OCTA Weekly Playlist Episode #39

Another week, another weekly playlist

Guess what? There’s a lot of great new albums this week. Top of my own lists were long time favourites Craig Finn and The Pearlfishers closely followed by new favourites Mammoth Penguins and Run Coyote. That’s again just a tip of the recordberg. There are new albums from Kevin Morby, Aldous Harding, Starflyer 59, The Mountain Goats, Josh Ritter, Kelly Finnigan, Steel Blossoms, Hannah Cohen and Wild Firth. Nataly Dawn and Lenny Bull made the only new EPs on the list. I’m sure there’s much more out there that I don’t know about.

On the singles front, the big news is the first single from a forthcoming Claire Cronin album. Pony Bradshaw, Bedouine, Jake Xerxes Fussell and TK & The Holy Know Nothings continue to impress and released new outtakes from their next full-lengths. Dana Gavanski and Fell Runner were the new finds of the week for me. Everything else would be worth of a namedrop too.

The Finnish section contains new singles from Liljankukka and Salainen Avaruusohjelma. Salainen Avaruusohjelma also has a full album on iTunes at least, so check that out. That can’t be all the Finnish stuff that came out this week.

And my apologies, if you’ve sent me email and I haven’t replied. I’ve lost the email game and have between 1000-2000 unread emails all the time. Eventually I’ll catch up, but I’m just worn out at the moment. But if you have something urgent, feel free to hit me up on social media. Or at least put something like Vesa or onechord on the subject of the email line. That way I might not miss it. That’s all for now. Remember love.

OCTA Weekly Playlist Episode #39

1. Craig Finn – Indications (I Need a New War, Partisan Records, 2019)
2. The Pearlfishers – You Can Take Me There (Love & Other Hopeless Things, Marina Records, 2019)
3. Mammoth Penguins – Let Yourself Be (There’s No Fight We Can’t Both Win, Fika Recordings, 2019)
4. Run Coyote – Shadowlands (In Shadowlands, So Sorry Records, 2019)
5. Claire Cronin – Tourniquet (single, Orindal Records, 2019)
6. Pony Bradshaw – Bad Teeth (single, Rounder Records, 2019)
7. Jake Xerxes Fussell – Michael Was Hearty (single, Paradise of Bachelors, 2019)
8. Bedouine – Echo Park (single, Spacebomb Records, 2019)
9. The Mountain Goats – Waylon Jennings Live! (In League With Dragons, Merge Records, 2019)
10. Kevin Morby – Piss River (Oh My God, Dead Oceans, 2019)
11. Josh Ritter – The Torch Committee (Fever Breaks, Pytheas Recordings, 2019)
12. TK & The Holy Know-Nothings – Desert Rose (single, Mama Bird Recording Co, 2019)
13. Aldous Harding – Treasure (Designer, 4AD, 2019)
14. Nataly Dawn – Huckleberry (For You EP, 2019)
15. Better Oblivion Community Center – Little Trouble (single, Dead Oceans, 2019)
16. Dana Gavanski – One By One (single, Full Time Hobby, 2019)
17. Lucy Dacus – My Mother & I (single, Matador Records, 2019)
18. Mo Kenney – Ahead of Myself (single, Turtlemusik, 2019)
19. Salainen Avaruusohjelma – Yhden hengen juhlat (single, Nefer Maglev, 2019)
20. Liljankukka – Kevätmaniaa (single, Karhuvaltio Records, 2019)
21. Bruce Springsteen – Hello Sunshine (single, 2019)
22. Joe Kaplow – Rhythm & Rhyme (Time Spent In Between, 2019)
23. I Am Oak – Between Worlds (single, Snowstar Records, 2019)
24. Johanna Samuels – Supposed to Say (Have a Good One EP, Basin Rock, 2019)
25. Fell Runner – Come Home (single, Yes Plz, 2019)
26. Anna Tivel – Two Strangers (The Question, Fluff and Gravy, 2019)
27. Birch Pereira & The Gin Joints – Anytime (single, 2019)
28. Megg Farrell – Feelin’ Single Seein’ Double (Megg Farrell, 2019)
29. Steel Blossoms – County Line (Steel Blossoms, Billy Jam Records, 2019)
30. Justin Townes Earle – Appalachian Nightmare (single, New West Records, 2019)
31. Christopher Gold & The New Old Things – Different Shores (single, 2019)
32. Natural Bridges – Shy Smiles (Good Medicine, Royal Oakie, 2019)
33. Kelly Finnigan – Smoking & Drinking (The Tales People Tell, Colemine Records, 2019)
34. Lenny Bull – Don’t Talk About It (Sharp Teeth EP, Cock & Bull Records, 2019)
35. Wild Firth – Uptown (Lawn Memory, Forged Artifacts, 2019)
36. Starflyer 59 – Young In My Head (Young In My Head, Tooth & Nail Records, 2019)
37. Andy Oliveri & The Mountaineers – Six Sisters (single, 2019)
38. Hannah Cohen – Wasting My Time (Welcome Home, Bella Union, 2019)
39. Will Fox – Waiting (single, Twosyllable Records, 2019)
40. Lucy Roleff – Sometimes Do (single, Lost And Lonesome 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 #38

