OCTA Weekly Playlist Episode #51

Another week, another weekly playlist

First a small announcement that the regular visitors probably have noticed at this point. This blog hits 18 years this September, which is a pretty damn long time to absolutely anything let alone a music blog. I’m setting up an online festival to celebrate this long road. Hit that OCTA18 link there at the top (or well this link) for more information. I need your help to make this happen, so if you have been featured on this blog sometime during the past 18 years, I would love to have you participating on this event. All the info should be on that link, but feel free to ask absolutely anything related to the event (email, social media whatever works for you):

And the actual thing aka the new music from this week. The big album release for me is the new Joe Pug album. Other new albums on the list are from The Flaming Lips, Oscar Lush, Rod Picott, The Weary Times, Darren Hayman and last minute addition Lachlan Denton & Studio Magic. Armstrong and Smug Brothers came out earlier in July, but I managed to miss them at the time. There’s also a song from the wonderful new EPs by Drew Danburry, Goodnight, Texas, Angharad Drake. Leland Sundries is the one I missed before in this category.

The single that every is talking (and rightfully so) is the debut single from The Highwomen. There’s so much more though. Long time faves John Calvin Abney, Joan Shelley, Hiss Golden Messenger and Wilco released their new singles. New(er) favorites like Leslie Stevens, Jordan Moser, Wojtek The Bear also hit a homerun. Just to name a few.

That’s it for this week. Five more work days until vacation part 2. I again try to catch up on this blog stuff too during that (but I will rest too). I indeed have some catching up to do, because I’ve lost the email game (at least temporarily) and have over 3000 unread emails at the moment. My apologizes. It’s just too much to keep up with it. There’s just not enough time to read and listen 100+ emails everyday when one first has to spend 8 hours at the factory. If there’s something urgent give a shout on social media (and/or put something in the subject line that makes it easier to pick the personal emails from the mass emails). I’ll go through them on the vacation, but it will take a while. Thanks for understanding. Love.

OCTA Weekly Playlist Episode #51

1. The Highwomen – Redesigning Women (single, Elektra Records, 2019)
2. Joe Pug – The Stranger I’ve Been (The Flood in Color, 2019)
3. John Calvin Abney – Turn Again (single, Black Mesa Records, 2019)
4. Leslie Stevens – Depression, Descent (single, LyricLand / Thirty Tigers, 2019)
5. Joan Shelley – Cycle (single, No Quarter Records, 2019)
6. Jordan Moser – Love Is Gonna Test You (single, Keeled Scales, 2019)
7. Wilco – Love Is Everywhere (Beware) (single, dBpm Records, 2019)
8. Drew Danburry – Mediocrity (For Micah Dahl Anderson) [Who Is Amazing and Not Mediocre] (Pallid Boy & Spindling Girl EP, 2019)
9. Wojtek the Bear – A Long Wait For Bad News (single, 2019)
10. Armstrong – Ralph and Gustav (Under Blue Skies, 2019)
11. Lachlan Denton & Studio Magic – A Brother (A Brother, Bobo Integral, 2019)
12. Shotgun Jimmie – The New Sincerity (single, You’ve Changed Records, 2019)
13. Twain & The Deslondes – Run Wild (single, Mashed Potatos Records, 2019)
14. Brittany Howard – Stay High (single, Sony, 2019)
15. Hiss Golden Messenger – Cat’s Eye Blues (single, Merge Records, 2019)
16. Dogwood Tales – Riding Horses (single, WarHen, 2019)
17. RF Shannon – Don’t Be Shy (single, Keeled Scales, 2019)
18. Angharad Drake – Loved By You (Better Grow Up EP, 2019)
19. Coyote Brother – A Part of Me That’s Lonely (single, Piasa Recordings, 2019)
20. Goodnight, Texas – Uncontrolled Study (The Senseless Age EP, 2 Cent Blank Check, 2019)
21. The Weary Times – Best For You (The Weary Times, 2019)
22. The Commonhearts – Pressure (single, Jullian Records, 2019)
23. Jesse Malin – Meet Me at the End of the World Again (single, Wicked Cool Records, 2019)
24. Leland Sundries – Song for the Girl with the Replacement Tattoo (Pray Through Gritted Teeth EP, L’Echiquier Records, 2019)
25. Florist – Celebration (single, Double Double Whammy, 2019)
26. The Flaming Lips – All For The Life of the City (King’s Mouth, Bella Union, 2019)
27. Brack Cantrell – Culture Famine (single, 2019)
28. Ordinary Life – Stay Here (single, 2019)
29. Andrew Combs – Save Somebody Else (single, New West Records, 2019)
30. Robert Ellis – Everyone’s Gone to The Moon (single, New West Records, 2019)
31. Corb Lund (feat Hayes Carll) – The Cover of the Rolling Stone (single, New West Records, 2019)
32. Christopher Gold & The New Old Things – You Ain’t Out to Sea (single, 2019)
33. Sam Lynch – Off the Rails (single, 2019)
34. Eamon Fogerty – Buster-Jangle (single, Jealous Butcher Records, 2019)
35. Smug Brothers – Today the Hollow (All Blur and Spark, Mel-Tones Songs, 2019)
36. Rheostatics – Rearview (single, Six Shooter Recordings, 2019)
37. Oscar Lush – Stubborn Fool (Black Dog, 2019)
38. Jade Imagine – The News (single, Marathon Artists, 2019)
39. Flora Hibberd – In Violence (single, Clear Light Records, 2019)
40. Darren Hayman – Alan Bean (12 Astronauts, Wiaiwya, 2019)
41. Kail Baxley – These Arms Are Open (single, AntiFragile, 2019)
42. Rod Picott – Hold on to the Cloth (Out (takes) Past the Wire, Welding Rod Records, 2019)
43. Pearla – Daydream (single, EggHunt, 2019)
44. Field Mouse – In Blue (single, Topshelf Records, 2019)
45. Rachele Eve – Renunciation (single, 2019)
46. Cady Smith – Is That You? (single, 2019)
47. Joanna Sternberg – You Have Something Special (Then I Try Some More, Team Love Records, 2019)
48. Matt Harlan – Like Lightning (Way Out of Town) (Best Beasts, Eight 30, 2019)
49. Have Gun, Will Travel – Born in the 1970s (Strange Chemistry, 2019)
50. Joseph Huber – The Wild Swans at Coole (Moondog, 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 #50

