OCTA Weekly Playlist Episode #46

Another week, another weekly playlist.

Sorry for the small delay. I spent the weekend in Stockholm at STHLM Americana festival and therefore couldn’t do this before today. It’s also the reason why I probably missed more stuff than during a normal week. This is also a bit more rushed effort, because I just didn’t have enough time to listen all the new releases that well. Anyway, I loved the festival. It was great to meet likeminded people and see lots of wonderful concerts. Therefore I begin this weeks playlist with the artists that played there and released something new last week. The great new singles from Michaela Anne and Paul Cauthen and a new album from Swedish country maestro David Ritschard fall into this category.

It was a great week for new albums again. Along with the already mentioned excellent Ritschard LP, there were new ones from Bill Callahan, Will Beeley, Courtney Hartman, Claire Cronin, Mike Adams at His Honest Weight, Butcher the Bar, Greg Felden, Bruce Springsteen, Julia Shapiro, Los Coast, Ramonda Hammer, SadGirl, Jeanines, The Minus 5 and Calexico & Iron & Wine. That Steve Marino I managed to miss a while back, but included it now.

The Finnish section is tiny, but quality is super high. New EP from MeriTuuli and a new single from Litku Klemetti.

And lots and lots of new singles from artists that I love dearly. Mariel Buckley, Erin Durant, Hiss Golden Messenger, Shotgun Jimmie, Erin Rae, Jeremy Ivey, Will Johnson, Joan Shelley, Sturgill Simpson and the list goes on an on and everyone could be mentioned on this text as well. Oh my. Heavenly good week for new music.

That’s the weekly round-up. I have a feeling that I forgot something really important. Sorry if I did. I try do a better job next week. Until then. Remember love.

1. Michaela Anne – By Our Design (single, Yep Roc, 2019)
2. Paul Cauthen – Cocaine Country Dancing (single, Lightning Rod Records, 2019)
3. David Ritschard – Inte här (när jag är här) (Brobrännären, Rootsy Music, 2019)
4. Will Beeley – Singin’ Lullabies (Highway & Heart Attacks, Tompkins Squire, 2019)
5. Mariel Buckley – Casting Stones (single, 2019)
6. Courtney Hartman – January Third (Ready Reckoner, Reckoner Records, 2019)
7. Bill Callahan — Circles (Shepherd in a Sheepskin Vest, Drag City, 2019)
8. Claire Cronin – What the Night is Thinking (Big Dread Moon, Orindal Records, 2019)
9. Erin Durant – Rising Sun (single, Keeled Scales, 2019)
10. Erin Rae – Gold Plated (single, Single Lock Records, 2019)
11. Hiss Golden Messenger – I Need a Teacher (single, Merge Records, 2019)
12. Mike Adams At His Honest Weight – Olivia (There Is No Feeling Better, Joyful Noise Recordings, 2019)
13. Butcher the Bar – Rosa (III, Bobo Integral, 2019)
14. Shotgun Jimmie – Cool All the Time (single, You’ve Changed Records, 2019)
15. Greg Felden – Tell Me What’s Broken (Made Of Strings, 2019)
16. Eilen Jewell – Crawl (single, Signature Sounds, 2019)
17. Will Johnson – Cornelius (single, Keeled Scales, 2019)
18. Joan Shelley – Coming Down For You (single, No Quarter, 2019)
19. Jeremy Ivey – Story of a Fish (single, Anti-, 2019)
20. Bruce Sprinsteen – Stones (Western Stars, 2019)
21. Jesse Malin (with Billie Joe Armstrong) – Strangers & Thieves (single, Wicked Cool Records, 2019)
22. Brack Cantrell – Blissful Blues (single, 2019)
23. MeriTuuli – Saimaa (Yö Saimaalla EP, 2019
24. Litku Klemetti – Sinä tiedät sen (single, Luova Records, 2019)
25. Chris Staples – Old Friend (single, Barack, 2019)
26. Paper Beat Scissors – Gun Shy (single, Forward Music Group, 2019)
27. Louie Short – Call Me Brother (single, 2019)
28. Eamon Fogerty – Utopia in Blue (single, Jealous Butcher Records, 2019)
29. Wilder Maker – Love So Well (single, Northern Spy, 2019)
30. Julia Shapiro – Parking Lot (Perfect Version, Hardly Art, 2019)
31. Julien Baker – Red Door (single, Matador, 2019)
32. Mega Bog – Truth in the Wild (single, Paradise of Bachelors, 2019)
33. Sara Beth Go – Tugboat (single, Blue Room Tunes, 2019)
34. Angharad Drake – Start Again (single, 2019)
35. Calexico & Iron Wine – In Your Own Time (Years To Burn, Sub Pop Records, 2019)
36. Sturgill Simpson – The Dead Don’t Die (single, Atlantis, 2019)
37. Los Coast – The Morning Weight (Samsara, New West Records, 2019)
38. Ikebe Shakedown – Unqualified (single, Colemine Records, 2019)
39. Mikey Erg – Clueless or Cruel? (single, Don Giovanni, 2019)
40. Ramona Hammer – Empathy (I Never Wanted Company, New Professor, 2019)
41. SadGirl – Chlorine (Water, Suicide Squeeze Records, 2019)
42. Jeanines – Too Late (Jeanines, Slumberland, 2019)
43. Steve Marino – Six Two Four (Fluff, Darling Records, 2019)
44. Black Belt Eagle Scout – At The Party (single, Saddle Creek 2019)
45. The Minus 5 – Scar Crow (Stroke Manor, Yep Roc, 2019)
46. Ben Danaher – We’ll Do the Business (single, 2019)
47. Molly Parden & Hollow Hum – Losing My Religion (single, 2019)
48. Lillie Mae – You’ve Got Other Girls For That (single, Third Man 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 #45

