OCTA Music Weekly – Episode #110

Another week, another new music weekly.

Again trying to sum up the new releases of the week. A lot happened again, so I’m sure I missed ton. I’m just one man after all and onechordnet is just a hobby and not a proper music media. But I’ll do what I can to share the songs that have found a home in my heart.

There’s lot to love this week. Several long time blog favorites released great new albums. Becky Warren, Sam Moss, Widower, Rachel Brooke, Jeff Tweedy, Laura Veirs and Adrianne Lenker for example fall into this category. There’s also some fairly new favorites like Skyway Man, Felix Hatfield, Emilee Emiko (ep) Raye Zaragoza, David Quinn and Stephanie Lambring. Oh yeah and there’s a new record from Bruce Springsteen too. That comes quite late on the playlist, because I’m sure you don’t come here looking for the Boss. That’s again just to name a few. Here’s a full list of album/EP releases that were on my radar. Some are a few weeks old that I only just found.

Becky Warren – The Sick Season
Rachel Brooke – The Loneliness in Me
Sam Moss – Shapes (Lost Honey Records)
Skyway Man – The World Only Ends When You Die (Mama Bird Recording Co)
Felix Hatfield – False God
Widower – Baby We Were (Jenny Invert Records)
Emilee Emiko – Looking EP
Raye Zaragoza – Woman In Color (Rebel River Records)
David Quinn – I Hope I Don’t (Letting Go, 2020)
Mr. Sam & The People People – Mr. Sam & The People People EP -16th of October release
Jeff Tweedy – Love Is The King (dBpm Records)
Will Kimbrough – Spring Break (Daphne Records)
Stephanie Lambring – Autonomy (Tone Tree Music)
Juanita Stein – Snapshot (Nude Music)
Adrianne Lenker – songs (4AD
This Is The Kit – Off Off On (Rough Trade)
Lera Lynn – On My Own
Laura Veirs – My Echo (Bella Union)
Emily Brown – A Fish of Earth (Song Club Records)
Gold Pulls – Cat Mountain Drive (Classic Records)
The Mountain Goats – Getting Into Knives (Merge Records)
Duncan Fellows – The Sadlands (Chill Dill Records)
Dillon Warnek – Fruit From Crooked Trees EP -Sept 11 release
Desert Blonde – Live Slow Die Old EP
Dex Wolfe – Lightness EP (Seward Sound)
Sharon Jones & The Dap Kings – Just Dropped In (To See What My Condition My Rendition Is In) (Daptone Records)
Bruce Springsteen – Letter To You
Northcote – Let Me Roar (Black Box Recordings)
The Luxembourg Signal – The Long Now (Shelflife)
Adele & The Chandeliers – First Date
Kurt Baker – After Party (Wicked Cool Records)
Woods – Reflections Vol 1 (Woodsist)

As for things that are not streaming (A good to remember that Bandcamp beats Spotify every time), there’s at least the new McCarthy Trenching album that I just found minutes ago thanks to Desert Blonde. I’ve only listened to a little bit, but I think I instantly fell in love with it. I need to give it a listen tomorrow.

The highlight of the Finnish release week is the Bizzarro & Jukka Nissinen album. There were also albums from Seksihullut, Flush and Faarao Pirttikangas plus a new single from Tams on the playlist.

As for international singles, there’s a new collaboration from Kacy & Clayton and Marlon Williams. That’s rather exciting if you ask me. Micah Schnabel’s new single is now streaming too. It has been on Bandcamp for a little while longer. That Molly Parden song is pure gold. Sierra Ferrell is made her official Rounder debut with a double single. That’s a big deal. And plenty of other beautiful things that you can find by reading the list below or by just listening to it.

That’s it for this week. Love from a distance.

