OCTA New Music Weekly – Episode #192

Another week, another new music weekly.

This weekend around 4th of July is typically a slow one on the US release schedule. Therefore not a whole lot of album releases. A couple of the bigger ones Matthew Bailey and Wor_kspace seem to be also Bandcamp only at least for now. Which is totally fine, because buying music is a good thing. My album of the week is the new Frank Meadows. Been listening to it a lot during the weekend. There’s also new ones from Den Dala, The Early Mays (EP), Teddy & The Rough Riders, Guided By Voices and Fime.

There’s no new Finnish albums or EPs on the list, but there is a great run of singles from Torrances, The Southgates, Henna Emilia Hietamäki, Tanssiva Karhu, Isse, Tulio and Lätsä. I really like all of them. The Southgates one is a couple of weeks old, but I missed it until I got an email from Jukka Takalo some days ago. So great to hear young guys playing guitar pop and doing it really well. Oh yeah and Isse, Tulio and Lätsä don’t seem to be playable at least on my Spotify at the moment. I see them on the release radar, but they are greyed out. Don’t know what’s the issue there, but I included them, because the songs should be out and do work on the Tidal version. Maybe it’s just a temporary hiccup and will be sorted out soon.

The international song of the week is Black Umbrella by Anna Tivel. Quite a heavy-hitter and one of my favorite songs of the year so far. Other big faves this week came from Ian Daniel Kehoe, Wilder Maker, Will Stewart, Rachel Angel, Rod Smoth and Amythyst Kiah. Again just to name a few.

That’s all for this week. Like, share, follow and all the usual promotional nonsense. It all matters while I ponder the essence of life and music blogging. Love from a distance.

1. Frank Meadows – Light In My Room (Dead Weight, Ruination Record Co, 2022)
2. Matthew Bailey – Full-Time Hobby (Peachfruit, 2022) – only single is streaming
3. Den Dala – I Am the Changer (Fake Trees, Nice Guys, 2022)
4. The Early Mays – The Ballad of Johnny Fall (Prettiest Blue EP, 2022)
5. Teddy & The Rough Riders – Bad Spot (Teddy & The Rough Riders, Appalachia Record Co, 2022)
6. Jay Gavin – North of Tennessee (single, 2022)
7. Will Stewart – Nothing’s Right (single, Cornelius Chapel Records, 2022)
8. Anna Tivel – Black Umbrella (single, Mama Bird Recording Co, 2022)
9. Rod Smoth – I Wouldn’t Trust (single, 2022)
10. Wor_kspace – Transfer (workspace, 2022) – only single is streaming
11. Ian Daniel Kehoe – Yes Very So (single, Tin Angel Records, 2022)
12. Rachel Angel – I Can’t Win (single, Ruzafa Records, 2022)
13. Amythyst Kiah – Hitchin a Ride (single, Rounder Records, 2022)
14. Nick Nace – Someday is Too Far Away (single, 2022)
15. Wilder Maker feat Felicia Douglass – A Professional (single, Western Vinyl, 2022)
16. Fime – White Collar Gold (Sweeter Memory, Forged Artifacts, 2022)
17. Guided By Voices – Boomerang (Tremblers and Goggles By Rank, GBV Inc, 2022)
18. Torrances – Replacements (single, 2022)
19. The Southgates – When the Light Did Fade (single, Valassaaret, 2022)
20. Henna Emilia Hietamäki – Kulkuri (single, Soliti, 2022)
21. Tanssiva Karhu – Pariisiin, Oui Oui (single, 2022)
22. Isse – Havaianas (single, Helmi Levyt, 2022)
23. Tulio – Ikkuna (single, Solina Records, 2022)
24. Lätsä – Hikinen iltapäivä (single, Helmi Levyt 2022)
25. Dogwood Tales – 25 (single, 2022)
26. Color Green – Ruby (single, Org Music, 2022)
27. The Frowning Clouds – Stream Two (single, Anti Fade Records, 2022)
28. The A’s – Wedding Dress (single, Psychic Hotline, 2022)
29. The Gabbard Brothers – Pockets of Your Mind (single, Karma Chief Records, 2022)
30. Burn the Louvre – Hey Stacey (single, Broken Glass Records, 2022)
31. Tim Knol – You Don’t Wanna Miss the Show (single, Excelsior, 2022)
32. Deli Kings – Foolin (In July) (single, 2022)
33. Carsie Blanton – When Somebody’s Gone (single, 2022)
34. Naima Block – Toll (Giant Palm, Sub Pop Records, 2022)
35. Susie Merry – Weatherman (single, 2022)
36. Maya Hawke – Therese (single, Mom + Pop, 2022)
37. Batts – Call It What It Is (single, I Feel Fine Records, 2022)
38. Dungen – Nattens sista strimma ljus (single, Arketyp, 2022)
39. Steven Denmark – Crazy Over You (single, El Dorado Records, 2022)
40. Shelby Lee Lowe – Loving You Is Killing Me (single, LWM Records, 2022)
41. Nick Dittmeier & The Sawdusters – Things Are Getting Strange (single, SonaBlast Records, 2022)
42. Sierra Ferrell – Years (single, Easy Eye Sound, 2022)
43. Andrea & Mud – Mama He’s Crazy (single, Guest Wifi Records, 2022)
44. Avi Jacob – Tears Like River (single, 2022)
45. Nora Brown – Little Satchel (single, Jalopy Records, 2022)
46. Martha Spencer – Enchantress (single, Gingham Rose, 2022)
47. Joe Pug – Hymn #35 (Revisited) (single, Loose Music, 2022)
48. Blue Cactus – The Golden Age (single, Sleepy Cat Records, 2022)
49. The Burning Hell – All I Need (Garbage Island, BB*Island, 2022)
50. Field Guides – The City is a Painting (Ginkgo, 2022)
51. Jukka Nousiainen & Kumpp – Yhteensulautuneet sydämet (Matkalla kotiin, Jukan Musiikki, 2022)
52. Joan Shelley – Forever Blues (The Spur, No Quarter, 2022)

