OCTA New Music Weekly – Episode #172

Another week, another new music weekly.

I’m also on vacation from the factory day job. Which is nice. I hope I manage to write some blog posts too. No definite promises though. But first Super Bowl and then sleeping most of Monday because of it. Even before that, here’s the new music weekly. Still available on three different platforms (Tidal, Spotify and Apple Music).

A couple of really big album releases this week. The Delines is my album of the week, but that Big Thief album fully deserves all the hype it has received. Love them both. There’s plenty of other gems too. There’s new albums from The Cactus Blossoms, Anthony St. James (this is a 2021 release that is now also available on these evil streaming platforms), Jason Scott & The High Heat, Frank Turner, Carrie Biell, Gina Leslie (EP), Lotte Kestner, Spoon, Night Shop, Mr. Husband (also available on Bandcamp before, but now streaming) Wesley Bright, Devon Lamarr Organ Trio, Stephanie Lambring (this was here on 2021 when it first came out, but why not include it again now that she rereleased with Thirty Tigers), Rue Snider, Jane Bruce, Tomato Flower (EP), Allison Moorer (EP).

A bit short Finnish section this time around, but there is an excellent run of singles from Aava, Lake Huttula, Knipi and Torrances. I’m sure there had to be more.

So much to love on the international singles side of things. Dakota Hall Scott and John Calvin Abney can share the song of the week title. I’m a big fan of both and hearing the first singles from their forthcoming new albums made my week significantly better. Micah Schnabel’s new single that I bought from a Bandcamp a week back is also now streaming. That’s another one that matters a great deal to me. There’s plenty more though and I’m very much enjoying the new ones from Ian Noe, Spencer Thomas, Tejon Street Corner Thieves, Erin Enderlin, Devil’s Coattails, Carson McHone, Jo Schornikow, Dylan Rodrigue, Johanna Samuels, Apollo Ghost, Evan J Cartwright, Andy Shauf, Kyle Morgan, Sophie & The Broken Things, Reilly Downes and Madeleine Kelson. Well just to name a few. There’s gold throughout the way too long playlist. Like that new Willie Nelson treasure close the end.

That’s it for this week. Like, share, follow and all the usual promotional nonsense. It may feel pointless, but even just hitting that like button matters more than you will ever know. Hopefully some kind of blog posts next week, but we’ll see how this vacation goes. Love from a distance.

