OCTA Music Weekly – Episode #120

Another week, another new music weekly.

I got distracted with hockey trade news and didn’t have time to listen to new music that much. A new week and a new bad excuse. But I’ll do a better job eventually. Thankfully the release schedule isn’t super crowded in January.

The new albums this week came from This Frontier Needs Heroes, Mason Lindahl and Typhoon. That powerpop album from The Airport 77s is an earlier January release. There’s also an EP from Madeline Kenney.

From Finland the big one for me is the new single from Kielo Kärkkäinen. There’s also new albums from Suad and Mama Longhorn and a single from Nina Kaitaranta. Also revisiting Haamusoittajat EP from the past week.

Then there’s the international singles and there’s plenty of good ones. The new Melissa Carper single was the one I loved the most, but I’m also very fond of the new ones from Clara Mann, Hand Habits, Janet Simpson and Jerry Leger. And as usual, all the other ones are worthy of a namedrop too, but you’ll find them from the list below.

That’s it for now. Love from a distance.

1. Melissa Carper – Makin’ Memories (single, Mae Music, 2021)
2. Janet Simpson – Nashville Girls (single, Cornelius Chapel Records, 2021)
3. This Frontier Needs Heroes – Don’t Hate Your Hometown (Go With the Flow, 2021)
4. Jerry Leger – Jumped in the Humber (single, 2021)
5. Clara Mann – Thoughtless (single, Sad Club Records, 2021)
6. Hand Habits – 4th of July (single, Saddle Creek, 2021)
7. Kielo Kärkkäinen – Laulajan työtä (single, Texicalli, 2021)
8. Leanne Betamosake Simpson – OK Indicts (single, You’ve Changed Records, 2021)
9. Katy Kirby – Juniper (single, Keeled Scales, 2021)
10. Nathan K and Sara Beth Go – Maybe Next Year (single, 2021)
11. The Boys with the Perpetual Nervousness – Rose Tinted Glass (single, Bobo Integral, 2021)
12. The Speedways – This Is About a Girl Who Loves the Sun (single, Snap Records, 2021)
13. The Airport 77s – Christine Coming Over (Rotation, 2021)
14. Suad – The Burn (Waves, Svart Records, 2021)
15. Jocelyn Mackenzie – Mango Leather (single, Righteous Babe Records, 2021)
16. John Paul Keith – I Don’t Wanna Know (single, Wild Honey Records, 2021)
17. Thee Sacred Souls – It’s Our Love (single, Daptone Records, 2021)
18. Valerie June feat Carla Thomas – Call Me A Fool (single, Fantasy Records, 2021)
19. Amanda Shires – Our Problem (single, Silver Knife Records, 2021)
20. Madeline Kenney – Summer Quarter (Summer Quarter EP, Carpark Records, 2021)
21. Dark Tea – Highway Mile (single, Fire Talk, 2021)
22. Field Medic – chamomile (single, Run For Cover Records, 2021)
23. The Pink Stones – Blueberry Dream (single, Normaltown Records, 2021)
24. Simon Flory – Peter Mack Built a Semi Truck (single, 2021)
25. Mac Leaphart – That Train (single, 2021)
26. Song Sparrow Research – Wherever Time Takes Us (single, 2021)
27. Bryan Joseph Appleby – Domino (single, 2021)
28. Mama Longhorn – The Smiles and the Lies (Let It Run, Soit Se Silti, 2021)
29. Nina Kaitaranta – Uunilintu (single, Kaita Records, 2021)
30. Maria BC – Devil’s Rain (single, Fear of Missing Out Records, 2021)
31. Cameron Knowler and Eli Winter – Strawberry Milk (single, American Dreams Records, 2021)
32. Mason Lindahl – Kissing Rosy in the Rain (Kissing Rosy in the Rain, Tompkins Square Records, 2021)
33. Typhoon – Empire Builder (Sympathetic Magic, Roll Call Records, 2021)
34. Pearl Charles – Slipping Away (Magic Mirror, Kanine Records, 2021)
35. Buck Meek – Halo Light (Two Saviors, Keeled Scales, 2021)
36. Haamusoittajat – Tähtien liimailija (Aikojen pyörteissä EP, 2020/2021)

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.

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