OCTA Weekly Playlist #60

Another week, another weekly playlist.

The big surprise release of the week was the new Austin James Craig album. I loved his EP some years ago and I’m thrilled to hear more of his songs. That was the biggest one for me, but there’s much more than just that. The week gave us new albums from Big Thief, Andre Ethier, Very Good, Comet Gain, The Good Graces, Cody Jinks, Tim Barry, Caleb McCoach, Neilson Family, Gabriel Kelley, The Building, Helene Cronin and Richard Dawson. A couple of older releases too that I missed at the time from Gold Light and Lucy Isabel. Plus some important EPs too from Malin Pettersen and Son Little.

A great Finnish music release week too thanks to wonderful new albums from Knipi and Antti Autio. I also included a song from JLaine album that I missed a week ago.

The big international single was the first outtake from the next Twain album. There’s also new songs from Hallelujah the Hills, Bonnie Prince Billy, Dan Edmonds, Karen & The Sorrows and so much more.

That it’s for this week. Take care and love love love.

1. Austin James Craig – My Father’s Blood (Ghosts Of Ohio, 2019)
2. Big Thief – Those Girls (Two Hands, 4AD, 2019)
3. Andre Ethier – Two Dogs (Croak in the Weeds, Telephone Explosion, 2019)
4. Very Good – Into the Sun (Adulthood, 2019)
5. Twain – Inner Beauty (single, Keeled Scales, 2019)
6. Pickering Pick – Everything Is Past (single, Double J, 2019)
7. The Delines – A Room on the Tenth Floor (single, El Cortez, 2019)
8. Son Little – about her. again (Invisible, Anti-, 2019)
9. Comet Gain – Your Life On Your Knees (Fireraisers Forever! Tapete Records, 2019)
10. Hallelujah The Hills – Running Hot With Fate (single, Discrete Pageantry, 2019)
11. Malin Pettersen – The Key (Alonesome EP, Die With Your Boots On, 2019)
12. Bonnie Prince Billy – In Good Faith (single, Drag City, 2019)
13. The Good Graces – I Dropped Your Name (Prose and Consciousness, Pretty New Songs, 2019)
14. Karen & The Sorrows – Third Time’s the Charm (single, Ocean Born Mary Music, 2019)
15. Dan Edmonds – Two Thirds of a Fifth (single, 2019)
16. Knipi – Hölösuu (Knipi, The Fried Music, 2019)
17. Antti Autio – Emmanuel (Pihalla tuulee taas, Soit Se Silti, 2019)
18. JLaine – Tuuli (II, Way Beyondo Records, 2019)
19. Elijah Ocean – Cleaned up in Vegas (single, 2019)
20. Cody Jinks – Tell’em What It’s Like (After the Fire, Late August Records, 2019)
21. Tim Barry – Birmingham (The Roads to Richmond, Chunksaah Records, 2019)
22. Caleb McCoach – New Poison (Lisa, 2019)
23. Neilson Family – Woodstock Hardcore (Double Life, Jigsaw Records, 2019)
24. Julien Baker – Tokyo (single, Sub Pop Records, 2019)
25. Jerry Leger – Canvas of Gold (single, Latent, 2019)
26. Katie Pruitt – Loving Her (single, Rounder Records, 2019)
27. Matthew Ryan – Avalanche of Stars (Fallen Ash & Embers EP, 2019)
28. Vetiver – Wanted, Never Asked (single, Mama Bird Recordings Co / Loose Music, 2019)
29. Gold Light – Strangeman (Zephyr, 2019)
30. Helene Cronin – Riding the Gray Line (Old Ghosts and Lost Causes, 2019)
31. Greg Loiacono – Chamberlain’s Trunk (single, Blue Rose Music, 2019)
32. Theo Lawrence – Come Back to My Love (single, Tomika Records, 2019)
33. Gabriel Kelley – Oh How It Rained (Gabriel Kelley, Tone Tree Music, 2019)
34. Ben Dahaner – Taught Me to Lie (single, Soundly, 2019)
35. Lucy Isabel – Something New (Rambling Star, 2019)
36. Wished Bone – Trees We Couldn’t Tell the Side Of (single, 2019)
37. Maija Sofia – The Glitter (single, Trapped Animal Records, 2019)
38. The Building – Purifier (PETRA, Concord Records, 2019)
39. Cassidy Waring – Nostalgia (single, 2019)
40. Michael Nau – Hoops (Less Ready To Go, 2019)
41. Daniel Martin Moore – Unexpectedly (Never Look Away, Sofaburn / Ok Recordings, 2019)
42. D.H. Scott – I’m Leaving This Place (My Body Longed For The Summer, 2019)
43. Richard Dawson – Black Triangle (2020, Domino Recording Co, 2019)
44. Drew Danburry / For All The Girls – Yvonne (Yellow Seahorse Sessions, 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 #59

