OCTA Weekly Playlist Episode #47

Another week, another weekly playlist.

It sort of looks like there’s even less point to do this during these summer months. Apparently people have other things to do in the summer than listen to an hours long weekly playlist. Who would have thought? I suppose I still keep on doing this through the summer too, because I’m sort of stubborn plus I’m so close to 50 episodes. And the release schedule is still very strong and the week brought lots of great new records. I had been eagerly waiting for the Pony Bradshaw and Bedouine albums. The release date changed for both, but now they are finally here and are totally worth the wait. That just a tip of the record mountain though. There’s new full-length albums from Fernando Viciconte, Merival, Stanley Brinks & The Wave Pictures, Black Pumas, Drivin N Cryin, Mannequin Pussy, The Raconteurs, Guidon Bear, Fruit Bats, Willie Nelson, Jim Lauderdale, Chuck Mead, Bruce Robison & Kelly Willis and Fell Runner. Peter Bruntnell has been out a while, don’t know how I managed to miss that one, because I’ve been fan a couple of decades. On the EP front there’s new ones The Rumblins of Spring (new project by Matt Paxton) and Hackensaw Boys.

The small Finland section contains a new EP from Tams, a new single from Since November and the White Jackets single that I missed a week ago. I’m sure there had to be more.

And as usual a ton of brilliant new singles. Some personal faves were the new songs from Tyler Childers, Leslie Stevens, Matt Woods, Jason Hawk Harris, The Hold Steady, Beth Bombara, Joanna Sternberg, Rue Snider, Andrew Combs, Joseph Robert Krauss and Zachary Lucky.

That’s all for now. I know I missed a lot of stuff again, because NHL Draft and midsummer took a lot of time from my weekend. Back next Sunday with a new playlist and before that one of those silly Four Arms to Hold You post in the middle of the week. Love love love.

OCTA Weekly Playlist Episode #47

1. Pony Bradshaw – Josephine (Sudden Opera, Rounder Records, 2019)
2. Bedouine – Sunshine Sometimes (Bird Songs of a Killjoy, Spacebomb Records, 2019)
3. Fernando Viciconte – Thirsty Man (Traitors Table, Fluff & Gravy Records, 2019)
4. The Rumblings of Spring – Tidal Waves (The Rumbling Of Spring EP, 2019)
5. Merival – Planting a Garden (Lesson, 2019)
6. Stanley Brinks & The Wave Pictures – Gin in Me (Tequila Island, Fika Recordings, 2019)
7. Black Pumas – OCT 33 (Black Pumas, ATO Records, 2019)
8. Tyler Childers – All Your’n (single, Hickman Holler / RCA, 2019)
9. Leslie Stevens – 12 Feet High (single, 2019)
10. Matt Woods – Blue-Eyed Wanderer (single, 2019)
11. Jason Hawk Harris – Cussing at the Light (single, Bloodshot Records, 2019)
12. Drivin N Cryin – What’s Wrong with Being Happy (Live the Love Beautiful, Drivin N Cryin Records, 2019)
13. Beth Bombara – Upside Down (single, 2019)
14. The Hold Steady – Denver Haircut (single, Frenchkiss Records, 2019)
15. Joseph Robert Krauss – Around Here (single, 2019)
16. Joanna Sternberg – Step Away (single, Team Love Records, 2019)
17. Andrew Combs – Stars of Longing (single, New West Records, 2019)
18. Peter Bruntnell – King Of Madrid (King Of Madrid, Blue Rose Records, 2019)
19. Zachary Lucky – Helsinki (single, Nordvis, 2019)
20. Dalton Domino – Daddy’s Mud (single, Lightning Rod Records, 2019)
21. Molly Burch – Only One (single, Captured Tracks, 2019)
22. Angie McMachon – And I Am a Woman (single, AWAL Recordings, 2019)
23. Bad Heaven Ltd. – 100 (single, 2019)
24. White Jackets – Fumes (single, Pinetree Music, 2019)
25. Jade Imagine – Remote Control (single, Marathon Artists, 2019)
26. Rue Snider – Make Me Feel (single, 2019)
27. Mannequin Pussy – Drunk II (Patience, Epitaph, 2019)
28. The Raconteurs – Somedays (I Don’t Feel Like Trying) (Help Us Stranger, Third Man Records, 2019)
29. Guidon Bear – Magellanic Cloud (Downward Mobile: Steel Accelerator, Antiquated Future Record / Yoyo Recordings, 2019)
30. Fruit Bats – Gold Past Life (Gold Past Life, Merge Records, 2019)
31. Pete Molinari – Waiting For a Train (single, We Are Hear, 2019)
32. Kyle Cox – No Matter How Far (single, 2019)
33. Willie Nelson – My Favorite Picture Of You (Ride Me Back Home, 2019)
34. Jim Lauderdale – I’ll Forgive You If You Don’t (From Another World, Yep Roc Records, 2019)
35. Chuck Mead – I’m Not The Man For The Job (Close to Home, Plowboy Records, 2019)
36. Bruce Robison & Kelly Willis – Heartache to Houston (Beautiful Lie, Motel Time Music, 2019)
37. Hackensaw Boys – Factory Blues (A Fireproof House of Sunshine, Free Dirt Records, 2019)
38. Daughter of Swords – Fields of Gold (single, Bella Union, 2019)
39. Anna Vogelzang – Beacon (single, Paper Anchor Music, 2019)
40. I Am Oak – Swells (single, Snowstar Records, 2019)
41. Leif Vollebekk – Hot Tears (single, Secret City Records, 2019)
42. Steve Gunn – Be Still Moon (single, Matador Records, 2019)
43. Fell Runner – Come Home (Talking, Yes Plz, 2019)
44. Tams – Vaeltava Aave (Aikahyppy 1 EP, 2019)
45. Since November – Airplane Astronauts (single, Recording Robots Records, 2019)
46. Bill Callahan – 747 (Shepherd in a Sheepskin Vest, Drag City, 2019)
47. Nev Cottee – Local Hero (single, Wonderfulsound, 2019)
48. Tim Bluhm – The Cape (single, 2019)
49. Chris Gantry – Wasted (single, Drag City, 2019)
50. Courtney Hartman – Here’s to The Ones (Ready Reckoner, Reckoner 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 #46

