OCTA Weekly Playlist Episode #53

Another week, another weekly playlist.

I tried, but it was too difficult to skip this list this week, because so much good stuff came out both internationally and in Finland. I’ll try again next week. On other news, I’ve been mostly planning that 18th anniversary festival and it’s going on quite nicely. If you want to be a part of it either as an artist or as a member of the audience (in both cases this happens wherever you are), hit those links in the right column for more information.

The biggest album release of the week was the new Tyler Childers album, but there’s so much more and most of them seem to be excellent based on very brief listening at this point. New albums came from Mike and the Moonpies, RF Shannon, Shotgun Jimmie, Bad Heaven Ltd, Karine Polwart, Angela Perley, Elaina Kay, The Teskey Brothers, Joseph Robert Krauss, Tenement & Temple, Native Harrow (euro-release), Jade Imagine, Jordan Jones, Taylor Hollingsworth, Matt York, Edan Archer, Deadbeat Beat and Rainy Eyes. That took a while to write let alone listen. The Paranoid Style also makes first appearance this week, I missed that a week ago. There’s also a new EP from Andandending.

Three new great Finnish albums too this week from verões, The New Magnetic North and Pykäri. The new single from Tyynyt is the fourth Finnish entry to this list.

And as usual a ton of new singles. For examples new ones from the forthcoming albums from Esther Rose and Leslie Stevens. Really looking forward to those. Vincent Neil Emerson is another big favorite this week. He is a new one to me, but I will keep an eye on him after this wonderful tune. Everything else would be worthy of a name drop too, but you’ll find them from the list below.

That’s it for now. I’m on vacation for one more week, so I’ll try to do some blog posts early in the week. Later on I need to catch the Pat Reedy concert somewhere in this country, because he is coming over to play in Finland late in the week. All the best and love.

