OCTA New Music Weekly – Episode #182

Another week, another new music weekly.

Back to the more normal routine at least for a week. Vappu is already lurking around the corner, which might cause a small delay next weekend. So the next one might be late Sunday unless I’m proactive and get this done early on Saturday. Anyway, here are the great new releases of this current week.

The new Joshua Hedley is the album of the week, but there’s plenty of other gems too. We got new albums from Charley Crockett, Li’l Andy, Drunken Prayer, Abigail Lapell, Chris Brain, Kate Bollinger (EP), Neko Case (retrospective with one new song), Georgia Harmer, Kathryn Joseph, Cheap Star (this has been out for a while, but it wasn’t streaming back then. Maybe it has been for a while, but I have missed it), Jeanines, Crystal Eyes, Sadie Gustafson-Zook, Heaven’s Cameras (a few weeks old that I’ve missed before), Jane Inc and The Johans (EP).

A couple of album beauties from the Helmi Levyt vaults lead the Finnish section. These are Paavoharju & Keskitalo and JLaine. We also got that collaboration EP from Agents and Maustetytöt. Then there’s some fabulous debut singles from Tulio, Ville Miettinen and Suosikki. Oh yeah and Puhelinseksi released another great one from their forthcoming album and AK-77 made a love letter for long drink. AURAL’s beautiful single is a few months old, but first time on this little playlist. My favorite Finnish song of the week is probably that lovely Tulio single. Or actually that might be the new Haamusoittajat song, but that is only on Bandcamp for now. A lot of the Finnish stuff seem to be missing from Tidal, so use Spotify if you want to hear all of them.

And finally the international singles of the week. Plenty to love like always. Shawn Hess has a couple country beauties out there and MJ Lenderman continues to deliver damn brilliant 90s influenced singles. That MJ Lenderman album is going to be so awesome. Merge Records signed Friendship and I love that. And I love their new song. John Moreland announced new album and released first single. Laura Veirs did the same. Some other favorites came from Jo Schornikow, Lindsay Clark, Hanna Haas, Rachel Sermanni. Oh and Sylvie made a superb cover of Hold on Magnolia. Just to name a few. You’ll find them all below.

That’s all for this week. Like, share, follow and all the usual promotional nonsense. I appreciate all that stuff. Sorry for all those awkward transitions on this playlist below. Maybe got bit carried away there. Back next week. Might go until Sunday evening, but we’ll see. Love from a distance.

1. Joshua Hedley – Down to My Last Lie (Neon Blue, New West Records, 2022)
2. Charley Crockett – Make Way For a Better Man (Lil G.L Presents: Jukebox Charley, Son of Davy / Thirty Tigers, 2022)
3. Li’l Andy – I’m Gonna Find a New Sweetheart (The Complete Recordings of Hezekiah Procter, 2022)
4. Drunken Prayer – Sweetheart of the Picket Line (The Name of the Ghost is Home, Fluff & Gravy Records, 2022)
5. Shawn Hess – Place Where No One Goes (single, 2022)
6. Abigail Lapell – Old Flames (Stolen Time, Outside Music, 2022)
7. Chris Brain – Rare Find (Bound to Rise, Big Sun Record, 2022)
8. Kate Bollinger – Look at in the Light (Look at it in the Light EP, Ghostly International, 2022)
9. John Moreland – Ugly Faces (single, Old Omens / Thirty Tigers, 2022)
10. Friendship – Ugly Little Victory (single, Merge Records, 2022)
11. MJ Lenderman – Toontown (single, Dear Life Records, 2022)
12. Neko Case – Oh, Shadowless (Wild Creatures, ANTI, 2022)
13. Georgia Harmer – Homes (Stay in Touch, Arts & Crafts, 2022)
14. Jo Schornikow – Plaster (single, Keeled Scales, 2022)
15. Kathryn Joseph – Until the Truth of You (For You Who Are The Wronged, 2022)
16. Joana Serrat – I Still Believe in You (single, Loose Music, 2022)
17. Laura Veirs – Winter Windows (single, Bella Union, 2022)
18. Cheap Star – Flower Girl (Wish I Could See, 2022)
19. Nick Piunti & The Complicated Men – Trying Too Hard (single, Jem Records, 2022)
20. Jeanines – I Lie Awake (Don’t Wait for a Sign, Slumberland, 2022)
21. Crystal Eyes – A Dream I Had (The Sweetness Restored, Bobo Intergral, 2022)
22. Shoulder Season – Making Plans (single, 2022)
23. Puhelinseksi – Miksi jäisinkään? (single, Svart Records, 2022)
24. Suosikki – Ei se oo tyhmää (single, Soit Se Silti, 2022)
25. Ville Miettinen – Toivoton romantikko (single, Humu Records, 2022)
26. AK-77 – Lonkero (single, 2022)
27. Paavoharju & Keskitalo – High Mountains (Happiness, Helmi Levyt, 2022)
28. JLaine – Vapaa (Huuto, Helmi Levyt, 2022)
29. Tulio – Yyteri (single, Solina Records, 2022)
30. Maustetytöt X Agents – Kirje (Maustetytöt X Agents EP, Vallila Music House, Is This Art, 2022)
31. AURAL – Laulu mustarantaan (single, 2022)
32. Sadie Gustafson-Zook – Birdsong (Sin of Certainty, BGZ Sounds, 2022)
33. Lindsay Clark – Roses in the Sky (single, 2022)
34. Hanna Haas – To Her, The Sea (single, 2022)
35. Jess Jocoy – Living in a Dying Town (single, 2022)
36. Mama’s Broke – How It Ends (single, Free Dirt Records, 2022)
37. Kimmi Bitter – Wild Country (single, 2022)
38. Paige Hargrove – Stranger (single, 2022)
39. Sylvia Rose Novak – Dizzy (single, World Lies Waiting, 2022)
40. Partner – Not Today (single, You’ve Changed Records, 2022)
41. Young Guv feat James Matthew VII – Change Your Mind (single, Run For Cover, 2022)
42. Sylvie – Hold On Magnolia (single, Secretly Canadian, 2022)
43. Jane Inc – Pummeled Into Sand (Faster Than I Can Take, Telephone Explosion, 2022)
44. Batts feat Sharon Van Etten – Blue (single, I Feel Fine Records, 2022)
45. Rachel Sermanni – Aquarium Kisses (single, Jellygirl Records, 2022)
46. Andrew Bird – Underlands (single, Wegawam, 2022)
47. Ryan Lee Crosby – Slow Down (single, 2022)
48. Craig Finn – Birthdays (single, Positive Jams Records / Thirty Tigers, 2022)
49. Heaven’s Cameras – You Are The Ghost (Shutters Firing, Repeating Cloud, 2022)
50. Phillip Jon Taylor – Lucky 22 (single, 2022)
51. Derek Ted – Someday Soon (single, 2022)
52. Jackson Emmer – Another Summer Break (single, Diamond Ranch Records, 2022)
53. Marcus King – Hard Working Man (single, American Recordings, 2022)
54. Matt York – If You Want Love (single, 2022)
55. Rachel Baiman feat Kris Drever – Hard Times in Babylon (single, Signature Sounds Recordings, 2022)
56. The Johans – Fall (Goodbye Again EP, 2022)
57. David Quinn – Hummingbird’s Song (Country Fresh, Soundly, 2022)
58. Kaitlin Butts – In the Pines (What Else Can She Do, Soundly, 2022)
59. John Craigie – Microdose (Mermaid Salt, 2022)
60. Mila Webb – I Was a Rose (Lucky Nights EP, Perpetual Doom, 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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