OCTA Weekly Playlist – Episode #64

Another week, another weekly playlist.

Just a quick weekly round-up. It’s been a hard week and this blog is not my priority at the moment. I know I missed a lot of stuff, but here are the songs/albums that carried me through this week.

New albums from Mount Eerie with Julie Doiron, Sarah Lee Langford, Jerry Leger, Josienne Clarke, Dan Martin, Beautiful Dudes, Kate Davis, Fruition and The Revelers. Plus a compilation from Bloodshot Records and EPs from Lucy Dacus, Worry Dolls. A couple of slightly older albums from Under Violet and Julia Haltigan also make a first appearance on the playlist.

The Finland section contains new singles from Mara Balls and half Finnish Astral Brain from Stockholm, Sweden.

A bunch of great international singles from Twain (how did I miss this one earlier), Bart Budwig, Gabriel Birnbaum, Son Little and so forth.

That’s all for this week. Love love love.

1. Mount Eerie with Julie Doiron – Belief (Lost Wisdom, Pt.2, 2019)
2. Sarah Lee Langford – Watch Me (Two Hearted Rounder, Cornelius Chapel Records, 2019)
3. Jerry Leger – That Ain’t Here (Time Out For Tomorrow, Latent Recordings, 2019)
4. Josienne Clarke – The Drawing of the Line (In All Weather, Rough Trade, 2019)
5. Astral Brain – Five Thousand Miles (single, Astronime Records, 2019)
6. Twain – Royal Road (single, Keeled Scales, 2019)
7. Gabriel Birnbaum – Not Alone (single, Arrowhawk Records, 2019)
8. Lucy Dacus – My Mother & I (single, Keeled Scales, 2019)
9. Dan Martin – You Don’t Know That Town (Like Me) (Dan Martin, Horton Records, 2019)
10. Bart Budwig – Human Again (single, Fluff & Gravy Records, 2019)
11. Beautiful Dudes – Annie (Radio, Mama Bird Recording Co, 2019)
12. Mara Balls – Kylmä sää (single, Stupido Records, 2019)
13. Kurt Baker Combo – Can’t Go Back (single, Wicked Cool Records, 2019)
14. Beach Slang – Tommy in the 80’s (single, Bridge Nine Records, 2019)
15. Sean W Spellman – Give Luck a Chance (single, Westerly Sound, 2019)
16. The Finks – No One Else (single, Milk! Records, 2019)
17. Gus Seyffert – Make It Out (single, Sargent Records, 2019)
18. Son Little – Suffer (single, Anti-, 2019)
19. Kate Davis – Did You Love Somebody (Trophy, Solitaire Recordings, 2019)
20. Joybird – The Sweetness (Too Late To Pray: Defiant Chicago Roots compilation, Bloodshot Records, 2019)
21. Worry Dolls – Leave Your Light On (The River EP, Bread & Butter Music, 2019)
22. The Revelers – You’re Not to Blame (At The End of the River, 2019)
23. Fruition – Forget About You (Wild As the Night, 2019)
24. Joe Pug – I Don’t Work in a Bank (single, 2019)
25. Under Violet – Angle (Under Violet, 2019)
26. Julia Haltigan – You Don’t Even Know It (Trouble, 2019)
27. Erin Enderlinn – Tonight I Don’t Give a Damn (Faulkner Country, Blaster Records, 2019)
28. Wished Bone – Sarah (Sap Season, 2019)
29. Vetiver – Lost (In Your Eyes) (Up on High, Loose Music / Mama Bird Recording Co, 2019)
30. Itasca – A’s Lament (Spring, Paradise of Bachelors, 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 #63

Another week, another weekly playlist.

Approaching the end of the year, but there’s still lots of great music to come. So let’s wait at least for another month before starting to compile the year-end lists. The new albums from long-time favourite Vetiver and quite new favourite Erin Enderlin were probably my most anticipated releases this week, but that’s just a tiny fraction of all the action. There’s new albums from Ags Connolly, Wished Bone, Itasca, Matthew Ryan (well not sure does this count as a proper album, but it compiles his 2019 EPs together and it’s wonderful), Michael Kiwanuka, Leif Vollebekk, Jeffrey Lewis & Voltage, The Deer, Bobby Hawk, Piney Gir, Signe Marie Rustad and Grace Cummings. Plus a great EP from Flora Hibberd.

The new Finnish albums featured on this playlist are from Lehtojärven Hirvenpää and STINAKO. Plus Maustetytöt reappears with another song. There’s also wonderful new singles from Laura Moisio, Arppa, Hot Heros & Janne Laurila and Spring Teeth. I missed the first Arppa single earlier in the year, so make sure you check it out too if you like this second single. And thanks to Mikko for the introduction.