1. Becky Warren – Appointment with the Blues (The Sick Season, 2020)
2. Rachel Brooke – It Ain’t Over ’til You’re Crying (The Loneliness in Me, 2020)
3. Sam Moss – Shapes Out of the Dark (Shapes, Lost Honey Records, 2020)
4. Skyway Man – Night Walking, Alone (The World Only Ends When You Die, Mama Bird Recording Co, 2020)
5. Felix Hatfield – Seeing Things (False God, 2020)
6. Widower – One More Morning (Baby We Were, Jenny Invert Records, 2020)
7. Emilee Emiko – Quiet (Looking EP, 2020)
8. Raye Zaragoza – He Calls Me River (Woman In Color, Rebel River Records, 2020)
9. David Quinn – I Hope I Don’t (Letting Go, 2020)
10. Mr. Sam & The People People feat Casey Jane – Talking With You (Mr. Sam & The People People EP, 2020)
11. Sierra Ferrell – Jeremiah (single, Rounder Records, 2020)
12. Kacy & Clayton and Marlon Williams – I Wonder Why (single, New West Records, 2020)
13. Jeff Tweedy – Opaline (Love Is The King, dBpm Records, 2020)
14. Will Kimbrough – The Late Great John Prine Blues (Spring Break, Daphne Records, 2020)
15. Stephanie Lambring – Daddy’s Disappointment (Autonomy, Tone Tree Music, 2020)
16. Juanita Stein – Hey Mama (Snapshot, Nude Music, 2020)
17. Adrianne Lenker – ingydar (songs, 4AD, 2020)
18. This Is The Kit – Carry Us Please (Off Off On, Rough Trade, 2020)
19. Lera Lynn – A Light Comes Through (On My Own, 2020)
20. Molly Parden – These Are the Times (single, Tone Tree Music, 2020)
21. Laura Veirs – End Times (My Echo, Bella Union, 2020)
22. Grace Gillespie – The Child (single, Kaleidoscope, 2020)
23. Emily Brown – I Get the Feeling (A Fish of Earth, Song Club Records, 2020)
24. Quivers – Texarkana (single, Turntable Kitchen & Pink Lake Records, 2020)
25. Lucero – Outrun the Moon (single, Liberty & Lament, 2020)
26. Micah Schnabel – Existential Dread Machine (single, 2020)
27. Partner – Honey (single, You’ve Changed Records, 2020)
28. Gold Pulls – Won’t Have to Ask (Cat Mountain Drive, Classic Records, 2020)
29. The Mountain Goats – Picture of My Dress (Getting Into Knives, Merge Records, 2020)
30. Duncan Fellows – H.a.G.S (The Sadlands, Chill Dill Records, 2020)
31. Kacey Johansing – No Better Time (single, Night Bloom Records, 2020)
32. Valley Maker – Mockingbird (single, Frenchkiss Records, 2020)
33. Pickering Pick – Ways to Fall (single, Infinite Love, 2020)
34. Dillon Warnek – Tomorrow When You Wake Up I’ll Be Gone (Fruit From Crooked Trees EP, 2020)
35. Desert Blonde – Cold in California (Live Slow Die Old, 2020)
36. JB Paterson – Think About You Too (single, 2020)
37. Megan Nash – Artifact (single, MDM Recordings, 2020)
38. Dex Wolfe – Little Car (Lightness EP, Seward Sound, 2020)
39. Selah Broderick – Witnessing (single, Western Vinyl, 2020)
40. Lael Neale – Every Star Shivers in the Dark (single, Sub Pop Records, 2020)
41. Jocelyn MacKenzie – The Brave Ones (single, Righteous Babe Records, 2020)
42. Durand Jones & The Indications – Power to the People (single, Dead Oceans, 2020)
43. Sharon Jones & The Dap Kings – It Hurts to Be Alone (Just Dropped In(To See What My Condition My Rendition Is In), Daptone Records, 2020)
44. Bruce Springsteen – Song For Orphans (Letter To You, 2020)
45. Northcote – Dancers and Queens (Let Me Roar, Black Box Recordings, 2020)
46. Ryan Burns & The Vocal Ghosts – Hey Navigator (single, 2020)
47. The Luxembourg Signal – Cut the Bridle (The Long Now, Shelflife, 2020)
48. Adele & The Chandeliers – Treasure (First Date, 2020)
49. Tams – Pois pois pois (single, 2020)
50. Bizzaro & Jukka Nissinen – Hölmöt rakastuu (Taipale Broadcast Vol1, Humu Records / Hillotehdas, 2020)
51. Faarao Pirttikangas – Se raapii maata (Tomumaja, Helmi Levyt, 2020)
52. Flush – Dark (It Began As a Mistake, 2020)
53. Seksihullut – Ovesta sisään (Vain unessa kärsimys loppuu, If Society, 2020)
54. Kurt Baker – Over You (After Party, Wicked Cool Records, 2020)
55. Woods – Be Kind My Love (Reflections Vol 1, Woodsist, 2020)
56. Mandolin Orange – My Brother, My Keeper (single, Tiptoe Tiger Records, 2020)
57. Embla and the Karidotters – Burn the City Down (single, Die With Your Boots On Records, 2020)
58. Greta Morgan – When the Sun Comes Up (single, 2020)
59. Rue Snider – Spinning (single, 2020)
60. Maybe Babs – Simple Life (single, Outside Smoke, 2020)
61. Chloe Alison Escott – I Know the Soul By Its Presence In Others (Stars Under Contract, Chapter Music, 2020)
62. Jerry David DeCicca – To This Earth (The Unlikely Optimist and His Domestic Adventures, 2020)
63. Malin Pettersen – Weightless (Wildhorse, Die With Your Boots On Records, 2020)
64. Lily Dabbs – Curse These Feet (After the Blues EP, 2020)
65. Jennifer Castle – Broken Hearted (The Monarch Season, Paradise of Bachelors / Idee Fixe Records, 2020)

