OCTA New Music Weekly – Episode #199

Another week, another new music weekly.

What a strong release week. It seems like the music world came back from summer vacation. I had to leave out some good singles, because the length of this was getting completely out of hand.

Album of the week is the new Anna Tivel album Outsiders. She is one of my favorite songwriters right now and this new album is again wonderful. I also want to highlight the new Little Mazarn album Texas River Song. There’s so much more though and the week gave us great albums from Sean Thompson’s Weird Ears, The Medium, Emily Fairlight / The Shifting Sands, Andrew Combs, Tiffany Williams, Cass McCombs, Early James, Cassandra Lewis, Ever More Nest, Rock Eupora, Mt. Misery (EP), Why Bonnie, The Mountain Goats, Eli Winter, Bill Scorzari, Taylor Alexander, B.B. Palmer (EP), James Marples (EP), Cinema Hearts (EP) and Nick Frater. And that’s just what one man managed to find on one weekend.

The Finnish section is also one of the longest I’ve had on this new music weekly. The highlights for me are the albums from Mikael H and Rock Siltanen Group. Both fabulous in their own way. If I had to choose one as Finnish album of the week, I would probably go with Mikael H. Such a beautiful album and I fell for it on first listen. There were also great albums from Henna Emilia Hietamäki and Puiset Heilat plus an EP from Helmi Ada. Not forgetting some gorgeous singles from Vuoret, Joni Ekman, Litku Klemetti, Samae Koskinen, Tuomo Mannonen, Keidas, Lintudisko, Treemer and Tuomo & Markus.

And finally the international hits. These got a bit buried under the flood of gorgeous albums, but there’s plenty of beautiful ones. A couple of my favorite songwriters Twain and J.E. Sunde can share the imaginary song of the week honors. J.E. Sunde’s one is a collaboration with Pomplamoose, so credit also to Nataly Dawn for that beauty of a song. Some other big early faves came from Charley Crockett, Sloan, Allison Russell (feat Brandi Carlile), Greta Morgan, Lincoln Barr, Lee Fields, Thee Sacred Souls and Kyle Hamlett Duo. Again just to name few.

That’s all for now. Like, share, follow and all the usual promotional nonsense. It all matters. This was the episode #199, so next week we have a celebratory 200th episode. Will it also be the final one? Most likely not. Although, sometimes it does feel like this has run its course and it would be time to spend my weekends on something else. Unfortunately or fortunately letting go of it also feels difficult. Anyway, next week the 200th episode of this crazy new music project. See you then dear reader/listener. Love from a distance.

