OCTA Music Weekly- Episode #168

Another week, another new music weekly.

Not a whole lot album releases yet, but a whole lot of singles and album announcements. Therefore the length of this got out of hand and I had to leave some singles out.

Not a clear cut album of the week, because I’ve enjoyed The Kernal, Elijah Johnston, Steph Green and Jamestown Revival pretty much equally. That’s not all though and we also got albums from The Neverists, The Nunnery, Fuss, Elvis Costello & The Impressions, Cat Power (cover), Emily Barker & Lukas Drinkwater (covers), Eliza Kilgyson, Bill Fay (reissue of demos and alternate takes). One big EP release too from Ryley Walker.

The Finnish section is a strong one led by the long-waited debut full-length from Punomo. Turku soul for the masses. I love that record. There’s also two other big album releases from Bad Sauna and Tomi Nordlund & Syvä Joki. Then there’s a debut single from a Finnish americana / alt. country band SaintPolis (includes members from other blog favorites Ethel Suspense and Cartoon Tree). Other great Finnish singles are from Pintandwefall, Lintudisko (check this one out if you are into shoegaze, a great debut single) and Spring Teeth.

Like previously mentioned we got a plenty of international album announcements with a lead single. Ian Noe, Christian Lee Hutson, Carson McHone and Jeremy Ivey just to name a few. A lot to look forward to in 2022. Erin Rae and The Delines also released further advance singles from their forthcoming albums. All these above can share the song of the week title. That’s not all though and other big faves came from Pearl Charles, Thee Sacred Souls, Kyle Morgan, Tomato Flower and so forth. There’s gold throughout the long playlist.

That’s it for now. I’ll spend the rest of the weekend reading Richard Powers’ wonderful novel The Overstory and watching the NFL playoffs. Like, share, follow and all the usual promotional nonsense. Love from a distance.