Another week, another weekly playlist.

The blog was pretty much on hold for a week, because the well-being of our cat Luna was my only concern. It was a really scary week that included a vet visit that went horribly wrong, because Luna got complications from the anesthesia. There’s still some concern, but thankfully our brave girl is doing a lot better at the moment.

I started this week’s playlist with a song from D.H.Scott’s album that actually came out in July. I’d like to say there’s some cool way I came across with it, but truth to be told, Spotify recommend it to me. Sometimes these algorithms know their stuff, because I fell instantly and this has been my favourite album during the weekend. There’s a lot of brand new albums from this week too. Kelsey Waldon, Kacy & Clayton, Jason James, Daniel Martin Moore and Michael Nau were on top of my list. Some big names too like Wilco, Angel Olsen and Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds and less known but equally good Monica Rizzio, Alexa Rose, Gospelbeach, Harmony Woods, Lisa Prank, Molly Drag and Bonnie Bishop. Aksi some beauties I’ve missed before from Andrew Taylor, Rachele Eve, Ainslie Wills (I had the singles from the last two, but somehow managed to miss the release of the album). Also highly anticipated EPs from Logan Ledger and Matthew Ryan plus a couple of great ones from new to me artists Kiel Grove and Kelso.

The lone new Finnish entry is the single from the forthcoming Liila Jokelin debut. I missed that a week ago and a cloud of guilt has been hanging over me ever since. Iron Country Sisters also reappear with another song from their wonderful debut. I’m sure there had to more Finnish stuff too, so feel free to guide towards right direction.

Oh yeah, some singles too. No need to namedrop them all, but some personal faves were the new singles from Jason Sinkhorn, Zachary Lucky, Big Thief, Pickering Pick and Craig Finn.

And in the end a few great artists from last week reappear. That’s it for this week. I hope I’ll manage to do something else this week, because I don’t want this to become just a playlist. All the best and love love love.

