OCTA Music Weekly – Episode #154

Another week, another new music weekly.

I’m slightly behind the schedule, because I had a far more important family event yesterday. This also meant that I had far less time to listen to new music and therefore there might be even more holes on this round up than normally. Feel free to drop a comment, tweet or email, if you feel like that I missed something that matters a great deal. Also apologies for last week’s commentator, because I assume this one is similarly boring for you.

There’s again a lot to love. On the album front we got new treasures from Andy Shauf, Junior, Macie Stewart, Corinne Sharlet, Holy Hive, Spencer Cullum (I already had this one here late last year, so I guess this is a reissue or Euro release, but it’s a great one for sure and worth of a revisit), Spearmint (missed this return a week ago), Why Dogs Why (EP), Billy Strings, Leon Creek, Christopher Paul Stelling, Nora Brown, Sara Trunzo (EP), Bess Atwell, Brigid Mae Power (covers EP), Ada Lea, Ashley Shadow, Jesse Malin, Ketchy Shuby, The Connells, The Smallgoods, David Ritschard and Hayden Pedigo.

The Finnish section is led by a couple of wonderful album releases from Kielo Kärkkäinen and Arppa. Extremely highly recommmended for sure. I also want to highlight the first solo single from former Koria Kitten Riot and Johnny Superhero frontman A.Reikko. Other awesome Finnish releases on this week’s episode are singles from Rosita Luu, Ananas, and J.A.Mäki and an album from Matti.

And finally the international (should be) hits. This actually starts with one, because it felt like the new Mark Fredson single is a great opener. Then there’s also a new Julie Doiron song and that’s always special. Other favorites this week came from Emily Scott Robinson, Mick Mullin, Simone Felice, Joshua Ray Walker, Adeline Hotel, Reverend Baron, Aimee Mann, Belaver… Again just to name a few. These are all worth a namedrop and there’s gold throughout the long list. Again such a heavy release week that there’s big favorites even at the end of this.

That’s it for this week. If you enjoy this, hit a like or follow. Love from a distance.

1. Mark Fredson – Late Night (Don’t Judge Me) (single, Soundly, 2021)
2. Andy Shauf – Jaywalker (Wilds, ANTI, 2021)
3. Junior – Trying (Warm Buildings, 2021)
4. Macie Stewart – What Will I Do (Mouth Full of Glass, Orindal, 2021)
5. Corinne Sharlet – They Were Mine (A Lovely Future, 2021)
6. Julie Doiron – You Gave Me The Key (single, You’ve Changed Records, 2021)
7. Holy Hive – Great Chains (Holy Hive, Big Crown Records, 2021)
8. Spencer Cullum – Imminent Shadow (Spencer Cullum’s Coin Collection, Full Time Hobby, 2021)
9. Spearmint – Lazy Susan (Holland Park, WIAIWYA, 2021)
10. Why Dogs Why – Dress Well Enough (Dress Well Enough EP, #veryjazzed, 2021)
11. Jesse Malin – Tall Dark Horses (Sad and Beautiful World, Wicked Cool Records, 2021)
12. Billy Strings – Know It All (Renewal, Rounder Records, 2021)
13. Leon Creek – Can’t Keep Us From the Light (Far From Broken, 2021)
14. Nora Brown – Wedding Dress (Sidetrack My Engine, Jalopy Records, 2021)^
15. Christopher Paul Stelling – Rosewood (Forgiving It All, Tone Tree, 2021)
16. Mick Mullin – Bristol 1927 (single, 2021)
17. Joshua Ray Walker – Flash Paper (single, State Fair Records, 2021)
18. Emily Scott Robinson – Let ‘Em Burn (single, Oh Boy Records, 2021)
19. Sara Trunzo – Free for the Taking (Cabin Fever Dream EP, 2021)
20. Simone Felice – Year Around the Sun (single, Chrysalis, 2021)
21. Brigid Mae Power – I’ll Be Here In The Morning (Burning Your Light, Fire Records, 2021)
22. Bess Atwell – Dolly (Already, Always, Real Kind Records, 2021)
23. Ashley Shadow – From You (Only the End, felte, 2021)
24. Ada Lea – Backyard (one hand on the steering wheel… Saddle Creek, 2021)
25. Kielo Kärkkäinen – Hyvä opettaja (Laulajan muotokuva, Texicalli Records, 2021)
26. Arppa – Täällä taas (Kinovalon alla, Johanna Kustannus, 2021)
27. Rosita Luu – Loistava tulevaisuus (single, Playground, 2021)
28. Matti – Viiva ja kynä (Tähän, 2021)
29. J.A. Mäki – Syys (single, UHO, 2021)
30. A. Reikko – Minnesota (single, Karhuvaltio Records, 2021)
31. Ananas – En haluu enää (single, Luova Records, 2021)
32. Ketchy Shuby – Nobody (Tiny Vices, Mango Hill Records, 2021)
33. Neal Francis – Alameda Apartments (single, Anti, 2021)
34. Nick Delffs – The Escape (single, Mama Bird Recording Co, 2021)
35. High Water Marks – Jenny (single, Minty Fresh, 2021)
36. Bartees Strange – Weights (single, Memory Music, 2021)
37. Jessica’s Brother – Caroline (single, Fika Recordings, 2021)
38. The Connells – Fading In (Hardy) (Steadman’s Wake, Black Park Records, 2021)
39. The Smallgoods – Satellite (Lost in the Woods, Lost and Lonesome, 2021)
40. Patrick Dethlefs – Walking Through the Shadows of Your Mind (single, 2021)
41. Book Club – Bad Memories (single, Pyramid Records, 2021)
42. Gabi Hartmann – I’ll Tell You Something (single, 27/29, 2021)
43. Carl Schilde – John Stamos (single, 2021)
44. Adeline Hotel – In a Simple Way (single, Ruination Record Co, 2021)
45. Hayden Pedigo – Some Kind of Shepherd (Letting Go, Mexican Summer, 2021)
46. Reverend Baron – Let the Radio Play (single, Karma Chief Records, 2021)
47. Andrew Thoreen feat J.E. Sunde – Do Right By You (single, 2021)
48. Belaver – Mount Misery (single, Niles City Records, 2021)
49. Victoria Bailey – Queen of the Rodeo (single, 2021)
50. Zachary Lucky – Goodbye Dear Old Stepstone (single, Wroxton Recordings, 2021)
51. Dalton Domino – Wasn’t Her Own (single, Lightning Rod Records, 2021)
52. David Ritschard – Nyskrubbat badrum och kök (Blåbärskungen, United Stage, 2021)
53. Cody Jinks – I Don’t Trust My Memories Anymore (single, Late August Records, 2021)
54. Martha Scanlan and Jon Neufeld – Turning the Corner (single, Jealous Butcher Records, 2021)
55. Native Harrow – Turn it Around (single, Loose Music, 2021)
56. Aimee Mann – Burn It Out (single, SuperEgo Records, 2021)
57. Courtney Hartman – Wandering (single, 2021)
58. Black Sea Dahu – Transience (single, Mouthwatering Records, 2021)
59. Ella Clayton – Murmurations (single, 2021)
60. Jesse Woods – Zebras (Wimberley, Bet the Farm, 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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