Another week, another weekly playlist.

For months I’ve done too little, this week I did a bit too much. Sorry if I overwhelmed you with the posts. I’m fully aware it was too much. Just wanted to catch up a little bit. The posting frequency will get significantly slower very soon. Of course the Four Arms to Hold You posts are kind of silly too and I will see if I carry on making them. They would never fit on a proper music media, but might still fit well to this overly romantic music blog where my only guideline has been to passionately love music.

The summer hasn’t slowed the release schedule. At least not significantly. So far I’ve spent most time with the new albums from Jacob Miller, Loamlands, Mariee Sioux and Jake Xerxes Fussell (yeah, Loamlands took a bit of head start and was here a couple of weeks ago, there was a bit of a mix-up and the actual release date was 7th of June). There’s so much more though and the week gave us new albums from Peter Perrett, Stef Chura, Palehound, Olivia Barton, Dylan LeBlanc, The Hollering Pines, Damn Tall Buildings, Eleni Mandell, Oliver Ray, Haybaby and Vanishing Twin. Teal Moss album is a month or so old, but I just found it this week so it’s here for the first time. A couple of excellent EPs too from Charlie Whitten and Jordie Lane.

The Finnish section is very small this time around. Only revisiting the Janne Tapion Sisäinen Avaruus album and featuring the new album from Hot Heros and the new Markus Perttula single. I’m sure there had to be more, so drop me an email if you so wish.

And then there’s obviously lots of magnificent singles. The big news of the week was that there’s a new Jesse Malin album coming out and it will produced by Lucinda Williams. The first single is already out and available. Some other personal faves came from Mercy Bell, Bedouine, Angela Perley, Malin Pettersen, V.V.Lightbody and David Ritschard, but again I could just as well namedrop them all. They are on the playlist because I liked them.

Some previously featured albums also appear with a new song, but that’s all for now. Next week’s playlist won’t be up on Sunday, because I have some Sthlm Americana plans for the weekend. I still try to do it, but it will be either Monday or Tuesday. Just in case somebody actually cares and waits for this. Some blog entries should appear before the weekend though. Remember love.

