OCTA Music Weekly – Episode #111

Another week, another new music weekly.

A bit less crowded release week, but still plenty to love and cherish. New Austin Lucas and Daniel Markham albums are always a big deal. I’ve been a fan for a long time. Ian Daniel Kehoe falls into same long time favorite category, but that wasn’t as big for me this week because I bought Rock & Roll Illusion when he released a trio of albums on Bandcamp a while back. But yeah, the first one is now streaming and the other two are also on their way. Check them out, if you missed them before. Sam Burton album is an absolute beauty. Loved the singles and it’s great to finally hear the album too. VanWyck has a fabulous new album as well. I’ve shared the advance singles on the earlier episodes and included one of my all-time favorite VanWyck songs on this new one. That gorgeous McCarthy Trenching album I mentioned a week ago is now also streaming. And on the EP front, that Floating Room EP is here now and it’s awesome. There’s also many other lovely things like albums from Selah Broderick, Jim White, Christian Kjellvander, Joel Henry Little, Eels and so forth. Here’s the full list of albums/EPs that were on my radar this week.

Austin Lucas – Alive in the Hot Zone (Sabotage Records / Cornelius Chapel Records)
Daniel Markham – Burnout
Sam Burton – I Can Go With You (Tompkins Square)
VanWyck – God Is in the Detour (Maiden Name Records)
McCarthy Trenching – Perfect Game -this was OCT 23 Release, but wasn’t streaming before
Ian Daniel Kehoe – Rock and Roll Illusion (Tin Angel Records) -AUG 6 release on Bandcamp, now streaming
Floating Room – Tired and True EP
Selah Broderick – Anam (Western Vinyl)
Jim White – Misfit’s Jubilee (Loose Music / Fluff and Gravy Records)
Christian Kjellvander – About Love and Loving Again (Tapete Records)
C.A. Jones – The Velvet Hour
Eels – Earth to Dora (PIAS)
Joel Henry Little – Little Songs (Gare du Nord Records)
Betsy Phillips – Tell Me I’m a Tree EP (Tone Tree Music)
Sam Morrow – Gettin’ by on Gettin’ Down (Forty Below Records)
Sinai Vessel – Ground Aswin (Single Occupancy)
Alayne May – Home Is Coming EP

And from outside the streaming world (at least for now), there’s at least a debut release from American Standard Time Records. It’s an album by wino-strut & Friends. Check it out on Bandcamp. There was something else that I should mention here, but for some reason I just can’t remember it right now. I’ll add it later, if my brain starts to function.

Next to the Finland part of this thing-y. The big one is a new album release from Message Field. Other Finnish cuts on the list are great new singles from Suad, Sammal, Treemer, (proto)Torvinen and Tahtoisin kertoa sinulle tarinan.

I made an exception this time and featured Greta Morgan’s single again. It was a last minute addition last week and I really fell in love with the song during the week. So I wanted to give it another push and this time bit higher on the list. The big new single of the week comes from Johanna Samuels. She also joins the Mama Bird family with this single. Izaak Opatz from the same family brings some cover magic to the table and some of my other faves came from Aaron Lee Tasjan, Robert Chaney, Bart and Bailey Bigger. All others deserve a mention too. Like that Greta Morgan single showed, some last minute additions at the latter part of the playlist might become my biggest favorites. Oh yeah, and Michael Penn surprised us with a wonderful new single. That’s not on Spotify, so you won’t find it from the playlist.