1. Mike and the Moonpies – If You Want a Fool Around (Cheap Silver and Country Gold, Prairie Rose Records, 2019)
2. Tyler Childers – Bus Route (Country Squire, Hickman Holler Records / RCA Records, 2019)
3. RF Shannon – Ballad of a Thin Place (Rain on Dust, Keeled Scales, 2019)
4. Shotgun Jimmie – Fountain (Transistor Sister 2, You’ve Changed Records, 2019)
5. Bad Heaven Ltd. – Cross (Strength, 2019)
6. Karine Polwart – Whatever’s Written In Your Heart (Karine Polwart’s Scottish Songbook, Hegri, 2019)
7. verões – Something Precious (verões, 2019)
8. The New Magnetic North – Letters on the Floor (Letters on the Floor, 2019)
9. Angela Perley – Local Heroes (4:30, 2019)
10. Elaina Kay – Saint (Issues, Rockin’ C Records, 2019)
11. The Teskey Brothers – San Francisco (Run Home Slow, Decca Records, 2019)
12. Vincent Neil Emerson – Letters on the Marquee (single, La Honda Records, 2019)
13. Esther Rose – Lower 9 Valentine (single, Father/Daughter Records, 2019)
14. Joseph Robert Krauss – Catch Myself (Do You Feel Better Now?, Tone Tree Music, 2019)
15. Leslie Stevens – Sinner (single, LyricLand, 2019)
16. Tenement & Temple – Loving Arms (Tenement & Temple, Thrum, 2019)
17. Native Harrow – How Do You Do Things (Happier Now, Loose Music, 2019)
18. Jade Imagine – Gonna Do Nothing (Basic Love, Marathon Artists, 2019)
19. Jordan Jones – How to Be (Jordan Jones, Beluga Records, 2019)
20. Pykäri feat Nick Triani – Pumped Up With Memories (O, PME Records, 2019)
21. Tyynyt – Matto alta (single, Nefer Maglev, 2019)
22. Queen of Jeans – All the Same (single, Topshelf Records, 2019)
23. Anna Ash – Apologies (single, 2019)
24. Spirit Family Reunion – Would You Would or Would you Won’t (single, 2019)
25. Taylor Hollingsworth – Back of the Line (Tap Dancin’ Daddy, Flower Moon Records, 2019)
26. Matt York – Bruisable Heart (Bruisable Heart, 2019)
27. Darrin Bradbury – Talking Dogs & Atom Bombs (single, Anti-, 2019)
28. Christopher Gold & The New Old Things – Wander (single, 2019)
29. The Highwomen – The Chain (single, Elektra Records, 2019)
30. Lillie Mae – A Golden Year (single, Third Man Records, 2019)
31. Edan Archer – Younger Man’s Game (single, Journey Proud, 2019)
32. Bonny Light Horseman – Bonny Light Horseman (single, 2019)
33. Andandending – All Inside (Lots in Thought EP, Sound of Music, 2019)
34. Rachele Eve – Love Is a Wheel (single, 2019)
35. Molly Burch – Your Party (single, Capture Tracks, 2019)
36. Long Beard – Means to Me (single, Double Double Whammy, 2019)
37. Pretty Matty – Another Shot (single, Get Better Records, 2019)
38. Deadbeat Beat – Baphomet (How Far, Arrowhawk Records, 2019)
39. The Paradoid Style – Expecting to Fly – Economy (A Goddamn Impossible Way of Live, Bar None Records, 2019)
40. Jason McCue – Shadows (single, 2019)
41. Cataldo – Ding Dong Scrambled Eggs (single, 2019)
42. Frog – It’s Something I Do (single, Audio Antihero / Tapewormies 2019)
43. Tim Bluhm – The Only Solution (single, Blue Rose Music, 2019)
44. Tanya Tucker – The House that Built Me (single, Fantasy Records, 2019)
45. Rosier – Vie penible (single, Famgroup, 2019)
46. Rainy Eyes – Moon in the Mirror (Moon in the Mirror, 2019)
47. Angel Olsen – All Mirrors (single, Jagjaguwar, 2019)
48. Florist – I Also Have Eyes (Emily Alone, Double Double Whammy, 2019)
49. Jordan Moser – Between the Stars (Long Night, Keeled Scales, 2019)
50. Philippe Bronchtein – Beneath the Bridge (Oregon Air EP, 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 #52

Another week, another weekly playlist.

It’s been an insanely hot week in Finland (probably elsewhere even hotter). Therefore spending a lot of time on the computer searching for new music wasn’t my top priority this week. So I’m sure I missed a lot of good stuff. The good news for both me and this little blog is that I’m on vacation for the next two weeks. I’ll try to catch up on some of the blog stuff and plan the forthcoming 18th anniversary festival too (more info here, if you would like to participate in this online festival) I might skip this weekly playlist next week though and try the biweekly thing and see if it works better or not. I haven’t really decided it yet. So there might or might not be a new playlist next Sunday.

This hot week also gave us a lot of hot new albums. Florist and Jordan Moser were the big ones for me, but I’m also looking forward to diving into the new albums from Strange Ranger, Angie McMahon, Eamon Fogerty, Mikey Erg, Chuck Hawthorne, Chris Gantry, Luray and Erisy Watt. There some really wonderful EPs too from Philippe Bronchtein, Rayland Baxter (Mac Miller Tribute), Simon Linsteadt, Slow Healer and Bright Raven (this last one is a week old).

The lone Finnish entry is the awesome new single from Hulda Huima. I’m sure there had to be here.

There’s plenty of those singles too. It didn’t take long for The Highwomen to release another single. Some other big faves came from Henry Black, Black Sea Dahu, Ana Egge, Will Johnson, Sunny War, Dori Freeman, Jason Hawk Harris, Ben Danaher and Jason Tyler Burton. But as usual, I could just as well namedrop them all on this text too. I put them here because I liked them.

That’s it for this week. There will be some blog posts next week, because I have a bit of time to write them thanks to the vacation from the dayjob. I need to spend some time just resting too, because I badly needed this vacation. Both the mind and the body. Always love.

