Hello Emerson, Anna Tivel, Willi Carlisle and Michael Feuerstack

It’s been ages since I’ve made any kind post that was not a playlist or a year-end list. First I didn’t have the energy and then I sort of lost the belief that it matters. So I kinda just let things slide and it has never done me any good. I don’t know if I’ll ever really start again, but Hello Emerson inspired me to make at least one post. Therefore here’s a very quick music video entry of songs that I love.

Starting with that beauty of a song from Hello Emerson. Their new album To Keep Him Here will come out on the 29th of March and the latest single called Church was accompanied with the loveliest music video. Life, love and death. Oh my. Sweet work of art.

Maybe my absolute favorite songwriter right now is Anna Tivel and she just released a wonderful first single Disposable Camera from her forthcoming album Living Thing. Due out May 21st on Fluff and Gravy Records. I will keep a close eye on that.

My favorite album of the year so far is Critterland by Willi Carlisle and there’s a brand new music video for the song called When The Pills Wear Off. This one hits hard, but I love everything about it. Critterland is out now on Signature Sounds.

Wrapping this first post in ages with a new song from another big personal favorite. Canadian Michael Feuerstack also has a new album on the horizon. Eternity Mongers will be released by Forward Music Group on the 19th of April. Here’s the great new single and music video Big Sails.

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OCTA New Music Weekly – Episode #268

Here we are again with another episode of this crazy project. Not on Apple Music anymore though. So just Tidal and Spotify at least for now. And well YouTube, but I haven’t really promoted that much. But someone else had transferred them there, so I might as well do that myself. Feel free to transfer this yourself too wherever you want, if you are using a different platform but want to listen this new music weekly.

I can’t really pick one this week, so Desiree Cannon, Hurray for the Riff Raff and Vanessa Peters can share the album of the week honors. All great albums. Other new albums this week came from Mary Timony, Apollo Ghosts (EP), Real Estate, Leslie Stevens, Andrew Jobin, Amigo the Devil, Bill Fay Group (reissue) and Wharfer.

My favorite new Finnish releases are the great new single from Nightbird and the awesome new albums from Ruissalo Amping and Kot-kat. A really good Finnish music week altogether, because there’s also beautiful new singles from V.Härkönen, Kaspar, The Southgates, Haaveet, Otto Mikkola & Pitkä Ikävä, Punomo and Pykäri.

The international song of the week is the new one from Hello Emerson. What a beauty of a song and the music video is also very special. Absolute love everything about it. Other big early faves came from Drew Beskin, Quinn Pilgrim, Ken Pomeroy, Loose Collars, Golden Everything, Pernice Brothers feat Neko Case and AC Sapphire. Again just to name a few.

That’s all for now. Like, share, follow and all the usual promotional nonsense. All of it matters, if you want this to continue. Whether it’s worth it to continue making this playlist is a weekly internal battle between my brain and heart. So far heart has won, but brain keeps throwings curve balls full of self-doubt. Love and all.

