OCTA Music Weekly – Episode #140

Another week, another new music weekly.

A slightly behind schedule this week. I was just too worn out to do this yesterday. Thankfully just one week to go until vacation (albeit a pretty hell-ish week due to the midsummer hassle in the potato and vegetable industry). After that I’ll rest and hopefully do some blog stuff. Maybe like a mid-year list of some sorts, because I haven’t praised enough music outside of these new music weeklies. And I suppose I need to decide whether I want to celebrate that 20 years of music blogging. I think I’m leaning towards no, because it might be too much to handle in the shape that I’ve been for the past year and this also doesn’t feel like the time to ask free favors from artists (whether it would be live or online, it’s not like I have any money to spent on it). Anyway, time to dive into the new music of the week.

My album of the week is the new Joe Bourdet album Meadow Rock. A real special one there for sure. Other wonderful album releases this week came from K.C. Jones, Jess Jocoy (EP), Amythyst Kiah, Daniel Romano’s Outfit (live record, vinyl later), Country Westerns (EP), Nick Ferrio (Canadian liner note hero released a great album of his own music), Kings of Convenience (a most welcome comeback, quiet is still the new loud), Lady Nade, Mr. Husband, Amy Helm, Dylan LeBlanc, Darby Sparkman (EP) andJack Droppers & The Best Intentions.

The Finnish highlight of the week is the long-waited debut album from Tams. Other beautiful Finnish treasures on the list are singles from Arppa, Jukka Nissinen, J.Kajan, Itä-Hollola Installaatio and album from Pykäri.

The international song of the week is the new song by Matthew Milia. He is probably my favorite songwriter of the past decade and therefore this new album announcement is a big deal for me. The new song is not on Spotify, so you won’t find it from the playlist. However, you’ll find Salad Bars from Bandcamp with pre-order possibilities. The other big single for me this week is the second single from Jeremy Ferrara’s forthcoming album. This one is even better than the first time. And of course there’s far more from such great artists like Rose City Band, Drew Beskin,Rod Gator, Justin Wells, Kate Vargas, Ryan Curtis, Darrin Bradbury, Theo Lawrence, Spencer Cullum, T.Hardy Morris, Judy Blank & Dylan Earl, Jackie Venson, Kyle Cox & Franc Castillejos and Margo Price (Roky cover). Just to name a few.

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

1. Joe Bourdet – Lost Along the Way (Meadow Rock, Mountain Sound Recorders, 2021)
2. K.C. Jones – I’ve Got Time (Queen of the In Between, 20219
3. Jess Jocoy – Constellations (Brighter Eyes EP, 2021)
4. Amythyst Kiah – Tender Organs (Wary + Stranger, Rounder Records, 2021)
5. Daniel Romano’s Outfit – The One That Got Away (Came Back Today) (Fully Plugged In, You’ve Changed Records, 2021)
6. Country Westerns – Coming Down (Country Westerns EP, Fat Possum Records, 2021)
7. Nick Ferrio – Bad Luck (Television of Roses, 2021)
8. Drew Beskin – Double Dipper (single, Super Canoe, 2021)
9. Jeremy Ferrara – Fictional (single, American Standard Time Records, 2021)
10. Kings of Convenience – Killers (Peace Or Love, Universal, 2021)Jack Droppers & The Best Intentions
11. Lady Nade – Willing (Willing, 2021)
12. Rose City Band – In the Rain (single, Thrill Jockey Records, 2021)
13. Spencer Cullum feat Erin Rae – High on a Rocky Ledge (single, Full Time Hobby, 2021)
14. T.Hardy Morris – DirtRocker (single, Normaltown Records, 2021)
15. Justin Wells – Hard Out Here (single, Singular Recordings, 2021)
16. Rod Gator – For Louisiana (single, Blue Elan Records, 2021)
17. Kate Vargas – Church of the Misdirection (single, 2021)
18. Amy Helm – Verse 23 (What the Flood Leaves Behind, Renew Records, 2021)
19. Darby Sparkman – Rainbows (The Cabin at Ghost Gum Creek, Stationary Vagabond Records, 2021)
20. Ryan Curtis – All Alone (single, American Standard Time Records, 2021)
21. Darrin Bradbury – Exile on Myrtle Beach (single, Anti, 2021)
22. Pokey LaFarge – Get It ‘Fore It’s Gone (single, New West Records, 2021)
23. Theo Lawrence – I’ll Never Dream Again (single, Tomika, 2021)
24. Kyle Cox & Franc Castillejos – Te Espero / Waiting For You (single, 2021)
25. Mr. Husband – Heart Attack (Kinny Bouquet, Good Soil Records, 2021)
26. Dylan LeBlanc – Expecting to Fly (Pastimes, ATO Records, 2021)
27. Judy Blank & Dylan Earl – Never Said a Word (single, 2021)
28. Jukka Nissinen – Tää on mahtavaa (single, Humu Records, 2021)
29. Arppa – Hauki (single, Johanna Kustannus, 2021)
30. Tams – Kompassi (Menolippu ei minnekään, 2021)
31. Pykäri – Omena (Pyqäri, PME Records, 2021)
32. J. Kajan – Elossa (single, 2021)
33. Itä-Hollola Installaatio – Sydän Särjellään (single, KHY Musiikki, 2021)
34. Margo Price – Two Headed Dog (single, Light in the Attic, 2021)
35. Jack Droppers & The Best Intentions – New Holland (Dad Rock, Mahogany Songs, 2021)
36. Jackie Venson – ‘Til This Pain Goes Away (single, 2021)
37. Mega Bog – Weight Of the Earth, On Paper (single, Paradise of Bachelors, 2021)
38. Aldous Harding – Old Peel (single, 4AD, 2021)
39. Hand Habits – Motherless (single, Sub Pop Records, 2021)
40. Leon Bridges – Why Don’t You Touch Me (single, Sony, 2021)
41. Anthonio Tonnon – Leave Love Out Of This (single, Slow Time Records, 2021)
42. Left Vessel – This Year Be (single, GiftShop Records, 2021)
43. Bergen – Spöstad (single, Skulden, 2021)
44. Matthew Fowler – I’m Still Trying (single, Signature Sounds, 2021)
45. Elastic No-No Band feat Toby Goodshank – I’d Love Just Once To See You (single, 2021)
46. Stephen Simmons – Blackberry Winter & Heartache Stew (single, 2021)
47. Jeremy James Meyer – Bon Voyage (Alive & OK, American Standard Time Records, 2021)
48. Quivers – Overthinking (Golden Doubt, Bobo Integral, 2021)
49. Evan Cheadle – Look Out (Fault Like Serenade, Victory Pool, 2021)
50. Birch Pereira & The Gin Joints – Sleepwalk (single, 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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