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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 Music Weekly – Episode #109

Another week, another new music weekly.

What a monster week of beautiful new releases to love and cherish. I’ve been listening all day long and feel like I’ve only touched the surface.

A new Jennifer Castle album led the charge and it’s such a wonderful album. But it’s far from being the only treasure of the week. Some other personal favorites are new full-lengths from Malin Pettersen, Chloe Alison Escott, Jerry David DeCicca, CF Watkins, Jeremy Ivey, Sturgill Simpson, Kevin Morby, Low Cut Connie, William Elliot Whitmore and EPs from Lily Dabbs and Tomberlin. And that’s not even all of it. Here’s all the new international albums and EPs that were on my radar this week.

Jennifer Castle – Monarch Season (Paradise of Bachelors / Idee Fixe Records)
Chloe Alison Escott – Stars Under Contract (Chapter Music)
Malin Pettersen – Wildhorse (Die With Your Boots On Records)
Jerry David DeCicca – The Unlikely Optimist and His Domestic Adventures
Lily Dabbs – After the Blues EP
Tomberlin – Projections EP (Saddle Creek)
CF Watkins – Babygirl (Whatever’s Clever)
Jeremy Ivey – Waiting Out the Storm (Anti)
Low Cut Connie – Private Lives (Contender Records)
Cordovas – Destiny Hotel (ATO Records)
William Elliot Whitmore – I’m With You (Bloodshot Records)
Kevin Morby – Sundowner (Dead Oceans)
Matt Berninger – Serpentine Prison (Concord Records)
Helena Deland – Someone New (Luminelle Recordings)
The Mastersons – Red, White & I Love You Too EP (Compass Records)
Resistance Revival Chorus – This Joy (Righteous Babe Records)
Leyla McCalla – Vari-Colored Songs: a Tribute to Langston Hughes (Smithsonian Folkways) – reissued
Sturgill Simpson – Cuttin’ Grass Vol 1 (High Top Mountain Records)
Me and the Horse I Rode In On – Home and Other Places I’d Like to Visit -Extended Edition (Son Canciones) -reissued
Natalie Schlabs – Don’t Look Too CLose (Tone Tree Music)
Mipso – Caroline (Mipso, Rounder Records, 2020)
The Very Most– Needs Help – 9th October release, first time here
Milky Wimpshake – Confessions of an English Marxist (Bobo Integral Records)
Tugboat Captain – Rut (Double A-Side Records)
Gumo – The Dark and the Water (Fresh Yo! Label)
Tired Kid – I Like My Own Company – 9th October release, first time here
Rob Joynes – Back Forty – Sept 18th release, first time here
James Ellis and the Jealous Guys – Country Lion
Hiroki Tanaka – Kaigo Kioky Kyoku (Coax Records)
Deep Sea Diver – (ATO Records)

