OCTA New Music Weekly – Episode #181

Another week, another new music weekly.

Here’s a quick easter edition of the new music weekly before the day job misery kicks in. Sorry for the delay. I just needed a little rest during the long weekend and didn’t take the computer with me. Therefore I quickly did this on Monday night after returning. Which means I didn’t really have the time go through all emails etc and therefore this is not a very deep dive into the new releases. I’ll do a better job next week. Yeah, I know I’ve said that three times in a row and it hasn’t really happened yet. But I’ll get there eventually.

My favorite new releases are the new EP from Mila Webb and the albums from Evan J Cartwright, John Craigie and Kaitlin Butts. This week also gave us great new releases from David Quinn, Justin Golden, George Is Lord (Harrison cover action), Stephen’s Shore (EP), Butcher Boy (well a retrospective of should-be pop classics), Janelane (EP), Mal Blum (EP), Milky Wimpshake (well a reissue) and Kurt Vile.

My favorite Finnish release is the first single from the next Ylva Haru album. I’m big fan and can’t wait to hear the new album. Other Finnish singles came from Kadotettu Nuoruus, Kärmes and Modem. KATI and Rami Vierula released EPs and Pelle & Romantiks a full album of poetry. There was probably more, but I’ll add the missing stuff next week.

Last the international singles and there was plenty of them. Some personal favorites are the ones from American Aquarium, Brennen Leigh, Drive-By Truckers, Kristina Murray, Chris Bathgate, Kissing Book & Joey Kneiser (this is a version of a song from that classic Kissing Book album. I didn’t know Joey and Kissing Book shared a history. Kinda like my indie pop past colliding with my current rootsier self), Caroline Spence, Diners, Belle & Sebastian. Again just to name a few.

That’s it for this week. Like, share, follow and all the usual promotional nonsense. It may feel silly and pointless, but it matters. Love from a distance.

1. Mila Webb – Halos That Hang Around (Lucky Nights EP, Perpetual Doom, 2022)
2. John Craigie – 50/50 (Mermaid Salt, 2022)
3. Evan J Cartwright – I Don’t Know (Bit by Bit, Idee Fixe Records, 2022)
4. Kaitlin Butts – What Else Can She Do (What Else Can She Do, Soundly, 2022)
5. David Quinn – Low Down (Country Fresh, Soundly, 2022)
6. Justin Golden – Moon Far Away (Hard Times and a Woman, 2022)
7. Brennen Leigh & Asleep at the Wheel – Obsessed with the West (Signature Sounds, 2022)
8. Kristina Murray – I’m Gonna Hurt Him on the Radio (single, Loud Magnolia Records, 2022)
9. American Aquarium – All I Needed (single, Losing Side Records / Thirty Tigers, 2022)
10. Drive-By Truckers – Welcome 2 Club XIII (single, ATO Records, 2022)
11. Caroline Spence – Scale These Walls (single, Rounder Records, 2022)
12. Chris Bathgate – Don’t Look Back (single, Quite Scientific, 2022)
13. George Is Lord – Dark Sweet Lady (My Sweet George, Curation Records, 2022)
14. Stephen’s Shore – Ocean’s Calling (Green EP, Meritorio Records, 2022)
15. Butcher Boy – You’re Only Crying For Yourself (You Had A Kind Face, Needle Mythology, 2022)
16. Kissing Book feat Joey Kneiser – On The Third Time (single, 2022)
17. Diners – Don’t Wanna be Bad (single, Lauren Records, 2022)
18. Janelane – Goodbye to Heartache (Okay With Dancing Alone, Astoria Tracks, 2022)
19. Mal Blum fea Laura Stevenson – Everybody Loves You (Ain’t It Nice EP, 2022)
20. Belle & Sebastian – Young and Stupid (single, Matador Records, 2022)
21. Milky Wimpshake – Noam Chomsky Verse The Ramones (Bus Route To Your Heart, Shambotic, 2022)
22. Kadotettu Nuoruus – Miten saisin sinut kiinnostumaan (single, 2022)
23. Kärmes – Kuka lopulta pelkää (single, Svart Records, 2022)
24. KATI feat Musta Hanhi– Ring ring (Ehjä/Rikki EP, Karhuvaltio Records, 2022)
25. Modem – Elokuvia (single, Modem Age Records, 2022)
26. Pelle & Romantiks – Fotografikuume (Konerunoja, Helmi Levyt, 2022)
27. Rami Vierula – Lämpöaaltoon (Lämpöaaltoon EP, 2022)
28. Ylva Haru – Matkalla itseeni (single, Lotta Roots, 2022)
29. Phoebe Bridgers – Sidelines (single, Dead Oceans, 2022)
30. Tomberlin – Sunstruck (single, Saddle Creek, 2022)
31. Faye Webster – Car Therapy (single, Secretly Canadian, 2022)
32. Frontperson – Calgary 88 (single, Oscar St Records, 2022)
33. Monophonics – Love You Better (single, Colemine Records, 2022)
34. Nuevo – Pages (single, Nine Mile Records, 2022)
35. Mapache – Love Can’t Hold Me (single, Innovative Leisure, 2022)
36. Ben Talmi – Canoe Meadows (single, Sonder House, 2022)
37. Kevin Coons – Simple Now (single, 2022)
38. Kurt Vile – Flyin (Like a Fast Train) (Watch My Moves, Verve Records, 2022)
39. Alex Izenberg – Sorrows Blue Tapestry (single, Domino Recording Co, 2022)
40. Tim Heidecker – Buddy (single, Spacebomb, 2022)
41. Georgia Harmer – Top Down (single, Arts & Crafts, 2022)^
42. 49 Winchester – Damn Darlin’ (single, New West Records, 2022)
43. Nick Garza’s Get Along – Out of Her Mind (single, 2022)
44. Megg Farrell – Whiskey Drinking Blues (single, 2022)
45. Tami Neilson feat Willie Nelson – Beyond the Stars (single, Outside Music, 2022)
46. Cristina Vane – How You Doin’ (single, Red Parlor Records, 2022)
47. Clara Mann – Thoughtless – Live (single, Sad Club Records, 2022)
48. VanWyck – Lola with the Light Eyes (The Epic Tale of the Stranded Man, Excelsior, 2022)
49. Carla Geneve – What I Already Know (Learn to Like It, Dot Dash, 2022)
50. Icarus Phoenix – Rebel Girl (Sometimes Out Shadow Gets… 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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