Spotify Playlist

Tidal Playlist

Playlist Archive on Spotify

Playlist Archive on Tidal

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 Tidal. This means a few tracks might be missing from the Tidal version, if they are not available on that platform. Usually it’s 1-3 tracks that are not on Tidal. 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 #191

Another week, another new music weekly.

A late midsummer edition of the new music weekly. I’m sure there’s a lot of stuff missing from this one. Apologies in advance.

A big release week this one with some parade-worthy album releases. I’m sure Dwight approves when I say that I absolutely love that Joan Shelley album. Such a special album. Damien Jurado and The Burning Hell round up my big three for the week, but there’s a whole lot more as well. This week gave us great albums from Field Guides, Young Guv, Reverend Baron, Lindsay Clark, Gregory Dwane (EP), The Barlow, Devil’s Coattails, Caleb Nichols, Mikey Erg, The Hellacopters (covers EP), Rob Joynes (EP), Martin Courtney, Kevin Galloway, Fountaindale and Jason McNiff (covers album).

The big one from Finland has been out for a while on Bandcamp, but few hours after last week’s episode I noticed that the Jukka Nousiainen & Kumpp album is now also on these evil streaming services. Absolutely love the album. The other Finnish album on the list is also a few weeks old, because I managed to miss the beautiful Samanna album in early June. Other Finnish cuts this week are gorgeous singles from Jani Matti Juhani and Samae Koskinen.

International single of the week is the new one from Julianna Riolino. I dig the Judee Sill homage in the cover too. Also wonderful to hear new stuff from Little Mazarn and see them on the Dear Life Records roster. That label has become one of my favorites in the world during the past year or two. Other favorites came from Tiffany Williams, Cactus Lee, Kelsey Waldon, Alela Diane and Eli Winter. Just to name a few again. You’ll find them all below.

That’s all for this week. Like, share, follow and all the usual promotional nonsense. It all matters. I started making a small mid-year fave list, but we’ll see if I manage to finish it. Love from a distance.

