OCTA New Music Weekly – Episode #203

Another week, another new music weekly.

First one as a writer of a 21 year old music blog. Time is a weird concept. But I made a post about that yesterday, so let’s go on with the weekly new music routine.

Marina Allen’s beautiful album and EP from Terry’s Paradise were the key releases for me this week. Really dig that postmodern doowop from Terry’s Paradise. If you dig the new one, I highly recommend the earlier EPs too. There’s some big gems there like Full Moon and Dotted Line. There’s much more of course and the week gave us new albums from Kim Ware & The Good Graces, Veronica Stanton, Skinny Dyck (EP), Amy Ray, Rhett Miller, Sweet Megg, The Beths, Jesca Hoop, The Harlem Gospel Travelers, Ali McGuirk, Lara Taubman, The Commonheart and Iron & Wine (Lori covers EP). And then there’s one originally from 2018 too, but it has a 2022 reissue. That’s the one by country songwriter and musician Tobias Berblinger who also plays in Kassi Valazza’s touring band. I actually found this great album from Kassi’s insta stories. So thank you goes there. The CD and streaming reissue is already available on Ten Dollar Recording Co. Vinyl reissue is coming up in October, so perhaps I’ll share another track when that happens.

The big Finnish release on these evil streaming platforms is the new album from Jani Matti Juhani. It has been out some months for the lovely folks who still buy music, but now it is also streaming. A really strong album. I love it to bits. We also got a debut album from Nina Kaitaranta and then there’s a great run of singles from Of Wild, Silva Emilia, Suosikki and Hexehexe. Ok, I think the last one is from the week before this, but better late than never all the other cliches. It’s a damn good one so sorry about missing it a week ago.

The international single favorite is probably the new one from Julianna Riolino. So look forward to hearing her album when it comes out. Other early faves this week came from David Miner, Twain, Tommy Alexander, Lincoln Barr, MacKenzie Roark, John Fullbright, Drew Beskin & The Sunshine, Mightmare and Pomplamoose / Nataly Dawn / J.E. Sunde. Just to name a few and future spins might make me fall badly for a song that I didn’t name or even include on this way too long playlist.

That’s all for now. Like, share, follow and all the usual promotional nonsense. It all matters. Love from a distance.