OCTA Weekly Playlist Episode #45

1. Jacob Miller – Lifted (This New Home, 2019)
2. Loamlands – For You To Own Me (Lez Dance, Cruisin Records, 2019)
3. Jake Xerxes Fussell – Jubilee (Out Of Sight, Paradise of Bachelors, 2019)
4. Mariee Sioux – Coyote with the Flowering Heart (Grief In Exile, Night Bloom Records, 2019)
5. Jesse Malin (feat. Lucinda Williams) – Room 13 (single, Wicked Cool Records, 2019)
6. Charlie Whitten – Teacher Teaching (Tiny Horse EP, 2019)
7. Peter Perrett – Carousel (Humanworld, Domino Recording Co, 2019)
8. Taylor Knox – Happening (Here Tonight, Cadence Music, 2019)
9. Stef Chura – They’ll Never (Midnight, Saddle Creek, 2019)
10. Mercy Bell – Bent (single, Bell & Faulkner Records, 2019)
11. Palehound – Bullshit (Black Friday, Polyvinyl, 2019)
12. Teal Moss – Lewis (Dewy, 2019)
13. Olivia Barton – ¨James Taylor (I Could Have Smiled at Your More, 2019)
14. Bedouine – One More Time (single, Spacebomb Records, 2019)
15. Dylan LeBlanc – Sand and Stone (Renegade, ATO Records, 2019)
16. Angela Perley – Don’t Look Back Mary (single, 2019)
17. The Hollering Pines – Blow Away (Moments In Between, 2019)
18. Malin Pettersen – Pause (single, Die With Your Boots On Records, 2019)
19. David Ritschard – Som en Hank Williams refräng (single, Rootsy Music, 2019)
20. Mike and The Moonpies – You Look Good in Neon (single, Prairie Rose Records, 2019)
21. Damn Tall Buildings – I’ll Be Getting By (Don’t Look Down, 2019)
22. The Resonant Rogues – Be Around My Darlin’ (Autumn Of The World, 2019)
23. Hot Heros – And She Made The Shadows Dance (Days After The Rodeo, Eclipse Music, 2019)
24. The Teskey Brothers – Man of the Universe (single, Decca Records, 2019)
25. Shane Leonard – History (Strange Forms, Wayvard Chicken, 2019)
26. Eleni Mandell – Ghost of a Girl (Wake Up Again, Yep Roc, 2019)
27. V.V. Lightbody – Car Alarm (single, Acrophase Records, 2019)
28. Whitney – Giving Up (single, Secretly Canadian, 2019)
29. Japanese Breakfast – Head Over Heels (single, W Records, 2019)
30. Haybaby – Get Down (They Get There, Tiny Engines, 2019)
31. Dude York – Box (single, Hardly Art, 2019)
32. Fernando Viciconte – Hey Darlene (single, Fluff & Gravy Records, 2019)
33. Chris Staples – River in Reverse (single, Barsuk Records, 2019)
34. Oliver Ray – Ready (Out Passed Nowhere, Royal Oakie, 2019)
35. Matt York – Going Crazy (single, 2019)
36. Lucy Langlas – Savage (single, Early Hearts, 2019)
37. Bridal Party – Too Much (single, 2019)
38. Natural Bridges – Cactus Flower Blossom (Residual Daydreams, Royal Oakie, 2019)
39. James Rose – Simplicity (single, 2019)
40. Matthew Milia – Why Is It? (Alone at St. Hugo, Sitcom Universe, 2019)
41. Janne Tapion Sisäinen Avaruus – Kirjat (Maapallon hautajaiset, Lumpeeela Julkaisut, 2019)
42. Markus Perttula – Näiltä lakeuksilta (single, MPM, 2019)
43. W.C. Beck – Steel Bird (single, 2019)
44. Edan Archer – Six Wing Angel (single, 2019)
45. Elaine Kay – Daddy Issues (single, 2019)
46. Christopher Gold & The New Old Things – Trouble (single, 2019)
47. Jordan Lane – Burning (Lost EP, 2019)
48. Ian Noe – Dead on the River (Rolling Down) (Between The Country, National Treasury, 2019)
49. Her Crooked Heart – Young Love Is Like Nothing (To Love To Leave To Live, 2019)
50. Vanishing Twin – You Are Not An Island (The Age Of Immunology, Fire 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 #44

Another week, another weekly playlist.