Another week, another weekly playlist.

Sorry for the small delay. I was away for the Easter. I’m sure I also missed lots of stuff this week, because I was away the whole weekend. I might add a song or two later, if I remember something important. Just wanted to get this done as soon as I got home.

It was a big release week. Anna Tivel’s new album was on the top of my list. It’s actually one of my favourite albums of the whole year so far. The Delines, Anna Tivel and Damien Jurado are probably my current 2019 favorites. I have no idea in which order. There’s lots more than just Anna Tivel album though. The week brought new albums from Daniel Norgren, Brad Armstrong, Natural Bridges, Heather Woods Broderick, The Tallest Man On Earth, Jason Anderson (Lost Sessions vol 4), Elva, Field Medic, Wand, The Yawpers, Jade Bird, Will Kimbrough, Your Heart Breaks and Joe Kaplow (this last one was a week ago, but I missed it then). Johanna Samuels EP is also really noteworthy.

The Finland-related section revisits Eden Prairie and Astral Brain and brings new singles from Suad, MeriTuuli and Janne Tapion Sisäinen Avaruus.

Some international (should-be) hit singles too like the new songs from Shane Leonard, Kenny Husband, Esther Rose, Erin Durant, Chris Staples, Joseph Robert Krauss and Black Pumas. Everything else would be worthy of a namedrop too, but you’ll find them all from the list below.

That’s all for now. Next week back to normal business and the playlist should be up on Sunday. Hopefully I’ll do a better job then or maybe like write a post or two that’s not just a playlist. I’ve been such a sorry excuse of a music blogger lately. Still too stubborn to quit, so back at least with a new playlist on Sunday. Until then. Love.

1. Anna Tivel – Figure It Out (The Question, Fluff and Gravy Records, 2019)
2. Shane Leonard – Postcard Laundry (single, AntiFragile Music, 2019)
3. Johanna Samuels – Nothing To Know (Have A Good One EP, Basin Rock, 2019)
4. Daniel Norgren – When I Hold You In My Arms (Wooh Dang, Superpuma Records, 2019)
5. Brad Armstrong – Climb Any Mountain (I Got No Place Remembers Me, Cornelius Chapel Records, 2019)
6. Kenny Husband – Friends (single, Good Soil Records, 2019)
7. Esther Rose – Handyman (single, Father/Daughter Records, 2019)
8. Erin Durant – Highway Blue (single, Keeled Scales Records, 2019)
9. Chris Staples – Everybody Said (single, Barsuk Records, 2019)
10. Natural Bridges – Bad Times (Good Medicine, Royal Oakie, 2019)
11. Black Pumas – Colors (single, Anti-, 2019)
12. Suad – White Lies (single, 2019)
13. Heather Woods Broderick – I Try (Invitation, Western Vinyl, 2019)
14. The Tallest Man On Earth – There’s a Girl (I Love You. It’s a Fever Dream. Rivers / Birds Records, 2019)
15. Joseph Robert Krauss – Twice the Fool (single, 2019)
16. Jason Anderson – Twenty-Four Weeks Ago (Back To Boston, 2019)
17. Elva – Everyhing Is Strange (Winter Sun, Tapete Records, 2019)
18. Field Medic – I Was Wrong (Fade Into the Dawn, Run For Cover Records, 2019)
19. Wand – High Planes Drifter (Laughing Matter, Drag City Records, 2019)
20. The Yawpers – Can’t Wait (Human Question, Bloodshot Records, 2019)
21. GA-20 – One Night Man (single, Colemine Records, 2019)
22. Beauty Queen – This Time Around (Out Of Touch EP, Sleep Well Records, 2019)
23. Jjjacob Jjjames – Disappearing (single, 2019)
24. MeriTuuli – Ruusut (single, 2019)
25. Janne Tapion Sisäinen Avaruus – Hirviöminä (single, Lumpeela Julkaisut, 2019)
26. Damien Jurado – Newspaper Gown (In The Shape of a Storm, Loose Music / Mama Bird Recording Co, 2019)
27. Flora Hibberd – The Absentee (single, Clear Light Records, 2019)
28. Jade Bird – 17 (Jade Bird, Glassnote Music, 2019)
29. Your Heart Breaks – Late Nights in the Lab (Drone Butch Blues, SofaBurn, 2019)
30. Valley Maker – Supernatural (single, Frenchkiss Records, 2019)
31. Lily Hayes – Soft On Me (single, 2019)
32. Astral Brain – From Above (single, 2019)
33. Eden Prairie – Ana Lucia (Ana Lucia EP, 2019)
34. Tim Bluhm – I Must Have Done Something Bad (single, 2019)
35. Joe Kaplow – There Will Be a Time (Time Spent in Between, 2019)
36. Will Kimbrough – I Like It Down Here (I Like It Down Here, Daphne 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 #37