Another week, another weekly playlist.

It’s episode 50. Hurray. That’s kind of the goal I had set for myself. I skipped one or two during the Christmas season when nothing happened on the release front, so I’ve almost done a full year now. Time to see where I am and decide whether I should continue as I have done this first year of playlisting. There’s a small poll up at Facebook for a few more days, if you want to have a say. I might or might not listen. Also you can just drop an email or comment here if you don’t do social media. So far based on the few votes, biweekly or monthly playlist is leading. Which I kinda assumed was the case, because I’m fully aware this is a lot to digest every freakin week. The weekly playlist has lots of both good and bad and I haven’t made up my mind one way or another. I think I’ll do at least a couple more like I have and then decide on my vacation how to continue. The playlist will definitely continue. The update frequency is the only question mark.

Things heated up again after the 4th of July festivities and there’s lots of great albums. Joanna Sternberg, Joseph Huber and Purple Mountains topped my list, but the week also gave beautiful albums from Anna Wiebe, Have Gun, Will Travel, Matt Harlan, Will Fox, Megan Palmer & Rayvon Pettis, Mal Blum, Cool Original, Grand Vapids, Henry Parker, Motel Radio, Paul McClure, The Steel Wheels and Lotte Kestner. The lone EP is from Andrew Thoreen. I didn’t know anything about him, but saw J.E.Sunde recommending it on FB and I have no reason to ever doubt him.

The small Finnish section contains new singles from Heavy Breathers, Spring Teeth and Litku Klemetti. I’m sure that’s not all, so hit me up, if and when I’m missing something important.

The international singles charts contains should-be hits from Michaela Anne, Kelsey Waldon, Eilen Jewell, Beth Bombara, Elijah Ocean, Jeremy Ivey, Ottoman Turks, Mikey Erg and lots of others. The record store day single from Lilly Hiatt and John Hiatt also make an appearance in the digital world. And as usual, everything else could be mentioned just as well.

There should be an announcement coming of One Chord To Another’s 18th Anniversary Festival sometime fairly soon. You don’t need to book a trip to Turku, because it’s an online birthday party and therefore all happens at your own place. So far the info is only on my personal FB, but I’ll make it public as soon as I’ve figured out the finer details. I’ll try to make it happen during the next week, because this blog hits 18 in September and time is soon running out if and when I want artists to participate. That’s it for now. Take care. Love.

