OCTA Weekly Playlist – Episode #75

Another week, another weekly playlist.

Sorry for another really slow blog week. Somehow these days just fly by at the moment, but here’s at least the weekly release round up and the playlist.

This felt like a surprisingly slow release week, but maybe I just missed a lot of stuff due to various reasons. There’s still quite a lot to listen to and the week brought new albums from Kyle Forester, Sarah Harmer, Six Organs of Admittance, Katie Pruitt, Guided By Voices, Greg Dulli, Dustin Lovelis, K. Skelton, Wilsen, Joe Nolan, Nora Jane Struthers, All the Real Girls, Rose Cousins and Her Silo. Plus EPs from Aaron Beckum, David Garnham and the Reasons to Live. Gregory Pepper album and Small Sur and Sunfruits EPs are a week or so old, but I missed them on an earlier playlist update.

The home shore highlight this week was the release of the Toni Hautamäki ja Ydinrauha album. I’ve really enjoyed these songs live and it’s great to be able to hear them on a record as well. Other Finnish treasures this week are new singles from Veli, Mitä helvettiä nyt taas, Rosita Luu and Stinako (feat Antti Autio).

There’s a bunch of wonderful singles too. Peter Oren, Dana Gavanski, Lilly Hiatt and Samantha Crain continued to release advance singles from their forthcoming albums. Low Cut Connie and Kyle Cox have great new ones too and that V.V. Lightbody song is really special. And everything else would also be worth namedrop, but you’ll find them below.

That’s it for this week. Maybe and hopefully I manage to do a bit more next week, but no definite promises whatsoever. I kinda temporarily lost the spark that justifies spending most of my spare time into something that has zero relevance, but I’ll find it eventually. Love love love.

1. Kyle Forester – Strange Vision (Hearts in Garden, Tis So Referent, 2020)
2. Aaron Beckum – Mountains (Songs From a Triangle Room EP, Devil in the Woods, 2020)
3. Sarah Harmer – Just Get Here (Are You Gone, Arts & Crafts, 2020)
4. Six Organs of Admittance – Black Tea (Companion Rises, Drag City, 2020)
5. Peter Oren – Gnawed to the Bone (Come By) (single, Western Vinyl, 2020)
6. Dan Reeder – Jail Time (single, Oh Boy Records, 2020)
7. Low Cut Connie – Look What They Did (single, Contender Records, 2020)
8. Kyle Cox – Without Your Love (single, 2020)
9. Dana Gavanski – Yesterday Is Gone (single, Full Time Hobby, 2020)
10. Katie Pruitt – Normal (Expectations, Rounder Records, 2020)
11. V.V. Lightbody – If It’s Not Me (single, Acrophase Records, 2020)
12. Samantha Crain – Garden Dove (single, Real Kind Records, 2020)
13. Lilly Hiatt – Candy Lunch (single, New West Records, 2020)
14. Nap Eyes – So Tired (single, Jagjaguwar, 2020)
15. Jeremy Ferrara – Sing Until I Die (single, 2020)
16. Veli – Untrue (To All of You) (single, Evil Veli Recordings, 2020)
17. Toni Hautamäki ja Ydinrauha – Tanssilava (Kaikki ei ole miltä näyttää, 2020)
18. Mitä helvettiä nyt taas – Et ole yksin (single, Nature Sucks Anyway Records, 2020)
19. Rosita Luu – Taikasanat (single, Helmi Levyt, 2020)
20. Bergen – Bara Dårar Gör Som Jag (single, Manus, 2020)
21. Guided By Voices – Volcano (Surrender Your Poppy Field, 2020)
22. Greg Dulli – A Ghost (Random Desire, Royal Cream, 2020)
23. Reb Fountain – Samson (single, Flying Nun Records, 2020)
24. Wilsen – Align (Ruiner, Dalliance, 2020)
25. Dustin Lovelis – Stay Calm, Ezra (In Your Chamber, Park the Van, 2020)
26. K. Skelton – Leatherjacket (Beach Motel, 2020)
27. Girlatones – Respond to Love (single, Lost and Lonesome, 2020)
28. Sunfruits – Sunfruits (Certified Organic EP, Third Eye Stimuli Records, 2020)
29. Gregory Pepper and His Problems – Maybe I’ll See You (I Know Now Why You Cry, Fake Four, 2020)
30. Joe Nolan – Maybe We Didn’t Get Our Timing Right (Drifters, Rootsy, 2020)
31. Caleb Caudle – Let’s Get (single, Baldwin County Public Records, 2020)
32. Nora Jane Struthers – I Want It All (Bright Lights, Long Drives, First Words, Blue Pig Music, 2020)
33. Western Centuries – Heart Broke Syndrome (single, Free Dirt Records, 2020)
34. All The Real Girls – Hometown Hero (Movie Star Handsome, 2020)
35. Sadler Vaden – Modern Times (single, Dirty Mag Records, 2020)
36. Josh Ritter – Heaven Knows (single, Pytheas Recordings, 2020)
37. David Garnham and the Reasons to Live – Up and Down (One Man Down EP, 2020)
38. Nathan Kalish – Kalimotxo (single, Winter Wildfires, 2020)
39. Brendan & The Strangest Ways – We Can Beat Mercury (single, 2020)
40. Rose Cousins – The Agreement (Bravado, Outside Music, 2020)
41. Ali Holder – Bruja (single, 2020)
42. STINAKO feat Antti Autio – Paino (single, Soliti, 2020)
43. Sandro Perri – Love Is Real (2020) (single, Constellation, 2020)
44. Jordan Klassen – Identivacation (single, 2020)
45. BAJA – Blue (single, 2020)
46. Jacksonport – Chicago (single, 2020)
47. Waxahatchee – Lilacs (single, Merge Records, 2020)
48. Her Silo – Flood (Don’t Forget the Heart That’s Beating, 2020)
49. Small Sur – Rays of Light (Rays of Light EP, 2020)
50. Mariecke Borger – Seven Days (single, Volkoren, 2020)
51. Little Misty – Blurry Lines (Little Misty, 2020)
52. Caitlin Sherman – Some Paradise Unseen (Death to the Damsel, 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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OCTA Weekly Playlist – Episode #74

