OCTA Music Weekly – Episode #158

Another week, another new music weekly.

Let’s start with the Finnish stuff this time around. Mostly because Teini-Pää and Tvärtom really lighted up my world yesterday. I instantly fell in love with that new Tvärtom album and later on gave a spin to that new Teini-Pää single and loved every second of it. I had one of those weeks when I was close to pull the plug on this blog, but now I’m all rejuvenated thanks to these lovely bands. There’s also other Finnish beauties later on the playlist. These are new albums from Tero-Petri & Korvaamattomat and Sarparanta plus singles from Maanvaiva, Jori Hulkkonen, Lone Deer Laredo, Rakki-Sakke ja Lahjomaton Miro and Richard Dawson & Circle (I think we can give Finnish passport to Richard Dawson if he is collaborating with Circle).

The international album of the week is the new Belaver album. I’ve loved all the advance singles and the album lives up to my sky high expectations. Robert Ellis produced it and released it on his record label. It’s kind of the reason why I found him, but his songs are the reason I stuck around. Another big one is the new Adeline Hotel album. That’s far from all though and we also got new albums from Mark Fredson, Bedouine, Trey Burnart Hall (EP), Nick Delffs (EP), The Surfing Magazines, Guided By Voices, Trace Mountains, La Luz, Hand Habits, Abby Huston, Gold Dust (this came out a week ago, but I missed it then), Helado Negro, Tonstartssbandht, D.C.R. Pollock, Zachary Williams, Ryan Sambol (this was early in the year, but I just found it because Perpetual Doom will be releasing it on vinyl), Norman Blake, Moot Davis, Johnny Gallagher (this was a week ago, but it slipped under my radar then), Nada Surf (EP), Jackson+Sellers and Dave Hause.

The imaginary international single of the week award probably goes to the new The Whitmore Sisters single. Also very fond of the new Leche Malo song. An of course there’s far more like new ones from Maya De Vitry, Carson McHone, Neal Francis, Alanna Gurr, Cedric Noel, Carrie Biell, Blue Wilson, Ryan Pollie and so forth. Then there’s some cover magic from J.E. Sunde and Memory Spells. Again just to name a few. There’s gems throughout the whole playlist.

That all for now. Like, share, follow and all the usual annoying promotional nonsense. Love from a distance.

