OCTA New Music Weekly – Episode #189

Another week, another new music weekly.

The release of the week has to be the new Kassi Valazza EP. So thrilled to have new Kassi Valazza songs to love and hold dear. Such a great surprise release. American Aquarium and Michael Rault albums were also on top of my list for this week and did not disappoint. This week also gave us great new releases from Michaela Anne, Reilly Downes (EP), Nathan Xander (this one is from last week), The Inflorescence, Diners, Joe Purdy, Mapache, Thorsten Nesch (EP), TJ Douglas, Graham Hunt, A Vulture Wake (EP, Chad Price’s band), The Slocan Ramblers and Son Parapluie (from last week as well).

The Finnish highlight is the new Bobby Oroza album. One hell of a soul record. Puhelinseksi and Mara Balls also released great new albums this week. Tears Apart album is a few weeks old, but I had missed it before. Only new single is from Janne Tapion Sisäinen Avaruus (it’s a double, so check out the other one too. Oh yeah and I also included the b-side of Amuri’s monster cover single from the past week. I think that’s all I had from Finland. I’m sure there were more, but they flew under my radar.

There were many worthy candidates, but the international song of the week is Sylvie’s new beauty. Very fond of that Fiver tune as well. Other faves came from Courtney Marie Andrews, Adia Victoria, Arlo McKinley, The Burning Hell, Bonny Light Horseman and The Sadies. Just to name a few. You’ll find the all below.

That’s all for this week. Like, share, follow and all the usual annoying promotional nonsense. It all matters. Progress on other aspects of the blog is still non-existant. Maybe I should at least do a quick mid-year fave report if nothing else. We’ll see. Love from a distance.

1. Kassi Valazza – Little Flowers (Highway Sounds EP, 2022)
2. American Aquarium – The First Year (Chicamacomico, Losing Side Records / Thirty Tigers, 2022)
3. Michael Rault – Who Will You Call On? (Michael Rault, Wick Records, 2022)
4. Bobby Oroza – Real Connection (Get On the Other Side, Big Crown Records, 2022)
5. Sylvie – Stealing Time (single, Full Time Hobby, 2022)
6. Courtney Marie Andrews – Satellite (single, Fat Possum Records, 2022)
7. Michaela Anne – Chasing Days (Oh To Be That Free, Yep Roc, 2022)
8. Reilly Downes – Ruins (Spent EP, 2022)
9. Adia Victoria – In the Pines (single, Atlantic, 2022)
10. Fiver – Song of the Mournful Millionaire (single, You’ve Changed Records, 2022)
11. Arlo McKinley – Back Home (single, Oh Boy Records, 2022)
12. Joe Purdy – Happy Birthday Woody Guthrie (Desert Outtakes Vol 1, Mudtown Crier, 2022)
13. Nathan Xander – New Songs, Cool Parties (French Creek Flood, 2022)
14. The Sadies – All the Good (single, Yep Roc, 2022)
15. Trevor Beld Jimenez – Gasoline (single, 2022)
16. Diners – Middle of a Cloud (Four Wheels and the Truth, Lauren Records, 2022)
17. The Inflorescence – The Truth (Remember What I Look Like, Kill Rock Stars, 2022)
18. Puhelinseksi – Et jää yksin (Vieraita toisillemme, Svart Records, 2022)
19. Mara Balls – Tuu mun mukaan (Maranormaali ilmiö, Stupido Records, 2022)
20. A Vulture Wake – Red (Kingdom EP, 2022)
21. The Burning Hell – The Last Normal Day (single, BB*Island, 2022)
22. I Was a King – Follow Me Home (single,
23. Graham Hunt – How Is That Different (If You Knew Would You Believe It, Smoking Room, 2022)
24. Mapache – Man and Woman (Roscoe’s Dream, Innovative Leisure, 2022)
25. Janne Tapion Sisäinen Avaruus – Haaksirikkoutunet (single, Iso Pinkki, 2022)
26. Alex Dupree – The Seer (single, Keeled Scales, 2022)
27. TJ Douglas – Stiff Drink Society (Lo 2.0, Beach Plum Tapes, 2022)
28. Frank Meadows – New Zeitgeist (single, Ruination Record Co, 2022)
29. Thorsten Nesch – 30 Years (Don’t Buy a Gun EP, Polterzeitgeist Records, 2022)
30. Rachel Brooke – True Love Will Find You in the End (single, 2022)
31. Veronica Stanton – Together Again (single, 2022)
32. Laura Veirs – Eucalyptus (single, Bella Union, 2022)
33. Tears Apart – Wanna Stay (Love, Presence Records, 2022)
34. Son Parapluie feat Isobel Campbell – Paris n’existe pas (Paris n’existe pas, Europop 2000, 2022)
35. The A’s – He Needs Me (single, Psychic Hotline, 2022)
36. Fresh Pepper – Prep Cook in th Weeds (single, Telephone Explosion Records, 2022)
37. Lauren Balthrop feat Maya De Vitry – Thank You (Olivia Records, 2022)
38. Lindsay Clark – Better Way (single, 2022)
39. Andrew Combs – High and Dry (single, New West Records, 2022)
40. Bonny Light Horseman – California (single, 37d03d, 2022)
41. Joe Pug – I Do My Father’s Drugs (Revisited) (single, Loose Music, 2022)
42. Nick Dittmeier and the Sawdusters – Save Me From Myself (single, sonaBLAST! Records, 2022)
43. The Slocan Ramblers – Bury My Troubles (Up the Hill and Through the Fog, SloMusic, 2022)
44. Daniel Sherrill – Frosty Morning (single, American Standard Time Records, 2022)
45. The Lowest Pair – When Se Did (single, Delicata Records, 2022)
46. Amuri – Mikään ei riitä (single, Helmi Levyt, 2022)
47. Desolation Horse – Why They Don’t Let Drunks into Heaven (Is Land, American Standard Time Records, 2022)
48. Jack M. Senff – Mick & Keith (Low Spirit, Skeletal Lightning, 2022)
49. Drive-By Truckers – Wilder Days (Welcome 2 Club XIII, ATO Records, 2022)
50. S.G. Goodman – Keeper of the Time (Teeth Marks, Verve Forecast, 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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