The international single of the week is the new one from The Innocence Mission. Love it so much. Other big ones were the new one from Quivers, Hallelujah The Hills and the surprise return single from the great A Girl Called Eddy. Of course everything else would also be worth of a namedrop.

That’s all for this week. Love love love.

1. Erin Enderlin – Broken (Faulkner Country, Blaster Records, 2019)
2. Ags Connolly – What Were You Gonna Do About It (Wrong Again, Finstock Music, 2019)
3. Wished Bone – Cops (Sap Season, 2019)
4. Vetiver – Filigree (Up on High, Loose Music / Mama Bird Recording Co, 2019)
5. Itasca – Voice of the Beloved (Spring, Paradise of Bachelors, 2019)
6. The Innocence Mission – On Your Side (single, Bella Union, 2019)
7. Matthew Ryan – On Our Death Day (The Future Was Beautiful, 2019)
8. Michael Kiwanuka – Solid Ground (KIWANUKA, Polydor, 2019)
9. Leif Vollebekk – Wait a While (New Ways, Secret City Records, 2019)
10. Flora Hibberd – As Long as There is Night (Absentee EP, Clear Light Records, 2011)
11. Laura Moisio – Ohi ajettiin (single, Texicalli, 2019)
12. Arppa – Vartiovuori (single, 2019)
13. Hot Heros & Janne Laurila – Tuoll’ on mun kultani (single, Soit Se Silti, 2019)
14. Lehtojärven Hirvenpää – Alaovella (LEhtojärven Hirvenpää, Helmi Levyt, 2019)
15. Hallelujah The Hills – It Still Floors Me (single, Discrete Pageantry, 2019)
16. Jeffrey Lewis & The Voltage – LPs (Bad Wiring, Moshi Moshi Records, 2019)
17. Quivers – When It Breaks (single, Hotel Motel Records, 2019)
18. The Deer – Nothing Hurt (Do No Harm, Keeled Scales, 2019)
19. Signe Marie Rustad – We Belong Somewhere (When Words Flew Freely, Die With Your Boots On Records, 2019)
20. A Girl Called Eddy – Been Around (single, Elefant Records, 2019)
21. Bobby Hawk – Lights on Kinks Out (Lights On Kinks Out, 2019)
22. Piney Gir – Little Cop (You Are Here, STRS, 2019)
23. Nicholas Jamerson – Perspective (single, 2019)
24. Annie Dressner – Nyack (single, 2019)
25. Caitlin Anne Webster – Powhatan River Blues (single, 2019)
26. Grace Cummings – The Look You Gave (Refuge Cove, Flightless, 2019)
27. Holy Hive – Hypnosis (single, Big Crown Records, 2019)
28. Jeff Crosby – Laramie (single, 2019)
29. Evan Felker – Whiskey in Your Water (single, 2019)
30. Chadwick Stokes – Blanket On the Moon (single, Ruff Shod Records, 2019)
31. German Error Message – What Welcoming (single, 2019)
32. Daystar – All That You Know (The Complete Recordings, 2019)
33. Ancient Shapes – Reconciliation Nation Now (A Flower That Wouldn’t Bloom, You’ve Changed Records, 2019)
34. Spring Teeth – Winter Year-Round (single, I Call It Blood Detective Records, 2019)
35. Maustetytöt – Mä loistan kuin hämärä (Kaikki tiet vievät Peltolaan, Is This Art!, 2019)
36. Stinako – Katselen (Ikuisuus, Soliti, 2019)
37. Little Scream – Dear Leader (Speed Queen, Merge Records, 2019)
38. Nick Nace – Old Records (Wrestling with the Mystery, 2019)
39. Theo Lawrence – They Don’t Like Me (Where I’m From) (Sauce Piquante, Tomika Records, 2019)
40. Simon Joyner – Blue Lullaby (Pocket Moon, BB*Island, 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 #62

Another week, another weekly playlist.

Another week also kind of slipped by. I’m a hopeless case of kid in denial. Now sligthly flu-ish and fever-ish too. But here’s at least the playlist. Things are slowing down a bit on the release front, but there’s still lot to love.

This week gave new album from Little Scream, Nick Nace, Simon Joyner, Allison Moorer, Ancient Shapes, Extra Arms, Daystar, Amy O, Theo Lawrence, Jason Sinkhorn, Jim Sullivan (reissue that I don’t usually feature them on this list, but it felt hard to leave this one out), Ben McKenzie, Neil Young & Crazy Horse, The Leaf Library and Mikal Cronin. Slow Healer has been out for a week or so, but first time on this playlist. I had a song from the EP earlier.

