OCTA Music Weekly – Episode #154

Another week, another new music weekly.

I’m slightly behind the schedule, because I had a far more important family event yesterday. This also meant that I had far less time to listen to new music and therefore there might be even more holes on this round up than normally. Feel free to drop a comment, tweet or email, if you feel like that I missed something that matters a great deal. Also apologies for last week’s commentator, because I assume this one is similarly boring for you.

There’s again a lot to love. On the album front we got new treasures from Andy Shauf, Junior, Macie Stewart, Corinne Sharlet, Holy Hive, Spencer Cullum (I already had this one here late last year, so I guess this is a reissue or Euro release, but it’s a great one for sure and worth of a revisit), Spearmint (missed this return a week ago), Why Dogs Why (EP), Billy Strings, Leon Creek, Christopher Paul Stelling, Nora Brown, Sara Trunzo (EP), Bess Atwell, Brigid Mae Power (covers EP), Ada Lea, Ashley Shadow, Jesse Malin, Ketchy Shuby, The Connells, The Smallgoods, David Ritschard and Hayden Pedigo.

The Finnish section is led by a couple of wonderful album releases from Kielo Kärkkäinen and Arppa. Extremely highly recommmended for sure. I also want to highlight the first solo single from former Koria Kitten Riot and Johnny Superhero frontman A.Reikko. Other awesome Finnish releases on this week’s episode are singles from Rosita Luu, Ananas, and J.A.Mäki and an album from Matti.

And finally the international (should be) hits. This actually starts with one, because it felt like the new Mark Fredson single is a great opener. Then there’s also a new Julie Doiron song and that’s always special. Other favorites this week came from Emily Scott Robinson, Mick Mullin, Simone Felice, Joshua Ray Walker, Adeline Hotel, Reverend Baron, Aimee Mann, Belaver… Again just to name a few. These are all worth a namedrop and there’s gold throughout the long list. Again such a heavy release week that there’s big favorites even at the end of this.

That’s it for this week. If you enjoy this, hit a like or follow. Love from a distance.