Another week, another weekly playlist.

Sorry for the lack of updates past week. It was busier than I assumed and non-blog related things took my time. But here’s at least the playlist for the week.

This week Mo Troper led the charge with the release of his new pop treasure. The week also brought new albums from Little Misty, Caitlin Sherman, Nathaniel Rateliff, Tami Neilson, Alexander, Personality Cult, Tracy McNeil & The Good Life and Robert Vincent. Plus then there’s an album from Ryley and a week old album from Alfie Firmin that I missed at the time.

Some Finnish ones this week too. I’m especially fond of the new Laura Moisio single. There’s also new singles from The New Magnetic North and Pelko along with album cuts from the new full-lengths by Lyyti, Pietarin Spektaakkeli and Puhelinseksi.

The new Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit single was the big event of the week. Some other personal favorites this week were the latest singles from Jess Jocoy, Ron Sexsmith, MAITA, Charlotte Cornfield, Witch’s Wall and Field Report, but as usual everything else could just as well be namedropped on this text too.

That’s it for this week’s new release round up. I hope I manage to do more blog things next week, but no definite promises.

1. Mo Troper – Your Boy (Natural Beauty, Tender Loving Empire, 2020)
2. Little Misty – Rain Won’t Wait (Little Misty, 2020)
3. Caitlin Sherman – Death to the Damsel (Death to the Damsel, 2020)
4. Nathaniel Rateliff – What a Drag (And It’s Still Alright, Stax, 2020)
5. Tami Neilson – Any Fool With a Heart (Chickaboom! Outside Music, 2020)
6. Jess Jocoy – Love Her Wild (single, 2020)
7. Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit – Be Afraid (single, Southeastern, 2020)
8. MAITA – A Beast (single, Kill Rock Stars, 2020)
9. Field Report – Push Us Into Love (single, Fellesskap Records, 2020)
10. Ron Sexsmith – When Love Pans Out (single, Cooking Vinyl, 2020)
11. Charlotte Cornfield – In My Corner (single, Outside Music, 2020)
12. Alexander – Care (Wonderland, Disposable America, 2020)
13. Witch’s Wall – Witch’s Wall (single, Cornelius Chapel Records, 2020)
14. Nicole Atkins – Captain (single, Single Lock Records, 2020)
15. Anna Burch – Party’s Over (single, Heavenly / Polyvinyl, 2020)
16. Maybel – Winter City (single, Vain Mina Records, 2020)
17. Laura Veirs – I Was a Fool (single, Bella Union, 2020)
18. Laura Moisio – Metsä (single, Texicalli Records, 2020)
19. Pietarin Spektaakkeli – Parhain päin (Siivet, Roihis Musica, 2020)
20. Lyyti – Ei pahalla (Meitä ei kutsuttu, Luova Records, 2020)
21. Puhelinseksi – Muista se hetki (Sydänkohtaus tanssilattialla, Svart Records, 2020)
22. Personality Cult – Weigh Down (New Arrows, Dirtnap Records, 2020)
23. Bacchae – Life Online (single, Get Better Records, 2020)
24. Ratboys – Anj (single, Topshelf Records, 2020)
25. Mr Husband – Really Really Really Really Hoping (single, Good Soil Records, 2020)
26. The New Magnetic North – Eyes on the Road (single, 2020)
27. Josh Farrow – Something I Can Feel (single, Southern Drag, 2020)
