OCTA Weekly Playlist – Episode #86

Another week, another weekly playlist.

Thank you for the ones who keep on following the playlist during these times and thank you music for keeping me relatively sane.

The big album releases for me were the new ones from Sylvia Rose Novak and Adeline Hotel. Sylvia Rose Novak did appear on this playlist in 2018, but sadly I still didn’t pay enough attention to the full album at the time. All the advance singles of this new record have been on this playlist and I’ve loved them all. This time I won’t let the album pass me by. Adeline Hotel is a long time favourite and they continue to create charming albums. Other great album releases of the week came from Andrew Hibbard, Brian Wright & The Sneakups, Aquakultre, Evan Myall and Modern Studies. Lawrence County and Karl Harvey albums came earlier in the spring, but they are on this playlist for the first time. There’s a few mighty good EPs too from Will Stewart and Monteagle.

The Finnish section is strong this time around. Viljami Kukkonen is a huge favorite of mine, so his new single was the brightest star for me. However, there’s also gorgeous album releases from Hermaja, Pöllöt and Guggenheim-projektz. Plus singles from Bizzarro & Jukka Nissinen, Matti Jasu and Love Sport.

As for singles, there’s plenty to love. The best music news of the week was that Secretly Canadian signed Le Ren and their beautiful journey together started with a rerelease of the single Love Can’t Be the Only Reason to Stay. One of the songs I loved the most during 2019. Leah Senior’s new single might be slightly different than her earlier work, but equally wonderful. If not even more so, but I’m not sure is that even possible, because I love her older albums. Anna Ash made a really beautiful cover of Keep Me From Blowing Away and then there’s strong new cuts from Jenny O, Julie Arsenault, Joshua Ray Walker, Christian Lee Hutson, Becca Mancari, Dan Reeder and Tommy Alexander albums. Oh and a new song from Jason Sinkhorn, debut single from Kyle Nix and what about that sweet return of Snowgoose. Also the first single from the new solo acoustic version of Anna Tivel’s 2019 treasure The Question. And lots more.

That’s it for this week. All the best to everyone who reads this. I hope you are safe and sound. Love from a distance.