1. Florist – Moon Begins (Emily Alone, Double Double Whammy, 2019)
2. Jordan Moser – Long Night (Long Night, Keeled Scales, 2019)
3. Angie McMahon – Keeping Time (Salt, AWAL, 2019)
4. Philippe Bronchtein – Oregon Air (Oregon Air EP, 2019)
5. Black Sea Dahu – Thaw (single, Mouthwatering Records, 2019)
6. Strange Ranger – Ari Song (Remembering the Rockets, Tiny Engines, 2019)
7. Hulda Huima – Jalat laahaa tätä maata (single, Helmi Levyt, 2019)
8. Mikey Erg – & Nico (Waxbuilt Castles, Don Giovanni Records, 2019)
9. Rayland Baxter – Small Worlds (Good Mmornin EP, ATO Records, 2019)
10. Eamon Fogarty – If the Spirit (Blue Values, Jealous Butcher Records, 2019)
11. Henry Black – Y G S (single, 2019)
12. Ana Egge – Hurt a Little (single, StorySound Records, 2019)
13. Will Johnson – A Solitary Slip (single, Keeled Scales, 2019)
14. Dori Freeman – That’s How I Feel (single, 2019)
15. The Highwomen – Crowded Table (single, Elektra Records, 2019)
16. Sunny War – Drugs Are Bad (single, 2019)
17. Jason Tyler Burton – Date Night at the Dairy Queen (single, 2019)
18. Chuck Hawthorne – Amarillo Wind (Fire Out of Stone, 2019)
19. Chris Gantry – Where’s the Woman? (Nashlantis, Drag City, 2019
20. Taylor Hollingsworth – Tap Dancin’ Daddy (single, Flower Moon Records, 2019)
21. Ben Danaher – The Match (single, 2019)
22. Jason Hawk Harris – I’m Afraid (single, Bloodshot Records, 2019)
23. Paul Cauthen – Holy Ghost Fire (single, Lightning Rod Records, 2019)
24. Lori McKenna – Bible Song (Return to Bittertown single, CN Records, 2019)
25. Erisy Watt – Treasure Maps (Paints in the Sky, 2019)
26. Luray – Green and Golden (Dig, 2019)
27. Simon Linsteadt – Long Time (Mesa Demo) (February Demos EP, Stormy Deep Records, 2019)
28. Black Belt Eagle Scout – My Heart Dreams (single, My Heart Dreams, Saddle Creek, 2019)
29. Julia Jacklin – Someday triple j Like a Version (single, Transgressive, 2019)
30. Cale Tyson & Thad Kopec – Fade Me Away (single, 2019)
31. Slow Healer – Tell Me (Always Trippin’ EP, 2019)
32. The Smallgoods – Hurry Up & Slow Down (single, Lost and Lonesome, 2019)
33. Those Pretty Wrongs – Ain’t Nobody But Me (single, Burger Records, 2019)
34. Red River Dialect – Snowdon (single, Paradise of Bachelors, 2019)
35. Aaron Lee Tasjan – My Whole Life Is Over (All Over Again) (single, New West Records, 2019)
36. Dalton Domino – Cheap Spanish Wine (single, Lightning Rod Records, 2019)
37. Sam Outlaw & Sarah Darling – Forever and Always (single, Black Hills Recordings, 2019)
38. Sofia Talvik – Blood Moon (single, Makaki Music, 2019)
39. The Good Graces – His Name Was the Color that I Loved (single, Pretty New Songs, 2019)
40. Bright Raven – Shoes (Go EP, 2019)
41. Ikebe Shakedown – Horses (single, Colemine Records, 2019)
42. Carriers – Make It Right (single, Good Eye Records, 2019)
43. Drew Danburry – Broken (For Av, Ilee and Sarah) (Pallid Boy & Spindling Girl EP, 2019)
44. Joe Pug – Here Again (The Flood in Color, 2019)
45. Dogwood Tales – There Goes the Light (single, WarHen 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 #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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