Another week, another weekly playlist.

Sorry for the small delay. I spent the weekend in Stockholm at STHLM Americana festival and therefore couldn’t do this before today. It’s also the reason why I probably missed more stuff than during a normal week. This is also a bit more rushed effort, because I just didn’t have enough time to listen all the new releases that well. Anyway, I loved the festival. It was great to meet likeminded people and see lots of wonderful concerts. Therefore I begin this weeks playlist with the artists that played there and released something new last week. The great new singles from Michaela Anne and Paul Cauthen and a new album from Swedish country maestro David Ritschard fall into this category.

It was a great week for new albums again. Along with the already mentioned excellent Ritschard LP, there were new ones from Bill Callahan, Will Beeley, Courtney Hartman, Claire Cronin, Mike Adams at His Honest Weight, Butcher the Bar, Greg Felden, Bruce Springsteen, Julia Shapiro, Los Coast, Ramonda Hammer, SadGirl, Jeanines, The Minus 5 and Calexico & Iron & Wine. That Steve Marino I managed to miss a while back, but included it now.

The Finnish section is tiny, but quality is super high. New EP from MeriTuuli and a new single from Litku Klemetti.

And lots and lots of new singles from artists that I love dearly. Mariel Buckley, Erin Durant, Hiss Golden Messenger, Shotgun Jimmie, Erin Rae, Jeremy Ivey, Will Johnson, Joan Shelley, Sturgill Simpson and the list goes on an on and everyone could be mentioned on this text as well. Oh my. Heavenly good week for new music.

That’s the weekly round-up. I have a feeling that I forgot something really important. Sorry if I did. I try do a better job next week. Until then. Remember love.