Another week, another weekly playlist.

I’m sorry if I missed more stuff than usual. I spent a large chunk of time watching political debates and NHL playoffs and therefore did not have as much time as usual for listening and searching for new music. Some things are more important than music. And I’m not referring to the hockey playoffs.

My lack of time might have a lot to do with it, but I didn’t come across with as much great new music as usually. Maybe all labels/artists didn’t want to compete with the RSD releases. There were some big ones though like the wonderful new Damien Jurado album. Other new albums on the playlist are from John Paul White, Conor Donohue, Shovels & Rope, Adam Carroll, Taylor Alexander, Nick Eng, The Budos Band, Nicholas Mudd and April Verch.

Most of the Finland-related section is a week or two old, because yours truly found these a little late. The really big one for me is Astral Brain. Le Futur Pompiste’s Einar Ekström lives in Stockholm these days and have started a new project with Siri Af Burén. They released a gorgeous digital single From Above / The Field Trip a week ago. Other new Finnish releases are the EPs by Eden Prairie & Kami Mate and an album from The Black Ducks of Despair. I’m sure there had to be more, so hit me up if I forgot something important.

And last but not least, the new singles. I rarely have live versions on this playlist, but I have to make an exception, because I really like this live version of In Case I Fall For You by Black Sea Dahu. Joanna Sternberg is the new find of the week for me and I really like her song. Daniel Norgren, Aldous Harding and She Keeps Bees also continue to impress with new outtakes from their forthcoming albums. Everything else would be worthy of a namedrop too, because I like all of these songs.

The next playlist might or might not be up next Sunday. There definitely will be one, because a lot of great music will be released. Like the Anna Tivel album, which is one of my most anticipated releases of the spring. Anyway, it might be delayed a day or two due to easter. Or it might not. Anyway, that’s all for now. Remember love.

