OCTA New Music Weekly – Episode #200

Another week, another new music weekly.

It’s also new music weekly #200. Hooray! Kinda crazy that I’ve spent 200 weekends almost in a row making this little thing. I’ve missed a few due to various reasons, but it has still been a big task. Sometimes even a hell of a grind due to the hours it takes to compile it. I have no idea whether it was worth it or if it matters. Probably not in any kind of bigger scale, but it matters to me and hopefully to some of you. I’m grateful for everyone who have listened the playlist and/or read this accompanied blog post regularly or occasionally. There are many bigger publications out there doing similar things, so it means a lot that you follow my one man adventure in the world of new music. I hope I’ve rewarded that trust with giving you some hidden gems that you may have otherwise missed.

I’ll start this time with the Finnish ones, because there’s a new Finnish album that I love madly. Ite Eerola actually may have written my favorite album of the year so far. I have nothing but love for this beautiful album. Oh and don’t be scared of the title, because the overall feel of this is warm-hearted, comforting and humane. It may often revolve around death, but it makes me love life, people close to me and myself. And well especially that myself part hasn’t always been a given. So thank you Reetta for that and this treasure of an album. I even made an exception and put two songs from it to the playlist. That may be the first time ever. But moving on now, because there’s more Finnish gems too. We also got an excellent album from Tulio and some mighty singles from Kuumat Siivet, Kytäjä and Sammal. Oh and then there’s also a revisit to last week’s wonderful Mikael H and Rock Siltanen Group albums.

The international album part doesn’t have many long time favorites, but that’s also refreshing because it gives me more time to listen to artists that are fairly new to me. Kyle Hamlett Duo and The Secret Beach for example fall into this category and both made awesome albums. Let’s Whisper is a great one if you are into indie pop and for soul fans that Thee Sacred Souls album is exciting. Julia Jacklin of course rules and I loved that Paisley Fields track but didn’t have time to listen the whole album yet. And then there’s many others that I look forward to listen more thoroughly. The week gave us new albums from Lilly Winwood, Stella Donnelly, Miles Hewitt, Will Hoge, Chris Forsyth, Valerie June (covers), L.A. Mood, Thanya Iyer (EP), Terminally Phil (EP), Tommy McLain, Jacob Faurholt, Marcus King and Nora Brown.

And finally the international singles. First let’s take moment to celebrate that there’s new music from Caitlin Rose. First single is out now and it’s a great one. I also loved that Tommy Alexander joined Fluff & Gravy Records family and released a new single. Some other favorites came from Johanna Samuels, Adeline Hotel, Nikki Lane, M. Lockwood Porter, Jeremy Squires, Ellen Froese, Rinehearts (thanks to Joe Algeri for the recommendation), Stephen Becker, The Speedways, Small Sur, JPW and Chris Canterbury. Again just to name a few. I have no idea yet what will become my biggest favorites until I have more time to listen to these.

That’s all for now. Like, share, follow and all the usual promotional nonsense. I still don’t have a clear picture of the future and will things stay completely the same now that I’ve reached this milestone. I guess so, but only 100% sure thing is that this won’t completely disappear. So come back next week to see if things look the same. Until then. Love from a distance.