1. D.H. Scott – Banish My Soul to New Mexico (My Body Longed For The Summer, 2019)
2. Kelsey Waldon – Kentucky, 1988 (White Noise / White Lines, Oh Boy Records, 2019)
3. Kacy & Clayton – Spare Me Over One More Year (Carrying On, New West Records, 2019)
4. Jason James – Coldest Day of the Year (Seems Like Tears Ago, Melodyville Records, 2019)
5. Logan Ledger – Invisible Blue (I Don’t Dream Anymore EP, Rounder Records, 2019)
6. Monica Rizzio – Hard to Love (Sunshine Is Free, 2019)
7. Daniel Martin Moore – Real Love Song (Never Look Away, Sofaburn / OK Recordings, 2019)
8. Michael Nau – Be Smiling When You Can (Less Ready to Go, 2019)
9. Matthew Ryan – Are You the Matador? (Fallen Ash & Embers EP, Hearts & Smarts, 2019)
10. Jason Sinkhorn – What the Valley Thought You (single, Knothole Records, 2019)
11. Alexa Rose – Borrow Your Heart (Medicine For Living, Big Legal Mess, 2019)
12. Angel Olsen – Spring (All Mirrors, Jagjaguwar, 2019)
13. Pickering Pick – Please, Please Please Let Me Get What I Want (single, Double J Music, 2019)
14. Big Thief – Forgotten Eyes (single, 4AD, 2019)
15. Wilco – One and a Half Stars (Ode to Joy, dBpm Records, 2019)
16. Zachary Lucky – Sometimes I Wonder (How I Got This Far) (single, Wroxton Recordings, 2019)
17. Kiel Grove – Honey-Dew (Ridin’ The Pine EP, 2019)
18. Gospelbeach – Dark Angel (Let It Burn, Alive Naturalsound, 2019)
19. Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds – Bright Horses (Ghosteen, 2019)
20. Gus Seyffert – Hold On (single, Sargent Records, 2019)
21. Rachele Eve – Bella (Renunciation, 2019)
22. Phoebe Hunt – Baba Vanga (single, 2019)
23. Craig Finn – It’s Never Been a Fair Fight (single, Partisan Records, 2019)
24. Andrew Taylor – Make a Difference (Somewhere to Be, 2019)
25. The Good Graces – Snow Angels (single, Pretty New Songs, 2019)
26. The Local Honeys – Everybody Wants to Go to Heaven (single, 2019)
27. Pat Reedy & The Longtime Goners – Make It Back Home (single, Country Roots Records, 2019)
28. Donna Blue – Desert Lake (single, Snowstar Records, 2019)
29. Liila Jokelin – Kuolleiden puolue (single, Helmi Levyt, Records, 2019)
30. Kelso – Oh God, There’s So Much Love In Me (Always a Godmother, Never a God EP, Poison City Records, 2019)
31. Ainslie Wills – Society (All You Have Is All You Need, 2019)
32. Molly Drag – Charlotte (Touchstone, EggHunt Records, 2019)
33. BAJA – Nino (singe, 2019)
34. John Blek – Empty Pockets (single, 2019)
35. Bonnie Bishop – Love Revolution (The Walk, Plan BB / Thirty Tigers, 2019)
36. Beautiful Dudes – Peace Train (single, Mama Bird Recording Co, 2019)
37. Lisa Prank – Ignore It (Perfect Love Song, Father / Daughter Records, 2019)
38. Wojtek the Bear – Slow TV (single, 2019)
39. Harmony Woods – The City’s Our Song (Make Yourself At Home, Skeletal Lightning, 2019)
40. Worry Dolls – The River (single, Bread & Butter Records, 2019)
41. Vincent Neil Emerson – 25 & Wastin’ Time (Fried Chicken & Evil Women, La Honda Records, 2019)
42. Michaela Anne – Tattered, Torn and Blue (and Crazy) (Desert Dove, New West Records, 2019)
43. John Calvin Abney – Typeface in Bold (Safe Passage, Black Mesa Records, 2019)
44. Will Johnson – To the Shepard, To The Lion (Wire Mountain, Keeled Scales, 2019)
45. Sidney Lindner & The Silver Wilderness Collective – Sweet Brother (Summer Ghosts / Nightfalls, Burst & Bloom / Broken Sparrow, 2019)
46. Iron Country Sisters – Starlight (Take Me Home) (The Blue Hidden In, Soit Se Silti, 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 #58

Another week, another weekly playlist

Anniversary celebration is over and the blog returns to normal routine. Thanks again to every artists who made a video for the anniversary festival and every reader who watched them. If you want to revisit the action hit the links in the left sidebar. There’s a handy youtube playlist for easy browsing and sharing. So check that out if you want to hear brand new songs from Anna Tivel, Haley Heynderickx, Jeffrey Martin, Micah Schnabel.. and so much more. I love each and every video and I’m completely stunned that 68 artists wanted to take part on the anniversary festival of this little music blog. But it’s time to start focusing on the next 18 years and I’ll start with the weekly playlist. This time there’s albums and songs from the past three weeks, because I did not have enough time to compile this playlist during the celebration. This also means that I probably forgot to include a lot of stuff and a lot of it even slipped under my radar (it wasn’t even really on for a while there). So feel free to hit me up, if something important is missing. I also couldn’t include as much singles as normally, because the list is way too long as it is. I will mostly likely return to the weekly update from now on. It’s a lot of work, but in some strange way it seems easier to do it every week.

Carrying on to the new albums. I’ll start with the 27th September release day, which was pretty amazing. Albums from John Calvin Abney, Will Johnson, Dori Freeman, Michaela Anne, Billy Strings, Red River Dialect, Sturgill Simpson, Field Guides, Coyote Brother, Sofia Talvik, Tiny Ruins (solo versions of Olympic Girls), Jack Klatt, Cataldo, The Orphan Brigade, Gratiot Lake Road, M Horton Smith, Charlie Parr and a very special EP from Black Sea Dahu.