1. Anna Tivel – Ruins (Outsiders, Mama Bird Recording Co, 2022)
2. Little Mazarn – Woodmen of the World (Texas River Song, Dear Life Records, 2022)
3. Mikael H – Aina kun katson (Optimisti, 2022)
4. Sean Thompson’s Weird Ears – Ain’t Learned a Thing (Weird Ears, Curation Records, 2022)
5. The Medium – Goodbye Afternoon (For Horses, yk Records, 2022)
6. Emily Fairlight / The Shifting Sands – Get Through This (Sun Casts a Shadow, Fishrider, 2022)
7. Andrew Combs – Still Water (Sundays, Loose Music, 2022)
8. Cass McCombs – New Earth (Heartmind, Anti, 2022)
9. Tiffany Williams – Carletta (All Those Days of Drinking Dust, Blue Redbird Music, 2022)
10. Early James – If Heaven is a Hotel (Strange Time To Be Alive, Easy Eye Sound, 2022)
11. Cassandra Lewis – Don’t Get Any Ideas (Always, All Ways, 2022)
12. Ever More Nest – My Story (Out Here Now, 2022)
13. Rock Eupora – Can You Feel the Weight? (Pick at the Scab, Single Lock Records, 2022)
14. Mt. Misery – The Time It Takes (The Time it Takes EP, Quiet Crown, 2022)
15. Why Bonnie – Sharp Turn (90 in November, Keeled Scales, 2022)
16. Pomplamoose & J.E. Sunde – Blue Light (single, 2022)
17. Twain – 2 Lovers (single, Keeled Scales, 2022)
18. The Mountain Goats – Bones Don’t Rust (Bleed Out, Merge Records, 2022)
19. Sloan – Scratch the Surface (single, Murderecords, 2022)
20. Rock Siltanen Group – Lahti 01 (Rock’n’rollin voima, Rockia ja sporttia, 2022)
21. Puiset heilat – Apea katu kapea (Tulevat menevät, Mydog Records / Linnaea et Mimosa, 2022)
22. Vuoret – Vastentahtoinen kansallislaulu (single, Rolling Records, 2022)
23. Joni Ekman – Näenkö näkyjä vain (single, Soit Se Silti, 2022)
24. Litku Klemetti – Asiatonta oleskelua (single, Is This Art! 2022)
25. Helmi Ada – Älä ota mua mukaan (Puolitotuuksia EP, 2022)
26. Samae Koskinen – Hanska ajotiellä (single, Suomen Musiikki, 2022)
27. Tuomo Mannonen – Haanpään hukkuminen (single, Playground, 2022)
28. Henna Emilia Hietamäki – Kaivan siemenen maahan (Maja, Soliti, 2022)
29. Keidas – Kaikki mitä haluisin kertoa sulle (single, 2022)
30. Lintudisko – Varjo-otukset (single, 2022)
31. Treemer – Ordinary (single, Soft Monsters, 2022)
32. Tuomo & Markus – We’re Not Buying It (single, 2022)
33. Thee Sacred Souls – Lady Love (single, Daptone Records, 2022)
34. Lee Fields – Sentimental Fool (single, Daptone, 2022)
35. Lizzie No & Ben Pirani – Stop Bothering Me (single, Colemine Records, 2022)
36. GA-20 – Dry Run (single, Karma Chief Records, 2022)
37. Chris Kasper – Trickaroo (single, Tone Tree Music, 2022)
38. Kyle Hamlett Duo – Death of a Disco Dancer (single, Arrowhawk Records, 2022)
39. Eli Winter – Brain On Ice (Eli Winter, Three Lobed Recordings, 2022)
40. James Marples – Landslide (On Polaroid EP, 2022)
41. Lincoln Barr – Toward Infinity (single, Two Roads Records, 2022)
42. Nick Frater – Pleasure is Mine (Aerodrome Motel, Big Stir Records, 2022)
43. Martha – Baby, Does Your Heart Sink (single, Specialist Subject, 2022)
44. A Vulture Wake – Shadow of a Common Fear (single, Thousand Islands Records, 2022)
45. Cinema Hearts – Mirror (Your Ideal EP, Burnished Records, 2022)
46. Emmett Morris – Take a Beat (single, 2022)
47. Mo Troper – The Only Living Goy in New York (single, Lame-O Records, 2022)
48. Why Dogs Why – List of Fears (single, 2022)
49. The Reds, Pinks and Purples – Saw You at the Records Shop Today (single, Slumberland, 2022)
50. Field Medic – I Think About You All the Time (single, Run For Cover Records, 2022)
51. Dougie Poole – High School Gym (single, Wharf Cat Records, 2022)
52. Derek Ted – Stick & Poke (single, 2022)
53. Mike Adams at His Honest Weight – Tie-Dyed & Tongue Tied (single, Joyful Noise Records, 2022)
54. Jason McCue – Tempted (single, Fluff & Gravy Records, 2022)
55. Greta Morgan – Small Talk (single, 2022)
56. Maya Hawke – Sweet Tooth (single, Mom + Pop, 2022)
57. Wes Allen – Garden (single, 2022)
58. Golden Shoals – One Morning in May (single, 2022)
59. Allison Russell feat Brandi Carlile – You’re Not Alone (single, Fantasy Records, 2022)
60. Bill Scorzari – Multnomah Falls (The Crosswinds of Kansas, 2022)
61. Elliot C Way – I Could Be Anything (single, 2022)
62. Charley Crockett – The Man from Waco (single, Son of Davy, 2022)
63. B.B. Palmer feat Taylor Hunnicutt – Why Do You? (Khrisna Country Gold, 2022)
64. John Fullbright – Poster Child (single, Blue Dirt Records / Thirty Tigers, 2022)
65. The Commonheart – Trying to Get Over (single, 2022)
66. Chris Canterbury – Heartache for Hire (single, Rancho Deluxe Records, 2022)
67. Taylor Alexander – Push You Away (Hymn for a Hollow Earth, Hail Mary Records, 2022)
68. Rachel Angel – Closer to Myself (single, Ruzafa Records, 2022)
69. Janelane – Running Away (Sure Sounds Fine) (single, 2022)
70. Julia, Julia – No Hard Feelings (single, Suicide Squeeze Records, 2022)
71. Louien – Second Best (single, Jansen Records, 2022)
72. Mayya – Breeze Through My Life (single, Calar Music, 2022)
73. Fonteyn – Darlin (How Do I Let You Know) (Trip the Light Fantastic, Born Losers Records, 2022)
74. Mariel Buckley – Let You Down (Everywhere I Used to Be, Birthday Cake, 2022)
75. Kelsey Waldon – Backwater Blues (No Regular Dog, Oh Boy 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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