Hurray, I’m on summer vacation part 1. I try to use part of it to catch up on the emails and write some blog posts. Of course I need some rest from absolutely everything too, so there will be quiet days too.

The biggest release of the week for me was the new solo album from Shane Leonard. I’ve said it many times, but I’m a big fan of his work. Besides making this marvel of an album, he has produced some of my favorites of the year (Anna Tivel, Clara Baker, Her Crooked Heart). Ian Noe, Natural Bridges and Her Crooked Heart were others in my big four this week, but there were also lots more. The list contains songs from the new albums by The Resonant Rogues, red steppes, Rose Hotel, Kitty Kat Fan Club, Wayne Graham, Charlie Collins, LeAnna Eden, Jenn Grant and Doug Seegers. A couple of older ones too from Irish Mythen, The Infinites, Vilma Flood and Alanna Eileen (Don’t know how I managed to miss the Alanna Eileen a couple of weeks ago, because I had checked it at least dozen of times since February whether it’s available). A couple of gorgeous EPs too from Erin Rae, Carl Anderson and Nico Hedley (ok, not sure does two songs count as an EP, but it says so on Spotify. Well whether it’s a single or EP doesn’t really matter. What matters is that it’s brilliant. Thanks to Dan for this one).

The Finnish release week was pretty strong too, because there’s full-length albums from Janne Tapion Sisäinen Avaruus and Matti Sakari, an EP from Local Al and new singles from Havut, Maustetytöt and The Flaming Sideburns. I’m very fond of that Janne Tapion Sisäinen Avaruus album. It’s so great.

On the singles front, there’s a new awesome RF Shannon song. Gabi Hartmann is a completely new one for me, but I really like the song. Further proof that going through giant vault of promo emails is sometimes worth it. Megan Palmer, Nathan K., Espanola were some other personal favorites, but every song would again be worthy of a namedrop in this text too. Molly Parden gets some bonus points for covering The Gin Blossoms classic.

There’s definitely some sad songs here, but like Matthew Ryan sang in one of the finest songs of the year. Hope is not absent from these songs. Love yourself and others. That’s all for now. Several blog posts should appear next week and as usual the playlist on Sunday. Take care.