1. Desiree Cannon – Tower (Radio Heat, Long Road Society / Gar Hole Records, 2024)
2. Hurray for the Riff Raff – Hawkmoon (The Past Is Still Alive, Nonesuch Records, 2024)
3. Vanessa Peters – Blind Curves (Flying on Instruments, Idol Records, 2024)
4. Mary Timony – The Guest (Untame the Tiger, Merge Records, 2024)
5. Apollo Ghosts – Faded Neil Young Shirt (Amethyst EP, You’ve Changed Records, 2024)
6. Real Estate – Somebody New (Daniel, Domino Recording Co, 2024)
7. The Secret Beach – 22 (singles/ep, Victory Pool, 2024)
8. Leslie Stevens – Dance (Leslie Stevens, Soundly, 2024)
9. Andrew Jobin – 1953 (The River Above Our Home, 2024)
10. Amigo the Devil – Hanging by the Roots (Yours Until the War Is Over, Liars Club / Regime Music Group, 2024)
11. Bill Fay Group – Coming Down (Tomorrow Tomorrow and Tomorrow, Dead Oceans, 2024)
12. Wharfer – Wishing Well in White Noise (Postboxing, Georgia Records, 2024)
13. Hello Emerson – Church (single, K&F Records, 2024)
14. Drew Beskin – Short Straws (single, Super Canoe / We Bought a Zoo Records, 2024)
15. Pernice Brothers feat Neko Case – I Don’t Need that Anymore (single, New West Records, 2024)
16. Ken Pomeroy – Cicadas (single, 2024)
17. Quinn Pilgrim – Time Ain’t Going Nowhere (single, 2024)
18. Loose Collars – Drunk (single, Sentimental Noises, 2024)
19. Golden Everything – No One But You (single, Rancho Deluxe Records, 2024)
20. Selland & Starr – Baby I’m Sorry (single, Chiles Records, 2024)
21. AC Sapphire – Sibling Rivalry (single, American Standard Time Records, 2024)
22. Nightbird – Starling Murmuration (single, Nighttime Recordings, 2024)
23. Ruissalo Amping – Luomet (Ruusupuutarha, Svart Records, 2024)
24. The Southgates – Sometimes (single, Valassaaret, 2024)
25. Kot-kat – Painan sormeni multaan (Yöruoan aikaan, Kazakstan, 2024)
26. Haaveet – Paha ihminen (single, Sylkee Happoja Records, 2024)
27. V.Härkönen – Södermalmin kuppiloissa (single, Soit Se Silti, 2024)
28. Otto Mikkola & Pitkä Ikävä – Frank (single, Harava Records, 2024)
29. Punomo – Lempee (single, Playground, 2024)
30. Pykäri – Moi! (single, PME Records, 2024)
31. Kaspar – Clear (single, Soliti, 2024)
32. Charlie Whitten – Giving It Up (single, Airloom, 2024)
33. The Splendids feat Eamon – Blame My Heart (single, Colemine Records, 2024)
34. Jalen Ngonda – Illusions (single, Daptone Records, 2024)
35. Miko Marks & The Resurrectors feat Tre Burt – One More Night (single, Redtone Records, 2024)
36. Emily Nenni – Get to Know Ya (single, New West Records, 2024)
37. Kimmi Bitter – Old School (single, 2024)
38. Vaden Landers – Goin’ hog Wild (single, 2024)
39. Sarah Shook & The Disarmers – Motherfucker (single, Abeyance Records, 2024)
40. The Old 97’s – Where the Road Goes (single, ATO Records, 2024)
41. Daniel Romano – Where’s Paradise (single, You’ve Changed Records, 2024)
42. Billy Tibbals – The World Revolves (single, Silver Arrow Records, 2024)
43. Curling – Cavalry (single, Royal Oakie Records, 2024)
44. The Reds, Pinks and Purples – Learning to Love a Band (single, Tough Love, 2024)
45. Minor Moon – Under Beyond (single, Ruination Record Co, 2024)
46. Cooper Kenward – Orbit (single, Soggy Anvil Records, 2024)
47. Nathan Kalish – Nepo Baby (single, Yellow Canary, 2024)
48. Rachel Baiman feat Pony Bradshaw – Equine Elvis (single, Signature Sounds Recordings, 2024)
49. Bonny Light Horseman – When I Was Younger (single, Jagjaguwar, 2024)
50. Ordinary Elephant – Relic of the Rain (single, 2024)
51. Nicolette & The Nobodies – Show Up (single, ArtHaus Music, 2024)
52. Teddy and the Rough Riders – Scratch a Liar, Catch a Thief (single, Rough Rider Records, 2024)
53. Country Risque – Sad Sad People (record) (single, Rocks in Your Head Records, 2024)
54. The Glass Hours – Hurricane (single, Cornelius Chapel Records, 2024)
55. Rose Hotel – Not Like That (single, Strolling Bones Records, 2024)
56. Katie Pruitt – All My Friends (single, Rounder Records, 2024)
57. Adrianne Lenker – Fool (single, 4AD, 2024)
58. Hannah Frances – Keeper of the Shepherd (single, Ruination Record Co, 2024)
59. Isobel Campbell – 4316 (single, Cooking Vinyl, 2024)
60. Kathryn Williams & Withered Hand – Weekend (single, One Little Independent Records, 2024)
61. Buck Curran feat Jodi Pedrali – Sadness (single, 2024)
62. Frontier Ruckus – Mercury Sable (On the Northline, Loose Music / Sitcom Universe, 2024)
63. Anis Kiitu – Villisorsija (Kaihola, Humu Records, 2024)
64. Rebekka Holi – Sadepäivän valoo (Kukkaan, Booa Music, 2024)
65. Joonas Hauveli – Sataa tai säteilee (Koira ja kitara, Helmi Levyt, 2024)

