Another week, another weekly playlist.
My main focus right now is writing the year-end lists, so I didn’t spend as much time to this as usual. Therefore I might have missed even more stuff than usually. I wanted to do it anyway, because some gorgeous albums and singles did come out this week too.
The big album releases for me were the new ones from Scott Hirsch, Willard Grant Conspiracy and Herman Dune. There were lots of magnificent singles too. Steve Gunn, Sloan, Sarah Shook & The Disarmers, Blank Range, Christopher Gold & The New Old Things, Susto and The Wild Reeds for the international charts and Hullu Ruusu, Message Field and Klasu for the Finnish one. Willy Tea Taylor also dropped a new EP with The River Arkansas.
There’s also a couple of great things I’ve managed to miss before. The new singles from Jenah Barry and Mo Troper. I’m especially ashamed that I forgot to put the Mo Troper song on last week’s list. I had been following the whole funny Bond theme song build up for weeks and then I forgot to put the song on the list when it came out. Shame on me.
Some releases/artists from previous weeks also appear with a different song. Next week maybe some sort of Christmas special, if there isn’t much new releases.
OCTA Weekly playlist Episode #21
1. Scott Hirsch – Valley of the Moon (Lost Time Behind the Moon, Scissor Tail Records, 2018)
2. Foxwarren – Sunset Canyon (Foxwarren, Anti-, 2018)
3. Steve Gunn – Stonehurst Cowboy (single, Matador Records, 2018)
4. Herman Dune – A Good Man’s Got Nothing to Prove (Santa Cruz Gold, Yaya Tova, 2018)
5. Christopher Gold & The New Old Things – Hospital Lungs (single, 2018)
6. Willy Tea Taylor & The River Arkansas – For Sam (Damn Good Dog EP, Blackwing Music, 2018)
7. Mo Troper – Never Dream of Dying (single, 2018)
8. Sloan – Act Your Ages (single, Yep Roc, 2018)
9. Penniless – Fearless (X, Soit Se Silti, 2018)
10. Blank Range – Proximity (single, Sturdy Girls Records, 2018)
11. Sarah Shook & The Disarmers – The Way She Looked at You (single, Bloodshot Records, 2018)
12. Hullu Ruusu – Kun heräät aamulla (single, Helmi Levyt, 2018)
13. Klasu – Juoksemme pois (single, Soit Se Silti, 2018)
14. The Wild Reeds – Lose My Mind (single, Dualtone, 2018)
15. Susto – Homeboy (single, Rounder Records, 2018)
16. Jennah Barry – Roller Disco (single, Forward Music Group, 2018)
17. Daniel Romano – Rhythmic Blood (Finally Free, New West Records / You’ve Changed Records, 2018)
18. Baby Josy – I Can Start to Feel (Demos EP, Gold Robot Records, 2018)
19. William Alexander – Sorrow Your Only Friend (The Kid From Bourke, Green South Records, 2018)
20. Willard Grant Conspiracy – Love You Apart (Untethered, Loose Music, 2018)
21. Message Field – Shapes on the Wall (single, Soit Se Silti, 2018)
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.