OCTA New Music Weekly – Episode #197

Another week, another new music weekly.

I’ve been on total vacation mode, but of course listening to new music has been a part of it. So here’s the finest new music I managed to catch while taking it easy.

First let’s take a moment to celebrate Dogbreth. A new one for me that I just found thanks to someone retweeting the album (I think it was Mo Troper), but damn I fell for that record so easily. I urge you to give that one a spin. The album of the week is still the new beauty from long time favorite John Calvin Abney. Also thrilled to have that Robert Leslie album out and available. I’ve shared his charming folk singles on this new music weekly during the past 7-8 months and I’ve loved them all. So lovely to have the record here now and it lives up to my sky high expectations. There’s of course far more and the week gave us new albums from Will Stewart, Eliza Niemi, Colyn Cameron, First Rodeo, Dust Star, Kenny Roby, Lee Bains + The Glory Fires, Reece Sullivan, Rachel Sumner & The Traveling Light, Jeff Crosby, The Western Express, Carl Didur, Julianna Zachariou, Heffner and The Frowning Clouds.

There’s plenty of Finnish gems too. A new favorite has been Aleksi Oksanen and his beautiful new single. I’ve been really digging that one. Also super lovely to have a new Tehosekoitin song. I can’t say that I’ve listened to them all that much during the past two decades, but around 1995-1997 they were the best band in my world and they will forever hold a special place in my heart. But c’mon baby yeah, the new song is also really good, so it’s not here for the nostalgic vibes. A big deal is also the debut EP from Erika Sirola that actually came out on US label Elektra. Other Finnish gems on the list are album from Anton Haring and run of singles from Sam Shingler, Knife Girl, Ria & The Hi-Binders, Sumuhai and Puiset heilat.

The international song that made me immensely happy and a couple of decades younger is the magnificent The Wannadies cover by the awesome UK pop band Mt. Misery. I loved You & Me Song back in the nineties and oh how good it still is. There’s quite a few other new pop gems too from Ducks Ltd, Let’s Whisper, Dazy, 2nd Grade and so forth. And on the album list there were wonderful Dust Star and Dogbreth, so sometimes that pop subtitle of this blog still rings true. On a more general note, somebody should give a culture award to Lame-O Records. They are doing a lot of things right if you are into power pop or whatever you may wanna call it. Other single favorites from abroad came from Anna Tivel, Marina Allen, Little Mazarn, Eli Winter and Bella White. Again just to name a few.

That’s all for now. Like, share, follow and all the usual annoying promotional nonsense. It all matters no matter how trivial it may seeem. And a huge thank you for all the lovely people who are following this weekly adventure in the world of new music. I really appreciate it. Love from a distance.