Spotify Playlist

Tidal Playlist

YouTube Playlist

A few Bandcamp cuts for the lovely non-streamers:




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

I’ll make the playlist on Spotify and then transfer it to other platforms. This means a few tracks might be missing from the from the other platforms, if they are not available there. Oh and there’s a bunch of older episodes on my Spotify profile, if you miss an episode or want to revisit.

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 if someone wants to follow it, they can just follow that one list and will get a new set of songs each weekend.

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OCTA New Music Weekly – Episode #267

Another a bit delayed quick new music weekly.

Big release week, because one of my all-time favorite bands has a new album out there. They are Frontier Ruckus and their gorgeous new LP is the album of the week. Other great album releases came from The Infinites, Laura Jane Grace, Jordan Lee King, Brennan Edwards (this was very late 2023, but I just found it), Matthew Logan Vasquez, Danielle Durack, Lola Kirke (EP), Katherine Priddy, Grandaddy, Molly Lewis and Louien.

Excellent Finnish release week too. Joonas Hauveli, Anis Kiitu and Rebekka Holi all released beautiful new albums and then there’s also lovely singles from Ethel Suspense, Kot-kat, Waver, Klara LaFleur, Kaksipäinen koira, Rohkeat Kuvat and Pratt & Moody feat Cold Diamonk & Mink.

International single of the week is the debut single from Wonder Women of Country (aka Kelly Willis, Melissa Carper, and Brennen Leigh) or the new single from The Lostines. Love both of these for sure. Other early faves came from Sierra Ferrell, Charlie Parr, Eric Long, Lilly Hiatt, Tim Easton and Mammoth Penguins. Again just to name a few.

That’s all for now. Like, share, follow and all the usual promotional nonsense. It all matters. This one will be the last one on Apple Music for now, because my subscription ends late next week and I’m too broke to pay for many services. Back next week. Love.

