OCTA New Music Weekly – Episode #183

Another week, another new music weekly.

A rather busy weekend, because of Vappu and hockey overdose. The latter only gets worse now that the NHL playoffs are getting underway. Maybe I need to make some hockey + music combination blog like country cross-check. Anyway, here are the new releases I managed to find this weekend. Some probably flew under my radar.

This was quite a heavy release week. A whole lot of personal favorites this week as well. Let’s give that album of the week title to MJ Lenderman’s new album. Such a great record that makes me feel a couple of decades younger. I’m also a big fan of Steven Lambke, Izaak Opatz and Caroline Spence and all of their albums sound marvellous on first listen. I had never heard of Ivy Wye before I made my usual bandcamp new release search for this new music weekly, but oh my how I instantly fell in love with that EP. I’ve been on the verge of quitting this new music weekly several times, but treasures like this are the reason to do this every weekend. That’s far from all though and there’s also a whole lot more greatness that I’m going to listen more thoroughly during the coming week. There’s new releases from Hanna Haas, Frontperson, Julie & Dany, Tomberlin, Dana Gavanski, Mitch Davis, Jonas Lundvall, Megg Farrell, Erika Lewis, Fountaindale, Melody’s Echo Chamber, Best Bets, Basketball Knees, Jens Lekman (reissue or new, you tell me, good anyway), The Coffis Brothers, Willie Nelson and Peter Donovan.

Strong Finnish singles section too. Last week’s Bandcamp gem from Haamusoittajat is now streaming too. Jari Raaste and Klasu returned with new beauties and some Veli tracks from Bandcamp appeared on these evil platforms too. Every Ylva Haru song is something to love and cherish and then there’s also new singles from Tamara Luonto, Faarao Pirttikangas & Nubialaiset and Team Play. Again several Finnish tracks seem to be missing from Tidal.

Finally the international singles too. The early part of the playlist is filled with new album tracks, but there’s a whole lot of single gold too. We got new ones from Wilco and Caleb Caudle plus further gold from the forthcoming John Calvin Abney, Katie Spencer, Stanhope and Sean Thompson’s Weird Ears albums. Later on the playlist there’s some cover treasures and new songs from Thomas Dollbaum, Mikey Erg, Wharfer and so forth. They would all be worthy of a namedrop on this text part too.

That’s all for this week. The follower count reached 600 this week at least temporarily on the evil Spotify (Tidal doesn’t share such info). That’s hardly viral, but still nice to see that number slowly rising. I know these vanity metrics aren’t really important, but without them it’s kinda hard to tell is anyone interested. So thanks for the follows and love from a distance.

