OCTA Music Weekly – Episode #138

Another week, another new music weekly.

Summer and first dose of vaccine has arrived. Which is nice even if it doesn’t help me from finally fully recovering from whatever bug I caught back in march 2020. Oh yeah and there’s plenty of records to love as well. So let’s not drag this into a personal mumbo jumbo territory and instead go to the finest new music of the week.

My highlight’s of the week are the new albums by Turner Cody & The Soldiers of Love and Tristen. That’s just a tiny fraction of all the lovely action and we also got new albums from Angela Autumn, Marina Allen, Gary Louris, Megan Palmer (EP), Rachel Sermanni (EP), Sam Filiatreau, Louien (EP), Andrew Sa (EP), Calming River, Japanese Breakfast, Hanemoon, The Speedways (cover EP). Ruby Oland’s album is from January, but I missed it at the time.

The Finnish section is slightly smaller this time around. The personal favorite here is the new single from Amuri. Other Finnish treasures are an album from The Stillwalkers and singles from Ruissalo Amping, Lapsuus and Tender Lakes (b-side of last week’s single).

And last but not least the international singles. That new Andrew Bryant song is probably my song of the week, but I’m also very fond of the songs by Icarus Phoenix, Scott Hirsch, Hiss Golden Messenger, Drew Beskin, K.C.Jones, Sierra Ferrell, Woods and Sleepy Jean. Again just to name a few. You’ll find them all below.

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

1. Turner Cody & The Soldiers of Love – Nothing But Regrets (Friends in High Places, Capitane Records, 2021)^
2. Angela Autumn – Back in Line (Frontiers Woman, 2021)
3. Tristen – Julian (Aquatic Flowers, Mama Bird Recording Co, 2021)
4. Marina Allen – Oh, Louise (Candlepower, Fire Records, 2021)
5. Gary Louris – Mr. Updike (Jump For Joy, Sham, 2021)
6. Icarus Phoenix – 80’s Night Dance Party Singing “Send Me An Angel” (single, 2021)
7. Andrew Bryant – Reality Winner (single, Sentimental Noises, 2021)
8. Hiss Golden Messenger – Glory Strums (single, Merge Records, 2021)
9. Megan Palmer – New Way To Be (Take Good Care EP, Blue Rose Music, 2021)
10. Rachel Sermanni – Brighton House (Swallow Me EP, Jellygirl Records, 2021)
11. Sam Filiatreau – Silver Highway (Sam Filiatreau, Gjenny Lou Records, 2021)
12. Scott Hirsch – Much Too Late (single, Echo Magic, 2021)
13. Drew Beskin – Personal Shopper (single, Super Canoe, 2021)
14. Woods – Waiting Around for A New Me (single, Woodsist, 2021)
15. Amuri – Ampiaiskesä (single, Helmi Levyt, 2021)
16. Sierra Ferrell – The Sea (single, Rounder Records, 2021)
17. Ruby Oland – Higher Heights (Born in the West, Wolf Spider, 2021)
18. Andrew Sa – I Wish I Was the Moon (Cosmic Country Stars EP, Cosmic Country, 2021)
19. K.C. Jones – Queen of the in Between (single, 2021)
20. Leah Blevins – First Time Feeling (single, Crabtree Records, 2021)
21. Louien – Woke Up From the Dead (No Tomorrow EP, Jansen Records, 2021)
22. Tommy Alexander – Just a Dream (single, Su Casa, 2021)
23. Calming River – While Helsinki Sleeps (Dead Bluebottle & Supine, 2021)
24. Sleepy Jean – How’s It All Gonna End (single, Half Right Records, 2021)
25. Swimming Bell – In Amber (single, Adventure Club Records, 2021)
26. Piney Gir – Voice of the Ages (single, 2021)
27. Amythyst Kiah – Fancy Drones (Fracture Me) (single, Rounder Records, 2021)
28. Japanese Breakfast – Tactics (Jubilee, Dead Oceans, 2021)
29. Hanemoon – It’s All About You (Last Thing I Heard, Jigsaw Records, 2021)
30. Ruissalo Amping – Hohde (single, Karhuvaltio, 2021)
31. Tender Lakes – Night Vision (single, 2021)
32. The Stillwalkers – Underdogs (Two Ghosts, 2021)
33. Lapsuus – Elämän maku suus (single, Stupido, 2021)
34. The Speedways – 11th Street Kids (Borrowed & Blue EP, Snap!, 2021)
35. Fortitude Valley – Cassini (single, Fika Recordings, 2021)
36. Randolph’s Leap – They Didn’t See Us Coming (single, Olive Grove Records, 2021)
37. Nathan Ma – Midnight (single, 2021)
38. JB Paterson – Another Day (single, Easy Machine Recordigns, 2021)
39. The Brothers Comatose – Soft and Blue (single, Swamp Jam, 2021)
40. Flatland Cavalry – Gettin’ By (single, 2021)
41. South Texas Tweek – New Tattoos (single, 2021)
42. Rodney Crowell – Transient Global Amnesia Blues (single, RC1 Records, 2021)
43. Lauren O’Connell – Where Did Our Love Go (single, Sugar Glider, 2021)
44. Fust – Long Hard Days in April (Evil Joy, Dear Life, 2021)
45. Andre Ethier – The Moon Is Round and Empty (Further Up Island, Telephone Explosion, 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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