1. Joanna Sternberg – Don’t You Ever (Then I Try Some More, Team Love Records, 2019)
2. Joseph Huber – Another Man’s Shoes (Moondog, 2019)
3. Purple Mountains – All My Happiness Is Gone (Purple Mountains, Drag City, 2019)
4. Anna Wiebe – I Felt It in the Wind (All I Do Is Move, 2019)
5. Michaela Anne – Child of the Wind (single, Yep Roc, 2019)
6. Have Gun, Will Travel – Infinite Traveller (Strange Chemistry, 2019)
7. Matt Harlan – Darla Mae (Best Beats, Eight 30 Records, 2019)
8. Beth Bombara – Tenderhearted (single, 2019)
9. Will Fox – Against the Tide (Which Way, Twosyllable Records, 2019)
10. Kelsey Waldon – Anyhow (single, Oh Boy, 2019)
11. Megan Palmer & Rayvon Pettis – Try Not to Breathe (Nothing Is Sweeter, Blue Rose Music, 2019)
12. Jeremy Ivey – Diamonds Back To Coal (single, Anti-, 2019)
13. Elijah Ocean – I Left My One Spot (Back at the 5 Spot) (single, 2019)
14. Ottoman Turks – Apathy (single, State Fair Records, 2019)
15. Heavy Breathers – Conquistador (single, Axis of Evil, 2019)
16. Spring Teeth – Land of Bones (single, I Call It Blood Detective Records, 2019)
17. Jordan Jones – Rumors Girls (single, 2019)
18. Litku Klemetti – Mitä muutakaan tekisin (single, Luova Records, 2019)
19. Mal Blum – Things Still Left To Say (Pity Boy, Don Giovanni Records, 2019)
20. Mikey Erg – Hopland Superette (single, Don Giovanni Records, 2019)
21. Cool Original – Offended (I Never Said I Didn’t Care, 2019)
22. Bad Heaven Ltd. – Bed (single, 2019)
23. Grand Vapids – Bit and Bridle (Eat the Shadow, Mumblecore Records, 2019)
24. Lilly Hiatt – You Must Go (single, New West Records, 2019)
25. Eilen Jewell – 79 Cents (The Meow Song) (single, Signature Sounds, 2019)
26. Andrew Thoreen – The Sum Is on My Brain (Songs of Isolation for Rock Quartet EP, Sound of Music, 2019)
27. Queen of Jeans – Get Lost (single, Topshelf Records, 2019)
28. Fionn Regan – Collar of Fur (single, Abbey Records, 2019)
29. The Teskey Brothers – So Caught Up (single, Decca Records, 2019)
30. Billy Strings – Take Water (single, Rounder Records, 2019)
31. Henry Parker – Silent Spring (Silent Spring, 2019)
32. Birch Pereira & The Gin Joints – Tu N’es Jamais Trop Vieux (single, 2019)
33. Rachel Sermanni – What Can I Do (single, 2019)
34. Albi & The Wolves – I’d Go Anywhere (single, 2019)
35. Paul & The Tall Trees – Then We’ll Wave (So Long) (single, Big Crown Records, 2019)
36. Good Service – Summer Muses (single, 2019)
37. Motel Radio – Midnight (Siesta Del Sol, 2019)
38. Sam Evian – Right Down the Line (single, Saddle Creek, 2019)
39. Strange Ranger – Message to You (single, Tiny Engines, 2019)
40. Jason McCue – Even Though (single, 2019)
41. The Sidekicks – Ode to Jerry (single, Epitaph, 2019)
42. Lillie Mae – Terlingua Girl (single, Third Man Records, 2019)
43. Pieta Brown – Ask For More (single, Righteous Babe Records, 2019)
44. Paul McClure – The Morning My Love (Market Town, Clubhouse Records, 2019)
45. The Steel Wheels – Time To Rest (Over the Trees, Big Ring Records, 2019)
46. Lotte Kestner – Thin (Remixes, 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 #49

Another week, another weekly playlist.

There was not a whole lot of movement on the release front due to summer and especially because there was 4th of July festivities in the US. There was some great ones from other markets though. The albums from Emma Russack, Jesca Hoop, Jack Cade and The Soft Cavalry (Steve Clarke and Slowdive’s Rachel Goswell) were on my radar. I’m sure there was more than that. However, the slow week gave me opportunity to look back on things I’ve missed during the year and I found some gold (and a huge hole in my Australian music education that I tried to fill a bit) and therefore these 2019 albums/eps make first time appearance on the playlist this week: Rose City Band, Hectorine, Louise Connell, Lolas (I didn’t even know they were still active), Carla Geneve EP (I had the single, but managed to miss the release of this great EP), Gena Rose Bruce, Shane Smith & The Saints, Jade Jackson, BATTS, Asha Jefferies EP and Renata Zeiguer EP.

On the singes chart, the biggest one is the Finnish summer jam from Jari Raaste. Esther Rose, Garrett T. Capps and The Commonheart I managed to miss last week, so they are here now. Other international (should be)-hits came from Kacy & Clayton, Dylan Earl, Jacob Faurholt, Christopher Gold & The New Old Things, Dolly Valentine, Melissa Mary Ahern.. oh well, I might just as well namedrop them all. There’s lots of older singles too.