1. Joan Shelley – Like a Thunder (The Spur, No Quarter, 2022)
2. Damien Jurado – Meeting Eddie Smith (Reggae Film Star, Field Painting Music, 2022)
3. Field Guides – Rain On My Parade (Ginkgo, 2022)
4. The Burning Hell – No Peace (Garbage Island, BB*Island, 2022)
5. Young Guv – Too Far Gone (GUV IV, Run For Cover, 2022)
6. Reverend Baron – I See You Runnin’ (From Anywhere, Karma Chief / Colemine Records, 2022)
7. Lindsay Clark – Waves (Carpe Noctem, 2022)
8. Alela Diane – Paloma (single, Naive, 2022)
9. Devil’s Coattails – Rosewood Cafe (Devil’s Coattails, Vocal Rest Records, 2022)
10. The Barlow – Mile Marker Blues (New Year, Old Me, E Squared Records, 2022)
11. Cactus Lee – Train Song (single, 2022)
12. Gregory Dwane – Kill the Pain (XX EP, Peacedale Records, 2022)
13. Tiffany Williams – All Those Days of Drinking Dust (single, Blue Redbird Music, 2022)
14. Kelsey Waldon – Tall and Mighty (single, Oh Boy Records, 2022)
15. Julianna Riolino – Lone Ranger (single, You’ve Changed Records, 2022)
16. Little Mazarn – Dew Nears Yay (single, Dear Life Records, 2022)
17. Caleb Nichols – Ramon (Ramon, Kill Rock Stars, 2022)
18. Jukka Nousiainen & Kumpp – Supermies Wonderboy (Matkalla kotiin, Jukan Musiikki, 2022)
19. Jani Matti Juhani – Riihimäki (single, Ainoa, 2022)
20. Samae Koskinen – Kaks viikkoo lomaa (single, KHY Suomen Musiikki, 2022)
21. Samanna – Kahvikupin pohjalle piirtyvät sydämet (Sinisellä sametilla, Humu Records / Hillotehdas, 2022)
22. Black Sea Dahu – My Guitar is too Loud (single, 2022)
23. Colyn Cameron – Deepfakes (single, Market Garden Records, 2022)
24. Martha – My Heart is a Drummer (single, Specialist Subject, 2022)
25. Mikey Erg – Love at Leeds (Love at Leeds, Don Giovanni Records, 2022)
26. The Hellacopters – I Ain’t No Miracle Worker (Through the Eyes Of..EP, Nuclear Blast, 2022)
27. Tony Molina – I Don’t Like That He (single, Summer Shade, 2022)
28. Rob Joynes – Half Broke (Sophomore Alley EP, Den Tapes, 2022)
29. Martin Courtney – Outcome (Magic Sign, Domino Recording Co, 2022)
30. Nathan Kalish – Over My Head (single, JTMMusic, 2022)
31. Lou Hazel – You Are Not Needed Now (single, Sleepy Cat Records, 2022)
32. Kevin Galloway – Been Threw a Few (Secondhand Starlight, 2022)
33. Simon Flory – Don’t Shake Me Lucifer (single, 2022)
34. Vandoliers – Howlin’ (single, Amerikinda Records / Soundly, 2022)
35. Julian Taylor – Seeds (single, Howling Turtle, 2022)
36. Monica Taylor – Train Take Me Away (single, Horton Records, 2022)
37. Amanda Shires – Take It Like a Man (single, ATO Records, 2022)
38. Andrew Combs – The Ship (single, Loose Music, 2022)
39. Fountaindale – Cruise (All Beauty is Fiction, 2022)
40. Kathryn Williams – Radioactive (single, One Little Independent, 2022)
41. John Moreland – Cheap Idols Dressed in Expensive Garbage (single, Old Omens / Thirty Tigers, 2022)
42. Jacob Faurholt – Droneflowers (single, Raw Onion Records, 2022)
43. Frank Meadows – Everybody’s Birthday (single, Ruination Record Co, 2022)
44. Jason McNiff – Running From Home (Tonight We Ride, Tombola Records, 2022)
45. Eli Winter – For a Chisos Bluebonnet (single, Three Lobed Recordings, 2022)
46. The Local Honeys – Throw Me in the Thicket (When I Die) (single, La Honda Records / Thirty Tigers, 2022)
47. Embla & The Karidotters – You Don’t Deserve Me (single, Die With Your Boot On Records, 2022)
48. Michelle Rivers – Last Cowboy (single, 2022)
49. Lindsay Lou – Don’t Go Back (single, Alright Sweet Records, 2022)
50. Jake Blount – Didn’t It Rain (single, Smithsonian Folkways Recordings, 2022)
51. Parker Twomey – Til the Morning Comes (single, 2022)
52. Teddy and the Rough Riders – Dance Floor Blues (single, Appalachia Record Co, 2022)
53. The Western Express – Flower of the Rio Grande (single, 2022)
54. First Aid Kit – Angel (single, Columbia Records, 2022)
55. Carter Felker – The Legend (Even the Happy Ones Are Sad, 2022)