OCTA Weekly Playlist Episode #37

1. Damien Jurado – The Shape of a Storm (In the Shape of a Storm, Loose Music / Mama Bird Recording Co, 2019)
2. John Paul White – Yesterday’s Love (The Hurting Kind, Single Lock Records, 2019)
3. Joanna Sternberg – This is Not Who I Want To Be (single, Team Love, 2019)
4. Astral Brain – The Field Trip (single, 2019)
5. Black Belt Eagle Scout – Loss & Relax (single, Saddle Creek, 2019)
6. Aldous Harding – Fixture Picture (single, 4AD, 2019)
7. Wand – Rio Grande (single, Drag City, 2019)
8. Daniel Norgren – Rolling Rolling Rolling (single, Superpuma Records, 2019)
9. Conor Donohue – Milk, Blood & Traffic Signs (Let Love Contaminate, 2019)
10. Shovels & Rope – Mississippi Nuthin’ (By Blood, Dualtone, 2019)
11. Black Sea Dahu – In Case I Fall For You – Live (single, 2019)
12. Adam Carroll – Caroline (I Walked In Them Shoes, 2019)
13. Taylor Alexander – I Never Ask for Nuthin’ (Good Old Fashioned Pain, Hail Mary Records, 2019)
14. Eden Prairie – Wrong Time (Ana Lucia EP, 2019)
15. Josh Ritter – All Some Kind of Dream (single, Pytheas Recordings, 2019)
16. Nick Lowe – Trombone (single, Yep Roc, 2019)
17. Nick Eng – Too Good For Anyone (Long Shot, 2019)
18. The Black Ducks of Despair – Four O Clock (Harry, 2019)
19. Kami Mate – Hopeless Daydreamers (Kami Mate EP, 2019)
20. Amyl and The Sniffers – Got You (single, Rough Trade Records, 2019)
21. J. Mascis – Don’t Do Me Like That (single, Sub Pop Records, 2019)
22. The Budos Band – The Enchanter (The Budos Band V, Daptone, 2019)
23. The Yawpers – Carry Me (single, Bloodshot Records, 2019)
24. Mega Bog – Diary of a Rose (single, Paradise of Bachelors, 2019)
25. Paper Beat Scissors – Don’t Mind (single, Forward Music Group, 2019)
26. red steppes – Trouble (single, 2019)
27. Spencer Radcliffe – Here Comes the Snow (single, Run For Cover, 2019)
28. Danny Vera – Roller Coaster (single, Excelsior Recordings, 2019)
29. Nicholas Mudd – Sailing Song (Nicholas Mudd, 2019)
30. Christopher Gold & The New Old Things – Wildflower Sky (single, 2019)
31. Titus Haug – Good Things Take Time (River Eyes EP, 2019)
32. April Verch – The Lord Knows I’m Drinking (Once A Day, 2019)
33. Steel Blossoms – Trailer Neighbor (single, Billy Jam Records, 2019)
34. Carl Anderson – Ten Different Reasons (single, 2019)
35. Adam Ostrar – Morning Said (The Worried Coat, Super Secret Records, 2019)
36. Abby Crerie – Inner Dialogue (single, 2019)
37. She Keeps Bees – Kinship (single, BB*Island, 2019)
38. Weyes Blood – Something To Believe In (Titanic Rising, Sub Pop Records, 2019)
39. Shana Cleveland – Don’t Let Me Sleep (Night of the Worm Moon, Hardly Art, 2019)
40. Roseanne Reid – What I’ve Done (Trails, Last Man Music, 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 #36

Another week, another weekly playlist.

This little playlist thing is getting out of hand and this contains 50 songs this week. Fully aware that nobody is going to listen the whole thing, but it proved to be too difficult to make it any shorter. Sorry about that, but I suppose it shouldn’t really matter. Listen as much as you desire and then move on to other things.

This week the albums by Weyes Blood, Charlotte Cornfield and Roseanne Reid were on the top of my list. All three are so great. Sure the Weyes Blood album does challenge my taste from time to time, but such a magical album is able to drag me away from my comfort zone. It’s good to expand one’s listening habits every now and then. Friday also brought new albums from Viking Moses, Rod Melancon, Jimbo Mathus, Lee Fields & Expressions, Martha, Sarchasm, Flying Fish Cove, Adam Ostrar, Simon Linsteadt, Molly Tuttle, Bohannons, The Prescriptions, Ages and Ages, The Proper Ornaments, Shana Cleveland, Swimming Bell, Lady Lamb and Kora Feder. Oh my, ain’t that enough. And then some say that there’s no new interesting music. I even had to leave a few objectively great ones that aren’t the closest thing to my own personal taste (like PUP and I Love Your Lifestyle for example). On the EP front, there’s the new one from Partner and a couple of weeks old Lily McKown EP.

The Finnish section is pretty small this time. There’s only a new single by Maanvaiva and a song from the new Pelko album. I’m sure there had to be more, but I just didn’t get the memo.

Favourite song/single of the week is the second outtake Pink Symphony from the forthcoming Bart album. Caroline Spence, Ian Noe, TK & The Holy Know-Nothings and Mammoth Penguins also released new singles from their forthcoming albums. I have super high expectations for all of those albums, because I’ve loved everything I’ve heard so far. Some of the week’s biggest music news for me were also that Darrin Bradbury signed with Anti- and released a new single and that Jake Xerxes Fussell has a new album coming out in June. All the other singles would be worthy of a namedrop just as well, because they are all on this playlist because I like them all.

Also revisiting some of my favorite albums from last week as usual, but enough with this pointless rambling. Here’s the playlist of the week.