Oh my, that took a long time even to type it down let alone listen to all of them. But it’s a lovely problem to have. The Finnish section is quite a bit smaller, but there’s a very special EP from Kielo Kärkkäinen & Matti Salo plus a new single from Bad Sauna. I’m sure there had to be more lovely releases.

The single of the week is the new The Weather Station single Robber. Her previous album is my favorite album of the last decade and I’ve been eagerly waiting to hear new material. Robber is now here and I’m loving it to bits. Somewhat different, equally wonderful. Other big favorites this week were the new songs by Austin Lucas, Le Ren, Pearl Charles, Sun June, Steady Holiday, Aaron Frazer and Julia Jacklin. Also really like the Lonny track that is few weeks old, but I just found it thanks to Flora Hibberd.

That’s it for the weekly roundup. My apologies for not doing anything else than just this weekly thing during 2020. I just try to get somehow through each day and haven’t had much energy for this hobby during the weekdays. I’m not sure when things get better or well when I get better, so this is probably how this goes on for a little bit. Also apologies for being absolutely horrible at answering emails. I hate myself because of it. But I love you. Thank you dear reader and listener. Love from a distance.

1. The Weather Station – Robber (single, Fat Possum Records, 2020)
2. Jennifer Castle – I’ll Never Walk Alone (Monarch Season, Paradise of Bachelors / Idee Fixe Records, 2020)
3. Chloe Alison Escott – Co-Op (Stars Under Contract, Chapter Music, 2020)
4. Malin Pettersen – Holding Lonely (Wildhorse, Die With Your Boots On Records, 2020)
5. Jerry David DeCicca – Country Cookie (The Unlikely Optimist and His Domestic Adventures, 2020)
6. Tomberlin – Natural Light (Projections EP, Saddle Creek, 2020)
7. Kielo Kärkkäinen & Matti Salo – Valon mentyä (Valon mentyä EP, Texicalli Records, 2020)
8. Lily Dabbs – After the Blues (After the Blues EP, 2020)
9. CF Watkins – Changeable (Babygirl, Whatever’s Clever, 2020)
10. Jeremy Ivey – White Shadow (Waiting Out the Storm, Anti, 2020)
11. Low Cut Connie – Take a Little Ride Downtown (Private Lives, Contender Records, 2020)
12. Austin Lucas – Drive (single, Sabotage Records, 2020)
13. Cordovas – The Game (Destiny Hotel, ATO Records, 2020)
14. William Elliot Whitmore – My Mind Can Be Cruel To Me (I’m With You, Bloodshot, 2020)
15. Kevin Morby – Jamie (Sundowner, Dead Oceans, 2020)
16. Matt Berninger – Oh Dearie (Serpentine Prison, Concord Records, 2020)
17. Helena Deland – Fruit Pit (Someone New, Luminelle Recordings, 2020)
18. Julia Jacklin – to Perth, before the border closes (single, Sub Pop Records, 2020)
19. Le Ren – It’s Time I Played a Love Song (single, Sub Pop Records, 2020)
20. The Mastersons – No Time For Love Songs (Red, White & I Love You Too EP, Compass Records, 2020)
21. Pearl Charles – Take Your Time (single, Kanine Records, 2020)
22. Aaron Frazer – Over You (single, Dead Oceans / Easy Eye Sound, 2020)
23. Resistance Revival Chorus – All You Fascists Bound to Lose (This Joy, Righteous Babe Records, 2020)
24. Leyla McCalla – Song for a Dark Girl (Vari-Colored Songs: a Tribute to Langston Hughes, Smithsonian Folkways, 2013/2020)