1. Shane Leonard – Maybe Next Year (Strange Forms, Wayward Chicken, 2019)
2. Her Crooked Heart – Pleasant Valley Reservoir (To Love to Leave To Live, 2019)
3. Natural Bridges – Clouds (Residual Daydreams, Royal Oakie, 2019)
4. Ian Noe – If Today Doesn’t Do Me In (Between the Country, National Treasury Recordings, 2019)
5. The Resonant Rogues – Autumn Of The World (Autumn of the World, 2019)
6. Hideout – I Won’t Give Up (single, 2019)
7. Erin Rae – Can’t Cut Loose (Putting On Airs 4 Track Demos EP, Single Lock Records, 2019)
8. RF Shannon – Wild Rose Pass (single, Keeled Scales, 2019)
9. Alanna Eileen – April (Artifice, 2019)
10. red steppes – High Growth (Arcs, Native Cat Recordings, 2019)
11. Gabi Hartmann – Always Seem To Get Thing Wrong (single, Secret Sun Recordings, 2019)
12. Rose Hotel – Would You Believe Me (I Will Only Come When It’s a Yes, 2019)
13. The Infinites – Miriam Stein (The Infinites, First Humans Records, 2019)
14. Kitty Kat Fan Club – Send Me a Message For the Holidays (Dreamy Little You, Asian Man Records, 2019)
15. Stanley Brinks & The Wave Pictures – Sober In Barcelona (single, Fika Recordings, 2019)
16. Nico Hedley – Hydrangeas (Late Bloomer / Hydrangeas EP, Whateve’s Clever, 2019)
17. Janne Tapion Sisäinen Avaruus – Hiljaisuus (Maapallon Hautajaiset, Lumpeela Julkaisut, 2019)
18. Havut – Unessa (single, Lumpeela Julkaisut, 2019)
19. Matti Sakari – Laulu kaislikosta (Valoraitoja, 2019)
20. Maustetytöt – Se oli SOS (single, Is This Art? 2019)
21. Local Al – Selkään puukottaja (EP 1, Soliti, 2019)
22. The Flaming Sideburns – Soulshaking (single, Bad Afro Records, 2019)
23. Megan Palmer – I’m Doin’ Fine (single, 2019)
24. Carl Anderson – Bottom Of the Bottle (You Can Call Me Carl EP, 2019)
25. Wayne Graham – If Thought Could Kill (Songs Only a Mother Could Love, Celebration Records, 2019)
26. Jacob Faurholt – The Dark Isn’t Right (single, Raw Onion Records, 2019)
27. Nathan K. – Brightly (single, 2019)
27. Matthew Milia – Puncture (Alone at St. Hugo, Sitcom Universe, 2019)
29. Molly Parden – Found Out About You (single, 2019)
30. Charlie Collins – Mexico (Snowpine, Mirror Records, 2019)
31. Jenn Grant – Our Love (Love, Inevitable, Leovela, 2019)
32. LeAnna Eden – Ease Your Soul (Ease Your Soul, Chapman, 2019)
33. Irish Mythen – Deep Dark Woods (Little Bones, 2019)
34. B. Knox – Deep Dark Love (single, Three Mast Records, 2019)
35. Shawn Hess – Picture From a Magazine (World Away, 2019)
36. Doug Seegers – Out on the Street (A Story I Got To Tell, 2019)
37. Reece Sullivan – Lamentations (single, 2019)
38. TK & The Holy Know-Nothings – Hard Times (Arguably Ok, Mama Bird Recording Co, 2019)
39. Espanola – A Lesson (single, Surly Young Records, 2019)
40. Sean W Spellman – Baby Blue (single, 2019)
41. Kirby Brown – Little Miss (single, 2019)
42. Signe Marie Rustad – Die With Your Boots On (single, Die With Your Boots On Records, 2019)
43. David Smalt – On The Mountain (single, Palo Sante Parade, 2019)
44. About You – Boundless Angel (single, 2019)
45. Cross Record – PYSOL My Castle (single, Melodic Records, 2019)
46. Palehound – Black Friday (single, 2019)
47. Florist – Shadow Bloom (single, Double Double Whammy, 2019)
48. Vilma Flood – Fan Of You (Moodswinger, Rusty Music, 2019)
49. Faye Webster – Hurts Me Too (Atlanta Millionaires Club, Secretly Canadian, 2019)
50. Sufjan Stevens – Love Yourself (single, Asthmatic Kitty, 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 #43

Another week, another weekly playlist.

If we begin from the personal mumbo jumbo, I definitely feel somewhat better after slightly cutting down the dosage of levothyroxine. So that’s good news for the blog too. I still might not have the energy, but I have the inspiration to continue writing. There was a good twitter convo between labels this week that certainly gave me a good boost. It even made me write a blog post that was not a playlist. A small Finnish blog certainly can’t make a big difference, but every little bit can still help. I’ve been thinking that maybe I should do some small label specials, because they matter a great deal to me. I even have a vacation starting next Friday, so I finally have more time to listen to new music and write about it too. Sure I have vacation plans too like going to STHLM Americana festival again. Anyway, that’s enough of personal stuff and time to get on this week’s playlist.

Every Friday is a great release day. This week we got new albums from Mavis Staples, TK & The Holy Know-Nothings, Justin Townes Earle, Madeline Leman & The Desert Swells, Frankie Lee, Aaron Beckum, Faye Webster, Cate le Bon, Shawn Hess, Sebadoh, Exotic Dangers, Willard Gayheart (first solo album at 87 years!), Burning Salt, Halfsour, Sean Nelson, Tyler Lyle and Birdie Busch. A couple of older ones too. Don’t know how I managed to miss the Spencer Radcliffe one last week, but I am ashamed. Nicholas Jamerson also make a first appearance on the playlist, because your clueless blogger just heard it even though it has been out over a month. Middle Kids made the only brand new EP on the list. Oh and most importantly, there’s six new Bill Callahan songs out and available.

