OCTA Weekly Playlist Episode #21

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.




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OCTA Weekly Playlist #20

Another week, Another weekly playlist.

This one was a slightly busier release week. Especially Canada provided a lot of great music this week. I was thrilled about the new albums from Daniel Romano, Foxwarren (Andy Shauf’s new project), the new single from Ian Daniel Kehoe (who formerly operated under the Marine Dreams moniker) and Julie Arsenault’s new EP (this one is not available on Spotify, but listen/it on her bandcamp, it’s wonderful).

Other big album releases were from Jeff Tweedy and Monteagle. I don’t really know anything about Michelle Petrie, but I liked her new album when I quickly listened to it last night and therefore that’s on the list too. I need to listen to it more properly when I have the time.

Lots of magnificent singles too. Tiny Ruins, Durand Jones & The Indications, Roseanne Reid, Molly Parden, Ally Kerr, Janne Tapion Sisäinen Avaruus, Michael Chapman, Harlem, Taylor Janzen, Phoebe Bridgers, Hayes Carll etc. 2019 is already looking rather great, but I suppose I need to wrap up this 2018 next. I think I’ll start focusing on that next weekend.

Some songs have again been out a while, because either I just found them or just haven’t shared them before. A couple of Christmas tunes too, but I didn’t want to add them too much so early in December.

OCTA Weekly Playlist #20

1. Daniel Romano – Between the Blades of Grass (Finally Free, New West Records / You’ve Changed Records, 2018)
2. Ian Daniel Kehoe – Secret Republic (single, Tin Angel Records, 2018)
3. Foxwarren – In Another Life (Foxwarren, ANTI-, 2018)
4. Tiny Ruins – School Of Design (single, Marathon, 2018)
5. Durand Jones & The Indications (feat. Aaron Frazer) – Don’t You Know (single, Dead Oceans / Colemine, 2018)
6. Roseanne Reid – I Love Her So (single, Last Man Music, 2018)
7. Phoebe Bridgers – Christmas Song (single, Dead Oceans, 2018)
8. Ally Kerr – All We Cannot Say (single, Much Obliged, 2018)
9. Molly Parden – Bolting Volts (single, 2018)
10. Janne Tapion Sisäinen Avaruus – Harmaa Kivi (single, Lumpeela julkaisut, 2018)
11. Hayes Carll – Jesus and Elvis (single, Dualtone, 2018)
12. Monteagle – Hollow Ground (Midnight Noon, Fire Talk, 2018)
13. Jeff Tweedy – Warm (When The Sun Has Died) (WARM, dBpm Records, 2018)
14. Michael Chapman – It’s Too Late (single, Paradise of Bachelors, 2018)
15. Harlem – Queen Of Mosquitos (single, Female Fantasy, 2018)
16. Taylor Janzen – New Mercies (single, 2mm, 2018)
17. Michelle Petrie – The Narcissist (Michelle Petrie, 2018)
18. Timid The Brave – Comfort (single, Other Songs, 2018)
19. William Alexander – Darlin I’m So Cold (The Kid From Bourke, 2018)
20. Kevin Devine – I Wrote It Down For You (Devinyl Splits no. 10, Bad Timing Records, 2018)
21. D.T. Buffkin – Play Another Song (Saturday Night, Sunday Morning, Shotgun House Records, 2018)
22. Baby Josy – Magic In Your Love (Demos EP, Gold Robot Records, 2018)
23. Trevor Dickson – How To Say (single, 2018)
24. Wes Allen – Ask Me Now (Funny Thing EP, 2018)
25. Heated Land – Hey Hey (single, K&F Records, 2018)

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.

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

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OCTA Weekly Playlist – Episode #19

Another week, another weekly playlist.

Not a whole lot of new releases. Therefore I added some stuff that came out earlier in the year too that I haven’t featured either at all or just not enough. I think the only albums on the list that actually came out this week are from americana songwriter Stephen Kellogg and the Finnish alternative rock band (or is it more of a solo thing) Joonas Holmen + The Lossy Codecs. If you love Penniless for example (and well who doesn’t), give a spin to that Joonas Holmen album, because it’s very good. Us Presidents album and Blue Wilson EP came out earlier in November, but they are the new finds of the week for me and I really like them both after a couple of listening sessions. The album that I listened to the most by far was the new Grand Salvo album that came out a week ago. An album of the year contender.

There were some great new singles. Bob Sumner from the Sumner Brothers will release a solo album in January and the first single Riverbed came out on Friday. Daniel Romano’s new album is out next week, but first there’s new single available. Fabulous Finnish artists Litku Klemetti and Tomi Nordlund & Syvä Joki also dropped new singles this week. Daniel Steinbock, Gold Rose and Nathan Truax singles are also brand new if I’m not mistaken. The other stuff on the list is slightly older, but definitely worth investigating. If your blogger was any good at his job (or well hobby), he would have praised Tomberlin, Sara Renberg, RF Shannon etc when their gorgeous albums came out.

OCTA Weekly Playlist – Episode #19

1. Grand Salvo – Field of Flowers (Sea Glass, Mistletone, 2018)
2. Us Presidents – Your Love’s a Lighter (Worst World in the World, 2018)
3. Blue Wilson – Emily Waters (Younger EP, Forged Artifacts, 2018)
4. Bob Sumner – Riverbed (single, 2018)
5. Daniel Romano – The Long Mirror of Time (single, New West / You’ve Changed Records, 2018)
6. Daniel Steinbock – Out Of Blue (single, 2018)
7. Litku Klemetti – Kaikki peittyy kyyneliin (single, Luova Records, 2018)
8. Tomi Nordlund & Syvä Joki – Tiellä ei mihinkään (single, Soit se silti, 2018)
9. Laura Moisio – Keltaiset verhot (Laura Moisio, Texicalli Records, 2018)
10. Kuumat siivet – Itke hänet pois (Tänä iltana EP, 2018)
11. Penniless – The Core (X, Soit se silti, 2018)
12. Joonas Holmen + The Lossy Codecs – Acid (Sterner Stuff, Fuu Recs, 2018)
13. Lynn Taylor & The Barflies – Rock Paper Scissors (with my Love) (Staggered, 2018)
14. Gold Rose – Rosalee (single, 2018)
15. Nathan Truax – Oh, What Are You To Do (single, 2018)
16. Vanessa Peters – What You Can’t Outrun (Foxhole Prayers, Idol Records, 2018)
17. Tomberlin – Untitled 1 (At Weddings, Saddle Creek, 2018)
18. Stephen Kellogg – All the Love That Comes to Me (Objects in the Mirror, Fat Sam Records, 2018)
19. Christine Fellows – Unleashed (Roses on the Vine, Vivat Virtute, 2018)
20. Faye Webster – Kingston (single, Secretly Canadian, 2018)
21. Sara Renberg – Elderly Lesbians (Night Sands, Antiquated Future Records, 2018)
22. Hannah Read – I’ll Still Sing Your Praises (Way Out I’ll Wander, Hudson Records, 2018)
23. Graham Nicholas – Keeping My Soul Alive (Dial Tones and Pretty Notes, 2018)
24. RF Shannon – Tooth Ache (Trickster Blues, Cosmic Dreamer, 2018)
25. Harrison Whitford – Strangers in the Making (Afraid Of Everything, 2018)

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.

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.

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