1. Sylvia Rose Novak – Flowers for the Fortunate (Bad Luck, Due South Records, 2020)
2. Joshua Ray Walker – True Love (single, State Fair Records, 2020)
3. Adeline Hotel – Ordinary Things (Solid Love, Whatever’s Clever, 2020)
4. Leah Senior – Evergreen (single, Flightless, 2020)
5. Jenny O – What About That Day (single, Mama Bird Recording Co, 2020)
6. Julie Arsenault – Trouble With Men (single, Son Canciones, 2020)
7. Le Ren – Love Can’t Be The Only Reason to Stay (single, Secretly Canadian, 2020)
8. Anna Tivel – Homeless Child – Acoustic (single, Fluff & Gravy Records, 2020)
9. Anna Ash – Keep Me From Blowing Away (single, 2020)
10. Christian Lee Hutson – Get the Old Band Back Together (single, Anti, 2020)
11. Andrew Hibbard – Changes (Andrew Hibbard, Sofaburn Records, 20209
12. Jason Sinkhorn – A Vision in 2020 (single, Knothole Records, 2020)
13. Brian Wright & The Sneakups – High Rise (Lapse of Luxury, Cafe Rooster Records, 2020)
14. Kyle Nix – Lightning on the Mountain (single, Bossier City Records, 2020)
15. Will Stewart – All Over Again (Way Gone EP, Cornelius Chapel Records, 2020)
16. Tommy Alexander – Whatever You Say (single, 2020)
17. Becca Mancari – First Time (single, Captured Tracks, 2020)
18. Malin Pettersen – Hometown (single, Die With Your Boots On, 2020)
19. Aquakultre – Don’t Forget (Legacy, Black Buffalo Records, 2020)
20. Viljami Kukkonen – Heikolla päällä (single, Karhuvaltio Records, 2020)
21. Guggenheim-projektz – Minä istutin puun (Dersu Uzala, Helmi Levyt, 2020)
22. Hermaja – Lastenhuoneessa (Kultasuoni, Helmi Levyt, 2020)
23. Pöllöt – Rakkauden hotelli (Taas vähään aikaan, Svart Records, 2020)
24. Bizzarro & Jukka Nissinen – Rankaisen lempeydellä (single, Hillotehdas / Humu Records, 2020)
25. Matti Jasu – Sunday Scaries (single, 2020)
26. Love Sport – Giant Hoof (single, Soliti, 2020)
27. Woolen Men – Alley Cat (single, Dog’s Table, 2020)
28. Woods – Can’t Get Out (single, Woodsist, 2020)
29. Monteagle – Thankful (A Colorful Moth EP, Fire Talk, 2020)
30. Snowgoose – Who Will You Choose (single, Glass Modern, 2020)
31. Sweet Whirl – Patterns of Nature (single, Chapter Music, 2020)
32. Dan Reeder – I Don’t Always Miss You (single, Oh Boy Records, 2020)
33. Dougie Poole – Los Angeles (single, Wharf Cat Records, 2020)
34. Freya Josephine Hollick – Impossible to Love (single, 2020)
35. Julian Taylor – Love Enough (single, Howling Turtle, 2020)
36. Lawrence County – Goldfish in a Jar (The Frailty of Humans, 2020)
37. Audrey and Hugh – Young Loved and Free (single, 2020)
38. Evan Myall – Zephyr (Evan Myall, Royal Oakie, 2020)
39. Squirrel Flower – Take it Or Leave It (single, Full Time Hobby, 2020)
40. Nicole Atkins – Mind Eraser (single, Single Lock Records, 2020)
41. Modern Studies – The Blue of Distance (The Weight of the Sun, Fire Records, 2020)
42. Nick Lowe – Don’t Be Nice to Me (single, Yep Roc, 2020)
43. Lauren O’Connell – Ruination Day, Pt II (single, 2020)
44. Camille Delean – Go Easy (single, New Habitat Records, 2020)
45. Karl Harvey – Mon Cher (Postcards from Home, 2020)
46. Bad Moves – End of Time (single, Don Giovanni Records, 2020)
47. The Corner Laughers – The Accepted Time (single, 2020)
48. Cayley Thomas – Sunshine (How Else Can I Tell You? EP, 2020)
49. Talitha Ferri – Thanks a lot for Everything (Get Well Soon, Soulpod Collective, 2020)
50. Andrew Bryant – Sentimental (Sentimental Noises, Magnolia State Music, 2020)
51. American Aquarium – Before the Dogwood Blooms (Lamentations, New West Records, 2020)
52. Jeremy Ferrara – Afraid to Say (With Every Change, 2020)
53. Mr. Alec Bowman – Patience (I Used to Be Sad & Then I Forgot, 2020)
54. Damien Jurado – Sandra (What’s New Tomboy, Loose Music / Mama Bird, 2020)
55. John Statz – Orbit (Early Riser, 2020)
56. Ariel Sharratt & Mathias Kom – Talkin’ Gig Economy Blues (Never Work, BB*Island, 2020)

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 #85

Another week, another weekly playlist.

I’m not sure does making this playlist ever make any sense, but it does feel particularly stupid after a Bandcamp day. Regardless, I will keep on making this, because right now it feels like the only way to keep this blog alive and I’m not ready to let go of this. I’ll have about one year and 4 months to go until onechordnet is 20 years and I would like to reach that silly goal. This is also a good way to at least mention all the releases that I listen, love and cherish.

This week had lots of great album releases. Long time favorites Andrew Bryant, American Aquarium, Damien Jurado, Ariel Sharratt & Mathias Kom, Ryan Tanner and John Statz released new albums. There’s also fabulous albums from newer favorites Jeremy Ferrara, Talitha Ferri, Mr. Alec Bowman, V.V. Lightbody, Reb Fountain, My Girl The River, Elijah Ocean, Rattlesnake Milk, Field Report and Olivia Awbrey. That Sean W Spellman album I missed a week ago so it’s here for the first time now. There’s also special new EPs from Cayley Thomas, Christopher Gold, Steven Lambke and Construction & Destruction and John Earle Mainord.

The Finnish section is small with the singles from Marian Valinta and Local Al & Mummypowder. This return of Marian Valinta makes me warm inside. I loved their songs during the early years of onechordnet and it’s great to hear these songs again 15+ years later.

The single of the week is definitely the new Bart single. I love it to bits and could have started the playlist with it. Just wanted to spotlight the album releases before it. Arlo McKinley made a welcome return. I highly recommend his 2014 Lonesome Sound album if you haven’t heard it. Some other choice cuts are the new John Davey single and Matthew Ryan’s cover of Heaven is A Place on Earth (I listened to a lot of Belinda Carlisle back in the eighties). But yeah, I could just as well namedrop them all.