1. Mark Fredson – Late Night (Don’t Judge Me) (single, Soundly, 2021)
2. Andy Shauf – Jaywalker (Wilds, ANTI, 2021)
3. Junior – Trying (Warm Buildings, 2021)
4. Macie Stewart – What Will I Do (Mouth Full of Glass, Orindal, 2021)
5. Corinne Sharlet – They Were Mine (A Lovely Future, 2021)
6. Julie Doiron – You Gave Me The Key (single, You’ve Changed Records, 2021)
7. Holy Hive – Great Chains (Holy Hive, Big Crown Records, 2021)
8. Spencer Cullum – Imminent Shadow (Spencer Cullum’s Coin Collection, Full Time Hobby, 2021)
9. Spearmint – Lazy Susan (Holland Park, WIAIWYA, 2021)
10. Why Dogs Why – Dress Well Enough (Dress Well Enough EP, #veryjazzed, 2021)
11. Jesse Malin – Tall Dark Horses (Sad and Beautiful World, Wicked Cool Records, 2021)
12. Billy Strings – Know It All (Renewal, Rounder Records, 2021)
13. Leon Creek – Can’t Keep Us From the Light (Far From Broken, 2021)
14. Nora Brown – Wedding Dress (Sidetrack My Engine, Jalopy Records, 2021)^
15. Christopher Paul Stelling – Rosewood (Forgiving It All, Tone Tree, 2021)
16. Mick Mullin – Bristol 1927 (single, 2021)
17. Joshua Ray Walker – Flash Paper (single, State Fair Records, 2021)
18. Emily Scott Robinson – Let ‘Em Burn (single, Oh Boy Records, 2021)
19. Sara Trunzo – Free for the Taking (Cabin Fever Dream EP, 2021)
20. Simone Felice – Year Around the Sun (single, Chrysalis, 2021)
21. Brigid Mae Power – I’ll Be Here In The Morning (Burning Your Light, Fire Records, 2021)
22. Bess Atwell – Dolly (Already, Always, Real Kind Records, 2021)
23. Ashley Shadow – From You (Only the End, felte, 2021)
24. Ada Lea – Backyard (one hand on the steering wheel… Saddle Creek, 2021)
25. Kielo Kärkkäinen – Hyvä opettaja (Laulajan muotokuva, Texicalli Records, 2021)
26. Arppa – Täällä taas (Kinovalon alla, Johanna Kustannus, 2021)
27. Rosita Luu – Loistava tulevaisuus (single, Playground, 2021)
28. Matti – Viiva ja kynä (Tähän, 2021)
29. J.A. Mäki – Syys (single, UHO, 2021)
30. A. Reikko – Minnesota (single, Karhuvaltio Records, 2021)
31. Ananas – En haluu enää (single, Luova Records, 2021)
32. Ketchy Shuby – Nobody (Tiny Vices, Mango Hill Records, 2021)
33. Neal Francis – Alameda Apartments (single, Anti, 2021)
34. Nick Delffs – The Escape (single, Mama Bird Recording Co, 2021)
35. High Water Marks – Jenny (single, Minty Fresh, 2021)
36. Bartees Strange – Weights (single, Memory Music, 2021)
37. Jessica’s Brother – Caroline (single, Fika Recordings, 2021)
38. The Connells – Fading In (Hardy) (Steadman’s Wake, Black Park Records, 2021)
39. The Smallgoods – Satellite (Lost in the Woods, Lost and Lonesome, 2021)
40. Patrick Dethlefs – Walking Through the Shadows of Your Mind (single, 2021)
41. Book Club – Bad Memories (single, Pyramid Records, 2021)
42. Gabi Hartmann – I’ll Tell You Something (single, 27/29, 2021)
43. Carl Schilde – John Stamos (single, 2021)
44. Adeline Hotel – In a Simple Way (single, Ruination Record Co, 2021)
45. Hayden Pedigo – Some Kind of Shepherd (Letting Go, Mexican Summer, 2021)
46. Reverend Baron – Let the Radio Play (single, Karma Chief Records, 2021)
47. Andrew Thoreen feat J.E. Sunde – Do Right By You (single, 2021)
48. Belaver – Mount Misery (single, Niles City Records, 2021)
49. Victoria Bailey – Queen of the Rodeo (single, 2021)
50. Zachary Lucky – Goodbye Dear Old Stepstone (single, Wroxton Recordings, 2021)
51. Dalton Domino – Wasn’t Her Own (single, Lightning Rod Records, 2021)
52. David Ritschard – Nyskrubbat badrum och kök (Blåbärskungen, United Stage, 2021)
53. Cody Jinks – I Don’t Trust My Memories Anymore (single, Late August Records, 2021)
54. Martha Scanlan and Jon Neufeld – Turning the Corner (single, Jealous Butcher Records, 2021)
55. Native Harrow – Turn it Around (single, Loose Music, 2021)
56. Aimee Mann – Burn It Out (single, SuperEgo Records, 2021)
57. Courtney Hartman – Wandering (single, 2021)
58. Black Sea Dahu – Transience (single, Mouthwatering Records, 2021)
59. Ella Clayton – Murmurations (single, 2021)
60. Jesse Woods – Zebras (Wimberley, Bet the Farm, 2021)

Playlist link

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. If you want to find the older ones I’ve moved them to the weekly playlist archive. So hit that link above and I’m sure you’ll find this playlist too.

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OCTA Music Weekly – Episode #153

Another week, another new music weekly.

Back to the regular schedule. I hope I didn’t miss too much while writing all the nostalgic 20 years posts. It seemed like a rather busy release week. I also wanted to get this done rather quickly on Friday night, so I can then just rest the final vacation weekend before returning to the day job hell. I might something tomorrow, if I remember something or learn about something. Oh and if you want to give this 20 year old blog a birthday present, follow this new music weekly on Spotify.

I haven’t had the time to listen full albums yet, but that Charley Crockett album is probably the first in line. Although on quick spin that Jesse Woods albums sounds magnificent. I wasn’t that familiar with him before this week, but I think I’m going to fall in love with this new album. Then there’s that Lloyd Taylor-Clark album that seems to be so sweet and beautiful. Loved the singles and look forward to diving into the album. That’s far from all though and there’s also new albums from Adia Victoria, Stranded Horse, Bea Troxel, Ana Egge, The Felice Brothers, Caitlin Jemma, Rod Gator, C. Gibbs, The Northern Belle, Gregory Ackerman, Kirby Brown, Jose Gonzalez and Scott Lavene. Going to be a busy week for me to listen all these beauties.