If we look further back the previous two release fridays, this playlist features a song from the albums by Sidney Lindner & The Silver Wilderness Collective, Hiss Golden Messenger, Paper Beat Scissors, Brittany Howard, Vincent Neil Emerson, Charley Crockett, Bror Gunnar Jansson, Darrin Bradbury, Anna Ash, The Lonesome Billies, Lauren Pratt, Neal Francis, Pieta Brown, Jeremy Ivey, Kate Teague and Andrew Combs. Plus a song from the EPs by JP Harris and William Alexander.

This one has a lot of great Finnish material too. There’s a song from the long-waited Iron Country Sisters debut in the beginning and later on a Finnish language section that features a song from the wonderful new albums by Viitasen Piia and Litku Klemetti and the new singles from Knipi, J.Matkala and STINAKO. Plus a Finnish indie classic Purkkaa by Tolbiac, because he just put out a compilation called Sketches (2001-2004).

Not as many international singles as normally, because this is already so long that I’ll need to buy a beer for anyone who has the time to listen to the whole thing until the very end. But some very special still like the new ones from Matt Dorrien, Logan Ledger, Hallelujah the Hills, Vetiver, Daniel Martin Moore, Simon Joyner..

So there you have it again, if someone was missing the playlist. Other kind of written posts should continue too, but I try not to promise too much. This is still just a hobby and there’s the the dayjob and other life things taking my time and energy too. All the best and lots of love love love.