That’s it for this week. All the best to all and everyone. I hope you are safe and sound. Love from a distance.

1. Andrew Bryant – Something Else (Sentimental Noises, Magnolia State Music, 2020)
2. American Aquarium – A Better South (Lamentations, New West Records, 2020)
3. Damien Jurado – Ochoa (What’s New, Tomboy? Loose Music, 2020)
4. Jeremy Ferrara – Shining Garden (With Every Change, 2020)
5. Talitha Ferri – Talk (Get Well Soon, Soulpod Collective, 2020)
6. Cayley Thomas – In a While (How Else Can I Tell You? 2020)
7. Ariel Sharratt & Mathias Kom – The Rich Stuff (Never Work, BB*Island, 2020)
8. Mr. Alec Bowman – The Event Horizon of You (I Used to Be Sad & Then I Forgot, 2020)
9. Ryan Tanner – I Lost My Way (Crushed Romantic, Lake City Records, 2020)
10. John Statz – Travel On (Early Riser, 2020)
11. V.V. Lightbody – If It’s Not Me (Make a Shrine or Burn It, Acrophase Records, 2020)
12. Reb Fountain – Strangers (Reb Fountain, Flying Nun Records, 2020)
13. Bart – Used to Be (single, Idee Fixe Records, 2020)
14. Andy Jenkins feat Erin Rae – Far Away From Here (single, Spacebomb Records, 2020)
15. My Girl the River – The Spark (Cardinal in the Snow, 2020)
16. Caroline Spence – The Middle (single, Rounder Records, 2020)
17. Jaime Wyatt – By Your Side (single, New West Records, 2020)
18. Elijah Ocean – Good Clean Livin’ (Blue Jeans & Barstools, 2020)
19. Rattlesnake Milk – Eloise (Rattlesnake Milk, Feels So Good Records, 2020)
20. Sylvia Rose Novak – Bad Luck (Bad Luck, Due South Records, 2020)
21. Arlo McKinley – Ghost of My Best Friend (single, 2020)
22. John Davey – Kings, Gods, Fools (single, 2020)
23. Big Thief – Love In Mine (single, 4AD, 2020)
24. Marian Valinta – Aallot (single, 2020)
25. Monteagle – In Reality (single, Fire Talk, 2020)
26. Field Report – Push Us Into Love (Brake Light Red Tide, Fellesskap Records, 2020)
27. Steven Lambke and Construction & Destruction – Human Love (Former Firsts EP, Out of Sound Records, 2020)
28. Starpainter – Wild Azaleas (single, 2020)
29. Matthew Ryan – Heaven is a Place on Earth (single, 2020)
30. Will Stewart – Southern Raphael (single, Cornelius Chapel Records, 2020)
31. Christopher Gold – Dogs (Midnight Crow EP, Garageland Records, 2020)
32. Rose City Band – Real Long Gone (single, Thrill Jockey, 2020)
33. Jess Williamson – Smoke (single, Mexican Summer, 2020)
34. Ora Cogan – Sleeping (single, Prism Tongue Records, 2020)
35. Olivia Awbrey – Is Anyone Left (Dishonorable Harvest, Quick Pickle Records, 2020)
36. Pure X – Hollywood (Pure X, Fire Talk, 2020)
37. summersets – Anywhere You Go (single, 2020)
38. Sean W Spellman – Golden Hair (Westerly, 2020)
39. Lori McKenna – When You’re My Age (single, CN Records, 2020)
40. Sunny Sweeney – Poet’s Prayer (single, Aunt Daddy Records, 2020)
41. John Earle Mainord – Into the Light (Into The Light EP, Blackland Hippie Music, 2020)
42. EP’s Trailer Park – Little Kid (single, Ella Ruth Institutet, 2020)
43. Evan Myall – Winsome Way (single, Royal Oakie, 2020)
44. Laura Stevenson – After Those Wo Mean It (single, 2020)
45. Local Al & Mummypowder – Seisot laiturilla (single, All That Plazz, 2020)
46. Jon McKiel – Deeper Shade (Bobby Joe Hope, You’ve Changed Records, 2020)
47. Luka Kuplowsky – Child Support (Judee Justin Arthur Mary EP, Mama Bird Recording Co, 2020)
48. Vanessa Peters – Florida (Mixtape, 2020)
49. Whitney Rose – Home With You (We Still Go To Rodeos, MCG Recordings, 2020)
50. Lucinda Williams – Good Souls (Good Souls Make Better Angels, Highway 20 Records, 2020)

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 #84

Another week, another weekly playlist.