1. Frontier Ruckus – Bloomfield Marriott (On the Northline, Loose Music / Sitcom Universe, 2024)
2. The Infinites – The Ghost (Archetypes, Meritorio Records, 2024)
3. Laura Jane Grace – Punk Rock in Basements (Hole In My Head, Big Scary Monsters, 2024)
4. Jordan Lee King – Cars and Refrigerators (By and By, The Farm Management, 2024)
5. Brennan Edwards – Round the Bend (YESHUA, 2023)
6. Matthew Logan Vasquez – Vivian (Frank’s Full Moon Saloon, 2024)
7. Lola Kirke feat Roseanne Cash – Karma (Country Curious EP, One Riot Records, 2024)
8. Katherine Priddy – Northern Sunrise (The Pendulum Swing, Cooking Vinyl, 2024)
9. Danielle Durack – The Door (Escape Artist, 2024)
10. Louien – The Way It Is (Every Dream I Ever Had, Jansen Records, 2024)
11. Grandaddy – Nothin’ to Lose (Blu Wav, Dangerbird Records, 2024)
12. Molly Lewis – Sonny (On the Lips, Jagjaguwar, 2024)
13. The Lostines – Full Moon Night (single, Gar Hole Records, 2024)
14. Wonder Women of Country – Another Broken Heart (single, Bismeaux Records, 2024)
15. Sierra Ferrell – I Could Drive You Crazy (single, Rounder Records, 2024)
16. Charlie Parr – Portland Avenue (single, Smithsonian Folkways Recordings, 2024)
17. Tim Easton – Find Your Way (single, Black Mesa Records, 2024)
18. Eric Long – Four Legged Love Song (single, 2024)
19. Shay Martin Lovette – Pretty River Rise (single, Red-winged Black Bird, 2024)
20. Lilly Hiatt – Hidden Day (single, New West Records, 2024)
21. Ethel Suspense – Starry Eyed (single, 2024)
22. Kot-kat – Aprikoosia (single, Kazakstan, 2024)
23. Kaksipäinen Koira – Hologrammi (single, All That Plazz, 2024)
24. Klara LaFleur – Catflower (single, Luova Records, 2024)
25. Waver – Reprieve (single, Soft Monsters, 2024)
26. Rohkeat Kuvat – Rokkidisko (single, Soit Se Silti, 2024)
27. Rebekka Holi – Rohkeasti vaan (Kukkaan, Booa Music, 2024)
28. Anis Kiitu – Ilmaa (Kaihola, Humu Records, 2024)
29. Joonas Hauveli – Maraton (Koira ja kitara, Helmi Levyt, 2024)
30. Pratt & Moody feat Cold Diamonk & Mink – Creeping Around (single, Timmion Records, 2024)
31. Karate Boogaloo – The Early Bird Catches (single, Colemine Records, 2024)
32. Pokey LaFarge – Sister Andre (single, New West Records, 2024)
33. Bobbie – Last Ride (single, Tg8 Records, 2024)
34. Aaron Lee Tasjan – The Drugs Did Me (single, Blue Elan Records, 2024)
35. Son of the Velvet Rat feat Jolie Holland – Deeper Shade of Blue (single, Fluff & Gravy Records, 2024)
36. Nicholas Jamerson – Well Fedd (single, The Bingo Shack, 2024)
37. Skinny Dyck – Can’t CHange the Colour of Your Eyes, Victory Pool, 2024)
38. Wild Flowers – Sweet Malaise (single, 2024)
39. Caleb Caudle – Carolina Ghost (single, 2024)
40. Scott H. Biram – Inside a Bar (single, Bloodshot Records, 2024)
41. H. Self – Cold Quiet Lover (single, Ella Ruth Institutet, 2024)
42. Teddy and the Rough Riders – Sad Night Saturday, 2024)
43. Waxahatchee – Bored (single, Anti, 2024)
44. Mammoth Penguins – Species (single, Fika Recordings, 2024)
45. Shoulder Season – Namaste (single, 2024)
46. GospelbeacH – The Dropouts (part one) (single, Curation Records, 2024)
47. Voxtrot – My Peace (single, Cult Hero Records, 2024)
48. Sam Evian – Rollin’ In (single, Flying Cloud Recordings / Thirty Tigers, 2024)
49. TJ Douglas – It Means What It Means (single, Team Love, 2024)
50. Emma Geiger – Reverse Bloom (single, 2024)
51. Laura Fell – At Least I Tried (single, 2024)
52. Memory Spells X Jordan Whitlock – Take My Hand (single, 2024)
53. Joana Serrat – What Part of Me (single, Great Canyon Records, 2024)
54. Magana – Paul (single, Colored Pencils, 2024)
55. Shabason, Krgovich & M.Sage – Don (single, Idee Fixe Records, 2024)
56. Abigail Lapell – Anniversary Song (single, Outside Music, 2024)
57. Alexis Mahler – Clementine (single, 2024)
58. Kacie Hill – Chores (single, 2024)
59. Antti Autio – Tähti (Täällä sinua kaivataan, Soit Se Silti, 2024)
60. Ivan Macleod – Sick By Sandy (It’s Bad Dirt That Holds My Home, Anti Corp, 2024)

Spotify Playlist

Tidal Playlist

Playlist Archive on Spotify

Playlist Archive on Tidal

Apple Music Playlist

YouTube Playlist

A few Bandcamp cuts for the lovely non-streamers:




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

I’ll make the playlist on Spotify and then transfer it to other platforms. This means a few tracks might be missing from the from the other platforms, if they are not available there. Oh and there’s a bunch of older episodes on my Spotify profile, if you miss an episode or want to revisit.

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 if someone wants to follow it, they can just follow that one list and will get a new set of songs each weekend.

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