The Finnish highlight is the new absolutely wonderful Amuri single. I just listened it several times in a row, because I loved it so much. We also got new singles from Vino Puu, Lettoman, Rantapenger and partly Finnish Astral Brain. That Lettoman single works best, if you listen to the whole three part piece and not just the one that I have on the playlist. Oh yeah and there’s also a special project between Richard Dawson and the legendary Finnish band Circle.

And finally the international singles. There’s a new Le Ren single from the forthcoming album and of course I love it. Kristina Murray and Ryan Necci & The Buffalo Gospel both released new stuff and that matters a great deal. The new TK & The Holy Know-Nothings song is probably still my favorite single of the week. That’s so damn good. Natural Bridges found some unreleased gold from the cupboards. It’s a bonus track for the forthcoming album reissue. And there’s plenty more. Aaron Lee Tasjan made some cover magic for the Neal Casal foundation, new Natalie Jane Hill single is superb, Chris Kasper released new stuff after a while, Andrew Gabbard rules always and so does Dean Wareham. Everything would be worth of a name drop, but you’ll find them from the list below.

That’s all for now. Thank you again for the past 20 years and hopefully you stay with me for the next decade. Love from a distance.

1. Charley Crockett – The World Just Broke My Heart (Music City USA, Son of Davy, 2021
2. Adia Victoria – Whole World Knows (A Southern Gothic, Atlantic, 2021)
3. Jesse Woods – Holding on to a River (Wimberley, Bet the Farm, 2021)
4. Stranded Horse – In a Sharper Fairway (Grand Rodeo, 2021)
5. Lloyd Taylor-Clark – Clover to Clover (Swan Songs, Demo Records, 2021)
6. Bea Troxel – Am I Safe? (Gettin’ Where, Ruination Record Co, 2021)
7. Caitlin Jemma – Morning Sun (True Meaning, American Standard Time Records, 2021)
8. Le Ren – I Alreaday Love You (single, Secretly Canadian, 2021)
9. Ana Egge – We Lay Roses (Between Us, StorySound Records, 2021)
10. Kristina Murray feat Michaela Anne – The Wrong Hand (single, Loud Magnolia Records, 2021)
11. TK & The Holy Know-Nothings – Hell of a Time (single, Mama Bird Recording Co, 2021)
12. Ryan Necci & The Buffalo Gospel – Bloodlines (single, 2021)
13. Rod Gator – Your Goodbye (For Louisiana, Blue Elan Records, 2021)
14. C. Gibbs – She’s the Gun of Me (Tales from the Terramar, 2021)
15. The Felice Brothers – Jazz on the Autobahn (From Dreams to Dust, Yep Roc, 2021)
16. The Northern Belle – The Women in Me (The Women In Me, Die With Your Boots On, 2021)
17. S.G. Goodman – Space and Time live at Face (single, Verve Forecast, 2021)
18. Natural Bridges – Magic Hour (single, Royal Oakie, 2021)
19. Gregory Ackerman – Full Grown (Still Waiting Still, And Friends, 2021)
20. Kirby Brown – Highway Miles (Break into Blossom, Soundly, 2021)
21. Jose Gonzalez – Void (Local Valley, City Slang, 2021)
22. Natalie Jane Hill – Solely (single, Dear Life Records, 2021)
23. J.E. Sunde & Scary Pockets – Sunset Strip (single, Pockets inc, 2021)
24. Astral Brain – Behind Our House (single, Shelflife, 2021)
25. Vino Puu – Jalokiviä (single, 2021)
26. Amuri – Hattupäinen mies (single, Helmi Levyt, 2021)
27. Rantapenger – Tuuliviirejä (single, 2021)
28. Lettoman – Kyllä minä yritin (single, Lettomusic, 2021)
29. Richard Dawson & Circle – Lily (single, Domino Recording Co, 2021)
30. Night Shop – Forever Night (single, Dangerbird Records, 2021)
31. Belaver – Monday (single, Niles City Records, 2021)
32. Chris Kasper – Somewhere (single, Tone Tree, 2021)
33. Damien Jurado – Take Your Time (single, Brown Coat Music, 2021)
34. Danny George Wilson – We’ve Got a Lot to Learn (single, Loose Music, 2021)
35. Aaron Lee Tasjan – Traveling After Dark (single, Neal Casal Music Foundation, 2021)
36. Andrew Gabbard – Bummed (single, Karma Chief Records, 2021)
37. Ducks Ltd. – Under the Rolling Moon (single, Carpark, 2021)
38. Renee Reed – Tonnerre mes chiens (single, Keeled Scales, 2021)
39. Hand Habits – Graves (single, Saddle Creek, 2021)
40. Snail Mail – Valentine (single, Matador Records, 2021)
41. Abby Huston – Promise (single, Egghunt Records, 2021)
42. Darryl Kissick – Just a Dream (single, 2021)
43. Cedric Noel – Allies (single, Joyful Noise Recordings, 2021)
44. Astral Swans feat Julie Doiron – Spiral (single, 2021)
45. Dean Wareham – Cashing In (single, Double Feature Records, 2021)
46. Simon Flory – A Poem For Alex (single, 2021)
47. Ashley Shadow – Catlin (single, felte, 2021)
48. Melissa Erin – Take Me As I Am (single, 2021)
49. Side Pony – Heels (single, Mule Kick Records, 2021)
50. Steph Green – Next Place (single, 2021)
51. Theo Lawrence – Pick the Right Man (single, Tomika, 2021)
52. Scott Lavene – The Toffee Tickler (Milk City Sweethearts, Nothing Fancy, 2021)
53. Bartees Strange – Lady Luck (single, Secretly Canadian, 2021)
54. LadyCouch – As Long As I’ve Got You (The Future Looks Fine, Blackbird Record Label, 2021)
55. Daniel Romano – Even in the Loom of A Caress (Cobra Poems, You’ve Changed Records, 2021)
56. Icarus Phoenix – Rivers (No Tree Can Grow To Heaven… Telos Tapes, 2021)
57. Riddy Arman – Problems of My Own (Riddy Arman, La Honda Records, 2021)
58. Kashena Sampson – The Black Sea (Time Machine, New Moon Records, 2021)

