lock Records, 2019)
32. Christopher Gold & The New Old Things – On The Banks (single, 2019)
33. Son Volt – The 99 (single, Transmit Sound, 2019)
34. Gillian Welch – When a Cowboy Trades Hs Spurs For Wings (single, Acony Records, 2019)
35. The Long Ryders – Let It Fly (Psychedelic Country Soul, Cherry Red Records, 2019)
36. Lowland Hum – A Drive Through The Countryside (single, 2019)
37. Small Houses – Auburn Race Day (I Don’t Know What’s Safe, 2019)
38. Chris Rawlins – Leave (Bring on the Rain, 2019)
39. Jerry David DeCicca – Burning Daylight (Burning Daylight -Acoustic After Party Version, Super Secret Records, 2019)
40. Big Joe & The Dynaflows – World Gone Wrong (Rockhouse Party, Severn Records, 2019)

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 #28

Another week, another weekly playlist.

A bit later than usual, because I was on small vacation trip and just got back. I even thought about leaving this for tomorrow, but in the end wanted to push this through tonight. Maybe a little less of this pointless rambling because of that.

The most important album release of the week for me is the new album from Jeremy Quentin aka Small Houses. I must admit that I haven’t even listened to it yet, because it wasn’t on Spotify first (is now) and I only had the iPad with me on the trip so couldn’t download it either. The digital version is available on his Bandcamp as name your-price-download. Other new album releases that find their way on my radar were from Cass McCombs, Deidre & The Dark, Bob Mould, The Lemonheads (covers album Varshons 2), Mercury Rev (revisiting Bobbie Gentry’s album with awesome guest vocalists), Chris Rawlins, Jessica Pratt, Michael Chapman, The Late Great, Mackenzie Shivers, Charlie Faye & The Fayettes, Henry Jamison.

There’s again a small Finnish language lesson in the middle. There was a new album excellent album from Tomi Nordlund & Syvä Joki and magnificent singles from Maustetytöt, M and Tanssiva Karhu (this last one is a few weeks old, but I missed it then). That song by Maustetytöt became a bit of an addiction and a good kind of earworm. They fully deserve all the hype.

The singles game was also strong in the international charts. Esther Rose’s single Blame it on the Moon was my favorite song of the week, closely followed by the new one from the forthcoming album Anna Tivel album. Piney Gir, Rod Melancon, Kashena Sampson, I Was a King and Robert Ellis were some other big favorites. As usual, I like each and every of these songs and could just easily namedrop them all. But let’s name one more, because Emily Scott Robinson’s song is more powerful than all the rest together.

That’s all for tonight. Sorry if there is even more mistakes and/or bad grammar than usually. Too tired to proofread this right now.

Update: Oh one more thing. I also started compiling my favorite Finnish songs of the year on one playlist called OCTA Finnish Songs of 2019. I probably won’t “promote” this, because I think it’s bad enough that I spam this weekly playlist every week. But if you only want the Finnish songs, there’s now this option too.