1. Marina Allen – Smoke Bush (Centrifics, Fire Records, 2022)
2. Terry’s Paradise – I Wanna Know (Postmodern Doowop EP, 2022)
3. Jani Matti Juhani – Klaus & Caroline (Maailma palaa raiteilleen, Ainoa Productions, 2022)
4. Kim Ware & The Good Graces – Bird in One Hand (Ready, Fort Lowell Records, 2022)
5. Veronica Stanton – New Dream (Caught Up on a Feeling, 2022)
6. Amy Ray feat H.C. McEntire – Muscadine (If It All Goes South, Daemon Records, 2022)
7. Julianna Riolino – Queen of Spades (single, You’ve Changed Records, 2022)
8. Skinny Dyck – TV Blue (Palace Waiting, Sound Asleep Records, 2022)
9. David Miner – By the Way (single, Potholes Records, 2022)
10. Tobias Berblinger – Luckiest Hippie Alive (The Luckiest Hippie Alive, Ten Dollar Recording Co, 2022)
11. Mackenzie Roark – Highway I’ve Been On (single, Vocal Rest Records, 2022)
12. John Fullbright – Social Skills (single, Blue Dirt Records / Thirty Tigers, 2022)
13. Tommy Alexander – Backslide (single, Fluff & Gravy Records, 2022)
14. Twain – Walking II (single, Keeled Scales, 2022)
15. Lincoln Barr – Beyond the Threshold (single, Two Roads Records, 2022)
16. Weyes Blood – It’s Not Just Me, It’s Everybody (single, Sub Pop Records, 2022)
17. Jesca Hoop – Lyrebird (Order of Romance, Memphis Industries, 2022)
18. Rhett Miller – Already There (The Misfit, ATO Records, 2022)
19. The Beths – Your Side (Expert in a Dying Field, Carpark Records, 2022)
20. Drew Beskin & The Sunshine – My Time in the Sunshine (single, Super Canoe / We Bough a Zoo Records, 2022)
21. Mightmare – Enemy (single, Kill Rock Stars, 2022)
22. Miko Marks & The Resurrectors – Trouble (single, Redtone Records, 2022)
23. Say She She – Pink Roses (single, Karma Chief Records / Colemine Records, 2022)
24. The Harlem Gospel Travelers feat Aaron Frazer – Help Me to Understand (Look Up? Colemine Records, 2022)
25. Sweet Megg – I’ve Got a Feeling I’m Falling (My Window Faces the South, Turtle Bay Records, 2022)
26. Pomplamoose / Nataly Dawn / J.E. Sunde – Next Life (single, 2022)
27. Fran – So Long (single, Fire Talk, 2022)
28. Silva Emilia – What If We Could Fly (single, 2022)
29. Nina Kaitaranta – Versot (Minä valitsen tämän, Kaita Records, 2022)
30. Of Wild – Haddaway (single, Bianca-Pop Music, 2022)
31. Hexehexe – Shake (Shake Shake) (single, 2022)
32. Suosikki – Arki on mun huora (single, Soit Se Silti, 2022)
33. Dead Gowns – Renter Not a Buyer (single, 2022)
34. Bec Stevens – Big Worry (single, Damaged Record Co, 2022)
35. Lenny Bull – Vegas (single, Cock & Bull Records, 2022)
36. Trevor Beld Jimenez – Dreamin’ All the Time (single, 2022)
37. Beau Jennings & The Tigers – I’ve Got Your Heart Right Here (single, Black Mesa Records, 2022)
38. Kath Bloom – Love Is Here (single, Steady Hand Records, 2022)
39. Chris Kasper – Dufresne Rock Blues (single, Tone Tree Music, 2022)
40. Vilma Flood – Intertwined (single, Startracks, 2022)
41. Emily Scott Robinson – Built on Bones (single, Oh Boy Records, 2022)
42. Bonny Light Horseman – Sweetbread (single, 37d03d, 2022)
43. Nicholas Mudd – A Lover and a Drunkard (single, 2022)
44. Tim Hill – Calico (single, Innovative Leisure, 2022)
45. Hayes Carll – People Who Care (single, Dualtone, 2022)
46. Ali McGuirk – Evelyn (Til It’s Gone, Signature Sounds Records, 2022)
47. Breanna Barbara – Landslide (single, Fuzz Club Records, 2022)
48. Julia, Julia – Do It or Don’t (single, Suicide Squeeze Records, 2022)
49. Dear Nora – Shadows (single, Orindal Records, 2022)
50. A.O. Gerber – Only Mystery (single, Hand in Hive / Father/Daughter, 2022)
51. Jade Imagine – Instinct That I Wanna Know (single, Marathon Artists, 2022)
52. Angel Olsen feat Sturgill Simpson – Big Time (single, Jagjaguwar, 2022)
53. Bill Callahan – Coyotes (single, Drag City, 2022)
54. Lara Taubman – Ol’ Kentucky Light (Ol’ Kentucky Light, CRS. 2022)
55. Jessie Marks – Apparition (single, 2022)
56. Katy Rea– We Come Back (single, 2022)
57. Hand Habits – Greatest Weapon (single, Psychic Hotline, 2022)
58. Adam Ross – Dry Soul (single, Olive Grove Records, 2022)
59. Bonny Doon – San Francisco (single, Anti, 2022)
60. Field Medic – Stained Glass (single, Run For Cover Records, 2022)
61. Neal Francis – Very Fine Pts 1 & 2 (single, ATO Records, 2022)
62. Lee Fields – Forever (single, Daptone Records, 2022)
63. The Commonheart – Trying to Get Over (For Work of Love, Jullian Records, 2022)
64. Honey Harper – Ain’t No Cowboys in Georgia (single, ATO Records, 2022)
65. Stephen Wilson Jr – Billy (single, 2022)
66. One Eleven Heavy – Bama Yeti (single, 2022)
67. Iron & Wine feat Sima Cunningham and Macie Stewart – Like Patsy Would (Lori EP, Black Cricket Recording Co, 2022)
68. Matthew Check – Old Wooden Floor (single, 2022)
69. Martha Scanland & Jon Neufeld – I’m As High As Summer Breeze (single, Jealous Butcher Records, 2022)
70. Scott Ballew – Sweetest Friend (Leisure Rodeo, 2022)

Spotify Playlist

Tidal Playlist

Playlist Archive on Spotify

Playlist Archive on Tidal

Apple Music Playlist

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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