OCTA Music Weekly – Episode #121

Another week, another new music weekly.

My heart was not in this last week, so this weekly tries to tackle the new releases from the past two weeks. Therefore it’s a bit longer than normally. I’ll get back to the usual weekly routine after this one.

The Weather Station, Pony Bradshaw, Aaron Lee Tasjan and Lucero were my most anticipated album releases, but the ones I actually listened the most were the surprise albums from Isaac Vallentin and Austin James Craig. There’s still something about that catching one off guard thing. The Boys with the Perpetual Nervousness, Sun June, Quinn Pilgrim, Tele Novella, Drayton Farley, Curtis McMurtry, Taco Tapes, Lowstar Rodeo, Jocelyn Mackenzie, Delvon Lamarr Organ Trio, Ben Varian, Jordan Krimston, The Laughing Chimes, Buzzy Lee, Sitka Sun and Crystal Canyon also released great new albums and Bingo Rider dropped a gorgeous EP. A few of those might be from earlier January.

There’s also some Bandcamp albums only that I highly recommend. There’s new albums from Steve Sloane, John Calvin Abney, Ryan Allen and an EP by Charlotte Moroz & Guy Capecelatro III. And probably lots more.

The Finnish section has a great run of singles from Litku Klemetti, Hulda Huima, Janne Laurila, Samae Koskinen, Arppa, Black Twig, Verandan, Bobby Oroza, Lettoman and Juha Mäki-Patola. Oh and then there’s an EP from Puiset Heilat.

The big international single is the fabulous new song from all-time greats Teenage Fanclub. I also really love the new single from Michael Feuerstack. Jay Gonzalez announced a new album and released a first single from it. Some other cool things were new songs from Carla Geneve, Roseanne Reid, Via Mardot, Dan Wriggins, Sunny War, Jason Sinkhorn and so forth. As usual, I could namedrop them all tell here, but you’ll find them from the list below.

That is all for this week. Thank you for reading and listening. Love from a distance.