Anyway, that’s it for this week. I made a quick mid-year report earlier in the week, if you want to know my biggest favorites of 2019 so far. Back next week with episode #50. Do I stop there yes/no? Is there a need for a weekly playlist or would bi-weekly or monthly be better?

OCTA Weekly Playlist Episode #49

1. Emma Russack – Winter Blues (Winter Blues, Spunk Records, 2019)
2. Kacy & Clayton – The Forty-Ninth Parallel (single, New West Records, 2019)
3. Esther Rose – Sex and Magic (single, Father/Daughter Records, 2019)
4. Dylan Earl – Just Because (single, Rootsy Music, 2019)
5. Garrett T. Capps – All Right, All Night (single, Shotgun House Records, 2019)
6. Rose City Band – Rip City (Rose City Band, Jean Sandwich Records, 2019)
7. Jari Raaste – Ilmalaiva (single, Fonal Records, 2019)
8. The Commonheart – Do Right (single, Jullian Records, 2019)
9. Christopher Gold & The New Old Things – Thirty Five (single, 2019)
10. Jacob Faurholt – Dark Moons (single, Raw Onions Records, 2019)
11. Hectorine – Old Man Willow (Hectorine, Galaxie Records, 2019)
12. Dolly Valentine – Michigan, 1997 (single, Holy Golden Music, 2019)
13. Jesca Hoop – 01 Tear (Stonechild, Memphis Industries, 2019)
14. Jack Cade – He Lies on His Side (Bear Bones, 2019)
15. Ainslie Wills – Fear Of Missing Out (single, 2019)
16. Karine Polwart – Chance (single, Hegri, 2019)
17. Louise Connell – Most Righteous People (Squall Echo Rale, 9th Story Records, 2019)
18. Frank Turner – Sister Rosetta (single, Xtra Mile, 2019)
19. Attic Lights – King Of Whatever (single, Elefant, 2019)
20. Lolas – A Dozen or Seven Tapestries (A Dozen or Seven Tapestries, 2019)
21. Parsnip – Lift Off! (single, Trouble In Mind, 2019)
22. String Machine – Eight Legged Dog (single, 2019)
23. Molly Drag – Out Like a Light (single, Egghunt Records, 2019)
24. Carla Geneve – I Hate You (For Making Me Not Want to Leave the City) (Carla Geneve EP, Dot Dash, 2019)
25. Melissa Mary Ahern – Maria, Maria (single, 2019)
26. Gena Rose Bruce – I Don’t Think I’ll Ever Get Over You (Can’t Make You Love Me, Dot Dash Recordings, 2019)
27. Jess Cornelius – No Difference (single, 2019)
28. Erin Durant – Sand Dunes (Islands, Keeled Scales, 2019)
29. Nev Cottee – Morning Sun (River’s Edge, Wonderfulsound, 2019)
30. Harrison Whitford – Both My Friends (Afraid of Everything, Screwdriver Records, 2019)
31. Chris Staples – Running Out of Time (Holy Moly, Barsuk, 2019)
32. Espanola – Espanola (Espanola, Surly Young Records, 2019)
33. Shane Smith & The Saint – Oklahoma City (Hail Mary, Geromino West Records, 2019)
34. Jade Jackson – Secret (Wilderness, Anti-, 2019)
35. Asha Jefferies – Chaos (Hold Yourself Together EP, 2019)
36. BATTS – Don’t Treat Me Like You Do (The Grand Tour, THAA Records, 2019)
37. Renata Zeiguer – Permanently Lonely (Faraway Business, Northern Spy, 2019)
38. Long Beard – Sweetheart (single, Double Whammy Whammy, 2019)
39. Mega Bog – Shadows Break (Dolphine, Paradise of Bachelors, 2019)
40. The Soft Cavalry – The Light That Shines on Everyone (The Soft Cavalry, 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 #48

Another week, another weekly playlist.

Sorry for the delay. I was away for the weekend and then there was the NHL Free agent frenzy on Monday. Trying to do this every weekend can become a bit of a burden when there’s other life things in the mix, but I’ll do at least 50 episodes because it’s so close. Maybe that would be a good time to ask myself why I’m spending hours every weekend to create something that has very little relevance. Anyway, due to the reasons above, this one is a bit shorter and I missed a ton of stuff. Some that I am even aware of, but just didn’t have the time to listen to them at all. I’ll catch up next week, because there might be a bit less going on due to 4th of July.