25. William Alexander – Streets of Forbes (single, 2020)
26. Wild Earp – Oligarchy Blues (single, Western Myth Records, 2020)
27. Sturgill Simpson – Life Ain’t Fair and The World Is Mean (Cuttin’ Grass Vol 1, High Top Mountain Records, 2020)
28. Raye Zarogaza – Rebel Soul (single, Rebel River Records, 2020)
29. Lucy Langlas – Can’t Breathe (single, 2020)
30. Lonny – Incandescente (single, Horizon / Un Plan Simple, 2020)
31. Sun June – Karen O (single, Run For Cover Records, 2020)
32. Steady Holiday – Living Life (single, 2020)
33. Me and the Horse I Rode In On – Girls Who Make Mixtapes (Home and Other Places I’d Like to Visit -Extended Edition, Son Canciones, 2020)
34. Natalie Schlabs – That Early Love (Don’t Look Too CLose, Tone Tree Music, 2020)
35. Tiffany Williams – Ticket to the Moon (single, 2020)
36. Mipso – Caroline (Mipso, Rounder Records, 2020)
37. The Very Most– Her Three-Year Old Laugh or the Time he Microphones Played in My Living Room (Needs Help, 2020)
38. Milky Wimpshake – You ake a Nice Piece of Art (Confessions of an English Marxist, Bobo Integral Records, 2020)
39. Tugboat Captain – If Tomorrow’s Like Today (Rut, Double A-Side Records, 2020)
40. Leche Malo – October Themed (single, Anxiety Blanket Records, 2020)
41. Gumo – You Are Not Here (The Dark and the Water, Fresh Yo! Label, 2020)
42. Bad Sauna – Haluun pois (single, All That Plazz, 2020)
43. Tired Kid – Make Time (I Like My Own Company, 2020)
44. Rob Joynes – Honor (Back Forty, 2020)
45. The Kernal – U Do U (single, Single Lock Records, 2020)
46. Felix Hatfield – False God (single, 2020)
47. Zachary Lucky – Bad Liver and a Broken Heart (single, Wroxton Recordings, 2020)
48. David Quinn – Ride On (single, 2020)
49. James Ellis and the Jealous Guys – A Little Soul (Country Lion, 2020)
50. David Ritschard – Behöver en Vinst / En Dag Blir Man Sjul, Ella Ruth Institutet, 2020)
51. Jacksonport – Haunt Me (single, Tularosa Records, 2020)
52. Strays Don’t Sleep – Couldn’t Be Happier (single, Hearts & Smarts, 2020)
53. Hiroki Tanaka – Blue Eyed Doll (Kaigo Kioky Kyoku, Coax Records, 2020)
54. Julie Byrne – Love’ Refrain (single, Mexican Summer, 2020)
55. Deep Sea Diver – Shattering the Hourglass (Impossible Weight, ATO Records, 2020)
56. Squirrel Flower – Explain It To Me (single, Full Time Hobby, 2020)
57. Brittain Ashford & Matt Bauer – Ugly (single, Commodore Trotter, 2020)
58. M. Ward – For Heaven’ Sake (single, Anti, 2020)
59. Local Natives feat Sharon Van Etten – Lemon (single, Loma Vista Recordings, 2020)
60. Woods – Midnight Moment (single, Woodsist, 2020)
61. Last Year’s Man feat Field Report – Wild, Wild Heart (single, 2020)
62. Hayward Williams – Fades Away -live (single, Green Canoe Music, 2020)
63. Szlachetka – Old Soul (single, 2020)
64. I’m Kingfisher – Mess Minus Room (The Past Has Begun, Fading Trails Records, 2020)
65. Michael C. Duguay – One Million More Joyful Joyful Reprise (single, So Sorry Records, 2020)

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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 Music Weekly – Episode #108

Another week, another new music weekly.