1. Isaac Vallentin – Diane in the Morning Light (“…” 2021)
2. Pony Bradshaw – Bodark (Calico Jim, Black Mountain Music, 2021)
3. The Weather Station – Separated (Ignorance, Fat Possum Records, 2021)
4. Aaron Lee Tasjan – Sunday Women (Tasjan! Tasjan! Tasjan, New West Records, 2021)
5. The Boys with the Perpetual Nervousness – Waking up in the Sunshine (Songs From Another Life, Bobo Integral, 2021)
6. Teenage Fanclub – I’m More Inclined (single, PeMa, 2021)
7. Jay Gonzalez – (I Wanna) Hold You (single, Middlebrow Records, 2021)
8. Michael Feuerstack – Time to Burn (single, Forward Music Group, 2021)
9. Sun June – Bad With Time (Somewhere, Run For Cover Records, 2021)
10. Tele Novella – Desiree (Merlynn Belle, Kill Rock Stars, 2021)
11. Austin James Craig – A Mountain Called Home (Violet and Still, 2021)
12. Quinn Pilgrim – Helpless One (Jericho Dream, Partially Sealed Records, 2021)
13. Drayton Farley – Blue Collar (A Hard Up Life, Hargrove Records, 2021)
14. Curtis McMurtry – You Need Me to Betray You (Toothless Messiah, 2021)
15. Lucero – Back in Ohio (When You Found Me, Liberty & Lament, 2021)
16. Carla Geneve – Dog Eared (single, Dot Dash Recordings, 2021)
17. Tuns – My Memories (single, Murderecords, 2021)
18. Verandan – Hideaway (single, Soliti, 2021)
19. Megan Nash – Quiet (single, MDM Recordings, 2021)
20. Roseanne Reid – Tentsmuir Sky (single, Last Man Music, 2021)
21. Jason Sinkhorn – The Highest Highs (single, 2021)
22. Taco Tapes – Melinda (Trad is Rad, American Standard Time Records, 2021)
23. Sunny War – Lucid Lucy (single, Hen House Studios, 2021)
24. Lasers Lasers Birmingham – Makin’ a Scene (single, 2021)
25. Lowstar Rodeo – These Walls & Me (Home Sweet Nowhere, 2021)
26. Bingo Rider – Stealin’ (Bingo Rider EP, 2021)
27. Jake Xerxes Fussell – Copper Kettle (single, Paradise of Bachelors, 2021)
28. Via Mardot – Stocks (single, Eurotown Records, 2021)
29. Litku Klemetti – Tour De France (single, Luova Records, 2021)
30. Hulda Huima – Valo välttää tietä (single, Helmi Levyt, 2021)
31. Janne Laurila – Salaliittoteoria (single, Soit Se Silti, 2021)
32. Arppa – Laila (single, Arppa Music, 2021)
33. Samae Koskinen – Suudellaan (single, Kaiku Recordings, 2021)
34. Valley Maker – Instrument (single, Frenchkiss Records, 2021)
35. Timid, the Brave – St. Maria (single, 2021)
36. Small Houses – Good Apology (Scratch Tracks#3) (single, 2021)
37. Jocelyn Mackenzie – Primate (Push, Righteous Babe Records, 2021)
38. Dan Wriggins – Mr. Chill (single, Orindal Records, 2021)
39. Jason McCue – First Time (single, Fluff and Gravy Records, 2021)
40. Lincoln Barr – Already Caught (single, 2021)
41. Kyle Cox and Franc Castillejos – Noche y Tequila / Tequila Nights (single, 2021)
42. Delvon Lamarr Organ Trio – Hole In One (I Told You So, Colemine Records, 2021)
43. Bobby Oroza – I Got Love (single, Big Crown Records, 2021)
44. Justin Rutledge – Jellybean (single, Outside Music, 2021)
45. Graham Hunt – Scraping the Road (single, Forged Artifacts, 2021)
46. The Laughing Chimes – Try to Change My Mind (In This Town, Tiny Shed Recordigns, 2021)
47. Randolph’s Leap – BMH (single, Fika Recordigns, 2021)
48. Black Twig – Big Cat (single, Soliti, 2021)
49. Jordan Krimston – Betty (Bushwhacking, 2021)
50. Noah Chenfeld – Born to Run (single, 2021)
51. Moontype – About You (single, Born Yesterday Records, 2021)
52. Painted Shrines – Heaven and Holy (single, Woodsist, 2021)
53. Ben Varian – One Note Blue (One Hundred Breakfast with the Book, Lobby Art, 2021)
54. The Good Graces – Stopped Making Plans (single, 2021)
55. Craig Finn – Calvary Court (single, Partisan Records, 2021)
56. Birger Olsen – Color of Spring (single, 2021)
57. Hamilton Boyce – Easter Cactus (single, 2021)
58. Eric Bolander – Cold Men (single, 2021)
59. Roger Harvey – What a Weird Hill to Die On (single, Lion’s Tooth, 2021)
60. The Bones of J.R. Jones – Bad Moves (single, Tone Tree Music, 2021)
61. Mac Leaphart – Honey, Shake! (single, 2021)
62. Sara Petite – Misfits (single, JTMMusic, 2021)
63. Tejon Street Corner Thieves – Deal Rag (single, Liar’s Club, 2021)
64. Lettoman – Letto song (single, 2021)
65. Puiset heilat – Koto ja nili (Puiset Heilat EP, Viipurin piraatti, 2021)
66. Crystal Canyon – Boomerang (Yours With Affection and Sorrow, Repeating Cloud, 2021)
67. Adult Mom – Sober (single, Epitaph, 2021)
68. Buzzy Lee – Rules (Spoiled Love, Future Classic, 2021)
69. Skullcrusher – Song For Nick Drake (single, Secretly Canadian, 2021)
70. Will Graefe – Coral Court Model (single, 11A Records, 2021)
71. M G Boulter – Midnight Movies (single, Hudson Records, 2021)
72. Adeline Hotel – Reliable Feelings (single, Ruination Record Co, 2021)
73. Juha Mäki-Patola – Waves (single, Hush Hush Records, 2021)
74. Shabason, Krgovich & Harris – The Flowers in my Parent’s Yard (single, Idee Fixe Records, 2021)
75. Ryan Dugre – Glace Bay (single, 11A Records, 2021)
76. Sitka Sun – Seek to Spare (All the Way West, The Long Road Society, 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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