OCTA New Music Weekly – Episode #269

A lot of new music this week. Really lot. Maybe not albums, but oh my with the amount of singles. This could have been a hundred song monster. So yeah, this is longer than anyone will listen. Sorry about that.

I haven’t had the time to listen full albums, but Daniel Romano and Dalton Mills can share the album of the week honors. Other album releases this came week came from Bobbie Lovesong, Jimmy Montague, Nicholas Campbell, Wolf van Elfmand, The Glass Hours, Jesper Lindell, Jonathan Peyton, Woody Woodworth & The Piners, Caleb Caudle (live EP), Kayla Von Der Heide (EP), Faye Webster, Field Sleeper, Icarus Phoenix (EP), Martha Scanlan & Jon Neufeld, Hannah Frances, Equal Creatures and Curling (Deluxe edition).

My favorite Finnish release is the new double single from Leipä. Another big fave is the debut single from Ystävät is also gorgeous. Then there’s also a great album from M and singles from Joni Ekman Group, Janeveera, Klara LaFleur, Juppe feat Ransukoira and Eerie Deer.

The international singles was the big category this week. There’s so much to love. Impossible to pick a song of the week. We have 70s pop perfection from Fonteyn, classic country gold from the Wonder Women of Country, new singles from all-time faves like Anna Tivel, Daniel Markham, Michael Feuerstack, Mo Troper, Josienne Clarke, Rachel Brooke and Lost Dog Street Band. Also very fond of new songs by Lou Hazel, Trummors, Scott Ballew, ROY, Thee Sinseers and the list goes on and on. What a week.

That’s all for now. Like, share, follow and all the usual promotional nonsense. It all matters more than you know. Back next week with another one these way too long playlists. Until then. Love, love, love.