OCTA Weekly Playlist Episode #28

1. Esther Rose – Blame It on the Moon (single, Father/Daughter Records, 2019)
2. Anna Tivel – Minneapolis (single, Fluff and Gravy Records, 2019)
3. Small Houses – Minnesota Entire (I Don’t Know What’s Safe, 2019)
4. Cass McCombs – Sleeping Volcanoes (Tip of the Sphere, ANTI-, 2019)
5. Piney Gir – Peanut Butter Malt Shop Heartthrob (single, STRS, 2019)
6. Rod Melancon – Corpus Christi Carwash (single, Blue Elan Records, 2019)
7. Kashena Sampson – Work of Art (single, New Moon, 2019)
8. Robert Ellis – When You’re Way (single, New West Records, 2019)
9. Deidre & The Dark – Which Way (Variety Hour, YouTooCanWoo, 2019)
10. Maustetytöt – Tein kai lottorivini väärin (single, Is This Art!, 2019)
11. M – Jos tulen takaisin (single, Solina Records, 2019)
12. Tomi Nordlund & Syvä Joki – Menneisyyden kappale (Viisi vuotta myöhemmin, Soit Se Silti, 2019)
13. Tanssiva Karhu – Sen seitsemän meren taa (single, 2019)
14. I Was a King – Hatchet (single, 2019)
15. Bob Mould – Sunny Love Song (Sunshine Rock, Merge Records, 2019)
16. The Lemonheads – Speed of the Sound Of Loneliness (Varshons 2, Fire Records, 2019)
17. Chris Rawlins – Cold Night (Bring on the Rain, 2019)
18. Michael Chapman – Vanity & Pride (True North, Paradise of Bachelors, 2019)
19. Jessica Pratt – Silent Song (Quiet Sings, City Slang, 2019)
20. Mercury Rev (Feat Hope Sandoval) – Big Boss Man (Bobbie Gentry’s Delta Sweete Revisited, Bella Union, 2019)
21. Jobi Riccio – Working Girl Blues (Strawberry Wine EP, 2019)
22. Thayer Sarrano – Grace Goes On (single, 2019)
23. Rosie Tucker – Habit (single, New Professor, 2019)
24. Tiny Ruins – One Million Flowers (Olympic Girls, Marathon, 2019)
25. Abigail Lapell – Shape of a Mountain (Getaway, Coax Records, 2019)
26. Emily Scott Robinson – The Dress (single, 2019)
27. Mackenzie Shivers – The Unkindness (The Unkindness, 2019)
28. Lydia Cole – The Sacred (single, 2019)
29. Space Daze – Cosmic Sign (Too Mystical, Jigsaw Records, 2019)
30. Viking Moses – Kid for the Cattle (single, Epifo Music, 2019)
31. Luther Russell – Talking To Myself (single, Fluff and Gravy Records, 2019)
32. Blank Range – Trick of Light (In Unison, Sturdy Girls Records, 2019)
33. Charlie Faye & The Fayettes – That’s What New Love is For (The Whole Shebang, Bigger Better More Records, 2019)
34. The Late Great – Carol (Temporary Love Songs, Safe & Sound Recordings, 2019)
35. Daniel Steinbock – Pine Needless (single, 2019)
36. Laura Stevenson – Living Room, NY (single, Don Giovanni Records, 2019)
37. The Felice Brothers – Undress (single, Yep Roc Records, 2019)
38. Mandolin Orange – Time We Made Time (Tides of a Teardrop, Yep Roc Records, 2019)
39. Jerry and The Outlaws – One More Sad Song (The Devil’s Cut, 2019)
40. Henry Jamison – Darkly (Gloria Duplex, Akira Records, 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 #27

Another week, another weekly playlist.

This one was a slightly slower release week on the album front, but the ones that did come out are brilliant. The long-waited new Tiny Ruins album leads the charge and was the most important release for yours truly. There are also excellent new albums from Blank Range, Abigail Lapell, Guided by Voices, Mandolin Orange, El Palacio de Linares and Deer Tick (this one is a collection of covers, different outtakes etc). The big EP of the week is the new one from Cale Tyson, but I also highly recommend checking out that BURLY EP.

There’s some fabulous stuff from Finland once again. Jerry & The Outlaws released a new album called Devil’s Cut and then there were magnificent new singles from Mental Market, Salaliitto and Since November. Oh and there’s also a song from the new Jukka Ruottinen EP that I missed a week ago.

And as usual, lots of awesome new singles. The trouble with always adding these is that when the album finally arrives, I might need to post a 2nd or 3rd favorite if I want to add something new. And on the release week, I kinda would like to post the song that I love the most. Of course, nobody other than myself really cares about these things, so it’s bit of a non-issue I suppose. I could again namedrop all of them, because they are on this list because I like all of them. Some key ones for me were the new singles from forthcoming Craig Finn, Yola, Rosie Tucker and Caleb Elliott albums (the Rosie Tucker one is a few weeks old, but I missed it then). LeAnna Eden was the completely new find of the week for me. Thanks to the excellent NC Rocks playlist for introducing this excellent song to me. Sofia Wolfson is also quite new find for me and I really this song from her forthcoming EP. And yeah, everything else also rules equally much.