1. Belaver – Here It Comes (Lain Prone, Niles City Records, 2021)
2. Adeline Hotel – In a Simple Way (The Cherries Are Speaking, Ruination Record Co, 2021)
3. Bedouine – The Solitude (The Solitude, 2021)
4. Trey Burnart Hall feat Ali Thibodeau – Yardwork & Heartwork (Song I Can’t Sing Vol 1, Vocal Rest Records, 2021)
5. The Whitmore Sisters – Hurtin’ For a Letdown (single, Compass Records, 2021)
6. Nick Delffs – The Outside (Childhood Pastimes EP, Mama Bird Recording Co, 2021)
7. Mark Fredson – Sorry Johnny (Nothing But Night, Soundly, 2021)
8. The Surfing Magazines – Hard Times (Badgers of Wymeswold, Moshi Moshi Records, 2021)
9. Trevor Dickson – Winter Legs (Skipping Stone, 2021)
10. Guided By Voices – The Bell Gets out of the Way (It’s Not Them, It Couldn’t Be Them, It Is Them, GBV Inc, 2021)
11. Teini-Pää – Tähdet, Tähdet (single, Soit Se Silti, 2021)
12. Tvärtom – Kadun Humina (Tvärtom, 2021)
13. Leche Malo – Good Witch (single, 2021)
14. Trace Mountains – Seen It Coming (House of Confusion, Lame-O Records, 2021)
15. Abby Huston – L Train (AH HA, Egghunt Records, 2021)
16. Hand Habits – Graves (Fun House, Saddle Creek, 2021)
17. Maya De Vitry – Not a Trick of the Eye (single, Mad Maker Studio, 2021)
18. Tonstartssbandht – Pass Away -Edit (Petunia, Mexican Summer, 2021)
19. Gold Dust – Oh Well (Gold Dust, 2021)
20. La Luz – Metal Man (La Luz, 2021)
21. Brent Cobb – We Shall Rise (single, Ol Buddy Records / Thirty Tigers, 2021)
22. Carson McHone – Hawks Don’t Share (single, Loose Music, 2021)
23. Maanvaiva – Kulje kanssani (single, Gearwheel Records, 2021)
24. Tero-Petri & Korvaamattomat – Tässä porukassa et voi mokata (Olet aina mukana, Plastic Passion, 2021)
25. Sarparanta – Tyytymätön mies (Takaisin merkitykseen, Fullsteam Records, 2021)
26. Rakki-Sakke ja Lahjomaton Miro feat Pekko Käppi – Matkalla (single, 2021)
27. Jori Hulkkonen – Hesa (single, Blanco & Tinto, 2021)
28. Helado Negro – There Must Be a Song Like You (Far In, 4AD, 2021)^
29. D.C.R. Pollock – Light Weight (Call the Dogs Off, Other People Records, 2021)
30. Blue Wilson – Underwater Dance (single, Acrophase Records, 2021)
31. Neal Francis – Prometheus (single, ATO Records, 2021)
32. Cedric Noel – Dove (single, Joyful Noise Recordings, 2021)
33. Carrie Biell – Come By (single, 2021)
34. Alanna Gurr – In Gold (single, Missed Connection Records, 2021)
35. Olenka and the Autumn Lovers – Moose Jaw (single, 2021)
36. Jacksonport – Silver Bullet (single, Tularosa Records, 2021)
37. Dan Reeder – The Best Conversations (single, Oh Boy Records, 2021)
38. Ryan Pollie – On the Nose (single, 2021)
39. Bad Heaven Ltd – Every Day (Three New Songs, 2021)
40. Strange Ranger – It’s You (single, 2021)
41. Jessica’s Brother – Finding Snowdrop (single, Fika Recordings, 2021)
42. Buggs – Flaws (single, Sad Club Records, 2021)
43. Nada Surf – Stories Going ‘Round (Cycle Through EP, City Slang, 2021)
44. Stories feat J.E. Sunde – Thirteen (single, Pockets inc. 2021)
45. Memory Spells & Brittain Ashford – Fade Into You (single, 2021)
46. Richard Dawson & Circle – Methuselah (single, Domino Recording Co, 2021)
47. Lone Deer Laredo – Fever Fever (single, 2021)
48. Simone Felice feat Four Tet – Puppet (single, Chrysalis, 2021)
49. Ryan Sambol – You’re Still Lovable To Someone (Gestalt, 2021)
50. Jackson Lynch – Hurt Me (single, Jalopy Records, 2021)
51. Norman Blake – Just Tell Me Them That You Saw Me (Day By Day, Smithsonian Folkways, 2021)
52. Moot Davis – Turn in the Wind and Burn (Seven Cities of Gold, Boot Knife Records, 2021)
53. Zachary Williams – Elizabeth (Dirty Camaro, Dualtone, 2021)
54. This Lonesome Paradise – Creatures of the Night (single, American Standard Time Records, 2021)
55. Dave Hause – Sandy Sheets (Blood Harmony, Soundly, 2021)
56. Johnny Gallagher – Mark Twain’s Initials (8th and Jane, 302 Sounds, 2021)
57. Mojohand – Highway Girl (single, 2021)
58. Phoebe Hunt & The Gatherers – Take My Love (single, 2021)
59. Treetop Flyers – Old Habits (single, Loose Music, 2021)
60. Jackson+Sellers – Fair Weather (Breaking Point, Anti, 2021)
61. Rue Snider – Sadness is Sickness (single, 2021)
62. Le Ren – Friends Are Miracles (Leftovers, Secretly Canadian, 2021)
63. Lilly Hiatt – Last Tear (Lately, New West Records, 2021)
64. TK & The Holy Know-Nothings – Laid Down & Cried (The Incredible Heat Machine, Mama Bird Recording Co, 2021)
65. Buffalo Nichols – Sorry It Was You (Buffalo Nichols, Fat Possum 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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