This week was again a pretty awesome week for new albums. Erin Durant’s beautiful album came out on Keeled Scales and Screwdriver Records started their career with a culture award worthy release of Harrison Whitford’s Afraid of Everything on LP/CD. Canadian studio wizard, pedal steel master and liner note hero Aaron Goldstein takes the spotlight this time around with releasing his own music under the name Espanola. Long time favorites Matt Woods and Chris Staples released their new excellent albums. Those were highest on my personal list, but the week also gave great new albums from Mega Bog, Nev Cottee, The Black Keys, Erik Koskinen, Daughter of Swords and Molly Parden & Hollow Hum. There was way more, but I still haven’t had the time to dive into the Shane Smith and Jade Jackson albums for example.

And then there were the singles. So many beautiful ones. Justin Peter Kinkel-Schuster and Joe Pug released impressive first singles from their forthcoming albums. I also loved the new songs from Jordan Moser, RF Shannon, Black Sea Dahu, Lucy Dacus, Ana Egge.. oh well actually all of these.

That’s it for this week. It would also be the time for the mid-year lists, but I’m not yet sure am I going to do them. Plus I should also work on the OCTA 18 year Anniversary thing that takes place in September, if I manage to do something (september comes surprisingly fast). Don’t know is such insanity worth celebrating though. 18 years is a long time to do absolutely anything and a pretty ridiculously long time to write a music blog. But what can you do if you love music, but have zero musicality. You’ll just listen, love and share.

OCTA Weekly Playlist Episode #48

1. Erin Durant – Highway Blue (Islands, Keeled Scales, 2019)
2. Harrison Whitford – Strangers in the Making (Afraid of Everything, Screwdriver Records, 2019)
3. Espanola – Ever Kind and True (Espanola, Surly Young Records, 2019)
4. Matt Woods – Hey Heartbreaker (Natural Disasters, Lonely Ones Records, 2019)
5. Justin Peter Kinkel-Schuster – Take Heart, Take Care (single, Big Legal Mess, 2019)
6. Joe Pug – Exit (single, 2019)
7. Lucy Dacus – Forever Half Mast (single, Matador Records, 2019)
8. Jordan Moser ft. Molly Burch – Road to Trouble (single, Keeled Scales, 2019)
9. Black Sea Dahu – How You Swallowed Your Anger (single, 2019)
10. RF Shannon – Angeline (single, Keeled Scales, 2019)
11. Chris Staples – Halfway Over (Holy Moly, Barsuk Records, 2019)
12. Mega Bog – I Hear You Listening (to the Bug on My Wall) (Dolphine, Paradise of Bachelors, 2019)
13. Nev Cottee – Roses (River’s Edge, Wonderfulsound, 2019)
14. Florist – Time is a Dark Feeling (single, Double Double Whammy, 2019)
15. Goodnight Texas – Tennessee (single, 2019)
16. Ottoman Turks – Glass Bottles (single, State Fair Records, 2019)
17. Coyote Brother – Alberta Goddamn (single, Piasa Recordings & Green Canoe, 2019)
18. Ana Egge – Cocoaine Cowboys (single, Storysound Records, 2019)
19. Erik Koskinen – Losers Like Me and You (Burning the Deal, Tone Tree, 2019)
20. Angela Perley – 4:30 (single, 2019)
21. Michael Nau – Rides Through the Morning (single, Colemine Records, 2019)
22. Rayland Baxter – Objects in the Mirror (single, ATO Records, 2019)
23. Slow Healer ft Devon Sproule – Businessman (single, 2019)
24. Molly Parden and Hollow Hum – Sweetheart (Why Worry: A Collection of Covers, Tone Tree, 2019)
25. Daughter of Swords – Gem (Dawnbreaker, Bella Union, 2019)
26. The Rumblings of Spring – Southern Gulf Islands (The Rumblings of Spring EP, 2019)
27. Kurt Baker Combo – (I Can’t Help) Failing in Love (single, Wicked Cool, 2019)
28. The Black Keys – Breaking Down (Let’s Rock, Nonesuch Records, 2019)
29. Pony Bradshaw – Bad Teeth (Sudden Opera, Rounder Records, 2019)
30. Fernando Viciconte – Is This Normal? (Traitors Table, Fluff & Gravy Records, 2019)
31. Native Harrow – Happier Now (single, Loose Music, 2019)
32. Shakey Graves – A World So Full of Love (single, The Next Waltz, 2019)
33. Sunny War and Edith Crash – The Place (single, Hen House, 2019)
34. Jesca Hoop – Outside of Eden (single, Memphis Indrustries, 2019)
35. Tanya Tucker – Hard Luck (single, Fantasy 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 #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)

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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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