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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OCTA New Music Weekly – Episode #266

Sorry for the delay. Busy weekend, but here’s a quick new music weekly just before Super Bowl kick off. I ended the Qobuz experiment for now, so this is not there anymore. I really liked the app and might eventually return. I think it would be my go-to platform, if I quit making this playlist and only cared about my own listening, but right now it makes more sense to stay where the listeners are.

Maybe a bit slower release week, but there’s a few special ones for sure. Ivan Macleod made the album of the week. Other great album releases came from Itasca, Brittany Howard, Ducks Ltd, Madi Diaz and Tyler Ramsey.

The big one from Finland is the new Antti Autio album. Also very much in love with the new Viitasen Piia single. Other Finnish gems are singles from Reetta Hotti, Samoaja, AURAL, Saa Kiljua ja Sami Yaffa.

International singles were gold this week. Desiree Cannon, Mac Cornish and Georgia Parker can share the single of the week honors. Love them all. Other early faves came from Scott Ballew, Zachary Lucky, The Lemon Twigs, Jon McKiel, Billy Allen + The Pollies, Jeremy Ferrara and William Alexander. Again just to name a few.

That’s all for now. Like, share, follow and all the usual promotional nonsense. It all matters. Next up Super Bowl. love love love.

1. Ivan Macleod – Big Moon Over Beaumont (It’s Bad Dirt That Holds My Home, Anti-Corp, 2024)
2. Itasca – Under Gates of Cobalt Blue (Imitation of War, Paradise of Bachelors, 2024)
3. Brittany Howard – I Don’t (What Now, Island Records, 2024)
4. Ducks Ltd. – Deleted Scanes (Harm’s Way, Carpark, 2024)
5. Madi Diaz – Same Risk (Weird Faith, Anti, 2024)
6. Tyler Ramsey – We Were a Small Town (New Lost Ages, Soundly, 2024)
7. Desiree Cannon – Fault Line (single, Gar Hole Records / Long Road Society, 2024)
8. Mac Cornish – Belle of the Bar (single, 2024)
9. Georgia Parker – WHy Can’t It Be Me? (single, 2024)
10. William Alexander – Castlereagh (single, 2024)
11. Scott Ballew – Suicide Squeeze (single, La Honda Records, 2024)
12. Zachary Lucky – Jasper (single, Wroxton Recordings, 2024)
13. Christopher Paul Stelling – Lay By Your Side (single / side 1 of worthcoming album, 2024)
14. Jeremy Ferrara – Reason (single, American Standard Time Records / A For Effort Records, 2024)
15. Little Wings – Bubbles Go Pop (single, Perpetual Doom, 2024)
16. The Lemon Twigs – They Don’t Know How To Fall In Place (single, Captured Tracks, 2024)
17. Jon McKiel – Hex (single, You’ve Changed Records, 2024)
18. Eric Slick – Lose Our Minds (single, Slick Records / Thirty Tigers, 2024)
19. Billy Allen + The Pollies – I Thought You Wanted Him (single, Single Lock Records, 2024)
20. Jason Joshua – Say (single, Mango Hill Records, 2024)
21. Antti Autio – Täällä sinua kaivataan (Täällä sinua kaivataan, Soit Se Silti, 2024)
22. Viitasen Piia – Jano (single, 2024)
23. AURAL – Armomurha (single, Valoisaudio, 2024)
24. Reetta Hotti – Makaronikoru (single, 2024)
25. Samoaja – Ego (single, Landscape Records, 2024)
26. Saa Kiljua – Maailma on valmis (single, Kasiolove, 2024)
27. Sami Yaffa – Crashing Down (single, Vallila Music House, 2024)
28. Hedy Blaazer – Jameson On Ice (single, 2024)
29. Rosali – On Tonight (single, Merge Records, 2024)
30. Caitlin Cannon – Beggar (single, 2024)
31. Jack Fister – Stonejack Law (single, 2024)
32. Johno Leeroy – My Whole World (single, 2024)
33. Justin Golden – The Rain Done Fell On Me Pt. 1 (single, Vocal Rest Records, 2024)
34. Amigo the Devil – Once Upon a Time at Texaco Pt. 1 (single, Liars Club / Regime Music Group, 2024)
35. Will Hoge – I’d Be Lying (single, EDLO Records / Soundly, 2024)
36. Forrest VanTuyl – The County (single, American Standard Time Records, 2024)
37. AC Sapphire – Weed Money (single, American Standard Time Records, 2024)
38. Becca Mancari – Short and Sweet (single, Captured Tracks, 2024)
39. Alena Spanger – Difficult People (single, Ruination Record Co, 2024)
40. Emily Barker – Feathered Thing (single, Everyone Sang, 2024)
41. The Northern Belle – Fresh Dew Drippin (single, Die With Your Boots On Records, 2024)
42. The Hanging Stars – Sweet Light (single, Loose Music, 2024)
43. The Bures Band – The Pilot (single, 2024)
44. Henry Parker – Meanwoon Valley Tanneries (single, 2024)
45. Beth Gibbons – Floating on a Moment (single, Domino Recording Co, 2024)
46. Jana Pochop – American Habits (single, Patient Grasshopper Music, 2024)
47. Curling – Shamble (single, Royal Oakie Records, 2024)
48. The Roseline – Lopsided Luck (Keystone of the Heart, RPH Records, 2024)
49. The Montvales – Say the Word (Born Strangers, 2024)
50. Penniless – To a Friend (Ego Catastrophe, Soit Se Silti, 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.

Continue Reading
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