OCTA Music Weekly – Episode #153

Another week, another new music weekly.

Back to the regular schedule. I hope I didn’t miss too much while writing all the nostalgic 20 years posts. It seemed like a rather busy release week. I also wanted to get this done rather quickly on Friday night, so I can then just rest the final vacation weekend before returning to the day job hell. I might something tomorrow, if I remember something or learn about something. Oh and if you want to give this 20 year old blog a birthday present, follow this new music weekly on Spotify.

I haven’t had the time to listen full albums yet, but that Charley Crockett album is probably the first in line. Although on quick spin that Jesse Woods albums sounds magnificent. I wasn’t that familiar with him before this week, but I think I’m going to fall in love with this new album. Then there’s that Lloyd Taylor-Clark album that seems to be so sweet and beautiful. Loved the singles and look forward to diving into the album. That’s far from all though and there’s also new albums from Adia Victoria, Stranded Horse, Bea Troxel, Ana Egge, The Felice Brothers, Caitlin Jemma, Rod Gator, C. Gibbs, The Northern Belle, Gregory Ackerman, Kirby Brown, Jose Gonzalez and Scott Lavene. Going to be a busy week for me to listen all these beauties.

The Finnish highlight is the new absolutely wonderful Amuri single. I just listened it several times in a row, because I loved it so much. We also got new singles from Vino Puu, Lettoman, Rantapenger and partly Finnish Astral Brain. That Lettoman single works best, if you listen to the whole three part piece and not just the one that I have on the playlist. Oh yeah and there’s also a special project between Richard Dawson and the legendary Finnish band Circle.

And finally the international singles. There’s a new Le Ren single from the forthcoming album and of course I love it. Kristina Murray and Ryan Necci & The Buffalo Gospel both released new stuff and that matters a great deal. The new TK & The Holy Know-Nothings song is probably still my favorite single of the week. That’s so damn good. Natural Bridges found some unreleased gold from the cupboards. It’s a bonus track for the forthcoming album reissue. And there’s plenty more. Aaron Lee Tasjan made some cover magic for the Neal Casal foundation, new Natalie Jane Hill single is superb, Chris Kasper released new stuff after a while, Andrew Gabbard rules always and so does Dean Wareham. Everything would be worth of a name drop, but you’ll find them from the list below.

That’s all for now. Thank you again for the past 20 years and hopefully you stay with me for the next decade. Love from a distance.

1. Charley Crockett – The World Just Broke My Heart (Music City USA, Son of Davy, 2021
2. Adia Victoria – Whole World Knows (A Southern Gothic, Atlantic, 2021)
3. Jesse Woods – Holding on to a River (Wimberley, Bet the Farm, 2021)
4. Stranded Horse – In a Sharper Fairway (Grand Rodeo, 2021)
5. Lloyd Taylor-Clark – Clover to Clover (Swan Songs, Demo Records, 2021)
6. Bea Troxel – Am I Safe? (Gettin’ Where, Ruination Record Co, 2021)
7. Caitlin Jemma – Morning Sun (True Meaning, American Standard Time Records, 2021)
8. Le Ren – I Alreaday Love You (single, Secretly Canadian, 2021)
9. Ana Egge – We Lay Roses (Between Us, StorySound Records, 2021)
10. Kristina Murray feat Michaela Anne – The Wrong Hand (single, Loud Magnolia Records, 2021)
11. TK & The Holy Know-Nothings – Hell of a Time (single, Mama Bird Recording Co, 2021)
12. Ryan Necci & The Buffalo Gospel – Bloodlines (single, 2021)
13. Rod Gator – Your Goodbye (For Louisiana, Blue Elan Records, 2021)
14. C. Gibbs – She’s the Gun of Me (Tales from the Terramar, 2021)
15. The Felice Brothers – Jazz on the Autobahn (From Dreams to Dust, Yep Roc, 2021)
16. The Northern Belle – The Women in Me (The Women In Me, Die With Your Boots On, 2021)
17. S.G. Goodman – Space and Time live at Face (single, Verve Forecast, 2021)
18. Natural Bridges – Magic Hour (single, Royal Oakie, 2021)
19. Gregory Ackerman – Full Grown (Still Waiting Still, And Friends, 2021)
20. Kirby Brown – Highway Miles (Break into Blossom, Soundly, 2021)
21. Jose Gonzalez – Void (Local Valley, City Slang, 2021)
22. Natalie Jane Hill – Solely (single, Dear Life Records, 2021)
23. J.E. Sunde & Scary Pockets – Sunset Strip (single, Pockets inc, 2021)
24. Astral Brain – Behind Our House (single, Shelflife, 2021)
25. Vino Puu – Jalokiviä (single, 2021)
26. Amuri – Hattupäinen mies (single, Helmi Levyt, 2021)
27. Rantapenger – Tuuliviirejä (single, 2021)
28. Lettoman – Kyllä minä yritin (single, Lettomusic, 2021)
29. Richard Dawson & Circle – Lily (single, Domino Recording Co, 2021)
30. Night Shop – Forever Night (single, Dangerbird Records, 2021)
31. Belaver – Monday (single, Niles City Records, 2021)
32. Chris Kasper – Somewhere (single, Tone Tree, 2021)
33. Damien Jurado – Take Your Time (single, Brown Coat Music, 2021)
34. Danny George Wilson – We’ve Got a Lot to Learn (single, Loose Music, 2021)
35. Aaron Lee Tasjan – Traveling After Dark (single, Neal Casal Music Foundation, 2021)
36. Andrew Gabbard – Bummed (single, Karma Chief Records, 2021)
37. Ducks Ltd. – Under the Rolling Moon (single, Carpark, 2021)
38. Renee Reed – Tonnerre mes chiens (single, Keeled Scales, 2021)
39. Hand Habits – Graves (single, Saddle Creek, 2021)
40. Snail Mail – Valentine (single, Matador Records, 2021)
41. Abby Huston – Promise (single, Egghunt Records, 2021)
42. Darryl Kissick – Just a Dream (single, 2021)
43. Cedric Noel – Allies (single, Joyful Noise Recordings, 2021)
44. Astral Swans feat Julie Doiron – Spiral (single, 2021)
45. Dean Wareham – Cashing In (single, Double Feature Records, 2021)
46. Simon Flory – A Poem For Alex (single, 2021)
47. Ashley Shadow – Catlin (single, felte, 2021)
48. Melissa Erin – Take Me As I Am (single, 2021)
49. Side Pony – Heels (single, Mule Kick Records, 2021)
50. Steph Green – Next Place (single, 2021)
51. Theo Lawrence – Pick the Right Man (single, Tomika, 2021)
52. Scott Lavene – The Toffee Tickler (Milk City Sweethearts, Nothing Fancy, 2021)
53. Bartees Strange – Lady Luck (single, Secretly Canadian, 2021)
54. LadyCouch – As Long As I’ve Got You (The Future Looks Fine, Blackbird Record Label, 2021)
55. Daniel Romano – Even in the Loom of A Caress (Cobra Poems, You’ve Changed Records, 2021)
56. Icarus Phoenix – Rivers (No Tree Can Grow To Heaven… Telos Tapes, 2021)
57. Riddy Arman – Problems of My Own (Riddy Arman, La Honda Records, 2021)
58. Kashena Sampson – The Black Sea (Time Machine, New Moon 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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  1. i sampled some of the music in your list. how do you listed to this and not want to just end it all? so phucking boring.

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