The Finnish section contains awesome new singles from Iron Country Sisters, Kielo Kärkkäinen, V.Härkönen and Tanssiva karhu. Plus a new full-length album from H.C.Slim (aka Joose Keskitalo singing in English). And a last minute addition, a song from the new EP by Pottonen Band.

A bunch of tremendous new singles too. Esther Rose, Pony Bradshaw, Natural Bridges, Claire Cronin released new outtakes from their forthcoming albums. Wharfer released the first single from his forthcoming album and it’s a great one. Vanishing Twin single is a couple of weeks old, but I love it to bits and somehow managed to miss it at the time.

That’s it for now. I made a playlist archive, so that these don’t disappear so fast. You’ll find that from my Spotify profile, if you missed a playlist for example and want to give it a listen. I’ll keep a few old ones there, but eventually they will still vanish. See you next week. I’ll try to make at least one post mid-week, but I have 4am wake ups due to work, so no definite promises. I might be so exhausted that I have zero brain activity all week long. Remember love.

1. Mavis Staples – Change (We Get By, Anti-, 2019)
2. TK & The Holy Know-Nothings – The Devil’s Point (Arguably OK, Mama Bird Recording Co, 2019)
3. Justin Townes Earle – Talking To Myself (The Saint Of Lost Causes, New West Records, 2019)
4. Madeline Leman & The Desert Swells – Shipping News (Nobody’s Fool, 2019)
5. Aaron Beckum – Born Forlorn (Obsolete, Swamp Moth Missionary Society, 2019)
6. H.C. Slim – Keep Your Eyes On The Road (Sings, Svart Music, 2019)
7. Frankie Lee – Only She Knows (Stillwater, Loose Music, 2019)
8. Esther Rose – Only Loving You (single, Father/Daughter Records, 2019)
9. Faye Webster – Jonny (Atlanta Millionaires Club, Secretly Canadian, 2019)
10. Cate le Bon – Daylight Matters (Reward, Kemado Records, 2019)
11. Bill Callahan – Morning is My Godmother (Shepherd in a Sheepskin Vest side 1, Drag City, 2019)
12. Wharfer – Obsidian (single, 2019)
13. Claire Cronin – Wolfman (single, Orindal Records, 2019)
14. Pony Bradshaw – Shame (single, Rounder Records, 2019)
15. Natural Bridges – Ronnie’s In Bed (single, Royal Oakie Records, 2019)
16. Vanishing Twin – Magician’s Success (single, Fire Records, 2019)
17. Exotic Dangers – How’d You Stay Alive (Nine Is Fine, Single Lock Records, 2019)
18. Sebadoh – Belief (Act Suprised, Fire Records, 2019)
19. Spencer Radcliffe – True Love’s Territory (Hot Spring, Run For Cover Records, 2019)
20. Kate Vargas – Nothing Turns My Block (single, 2019)
21. Shawn Hess – World Away (World Away, 2019)
22. Willard Gayheart – Sweet Virginia Beauty (At Home In The Blue Ridge, 2019)
23. Jake Xerxes Fussell – Oh Captain (single, Paradise of Bachelors, 2019)
24. Iron Country Sisters – Leaves (single, Soit Se Silti, 2019)
25. Kielo Kärkkäinen – Keitä me olemme (single, Texicalli Records, 2019)
26. V. Härkönen – Ilman kartaa (single, Soit Se Silti, 2019)
27. Tanssiva karhu – Eilinen (single, 2019)
28. Lucy Roleff – A Woman’s Worth (Left Open in a Room, Lost and Lonesome, 2019)
29.Gia Margaret – Babies (single, Dalliance Recordings, 2019)
30. Burning Salt – Honey (Automatic Lullaby, 2019)
31. Molly Linen – Away (single, 2019)
32. Fernando Viciconte – The Longest Wait (single, Fluff and Gravy Records, 2019)
33. Sean Nelson – Together (Nelson sings Nilsson, 2019)
34. Strange Ranger – Leona (single, Tiny Engines, 2019)
35. Halfsour – Built-In Guilt (Sticky, Fire Talk, 2019)
36. Bad Heaven Ltd – Strength (single, 2019)
37. Middle Kids – Needle (New Songs For Old Problems EP, Lucky Number Music, 2019)
38. Matthew Milia – Congratulations Honey (Alone at St. Hugo, Sitcom Universe, 2019)
39. Tyler Lyle – Baby Blue (The Floating Years, 2019)
40. Pottonen Band – Waiting Room (EP, 2019)
41. This Frontier Needs Heroes – Just Because (single, 2019)
42. Eamon Fogerty – God’s Guts (single, Jealous Butcher, 2019)
43. Christopher Gold & The New Old Things – A Kiss and A Curse (single, 2019)
44. Nicholas Jamerson – Floyd County All-Star (Floyd County All-Star, 2019)
45. Birdie Busch – He Was Looking (If You Swim Far Enough, 2019)
46. Charlie Collins – Please Let Me Go (single, Mirror Records, 2019)
47. Jesca Hoop – Red White and Black (single, Memphis Industries, 2019)
48. Lydia Cole & Hailey Beavis – Less Lost (Among Horses IV, Son Canciones, 2019)
49. Jeremy Squires – Gift (Poem, 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 #42