1. John Calvin Abney – Good Luck and High Tide (Tourist, Black Mesa Records, 2022)
2. Robert Leslie – Empty is the Colour (Halfway Home, 2022)
3. Will Stewart – Let’s Go (Slow Life, Cornelius Chapel Records, 2022)
4. Colyn Cameron – Sweet Relief (Freehand, Market Garden Records, 2022)
5. Eliza Niemi – Leave Me (Staying Mellow Blows, Tin Angel Records, 2022)
6. First Rodeo – Pucker Up, Amelia (First Rodeo, Forged Artifacts, 2022)
7. Dogbreth – How You Did That (Believe This Rain, 2022)
8. Dust Star – Open Up That Heart (Open Up That Heart, Lame-O Records, 2022)
9. Mt. Misery – You & Me Song (single, Quiet Crown, 2022)
10. Ducks Ltd feat Jane Inc – In Between Days (single, Carpark Records, 2022)
11. Let’s Whisper – Long Run (single, Fika Recordings, 2022)
12. Anna Tivel – The Dial (single, Mama Bird Recording Co, 2022)
13. Marina Allen – Or Else (single, Fire Records, 2022)
14. Kenny Roby – Leave It Behind (Kenny Roby, Royal Potato Family, 2022)
15. Little Mazarn – Texas River Song (single, Dear Life Records, 2022)
16. Lee Bains + The Glory Fires – Gentlemen (Old-Time Folks, Don Giovanni Records, 2022)
17. Jeff Crosby – Where I’m From (Idaho) (Waitin’ On a Miracle, 2022)
18. The Western Express – Emptying Me (Lunatics, Lovers & Poets, 2022)
19. Rachel Sumner & The Traveling Light – Colleen (Sad Luck Dame, 2022)
20. Bella White – The Way I Oughta Go (single, Rounder Records, 2022)
21. Reece Sullivan – Virginia (Arkansas, 2022)
22. Ever More Nest – Coming Along (single, 2022)
23. Kim Ware & The Good Graces – Capital R (single, Fort Lowell Records, 2022)
24. Erika Sirola – A Little More (Who? EP, Elektra, 2022)
25. Aleksi Oksanen – The Wrong Time (single, 2022)
26. Sam Shingler feat Henna Emilia Hietamäki – Utopia (single, Stupido Records, 2022)
27. Sumuhai feat A.Savinainen – Löytäjä saa pitää (single, 2022)
28. Puiset heilat – Suu & silmä (single, 2022)
29. Tehosekoitin – Ei rautoihin, ei lautoihin (single, Levy-yhtiö, 2022)
30. Anton Haring – Tähdenlennon alla (Helppoo elämää, Haring Panic Records, 2022)
31. Knife Girl – The Good TImes Are Coming Your Way (single, Soliti, 2022)
32. Ria & The Hi-Binders – Nothing to Me (single, Moondog Music, 2022)
33. Emily Nenni – On the Ranch (single, Normaltown Records, 2022)
34. Sean Thompson’s Weird Ears – New Trailway Boogie (single, Curation Records, 2022)
35. Will Hoge – Queenie (single, Edlo Records / Soundly, 2022)
36. Bonny Light Horseman – Exile (single, 37d03d, 2022)
37. Matthew Check – The Very Beginning (single, 2022)
38. The Reeves Brothers – She Don’t Want a Cowboy (single, 2022)
39. Carl Didur – Cowboy and His Friend (Maybe Next Time, Idee Fixe Records, 2022)
40. Thanya Iyer – Slow Burn (single, Topshelf Records, 2022)
41. Breanna Barbara – Diamond Light (single, Fuzz club Records, 2022)
42. The Frowning Clouds – All Night Long (Gospel Church, Anti Fade Records, 2022)
43. Sunfruits – Made to Love (single, Third Eye Stimuli Records, 2022)
44. Dazy – Rollercoaster Ride (single, Lame-O Records, 2022)
45. 2nd Grade – Strung Out On You (single, Double Double Whammy, 2022)
46. Con Man – Come My Way (I Think You Should) (single, Donnybrook, 2022)
47. Rue Snider – Hot Summer Nights (single, 2022)
48. Heffner – World Famous Kyle (Perfect Heaven, 2022)
49. Julianna Zachariou – (S)he (Hero Of Your Heart, Tone Tree Music, 2022)
50. Molly Taylor – Price You Pay (single, 2022)
51. Opal Eskar – Sunlight Is Breaking (single, Underflow Records, 2022)
52. Native Harrow – Old Kind of Magic (single, Loose Music, 2022)
53. Marcus King – Blues Worse Than I Ever Had (single, Republic Records, 2022)
54. Nora Brown – Wild Goose Chase (single, Jalopy Records, 2022)
55. Eli Winter – Davening in Threes (single, Three Lobed Recordings, 2022)
56. Josh Kimbrough – Paddling Toward Chase (single, Sleepy Cat, 2022)
57. Matthew J. Rolin – Shingles (single, American Dreams Records, 2022)
58. Will Sheff – Estrangement Zone (single, ATO Records, 2022)
59. Wilder Maker – Surfers Trace (Male Models, Western Vinyl, 2022)
60. Austin Leonard Jones – Cape Fear (Dead Calm, 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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