1. The Delines – Drowning in Plain Sight (The Sea Drift, Decor Records, 2022)
2. Big Thief – 12,000 Lines (Dragon New Warm Mountain I Believe In You, 4AD, 2022)
3. The Cactus Blossoms – Lonely Heart (One Day, Walkie Talkie Records, 2022)
4. Anthony St. James – Bayard Park, 1986 (Songs of Anthony St. James, 2022)
5. Dakota Hall Scott – All You Do Is Take (single, 2022)
6. John Calvin Abney – Holy Golden West (single, Black Mesa Records, 2022)
7. Carson McHone – Only Lovers (single, Loose Music, 2022)
8. Jason Scott & The High Heat – Ft Worth (Castle Rock, 2022)
9. Devil’s Coattails – Red Reed (single, Vocal Rest Records, 2022)
10. Micah Schnabel – Coin$tar (single, 2022)
11. Frank Turner – Haven’t Been Doing So Well (FTHC, Xtra Mile Recordings, 2022)
12. Ian Noe – River Fool (single, Lock13 / Thirty Tigers, 2022)
13. Tejon Street Corner Thieves – Be There (single, Liars Club, 2022)
14. Drunken Prayer – Oasis in the Yard (single, Fluff & Gravy Records, 2022)
15. Spencer Thomas – God Grant Me a Parking Space (single, 2022)
16. Erin Enderlin – I’d Do It Differently (single, Black Crow Productions, 2022)
17. Gina Leslie – Month of Sundays (No, You’re Crying, OMGina Music, 2022)
18. Kaitlin Butts – Blood (single, 2022)
19. Carrie Biell – Fault Lines (We Get Along, 2022)
20. Jo Schornikow – Visions (single, Keeled Scales, 2022)
21. Johanna Samuels – Valentine’s Day is Stupid (single, 2022)
22. Dylan Rodrigue – Visions (single, kid vommit, 2022)
23. Apollo Ghost – Pink Tiger (single, You’ve Changed Records, 2022)
24. Evan J Cartwright – and You’ve Got Nobuddy (single, Idee Fixe Records, 2022)
25. Andy Shauf – Jacob Rose (single, Anti, 2022)
26. Jenny Berkel – You Think You’re Like The Rain (single, Outside Music, 2022)
27. Kyle Morgan – And You (single, Team Love, 2022)
28. Lotte Kestner – Open Ocean (Lost Songs, 2022)
29. Aava – Heiluri (single, Mäntymetsä Records, 2022)
30. Lake Huttula – What You Want (single, Soit Se Silti, 2022)
31. Knipi – Korttitalo (single, Capitol Finland, 2022)
32. Torrances – Home (single, 2022)
33. Mr. Husband – Tired of Art (A Portrait of the Artists as a Middle Aged Dude, Good Soil Records, 2022)
34. Superchunk – On the Floor (single, Merge Records, 2022)
35. Sadurn – Snake (single, Run For Cover, 2022)
36. Seaness – How I’m Feeling (single, 2022)
37. Spoon – The Devil & Mister Jones (Lucifer on the Sofa, Matador Records, 2022)
38. Night Shop feat Hand Habits – Just To Get Home (Forever Night, Dangerbird Records, 2022)
39. The Wave Pictures – I’d Rather Be Doing Anything (When the Purple Emperor Spreads His Wings: Winter EP, Moshi Moshi Records, 2022)
40. Tomato Flower – Lover’s Arc (Gold Arc EP, Ramp Local, 2022)
41. Wesley Bright – Slow Things Down a Dial (Must Be The Love, West One Music Limited, 2022)
42. Devon Lamarr Organ Trio – Uncertainty (Cold as Weiss, Colemine Records, 2022)
43. Oliver James – One and Only (single, Colemine Records, 2022)
44. Kendra Morris – Nine Lives (single, Colemine Records, 2022)
45. Shakey Graves feat Sierra Ferrell – Ready Or Not (single, Dualtone, 2022)
46. St. Yuma – Loretta (single, 2022)
47. Ellen Froese – Story Goes On (single, Victory Pool, 2022)
48. Kathleen Edwards – Love (single, Dualtone, 2022)
49. Iris Marlowe – Make Up Your Mind (single, 2022)
50. Jeremy Ivey – Trial By Fire (single, Anti, 2022)
51. Thomas Dollbaum – God’s Country (single, Big Legal Mess, 2022)
52. Sophie & The Broken Things – Heavy Metal (single, Petaluma Records, 2022)
53. Madeleine Kelson – Joker (single, Olivia Records, 2022)
54. Reilly Downes – Dirty Love (single, 2022)
55. Stephanie Lambring – Daddy’s Disappointment (Autonomy, Almost Autonymous / Thirty Tigers, 2022)
56. Lavender Country – Stand On Your Man (single, Don Giovanni Records, 2022)
57. Jackson Emmer – I Love You Now, I Loved You Then (single, Diamond Ranch Records, 2022)
58. Willie Nelson – I’ll Love You Till The Day I Die (single, Sony Music, 2022)
59. Jane Bruce – Song About You (My Bed, 2022)
60. Allison Moorer – All We Have Is Now (Wish For You EP, Autotelic Records / Thirty Tigers, 2022)
61. Sharon Van Etten – Porta (single, Jagjaguwar, 2022)
62. Rue Snider – Puzzle Pieces (Puzzle Pieces, 2022)
63. Julia Jacklin – Just to be a Part (single, Dead Oceans, 2022)
64. Icarus Phoenix feat Josaleigh Pollett – Too Many Hands (single, Telos Tapes, 2022)
65. Ross Jenkins – Small House (single, 2022)
66. Fortunato Durutti Marinetti – All Roads (single, Bobo Integral, 2022)
67. Tone of Voice Orchestra – Lovey-Doveyin (single, Stunt Records, Sundance Music, 2022)
68. Helena Deland – Swimmer (single, Chivi Chivi, 2022)
69. Erin Rae – Lighten Up & Try (Lighten Up, Good Memory / Thirty Tigers, 2022)
70. Josienne Clarke – I Promised You Light (I Promised You Light EP, Corduroy Punk, 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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