Playlist link

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. If you want to find the older ones I’ve moved them to the weekly playlist archive. So hit that link above and I’m sure you’ll find this playlist too.

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Favorites from the 20 Years of Onechord.net – Final Part

Carrying on with posting some song and music video favorites from the 20 years that I’ve been making Onechord.net. Here’s the link to the monster playlist, because I don’t have the time to write a post about everything.

One more back to basics kind of part in this 20 year favorites story. There’s a million and one thing that I didn’t go through, but there’s probably no need for that anyway. There’s that playlist above and the blog archives if you want to dig deeper. Vacation is coming to an end and I need to get back to the new stuff to wrap up this birthday week with a new music weekly.

We’ll start with my all-time favorite band (or is that The Posies) The Sugarrush. Also probably the band most responsible that this website exists. So if you love or hate this, thank or blame them. The particular music video Stereo below predates the blog and it’s more like part of the foundation of the blog. It’s an outtake from their 2001 album Mirrorball Ballerinas. So I kinda started this blog in 2001 at least partly because I loved them and the next time they released a full-length album was 2020 when High Status came out (which they recorded about ten years earlier, but it took a while for them to release it). Bastards. Haha. The second song Yeah is an outtake from this album.

The Sugarrush at Facebook

Next stop Nakkila, Finland and one of the best bands Finnish bands ever. I’m of course talking about Penniless. Here’s Hail of Bullets from their 2010 album A Cab to the City. Definitely one of the best Finnish albums released during these 20 onechordnet years.

Penniless at Facebook

More Finnish indie perfection. This is a classic Mummypowder single Don’t Hold Your Breath from their fabulous 2004 album Consternation! Uproar!.

Mummypowder at Facebook
Mummypowder Website

Cats on Fire can do the honors and wrap this nostalgic part of this story. During my biggest indie pop years, they were the best band in my world. I love them with all my heart and still genuinely feel like that they were just as great as any of their foreign colleagues.

Cats on Fire at Facebook

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