OCTA Music Weekly – Episode #116

Another week, another new music weekly.

A year is coming to an end and the release schedule is not that crowded anymore. I’m also focusing on the year end list and might miss stuff. I will do this at least next week though, because there’s some most likely great ones still on the way. Duff Thompson, Desolation Horse, Kacy & Clayton and Marlon Williams and so forth.

Let’s start this week from the Finnish ones, because they didn’t get the memo that one should mostly release holiday tunes at this time of the year. There’s a candidate for the song of the year list from Kielo Kärkkäinen (first single from her next album) and the album of the year list from Bad Sauna. We also have great new singles from Pekka Laine, Tomi Nordlund & Syvä Joki, Matti, Vino Puu and Pelko. Plus revisit to the wonderful Nightbird album from the past week.

My favorite international album/release is the new Gladie EP. I’ve listened No Call List a few dozen times since yesterday. There’s also an album from Winston C.W. and EP from Matthew Ryan. I’m sure there had to be a few more. Langhorne Slim did release side A of Strawberry Mansion. Christo Graham album is a November release that I stumbled upon during Bandcamp day. First time on this list.

Update a few hours later: Just saw that Jeff Loops released an album. I added a song from it to the playlist as well.

As for international singles. A big one are the final Neal Casal singles. A new Esther Rose song is always exciting. Desolation Horse, Three Sacred Souls, LadyCouch and Pony Bradshaw also continue to impress. Oh yeah and Carla Geneve released a new band version of a song that I love oh so much. Everything else would of course be worth a mention, but you’ll find from the list below. And as mentioned last week, the Christmas song are on a separate playlist. You’ll find it from my Spotify profile or check the direct link from last week’s post.

That’s it for this week. First end of the year list is now on the blog too. More to come during the next couple of weeks. Love from a distance.

1. Gladie – No Call List (Raw Nerve EP, 2020)
2. Bad Sauna – Tehdään jotain tyhmää (Olen rikas sillä minulla on teidät, All That Plazz, 2020)
3. Kielo Kärkkäinen – Saman ihmeen nähnyt (single, Texicalli Records, 2020)
4. Kacy & Clayton and Marlon Williams – Your Mind’s Walking Out (single, New West Records, 2020)
5. Neal Casal – Everything Is Moving (single, 2020)
6. Esther Rose – Keeps Me Running (single, Full Time Hobby, 2020)
7. Pony Bradshaw – Dope Mountain (single, Black Mountain Music, 2020)
8. Desolation Horse – Superchamp (single, American Standard Time Records, 2020)
9. Langhorne Slim – Mighty Soul (Strawberry Mansion Side A, Dualtone, 2020)
10. Jeff Loops – Beatrice (Into the Night, 2020)
11. Nick Garza’s Get Along feat Kelsey Wilson – Denial (single, 2020)
12. Carla Geneve – I Hate You (For Making Me Not Want to Leave the City) [Band version] (single, Dot Dash Recordings, 2020)
13. Tomi Nordlund & Syvä Joki – Jääsade (single, Soit Se Silti, 2020)
14. LadyCouch – Delightfully Devilish (single, Cafe Rooster Records, 2020)
15. Pekka Laine – Deja Vu (single, Svart Records, 2020)
16. Thee Sacred Souls – Will I See You Again (single, Penrose Records, 2020)
17. Roseanne Reid – You Underestimate Me (single, Last Man Music, 2020)
18. Winston C.W. – Safety (Good Guess, 2020)
19. Matthew Ryan – Don’t Say Goodbye Yet (Life Is Beautiful EP, Hearts & Smarts Records, 2020)
20. Christo Graham – Back on Track (Turnin’, We Are Busy Bodies, 2020)
21. Quivers – Country Feedback (single, Turntable Kitchen & Pink Lake Records, 2020)
22. Karima Walker – Reconstellated (single, Keeled Scales, 2020)
23. Maria BC – Adelaide (single, Fear of Missing Out Records, 2020)
24. I’m Kingfisher – What Stays Up the Road (single, Fading Trail Records, 2020)
25. Matti – Viiva ja kynä (single, 2020)
26. Vino Puu – Yön selkään (single, 2020)
27. Pelko – Linnut (single, 2020)
28. Luluc – Blue Moon (single, 2020)
29. Melissa Erin – Whole Lotta Nothin’ (single, 2020)
30. Shaela Miller – 700 (single, Bad Ideas Records, 2020)
31. This Frontier Needs Heroes – Dumb it Down (single, 2020)
32. Corvair – Sailor Down (single, 2020)
33. M. Ward – All The Way (single, Anti, 2020)
34. Matt Paxton – Penny for the Flowers (single, 2020)
35. Richard Allen – Reasonable Foolish (Locust Tree Lane, 2020)
36. Nightbird – So Many Roses (Travelin’ Baby, Ella Ruth Institutet, 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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