Things remain difficult, but thank you music for keeping me a little bit sane. Here’s the new groundhog day survival kit for this week.

Kicking this one off with one of my all-time favorite songs. Vanessa Peters just released a wonderful cover album called Mixtape and it starts with a cover of Aside (The Weakerthans). Another big album releases for me came from Whitney Rose, Peter Oren and Lucinda Williams. That’s just a small fraction of all the released music of this excellent release week. We got new albums from Jon McKiel, Chatham County Line, Marker Starling, Mr. Husband, Diners, The Lowest Pair, Bad History Month, Altadore, Brendan Benson, Bebopalula, Whim, Jeff Crosby, Norma MacDonald and Luke De-Sciscio. And some really special EPs from Luka Kuplowsky (this one is really special one for me, because I’ve been a Luka fan for several years and him joining the Mama Bird family and releasing this beauty in the middle of this chaos at least temporarily divides my world into something manageable), Elk Hound, Eliza Niemi, Merival, Weston Harris Hill and Roseanne Reid.

The Finnish section is very tiny with just the new wonderful Pöllöt single. I’m sure there had to be more.

I can finally feature a song by a big favorite of mine Julie Arsenault on these playlists, because Son Canciones will reissue her album and put out the first single. Her work has not been available on Spotify before (which might have been a very good move, I’m not complaining). Some other big singles for me came from NQ Arbuckle, Kyle Cox, MAITA, Jason Isbel and the 400 Unit, Adeline Hotel, Jenny O, VanWyck, Sylvia Rose Novak, A.O.Gerber, Shane Leonard, Robin Bacior… as usual I might just as well mention them all.

That’s it for this week. I hope you are safe and sound. Love from a distance.