1. John Calvin Abney – When the Dark Wind Blows (Safe Passege, Black Mesa Records, 2019)
2. Will Johnson – Need Of Trust and Thunder (Wire Mountain, Keeled Scales, 2019)
3. Sidney Lindner & The Silver Wilderness Collective – You & Me Kid (Summer Ghosts / Nightfalls, Burst & Bloom Records, 2019)
4. Iron Country Sisters – Riverside (The Blue Hidden In, Soit Se Silti, 2019)
5. Billy Strings – Watch It Fall (Home, Rounder Records, 2019)
6. Dori Freeman – All I Ever Wanted (Every Single Star, 2019)
7. Michaela Anne – Two Fools (Desert Dove, Yep Roc, 2019)
8. Black Sea Dahu – How You Swallowed Your Anger (No Fire in the Sand EP, 2019)
9. Hiss Golden Messenger – Bright Direction (You’re a Dark Star Now) (Terms of Surrender, Merge Records, 2019)
10. Red River Dialect – Blue Sparks (Abundance Welcoming Ghosts, Paradise of Bachelors, 2019)
11. Paper Beat Scissors – Grace (Parallel Line, Forward Music Group, 2019)
12. Brittany Howard – Short and Sweet (Jaime, ATO Records, 2019)
13. Matt Dorrien – Teddy Wilson (single, Mama Bird Recording Co, 2019)
14. Logan Ledger (feat. Courtney Marie Andrews) – Oh, Sister (single, Rounder Records, 2019)
15. JP Harris (feat Erin Rae) – Early Morning Rain (Why Don’t We Duet in the Road (again) EP, Demolition & Removal, 2019)
16. Vincent Neil Emerson – The Bad Side of Luck (Fried Chicken & Evil Women, La Honda Records, 2019)
17. Charley Crockett – Excuse Me (The Valley, Son of Davy, 2019)
18. Colter Wall & The Scary Prairie Boys – Happy Reunion (single, Young Mary Record Co, 2019)
19. Sturgill Simpson – Remember to Breathe (Sound & Fury, Elektra Records, 2019)
20. Bror Gunnar Jansson – Machine (They Found My Body in a Bag, Playground Music, 2019)
21. Hallelujah the Hills – Folk Music is Insane (single, Discrete Pageantry Records, 2019)
22. Anna Ash – L.A.Flame (L.A. Flame, 2019)
23. Vetiver – Swaying (single, Mama Bird Recording Co / Loose Music, 2019)
24. Darrin Bradbury – Dallas 1963 (Talking Dogs & Atom Bombs, ANTI-, 2019)
25. Tiny Ruins – School of Design (Olympic Girls (solo), Marathon Artists, 2019)
26. Dana Gavanski – Catch (single, Full Time Hobby, 2019)
27. Field Guides – Watching Terns (This is Just a Plaec, Whatever’s Clever, 2019)
28. Viitasen Piia (feat Topi Saha) – Kulje mun kanssani (Meidän jälkeemme hiljaisuus, Texicalli Records, 2019)
29. J. Matkala – Kun mä joskus kuolen (single, Iso Pinkki, 2019)
30. Knipi – Katkoviivoja (single, The Fried Music, 2019)
31. STINAKO – Kun viimein saavuit (single, Soliti, 2019)
32. Litku Klemetti – Hirveä kesäinen ilta (Ding Ding Dong, Luova Records, 2019)
33. Tolbiac – Purkkaa (Sketches 2001-2004)
34. Christopher Paul Stelling – Have to Do For Now (single, Anti-, 2019)
35. William Alexander – My Old Bourke Home (Garlic Pickin’ Time EP, 2019)
36. Ags Connolly – Say It Out Loud (single, Finstock Music, 2019)
37. Sarah Lee Langford – Growing Up (single, Cornelius Chapel Records, 2019)
38. The Lonesome Billies – Sad Old Man (Right On Time, Stay Lonesome Records, 2019)
39. Jason James – Move a Little Closer (single, Melodyville Records, 2019)
40. Coyote Brother – Palmetto Wine (Coyote Brother, Piasa Recordings, 2019)
41. Jeremy Ivey – Laughing Willy (The Dream and the Dreamer, ANTI, 2019)
42. Lauren Pratt – Blue Eyes (Young American Sycamore, 2019)
43. Kate Teague – The Spill (Kate Teague, Muscle Beach Records, 2019)
44. Daniel Martin Moore – Never Look Away (single, Sofaburn / OK Recordings, 2019)
45. Charlie Parr – Love is an Unraveling Bird’s Nest (Charlie Parr, Red House Records, 2019)
46. Cataldo – A Nick in My Heart (Literally Main Street, 2019)
47. Gospelbeach – Let It Burn (single, Alive Naturalsound, 2019)
48. Joshua Ray Walker – Last Call (Live at Sons of Hermann Hall) (single, State Fair Records, 2019)
49. Josienne Clarke – If I Didn’t Mind (single, Rough Trade, 2019)
50. Jack Klatt – I’ll Never Let You Down (It Ain’t The Same, Yep Roc, 2019)
51. Neal Francis – I Can’t Live Without Your Love (Changes, Karma Chief Records, 2019)
52. Theo Lawrence – Prairie Fire (single, Tomika Records, 2019)
53. The Orphan Brigade (feat. John Prine) – Captain’s Song (Sorley Boy) (To the Edge of the World, 2019)
54. Gratiot Lake Road – Twenty-Five Years (Goddamn Alone, 2019)
55. M Horton Smith – In the Driftwind (Blessed of the Flesh, 2019)
56. Simon Joyner – Yellow Jacket Blues (single, BB*Island, 2019)
57. Itasca – Lily (single, Paradise of Bachelors, 2019)
58. Andrew Combs – Stone (Ideal Man, New West Records, 2019)
50. Pieta Brown – Freeway (Freeway, Righteous Babe Records, 2019)
60. Sofia Talvik – Take Me Home (Paws of a Bear, Makaki 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 #56

Another week, another weekly playlist

Big thank you to everyone who either submitted or will submit a video to the anniversary festival. The official submission window is now closed, but of course all those that I’ve had direct contact with can and hopefully will submit before the event starts. If someone who would really love to be a part of this just sees this now, ask me and I might have time to include a few more. But no full surprise entries anymore, because in that case I might run out of time.

Some big album releases again this week. I spent the Saturday at Yola / Iron Country Sisters concert in Helsinki, so I haven’t done a whole lot of listening yet, but Joan Shelley, Jesse Malin, Justin Peter Kinkel-Schuster, Garrett T. Capps, Humbird and Aaron Lee Tasjan are some of my own favorites. Other new albums on the list are from Whitney, Parsnip, Boy Scouts and Black Belt Eagle Scout. Lasers Lasers Birmingham album is a month old, but I just got into this one and I’m enjoying it a lot. Kele Goodwin album is even a year or two old, but it just got a new vinyl release on Oscarson, so it felt like a good time to include a song from it. I found it many months after the release back then, so I don’t think I ever featured this beauty here. Some great new EPs too this week. Lagniappe Sessions from Erin Rae and William Tylerplus a new one from Molly Taylor (thanks to Jodi James for bringing her music to my attention).

