OCTA Music Weekly – Episode #148

Another week, another new music weekly.

A whole lot of good stuff out there this week. The imaginary album of the week award goes to the new Josienne Clarke record. This week we also got excellent new albums from BAJA, Elijah Ocean, Mike and the Moonpies, 10 Cent Stranger, Zach Bryson (or maybe this is a bit older), Suzie Ungerleider (aka Oh Susanna), The Killers (I can’t say I’ve previously listened to them all that much, but this new record seems to be absolutely wonderful), Beachwood Sparks (EP of early stuff), Wednesday, Damon & Naomi, Dan Whitaker, Jade Bird, Tiger Saw (another bit older one I missed at the time) and Watchhouse (previously Mandolin Orange).

The Finnish treasures this week are album from Palmpillows and singles from Sam Shingler and Liljankukka (b-side of last week’s single). There’s also a week old EP from NYC-based slowcore band Älägator. Not really a Finnish band, but the songs are in Finnish language and the singer is from Finland.

And last but not least the international singles. The big announcement is that there’s a debut full-length coming out from Le Ren this fall. That’s a big deal and the first single is super sweet. New Kelly Sloan and Harrison Whitford are also something very special. And so are the new singles from Emily Scott Robinson, Mariel Buckley, Tre Burt, TK & The Holy Know-Nothings, Tim Easton, Joshua Ray Walker, Scott Hirsch, Maxwell Stern, War & Pierce, Bea Troxel, Andrew Gabbard and the list goes on and on. You’ll find the all below. Oh yeah and some perfect cover magic from Zachary Lucky and Brigid Mae Power. That Songs:Ohia cover from Brigid Mae Power is a real gem.

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

1. Josienne Clarke – The Collector (A Small Unknowable Thing, Corduroy Punk, 2021)
2. BAJA – The Pull (La Gabacha, 2021)
3. Le Ren – Dyan (single, Secretly Canadian, 2021)
4. Kelly Sloan – Worse Way To Go (single, 2021)
5. Harrison Whitford – Salvation Army (single, Screwdriver Records, 2021)
6. Elijah Ocean – Time On My Hand (Born Blue, 2021)
7. Mike and the Moonpies – Hour on the Hour (One to Grow On, Prairie Rose Records, 2021)
8. Emily Scott Robinson – Cheap Seats (single, Oh Boy Records, 2021)
9. 10 Cent Stranger – When You Move On (When You Move On, Five Cent Friends, 2021)
10. Zach Bryson – Where Has Everybody Gone? (Songs That Will Ruin Your Day Vol2, 2021)
11. Mariel Buckley – Hundred Cities (single, Birtday Cake Media, 2021)
12. Suzie Ungerleider – North Star Sneakers (My Name Is Suzie Ungerleider, Stella Records, 2021)
13. Tre Burt – Dixie Red (single, Oh Boy Records, 2021)
14. TK & The Holy Know-Nothings – Bottom of the Bottle (single, Mama Bird Recording Co, 2021)
15. Tim Easton – Speed Limit (single, Black Mesa Records, 2021)
16. Zachary Lucky – Rex’s Blues (single, Wroxton Recordings, 2021)
17. Arlo McKinley – Sunk Like a Stone (single, Oh Boy Records, 2021)
18. Joshua Ray Walker – Sexy After Dark (single, State Fair Records, 2021)
19. The Killers – Quiet Town (Pressure Machine, Island Records, 2021)
20. Scott Hirsch feat Kelly McFarling – Dreamer (single, Echo Magic, 2021)
21. Beachwood Sparks – One Two Three, One Two Three (Sandbox Sessions EP, Curation Records, 2021)
22. Andrew Gabbard – Constellations (single, Karma Chief Records / Colemine Records, 2021)
23. Maxwell Stern – Part of It (single, Lauren Records, 2021)
24. Wednesday – Handsome Man (Twin Plagues, Orindal Records, 2021)
25. Palmpillows – Pictures (All Well, Need Money For Records, 2021)
26. Liljankukka – Ei universumi sua odota (single, Karhuvaltio Records, 2021)
27. Älägator – Kuutamo yö (Unen syvyydessä EP, 2021)
28. Sam Shingler – Like a Rock (single, Soit Se Silti, 2021)
29. Jade Bird – Punchline (Different Kind of Light, Glassnote, 2021)
30. Trace Mountains – America (single, Lame-O Records, 2021)
31. The Connells – Steadman’s Wake (single, Black Park Records, 2021)
32. Matthew Milia – Home Improvement (Keego Harbor, Sitcom Universe, 2021)
33. Brett Newski feat Matthew Milia – Fight Song (Cabin Version) (single, 2021)
34. Astral Swans feat Julia Doiron – Flood (single, 2021)
35. Big Thief – Sparrow (single, 4AD, 2021)
36. Bea Troxel – Gettin’ Where (single, Ruination Record Co, 2021)
37. Brigid Mae Power – Didn’t It Rain (single, Fire Records, 2021)
38. Damon & Naomi – Season Without Time (A Sky Record, 20/20/20, 2021)
39. Tiger Saw – All Dogs Go to Heaven (Wet & Unlucky, Epifo Music, 2021)
40. Sean Rowe – Little Death (single, Fluff & Gravy Records, 2021)
41. War & Pierce – Mercy (single, War & Pierce Records, 2021)
42. GA-20 – Sitting at Home Alone (single, Karma Chief / Colemine, 2021)
43. C. Gibbs – Tales from the Terramar (single, 2021)
44. Tasha – Lake Superior (single, Father/Daughter Records, 2021)
45. Macie Stewart – Garter Snake (single, Orindal Records, 2021)
46. Suzanne Santo – Mercy (single, Soundly, 2021)
47. Iris Marlowe – Home (single, 2021)
48. Sara Trunzo – Liberty Tool (single, 2021)
49. Watchhouse – Belly of the Beast (Watchhouse, Tiptoe Tiger, 2021)
50. Brandy Zdan – Protector (single, Lucky Rose Records, 2021)
51. Dan Whitaker – Lying To Myself (One More Story Told, Empty Highway, 2021)
52. Joe Troop feat Bela Fleck, Abigail Washburn – Mercy For Migrants (single, Free Dirt Records, 2021)
53. Julia Shapiro – Come With Me (single, Suicide Squeeze, 2021)
54. Black Sea Dahu – Glue -live at Royal (single, 2021)
55. Mercy Bell – One Life Stand (Golden Child, Bell Records, 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. If you want to find the older ones I’ve moved them to the weekly playlist archive. So hit that link above and I’m sure you’ll find this playlist too.

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