That’s it for now I think. I start waiting for the Super Bowl. Oh and I’m on vacation this week, so I have a bit more time to listen to submissions than usually, if you want me to hear something. An album/ep download link is always the best possible and preferred submission method, but whatever is good for you.

OCTA Weekly Playlist Episode #27

1. Tiny Ruins – School of Design (Olympic Girls, Marathon, 2019)
2. Cale Tyson – Shouldn’t Tell U (Narcissist EP, 2019)
3. Blank Range – Lonely II (In Unison, Sturdy Girls Records, 2019)
4. Mental Market – Wild Poppies (Poppies / Natural Rubber EP, Money Laundry Recods, 2019)
5. Guided By Voices – Your Lights Are Out (Zeppelin Over China, 2019)
6. Craig Finn – Blankets (single, Partisan Records, 2019)
7. Abigail Lapell – Sparrow For a Heart (Getaway, Coax Records, 2019)
8. Yola – Love All Night (Work All Day) (single, Easy Eye Sound, 2019)
9. LeAnna Eden – Don’t Forget To Say Goodbye (single, 2019)
10. Caleb Elliott – Don’t Go Losing Your Head (single, Single Lock Records, 2019)
11. Mandolin Orange – When She’s Feeling Blue (Tides of a Teardrop, Yep Roc, 2019)
12. Josh Ritter – Old Black Magic (single, Pytheas Recordings, 2019)
13. Jerry & The Outlaws – 3 Chords & The Alternative Truth (The Devil’s Cut, 2019)
14. Christopher Gold & The New Old Things – Pillar To Post (single, 2019)
15. Deer Tick – Run Of The Mill (Mayonnaise, Partisan Records, 2019)
16. Willie Farmer – I Am The Lightning (single, Big Legal Mess, 2019)
17. Dead Tongues – Road To Heaven (single, 2019)
18. Dylan Rodrigue – Some Kind of Heaven (Cat’s Game, Bad Paintings / Palomino, 2019)
19. Salaliitto – Outoja valoja (single, Soit se silti, 2019)
20. Better Oblivion Community Center – Dylan Thomas (Better Oblivion Community Center, Dead Oceans, 2019)
21. Sofia Wolfson – Nothing’s Real (single, 2019)
22. Rosie Tucker – Gay Bar (single, New Professor, 2019)
23. Partner – Long and McQuade (single, You’ve Changed Records, 2019)
24. Martha – Love Keeps Kicking (single, Big Scary Monsters, 2019)
25. El Palacio de Linares – El Estilo (Largos Agotadores, Pretty Olivia Records, 2019)
26. Lucy Dacus – La Vie En Rose (single, Matador Records, 2019)
27. Cass McCombs – Absentee (single, Anti-, 2019)
28. Those Pretty Wrongs – Time To Fly (single, Burger Records, 2019)
29. BURLY – Kent Lame (Self Titled Demon EP, Fivekill Records, 2019)
30. Kalyn Fay – Fool’s Heartbreak (single, Horton Records, 2019)
31. Graham Hunt – Every Person (single, Forged Artifacts, 2019)
32. Pete Molinari – Steal the Night (single, We Are Hear, 2019)
33. Lee Harvey Osmond – Whole Damn World (Mohawk, Latent Recordings, 2019)
34. Bob Sumner – A Thoudand Horses (Wasted Loved Songs, 2019)
35. Joshua Ray Walker – Lot Lizard (Wish You Were Here, State Fair Records, 2019)
36. Flatland Cavalry – Living by Moonlight (Homeland Insecurity, 2019)
37. Jukka Ruottinen – Dim Light (Downtown EP, Haarakiila Records, 2019)
38. Andrew Bird – Sisyphus (single, Loma Vista Recordings, 2019)
39. Since November – First Final Frontier (single, Robots Are Great! Records, 2019)
40. Jo Schornikow – Incomplete (single, Keeled Scales Records, 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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