This week’s Finnish entries are an album cut from the new Samae Koskinen record and the brand new singles from Iron Country Sisters, Viitasen Piia, MeriTuuli, Litku Klemetti and Rock Siltanen (forgot this one a week ago, I’m ashamed).

The big release news of the week is that there’s a new Vetiver album on the horizon. Excellent first single is now out on Mama Bird Recording Co / Loose Music. Some other favorite singles came from Will Johnson, Ags Connolly, Caleb Caudle (cover of Hank Williams classic), Durand Jones & The Indications and Red River Dialect. Everything else would also be worth mentioning, but you’ll find them all from the list below.

That’s it for this week. I’ll start preparing the online festival, so the other blog stuff might suffer a bit. Day job and that will take most of time and sometimes it seems like sleeping is a pretty decent option too. I’ll try to squeeze in some other posts too, but there won’t be many. But there’s definitely something I should do. For example that Jason Hawk Harris album is so awesome that it deserves a whole lot of love. I don’t have clue will there be a new playlist next week, it depends how quickly I work on the festival thingy. Next weekend is pretty much dedicated to the festival and I’m trying to get everything drafted during that weekend. So that on the last week all I would have left would be to add the last few submissions that arrive close to the start.

OCTA Weekly Playlist Episode #56

1. Joan Shelley – The Sway (Like The River Loves The Sea, No Quarter Records, 2019)
3. Jesse Malin (feat Lucinda Williams) – Room 13 (Sunset Kids, Wicked Cool Records, 2019)
2. Garrett T. Capps – Lately (All Right, All Night, Shotgun House Records, 2019)
4. Humbird – April (Pharmakon, Green Thumb, 2019)
5. Vetiver – To Who Knows Where (single, Loose Music / Mama Bird Recording Co, 2019)
6. Justin Peter Kinkel-Schuster – Cut Your Teeth (Take Heart, Take Care, Big Legal Mess, 2019)
7. Aaron Lee Tasjan – Strange Shadows (Karma for Cheap: Reincarnated, New West Records, 2019)
8. Iron Country Sisters – Bones (single, Soit Se Silti, 2019)
9. Erin Rae – You Must Ask the Heart (Lagniappe Sessions EP, 2019)
10. Molly Taylor – Don’t Leave Me Hanging Around (Summertime Blues EP, 2019)
11. Caleb Caudle – Howlin’ at the Moon (single, 2019)
12. Lasers Lasers Birmingham – Don’t Go Trying to Fix Me (Warning, 2019)
13. Ags Connolly – Wrong Again (You Lose a Life) (single, Finstock Music, 2019)
14. Will Johnson – Necessitarianism (single, Keeled Scales, 2019)
15. Kele Goodwin – Handrails (Moonbug, Oscarson, 2017/2019)
16. Red River Dialect – My Friend (single, Paradise of Bachelors, 2019)
17. Whitney – Friend of Mine (Forever Turned Around, Secretly Canadian, 2019)
18. Parsnip – Rip it Off (When the Tree Bears Fruit, Trouble in Mind, 2019)
19. Boy Scouts – Cut It (Free Comoany, Anti-, 2019)
20. Black Belt Eagle Scout – Scorpio Moon (At the Party With My Brown Friends, Saddle Creek, 2019)
21. Tiny Ruins – One Million Flowers -solo (single, Marathon Artists, 2019)
22. Viitasen Piia – Viimeinen valo josta puhutaan (single, Texicalli Records, 2019)
23. MeriTuuli – Metsään (single, 2019)
24. Samae Koskinen – Läpi routaisen maan (Maidstone, Johanna Kustannus, 2019)
25. Rock Siltanen – Uskon Huuhkajiin (single, 2019)
26. Litku Klemetti – Keijukaisvalssi (single, Luova Records, 2019)
27. Durand Jones & The Indications – Cruisin to the Park (single, Dead Oceans, 2019)
28. Monks Road Social – It It Was All Down to Me (single, Monks Road Records, 2019)
29. Paul Cauthen – Prayed For Rain (single, Lightning Rod Records, 2019)
30. Charley Crockett – 5 More Miles (single, Son of Davy, 2019)
31. The Lonesome Billies – Good Ol Complacency (single, Stay Lonesome Records, 2019)
32. Beams – Sweet Tea (single, 2019)
33. William Tyler – New World Symphony (Lagniappe Sessions EP, 2019)
34. SASAMI – Take Care (single, Domino Recording Co, 2019)
35. Jack Klatt – Looking For Love (single, Yep Roc, 2019)
36. Sunny War – Love Became Pain (Shell of a Girl, Hen House Studios, 2019)
37. Jason Tyler Burton – Fires of ’88 (single, 2019)
38. Paul & The Tall Trees – My God (I Remember ’98) (single, Big Crown Records, 2019)
39. Jason Hawk Harris – Phantom Limb (Love & The Dark, Bloodshot Records, 2019)
40. Erin Enderlin – Whatever Gets You Through the Night (Chapter Three: Whatever Gets You Through the Night EP, Blaster 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 #55

