OCTA Music Weekly – Episode #142

Another week, another new music weekly.

I’ve been on vacation mode and I might have missed a thing or two. Plus I’ve been completely obsessed with that Hurry album that came out last week and have listened to it countless amount of hours. Maybe this is still pop blog and I’m still a pop kid (or well pop middle-age man). I also did some mid-year lists earlier in the week, so check out that post if you want to know what I’ve loved during the first half of the year. Besides that Hurry album. But let’s stop this intro chat and go into the new releases. Looks like a bit slower one after last week’s monster week. No suprise though, because the July 4th week seem to always be a slow release week. But we did get some albums that I’m very excited about.

The key album release trio for me is from long time favorites Huck Notari, Drew Beskin and Michael James Tapscott. I’m a big fan of all of them and their new albums seem wonderful on quick listen. The big new find for me is a UK pop band called Mt. Misery. Their album came out a week ago, but I found it today thanks to John Jervis and have been loving it a lot. There’s also a new album from Flatland Cavalry and that is definitely something that I need to give a listen.

From Finland, we’ll have a new EP from Kami Mate and rarities collection from Eerie Deer. Plus singles from Räjäyttäjät, J.A. Mäki and Pekko Käppi & K:H:H:L.. I also included Anton Haring single that I forgot to put on this a few weeks ago. There was probably more..

Plenty of international hit singles too. The Pines at Night single is now streaming too and It’s a great one from Matthew Ryan. Icarus Phoenix, Jeremy Ferrara, Yola and Jesse Daniel continue to charm. Then there’s new RF Shannon, Miss Tess, Elijah Ocean, Reb Fountain, Nick Jaina (full album already on Bandcamp, so check that out) and The Feels. Again just to name few. You’ll find them all from the list below.

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

1. Huck Notari – Blizzard on a Freeway (Strange and Beautifully, 2021)
2. Michael James Tapscott – Fortune Bay (The Only Dance There Is, 2021)
3. Drew Beskin – Genuine Article (Problematic for the People, Super Canoe, 2021)
4. Mt. Misery – Tell Me (What’s On Your Mind) (Once Home, No Longer, Prefect Records, 2021)
5. Icarus Phoenix – All the Same (single, 2021)
6. Jeremy Ferrara – Growin’ (single, American Standard Time Records, 2021)
7. The Pines at Night – Song for a Hard Year (single, 2021)
8. Yola – Starlight (single, Easy Eye Sound, 2021)
9. Reb Fountain – Beastie (single, 2021)
10. RF Shannon – Dublin, Texas (single, Keeled Scales, 2021)
11. Chris Acker – Mahogany (single, Gar Hole Records, 2021)
12. Miss Tess – Real Change (single, 2021)
13. Flatland Cavalry – It’s Good To Back (Round Here Again) (Welcome To Countryland, 2021)
14. Elijah Ocean – Thirty Five (single, 2021)
15. Jesse Daniel – Lookin’ Back (single, Die True Records, 2021)
16. Zach Aaron – The Gear Jammer and the Hay Farmer (single, 2021)
17. Jason Isbell & the 400 Unit – Sad But True (single, Blackened, 2021)
18. The Feels – Is Everything Alright? (single, 2021)
19. Hurry – Oh Whitney (Fake Ideas, Lame-O Records, 2021)
20. Kami Mate – Coffee (Kami Mate II EP, 2021)
21. Anton Haring – Room For You (single, 2021)
22. Räjäyttäjät – Kesäaika (single, Räjä Records, 2021)
23. J.A. Mäki – Ei Päivänselvää (single, UHO Productions, 2021)
24. Pekko Käppi & K:H:H:L – Minotauros (single, Svart, 2021)
25. Eerie Deer – A Ghost Exists (Until I’m Whole Again, 2021)
26. Lorkin O’Reilly – Still You (single, Team Love, 2021)
27. Babehoven – Annie’s Shoes (single, 2021
28. Steve Gunn – Other You (single, Matador, 2021)
29. Paul Bond – Sunset Blues (single, Concerto Records, 2021)
30. Woods – Nickel and Dimes (single, Woodsist, 2021)
31. The Smittens – Wanna Go Dancin’ (single, Fika Recordings, 2021)
32. Holy Hive – Ain’t That the Way (single, Big Crown Records, 2021)
33. Nick Jaina – How Can Everybody Let the Light Back (single, Fluff & Gravy Records, 2021)
34. Leon Creek – Call It a Day (single, 2021)
35. David Ferguson – Boats to Build (single, Fat Possum Records, 2021)
36. Joe Troop – Love Along the Way (single, Free Dirt Records, 2021)
37. Deer Tick – If She Could Only See Me Now (live) (single, 2021)
38. Erik Shicotte – Flint (single, Black Country Rock, 2021)
39. Gary Hector – Today I Ride Alone (single, 2021)
40. Trippers & Askers – Making Forest (single, Sleepy Cat, 2021)
41. Jeff Tweedy – For You I’d Do Anything (single, Light in the Attic, 2021)
42. Michael Cormier – Yellow Sadness (More Light! Dear Life Records, 2021)
43. Vincent Neil Emerson – White Horse Saloon (Vincent Neil Emerson, La Honda Records, 2021)
44. Dawn Riding – Friend Of Mine (The Light, Long Road Society, 2021)
45. Dana Sipos – Swallows Call (The Astral Plane, Roaring Girl Records, 2021)
46. Flora Hibberd – Dancing With my Darling (Hold, 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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