1. Michaela Anne – By Our Design (single, Yep Roc, 2019)
2. Paul Cauthen – Cocaine Country Dancing (single, Lightning Rod Records, 2019)
3. David Ritschard – Inte här (när jag är här) (Brobrännären, Rootsy Music, 2019)
4. Will Beeley – Singin’ Lullabies (Highway & Heart Attacks, Tompkins Squire, 2019)
5. Mariel Buckley – Casting Stones (single, 2019)
6. Courtney Hartman – January Third (Ready Reckoner, Reckoner Records, 2019)
7. Bill Callahan — Circles (Shepherd in a Sheepskin Vest, Drag City, 2019)
8. Claire Cronin – What the Night is Thinking (Big Dread Moon, Orindal Records, 2019)
9. Erin Durant – Rising Sun (single, Keeled Scales, 2019)
10. Erin Rae – Gold Plated (single, Single Lock Records, 2019)
11. Hiss Golden Messenger – I Need a Teacher (single, Merge Records, 2019)
12. Mike Adams At His Honest Weight – Olivia (There Is No Feeling Better, Joyful Noise Recordings, 2019)
13. Butcher the Bar – Rosa (III, Bobo Integral, 2019)
14. Shotgun Jimmie – Cool All the Time (single, You’ve Changed Records, 2019)
15. Greg Felden – Tell Me What’s Broken (Made Of Strings, 2019)
16. Eilen Jewell – Crawl (single, Signature Sounds, 2019)
17. Will Johnson – Cornelius (single, Keeled Scales, 2019)
18. Joan Shelley – Coming Down For You (single, No Quarter, 2019)
19. Jeremy Ivey – Story of a Fish (single, Anti-, 2019)
20. Bruce Sprinsteen – Stones (Western Stars, 2019)
21. Jesse Malin (with Billie Joe Armstrong) – Strangers & Thieves (single, Wicked Cool Records, 2019)
22. Brack Cantrell – Blissful Blues (single, 2019)
23. MeriTuuli – Saimaa (Yö Saimaalla EP, 2019
24. Litku Klemetti – Sinä tiedät sen (single, Luova Records, 2019)
25. Chris Staples – Old Friend (single, Barack, 2019)
26. Paper Beat Scissors – Gun Shy (single, Forward Music Group, 2019)
27. Louie Short – Call Me Brother (single, 2019)
28. Eamon Fogerty – Utopia in Blue (single, Jealous Butcher Records, 2019)
29. Wilder Maker – Love So Well (single, Northern Spy, 2019)
30. Julia Shapiro – Parking Lot (Perfect Version, Hardly Art, 2019)
31. Julien Baker – Red Door (single, Matador, 2019)
32. Mega Bog – Truth in the Wild (single, Paradise of Bachelors, 2019)
33. Sara Beth Go – Tugboat (single, Blue Room Tunes, 2019)
34. Angharad Drake – Start Again (single, 2019)
35. Calexico & Iron Wine – In Your Own Time (Years To Burn, Sub Pop Records, 2019)
36. Sturgill Simpson – The Dead Don’t Die (single, Atlantis, 2019)
37. Los Coast – The Morning Weight (Samsara, New West Records, 2019)
38. Ikebe Shakedown – Unqualified (single, Colemine Records, 2019)
39. Mikey Erg – Clueless or Cruel? (single, Don Giovanni, 2019)
40. Ramona Hammer – Empathy (I Never Wanted Company, New Professor, 2019)
41. SadGirl – Chlorine (Water, Suicide Squeeze Records, 2019)
42. Jeanines – Too Late (Jeanines, Slumberland, 2019)
43. Steve Marino – Six Two Four (Fluff, Darling Records, 2019)
44. Black Belt Eagle Scout – At The Party (single, Saddle Creek 2019)
45. The Minus 5 – Scar Crow (Stroke Manor, Yep Roc, 2019)
46. Ben Danaher – We’ll Do the Business (single, 2019)
47. Molly Parden & Hollow Hum – Losing My Religion (single, 2019)
48. Lillie Mae – You’ve Got Other Girls For That (single, Third Man 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 #45

Another week, another weekly playlist.

For months I’ve done too little, this week I did a bit too much. Sorry if I overwhelmed you with the posts. I’m fully aware it was too much. Just wanted to catch up a little bit. The posting frequency will get significantly slower very soon. Of course the Four Arms to Hold You posts are kind of silly too and I will see if I carry on making them. They would never fit on a proper music media, but might still fit well to this overly romantic music blog where my only guideline has been to passionately love music.

The summer hasn’t slowed the release schedule. At least not significantly. So far I’ve spent most time with the new albums from Jacob Miller, Loamlands, Mariee Sioux and Jake Xerxes Fussell (yeah, Loamlands took a bit of head start and was here a couple of weeks ago, there was a bit of a mix-up and the actual release date was 7th of June). There’s so much more though and the week gave us new albums from Peter Perrett, Stef Chura, Palehound, Olivia Barton, Dylan LeBlanc, The Hollering Pines, Damn Tall Buildings, Eleni Mandell, Oliver Ray, Haybaby and Vanishing Twin. Teal Moss album is a month or so old, but I just found it this week so it’s here for the first time. A couple of excellent EPs too from Charlie Whitten and Jordie Lane.

The Finnish section is very small this time around. Only revisiting the Janne Tapion Sisäinen Avaruus album and featuring the new album from Hot Heros and the new Markus Perttula single. I’m sure there had to be more, so drop me an email if you so wish.

And then there’s obviously lots of magnificent singles. The big news of the week was that there’s a new Jesse Malin album coming out and it will produced by Lucinda Williams. The first single is already out and available. Some other personal faves came from Mercy Bell, Bedouine, Angela Perley, Malin Pettersen, V.V.Lightbody and David Ritschard, but again I could just as well namedrop them all. They are on the playlist because I liked them.