On the Finnish side of things, we got the debut album from Maustetytöt. It’s a great record and worth the hype. Also superb that the vinyl sold so well (because this is Spotify is great for introduction, but buying music is what really matters). Nice to heart that physical records still have other purpose than to fill that empty space under the publisher’s bed. The Finland section also contains new singles from Treemer (new band from ex-Pansies!) and PK Keränen (solo single). Plus a song from the Kalle Konnuslahti & Tremolo album that I somehow managed to miss a couple of weeks ago.

A bunch of wonderful international singles too. I’m a big Andy Shauf fan so his first single from a new album starts the whole list. There’s also new Itasca, David Myhr, Ags Connolly, David Dondero and so forth. Again everything would be worth of a namedrop, but you’ll find them from the list below.

That’s it for this week. Love love love.

1. Andy Shauf – Things I Do (single, Anti-, 2019)
2. Little Scream – Don’t Wait For It (Speed Queen, Merge, 2019)
3. Nick Nace – Arkansas Traveler (Wrestling with the Mystery, 2019)
4. Simon Joyner – Time Slows Down in Dreams (Pocket Moon, BB*Island, 2019)
5. Allison Moorer – Cold Cold Earth (Blood, Autotelic Records, 2019)
6. Ancient Shapes – Audrey (A Flower That Wouldn’t Bloom, You’ve Changed Records, 2019)
7. Extra Arms – Up From Here (Up From Here, Dadstache Records, 2019)
8. Daystar – A Lot to Love (The Complete Recordings, 2019)
9. David Myhr – Work of Love (single, Monogram Recordings, 2019)
10. Treemer – The Great Void (single, Soft Monster, 2019)
11. Maustetytöt – Talvi Talvikin kanssa (Kaikki tiet vievät Peltolaan, Is This Art! 2019)
12. PK Keränen – Let Go (single, Playground, 2019)
13. Amy O – Synesthesia (Shell, Winspear, 2019)
14. Itasca – Only a Traveler (single, Paradise of Bachelors, 2019)
15. Jason Sinkhorn – Evelyn Moontower (Demonstrations (2009-2015), Knothole Records, 2019)
16. Theo Lawrence – Lonely Together (Sauce Piquante, Tomika, 2019)
17. Jim Sullivan – Lonesome Picker (Jim Sullivan, Light in the Attic, 2019)
18. David Dondero – The Presidential Palace of Pornography (single, Fluff and Gravy, 2019)
19. Ben McKenzie – Down on the Prairie (A Simple Thing, 2019)
20. Neil Young & Crazy Horse – Think Of Me (Colorado, Reprise Records, 2019)
21. Ags Connolly – The Meaning of the World (single, Finstock Music, 2019)
22. Terra Spencer (feat Dave Gunning) – Boat Harbour (single, 2019)
23. Wished Bone – Pink Room (single, 2019)
24. Jessicar Risker – The Waves (single, Western Vinyl, 2019)
25. Emily Fairlight – Lips Lasso (single, 2019)
26. Slow Healer – Evil Incarnate (Every Now and Then, 2019)
27. Frances Quinlan – Rare Thing (single, Saddle Creek, 2019)
28. Mikal Cronin – Sold (Seeker, Merge Records, 2019)
29. Justin Peter Kinkel-Schuster – There is a Vine (single, Big Legal Mess, 2019)
30. The Deer – Swoon (single, Keeled Scales, 2019)
31. Rue Snider – Dark Crystal Daze -live (single, 2019)
32. Brandon Pfaff – Circles in the Dark (single, 2019)
33. Kalle Konnuslahti & Tremolo – Julma rakkaus (Lemmen Armoilla, 2019)
34. Crow vs Lion – Beg, Steal & Borrow (The Heart, The Time, The Pen, 2019)
35. Mercy Bell – All Good Cowboys (Mercy Bell, Bell Records, 2019)
36. Zachary Lucky – Sunday Morning at the Dragstrip (Midwestern, Wroxton Recordings, 2019)
37. Karen & The Sorrows – Something True (Guaranteed Broken Hearts, Ocean Born Mary Music, 2019)
38. Kail Baxley – Beneath the Bones (single, AntiFragile, 2019)
39. Vagabon – In a Bind (Vagabon, Nonesuch, 2019)
40. The Leaf Library – In Doors and Out Through the Windows (The World is a Bell, Wiaiwya, 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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