28. Tracy McNeil & The Good Life – Catch You (You Be The Lightning, 2020)
29. The Mastersons – Spellbound (single, Red House Records, 2020)
30. Van Darien – American Steel (single, 2020)
31. Robert Vincent – If You Were You (In This Town You’re Owned, 2020)
32. Deren Ney – Crown Shyness (Stay Home and Get HIgh) (single, 2020)
33. Audrey and Hugh – Witness (Hey Ho) (single, 2020)
34. Gabe Lee – Honky Tonk Hell (single, Torrez Music Group, 2020)
35. Swamp Dogg – Good, Better, Best (single, Joyful Noise Records, 2020)
36. Vilma Flood – End (single, Rusty Music, 2020)
37. Mark Fredson – To The Moonlight (single, 2020)
38. Anna Ash – Sister Golden Hair (single, 2020)
39. Molly Burch – Needy (single, Captured Tracks, 2020)
40. Juan Solorzano – Downpour (single, Tone Tree Music, 2020)
41. Ryley – My Disguise (Screamingscreaming EP, 2020)
42. Ben Seratan – Am I Doing Right By You? (single, Whatever’s Clever, 2020)
43. Sarah Gargano – Dear Juliet (single, 2020)
44. Alfie Firmin – Every Time (Waiting On, Idle Hands Records, 2020)
45. Trace Mountains – Lost in the Country (single, Lame-O Records, 2020)
46. Mara Connor – Wildfire (single, Side Hustle Records, 2020)
47. Lauren Ruth Ward – Water Sign (single, 2020)
48. Pelko – Tulva (single, Pelkolevy, 2020)
49. John Blek – Flame (The Embers, 2020)
50. John Moreland – A Thought is Just a Passing Train (LP5, Old Omens, 2020)
51. Stripmall Ballads – Valerie (Distant, 2020)
52. Christopher Paul Stelling – Goodnight Sweet Dreams (Best of Luck, Anti, 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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OCTA Weekly Playlist – Episode #73

Another week, another weekly playlist.

There was so much albums this week especially in the americana circle that it was impossible to listen to all of them in time for this. So some good ones might well be missing from this one. However, I did listen quite a lot and here’s what caught my ear.

The highlight of the week is the new John Moreland album. Maybe a bit of a curve ball, but just let it spin a while and eventually it will hit you in the heart. That’s just a small part of it all and the week gave us new albums from Stripmall Ballads, Christopher Paul Stelling, Miss Tess, Isobel Campbell, Dropkick, Nada Surf, Arbor Labor Union, David Allen, Aubrie Sellers, Frazey Ford, John Blek, Chicago Farmer and Spanish Love Songs. There’s also some great EPs from Khruangbin & Leon Bridges, Babehoven, Corinne Sharlet and Ian Ferguson. The Haden Triplets album is a couple of weeks old, but I missed it when it came out.

The Finnish section only contains a revisit to the Muuan Mies album and a single from the latest Soit Se Silti signing Rohkeat kuvat. I’m sure there had to be more interesting stuff.

Plenty of great international singles like Logan Ledger, Talitha Ferri, Christian Lee Hutson, Whitney Rose, Amanda Shires, Sweet Megg, Lucinda Williams…. and then there’s the usual revisit to some of my favorite albums of the previous week.

That’s all for this week. Back again next Sunday for this and before that hopefully a couple of short blog posts. Love love love.