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

1. Austin Lucas – American Pyre (Alive in the Hot Zone, Sabotage Records, 2020)
2. Daniel Markham – Devils (Burnout, 2020)
3. Sam Burton – She Says That She Knows (I Can Go With You, Tompkins Square, 2020)
4. VanWyck – Ballad of the Quiet Citizen (God Is in the Detour, Maiden Name Records, 2020)
5. McCarthy Trenching – Asking for a Friend (Perfect Game, 2020)
6. Ian Daniel Kehoe – Rock & Roll Illusion (Rock and Roll Illusion, Tin Angel Records, 2020)
7. Floating Room – Freak Show (Tired and True EP, 2020)
8. Aaron Lee Tasjan – Up All Night (single, New West Records, 2020)
9. Izaak Opatz – Goin’ Through the Big D (single, Mama Bird Recording Co, 2020)
10. Johanna Samuels – High Tide for One (single, Mama Bird Recording Co, 2020)
11. Greta Morgan – When the Sun Comes Up (single, 2020)
12. Selah Broderick – Green Eyes (Anam, Western Vinyl, 2020)
13. Message Field – Numbers (A Brief Visit to Skull, Soit Se Silti, 2020)
14. Jim White – The Mystery of You (Misfit’s Jubilee, Loose Music / Fluff and Gravy Records, 2020)
15. Christian Kjellvander – Actually Country Gentle (About Love and Loving Again, Tapete Records, 2020)
16. C.A. Jones – In the Blue Room Hotel (The Velvet Hour, 2020)
17. Robert Chaney – Whatshisname (single, 2020)
18. Eels – Gentle Souls (Earth to Dora, PIAS, 2020)
19. Bart – Song For Manny (single, Idee Fixe Records, 2020)
20. Joel Henry Little – Catherine (Little Songs, Gare du Nord Records, 2020)
21. Cayley Thomas – Do It All With You (single, 2020)
22. Bailey Bigger Weight of Independence (single, Big Legal Mess Records, 2020)
23. Betsy Phillips – I Must’ve Missed that Part (Tell Me I’m a Tree EP, Tone Tree Music, 2020)
24. Gianna Lauren – Closed Chapter (single, Forward Music Group, 2020)
25. Suad – Sleep the Nights (single, Svart Records, 2020)
26. Knife in the Water – Tears Won’t Make the Cotton Grow (single, Keeled Scales, 2020)
27. Sammal – Returning Rivers (single, Svart Records, 2020)
28. The Huntress and Holders of Hands – Doctrine (single, 2020)
29. Sam Morrow – Sit Crooked, Talk Straight (Gettin’ by on Gettin’ Down, Forty Below Records, 2020)
30. Frank Turner and Jon Snodgrass – The Fleas (single, Xtra Mile Recordings, 2020)
31. Typhoon – Welcome to the Endgame (single, Roll Call Records, 2020)
32. Ailsa Tully – Drive (single, Dalliance Recordings, 2020)
33. Rose Hotel – Drive Alone (single, Cold Lunch Recordings, 2020)
34. Sinai Vessel – A Must While So Near (Ground Aswin, Single Occupancy, 2020)
35. Treemer – Weapons (single, Soft Monsters, 2020)
36. The Boys With the Perpetual Nervousness – Play (On My Mind) (single, Bobo Integral, 2020)
37. Matthew Sweet – At A Loss (single, Omnivore Recordings, 2020)
38. (proto)Torvinen – Sipsejä ja kokista (single, Humu Records, 2020)
39. Jess Locke – Destroy Everything (single, Dot Dash Recordings, 2020)
40. Jesse Malin – Ameri’Ka (single, Wicked Cool Records, 2020)
41. Nathaniel Rateliff feat Kevin Morby – There Is a War (single, Stax Records, 2020)
42. Kelsey Waldon feat Adia Victoria and Kyshona Armstrong – Mississippi Goddam (single, Oh Boy Records, 2002)
43. Katie Pruitt – Ohio (single, Rounder Records, 2020)
44. Helado Negro feat Flock of Dimes – Lotta Love (single, 4AD, 2020)
45. Tahtoisin kertoa sinulle tarinan – Miten ihminen voi olla niin yksin (single, 2020)
46. This Frontier Needs Heroes – South Dakota (single, 2020)
47. Gillian Welch – Peace in the Valley (single, Acony Records, 2020)
48. Alayne May – Watercolor Pines (Home Is Coming EP, 2020)
49. Joe Kaplow – Little Sleep (single, 2020)
50. Felix Hatfield – Lucky to be a Sad Man (False God, 2020)
51. Sierra Ferrell – Why’d Ya Do It (single, Rounder Records, 2020)
52. Rachel Brooke – The Awful Parts of Me (The Lonelines In Me, 2020)
53. Becky Warren – Birmingham (The Sick Season, 2020)
54. Stephanie Lambring – Save Me Tonight (Autonomy, Tone Tree Music, 2020)
55. Sam Moss – Sunday People (Shapes, Lost Honey Records, 2020)
56. Laura Veirs – Vapor Trails (My Echo, Bella Union, 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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