I pretty much spent the whole week following NHL action, because there was both the draft and the free agency. Therefore I probably missed plenty of stuff this week, because I only started listening to the new releases last night. Sorry about that.

The big album release of the week is the new one from Swedish I’m Kingfisher. There’s also great new albums from Cut Worms, Bahamas, Great Peacock, Jon Snodgrass, Sam Lynch and Mary Lattimore. Plus EPs from Robert Michael Murphy and Yo La Tengo. Oh and Anne Malin album came out a week ago. Again having a cloud of guilt hanging over me for that one, because I shared the singles and then failed to mention the album release.

From Finland there’s a new album from Joensuu 1865 and singles from Message Field, Maustetytöt, Jani Matti Juhani and Iisa.

As for singles, there’s a great run early on with new songs from personal favorites like Carla Geneve, John Calvin Abney, Emilee Emiko, Caroline Spence and VanWyck. And later on more treasures like a new Pickering Pick song and a new Buck Meek song. And a whole lot more that you can find from the list below.

That’s all for this week. Hopefully not as rushed effort next week, because there’s less hockey stuff taking my spare time. Love from a distance.

1. I’m Kingfisher feat Ella Blixt – Dirty (The Past Has Begun, Fading Trails Records, 2020)
2. Carla Geneve – The Right Reasons (single, Dot Dash Recordings, 2020)
3. John Calvin Abney – When This Blows Over (single, Black Mesa Records, 2020)
4. Emilee Emiko – Looking (single, 2020)
5. Bahamas – Not Cool Anymore (Sad Hunk, Brushfire Records, 2020)
6. Caroline Spence – The Choir (single, Rounder Records, 2020)
7. Cut Worms – Unnatural Disaster (Nobody Lives Here Anymore, Jagjaguwar, 2020)
8. VanWyck – The Garbagemen (single, Maiden Name Records, 2020)
9. Michael Robert Murphy – Out Of Sight (Metamorph EP, 2020)
10. Great Peacock – Old Man (Forever Worse Better, Soundly Music, 2020)
11. Jon Snodgrass – Bad New Lands (Tace, A-F Records, 2020)
12. Skyway Man – Atom Bomb (single, Mama Bird Recording Co, 2020)
13. Widower – Good Long Last Look (single, Jenny Invert Records, 2020)
14. Yola – Hold On (single, Why Queue Records, 2020)
15. Floating Room – Warm Death HiFi (single, 2020)
16. Jeff Tweedy – Gwendolyn (single, dBpm Records, 2020)
17. Laura Fell – Cold (single, Balloon Machine, 2020)
18. Yo La Tengo – Smile a Little Smile for Me (Sleepless Night EP, Matador Records, 2020)
19. Pickering Pick – Even When You Close Your Eyes (single, Infinite Love, 2020)
20. Anne Malin – What Brings My Eyes Open (Waiting Song, 2020)
21. Strays Don’t Sleep – I Walk Away (single, Hearts & Smarts, 2020)
22. Sam Lynch – Off the Rails (Little Disappearance, SNL Music, 2020)
23. Message Field – Wagtail (single, Soit Se Silti, 2020)
24. Buck Meek – Second Sight (single, Keeled Scales, 2020)
25. Kevin Morby – Sundowner (single, Dead Oceans, 2020)
26. This is the Kit – Was Magician (single, Rough Trade Records, 2020)
27. Kate Rhudy – Snake (single, 2020)
28. Desert Blonde – Stay For Good (single, 2020)
29. Will Kimbrough – Home Remedy (single, Daphne Records, 2020)
30. Spencer Burton – Memorie We Won’s Soon Forget (single, Still Records, 2020)
31. Desure feat Nikki Lane – On Me (single, Tuxedo Records, 2020)
32. Jeremy Ivey – Hands Down In Your Pockets (single, ANTI 2020)
33. Sharon Jones & The Dap Kings – Little By Little (single, Daptone Records, 2020)
34. Monophonics – It’s Only Us -Acoustic (single, Colemine Records, 2020)
35. Ikebe Shakedown – Adonai (single, Colemine Records, 2020)
36. STACEY – One Woman (single, 2020)
37. Maustetytöt – Ne tulivat isäni maalle (single, Is This Art? 2020)
38. Iisa – Ei sodassa ei rakkaudessa (single, Fullsteam Records, 2020)
39. Jani Matti Juhani feat Sini – Talven kylmät kyyneleet (single, Ainoa Productions, 2020)
40. Mary Lattimore – Sometimes He’s In My Dreams (Silver Ladders, Ghostly International, 2020)
41. Gwenifer Raymond – Hell For Certain (single, Tompkins Square, 2020)
42. The Mastersons – In the Name of God (single, Compass Records, 2020)
43. Joensuu 1685 – Light in the Heart of Our Town (Öb, Svart Records, 2020)
44. Milky Wimpshake – I Don’t Want to Go There (single, 2020)
45. Luka Kuplowsky – Rough Times (Stardust, Mama Bird Recording Co, 2020)
46. Bonnie Whitmore – Love Worth Remembering (Last Will & Testament, Starlet & Dog Sesac, 2020)

