OCTA Music Weekly – Episode #143

Another week, another new music weekly.

Sorry for being so lazy during my vacation. I had plans to do more blog stuff, but the heatwave got to me and I didn’t get much done. Hopefully I’ll manage to do more on the second part of the vacation in September when the blog hits 20 as well. Anyway, let’s at least do this weekly post, because there’s lots of big album and single releases this week.

The album of the week for me is the new Andrew Bryant album A Meaningful Connection. I’m a long time fan and absolute love this new album. Another big one for me is the second album from Jeremy Ferrara. That’s not all though and we also got excellent new albums from Shaela Miller, Anne Soldaat, Wild Earp, Ben Reddell Band and Babehoven.

The Finnish section only has two great singles from Teini-Pää and Keidas. I’m sure there had to more.

And last but not least the international (should-be) hits. There’s so much to love here. We got the first singles from forthcoming albums by Riddy Arman, Margo Cilker, TK & The Holy Know-Nothings, Strand of Oaks and Charley Crockett. Kind of a big deal if you ask me. There’s also further magic from forthcoming Josienne Clarke, Scott Hirsch, Kate Vargas and Jeremy Squires albums. Oh and that Apollo Flowerchild single is pure gold and we also got some pop heaven in the middle from the likes of Motorists and Ducks Ltd. Also a new from from the Swiss giants Black Sea Dahu, first one from the Mercy Bell EP and a whole lot more. Too much to mention them all here, but you’ll find them below.

That’s all for now. Love from a distance.

1. Andrew Bryant – Truth Ain’t Hard to Find (A Meaningful Connection, Sentimental Noises, 2021)
2. Jeremy Ferrara – Clear My Mind (Everything I Hold, American Standard Time Records, 2021)
3. Riddy Arman – Half a Heart Keychain (single, La Honda Records, 2021)
4. Shaela Miller – I Don’t Want Your Love (Big Hair Small City, Bad Ideas Records, 2021)
5. Margo Cilker – Tehachapi (single, Loose Music / Fluff & Gravy Records, 2021)
6. TK & The Holy Know-Nothings – Serenity Prayer (single, Mama Bird Recording Co, 2021)
7. Anne Soldaat – One Book, One Life (Facts & Fears, Excelsior Recordings, 2021)
8. Josienne Clarke – Super Recogniser (single, 2021)
9. Apollo Flowerchild – Me and My Shadow (single, 2021)
10. Jeremy Squires – Diminish (single, Blackbird Record Label, 2021)
11. Nico Hedley – Waking Dreams (single, 2021)
12. Scott Hirsch – Spirit True (single, Echo Magic, 2021)
13. Strand of Oaks – Galacticana (single, Galacticana Records, 2021)
14. Curtis Harding – I Won’t Let You Down (single, ANTI, 2021)
15. Charley Crockett – I Need Your Love (single, Son of Davy, 2021)
16. Mercy Bell – Golden Child (single, Bell Records, 2021)
17. Ben Reddell Band – 12 Bar Blues (La Baby, 2021)
18. Wild Earp – Step on By (Dyin’ For Easy Livin’, Western Myth Records, 2021)
19. Elijah Ocean – Livin’ To Love You (single, 2021)
20. Kate Vargas – Glorieta to the Holy Place (single, 2021)
21. Black Sea Dahu – Glue (single, 2021)
22. Bess Atwell – Nobody (single, Real Kind Records, 2021)
23. Molly Linen – The Day Starts (single, Lost Map Records, 2021)
24. Babehoven – Like Artists Making Offerings (Nastavi, Calliope, 2021)
25. Smug Brothers – Seemed Like You To Me (single, Gas Daddy Go! 2021)
26. Motorists – Through to You (single, Bobo Integral, 2021)
27. Ducks ltd. – 18 Cigarettes (single, Carpark 2021)
28. The Reds, Pinks and Purples – I’d Rather Astral Project (single, Tough Love Records, 2021)
29. Fortitude Valley – Baby I’m Afraid (single, Fika Recordings, 2021)
30. Teini-Pää – Downtown (single, Stupido Records, 2021)
31. Kurt Baker – Anytime at All (single, Wicked Cool Records, 2021)
32. Dim Wizard – Whole Lotta Nothin (single, 2021)
33. Keidas – Sisko tahtoo diskoon (single, 2021)
34. Cedric Noel – Nighttime (Skin) (single, Joyful Noise Recordings, 2021)
35. Sleepy Jean – By the Oceanside (single, Half Right Records, 2021)
36. EG Vines – King of the Rat Race (single, Birdtooth, 2021)
37. Ro Myra – Railroad Weed (single, Ponderosa Records, 2021)
38. The Artisanals – The Road (single, Rootsy, 2021)
39. Jeffrey Alexander and the Heavy Lidders feat Marissa Nadler – Black Peter (single, Arrowhawk Records, 2021)
40. Stories feat J.E. Sunde – Still Crazy After All These Years (single, Pockets inc, 2021)
41. Deren Ney feat Lauren Barth – Easy Money (single, 2021)
42. Erik Shicotte – Miss’ry Pacific (single, Black Country Rock, 2021)
43. Laura Stevenson – Don’t Think About It (single, Don Giovanni Records, 2021)
44. Jack Name & Aoife Nessa Frances – Watching the Willows Burn (single, Mexican Summer, 2021)
45. Billie Flynn – Hey Stranger (single, 2021)
46. Scott Orr – Disappear (single, Other Songs Co, 2021)
47. Yee and O’Brien – You Said Oh (single, 2021)
48. Trippers & Askers – Keeping Watch (single, Sleepy Cat Records, 2021)
49. Gerycz / Powers / Rolin – June (single, American Dreams Records, 2021)
50. Andrea Von Kampen – Don’t Talk (Put Your Head on My Shoulders) (single, Fantasy Records, 2021)
51. Ismay – The Last of My Kind (single, 2021)
52. Huck Notari – Good Days Ahead (Strange and Beautifully, 2021)
53. Drew Beskin – More Bad Days Than Good (Problematic for the People, Super Canoe, 2021)
54. Mt. Misery – Satellite (Once Home, No Longer, Prefect Records, 2021)
55. Michael James Tapscott – Baba Ram Dass (The Only Dance There Is, 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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