OCTA New Music Weekly – Episode #180

Another week, another new music weekly.

Sorry for the delay. I’ve been day-to-day with non-covid illness since Thursday. Still not fully recovered, but slowly getting there. At least I managed to put this thing together. It might not be a very deep dive and I’m sure a lot is missing. But here it goes anyway.

Icarus Phoenix, Carla Geneve and VanWyck are my big three of the week. We also got great new albums from Renata Zeiguer, Zachary Cole, Matt Gold, Good Looks, Oceanator, Glory Daze (EP), River Whyless, Madeleine Kelson, Kate Rhudy, Ryan Egan, Dillon Vanders, Calexico and Father John Misty. A few other things too. Pete Mancini has a new album that is not yet streaming plus Mo Troper’s power pop monster from 2021 is now out on vinyl. Check those two out on Bandcamp for example.

Very small Finnish section this time around. There’s an album from Hanna-Maria Lifländer plus singles from Itä-Hollola Installaatio, Bobby Oroza and Pastis. I’m sure there had to be more.

And last but not least the new international singles. Plenty of great ones there. Very fond of the new ones from Joan Shelley, Layten Kramer, Teenage Fanclub, Matt Dorrien, Kyle Cox, S.G. Goodman, Arlo McKinley, Scott Ballew, Mila Webb, The Reds, Pinks and Purples, Thee Illusions, The Deslondes… and the list goes on and on and I might as well name check everything.

That’s all for now. Like, share, follow and all the usual promotional nonsense. Next week is Easter. I probably will do this anyway, but I have no idea whether that will be on Saturday, Sunday or Monday. We’ll see. Too close to 200 to stop anyway. Maybe that would be a good round number to quit this crazy project and do something else with my weekends. Love from a distance.

1. Icarus Phoenix – Shelbyville (Sometimes Our Shadow Gets in the Way, Telos Tapes, 2022)
2. Carla Geneve – Residue (Learn To Like It, Dot Dash Recordings, 2022)
3. VanWyck – The Havoc Wreaker (The Epic Tale of the Stranded Man, Excelsior Recordings, 2022)
4. Renata Zeiguer – Avalanche (Picnic in the Dark, Northern Spy, 2022)
5. Zachary Cale – If I Knew the Name (Skywriting, All Hands Electric, 2022)
6. Joan Shelley – Spur (single, No Quarter Records, 2022)
7. Kyle Cox – Happy On My Own (single, 2022)
8. Matt Dorrien – Dance (single, Mama Bird Recording Co, 2022)
9. Layten Kramer – Why Am I So Tired (single, Nice Guys, 2022)
10. Teenage Fanclub – I Left a Light On (single, PeMa, 2022)
11. The Reds, Pinks and Purples – Life in the Void (single, Burundi Cloud, 2022)
12. Stephen’s Shore – Close to a Dream (single, Meritorio Records, 2022)
13. Matt Gold – Coming Up Shy (Midnight Choir, Ruination Record Co, 2022)
14. Dolour – The Comeback Kid (single, 2022)
15. Good Looks – 21 (Bummer Year, Keeled Scales, 2022)
16. Oceanator – Beach Days (Alive Again) (Nothing’s Ever Fine, Big Scary Monsters / Polyvinyl, 2022)
17. S.G. Goodman – All My Love Is Coming Back To Me (single, A Verve Forecast, 2022)
18. Arlo McKinley – Stealing Dark from the Night Sky (single, Oh Boy Records, 2022)
19. Glory Daze – Every Aching Memory (Honey, I EP, Plastic Records, 2022)
20. Madeleine Kelson – Mark On My Wall (While I Was Away, Olivia Records, 2022)
21. Dillon Vanders – Racing in Circles (Wildfires, 2022)
22. River Whyless – Michigan Cherry (Monoflora, Soundly, 2022)
23. Scott Ballew feat Ryan Bingham – Border Kid (single, Leisure Rodeo, 2022)
24. Mila Webb – Masterpiece (single, Perpetual Doom, 2022)
25. Jacksonport feat Julia Bailen – Love’s an Action (single, Tularosa Records, 2022)
26. Companion – Snowbank (single, 2022)
27. Kate Rhudy – It Took Me Down (Dream Rooms, 2022)
28. Florist – Red Bird Pt. 2 (Morning) (single, Double Double Whammy, 2022)
29. Advance Base – Little Sable Point Lighthouse (single, Orindal Records, 2022)
30. Michael Rault – Neither Love Nor Money (single, Wick Records, 2022)
31. Mitch Davis – Hope That (single, Arbutus Records, 2022)
32. Ryan Egan – Soft Power (Soft Power, 2022)
33. Thee Illusions – Baby Don’t (Waste My Time) (single, Black Bird Records, 2022)
34. Bobby Oroza – Sweet Agony (single, Big Crown Records, 2022)
35. Pastis – Oh Jaqueline (single, Stupido, 2022)
36. Itä-Hollola Installaatio – Koiramies (single, KHY Suomen Musiikki, 2022)
37. Hanna-Maria Lifländer – Fresh Cut Daily (The Hiccup Awards, 2022)
38. Dana Gavanski – I Kiss the Night (single, Full Time Hobby, 2022)
39. Fountaindale – Dead Stars (single, 2022)
40. Embla and the Karidotters – Home (single, Die With Your Boots On Records, 2022)
41. Donna Blue – A Lover In Disguise (single, Snowstar Records, 2022)
42. Jackson Emmer – Kids on Crescent Drive (single, Diamond Ranch Records, 2022)
43. Parker Twomey – I’d Be Your Man (single, 2022)
44. Joshua Hedley – Country & Western (single, New West Records, 2022)
45. The Deslondes – South Dakota Wild One (single, New West Records, 2022)
46. Steve Earle – Gettin’ By (single, New West Records, 2022)
47. Paige Hargrove – Doolin-Dalton (single, 2022)
48. Nitty Gritty Dirt Band feat Larkin Poe – I Shall Be Released (single, NGDB Records, 2022)
49. Calexico – El Paso (El Mirador, City Slang, 2022)
50. Father John Misty – Chloe (Chloe and the Next 20th Century, Bella Union, 2022)
51. Will Fox – I’m Always Getting In My Way (single, Twosyllable Records, 2022)
52. Jacob Faurholt – The Stars Are Cold Like Ice (single, Raw Onion Records, 2022)
53. Tim Knol – Whole New Light (single, Excelsior Recordings, 2022)
54. Sarah Mootz feat Elijah Johnston – Something (single, We Bought a Zoo Records, 2022)
55. Sadurn – Icepick (single, Run For Cover Records, 2022)
56. Red Sleeping Beauty feat Amelia Fletcher – Solid Gold (single, Matinee Recordings, 2022)
57. Field Guides – Salmon Skin (single, 2022)
58. Christian Lee Hutson – Triple Axel (Quitters, Anti, 2022)
59. Erisy Watt – Leap In (Eyes Like the Ocean, American Standard Time Records, 2022)
60. Isaac Vallentin – Back To You (Juma, 2022)

Spotify 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

I’ll make the playlist on Spotify and then transfer it to Tidal. This means a few tracks might be missing from the Tidal version, if they are not available on that platform. Usually it’s 1-3 tracks that are not on Tidal. There’s a bunch of older episodes on my Spotify profile, if you miss an episode or want to revisit.

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 if someone wants to follow it, they can just follow that one list and will get a new set of songs each weekend.

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