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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 Music Weekly – Episode #107

Another week, another new music weekly.

Sorry for being slightly behind schedule. I didn’t have the time or energy to start working on this before today. I probably missed a ton this week as well, but here are the new releases that caught my ear.

The big album releases of the week came from Luka Kuplowsky, Bonnie Whitmore and Drive-By Truckers. I’ve only browsed through them at this point, but I’m loving everything I’ve heard so far. And I’m a big fan of all three, so I know that I will continue to love them after more thorough listening. Other beautiful album releases this week came from Brent Cobb, Hayley Thompson-King, Fruit Bats (covers and such, love that Ted Lucas song that’s on this playlist), Dawn Landes, Jacob Faurholt, Field Medic, Mr. Husband, Dawes, The Nude Party, Laura Jane Grace, Joachim Cooder, Greg Pope, Wilding and John Lee Shannon. Also cool EPs from Girlatones, Brack Cantrell and Smug Brothers. OH yeah and that Night Shop EP from a week ago. I raved the singles and then failed to mention the release of the EP. Shame on me.

From Finland the big deal is the solo debut album from Sam Shingler. He has been releasing great pop music for 20+ years with The Pansies, Montevideo, The Lieblings etc and the quality remains equally high on the solo effort. There’s also excellent new album from M. I’m sure there had to be more as well.

As for international singles, the big one is the Amanda Shires feat Jason Isbell one. Also Floating Room, Becky Warren, Esther Rose, Caitlin Canty, Jennifer Castle, Adrianne Lenker, Sloan released wonderful new songs. Just to name a few. You’ll find them all from the list below.

That it for this week. Love from a distance.

