OCTA Music Weekly – Episode #139

Another week, another new music weekly.

Probably plenty of things flew under my radar this week, because a) I’ve been sick all week long b) I did this very quickly on Saturday morning due to EURO2020 (Finland will play this evening). That is my main focus this weekend instead of new releases. However, there’s a really lot of those beautiful album and single releases this weekend including lots of big personal favorites. So let’s get on to the finest new music of the week.

My album of the week is the new wonderful Evan Cheadle album Fault Like Serenade. Other big album releases this week came from Jeremy James Meyer, St. Lenox, Quivers, Jenny Don’t and The Spurs, Rachel Baiman, Peter Bruntnell, Joana Serrat, Cory Grinder & The Playboy Scouts, Jeb Loy Nichols, Sweet Megg & Ricky Alexander and Chloe Foy.

From Finland we are celebrating return single from Burning Hearts, first solo single from Sami Yaffa and covers EP by Janne Laurila and Deux Villes.

The international singles are really strong this week. The stand-outs for me were the album announcements and first singles from big favorites Flora Hibberd, Josienne Clarke, Kashena Sampson and James McMurtry. We also got additional advance single gold from the forthcoming albums by Summer Dean, Chris Acker, Vincent Neil Emerson, John R. Miller, Jeremy Squires and Lucy Dacus. Again just to name a few. There’s treasures throughout the whole list like Charlie Parr’s eight minute opus, new one from Cameron Knowler and many others.

That’s all for now. Time to shift focus to football. Love from a distance.

1. Evan Cheadle – Ice Water (Fault Like Serenade, Victory Pool, 2021)
2. Jeremy James Meyer – Rhinestoned Cowboy (Alive & OK, American Standard Time Records, 2021)
3. Jenny Don’t and the Spurs – California Cowboy (Fire on the Ridge, Fluff & Gravy Records, 2021)
4. Hannah Juanita – Big Secret (Hardliner, 2021)
5. Quivers – Nostalgia Will Kill You (Golden Doubt, Bobo Integral / Ba Da Bing, 2021)
6. St. Lenox – Bethesda (Ten Songs of Worship and Praise for Our Tumultuous Times, Don Giovanni Records, 2021)
7. Josienne Clarke – Sit Out (single, 2021)
8. Flora Hibberd – Night, Perpetual (single, 2021)
9. Jeremy Squires – Fade (single, Blackbird Label, 2021)
10. Chris Acker – Walking (single, Gar Hole Records, 2021)
11. Summer Dean – Can You Hear Me Knocking (single, 2021)
12. Kashena Sampson – Whole Lot Better (single, New Moon Records, 2021)
13. Joana Serrat – These Roads (Hardcore from the Heart, Great Canyon Records / Loose Music, 2021)
14. Rachel Baiman – Cycles (Cycles, Signature Sounds, 2021)
15. John R. Miller – Coming Down (single, Rounder Records, 2021)
16. Vincent Neil Emerson – High on Gettin’ By (single, La Honda Records, 2021)
17. James McMurtry – Canola Fields (single, New West Records, 2021)
18. Wild Earp – I Wanna Go (single, Western Myth Records, 2021)
19. Jesse Daniel – Clayton Was a Cowboy (single, Die True Records, 2021)
20. Cory Grinder & The Playboy Scouts – Back Here on this Throne (Honky Tonkin’ Beauty Supreme, Blue Arrow Records, 2021)
21. Peter Bruntnell – Heart of a Straw (Journey to the Sun, Domestico Records, 2021)
22. The Wild Reeds – Younger Days (single, Dualtone, 2021)
23. Lucy Dacus – Brando (single, Matador, 2021)
24. Burning Hearts – Where I Belong (single, Betula Pendula, 2021)
25. Michael Cormier – Last Hurrah (single, Dear Life Records, 2021)
26. Liam Kazar – Frank Bacon (single, Mare/Woodsist, 2021)
27. Jeb Loy Nichols – The World Loves a Fool (Jeb Loy, Timmion Records, 2021)
28. Jason Joshua – Se Acabo (single, Penrose Records, 2021)
29. Durand Jones & The Indications – Love Will Work It Out (single, Colemine Records, 2021)
30. Sweet Megg & Ricky Alexander – I Got It Bad and That Ain’t Good (I’m In Love Again, Turtle Bay Records, 2021)
31. Janne Laurila & Deux Villes – I Will Wait For You (To Only You EP, Laser-Kiekko, 2021)
32. Bess Atwell – All You Can Do (single, Real Kind Records, 2021)
33. Chloe Foy – Bones (Where Shall We Begin, 2021)
34. Andrea von Kampen – Water Flowing Downward (single, Fantasy Records, 2021)
35. Angie McMahon – Tea, Milk & Honey (single, Dualtone, 2021)
36. Laura Stevenson – State (single, Don Giovanni Records, 2021)
37. Lunar Vacation – Shrug (single, Keeled Scales, 2021)
38. Anne Soldaat – Flip Decision (single, Excelsior Recordings, 2021)
39. 2nd Grade – Superglue (single, Double Double Whammy, 2021)
40. Sami Yaffa – The Last Time (single, Vallila Music House, 2021)
41. GA-20 – She’s Gone (single, Karma Chief Records / Colemine Records, 2021)
42. Cedric Burnside – Pretty Flowers (single, Single Lock Records, 2021)
43. Flatland Cavalry – No Ace In the Hole (single, 2021)
44. Son Volt – Diamonds and Cigarettes (single, Transmit Sound, 2021)
45. The Felice Brothers – Jazz on the Autobahn (single, Yep Roc, 2021)
46. JP Harris’ Dreadful Wind & Rain – House Carpenter (single, Free Dirt Records, 2021)
47. Billy Law – Voicemail (single, State Fair Records, 2021)
48. Kirby Brown – Lenny’s Song (single, Soundly, 2021)
49. Charlie Parr – Everyday Opus (single, Smithsonian Folkways, 2021)
50. Cameron Knowler – Lena’s Spanish Fandango (single, American Dreams Records, 2021)
51. Joe Nolan – Solid Gold (single, Fallen Tree Records, 2021)
52. Wednesday – Cody’s Only (single, Orindal Records, 2021)
53. Babehoven – A Star (single, 2021)
54. Tristen – Story of Love (Aquatic Flowers, Mama Bird Recording Co, 2021)
55. Turner Cody & The Soldiers of Love – The Four Thousand Dollar Days (Friends in High Places, 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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