OCTA Music Weekly – Episode #129

Another week, another new music weekly.

Perhaps slightly slower album release week due to Easter, but there’s still plenty of new music to love. There’s new albums from Dolour, Jacksonport, Ryley Walker, Reece Sullivan, Ottoman Turks, Cristina Vane, Jess McIntosh & Aaron Smith, Moontype, The Slowinks, Dave Richardson, Hope Dunbar, Elizabeth King, Flock Of Dimes, Cha Wa and Ratboys. Plus EPs from Katie Spencer (John Martyn covers), Leche Malo, Field Medic and Ryan Allen.

The big one from Finland is the new album from Eden Prairie. Check that out for some Finnish inlaw country. Also one of my favorite Marian Valinta songs Kaunein Unesi just saw the light of the day (again). There’s also a new song from Kesämaa.

The international song of the week is the new single from The Deep Dark Woods. Other big ones are the first singles from the forthcoming albums by St. Lenox and Wes Tirey and the double-single from Tommy Alexander. Also very fond of the songs by Elephant Micah, B.B. Palmer, Molly Linen, Will Stratton, Bill & The Belles and Theo Lawrence. Just to name a few. You’ll find them all from the list below. Oh yeah and in the very beginning I have some pop treats. Andrew Gabbard made a great Emitt Rhodes cover and then there’s Dungeon of Skeletons single from January. I’m late to this party, just found the band and love all the songs they’ve released. My kind of pop music.

That’s all for this week. Other blog stuff has again been on hold, but I try to get back to it at some point. Love from a distance.

1. Dolour – It Would Be a Delight (Televangelist, 2021)
2. Dungeon of Skeletons – Gonna Be Alright (single, 2021)
3. Andrew Gabbard – Promises I’ve Made (single, Karma Chief Records, 2021)
4. Jacksonport – Chicago (Looking For a Light, Tularosa Records, 2021)
5. Katie Spencer – Couldn’t Love You More (Hurt in Your Heart, KRS Music, 2021)
6. Leche Malo – If I Don’t Tell You (I Wouldn’t Forgive Me Either It’s Just I Have To EP, 2021)
7. Wes Tirey – If Love Blues (single, Dear Life Records, 2021)
8. The Deep Dark Woods – Everything Reminds Me (single, Six Shooter Records, 2021)
9. Eden Prairie – Birch Street (Give Up the Ghost, 2021)
10. Reece Sullivan – I’ve Encountered Many Struggles (Middle Sea, 2021)
11. Ryley Walker – Axis Bent (Course in Fable, Husky Pants Records, 2021)
12. St. Lenox – Deliverance (single, Don Giovanni Records, 2021)
13. Tommy Alexander – Drama (single, 2021)
14. Elephant Micah – Return to the Abandoned Observatory (single, Western Vinyl, 2021)
15. B.B. Palmer – Simulation Theory (single, 2021)
16. Ottoman Turks – Travelin’ Blues (Ottoman Turks II, State Fair Records, 2021)
17. Cristina Vane – Travelin’ Blues (Nowhere Sounds Lovely, Blue Tip Records, 2021)
18. Jess McIntosh & Aaron Smith – Dinah (Jess McIntosh & Aaron Smith, Spring Broke Records, 2021)
19. Helena Rose – What’s Killing You Is Killing Me (single, 2021)
20. Johanna Samuels – All Is Fine (single, Mama Bird Recording Co / Basin Rock, 2021)
21. Molly Linen – A Lot To Give (single, Lost Map Records, 2021)
22. Marian Valinta – Kaunein unesi (single, 2021)
23. Will Stratton – When I’ve Been Born (I’ll Love You) (single, Bella Union, 2021)
24. Dorothea Paas – Container (single, Telephone Explosion Records, 2021)
25. Moontype – Me and My Body (Bodies of Water, Born Yesterday Records, 2021)
26. Field Medic – death is a six letter word (plunge deep golden knife EP, Run For Cover Records, 2021)
27. Bill & The Belles – Happy Again (I’ll Never Be) (single, Ditty Boom Records, 2021)
28. Theo Lawrence – I’ll Never Get Over You (single, Tomika Records, 2021)
29. The Slowinks – Stay With Me Awhile (Stay With Me Awhile, Weewer, 2021)
30. Jenny Don’t and The Spurs – Fire on the Ridge (single, Fluff & Gravy Records, 2021)
31. Travis Linville – Feeling We Used to Know (single, Black Mesa Records, 2021)
32. Zach Schmidt – Foregone Conclusion (single, Boss Dawg Records, 2021)
33. Pat Reedy – Roadsick Blues (single, Cardinal Club, 2021)
34. Hope Dunbar – John Prine (Sweetheartland, 2021)
35. Carolyn Shulman – Double Stars (single, 2021)
36. DL Rossi – Great Lakes State Line (single, 2021)
37. Nathan Kalish – Desire (single, Winterwildfires, 2021)
38. Goldenoak – Islands (single, 2021)
39. Andrew Thoreen feat Louis Murphy – Glass Ships (single, 2021)
40. Shay Martin Lovette – Never Felt So New (single, 2021)
41. Dave Richardson – Flashlight (Palms to Pines, Branch & Torn Music, 2021)
42. Simon Linsteadt – Wildcat’s Bed (single, Stormy Deep Records, 2021)
43. Jason Sinkhorn – Love My Way (single, 2021)
44. Bess Atwell – Time Comes In Roses (single, Real Kind Records, 2021)
45. Big Thief – Off You (single, 4AD, 2021)
46. Squirrel Flower – Hurt a Fly (single, Full Time Hobby, 2021)
47. Ratboys – 88 Fingers Crossed (Happy Birthday, Ratboy, Topshelf Records, 2021)
48. Century Egg – Do You Want to Dance? (single, Forward Music Group, 2021)
49. Ryan Allen – Stuck Inside (Digital Hiss EP, Dad Pop Records, 2021)
50. Kesämaa – Ääriviivat on poissa (single, 2021)
51. Joseph M – Haunt (single, 2021)
52. Cha Wa – Uptown (My People, Single Lock Records, 2021)
53. Bobby Oroza – Loving Body (single, Big Crown Records, 2021)
54. Elizabeth King – He Touched Me (Living in the Last Days, Bible & Tire Recording Co, 2021)
55. Robert Finley – Country Boy (single, Easy Eye Sound, 2021)
56. Queen Esther – Our Dying Day (Gild the Black Lily, 20219
57. Sunny War – Love is a Pest (Simple Syrup, Hen House Studios, 2021)
58. Dillon Warnek – 30 Miles from Birmingham (Now That It’s All Over, 2021)
59. Esther Rose – Coyote Creek (How Many Times, Father / Daughter Records & Full Time Hobby, 2021)
60. Flock of Dimes – Price of Blue (Head of Roses, Sub Pop Records, 2021)

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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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