1. The Kernal – Wrong Turn to Tupelo (Listen to the Blood, Single Lock Records, 2022)
2. Jamestown Revival – Slow It Down (Young Man, Jamestown Revival Recordigns / Thirty Tigers, 2022)
3. Steph Green – Night Falls (Thanks for That, Mashed Potato Records, 2022)
4. Elijah Johnston – Greatest Hits (Day Off, We Bought a Zoo Records, 2022)
5. Erin Rae – Cosmic Sigh (single, Good Memory / Thirty Tigers, 2022)
6. Christian Lee Hutson – Rubberneckers (single, Anti, 2022)
7. Ryley Walker – Second Strand (So Certain EP, Husky Pants Records, 2022)
8. The Delines – Kid Codeine (single, Decor Records, 2022)
9. Ian Noe – Pine Grove (Madhouse) (single, Lock13 Records / Thirty Tigers, 2022)
10. Carson McHone – Still Life (single, Loose Music, 2022)
11. Jeremy Ivey – Orphan Child (single, Anti, 2022)
12. SaintPolis – 4AM (single, 2022)
13. The Neverists – Sweet Maria (Scream Like A Whisper, 2022)
14. Pearl Charles – Givin’ It Up (single, Lavender Family, 2022)
15. Punomo – Paljon, enemmän (Punomo, Solina Records, 2022)
16. Thee Sacred Souls – Trade of Hearts (single, Penrose Records, 2022)
17. St. Paul & The Broken Bones – Minotaur (single, ATO Records, 2022)
18. The Sure Fire Soul Ensemble – Step Down (single, Colemine Records, 2022)
19. Jason Joshua – Forget It (single, Boringquen, 2022)
20. Tomato Flower – World to Come (single, Ramp Local, 2022)
21. Kyle Morgan – Ransom the Captive Heart (single, Team Love Records, 2022)
22. The Nunnery – Mountains Edge (Floating Gardens, Artstran, 2022)
23. Young Prisms – Honeydew (single, Fire Talk, 2022)
24. Lintudisko – Yritän kyllä (single, 2022)
25. Tomi Nordlund & Syvä Joki – Äänet (Äänet ja valot, Soit Se Silti, 2022)
26. Bad Sauna – Kaikki kerralla kiitos (POTSLOJO, All That Plazz, 2022)
27. Pintandwefall – Aihai (single, Soliti, 2022)
28. Spring Teeth – Life Won’t Wait (single, I Call It Blood Detective Records, 2022)
29. Short Fiction – Don’t Start a Band (single, Lauren Records, 2022)
30. Fuss – Western Wear (We’re Not Alone, Phat ‘n’ Phunky, 2022)
31. Elvis Costello & The Imposters – My Most Beautiful Mistake (The Boy Named If, Universal, 2022)
32. Fortunato Durutti Marinetti – Feels Like (single, Bobo Integral, 2022)
33. Emily Barker & Lukas Drinkwater – Under the Milky Way (Room 822, Everyone Sang, 2022)
34. Cat Power – It Wasn’t God Who Created Honky Tonk Angels (Covers, Domino Recording Co, 2022)
35. Amythyst Kiah – Love Will Tear Us Apart (single, Rounder Records, 2022)
36. Lavender Country – I Can’t Shake the Stranger Out of You (single, Don Giovanni Records, 2022)
37. Sad Daddy – Arkansas Bound (single, Catfish Music, 2022)
38. Eliza Gilkyson – At the Foot of the Mountain (Songs from the River Wind, 2022)
39. Ryan Culwell – Wild Sometimes (single, Missing Piece Records, 2022)
40. Sophie & The Broken Things – Churches & Bars (single, Petaluma Records, 2022)
41. Jackson Emmer – Colorado Line (single, Diamond Ranch Records, 2022)
42. The Hellacopters – Eyes of Oblivion (single, Nuclear Blast, 2022)
43. The Minks – Lavender (single, 2022)
44. Hurray for the Riff Raff – Pierced Arrows (single, Nonesuch Records, 2022)
45. The Whitmore Sisters – Big Heart Sick Mind (single, Compass Records, 2022)
46. Goodnight, Texas – Jane, Come Down From Your Room (single, 2022)
47. Michaela Anne – Child of Mine (single, Yep Roc, 2022)
48. Allegra Krieger – Taking It In (single, Northern Spy, 2022)
49. Aldous Harding – Lawn (single, 4AD, 2022)
50. Basia Bulat – Fables (single, Secret City Records, 2022)
51. Rosie Thomas – All Is Full of Love (single, Singalong, 2022)
52. Landon Lloyd Miller – Bluebonnet (single, Twin Mesa / Soundly, 2022)
53. Jana Pochop – Maps (single, Patient Grasshopper Music, 2022)
54. Midlake – Bethel Woods (single, Bella Union, 2022)
55. Spiritualized – Crazy (single, Fat Possum Records, 2022)
56. Bill Fay – Time of the Last Persecution (Still Some Light: Part 1, Dead Oceans, 2022)
57. Shane Parish – Black Eyed Susan (single, Dear Life Records, 2022)
58. Daniel Norgren (single, Superpuma Record, 2022)
59. The Teskey Brothers feat Emma Donovan – Get Back to the Land (single, Universal / Decca, 2022)
60. Grant-Lee Phillips – Cruel Trick (single, Yep Roc, 2022)
61. Skye Wallace – Truth Be Told (single, Six Shooter Recordigns, 2022)
62. Lou Roy – Uppercut (single, Balloon Machine, 2022)
63. Mitski – Love Me More (single, Dead Oceans, 2022)
64. Lael Neale – Hotline (single, Sub Pop Records, 2022)
65. The High Water Marks – Fantastic Machine (single, Minty Fresh, 2022)
66. Crake – Winter’s Song (single, Fika Recordings, 2022)
67. Straight White Teeth – Better Without You (single, 2022)
68. Anais Mitchell – On Your Way (Felix Song) (single, BMG, 2022)
69. Jake Balzer – Won’t Be Here (Never Better EP, 2022)
70. North Atlantic Explorers – Dreams of Flying (Night Owls, 2022)

Spotify Playlist

Apple Music Playlist

Tidal Playlist

Playlist Archive on Spotify

Playlist Archive on Tidal

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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