OCTA Weekly Playlist Episode #61

Another week, another weekly playlist

The progress outside of this playlist is still rather slow, but I try to find the time to do a bit more during the coming weeks. Unfortunately this is just a hobby and sometimes there’s just not enough time or energy for it. There’s not a whole lot of year left and I have a truckload of records that haven’t yet been mentioned outside of this playlist.

There’s a lot of great music there this week as well. New albums from Zachary Lucky, Karen & The Sorrows, Crow vs Lion, Mercy Bell, Wharfer, Vagabon, Emma Russack & Lachlan Denton, Cody Jinks (he had one last week too, a prolific songwriter), GA-20, Jake La Botz, Drew Danburry (compilation), Corridor and Hovvdy. Plus Catherine MacLellan album that came out a week ago, but I missed it then. On the EP front there’s Erin Enderlin, Carver Baronda and Andrea Von Kampen.

This week’s Finland section has wonderful new singles from Räjäyttäjät and V.Härkönen. Plus a couple of slightly earlier 2019 albums from Pasi Salmi and Hevonen Jammaa that I missed when they come out. Also revisiting last week’s power couple Knipi and Antti Autio.

The big music news of the week was that there’s a new John Moreland album coming out in early 2020. The news also came with a brand new song East October, so there’s the song of the week. Other awesome singles too from VanWyck, Sarah Lee Langford, Dolly Valentine, Gabriel Birnbaum, Bonny Light Orchestra and so forth.

That’s it for this week. Back with another round-up playlist next Sunday and before that hopefully a couple of other kind of posts too. Love love love.

1. Zachary Lucky – There Was a Time When I Used to Run (Midwestern, Wroxton Recordings, 2019)
2. Erin Enderlin – Hometown Jersey (Chapter Four: The Queen of Marina Del Rey EP, Blaster Records, 2019)
3. Karen & The Sorrows – Far Away (Quaranteed Broken Heart, Ocean Born Mary Music, 2019)
4. Crow vs Lion – Missouri (The Heart, The Time, The Pen, 2019)
5. John Moreland – East October (single, Old Omens, 2019)
6. Mercy Bell – Chocolate Milk & Whiskey (Mercy Bell, Bell Records, 2019)
7. VanWyck – Carolina’s Anatomy (single, Maiden Name Records, 2019)
8. Wharfer – I Went Somewhere Else (The Teeth, 2019)
9. Vagabon – Every Woman (Vagabon, Nonesuch Records, 2019)
10. Sarah Lee Langford – Big Women (single, Cornelius Chapel Records, 2019)
11. Gabriel Birnbaum – Mistakes (single, Arrowhawk Records, 2019)
12. Dolly Valentine – Flowers on the Highway (single, Holy Golden Music, 2019)
13. Bonny Light Orchestra – Deep In Love (single, 2019)
14. Carver Baronda – If Nothing Else Comes Along (Spooky Love EP, 2019)
15. Emma Russack & Lachlan Denton – Love For Myself (Take The Reigns, Bobo Integral, 2019)
16. Kate Davis – I Like Myself (single, Solitaire Recordings, 2019)
17. Andrea von Kampen – Rainmaker (Twilight & Evening Bell EP, 2019)
18. Jennah Barry – The Real Moon (single, Forward Music Group, 2019)
19. Jerry Leger – Justine (single, Latent Records, 2019)
20. Catherine MacLellan – The Road Is Divided (Coyote, 2019)
21. Sera Cahoone & Tomo Nakayama – Crows (single, 2019)
22. Christopher Paul Stelling – Trouble Don’t Follow Me (single, Anti, 2019)
23. GA-20 – Lonely Soul (Lonely Soul, Karma Chief Records, 2019)
24. Beautiful Dudes – Lose My Head (single, Mama Bird Recording Co, 2019)
25. Extra Arms – Disruptor (single, Dadstache Records, 2019)
26. Räjäyttäjät – Uusi vesimiehen aika (single, 2019)
27. Pasi Salmi – Talvipäivänseisaus (Preerian upottaa kuu, Way Beyondo Records, 2019)
28. Hevonen Jammaa – Lähdit pois niin pian (Todistaja, 2019)
28. V. Härkönen – Elokuun vaimo (single, Soit Se Silti, 2019)
30. Tami Neilson – Any Fool With a Heart (single, Outside Music, 2019)
31. Cody Jinks – Never Alone Always Lonely (The Wanting, Late August Records, 2019)
32. Jake La Botz – The Bankrobber’s Lament (They’re Coming For Me, Hi-Style Records, 2019)
33. Sophie & The Broken Things – Paper ID (single, Petaluma Records, 2019)
34. Nick Nace – Fly in a Bottle (single, 2019)
35. Bobby Hawk – Salt and Liquor (single, 2019)
36. Drew Danburry – Lynette, I Love You (Danburry 2003-2018, 2019)
37. Corridor – Junior (Junior, Sub Pop Records, 2019)
38. Field Medic – I Want You So Bad It Hurts (single, Run For Cover Records, 2019)
39. Hovvdy – Feel Tall (Heavy Lifter, Specialist Subject, 2019)
40. Knipi – 1986 (Knipi, Fried Music, 2019)
41. Antti Autio – Maailman reunalla (Pihalla tuule taas, Soit Se Silti, 2019)
42. Austin James Craig – Spacehip (Ghosts of Ohio, 2019)
43. Big Thief – Shoulders (Two Hands, 4AD, 2019)
44. Andre Ethier – Jenny the Blues (Croak In The Weeds, Telephone Explosion, 2019)
45. Very Good – Falling Dreams (Adulthood, 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 #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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