OCTA Music Weekly – Episode #132

Another week, another new music weekly.

Let’s start with some podcast news this time around. The second season of the finest music podcast Cocaine & Rhinestones is here and episode one is now available. Extremely highly recommended if you have any interest in the history of country music and well.. even that is probably not a must, because it’s such a great and engaging podcast. Follow the action on their website or wherever you listen to podcasts.

As for new albums. The big one for me this was the new wonderful Vanessa Peters albums, but there’s a whole lot more. The week gave us beautiful new albums from Nick Shoulders, The Rose Petals, Croy and the Boys (EP), M G Boulter, Todd Snider, Dinosaur Jr, Orchid Eaton, Jason Tyler Burton (EP) and Neilson Hubbard. Oh yeah and on Bandcamp there’s a new one from Doc Feldman & the Alt Cntry Delete.

From the Finnish side of things the one I have highlighted is the new album from Joose Keskitalo. This time singing in English. I probably still prefer his Finnish stuff, but plenty to love here as well. The Doors is a remarkable song. We also got new full-lengths from The Flaming Sideburns and Icons of Elegance plus singles from Mitä helvettiä nyt taas, Hulda Huima, KO:MI and Ruissalo Amping.

And there’s a lot of gorgeous international should-be hit singles. Some personal favorites came from Jeremy James Meyer, Evan Cheadle, Yola, Hiss Golden Messenger, K.C. Jones, Shay Martin Lovette, John R. Miller, Kyle Cox, Uwade (missed this last week), John Andrews & The Yawns (also from last week), Sleepy Jean (a great debut single), The Felice Brothers, St Lenox and Nick Nace. Again just to name a few. You’ll find them all below. Very often something that’s at the end of the playlist becomes the biggest favorite when I listen to this during the week.

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

1. Vanessa Peters – The Try (Modern Age, Idol Records, 2021)
2. The Rose Petals – The Gentleman Farmer (American Grenadine, Envoy Records, 2021)
3. Nick Shoulders – Home on the Rage (Home on the Rage, 2021)^
4. Joose Keskitalo – The Doors (New Songs for Old Motifs, Helmi Levyt, 2021)
5. Jeremy James Meyer – Low Gap Swagger (single, American Standard Time Records, 2021)
6. Croy and the Boys – Do They Owe Us a Living? (Of Course They Do, 2021)
7. Yola – Diamonds Studded Shoes (single, Easy Eye Sound, 2021)
8. Hiss Golden Messenger – Hardlytown (singe, Merge Records, 2021)
9. K.C. Jones – Heat Rises (single, Free Dirt Records, 2021)
10. Evan Cheadle – First Morning Light (single, Victory Pool, 2021)
11. Shay Martin Lovette – For Rose Marie (single, 2021)
12. John R. Miller – Faustina (single, Rounder Records, 2021)
13. Christopher Paul Stelling – Die to Know (single, Tone Tree Music, 2021)
14. M G Boulter – Nights at the Aquarium (Clifftown, Hudson Records, 2021)
15. Nick Nace – Last Call (single, 2021)
16. Todd Sniderr – Handsome John (First Agnostic Church of Hope and Wonder, Aimless Records, 2021)
17. Kyle Cox – I Hope That Somethin’ Better Comes Along (single, 2021)
18. John Andrews & The Yawns – River of Doubt (single, Woodsist, 2021)
19. Quivers – Hold You Back (single, Bobo Integral, 2021)
20. Dinosaur Jr – Hide Another Round (Sweep It Into Space, Jagjaguwar, 2021)
21. The Flaming Sideburns – Cast Out My Demons (Silver Flames, Svart Records, 2021)
22. Mitä helvettiä nyt taas – Jos se kesä tulee nyt (single, Nature Sucks Anyway Records, 2021)
23. Hulda Huima – Luomet kuin tähdet (single, Helmi Levyt, 2021)
24. Icons of Elegance – Please Tell Him I Said Hello (Please Tell Him I Said Hello, Dinner With Daisy Records, 2021)
25. KO:MI – Flooding, No Rain (single, Soliti, 2021)
26. St. Lenox – Arthur is at a Shiva (single, Don Giovanni Records, 2021)
27. Will Stratton – Black Hole (single, Bella Union, 2021)
28. Orchid Eaton – C / L (Where All Ends Meet, 2021)
29. Nick Ferrio – Every Time (single, 2021)
30. The Felice Brothers – Inferno (single, Yep Roc, 2021)
31. Uwade – The Man Who Sees Tomorrow (single, 2021)
32. Sleepy Jean – Smaller (single, Half Right Records, 2021)
33. Stacey – The Songwriter (single, 2021)
34. Rachel Baiman – No Good Time for Dying (single, Signature Sounds Recordings, 2021)
35. Charlie Collins feat Kasey Chambers – Honey Can We Run Away (single, Universal Australia, 2021)
36. Lauren Mascitti – One Life Stand (single, 2021)
37. Johno Leeroy – Reflections of Me (single, 2021)
38. David Ritschard – När du reser dig (single, 2021)
39. Nick Garza’s Get Along – Another Bloody Morning (single, 2021)
40. JP Harris’ Dreadful Wind & Rain – Closer To The Mill (Going to California) (single, Free Dirt Records, 2021)
41. Kasey Anderson & The Honkies – Just Kids (single, Nervous Kid Records, 2021)
42. Cedric Burnside – Step In (single, Single Lock Records, 2021)
43. Malcolm Holcombe – Money Train (single, Singular Recordings, 2021)
44. John Borra – The Wars 21 (single, Cobraside 2021)
45. Jenny Don’t and the Spurs – Train Ticket (single, Fluff and Gravy Records, 2021)
46. Jason Tyler Burton – Paper Angels (The Memory of Trees EP, 2021)
47. Joana Serrat – You’re With Me Everywhere I Go (single, Loose Music, 2021)
48. Peter Doran – Voices (single, 2021)
49. Neilson Hubbard – Fall Into My Arms (Digging Up the Scars, Paper Star, 2021)
50. Goldenoak – Falter (single, 2021)
51. MAITA – Bag of Hammers (single, Kill Rock Stars, 2021)
52. Lauren O’Connell – If I Needed You (single, 2021)
53. Sara Bug – Ride on Sundys (single, Egghunt Records, 2021)
54. Rosie Tucker – Barbara Ann (single, Epitaph, 2021)
55. Lincoln Barr feat Levon Henry – Diluvian Dub (single, 2021)
56. Ruissalo Amping – Kirkkaissa valoissa (single, Karhuvaltio Records, 2021)
57. Lightman Jarvis Ecstatic Band – Elastic Band (single, Anti, 2021)
58. The Monophonics – Get The Gold (single, Colemine Records, 2021)
59. Jesse Marchant – An Accident (from 3 Perspectives) (single, AntiFragile, 2021)
60. Jesse Aycock – Snow Angels (Jesse Aycock, Horton 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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