1. Stripmall Ballads – Susan at the Crossroads (Distant, 2020)
2. John Moreland – In Times Between (LP5, Old Omens, 2020)
3. Christopher Paul Stelling – Have To Do For Now (Best Of Luck, Anti-, 2029)
4. Miss Tess – The Moon Is An Ashtray (The Moon Is an Ashtray, 2020)
5. Logan Ledger – (I’m Gonna Get Over This) Some Day (single, Rounder Records, 2020)
6. Whitney Rose – Believe Me, Angela (single, MCG Recordings, 2020)
7. Amanda Shires – Deciphering Dreams (single, Silver Knife Records, 2020)
8. Khruangbin & Leon Bridges – Texas Sun (Texas Sun EP, Dead Oceans, 2020)
9. David Ramirez – Lover, Will You Lead Me? (single, Sweetworld, 2020)
10. Talitha Ferri – Home (single, Soulpod Collective, 2020)
11. Christian Lee Hutson – Lose This Number (single, Anti, 2020)
12. Isobel Campbell – Counting Fireflies (There is No Other, Cooking Vinyl, 2020)
13. Babehoven – Maybe I’m Bitter (Demonstrating Visile Difference of Height EP, 2020)
14. Gladie – When You Leave the Sun (single, Lame-O Records, 2020)
15. Mo Troper – I Eat (single, Tender Loving Empire, 2020)
16. Dropkick – For Too Long (The Scenic Route, Bobo Integral, 2020)
17. Nada Surf – Crowded Star (Never Not Together, City Slang, 2020)
18. Kyle Forester – Marigold (single, 2020)
19. Ian Ferguson – Dot Reinhardt (Junk EP, County Fair Records, 2020)
20. Arbor Labor Union – Lasso (New Petal Instants, Arrowhawk Records, 2020)
21. Aubrie Sellers – My Love Will Not Change (Far From Home, Soundly, 2020)
22. Lucinda Willians – Man Without a Soul (single, Highway 20 Records, 2020)
23. Frazey Ford – Let’s Start Again (U Kin B the Sun, Arts & Crafts, 2020)
24. David Allen – Trail of Broken Hearts (Regrets and Retribution, 2020)
25. The Dead Tongues – Strangers (single, 2020)
26. Dean Fields – Hell If I Know (single, 2020)
27. Sweet Megg – High On The Mountain (single, Dala/V2, 2020)
28. The Haden Triplets – Who Will You Love (The Family Songbook, Trimeter Records, 2020)
29. Nathaniel Rateliff – All or Nothing (single, Stax Record, 2020)
30. Pokey LaFarge – End of My Rope (single, New West Records, 2020)
31. John Blek – Haunting (The Embers, Celebration / K&F Records, 2020)
32. Chicago Farmer – Dirtiest Uniforms (Flyover Country, 2020)
33. Brian Johannesen – Somewhere Down the Line (Holster Your Silver, 2020)
34. Chatham County Line – Station to Station (single, Yep Roc, 2020)
35. Sammy Brue – Crast Test Kid (single, New West Records, 2020)
36. CJ Stranger – Outlaw (single, 2020)
37. Corinne Sharlet – Hail Mary (Deceiver EP, 2020)
38. Sharon Van Etten – Beaten Down (single, Jagjaguwar, 2020)
39. Lady Lamb – Arizona (single, Ba Da Bing, 2020)
40. Squirrel Flower – Slapback (I Was Born Swimming, Full Time Hobby, 2020)
41. Basia Bulat – Already Forgiven (single, Secret City Records, 2020)
42. The Little Hands of Asphalt – No Reception (single, Fika Recordings, 2020)
43. Muuan Mies – Pispala (rakkautta ilmassa) (Onni, Helmi Levyt, 2020)
44. Rohkeat kuvat – Bussi Nro. 4 (single, Soit Se Silti, 2020)
45. Spanish Love Songs – Optimism (As a Radical Life Choice) (Brave Faces Everyone, Pure Noise Records, 2020)
46. Drive-By Truckers – Slow Ride Argument (The Unraveling, ATO Records, 2020)
47. Possessed By Paul James – In the Dark of the Morning (As We Go Wandering, PPJ Records, 2020)
48. Tre Burt – Moth’s Crossing (Caught it From the Rye, Oh Boy Records, 2020)
49. Son Little – 3rd Eye Weeping (Aloha, Anti, 2020)
50. Phi-Psonics – The Cradle (single, 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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