1. Luka Kuplowsky – Stardust Reprise (Stardust, Mama Bird Recording Co, 2020)
2. Bonnie Whitmore – None of my Business (Last Will & Testament, Starlet & Dog Sesac, 2020)
3. Drive-By Truckers – Sarah’s Flame (The New OK, ATO Records, 2020)
4. Amanda Shires feat Jason Isbell – The Problem (single, Silver Knife Records, 2020)
5. Brent Cobb – Good Times and Good Love (Keep ‘Em on They Toes, Ol’ Buddy Records, 2020)
6. Brack Cantrell – Bandages (Lasso EP, 2020)
7. Girlatones – I’d Invite You (Short & Sweet EP, 2020)
8. Floating Room – Freakshow (single, 2020)
9. Smug Brothers – Canvas Pageantry (Every Surface Under Heaven EP, 2020)
10. Becky Warren – Good Luck (You’re Gonna Need It) (single, 2020)
11. Hayley Thompson-King – A Little Less Lonesome (Sororicide, Hard To Kill Records, 2020)
12. Esther Rose – Thirteen (single, Lemonade Records, 2020)
13. Caitlin Canty – Where is the Heart of My Country (single, Tone Tree, 2020)
14. Fruit Bats – I’ll Find a Way (To Carry It All) (The Glory of Fruit Bats, Easy Eye Sound, 2020)
15. Jennifer Castle – Monarch Season (single, Paradise of Bachelors, 2020)
16. Adrianne Lenker – dragon eyes (single, 4AD, 2020)
17. Emily Brown – I Get the Feeling (single, Song Club Records, 2020)
18. CF Watkins – Babygirl (single, Whatever’s Clever, 2020)
19. Duncan Fellows – Swallowing Grains (single, 2020)
20. Sam Shingler – Lioness (Strange Security, Soit Se Silti, 2020)
21. Laura Veirs – Another Space and Time (single, Bella Union, 2020)
22. Dawn Landes feat Will Oldham – Second Time Around (ROW, Yep Roc, 2020)
23. Sinai Vessel – Guest in Your Life (single, 2020)
24. Jacob Faurholt – I Love You (Wake Me Up, Raw Onion Records, 2020)
25. Field Medic – it’s so lonely being sober (Floral Prince, Run for Cover Records, 2020)
26. Mr. Husband – Meemaw (West Virginia, Good Soil Records, 2020)
27. Cut Worms – Veteran’s Day (single, Jagjaguwar, 2020)
28. Terra Spencer feat The Bombadils – Lunenburg Moon (single, 2020)
29. Dawes – Good Luck with Whatever (Good Luck With Whatever, HUB Record II / Rounder Records, 2020)
30. The Nude Party – Shine Your Light (Midning Manor, New West Records, 2020)
31. Lee Fields & The Expressions – Two Timer (single, Big Crown Records, 2020)
32. Jim White – Smart Ass Reply (single, Loose Music / Fluff and Gravy, 2020)
33. Night Shop – The Fountain (The Fountain EP, Salinas, 2020)
34. Laura Jane Grace – Why Kant I Be You (Stay Alive, Big Scary Monsters, 2020)
35. Jon Snodgrass feat Mikey Erg – Footage (single, A-F Records, 2020)
36. Sloan – Silence Trumps Lies (single, Murderecords, 2020)
37. Greg Pope – Wishing on a Dark Star (Wishing on a Dark Star, 2020)
38. Kurt Baker – I Like Her a Lot (single, Wicked Cool Records, 20209
39. The High Water Marks – Award Show (single, Minty Fresh, 2020)
40. Wllding – You’ve Never Looked So Beautiful (The Death of Foley’s Mall, Half a Cow, 2020)
41. Goodnight Texas – Hypothermic (single, 2 Cent Blank Check, 2020)
42. Joachim Cooder – When Ruben Comes to Town (Over That Road I’m Bound, Nonesuch Records, 2020)
43. S.G. Goodman – Which Side Are You On? (single, Verve Forecast, 2020)
44. Maybe Babs – Doorstep (single, Outside Smoke, 2020)
45. M – Se mikä olin (Punainen ovi, Solina Records, 2020)
46. This Frontier Need Heroes – Go With the Flow (single, 2020)
47, Maxwell Stern – Born at the End of the Year (Impossible Sum, Lauren Records, 2020)
48. Michael C. Duguay feat Anna Horvath – This City is a Grid (The Winter of Our Discotheque, So Sorry Records, 2020)
49. Flora Hibberd – Two Lines (Archipelago EP, 2020)
50. John Lee Shannon – Mid-Atlantic (In & Of, Tompkins Square, 2020)

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Playlist Archive

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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