1. Ite Eerola – Ihan hyvä päivä (On tullut mietittyä kuolemaa ja semmosta, Panama-levyt, 2022)
2. Kyle Hamlett Duo – Years and Years (Tape Diamonds, Arrowhawk Records, 2022)
3. The Secret Beach – Miss You (Songs From The Secret Beach, Victory Pool, 2022)
4. Let’s Whisper – This Might Not Be a Crush (The In-Between Times, Fika Recordings, 2022)
5. Thee Sacred Souls – Sorrow For Tomorrow (Thee Sacred Souls, Daptone Records, 2022)
6. Paisley Fields – Iowa (Limp Wrist, Don Giovanni Records, 2022)
7. Lilly Winwood – A Paper Trail of Broken Hearts (Talking Walls, 2022)
8. Will Hoge – You Are the Place (Wings On My Shoes, EDLO Records / Soundly, 2022)
9. Julia Jacklin – Be Careful With Yourself (Pre Pleasure, Polyvinyl, 2022)
10. Stella Donnelly – Restricted Account (Flood, Secretly Canadian, 2022)
11. Johanna Samuels – Phil Spector Is Dead (single, Tone Tree Music, 2022)
12. Tommy Alexander – Silence (single, Fluff & Gravy Records, 2022)
13. M. Lockwoord Porter – Cried Through the Night (single, Black Mesa Records, 2022)
14. Valerie June – Into My Arms (Under Cover, Fantasy Records, 2022)
15. Chris Forsyth – You’re Going To Need Somebody (Evelution Here We Come, No Quarter, 2022)
16. Nikki Lane – Born Tough (single, New West Records, 2022)
17. Caitlin Rose – Black Obsidian (single, Pearl Tower Records, 2022)
18. Adeline Hotel – Unsung (single, Ruination Record Co, 2022)
19. Miles Hewitt – Hearfall (Heartfall, 2022)
20. Jeremy Squires – Into the Fog (single, Blackbird Record Label, 2022)
21. Ite Eerola – Kunpa olisit vielä täällä (Jukalle) (On tullut mietittyä kuolemaa ja semmosta, Panama-levyt, 2022)
22. Kytäjä – Nauttinen hämärä / Nautical Twilight (single, Panama-levyt, 2022)
23. Sammal – på Knivan (single, Svart Records, 2022)
24. Tulio – Vain sanoja (Yyteri, Solina Records, 2022)
25. Kuumat Siivet – En ole koskaan (single, 2022)
26. Ellen Froese – For Each Flower Growing (single, Victory Pool, 2022)
27. Dear Nora – Scrolls of Doom (single, Orindal Records, 2022)
28. Nick Delffs – Lungs (single, Mama Bird Recording Co, 2022)
29. Drugdealer – Someone to Love (single, Mexican Summer, 2022)
30. Say She She – Prism (single, Karma Chief Records, 2022)
31. Lee Baggett – Run to the Sun (single, Perpetual Doom, 2022)
32. Balto – Spanish Wine (single, 2022)
33. Slender Gems – Rosario (single, Sound Judgment, 2022)
34. L.A. Mood – Alert Blue (A Print Out of the Sun, Cheersquad Records & Tapes, 2022)
35. Rinehearts – Powerlines (single, Cheersquad Records & Tapes, 2022)
36. The Speedways – A Drop in the Ocean (single, 2022)
37. Trevor Beld Jimenez – Summertime Is Calling Me (single, 2022)
38. Thanya Iyer – New Kind of Swim (Rest EP, Topshelf Records, 2022)
39. JPW – Always Happening (single, Fort Lowell Records, 2022)
40. Small Sur – Monhegan Island, 2012 (single, Worried Songs, 2022)
41. Stephen Becker – Unspoken (single, 2022)
42. Spencer Hoffman feat Floating Action – French Diseases of the Heart, Park the Van, 2022)
43. Jake Tittle – Carrots (single, Anxiety Blanket Records, 2022)
44. TW Walsh – Kaboom (single, Tower of a Song, 2022)
45. Jacob Faurholt – Sometimes It Feels Like Stars Are Under Us (When The Spiders Crawl, Raw Onion Records, 2022)
46. Good Good Blood – Body of Love (single, Fox Food Records, 2022)
47. Terminally Phil feat Jay Gulley – Heaven (Time is Tight, Dude, Super Canoe, 2022)
48. Tenci – Two Cups (single, Keeled Scales, 2022)
49. Veronica Stanton – I’m No Good (single, 2022)
50. Margo Price – Been to the Mountain (single, Loma Vista, 2022)
51. Marcus King – Whisper (Young Blood, Republic Records, 2022)
52. Courtney Patton – Never on the Hurting End (single, 2022)
53. The War and Treaty – That’s How Love Is Made (single, UMG Recordings, 2022)
54. Tommy McLain feat Elvis Costello – I Ran Down Every Dream (I Ran Down Every Dream, Yep Roc, 2022)
55. Chris Canterbury – Sweet Maria (single, Rancho Deluxe Records, 2022)
56. Michael Paul Lawson – Lucille (single, 2022)
57. Barrett Davis feat Woody Platt – Quiver (single, 2022)
58. Nora Brown – Southern Texas (Long Time To Be Gone, Jalopy Records, 2022)
59. Martha Spencer – Wonderland (single, 2022)
60. Rachael Dadd – Heads Down (single, Memphis Industries, 2022)
61. Emily Fairlight / The Shifting Sands – Desert Love (Sun Casts a Shadow, Fishrider, 2022)
62. Rock Siltanen Group – Sekoilu seestyy (Rock’n’rollin Voima, Rockia ja sporttia, 2022)
63. Mikael H feat Tiiu Helinä – Syvä laakso (Optimisti, 2022)
64. Little Mazarn – Uri (Texas River Song, Dear Life Records, 2022)
65. Anna Tivel – The Bell (Outsiders, Mama Bird Recording Co, 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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