1. Daniel Romano – State of Nature (Too Hot to Sleep, You’ve Changed Records, 2024)
2. Jimmy Montague – Tell You That You’re Right (Tomorrow’s Coffee, 2024)
3. Bobbie Lovesong – Penpal (Shadow of a Cloud, 2024)
4. Dalton Mills – Good Place to Hide (Good Place to Hide, 2024)
5. Wolf van Elfmand – No Reason Why (Don’t Call it Country, Cottonwood Music, 2024)
6. Nicholas Campbell – What They’ll Never Know (Gonna Have a Ball Tonight! 2024)
7. Woody Woodworth & The Piners – Song I Wished I’d Wrote (Rebels & Dreams, Pineholler Records, 2024)
8. The Glass Hours – Covering Blue (The Glass Hours, Cornelius Chapel Records, 2024)
9. Jesper Lindell – A Strange Goodbye (Before the Sun, Brunnsvik Sounds, 2024)
10. Jonathan Peyton – Denial (Nothing Here’s the Same, 2024)
11. Caleb Caudle – Call it a Day (live) (Live from Cash Cabin EP, 2024)
12. Kayla Von Der Heide – Are You On My Side (The Desert EP, 2024)
13. Martha Scanlan and Jon Neufeld – Storms (Save it For Later, Jealous Butcher Records, 2024)
14. Faye Webster – Wanna Quit All the Time (Underdressed at the Symphony, Secretly Canadian, 2024)
15. Hannah Frances – Woolgathering (Keeper of the Shepherd, Ruination Record Co, 2024)
16. Field Sleeper – Paris, TX (Field Sleeper, 2024)
17. Icarus Phoenix – Enemy (Son EP, 2024)
18. Equal Creatures – Spring Violet (Everything That Hurts, Sentimental Noises, 2024)
19. Curling – Pastoral (No Guitar (Deluxe Edition), Royal Oakie Records, 2024)
20. Daniel Markham – Big Star (single, 2024)
21. Mo Troper – The Billy Joel Fan Club (single, Lame-O Records, 2024)
22. Fonteyn – Jody (single, Born Losers Records, 2024)
23. Roy – Spoons for the World (single, Idee Fixe Records, 2024)
24. Lou Hazel – County Clown (single, 2024)
25. Trummors – Cosmic Monster (single, Ernest Jenning Record Co, 2024)
26. Michael Feuerstack – Big Sails (single, Forward Music Group, 2024)
27. Anna Tivel – Disposable Camera (single, Fluff & Gravy Records, 2024)
28. Josienne Clarke – Most of All (single, 2024)
29. Wonder Women of Country – Won’t Be Worried Long (single, Bismeaux Records, 2024)
30. Scott Ballew – Mutiny (single, La Honda Records, 2024)
31. Lost Dog Street Band – If You Leave Me Now (single, Lost Dog Street Band / Thirty Tigers, 2024)
32. Rachel Brooke – The Only One (single, MAL Records, 2024)
33. Leipä – Mitä tänään (single, 2024)
34. Joni Ekman Group – Rakastat kesää (single, Näkki-levyt, 2024)
35. Janeveera – Shakkimestari (single, 2024)
36. Ystävät – Muukalainen (single, KHY Suomen Musiikki, 2024)
37. M – Vellamo (Mustarastaat tulivat, Playground, 2024)
38. Eerie Deer – Summerkiller (single, Eine Records, 2024)
39. Juppe feat Ransukoira – Was It Good For You? (single, Soliti, 2024)
40. Klara LaFleur – The Rooms (single, Luova Records, 2024)
41. Thee Sinseers – Hold On (single, Colemine Records, 2024)
42. Thee Illusions – Fairytale (single, Black Bird Records, 2024)
43. Kyshona – The Echo (single, Soundly, 2024)
44. Alena Spanger – All That I Wanted (single, Ruination Record Co, 2024)
45. Andrew Gabbard feat Neal Frances – Big Belly Boogaloo (single, Karma Chief Records, 2024)
46. Vulfmon, Jacob Jeffries and Harrison Whitford – Little Thunder (single, Vulf Records, 2024)
47. Pete Mancini & Iain Matthews – Cartwheel Avenue (single, 2024)
48. Chris Rawlins – Black & White Eyes (single, 2024)
49. Rosali – Bite Down (single, Merge Records, 2024)
50. Kelsey Waldon feat S.G. Goodman – Hello Stranger (single, Oh Boy Records, 2024)
51. Georgia Parker – Don’t Count Your Chickens (single, 2024)
52. Lasers Lasers Birmingham – Mystery Highway (single, 2024)
53. Hunter Hicks – Maple Syrup Jar (single, 2024)
54. Sarah King – When It All Goes Down (single, Ringleader Records, 2024)
55. David Garnham and the Reasons to Live – Gin and Champagne (single, 2024)
56. Vandoliers – Nobody’s Fault But My Own (single, Ted Hutt Records, 2024)
57. Jay Gavin – Road Ready (single, Good Time Charlie’s Records, 2024)
58. Silverada – Wallflower (single, Prairie Rose Records, 2024)
59. Kaitlin Butts – Hunt You Down (single, Soundly, 2024)
60. Stephanie Lambring – Two-Faced (single, Almost Autonomous Records / Thirty Tigers, 2024)
61. Paper Wings – Listen to the World Spin (single, 2024)
62. Mike Trask – 40 Fathoms Back (single, 2024)
63. Adam Selzer feat Bizarre Star Strings – Place to Be (single, Jealous Butcher Records, 2024)
64. Apples With Moya – Lift (single, 2024)
65. Alluvial Nuggets – Whistling Song (single, Lost and Lonesome, 2024)
66. Casual Technicians – Homecoming (single, Repeating Cloud, 2024)
67. Rosie Tucker – Paperclip Maximizer (single, Sentimental Records, 2024)
68. Martha – A Praise Chorus (Is Tomorrow Just Like All the Rest? single, Big Scary Monsters, 2024)
69. Extra Arms – I Don’t Wanna Surrender (single, Setterwind Records, 2024)
70. Red Sleeping Beauty – Is This Love? (single, 2024)
71. Tomato Flower – Harlequin (single, Local Ramp, 2024)
72. Winter McQuinn – Red Wool (single, Third Eye Stimuli, 2024)
73. Razor Braids – It Goes Quiet (single, 2024)
74. My Girl the River – Helpless (single, 2024)
75. Thorsten Nesch – Your Eyes on the Horizon (single, Polterzeitgeist Records, 2024)
76. Austin Miller – Slow Burn (single, 2024)
77. Will Hoge – Good While it Lasts (single, Edlo Records / Soundly, 2024)
78. Vanessa Peters – Beauty or Grace (Flying On Instruments, Idol Records, 2024)
79. Desiree Cannon – Porta Costa (Radio Heat, Long Road Society / Gar Hole Records, 2024)
80. Hurray for the Riff Raff – Ogallala (The Past is Still Alive, Nonesuch Records, 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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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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