Another week, another weekly playlist

Had to switch back to the weekly, because there was just so much new albums this week. Somewhat easier to handle this on a weekly basis. I suppose one way forward would be to keep this weekly, but at the end of the month quickly compile some kind of favorites of the month list that doesn’t vanish. So there would be an option also for those who don’t need or want an insanely long playlist of new songs every freakin’ week (yeah, I know. Nobody really needs a list long as this every week). Submissions still open for the festival too, so if you are interested, shoot a live video of one song (can be just a quickly done phone video made at home, rehearsal place) and send it to me. More info by hitting those links in the right side bar.

But on to the new albums and oh my there were lots of them this week. Jason Hawk Harris, Leslie Stevens and Esther Rose are ones that I’ve been waiting eagerly for months and they are just as good as I had hoped. That’s just a tiny fraction of the action and there were new albums from Sunny War, Tanya Tucker, Dalton Domino, Queen of Jeans, The Po’ Rambling Boys, Croy and the Boys, The 40 Acre Mule, Ottoman Turks, Redd Kross, Bryan Estepa, The Rubinoos, Shannon Lay, Rose Dorn, Rachel Sermanni, Becky Ninkovic, Jay Som, Ward Hayden & The Outliers, Carriers, David Wax Museum and Tom Brosseau. That took a while to write, let alone listen. And still some say that there’s no good new music available. Oh and on the EP front there’s Erin Enderlin new EP. It’s already chapter three, but somehow I’ve managed to miss the first two. Sorry about that.

This week’s Finnish section contains singles from Kielo Kärkkäinen, Anne-Mari Kivimäki & Palomylly, Pink Chameleons and Grant Wood Company plus the new album from Jukka Nissinen. Oh and if you have chance to see a Anne-Mari Kivimäki & Palomylly concert do not think twice, just go. You will love every second. I sure did when they played at Ilmiö festival a month ago.

There’s also plenty of those international singles. Too much to namedrop all of them, but some personal favorites came from Jamie Lin Wilson, Joan Shelley, Darrin Bradbury, VanWyck, Itasca, Courtney Marie Andrews (from forthcoming Tom Waits tribute album), Sturgill Simpson, Anna Ash and Isobel Campbell. But hey these all rule and I could just as well list them all.

That’s it for this week. Most likely back with a new playlist next Sunday and before that a few of those round up posts mid-week. Love.