1. Vanessa Peters – Aside (Mixtape, 2020)
2. Whitney Rose – I’d Rather Be Alone (We Still Go to Rodeos, MCG Recordins, 2020)
3. Peter Oren – Ones and Ohs (The Greener Pasture, Western Vinyl, 2020)
4. Luka Kuplowsky – There’s a Rugged Road (Judee Justin Arthur Mary, Mama Bird Recording Co, 2020)
5. Julie Arsenault – Good Mourning (single, Son Canciones, 2020)
6. Jon McKiel – Management (Bobby Joe Hope, You’ve Changed Records, 2020)
7. Lucinda Williams – Whent the Way Gets Dark (Good Souls Better Angels, Highway 20 Records, 2020)
8. Chatham County Line – Guitar (For Guy Clark) (Strange Fascination, Yep Roc Records, 2020)
9. NQ Arbuckle – Love Songs For the Long Game (single, Six Shooter Records, 2020)
10. Kyle Cox – Losing You (single, 2020)
11. Marker Starling – Drop and Pierce (High January, Tin Angel Records, 2020)
12. Mr. Husband – The Warm Things In Your Heart (Songs of Friendship, Songs of Wonderment, Good Soil Records, 2020)
13. Elk Hound – Makeshift Altars (The Hated Sun EP, 2020)
14. Diners – Big Moon (Leisure World, Lauren Records, 2020)
15. MAITA – Someone’s Lost Their Goddamn Wallet (single, Kill Rock Stars, 2020)
16. Sylvia Rose Novak – South of Boulder (single, 2020)
17. Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit – Dreamsicle (single, Southeastern Records, 2020)
18. John Statz – Table in Between Us (single, 2020)
19. Roseanne Reid – Couldn’t Wish More for You (The September Tapes EP, 2020)
20. The Lowest Pair – Wild Animals (The Perfect Plan, Delicata Records, 2020)
21. Merival – Me and My Friends (Either Side EP, 2020)
22. VanWyck – That Time This Time (single, 2020)
23. Eliza Niemi – Big Fun Party (Glass EP, Vain Mina Records, 2020)
24. Adeline Hotel – Strange Sometimes (single, Whatever’s Clever, 2020)
25. Shane Leonard – 7am (single, Honeytone Records, 2020)
26. Jenny O – I Don’t Want to Live Alone Anymore (single, Mama Bird Recoring Co, 2020)
27. A.O. Gerber – All I’ve Known (single, Hand In Hive, 2020)
28. Robin Bacior – Earth Baby (single, 2020)
29. Altadore – Light of Love (Gardenia, 2020)
30. Bad History Month – Grudges (Old Blues, Exploding in Sound Records, 2020)
31. Low Cut Connie – Private Lines (single, Contender Records, 2020)
32. Brendan Benson – Baby’s Eyes (Dear Life, Third Man Records, 2020)
33. Bebopalula – Coloring Book (Bebopalula, 2020)
34. Jesse Malin – Backstabbers (single, Wicked Cool Records, 2020)
35. Whim – The Listening Room (Abuzz in the Abyss, Fluff and Gravy Records, 2020)
36. Pöllöt – Hiekkakakkuja (single, Svart Records, 2020)
37. Brett Shady – Hard Gospel (single, 2020)
38. Jacksonport – Candlelight (single, 2020)
39. Jeff Crosby – Laramie (Northstar, 2020)
40. Flatland Cavalry – War With My Mind (single, The Next Waltz, 2020)
41. Norma MacDonald – Golden Age (Old Future, Noyes Records, 2020)
42. Weston Harris Hill – These Days (Out of Sight / Out of Mind EP, 2020)
43. Esther Rose – Blue on Blue (single, Father/Daughter Records, 2020
44. Dylan Smucker – Two Doobies (single, 2020)
45. Jonathan Tyler – Underground Forever (single, Timeless Echo, 2020)
46. The Late Great – If You Won’t Bring Me Luck (single, Safe & Sound, 2020)
47. Northern Belle – Gemini (single, Die With Your Boots On Records, 2020)
48. Liv Greene – Wishing Well (single, 2020)
49. Caroline Lazar – Take It (single, Reading Past Bedtime, 2020)
50. Tedo Stone – Same Old Kid (single, Laser Brains, 2020)
51. Daniel Markham – Took a Lotta Time (Shed EP, 2020)
52. Lauren O’Connell – Laminated Cat (single, 2020)
53. Trespassers William – Winterstorms (single, 2020)
54. Luke De-Sciscio – What Else Can I Do? (Eucharist, 2020)
55. Richard Allen – Les Nenuphars (single, 2020)
56. Ron Sexmsmith – Think of You Fondly (Hermitage, Cooking Vinyl, 2020)

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 #83

Another week, another weekly playlist.

This week the light of my life was the new Ron Sexsmith album Hermitage. Maybe I really longed for something familiar and it feels good to have this same kind and warm voice carrying me through the dark just like it did in the late nineties. It’s early days, but it feels like it’s one of his finest records. I love it so much. Another big one is the new Strawberry Heritage album, but I haven’t even listened to other full albums yet because I spent the weekend with Ron. And of course the biggest of all in the grand scheme of things is the new Fiona Apple album. This week also gave us new albums from Paul Burch, Jack Grelle, Sarah Siskind, Skylar Gudasz, Jerry Leger (a surprise album that has been available on his Bandcamp for some weeks, but it’s now on Spotify. Bandcamp of course the better way to support), ROY, Soul Asylum, Joe Ely and Ben Bostick. I think the lone EP here is the new live one from the wonderful UK folk songwriter Katie Spencer. Now there’s two, because Daniel Markham’s EP also became available. I didn’t see it yesterday when I did this one. I’m a big fan and this is easily one of my favorite releases of the week.

On the Finnish side of things we have a new Vasas flora och fauna album, which is always a big deal. There’s also a new album from Neiti Olga and brand new singles from Verandan, Rosita Luu, Local Al & Mummypowder.

As for international singles, the major one is the new John K. Samson that is now available on streaming services. It has been available on youtube for a while. That’s obviously pure gold. Other big ones for me this week were the new singles from Courtney Marie Andrews, Jeremy Ferrara, Sam Burton and American Aquarium. But as usual, these are all great.

That’s it for this week. Thank you anyone who still listens the playlist and/or website. Love from a distance.