OCTA Weekly Playlist Episode #36

1. Bart – Pink Symphony (single, Idee Fixe Records, 2019)
2. Weyes Blood – Picture Me Better (Titanic Rising, Sub Pop Records, 2019)
3. Charlotte Cornfield – Balladeer (The Shape Of Your Name, Next Door Records, 2019)
4. Roseanne Reid – Levi (Trails, Last Man Music, 2019)
5. Caroline Spence – Wait On the Wine (single, Rounder Records, 2019)
6. Ian Noe – Between The Country (single, National Treasury Recordings, 2019)
7. Viking Moses – Let This Trouble Pass (Cruel Child, Epifo Music, 2019)
8. Darrin Bradbury – Newark (single, Anti-, 2019)
9. Rod Melancon – Heartbreakers (Pinkville, Blue Elan Records, 2019)
10. Jimbo Mathus – You Are Like A Song (Incinerator, Big Legal Mess Records, 2019)
11. Lee Fields & The Expressions – Blessed With the Best (It Rains Love, Big Crown Records, 2019)
12. Jake Xerxes Fussell – The River St. Johns (single, Paradise of Bachelors, 2019)
13. TK & The Holy Know-Nothings – Tunnel of a Dream (single, Mama Bird Recording Co, 2019)
14. Mammoth Penguins – You Just Carry On (single, Fika Recordings, 2019)
15. Martha – Sight For Sore Eyes (Love Keeps Kicking, Big Scary Monsters, 2019)
16. Partner – Long and McQuade (Saturday The 14th EP, You’ve Changed Records, 2019)
17. Sarchasm – Mountain Time (Beach Blanket: Bummer Pop!, 2019)
18. Kitty Kat Fan Club – Dreamy Little You (single, Asian Man Records, 2019)
19. Flying Fish Cove – Sleight of a Hand (At Moonset, Help Yourself Records, 2019)
20. Adam Ostrar – Bloody Waves (The Worried Coat, Super Secret Records, 2019)
21. Simon Linsteadt – Morning in December (The Fool, 2019)
22. Courtney Hartman – January First (single, Reckoner Records, 2019)
23. Molly Tuttle – Take The Journey (When You’re Ready, Compass Records, 2019)
24. Lost Dog Street Band – Without a Doubt (Weight of a Trigger, 2019)
25. Frankie Lee – Downtown Lights (single, Loose Music, 2019)
26. A.O. Gerber – Stranger (single, 2019)
27. Saintseneca – Wait a Minute (single, Anti-, 2019)
28. LeAnna Eden – Trade Ya In (single, 2019)
29. Bohannons – Refills (Bloodroot, Cornelius Chapel Records, 2019)
30. The Prescriptions – Night Before I Lost My Mind (Hollywood Gold, Single Lock Records, 2019)
31. Ages and Ages – Needle and Thread (Me You They We, Needle and Thread Records, 2019)
32. The Proper Ornaments – Where Are You Now (Six Lenins, Tapete Records, 2019)
33. Shana Cleveland – Face of the Sun (Night of the Worm Moon, Hardly Art, 2019)
34. Karine Polwart – The Whole of the Moon (single, Hegri, 2019)
35. Swimming Bell – Cold Clear Moon (Wild Sight, Adventure Club Records, 2019)
36. Steven Lambke – Dark Blue (Dark Blue, You’ve Changed Records, 2019)
37. Pelko – Sukupuuttoaalto (Sukupuuttoaalto, 2019)
38. Maanvaiva – Rakkauslaulu (single, 57 Records, 2019)
39. Lady Lamb – Deep Love (Even in the Tremor, Ba Da Bing!, 2019)
40. Big Thief – Cattails (single, 4AD, 2019)
41. Field Medic – The Bottle’s My Lover, She’s Just My Friend (single, Run For Cover Records, 2019)
42. Blue Wilson – Above Us (single, 2019)
43. Kora Feder – Dance With Me (In Sevens, 2019)
44. Abby Crerie – When (single, 2019)
45. Vera Sola – Crooked Houses (single, Spectraphonic Records, 2019)
46. Lily McKown – Sea of Junk (Sea of Junk EP, 2019)
47. Johanna Samuels – Dylan’s Third Verse (single, Basin Rock, 2019)
48. Nathan Seeckts – Old Blood (The Heart of the City, 2019)
49. Son Volt – The Symbol (Union, Transmit Sound, 2019)
50. M. Lockwood Porter – Nowhere Left To Run (Communion in the Ashes, Black Mesa 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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