OCTA Weekly Playlist Episode #55

1. Jason Hawk Harris – Giving In (Love & The Dark, Bloodshot Records, 2019)
2. Leslie Stevens – The Tillman Song (Sinner, LyricLand / Thirty Tigers, 2019)
3. Esther Rose – You Made It This Far (You Made it This Far, Father / Daughter Records, 2019)
4. Sunny War – Rock n Roll Heaven (Shell of a Girl, Hen House Studios, 2019)
5. Tanya Tucker – Bring My Flowers Now (While I’m Livin, Fantasy Records, 2019)
6. Jamie Lin Wilson – Alice (single, 2019)
7. Dalton Domino – The Nerve (Songs from the Exile, Lightning Rod Records, 2019)
8. Darrin Bradbury – Breakfast (single, ANTI-, 2019)
9. VanWyck – Supermarket Line (single, Maiden Name Records, 2019)
10. Joan Shelley – The Fading (single, No Quarter, 2019)
11. Itasca – Bess’s Dance (single, Paradise of Bachelors, 2019)
12. Courtney Marie Andrews – Downtown Train (single, Dualtone, 2019)
13. Queen of Jeans – Centuries (If You’re Not Afraid, I’m Not Afraid, Topshelf Records, 2019)
14. First Aid Kit – Strange Beauty (single, Columbia Records, 2019)
15. Kielo Kärkkäinen – Laulun aika (single, Texicalli Records, 2019)
16. Anne-Mari Kivimäki & Palomylly – Iso juhla (single, Kihtinäjärvi Records, 2019)
17. Ana Egge feat Iris Dement – Ballad of the Poor Child (single, Storysound Records, 2019)
18. Erin Enderlin – Use Me Again (Chapter Three: Whatever Gets You Through the Night EP, Blaster Records, 2019)
19. Kayla Ray – The Jameson Waltz (single, 2019)
20. The Po’ Rambling Boys – Cold Hard Truth (Toil, Tears & Trouble, Rounder Records, 2019)
21. Croy and the Boys – I’m Broke (Howdy High-Rise, 2019)
22. The 40 Acre Mule – Bathroom Walls (Goodnight & Good Luck, State Fair Records, 2019)
23. Ottoman Turks – O C P (Ottoman Turks, State Fair Records, 2019)
24. Sturgill Simpson – Sing Along (single, Elektra Records, 2019)
25. Redd Kross – When Do I Get to Sing “My Way” (Beyond the Door, Merge Records, 2019)
26. Extra Arms – No Enemies (single, Dadstache Records, 2019)
27. The Sidekicks – Feed II (single, Epitaph, 2019)
28. Pretty Matty – I’m Fine (single, Get Better Records, 2019)
29. Bryan Estepa – I’m Not Ready for This (Sometimes I Just Don’t Know, Lilystars Records, 2019)
30. The Rubinoos – January (From Home, Yep Roc, 2019)
31. Shannon Lay – November (August, Sub Pop Records, 2019)
32. Wharfer – Myrtle Beach (single, 2019)
33. I Am Oak – Hidden Cove (single, Snowstar Records, 2019)
34. Rose Dorn – Collar (Days You Were Leaving, Bar None Records, 2019)
35. Isobel Campbell – Ant Life (single, Cooking Vinyl, 2019)
36. Rachel Sermanni – Come to You (So It Turns, 2019)
37. Becky Ninkovic – For the Love (Woe, Paper Bag Records, 2019)
38. Jay Som – Peace Out (Anak Ko, Lucky Number, 2019)
39. Rue Snider – Chelsea (single, 2019)
40. Anna Ash – Stalemate (single, 2019)
41. Pink Chameleons – Melting Face (single, Soliti, 2019)
42. Jukka Nissinen – Kirkonpolttaja (Jukka Nissinen II, Humu Records, 2019)
43. Grant Wood Company – Childs, Minnesota (single, 2019)
44. Matt The Electrician – Thank You (single, 2019)
45. Ward Hayden & The Outliers – Naturally Crazy (Can’t Judge a Book, 2019)
46. Carriers – Not This Way (Now Is the Time for Loving Me, Yourself & Everyone Else, Good Eye Records, 2019)
47. Amy Speace – Ginger Ale and Lorna Doones (single, Proper Music, 2019)
48. Gospelbeach – Bad Habits (single, Alive Naturalsound, 2019)
49. Cale Tyson & Thad Kopec – Talk To Me (single, 2019)
50. Jay Gonzalez – Rare Halo (Jay Gonzalez sings Eyelids / Eyelids sings Jay Gonzale, Jealous Butcher Records, 2019)
51. David Wax Museum – Night Gods (Line of Light, Nine Mile Records, 2019)
52. Tom Brosseau with Sean Watkins – Close of a Day (In the Shadows of the Hill: Songs from the Carter Family Catalogue, Vol 1, Crossbill 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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