Another week, another weekly playlist.

No surprises that I didn’t manage to do anything else during the week. This time I actually even had a reason, because a bit too high rest heart rate gave my troubled mind some further concerns. I had an EKG to check the heart and blood tests to see that my levothyroxine medication is on a proper level. Everything was ok (other than the rest pulse), so I suppose can breathe a little easier. I still haven’t felt perfectly ok since Easter or something. Probably just has something to do with the hypothyroidism. Sort of a vicious cycle though, because I’m the worrying kind and such things tend to add stress and makes it hard to fall asleep. And not getting enough sleep isn’t exactly helping the situation. Well at least I can get some blog stuff done, because here I am writing this at 5 am because I wasn’t able to get some sleep. But enough with the personal mumbo jumbo and time to get on this week’s playlist.

The list is insanely long this week, because there was so much good stuff. New albums from Kelly Hunt, Jeremy Squires and Lucy Roleff were on the top of my list of albums to listen. Other beautiful new albums this week are from Josh Nolan, Blue Jeans, Sailors & Ships, Paper Wings and The National. Karly Driftwood and Rosie Harlow & The Tall Tale Boys came out earlier in the spring, but I missed these lovely records back then. Some gorgeous EPs too from Lydia Cole & Hailey Beavis, Kathryn Legendre, Nick Lowe, Briston Maroney and Elton John Cena.

The small Finnish section contains three awesome new singles from Janne Tapion Sisäinen Avaruus, MeriTuuli and Samae Koskinen.

The singles made this ridiculously long this week. New Tyler Childers single was the news of the week, but for example the new ones from red steppes, Erin Durant, Shane Leonard, Merival, Joseph Robert Krauss, Matthew Ryan are equally magnificent. I could just as well namedrop them all, but you’ll find the full list below.

And as usual some big favorites from earlier weeks reappear with another song. I think I’m gonna keep that Matthew Milia album here at least five weeks, because I just love it to bits. That’s it for this week. Not sure how next week goes with other posts. At least I need to get my act together first and get some sleep. Love.

