OCTA Music Weekly – Episode #161

A little bit news about this new music weekly playlist. This is now on Apple Music too. Well at least for the next three months. I just took the free trial and naturally I’m too poor to pay for multiple streaming services. I rather subcribe to one and buy records with the additional money I have to spent on music. Although I would actually happily pay double or triple the amount to Spotify, if the extra money would go directly to the artists I listen to. Not that interested to pay more if the money goes to major label acts or the extension of Ek’s summer villa. Anyway, if you only have Apple Music and want to give these a spin, you can do that for the next three months. And tell your Apple Music friends too. Maybe if it becomes immensely popular, I might consider keeping it there for longer too, but there’s probably like zero chance of that to actually happen. Also if you want me to move some specific old spotify playlist to Apple Music, just make request. It’s fairly easy to do, but maybe pointless to do unless someone is actually interested in some older playlist. There’s a link to Apple Music on the bottom of this post or search for OCTA Music Weekly. Anyway, here are the new releases of the week.

The schedule is getting somewhat slower, because we are approaching the end of the year. Still plenty to love. Claire Cronin and Harrison Whitford led the charge this week and can share the album of the week title along with newcomer Kiely Connell. I’ve actually spent most time with Kiely’s great debut so far. That’s not all though and we also got new releases from Cedric Noel, Courtney Barnett, Mike Coykendall, Rocko Wheeler, Pleasure Horse (reissue of old EP), Louie Short, Tom Brosseau (another volume of beautiful unreleased rarities), Floating Room (EP), Cody Jinks, Noel McKay (this is some weeks old), Anders Jörnesten (EP, another slightly older one), Corrina Repp and Sally Anne Morgan. Oh and then there’s the wonderful 40 song tribute to the late great Neal Casal. I included a couple of songs here, but there’s a lot of gems on that giant tribute.

Very short Finnish section this time, but we do have a new album from Jori Hulkkonen and a singles from Knipi and KATI. I also included about a month old Susanna album, because I managed to miss it at the time. The best new Finnish thing is the new Sur-rur single, which is not on the streaming services. You’ll find it here for example.

And finally the international singles of the week. A lot of big favorites here with a new song. Izaak Opatz, Philippe Bronchtein and Ryan Necci and the Buffalo Gospel can share the song of the week honors. Very much love also the new ones from Anna Ash, Maya De Vitry, Ryan Culwell, Mitski, The Sadies and Alan Power. Just to name a few. You’ll find them all below.

That’s all for now. Share, like, follow and all the usual promotional nonsense. Love from a distance.

1. Kiely Connell – Nobody’s Business But Mine (Calumet Queen, 2021)
2. Claire Cronin – Through the Walls (Bloodless, Orindal Records, 2021)
3. Harrison Whitford – Afraid of Nothing (Afraid of Nothing, Screwdriver Records, 2021)
4. Cedric Noel – Headspace (Hang Time, Joyful Noise / Forward Music Group, 2021)
5. Courtney Barnett – Sunfair Sundown (Things Take Time, Take Time, Marathon, 2021)
6. Izaak Opatz – Chinook Wind (single, Mama Bird Recording Co, 2021)
7. Philippe Bronchtein – Past Lives (single, 2021)
8. Ryan Necci and the Buffalo Gospel – Crying Wolf (single, 2021)
9. Mike Coykendall – Winds on the Ocean (The Dirt and the Dust, 2021)
10. Rocko Wheeler – Old Joe’s Medicine (Take Shelter, Apogee Records, 2021)
11. Ryan Culwell – Let’s Go Crazy (single, Missing Piece Records, 2021)
12. Anna Ash – Favorite Part (single, Black Mesa Records, 2021)
13. Maya De Vitry – Dogs Run On (single, Mad Maker Studio, 2021)
14. Steph Green – Thanks for That (single, 2021)
15. Zephaniah OHora & Hazeldine – Best to Bonnie (Highway Butterfly – Tribute to Neal Casal, 2021)
16. Jamestown Revival – These Days (single, Thirty Tigers, 2021)
17. The Sadies – Stop and Start (single, Yep Roc, 2021)
18. Pleasure Horse – Country/Blues (No One In Mind EP, 2012/2021)
19. Goodnight, Texas – Borrowed Time (single, 2 Cent Blank Check, 2021)
20. Sophie & The Broken Things – Trouble (single, Petamula Records, 2021)
21. Cale Tyson – Windy (single, 2021)
22. Louie Short – Old Dead Bill’s Song (Omw 4ev, 444%, 2021)
23. Lucy Dacus – Thumbs Again (single, Matador, 2021)
24. Mitski – The Only Heartbreaker (single, Dead Oceans, 2021)
25. Floating Room – See You Around (Shima EP, Famous Class, 2021)
26. Oliver Earnest – The Usual Amount (single, Glitterhouse, 2021)
27. Alan Power – Typical You (single, 2021)
28. Dana Gavanski – Letting Go (single, Full Time Hobby, 2021)
29. Tom Brosseau – There’s Always a Tear In My Eye (A Lifetime Ago Vol 3, 2021)
30. Knipi – Tien varteen (single, Capitol, 2021)
31. Jori Hulkkonen – Pink Mouse (Songs Birds Refuse to Sing, Blanco & Tinto, 2021)
32. KATI – Femme Fatale (single, Karhuvaltio, 2021)
33. Susanna – Oon sun (Susanna, Eclipse, 2021)
34. Corrina Repp – Count the Tear Drops (Island, Jealous Butcher Records, 2021)
35. Sally Anne Morgan – Hori Hori (Cups, Thrill Jockey Records, 2021)
36. North Atlantic Explorers feat Devon Sproule – Skyway (single, 2021)
37. Chelsea Rose – Be Yrself (single, Paul Is Dead Records, 2021)
38. Michael Hurley – Little Blue River (single, No Quarter, 2021)
39. Vetiver – White Fence Round House (Highway Butterfly – Tribute to Neal Casal, 2021)
40. Mapache – You Ar ethe Sunshine of My Life (single, Innovative Leisure, 2021)
41. Amanda Anne Platt & The Honeycutters – Eurydice (single, Organic Records, 2021)
42. Kevin Coons – Rattlesnake Canyon (single, 2021)
43. Tami Neilson – River (single, Outside, 2021)
44. Anders Jörnesten – Man on the Run (Man on the Run EP, 2021)
45. Noel McKay – You Oughta Write a Song About That (Blue Blue Blue, 2021)
46. Margo Price – Best Friends Make Best Lovers (single, Maisie Music Publishing, 2021)
47. Cody Jinks – Mercy (Mercy, Late August Records, 2021)
48. Margo Cilker – Kevin Johnson (Pohorylle, Fluff & Gravy Records / Loose Music, 2021)
49. Golden and Rust – Old Ghosts (Golden and Rust, 2021)
50. Charles Wesley Godwin – Cranes of Potter (How Mighty Fall, 2021)
51. The Landovers – Heavy Heart (Labor Dazed EP, 2021)
52. Strand of Oaks – Galacticana -acoustic (single, 2021)

Spotify Playlist link

Apple Music 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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