1. Ron Sexsmith – Whatever Shape Your Heart Is In (Hermitage, Cooking Vinyl, 2020)
2. John K. Samson – Millennium For All (single, Anti, 2020)
3. Strawberry Heritage – Controversy of Sunlight (Light Magic, Earthwork Music, 2020)
4. Katie Spencer – Shannon Road (Live at Acoustic Roots EP, KRS Music, 2020)
5. Courtney Marie Andrews – Burlap String (single, Loose Music, 2020)
6. Jeremy Ferrara – Ourselves (single, 2020)
7. Sam Burton – Nothing Touches Me (single, Tompkins Square, 2020)
Addition: Daniel Markham – Shed (Shed EP, 2020)
8. American Aquarium – Six Years Come September (single, New West, 2020)
9. Paul Burch – You Must Love Someone (Light Sensitive, Plowboy Records, 2020)
10. Jack Grelle – To Be That Someone (If Not Forever, 2020)
11. Brian Wright & The Sneakups – What You Don’t Know (single, Cafe Rooster Records, 2020)
12. Sarah Siskind – Modern Appalachia (Modern Appalachia, Soundly, 2020)
13. Skylar Gudasz – Actress (Cinema, Suah Sounds, 2020)
14. Fiona Apple – Shameika (Fetch the Bolt Cutters, Epic Records, 2020)
15. Verandan – Pink Clouds (single, Soliti, 2020)
16. Vasas flora och fauna – Livet genom ett fönster (Möte med skogsgardisterna, Startracks, 2020)
17. Bedouine – The Hum (single, Spacebomb, 2020)
18. Jerry Leger – Her Train of Thought (Songs from the Apartment, 2020)
19. John Baumann – Next Ride Around the Sun (single, The Next Waltz, 2020)
20. Jaime Wyatt – Hurt So Bad (single, New West Records, 2020)
21. Dougie Poole – Vaping on the Job (single, Whart Cat Records, 2020)
22. ROY – Stone of Infinite Power (Peace Love and Outer Space, Idee Fixe Records, 2020)
23. Local Al & Mummypowder – Varis lehahti maisemaan (single, All that Plazz, 2020)
24. Rosita Luu – Kauhtunut nainen (single, Helmi Levyt, 2020)
25. Neiti Olga – Lintu (Minä, Aina, Luova Records, 2020)
26. Black Sea Dahu – Guinevere (single, 2020)
27. The Wild Reeds – Pure Imagination (single, Dualtone Records, 2020)
28. Evan Myall – Forever Mine (single, Royal Oakie, 2020)
29. Fire Sky River Earth – Little Wars (single, Elemental Zen, 2020)
30. Luke De-Sciscio – Jamie Song (single, 2020)
31. Jill Barber – Entre Nous (single, Outside Music, 2020)
32. Yee & O’brien – All Gonna Blow (single, 2020)
33. The Magnetic Fields – (I Want to Join A) Biker Gang (single, Nonesuch Records, 2020)
34. Soul Asylum – The Beginning (Hurry Up and Wait, Blue Elan Records, 2020)
35. Heffner – Higher Education (Electronic Dance Music) (single, Manic Records, 2020)
36. Ali Holder – Speak One (Uncomfortable Truths, 2020)
37. Joe Ely – Soon All Your Sorrows Be Gone (Love in the Midst of Mayhem, Rack’em Records, 2020)
38. Ben Bostick – Wasting Gas (Among the Faceless Crowd, Simply Fantastic Music, 2020)
39. Bob Dylan – I Contain Multitudes (single, Columbia Records, 2020)
40. Kalyn Fay – More (single, 2020)
41. Faye Webster – In a Good Way (single, Secretly Canadian, 2020)
42. Fruit Bats – Shane (single, Merge Records, 2020)
43. Maybel – Bird Song (Gathering, Vain Mina Records, 2020)
44. Kristina Murray – Lovers & Liars (Acoustic) (Righteous Man EP, Loud Magnolia Records, 2020)
45. Pokey LaFarge – Ain’t Coming Home (Rock Bottom Rhapsody, New West Records, 2020)
46. The Deek Dark Woods – Geordie (Roadside Ballads II, 2020)
47. Joey O’Neil – Manitoba (Ever Ahead, 2020)
48. Dalton Domino – Instead We Sang (Feverdreamer, 2020)
49. Nathan Kalish – Wino Christmas (Songs For Nobody, Winterwildfires, 2020)
50. Jess Jocoy – Hope (Such a Long Way) (Such a Long Way, 2020)

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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