OCTA Weekly Playlist Episode #42

1. Kelly Hunt – Fingernail Moon (Even The Sparrow, Rare Bird Records, 2019)
2. Jeremy Squires – Orchid (Poem. 2019)
3. red steppes – Madera (single, Native Cat Records, 2019)
4. Lucy Roleff – Waiting For My Friend (Left Open in a Room, Lost and Lonesome, 2019)
5. Lydia Cole & Hailey Beavis – Talk To Me (Among Horses IV EP, Son Canciones, 2019)
6. Erin Durant – Islands (single, Keeled Scales, 2019)
7. Shane Leonard – Strange Forms (single, Antifragile Music, 2019)
8. Merival – No Brakes (single, 2019)
9. Joseph Robert Krauss – Scrapbook Memory (single, 2019)
10. Tyler Childers – House Fire (single, Hickman Holler / RCA, 2019)
11. The Country Side of Harmonica Sam – My First Broken Heart (since The Last Broken Heart) (single, El Toro Records, 2019)
12. Karly Driftwood – Tennessee Trees (single, Too Mean To Die, 2019)
13. Kathryn Legendre – Sit Here & Cry (Making It Up EP, Shotgun House Records, 2019)
14. Caroline Spence – Sit Here and Love Me (Mint Condition, Rounder Records, 2019)
15. Matthew Ryan – On Our Death Day (The Need To Know Vinyl Sessions, 2019)
16. Josh Nolan – Angels With Dirty Faces (Kind Heart to Follow, Shaker Steps Records, 2019)
17. TW Walsh – Invincible Light (single, 2019)
18. Chris Staples – Holy Moly (single, Barsuk Records, 2019)
19. Janne Tapion Sisäinen Avaruus – Kaikki oli paremmin ennen (single, Lumpeela Julkaisut, 2019)
20. MeriTuuli – Minä odotan (single, 2019)
21. Samae Koskinen – Tää on se hetki (single, Johanna Kustannus, 2019)
22. Taylor Knox – One in a Billion (single, Cadence Music, 2019)
23. Blue Jeans – Friends & Lovers (single, Bobo Integral, 2019)
24. Nick Lowe – Love Starvation (Love Starvation / Trombone EP, Yep Roc, 2019)
25. Matthew Milia – Sometimes I Feel Like My Arm’s Falling Off (Alone At St. Hugo, Sitcom Universe, 2019)
26. Elton John Cena – Rat Poison (All Rats Go To Heaven, Lauren Records, 2019)
27. Briston Maroney – Small Talk (Indiana EP, Atlantic, 2019)
28. Kitty Kat Fan Club – You Got Me Modernized (single, Asian Man Records, 2019)
29. Sailors & Ships – Rooftop Sleeper (Sailors & Ships, Laser Brains, 2019)
30. Native Harrow – Something You Have (single, Loose Music, 2019)
31. Madeline Leman & The Desert Swells – Nobody’s Fool (single, 2019)
32. Joanna Sternberg – For You (single, Team Love, 2019)
33. Jacob Miller – Take Me Home (single, 2019)
34. Blue Wilson – Elsewhere (single, 2019)
35. Shannon Lay – Something Else On Your Mind (single, Sub Pop Records, 2019)
36. The National – Not In Kansas (I Am Easy To Find, 4AD, 2019)
37. Mega Bog – For The Old World (single, Paradise of Bachelors, 2019)
38. Louie Short – Beautality (single, Choom City Records, 2019)
39. V.V.Lightbody – Baby, Honestly (single, Acrophase Records, 2019)
40. Bart – Today (Today, Tomorrow & The Next Day, Idee Fixe Records, 2019)
41. Christelle Bofale – Origami Dreams (single, Father/Daughter Records, 2019)
42. Mara Connor & Langhorne Slim – Someone New (single, Side Hustle Records, 2019)
43. Rosie Harlow & The Tall Tale Boys – Love Is Hard To Find (Family, 2019)
44. Paper Wings – Troubled Soul (Clementine, 2019)
45. Spirit Family Union – One Way Ticket (single, 2019)
46. Jake Paleschic – The Light (single, 2019)
47. Jenn Grant – Keep a Light On (single, Leovela, 2019)
48. Morgan Wade – The Night (single, 2019)
49. Kirby Brown – Justine (single, Soundly Music, 2019)
50. Catherine McLellan – Out of Time (single, 2019)
51. Jackson Emmer – Lost Highway (single, 2019)
52. Kassi Valazza – Mama (Dear Dead Days, 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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