OCTA New Music Weekly – Episode #206

Another week, another new music weekly.

I’ve been sick with some sort of non-covid flu/cold for the past few days, so my apologies in advance for all the spelling errors and releases that I missed. Didn’t really have the energy / brain capacity to go through the submissions, so this mostly contains stuff I knew beforehand.

Courtney Marie Andrews and Caleb Caudle can share the album of the week honor on this busy release week. I’ve been a big fan of both for several years and the new records are again beautiful. That Tobias Berblinger album I mentioned a couple weeks back got that vinyl release this week and therefore I featured it again. Small Sur album is also one of my personal faves of the week. We also got new releases from Courtney Patton, Jimmy Jay Swinn (EP), Chris Kasper, Jenny Berkel (EP), Robert Connelly Farr, Bonny Light Horseman, Elysian Fields, Christy Hays, Barrett Davis, Shabason & Krgvich, Partner (EP), Bryan John Appleby, Thorsten Nesch (EP), Alvvays, The Golden Rail, The California Honeydrops, Say She She, Band Laredo (EP), Will Sheff, Johanna Rose (EP) and Town Mountain.

The big one from Finland is the new 22-Pistepirkko album. A very special double single from Heta Narkaus too (check the other song too, because it was a coin flip which one I include on this one). Also regular kind of one side single gold from Sam Shingler, Message Field, Sammal and Vino Puu.

It was such an album/EP heavy release that most international single favorites are on the latter half of the playlist. Yeah, despite mostly doing just a damn playlist these days, I’m still an album guy first and therefore want to always highlight those in the beginning. I think my early favorite here is the new Gladie song. I’ve loved that band ever since I heard 20 / 20 some years ago. Other early favorites came from H.C. McEntire, The Delines, Sylvie and Clara Mann. Again just to name a few.

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

1. Courtney Marie Andrews – Thinkin’ On You (Loose Future, Fat Possum Records, 2022)
2. Caleb Caudle – Shattered Glass (Forsythia, Soundly Music, 2022)
3. Jimmy Jay Swinn – If You Really Want Me To, I’ll Go (Lady Driver EP, 2022)
4. Courtney Patton – Casualty (Electrostatic, 2022)
5. Chris Kasper – Say Fly Away (Holysmoke, Tone Tree Music, 2022)
6. Small Sur – Juniper (Attic Room, Worried Songs, 2022)
7. Jenny Berkel feat Ryan Boldt – Blush On (The Quiet Between EP, Outside Music, 2022)
8. Bonny Light Horseman – Someone to Weep for Me (Rolling Golden Holy, 37d03d, 2022)
9. Barrett Davis – Carolina Still (The Ballad of Aesop Fin, 2022)
10. Tobias Berblinger – Crawl Back to You (The Luckiest Hippie Alive, Ten Dollar Recording Co, 2022)
11. Robert Connelly Farr – Lefty (Shake It, 2022)
12. Michael Paul Lawson – Varick Street (Love Songs For Loners, 2022)
13. Christy Hays – Guess That’s What You Got (Sad Songs for Lonely People, 2022)
14. Thorsten Nesch – Capricorn (Capricorn EP, Polterzeitgeist Records, 2022)
15. Elysian Fields – We’ll Get There Yet (Once Beautiful, Twice Removed, Ojet Records, 2022)
16. Shabason & Krgovich – In the Middle of the Day (At Scaramouche, Idee Fixe Records, 2022)
17. Bryan John Appleby – Heron (Underwater Easy Breathing, Plume Records, 2022)
18. The Golden Rail – Wireless Hill (Songs From Empty Streets, Cheersquad Records & Tapes, 2022)
19. Bergen – Spökstad (Bergen III, Skulden, 2022)
20. Alvvays – After the Earthquake (Blue Rev, Transgressive Records, 2022)
21. Gladie – Nothing (single, Plum Records, 2022)
22. Partner – Fear that Closes the Heart (Time is a Car, You’ve Changed Records, 2022)
23. 22-Pistepirkko – 7 A.M (Kind Hearts Have a Run Run, Bare Bone Business / Universal, 2022)
24. Sam Shingler – Home (single, Stupido Records, 2022)
25. Message Field – Meandering (single, Soit Se Silti, 2022)
26. Sammal – Sehr Kryptisch (single, Svart Records, 2022)
27. Vino Puu – Tuoksuit maailmalta (single, 2022)
28. Heta Narkaus – Miten valtava ääni (single, 2022)
29. Clara Mann – Go Steady (single, sevenfoursevensix, 2022)
30. Isla Craig – Moon (single, Idee Fixe Records, 2022)
31. H.C. McEntire – Soft Crook (single, Merge Records, 2022)
32. Sylvie – Further Down the Road (single, Full Time Hobby, 2022)
33. The Delines – Golden State (single, Decor Records, 2022)
34. The California Honeydrops – Tumblin’ (Soft Spot, 2022)
35. Say She She – Fortune Teller (Prism, Karma Chief / Colemine, 2022)
36. Mali Obomsawin – Wawasint8da (single, 2022)
37. Brennen Leigh – High Country (single, The Next Waltz, 2022)
38. Johanna Rose – What If I Told You (Can’t Love you From the Ground EP, 2022)
39. Emily Scott Robinson – Double Double (single, Oh Boy Records, 2022)
40. Mackenzie Roark – Rollin’ High, Feelin’ Low (single, Vocal Rest Records, 2022)
41. Lucero – One Last F.U. (single, Liberty & Lament / Thirty Tigers, 2022)
42. Band Laredo – Fast Johnny (Fast Johnny EP, Laredo Records, 2022)
43. Town Mountain – Distant Line (Lines in the Levee, New West Records, 2022)
44. The Lonesome Paradise – Funeral Skies (single, American Standard Time Records, 2022)
45. Rayland Baxter – Rubberband Man (single, ATO Records, 2022)
46. Dolour – This Whole World (single, 2022)
47. I Was a King – Growing Wild (single, 2022)
48. Layten Kramer – Employment (single, Nice Guys, 2022)
49. Field School – I’m Starting to Feel a Bit Like Myself (single, Bobo Integral, 2022)
50. Nathan K. – Do Do Do (single, 2022)
51. Sie Sie Benhoff – Watta Woman (single, Texas Forever, 2022)
52. Katy Rea – Lord Try (single, 2022)
53. Molly Taylor – You Don’t Have to Be Cruel (single, Blue Velvet Records, 2022)
54. Sharon Van Etten – Never Gonna Change (single, Jagjaguwar, 2022)
55. Michael James Tapscott – Ramona and Child (single, Royal Oakie, 2022)
56. Ben Somer – 99 (A Hockey Song) (single, Down By The Point Records, 2022)
57. Matt Moran – You Don’t Know How (single, Broken Tenor Records, 2022)
58. Will Sheff – Marathon Girl (Nothing Special, ATO Records, 2022)
59. Joseph Decosimo – Trouble (single, Sleepy Cat Records, 2022)
60. Reed Turchi – When You’re Away (single, Xenon, 2022)
61. Tindersticks – Stars at Noon (single, Lucky Dog / City Slang, 2022)
62. Eli Pearl – Old Blue Sweater (American Saudade, 2022)
63. Office Culture – Little Reminders (Big Little Things, 2022)
64. John Fullbright – Unlocked Doors (The Liar, Blue Dirt Records / Thirty Tigers, 2022)
65. Shawn Hess – Sweet Old Times (Hey, Friend, 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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