1. MJ Lenderman – Tastes Just Like It Costs (Boat Songs, Dear Life Records, 2022)
2. Steven Lambke – The World Filled to The Brim (Volcano Volcano, You’ve Changed Records, 2022)
3. Izaak Opatz – Passenger Seat (Extra Medium, Mama Bird Recording Co, 2022)
4. Ivy Wye – Hope’s Convenience (Hope’s Convenience EP, 2022)
5. Hanna Haas – Light (To Her, The Sea, 2022)
6. Caroline Spence – Icarus (True North, Rounder Records, 2022)
7. Guy Capecelatro III – Fabulous (Heading North Again, 2022)
8. Julie & Dany – Jean-Talon Market (Julie & Dany, Costume Records, 2022)
9. Frontperson – Messy Roomz (Parade, Oscar Street Records, 2022)
10. Dana Gavanski – Bend Away and Fall (When It Comes, Full Time Hobby, 2022)
11. Tomberlin – Born Again Runner (I Don’t Know Who Needs to Hear, Saddle Creek, 2022)
12. Jonas Lundvall – You Made Your Mind Up (Second Wind, Strawtown, 2022)
13. Mitch Davis – Bear the Cold (The Haunt, Arbutus Records, 2022)
14. Wilco – Falling Apart (Right Now) (single, dBpm Records, 2022)
15. Megg Farrell – Waco (Christine’s Daughter, 2022)
16. Erika Lewis – Running Wild (A Walk Around the Sun, 2022)
17. Caleb Caudle – Little Reminders (single, Soundly, 2022)
18. John Calvin Abney – Sleepwalkers (single, Black Mesa Records, 2022)
19. Katie Spencer – Sweet and Gentle (single, Lightship Records, 2022)
20. Stanhope – Scream Inside Your Heart (single, 2022)
21. Sean Thompson’s Weird Ears – Before the Flowers Bloom (single, Curation Records, 2022)
22. Faarao Pirttikangas & Nubialaiset – Panssarihai (single, Helmi Levyt, 2022)
23. Veli – Koko maailma nauraa meille (single, Evil Veli Recordings, 2022)
24. Jari Raaste – Tunteet laatikkoon (single, Fonal Records, 2022)
25. Klasu – Pauli (single, Soit Se Silti, 2022)
26. Ylva Haru – Vastatuuleen (single, Lotta Roots, 2022)
27. Haamusoittajat – Pellot ja pöllöt (single, 2022)
28. Tamara Luonto – Neiti B (single, Humu Records, 2022)
29. Team Play – Sunrise (single, Soliti, 2022)
30. Jens Lekman – Maple Leaves (The Cherry Trees are Still In Blossom, Secretly Canadian, 2022)
31. Fountaindale – Hold Me I Love You (Tiredness Can Kill Take a Break, 2022)
32. Michael Feuerstack – Who Knows Where the Time Goes (single, Forward Music Group, 2022)
33. Damien Jurado – Taped in Front of a Live Audience (single, Field Painting Music, 2022)
34. M G Boulter – A Shadow Falls Over New Brighton (single, Hudson Records, 2022)
35. Jack M. Senff – Little Light (single, Skeletal Lightning, 2022)
36. Thomas Dollbaum – Work Hard (single, Big Legal Mess, 2022)
37. Wharfer – Lantern Sky (single, 2022)
38. Phillip Jon Taylor feat Tendertwin – Rear Window (single, Wish Fulfillment Press, 2022)
39. A.O. Gerber – Looking For the Right Things (single, Hand In Hive / Father/Daughter Records, 2022)
40. Angel Olsen – Big Time (single, Jagjaguwar, 2022)
41. Le Ren – Till the Moon Don’t Shine (single, Numero Group, 2022)
42. Cass McCombs – Belong to Heaven (single, Anti, 2022)
43. Melody’s Echo Chamber – Emotional Eternal (Emotional Eternal, Domino Recording Co, 2022)
44. Chelsea Rose – Down the Street (single, Paul Is Dead Records, 2022)
45. Burn the Louvre – Driving in the Rain (single, Broken Glass Records, 2022)
46. The Wave Pictures – Blink the Sun (single, Moshi Moshi Records, 2022)
47. The Muldoons – Audacity (single, Last Night at Glasgow, 2022)
48. friend. – Waking Life (single, Let’s Be Friends, 2022)
49. Bird Streets – Unkind (single, Deko Entertainment, 2022)
50. Extra Arms – Big Dogs (single, Forge Again Records, 2022)
51. Mikey Erg – Almost Like Judee Sill (single, Don Giovanni Records, 2022)
52. Best Bets – Olympic Springer (On an Unhistoric Night, Meritorio Records, 2022)
53. Basketball Knees – Sprinting (Garden, 2022)
54. Golden Apples – Let Me Do My Thing (Golden Apples, Lame-O Records, 2022)
55. The Sadies – Cut Up High And Dry (single, Yep Roc, 2022)
56. The Coffis Brothers – Two Of a Kind (Turn My Radio Up, Blue Rose Music, 2022)
57. Peter Donovan – This Better Be Good (This Better Be Good, Red Parlor Records, 2022)
58. 49 Winchester – All I Need (single, New West Records, 2022)
59. Daniel Sherrill – Fortune (single, American Standard Time Records, 2022)
60. Willie Nelson – My Heart Was a Dancer (A Beautiful Time, Sony, 2022)
61. Michaela Anne – Does It Ever Break Your Heart? (single, Yep Roc, 2022)
62. Dylan Smucker – She Keeps Me Tender (single, 2022)
63. The Golden Roses – New Pal (single, 2022)
64. Will & Haylie – Wildwood Flower (single, Country Worm Studios, 2022)
65. Joshua Hedley – Free (One Heart) (Neon Blue, New West Records, 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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