OCTA New Music Weekly – Episode #195

Another week, another new music weekly.

It was also another week, another music festival. Therefore this is again a late Sunday edition of the new music weekly.

I haven’t really had the time to listen full albums yet, but long time favorites The Sadies and John Moreland are the leader of the pack this week. We also got most likely great new albums from Nathan Kalish, Elk Hound, The Soft Hills, Color Green, Charlie Reed, Jason Anderson (EP), Joe Pug (well revisited), The Broken Spokes (this was last week, but I found out about it a few hours after I had posted previous episode), Anders Jörnesten, Monica Taylor, Simon Flory (EP), Lindsay Lou (EP), Jenny Mitchell, Darlin’ Brando (EP), Deepest Bison (from June, but I found it today), Pool Kids and Megan Bee. Pretty sure I missed a bunch with this rushed Sunday effort, but I’ll make additions during the coming weeks if stumble upon something I really like.

The Finnish section has an excellent run of singles from Bleak Moments, Samae Koskinen, Sami Heikkilä and The New Magnetic North.

A new Twain single is always a big deal and leads the international singles galore. Other big faves early on have been the songs by Slaid Cleaves, JPW, Julianna Riolino, M. Lockwood Porter, Wilder Maker, Little Mazarn, The Secret Beach, Andrew Combs, John Fullbright, Kelsey Waldon, Good Good Blood and Tiffany Williams. Just to name a few and one that I didn’t name might actually end up being a big fave, because I haven’t had a whole lot to listen to these yet.

That’s all for this week. Like, share, follow and all the usual promotional nonsense. I’m on vacation from the dayjob for the next three weeks, so I may have a bit more time to listen to new music and think about what I want do with this playlist in the future. This won’t completely disappear that’s for sure, but I do need to consider whether this is worth all the hours I put into it or should I just convert it to the kind of on-going endless playlist with daily updates. That would be less of a grind to do, but on the other hand I kind of prefer this way of doing it as a kind of weekly new music mixtape with a more thought song order and flow. Plus that there’s this blog post, so that everything just doesn’t disappear into air and I can circle back and see what I shared a year ago. We’ll see how it goes after the #200 episode. I guess it’s very likely that it stays the same, if I can convince myself that its worth it to spend five hours every weekend into something that has very little relevance. But enough of this rambling for now. Love from a distance.

1. The Sadies – No One’s Listening (Colder Streams, Yep Roc, 2022)
2. Nathan Kalish – Made Me a Fool (Great Big Motel Bed in the Sky, JTMMusic, 2022)
3. John Moreland – Generational Dust (Birds in the Ceiling, Old Omens / Thirty Tigers, 2022)
4. Elk Hound – Chaos Comes (Wordless Shore, sonaBLAST! Records, 2022)
5. The Soft Hills – Opening the Infinite (Viva Chi Vede, 2022)
6. Color Green– Ill Fitting Suit (Color Green, ORG Music, 2022)
7. Charlie Reed – Love Store Stickup (Eddy, Earth Libraries, 2022)
8. Jason Anderson – So Impossible (The Next Big Open Door EP, Canyonlands Limited, 2022)
9. Joe Pug – Hymn #101 (Nation of Heat Revisited, Loose Music, 2022)
10. Slaid Cleaves – Uncle Ted (single, Candy House Media, 2022)
11. The Broken Spokes – Bigger Fool (Where I Went Wrong, 2022)
12. Anders Jörnesten – All Alone (Astrology, 2022)
13. Monica Taylor – The Sound of a Train (Trains, Rivers & Trails, Horton Records, 2022)
14. Simon Flory – You Never See It Coming (Young Giants EP, 2022)
15. Lindsay Lou – Still Water (You Thought You Knew EP, Alright Sweet Records, 2022)
16. Jenny Mitchell – If You Were a Bird (Tug of War, Cooking Vinyl Australia, 2022)
17. Darlin’ Brando – Don’t Make Me Move (Again) (Don’t Make Me Move EP, 2022)
18. Deepest Bison – Morning Star (Low Impulse Imagined, Family Audio, 2022)
19. M. Lockwood Porter – The Kid Who Ran Away (single, Black Mesa Records, 2022)
20. JPW – Halfway to Eloy (single, Fort Lowell Records, 2022)
21. Twain – The Priestess (single, Keeled Scales, 2022)
22. The Secret Beach – God Is (single, Victory Pool, 2022)
23. Little Mazarn – Lightning in the Water (single, Dear Life Records, 2022)
24. Wilder Maker feat V.V. Lightbody – Static (single, Western Vinyl, 2022)
25. Julianna Riolino – You (single, You’ve Changed Records, 2022)
26. Bleak Moments – Summer Breeze – Summer Edit (single, 2022)
27. Samae Koskinen – Saat pian sen kaiken (single, KHY Suomen Musiikki, 2022)
28. Sami Heikkilä – Ikuisuus nyt (single, Tulli-levyt, 2022)
29. The New Magnetic North – Parallel Lines (single, 2022)
30. Tiffany Williams – Sea (single, Blue Redbird Music, 2022)
31. Kelsey Waldon – Simple As Love (single, Oh Boy Records, 2022)
32. John Fullbright – Paranoid Heart (single, Blue Dirt Records / Thirty Tigers, 2022)
33. Jake Blount – Once There Was No Sun (single, Smithsonian Folkways Recordings, 2022)
34. Martha Spencer – Young Rover (single, Gingham Rose, 2022)
35. Sean Thompson’s Weird Ears – Before the Flowers Bloom (single, Curation Records, 2022)
36. Mr. Sam & The People People – People People.. (single, 2022)
37. Dolour – When the World Stops Ending (single, 2022)
38. Pool Kids – Arm’s Length (Pool Kids, Skeletal Lightning, 2022)
39. A Vulture Wake – Lost Cause of the Year (single, Thousand Islands Records, 2022)
40. Shutups – Endless Heaven (single, Kill Rock Stars, 2022)
41. Jake Tittle – Fair Warning (single, Anxiety Blanket Records, 2022)
42. Field Medic – I Had a Dream that You Died (single, Run for Cover Records, 2022)
43. Good Good Blood – Wrap My Arms Around You (single, Fox Food Records, 20229
44. Cass McCombs – Karaoke (single, Anti, 2022)
45. Julia Jacklin – Love, Try Not to Let Go (single, Transgressive Records, 2022)
46. Eliza Niemi – Walking Feels Slow (single, Tin Angel Records, 2022)
47. Thanya Iyer – Leave the Room and Face the Waves (single, 2022)
48. Macie Stewart – Maya, Please (single, Full Time Hobby, 2022)
49. Andrew Combs – Anna Please (single, Loose Music, 2022)
50. Patrick Dethlefs – And Loraine (single, 2022)
51. Chris Kasper – Beyond Me (single, Tone Tree Music, 2022)
52. Keith Hallett feat Mike Trask – What It’s For (single, 2022)
53. Chris Pierce – 45 Jukebox (single, Calabama Recordings, 2022)
54. Maryanna Devlin – Manchester By The Sea (single, 2022)
55. Megan Bee – Used to Be (Cottonwood, 2022)
56. Brittany Collins – Two Worlds (single, Pacific Northwest Records, 2022)
57. Aoife Nessa Frances – Way to Say Goodbye (single, Partisan Records, 2022)
58. Ruby Gill – I Forgot to Be Profound Today (single, 2022)
59. Arlo McKinley – I Wish I (This Mess We’re In, Oh Boy Records, 2022)
60. Willi Carlisle – The Grand Design (Peculiar, Missouri, Free Dirt 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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