Spotify Playlist

Tidal Playlist

Playlist Archive on Spotify

Playlist Archive on Tidal

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 Tidal. This means a few tracks might be missing from the Tidal version, if they are not available on that platform. Usually it’s 1-3 tracks that are not on Tidal. 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 #190

Another week, another new music weekly.

A bit behind schedule this week, because I was away for most of the week. But here’s the Sunday edition of the new music weekly.

The imaginary album of the week award goes to Australia this time around, because Rob Snarski has a beautiful new album out and available. This week we also got great releases from Anne Malin, Carter Felker, Stacy Antonel, Pharis & Jason Romero, Daniel Sherrill, IV and the Strange Band, Black Guy Fawkes, The Damn Quails, Fresh Pepper, Lucy Roleff & Lehmann B. Smith, Haroula Rose, Matt Moran (a few weeks old), Sydney Adams (EP), Bartees Strange, Ken Yates (a few weeks old), Revelators Sound System, Townsel Turner and Dylan Moon.

My favorite Finnish releases of the week are the new singles from PK Keränen & Leija Lautamaja and Folkjykä & Kuntoutujat. Other Finnish gems this week are albums from Kuusamo (well actually released a week ago, but I missed it back then) and steve plus singles from Mountaines, Lyyti and Tuomo Mannonen.

The international single of the week is the lovely collaboration single from Skyway Man, Andy Jenkins & Molly Sarle. Willi Carlisle also hits another homerun plus I’m also fond of the singles by Austin Leonard Jones and Drugdealer. Not to forget new M. Lockwood Porter, Thee Sacred Souls, Young Gun Silver Fox, Marina Allen, Scott Ballew and so forth. You’ll find them all from the list below.

That’s all for this week. Like, share, follow and all the usual annoying promotional nonsense. Love from a distance.

