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)

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.

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