Some previously featured albums also appear with a new song, but that’s all for now. Next week’s playlist won’t be up on Sunday, because I have some Sthlm Americana plans for the weekend. I still try to do it, but it will be either Monday or Tuesday. Just in case somebody actually cares and waits for this. Some blog entries should appear before the weekend though. Remember love.

OCTA Weekly Playlist Episode #45

1. Jacob Miller – Lifted (This New Home, 2019)
2. Loamlands – For You To Own Me (Lez Dance, Cruisin Records, 2019)
3. Jake Xerxes Fussell – Jubilee (Out Of Sight, Paradise of Bachelors, 2019)
4. Mariee Sioux – Coyote with the Flowering Heart (Grief In Exile, Night Bloom Records, 2019)
5. Jesse Malin (feat. Lucinda Williams) – Room 13 (single, Wicked Cool Records, 2019)
6. Charlie Whitten – Teacher Teaching (Tiny Horse EP, 2019)
7. Peter Perrett – Carousel (Humanworld, Domino Recording Co, 2019)
8. Taylor Knox – Happening (Here Tonight, Cadence Music, 2019)
9. Stef Chura – They’ll Never (Midnight, Saddle Creek, 2019)
10. Mercy Bell – Bent (single, Bell & Faulkner Records, 2019)
11. Palehound – Bullshit (Black Friday, Polyvinyl, 2019)
12. Teal Moss – Lewis (Dewy, 2019)
13. Olivia Barton – ¨James Taylor (I Could Have Smiled at Your More, 2019)
14. Bedouine – One More Time (single, Spacebomb Records, 2019)
15. Dylan LeBlanc – Sand and Stone (Renegade, ATO Records, 2019)
16. Angela Perley – Don’t Look Back Mary (single, 2019)
17. The Hollering Pines – Blow Away (Moments In Between, 2019)
18. Malin Pettersen – Pause (single, Die With Your Boots On Records, 2019)
19. David Ritschard – Som en Hank Williams refräng (single, Rootsy Music, 2019)
20. Mike and The Moonpies – You Look Good in Neon (single, Prairie Rose Records, 2019)
21. Damn Tall Buildings – I’ll Be Getting By (Don’t Look Down, 2019)
22. The Resonant Rogues – Be Around My Darlin’ (Autumn Of The World, 2019)
23. Hot Heros – And She Made The Shadows Dance (Days After The Rodeo, Eclipse Music, 2019)
24. The Teskey Brothers – Man of the Universe (single, Decca Records, 2019)
25. Shane Leonard – History (Strange Forms, Wayvard Chicken, 2019)
26. Eleni Mandell – Ghost of a Girl (Wake Up Again, Yep Roc, 2019)
27. V.V. Lightbody – Car Alarm (single, Acrophase Records, 2019)
28. Whitney – Giving Up (single, Secretly Canadian, 2019)
29. Japanese Breakfast – Head Over Heels (single, W Records, 2019)
30. Haybaby – Get Down (They Get There, Tiny Engines, 2019)
31. Dude York – Box (single, Hardly Art, 2019)
32. Fernando Viciconte – Hey Darlene (single, Fluff & Gravy Records, 2019)
33. Chris Staples – River in Reverse (single, Barsuk Records, 2019)
34. Oliver Ray – Ready (Out Passed Nowhere, Royal Oakie, 2019)
35. Matt York – Going Crazy (single, 2019)
36. Lucy Langlas – Savage (single, Early Hearts, 2019)
37. Bridal Party – Too Much (single, 2019)
38. Natural Bridges – Cactus Flower Blossom (Residual Daydreams, Royal Oakie, 2019)
39. James Rose – Simplicity (single, 2019)
40. Matthew Milia – Why Is It? (Alone at St. Hugo, Sitcom Universe, 2019)
41. Janne Tapion Sisäinen Avaruus – Kirjat (Maapallon hautajaiset, Lumpeeela Julkaisut, 2019)
42. Markus Perttula – Näiltä lakeuksilta (single, MPM, 2019)
43. W.C. Beck – Steel Bird (single, 2019)
44. Edan Archer – Six Wing Angel (single, 2019)
45. Elaine Kay – Daddy Issues (single, 2019)
46. Christopher Gold & The New Old Things – Trouble (single, 2019)
47. Jordan Lane – Burning (Lost EP, 2019)
48. Ian Noe – Dead on the River (Rolling Down) (Between The Country, National Treasury, 2019)
49. Her Crooked Heart – Young Love Is Like Nothing (To Love To Leave To Live, 2019)
50. Vanishing Twin – You Are Not An Island (The Age Of Immunology, Fire 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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