1. Rob Snarski and His So-Called Friends – Standing Next to David (Searching For the Heart of It All, 2022)
2. Anne Malin – Roses (Summer Angel, Dear Life Records, 2022)
3. Carter Felker – Living Free (Even the Happy Ones Are Sad, 2022)
4. Stacy Antonel – Planetary Heartache (Always the Outsider, 2022)
5. Pharis & Jason Romero – Rolling Mills (Tell ‘Em, You Were Gold, Smithsonian Folkways, 2022)
6. Daniel Sherrill – Over the Waterfall (From a Heritage Tree, American Standard Time Records, 2022)
7. Willi Carlisle – Vanlife (single, Free Dirt Records, 2022)
8. IV and the Strange Band – Stand Your Grand (Southern Circus, Black Country Rock, 2022)
9. The Damn Quails – Someone Else’s City (Clouding Up Your City, HonkyTonk Laboratory, 2022)
10. Black Guy Fawkes – This is What Fear Feels Like (Life, Love & The Bomb, 2022)
11. PK Keränen & Leija Lautamaja – Out Tonight (single, Playground, 2022)
12. Skyway Man w/ Andy Jenkins & Molly Sarle – Nothing No. 1 (single, Mama Bird Recording Co, 2022)
13. M. Lockwood Porter – First Reformed (single, Black Mesa Records, 2022)
14. Fresh Pepper – Congee Around Me (Fresh Pepper, Telephone Explosion, 2022)
15. Austin Leonard Jones – Back in Black Lagoon (single, 2022)
16. Young Gun Silver Fox – West Side Jet (single, Monty Music, 2022)
17. The Harlem Gospel Travelers – Look Up! (single, Colemine Records, 2022)
18. Thee Sacred Souls – Easier Said Than Done (single, Daptone Records, 2022)
19. Drugdealer – Madison (single, Mexican Summer, 2022)
20. Gabi Hartmann – Mille Rivages (single, 27/29, 2022)
21. Marina Allen – Superreality (single, Fire Records, 2022)
22. Lucy Roleff & Lehmann B. Smith – Linen in the Sun (Dark Green, Youngbloods, 2022)
23. Mountaines – Echoes (single, Pinetree Records, 2022)
24. Haroula Rose – Spades (Catch the Light, Tone Tree Music, 2022)
25. Julia Jacklin – I Was Neon (single, Transgressive Records, 2022)
26. Tuomo Mannonen – Kikka (single, Playground, 2022)
27. Lyyti – Ennätyshelteet (single, Luova Records, 2022)
28. Kuusamo – Tuuleen kadonneet (Tuuleen kadonneet EP, Svart Records, 2022)
29. Folkjykä & Kuntoutujat – Katajalaulu (single, 2022)
30. The Uplifting Bell Ends – Dear Friend (single, 2022)
31. Skinny Dyck – In on th Upswing (single, Sound Asleep Records, 2022)
32. Matt Moran – This Can’t Be It (Heartache Kid, Broken Tenor Records, 2022)
33. Sydney Adams – Sinners Like Me (A Lot Like You EP, 2022)
34. Ken Yates – Best of the Broken Things (Cerulean, Soundly, 2022)
35. Scott Ballew – 7 Up & Saltines (single, Leisure Rodeo, 2022)
36. The Deslondes – Five Year Plan (single, New West Records, 2022)
37. Karly Driftwood – Yet (single, Rat Records, 2022)
38. Louien – No (single, Jansen Records, 2022)
39. Marlon Williams – Thinking of Nina (single, Dead Oceans, 2022)
40. Bartees Strange – Mulholland Dr (Farm to Table, 4AD, 2022)
41. steve – Fourth Walls (Everyone Loves a Butterfly, Fuu Recs, 2022)
42. Townsel Turner – Stone Spilt Sky (Felt Like Eternity, 2022)
43. Why Bonnie – Sailor Mouth (single, Keeled Scales, 2022)
44. Dylan Moon – Spandex Simple (Option Explore, RVNG Intl, 2022)
45. The Orchids – This Boy Is a Mess (single, Skep Wax Records, 2022)
46. Slack Times – I’m Trying (single, Meritorio Records, 2022)
47. Robert Leslie – The World (single, 2022)
48. La Luz – Endless Afternoon (single, La Luz, 2022)
49. Revelators Sound System – Collected Water (Revelators, 37d03d, 2022)
50. Aoife Nessa Frances – Emptiness Follows (single, Partisan Records, 2022)
51. Kyshona – Rise the Tide (single, Tone Tree Music, 2022)
52. Early James – Harder to Blame (single, Easy Eye Sound, 2022)
53. Ben Somer – Scream Again, Shout Again (single, Down by the Point Records, 2022)
54. Friendship – Alive Twice (single, Merge Records, 2022)
55. Will Hoge – John Prine’s Cadillac (single, EDLO Records / Soundly, 2022)
56. Jake La Botz – Hair On Fire (single, 2022)
57. Jason McNiff – Fisherman’s Blues (single, 2022)
58. Rachel Brooke – How Cold (single, 2022)
59. The Early Mays – On a Dying Day (single, 2022)
60. Kassi Valazza – Little Dove (Highway Sounds EP, 2022)

Spotify Playlist

Tidal Playlist

Playlist Archive on Spotify

Playlist Archive on Tidal

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 Tidal. This means a few tracks might be missing from the Tidal version, if they are not available on that platform. Usually it’s 1-3 tracks that are not on Tidal. 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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